Kermode and Mayo's Film Review


  • 2012


    Mark Kermode rips into Roland Emmerich's disaster film 2012, starring John Cusack. He questions both its financial motivations and heavy use of CGI effects.

    Date reviewed: 13th November

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  • 21 Jump Street

    21 Jump Street

    Mark Kermode reviews 21 Jump Street. High school movie meets action in this new comedy.

    Date reviewed: 16th March 2012

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  • 88 Minutes

    88 Minutes

    Mark Kermode reviews 88 minutes, a thriller in which Al Pacino stars as a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI.

    Date reviewed: 3rd October

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  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Mark Kermode reviews Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. An imaginary Lincoln fights to save the US from takeover by vampires.

    Date reviewed: 21st June 2012

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  • amazing spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Mark Kermode reviews The Amazing Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield is Peter Parker in this latest re-make.

    Date reviewed: 29th June 2012

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  • Avatar


    'Flawed but spectacular': Mark Kermode thinks James Cameron's Avatar, for all its faults, still has the wow factor.

    Date reviewed: 18th December

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  • Albert Nobbs

    Avengers Assemble

    Mark Kermode reviews Marvel Avengers Assemble, the latest superhero blockbuster. An all-star cast includes Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.

    Date reviewed: 27th April 2012

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  • 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

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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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  • Body of Lies

    Body of Lies

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

    Date reviewed: 21st November

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  • Bolt


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

    Date reviewed: 6th February

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  • Coraline


    Mark Kermode reviews the Henry Selick 3D animation based on the Neil Gaiman fantasy/horror novella.

    Date reviewed: 8th May

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  • Contraband


    Mark Kermode reviews new action thriller Contraband. Mark Wahlberg stars as an ex-criminal forced to return to smuggling.

    Date reviewed: 16th March 2012

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  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    Mark Kermode reviews Christopher Nolan's second film in the Batman franchise, the follow-up to Batman Begins. It stars Christian Bale in the lead role and also features Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman and the late Heath Ledger.

    Date reviewed: 25th July

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    Mark Kermode reviews The Dark Knight Rises. Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman star in the most anticipated film of 2012.

    Date reviewed: 20th July 2012

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  • Daybreakers


    A plague has transformed the entire human race into vampires. But what does Dr Mark Kermode make of it?

    Date reviewed: 8th January

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  • District 9

    District 9

    Mark Kermode gives his opinion on Neill Blomkamp's science fiction film District 9, which sees Lord Of The Rings' director Peter Jackson return to the world of cinema as its producer.

    Date reviewed: 4th September

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  • Fighting


    Mark Kermode reviews Channing Tatum's performance in Fighting, a film about a young man making his way on the New York underground fight scene.

    Date reviewed: 15th May

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  • Gamer


    After watching this bit of the old ultraviolence, Mark Kermode is less than impressed.

    Date reviewed: 18th September

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  • Immortals


    Mark Kermode reviews the action fantasy, Immortals.

    Date reviewed: 11 November 2011

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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    Mark Kermode gets cross with Quentin Tarantino once again as he tackles his sixth film, Inglourious Basterds starring Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent and Christoph Waltz.

    Date reviewed: 14th August

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  • Iron Sky

    Iron Sky

    Mark Kermode reviews Iron Sky, a sci-fi comedy in which Nazis return from their secret base on the moon to conquer the world.

    Date reviewed: 18th May 2012

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  • Here Comes The Boom

    Here Comes The Boom

    Mark Kermode reviews new comedy Here Comes the Boom. Kevin James stars as a high school teacher who turns to martial arts fighting to raise money for his students.

    Date reviewed: 9th November 2012

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  • Hit and Run

    Hit and Run

    Mark Kermode reviews Hit and Run, starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper. Recorded in Sheffield as part of 5 live's Octoberfest.

    Date reviewed: 12th October 2012

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  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    Mark Kermode reviews How I Spent My Summer Vacation, starring Mel Gibson as a career criminal locked away in a Mexican prison.

    Date reviewed: 11th May 2012

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  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth

    Journey To The Center Of The Earth

    Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review US sci-fi adventure film Journey To The Center Of The Earth starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem.

