Mark Peikert

Mark Peikert
Mark Peikert's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Press

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

The Family Tree (2011)

"Like the body of a peeping tom high school student that hangs hidden in the Burnett's tree for the duration of the film, the direction of the movie remains dangling over audiences." ‐New York Press
Posted Aug 26, 2011

Farmageddon (2011)

"For a film about the benefits of natural food and raw milk, there is ironically nothing organic about Farmageddon." ‐New York Press
Posted Jul 19, 2011

Dumbstruck (2011)

"Goffman can't find a way to end the film on a note of triumph. The results are breathtaking, painful and so real it will break your heart." ‐New York Press
Posted Apr 20, 2011

Peep World (2011)

"Himmelstein and Blaustein give us just a peep, when what we really want is a nice, long gape." ‐New York Press
Posted Mar 24, 2011

All Good Things (2010)

"Bad things happen, Jarecki says with panache, but he doesn't have much to say about why; he's more interested in the how." ‐New York Press
Posted Dec 2, 2010

Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010)

"Louis Garrel had better watch out -- there's a new Gallic heartthrob in town." ‐New York Press
Posted Sep 8, 2010

Cairo Time (2010)

"Compared to other platonic film romances, this one comes up lacking, even with the note-perfect performances from Clarkson and Siddig." ‐New York Press
Posted Aug 4, 2010

Alamar (To the Sea) (2010)

"A weirdly hypnotic hybrid of a Tarzan flick and a documentary, Pedro González-rubio's Alamar is a victim of its own ambitions." ‐New York Press
Posted Jul 13, 2010

Finding Bliss (2009)

"Writer-director Julie Davis has no idea what she wants to say and spends a ridiculous amount of time not saying it." ‐New York Press
Posted Jun 4, 2010

Mercy (2010)

"There's a frayed romanticism to Caan's script that belies his swaggering air of machismo; this is a man who understands the price of love, even if Johnny can't, or more probably, won't." ‐New York Press
Posted May 4, 2010

Lbs. (2010)

"When a movie is written and filmed as part of the writer-actor's effort to save his own life and slim down, the movie feels, to a certain extent, critic-proof." ‐New York Press
Posted Mar 30, 2010

Stolen (2010)

"Hamm himself is too smart a performer for movies like these, but let's write it off as a canny career move to take a vacation from Don Draper and his glumness." ‐New York Press
Posted Mar 10, 2010

Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig) (2010)

"Een the story's sudden swerve into melodrama has the nightmare reality of film noir at its best." ‐New York Press
Posted Feb 2, 2010

Mystery Team (2009)

"If this is the future of comedy in Hollywood, then there's little to fear -- as long as everyone remembers that brevity is the soul of wit." ‐New York Press
Posted Dec 8, 2009

The Missing Person (2009)

"Why has The Missing Person persisted in staying with me, even though I started craving The Big Sleep halfway through?" ‐New York Press
Posted Nov 23, 2009

Women in Trouble (2009)

"A lucky alchemy of writer and cast turns what could have been an indie bore into something surprisingly uproarious." ‐New York Press
Posted Nov 17, 2009

(Untitled) (2009)

"There's something about Shelton as Madeleine that tilts the movie in her favor. Maybe it's her deadpan delivery, or the series of hilariously noisy outfits she wears, but Madeleine seems like the sanest person in this absurd world." ‐New York Press
Posted Oct 21, 2009

Trucker (2009)

"You want to like Trucker. You really do. But writer-director James Mottern makes it awfully hard with his washed-out, predictable aesthetic." ‐New York Press
Posted Oct 14, 2009

No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009)

"You won't want to give up two-ply, but you might rethink buying salad in one of those unwieldy plastic boxes during your next trip to the grocery store." ‐New York Press
Posted Sep 22, 2009

Art & Copy (2009)

"By narrowing his focus to just the cream of the ad crop, [director] Pray comes across as a Madison Avenue huckster himself, one who's selling the public on the classiness of smart ads." ‐New York Press
Posted Aug 19, 2009

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) (2008)

"A throwback to American filmmaking of the '70s, a pulse-pounding political thriller that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until the inevitable bloody conclusion; Germany's Bonnie and Clyde, with a political conscience." ‐New York Press
Posted Aug 19, 2009

Death in Love (2009)

"The failure of the movie is hardly attributable to Lucas, or co-stars Jacqueline Bisset and Lukas Haas. I'm afraid the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of writer-director Boaz Yakin." ‐New York Press
Posted Jul 15, 2009

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2009)

"Somehow, even as writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber slathers on the voiceover ooze or unwittingly evokes Sophie's Choice with his central romantic triangle, he still manages to astonish with The Mysteries of Pittsburgh." ‐New York Press
Posted Apr 15, 2009

Forbidden Lie$ (Forbidden Lies) (2007)

"By the doc's end, how much of what Norma says is fact or fiction doesn't matter as much as the entertaining, infuriating journey that Norma (and Broinowski) has taken us on." ‐New York Press
Posted Apr 1, 2009

