Critical Eye

Critical Eye is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Mark Freeman
Rating Title/Year Author
And Your Mother Too (2001) Mark Freeman A tremendous example of what is possible when you take a simple premise, and imbue it with intelligence and dignity EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2002
Signs (2002) Mark Freeman Its attempts to merge popcorn mentalities and issues of theology means there is not enough of either approach to really work. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2002
Lagaan (2001) Mark Freeman '...a great, participatory spectator sport.' EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2002
Minority Report (2002) Mark Freeman the most interesting, successful, and basically honest work this director has done for a long, long time. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2002
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) Mark Freeman 'In this poor remake of such a well loved classic, Parker exposes the limitations of his skill and the basic flaws in his vision.' EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2002
The Beaver Trilogy (2001) Mark Freeman '...toys with issues of spectatorship so brilliantly, that you emerge having learnt a lot about fiction, documentary, and yourself.' EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2002
El traje (2002) Mark Freeman "its successes are also tempered with elements which prove the direct antithesis of what it gets right." EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2002
Puppetry of the Penis - Tackle Happy (2002) Mark Freeman "It's such a weird and demented world these men choose to inhabit, but Molloy doesn't take us any further than the surface." EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2002
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Mark Freeman '...like the lives of the geniuses it centres on, The Royal Tenenbaums is a good looking, angst ridden example of squandered potential.' EDIT
Posted May 17, 2002
The Scorpion King (2002) Mark Freeman a return of the action hero as self-parody EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2002
Kandahar (2001) Mark Freeman '...doesn't quite have the cohesion and power of the sublime Gabbeh... but still remains strong and compelling' EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2002
A Beautiful Mind (2001) Mark Freeman It may be a film which salutes intelligence and the power of love, but it's also a symbol of cinematic cowardice and fear. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2002
Waking Life (2001) Mark Freeman It has taken a decade for Linklater to move from Slacker to Waking Life, and a comparison between the two brilliantly exposes the changes that have occurred over this time. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2002
Ali (2001) Mark Freeman It's great art cinema masquerading as a mainstream film. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2002
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) Mark Freeman "the focus on the girls sometimes falls flat, but the rest is strong and executed with some precision." EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2002
The Shipping News (2001) Mark Freeman ...leads us from the alien to the comprehensible with a gentle, leisurely hand. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2002
From Hell (2001) Mark Freeman a clumsy amalgam of contemporary vision and period thriller EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2002
Mulholland Dr. (2001) Mark Freeman gets better, deeper, more perfect, the longer you spend within its intricate, tragic, fascinating world. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2002
Behind Enemy Lines (2001) Mark Freeman Not since last year's Rules of Engagement has there been a film with a blacker, more sinister heart. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2002
Atanarjuat the Fast Runner (2001) Mark Freeman "a sensorial smorgasbord where you become attuned to the symphonic marriage of pure sound and perfect image." EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2002
Amelie From Montmartre (2001) Mark Freeman irritating and nauseatingly cute EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2002
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Mark Freeman '...it's so relentlessly referential that The Man Who Wasn't There slips almost into claustrophobia.' EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2001
The Others (2001) Mark Freeman a masterful film that reinvigorates the long forgotten genre of the female Gothic. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2001
Kippur (2000) Mark Freeman all the more daring for its desire to convey its message without didacticism or even conventional methods of narrative. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2001
Looking for Alibrandi (2000) Mark Freeman "a remarkably fresh, energetic celebration of youth and culture." EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2001
Chopper (2000) Mark Freeman "tough, provocative and challenging." EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2001
Better Than Sex (2000) Mark Freeman There are indeed a few things that are better than sex. Unfortunately Better Than Sex is not one of them. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2001
Rosetta (1999) Mark Freeman a careful, painful film, but beautiful in its execution EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2001