Zach Hollwedel Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Zach Hollwedel

Zach Hollwedel
Zach Hollwedel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist, Under the Radar

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 94% RBG (2018) Deferential as it is fascinating, RBG is a fantastic, moving homage to its much-deserving subject.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
8/10 96% For Ahkeem (2017) For Ahkeem is an essential insight into marginalized America. ‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
6.5/10 82% Love and Saucers (2017) It would have been so easy for Brad Abrahams to treat his subject as a fanciful, delusional man (or worse, as a joke), but Love and Saucers remains laudably deferential to David Huggins.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
6/10 63% Man in Red Bandana (2017) Despite some cinematic shortcomings, Man in Red Bandana is a moving and inspiring tribute to an American hero.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
5.5/10 76% Una (2017) Writer David Harrower and director Benedict Andrews treat the material as circumspectly as possible, but their approach doesn't prevent the film from losing a tremendous amount of steam after its first act.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
6/10 61% 6 Days (2017) The most interesting element of 6 Days is the historical near-week it's based on.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2.5/10 5% The Last Face (2017) A proselytizing, pretentious bore.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
6.5/10 92% Some Freaks (2017) McDonald's point, that we're all freaks, or none of us are, doesn't deliver complete satisfaction, but it's a nuanced and pointed statement that lingers long after the end credits stop rolling.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
5.5/10 71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) At its worst, The Commune is a severely missed opportunity to explore life in the titular social setting.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
7.5/10 73% The Wizard of Lies (2017) Barry Levinson's The Wizard of Lies is a fascinating, and in many ways horrifying glimpse into one of the most notorious thieves in American history.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
8.5/10 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) A documentary like [this] only comes around once in a blue moon, and for it to have cycled now, when tensions in America are rising at exponential rates, makes it absolutely essential viewing for every citizen of this nation.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
6/10 56% Trespass Against Us (2017) Adam Smith's debut feature film ... is a nuanced character study set on the wrong side of the tracks.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
1.5/10 8% The Book Of Love (2017) The Book of Love, much like Henry and the girl's raft, is guaranteed to sink as soon as it sets sail.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4.5/10 32% Abattoir (2016) Abattoir has some interesting, albeit perhaps unwieldy ideas that never quite congeal into a gripping screamer.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
6.5/10 36% Sugar Mountain (2016) Sugar Mountain isn't flawless ... but, if you're willing to go along for the ride, it's an unexpectedly entertaining, gratifying 106-minute adventure.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
9/10 86% Lion (2016) Immensely powerful, inspiring, and impossible to forget.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
7/10 93% Blue Jay (2016) Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson share a palpable chemistry as the former paramours. Their way is natural, grounded, and unflinchingly human.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Beyond Glory (2016) Beyond Glory finds Lang at the top of his game.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
5.5/10 38% Cardboard Boxer (2016) Disparate elements aren't enough to render Cardboard Boxer two films in one, but one film with a decisive and deep schism within.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
5.5/10 76% London Road (2016) Rarely does a town unite to tell its story in such circumstances, so it's a shame London Road fails to delve as deeply as it surely could have.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
6/10 92% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) I Am Not a Serial Killer shines in its exploration of what it is like to live with inclinations you wish you didn't have but find it increasingly hard to fight.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
6/10 74% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) Disorder is undoubtedly marked by on-screen talent and noble off-screen efforts, but its lagging pace and major tonal shifts keep it from being a great film.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
7/10 84% Tallulah (2016) Ellen Page is one of the most inherently likable actors of her generation, and her amiability is on full display in Tallulah.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
4/10 21% Marauders (2016) There is just too much -- too many characters, conniving, and convolution -- to keep track of, and in the end, so little of it really seems to matter.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
5.5/10 68% Men Go To Battle (2016) America was very different 150 years ago than it is now, and the filmmakers capture that well. They just do not do it under the microscope of the Civil War anywhere near as thoroughly as they had the opportunity or the foundation to.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
