Matt Prigge

Matt Prigge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Matt Prigge'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
88% The Black Stallion (1979) "It does what the middle section of Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' does too: It makes us kids again in the sense that everything we see feels rich, thrilling and most of all new. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 31, 2015
4/5 96% Best Of Enemies (2015) "The doc's centerpiece - the series of debates, which escalated as the protests outside did the same - is giggly stuff. But it's the postscript that takes it to another level. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "Not a new official look at [Brando]. Instead it's another key piece to a vast puzzle. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 69% I Am Chris Farley (2015) "Its love for its subject - as a performer but even moreso as a person - is palpable enough that the good vibes are hard to shake. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 89% The End Of The Tour (2015) "Gets the nebulous relationship between journalist and subject - that need for the former to be liked, the fear the latter has of being viewed through another's eyes. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "The most stripped-down, aggressive and at times - and only relatively speaking - closest the films series has come to the more modest pleasures of the espionage show that spawned it, if often in name only. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 29, 2015
1/5 24% Vacation (2015) "Makes the dire 'Vegas Vacation' look like the original 'Vacation.' " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 28, 2015
3/5 55% Paper Towns (2015) "The lack of pretense makes it far less odious than 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' - that, and that it features a black friend who has more than one dimension and a life of his own and everything. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 70% Unexpected (2015) "Much better as a portrait of the unpleasant sides of pregnancy. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 61% Samba (2015) "Effectively the Diet version of films by Ken Loach and the Dardenne brothers, but it is thorny and prickly and not grossly manipulative. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 22, 2015
1/5 18% Pixels (2015) "The key image in 'Pixels' is Q*bert urinating. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 22, 2015
5/5 98% Phoenix (2015) "Combines naturalism and the quasi-fantastical into an assured, confident dirge. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 21, 2015
2/5 58% Southpaw (2015) "The third act plays like it was outlined minutes before happy hour then never reworked. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 20, 2015
100% BoJack Horseman: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "If 'BoJack 2' is not always as funny as 'BoJack 1' - which is to say it's still really, really, super-mega-ultra-funny - it still offers an even more mature, deeper and more sobering stare into the abyss. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/5 86% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "A meat-and-potatoes approach that gets the job done but stops well short of burrowing into one's skull. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "If more of these would include nods to the Wallace and Gromit short 'The Wrong Trousers' then a future of endless Marvels wouldn't seem so grim. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 15, 2015
5/5 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "'The Act of Killing'...was audacious, darkly comic and relentlessly horrifying. This one is quiet, patient and more deeply haunting. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "More tasteful than melancholic - a grandma movie that treads into uncomfortable places before retreating to the safe, the reassuring and the sleepy. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 37% Irrational Man (2015) "It's a lesser work by a master, albeit one who doesn't think he's a master and who, here, truly seems to be trying to convince himself of such. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Knows there's a distinction between the reactionary, retrograde submission to patriarchal norms it could be and the progressive film sincerely (but hilariously) exploring anxieties that it is. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 80% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "More than a doc about being gay; it's a doc that preaches for intellectual rigor. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 10, 2015
1/5 14% The Gallows (2015) "At 81 minutes, it's tantamount to about 810 Vines, only it's made of artless long takes that would bore even Warhol fanatics. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 35% Strangerland (2015) "A rickety production with a stable Kidman, acting her heart out, unwilling to go down with a production that hardly deserves her and which sometimes even seems to be trying to humiliate her. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 51% Boulevard (2015) "A frustrating mixed bag of a film, but one that does more good than not. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 8, 2015
2/5 21% Self/less (2015) "The cribbing from other films isn't the problem. It's when the script tries to do something more than mix and match influences that it reveals the true paucity of ideas. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 8, 2015
2/5 30% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) "Like all the other shocking things that happen in Kick-Ass 2 -- including a couple significant deaths -- it happens, it's forgotten about and it's on to the next shocking twist. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 7, 2015
