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Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn
Mark Steyn's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Spectator

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% Schindler's List (1993) Spielberg understands that that tension is a problem not just of filming the subject, but of the subject itself: that the tale of any one individual has to struggle to avoid being swamped by the sheer scale of horror.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Revenge of the Sith is, so Lucas assures us, a 'tragedy'. It might have been wise to have stationed an announcer at every movie house to announce this fact over the PA system since it eluded the audience I saw it with last weekend.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
58% Die Another Day (2002) One of these decades someone will make a Bond as good as the titles and the theme music and the martini-ordering. In the meantime, enjoy the accessories.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
35% Shark Tale (2004) Making a kids' movie that's also funny for grown-ups is a very fine line, and Shark Tale has fallen way over the wrong side of it.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
85% X2: X-Men United (2003) In Singer's hands, you never feel there's anything at stake.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
89% Spider-Man (2002) This is the fun blockbuster of the summer: great characters, great heart, great performances -- everything that Star Wars isn't.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) The trick with Spider-Man is to swing both ways -- the superheroics and the super lack of self-esteem -- without getting mired in the dreary introspective moping that did for Ang Lee's awful Hulk. Spider-Man 2 balances it all but perfectly,‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2015
80% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Chris Columbus has created an extraordinarily detailed look that's both fantastic and yet has its own reality - exactly like an English public school, come to think of it, especially in your first term .‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2015
88% Shrek (2001) Even more amazing, for a movie with its share of flatulence gags, it also has a real heart. Few films have had their cake and eaten it so gleefully.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2015
88% Shrek 2 (2004) There's no narrative, just half-hearted episodes punctuated by occasionally brilliant shtick.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2014
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Murray's inertia spurs Anderson to new heights of directorial inertia. Steve Zissou isn't the only filmmaker undergoing a mid-life crisis.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2014
84% Batman Begins (2005) Compared to the flashier Superman, the dark knight was always more human and prone to brooding, but this film is way out of whack.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2012
76% Black Hawk Down (2001) The nobility and inspiration are in the action. It is in that sense a film very much in tune with America's mood: practical, resolute, fierce.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2012
66% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) These days Star Wars is all backstory and no front story.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 15, 2002