For 116 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Holcomb's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 47
Highest review score: 90 Bukowski: Born into This
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 116
  2. Negative: 35 out of 116
116 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    Makes for unexpectedly giddy viewing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    Best in Show succeeds only insofar as you're willing to laugh at a bunch of sad freaks.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    All the shell-shocked wryness, irredeemable remorse, and unaccountable will to survive that the movie attempts to embody are realized in Gyllenhaal, and the actor makes it possible to root for Moonlight Mile despite its flaws.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    Despite its affinity for whimsy over realism, Small Voices effectively captures the embittered desperation and ragged dedication of its exploited teachers.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    Woo's film is in some ways closer to Dick's -- and his own -- pulp roots, and if he lazily quotes himself (and, inexplicably, Aldrich's "Kiss Me Deadly") once too often, he at least gets loose, spirited performances from his cast -- Uma's post-"Kill Bill" gravitas notwithstanding.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    Skeleton may be 100 percent cult-in-a-can, but aficionados should feel sated. All others are advised to bring copious amounts of controlled substances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    The film's real flaw is its limited focus.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    Despite Herrington's skill at capturing the physicality of the game, Stroke is strictly for golf nuts and masochists--assuming there's a difference.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    He (Jacobs) and cinematographer Chris Menges compose the film largely in close-ups, and the effect is appropriately unnerving. Regardless, unfavorable comparisons to "Nine Queens" are inevitable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    This sly, sobering doc exposes the grievously fucked-up priorities surrounding the sport in a small town with little else on which to hang its hopes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    Manages--before faltering under the weight of its own pretensions--to be pretty scary.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    Becomes more satisfying than the stock thriller–star vehicle it begins and ends as.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Holcomb
    Guaranteed to polarize audiences. Is her insistence on taking every measure possible to save little Nicholas heroic or monumentally self-serving?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    An engagingly grim psychological thriller.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    There's a certain gutsy allure to the wildly improbable proceedings.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    Most Wanted isn't aiming for social commentary, but it isn't too difficult to enjoy its good-natured humor.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    A competent if overlong blend of policier, sci-fi conspiracy thriller, daikaiju eiga (giant monster) stompfest, and tragic romance. It's also anime (short for "cheaper than live-action").
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    An exhilarating serving of movie fluff.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    Close enough in spirit to its freewheeling trash-cinema roots to be a breath of fresh air.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    The results are predictably lachrymose, especially with the reinstated "unhappy" ending from the original French version.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    The climactic shocker is far too exacting, but Lewis nails the milieu, and has the sense to not spell out every motivation in capital letters.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    Comfortably familiar. It lacks the tension between grandeur and intimacy that characterizes the films it apes.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    Saw
    With its toilet-bobbing and blood spurting and Elwes's fey, Vincent Price–like mugging, Saw succeeds in capturing something like Takashi Miike by way of William Castle. Happy Halloween, indeed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    If Michiko Yamamoto's screenplay overdoes Magnifico's holy-fool virtue to the point of hysteria, de los Reyes's fluid compositions, dead-on pacing, and knack for eliciting naturalistic performances make the story uncommonly cathartic.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    Director Goyer, who wrote all three Blade films, deserves credit for sticking with the character, but aside from the effectively staged action sequences Trinity is cheap-looking and laughably inept.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    This Phoenix screams hack job.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    Fans of Hellblazer are bound to be disappointed.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    Like a jigsaw that's more fun to assemble before you know how all the pieces fit, Greg Harrison's brain-teasing meta-thriller November is less compelling the more apparent its solution becomes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    As with the director's other films, all that keeps Unfinished from being a complete, treacly bore is its robust performances.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Holcomb
    Ouimet versus Vardon probably was the greatest golf game ever played, and Paxton and Frost do it justice, but I wouldn't sit through another simulated hole of it for Tiger Woods's salary.