Mark Keizer

Mark Keizer
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 72% A Rainy Day in New York (2019) Woody, too old to flirt with a pretty young thing, has split up the chore amongst multiple older characters, as if that would somehow dilute the ick factor. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
86% The Long Walk (Bor mi vanh chark) (2019) If Do's ambition sometimes gets ahead of her... it's a small price to pay to be whisked away to a country still mysterious to Western audiences by a director using local concerns to address collective truths about guilt and redemption. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
83% Roger Waters: Us + Them (2019) Earns its stripes by affirming the timelessness of Waters' thematic concerns and proving that fresh material doesn't have to be the medicine we're forced to swallow to hear the classics. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
100% Two of Us (Deux) (2019) An entirely unique and uniquely vital lesbian love story. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
No Score Yet Three Summers (Três Verões) (2019) A flabby and barely involving screenplay... misses too many opportunities to resonate in a meaningful way with the working class. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
100% Our Lady of the Nile (Notre-Dame du Nil) (2019) If "Our Lady of the Nile" is ultimately not the definitive telling of the genocide, it is something equally valuable: the tragedy's illuminative prequel, a straightforward origin story faithfully adapted from an essential text. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
2/5 41% The Laundromat (2019) With a distancing attitude of high-minded impertinence and an absurdist humor that circles the target but can't quite hit it, The Laundromat doesn't feel irreverent. It feels irrelevant. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4.5/5 69% Joker (2019) Creates its own world of dank, hopeless urban alienation and tells its own tale of class-based chaos and its newfound champion. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
No Score Yet 5 Is the Perfect Number (5 è il numero perfetto) (2019) With no involving story on offer, rain-slickened streets and rat-a-tat tommy guns just aren't enough. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
100% Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes) (2019) A film that doesn't ask you to keep up so much as it encourages you to sink into the mystery and go along for the ride. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
33% 15 Minutes of War (L'intervention) (2019) Ignoring the controversies baked into this true story and focusing solely on military procedures and sharpshooting tactics is to trade uncomfortable historical context for big screen excitement. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Cold Blood (La mémoire du sang) (2019) Generic, character-deficient and lacking in suspense or thrills, "Cold Blood" never kicks into gear. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
No Score Yet Blind Spot (L'angel mort) (2019) An absorbing, minor-key take on a superhero saga that stealthily works in plenty of ideas about identity and loss. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
20% Pretenders (2019) It's skillful enough to tickle the mind and the emotions but not effective enough to fully engage them. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
No Score Yet Little White Lies 2 (Nous finirons ensemble) (2019) A jabbering and ingratiating followup filled with narrative dead ends, unexplored themes and late-inning plot contrivances. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
No Score Yet Shéhérazade (2018) Commanding the screen from the start, Robert is a marvelous find, a total newbie who auditioned for the role shortly after being released from the same prison as his character. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
55% My Son (Mon garçon) (2019) Neither a bracing blast of vigilante pleasure nor an absorbing character piece, "My Son" is most notable for being Carion's second straight film about a father's desperate search for his son. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3/4 90% Shazam! (2019) Had Shazam! been given the green light to forgo world-building and genre considerations to concentrate harder on its strengths, it would have been something very special instead of just very refreshing. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 92% Hal (2018) A diverting, surface-level primer on Ashby's '70s-synonymous career that works by virtue of such an appreciation being long overdue. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 91% Mandy (2018) A mesmerizing concept album of B-movie artistry where the style is the substance. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 96% Thunder Road (2018) The thrill of Thunder Road is witnessing the out-of-nowhere emergence of Cummings as a fully-formed artist. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
3.5/5 89% Whitney (2018) (Director Kevin) Macdonald...has a detective's mind and a craftsman's eye. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
2.5/5 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) After its first episodic hour, I found myself struggling against a growing disappointment as I wondered if Audiard was going to take us anywhere particularly adventuresome or truly new. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
2/5 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) What might have been a career-encompassing statement from the 77-year-old Gilliam about his approach to life and moviemaking is...tired, compromised and rather cheap-looking. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2.5/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) An expertly manufactured hunk of corporate moviemaking whose success will mostly depend upon one's appetite for slow push-ins of astonished or terrified scientists. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2018
2.5/5 56% Hotel Artemis (2018) Maintains interest, if not investment, for those predisposed to the urban doom and gloom of films such as Escape from New York. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) One senses that completing production was the primary accomplishment to the exclusion of those virtues that made Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back so transporting. - Alt Film Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
59% Money Monster (2016) Asks us to revisit emotions we've already processed and would rather relive as comedy - something The Big Short accomplished to Oscar-winning effect. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Bless its profane, bloody, fourth wall-breaking heart. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 95% Amy (2015) A definitive, deeply felt look at this tragic and troubled talent. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3.5/5 86% Sully (2016) A purposeful argument in favor of a dying breed: the durable, honorable American male. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 83% Ant-Man (2015) Most Marvel movies are too much. This one is just enough. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3.5/5 86% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Chris Pine and company are shedding the baggage of previous iterations and putting their own modest stamp on the franchise. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) A typically Sorkin-esque collection of high octane, highly literate, verbal jousts that manages the neat trick of exalting Steve Jobs while also crucifying him. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 72% Interstellar (2014) Watching Christopher Nolan fall short is still more exciting than watching most other directors succeed. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
2.5/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Based on approximately 615 minutes worth of evidence, the series probably won't get much better than Age of Extinction, which is less a recommendation than a statement of resignation. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3.5/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) (Whedon is) less a thinker than a teaser, throwing out an inexhaustible amount of ticklish ideas and tasty images that thrill from moment to moment then disappear from memory. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 91% The Martian (2015) In an era of "look at me" CGI fireworks, here's a movie with a "let's work together" emphasis on problem-solving and teamwork. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 47% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) With Singer again at the helm, Apocalypse maintains enough visual elegance and emotional credibility to preserve its status as the superhero series made by, and for, adults. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) In the post-movie star age, (Cruise) is, with apologies to a certain Austrian bodybuilder whose drawing power is all but terminated, the last action hero - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) An endlessly rewarding visual feast that taps into something joyously elemental about putting yourself in the hands of a master director and allowing yourself to be entranced by a film. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Wes Anderson's overly considered cinematic world has never felt so expansive, enveloping, and infectiously fun. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
2/5 36% The Great Wall (2017) (The Great Wall) doesn't prove how much China can spend on a movie, it proves how much China can waste on one. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
3.5/5 93% Logan (2017) Even if the dire tone gives off the whiff of calculation, its violence and profanity are liberating, a closing of the gap between comic book fantasy and life as we recognize it. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
3/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant advances the mythology established by Prometheus but doesn't feel burdened by it. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
2/5 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) It wants us to believe it's trafficking in topical notions of politics, religion, and moral ambiguity, but its main currency is our contemporary penchant for hip and affected pessimism. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
3.5/5 88% Annihilation (2018) An intoxicating and unnerving sci-fi offering, one whose images tease and stimulate, more than confuse and create distance. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
2.5/5 45% Red Sparrow (2018) Thoughts of the #MeToo movement danced in my head as I watched a spy thriller about sleazy men ogling a woman who is forced by her bosses to get naked to complete her mission and stay employed. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
2/5 81% Early Man (2018) The storytelling is too straightforward, the humor is not as inventive as we've come to expect from Aardman and the whole soccer situation is confounding and disappointing. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) A breezy and occasionally gut-busting story of a clueless, striving industry hopeful whose desire for success is in inverse proportion to the tools he possesses to achieve it. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017