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  • 127 Hours

    127 Hours

    Mark reviews Danny Boyle's story of survival against the odds.

    Date reviewed: 7th January 2011

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  • 13 Assassins

    13 Assassins

    A tale of warfare between two codes of honour in ancient Japan, from director Takashi Miike.

    Date reviewed: 5th May 2011

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  • A Lonely Place To Die

    A Lonely Place To Die

    Melissa George stars in the survival thriller about a group of mountaineers in the Scottish Highlands.

    Date reviewed: 9th September 2011

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  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    Tim Burton's take on Lewis Carroll's classic story, featuring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska.

    Date reviewed: 5th March 2010

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  • Avatar

    Avatar

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

    Date reviewed: 18th December 2009

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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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  • 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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  • Bolt

    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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  • Captain America

    Captain America

    Marvel adaptation, starring Chris Evans as the titular superhero, created during a top secret World War II project.

    Date reviewed: 29th July 2011

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  • Clash of the Titans

    Clash of the Titans

    Avatar's Sam Worthington plays Perseus in the big-budget 3D remake of the 1981 epic.

    Date reviewed: 2nd April 2010

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  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    Christopher Nolan's second film in the Batman franchise, starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger.

    Date reviewed: 25th July 2008

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  • The Death And Life Of Charlie St Cloud

    The Death And Life Of Charlie St Cloud

    Mark quite enjoys Zac Efron's performance in this romantic drama.

    Date reviewed: 8th October 2010

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  • The Eagle

    The Eagle

    Roman adventure epic starring Jamie Bell and Channing Tatum.

    Date reviewed: 25th March 2011

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  • Eden Lake

    Eden Lake

    British horror about a couple whose romantic break takes a turn for the worst.

    Date reviewed: 12th September 2008

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  • Fantastic Mr Fox

    Fantastic Mr Fox

    Mark Kermode reviews Fantastic Mr Fox in front of a live audience in the Vue cinema in Hull, and thinks Wes Anderson's stop-motion movie has none of the character of Roald Dahl's dark original.

    Date reviewed: 23rd October 2009

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  • Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt 2

    Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt 2

    The final instalment of the Harry Potter films, following Harry, Ron and Hermione as they attempt to destroy Voldemort once and for all.

    Date reviewed: 22nd July 2011

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  • Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

    Sixth instalment of the Harry Potter series featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

    Date reviewed: 17th July 2009

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  • Horrid Henry

    Horrid Henry

    British film based on the fictional children's characters and starring Angelica Huston and Richard E Grant.

    Date reviewed: 29th July 2011

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  • The Hunter

    The Hunter

    Mark Kermode reviews The Hunter. Martin is sent by a mysterious biotech company, to hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.

    Date reviewed: 6 July 2012

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  • How To Train Your Dragon

    How To Train Your Dragon

    Mark Kermode loves this animation comedy about a hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons.

    Date reviewed: 2nd April 2010

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  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    Mark Kermode thinks Terry Gilliam's latest film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is flawed in places, but remains real cinema with heart, passion and soul.

    Date reviewed: 16th October 2009

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  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2

    Mark Kermode reviews the blockbusting comic book sequel starring Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow.

    Date reviewed: 30th April 2010

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  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth

    Journey To The Center Of The Earth

    Adventure based on the Jules Verne novel and starring Brendan Fraser.

    Date reviewed: 11th July 2008

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  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Mark Kermode reviews Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, starring Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock.

    Date reviewed: 19th October 2010

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  • Mars Needs Moms

    Mars Needs Moms

    Disney's 3D animation, which was a huge box office disaster in the US.

    Date reviewed: 8th April 2011

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  • Meet Dave

    Meet Dave

    Eddie Murphy's family comedy about on a human controlled by miniature aliens.

    Date reviewed: 15th July 2008

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  • Mr Nice

    Mr Nice

    Mark reviews the life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.

    Date reviewed: 8th October 2010

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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 2009

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  • On The Road

    On The Road

    Mark Kermode reviews On the Road, starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart. Recorded in Sheffield as part of 5 live's Octoberfest.

    Date reviewed: 12th October 2012

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  • Paranorman

    ParaNorman

    Mark Kermode reviews new stop-motion animation ParaNorman. A young boy who can speak to the dead must save his home town from a zombie invasion in this family comedy.

    Date reviewed: 14th September 2012

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  • Paul

    Paul

    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's comedy alien road movie.

    Date reviewed: 11th February 2011

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  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Harry Potter-alike, adapted from the successful childrens' books and starring Logan Lerman.

    Date reviewed: 12th February 2010

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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 2008

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  • Pink Panther 2

    Pink Panther 2

    Steve Martin returns as the disaster-prone Inspector Clouseau, a role first made famous by Peter Sellers.

