Dennis Perkins

Dennis Perkins
Dennis Perkins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club
Publications: AV Club

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B No Score Yet Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time (2019) If that smacks suspiciously of brand solidification after the near career-derailment Jeannie's illness temporarily brought about, Quality Time is at least quality old-school Gaffigan. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
A- No Score Yet Reggie Watts: Spatial (2016) Spatial is signature Watts, meaning it's alternately exhilarating, silly, exhausting, and transcendent. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
B+ No Score Yet Michael Che Matters (2016) Even when some material isn't as strong-his biblical jokes run too long without being particularly original-Che can work a crowd. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
78% Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (2017) Homecoming King triumphs by transforming a seemingly intractable dilemma into thoroughly, hilariously human comedy. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
C No Score Yet Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 (2016) What keeps Carvey's set coasting along is Carvey himself, his enthusiastic embodiment of characters making up for the fact that those characters don't have much meat on their bones. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
B No Score Yet Colin Quinn: The New York Story (2016) Quinn's grousing is more an affectionately exasperated head tilt than the full-on assaults that other comics launch against "PC culture." - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
B 95% Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017) Seinfeld works the cramped stage of his old haunt with not only the effortless and inevitable confidence of the old pro and cultural touchstone he is, but with an enthusiasm belying any hint of obligation. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
A- 86% Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016) Throughout, both Oswalt's more angry, passionate pieces and his observational material are uniformly sharp and confident. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
B+ 71% David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016) Alternating angrily articulate ranting with writerly, well-crafted punchlines, Cross works his audience over relentlessly. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
A- 100% Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado (2016) Buress' new Netflix special sees the comic run through his hour-plus set with wily ease. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
B- 92% Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (2018) After all this time away from the stage, Relatable [is] a promising new beginning for an old pro. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
C+ No Score Yet Demetri Martin: The Overthinker (2018) Even tarting up his act with music, a sketch pad, and, here, running snatches of inner monologue, a Demetri Martin set plays out in pleasantly amusing but ultimately pretty forgettable fashion. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
B 100% Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape (2018) Noble Ape shows how Gaffigan's onstage persona can weather all storms and come out still getting the same laughs. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
A- 100% John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018) For a guy whose eagerness to both please and admit his own lack of personal authority is so central to his act, politics would appear to be a tricky tonal minefield to navigate. But Mulaney's inevitable Trump material is brilliantly crafted. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
B 100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) [Tamborine] sees Rock addressing his self-selected smaller audience with both less volume and more intimacy. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
A 100% Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017) Annihilation is courageous most as evidence of a master comedian choosing to continue to think, even when thought is the enemy. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
A No Score Yet Chappelle is as relaxed and confident as he's ever been. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Dave Chappelle is back for real. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
D No Score Yet House of Darkness (2016) House Of Darkness plays like a horror movie told secondhand by people who don't like or understand horror movies. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016