Brandon Zachary

Brandon Zachary
Brandon Zachary's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CBR
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
81% Ron's Gone Wrong (2021) What starts as a movie you'd expect to know every twist to transcends into somethingfar more interesting. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2021
86% The Card Counter (2021) A dark but ultimately engaging film to experience... Sheridan's performance is the perfect blend of youthful and haunted, while Haddish elevates a relatively one-note character with a frequently entertaining performance. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2021
44% Don't Breathe 2 (2021) The first half of the film is very in-debt to the original film and its stylings, but the latter half... fully embraces an over-the-top but stylish grindhouse aesthetic that works for what it's trying to achieve. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
87% The Night House (2021) Hall does tremendous work with the film, imbuing Beth not just with the traditional grief and anger one would feel in such a situation, but with a wry sense of humor and a cynical edge that can't help but be chipped away. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
62% The Protégé (2021) While some of the action can feel overly staged at times, Maggie Q proves a strong choice for the lead role. She imbues Anna with a brutal edge that doesn't betray the character's emotional core. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
80% Free Guy (2021) Reynolds grounds the film with his performance that adjusts easily between dramatic and comedic moments. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
90% The Suicide Squad (2021) Elba gives Bloodsport an exhausted but appealing edge with surprising vulnerability. Dastmalchian and Stallone mine genuine humanity out of their goofy characters, and Malchior is the beating heart of The Suicide Squad. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2021
62% Jungle Cruise (2021) A lot of the movie relies on Blunt and Johnson's chemistry and charm, which certainly helps elevate the movie. The pair bounce off each other with ease, developing a quick rapport that jumps from comedic to romantic to dramatic when needed. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
27% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) When the film takes it to another level, the film is actually enjoyable and funny as a broad comedy about assassins, but the rest of the film plays as a series of action-movie cliches that aren't worth the sum of its parts. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
59% F9 (2021) While it may not be the best film of 2021 or even the best film in its series, F9 is still a wholly ridiculous and enjoyable experience. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
84% Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is a perfectly childish film, with the direction, script and cast combining to bring an imaginative sense of wonder. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
88% Superman: Red Son (2020) While it might not be perfect, Superman: Red Son is more morally ambiguous and ambitious than many of the past DC animated films, and makes for a compelling entry to the canon. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
62% The Call of the Wild (2020) The movie isn't revolutionary, it retreads a long-beloved story with minor tweaks, but the agreeable live-action cast and the stellar all-animated moments elevate the film. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) The movie's inability to maintain a consistent tone trips up what could have been a fun experience, blunting the elements that actually work. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Each piece of the filmmaking process comes together and gels incredibly well in this movie, leading to an effective and effortlessly enjoyable film. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) While it may not be a cinematic achievement of any sort, it's still an entertaining and exciting film -- and that's certainly not a bad thing. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) While the story might not be anything special, the production is genuinely shocking in how good it is. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The film doesn't only resolve plot threads left dangling in the new trilogy, it's willing to explore some of the biggest thematic elements of the series. It's an ambitious decision that brings with it an appropriate weight. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
77% Spies in Disguise (2019) Inoffensive and largely forgettable, Spies in Disguise only works as well as it does because of its talented cast. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) It's a retread in the worst way, outright repeating gags, situations and development in an attempt to capture the highlights from the previous (much more entertaining) film. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
100% Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) Throughout the movie, small character beats are given plenty of emotion... while the grander scenes of the Irken Empire and trips through space stand out from a visual perspective. The movie looks great. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
78% Frozen II (2019) It not only feels original from anything else Disney has released in recent years, and even stands above the previous Frozen as one of the studio's most interesting and compelling films. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) The movie is at its best when Banks stops trying to make the Angels seem cool and just allows them to be cool. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
65% Lady and the Tramp (2019) Lady and the Tramp isn't the worst way to spend your time, but it's a shame that it didn't at least try to be something different. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
78% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep is more interested in the lingering pain, and whether it's possible to come back from such trauma. In doing so, it steps out from the long shadow of the 1980 film, and becomes something great in its own right. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
30% Rattlesnake (2019) Rattlesnake is a great example of how a film that could be dismissed as pulpy horror can be constructed with a genuine sense of craft, resulting in something outright impressive. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) By going back to the property's roots, and creating a direct follow-up, not only in terms of plot but also theme, Terminator: Dark Fate proves there's still potential in the future. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Zombieland: Double Tap lacks the emotional impact that helped to make the original so enjoyable. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
26% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) The latest (and hopefully final) Rambo film is instead a dour, repetitive, xenophobic and borderline unwatchable bloodbath. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
62% It Chapter Two (2019) The cast is strong, the script is engaging, and director Andy Muschietti delivers a solid story with plenty of scares. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
77% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is competently made and includes some of the year's best horror creatures. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The tight direction and winking script keep the narrative going, even when the plot could otherwise get out of hand. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
100% Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans (2019) Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans isn't the most revolutionary film ever... But as a love letter to the franchise that incorporates plenty of humor and heart, the new movie succeeds. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon A Time leans into the more Tarantino comedic elements, and touches on much of his past work. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
52% The Lion King (2019) Dialogue, shots and scenes are recreated, more for the sake of appearance than for storytelling. It's not wholly fair to compare this movie to the original, but it's unavoidable. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Unlike previous films, where the human cast was at best a side-aspect of the scares and at worst completely disposable, each character in Annabelle Comes Home feels genuine and fleshed out. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
64% Child's Play (2019) Child's Play begins like an episode of Black Mirror and ends like an unabashed slasher film, managing to meld both tones surprisingly well. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
34% Shaft (2019) Shaft tries to play with every genre convention in the book, slowing down a solid cast with a dud of a script. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The animation is stellar, as is the direction from Cooley. It's all well-produced, but is more focused on providing a pleasant send-off to the characters that helped to define Pixar than it is to telling a story that needed to be told. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
56% Ma (2019) Ma wants to be something bigger, but keeps falling back on well-worn genre tropes. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It's nice to see how unafraid the film is being a finale; Endgame makes the franchise's history, and legacy, part of its story. The MCU will continue after this, but its current era feels finished in a fitting way. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
88% Missing Link (2019) The film's characters and tropes of Missing Link may be a bit well-worn, but the movie is effortlessly charming, elevated by the direction and sheer quality of the animation throughout the film. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
79% Captain Marvel (2019) If Captain Marvel is indicative of the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then the franchise is more vital and impressive than it has ever been. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
93% I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai) (2019) I Want to Eat Your Pancreas works incredibly well for the genre it inhabits, an animated version of something like The Fault in Our Stars, but with a better handle on teenagers and their emotions. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
82% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a dream come true, with breath-taking animation and a surprisingly deep story about the parallels between our heroes, their enemies and the people in-between. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019