    Date reviewed: 13th February 2009

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  • Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    The fourth instalment of the Pirates franchise, with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz.

    Date reviewed: 20th May 2011

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  • The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists!

    The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists!

    Mark Kermode reviews The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists!, Aardman's new claymation adventure.

    Date reviewed: 30th March 2012

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  • Ponyo

    Ponyo

    Hayao Miyazaki's story of the friendship between a fish and a young boy.

    Date reviewed: 12th February 2010

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  • Prince of Persia

    Prince of Persia

    Prince of Persia might be the predictable fight fest you would expect, but Mark is entertained all the same.

    Date reviewed: 21st May 2010

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  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    Mark Kermode reviews Prometheus, Ridley Scott's latest sci-fi offering set in the same universe as the Alien films.

    Date reviewed: 31st May 2012

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  • Quantum Of Solace

    Quantum Of Solace

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

    Date reviewed: 24th October 2008

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  • Rango

    Rango

    Johnny Depp voices a chameleon in the Wild West.

    Date reviewed: 4th March 2011

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  • Red Tails

    Red Tails

    Boyd and Floyd review Red Tails.

    Date reviewed:7th June 2012

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  • Rio

    Rio

    Animated comedy about a domestic parrot, voiced by Jesse Eisenberg.

    Date reviewed: 8th April 2011

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  • The Road

    The Road

    Post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible.

    Date reviewed: 8th January 2010

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  • Robin Hood

    Robin Hood

    They seek him here, they seek him there, but Mark thinks Robin Hood is going nowhere.

    Date reviewed: 14th May 2010

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  • RocknRolla

    RocknRolla

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

    Date reviewed: 5th September 2008

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  • Sanctum 3D

    Sanctum 3D

    James Cameron's Sanctum movie has Dr Mark diving to new depths of despair.

    Date reviewed: 4th February 2011

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes

    Guy Ritchie's take on the Victorian detective, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.

    Date reviewed: 18th December 2009

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  • Shorts

    Shorts

    Family adventure from Robert Rodriguez and starring William H Macy.

    Date reviewed: 21st August 2009

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  • Shrek Forever After

    Shrek Forever After

    Mark thinks that the Shrek franchise, which was so original and fun at the start, has become tired and weary.

    Date reviewed: 3rd July 2010

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  • Skyfall

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

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

    Second instalment in the re-invention of the classic comedies.

    Date reviewed: 18th December 2009

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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 2009

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  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch

    Zack Snyder's fantasy thriller about young girls in a mental institution.

    Date reviewed: 1st April 2011

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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 2009

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  • The Descent: Part 2

    The Descent: Part 2

    Mark Kermode, reviews The Descent: Part 2 which picks up immediately after the events depicted in The Descent.

    Date reviewed: 4th December 2009

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  • Thor

    Thor

    Kenneth Branagh's superhero epic based on the Marvel character.

    Date reviewed: 29th April 2011

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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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  • Tomorrow, When The War Began

    Tomorrow, When The War Began

    Australian hit about seven teenagers banding together to fight when their country goes to war.

    Date reviewed: 8th April 2011

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  • Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

    Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

    Third film in Michael Bay's blockbusting franchise, starring Shia Le Boeuf and Rosie Huntington Whiteley.

    Date reviewed: 1st July 2011

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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 2009

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  • TrollHunter

    TrollHunter

    Norwegian 'found footage' faux documentary about a group of students following a mysterious hunter.

    Date reviewed: 9th September 2011

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  • Tropic Thunder

    Tropic Thunder

    Action comedy featuring Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise, and directed by Ben Stiller.

    Date reviewed: 17th September 2008

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  • True Grit

    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges stars in the Coen Brothers' version of the classic western.

    Date reviewed: 11th February 2011

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  • Twilight Saga

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    Mark Kermode reviews the latest installment of the Twilight franchise: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

    Date reviewed: 16th November 2012

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  • Valhalla Rising

    Valhalla Rising

    Mark Kermode reviews a brutal story about a Viking journey across medieval Europe.

    Date reviewed: 30th April 2010

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  • The Way

    The Way

    Martin Sheen stars as a father travelling to Europe to recover the body of his estranged son.

    Date reviewed: 13th May 2011

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  • Where The Wild Things Are

    Where The Wild Things Are

    Spike Jonze's adaptation of the hugely-popular children's book by Maurice Sendak.

    Date reviewed: 11th December 2009

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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: First Class

    X-Men: First Class

    Prequel to the X-Men series, starring James McEvoy and Michael Fassbender.

    Date reviewed: 3rd June 2011

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