Mark Keizer

Mark Keizer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Mark Keizer's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 74% 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. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted May 2, 2015
4/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "Watching Christopher Nolan fall short is still more exciting than watching most other directors succeed. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Oct 30, 2014
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. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 28, 2014
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "A rollicking, if sometimes convoluted, good time, featuring a high-toned cast and a seriousness of purpose that sets it apart from the candy-colored Marvel-produced films and Sony's underwhelming Amazing Spider-Man series. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted May 25, 2014
2/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "If it wasn't for the appealing chemistry between Garfield and Stone, both of Sony's shareholder-approved slabs of Spider-Product would feel more disposable than they already do. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Apr 30, 2014
3.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "The movie's feel for urban warfare takes its cue, though not its severe, disturbing edge, from street-level spectacles like Heat and Ronin. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3.5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "Wes Anderson's overly considered cinematic world has never felt so expansive, enveloping, and infectiously fun. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3/5 49% RoboCop (2014) "To grieve for what director José Padilha failed to port over from Verhoeven's version is unfair to the remake, which has a right, if not a responsibility, to be different than the original. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Feb 14, 2014
56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "This iteration of Jack Ryan may be new, but the whole idea of Jack Ryan has never felt so old. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jan 18, 2014
4/5 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "A minor key ode to a talented singer whose flaws forever keep him one step behind musical and personal success. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Dec 5, 2013
2.5/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) "About as good a film as you can squeeze out of a morally complex source work given today's studio environment. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Nov 2, 2013
2.5/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) "The only true take-away from the frantic, two-dimensional The Fifth Estate is that Julian Assange isn't championing moral justice as much as brand building and the inconvenience of accountability in the internet age. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/5 80% Una noche (One Night) (2013) "(Mulloy shows) a genuine sense of empathy for her yearning, troubled characters and an artist's eye for the beauty of decay. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Sep 5, 2013
3/5 68% Elysium (2013) "Elysium is more ideologically aware than it is ideologically astute, yet Neill Blomkamp is still being much more politically daring here than in District 9. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Aug 7, 2013
3/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) "So audaciously, shamelessly, and hypnotically cacophonous that you have no choice but to give yourself over to it. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jul 12, 2013
2/5 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) "Disney spent over $200 million to prove The Lone Ranger is too old-fashioned for such a newfangled, smart-aleck world. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jul 12, 2013
2.5/5 68% World War Z (2013) "One senses a disconnect between the more serious-minded disaster epic Brad Pitt and Marc Forster wanted to make and the movie they actually wound up with. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 21, 2013
2.5/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) "Man of Steel (has) a cold heart that no amount of spectacle can compensate for. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3.5/5 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) "It does the one thing that bigots and homophobes can't stand: it puts a human face on the targets of their unfounded, irrational hatred. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 2, 2013
2/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) "What once felt like total anarchy now feels mechanical and tired. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted May 24, 2013
2.5/5 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) "The best version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic 1925 novel ever committed to the screen. But don't get too excited. The bar is very low. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted May 11, 2013
3.5/5 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "Yet another state-of-the-art Marvel creation that strikes an entertaining balance between heart, swagger, and volume. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted May 3, 2013
3/5 65% Antiviral (2013) "A gutsy, notable debut for a young filmmaker who needs to find a unique voice to match his unique ideas. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Apr 25, 2013
3/5 81% The Impossible (2012) "The key selling point is Bayona's ten-minute reenactment of the tidal wave and its carnage, which is brutal, visceral and without peer. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2012
