Stephanie Zacharek Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Stephanie Zacharek

Stephanie Zacharek

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Stephanie Zacharek's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Ornette: Made in America (2012) "Though Ornette: Made in America is hardly a straight-up biographical doc ... it's the place to go to unlock some of the most precious secrets of Ornette. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 14, 2015
55% Minions (2015) "Minions isn't a disaster; it's probably just too much of a potentially good thing. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 7, 2015
96% Tangerine (2015) "Tangerine is all about possibility, and about becoming. Trans or not, we're all becoming, every day. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 7, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) "I laughed and laughed at Ted 2 - as I did at the 2012 Ted - and I can hardly tell you what that says about me, let alone about you. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 24, 2015
100% The Third Man (1949) "The Third Man is a movie of sobering pleasures. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 23, 2015
79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Infinitely Polar Bear stands as a reassurance that even in imperfect households, everything can still turn out all right. The key, maybe, is in laughing at what's truly ridiculous, and in laughing your way through what hurts, too. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 16, 2015
82% Eden (2015) "Even if you know nothing about techno, let alone garage, Hansen-Løve's exploration of the ways music can nourish you or swallow you whole is instantly, perhaps painfully, recognizable. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 16, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "The picture is sleek and impressive, although, as with its predecessors, how much you enjoy it will depend on your tolerance for watching dinosaurs chomp down on terrified humans. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2015
83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "It's so carefully designed to feel laid-back that its breeziness comes off like a calculation; its emotional pull is sometimes irresistible, which may make you want to resist it all the more. But the movie has flashes of wit and originality and feeling. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 9, 2015
90% Love & Mercy (2015) "The performances in Love & Mercy are key to its power: Dano can be a dispassionate, affected actor, but all his arty coolness slips away here. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 2, 2015
96% Amy (2015) "Even if the last third of Amy is painful to watch, Kapadia takes care not to lose sight of the human being behind the mythology. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 17, 2015
75% Good Kill (2015) "The picture is quiet, tense, and thoughtful. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 12, 2015
65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Pitch Perfect 2 tries to fork over many of the pleasures of the first movie without changing them around all that much. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 12, 2015
92% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "It's hopeful and realistic in equal measure, and it's anchored by a quietly resplendent performance from Danner, who brings a featherduster touch to everything she does. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 12, 2015
7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "[Witherspoon] seems unafraid to cut loose, and she and Vergara make a terrific team. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 6, 2015
100% Apu Trilogy "The family love I saw onscreen was instantly recognizable and comfortingly permanent, unaltered by death. For me, these were the right movies at just the right time. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 5, 2015
52% Saint Laurent (2015) "It's rare to see process - the making of anything - dealt with as clearly and poetically as it is in Saint Laurent. It's too bad the movie feels like a confusing, misshapen muslin. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 5, 2015
48% Ride (2015) "There's a wry sweetness to this picture ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 28, 2015
86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Tom Sturridge is too numbly featureless to channel the cruel but sexy Sergeant Troy; they don't call them wooden soldiers for nothing. Sadly, his performance is perhaps the perfect counterpart to Mulligan's. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 28, 2015
98% Iris (2015) "Iris is more than just a movie about an amusing lady who likes clothes an awful lot. It's also a celebration of the revivifying power of creativity ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 28, 2015
54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Everything is just a little off: The plot is resolved too tidily, and Lively appears ill at ease - she's stiff and self-consciously ladylike, as if she were a little embarrassed by the material. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 24, 2015
100% Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock And Roll (2015) "The first two-thirds of Don't Think I've Forgotten is a pure and joyous celebration of the music. The last third is an avowal of just how potent rock 'n' roll can be. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 22, 2015
25% Child 44 (2015) "For long stretches, it's dull and plodding, chugging along on the fumes of its earnest intentions. Still, there are worse ways to kill two hours than watching Hardy work his sturdy magic. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 16, 2015
44% True Story (2015) "Especially for a movie that springs from a horrific and grisly crime, True Story feels undershaped and indistinct; it's too dispassionate to be genuinely chilly. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 14, 2015
