Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

Crime

  • 88 Minutes

    88 Minutes

    Thriller starring Al Pacino as a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI.

    Date reviewed: 3rd October 2008

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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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  • The American

    The American

    Mark reviews Control director Anton Corbijn's crime drama, starring George Clooney.

    Date reviewed: 26th November 2010

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  • Anything For Her

    Anything For Her

    Mark Kermode reviews a French thriller about a couple whose ordinary life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of murder.

    Date reviewed: 5th June 2009

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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 2008

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Carancho

    Carancho

    Mark Kermode reviews Carancho, a crime drama set in Argentina, focusing on the illegal practices of lawyers who scam victims of traffic accidents.

    Date reviewed: 2 March 2012

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  • Colombiana

    Colombiana

    Zoe Saldana stars as an assassin in the action drama from the pen of Luc Besson.

    Date reviewed: 9th September 2011

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  • Cop Out

    Cop Out

    Dr K reviews Cop Out directed by Kevin Smith - a film considered so bad that some critics considered giving it no stars.

    Date reviewed: 21st May 2010

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  • Contraband

    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

    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 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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  • The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest

    The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest

    Mark takes a look at the adaptation of Steig Larsson's final book in his blockbusting Millennium Trilogy.

    Date reviewed: 26th November 2010

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  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

    What does Mark Kermode make of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? This Swedish film brings to life the novels written by Stieg Larsson.

    Date reviewed: 12th March 2010

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  • The Green Hornet

    The Green Hornet

    Mark is "bored, bored, bored" by Seth Rogen's superhero movie.

    Date reviewed: 14th January 2011

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  • Hanna

    Hanna

    Crime thriller about a teen assassin, starring Saiorse Ronan.

    Date reviewed: 5th May 2011

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  • Harry Brown

    Harry Brown

    Michael Caine plays the titular Harry Brown, a pensioner who turns vigilante following the death of his friend.

    Date reviewed: 13th November 2009

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  • Horrible Bosses

    Horrible Bosses

    Comedy about three friends conspiring to murder their bosses, starring Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey.

    Date reviewed: 22nd July 2011

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  • I Saw The Devil

    I Saw The Devil

    Grisly horror film from South Korean director Jee-woon Kim.

    Date reviewed: 29th April 2011

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  • Inside Job

    Inside Job

    Documentary investigating why the global credit crunch has bitten so hard.

    Date reviewed: 18th February 2011

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  • The International

    The International

    Thriller directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Clive Owen, and Naomi Watts.

    Date reviewed: 27th February 2009

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  • JCVD

    JCVD

    Jean Claude Van Damme plays himself in the arthouse film, takin a post-modern look at his screen persona.

    Date reviewed: 30th January 2009

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  • Just Another Love Story

    Just Another Love Story

    Danish neo-noir thriller by Nightwatch director Ole Bornedal.

    Date reviewed: 24th July 2009

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  • Kick-Ass

    Kick-Ass

    Mark Kermode reviews this story depicting a high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

    Date reviewed: 2nd April 2010

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  • Killers

    Killer Joe

    Mark Kermode reviews Killer Joe. A family put a hit out on their estranged mother in order to collect her life insurance in this new thriller from director William Friedkin.

    Date reviewed: 29th June 2012

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  • Killing Them Softly

    Killing Them Softly

    Mark Kermode reviews Killing Them Softly. Brad Pitt stars as a hired assassin in this violent crime drama.

    Date reviewed: 21st September 2012

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  • Lakeview Terrace

    Lakeview Terrace

    Mark Kermode reviews Samuel L Jackson in the thriller Lakeview Terrace, directed by Neil LaBute.

    Date reviewed: 5th December 2008

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  • The Last House On The Left

    The Last House On The Left

    The remake of the controversial classic comes under the scrutiny of our resident horror fanatic, Dr Mark Kermode.

    Date reviewed: 12th June 2009

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  • London Boulevard

    London Boulevard

    Mark reviews Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley and Ray Winstone's London gangster film.

    Date reviewed: 26th November 2010

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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 2008

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  • The Mechanic

    The Mechanic

    Mark's entertained by the shoot em' up antics of cockney hardman Jason Statham.

    Date reviewed: 28th January 2011

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  • Micmacs

    Micmacs

    Jean-Pierre Jeunet's crime caper about one man trying to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

    Date reviewed: 26th February 2010

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  • The Next Three Days

    The Next Three Days

    Mark reviews the crime thriller starring Russell Crowe and directed by Paul Haggis.

    Date reviewed: 7th January 2011

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  • Ninja Assassin

    Ninja Assassin

    Martial arts film from the director of V For Vendetta.

    Date reviewed: 22nd January 2010

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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 2009

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  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Mark Kermode reviews Once upon a Time in Anatolia, a Turkish drama following the hunt for a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

    Date reviewed: 16th March 2012

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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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  • A Prophet

    A Prophet

    Mark Kermode reviews Jacques Audiard's A Prophet starring Tahar Rahim, one of the nominees for the 2010 Bafta Rising Star award.

    Date reviewed: 22nd January 2010

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  • Public Enemies

    Public Enemies

    Mark Kermode finds a familiar if predictable pattern with Michael Mann's Public Enemies.

    Date reviewed: 3rd July 2009

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  • Pusher

    Pusher

    Mark Kermode reviews Pusher, starring Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb and Agyness Deyn. Recorded in Sheffield as part of 5 live's Octoberfest.

    Date reviewed: 12th October 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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  • 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 2008

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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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  • Safe

    Safe

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

    Date reviewed: 4th May 2012

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  • Savages

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Slumdog Millionaire

    Slumdog Millionaire

    Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning film about a Mumbai boy growing up in the slums, starring Dev Patel.

    Date reviewed: 9th January 2009

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  • State of Play

    State of Play

    Big-screen adaptation of the British television series, starring Russell Crowe.

    Date reviewed: 24th April 2009

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  • Switch

    Switch

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

    Date reviewed: 29th March 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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  • Taken

    Taken

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

    Date reviewed: 26th September 2008

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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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  • 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 2008

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  • The White Ribbon

    The White Ribbon

    Michael Haneke's disturbing and moving Palme D'Or winner, set in Germany in 1913.

    Date reviewed: 13th November 2009

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