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
2.5/4 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Mark Dujsik What kind of jokes do you make when you're out of ideas? Why, you go for the easy ones, of course. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2.5/4 Serendipity (2019) Mark Dujsik [T]he narrative and structural choices of Serendipity present a certain distancing effect... EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/4 The King (2019) Mark Dujsik [T]he filmmakers have taken Shakespeare's story, condensed it, and given it the intimacy of a character study... EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/4 Emanuel (2019) Mark Dujsik [T]he film is a vital testimony of grief and horror, yes, but also of love and forgiveness. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/4 Parasite (2019) Mark Dujsik The hilarious, thrilling, and thought-provoking Parasite is a master class of tone control. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/4 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Mark Dujsik These are ideas and spectacles ... in search of an actual story. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2.5/4 Greener Grass (2019) Mark Dujsik Admirably absurd but not much else, Greener Grass is a strange and almost indecipherable satire of suburban life. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/4 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Mark Dujsik Anyone who hasn't watched the show ... will miss most of why Gilligan's feature-length epilogue is a success. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 Dolor y gloria (2019) Mark Dujsik However authentic Pain and Glory may be to Almodóvar's life, the film itself is bracingly, nakedly authentic in its emotional truth. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
1.5/4 Mary (2019) Mark Dujsik The feeling that the filmmakers are trying to spread their already-thin material even thinner is a constant. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
1.5/4 Jexi (2019) Mark Dujsik [T]he phone is funny. The owner isn't. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/4 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Mark Dujsik This film ... is pretty entertaining as a look at both Moore's intrepid entrepreneurship and the strange path to making a genuinely strange movie... EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/4 Jangsa-ri 9.15 (2019) Mark Dujsik Much of this non-combat story relies on melodrama, which means we never gain a sense of these characters as actual people. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/4 Gemini Man (2019) Mark Dujsik [W]ithin the framework of a pretty routine action story, [the ideas] don't have time to breathe, let alone be developed or explored. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2.5/4 The Addams Family (2019) Mark Dujsik [T]he filmmakers unintentionally limit the potential of The Addams Family, trying to fit an amusing, deranged, and freewheeling comedy into a set formula. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/4 Mister America (2019) Mark Dujsik Not too long into this movie ... one realizes that the filmmakers don't have much to say about the character ... or politics. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
1.5/4 Semper Fi (2019) Mark Dujsik There's something amiss with both of these men, but hey, why bother to examine that when there could be a third-act action sequence instead? EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
1.5/4 The Pretenders (2018) Mark Dujsik [T]here's little that's sincere about this story. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/4 The Parts You Lose (2019) Mark Dujsik They easily could have turned this setup into a thriller, but instead, they've made a quiet, thoughtful film... EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Mark Dujsik One really would rather listen to the music, instead of hearing the same talking points about it. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Mark Dujsik [I]t seems to forget that there's a whole lot of film remaining after the most famous scene. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
1.5/4 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Mark Dujsik Maybe that's why Hawley shifts the aspect ratio so often: With a main character this static, something has to move. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2.5/4 Low Tide (2019) Mark Dujsik It's a bit jarring to see these young characters act out a fairly generic crime tale... EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 The Laundromat (2019) Mark Dujsik The Laundromat is a jumble that only makes this confusing issue even more difficult to comprehend. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2.5/4 First Love (2019) Mark Dujsik The idea, perhaps, is to give us so much movie that we're distracted from the fact that there isn't much to the actual movie we've been given. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2.5/4 Dilili à Paris (2018) Mark Dujsik With its stilted and repetitive pieces of expository dialogue, Ocelot clearly has a child audience in mind. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/4 Joker (2019) Mark Dujsik In this age of superhero saturation, different is refreshing and daring enough. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
1.5/4 Prey (2019) Mark Dujsik [The] screenplay is ... all over the place, which might be more forgivable if the movie's ultimate destination weren't so dull and slight. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
2.5/4 The Mountain (2018) Mark Dujsik The established mood continues through the whole of the movie, but that third act ... desperately tries to frame a tone poem of despair as something more significant. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
1.5/4 The Golden Glove (2019) Mark Dujsik The content is disgusting. The backdrop against which this story unfolds is equally unappealing. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/4 The Death of Dick Long (2019) Mark Dujsik [T]he real stakes of The Death of Dick Long are in watching Scheinert transform a bad joke into serious drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3.5/4 The Day Shall Come (2019) Mark Dujsik Morris and Armstrong's dialogue, filled with insults and paradoxes and simply some great one-liners, shines... EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/4 Britt-Marie var här (2019) Mark Dujsik All of this is so light ... that it threatens to float away... It's so pleasant, though, that the familiarity hardly matters. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/4 Always in Season (2014) Mark Dujsik The power of Always in Season, which examines three cases of lynching, is that it isn't a history lesson. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/4 Abominable (2019) Mark Dujsik [The] chase is given occasional life by Everest's ability to control nature ... but Abominable is just a routine and shallow adventure tale. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3.5/4 Judy (2019) Mark Dujsik We've heard about the tragedy of Garland's life. This film makes us feel it. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/4 Zeroville (2019) Mark Dujsik [M]aybe it was too much for the filmmakers. For us, the movie simply is not enough. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
1/4 The Wedding Year (2019) Mark Dujsik The Wedding Year has a terrible, wholly unlikeable protagonist. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
2/4 Running With the Devil (2019) Mark Dujsik There are human beings involved in the process ... It would be a stretch to call them characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
1.5/4 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Mark Dujsik This feels like the first draft of a story, rushed to the screen before Stallone realized he couldn't play the role anymore and/or audiences stopped caring... EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 Monos (2019) Mark Dujsik The film offers little by way of plot, instead observing how these kids have been transformed in ways so fundamental that they're barely children any longer. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 Don't Be Nice (2019) Mark Dujsik [W]e're actually invested in these poets as artists trying to make sense of themselves and the world, not just as competitors trying to win. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
1/4 Corporate Animals (2019) Mark Dujsik Mercifully short but still stretched far beyond sustainability, Corporate Animals is a methodically tedious comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 Bloodline (2018) Mark Dujsik Jacobson and fellow screenwriters Avra Fox-Lerner and Will Honley aren't just here for the gory thrills. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
2/4 Villains (2019) Mark Dujsik The filmmakers ... never find a sense of momentum that matches the wildness of the movie's premise and characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 Downton Abbey (2019) Mark Dujsik Fellowes and Engler have made a follow-up that does exist as its own entity -- a smart and funny comedy of manners... EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 Ad Astra (2019) Mark Dujsik The plot ... is mostly an excuse for the filmmakers to take us on a tour of these worlds. They're genuine marvels... EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Mark Dujsik For all of its simple plotting and fairy-tale trappings, Tigers Are Not Afraid does get to the heart of the situation of its young protagonists... EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/4 Life Support (2019) Mark Dujsik To say that 3 Days with Dad loses its way is an understatement. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/4 Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Mark Dujsik [Ivins'] voice comes through strongly ... which is the best that can be said of this otherwise pedestrian documentary. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019