Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Mark Freeman's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Act of Violence (1948)

"A complex, fascinating noir that exposes the grim truths behind the shiny, fragile façade of post-war America." ‐ Senses of Cinema
Posted Mar 31, 2003

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

"A tremendous example of what is possible when you take a simple premise, and imbue it with intelligence and dignity" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Sep 20, 2002

Signs (2002)

"Its attempts to merge popcorn mentalities and issues of theology means there is not enough of either approach to really work." ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Sep 9, 2002

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

"'...a great, participatory spectator sport.'" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Jul 3, 2002

Minority Report (2002)

"the most interesting, successful, and basically honest work this director has done for a long, long time." ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Jun 28, 2002

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

"'In this poor remake of such a well loved classic, Parker exposes the limitations of his skill and the basic flaws in his vision.'" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Jun 28, 2002
No Score Yet

The Beaver Trilogy (2001)

"' with issues of spectatorship so brilliantly, that you emerge having learnt a lot about fiction, documentary, and yourself.'" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Jun 13, 2002

El Último Beso (2002)

""its successes are also tempered with elements which prove the direct antithesis of what it gets right."" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Jun 4, 2002
No Score Yet

Puppetry of the Penis - Tackle Happy (2002)

""It's such a weird and demented world these men choose to inhabit, but Molloy doesn't take us any further than the surface."" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Jun 4, 2002

The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)

"' the lives of the geniuses it centres on, The Royal Tenenbaums is a good looking, angst ridden example of squandered potential.'" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted May 17, 2002

The Scorpion King (2002)

"a return of the action hero as self-parody" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Apr 19, 2002

Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune (2001)

"'...doesn't quite have the cohesion and power of the sublime Gabbeh... but still remains strong and compelling'" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Apr 5, 2002

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

"It may be a film which salutes intelligence and the power of love, but it's also a symbol of cinematic cowardice and fear." ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Apr 5, 2002

Waking Life (2001)

"It has taken a decade for Linklater to move from Slacker to Waking Life, and a comparison between the two brilliantly exposes the changes that have occurred over this time." ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Mar 29, 2002

Ali (2001)

"It's great art cinema masquerading as a mainstream film." ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Mar 29, 2002

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

""the focus on the girls sometimes falls flat, but the rest is strong and executed with some precision."" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Mar 15, 2002

The Shipping News (2001)

"...leads us from the alien to the comprehensible with a gentle, leisurely hand." ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Feb 22, 2002

From Hell (2001)

"a clumsy amalgam of contemporary vision and period thriller" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Feb 15, 2002

Mulholland Drive (2001)

"gets better, deeper, more perfect, the longer you spend within its intricate, tragic, fascinating world." ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Feb 8, 2002

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

"Not since last year's Rules of Engagement has there been a film with a blacker, more sinister heart." ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Feb 1, 2002

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) (2002)

""a sensorial smorgasbord where you become attuned to the symphonic marriage of pure sound and perfect image."" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Jan 11, 2002

Amélie (2001)

"irritating and nauseatingly cute" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Jan 11, 2002

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

"''s so relentlessly referential that The Man Who Wasn't There slips almost into claustrophobia.'" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Dec 28, 2001

The Others (2001)

"a masterful film that reinvigorates the long forgotten genre of the female Gothic." ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Nov 22, 2001

Kippur (2000)

"all the more daring for its desire to convey its message without didacticism or even conventional methods of narrative." ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Nov 22, 2001
No Score Yet

Looking for Alibrandi (2001)

""a remarkably fresh, energetic celebration of youth and culture."" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Jul 16, 2001

Chopper (2001)

""tough, provocative and challenging."" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Jul 16, 2001

Better Than Sex (2001)

"There are indeed a few things that are better than sex. Unfortunately Better Than Sex is not one of them." ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Apr 26, 2001

Rosetta (1999)

"a careful, painful film, but beautiful in its execution" ‐ Critical Eye
Posted Mar 21, 2001

Snatch (2001)

"Snatch is a film to be ridden for the sheer joy of the ride." ‐ Senses of Cinema
Posted Feb 7, 2001

Charlie's Angels (2000)

"These girls are fun and engaging and witty and sometimes that's enough, and in Charlie's Angels, where the elements come together so well, it will at least permit you a superficial, brainless, but absurdly enjoyable time." ‐ Senses of Cinema
Posted Feb 7, 2001