Kermode and Mayo's Film Review


  • The Baader Meinhof Complex

    The Baader Meinhof Complex

    Mark Kermode casts his critical eye over the 2008 German film based on the book of the same name.

    Date reviewed: 14th November 2008

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  • Babycall


    Mark Kermode reviews Babycall. Noomi Rapace plays a mother hiding from her abusive husband in this Norwegian thriller.

    Date reviewed: 29th March 2012

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  • Bad Lieutenant

    Bad Lieutenant

    Werner Herzog's unofficial remake of Abel Ferrara's dark classic sees Nic Cage in fine form as the chaotic Bad Lieutenant.

    Date reviewed: 21st May 2010

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  • Barbara


    Mark Kermode reviews Barbara. A young doctor in 1980s East Germany is sent to work at a provincial hospital as punishment for attempting to escape to the West.

    Date reviewed: 28th September 2012

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  • Barbaric Genius

    Barbaric Genius

    Mark Kermode reviews Barbaric Genius. A documentary on the life of John Healy, who rose from a life of homelessness to become a chess champion and successful author.

    Date reviewed: 25th May 2012

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  • Barney's Version

    Barney's Version

    The no-holds barred tale of one man's life, starring Paul Giamatti.

    Date reviewed: 28th January 2011

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  • Battle: Los Angeles

    Battle: Los Angeles

    Jonathan Liebesman's action film about a Marine platoon up against an alien invasion.

    Date reviewed: 11th March 2011

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  • Battleship


    Al Murray and Boyd & Floyd review special effects movie Battleship. Starring Liam Neeson, Rihanna and Taylor Kitsch.

    Date reviewed: 13th April 2012

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  • Beasts of the Southern World

    Beasts of the Southern World

    Mark Kermode reviews Beasts of the Southern Wild, starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly.

    Date reviewed: 19th October 2012

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  • Beginners


    Drama starring Ewan McGregor as a son coming to terms with his father's homosexuality and terminal illness.

    Date reviewed: 22nd July 2011

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  • Bel Ami

    Bel Ami

    Mark Kermode reviews Bel Ami. Set in 19th century Paris, this period drama features Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci and Uma Thurman.

    Date reviewed: 9th March 2012

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  • Benda Bilili!

    Benda Bilili!

    Documentary following the story of Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili.

    Date reviewed: 18th March 2011

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  • Berberian Sound Studio

    Berberian Sound Studio

    Mark Kermode reviews Berberian Sound Studio. A sound engineer's work in a horror studio becomes a case of life imitating art.

    Date reviewed: Friday 31st August 2012

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  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua

    Mark Kermode delivers his verdict on Beverly Hills Chihuahua, featuring the voices of Drew Barrymore and Jamie Lee Curtis.

    Date reviewed: 16th January 2009

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  • Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

    Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

    The latest in the Big Momma franchise leaves Mark almost speechless.

    Date reviewed: 18th February 2011

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  • The Big Picture

    The Big Picture

    French thriller, based on Douglas Kennedy's 1997 novel, and starring Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve.

    Date reviewed: 22nd July 2011

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  • Biutiful


    Story exploring the boundary of life and death from Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

    Date reviewed: 28th January 2011

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  • Black Death

    Black Death

    A film about "the pestilence". Is Dr Mark Kermode going to enjoy Black Death? Of course he is.

    Date reviewed: 11th June 2010

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  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    Mark is totally entertained by Darren Aronofsky's nutcracker psycho drama.

    Date reviewed: 21st January 2011

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  • Blackthorn


    Al Murray and Boyd & Floyd review Blackthorn, a western charting the adventures of an aging Butch Cassidy.

    Date reviewed: 13th April 2012

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  • Blindness


    Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo discuss the merits of Blindess, a thriller in which a city is hit by an epidemic of 'white blindness'.

    Date reviewed: 21st November 2008

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  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine

    Mark is impressed by the central performances in this relationship drama.

    Date reviewed: 14th January 2011

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  • The Boat That Rocked

    The Boat That Rocked

    Richard Curtis' nostalgic take on 1960s pirate radio, starring Rhys Ifans and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

    Date reviewed: 3rd April 2009

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  • Body of Lies

    Body of Lies

    Mark Kermode reviews Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's spy thriller.

    Date reviewed: 21st November 2008

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  • Bolt


    Disney's first purpose-built 3D animation, by Toy Story director John Lasseter.

    Date reviewed: 6th February 2009

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  • The Book Of Eli

    The Book Of Eli

    The Hughes brothers' post-apocalyptic tale starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman.

    Date reviewed: 15th January 2010

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  • The Bounty Hunter

    The Bounty Hunter

    Mark Kermode reviews the film about a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter (Gerard Butler) who is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, played by Jennifer Aniston.

    Date reviewed: 19th March 2010

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  • The Box

    The Box

    Mark Kermode, reviews The Box by Richard Kelly. With James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Cameron Diaz. A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know

    Date reviewed: 4th December 2009

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  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

    The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

    Moving drama, telling the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of a young boy.

    Date reviewed: 12th September 2008

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  • Breathing


    Mark Kermode reviews Breathing, a drama from first time Austrian director Karl Markovics.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • Bride Wars

    Bride Wars

    Mark Kermode gives Simon Mayo his review of the Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway film, Bride Wars.

    Date reviewed: 9th January 2009

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  • Brideshead Revisited

    Brideshead Revisited

    Mark Kermode reviews the film of the Evelyn Waugh book which was famously also a television series.

    Date reviewed: 3rd October 2008

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  • Bridesmaids


    Comedy starring Kristen Wiig as the maid of honor in a group of oddball bridesmaids.

    Date reviewed: 24th June 2011

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  • Bright Star

    Bright Star

    Jane Campion's drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne.

    Date reviewed: 6th November 2009

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  • Brighton Rock

    Brighton Rock

    Sam Riley and Helen Mirren star in the crime thriller based on Graham Greene's book.

    Date reviewed: 4th February 2011

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  • Bronson


    Controversial film about the prisoner Charles Bronson, starring Tom Hardy.

    Date reviewed: 13th March 2009

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  • Brooklyn's Finest

    Brooklyn's Finest

    Mark sees Richard Gere's performance as a New York City cop in Brooklyn's Finest as a "return to form".

    Date reviewed: 11th June 2010

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  • Brothers


    Star-studded remake of Danish film Brodre, featuring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman.

    Date reviewed: 22nd January 2010

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  • Bruno


    Mark Kermode gets to grips with Sacha Baron Cohen's latest comedy, Bruno - and finds that it's not bad actually.

    Date reviewed: 10th July 2009

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  • Buried


    Mark is creeped out by this claustrophobic coffin shocker.

    Date reviewed: 1st October 2010

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  • Burke and Hare

    Burke and Hare

    Nigel Floyd and Boyd Hilton review Burke and Hare, John Landis' black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers.

    Date reviewed: 29th October 2010

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  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    Comedy from the Coen Brothers and featuring an all star cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton.

    Date reviewed: 17th October 2008

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