Mark Peikert

Mark Peikert

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Publications:
New York Press
Total Reviews:
70

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
73% A Gifted Man: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) " The result is a limp medical procedural with the dressings and cinematography of a spiritual conversion. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 25, 2011
10% The Family Tree (2011) " Like the body of a peeping tom high school student that hangs hidden in the Burnett's tree for the duration of the film, the direction of the movie remains dangling over audiences. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 26, 2011
54% Farmageddon (2011) " For a film about the benefits of natural food and raw milk, there is ironically nothing organic about Farmageddon. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 19, 2011
71% Dumbstruck (2011) " Goffman can't find a way to end the film on a note of triumph. The results are breathtaking, painful and so real it will break your heart. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 20, 2011
23% Peep World (2011) " Himmelstein and Blaustein give us just a peep, when what we really want is a nice, long gape. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 24, 2011
32% All Good Things (2010) " Bad things happen, Jarecki says with panache, but he doesn't have much to say about why; he's more interested in the how. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 2, 2010
69% Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010) " Louis Garrel had better watch out -- there's a new Gallic heartthrob in town. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 8, 2010
81% Cairo Time (2010) " Compared to other platonic film romances, this one comes up lacking, even with the note-perfect performances from Clarkson and Siddig. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 4, 2010
91% Alamar (To the Sea) (2010) " A weirdly hypnotic hybrid of a Tarzan flick and a documentary, Pedro González-rubio's Alamar is a victim of its own ambitions. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 14, 2010
26% Finding Bliss (2009) " Writer-director Julie Davis has no idea what she wants to say and spends a ridiculous amount of time not saying it. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 4, 2010
43% Mercy (2010) " There's a frayed romanticism to Caan's script that belies his swaggering air of machismo; this is a man who understands the price of love, even if Johnny can't, or more probably, won't. " ‐ New York Press
Posted May 5, 2010
86% Lbs. (2010) " When a movie is written and filmed as part of the writer-actor's effort to save his own life and slim down, the movie feels, to a certain extent, critic-proof. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 31, 2010
0% Stolen (2010) " Hamm himself is too smart a performer for movies like these, but let's write it off as a canny career move to take a vacation from Don Draper and his glumness. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 10, 2010
89% Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig) (2010) " Een the story's sudden swerve into melodrama has the nightmare reality of film noir at its best. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 3, 2010
53% Mystery Team (2009) " If this is the future of comedy in Hollywood, then there's little to fear -- as long as everyone remembers that brevity is the soul of wit. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 9, 2009
64% The Missing Person (2009) " Why has The Missing Person persisted in staying with me, even though I started craving The Big Sleep halfway through? " ‐ New York Press
Posted Nov 24, 2009
29% Women in Trouble (2009) " A lucky alchemy of writer and cast turns what could have been an indie bore into something surprisingly uproarious. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Nov 18, 2009
65% (Untitled) (2009) " There's something about Shelton as Madeleine that tilts the movie in her favor. Maybe it's her deadpan delivery, or the series of hilariously noisy outfits she wears, but Madeleine seems like the sanest person in this absurd world. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 22, 2009
58% Trucker (2009) " You want to like Trucker. You really do. But writer-director James Mottern makes it awfully hard with his washed-out, predictable aesthetic. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 14, 2009
81% No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009) " You won't want to give up two-ply, but you might rethink buying salad in one of those unwieldy plastic boxes during your next trip to the grocery store. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 23, 2009
58% Art & Copy (2009) " By narrowing his focus to just the cream of the ad crop, [director] Pray comes across as a Madison Avenue huckster himself, one who's selling the public on the classiness of smart ads. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 19, 2009
85% Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) (2008) " A throwback to American filmmaking of the '70s, a pulse-pounding political thriller that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until the inevitable bloody conclusion; Germany's Bonnie and Clyde, with a political conscience. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 19, 2009
47% Death in Love (2009) " The failure of the movie is hardly attributable to Lucas, or co-stars Jacqueline Bisset and Lukas Haas. I'm afraid the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of writer-director Boaz Yakin. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 15, 2009
12% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2009) " Somehow, even as writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber slathers on the voiceover ooze or unwittingly evokes Sophie's Choice with his central romantic triangle, he still manages to astonish with The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 15, 2009
