Mark Kermode Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
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 52% 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 71% 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
2/5 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "Plodding stuff which accentuates the silliness of the original's teen-mag personality-trope set-up, a narrative device that becomes more boringly byzantine with each successive instalment. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 13, 2016
3/5 92% Next to Her "Heartfelt, moving and honest ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 13, 2016
1/5 7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) "Another depressing "cinema parody" that isn't half as amusing as the film(s) it wants us to laugh at. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 13, 2016
3/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) "There's something magical about the malaise which raises this above mere misanthropy - a heightened sense of fragile life that perhaps only puppets could hope to achieve. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 13, 2016
3/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "It's amiable, colourful fare, buoyed up by occasional moments of beauty, most of them in the dazzling background designs - both worldly and otherworldly. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 13, 2016
4/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "For all its knockabout silliness, the film is a love letter to the movies - or rather, to a dream of the movies. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 6, 2016
3/5 62% Truth (2015) "Blanchett is terrific as Mapes, juggling hard journalism and home life, serving breakfast to her son while fielding tough-as-nails phone calls. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 6, 2016
1/5 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "The cheap-as-chips visual effects are pitiful (all sub-Doctor Who CG explosions and video-game helicopter crashes), the action sequences coma-inducingly dull and overall tone laughable, but not in a good way. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 6, 2016
2/5 35% The Other Side of the Door (2016) "Ghost-train fare - mostly mechanical and largely unsurprising. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 6, 2016
3/5 78% Time Out Of Mind (2015) "You'll share George's sense of weariness as he searches for a simple night's sleep, but more importantly you'll believe in the cold world he inhabits, and the complex plight of those around him. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 6, 2016
4/5 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "It's great to hear audio of these exchanges, and the new interviews that make up the bulk of the film are entertaining, erudite, and (most importantly) refreshingly enthusiastic. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 6, 2016
4/5 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "By the third act, you'll be hiding your face in wincing terror. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 6, 2016
1/5 5% Exposed (2016) "Incomprehensibly disjointed and stunningly dull ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 28, 2016
2/5 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "Cohen comes unstuck with his least imaginative comic creation to date; naff of accent (he sounds like he has never been north of Watford), cliched of manner, and unimaginatively Gallagher-esque of hair. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 28, 2016
3/5 94% King Jack (2016) "The overriding air is one of tenderness, with Plummer intelligently suggesting layers of confusion beneath his bravado, engaging our sympathies and ultimately winning our loyalty. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 28, 2016
1/5 24% The Benefactor (2016) "The Benefactor loses whatever anarchic spark it may have had, leaving us with an increasingly empty symphony of its star's repertoire of heavy breathing, blinking and out-of-context laughing. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 28, 2016
2/5 10% The Forest (2016) "The tourist's eye view of Japan grates (all live sushi and sidelined indigenous characters) as much as the absence of originality. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 28, 2016
3/5 100% The Propaganda Game "Raising as many questions as it answers, Álvaro's film highlights how little we know of real life in North Korea, and how much propaganda from both sides continues to cloud international understanding. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 28, 2016
3/5 39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "Tme and again the drama spirals into cliched foolishness and rule-bending procedural pastiche from which only a typically engrossing turn by Ejiofor can save it. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 28, 2016
4/5 96% The Survivalist "A stripped-down exercise in cinematic exposition that suggests its creator is a major talent in the making. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 14, 2016
3/5 84% Deadpool (2016) "For the most part it's crudely disreputable fare, buoyed up by ironic bubblegum tunes ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 14, 2016
1/5 34% The Green Inferno (2015) "Flat-pack acting, frat-boy screenwriting (the portrayal of activists is spitefully dumb) and retro gore combine with smug throwback neocolonialist racism and unfunny jokes about diarrhoea, dope and Scooby-Doo. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 14, 2016
3/5 61% Concussion (2015) "Smith's performance is his best in years, an oasis of intelligent calm amid writer-director Peter Landesman's soapy melodrama, characterised by James Newton Howard's never knowingly understated score. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 14, 2016
3/5 90% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Guadagnino has cruel fun allowing an excellent core cast (all of whom he has apparently asked to return in his forthcoming remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria) to spiral into ghastly self-destruction. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 14, 2016
2/5 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "The result lacks bite - the one element that zombies and Austen should have in common. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 14, 2016
2/5 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "The absence of long-standing series stalwart David Cross is a shame (Tony Hale can't quite fill the gap) but Jason Lee is back, making it business as usual. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 14, 2016
2/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "This baggy, back-slapping sequel fails to recapture the magic that made the original a quotable hit. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 14, 2016
3/5 74% Trumbo (2015) "Alongside flagging up Otto Preminger's unsung role in returning Trumbo's name to the screen, what gives Roach's movie bite is the depiction of the writer's family and the toll that his actions and allegiances take upon them. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 7, 2016
2/5 9% Point Break (2015) "[An] adrenaline-fuelled but empty rehash that flies close enough to Bigelow's movie to remind you how much you'd much rather be watching the original. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 7, 2016
2/5 31% Dad's Army (2016) "Oliver Parker's direction does little to lighten the tone; from the bull-in-a-field opening to the beach-bound battle finale, subtlety is not the film's strong suit. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 7, 2016
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) "It's a little scrappy, but there's more than enough carnivalesque mayhem to keep monster fans young and old diverted. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 7, 2016
4/5 95% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "Sigurður Sigurjónsson and Theodór Júlíusson are utterly convincing as the battling brothers whose alienation is expressed more through morosely bearded gesture than drunken buckshot dialogue. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 7, 2016
3/5 92% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "A feast of archive footage and audio recordings takes us on an engrossing journey from folk clubs to rock festival stages, while friends and relatives remember the force of nature that was Joplin with a song between her teeth. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 7, 2016
2/5 20% Taking Stock "Personally, I much preferred Murphy's short film, Sushi, the tasty appetiser to this altogether more bland main course. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Feb 7, 2016
3/5 73% Youth (2015) "Occasionally the warring elements come together, finding plaintive and heartfelt song amid the cacophony of seemingly random voices. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 31, 2016
1/5 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "Steer away from Dirty Grandpa, just as you would sidestep a dog turd on the pavement. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 31, 2016
2/5 44% The 33 (2015) "Riggen methodically juxtaposes crises above and below ground level, the only stylistic surprise being a scene that recalls a hallucinatory moment from Oliver Stone's wholly superior World Trade Center. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 31, 2016
2/5 50% Capture the Flag (2016) "Aside from a fleeting post-Minions Kubrick gag, there's little here for the oldies and nothing that the Pixar generation won't have seen done before and better. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 31, 2016
2/5 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "I went into the film knowing almost nothing about the September 2012 attack on an American diplomatic compound in Libya and came out knowing even less. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 31, 2016
2/5 26% Backtrack (2016) "Writer/director Michael Petroni plays it by the book, putting Tab A into Slot B as Brody's Peter Bower goes on the trail of repressed memories and guilty secrets, with passable if wholly predictable results. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 31, 2016
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "With McCarthy dialling it down in the director's chair, it's left to the players to provide the fireworks and they duly rise to the challenge. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 31, 2016
4/5 80% The Assassin (2015) "Magical and utterly mesmerising. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 24, 2016
2/5 25% Dark Places (2015) "Paquet-Brenner invests the split-time action with some brooding menace and the cinematographer, Barry Ackroyd, does his best to lend some urgency, even as things spiral from suspense into outright silliness. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 24, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "Utterly engrossing, blending the insight of JC Chandor's 2011 gem Margin Call with the satirical bite of Po Bronson's prophetic 1995 novel, Bombardiers. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jan 24, 2016
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