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Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Mark Jenkins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): NPR,, Orlando Weekly, Washington Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) "A rare look at the era through women's eyes. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 34% Equals (2016) "Doremus and screenwriter Nathan Parker ... borrow from "Romeo and Juliet," "1984" and every sci-fi flick ever made about a society that suppresses feelings. The movie's futurism is nothing new. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jul 21, 2016
68% The Infiltrator (2016) "It's distinguished by its craft and verve. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/4 43% Cold War 2 (2016) "A playful yet also serious about the workings of power. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jul 14, 2016
91% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) "Both grimmer and meatier than the director's previous efforts. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 90% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) "Amusing and even edifying, although it is also unlikely to make converts out of those who just don't get Zappa's pastiche of juvenile parody and sophisticated songwriting, derived from rock, jazz and 20th-century experimental music. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 90% Three (Saam Yan Hang) (2016) "Director To fills in the messy back story neatly as he introduces the supporting players, who provide comedy or menace (and sometimes both). " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 24, 2016
93% Right Now, Wrong Then (2016) "In fact, there are many differences, some of them merely playful but others profound. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 23, 2016
66% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) "Rather than gain speed and power in its final act, as Joseph's design comes into play, the movie stalls. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 9, 2016
100% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) "The Wailing is a Hell of a ride, but Na should have given more thought to its destination. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/4 71% The Final Master (2016) "During the impressive action sequences - which Xu choreographed himself - the director plays it straight. Otherwise, he introduces playful kinks into most of the genre's other conventions. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
81% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) "Writer-director Hany Abu-Assad doesn't tell simple stories, even when he does. " ‐ NPR
Posted May 26, 2016
96% Weiner (2016) "The documentary's strength is that it doesn't insist on a diagnosis. "Why have you let me film this?" asks Kriegman at the end, and his former boss has no answer. " ‐ NPR
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 100% Older Than Ireland (2016) "The movie doesn't linger on any single topic, happy or sad. With so many lives to look back on, Fegan moves briskly from theme to theme. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 19, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) "Plays it straight with a topic that in reality is far more twisted. " ‐ NPR
Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/4 50% Phantom of the Theatre (2016) ""Phantom" glories in its own artifice. The movie is carried by sweeping widescreen images, dynamic camera movements, impressive special effects and a color scheme that contrasts icy blues against fiery reds. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 5, 2016
65% The Wait (L'attesa) (2016) "A visually powerful, impeccably acted mood piece. " ‐ NPR
Posted Apr 28, 2016
77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "Think of Elvis & Nixon's sometimes clumsy prologue as its opening act, building anticipation for the showdown between its title characters, and Spacey and Shannon. " ‐ NPR
Posted Apr 21, 2016
1.5/4 88% The Invitation (2016) "All this foreboding produces no suspense: It's evident from the bloody prologue where "The Invitation" is headed. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 21, 2016
31% Criminal (2016) "With its European locations, electro-thump score, and near-ceaseless violence, the movie plays like something tooled in French producer-scripter Luc Besson's factory for international action mashups. " ‐ NPR
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet New York, New York (2016) "The imagery is gauzy and ephemeral, with lots of layered reflections and nighttime shots. The narrative spins backwards and then jumps forward, as if reconstructed from shards of painful memory. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
69% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "Clever but ultimately disappointing ... " ‐ NPR
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 81% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016) "As a shaper of stories, Bercot is not yet as assured as those directors. But she knows how to elicit authentic performances, whether from veterans like Deneuve or a first-timer like Paradot. His Malony may not be likable, but he's altogether believable. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 7, 2016
88% Francofonia (2016) "Wandering through the Louvre's colonial plunder, Sokurov ponders the lost worlds of Egypt and Assyria, but ultimately finds his way home. " ‐ NPR
Posted Apr 1, 2016
2.5/4 22% Chongqing Hot Pot (2016) "This may be the first big-budget Asian action flick ever set in Chongqing, but otherwise it's on familiar turf. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 31, 2016
