Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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 Press, New York Times, Newark Star-Ledger, RogerEbert.com, Salon.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
58% The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Strange as it might sound, The Comedians might turn out to be the first series that's tough to stomach when viewed on a traditional TV schedule, but that'll play pretty well when binge-watched. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) "This is a classic film. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 9, 2015
5/5 96% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 8 "Don's childhood and adolescence, and his dysfunctional adult reaction to having survived them, put the psychological frame around Don's story in "Severance." " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 6, 2015
52% American Odyssey: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's ultimately hard to say if American Odyssey is too serious for its own good or not serious enough. Either way, you come away with the sense that it's striving for an impact that it never achieves, and that would feel unearned regardless. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3.5/4 91% White God (2015) "Imagine an "R" rated Lassie by way of Spartacus. That's Korn√©l Mundrucz√≥'s White God, a brutal but stirring fantasy about street dogs rising up against cruel and indifferent humans. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/4 29% Get Hard (2015) "If you love rape jokes, "Get Hard" is your movie. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3.5/4 90% Jauja (2015) "The performances mesh beautifully with the filmmaking, which is more keenly attuned to fluctuations in the natural world that all but a handful of modern motion pictures. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/4 77% Danny Collins (2015) "An appealing comedy with an unabashed streak of melodrama, sharp dialogue, and a superb ensemble cast, anchored by a lead performance by Al Pacino in lovable scamp mode. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 20, 2015
87% Community: Season 6 (TV, 2015) "The Yahoo version of Community seems rather scaled-down, budget-wise, and looser and less urgent than NBC seasons (running times vary). But it still feels, moves, and thinks like the Community you know. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 17, 2015
100% Salesman (1968) "With his weathered face, Chiclet teeth and hints of baseline depression, Paul the Badger is the film's foremost emblem of American malaise, a fortysomething Working Joe chewed up in the gears of consumerist expectations. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Mar 9, 2015
3/4 85% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "This is a huge, unwieldy topic, and the filmmakers do an admirable job of condensing their information and making it comprehensible. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 6, 2015
36% Secrets and Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Juliette Lewis, once American cinema's liveliest eccentric, is drained of life, which makes her a perfect match for Phillippe's blankness. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 3, 2015
76% House of Cards: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The unglamorous reality of governance centers House of Cards without sapping its deliciousness. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/4 60% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Although it's been dismissed in some quarters as minor Cronenberg-and criticized for "getting Hollywood wrong," or something-it's a sneakily powerful movie. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 27, 2015
4/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "Every shot, cut, line, performance, indeed every moment in this feature is perfectly judged, always conveying precisely what it needs to convey in to define its characters and move the story forward. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/4 41% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) "The film is a hypnotically nightmarish mood piece more than anything else; it makes sense and yet doesn't make sense, in the way that dreams do and don't make sense. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 13, 2015
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Better Call Saul is a slightly gentler prequel to Breaking Bad; it evokes a more laid-back, boozy sort of crime story. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 6, 2015
4/4 100% Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015) "This film doesn't just revisit an atrocity, it moves through it, and finds meaning in it. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 6, 2015
2/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Even if you adore the idea of the Wachowskis, there comes a point when it would be foolish to deny the disappointing reality. That point has arrived, and the film is called "Jupiter Ascending." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 4, 2015
75% Salem Rogers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Many of Salem's lines have that Los Angeles anti-comedy quality... insulting every conceivable minority group in creation while offering white viewers the psychic cushion of knowing that nobody involved with the show "really" believes that stuff. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 1, 2015
0% Point of Honor: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Between the racially enlightened attitudes and the splashes of post-'60s feminism, Point of Honor turns Civil War America into a theme park. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 1, 2015
94% The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This one boasts a handsome cobalt-and-whiskey color scheme and bizarro-world versions of Kennedy-era production design; the result simultaneously evokes House of Cards and Mad Men. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 1, 2015
45% Mad Dogs: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show's view of Belize vacillates between astute and offensive... But it sustains a fine mix of irony and menace, and makes excellent strategic use of silence. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 1, 2015
36% Down Dog: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This one has a laid-back, patchouli-scented charm, and the CinemaScope-framed images of Southern California are pretty, but all in all, it feels less like a viable series than a movie idea extended beyond its natural dramatic lifespan. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 1, 2015
33% Cocked: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It can't seem to figure out what to do with its female characters, who tend to be nags, generic tough chicks, troubled floozies, or nonentities. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 1, 2015
