Mike Mazzanti

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For 22 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Mazzanti's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 83 Overlord
Lowest review score: 16 Drone
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
22 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Mike Mazzanti
    Overlord is a pure hell fest, unabashed in its fashioning of tattered grindhouse attire and yet never cheeky in its delivery.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Mike Mazzanti
    An off-kilter, at times hilarious film that nevertheless loses some of its impact as it stumbles through its own delirium.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Mazzanti
    Before its close, The Night Comes For Us stages a brutalizing and exhausting final fight for the ages.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Mike Mazzanti
    Evans lets his freak flag billow gloriously in the cinematic wind; leaning into the perverse nature of his work, he fixates on tension and dread to craft a compelling journey enveloped in lunacy.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 83 Mike Mazzanti
    A balance is struck between fun and fear, make-believe terror and actual trauma. It borders on an examination of real pain, still lets you whoop at the madness, then has that cheer catch in your throat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Mike Mazzanti
    For where Don’t Leave Home perhaps intrigues most is in its more abstract elements.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Mazzanti
    For die-hard genre fans looking for a disturbed and relatively brief affair, there may be enough here to enjoy. However, if you want a consistently engaging thrill ride packed with enough ideas to contend with the bloodshed, perhaps look elsewhere.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 67 Mike Mazzanti
    The result is at times quite thrilling, and clocking in at 90 minutes, refreshingly concise.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Mike Mazzanti
    Littlest Reich is almost passionately gory. It’s essentially a series of murders, strung together by the most simplistic method imaginable: a cut.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Mike Mazzanti
    At its height, Summer of ’84 sings like a sandy page-turner you end up finishing in the fall, with the wind swirling and mischief night just around the corner.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Mike Mazzanti
    A gripping highway heist sequence and two affecting lead performances are surrounded by a film that mistakes the knowledge of sadness for its authentication.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Mazzanti
    It’s a haphazardly constructed half-film, perhaps better issued as a YouTube clip than a feature a little over an hour.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Mazzanti
    While some of its dramatic gestures fall short or feel stilted, it is through sheer pervasive commitment to its characters and message that Mohawk’s grimy power is able to shine.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Mazzanti
    Without trying to spoil anything, it is important to note that the way in which catharsis is ultimately depicted in Strange Weather that makes it a compelling, deeply moving, and earnest study of loss and moving on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Mazzanti
    If one wishes to get a glimpse into Elsa Dorfman’s life and work, this is not a poor place to do it. But as a documentary standing on its own two feet, it stumbles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Mazzanti
    A film that is heartwarming in its human-to-animal gaze, and yet crushing in its understanding of a human’s flaws.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 16 Mike Mazzanti
    Bean’s naturalism and ease helps a lot (he is really quite good), but it is not enough to carry a film that feels this narratively exploitative and haphazard.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Mike Mazzanti
    Sure, it doesn’t always work — mainly due to some bad writing, shoddy visual effects, and tonal oddities — but when King Arthur: Legend of the Sword finds its stride, it’s a neat little tincture of Snatchian attitude and fantasy lore that is a good bit of early summer fun.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Mike Mazzanti
    A jumbled, hodgepodge of ideas and images that spoil the initially intriguing premise.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 16 Mike Mazzanti
    Because of this lack of dramatic momentum, the elements of Bokeh that do work best — the occasionally enrapturing cinematography, the dreamlike score, and the interesting-but-overused experiential editing — all wear thin halfway through.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Mazzanti
    While Mean Dreams stumbles once or twice, it is a thrillingly dark fable draped in beautiful images and a layered, menacing performance from Paxton.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Mazzanti
    By the time the credits roll, these stronger components all feel like they are in service of a film with more digressions than conclusions, and more on its mind than it knows how to say.

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