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Mark Kermode

Mark Kermode

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Mark Kermode's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, New Statesman, Observer (UK), Sight and Sound

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 74% The BFG (2016) "Bravo! " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
3/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "An often entertaining, generally likable, but also uneven affair ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 17, 2016
4/5 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "Sliding into grand guignol, the primary colours and pointed objects evoke the 70s cinema of Dario Argento, with outré overtones of Lucio Fulci or Ruggero Deodato. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 10, 2016
5/5 100% Notes on Blindness "As educational, entertaining and inspirational as its subject. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 4, 2016
3/5 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "It's entertaining fluff and, frankly, That's All Right. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "A timeless portrayal of the bonds of sisterly love, a theme amplified by both the defiance and pathos of Henderson's wonderful performance. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 19, 2016
5/5 98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "I was utterly mesmerised, captivated and transported. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 12, 2016
3/5 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "More slapstick than gumshoe, The Nice Guys is at its best when riffing broadly on the chaotic chemistry between its chalk-and-cheese male stars. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 5, 2016
4/5 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "What a treat. Well played, Mr Stillman! " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 29, 2016
4/5 97% Sing Street (2016) "I laughed, I cried, I bought the soundtrack album. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 22, 2016
3/5 20% The Silent Storm "Writer-director Corinna McFarlane counterposes Bergmanesque interiors with gaping exteriors, while Alastair Caplin's eerie, evocative score cranks up the searing, brooding mood. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 22, 2016
4/5 97% Heart of a Dog (2015) "Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein and 9/11 are all thrown into the mix with a lightness of touch at once ephemeral and profound. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 22, 2016
3/5 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Alexander Black makes some dramatic headway as Alan's driver-cum-guide Yousef, while Sarita Choudhury breathes life into blossoming romantic subplot which proves the film's most intriguing feature. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 22, 2016
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Suffering from the same bewildering superfluity of colourful characters that beset the superior Captain America: Civil War, this nevertheless has fun with its 1980s setting ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 22, 2016
3/5 90% Departure "Finbar Lynch is affectingly spiky as the all-but-absent husband whose presence feels more like a void, but Stevenson steals the show as the woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 22, 2016
4/5 100% Chicken "Bolter's widescreen cinematography captures the warmth, loneliness and harsh reality of this disenfranchised world with unobtrusive aplomb. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 22, 2016
4/5 91% Green Room (2016) "Smartly cast, Stewart brings an almost Shakespearean edge to the drama, delivering lines such as "all is for nought" in the manner of a theatrical king surveying the devastation of a five-act tragedy. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 15, 2016
4/5 92% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) "More rigorous critics may sneer - I say "Bravo!" " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 8, 2016
5/5 96% Son of Saul (2015) "Unthinkable as it seems, there is a glimmer of light in this appalling darkness, infinitesimal yet inextinguishable. Ultimately, it is that glimmer which makes Son of Saul so traumatic. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 27, 2016
3/5 69% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "[A] flawed yet intriguingly off-kilter oddity ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 24, 2016
3/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Like Davis's music, the film's structure is modal, with Cheadle getting the legend's changing stance spot on, as we slip on a cymbal splash between his incarnations as the sharp-suited epitome of cool and the coke-addled "Howard Hughes of jazz". " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 24, 2016
3/5 100% The Divide "Katharine Round's good-looking, slickly produced documentary provides yet another reminder of the growing divide between rich and poor in the UK and US. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 24, 2016
3/5 41% Jane Got a Gun (2016) "It's all perfectly passable, but rather perfunctory ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 24, 2016
4/5 97% Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto) (2015) "Roll on Volume Two. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 24, 2016
3/5 51% Bastille Day "Crunchy fights and a vertiginous rooftop chase crank up the action, while viral videos and hashtagged calls to arms lend an illusion of modernity to the old-fashioned proceedings. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 24, 2016
3/5 33% Friend Request "Despite an overreliance on loud bangs, director Simon Verhoeven pulls off a couple of chills ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 24, 2016
