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 8.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Keizer's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 80 In Darkness
Lowest review score: 20 Burzynski
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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    Scott excels in maintaining a low, persistent hum of eroticism whose purpose is not titillation or camp.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    Appearances by Toni Collette and Whale Rider’s Keisha Castle-Hughes should draw a few curious parents to what is, most of the time, a quirky and quite enjoyable coming of age saga.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Mark Keizer
    Brotherhood moves fast, but it can't outrun its superficiality.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Mark Keizer
    A charmingly hardened Carla Gugino reprises her role as the titular porn star, still pregnant and now coping with retirement.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Mark Keizer
    The new film could have benefited from even a moment of genuine reflection. Being a mechanic seems like a thinking man's occupation. The Mechanic, though, barely has a thought in its head.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Mark Keizer
    The movie is a bit of a departure for the mumblecore pioneer, one that does not play to his strengths.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    Pierce delivers everything the role requires except serious menace, while the less-seasoned Crawford improves as his handsome face bares more of the evening's scars.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    The hijinx get deflating, yet the tension and genuine sense of investigation keep you involved.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Mark Keizer
    Even Reese Witherspoon, whose adorable scrunch-face projects the romantic travails of lovelorn women everywhere, looks unsure of herself.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Mark Keizer
    Stone embarrasses himself by backing the wrong horse and then making a weak case for him.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Mark Keizer
    It's only sporadically amusing and it's certainly not original.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Mark Keizer
    So it's apropos that Forby's biggest misstep is his thin and careful script that can't carry us away on the same winds of fate that would put a sovereign republic's future in the hands of such a young woman.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Mark Keizer
    It becomes a parade of interpersonal conflict and miserable circumstances that adds up to nothing less than angst-porn.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Mark Keizer
    Robert Young's Eichmann feels the burden of history so heavily that it's effectively smothered by it.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Keizer
    A classic case of being too much of a not-very-good thing.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Mark Keizer
    Conceptualized and re-conceptualized, written and re-written, shot and re-shot, cut and re-cut, the final product is the world's longest short film.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Mark Keizer
    Inside the dreadful action comedy Cat Run, there are about three terrible action comedies struggling to get out.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Mark Keizer
    Nobody here brings their A-game, denying us the pleasure of what Adams and director Anand Tucker could create together.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Mark Keizer
    The Undefeated says less about Sarah Palin than about the political and cultural environment that made her big screen beatification possible.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Mark Keizer
    Burzynski may have credibility in the eyes of some, but the movie about him has no credibility, so no one will be receptive to its message.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Mark Keizer
    If "Midnight Run" and "His Girl Friday" had an unwanted, mutant baby, it would be The Bounty Hunter, a romantic comedy where the jokes sputter and die immediately after exiting the character’s mouths.