92% The New Yorker Presents: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Not every segment in this pilot quite works, but the whole is so original - such a breath of journalistic and televisual fresh air - that I'm eager to see them keep tinkering with the format until they perfect it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 1, 2015
2.5/4 39% Black or White (2015) "It's often painful, and not in a good way; it's painful because of the roads it doesn't explore, the shortcuts it takes, and the special pleading it can't stop itself from indulging in. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% The Americans: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The Americans's storytelling isn't just lean, it's sinewy. Every shot and cut seems timed for maximum impact; you get a little bit of beauty here and there, but for the most part it's go, go, go, comrade, on to the next thing, and don't look back. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 29, 2015
35% Backstrom: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There's a deeper, more original series hiding inside the predictable melange that is Backstrom, and John Almond might be the way into it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3/4 82% Black Sea (2015) "Peanut butter and chocolate. Fish and chips. The heist movie and the submarine picture. These things go together so perfectly that it's a wonder they were ever apart. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 22, 2015
100% Justified: Season 6 (TV, 2015) "A smart show knows when to quit, and sometimes after making the decision to quit, it finds itself again. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 21, 2015
62% Whitney "There's something pure and insightful about how [Angela] Bassett's camera looks at this couple as they flirt, rut, marry, fight, talk about their careers, and experience wild ups and downs, including moments of professional resentment or jealousy. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 20, 2015
61% 12 Monkeys: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "None of the performers can do much to enliven a show that, judging from the two episodes sent to critics, is comprised mainly of padding. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 16, 2015
100% Broad City: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The filmmaking is as sharp as the writing: There's a sequence in the second episode that I won't reveal here that's one of the goofiest, loveliest expressions of freedom in solitude that I've ever seen on TV, and it's all done in one take. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2/4 80% Human Capital (2015) "This ensemble drama about troubled upper-middle class strivers is slick, confident, and rather empty, and structurally more self-defeating than clever. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 14, 2015
3.5/4 34% Blackhat (2015) "Slick and sometimes goofy as it is, "Blackhat" is an odd, fascinating movie: a high-tech action thriller about the human condition. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 14, 2015
75% Babylon: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The cop drama Babylon is as purely pleasurable as a show can be while still being serious. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 9, 2015
80% Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show may be about a criminal who's gone legit, but legit on TV is very often dull; in future weeks, I hope it stops obeying rules and starts breaking them. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/4 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "It's quite good, for what it is. But it's that "for what it is" part that proves slightly exasperating. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3.5/4 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"-which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love-yet it's fascinating, and the performances and photography are outstanding. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/4 27% Annie (2014) ""Annie" is very, very light on its feet, very frothy, and always unselfconsciously, at times provocatively kind-hearted, determined to melt grumpy hearts like marshmallows. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/4 71% If You Don't, I Will (2014) "Devos and Amalric, who worked tougher in Arnaud Desplechin's "Kings and Queen," win at least half the storytelling battle by seeming as though they actually have been sharing the same space, and the same life, for years and years. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 17, 2014
4/4 73% Inherent Vice (2015) ""Inherent Vice" is a film about a stoner which itself seems stoned. This is just one small part of what makes it distinctive. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 12, 2014
3/4 88% Remote Area Medical (2014) "From these subjects, you find out all you need to know in order to appreciate the magnitude of what RAM is doing, and the scope of the crisis affecting the rural poor. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 5, 2014
2/4 9% Dying of the Light (2014) ""Dying of the Light" is a shrill and bombastic slog, with an all-over-the-map collection of tones that never cohere into a credible or compelling vision. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 5, 2014
2.5/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Jennifer Lawrence's charisma and the the sly excellence of her supporting cast keep "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" aloft. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 21, 2014
3/4 89% Happy Valley (2014) "What could "Happy Valley" conclude, ultimately? Any summation might have seemed glib or sanctimonious. We're left instead with troubling questions that might not ever yield satisfying answers. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 20, 2014
96% The Missing: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "For all of its almost scientific attention to the granular details of shifting emotion and point of view, The Missing also has an eye for beauty. This is one of the year's very best TV programs, hard as it sometimes is to endure. " ‐ Vulture
Posted Nov 14, 2014
2.5/4 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "If I had to make a list of movies I'm saddest about not having liked, this would rank near the top. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 13, 2014
85% The Comeback: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "The show's insular world seems even shabbier this time out than it did in 2005. The sense of decline even extends to the production values of Valerie's new reality program. " ‐ Vulture
Posted Nov 11, 2014
1.5/4 16% A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) "A film that seems to flinch from the harsh truths it was presumably created to address. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 7, 2014
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