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Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Epoch Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Free Solo (2018) Free Solo showcases the most death-defying athletic feat the world has ever seen, the classic tale of a pretty girl chasing an alpha male, and the ensuing battle of the sexes: to nest or not to nest. Director Chin knocks it out of Yosemite Park.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 100% Letter from Masanjia (2018) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hates the peaceful qigong practice of Falun Gong; it's spiritual, and millions of people practice, so they torture and organ-murder adherents. One guy snuck an SOS letter out of prison. A deeply moving tribute to faith. ‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 100% The Dawn Wall (2018) Hanging off fingertips so high pines on the valley floor look like green washing-machine lint -- that's Caldwell's safe place. The Dawn Wall is the best example of living vicariously.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 58% Operation Finale (2018) Adolf Eichmann had no Nazi nickname like Josef Mengele's "Angel of Death," but I'm liking "Chained to Six Million Souls." Not Schindler's List but Kingsley's presence in both makes it reminiscent.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3.5/5 70% Christopher Robin (2018) The toy animals are well-conceived-very simple and stuffed toy-ish, and yet they convey the innocence of that age where a child's powerful imagination can easily create worlds populated by heffalumps, and such. ‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
1.5/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Somebody, please get a seasoned director who knows comedy, and a better script (the idea, admittedly, was good), and give the two female leads a second chance.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3.5/5 91% Support the Girls (2018) It's got America dead to rights in a way that's funny and doesn't preach.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
2.5/5 46% The Meg (2018) "The Meg" basically copies a lot of "Jaws" scenes, but with only one hundredth of the tension of the classic.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
2.5/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) "Mile 22" is a miss.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
0/5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) Zero out of five stars for unparalleled, iconic perversity and destroying a legacy.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Mission movies provide endless amounts of foolish fun... Put that together with Energizer-Bunny Tom Cruise, who enjoys doing insane stunts to keep life interesting, and you've got quite a satisfying summer blockbuster.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3.5/5 94% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) A Prayer Before Dawn is a demon-infested, feverish nightmare of a martial arts/survival film that makes Rocky look exceedingly lightweight. ‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3.5/5 42% Hot Summer Nights (2018) It's largely director Elijah Bynum's casting that makes this movie.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
2.5/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Unless Fuqua settles the vibranium question and tones the violence down, I'd prefer they don't team up for a third one.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
4/5 98% Eighth Grade (2018) Here's what Eighth Grade is good for: practicing compassion.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
2.5/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) This is Dwayne getting dangerously close to wanting to be taken seriously as an actor.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
2.5/5 29% Shock and Awe (2018) There's just not enough quality time invested in getting to know the characters for any of this to feel compelling.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
4/5 97% Yellow Submarine (1968) Yellow Submarine has serendipitously been brought back because people are seeking meaning more than ever.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
2.5/5 34% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Moe Berg was a Boston Red Sox, Princeton grad, fluent in seven languages, and a patriot who spied for the U.S. military as a hobby. He was many things. But was he gay? You decide.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
3/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Here's how professor-level particle physics filters down to the general public: via "Ant-Man." Much more fun this way. Definitely worth the price of a movie ticket.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
3.5/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) President Trump put the border wall on the map, so to speak, and now this new "Sicario" movie feels like news. Maybe fake news. Maybe truthful speculation.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
4/5 49% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) In spite of the fact that we all know at some point that T. rex is going to hit an iconic tableaux shot and roar... this one will nevertheless have you on the edge of your seat.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 79% Dark River (2018) It's a jarring juxtaposition of "There's no place like home" and "You can never go home again."‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
2.5/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's a meh see-it-in-the-theater film. Which makes it an "I'm so glad we rented this from Red Box" film.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3.5/5 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) All of it all feels deeply honest, which, in this time of endless amounts of ridiculous onscreen nonreality, is highly refreshing.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" doesn't require that you mourn Fred Rogers's passing. It admonishes us to take a look around at the world we live in. ‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
