For 61 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 24% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 73% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Keizer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 80 Undefeated
Lowest review score: 20 The Bounty Hunter
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 61
  2. Negative: 8 out of 61
61 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    Viewers will find its emotional arc obvious and familiar, although the summoning of those emotions is where the movie derives its power.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    Watching even the most tossed-off gag is worth whatever shortcomings Make Believe has, including its lack of real drama.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    Boote's strong film will make you look at the floating plastic bag from American Beauty in a new, wholly suspicious way.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    The resulting distillation is brisk, light and engaging with none of the cheap shots that usually accompany any discussion of ventriloquism. If anything, Goffman is too gentle, refusing to pursue his charges into their darker corners.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    The movie version has the exciting and challenging parts down but the moral awakening it so strenuously wants us to experience remains beyond its reach.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    With the nation’s unemployment rate hovering around 10% and home foreclosure numbers stubbornly high, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher’s haunting documentary of multigenerational troubles is either a case of great timing or, possibly, the worst timing ever.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    Where Rubber veers off the road is that for all its giggly moments and meta-whatever, it's never quite funny enough or scary enough.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    Having spent multiple summers in Kashmir as a child, he (Tapa) knows what the average Kashmiri wants and the difficulties they encounter trying to get it. It's what makes Zero Bridge a winning example of modesty in front of the camera and intelligence behind it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    A true crime tale with added layers of intrigue and atmosphere.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    It's a well structured, sometimes riveting piece of information gathering that proves once again that Corrie's death was unnecessary and that closure has remained intriguingly, maddeningly, sadly elusive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    For the most part, Olliver and Orshoski are smart enough to allow Lemmy's unique personality to come to them, as opposed to pushing a case for it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    Fans of the 66-year-old guitar god (which is to say the only people who'll see this homespun gem) will revel in Young's winsome cruise down Memory Lane.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    Hugh Hefner has earned the gift of a fawning, non-confrontational greatest hits package and that's exactly what he's received, even if it's not what we necessarily wanted. As such, this will only preach to the converted (and maybe the perverted) and is best suited to DVD or cable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    The key selling point is Bayona's ten-minute reenactment of the tidal wave and its carnage, which is brutal, visceral and without peer. His visual mastery is almost enough to make up for The Impossible's conventional final hour and the empty feeling of trying to find the point of this whole exercise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    The movie is really best enjoyed as a fun little addendum to a profanity-laden chapter in New Media history.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    The film’s warmth and heart comes from introducing us to someone born to do exactly what she’s doing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    At 74 tough and tragic minutes, though, Kimjongilia is not destined for monetary glory. The waiting arms of public television are the more likely destination.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    To say the movie is understated is an understatement, yet it’s justified.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Keizer
    The blistering tunes and unique animation compensate for the rather unconvincing central love story that works best as a Forrest Gump-ian device to highlight some legendary real-life musicians.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    Neeson’s austere, meticulous turn is the best reason to see After.Life. He’s cinema’s most soft-spoken, high-toned boogeyman since Anthony Hopkins opened his first can of fava beans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    Those unfamiliar with the Duplass' previous movies won't realize what's missing; they'll just enjoy the earthy angst, edgy laughs and off-kilter casting of Jonah Hill.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    It's not much, but adult audiences starved for mature entertainment should be counted on to investigate this flawed, if admittedly heartfelt, work.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    This depraved charmer offers enough to admire and a specialized hipster crowd will enjoy it, if to a mutedly positive effect.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    The problem is that once you get past the barriers that Jewish players dramatically overcame between the early 20th century and post World War II, the rest is precipitously less interesting.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    Scott excels in maintaining a low, persistent hum of eroticism whose purpose is not titillation or camp.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    There is so much wrong with the political system at this point that gerrymandering, in which politicians shamelessly redraw electoral boundaries to rig the outcome of elections, seems almost quaint.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    Sitting through The Winning Season you marvel at how it obsessively duplicates all such films that came before but still consistently thwarts your impulse to dismiss it out of hand.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    The movie was written and directed by Oscar winner Paul Haggis (Crash) and when stripped to its logline, it's pretty ridiculous.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    The hijinx get deflating, yet the tension and genuine sense of investigation keep you involved.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    A classic case of being too much of a not-very-good thing.

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