Kermode and Mayo's Film Review


  • 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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    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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  • Angels & Demons

    Angels & Demons

    With its bizarre accents and a clunky plot, Mark Kermode finds little to praise in Angels & Demons.

    Date reviewed: 15th May

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  • Argo


    Mark Kermode reviews new thriller Argo. Based on a true story, a CIA agent attempts to smuggle a group of diplomats out of revolutionary Iran.

    Date reviewed: 9th November 2012

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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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  • 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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  • Babycall


    Mark Kermode reviews Babycall. Noomi Rapace plays a mother hiding from her abusive husband in this Norwegian thriller.

    Date reviewed: 29th March 2012

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  • Blindness


    Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo discuss the merits of Blindess, a thriller in which a city is hit by an epidemic of 'white blindness'.

    Date reviewed: 21st November

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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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  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

    The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

    5 live's film critic Mark Kermode reviews The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, which tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of a young boy. Directed by Mark Herman.

    Date reviewed: 12th September

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  • The Cabin In The Woods

    The Cabin In The Woods

    Al Murray and Boyd & Floyd review new horror The Cabin In The Woods. Directed by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

    Date reviewed: 13th April 2012

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  • Changeling


    Mark Kermode reviews Changeling directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Angelina Jolie, a role for which she received a 2009 Oscar nomination.

    Date reviewed: 28th November

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  • Cleanskin


    Mark Kermode reviews new action thriller Cleanskin, starring Sean Bean.

    Date reviewed: 9th 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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  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Mark Kermode reviews Keanu Reeves's big summer blockbuster, The Day The Earth Stood Still, also featuring Jennifer Connelly and Kathy Bates.

    Date reviewed: 12th December

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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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  • Defiance


    5 live's resident movie critic tells Simon Mayo what he thinks of Edward Zwick's action film starring Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell.

    Date reviewed: 9th 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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  • Ecstasy


    Mark Kermode reviews Ecstasy, a drama based on a short story by Irvine Welsh. Starring Kristin Kreuk, Adam Sinclair and Billy Boyd.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • Eden Lake

    Eden Lake

    Mark Kermode gives his thoughts on Eden Lake, director James Watkins' British horror about a couple whose romantic break takes a turn for the worst. Starring Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender.

    Date reviewed: 12th September

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  • Elfie Hopkins

    Elfie Hopkins

    Mark Kermode reviews Elfie Hopkins, a horror starring Ray Winstone and daughter Jaime Winstone.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • Exam


    Mark Kermode reviews this Jimi Mistry vehicle about gaining selection to a secretive and powerful corporation.

    Date reviewed: 8th January

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  • Fermat's Room

    Fermat's Room

    Mark Kermode reviews the Spanish thriller which revolves around the resolution of a great enigma, starring Federico Luppi.

    Date reviewed: 29th 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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  • Gone


    Mark Kermode reviews Gone, a thriller starring Amanda Seyfried as a woman forced to confront the serial killer who previously kidnapped her.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • Harry Brown

    Harry Brown

    Mark Kermode reviews Michael Caine's role as Harry Brown, a vigilante pensioner. While he praises its production values, 5 live's resident movie critic struggles with the feature's direction.

    Date reviewed: 13th November

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  • House At The End Of The Street

    House At The End Of The Street

    Mark Kermode reviews House at the End of the Street. Jennifer Lawrence stars as a young woman who moves into a rural town with a sinister secret.

    Date reviewed: 28th September 2012


  • Hush


    Mark Kermode reviews Hush, a low-budget British horror/thriller film about a young couple on a motorway journey, directed by former BBC Radio 1 DJ, Mark Tonderai.

    Date reviewed: 13th March

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  • The International

    The International

    Mark Kermode reviews The International, a thriller directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Clive Owen, and Naomi Watts.

    Date reviewed: 27th February

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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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  • Just Another Love Story

    Just Another Love Story

    Mark Kermode reviews Just Another Love Story, a Danish neo-noir thriller by Nightwatch director Ole Bornedal.

