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Mark Zhuravsky

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 61% Ra. One (2011) Surely the film will be a success in its native land and will rake in significant bucks around the world (it's opening in a record-setting 5,000 theaters worldwide) -- whether that qualifies it as "good" is debatable. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 13, 2015
B- 86% Willow Creek (2014) "Willow Creek" a canny horror film and a derivative one, but as a reminder of the power of suggestion, the unseen dwarfing even the grandest budgets, prodding our imagination and chills us to the bones. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 24, 2014
B- 73% A Coffee in Berlin (2014) The [film] consistently reaches for some higher meaning, even managing to inject an unearned bit of pathos into the final reel, offering up slight but pleasant returns. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jun 16, 2014
C 60% The Signal (2014) William Eubank and co. dream up several stirring images but without the foundation that would allow us to genuinely care, it's a hell of a calling card for a gifted stylist, but little more. Still, there's no mistaking ambition. ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 30, 2014
C- 20% Sabotage (2014) ...Sabotage is wholly unpleasant, unfocused and downright ugly. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 28, 2014
B 80% Europa Report (2013) ...there's no doubt that Cordero's film occupies the shelf space shared by Moon and Gattaca, slow, thoughtful films that ponder intellectual and emotional stakes resounding far beyond their cast. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 2, 2013
B- 88% Hannah Arendt (2013) While it could easily be shorter and move a bit faster, especially at the beginning, it appears to move at a speed that's true to the heroine's thought process...If this portrait is true to Arendt, then let it stand. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jun 11, 2013
C+ 64% Epic (2013) ...despite several moments of thoughtful, quiet near-bliss and well-crafted action beats, the overall product is underwhelming. Visuals aside, the film's title belies a story that's anything but. ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 24, 2013
B- 26% Erased (2013) [Erased] turns out in the end to be a solid VOD release, with Eckhart lifting his leading role out of anonymity and claiming it with a driven if not outstanding performance. ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 20, 2013
B No Score Yet City Baby (2013) The film's strength lies in its setting and the performances brought to the table...It may not be especially memorable, but you do have to admire a well-made, unpretentious indie of small ambitions. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 3, 2013
C+ 60% The Last Stand (2013) This is the kind of action film you've seen before done better, and while the technological aspects may be more polished than most, the theatrical experience still feels considerably small-screen. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 18, 2013
A- 73% Bellflower (2011) A turbo-charged indictment of male adolescent fantasy and a biting critique of misplaced machismo. A burnt-out, bloody, brave debut, Bellflower rides the fallout from a relationship to a stomach-churning conclusion...or does it? ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2013
B- 94% The Day He Arrives (2012) The ideas at the heart of The Day He Arrives are worth puzzling over and the discussion to follow may be the real reward, but the experience is muted. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2013
B 66% Solomon Kane (2012) It's not everyone's cup of bloody tea, but an unapologetic genre treat for those willing to dive in. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2013
B 95% 5 Broken Cameras (2012) Don't look to the film for specifics, but see instead a picture that suggests the impossibility of peace and a broken system, that while effective, practically ensures another go-round with the next generation. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2013
B+ 88% Once I Was (The Matchmaker) (2012) At heart an unexpectedly complex film about love, but also an examination of Israel in flux, a country with one foot in the past and another in the future - a weight that may never fully vacate Israeli shoulders. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2013
C- 18% Smiley (2012) While it's easy to appreciate Gallagher tackling the fruitful subject of Internet urban's a scratch on the surface. Maybe he's just looking to get the ball rolling, but Smiley is likely to be buried in the bargain bin. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2013
B 71% Miami Connection (2012) Although we saw and enjoyed this film, the hype is where the rubber doesn't meet the road. It's funny, cheesy and poorly done in parts but this is bargain bin stuff, not exactly a challenger for a newly found classic of the genre. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2013
B- 56% La Rafle (2012) A somber, flat, occasionally moving reminder of one of France's darkest moments ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2013
C- No Score Yet noobz (2013) It's fair to say Noobz misses what it's aiming for -- a breezy, raunchy comedy steeped in a unique lingo and bolstered by a flashy endorsement deal -- by a long shot. If not for Mewes and the occasional laugh, the film would be a complete letdown. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2013
C 33% The Brass Teapot (2013) Leads Michael Angarano and especially firecracker Juno Temple are the reason to keep watching, but even they cannot breathe life into a compelling concept stretched too thin. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 14, 2013