Z for Zachariah

Lists: Thriller, Dystopian

Brief Synopsis: "In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel."

Overall Ranking: 2061 (Rank from 2015: # 94)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 40%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch80 - It seems like it is moving methodically, with intention. Building to a crescendo. But 'Z For Zachariah' does not go out with a bang, but a whimper.
Marshall And The Movies70(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik70
Khalid Rafi66(full review)
David Baruffi61(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews61(full review)
Sean Kelly60(full review)
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film43(full review)

People Involved

  • Margot Robbie (Ann Burden)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (Loomis)
  • Chris Pine (Caleb)
  • Craig Zobel (Director)