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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
4.5/5 100% 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 73% 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 89% 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 94% 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 67% 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 29% 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 15% 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 82% 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 69% 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 73% 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 76% 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 21% 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 90% 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 6% 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 43% 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
3.5/5 84% The Founder (2017) On one hand, it makes for a rather neat and uncluttered film; on the other, it leaves the door open for a much more barbed or even satirical look at McDonald's that Hancock never explores.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
3.5/5 85% Silence (2017) The ultimate strength of Silence may be that it's a real-time argument between the filmmaker and himself over his own well-documented struggle with belief...‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One builds to one of the best third acts in the entire franchise.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/5 81% Ant-Man (2015) Ant-Man is... funny, effortlessly charming, often genuinely weird, and possessed of a few strikingly original and/or emotional moments. It works. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
4.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Let's just cut to the chase: Captain America: The Winter Soldier is awesome.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
4/5 81% Patriots Day (2017) When Peter Berg focuses solely on the moments in his films, without letting sentiment or messaging seep onto the screen, he's among the best directors of pulse-pounding, you-are-there suspense working today.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
2.5/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Bad Santa 2 is a film that doesn't provide any real reason for its existence other than to cash in on the cult status of the original brand.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
2.5/5 60% Allied (2016) Allied is as if a snazzy new copy machine was supposed to print out a presentation in eye-popping colors and ended up spitting it out in plain old black and white. You can read it but it's dull to look at.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) It follows the same pattern of rise, fall, comeback, and redemption that has become so automatic for this particular subgenre that you can almost set your watch by the narrative beats.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3.5/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) The acting, the visual fireworks and Michael Giacchino's distinctive, Eastern-influenced score all go a long way toward disguising the fact that we are once again watching an origin story, and one that seems even a bit more perfunctory than usual.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2016
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a disappointment whose title may unwittingly end up serving as the epitaph for a briefly promising franchise.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
4.5/5 98% The Babadook (2014) The Babadook is the best horror movie I've seen in some time, because it works on all those emotional and psychological levels in addition to succeeding as a straight genre outing.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
2.5/5 61% Snowden (2016) Snowden could have used more of the JFK-era Stone.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4/5 84% Kicks (2016) Director and co-writer Justin Tipping makes a confident and even occasionally audacious debut.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3.5 85% Sully (2016) Even with its mistakes, Sully is watchable and occasionally gripping entertainment.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/5 45% Hands of Stone (2016) There are so many secondary characters and narrative strands introduced and forgotten that a scorecard should have been handed out as we sat down.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3.5/5 91% Southside With You (2016) [It's] breezy, warm and romantic, if ultimately somewhat slight. In other words, the complete opposite of the past eight years.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Timur Bekmambetov has apparently never met a shot that he didn't want to cut down to two seconds or less. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2.5/5 59% War Dogs (2016) [It's] a well-worn tale that could be best described as Scorsese-lite.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
5/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) It's simply one of the best films of the year.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
4/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Star Trek Beyond may not be the perfect Star Trek film, but it is unashamedly, entertainingly and enthusiastically a true one -- and that's more than enough for this Starfleet lifer.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2016
3/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) One starts to get the same feeling one had watching The Amazing Spider-Man a few years ago: why are we telling this story again, just with different people and a few remixed aspects?‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
1.5/5 35% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) When Yates cuts to a pointless wrestling match between Skarsgard and a digital gorilla, it's almost a relief.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Strange and tremendously engaging.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
2/5 28% Warcraft (2016) All anyone seems concerned with regarding this listless, hollow film is brand extension.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/5 58% Me Before You (2016) Emilia Clarke has more than her share of charisma... but it's not enough to save Me Before You, a cloying and predictable romantic drama.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/5 57% Money Monster (2016) The movie feels strangely out of step and small.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2/5 52% Demolition (2016) [It's] a flimsy tale that ends up demolishing itself.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 8, 2016