4/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "A provocatively tense thriller that negotiates the moral minefields of its thorny subject matter in crowd-pleasing fashion. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 17, 2016
4/5 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "It all adds up to a hugely likable romp which respects the legacies of both Rudyard Kipling and the House of Mouse, and gives modern audiences ample reason to rejoice in both. Hooray! " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 17, 2016
4/5 91% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) "As its magical spell takes hold, so the film's true depths become apparent, each character dealing in their own way with the departure of a parent, and issues of love, loyalty and loss. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 17, 2016
4/5 82% Fan (2016) "Superb special makeup effects work by Greg Cannom enables Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan to play both a screen superstar and his youthful lookalike fan in this enjoyably twisty thriller. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 17, 2016
3/5 81% The Brand New Testament "Visually, there are echoes of Jeunet and Caro's early collaborations, but the screenplay by Van Dormael and Thomas Gunzig is uniquely, irreverently unhinged. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 17, 2016
1/5 31% Criminal (2016) "[A] fantastically stupid thriller ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 17, 2016
3/5 59% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) "It's never quite as funny or stylistically insightful as it thinks. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 17, 2016
3/5 78% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) "Intriguing ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 27, 2016
2/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "For all its overcranked spectacle, I emerged from Batman v Superman in a soporific state; foggy of head, heavy of heart, wondering if it was all just a bad dream. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 27, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) "An encouragingly upbeat celebration of love and diversity in times of hate and uncertainty. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 27, 2016
3/5 73% Welcome to Me (2015) "To her great credit, Wiig manages to make Alice both engaging and annoying without ever rendering her ridiculous, lending heft to the film's portrait of her mental illness and televisual malaise. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 27, 2016
2/5 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "I chuckled once, but that lone laugh was sadly neither big nor fat. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 27, 2016
3/5 88% Speed Sisters "There's some nail-biting internecine tension as a climactic race result goes down to the wire, but the overall tone is celebratory and affirmative. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 27, 2016
4/5 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) "A masterclass in shifting dramatic tones, as Larraín moves deftly between dark tragicomic colours. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 27, 2016
3/5 56% Iona "Flawed but atmospheric ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 27, 2016
4/5 62% High-Rise (2016) "A step up from the anarchic experiments of his previous works, High-Rise sees Wheatley coming into his own as a director in complete control of his environment. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 20, 2016
4/5 96% Marguerite (2016) "Giannoli and Frot ensure that Marguerite is never the butt of the joke. On the contrary, she embodies something admirably unruly - a devotion to music that transcends the stifling disappointments of real life. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 20, 2016
3/5 92% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) "As always, Guzmán unearths details that establish resonant connections between diverse worlds (the "pearl button" of the title proves typically allusive) but at a brief 82 minutes this feels like too many streams gathering in one overcrowded pool. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 20, 2016
2/5 8% Norm of the North (2016) "Plays like a bargain-bin mashup of tropes lifted from Happy Feet, Madagascar, Ice Age et al. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 20, 2016
3/5 51% Risen (2016) "It's solidly middling fare, soft of heart and script, and given to moments of foolishly miraculous folly. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 20, 2016
1/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "A dog's dinner of a movie which not even the usually reliable Bill Murray can raise above the level of confused, cliched claptrap. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 20, 2016
3/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "All three cast members play their roles to a tee, with Goodman walking a thin line between threat and pathos, while Winstead does a terrific job of leading the audience through the increasingly outlandish revelations of the plot. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 20, 2016
4/5 91% The Witch (2016) "An atmospheric chiller rooted in the fertile soil of religious zealotry, social isolation and original sin. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 13, 2016
3/5 70% The Ones Below (2016) "Farr ... makes a solid fist of his big-screen debut as writer/director, generating some small-scale chills which are undiminished by the occasionally creaky dialogue. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 13, 2016
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