Kermode and Mayo's Film Review


  • Safe


    Mark Kermode reviews Safe, the latest all-action thriller starring Jason Statham.

    Date reviewed: 4th May 2012

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  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    Mark Kermode reviews Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a rom com set in the Middle East. Starring Ewan McGregor & Emily Blunt.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • The Sapphires

    The Sapphires

    Mark Kermode reviews musical comedy The Sapphires. In 1968 a group of Aboriginal singers start an all-girl group and are sent to Vietnam to entertain the troops.

    Date reviewed: 9th November 2012

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  • Savages


    Mark Kermode reviews Savages. A pair of Californian cannabis growers fight a Mexican drug cartel in Oliver Stone's latest ultra-violent thriller.

    Date reviewed: 21st September 2012

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  • Savage Grace

    Savage Grace

    Mark Kermode reviews Tom Kalin's drama featuring performances by Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane and Anne Reid.

    Date reviewed: 11th July

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  • Searching for Sugarman

    Searching for Sugar Man

    Mark Kermode reviews Searching for Sugar Man, a documentary about the mysterious '70s musician know as Rodriguez.

    Date reviewed: 26th July 2012

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  • The Secret Life of Bees

    The Secret Life of Bees

    Mark Kermode reviews The Secret Life Of Bees, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson.

    Date reviewed: 5th December

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  • Shadow Dancer

    Shadow Dancer

    Simon Mayo and James King review Shadow Dancer, directed by James Marsh. Set in 1990s Belfast, an IRA member turns informant to protect her son's welfare. Featuring Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough and Gillian Anderson.

    Date reviewed: 24th August 2012

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  • She Monkeys

    She Monkeys

    Mark Kermode reviews She Monkeys, a Swedish film charting the unusual relationship between two young women.

    Date reviewed: 18th May 2012

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes

    Mark reviews Guy Ritchie's take on the Victorian detective, starring Robert Downie Junior and Jude Law.

    Date reviewed: 18th December

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    Boyd and Floyd review the newly released extended cut of Kubrick's The Shining. Features footage cut from the original European release.

    Date reviewed: 2nd November

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  • Shorts


    Radio 5 live's film critic appraises Shorts, the latest offering from Robert Rodriguez. A family adventure starring William H Macey.

    Date reviewed: 21st August

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  • Silent Hill

    Silent Hill: Revelation

    Boyd and Floyd review Silent Hill: Revelation, the latest movie adaptation of the video game franchise. A girl on the eve of her 18th birthday is forced to confront the evil forces which have visited her as nightmares.

    Date reviewed: 2 November 2012

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  • Silent House

    Silent House

    Mark Kermode reviews Silent House, starring Elizabeth Olsen as a woman trapped in a remote house and forced to relive her worst nightmare.

    Date reviewed: 4th May 2012

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  • Sinister


    Mark Kermode reviews Sinister. A crime novelist finds footage of the murdered previous owners of his new home and awakens a supernatural force.

    Date reviewed: 5th October 2012

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  • Sister


    Mark Kermode reviews French drama Sister. Set at a ski resort, a young boy is forced to steal from tourists to support his sister.

    Date reviewed: 26th October 2012

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  • Skyfall


    Mark Kermode reviews Skyfall. Daniel Craig is back as James Bond in this latest installment. Also starring Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem.

    Date reviewed: 26th October 2012

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  • Slumdog Millionaire

    Slumdog Millionaire

    Mark Kermode reviews Danny Boyle's film about a Mumbai teen growing up in the slums. Featuring Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto.

    Date reviewed: 9th January

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  • Snow White And The Huntsman

    Snow White and the Huntsman

    Mark Kermode reviews Snow White and the Huntsman. Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron star in this re-imagined version of the classic fairytale.

    Date reviewed: 31st May 2012

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  • The Soloist

    The Soloist

    We're entering awards season, and here come the worthy films "for your consideration" - but too much of this feels like a TV movie.

    Date reviewed: 25th September

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  • Something From Nothing

    Something From Nothing

    Mark Kermode reviews Something from Nothing. A documentary on Rap music, directed by Ice-T and featuring interviews with the biggest international stars of the scene.

    Date reviewed: 20th July 2012

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  • Soul Power

    Soul Power

    Mark Kermode reviews a film about the music concert that accompanied The Rumble In The Jungle boxing match in Zaire.

    Date reviewed: 10th July

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  • The Source

    The Source

    Mark Kermode reviews The Source. Set in a North African village, this drama tells the story of local women who go on 'love strike' against their cruel husbands.

    Date reviewed: 18th May 2012

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  • Sounds Like Teen Spirit

    Sounds Like Teen Spirit

    Mark Kermode reviews a documentary about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, directed by Jamie Jay Johnson.

    Date reviewed: 8th May

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  • St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold

    St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold

    Mark reviews the second installment in the re-invention of the girl power comedies.

    Date reviewed: 18th December

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  • Star Trek

    Star Trek

    Mark Kermode and Simon review the latest addition to the Star Trek franchise.

    Date reviewed: 8th May

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  • State of Play

    State of Play

    Mark Kermode reviews the big-screen adaptation of the television series, which stars Russell Crowe.

    Date reviewed: 24th April

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  • Straw Dogs

    Straw Dogs

    The 2011 remake of the controversial psychological thriller Straw Dogs is reviewed by Mark Kermode.

    Date reviewed: 4 November 2011

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  • StreetDance 2

    StreetDance 2

    Mark Kermode reviews StreetDance 2, starring Tom Conti and George Sampson from Britains Got Talent.

    Date reviewed: 30th March 2012

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  • Surrogates


    Bruce Willis has been in far better science-fiction movies than this derivative offering.

    Date reviewed: 25th September

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  • Swandown


    Mark Kermode reviews Swandown. Film-maker Andrew Kotting travels from Hastings to Hackney with a swan-shaped pedalo in in this unusual documentary.

    Date reviewed: 20th July 2012

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  • The Sweeney

    The Sweeney

    Mark Kermode reviews The Sweeney, based on the classic '70s TV show set in the London Metropolitan Police's Flying Squad department, who specialise in cracking down on violent crime.

    Date reviewed: 14th September 2012

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  • Switch


    Mark Kermode reviews Switch, a new thriller starring Eric Cantona and Karine Vanasse.

    Date reviewed: 29th March 2012

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  • Synecdoche, NY

    Synecdoche, NY

    Mark Kermode reviews Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, Synecdoche, NY, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    Date reviewed: 15th May

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