Mark Kermode Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 77% Summerland (2020) This boasts real substance beneath the surface, keeping its feet on the ground and its head in the clouds.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2020
4/5 81% How to Build a Girl (2020) [An] entertainingly ramshackle coming-of-age story, adapted by screenwriter Caitlin Moran from her autobiographically inspired bestseller.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2020
5/5 92% Clemency (2019) It takes an actor of Woodard's calibre to show us how Bernadine arrived at this point, and why she finds herself so conflicted.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2020
5/5 99% Saint Frances (2020) A vibrant and emotionally engaging tale that dresses its subversive self-determination manifesto in the clothes of a ditzy, bittersweet comedy about midlife disappointment.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020
5/5 92% Lynn + Lucy (2019) A pair of electrifying performances lie at the heart of this terrific first feature by writer-director Fyzal Boulifa, a modern fable of tested friendships and public shaming.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
3/5 40% Irresistible (2020) As a non-partisan response to the craziness of "this system, the way we elect people" (which is indeed "terrifying and exhausting"), it gets my vote.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
100% White Riot (2019) ...brilliantly uplifting...a movement that says "no!," it appealed to me...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
56% Resistance (2020) As a film, it wasn't brilliant, but still gripping with many set pieces that work very well...I came out wanting to know more...flawed, not perfect, but fascinating and uplifting...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
53% Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (2019) I don't think I can recommend Joan of Arc to anybody...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
70% 7500 (2020) It was pretty well-done...a calling card film, look what [it] can do on limited resources...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
3/5 70% 7500 (2020) This lean hijack thriller marks a striking feature debut for German writer/director Patrick Vollrath.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2020
73% The King of Staten Island (2020) A bit self-indulgent and too long...but the more I thought about it, the further I was from the film...the more stinging pathos moments came to mind...I thought it had a heart, tangible and beating...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
100% The Australian Dream (2019) An important documentary, particularly with everything going on in this moment...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
89% You Don't Nomi (2020) The documentary felt joyous, and I say that as someone who thought Showgirls was really, really, really, REALLY terrible...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
89% Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019) The loneliness feels all the more poignant...the soundtrack is lovely...when you hear the Belle & Sebastian songs, you feel the film, it's really charming.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
9% Artemis Fowl (2020) A fun, fleeting, rather flimsy romp...it doesn't have classic qualities, but it works if you take it for what it is: a 95-minute supernatural fantasy...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) A very mixed bag...one film that was turned into two different types of films...but it's not hard to watch, and Spike Lee is always worth watching. This isn't classic Spike Lee, though...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
46% A Rainy Day in New York (2019) It's not just that it's not up to scratch; it's someone doing a terrible Woody Allen impression...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
95% Dating Amber (2020) Very well-played, with sharply-drawn characters, believable situations...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
87% The County (Héradid) (2019) It looks astonishing, still camerawork that allows these scenes to play out in a theatrical yet deadpan way...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
65% The Lovebirds (2020) It's not terrible, but it's not terribly good, either.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
100% Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019) A really odd and very arresting movie.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
93% Romantic Comedy (2019) I actually wanted more enthusiasm here...more of a celebration at times...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
85% Cassandro the Exotico! (2019) An intimate and interesting portrait...a documentary told with great compassion, very funny, very moving and very charming...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
100% The Orphanage (2019) A coming-of-age story that uses the language of cinema to tell its story.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
39% Proximity (2020) Alright, but in a sort of rubbish way...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
3/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Lee draws a line from slavery to soldiery and on to the current divide-and-rule unrest.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2020
4/5 89% Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019) [A] funny, acerbic, yet surprisingly tender film...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2020
4/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) That a film with such an apparently familiar narrative can keep us this intrigued is a credit to the film-makers - particularly Patterson, from whom we should expect to hear much more in the future.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2020
4/5 87% The County (Héradid) (2019) The County blends elements of heartfelt tragedy with absurdist comedy, conjuring a humanist portrait of life in which community and loneliness coexist in a landscape of contradictions - geographical, personal, and political.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2020
64% Time to Hunt (2020) Snappy, fast-paced action set-pieces. I kind of enjoyed it, not least because it has a comic book sensibility to it.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) It has poetic grit...a really important film, and it never feels preachy or polemical despite the contemporary issue it is dealing with...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
75% The Wretched (2020) There's a good balance of firmness and entertaining. Creepy thrills and atmospheric chills, for a pretty modest horror film I thought it did the job pretty well.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
83% The Whistlers (2020) It has such a playful attitude toward genre...absurd but quite genuine.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
5/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) A perfectly observed portrait of female friendship; a coming-of-age story with road-movie inflections, piercingly honest and deeply affecting.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
18% Love's Kitchen (2011) It's utter rubbish. ‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
67% Astronaut (2019) Ultimately, I believed in this character, whose dreams were so obviously unfulfillable...I thought that worked rather well.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
68% Extraction (2020) The sheer orchestration of some of the action set pieces is really quite breathtaking.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
86% Sea Fever (2020) It's made well, made intelligently, and it uses a very small budget with confidence...I was really surprised by how much I liked it.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
100% Moffie (2019) The music is definitely something drawing you into the drama. An unforgiving world, a harsh story, but told with real tenderness.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
92% The Assistant (2020) A really well-made film with a great central performance, and I like the understatement of it...the very little details are what really matter and tell the story.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
91% Ema (2019) It is worth persevering, because there is something in there. I'm just not entirely sure what it is...and it is an aftermath film, it takes until the last 15 or 20 minutes to pick up the pieces...‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
4/5 92% The Assistant (2020) A performance of few words but immense physical eloquence by Julia Garner anchors this impressively chilling #MeToo-era drama about workplace harassment and abuse.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
3/5 88% Selah and the Spades (2020) Selah and the Spades is an audacious calling card for Poe, marking her down as a major talent to watch.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2020
100% The Whalebone Box (2020) Fantastically-inventive arthouse production. I have a huge fondness for his work.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
50% Four Kids and It (2020) Caine's voice is perfectly suited to this kind of comedy...I liked it, and it didn't bother me.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
20% Nona: If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them (2019) You admire it from afar but you don't embrace...much more interesting than enjoyable, and I found it quite hard work. For me, it didn't engage emotionally.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
20% Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask (2019) It didn't make a load of sense, despite occasional diverting moments.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
70% Trolls World Tour (2020) For most of it, it's a candy floss thing for younger viewers. It's not terrible, but it doesn't have the musical wit or invention or pan-generational appeal of something like Toy Story...not great, not terrible.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
80% Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) (2020) An interesting piece of work that strikes a particular chord at the moment.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020