5.5/10 75% The Last King (2016) The Last King is a mediocre adventure with some very pretty scenery.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
5.5/10 82% Lenny Cooke (2013) The film's informed voyeuristic style ... allows Cooke's actions to speak louder than any words the often soft spoken protagonist might have shed on his life. ‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
6/10 100% Pervert Park (2015) Pervert Park is a rare and brutally honest exploration of one of society's most detested elements.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
2/10 No Score Yet Most Likely to Die (2016) We don't like these characters. We don't connect with them. And we don't give a darn if any of them live ... the sooner they die, the sooner we arrive at the mercy of the end credits.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
4.5/10 9% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) (2016) Rio, I Love You proves that it is infinitely harder said than done, however, to produce a quality anthology film about the heart's desires.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
4.5/10 50% Holidays (2016) Murder, paranormal pregnancies, and damn creepy kids dominate the octaptych, the parts of which waver between clever -- if not straight up unnerving -- and banal.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 3, 2016
4/10 80% The American Side (2016) The film loses its power of engagement early on and fails to regain its footing, despite many worthy tries.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
6/10 77% 13 Cameras (2016) 13 Cameras is far from a flawless movie, but it's a pleasant surprise and should do well to establish Zarcoff as an emerging filmmaker -- especially of the horror genre -- to watch.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/10 20% The Adderall Diaries (2016) Romanowsky attempts too much, and winds up succeeding in very little.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
5.5/10 No Score Yet Waffle Street (2015) Waffle Street is a kind, gentle look at the recession and difficult times.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2016
6/10 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) The Last Man on the Moon is about the man, not the moon, and it's an intriguing, unique addition to the library of space exploration.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
6/10 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) Director Pablo Larraín crafts an intricate study of fraught and troubled characters in The Club.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
6/10 91% A War (Krigen) (2016) A War is a moving story about people, and Tobias Lindholm has fast emerged as one of the most talented filmmakers to tell it.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/10 43% Forsaken (2016) Forsaken offers sufficient gun battles, standoffs, and shot-him-dead moments to keep fans of superficial Westerns entertained, but its revenge story is unfalteringly by-the-books.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/10 7% Misconduct (2016) Miscondcut boils down to a mortgage payment or two for its A-Listers ... and a swing and a miss for first-time director Shintaro Shimosawa.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/10 46% Synchronicity (2016) [Synchronicity] relies too frequently on overly detailed descriptions of the science involved ... [it loses] sight of the actual plot.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
6.5/10 69% Prescription Thugs (2016) Immensely relatable and genuine as the face of the film, [Chris] Bell sheds tremendous light on America's dependence on prescription medication.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/10 0% Hell & Back (2015) Hell and Back is a far cry from something you would sell your soul for.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2016
6.5/10 100% Kilo Two Bravo (2015) An arguably anti-war depiction of true events, yet one that expertly eschews the mawkish or sanctimonious didacticism such films frequently espouse.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2015
4.5/10 61% Extraordinary Tales (2015) Unsure of its targeted demographic, Tales straddles the tonal line, flip-flopping like a fish left on the dock.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2015
B+ 90% Killing Them Safely (Tom Swift And His Electric Rifle) (2015) Though at times not for the fainthearted, Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle takes subject matter many of us probably give little thought to at all in day to day life and asks us to consider it deeply.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
6.5/10 91% James White (2015) A well-acted, powerful, deep film spotlighted by commanding performances.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
7/10 100% Manson Family Vacation (2015) A delight and a surprise, well worth an addition to your Netflix queue.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015
5.5/10 74% The Keeping Room (2015) A pretty, tense and well-acted film, but it too easily forgives itself for glossing over what could otherwise have been incredibly intricate and multifaceted characters and situations.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
6/10 86% Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015) A mystery that will have you watching with the lights on‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015