Sunday Mirror (UK)

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Rating Title/Year Author
Burlesque (2010) Mark Adams Burlesque is a wonderful bit of kitsch fun - the perfect platform for the tuneful diva talents of Cher and Aguilera. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 The Departed (2006) Mark Adams Bloody, brutal and brilliant -- DiCaprio and Nicholson shine in the crime movie of 2006. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2015
5/5 Kick-Ass (2010) Mark Adams Kick-Ass is a gloriously bloodthirsty action romp that is funny, violent and stunningly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2010
5/5 2012 (2009) Mark Adams An astonishingly impressive and entertaining disaster movie... one of the must-see films of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2009
5/5 Citizen Kane (1941) Mark Adams Truly one of the greatest films ever. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2009
5/5 An Education (2009) Mark Adams An Education is a brilliant learning curve - one of the best British films of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2009
2/5 9 (2009) Mark Adams A cumbersome and trite "dangerous rise of technology" story that fails to engage. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2009
2/5 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) Mark Adams This stylish tale of teen terror is impressive but unsatisfying. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2009
2/5 The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard. (2009) Mark Adams This scattershot comedy hits a few targets but is so desperate to amuse it feels more like a series of rejected TV sketches than a movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2009
3/5 Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Mark Adams Yes, Fantastic Mr Fox is clever. But it is also a rather slight film that you smile at rather than really enjoy. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2009
4/5 Zombieland (2009) Mark Adams The best zom-com since Shaun of the Dead... a delightfully sharp and smart comedy actioner that is funny, thrilling and just a little bit gory. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2009
5/5 Up (2009) Mark Adams Up is quite wonderful entertainment blending moving moments with action-packed sequences and comedy. Buoyant and beautiful, it is a movie must. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2009
The Soloist (2009) Mark Adams The Soloist is a moving and well-made film, but you just can't help feeling it is a little too contrived and simplistic. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2009
2/5 Creation (2009) Mark Adams A well-made piece of period drama that sorely lacks any lightness or passion. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2009
2/5 The Red Baron (2008) Mark Adams Looks terrific when up in the air amidst the dogfights, but falls flat back on the ground. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2009
5/5 (500) Days of Summer (2009) Mark Adams A modern romance for grown-ups... a sweet-natured, funny, deeply-romantic tale that brims with energy and is blessed with top-notch performances. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2009
5/5 District 9 (2009) Mark Adams District 9 is one of the very best films of the year - packed with suspense, action, humour and great performances, and directed with real style and panache... brilliant! EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2009
5/5 The Hurt Locker (2008) Mark Adams An amazingly powerful movie that will leave you reeling. This mustsee movie is dazzlingly well made. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2009
4/5 Funny People (2009) Mark Adams Life, death and comedy... Funny People is a thoughtful and funny comedy indulgence. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2009
4/5 Broken Embraces (2009) Mark Adams The film may lack great depth, but it is a visual treat about films within films and packed with top performances. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2009
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) Mark Adams The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is a classy updating of the original, strong on pace and atmosphere, with Travolta and Washington making a great doubleact. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2009
2/5 Land of the Lost (2009) Mark Adams A lumbering and largely unamusing comedy adventure. Ferrell and McBride are occasionally funny when they head into improv territory, but on the whole it is a limp affair. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2009
5/5 Once Upon a Time in the West (1969) Mark Adams Stunning big-screen cowboy film. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2009
The Proposal (2009) Mark Adams Ignore the underlying fact that The Proposal is one big cliché of a movie and relish Bullock's ability to handle slapstick comedy as well as the smart line delivery. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2009
3/5 Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country (2008) Mark Adams As a film it is uneven but as a news document it is uncompromising and compelling. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2009
3/5 Kisses (2008) Mark Adams This delicate, charming low-budget Irish film is a gem worth discovering. A thoughtful and whimsical film. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2009
3/5 Frozen River (2008) Mark Adams While there is much to admire, there is little to enjoy as downtrodden folk try to make money the hard way. At heart it is a sentimental drama that rarely connects. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2009
4/5 Moon (2009) Mark Adams A smart futuristic tale, blending paranoia, drama and humour. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2009
3/5 35 Shots of Rum (2008) Mark Adams Warm, affectionate and oddly absorbing. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2009
3/5 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) Mark Adams It deserves to be appreciated for what it is - a smart and quirky tale that is also oddly upbeat. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2009
Brüno (2009) Mark Adams For the majority of its short running time Brüno is a masterpiece of comedy by embarrassment. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2009
4/5 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Mark Adams The laughs are balanced with some outstanding action sequences. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2009
3/5 Public Enemies (2009) Mark Adams Public Enemies is one of those films that lurches between sheer brilliance and muddled moments... but it does feature Johnny Depp in terrific form and is worth seeing just for him alone. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2009
Telstar (2008) Mark Adams Telstar is still an oddly compulsive story of an exuberant mess of a man who played a key role in British pop history. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2009
Gigantic (2008) Mark Adams Gigantic tries so hard to be cute and quirky it forgets it should also try to be interesting. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Mark Adams In terms of explosions, firepower and sheer shrill, all-action, popcorn entertainment it is hard to see how this big'n'bold sequel can be topped this year. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2009
3/5 Doghouse (2009) Mark Adams A nicely gory comedy-horror flick that is a diverting bit of lads' entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2009
4/5 The Hangover (2009) Mark Adams A devilishly smart comedy gem that manages to blend the raunchy and the rowdy with some deliciously left-field humour. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2009
The Last House on the Left (2009) Mark Adams A thoroughly nasty rape revenge tale that's short on logic but strong on blood and brutality. An unpleasant movie experience. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2009
3/5 Last Chance Harvey (2008) Mark Adams This good-natured London-set rom-com for the over-40s is delightfully performed and gently amusing, but it can't shake its need for schmaltz and sentimentality. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2009
4/5 Terminator Salvation (2009) Mark Adams This is a much more straightforward, all-gunsblazing sci-fi tale of downat-heel humanity at war with some rather nasty machines. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2009
2/5 Fireflies in the Garden (2008) Mark Adams The elements are all there but never fully click into place - more like a TV movie than a big-screen drama. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2009
2/5 Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience (2009) Mark Adams This toe-curling dip into the sickly-sweet musical world of the Jonas brothers is innocuous and dull. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2009
3/5 12 Rounds (2009) Mark Adams While the plot is completely daft the film is also engagingly diverting. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2009
4/5 Drag Me to Hell (2009) Mark Adams The great thing about Drag Me To Hell is that it is laugh-out-loud funny as well as scream-out-loud scary... and as one who has a hard time with horror movies, I must say it is darn entertaining. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2009
3/5 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) David Edwards It's not quite as good as the unfairly maligned first instalment but, for parents, this is a foolproof way of filling a slot over the Bank Holiday weekend. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2009
Awaydays (2009) Mark Adams The film tries to blend Seventies music, fashion and a grim backdrop, but at heart it's a nasty and limp story told better by other movies. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2009
Tormented (2009) Mark Adams Cool, sexy, amusing and nicely chilling, Tormented is a smart bit of home-grown slasher mayhem. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2009
A Girl Cut in Two (2007) Mark Adams Heavy-handed French drama is a clumsy affair. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2009
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Mark Adams Night at the Museum 2 is a fistful of family fun... brimming with amusing lines, great effects and a series of smart cameo performances. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2009