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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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 16% Infinite (2021) Paramount decided to move it to Paramount+ where this generic, derivative nonsense will probably fit better anyway. It already plays more like something the Netflix algorithm burped up on an off-cycle. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
3/5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) One leaves A Quiet Place Part II with the feeling that the movie has been an extremely well-made and often gripping time-filler instead of a genuine expansion of the tale set-up by the first film. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2021
2.5/5 63% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) It's not just Angelina either who doesn't have much to work with-although her performance kind of meanders around without ever settling into a groove. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
2.5/5 36% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) On a creative level, however, Spiral doesn't really offer any new pieces to the jigsaw puzzle. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
2/5 26% Voyagers (2021) There is potentially rich material here to explore in a different, more intellectually satisfying sci-fi drama, but Burger dispenses with all that by the end of the first act. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
2/5 22% Chaos Walking (2021) Its visual component is a colorful CG smoke that puffs around everyone's heads like little clouds of the same dust that no doubt gathered around this picture as it sat on the shelf. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 45% The Little Things (2021) The Little Things is the type of movie that we haven't seen in a while. And it makes its familiar storytelling and character arcs almost seem fresh again. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
1/5 46% Monster Hunter (2020) Take a drink every time you spot an image lifted from Alien, Game of Thrones, Starship Troopers, and plenty of others and you'll be pleasantly trashed by the end. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/5 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) Clooney has come up with a commendable first attempt at an often difficult genre to master. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
3.5/5 77% Uncle Frank (2020) It may not be an especially deep movie (Ball might need the larger canvas of episodic television for his best work), but its heart is always in the right place. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
2.5/5 45% Fatman (2020) The Nelms want to say something about a world where a kid puts a hit on Santa and the old man himself is taking money from the military, but it's never quite clear what their message is or what tone they're aiming for. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
4/5 88% Run (2020) It's also a hell of a lot of fun on a basic B-movie level, thanks to Chaganty's expert control of tone, his superb crafting of suspense sequences, and excellent work from Paulson and Allen. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
3/5 26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) The soap opera-ish aspects of Hillbilly Elegy doesn't take away from the strength of the individual performances and the sense of empathy toward the characters - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
4/5 39% Rebecca (2020) It takes a certain amount of cojones to remake a movie by Alfred Hitchcock... yet Wheatley largely manages to pull off the attempt, with caveats. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
2.5/5 89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) If The Wolf of Snow Hollow sounds somewhat like a genre-flavored remake of Cummings' debut, the micro-budget comedy-drama Thunder Road, that wouldn't be wildly off-base. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
2/5 86% Come True (2021) A misfire all around that sent us quickly into dreamland. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
2.5/5 95% The Mortuary Collection (2019) There is some attempt at atmospherics and lots of gore, but the scares are non-existent and the stories just sort of sputter out without the punchy endings often associated with this subgenre. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
2.5/5 90% The Block Island Sound (2020) [It] is hampered by uneven acting and a somewhat undercooked script that shows its cards early and doesn't really go anywhere from there. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3/5 94% Sleep (Schlaf) (2020) Sleep is assured in its vision and imagery even if it's derivative of David Lynch and other practitioners of the macabre. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3/5 91% Minor Premise (2020) Minor Premise is ambitious and cerebral, if a little too dense.. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3/5 92% Lucky (2020) Lucky stretches a bit too much to sustain itself effectively over its relatively brief 80 minutes, but this is still a movie with vision and guts from director Natasha Kermani. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3.5/5 94% Lapsis (2021) Lapsis is a slow burn, with a final scene that's a bit of a head-scratcher, but Hutton has crafted a very distinct, pertinent vision. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3.5/5 91% The Dark and the Wicked (2020) The atmosphere is thick with dread from start to finish, and the images shocking and nightmarish. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3.5/5 88% Clapboard Jungle (2020) It's still a worthy guide for anyone who dares to travel this path. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 65% PVT CHAT (2021) It's a small film, but it says a lot about love, loneliness and sex in the age of virtual life. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 77% 12 Hour Shift (2020) Writer/director Brea Grant allows herself a few self-indulgent moments, but overall this is a lot of fun. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 80% Fried Barry (2020) Think of this as the hard-R version of E.T. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
4.5/5 96% Class Action Park (2020) It's a sobering, thoughtful and, yes, hilarious film. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3/5 89% The Nest (2020) While Durkin got a breakout performance from Elizabeth Olsen in the earlier movie, here he gets some of the finest work in the careers of both Jude Law and Carrie Coon. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
1.5/5 49% The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) If the goal of a babysitter is to make sure that their charge drifts off peacefully to sleep, then this silly sequel may succeed on those terms alone. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/5 92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) In perhaps the film's best performance, [Ben Whishaw is] the obsequious, insincere, and falsely humble Uriah Heep. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
2/5 48% Unhinged (2020) It's a C-level slasher movie in better clothes. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
2.5/5 53% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) While Train to Busan took us somewhere new, Peninsula leaves us stranded on the same old island. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
4/5 92% Relic (2020) And then there's Nevin as Edna, a figure who fills the viewer with an unsettling combination of sympathy and unease. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
2.5/5 39% Wasp Network (2019) it plays out almost as a choppy highlight reel from a longer work, perhaps even a TV series, but one with a great central story surrounded by a lot of filler. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
3.5/5 75% The King of Staten Island (2020) It feels more intimate than the typical Apatow dude-bro comedy, its unvarnished SI locations giving the movie a lived-in, blue collar feel befitting the story. As someone who grew up on the island, I can attest to this. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
3.5/5 71% Trolls World Tour (2020) As a movie, Trolls World Tour is fun and watchable, if no world-changer. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/5 30% Bloodshot (2020) Whether he's playing Riddick, Dom Toretto, or now Bloodshot, Vin Diesel is always Vin Diesel. The voice either rumbles or roars....you're either on board with his style at this point or you're not. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
4/5 83% The Way Back (2020) Affleck has been such a major figure in tabloid culture that a) the lines between his real life and his cinematic one have gradually gotten fuzzier and b) the ongoing turmoil in his personal life has made it easy to forget he can still be extraordinary. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3/5 8% Fantasy Island (2020) Horror is a wide-ranging genre: one can enjoy the sublime terrors of films like The Innocents or... kick back with any number of kitschy, exploitative, drecky cheapies. Fantasy Island is a glossy version of that latter. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) There's a lot to admire about The Rhythm Section even if I can't say I fully enjoyed it. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
2.5/5 59% The Last Full Measure (2020) Forcing emotional responses out of moviegoers instead of letting it arise organically from the material doesn't do the story or the veterans any justice at all. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2.5/5 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Life is just too short to keep spending chunks of it with this empty if occasionally crowdpleasing series. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
2/5 47% Underwater (2020) The title Underwater is as bland as it comes, and yet it's the perfect moniker for this utterly derivative hybrid. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
2/5 21% The Grudge (2020) By the time it's over, the only grudge left holding any real power will be the one you bear against yourself for paying to watch this. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
2.5/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) A parade of beloved characters walking through and waving as well-remembered scenes are re-enacted around them is not a story, but a pantomime. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) It's intermittently enjoyable, again leans on its cast, and fizzles away in one's memory like Alka-Seltzer. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
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 77% 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 53% 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