Mark Monahan

Mark Monahan
Mark Monahan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (UK)
Biography:
Daily Telegraph film critic.
Publications: Daily Telegraph (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 66% The White Crow (2019) A serious-minded, often beautiful, utterly heartfelt character study that nevertheless lacks its astonishing protagonist's fleet-footedness and only partly captures what made him tick. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 27% The Aftermath (2019) You may well enjoy this unusual love story: for its performances, its strong sense of time and place, and its vivid reminder that a war's official end is never really anything of the kind. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 78% Bolshoi Babylon (2015) It places the traumatised but still astonishingly high-functioning company in national and historical context, peels away its glamorous mask, and lets the backstage dramas of its various damatis personae unfold. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
5/5 96% Back to the Future (1985) This fusion of sci-fi, action, romance and comedy could have been a dreadful mess, were it not for writer-director Robert Zemeckis and co-writer Bob Gale's refusal to let a loose line or idea escape their pens. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2015
4/5 94% Star Trek (2009) Whether watching Kirk and Sulu skydive from space, a rural Mid-West dotted with vast interstellar towers, or Kirk do battle with a very ill-tempered beastie on a frozen moon, it's hard not to gape in wonder. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) This film is a towering achievement, and the next installment can't come soon enough. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2014
5/5 96% Psycho (1960) Even now, it's distinctly unnerving. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2014
83% Bugsy Malone (1976) Parker's script is as sharp as a wiseguy's suit, his attention to period and genre detail a constant joy, and he coaxes scarily poised performances from his young performers. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2014
65% Quantum of Solace (2008) Lacks Casino Royale's narrative drive, and is less than the sum of its parts, [but] those parts are often terrific. See it for them, and see it for Craig's fully-formed Bond: angry, icily unsentimental, and fleetingly borderline psychotic at the close. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2008