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
Publications: TNT's Rough Cut, Den of Geek

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Rian Johnson has said that he wouldn't mind exploring further adventures with Blanc... So what are you waiting for? Go out and make Knives Out a hit! - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 88% Richard Jewell (2019) Easily director Clint Eastwood's best film since 2006's Letters from Iwo Jima. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2/5 50% 21 Bridges (2019) A dull, by-the-numbers actioner in which we are so far ahead of the supposedly brilliant lead detective that we might as well be on the Long Island Expressway headed to Montauk. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
2/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) For a much better exploration of Mr. Rogers himself, stay out of this neighborhood and stick with the documentary. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/5 91% Ford v Ferrari (2019) It's ironic that a true-life story about two innovators who pushed back against a corporate giant to realize their vision results in a film that feels so formulaic as it plods around the track. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/5 43% Midway (2019) When Christopher Nolan can make you feel like you are truly there in Dunkirk there's no excuse for a war movie as superficial and phony-looking as Midway. Emmerich should go back to monsters and spaceships. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Ferguson's Rose can steal the picture every time she's on screen, as she is one of the most complex villains ever put in a genre movie. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3.5/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) What ultimately powers Double Tap though is the chemistry and repartee among our four leads. There's even character growth... sort of. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
2.5/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) As much as Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer squaring off holds appeal, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil falls solidly into the terrain of 'sequel that no one but accountants asked for.' - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3.5/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Even with its robust cast, and Waititi's way with both verbal humor and sight gags, the movie as a whole seems oddly evanescent. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
2/5 38% In the Tall Grass (2019) It's obvious after about 40 minutes or so of the movie's 100-minute running time that [director Vincenzo Natali is] having trouble stretching the story to the length required for a feature film. He's not helped by a lackluster cast. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
2.5/5 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) I didn't find the hardcore violence disturbing per se, but rather jarring in the way it takes on an almost comic book tone after the more elegiac effect the movie was striving for. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3.5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) With that strong performance from Pitt, and its constant visual inventiveness in portraying a realistic yet unknowable future, Ad Astra deserves a spot at the grown-ups' sci-fi table. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
2.5/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) It's a genuine shame that It Chapter Two doesn't quite connect in the same way Chapter One did, but perhaps half a masterpiece is better than none at all. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2.5/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Even though the third entry in this steadfastly mediocre trilogy opens on this thoughtful note, it's not long before disaster strikes. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
2.5/5 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) The confused messaging seems to have left the leading lady bewildered. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
80% Light of My life (2019) There's a quiet sense of grace and humanity that shines through in Light of My Life, even if the story that Casey Affleck is telling takes a little too long to get to a place we've been before. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3.5/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Moner's Dora may even bring a tear or two to parents' eyes, as they nostalgically recall watching the original show over and over and over again... - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The most surprising thing about Hobbs & Shaw, which is directed efficiently by David Leitch, is that this is also the franchise's first all-out comedy. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
2.5/5 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) By the time The Art of Self-Defense settles into its cool down, we're still not sure whether Stearns wants us to laugh or cringe. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) This entertaining but eventually forgettable remix starts to feel as pointless as the rest of Disney's recent remakes. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) if Jarmusch thought the idea of him commenting on the genre with a glittering cast by his side was enough to tide over the utter vacuity of the movie itself, he has made a serious mistake. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The new movie goes smaller, acting more as a coda to the original three films instead of a larger extension of them. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) At least Turner's trying, which can't be said for some of the other members of the cast. Jennifer Lawrence is all but checking her watch during her scenes as Mystique. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3.5/5 54% Ma (2019) Ma is kind of trashy. But the good thing is that the movie knows it. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) It is the first Hollywood production to truly capture the awe, excitement, and lunacy that made so many of us run eagerly to our TVs on Saturday mornings. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
2.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) There are worse things to watch on the big screen this August, but unless you're in the mood for a throwaway movie with little to remember beyond its gorgeous visuals, there's still no compelling reason to cast one's lot with this team. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
3.5/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Go into Brightburn with somewhat lowered expectations and you might very well have a super time. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 87% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) Unusually, it also channels memories of Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters and Sidney Lumet's Network, among other works, and its outright spoof of the cop show that Selena stars in evokes similar images from Clouds of Sils Maria. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
3/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot is a confused, split personality of a movie that manages to be both entertaining and irritating at the same time. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A massive, incredibly entertaining epic that is as emotional as it is spectacular. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 83% Her Smell (2019) Elisabeth Moss' incandescent performance, probably unlike anything you've ever seen her do before, is the raw, beating, bloody heart of Her Smell. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 83% High Life (2019) The cumulative effect is one of immense existential dread, as the bending of time and space erases all that these misfits left behind and leaves them hurtling toward nothingness. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 55% The Beach Bum (2019) Matthew McConaughey drinks, smokes, has sex, and that's about it in The Beach Bum. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
2/5 47% Dumbo (2019) You may believe an elephant can fly but you won't believe in much else with this tepid remake. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) There's no question that with its mishmash of half-baked ideas, lack of strong characterization and clear budgetary issues, Beneath represents a steep drop in overall quality from the magnificent Planet of the Apes. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) It's official: the Zack Snyder era of the DCEU is over once and for all. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
4/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Gibson was born to play roles like this--simmering cauldrons of white male rage and nostalgia for the "good old days" when that rage could be channeled without consequence. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
4/5 70% Climax (2019) We are all capable of joy and savagery, Noe seems to say, and Climax expresses his sadness for the loss of the former even as it plunges us ever into the latter. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3.5/5 85% The Hole in the Ground (2019) The last third renders The Hole in the Ground more generic in some ways, but Cronin still manages to pull off an atmospheric shocker for much of its running time. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The Hidden World is the series' crowning glory, where color, texture, shading, and movement all blend to create a world that is wonderfully, kinetically alive. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
1.5/5 9% Replicas (2019) Casting Keanu Reeves as a scientist and saddling him with loads of exposition in what fancies itself a more cerebral exercise just seems like a recipe for self-parodying disaster. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2.5/5 41% The Upside (2019) A badly conceived scene where Dell exhibits an inordinate amount of gay panic over changing Phillip's catheter--and even saying the word "penis"--couldn't be more poorly timed for the actor. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 37% Glass (2019) There are so many ideas at play here (perhaps too many) that one cannot help but wonder if Shyamalan is playing an elevated game of bait and switch. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
3.5/5 95% Blaze (2018) Even as a viewer not knowing much about Foley, watching Dickey makes one feel that you are watching the actual man -- he's that natural in the role. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3/5 66% Vice (2018) Vice is an excellently made and phenomenally acted cipher, much like the man it investigates. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 70% The Mule (2018) If for any reason this turns out to be his last screen performance, he's going out on a strong note. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 53% Maleficent (2014) Unfortunately, Maleficent the movie is not just a crashing bore, but it's a perfect example of filmmaking by corporate mandate. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/5 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Diehard fans of Kipling's work may find some interest in comparing and contrasting the two, but parents with younger children may want to stay away from this one. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/5 84% Creed II (2018) Creed II is serviceable and enjoyable even if one can see the punches coming from a mile away. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018