Mark Demetrius

Mark Demetrius

Agrees with the Tomatometer 62% of the time.

Mark Demetrius's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia)

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

The Infidel (2010)

"Often uproariously funny, this cross-cultural comedy brims with sharp dialogue and its ideas are sensitive and intelligent without being heavy-handed." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 13, 2010

Please Give (2010)

"The main problem with the film, though, is that it seems to assume that self-obsessed and charmless people are automatically interesting - just for being people. There's definitely a flaw in that logic." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 7, 2010

Four Lions (2010)

"While tackling politically sensitive subject manner, this daring satire manages to offer both hilarity and poignancy." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 16, 2010

The Ghost Writer (2010)

"While an intriguing political thriller, it disappointingly lacks the atmosphere of Roman Polanski's previous masterpieces." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 9, 2010

Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Everlasting Moments) (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment) (2009)

"Attractively shot, this quietly moving tale is marked by a handful of haunting moments." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 9, 2010

The Special Relationship (2010)

"Fine performances anchor this entertaining film which provides real insight into the dynamics of power and politics." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 3, 2010

Greenberg (2010)

"While slightly patchy and too quirky, Ben Stiller is terrific in the lead role and the film is highly watchable, containing a handful of unforgettable moments." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 19, 2010

The Hedgehog (2011)

"The emotional manipulation gets irritating though, and the characters seem more archetypal than real. They exist merely to prove a point. "
Posted Jul 6, 2010

Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) (2010)

"Although it feels slightly generic at times, this reasonably entertaining thriller is made all the more intriguing due to the fact that it is inspired by real events." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 30, 2010

I Am Love (2010)

"Despite an elegant and impressive visual style, the narrative of this slow-paced film is uninteresting and full of cliché." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 26, 2010

Fish Tank (2010)

"A well shot and uniformly well acted film which draws the audience in by an increasingly tense and dramatic narrative." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 25, 2010

New York, I Love You (2009)

"New York, I Love You is a mild and a guilty pleasure, but it's a pleasure nonetheless." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 12, 2010

The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009)

"he White Ribbon is unsettling, disturbing and enigmatic; it's often horrifying and occasionally eerily beautiful." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 4, 2010

44 Inch Chest (2010)

"It boasts a crackerjack cast and a richly dense script, and scenes of inspired fantasy and hallucinatory nightmarish power." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 30, 2010

Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae (2009)

"It's neither inherently cinematic nor -- arguably -- particularly exciting. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 20, 2010

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

"While this often hilariously haphazard film draws you in, you're ultimately left trying to discern fact from fiction." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 2, 2010

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"A must-see film with gripping performances and vivid evocation of urban warfare in Iraq." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 15, 2010

From Paris with Love (2010)

"An abysmal film: a buddy comedy with no jokes, implausible storylines and boring action scenes." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 15, 2010

In the Loop (2009)

"It's strained, flat, laboured, repetitive, self-satisfied, largely unfunny, and has the drab and tacky look of a telemovie. Dr. Strangelove it ain't." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 19, 2010

Up in the Air (2009)

"Up In The Air is engaging, by turns witty and serious, unpredictable and surprisingly moving. Definitely recommended." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 13, 2010

Cold Souls (2009)

"An uneasy mix of comedy and ideas, which flatters both itself and its audience that it's smarter and wryer than it really is." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 24, 2009

In Search of Beethoven (2009)

"It features over sixty live performances, and there are a few pompous musicians and musicologists among the interviewees. But the engaging ones comfortably outnumber them..." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 30, 2009

An Education (2009)

"Excellent performances from the entire cast don't make up for the fact that this film is mostly a highly forgetful, stylish, soap inspired story." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 21, 2009

Louise-Michel (2008)

"Complete with an absurdist black humour and a bizarre collection of farcical set pieces, Louise-Michel is a hit and miss affair." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 8, 2009

Che: Part One (The Argentine) (2009)

"An extraordinary performance from Benicio Del Toro anchors this long but gripping film based on a powerful true story." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 29, 2009

