Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

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For 194 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dominick Suzanne-Mayer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Florida Project
Lowest review score: 0 Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 194
194 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    While the film’s intentions are noble, and its story worth retelling, it struggles throughout to lend a lasting weight to its straightforward plotting.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    It’s a nasty piece of work, and one that at the very least stands as an active interruption of the escapist, family-friendly superhero fare currently dominating the industry.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    As a family movie, Detective Pikachu is enjoyable enough. But if the Pokémon games drew players into the world through immersion, it’s then strange that the first major live-action adaptation frequently races through those moments of immersion in order to get to the next sequence of middling buddy-cop banter.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Between its continuous insistence on broad humor and its lack of broader context about the industry period in which Paige came up (she was among the first womens’ wrestlers in WWE to break out when the division gained traction after years of public degradation), Fighting With My Family ultimately reveals itself as a shallow take on a genuinely fascinating story.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Although its leads find the odd moment of charm together, even Kidman in what’s somehow the worst-shaded part of all three, The Upside fumbles far too often when it attempts to enlighten or edify its audience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The Front Runner is a naively misguided product of panicked, desperate modern times. But perhaps even worse, at least for the type of film it wants to be, it lands somewhere between irrelevant and a woeful misreading of the room.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    White Boy Rick is a collection of interesting enough scenes in desperate need of a more cohesive framework.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The film may deliver the spectacle of dinosaurs body-slamming other dinosaurs with their mouths, but that’s about all that connects Fallen Kingdom to the wonder and fright of the original film. As a horror movie, it’s diverting enough when it’s not continuously shooting itself in the foot with ideas it can’t explain and doesn’t care to.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The movie is reasonably successful in its own modest way; its interests go no further than offering a handful of pratfall-driven laughs, and a few lessons about kicking back and cutting loose before you miss out on the simpler pleasures of life.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Deadpool 2 likes to situate itself as the subversive alternative to so many bloated X-Men films, with all their grave self-importance and bombastic action, but even more of this go-around resembles those movies than its predecessor, and if it reads to you as more than a bit hypocritical, just know you’re hardly alone.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Director Wes Ball frames the film as one long siege on the central city with few exceptions, and while that lends it a certain sense of momentum, after a while the sensation of watching it turns into one of checking off boxes
    • 35 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Henson, ever the magnetic performer, elevates so much of Najafi’s boilerplate direction with sheer presence alone; while the film consistently suffers from the tendency to bathe nearly every scene in maudlin strings and over-exposition, the actress manages to convey multitudes about Mary’s interiority with little more than a sustained gaze.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    There’s agony in the margins of every frame, but it remains muted beneath so many layers of color and so many hands drifting across surfaces.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Goon: Last of the Enforcers often feels far more like a stock sports film than its predecessor, and that’s what ultimately turns it into a highly underwhelming follow-up.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    If it never fully realizes the horrors of its prescient setup, it’s nevertheless effective in fits and starts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Wind River is also a potent example of how form isn’t always enough when the story is as frequently unnerving for unintentional reasons as it is for the horrors it aims to present.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The Little Hours is reasonably entertaining, but it hints just enough at something deeper that it may well leave you wanting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    It’s odd to see Elliott in a performance that involves him appearing so adrift, but the actor mines Lee’s insecurities for a naked honesty that makes his arguments and apologies alike ring with a lifetime of remorse.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    It’s still a reasonably funny movie when it hits its marks. It’s just a funny movie prone to going to some ugly, barren wells for laughs throughout as well.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The Circle aims for slow-building dread, but Ponsoldt’s direction and the script are both so uncharacteristically stiff that the film’s tone never solidifies.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Even as Fate has its fun and chases its highs (a few of which are pretty satisfying), it’s hard to shake the growing sensation that the bloom might be coming off the rose.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Power Rangers ably sates all appetites: it’s absurd enough to avoid the self-seriousness that threatens to swallow it throughout, but just straight-faced enough to stop short of the kind of referential irony that would sink it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    XX
    XX is a horror anthology more admirable for its intent and concept than for its execution.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Patti Cake$ is a rags-to-riches story that too often comes off as a carbon copy of other, similar rags-to-riches stories.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    While he has a decent enough handle on the right tone for the proceedings, Caruso’s action sequences are slapdash to the point of incoherence.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    In its unwillingness to settle on a singular approach, Live By Night undercuts the things that occasionally do work, and leaves it a film in search of a grander purpose.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    It feels like a missed opportunity overall, a movie that’s just funny enough often enough to make you wish that more of it fit together.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    If Julieta weren’t such a crushing bore, it might have been a lusty little delight.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The more affecting moments in Sully come when the film puts aside its posturing and really examines what it is to be heroic in a cynical age.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The Hollars deals in weighty personal tragedies, and yet neither the treacly, offbeat humor nor the moments of more straightforward pathos tend to work for any real length of time.

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