88% Forbidden Lie$ (Forbidden Lies) (2007) " By the doc's end, how much of what Norma says is fact or fiction doesn't matter as much as the entertaining, infuriating journey that Norma (and Broinowski) has taken us on. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 1, 2009
36% Gigantic (2009) " There's still something compelling about watching such a talented cast navigate the choppy waters of Aselton's world. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 1, 2009
15% Spinning Into Butter (2009) " A fantastic story longing for a better film. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 25, 2009
89% Sin Nombre (2009) " Unfortunately, other than some gorgeous scenery, Sayra's stupidity is the only thing that feels truly fresh in Fukunaga's debut feature. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 18, 2009
59% Phoebe in Wonderland (2009) " Barnz shows a firm directorial hand, most impressively by keeping the troupe of child actors from becoming cloyingly adorable. But despite a unique and refreshing vision, he fails his film by explaining its mysteries. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 4, 2009
16% An American Affair (2009) " A clichĂ©-ridden hodgepodge of film genres. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2009
61% Eleven Minutes (2008) " Eventually, the film stops being an entertaining look at what goes on behind-the-scenes at one designer's headquarters prior to Fashion Week and just becomes frustrating. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 18, 2009
82% Two Lovers (2008) " For a movie with the word 'lovers" in the title, Two Lovers may be a dark and dreary affair, but one not without its rewards. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 11, 2009
70% Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (2009) " Her story has inspired millions, so why does she comes across as such a pill in the new documentary Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh? " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jan 28, 2009
43% Chandni Chowk To China (2009) " Chandni Chowk to China never captures our imagination the way those twin Tarantino films did, mostly thanks to a lead character who's too dumb to root for, much less believe in. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jan 21, 2009
34% Adam Resurrected (2008) " Watching an entire film revolving around Goldblum becomes an exercise in frustration. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 11, 2008
50% Antarctica (2008) " Manages to combine sizzling sex scenes with an actual heart, putting all of the low-budget gay trash that American audiences must suffer through to shame. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 3, 2008
11% Lake City (2008) " All of these movies uneasily coexist under the umbrella title of Lake City, which is a shame because Sissy Spacek can be found wasting a genuinely affecting performance in this mess. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Nov 20, 2008
50% We are Wizards (2008) " A better approach would have been one that focused less on a child's home movies and performances and more on why he's on stage singing about an imaginary wizard. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Nov 12, 2008
33% The Guitar (2008) " After spending 45 of the movie's 95 minutes in an orgy of consumerism, The Guitar suddenly speeds up its tempo and begins bombarding us with plot developments. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Nov 5, 2008
16% Max Payne (2008) " Max Payne is one of those ludicrous action movies based on a videogame that's all style and little substance. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 22, 2008
18% The Elephant King (2006) " If Grossman had found something more to say about life in Thailand other than that almost any attractive woman there can be had for money, The Elephant King might have more potency. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 15, 2008
51% Good Dick (2008) " Good Dick manages to be a squirmily charming romantic movie, chockablock with surprising details. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 15, 2008
46% Sex Drive (2008) " Maybe Sex Drive wouldn't be such a slobbering excuse for a comedy if anyone involved had shown one iota of originality. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 15, 2008
50% Breakfast with Scot (2007) " Having the straight Tom Cavanagh and Ben Shenkman play the unwilling gay dads in Breakfast with Scot may seem like a disappointment, but this quirky, surprisingly refreshing comedy has a few tricks up its sleeve. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 8, 2008
36% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) " By some bizarre alchemy, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People has been translated to the screen as a Judd Apatow romantic comedy crossed with The Devil Wears Prada. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 8, 2008
61% The Duchess (2008) " Though screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher has stuffed plenty of high-octane incidents into his script, none of them really register. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 24, 2008
36% The Lucky Ones (2008) " Perhaps if The Lucky Ones wasn't so crammed with incidents, the absurd coincidences wouldn't be so grating. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 24, 2008
15% Hounddog (2008) " As anyone could have predicted about a movie that generated so much negative buzz for its depiction of the rape of a young girl in rural Alabama during the 1950s, Hounddog is entirely underwhelming. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 17, 2008
9% Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007) " Maybe if Everybody Wants To Be Italian were even intermittently funny, the stereotypes wouldn't matter. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 3, 2008
37% Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.) (2007) " A smart and funny look at how people react under extreme sexual pressure. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 27, 2008
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