    Date reviewed: 24th July

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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

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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

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  • Law Abiding Citizen

    Law Abiding Citizen

    Mark reviews Jamie Foxx and Gerard "Sparta" Butler in Law Abiding Citizen, a thriller about a man who takes the law into his own hands.

    Date reviewed: 27th November

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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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  • Mirrors


    Mark Kermode tackles US thriller Mirrors directed by Alexandre Aja and featuring Keifer Sutherland and Paula Patton.

    Date reviewed: 10th October

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  • Moon


    Mark Kermode reviews sci-fi film Moon, the feature debut for director Duncan Jones starring Kevin Spacey and Sam Rockwell.

    Date reviewed: 17th July

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  • My Bloody Valentine 3D

    My Bloody Valentine 3D

    Mark Kermode gets stuck into the latest slasher remake My Bloody Valentine, this time in three dimensions.

    Date reviewed: 16th January

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  • Piggy


    Mark Kermode reviews Piggy. A young Londoner takes revenge on the killers of his brother with a mysterious man called Piggy.

    Date reviewed: 4th May 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

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  • Piranha 3DD

    Piranha 3DD

    Mark Kermode reviews Piranha 3DD. This gory sequel sees the monsters from the prievious Piranha movie making their way into a waterpark.

    Date reviewed: 11th May 2012

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  • 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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  • Public Enemies

    Public Enemies

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

    Date reviewed: 3rd July

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  • 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

    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 Lights

    Red Lights

    Mark Kermode reviews Red Lights, a supernatural thriller starring Robert De Niro as a psychic who is investigated by a team of psychologists.

    Date reviewed:14th June 2012

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  • The Ruins

    The Ruins

    Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review big budget horror film The Ruins based on the book of the same name. Directed by Carter Smith and starring Jonathan Tucker, Shawn Ashmore and Jena Malone.

    Date reviewed: 20th June

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Surrogates


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

    Date reviewed: 25th September

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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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  • 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 Box

    The Box

    Mark Kermode, reviews The Box by Richard Kelly. With James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Cameron Diaz. A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know

    Date reviewed: 4th December

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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

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  • The Fourth Kind

    The Fourth Kind

    Mark Kermode reviews the supernatural thriller about alien abductions starring Milla Jovovich.

    Date reviewed: 6th November

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  • The Informant

    The Informant

    Mark reviews Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh's film about a whistleblower in agri-business.

    Date reviewed: 20th November

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  • The Inn Keepers

    The Innkeepers/The Pact

    Boyd and Floyd review The Innkeepers and The Pact.

    Date reviewed: 7th June 2012

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  • The Limits Of Control

    The Limits Of Control

    Mark reviews the Jim Jarmusch's story of a mysterious loner whose activities remain meticulously outside the law.

    Date reviewed: 11th December

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  • The Raven

    The Raven

    Mark Kermode reviews The Raven, a crime thriller starring John Cusack as a fictionalised Edgar Allan Poe.

    Date reviewed: 9th March 2012

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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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  • The Stepfather

    The Stepfather

    Mark reviews the 2009 remake of the 1987 American horror/thriller film of the same name, directed by Nelson McCormick.

    Date reviewed: 11th December

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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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  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon

    The Twilight Saga: New Moon

    After enjoying the franchise's debut, how does Mark Kermode rate the second installment of the world-conquering vampire love story, The Twilight Saga: New Moon?

    Date reviewed: 20th November

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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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  • Valkyrie


    Mark Kermode reviews Tom Cruise in Bryan Singer's Valkyrie, a film about a plot to assassinate Hitler.

    Date reviewed: 23rd January

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  • Watchmen


    Mark Kermode reviews Watchmen, Zack Snyder's adaptation of the cult classic graphic novel from Alan Moore.

    Date reviewed: 6th March

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  • The Wave

    The Wave

    Mark Kermode reviews The Wave, a German thriller based around a high school teacher's attempts to teach his class about life under a dictatorship.

    Date reviewed: 17th September

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