Matt Singer

Matt Singer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Biography:
Village Voice film critic.
Publications:
IFC.com , ScreenCrush , The Dissolve , Time Out Chicago , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
302

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 302
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " A buddy cop movie needs two equal and opposing forces; 48 Hrs. doesn't work if Nolte overpowers Murphy, which is exactly what happens here. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Feb 1, 2013
7/10 41% Parker (2013) " A B-picture in the classic mold: unambitious but precise. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Jan 28, 2013
3/10 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " So close to being a parody of stupid action movies I'm inclined to believe that at some point in its development that's exactly what it was " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Jan 25, 2013
7/10 61% John Dies at the End (2013) " Funny and a little spooky and entirely trippy. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Jan 22, 2013
6/10 60% The Last Stand (2013) " A satisfying if largely perfunctory action flick. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Jan 16, 2013
3/5 100% Birders: The Central Park Effect (2013) " [A] slight but handsome nature documentary. " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted Jan 15, 2013
2/5 22% The Baytown Outlaws (2013) " It's unclear what drew the likes of Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria and Andre Braugher to this tepid grindhouse retread, but at least they liven up the proceedings whenever they're onscreen. Unfortunately, that's not all that often. " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted Jan 9, 2013
5/10 32% Gangster Squad (2013) " Gloss with nothing beneath the shiny surfaces. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Jan 9, 2013
5/10 43% On the Road (2012) " Kerouac's On the Road influenced generations of writers and artists. Don't expect this film to do the same. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Dec 21, 2012
7/10 61% Jack Reacher (2012) " A solid if unspectacular crime thriller. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Dec 20, 2012
7/10 93% Amour (2012) " I am glad I saw it -- and hope I never see it again. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Dec 18, 2012
6/10 51% This is 40 (2012) " The cast gets an A+, even if their material just sneaks by with a passing grade. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Dec 13, 2012
100% Convento (2012) " This unortho-doc ultimately doesn't need to explain much more about its subjects' motivations because its images provide their own explanation. " ‐ IFC.com
Posted Dec 12, 2012
7/10 88% Django Unchained (2012) " Whatever Django's issues, failing to deliver on its promises isn't one of them. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Dec 11, 2012
3/10 33% Deadfall (2012) " Absurd plotting and tired film noir clich├ęs. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Dec 6, 2012
4/10 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " A very strange prestige picture. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Dec 4, 2012
4/5 75% King Kelly (2012) " Neel has hit upon a compelling reason for the found-footage gimmick: to indict a narcissistic generation who think their phones make them royalty. " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted Nov 27, 2012
1/5 29% Ex-Girlfriends (2012) " Ex-Girlfriends is one case in which you truly wish life didn't cling so closely to art. " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted Nov 27, 2012
8/10 87% Life of Pi (2012) " Didn't convince me to believe in God, but it did make me believe in the power of cinema. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Nov 26, 2012
4/10 62% Hitchcock (2012) " Feels unworthy of its stars' -- and its subjects' -- talents. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Nov 20, 2012
6/10 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " A mainstream film designed for mass consumption that is quirky and personal and deeply felt. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Nov 15, 2012
3/5 77% The Bay (2012) " You don't need to be a germaphobe to feel shivers down your spine. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Nov 7, 2012
6/10 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " A manic children's film about the souls of video game avatars. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Nov 5, 2012
8/10 92% Skyfall (2012) " Thrilling, sexy, and beautifully photographed. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Nov 1, 2012
2/5 47% The Details (2012) " This attempt at black comedy is so busy twisting through its plot that it barely has time for its characters. " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted Oct 31, 2012
7/10 51% Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) " Muscular, atmospheric and surprisingly scary. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Oct 25, 2012
4/5 80% The Other Son (2012) " The cast's performances are so gut-wrenching (particularly from Emmanuelle Devos and Areen Omari as the boys' equally empathic mothers) that the film's hopeful message and abundance of heart prove impossible to resist. " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted Oct 23, 2012
5/10 12% Alex Cross (2012) " A movie that is almost as insane as its villain. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Oct 18, 2012
1/5 0% That's What She Said (2012) " It's nice to see women, particularly ones as talented as the aforementioned trio, take center stage in a comedy; it's frustrating, however, when all they get to do is complain about guys who are totally absent from the film. " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted Oct 16, 2012
2/5 61% Tai Chi Zero (2012) " If director Stephen Fung's frenetic visual style is the Red Bull in this cinematic cocktail, then the dozy plotting is the vodka-leaving you feeling momentarily excited but ultimately narcotized. " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted Oct 16, 2012
8/10 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " Simultaneously a sincere and sarcastic love letter to the magic of storytelling. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Oct 10, 2012
4/5 94% Photographic Memory (2012) " It's a personal journey, but one that speaks to universal ideas about aging, fatherhood and the way, as Maurice once put it, that "time wears on a photograph, erodes it, until all of its context is gone." " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted Oct 9, 2012
8/10 70% Not Fade Away (2012) " Chase is the total package: a visual storyteller with a great ear for dialogue. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Oct 8, 2012
4/10 21% Taken 2 (2012) " The ludicrous plot and laughable dialogue are all in service of some very subpar action. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Oct 4, 2012
7/10 55% V/H/S (2012) " Not for the faint of heart or the easily motion sick. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Oct 4, 2012
8/10 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " Complaining that the denouement doesn't live up to the enormity of Cloud Atlas scope is sort of like dismissing a gymnast's entire balance beam routine because she didn't stick a particularly tricky dismount. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Oct 3, 2012
5/10 83% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) " The movie Gilderoy's editing begins to feel more real than the one we're actually watching. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Sep 26, 2012
8/10 93% Room 237 (2013) " An unusual documentary. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Sep 25, 2012
8/10 73% Miami Connection (2012) " Clearly the greatest film ever made -- at least on whatever planet it came from. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Sep 23, 2012
9/10 91% Holy Motors (2012) " The best dream you'll ever have without actually falling asleep. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Sep 23, 2012
7/10 78% Dredd (2012) " Proceeds like its protagonist: ploddingly but relentlessly. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Sep 21, 2012
3/5 88% Head Games (2012) " The results are, cinematically speaking, a little diffuse, but any parent who's contemplating whether they should sign their kids up for Pop Warner this fall may want to watch this first. " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted Sep 19, 2012
3/5 100% Radio Unnameable (2012) " As haunting and heroic as anything you'll see on the big screen this year. " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted Sep 18, 2012
7/10 85% End of Watch (2012) " End of Watch may not pass muster as a documentary but the actors more than sell the partners as brothers in arms. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Sep 17, 2012
5/10 31% Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) " Anderson's action chops are undeniable - but Resident Evil: Retribution might be one of the dumbest things ever crafted by human hands. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Sep 15, 2012
9/10 85% The Master (2012) " Even in its most perplexing moments, it's always a delight to watch thanks to the astonishing performances and the gorgeous 70mm imagery. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Sep 12, 2012
9/10 93% Looper (2012) " It feels like something new and different. Futuristic, even. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Sep 6, 2012
4/10 55% For a Good Time, Call... (2012) " There's a decent joke in For a Good Time, Call... but just one, and it's played over and over again. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Aug 31, 2012
5/10 76% Premium Rush (2012) " Rarely delivers on its title's promise of high-class excitement. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Aug 24, 2012
2/10 3% The Apparition (2012) " 80 minutes of generic jump scares involving generic people who are largely to blame for their generic problems. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Aug 24, 2012
7/10 57% Sparkle (2012) " Houston's presence makes a run-of-the-mill cautionary tale about rock and roll stardom feel deeply personal. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Aug 17, 2012
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