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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Queen & Slim is a traditional road movie with decidedly untraditional inclinations, a romance framed against stark realities. But it’s equally a political act, a film whose very existence demands questions about the ways stories like it are typically told, from whose perspective, and perhaps most valuably of all, for what audience.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The Dead Don’t Die is a zombie movie of an odd stripe, and for all its blatant synthesizing of influences, it never shakes off the impression that it’s working out exactly what it wants to be as it goes along.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Fails is unsurprisingly exceptional given his relationship to the material, shaping the film’s overall tone as he goes along, portraying a kind of existential tour guide for a place that at once still stands, is being torn down every day, and never quite existed at all.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    While the charm of Always Be My Maybe can and should be attributed to its performers, there’s a real sweetness in its reframing of the romantic comedy as the struggle of two people who already have fulfilling lives, attempting to add to them by rediscovering lost pieces of themselves in each other.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The Souvenir‘s power is deceptive, in a way; it’s only at the film’s end, at the moment of its bracing final image, that its ideas and genre subversions come fully into focus.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Endgame manages to effectively deliver reunions alongside farewells, fan service alongside the kind of storytelling which needs to occur in order for the whole billion-dollar machine to keep a’grinding, and a handful of sincere, honest-to-God surprises that make the grandeur of the whole thing feel justified.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Grass Is Greener may ultimately be preaching to the chorus, but its simple messaging could draw in people who enjoy getting high, but aren’t fully aware of the broader political implications. As uses for streaming services go, there are far worse ways to burn down an afternoon.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    As with so many Laika films, you’ll come for the breathtaking animation, and you’ll leave both enchanted and surprised by the big, beating heart beneath it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Sunset is difficult filmmaking, the kind which almost seems impenetrable at times. But if you’re willing to meet Nemes on his level, the film’s rich textures will eventually prove themselves beguiling.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Apollo 11 is a great documentary, and its greatness can largely be attributed to the stunning archival scenes compiled within it. It’s impossible for anybody who wasn’t there to truly understand what it felt like to see Apollo 11 complete its travels, but for at least 93 endlessly arresting minutes, Apollo 11 does its very best to put you right there.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Like its unstoppable heroine, Alita: Battle Angel is something strange and unique and special, built from the finest repurposed parts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Throughout Piercing, it’s never clear who’s getting played, at least except for the audience. Those with the stomach for what Pesce and his stars have to offer will likely give over to the rush of it, as the film plays fast and loose with expectations at every turn.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The little beats throughout Cold Pursuit are distinctive enough to cover for this gory caper’s periodic misfires.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    There’s not an ounce of wasted motion to be found throughout Cold War. Pawlikowski moves at a fleet pace, trusting in his audience to fill in the gaps that the film’s understated storytelling leaves along the way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    There’s a breathless sense of discovery and play that makes the film seem new, even as it’s tap-dancing through the imprints of so many sci-fi stories throughout the years. Simply put, superhero movies don’t often carry this sense of possibility anymore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    There’s a thoughtful, kid-friendly parable about the hazards of internet fame somewhere in Ralph Breaks the Internet, but its aim is so scattershot that it only emerges in fits and starts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Boy Erased finds its best stuff when it matches the unabashed earnestness of Jared, and of Hedges’ performance. The film isn’t so much preaching to the converted as begging the ones who aren’t yet to finally come over and stand on the right side of history.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    This is despairing filmmaking, but also the kind that arrests the eye from its first moments. Lee has made something rare here: a portrait of poverty that treats its subjects not as victims or as aggressors, but simply as pawns of a far grander social scheme than any of them can possibly comprehend.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    It’s about how reality invades our dreams, and how the people we trust teach us to be less trusting as we get older. Tan plays these themes out with a rare emotional honesty, never allowing the fact that it’s a deeply personal work to prevent her from indicting herself alongside any of the other key players involved.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    What They Had is an indie drama of a familiar cut, delivered so well that you’ll forgive its smaller inconsistencies.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    This is punishing filmmaking, both in its sense of overwhelming despair and in its all-too-physical violence, but what sets Apostle apart from being an especially well-shot exploitation feature is its interest in the ideals behind the violence we perform on one another.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    As a fish-out-of-water comedy, it’s effectively funny more often than it isn’t, and as an ode to the unlikely communities that arise around black metal, it’s entirely sincere in its intentions.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    A Star is Born isn’t a new love story, or even an especially unique one. But it’s a traditional love story told supremely well, and sometimes that’s exactly what audiences go to the movies to see.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    There’s a strangeness to certain passages of Sisters that bolsters it through its seedy saloons and cacophonous firefights, and it constitutes the best the film has to offer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Mandy is destined to live forever as a cult favorite, but what’s going to set it apart from so many others is the way in which Cosmatos sustains the emotional stakes of Red’s quest through the entire film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Lizzie isn’t exactly an exciting film, but it’s absolutely a compelling one. Much of that, again, emerges from Sevigny’s work, who finds the notes of delicacy that the film around her occasionally lacks.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The Little Stranger slowly mutates into a harrowing treatise on the ways in which absolute privilege can corrupt absolutely.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    Support the Girls is the kind of film that sneaks up on you as it’s going along.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    The romantic comedy beats are familiar enough, but the ways in which the film attacks them gives it a subversive shade that nicely compliments an otherwise straightforward fish-out-of-water story.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
    It’s not reinventing the wheel by any stretch of the imagination, but The Meg is a perfect outing for a balmy late-summer evening at the movies. It’s a little preposterous, a little moving, and a lot entertaining.

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