    Date reviewed: 11th July

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  • Lockout


    Mark Kermode reviews Lockout, an action adventure starring Guy Pearce as a convict sent to rescue the U.S. president's daughter from a prison in space.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • Looper


    Mark Kermode reviews Looper. A time-travelling assassin is contracted to kill his future self. Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt.

    Date reviewed: 28th September 2012

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  • Max Payne

    Max Payne

    Mark Kermode reviews Mark Wahlberg's performance in the film based on the computer game Max Payne.

    Date reviewed: 14th November

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  • Monsters vs Aliens

    Monsters vs Aliens

    Mark Kermode reviews the star-studded 3D animation by Brad Bird and asks questions about the need for 3D movies.

    Date reviewed: 3rd April

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  • Men In Black

    Men In Black 3

    Mark Kermode reviews Men in Black 3. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back in this latest offering from the MIB franchise.

    Date reviewed: 25th May 2012

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  • Night At The Museum 2

    Night At The Museum 2

    Mark Kermode reviews the lucrative sequel featuring Steve Coogan, who is in the studio. Is it as good as the sum of its parts?

    Date reviewed: 22nd May

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  • Observe and Report

    Observe and Report

    Mark Kermode finds little to laugh at in Jody Hills lame comedy flick, Observe And Report.

    Date reviewed: 24th April

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  • Pineapple Express

    Pineapple Express

    Mark Kermode gives his opinion on the latest film from the Judd Apatow stable, featuring James Franco and Seth Rogen.

    Date reviewed: 12th September

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  • Quantum Of Solace

    Quantum Of Solace

    Mark Kermode reviews Daniel Craig's second performance as 007 in the 22nd Bond film, which follows on from 2006's Casino Royale.

    Date reviewed: 24th October

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  • Red Tails

    Red Tails

    Boyd and Floyd review Red Tails.

    Date reviewed:7th June 2012

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  • RocknRolla


    Mark Kermode reviews Guy Ritchie's 2008 film which features Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton and Idris Elba.

    Date reviewed: 5th September

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  • Safe


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

    Date reviewed: 4th 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Surrogates


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

    Date reviewed: 25th September

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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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  • Taken


    Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo have some fun reviewing Liam Neeson's thriller Taken.

    Date reviewed: 26th September

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  • Taken 2

    Taken 2

    Mark Kermode reviews Taken 2. Liam Neeson stars as an ex-CIA agent whose family are kidnapped whilst on holiday in Istanbul.

    Date reviewed: 5th October 2012

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  • Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation

    Hear what the good doctor Mark Kermode makes of the latest in the line of Terminator films directed by McG and starring Christian Bale.

    Date reviewed: 5th June

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  • The Righteous Kill

    The Righteous Kill

    Mark Kermode reviews The Righteous Kill, in which Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are on screen for the first time since 1995's Heat.

    Date reviewed: 26th September

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  • This Means War

    This Means War

    Mark Kermode reviews This Means War. Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy star in this action comedy.

    Date reviewed: 2nd March 2012

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  • Top Cat: The Movie

    Top Cat: The Movie

    Mark Kermode reviews Top Cat: The Movie. Made by Mexican animation studio Anima and based on the classic Hanna Barbera cartoon.

    Date reviewed: 31st May 2012

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  • Total Recall

    Total Recall

    Mark Kermode reviews the reboot of Total Recall. Douglas Quaid begins to suspect he is a spy after a visit to Rekall - a memory implant company - goes wrong, and he finds himself on the run.

    Date reviewed: 31st August 2012

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  • Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

    Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

    Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode take their film review show on the road to the Edinburgh Film Festival 2009. Watch the highlights including Dr Kermode's review of Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen.

    Date reviewed: 19th June

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  • The Transporter 3

    The Transporter 3

    It's Jason Statham time as Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review the third film in the Transporter series directed by Olivier Megaton.

    Date reviewed: 5th December

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  • Tropic Thunder

    Tropic Thunder

    Ben Stiller's action comedy featuring Jack Black and Robert Downey Junior is assessed by 5 live's resident film critic, Mark Kermode.

    Date reviewed: 17th September

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  • Wrath of the Titans

    Wrath of the Titans

    Mark Kermode reviews new blockbuster Wrath of the Titans, sequel to the mega budget Clash of the Titans.

    Date reviewed: 30th March 2012

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  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    Mark Kermode reviews X-Men Origins: Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, another addition to the comic-inspired franchise.

    Date reviewed: 1st May

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