Evan Saathoff

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 83% Let Him Go (2020) There is a bit of "TV Movie" to it, but that is also part of its charm. And I don't ever think I'll get tired of Kevin Costner grumbling along on the silver screen, occasionally beating someone up. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
56% Dreamland (2020) 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 Nov 11, 2020
79% Red, White & Wasted (2020) The ugliness of it all - with no hints of redemption or humanity hiding under all the rebel flag posturing - grows wearisome. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
29% Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016) There are certainly ill-advised moments where it flat-out apes Schwarzenegger's film, but when Dolph's attempt at walking in these shoes gets to do its own thing, there are definitely bright points. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
84% The Way Back (2020) Despite being a somewhat cookie cutter movie, The Way Back does find its own way to express character from within its limiting narrative context. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
98% The Fight (2020) It is a very cut-and-dry informative documentary... But the overall point illustrates that even in victory, opposition is a constant and the fight will never truly end. Not should it. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
97% La Llorona (2020) La Llorona is a slow burn leading to events that are more emotional than explosive. But it also offers a great example of when going slow and quiet is a very good thing indeed. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
94% The Mole Agent (2020) The Mole Agent has the air of a film that would have preferred a more exciting and funny turn of events. Instead it's a gentle meditation on loneliness and a fate that threatens us all. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
93% Herself (2021) It's not an empty movie, just a slight one offering little we haven't seen before. You won't regret watching it, but you likely won't remember it either. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
98% Minari (2020) Minari allows us to spend time with a group of highly likable people, and I'm thankful I got the chance, if only because it taught me there is a job out there where all you do is look at chicken genitals all day to divide them by gender. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
91% Promising Young Woman (2020) It's witty, scary, triumphant, heartbreaking, romantic and mean as hell but not at the cost of its own vulnerability. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
94% Boys State (2020) Boys State offers the full package. You will laugh a lot, but you will also get caught up emotionally and shed some tears. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
72% Jumbo (2021) You may love it or you may be a little mixed, but I doubt you'll regret taking the ride. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
66% Falling (2020) This is simply a difficult film to watch, much less recommend. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) As a doc, it feels like the kind of story you only find in movies. I believed what the film showed me, but it wasn't always easy. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) That structure gives Ritchie license to play with chronology and tangents from time to time, but overall he keeps things pretty tight. That old style is still there but appropriately toned down a bit with Ritchie's age. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) By the end, the whole endeavor wears out its welcome and the empty calories become more obnoxious than just apparent and benign. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
98% 63 Up (2019) I'll never stop instantly running out to catch the next installment. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
37% 6 Underground (2019) 6 Underground is too incomprehensible to be fun and too mean to be likable. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Very good and worth your time, particularly if you are lucky enough to see it on the big screen. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) In 2019, the idea of an entire movie built around the premise of Will Smith vs a younger Will Smith is not as interesting as this film thinks. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
81% VHYes (2020) The comedy here is high enough that simply being funny would have been enough, but VHYes strives for meaning as well, which is what makes the film such a special delight. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
No Score Yet Amigo (2019) Amigo offers an interesting look at paranoia aided by a strong performance from Botet. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
62% It Chapter Two (2019) I found myself both thrilled and emotionally tethered to these characters in ways that eluded me for most of the running time. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
38% Angel Has Fallen (2019) We have something slightly more generic saved by Nick Nolte of all people.. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
96% Blood on Her Name (2020) Lind is great in the film. She plays Leigh's alternating iciness and warmth, as well as her many layers of tension and fear, very well, especially since she spends nearly the entire film lying to people. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
94% 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
89% 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
82% Extreme Job (2019) It's a feel good movie through and through. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
97% 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
63% 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
83% Kill Ben Lyk (2019) 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
52% 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
97% 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
42% 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
60% 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
84% 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
69% 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
98% 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
92% 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
48% 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
95% 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
61% 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
95% 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
83% 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