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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
3.5/5 69% 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 96% 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 11% 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 39% 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 33% 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 30% 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 96% 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 7% 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 32% 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 9% 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 84% 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 93% 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 16% 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
2.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) it's starting to feel like everyone and everything is going through the motions.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/5 73% Gifted (2017) It's entertaining, it's quite moving in a few spots, but unlike the central character, it's not as exceptional as it could be.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3.5/5 75% The Void (2017) Kostanski and Gillespie pay homage to '80s golden years without resorting to cheap copycat tricks. As a result, fans will recognize The Void's DNA but still appreciate its modern veneer.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/5 67% Life (2017) Life is a fun, if inch-deep, monster movie that stars one hell of a creepy creation.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
4/5 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's hard to say whether it will linger in your memory very long, but it will keep you glued to your seat. Sorry Godzilla, but Kong has the edge for now.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 19% The Shack (2017) The entire story is so pre-ordained to fit the expectations of an audience of true believers that it locks out pretty much everyone else and quickly ossifies into a sermon instead of a real movie.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 is as close to pure cinema as an action movie can come.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The Lego Batman Movie's little plastic superhero may be his most human portrayal yet.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
1/5 7% Rings (2017) First you watch Rings, then you die...of boredom. And it might feel like seven days before the end credits too.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/5 43% Gold (2017) This vein has already been mined for all it's worth.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/5 45% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) The movie is not just giving you permission to turn off your brain; it's reaching into your head and flipping the switch for you.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017