Kermode and Mayo's Film Review


  • (500) Days Of Summer

    (500) Days Of Summer

    Mark Kermode has a couple of issues with 'kooky' romantic comedy (500) Days Of Summer starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.

    Date reviewed: 4th September

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  • 4 Christmases

    4 Christmases

    Mark Kermode reviews Seth Gordon's Christmas offering featuring Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon and Robert Duvall.

    Date reviewed: 28th November

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  • Adventureland


    Mark's joined by Charlie Fink, lead singer of Noah and the Whale, to discuss the latest film by the director of Superbad.

    Date reviewed: 11th September

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  • Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging

    Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging

    5 live's resident movie critic Mark Kermode reviews the latest film from Gurinder Chadha, the director of Bend It Like Beckham and Bride And Prejudice.

    Date reviewed: 25th July

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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

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  • Australia


    Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo discuss Baz Luhrmann's epic romantic adventure film with leading roles performed by Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

    Date reviewed: 19th December

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  • The Boat That Rocked

    The Boat That Rocked

    Mark Kermode's review of The Boat That Rocked, Richard Curtis' nostalgic take on pirate radio in the 1960s.

    Date reviewed: 3rd April

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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

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  • Cafe de Flore

    Cafe de Flore

    Mark Kermode reviews Cafe de Flore, a drama charting two parallel tales of unrequitted love separated by 40 years.

    Date reviewed: 11th May 2012

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  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Mark Kermode reviews David Fincher's fantasy adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's short story, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

    Date reviewed: 6th February

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  • Delicacy


    Al Murray and Boyd & Floyd review romantic comedy Delicacy, starring Audrey Tautou as a widow who falls for an older man.

    Date reviewed: 13th April 2012

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  • The Duchess

    The Duchess

    Mark Kermode reviews Saul Dibb's 2008 film starring Keira Knightly, Ralph Fiennes and Charlotte Rampling.

    Date reviewed: 5th September

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  • The Edge Of Love

    The Edge Of Love

    Mark Kermode reviews The Edge Of Love starring Keira Knightley , Cillian Murphy and Sienna Miller.

    Date reviewed: 20th June

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  • The Five Year Engagement

    The Five-Year Engagement

    Mark Kermode reviews The Five-Year Engagement. Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star in this new rom-com.

    Date reviewed: 21st June 2012


  • Ghost Town

    Ghost Town

    Mark Kermode reviews Ghost Town, starring Greg Kinnear, Jordan Carlos and The Office's Ricky Gervais.

    Date reviewed: 24th October

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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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  • Hope Springs

    Hope Springs

    Mark Kermode reviews Hope Springs. Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep star as a couple who begin an intense counseling course after 30 years of marriage.

    Date reviewed: Friday 14th September

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  • The House Bunny

    The House Bunny

    Mark Kermode tackles Fred Wolf's film about a Playboy bunny who is tossed out of Hugh Hefner's mansion. Starring Anna Faris and Colin Hanks.

    Date reviewed: 10th October

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  • How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

    How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

    Mark Kermode reviews Robert B. Weide's comedy featuring British actor Simon Pegg, Janette Scott and Kelan Pannell.

    Date reviewed: 3rd October

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  • Hysteria


    Mark Kermode reviews Hysteria, a rom-com set in Victorian London. A young doctor invents a device designed to cure female hysteria using 'pelvic massage'. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy.

    Date reviewed: 21st September 2012

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  • I Love You, Beth Cooper

    I Love You, Beth Cooper

    Radio 5 live's Mark Kermode reviews Chris Columbus' highschool romance I Love You, Beth Cooper, starring Hayden Panettiere.

    Date reviewed: 21st August

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  • It's Complicated

    It's Complicated

    Mark takes a look at this glossy Streep-Baldwin romcom, and doesn't like what he sees.

    Date reviewed: 8th January

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  • Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia

    Mark has few good things to say about Meryl Streep's depiction of Julia Child in this cookery-themed offering.

    Date reviewed: 11th September

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  • Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia!

    Mark Kermode reviews Mamma Mia! the 2008 film adaptation of the West End musical featuring Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep.