3.5/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) "For fans, this is exactly how the story of Jean Valjean's transformation from thief to saint should be delivered: smothered in bombast " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2012
2.5/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) "Most of the way, the film's deficiencies are survivable if only for Jennifer Lawrence and some fleeting moments of emotional clarity and bracing conflict. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 14, 2012
3.5/5 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) "A compellingly languorous genre picture that doesn't indict the American system so much as call it out for what it is " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2012
3/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) "Rapturously grand in scope and ambition, if not emotional effect. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2012
3.5/5 84% Smashed (2012) "Winstead makes choices that are unglamorous and subtle. She never asks for our sympathy, so we give it to her willfully. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2012
3/5 95% The Imposter (2012) "The dense storytelling, heavy thematic burdens and endlessly conflicting perspectives could have spun The Imposter right off the rails had Layton's hold not been so assured. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2012
3/5 88% Neil Young Journeys (2012) "Fans of the 66-year-old guitar god (which is to say the only people who'll see this homespun gem) will revel in Young's winsome cruise down Memory Lane. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2012
4/5 96% Undefeated (2012) "Awards recognition should only boost the coffers of a doc that features echoes of the popular, based-on-a-true-story gridiron movies The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2012
3/5 86% Chico & Rita (2012) "Its failings aside, Chico & Rita is a work of warmth and affection, a colorful evocation of a time and a musical environment redolent of artistic sophistication and the prospects of post-war recovery. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 31, 2012
3/5 93% Coriolanus (2011) " Fiennes and Logan have created a smart, timely adaptation that is far easier to admire than it is to embrace, a study of an anti-hero without redemption, a man who ultimately dies more for the sake of fighting than for any specific cause. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2012
4/5 88% In Darkness (2012) "Whereas too many Holocaust dramas rely on built-in sympathies and long-settled historical assumptions...Holland is not afraid to trade a barely-earned tear for a surprising tweak of our expectations. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2012
1.5/5 25% Autoerotic (2011) "If only (Swanberg) explored his characters as much as his characters explore themselves. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2011
1/5 0% The Undefeated (2011) "The Undefeated says less about Sarah Palin than about the political and cultural environment that made her big screen beatification possible. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2011
3.5/5 80% Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) "Conan O'Brien is one of the funniest men to ever host a television program. It was his downfall. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2011
2.5/5 44% The Perfect Host (2011) "As it unfolds, one dreams of Sidney Lumet's Deathtrap and wonders how David Mamet would have handled these two A-types as they jockey for supremacy in a closed environment. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2011
3/5 85% Make Believe (2011) "Watching even the most tossed-off gag is worth whatever shortcomings Make Believe has. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 17, 2011
3/5 71% The People vs. George Lucas (2011) "It catalogues and recalls events so vividly that it will become a communal experience for those with conflicted feelings about Luke, Han and those stupid, furry things from Episode VI. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 7, 2011
3/5 71% Dumbstruck (2011) "Instead of shooting for real insight, the smoothly-edited doc maintains a pleasant course, as troubled artists continually navigate between compromise and concession. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2011
1/5 14% Cat Run (2011) "A loud, ugly and terrible movie that doesn't skillfully juggle its various elements; it throws them violently at your face and calls it edge. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2011
3.5/5 88% Honey (2011) "A gorgeously shot, deeply interior portrait of the artist as a young introvert. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2011
3/5 68% Rubber (2011) "Pleasure is derived strictly from bearing witness to such devilish and well-executed nonsense. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2011
2/5 28% Elektra Luxx (2011) "Gugino and the rest of the mostly female cast clearly savor the chance to strip and swear in a free-play environment, which is a nice way of saying the film is hopelessly flabby and lacks coherence. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2011
2/5 28% Take Me Home Tonight (2011) "It's only sporadically amusing and it's certainly not original, unless the definition of original has been broadened to include copies of things that were original twenty-five years ago. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2011
2.5/5 48% Super (2011) "Super is not wanting for good ideas; it's wanting for direction. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 23, 2011
2/5 54% Brotherhood (2011) "Brotherhood moves fast, but it can't outrun its superficiality. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 20, 2011
3/5 83% Zero Bridge (2011) "A winning example of modesty in front of the camera and intelligence behind it. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2011
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