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Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz
Matt Zoller Seitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, New York Times,, Newark Star-Ledger, New York Press,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 71% Galveston (2018) The film equivalent of a familiar, not too special song that's been brilliantly re-arranged and performed.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 88% First Man (2018) Even when First Man stumbles as historical psychodrama, it still represents a giant leap forward for movies about the physical and emotional experience of flight.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/4 93% Private Life (2018) This film is a reminder that the smallness of life can feel huge when we're in the middle of it.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/4 No Score Yet A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While (2018) Taken together with Part One, it seems as thorough and thoughtful a statement on art and life as any American filmmaker has given us.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/4 No Score Yet A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold (2018) This film is miraculous, and we are lucky to have it.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/4 88% Love, Gilda (2018) It's such an altogether perceptive work of both biography and criticism, and so thoroughly researched, that it's a shame that its more inventive gambits don't pan out.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/4 28% Night School (2018) It's to the credit of Lee and his collaborators that Night School pitches a comedic tent big enough to contain something silly for everyone.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
95% Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) It's a shame that the film tries to pack a life of overflowing abundance into a series of boxes that don't quite suit the contents they're designed to hold. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
100% Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018) This Superstar was the closest that live television has come to creating a hybrid new form, combining elements of epic cinema, the stage musical, and the concert film. It's a minor miracle.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
2/4 65% American Chaos (2018) It's disorganized and erratic, jumping from thesis to thesis and location to location, sometimes seeming to pride itself on adopting a nonjudgmental 'I'm just listening' attitude.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/4 95% Bisbee '17 (2018) The sheer audacity and originality of the exercise makes it a must-see, regardless of what you might think of the success or failure of any particular choice.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/4 100% Minding the Gap (2018) It would be impressive even without the palpable sense of connection and understanding that Liu brings to the material, but its easygoing intimacy is what puts it over the top.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/4 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) The movie really cooks when it's hanging out with the girls and watching them carve out a space for themselves in a city that's indifferent or hostile towards them.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/4 100% Night Comes On (2018) An unusual and interesting feature that tries to convey the inner state of a non-communicative young woman mainly through reaction shots of her face.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/4 34% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) I wish I liked it more.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
3/4 89% Set It Up (2018) A rare romantic comedy that has its own distinctive look, rhythm, and storytelling voice.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2.5/4 72% Bernard and Huey (2018) A lovingly detailed look at two unhappy and unpleasant men.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
4/4 89% Hereditary (2018) Creepy beyond belief.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It's checklist mythology, but thankfully served up with enough panache to make the trip engaging.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2.5/4 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) The result feels a bit like a lavishly produced, superhero- and supervillain-stocked standup comedy special, with fight scenes, chases and explosions spliced into footage of the hero telling you about the wild couple of weeks he just had.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
34% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Long stretches of Fahrenheit are about as subtle as a labor leaflet or a soapbox sermon, and it makes no apology for this aspect of its method. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) The latest Melissa McCarthy star vehicle that fails to do justice to the sheer awesomeness of its leading lady.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
100% Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018) [Ali] Wong has perfected that basic yet elusive trick that some writers spend their entire lives failing to master: She makes you feel as if it's just the two of you, and she trusts you enough to tell you how she really feels.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
1.5/4 0% The Con Is On (2018) The kind of movie that seems to think a heap of outrageous details equals a characterization.‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
100% John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018) It's fun to pinpoint the nexus of a comedian's obsession, and he's showing it to us here, which is why Kid Gorgeous might later be seen as a milestone in his artistic development.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
2.5/4 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) If only the film were better modulated, or perhaps longer, or more elegantly shaped, or ... well, it's hard to say exactly what's wrong here.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
2/4 46% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) The Devil and Father Amorth feels at once bloated and slight, like a DVD supplement puffed up to feature length.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
95% Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018) When the subject is the specific sound of Elvis's music - the component parts and how they ultimately combine and fuse - The Searcher is an absolute banger‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/4 21% Submergence (2018) The actors and the filmmaking are seductive enough that Submergence isn't a chore to sit through, but it's not engrossing, either.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3.5/4 94% The Endless (2018) A movie that plays with our perceptions of time, space, and reality, and sketches the outlines of unimaginable terror while leaving the details to our imagination.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
2/4 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The fate of the world has rarely been decided in as rote a manner as it is here.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
.5/4 48% Flower (2018) If you could pour the worst tendencies of American independent cinema over the last twenty years into a gigantic soup tureen and let it simmer overnight, this film would be the unappetizing result.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/4 51% Tomb Raider (2018) A beautifully crafted and unpretentious piece of action cinema, with a number of sequences that are as gorgeous as they are thrilling.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3.5/4 89% Itzhak (2018) A joyous film about a joyous man.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
2.5/4 41% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) There's a lot here that feels insufficiently shaped or fitfully realized, but at the same time, there's a lot to like. It's the Platonic ideal of a mixed bag.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet Mister Rogers: It's You I Like (2018) Despite its brevity, this is a powerful special because, like Rogers himself, it speaks plainly and without affectation to the deepest part of us, in a calm and accepting tone of voice.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
4/4 88% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) (1985) One of the great 1980s action films. It's also one of the most 1980s action films.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
1.5/4 17% Death Wish (2018) Vigilante dad rock.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3.5/4 83% Game Night (2018) A raucously funny film that has a knack for going right up to the edge of nastiness.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/4 82% Early Man (2018) You know full well whether or not you're the audience for this film. Consider yourself either warned or enabled.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) Chris Rock's first new stand-up special in ten years is called Tamborine, but it could have been called This Is How You Do It.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
2.5/4 68% Golden Exits (2018) The movie seems to be slowly pushing a needle into the lives that it scrutinizes, as if to draw a blood sample and learn what ails the characters.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/4 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) If only someone could've heroically intervened to save this movie.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
1.5/4 18% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) For the most part, this is a bust of a movie, the kind that would probably have otherwise gotten dumped to theaters in January by a studio looking to cut its losses.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
1.5/4 79% American Folk (2018) The whole thing was a bad idea that only genius could've rescued. Maybe not even then.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/4 85% The Final Year (2018) As an evocation of on-the-ground political reality, "The Final Year" is a a solid and often entertaining work in much the same wheelhouse as the durable political documentary ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
2/4 57% The Commuter (2018) Frustratingly not-quite-there from start to finish.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.5/4 56% The Strange Ones (2018) One of those take-it-or-leave it movies where you either surrender completely to the mood and style of the filmmaking or start questioning what it's leaving out, covering up, or glossing over.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) Long-winded but engrossing.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
3/4 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) A likable, funny diversion, and sometimes more than that.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017