Mark Kermode Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 61% Suspiria (2018) It sounds intriguing (and at times it is), yet too often the result is clunkily mechanical, tending occasionally toward the risible.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
12% Siberia (2018) There are these elements in it that are quite tough and nasty that it doesn't earn the right to have.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
30% Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018) It's not tough enough to be insightful or jet black. It's not stupid enough to be funny. It just ends up being odd.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
39% Hell Fest (2018) It wasn't anything new, it was old riffs done in a way that was actually quite efficient.... The nastiest is the right level of nasty, the silliness is the right level of silly. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
61% Suspiria (2018) Whilst the Argento was a movie that leapt and flew, this is a movie that sits there and tells you off. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
40% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Unnecessarily convoluted and dense... and there is a lot of people explaining the plot.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
70% Bleed For This (2016) A solid, but unremarkable drama.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
93% Wildlife (2018) Although it is actually quite a talky film, it's not unnecessarily expository.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) I particularly loved the Tom Waits thing... I enjoyed it, I was never bored.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
59% Outlaw King (2018) I found it a bit of a slog... I watched it without ever being in it.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 100% Waru (2017) It's a remarkable achievement - authentic, impassioned, unexpected - that stands as a testament to the radical power of cooperative film-making.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
5/5 97% They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Jackson has done something quite remarkable: using 21st-century technology to put the humanity back into old movie stock. The result is utterly breathtaking.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
58% The Grinch (2018) It is as uninspired as it is undemanding.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
80% Overlord (2018) The performances... they bring a sort of warmth and wit to the proceedings even when the film itself is not so much as tiptoeing around the ridiculousness as plowing right through the middle of it.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
100% Bros: After the Screaming Stops (2018) They talk like they've been written by Christopher Guest... the film is really charming.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
100% Hotel Salvation (2017) Quietly profound, very moving, very engaging and made me feel like I was in a kind of magical bubble and when cinema works at it best, that's what it does.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
37% The Jungle Bunch (Les as de la jungle) (2017) I tried to concentrate on the visuals and then they reminded me how much I liked Madagascar more than I thought I liked it the first time I saw it.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Bits of it are kind of like... Harry Potter does the Nutcracker... or what would it be like if we did Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe meets Tchaikovsky.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
82% Juliet, Naked (2018) It's a great triumph of the film that while you're watching it you don't think, oh that's a ridiculous contrivance...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
39% Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) It looks to me like something that lost its way in the edit... overall I think it doesn't hang together.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
64% Peterloo (2019) By the end of it, it's quite overwhelming... and it needs to have that kind of power.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
5/5 91% Widows (2018) An empowering, electrifying thriller with an ensemble cast to die for.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) It lacks the genuinely creepy edge of the original.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Whether or not you agree with the politics behind it, I think he argues it in a way that is engaging.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
37% Hunter Killer (2018) Olympus Has Sunken.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/5 79% Halloween (2018) After four decades of diminishing returns, the fact that a guy in a mask can still take an entertaining stab at a somewhat jaded audience is oddly reassuring.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
60% My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009) It is absolutely nuts and bolts. It does what it says in the packet.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
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 88% 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
73% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
92% Mandy (2018) It's a gore movie but its a bit kaleidoscopic.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
76% Smallfoot (2018) It's weirdly and oddly and bizarrely and unexpectedly subversive.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
29% Venom (2018) A complete and utter tonal mess... Boring. Then silly. Then funny.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
33% 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 84% 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
29% 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
97% 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 86% 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