Eden à l'Ouest (Eden Is West) (2009)

"Costa-Gavras scores a few telling points -- about the callous crassness of privileged tourists, for example -- but whatever his intentions, the end product is essentially a rattling good yarn." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 20, 2009

State of Play (2009)

"It hits the ground running, and - while never remotely innovative - manages to be unpredictable and labyrinthine enough to generally hold our attention." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 27, 2009

Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos) (2009)

"Some of the plot is implausible, yet the core ideas resonate richly, and the characters' behaviour is psychologically intriguing." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 21, 2009

What Just Happened? (2008)

"It's also mercifully free of the kind of phony pretensions to subversion and irreverence that weighed down, say, Robert Altman's The Player." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 20, 2009

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) (2008)

"Brilliantly made and utterly compelling from beginning to end." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 7, 2009

Samson and Delilah (2010)

"It's a predominantly bleak story, but never defeatist, and it stays with you." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 7, 2009

Defiance (2009)

"Defiance starts shakily but gets steadily more engrossing." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 30, 2009

Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) (2009)

"Paris 36 is ill-conceived, predictable, overlong, flatly directed, over-acted, uninvolving, corny, riddled with trite music and smugly self-regarding. Not an unqualified success, one might say." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 30, 2009

Tulpan (2009)

"Skip the latest Hollywood trifle and see this instead." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2009

A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur) (2008)

"Alas, not for a minute does the viewer care about any character, though admittedly it's mildly diverting and intermittently funny -- and occasionally blackly or incongruously so." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 9, 2009

L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours) (2009)

"Summer Hours meanders along as a restrained mood piece, and is quite good and moving in parts, but it's just plain flat in others." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 2, 2009

Bottle Shock (2008)

"Predictable, corny, schmaltzy, inane, unfunny, flat, sentimental and utterly fatuous. Most of the acting is bad, and none of the characters are interesting. Watching it is about as culturally rewarding as actually getting drunk, and less fun." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 26, 2009

Duplicity (2009)

"Essentially formulaic fare. Although Julia Roberts is quite good, the love scenes look exactly like what they are: famous people pretending." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 19, 2009

Blindness (2008)

"Blindness is not unmissable, and has awkwardly implausible moments, but it succeeds in sucking us into its peculiar world." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 19, 2009

Notorious (2009)

"Notorious is a pretty standard biopic, and is probably largely compromised. If you've never seen Nick Broomfield's excellent 2002 doco Biggie And Tupac, you'd be better served hunting that down instead." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 12, 2009

Dean Spanley (My Talks with Dean Spanley) (2008)

"Truly original and very moving, with a hypnotic and elliptical quality all its own." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 6, 2009

Last Chance Harvey (2009)

"It's wafer-thin and groaningly predictable, but it's also absurdly touching." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 26, 2009

My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

"If you've got a strong stomach, My Bloody Valentine 3D is a definite pleasure...albeit a guilty one, in the perversely stupid tradition of all good gore films." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 12, 2009

Igor (2008)

"Igor sends up all sorts of cliches, but -- by degenerating into a mawkish romance and a boring race against time -- it also becomes one." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 7, 2009

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

"The special effects are spectacular enough here, and there are a few droll lines, but the net result is almost instantly forgettable." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 25, 2008

Fugitive Pieces (2008)

"Slow moving, torpid and's tearjerker material, but without the tears." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 18, 2008

Hunger (2009)

"A consistently powerful and harrowing true story -- and a well-told one. Simply watching it is somehow physically uncomfortable, but it's also rewarding." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 6, 2008

Roman de gare (2007)

"It's surprising, enthralling, intriguing, blackly droll, and a rattling good yarn." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 6, 2008

Towelhead (2007)

"At times, the film feels like it will collapse under the weight of its twists and excesses, but somehow it manages to hang together." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 9, 2008

Le fils de l'épicier (The Grocer's Son) (2008)

"At a time when most other movies are boorishly brash, a film like this stands out precisely by being low key and modest." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 2, 2008