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
86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "Mostly, Kung Fu Panda 3 is just fun. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 28, 2016
30% Mojave (2016) "Monahan's sense of humor is as dark and bitter as a burnt espresso, and he has a taste for grim violence. But he still has a great deal of feeling for his characters, and that's the key to Mojave. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2016
96% Son of Saul (2015) "For all its intensity, Son of Saul is never ponderous. It moves so quickly, and relies so little on dialogue, that you need to race a little to keep up with it, and to keep your eyes open every second. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 14, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) "The devastating truth of 45 Years, so beautifully wrought, is that even the most devoted couples are made up of two people who are essentially alone. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 24, 2015
61% Joy (2015) "In the end, Joy is more slender and inconsequential than Russell probably intends it to be-it wears its ideas rather than embodying them. But Lawrence keeps the channels of communication open, every minute, with the audience. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 24, 2015
92% Anomalisa (2015) "Once you start reckoning with Anomalisa's obsession with self-absorption, the novelty of this one-man pity party begins to wear off. A little puppet pain goes a long way. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 23, 2015
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "People do terrible things in The Hateful Eight-no matter what you make of the movie, the title doesn't disappoint. But its glorious, snow-capped visuals aside, The Hateful Eight comes off as haggard and atrophied. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 23, 2015
82% The Revenant (2015) "Iñárritu may have fashioned The Revenant as the ultimate endurance test, but as Glass, DiCaprio simply endures. He gives the movie a beating heart, offering it up, figuratively speaking, alive and bloody on a platter " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 22, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Somewhere along the way, Abrams begins delivering everything we expect, as opposed to those nebulous wonders we didn't know we wanted. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2015
81% Chi-Raq (2015) "It's messy in places, as Lee's movies tend to be. But there isn't a moment that Chi-Raq isn't alive. This is a deeply serious, biting picture that also has joy in its heart. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 10, 2015
43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Who cares anymore about the sea, or sailors, or whales who decide, with an almost biblical vengeance, that it's payback time? Howard cares, and his movie, flawed as it is, is so unfashionable that it's almost gallant. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2015
95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "This is a jewel box of a movie for anyone who loves either Hitchcock or Truffaut-or better yet, both. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) "McKay approaches this adaptation of Michael Lewis' book with wit, energy and a surprising degree of clarity. But if the movie is a crackerjack entertainment, it's one with a conscience. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2015
94% Creed (2015) "Coogler keeps everything moving so gracefully that by the end of Creed, we almost don't know what hit us. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 25, 2015
94% Carol (2015) "For me, it's a movie that's easy to admire but hard to hold close. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 17, 2015
19% Love the Coopers (2015) "If you've been wishing and hoping for a movie in which June Squibb - here playing a dementia-riddled relative named Aunt Fishy - shows her underpants yet again, you'll love Love the Coopers. For the rest of us, to know them is to hate them. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 13, 2015
91% James White (2015) "When James White really digs in, it's an affecting portrait of grief and of feeling lost in life. So often the two go hand in hand. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 10, 2015
44% The 33 (2015) "The picture stumbles, and it may not completely be the fault of the filmmakers. Unless you drastically alter the details of real life, they don't always translate meaningfully to the screen. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 10, 2015
100% Madam Phung's Last Journey "Tender and low-key ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 10, 2015
96% Spotlight (2015) "Spotlight feels both timeless and modern, a dexterously crafted film that could have been made anytime but somehow feels perfect for right now. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 3, 2015
65% Spectre (2015) "In the end, Spectre is just too much of a good thing. Though each scene is carefully wrought, there's little grace, majesty, or romance in the way the pieces are connected. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 3, 2015
29% Burnt (2015) "Screenwriters Steven Knight and Michael Kalesniko pack as much stuffing as possible into this rubbery squid of a film - and then jam in yet more, and the movie gets duller and less focused as it wears on. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 28, 2015
95% The Wonders (2015) "The Wonders has an intimate, subtly buzzing power. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 27, 2015
53% I Smile Back (2015) "Silverman shows us a person we've never seen before. She's playing a character, not stroking her own neuroses; she's too much of a pro for that. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 20, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) "As elaborate and expensive-looking as The Martian is, it's almost totally lacking in poetry. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 30, 2015
85% The Walk (2015) "The Walk, in its last half at least, is a dazzling piece of work, particularly in 3-D; even so, its most luminous effect is an actor. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 28, 2015
62% The Intern (2015) "The spongy subtext of this and every Meyers movie is "We're being serious, but we're also being FUN!" No viewer must ever be made to think too much, feel too much, or be left out. She doesn't so much tell a story as lead a team-building exercise. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 22, 2015
75% Black Mass (2015) "Black Mass is a tightly wound piece of work, and Cooper keeps its many small parts moving with ease. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "Pawn Sacrifice clicks along with crisp efficiency. Zwick, the director behind movies like Glory and Blood Diamond, is old-school in his attention to craftsmanship, alive to telling details. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
73% Everest (2015) "Everest is visually splendid, though it loses a few points for its murkiness in rendering its main characters as distinct individuals. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
93% Breathe (2015) "It's a chilly, elegantly assured little picture, a horror story with its roots not in fantasy but in the reality of hurt feelings. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 8, 2015
92% Coming Home (2015) "I'm unembarrassed about giving in to Coming Home. Sometimes you just have to ask yourself one question: Why else go to the movies? " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 8, 2015
45% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Redford isn't loose enough to be funny, and his stolidness makes this walk in the woods more like a trudge. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 1, 2015
78% Z For Zachariah (2015) "The story might have evolved into your ho-hum exploration of romantic and sexual jealousy, but Zobel and his trio of performers dig into something murkier and more primal. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 25, 2015
40% She's Funny That Way (2015) "Before long, the story's mechanics become wearisome and all too visible. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 18, 2015
100% Quay (2015) "Concise and supremely satisfying ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 18, 2015
92% Grandma (2015) "It gradually settles and deepens into something nuanced and moving, a character study that's not so much about aging, specifically, as it is about the great and awful process of getting to know yourself. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 18, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Though it's made with lots of modern tricks and technology, it's old-fashioned in the best sense, and not just because it's set in the Sixties. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 14, 2015
55% Ten Thousand Saints (2015) "Steinfeld is lovely, and sometimes heartrending, as a young woman whose independent swagger masks swirls of uncertainty. And Hawke, who becomes a better actor with each passing year, is marvelous ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 11, 2015
97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "It's like a tone poem drawn from the actor's inner and outer life, narrated by the man himself. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 28, 2015
26% Vacation (2015) "This new Vacation is hardly an improvement on the old Vacation, and may in fact be worse. Neither of them, to borrow the immortal words of the Go-Go's, is all we ever wanted. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 28, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "It's fascinating. It's horrible. It's fascinatingly horrible. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 28, 2015
61% Southpaw (2015) "Southpaw is an exhausting brutalist melodrama, but if nothing else, Fuqua always works with fine actors, and he's got a passel of them here. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 21, 2015
98% Phoenix (2015) "So beautifully made that it comes close to perfect. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 21, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "Apatow and Schumer probably believe they've made a feminist picture, but the reality is something different. This is a conventional movie dressed as a progressive one. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 14, 2015
96% The Look of Silence (2015) "If it's a far less flashy film than The Act of Killing, it's also a better and possibly more honest one. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 14, 2015
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
56% Minions (2015) "Minions isn't a disaster; it's probably just too much of a potentially good thing. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 7, 2015
97% 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
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