Mark Kermode Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
60% My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009) It is absolutely nuts and bolts. It does what it says in the packet.‐ BBC.com
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79% 22 July (2018) It's a tough watch but that is exactly what it should be.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 89% First Man (2018) While Gosling plays everything close to his chest, it's Foy who invites us into the unfolding drama with her wonderfully empathetic performance.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) I jumped and audibly made a noise... What that proved to me was that the film had worked its spell.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
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93% Mandy (2018) It's a gore movie but its a bit kaleidoscopic.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
75% Smallfoot (2018) It's weirdly and oddly and bizarrely and unexpectedly subversive.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
30% Venom (2018) A complete and utter tonal mess... Boring. Then silly. Then funny.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
38% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Individual set pieces work but as a whole, it doesn't work.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) As deep and resonant as Bradley Cooper's drawl, and as bright as Lady Gaga's screen future.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
4/5 85% The Wife (2018) Runge keeps things admirably unfussy, giving his actors theatrical space to work their magic - all long takes and carefully composed frames.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
76% Black '47 (2018) It was bold and it was well done... accessible and entertaining in that kind of grim way.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
28% Night School (2018) This would be so much better if it was actually funny. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
30% Redcon-1 (2018) The sheer scale of it... is fairly impressive.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 90% Climax (2018) A typically confrontational cocktail of music and horror; a trance-like stew of contorting, krumping, waacking weirdness that drops on its audience like the bucket of blood from Carrie.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) The two leads are both absolutely sinking their teeth into this... slightly bitter cocktail and doing it with a sense of relish.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The problem that this has is that...Eli Roth wasn't the right person to be doing it.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
65% The Little Stranger (2018) It's brave enough to take its time.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 100% Wajib (2017) Jacir continues to impress with this poignant, bittersweet comedy of estrangement and identity...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Michelle Yoh is terrific not least because... you have [her] character who is very not funny in a way which is kind of impressive in a comedy.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
33% The Predator (2018) Uncomfortably badly done.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
29% The King of Thieves (2018) It's not gritty enough... it's not taking any sort of huge risks.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
98% Lucky (2017) There is a slightly surreal feeling to it... it's a bit Twin Peaksy.... I thought it was really charming.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Akhavan plays it with poignant wit, zest and a lusty sense of defiance, combining the bonding charms of a brat-pack crowd-pleaser with the psychological terrors of a prom-night horror flick.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
86% Upgrade (2018) It takes just the right number of liberties with what you can actually believe in.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) Shot in a color scheme that is so boring, it makes the plot look slightly interesting.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Oddly enough the narrative ended up being empowering.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
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89% American Animals (2018) A very haunting film.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
61% Yardie (2018) Obviously Idris Elba is very well-versed in the music and the style and the cultures that this story is dealing with and he evokes them in such a way that you feel that you are really there.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
14% Action Point (2018) You're better off watching the documentary that inspired the film in the first place than watching the film itself.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
5/5 90% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Unexpectedly put me in mind of Casablanca or La La Land as reimagined by Andrzej Wajda or Agnieszka Holland - a reminder of the fundamental things that apply, as time goes by.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) You could feel like everybody felt like they were making something that they were really proud of.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) It's a brilliant performance in a film that's an honorable misstep.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
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93% Journey's End (2018) Harrowing and heartbreaking.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) The dialog is very terrible. And the problem, therefore, is that the actors have to wrestle with very terrible dialog.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
85% Cargo (2018) It's actually very powerful. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
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82% Deadpool 2 (2018) I don't think the second film is terrible, I did find it quite dull. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
67% On Chesil Beach (2018) I really did believe in the central couple and their alienation. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Alden Ehrenreich is a very snappy bit of casting. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
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17% Show Dogs (2018) It's a really, really lame, limp movie that isn't funny. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The plot really, really, really made no sense what so ever. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
63% The Boy Downstairs (2018) The bridge between quirky and irksome is very, very small, but I actually really liked it... It did a very good job of capturing the awkward intimacy of relations, particularly of estranged relations. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
74% The Happy Prince (2018) The thing that's most impressive is that it's well directed. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's bright and breezy. It's frothily directed. It's entertainingly played by an ensemble cast, all of whom appear to be having a really good time. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
25% Overboard (2018) Comedy is very binary. People are either laughing or their not... If you're in a room where a comedy is playing and nobody is laughing you can hear the lack of space. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
51% Freak Show (2018) It's hear is absolutely in the right place... I wish I liked it more. I found the film itself was very clumsily told. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) I loved this film. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
15% The Mummy (2017) The film can't decide what it wants to be other than a Tom Cruise vehicle. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
13% Geostorm (2017) It is the kind of film in which having a British accent will get you punched in the face, but the fact that Gerald Butler talks like Sean Connery in that weird sequence from The Untouchables? Nobody cares. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
8% The Snowman (2017) There are many sequences that left me going, "Wait, what?" ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The problem is, because it is Sicario, of course you're going to compare it to the first Sicario and it isn't as good as the first Sicario. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018