2/5 53% Book Club (2018) Isn't that all a bit undignified?‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
2.5/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A complete whiff...‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4.5/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) "Incredibles 2" is not only one of Pixar's best movies ever, but also arguably one of the greatest superhero movies ever made.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
1.5/5 27% Breaking In (2018) Should have been Die Hard in a McMansion, but this Mother's Day-coinciding release - an obviously intended paean to fierce moms - unfortunately dies easily.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 50% The Miracle Season (2018) America loves its high school movies. This is a tragic yet simultaneously uplifting true story about girl's high school volleyball, cliché as all get-out-but guaranteed to please. ‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
3.5/5 86% Tully (2018) Warning: Genre: Confirmed-batchelor horror. See only if you've decided beyond a shadow of a doubt that you're definitely having kids. Charlize Theron rocks regardless.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
3.5/5 76% The House of Tomorrow (2018) A delightful transformation occurs.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
2/5 22% Midnight Sun (2018) An underwhelmingly acted, earnest teen romance.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
2/5 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It all amounts to heaps of superhero, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink, asinine spectacle.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
2.5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The progressive agenda wins the Oscar! Love that! Wait, nope-I draw the line at interspecies carnality. When protesting persecution and lauding universal love, at least pick a metaphor not as universally reviled as bestiality. It's not twee, it's gross.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 38% Gringo (2018) If for nothing else, see Gringo, a wild black comedy set mostly in Mexico, in order to watch Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. be hysterically funny. I mean David Oyelowo.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2/5 51% Submission (2018) Submission might make itself useful as a mandatory instructional video for male professors; a "Scared Straight" for campus PhD's thinking about messing with nubile co-eds.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Former Olympic skier turned high-stakes poker madam tell-all; about the underbelly of Hollywood illegal gambling -- totally riveting.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3.5/5 72% Hostiles (2018) An insightful, dramatic neo-Western concerning the combinations and permutations of 1800s Caucasian/Native-American racism, and why it's still good to ruminate on it, in 2018. ‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
4.5/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A foreign director's Lynch-esque/Coen-wannabe POV on a small-town American tragedy, leavened by levity. Vivid and hilarious, it'll encourage you not to take life for granted.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
5/5 100% The Work (2017) Of all the critics on here, I'm the only one who's actually done/facilitated the work on display in the stunning documentary, "The Work." The movie is phenomenal. The real deal is mind-blowing.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
4/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) Only The Brave is the forest-fire equivalent of its intensely gripping urban cousin, 1991's Backdraft. It's also educational; full of "So that's how they do that"! moments. Tragic story, satisfying storytelling.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/5 86% American Made (2017) Like liquor-running evolved into NASCAR, Cruise and a jovial script spins Iran-Contra darkness into the wink-wink, boys-will-be-boys rear-view glow we Americans enjoy shining on our culture.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 35% American Assassin (2017) Mitch Rapp books totally rock. American Assassin sucks compared to the books. But can you happily popcorn out to it on a Friday night? Yup. Would you enjoy the books more? Absolutely.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/5 41% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Remember 'In The Line of Fire?' CIA assassin vs. Secret Service agent? This is the haha version of that. Meh on plot and shenanigans, many belly laughs courtesy of Jackson and Reynolds.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
4.5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Hard to categorize Dunkirk. Grand piece of art? Virtuoso nail-bite fest? It's both. While decidedly nerve-wracking, you'll be glad you went and suffered with the soldiers who saved us from Hitler.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3.5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Superb stunt-driving, a sweet romance, a mess of cliché's kaleidoscoped into hot-dang! storytelling, and the only thing missing is Prince's "Baby Knows," and Patrick Swayze's "Nobody puts baby in a corner!" ‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
2.5/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) If "47" did nothing more than be less predictable, it still wouldn't match "The Shallows." And if "The Shallows" had been less predictable, it still wouldn't match "Jaws."‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
3.5/5 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) George Clooney once said "[flatulence is] one of the funniest things in the history of mankind," a sentiment shared by children, men, and dogs everywhere. 'Captain Underpants' cheerfully brings the potty humor.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017