Zachary Shevich

Zachary Shevich
Zachary Shevich's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Time Out We Got This Covered
Publications: Time Out, We Got This Covered

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 41% Den of Thieves (2018) This gritty crime drama is so indebted to the work of Michael Mann, it might as well be called Residual Heat. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) While aspects of the routine become mundane, it's the developing brotherhood amongst the men, and the sense of community around them, that ultimately strengthens this story. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 28% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) Bell's film ends up stuck between being a standard audience-pleaser and something more subversive. For a movie about marriage, you wish it would commit one way or the other. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
2/5 9% Shut In (2016) As Mary loses sleep, her paranoia worsens, yet Christina Hodson's monotonous script fails to make Mary's psychological struggles feel any more severe than a case of misplaced keys. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
4/5 79% Goat (2016) A narrowly focused but unsettling indictment of campus culture. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
8/10 81% Actor Martinez (2017) Blurring the line between a narrative movie and a documentary, Actor Martinez is a film experiment that's difficult to unpack but hilarious to watch unfold. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2016
7/10 86% Kicks (2016) First-time filmmaker Justin Tipping enlivens the familiar beats of coming-of-age movies with a character-focused, beautifully shot debut film set in a poor Oakland neighborhood. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2016
4/10 70% Little Boxes (2017) Failing to puncture the tension with consistent humor, the self-seriousness of each scene grows increasingly tedious as Little Boxes runs out of stimulating material. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2016
4/10 61% Race (2016) Race fails to properly contextualize the achievements of Jesse Owens by imbuing its story with a modern, sterilized sensibility. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
6/10 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Though entertaining at times, Kung Fu Panda 3 isn't entirely different from watching that video of Tian Tian, the Smithsonian's National Zoo panda, rolling in the snow on an hourlong loop - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
3/10 10% Point Break (2015) The Point Break remake dials up the adrenaline with epic stuntwork but fails to weave any of the action into its incomprehensible and boring plot. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2015
4/10 15% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) The off-putting CGI Chipmunks coast through a derivative, squeaky-voiced adventure with fleeting moments of charm. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2015
4/10 39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) A stellar cast and compelling final twist is not enough to redeem the languid pace or uncomplicated mystery behind Secret in Their Eyes. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2015
2/10 18% Love the Coopers (2015) Love the Coopers strains and struggles to weave a story about the pains and pleasures of family around 14 caricatures and a ravenous St. Bernard. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
5/10 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) The Peanuts Movie is more tribute album than fresh material. It aims to honor Charles M. Schulz's legacy while doing little to sustain it. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015
8/10 97% Brooklyn (2015) Led by Saoirse Ronan, the earnest 1950s-set Brooklyn weaves an enchanting love story into the tale of an Irish immigrant's American assimilation. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2015
6/10 97% Mavis! (2016) A standard but enjoyable biographical documentary, Mavis! is elevated by the warm, dynamic presence of gospel and soul legend Mavis Staples. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2015
7/10 67% Nasty Baby (2015) Sebastian Silva's Nasty Baby is a sweet story that becomes enthralling, as it takes an unexpected, twisted act 3 turn. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
7/10 83% The Walk (2015) Delivering the most exhilarating film sequence of the year, The Walk is pure, visceral fun despite its flawed, overwritten script. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
4/10 60% Maggie (2015) Maggie is a one-dimensional portrayal of a father coming to terms with his daughter's zombie diagnosis, with ineffectual characters and more tears than emotion. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2015
3/10 5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is a boring, lifeless, lazily written movie with Kevin James' cheap, slapstick gags repeated ad nauseam. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
6/10 94% The Salt of the Earth (2015) The Salt of the Earth is a unique exhibition of beautiful photography, with immaculately filmed glimpses into social issues photographer Sebastião Salgado's thoughts and process. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2015
6/10 40% Treading Water (2015) The Boy Who Smells Like Fish is an amusing slant on the coming-of-age film that hits occasional false moments but never wears out its welcome. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2014
10/10 91% Birdman (2014) Led by a fantastic Michael Keaton, Birdman is a deeply thoughtful and darkly hilarious meta dissection of egotism that satirizes the entertainment business with a compelling visual style that is all its own. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2014
7/10 84% Listen Up Philip (2014) Though far from perfect, Alex Ross Perry's new comedy, Listen Up Philip, has a distinct visual style and a biting commentary on the narcissistic mindset of creative people, making it a very enjoyable watch. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2014
7/10 74% Inherent Vice (2015) Immersive and occasionally incoherent, stoner mystery Inherent Vice is a bold step for filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson that unfortunately doesn't match the brilliance of his earlier films. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2014
8/10 84% While We're Young (2015) Noah Baumbach's new Ben Stiller-lead comedy has big laughs and thoughtful commentary for anyone who's thought the phrase, "when I was young." - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2014
8/10 89% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is a beautifully shot, artfully funny, and oddly poignant view of humanity from Roy Andersson. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2014
8/10 77% Rosewater (2014) Jon Stewart's directorial debut, Rosewater, is an inspiring, unexpectedly funny re-telling of journalist Maziar Bahari's 118 day imprisonment by the Iranian government. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2014
5/10 50% Manglehorn (2015) David Gordon Green's return to Texas is carried by its strong performances but let down by its awkward mix of experimental elements. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2014