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Father Thomas McKenzie has retired from the One Minute Review, but you can still watch all his reviews right here. No spoilers, and no babbling on and on. Just a quick, entertaining, and honest assessment from a guy who loves movies and knows what to look for. About to download a movie? Let the One Minute Review save you some time and money.

Nov 28, 2013

Dallas Buyer's Club

This is the One Minute Review of Dallas Buyer's Club. Cowboys, AIDS, the FDA, and one seriously malnourished Matthew McConaughey. What more could you want?


One Minute Review: Dallas Buyer's Club from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Nov 25, 2013

All is Lost

An Old Man and the Sea. And a Series of Very Unfortunate Events. Worth seeing? Find out.


One Minute Review: All is Lost from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Nov 24, 2013

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

Fr. Thomas McKenzie returns to Panem for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  Should you go see it, or will you just get burned?


Catching Fire from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Nov 12, 2013

12 Years a Slave

This is the One Minute Review of Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave.  Featuring a stellar cast, terrific directing and editing, and a nearly Shakespearean script, let's spoil the review right now: best film of the year so far. If only for the superb acting of Chiwetel Ejiofor and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, this is the movie that could take home the most statuettes on Oscar night.



One Minute Review: 12 Years a Slave from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Nov 10, 2013

Thor: The Dark World

This is the One Minute Review of Thor: The Dark World. Gods and aliens walk among us once again. Who knew Earth was so popular? Does Thor bring the magic back to "The Dark World," or should he just have stayed in Asgard? Thomas has an opinion, as usual.



One Minute Review: Thor, The Dark World from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Nov 8, 2013

Ender's Game

This is the One Minute Review of Ender's Game. A splendid anti-war novel becomes a big-budget sci-fi action film. How does that work out? The question may answer itself.


One Minute Review: Ender's Game from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Nov 7, 2013

The Counselor

The great American novelist Cormac McCarthy has written his first screenplay. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring some amazing actors, how can this film go wrong? Fr. Thomas McKenzie has the answer...



One Minute Review: The Counselor from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.