Evan Saathoff

Evan Saathoff
Evan Saathoff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Birth.Movies.Death.
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Blood On Her Name (2019) Blood On Her Name is deathly serious and focused only on one subject. That's not a bad thing necessarily, but in this case, there is a sense of identity the film - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
90% The Deeper You Dig (2019) The Deeper You Dig is just effective and interesting enough for audiences to happily let its rougher moments pass. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
88% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2019) The film manages to honor the original series' setting and themes while delivering a completely different type of martial arts film that is wholly entertaining all by itself. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
83% Extreme Job (2019) It's a feel good movie through and through. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
94% The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) A deftly made crime film with the added bonus of Ma Dong-seok. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
75% Dreamland (2019) While perhaps unsatisfying, there is a lot of pleasure to be found occasionally bubbling to the film's surface. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
80% Deadtectives (2019) It's not just that the film is unfunny, it is unfunny at an extremely high volume. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
No Score Yet Kill Ben Lyk (2018) Kill Ben Lyk offers a great dose of gnarly fun and ends on a punchline for the ages. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
45% Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018) It all comes together in a very easy going cinematic experience that will mildly please even the most demanding movie-goer. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
80% 7 Reasons to Run Away (From Society) (7 razones para huir (de la sociedad)) (2019) It looks good and is extremely well-acted, even though no one is doing any heavy lifting on any of those scores. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
No Score Yet 70 Big Ones (70 Binladens) (2019) 70 Binladens offers a thoughtfully-constructed and perfectly entertaining bank robbery drama, something I'm pretty much always happy to see. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
83% Harpoon (2019) The tension and gore tends to steamroll this concern and make it work regardless. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
No Score Yet Black Circle (2018) While I enjoyed the presentation and admired the world building attempted with such limited budget, this is also a cold experience with a finale that borders on incomprehensible and goes on far too long. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters is bad. It is just incredibly hard to enjoy. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
No Score Yet Deodato Holocaust (2019) There is a base standard of filmmaking quality not met by Deodato Holocaust. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
33% Domino (2019) There's basically no hope for the film to be anything other than extremely flawed. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
56% Godzilla Raids Again (1955) Godzilla Raids Again doesn't know the rules of being a Godzilla movie because many had not yet been invented. It creates a big one (the fights), but often goes off on its own, merry way, making it something of a charming gem. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
86% Avengement (2019) There's really no downside to this continued collaboration and the rate at which it blesses us. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
70% Triple Threat (2019) Triple Threat looks good. It sounds even better. The rarity of seeing this type of action film projected is unfortunate. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
100% The Farewell (2019) Awkwafina is amazing in everything, but she's especially good here in a lead role. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Joe Talbot's film is deep and important, and yet watching it is a breeze. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
54% Wounds (2019) Maybe Wounds doesn't all add up narratively, but I'll take that trade when the nightmare is this entertaining. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
94% Sweetheart (2019) J.D. Dillard and Blumhouse's Sweetheart offers a perfect example of greatness through simplicity. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) It is also surprisingly middle of the road, not quite thought through and even a little bit boring. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
100% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Wallace is an unknowable person, and this is about as close as we're ever going to get to him. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
92% Before You Know It (2019) It is a comedy first and foremost, one that never stopped blowing me away with its performances and great lines. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
88% Light From Light (2019) Whether anything supernatural occurs is beside the point because if it did, you'd hardly notice. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
92% The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) Once the whole thing is wrapped up, the totality of the meta, fourth-wall breaking on display couldn't be more thorough. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
84% The Hole in the Ground (2019) The film is small, economic and - once the third act hits - actually cool. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
86% The Infiltrators (2019) Despite all its importance this is, at its core, almost a popcorn movie. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
88% Shooting the Mafia (2019) The film does, however, introduce us to a character of great interest. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
81% The Nightingale (2019) I respect the way Kent sets up a certain type of narrative only to subvert it in ways that look very close to confused filmmaking. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
81% The Death of Dick Long (2019) The Death of Dick Long may be something of a minor work, but it still is quite good, with a masterful third act reveal that recontextualizes everything you've seen in a way only brilliant writing can. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Zac Efron is simply electric. It's not just a great performance, but an exemplary comedy performance, which is even more impressive. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
77% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) It's more entertaining than reading a Wikipedia entry but nevertheless stays pretty bland throughout. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
92% MEMORY - The Origins of Alien (2019) There's an idiosyncrasy to Memory that warrants a viewing regardless of how well-versed you are in the material. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
27% Mortal Engines (2018) Breaks your heart by succumbing to tired YA tropes and an inflated running time that destroys all that surprise goodwill generated in the first half. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Mowgli is a film that actually gets better as it goes. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
84% Creed II (2018) These don't need to be directed by auteurs to succeed, and Cable delivers what he needs to without getting in the film's way. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
89% Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (2018) His voice is not for everyone, but for old fans, it truly is one of a kind. The fact that we hear it so seldom is unfortunate, especially with this proof that it still exists, alive and well. Sandler just has to have the desire to use it. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
88% Luz (2019) Thanks to Singer's skills and two unwavering performances from Velis and Blurhardt, Luz is a striking, impressive debut. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
80% The Bouncer (Lukas) (2019) It is too small to wow anyone who doesn't already care, but for those who have stuck with the actor this long, it provides a very satisfying entry into his filmography. In other words, if you're already a fan, this one is a must-see. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
89% The Night Comes For Us (2018) A splattery cartoon that should please action fans who like things extreme. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
53% Destination Wedding (2018) A weird fable but for grownups looking for something easy to watch that doesn't make them feel too old or condescended to. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
82% The Cleanse (2018) In 80 minutes, the film introduces a compelling, and very strange, scenario, explores it to its satisfying conclusion, and then just ends. There are no superfluous scenes, and it's a pleasure from beginning to end. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
No Score Yet The Unity of Heroes (2018) It sure is fun. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
83% Microhabitat (So-gong-nyeo) (2017) You hear what the film is saying, but the presentation is at arm's length from its own ideals. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
89% Champion (2018) Like all the best Rocky movies, you'll get a lump in your throat from watching a good person triumph rather than fail. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
48% Cold Skin (2018) https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2018/07/16/fantasia-2018-cold-skin-will-leave-you-chilly - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
76% Nightmare Cinema (2019) As with all anthologies you take some risks, but "The Thing in the Woods" and "This Way to Egress" make Nightmare Cinema worth checking out. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018