Mercury Staff

Mercury Staff
Mercury Staff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Mercury (Australia)
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T-Meter Title | Year
97% A Night at the Opera (1935) The film has a definite and important musical angle, and it is to the credit of producer and director that the two angles of the production have been so successfully interwoven. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
97% Home of the Brave (1949) Home of the Brave is very real cinema; perhaps too real for some audiences to digest without discomfort and shock. It is brilliantly acted and graphically staged. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
90% The Legion of the Condemned (1928) The wonderfully photographed scenes of airplanes, singly and in groups, shown in actual operation at the seat of war, would alone suffice to make this film one of the most fascinating of the year. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
92% Paris (1929) Paris is a comedy of song, dance, and colour, in which Irene Bordoni makes the best use of her sparkle and vivacious manner. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
96% Cabiria (1914) The great scenes are awe-striking to a degree that would have been inconceivable before kinematography had reached its present perfection. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
87% The Invisible Man Returns (1940) The camera magic that permitted the character created by H. G. Wells to appear on the screen has been developed to a higher degree of effectiveness, with the result that the film now showing is not just a repetition. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
95% Son of Frankenstein (1939) I question whether any good purpose is served by making this class of picture, but I cannot gainsay the masterly production of this Universal film. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
93% Dead of Night (1945) This is probably Ealing Studios' best effort to date. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
90% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) [Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde] enjoyed success in novel form and as a stage play, and was produced on the silent screen some years ago. The greater scope offered by the talking film adds to the dramatic value of the picture. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
88% Island of Lost Souls (1933) Tho screen version ls too sketchy adequately to convey the scientific scope of Wells' work, with the result that, apart from the characterisation, the picture has little moaning, and at times becomes repulsive. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
96% The Cat and the Canary (1927) Those who enjoy a thrilling tale of mystery that keeps them guessing right up to the end will delight In The Cat and the Canary. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
88% The Mummy (1932) Boris Karloff's disguise of living death is astounding. In the hands of a lesser artist the representation would be grotesque; Karloff's mummy is sinister and uncomfortably lifelike. The story is equally remarkable. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
94% The Invisible Man (1933) The photography is cleverly done, and conveys a most macabre effect on occasions. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
80% Song of the Flame (1930) Story, backgrounds and music are eminently satisfactory and the quality of the colour, in which the picture has been wholly filmed, is typical of the enormous advancement made In that branch of photography. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
89% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) If the film misses some of the subtle wit of the book, it has its own neat humor. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
85% Kismet (1930) The film Is unusual, and brings to the screen a striking and compelling personality. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
67% Beau Sabreur (1928) The plot works up to a thrilling climax. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
100% Red Hair (1928) [A] very amusing film. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
75% Babe Comes Home (1927) Screamingly funny. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
82% Ladies of the Mob (1928) This film is the first dramatic effort on the part of Clara Bow, and the "flapper" star with the flaming hair and the blazing personalty gives a fine characterization of a girl seeing life through the eyes of one of the underworld. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
100% The Breath of the Gods (1920) Tsuru Aoki, the Japanese Bernhardt of the screen, who became so popular as leading woman with Sessue Hayakawa, has the principal role in this feature. Her acting is exquisite throughout. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
100% The Blue Mountains Mystery (1921) [The Blue Mountains Mystery] sets a new standard for Australian-made films, for it is easily the most ambitious and successful cinema yet made here. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
64% A Sainted Devil (1924) It was thought Rodolph Valentino had about reached the heights in screen entertainment when lie gave the world Monsieur Beaucaire, but the screen's perfect lover has fairly outdone himself in A Sainted Devil. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
100% The Courageous Coward (1919) An exceptionally fine production. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
73% Rough House Rosie (1927) The story is thrilling and romantic, telling of simple folk and the reaction on them of altered circumstances. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
100% Flaming Youth (1923) The settings of the picture are well arranged, even bordering on lavish. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
90% Ravished Armenia (1919) The picture holds the audience with gripping intensity from the commencement to the finish. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
100% Soldiers of the Cross (1900) The discourse, which was pathetic in parts, was splendidly given, and was illustrated by nearly 200 limelight and several cinematograph views. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
90% Gilda (1946) The conflict which arises from the clash of these forceful personalities creates a stirring film which is well acted throughout. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
82% Graustark (1925) The quality of the production appears to be nothing short of perfect, and the picture is so well balanced in every respect that it makes an evening's entertainment that is at once satisfying and elevating. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
100% Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) There are numerous spectacular and lavish stage scenes, in which a beauty ballet of 200 girls is seen in striking dance formations and ensembles. The whole production has been done on a lavish scale, and the costumings and settings are luxurious. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
100% Hearts of the World (1918) Hearts of the World, the supreme triumph of D.W. Griffith... inaugurates a new era the realm of the screen drama. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
67% The Dove (1927) Thrilling adventures hold the onlooker in suspense until the last moment, when Dolores saves her lover from the deadly bullets by an appeal to the overweening vanity of Don Jose. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2020
100% Neptune's Daughter (1914) Its unique beauty and thrilling plot are the factors which bring to Neptune's Daughter its great houses. There are marvellous views of the great crystal cave, with its weird stalactites reflected in the clear waters of this underground pool. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
56% The Village Blacksmith (1922) Few pictures hold the attention with such gripping interest as William Fox's screen version of Longfellow's immortal poem. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
63% The Wolf of Wall Street (1929) Paramount, has produced a gripping story, well directed by Rowland V. Lee, and abounding in the touches of realism only possible in a "talkie." - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
80% Trifling Women (1922) With a cast headed by Ramon Navarro and Lewis Stone, it is full of great dramatic surprises and power. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
100% The Cradle Snatchers (1927) [The Cradle Snatchers] is well cast, admirably directed, and free from the objections raised against the stage play on which it Is based. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2020
70% The Divine Woman (1928) There are many tense emotional scenes in the story of the rise of a country girl to the heights of stagedom. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
86% My Man (1928) Ample opportunity Is given Fannie Brice to reveal to the full her talent as an entertainer in the Vitaphone My Man. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
100% The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927) [María Corda] shows a keen sense of humour, and yet she always keeps within reasonable bounds. She appreciates every point, and often it Is only her eyes that tell of Helen's naughty plots or of her flirting. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
91% The Queen of Sheba (1921) The most awe-inspiring [scen] of all Is probably the sensational chariot race This scene shows six chariots, each drawn by four horses racing madly around a great arena while more than five thousand people are shown in the crowds. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
60% The Case of Lena Smith (1929) The backgrounds, the incidental details, and the habits and customs are set forth by the director, Josef von Sternberg, in an interesting manner, but the whole harangue is lacking in true psychology. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
100% Sin Flood (1922) The action of the story Is brisk throughout, and moves in n highly entertaining fashion. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
78% Salome (1919) There are many striking scenes, and the photography and acting throughout are excellent. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
86% The Rogue Song (1930) So many of tho talking pictures which feature famous singers are lacking in plot and action that it ls refreshing to see a film of the calibre of The Rogue Song. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
93% Flesh and the Devil (1926) Greta Garbo is at her best. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
70% London After Midnight (1927) [Chaney] has every opportunity for the exercise of his remarkable aptitude tor disguise which has earned for him the name of "the man with the thousand faces." - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
67% Aloma of the South Seas (1926) The picture as a whole is more satisfactory than most island romances. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
88% The Way of All Flesh (1927) The Way of All Flesh is well suited to the manifold talents of [Jannings], allowing him to show the chief characteristics of his European triumphs, and... many scenes have gained by an artistic restraint which he had never before been able to exercise. - The Mercury (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020