Mark Reviews Movies

Mark Reviews Movies 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 Dujsik
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 Identifying Features (2020) Mark Dujsik Co-writer/director Fernanda Valadez's debut feature ... is a fascinating, troubling, and ultimately devastating examination of modern-day Mexico... EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
3/4 Brothers by Blood (2020) Mark Dujsik What sets this particular story ... apart ... is Guez's focus on these characters, the piece's mood, and a shadowy, claustrophobic sense of inevitable doom... EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
3/4 PG: Psycho Goreman (2020) Mark Dujsik The admirably silly PG: Psycho Goreman is cheap and cheesy, and writer/director Steven Kostanski clearly wouldn't have it any other way. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
3/4 Our Friend (2019) Mark Dujsik Our Friend is truthful about what disease does to people living with it and near it. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
2/4 No Man's Land (2021) Mark Dujsik [T]he movie's eventual aims, morals, and attempts at catharsis ring hollow. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
2/4 The Dig (2021) Mark Dujsik [T]he characters and conversations ... never quite reach the degree of significance that the filmmakers believe they possess. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
2.5/4 Some Kind of Heaven (2020) Mark Dujsik [T]he movie leaves us feeling the need for more-more about this place, some other resident, about the subjects themselves. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
2/4 Outside the Wire (2021) Mark Dujsik Outside the Wire ... repeatedly suggests it has more important, more philosophical, and more complicated things on its mind. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
2.5/4 My Little Sister (2020) Mark Dujsik This story is at its most effective and affecting when it concentrates on [the central] bond ... but it's not really a story about that. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
3/4 MLK/FBI (2020) Mark Dujsik Pollard valiantly tries to cover as many bases as possible. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
2/4 Don't Tell a Soul (2020) Mark Dujsik The plotting, with all of its surprises and additional complications, takes over, and we're left with nobody with whom to sympathize... EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
2.5/4 The Marksman (2021) Mark Dujsik The attempted thrills of the chase overcome the better story within The Marksman. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
3/4 Locked Down (2021) Mark Dujsik [T]his story is much more about the central relationship ... than the mechanics of a multi-million-pound robbery. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
3.5/4 The White Tiger (2021) Mark Dujsik The White Tiger could be seen as a cynical film, in which our hero is as corrupt, amoral, and ruthless as the people against whom he finally rebels. That's the point... EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
1.5/4 Redemption Day (2021) Mark Dujsik The climax is about as dull and repetitive as the rest of Redemption Day. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
3/4 The Reason I Jump (2020) Mark Dujsik The Reason I Jump does put the author's accounts into an immediate and personal perspective, which is definitely worth something. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
2/4 If Not Now, When? (2021) Mark Dujsik Tamara Bass' screenplay ... [gives] each of the women's stories its due. Some of those stories, though, are more engaging than others... EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
3/4 Blizzard of Souls (2019) Mark Dujsik It's a grim, mostly unheroic story about the Great War, told from a perspective that is mostly ignored by history. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
3/4 One Night in Miami (2020) Mark Dujsik Powers' story is as much about the personal as it is about the political... EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
2.5/4 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Mark Dujsik The change in Shadow in the Cloud is so extreme that we should be grateful to survive without dying from fits of stunned laughter. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
2/4 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Mark Dujsik After that opening sequence, Pieces of a Woman becomes a series of one-note scenes without much direction... EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/4 Herself (2020) Mark Dujsik Director Phyllida Lloyd's film isn't entirely about trauma, but it's there, defining so many moments of a story that is, otherwise, surprisingly uplifting. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
1.5/4 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Mark Dujsik [W]here's the Wonder Woman -- engaging and empowered and empowering -- whom we came to admire in that first film? EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3.5/4 Soul (2020) Mark Dujsik The film, like Docter's previous ones, is a great accomplishment of imagination, filled with real ideas, inventive design, and grounded by an emotional core... EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3/4 Promising Young Woman (2020) Mark Dujsik We're left to deal with the consequences and implications of the blunt honesty in that [climactic] move. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