Gigantic (2009)

"There's still something compelling about watching such a talented cast navigate the choppy waters of Aselton's world." ‐New York Press
Posted Apr 1, 2009

Spinning Into Butter (2009)

"A fantastic story longing for a better film." ‐New York Press
Posted Mar 25, 2009

Sin Nombre (2009)

"Unfortunately, other than some gorgeous scenery, Sayra's stupidity is the only thing that feels truly fresh in Fukunaga's debut feature." ‐New York Press
Posted Mar 18, 2009

Phoebe in Wonderland (2009)

"Barnz shows a firm directorial hand, most impressively by keeping the troupe of child actors from becoming cloyingly adorable. But despite a unique and refreshing vision, he fails his film by explaining its mysteries." ‐New York Press
Posted Mar 4, 2009

An American Affair (2009)

"A cliché-ridden hodgepodge of film genres." ‐New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2009

Eleven Minutes (2008)

"Eventually, the film stops being an entertaining look at what goes on behind-the-scenes at one designer's headquarters prior to Fashion Week and just becomes frustrating." ‐New York Press
Posted Feb 18, 2009

Two Lovers (2008)

"For a movie with the word 'lovers" in the title, Two Lovers may be a dark and dreary affair, but one not without its rewards." ‐New York Press
Posted Feb 11, 2009

Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (2009)

"Her story has inspired millions, so why does she comes across as such a pill in the new documentary Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh?" ‐New York Press
Posted Jan 28, 2009

Chandni Chowk To China (2009)

"Chandni Chowk to China never captures our imagination the way those twin Tarantino films did, mostly thanks to a lead character who's too dumb to root for, much less believe in." ‐New York Press
Posted Jan 21, 2009

Adam Resurrected (2008)

"Watching an entire film revolving around Goldblum becomes an exercise in frustration." ‐New York Press
Posted Dec 11, 2008

Antarctica (2008)

"Manages to combine sizzling sex scenes with an actual heart, putting all of the low-budget gay trash that American audiences must suffer through to shame." ‐New York Press
Posted Dec 3, 2008

Lake City (2008)

"All of these movies uneasily coexist under the umbrella title of Lake City, which is a shame because Sissy Spacek can be found wasting a genuinely affecting performance in this mess." ‐New York Press
Posted Nov 20, 2008

We are Wizards (2008)

"A better approach would have been one that focused less on a child's home movies and performances and more on why he's on stage singing about an imaginary wizard." ‐New York Press
Posted Nov 12, 2008

The Guitar (2008)

"After spending 45 of the movie's 95 minutes in an orgy of consumerism, The Guitar suddenly speeds up its tempo and begins bombarding us with plot developments." ‐New York Press
Posted Nov 5, 2008

Max Payne (2008)

"Max Payne is one of those ludicrous action movies based on a videogame that's all style and little substance." ‐New York Press
Posted Oct 22, 2008

The Elephant King (2006)

"If Grossman had found something more to say about life in Thailand other than that almost any attractive woman there can be had for money, The Elephant King might have more potency." ‐New York Press
Posted Oct 15, 2008

Good Dick (2008)

"Good Dick manages to be a squirmily charming romantic movie, chockablock with surprising details." ‐New York Press
Posted Oct 15, 2008

Sex Drive (2008)

"Maybe Sex Drive wouldn't be such a slobbering excuse for a comedy if anyone involved had shown one iota of originality." ‐New York Press
Posted Oct 15, 2008

Breakfast with Scot (2007)

"Having the straight Tom Cavanagh and Ben Shenkman play the unwilling gay dads in Breakfast with Scot may seem like a disappointment, but this quirky, surprisingly refreshing comedy has a few tricks up its sleeve." ‐New York Press
Posted Oct 8, 2008

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

"By some bizarre alchemy, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People has been translated to the screen as a Judd Apatow romantic comedy crossed with The Devil Wears Prada." ‐New York Press
Posted Oct 8, 2008

The Duchess (2008)

"Though screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher has stuffed plenty of high-octane incidents into his script, none of them really register." ‐New York Press
Posted Sep 24, 2008

The Lucky Ones (2008)

"Perhaps if The Lucky Ones wasn't so crammed with incidents, the absurd coincidences wouldn't be so grating." ‐New York Press
Posted Sep 24, 2008

Hounddog (2008)

"As anyone could have predicted about a movie that generated so much negative buzz for its depiction of the rape of a young girl in rural Alabama during the 1950s, Hounddog is entirely underwhelming." ‐New York Press
Posted Sep 17, 2008

Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)

"Maybe if Everybody Wants To Be Italian were even intermittently funny, the stereotypes wouldn't matter." ‐New York Press
Posted Sep 3, 2008

Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.) (2007)

"A smart and funny look at how people react under extreme sexual pressure." ‐New York Press
Posted Aug 27, 2008

I Served the King of England (2008)

"The film remains a strange comic fable about finding happiness in the most outlandish of places." ‐New York Press
Posted Aug 27, 2008
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