Dominick Mayer Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dominick Mayer

Dominick Mayer
Dominick Mayer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Consequence of Sound

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 91% Phantom Thread (2017) Phantom Thread may be modestly subdued in the presentation of its emotions, but they're omnipresent, hanging like a haze over every scene and every terse exchange of dialogue.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
B- 77% Voyeur (2017) By the film's end you may well find yourself shocked that both men allowed the directorial duo to keep filming for as long as they did.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
B- 50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) There's a sharp meditation on law and revolution within Israel, but it never fully surfaces, and it leaves a general impression of disappointment after a time.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
A- 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards may be a film chiefly concerned with rage, and pain, but it's also one of the best dark comedies of recent vintage, and one of the better dramas as well.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2017
B 91% Thelma (2017) [Trier] finds moments of quiet horror, externalizing Thelma's turmoil in ways both blunt and memorably disturbing.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
B 84% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) It's a redemption tale, but one where forgiveness and vengeance and understanding alike are achieved via the edges of so many sharpened swords.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
D- 34% Jigsaw (2017) There's nothing left to Jigsaw but to wait on the next gory death, and then reset for the next. It's a cinematic funhouse of viscera to be immediately discarded after viewing.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
D 13% Geostorm (2017) Even the destruction, the ostensible reason for the film's whole existence, is surprisingly dull. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
B 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) In its way, 78/52 is also a spiritual tribute to the obsession that Hitchcock himself brought to the famed sequence.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
A- 98% Lucky (2017) The storytelling is episodic by design, and Lynch ably finds the ache and confusion in the most minute deviations from Lucky's existential patterns.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
A 95% The Florida Project (2017) This is a film of rare joy, even in its more unsparing moments, and the kind of film that should be seen by anybody who loves movies.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
C 18% Woodshock (2017) While the Mulleavys have a distinct command of tone and texture, the film is more a collage of striking images than any kind of a cogent whole built from them.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
B- 87% American Made (2017) It's less the ribald ripped-from-the-headlines commentary it aspires to be than a cynically breezy take on an ugly, unduly buried chapter of American history.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B+ 68% mother! (2017) This might be auteur cinema, but it's also auteur cinema that exists to tear that idea to shreds and dissect its most fragile inner parts.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
C- 43% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Goon: Last of the Enforcers often feels far more like a stock sports film than its predecessor, and that's what ultimately turns it into a highly underwhelming follow-up. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
D 40% Death Note (2017) Death Note carries a weirdly perfunctory air about itself throughout, even as the bodies begin to fall closer and closer to its main duo.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
C- 46% Bushwick (2017) From its lurid early scenes onward, Bushwick walks a razor-thin line between Carpenter-esque political nihilism and outright exploitation.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
B+ 93% Logan Lucky (2017) While Logan Lucky gives off the impression of a shaggy character-based comedy, such an assessment shortchanges how deliriously clever it is.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 91% Good Time (2017) Good Time observes something primal about the worlds that exist beneath the worlds in which so many other movies are made and viewed.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
A- 99% Whose Streets? (2017) Whose Streets? isn't interested in a both-sides dialogue, and the film hums with its most powerful outrage when it explores the tactics so often used to quell dissent.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
C 87% Wind River (2017) It's when [the film's] mystery comes down to its inevitably messy humanity that the film struggles most conspicuously.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
A- 97% Columbus (2017) It is a film heavily concerned with the human aspects of artistry, and how even a well-built bank can touch and enrich an inquisitive eye and mind.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
B 97% Menashe (2017) Menashe may be a film of understated storytelling and plot, but its pleasures lie primarily in the wonderfully observational approach that Weinstein takes to his protagonist.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
B+ 83% Detroit (2017) Detroit takes an unyielding look at police violence in a way few major Hollywood films have, examining how easily a bad situation can worsen in the wrong, delusional hands.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
B 89% Girls Trip (2017) Girls Trip may deal in broad comedy, but it's an example of broad comedy done well, and delivered by utterly committed performers.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
A- 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It treats the end of the world as the apocalypse we've always been racing ourselves into, and the one we won't be able to prevent even as we see it coming. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