21% I Saw the Light (2016) "Several previous movies, including 2012's The Last Ride, have attempted to make sense of Williams's life. I Saw the Light should have taken its cue from its unearthly star and pursued a more cosmic mission. " ‐ NPR
Posted Mar 24, 2016
90% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) "It's impossible to say how autobiographical My Golden Days is, but there's no question that it's profoundly personal. " ‐ NPR
Posted Mar 17, 2016
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "The movie is both provocative and fairly gripping, if not altogether convincing. " ‐ NPR
Posted Mar 10, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "Malick has made what is essentially the same movie three times in a row: Tree of Life, To the Wonder, and now Knight of Cups. It's time to ask if he knows what he's doing. " ‐ NPR
Posted Mar 4, 2016
55% Triple 9 (2016) "Cops prowl darkened mazes, looking for perps they probably couldn't see even if they found them. " ‐ NPR
Posted Feb 25, 2016
98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "It is bewitchingly strange, and as enveloping as the Amazon jungle. " ‐ NPR
Posted Feb 18, 2016
88% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) "Although the film's three sections are stylistically disparate, they're linked by several motifs, including a lachrymose Cantopop ballad, a man who carries a traditional sword, and Tao's dog. " ‐ NPR
Posted Feb 11, 2016
87% The Club (El Club) (2016) "Admirable but arduous. Its vision of sin and repentance is sexually graphic and sometimes perverse, more Jean Genet than St. Francis of Assisi. " ‐ NPR
Posted Feb 5, 2016
98% Aferim! (2016) "Like many films set in contemporary Bucharest, this is a story of self-styled potentates, small-time graft, and inevitable disappointment. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jan 21, 2016
2.5/4 80% Ip Man 3 (2016) "The carelessly plotted story consists mostly of setups for fight scenes, nicely staged in such distinctive locations as an elevator, an umbrella store and the hull of a partly built ship. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 21, 2016
94% In The Shadow of Women (2016) "What distinguishes In the Shadow of Women are its naturalistic performances - especially Courau's - and its elegantly composed shots and offhand rhythm. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jan 14, 2016
93% The Treasure (2016) "This charmer is determinedly mundane and low-key, until an unexpected finale transforms it. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jan 7, 2016
61% Joy (2015) "The movie lurches from event to event, and tone to tone, without articulating a reason to exist. " ‐ NPR
Posted Dec 24, 2015
96% Son of Saul (2015) "Information - including the gassing of victims - is conveyed less by images than by complex, ominous sounds. The audience is the midst of horror, yet can barely discern it. " ‐ NPR
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2.5/4 75% The Suspect (Yong-eui-ja) (2014) "Director Won Sin-yeon skillfully emulates the you-are-there-but-where-the-heck-is-that? style of the "Bourne" movies. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 17, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) "There's a lot going on here, and The Big Short might be best appreciated by people who've already read the book. That's not because the film doesn't do a good job of explaining what happened. " ‐ NPR
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "If the documentary concentrates on the mechanical aspects of filmmaking, that's clearly because it was Hitchcock's preference. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 10, 2015
73% Youth (2015) "What bonds the movie's many, sometimes clashing elements is Caine's embodiment of the rueful yet accepting Fred. " ‐ NPR
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 92% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "The director interviewed just about everyone relevant to Joplin's life story who is still alive. She uses archival footage and Joplin's letters - read by singer-songwriter Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power - to add voices from beyond the grave. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 3, 2015
24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "The latest resurrection of Mary Shelley's horror classic has a tech-era vibe that adds to its modest appeal. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 25, 2015
61% Legend (2015) "Legend's central cinematic ploy, the doubling of Hardy ... gives this mostly predictable retelling a jolt of anarchy in the U.K. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2.5/4 44% The 33 (2015) "The inspirational docudrama nicely evokes the havoc of the initial cave-in, but spends too much time above ground to convey the existential horror of the almost-buried men. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Olvidados (2015) "Despite numerous missteps and contrivances, "Olvidados" succeeds as an indictment of Operation Condor's horrors. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 12, 2015
74% Trumbo (2015) "Trumbo is solid and satisfying, if far from revelatory. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 5, 2015
41% Love (2015) "Perhaps the lovemaking would have more juice if the characters weren't so shallow, and their dialogue so flat. Equally thin are the performances of the three leads ... " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 29, 2015
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