    Date reviewed: 11th July

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  • Marley and Me

    Marley and Me

    Mark Kermode gets very hot under the collar about David Frankel's doggy comedy starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.

    Date reviewed: 13th March

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  • Milk


    Mark Kermode reviews the Gus Van Sant biography of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, starring Sean Penn in the title role.

    Date reviewed: 23rd January

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    Mark Kermode reviews Moonrise Kingdom. Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray & Harvey Keitel star in Wes Anderson's latest offering.

    Date reviewed: 25th May 2012

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  • New In Town

    New In Town

    Mark Kermode reviews New In Town, a romantic comedy about a woman moving to a small town in Minnesota, starring Renee Zellweger.

    Date reviewed: 27th February

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  • Nick and Norah's Inifinite Playlist

    Nick and Norah's Inifinite Playlist

    Mark Kermode reviews Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, a coming-of-age teen comedy film based upon the novel of the same name and starring Michael Cera.

    Date reviewed: 30th January

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Mark Kermode reviews The Perks of Being a Wallflower. A shy college student is taken under the wings of two seniors. Starring Emma Watson.

    Date reviewed: 5th October 2012

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  • The Proposal

    The Proposal

    Mark Kermode reviews Sandra Bullock's latest rom-com, in which she plays a publisher who forces her assistant to marry her.

    Date reviewed: 24th July

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  • Revolutionary Road

    Revolutionary Road

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are reunited on screen for the first time since Titanic in Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road. So what do the good doctors Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo make of it?

    Date reviewed: 30th January

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  • A Royal Affair

    A Royal Affair

    Mark Kermode reviews A Royal Affair, a romantic historical drama from Danish director Nikolaj Arcel.

    Date reviewed: 15th June 2012

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  • Ruby Sparks

    Ruby Sparks

    Mark Kermode reviews Ruby Sparks starring Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan and Annette Bening. Recorded in Sheffield as part of 5 live's Octoberfest.

    Date reviewed: 12th October 2012

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  • Rust and Bone

    Rust and Bone

    Boyd and Floyd review French drama Rust and Bone. A man befriends a killer whale trainer who he must care for after an horrific accident.

    Date reviewed: 2 November 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Then She Found Me

    Then She Found Me

    Mark Kermode tells Simon Mayo what he made of Helen Hunt's directorial debut, Then She Found Me. The film stars Hunt alongside Matthew Broderick, Colin Firth and Bette Midler.

    Date reviewed: 17th September

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  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Mark Kermode reviews Robert Schwentke's romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time-travel. Starring Eric Bana and based on the book by Audrey Niffenegger.

    Date reviewed: 14th August

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  • Think Like A Man

    Think Like A Man

    Mark Kermode reviews Think Like a Man. A group of couples use a relationship advice book against each other in this new rom-com.

    Date reviewed: 14th June 2012

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  • To Rome With Love

    To Rome With Love

    Mark Kermode reviews To Rome With Love. Woody Allen's latest comedy, starring Penelope Cruz.

    Date reviewed: 14th September 2012

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  • Twilight


    Mark Kermode reviews the teen vampire movie based on the cult book of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.

    Date reviewed: 19th December

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  • Two Lovers

    Two Lovers

    Mark Kermode reviews the romantic drama starring Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow, directed by James Gray and loosely based on Dostoevsky's White Nights.

    Date reviewed: 27th March

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  • What To Expect When You're Expecting

    What To Expect When You're Expecting

    Mark Kermode reviews What to Expect When You're Expecting, a new rom-com with an all star cast including Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz.

    Date reviewed: 25th May 2012

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  • Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Mark Kermode reviews Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel, Wuthering Heights.

    Date reviewed: 11 November 2011

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  • The Young Victoria

    The Young Victoria

    Mark Kermode reviews a film about Victoria, a teenager who would become Queen Victoria and sees another side to her in Emily Blunt's performance.

    Date reviewed: 6th March

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  • Zak And Miri Make A Porno

    Zak And Miri Make A Porno

    Mark Kermode reviews Kevin Smith's comedy starring Elizabeth Banks and Seth Rogen.

    Date reviewed: 14th November

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