Lee Zachariah Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lee Zachariah

Lee Zachariah
Lee Zachariah's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Concrete Playground

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
28% Machete Kills (2013) Machete Kills is his nadir. This is Rodriguez finally going off the deep end and creating something that will surely only appeal to you if you also happen to be Robert Rodriguez.‐ Vice
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
4/5 80% Haywire (2012) This is action cinema for those who like a bit of depth in their violence.‐ The Big Issue (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 96% West of Memphis (2012) No prior knowledge of the crime is required, and those wanting a proper resolution to the story will not be dissatisfied.‐ The Big Issue (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
46% Wish I Was Here (2014) I still hold a soft spot for Garden State, and I like Braff as both an on-screen performer and a filmmaker. As a director, he has a keen eye; it just failed him horribly here.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2014
50% The Reckoning (2014) It is out of time, decades too late to be of any interest, and so desperate to cover up its country of origin that its edges are sanded down into something that is ultimately of zero consequence.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Guardians of the Galaxy is a weird, risky prospect for a studio that's all about relatable humans in recognisable settings. Maybe that's why it works: faced with a tougher sell, they've gone the extra mile to make something special.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2014
97% The Selfish Giant (2013) The Selfish Giant is one of the best films of the year: captivating, often funny, and filled with the most naturalistic performances you're likely to see.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2014
79% Any Day Now (2012) As a weepy and capitalised Important Tale, the film is very good and some moments stir up emotion, but it isn't the film it should be, failing to hit the heights it is so earnestly aiming for.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 4, 2014
80% The Raid 2 (2014) It may be missing the refreshing simplicity of The Raid, but The Raid 2: Berandal is a thrilling film that revives the visceral, tangible hand-on-hand tradition of action cinema. Get past the serpentine plot contortions and you'll have an absolute blast.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) [Lars von Trier] seems terrified of sincerity; every moment that comes dangerously close to a human emotion is immediately undercut with a cynical aside as we cut jarringly back to the 'present-day' story.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) There's a good chance that Nymphomaniac will confirm your preconceived notions of director Lars von Trier. To his detractors, it is further evidence that his idea of provocative cinema is a rote combination of mental illnesses and genital close-ups.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2014
89% The Wind Rises (2014) It's a bold, unapologetic film that is not always completely successful, but there is a confident vision at play, and that is always welcome.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2014
83% Tracks (2014) Tracks is an engaging, beautiful film that overcomes its flaws impressively.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2014
8% Runner Runner (2013) Ultimately, Runner Runner is really just a movie designed to provide some background noise as you update your Facebook.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
No Score Yet In Bob We Trust (2013) Lynn-Maree Milburn again proves herself a masterful director ... She confidently steps back when the scene demands it but isn't afraid to ramp up the production values when needed.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
68% How I Live Now (2013) On the outside, How I Live Now looks like a mess. Part Tomorrow When the War Began, part The Shining, part 28 Days Later, it's a hodgepodge of concepts that don't completely gel. So it's weird that the film is actually quite good.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
88% La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage) (2013) For all the odd cultural references, the film is charming and feelgood and pretty funny. If you've been burned by bad French comedies in recent times, this should certainly help mend those wounds.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
90% Frozen (2013) Frozen represent the middle of the animation bell curve. It's a far cry from the insufferable pop-culture spewing, catchphrase-ridden films churned out during at the beginning every holiday period, but nor does it hit the heights of Disney's best output.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
91% Philomena (2013) Be not fooled by the marketing materials, which make the film look like an aged-up version of The Trip with Judi Dench in place of Rob Brydon. Philomena is a terrifically made, entertaining work.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
30% Grudge Match (2013) Grudge Match is one of those ideas that works as a passing joke rather than an actual film, but the film's brazenness is admirable, and it is possible to have a good time with it. Just make sure your expectations are suitably lowered first.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
61% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) This film is only superficially illuminating, briefly informative; the drama is only mildly engaging, the imprisonment distantly horrific. It insists upon keeping us at an arm's length for its not inconsiderable running time.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
49% RoboCop (2014) This remake of the science fiction classic is definitely on the right track with its approach to social commentary, but doesn't stick the landing enough for it to work.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
91% Nebraska (2013) There's a joyful tension that infuses every moment and makes this one of the most compelling, memorable, essential films of the year.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014