Mark Keizer Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
20% Cats (2019) The only performance that resonated with me was Ian McKellan's take on Gus the Theater Cat. His song about the good old days was a highlight, mainly because it reminded me of the good old days before I entered the theater to watch this horrible film.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) [A]rbitrary, convenient and yet, somehow, fine, which is in line with J.J.'s script (co-written with Chris Terrio), which is similarly arbitrary, convenient and yet, somehow, fine.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
2.5/5 60% A Rainy Day in New York (2019) Woody, too old to flirt with a pretty young thing, has split up the chore amongst multiple older characters, as if that would somehow dilute the ick factor.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
88% The Long Walk (Bor mi vanh chark) (2019) If Do's ambition sometimes gets ahead of her... it's a small price to pay to be whisked away to a country still mysterious to Western audiences by a director using local concerns to address collective truths about guilt and redemption.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
83% Roger Waters: Us + Them (2019) Earns its stripes by affirming the timelessness of Waters' thematic concerns and proving that fresh material doesn't have to be the medicine we're forced to swallow to hear the classics.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
100% Two of Us (Deux) (2020) An entirely unique and uniquely vital lesbian love story.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
No Score Yet Three Summers (Três Verões) (2019) A flabby and barely involving screenplay... misses too many opportunities to resonate in a meaningful way with the working class.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
100% Our Lady of the Nile (Notre-Dame du Nil) (2019) If "Our Lady of the Nile" is ultimately not the definitive telling of the genocide, it is something equally valuable: the tragedy's illuminative prequel, a straightforward origin story faithfully adapted from an essential text.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
2/5 42% The Laundromat (2019) With a distancing attitude of high-minded impertinence and an absurdist humor that circles the target but can't quite hit it, The Laundromat doesn't feel irreverent. It feels irrelevant.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4.5/5 68% Joker (2019) Creates its own world of dank, hopeless urban alienation and tells its own tale of class-based chaos and its newfound champion.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
No Score Yet 5 Is the Perfect Number (5 è il numero perfetto) (2019) With no involving story on offer, rain-slickened streets and rat-a-tat tommy guns just aren't enough.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
100% Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes) (2019) A film that doesn't ask you to keep up so much as it encourages you to sink into the mystery and go along for the ride.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
43% 15 Minutes of War (L'intervention) (2019) Ignoring the controversies baked into this true story and focusing solely on military procedures and sharpshooting tactics is to trade uncomfortable historical context for big screen excitement.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
2/5 0% Cold Blood (La mémoire du sang) (2019) Generic, character-deficient and lacking in suspense or thrills, "Cold Blood" never kicks into gear. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
No Score Yet Blind Spot (L'angel mort) (2019) An absorbing, minor-key take on a superhero saga that stealthily works in plenty of ideas about identity and loss.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
20% Pretenders (2019) It's skillful enough to tickle the mind and the emotions but not effective enough to fully engage them.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
No Score Yet Little White Lies 2 (Nous finirons ensemble) (2019) A jabbering and ingratiating followup filled with narrative dead ends, unexplored themes and late-inning plot contrivances.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
No Score Yet Shéhérazade (2018) Commanding the screen from the start, Robert is a marvelous find, a total newbie who auditioned for the role shortly after being released from the same prison as his character.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
57% My Son (Mon garçon) (2019) Neither a bracing blast of vigilante pleasure nor an absorbing character piece, "My Son" is most notable for being Carion's second straight film about a father's desperate search for his son.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3/4 90% Shazam! (2019) Had Shazam! been given the green light to forgo world-building and genre considerations to concentrate harder on its strengths, it would have been something very special instead of just very refreshing.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 92% Hal (2018) A diverting, surface-level primer on Ashby's '70s-synonymous career that works by virtue of such an appreciation being long overdue.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 91% Mandy (2018) A mesmerizing concept album of B-movie artistry where the style is the substance.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 96% Thunder Road (2018) The thrill of Thunder Road is witnessing the out-of-nowhere emergence of Cummings as a fully-formed artist.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
3.5/5 89% Whitney (2018) (Director Kevin) Macdonald...has a detective's mind and a craftsman's eye.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
2.5/5 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) After its first episodic hour, I found myself struggling against a growing disappointment as I wondered if Audiard was going to take us anywhere particularly adventuresome or truly new.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
2/5 64% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) What might have been a career-encompassing statement from the 77-year-old Gilliam about his approach to life and moviemaking is...tired, compromised and rather cheap-looking.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2.5/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) An expertly manufactured hunk of corporate moviemaking whose success will mostly depend upon one's appetite for slow push-ins of astonished or terrified scientists.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2018
2.5/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Maintains interest, if not investment, for those predisposed to the urban doom and gloom of films such as Escape from New York.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) One senses that completing production was the primary accomplishment to the exclusion of those virtues that made Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back so transporting.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
59% Money Monster (2016) Asks us to revisit emotions we've already processed and would rather relive as comedy - something The Big Short accomplished to Oscar-winning effect.‐
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Bless its profane, bloody, fourth wall-breaking heart.‐
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 95% Amy (2015) A definitive, deeply felt look at this tragic and troubled talent.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3.5/5 85% Sully (2016) A purposeful argument in favor of a dying breed: the durable, honorable American male.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 83% Ant-Man (2015) Most Marvel movies are too much. This one is just enough.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3.5/5 86% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Chris Pine and company are shedding the baggage of previous iterations and putting their own modest stamp on the franchise. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) A typically Sorkin-esque collection of high octane, highly literate, verbal jousts that manages the neat trick of exalting Steve Jobs while also crucifying him.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 72% Interstellar (2014) Watching Christopher Nolan fall short is still more exciting than watching most other directors succeed.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
2.5/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Based on approximately 615 minutes worth of evidence, the series probably won't get much better than Age of Extinction, which is less a recommendation than a statement of resignation.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3.5/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) (Whedon is) less a thinker than a teaser, throwing out an inexhaustible amount of ticklish ideas and tasty images that thrill from moment to moment then disappear from memory.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 91% The Martian (2015) In an era of "look at me" CGI fireworks, here's a movie with a "let's work together" emphasis on problem-solving and teamwork. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 47% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) With Singer again at the helm, Apocalypse maintains enough visual elegance and emotional credibility to preserve its status as the superhero series made by, and for, adults.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) In the post-movie star age, (Cruise) is, with apologies to a certain Austrian bodybuilder whose drawing power is all but terminated, the last action hero‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) An endlessly rewarding visual feast that taps into something joyously elemental about putting yourself in the hands of a master director and allowing yourself to be entranced by a film.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Wes Anderson's overly considered cinematic world has never felt so expansive, enveloping, and infectiously fun.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
2/5 36% The Great Wall (2017) (The Great Wall) doesn't prove how much China can spend on a movie, it proves how much China can waste on one.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
3.5/5 93% Logan (2017) Even if the dire tone gives off the whiff of calculation, its violence and profanity are liberating, a closing of the gap between comic book fantasy and life as we recognize it.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
3/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant advances the mythology established by Prometheus but doesn't feel burdened by it.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
2/5 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) It wants us to believe it's trafficking in topical notions of politics, religion, and moral ambiguity, but its main currency is our contemporary penchant for hip and affected pessimism.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
3.5/5 88% Annihilation (2018) An intoxicating and unnerving sci-fi offering, one whose images tease and stimulate, more than confuse and create distance.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
2.5/5 45% Red Sparrow (2018) Thoughts of the #MeToo movement danced in my head as I watched a spy thriller about sleazy men ogling a woman who is forced by her bosses to get naked to complete her mission and stay employed.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018