3/5 53% Minions (2015) "If all it was was 90 minutes of them reading the phone book, all would be well, especially since they'd do it in a made-up language that's far cooler than Jodie Foster's in 'Nell' though not nearly as cool as Milla Jovovich's in 'The Fifth Element.' " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 7, 2015
4/5 94% Tangerine (2015) "Not watered-down for mass consumption. Its characters are allowed to be abrasive, even evil. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 7, 2015
2/5 76% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Loach never lets the good times get too good, so the tone never sways too far. At the same time, the music hall scenes are curiously lifeless, and especially for a Loach film. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 100% Rebels of the Neon God (2015) "More than just watching an early film by an untouchable master; it allows you to see his style with newly fresh eyes. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 1, 2015
3/5 94% Cartel Land (2015) "Not really an immediate, you-are-there experience. It's a patient, detached but cryptically horrified study of a true quagmire, and the well-meaning but temperamental gun friends trying to force a straight line out of total chaos. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jul 1, 2015
4/5 97% Amy (2015) "Best used as a gutting portrayal of a lifeforce who would have been better off not being the kind of person who earns a film like 'Amy.' " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 30, 2015
5/5 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "They want escape, and what better way to escape than in a mindless summer movie that delivers on what it promised: namely ripped flesh delivered gyrating to bass-heavy hits, and at one point to a Nine Inch Nails song about really intense lovemaking. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "The shruggy emoticon \_(ツ)_/ is the prevailing attitude when it comes to everything in 'Genisys,' which keeps throwing twists and ideas and gun fights and chases at ya. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/5 85% Glass Chin (2015) "It's compact and stripped down, but it contains multitudes. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/5 38% Max (2015) "If the movies must occasionally turn god-fearing and flag-waving, may more of them feature a Belgian Malinois busting an arms ring. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 25, 2015
5/5 100% The Third Man (1949) "Best read not as an homage to Hitchcock - or to special super secret guest star Orson Welles - than as a study of what Carol Reed biographer Robert F. Moss describes as 'the ineffectuality of goodness.' " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 40% A Little Chaos (2015) "The best part of the entire film may very well be when Alan Rickman says the words 'Have you lemon?' - a simple pleasure that breathes brief life into an otherwise dour grind. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 81% Batkid Begins (2015) "As a perhaps accidental commentary on the ephemerality of Internet life, with events - even big ones, like the one captured here - coming into being then passing into oblivion, lost in the ever-towering haystack that is Google, it's fascinating. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Most if not all of the shock jokes exist solely to raise eyebrows and break monocles. They're almost good-natured, even sweet, in their sometimes messed-up way. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/5 51% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "Still, just a teensy bit more Escobar would have been nice. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/5 46% Manglehorn (2015) "A character study in the purest sense of the word. It's almost reductio ad absurdum about it. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3/5 89% Dope (2015) "Equal parts righteously pissed and anxious fun - a film to debate but only after you've laughed your ass off. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 82% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "It probably doesn't look it, but the annoying title of 'Infinitely Polar Bear' secretly tells you how good it is. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 18, 2015
5/5 86% Eden (2015) "Even when characters are getting lost in pulsating tunes that drone on into infinity, the filmmaking is always bringing them down to earth. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 17, 2015
4/5 85% The Tribe (2015) "Wants to make us feel lost and out of control, much like (if nowhere near exactly like) its characters and actors. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 16, 2015
4/5 81% The Overnight (2015) "A sometimes dirty comedy that sincerely and wittily explores the anxieties that involve adopting genuinely progressive lifestyle choices. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 16, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "It's a look at the death of childhood so devastating it's not clear what very, very young viewers - that is, ones younger than its main child character, age 11 - will get out of it, if anything. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 16, 2015
2/5 42% Madame Bovary (2015) "It's still a film where actors mill about pretty surroundings in pretty garbs; all [director Sophie] Barthes does is take the camera off the tripod, as though that were grit enough. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 12, 2015
4/5 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "In its gentle, intimate, sometimes goofy way, 'The Wolfpack' is a grueling experience. " ‐ Metro
Posted Jun 11, 2015
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