B 92% Tour De Pharmacy (2017) Tour de Pharmacy is a modest success of aggressively stupid comedy.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
A- 99% City of Ghosts (2017) City of Ghosts is a harrowing account of a Syria that's largely only seen through images of destruction in the West. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
B+ 86% Okja (2017) For all of the chaos that Okja eventually steers into, its best face is as a simple story of a child on the cusp of young womanhood, trying to save her best friend.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
C+ 77% The Little Hours (2017) Baena's approach is so winkingly bawdy that it can be read either as a goofy tribute to one of the world's oldest sex comedies, or an especially sophomoric take on the same.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
D- 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The CGI is still incomprehensible, the characters are still paper-thin, and it's a movie that even manages to reduce magic itself to the trickery of ancient machines.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
D 18% All Eyez on Me (2017) This is a commercial for Tupac Shakur the icon, and there's more truth about the man to be found in any one of his songs than this entire two-and-a-half-hour film can muster.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
D+ 21% The Book of Henry (2017) The narrative and tonal gambit the film takes could have been breathtaking if executed successfully, but it only hints at genuine depth in fleeting instances. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B- 68% Cars 3 (2017) First-time director Brian Fee wisely steers the film back to the tone on which it started, one of great affection for big race days and bygone traditions. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
C 77% The Hero (2017) [The Hero] is about fifty years and one cancer diagnosis away from retelling any other rote story about a talented-yet-struggling actor hoping to make it in Hollywood.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
B 75% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Beatriz at Dinner makes a melancholic version of the same case that Bill & Ted once did: be excellent to each other. Or there might be consequences.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
C 37% Snatched (2017) [Snatched] works less as a high-concept studio comedy than as a take on estranged mother-daughter dynamics, and it's even a little sweet when it smooths off its nastier edges.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
A- 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Vol. 2 understands well that the action is memorable because of who it's happening to and around, and Gunn never loses that sense of character.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
C- 16% The Circle (2017) Ponsoldt and Eggers' screenplay yields a heavy-handed take on web titans and the doublespeak of Internet buzzwords, and struggles to generate intrigue from either.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
A 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) [The film] confronts the terror of a world that remains mysterious even after every map has been drawn and every foot of land trod upon.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
C 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Even as Fate has its fun and chases its highs (a few of which are pretty satisfying), it's hard to shake the growing sensation that the bloom might be coming off the rose.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
A- 97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Your Name is the kind of film that's all the more striking for how easily it could have gone awry, but Shinkai has accomplished something unique and genuinely special here.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
B- 45% The Discovery (2017) [It's] built on an ingenious premise, and if McDowell occasionally falters in how he chooses to explore its boundaries, it's still an inquisitive piece of existential sci-fi. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
C+ 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) After establishing an engaging tone early on, Power Rangers descends into familiarity after a while, and it's a mild (if expected) letdown.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
B+ 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) For a sequel in which many familiar faces and locations are reprised, T2 Trainspotting is unusually candid about the hazards of looking backwards for too long, especially by sequel standards. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
A- 90% Raw (2017) One of the most transgressive things about Raw is how Ducournau keeps the focus on the unjust judgment of others, rather than the shame Justine internalizes throughout.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
B 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It understands the appeal of these movies as a reminder of humanity's relative insignificance in the face of horrors it can't possibly comprehend.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
A- 98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) It's a brief film, clocking in at barely 70 minutes, but Zucchini is also far more heartfelt and resonant than so many cacophonous family films.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
D 26% Fist Fight (2017) There's little to Fist Fight that distinguishes itself, and it's the kind of comedy that's good for the odd laugh every few minutes, but also dissipates from memory almost as soon as it ends.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
B+ 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Chapter 2 is a hyper-violent piece of pulp action cinema through and through, but it's also an exemplar of how to make such a film with style and intelligence.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017