Mark Daniell

Mark Daniell
Mark Daniell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Jam! Movies, Toronto Sun

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 64% Aquaman (2018) A thoroughly entertaining ride.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
4/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper has managed to do the impossible. He's put together an instant movie classic that will have audiences falling in love with his brand new creation.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
1/4 28% Venom (2018) Part of the reason the superhero genre has managed to elevate itself is it gives us characters that we root for and care about. Venom does none of this.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/4 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Christopher Robin pricks the surface, and it'll certainly leave you with the warm and fuzzies, but the story sticks a little too closely to the surface.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Whether you're a hardcore fan of these films or not, there's more than enough wow factor to leave a lasting impression.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) But for the most part, the two hours you'll spend running around with Marvel's Ant pals is fun and doesn't have the same emotional investment Infinity War or even Black Panther did earlier this year. And, for once in the MCU, that's kind of refreshing.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3.5/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo is also the most lighthearted and fun film so far in the expanded Star Wars universe.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 is kind of like that zany guy you met at a party once. Yeah, he was fun that first time out. But when you meet him again, he's just more of the same and that's ... boring.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/4 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The Marvel Cinematic Universe's newest entry is its biggest, most ambitious piece of storytelling in the studio's 10 years of existence and the minute you exit the theatre, you'll be lining up at the box office to buy another ticket. It's that good. ‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3/4 72% Ready Player One (2018) Many of the book's references to Spielberg's cultural artifacts have been stripped away, but he imbibes the movie with flashes of colour and heart that rekindle a sense of wonderment that will transport many viewers back to their childhoods.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
1/4 17% Death Wish (2018) Death Wish -- the 2018 version -- is riddled with more plot holes than bullet holes.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to love this addition to the canon (heck, it works even if you haven't seen any of the other movies).‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) Batman and Wonder Woman are the de facto leaders of the team but what Justice League does really well is give moviegoers a chance to get to know the new characters.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
1/5 20% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Inexplicably, Daddy's Home 2 seems intent upon taking itself seriously.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 does what very few sequels can accomplish: it deepens our appreciation of its predecessor, while carving out its own niche in the spaces of our own imaginations. And the visuals it paints are in a word: breathtaking.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
3.5/5 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Sandberg manages to squeeze out more than a few jolts armed only with an isolated setting, a doll and some mood lighting.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) It's not only the best Spider-Man movie -- it's one of the best films in Marvel's cinematic universe.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/5 69% Cars 3 (2017) It's surprising that the slick-looking Cars 3 picks up steam in the emotional big-picture department.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 93% Wonder Woman (2017) With its nods to Richard Donner's Superman and Chris Evans' first outing as Captain America, Wonder Woman also exceeds expectations as an origin story with its First World War setting.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
2.5/5 17% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch the TV show was never particularly memorable. But save for a few penis jokes, Baywatch the movie serves as a reminder that sometimes an unremarkable past is better left alone.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3.5/5 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Gunn's soundtrack picks also come as a surprise and work exceptionally well -- there's a scene where Star-Lord and Baby Groot cozy up while listening to Cat Stevens' Father and Son that might find you looking for a hanky underneath your popcorn tub.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
5/5 93% Logan (2017) Star Hugh Jackman isn't just giving us the definitive X-Men movie; it could just be the definitive comic book movie.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/5 25% Fist Fight (2017) If your humour tastes are slightly more refined than a 16-year-old's, you're going to feel like you went 12 rounds with a couple of infantile jokesters.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 65% Storks (2016) Directed by Nicholas Stoller and Pixar vet Doug Sweetland, Storks has lofty storytelling ambitions -- about staying true to yourself and the importance of family -- and it gets its message off the ground. ‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 88% Don't Breathe (2016) The home invasion thriller Don't Breathe might just be the first movie of the year that'll make you want to do exactly what the title says.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) You always get the sense that the Hodgsons are being targeted by something that is truly out of their control, and that's the biggest scare of all.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
2/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) By the time we get to the London-based finale, the illusion the Horsemen pull off comes across as just completely implausible. It's almost as if the filmmakers were saying - didja get all that? Well, too bad.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 93% 50/50 (2011) The emotional payday the Jonathan Levine-directed 50/50 dowels out is hugely rewarding.‐ Jam! Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2011
4/5 98% Inside Job (2010) With Sherlock Holmes-like precision, Ferguson connects the dots between plans concocted by Wall Street's Masters of the Universe, and the financial catastrophes that ensued as far away as Iceland.‐ Jam! Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2010
1.5/5 23% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) The good news: If you're a fan of the unkillable video game adaptation, then don't worry; it looks like there's going to be yet another installment in the Resident Evil series. ‐ Jam! Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2010