2/4 News of the World (2020) Mark Dujsik While ... noble in its intentions, News of the World feels as if it's holding back on its strongest ideas for the relative comfort of familiar ones. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3/4 The Dissident (2020) Mark Dujsik By the end, Fogel, with a lot of help and evidence provided by multiple sources, has basically revealed everything we need to know and more. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3/4 Dear Comrades! (2020) Mark Dujsik It's horrifying, obviously, to see the violence unfold ... but it's arguably more terrifying to watch the cold, calculated efficacy of the ensuing cover-up. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
2/4 Sylvie's Love (2020) Mark Dujsik [I]t holds melodrama above any real sense of these characters or what makes the central relationship special... EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
1.5/4 Fatale (2020) Mark Dujsik The movie sacrifices logic, sound character choices, and narrative consistency in favor of constantly trying to surprise us. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
2/4 Skylines (2020) Mark Dujsik The first sequel may not have set a high bar, but it definitely set a higher bar than this installment can clear. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
2.5/4 Sister of the Groom (2020) Mark Dujsik Sister of the Groom is torn between serving as a gimmicky comedy and an incisive character study, and those two elements never quite come together. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
2/4 Greenland (2020) Mark Dujsik There's less a sense of inevitable doom in Greenland than a sense of inevitable formula. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3/4 Monster Hunter (2020) Mark Dujsik Monster Hunter is big, dumb, and goofy fun. That's all the film tries to be. That's all it wants to be. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3/4 Hunter Hunter (2020) Mark Dujsik Linden escalates the tension of this scenario with precision... EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3.5/4 Wolfwalkers (2020) Mark Dujsik This is a gorgeous film, crafted expertly and with obvious care by artists who refuse to take any shortcuts. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
1.5/4 Wander Darkly (2020) Mark Dujsik As for the truth of what's really happening in Wander Darkly, it turns out to be a big, manipulative cheat. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
1/4 Songbird (2020) Mark Dujsik It's dumb enough that we can't assume some malicious intent in its existence. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
3.5/4 Minari (2020) Mark Dujsik Everything about the foundation of the story of Minari is simple, but Chung builds and builds upon it. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
2.5/4 Gunda (2020) Mark Dujsik Gunda ... is resolutely objective and, as a result, somewhat impenetrable. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
2.5/4 Farewell Amor (2020) Mark Dujsik Msangi's relatively thin story misses out on further developing these characters and their individual struggles. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
2/4 Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Mark Dujsik Wild Mountain Thyme [is] a comedy about the lengths a group of Irish farmers will go to hide their feelings. It's also a romance that undoubtedly suffers for that gag. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
0.5/4 The Stand In (2020) Mark Dujsik The Stand In makes many mistakes ... but its worst sin, arguably, is to make Drew Barrymore play two very unlikeable characters. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
2/4 The Midnight Sky (2020) Mark Dujsik [S]creenwriter Mark L. Smith and Clooney, who ... directed, see this material mostly as fodder for adventure... EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
3/4 Let Them All Talk (2020) Mark Dujsik If it's funny and filled with actors just being natural and charming, does a movie really have to be more than that? EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
2/4 Wander (2020) Mark Dujsik The truth of Wander ... isn't something about this man. It's a trick played on us... EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
4/4 Nomadland (2020) Mark Dujsik McDormand exists here in a state of being ... and of being absolutely present. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
0.5/4 Love, Weddings & Other Disasters (2020) Mark Dujsik The question isn't if there's anything to like in Love, Weddings & Other Disasters. It's if there's anything not to hate in this movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
2.5/4 I'm Your Woman (2020) Mark Dujsik Brosnahan's performance carries a lot of it, even as [the screenwriters] give us an entirely obvious and mostly shallow progression of [the] character. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/4 Dear Santa (2020) Mark Dujsik Dear Santa just embraces the joy of unexpected and much-appreciated generosity. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020