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Don Kaye

Don Kaye
Don Kaye's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TNT's Rough Cut, Den of Geek

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 96% First Reformed (2018) There's nothing ambiguous about the strength of Hawke's work or the fact that this is a complete artistic comeback for a writer and director who has always refused easy answers.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3.5/5 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) The damage done to both Florence and Edward by their respective histories becomes palpable, thanks in no small measure to terrific performances from both actors.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo is not a bad film, just a relentlessly average one that has no reason to exist.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Surprisingly we didn't hear any cracks about sequels that suck, perhaps because Reynolds, Leitch, and the rest know that this one doesn't.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/5 52% Bad Samaritan (2018) It never quite reaches the level of the insanely terrible movie that you just sit and watch in stupefied wonder, nor does anything stand out to make it a worthy recommendation.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
4/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This is a knockout sci-fi movie that travels around the universe and back, and not only does it capture the vastness of that but it's also perhaps the most beautiful, colorful film Marvel has released to date.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
2/5 52% Rampage (2018) It's too bad that everything is taken from what must be a scriptwriting program labeled "Generic Action/Sci-Fi Blockbuster." ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) While it's visually incredible and amazingly detailed, it's only intermittently charming, far too long for such a thin, meandering plot.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim: Uprising does a couple of things better than its predecessor: Boyega is a more charismatic lead than Hunnam could ever be...I can't hate it; on some level every genre fan likes watching monsters and cyborgs swinging skyscrapers at each other.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
1.5/5 18% Death Wish (2018) Death Wish is an NRA member's wet dream, a perfect film for the America that only exists in the poisoned imagination of the pathetic would-be bully in the White House.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2.5/5 15% Mute (2018) One gets the sense that Jones has a lot he wants to say, but his film, like his protagonist, never quite finds its voice.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
3.5/5 71% The Ritual (2017) [The Ritual] is an efficient, gripping and unsettling horror that is well worth a look.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) The initial Twitter responses hailing it as a "masterpiece" go way overboard... [but Coogler] assembled one of the finest acting lineups ever recruited for a Marvel movie--or any genre outing, for that matter.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
1.5/5 14% Winchester (2018) But social commentary is the last thing Winchester needs, especially when the movie turns pretty much into a shooting spree towards the end. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
2.5/5 54% 12 Strong (2018) 12 Strong works as a superficial, patriotic adventure movie yet rarely delves any deeper into most of its characters or the situation they find themselves in.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
2/5 41% Den of Thieves (2018) With scenes of Butler bellowing like a wounded bull, Den of Thieves feels like it's trying to bully you into submission when it's not boring you.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/5 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Insidious: The Last Key manages to unlock some humanity and tragedy from a well-worn narrative and revive a meandering franchise while bringing it full circle.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
2.5/5 57% The Commuter (2018) Even Liam Neeson's particular set of skills can't keep The Commuter from going off the rails. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2/5 51% Downsizing (2017) Downsizing offers Payne his biggest conceptual canvas yet, but ironically feels like his smallest movie to date.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) Ferdinand is top-notch on a technical level and lovely to look at. Meanwhile, its underlying message of believing in oneself and one's own nature -- and getting the respect of others in the process -- is eloquently stated.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
2.5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Anderson has produced another sedate, rather passionless look at a subject that continues the filmmaker's recent predilection for making films that are curiously unengaged with the audience on any number of levels.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
2/5 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) Wonder Wheel is inert and stagey, cheap and fake-looking, while also boasting one of the worst performances we've ever seen from Kate Winslet.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Thus begins one of the strangest yet most beautiful courtships you will see this year, a melding of horror tale, Cold War sci-fi, and musical homage [that is] a love letter to the idea of love itself.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
4.5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Guadagnino has made the exploration of love and sexuality his mandate.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
4/5 97% Coco (2017) Coco is a delight from start to finish, and a welcome return to form for Pixar, as this is probably the animation studio's best outing since 2015's Inside Out.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) DC fans might not like hearing this, but Justice League works most effectively when it feels most like Whedon's The Avengers.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3.5/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Murder on the Orient Express recalls a somewhat older style of filmmaking, with both the delights and deficits endemic to a particular era of period melodrama.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
1.5/5 8% The Snowman (2017) Sadly The Snowman can barely kick itself off, let alone a successful new series.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
1/5 31% Leatherface (2017) Leatherface tells us everything we didn't need to know about the hulking human beast.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) With the movie going full-bore with both the comedy and the weirder aspects of the Marvel Universe, this is the most tonally coherent and entertaining Thor movie to date.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave is aimed straight at the heart -- and heartland America -- and what makes it unconventional and, yes, brave, is how traditional it is and how well that works.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
2.5/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) It's a wonder we got Pooh from these people.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 98% Lucky (2017) Yet above all, this is Harry Dean Stanton's showcase, and intentionally or not, it provides a wonderful and gently moving capstone to a career.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 triumphs in many of the same ways as its predecessor -- even more so -- but also suffers from some of the same issues that plagued the original.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4.5/5 85% It (2017) It (the movie) is suffused with a sense of suffocating dread and contains some particularly nasty violence, but also captures the heart and soul of the story.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Inhumans already feels like a missed opportunity and an odd outcast in the larger Marvel canon.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
1/5 0% The Layover (2017) The jokes, such as they are, just fall flat or fade out or simply go nowhere. They're neither outrageous nor original enough to raise even a smirk.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3.5/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) The world of social media and celebrity culture is ripe for satirical exploration, and Ingrid Goes West plunges headlong into it with darkly humorous if uneven results.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/5 8% The Emoji Movie (2017) It may pass the time amiably enough for the little ones. But parents may find themselves surreptiously reaching for their phones to find something more interesting to look at.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4.5/5 83% Detroit (2017) Detroit is a must-see film not only because it recreates an era and a series of incidents that could easily be forgotten in today's culture of short-term attention, but because the conditions that led to these horrors are still with us .‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
2.5/5 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Despite its strengths, Atomic Blonde never musters up enough sheer heat to live up to its title.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
3.5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Even as we are left exhausted and stunned by what we've watched, there is an underlying lack of emotional connection that leaves the film as chilly as Nolan's detractors have accused his other pictures of being.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) If you have the patience it's a rewarding, frequently poignant film that evokes the loneliness of the human experience... After all, each of us will be under that white sheet one day.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3.5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Wright edits the film almost perfectly to the music, creating a kinetic rush of a cinematic experience.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3.5/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) It's not a great movie but Cars 3 gets the franchise off the scrap heap and has its moments, like a pleasant, diverting drive that leaves you back right where you started.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
1/5 15% The Mummy (2017) It's about nothing except Hollywood's deadly corporate impulse to set up a new franchise based on existing brand names.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) This is a moment 75 years in the making where the hopes and dreams of millions of little girls and adult women finally crystallize into one transcendent image that is proud, defiant, and a long time coming.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
2.5/5 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The long-running joke of the series is that pirate Jack Sparrow never learns and never changes; perhaps after five films a change might do him -- and us -- some good.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2.5/5 16% The Circle (2017) The Circle could either be a black comedy or a dark, almost conspiratorial thriller, but it never manages to be either. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 answers questions posed by the first movie by exploring its cast of colorful miscreants in a way that almost makes it an anti-blockbuster.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017