81% Dior and I (2015) "Dior and I is a great fashion movie, but it's also a superb picture about the art of management, applicable to any field. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 7, 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "As you're watching, Clouds of Sils Maria feels looser and sketchier than most of Assayas's other movies; only afterward do you look back and realize how many intricate layers he's packed into it. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 7, 2015
43% Effie Gray (2015) "You can feel the good intentions vibrating off the screen, but it's still a listless affair, one that takes forever to go almost nowhere. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "The good news is that Furious 7 offers more - and more, and yet more - of the same. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "The movie Wenders and Juliano have made is a tribute that feels both grand and modest in scale: Just as Salgado's photographs do, it extends the notion of friends and family to include every citizen of the world. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 24, 2015
84% While We're Young (2015) "Baumbach's eighth feature isn't just sharp, it's serrated - its jokes, and there are lots of them, come at you with rows and rows of tiny teeth. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 24, 2015
89% Jauja (2015) "There's so much to take in here that at times I almost felt as if I were absorbing it through my skin. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 17, 2015
17% The Gunman (2015) "Penn's need to be seen as a guy of integrity is left naked in The Gunman, but at least he's having some fun with the action-movie trappings, and with taking his shirt off. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 17, 2015
29% Cymbeline (2015) "It unfolds like a tragedy, gradually shedding all its armor until it winds up, naked and a little crazy, as something of a comedy. But all this madness has a purpose, as Almereyda shows us. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
84% Cinderella (2015) "This is a straight, no-chaser fairy story, a picture to be downed with pleasure. It worries little about sending the wrong message and instead trusts us to decode its politics, sexual and otherwise, on our own. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "Works both as a celebration of Bernstein, whose spirit is at once gentle and boldly generous, and as a way of exploring creativity and the meaning it can have in our lives. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "If the harsh truth is that this follow-up is second best, it's still not half bad. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2015
60% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Whenever Moore's onscreen - which, thankfully, is often - Maps to the Stars works like gangbusters. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 24, 2015
95% Wild Tales (2015) "Wild Tales has so much feral, prickly energy that it gives off warmth rather than coldness. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 17, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "What We Do in the Shadows is never as self-conscious as you fear it might be, and it has some of the loose, wiggy energy of early Jim Jarmusch, only with more bite. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 10, 2015
55% Jamaica Inn (1939) "Laughton is compelling from the first instant: His Pengallan is at least five of the seven deadly sins rolled into one, a cheerfully loathsome creature with wide-set eyebrows and a multitude of chins ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2015
50% The Humbling (2015) "Levinson and Pacino's willingness to explore the creakier end of life isn't a drawback; it's what gives The Humbling its bittersweet vitality. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2015
80% Black Sea (2015) "Black Sea is so almost-terrific that it's ultimately more disappointing than a movie that's merely badly or carelessly made. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2015
89% Mommy (2015) "Mommy is first and foremost a mother-and-son story, but it's also a surprisingly delicate exploration of lonely lives, and the temporary islands of companionship that make them bearable. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2015
93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "A complex and ultimately moving essay on the privileges of victimhood and the nuances of what it means to suffer for love. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2015
88% Still Alice (2015) "The triumph of Still Alice is that it's not about an illness; it's about a person. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 13, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) "It's acceptably entertaining while you're watching it. But how depressing that Michael Mann should settle for being acceptably anything. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 13, 2015
97% Chimes at Midnight (1965) "Of all the movies Welles made, it may offer the most clues to his imposing pachyderm soul. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 13, 2015
84% Predestination (2015) "The Spierigs had the framework for something wonderful here, if only they'd trusted themselves to keep things simple. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 7, 2015
74% Beloved Sisters (2015) "Tensions mount in the film's somewhat creaky second half. Still, Graf maps these complications with deftness and sensitivity. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 7, 2015
89% A Most Violent Year (2015) "It's really just sort of...dumb. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 30, 2014
99% Selma (2015) "With Selma, DuVernay has pulled off a tricky feat, a movie based on historical events that never feels dull, worthy, or lifeless; it hangs together as a story and not just part of a lesson plan. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 23, 2014
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