Mark Ellis Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis
Mark Ellis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Schmoes Know

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 19% Mile 22 (2018) We didn't get the movie we were sold...forget Mile 22 ever came out.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
5/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) One of the best movies I've seen all year.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2.5/5 48% The Meg (2018) Everybody, including Statham, gets more and more cartoony as the movie goes on...it ended up being a lot more like Geostorm than it had to be.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2.6/5 47% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) There are a couple of subplots just wedged in there at the end...this just isn't the movie it could've been, but I still had some fun watching it.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) It's worth checking out, although on cable.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.6/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) I could be up for ten more of these movies. I love seeing these.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3.4/5 48% Skyscraper (2018) If you have a star like The Rock, with his charisma and humor but toned down...he's believable as a family man.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3.4/5 53% The First Purge (2018) It could have used a little more back story, and backbone, but I like that the movie had a lot to say.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3.6/5 65% Uncle Drew (2018) It's such a positive message about the healing power of basketball, and teamwork.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3.8/5 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Almost as enjoyable as the first. Not quite the same impact, but a good ride from start to finish.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 85% Upgrade (2018) I thought this movie was so cool but felt so original at the same time...it took a couple twists and turns that I did not expect.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) When our own mental sanity starts failing us...it's really, really cool.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3.5/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) I think this sequel did a damn good job with what it was given from that last movie.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3.5/5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) The mythology in this movie is a little cooler than what played out on screen, but that being said, it's a damn good time.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) The star power and everybody's performances really elevate [Ocean's 8].‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.75/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) I had such a ball watching this movie.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.8/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) I really like some of the additions we got...Paul Bettany works very well with Ron Howard, and he gave a hell of a performance in this.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/5 26% Overboard (2018) When I see a comedy that has some heart, I'll receive it warmly. I can see myself watching this again.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3.9/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) I fell short of loving this movie, but I liked it a lot...the humor to me was the highlight of the movie.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
4.5/5 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Just something that you see and can't unsee, and you keep thinking about it...it gets into your soul.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3/5 52% Rampage (2018) I liked the set-up and the mythology. The villain took me out of it a lot, but other than that, I enjoyed the ride.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) Each one of these performers can play a role like this in their sleep...the fact that they committed really paid off...this is a sleeper hit.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4.5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) I thought it was fantastic, start to finish.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4.25/5 79% Unsane (2018) There is a dark undertone that is fascinating...the cast that surrounds Foy is great in this movie...I like when movies affect me emotionally.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
2.9/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The action is why you come to this movie in the first place, and I liked all the fight scenes I saw...right to the cusp of fresh, but I cannot call it a fresh picture.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
4.1/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) It's a lot to take in, but it doesn't feel overwhelming...you enjoy what this movie does to you.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
4.5/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) One of my favorites of the year so far, without a doubt.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.4/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Alicia Vikander is so good without saying anything. She does so much acting with every intonation of her face. Her eyes express so much. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2.5/5 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) I like what Reese, Oprah and Mindy did with what they had, but they didn't have a chance to really shine...kids might be scared at times...it's a great effort, and a tough thing to adapt.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.8/5 37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Ninja Turtles, you made me happy, you just didn't make a good movie. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
3.8/5 83% Game Night (2018) [Jesse] Plemons steals his scenes, if not the movie. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
3.5/5 87% Annihilation (2018) It's something different that I haven't seen a lot of. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
1.5/5 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Even if they were the best actors in the world, the movie leading up to [the act] is just this thing. It just happens. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3.6/5 63% Peter Rabbit (2018) I love the way the animation looks, I think it meshed well with the live action. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3.7/5 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) ... we get action sequence after action sequence...‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4.5/5 72% Hostiles (2018) This movie didn't do as well on the awards circuit for whatever reason but I think Christian Bale gives a lead performance worthy of that.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 41% Den of Thieves (2018) Watching the gang and actually the genius of the gang implementing their various plans was one of the appeals to the movie to me.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.8/5 29% Proud Mary (2018) I didn't know that [Henson] had this ability in her and that was one of the highlights of the movie that overall I didn't think was was great or even necessarily very good but I enjoyed watching her in the movie so much.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
5/5 97% Coco (2017) Every little side or subplot that this movie takes, whether it involves Miguel or someone else in his family or just some seemingly ancillary characters, it pays off so richly, so beautiful, from start to finish. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4.5/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) For Gary Oldman to embody that, when we already know the audio of the real man's voice, I thought it was just a magnificant performance. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4.5/5 87% The Post (2018) Another home run for possibly the greatest director of all time. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4.5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Saoirse Ronan is a threat to win a statue everytime she's on screen and her performance in [Lady Bird] is just another step. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4.25/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) I went for the great dialogue and the interesting story, [but] the performances I got out of this were a cut above even what I thought I could get. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3.6/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) It didn't live up to what I thought it could hold, but the performances certainly [did]. I think Margot Robbie is looking at an Oscar nomination. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
2.2/5 56% The Commuter (2018) It never gets fun. It's a dull ride for me. It actually felt like I was a commuter on a train. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
4.5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) It's kind of like what [Martin] Scorses did with Hugo where there's just a lot of interesting film making techniques that the director Paul King does in this movie that really give it a flare. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
4.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The perfectly paced new entry to our galaxy far, far away features so many new Star Wars moments to love...a journey full of classic hallmarks and new additions that maintains a balance of lighthearted fun, intense action and deep emotion.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Both a heartwarming and heartwrenching tale of love, loss and discovery that could be my favorite film of the year. Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg give award-caliber performances in a film that is an important as it is beautiful.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) One of the best movies of the year sees a finely crafted work of imagination from a true master in Guillermo del Toro... it's a triumph of human spirit that isn't necessarily limited to human beings.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
4/5 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is a thoroughly enjoyable unification of superheroes that moves at a thrilling pace. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017