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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 64% Vice (2018) Vice is an excellently made and phenomenally acted cipher, much like the man it investigates.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 61% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 54% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/5 53% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/5 83% Creed II (2018) Creed II is serviceable and enjoyable even if one can see the punches coming from a mile away.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks the Internet, while having the slight whiff of corporate obligation around it, is an entertaining, delightful, and heartwarming follow-up.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
2/5 78% On the Basis of Sex (2018) Ginsburg, along with her husband and occasional legal partner, Martin Ginsburg, is presented as practically perfect in every way. While she may very well be, that makes for a boring film.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
3/5 82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Is it for the casual viewer looking for something to watch on Netflix? Probably not. It's too unconventional and iconoclastic and ragged. Is it essential viewing for cinema buffs, film history completists, and Welles aficionados? Without a doubt.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 81% Boy Erased (2018) On just his second directorial effort, Edgerton utilizes a restrained style that keeps the film from becoming too melodramatic, yet also rarely lets it reach an emotional boil.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 63% Suspiria (2018) The film ends up in a netherworld between past and present, horror and art house, thick red blood and dreary gray stone.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) In a word, Melissa McCarthy is astonishing in this film.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) If outstanding performances alone could carry a movie, Beautiful Boy would rest easily on the shoulders of Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/5 79% 22 July (2018) The opening nightmare of 22 July drives that point home, even if the rest of the movie struggles to sustain it.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom plays like a Marvel movie that might have been made in 1996, with no nuance, little character development, and a clunky, on-the-nose style of advancing its plot.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3.5/5 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Hemsworth is a man most of us know on the screen as the God of Thunder, yet here gives a very different and even dangerously sexy performance.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3.5/5 92% Mandy (2018) It can be a bracing watch if you're game and serves as a reminder that Cage can still deliver the gonzo goods as an actor...‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
4/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) The term "revisionist" gets thrown around a lot in film criticism, especially when it comes to genres like the Western, but in the case of The Sisters Brothers, the description certainly applies.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2/5 33% The Predator (2018) Tone-deaf, sloppily written, and indifferently directed.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/5 26% The Nun (2018) Generic and ultimately forgettable. It's certainly not scary, and the family dynamic that made the characters in the earlier films somewhat empathetic is missing here.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3.5/5 92% Searching (2018) Searching is absorbing enough as a narrative on its own terms, even as we're watching it through a highly unusual lens that often reduces our daily lives and connections to fragmentary bursts of information.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/5 79% Alpha (2018) There's a final shot in which the film hints at the bigger meaning lurking around its edges, and it's an admittedly powerful one.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) Uwais does a lot of his own stunt work, but what could have been an impressive American film debut is utterly blown by Berg's choice to cut the movie as if he was working on the edit while riding a rollercoaster.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3.5/5 46% The Meg (2018) Even if some of the Meg's CG-generated moves look a little fishy from time to time, that's almost part of the fun.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2.5/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Nothing really changes by the end, because after all there are five more of these waiting to be made if this one somehow manages to strike box office gold. I wouldn't hold my breath.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Its meta take on its own existence and that of other superhero films make it smarter than many of its targets.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) It achieves sporadic greatness due to the aforementioned lack of sentimentality and the strong work done by its cast.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) At its best... it keeps alive an entire stable of classic monsters for younger generations to enjoy and remember.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
1.5/5 54% The First Purge (2018) Here, the producers and filmmakers behind the series want to have their rancid cake and eat it too, taking that same exploitative material and pouring some tasteless social awareness topping over it. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
4.5/5 93% 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 68% 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 70% 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 83% 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 53% 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 84% 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 44% 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 17% 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 20% 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 72% 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 52% 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 40% 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 49% 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