Matt Goldberg

Matt Goldberg
Matt Goldberg's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Collider
Publications: Collider

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A- 97% Booksmart (2019) I adored Olivia Wilde's Booksmart, a movie that has a deep well of empathy not just for its brainy lead characters, but for teenagers in general. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C 58% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin serves its purpose of being an IP that Disney can easily sell but judged on being a worthy adaptation of the animated classic or even a decent family film, there's no magic here. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Parabellum just piles on the action, essentially shoving candy down your throat, which is delicious, but in no way nutritious or filling. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
A- 90% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) John and Molly Chester's journey to become farmers is an astonishing look at a Sisyphean struggle. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
A- 81% Long Shot (2019) Even the title implies the outlandishness of the premise, but it doesn't really matter when the movie is this funny and charming. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
D+ 22% Need For Speed (2014) Need for Speed wants to take audiences on a ride, but it ends up going nowhere fast. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
A- 95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) By carrying the weight of 21 movies with it, Endgame feels far grander, surprising, and emotional than your typical sequel. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
A- 80% Fast Color (2019) Julia Hart's drama skillfully weaves together supernatural abilities with personal baggage across three generations. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
F 16% Hellboy (2019) With buckets of gore in place of a personality, Neil Marshall's reboot is a bloated, meandering bore. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
B- 45% Little (2019) Tina Gordon Chism's reverse 'Big' works thanks to the charisma of stars Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, and Regina Hall. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
B 45% Mary Magdalene (2019) Although the story is largely removed from the plot points of the gospels themselves, Garth Davis' movie looks to hit at the core of Jesus' teachings. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
B 90% Shazam! (2019) For the most part, 'Shazam!' is a joyous and upbeat superhero movie that values the importance of family. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
C+ 44% Jennifer's Body (2009) The failure of "Jennifer's Body" lies with the partnership between Kusama and Cody. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
C 42% Faster (2010) Burdened by poorly-handled religious themes and an unnecessary supporting character, Faster isn't much fun but it does have Dwayne Johnson... - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
D 27% Clash of the Titans (2010) Director Louis Leterrier's remake of the campy 1981 film Clash of the Titans pays homage to its predecessor in that you have to mock both films in order to keep them interesting. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
C- 38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) The ending of Beneath the Planet of the Apes has shock value, but it's hollow. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
D- 28% The Aftermath (2019) James Kent's drama always misses hard questions and emotional truths in favor of soft-focus melodrama. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
B- 78% Captain Marvel (2019) While the film suffers from bland direction and a convoluted script, Brie Larson's brash performance makes Captain Marvel a worthy addition to the MCU. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
B+ 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The trilogy goes out on a high note where hard choices are put above personal fulfillment and the cost of saying goodbye has a real impact. It's a bittersweet farewell. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
A 100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) Xavier Burgin's documentary is not only a terrific look at black characters in American cinema, but also the importance of cinema studies. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
D 38% Donnybrook (2019) Writer-director Tim Sutton wants to land an emotional punch about working class desperation without doing the work of creating a realistic landscape. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
B+ 69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Todd Strauss-Schulson's delightful movie carefully walks the line between mocking romantic comedies and giving the genre a loving tribute. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
C- 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) There are still some fun moments to be had and Rothe remains a charismatic force, but 2U definitely comes off as a rushed cash-in rather than a fresh idea. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
B 92% High Flying Bird (2019) High Flying Bird is bursting with interesting ideas to the point where you wish it had more scope than it's iPhone cinematography and two-person conversations allow. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Although it doesn't hit as hard as the upending of the Chosen One narrative from the first film, The LEGO Movie 2 still has some interesting things to say. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
C- 73% Troop Zero (2019) The film leans... heavily on saccharine moments that feel like a brute force way to your heart rather than earning an emotional reaction. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
B+ 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) Most revenge thrillers have an element of the absurd inherent in the nameless thugs who get mowed down. Cold Pursuit just has the bravado to lean into the absurdity. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
C- 68% Them That Follow (2019) Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage's movie never fully empathizes with its characters, so it comes off as crass voyeurism. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
B+ 90% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) It's got the beats of a rom-com, but with the edge of an indie held together by smart storytelling and great performances, especially from lead actress Jillian Bell. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
B 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Stephen Merchant's wrestling film may not offer any surprises, but remains charming and funny thanks to the strong performances and sharp script. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
C 67% Official Secrets (2019) Director Gavin Hood tells an unremarkable story about Katherine Gun's remarkable bravery. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
D 47% Relive (2019) Jacob Estes' film starts from an interesting premise and proceeds to be as predictable as possible. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
D 69% Paradise Hills (2019) Alice Waddington's movie cribs from sci-fi classics, but fails to add up to anything remotely interesting. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
B+ 100% The Farewell (2019) By turning cultural expectations on their head, director Lulu Wang arrives at a sweet, moving, tender story of family bonds. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
A- 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Writer-director Dan Gilroy has a blast critiquing the commercialization of art by using the framework of a supernatural horror movie. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
C- 85% Hala (2019) Minhal Baig's coming-of-age story starts from an interesting place, but can't overcome clichés and poorly defined characters. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
A 94% The Report (2019) Scott Z. Burns' drama about the CIA's torture program plays like a great journalism thriller with a stunning lead performance from Adam Driver. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
A- 90% Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) Director Ben Berman shows his resourcefulness and introspection in a documentary that has no choice but to look beyond its subject. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
D+ 97% Hail Satan? (2019) Penny Lane's documentary is incredibly entertaining for the first 20 minutes but becomes a slog as it misses more interesting questions about The Satanic Temple. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
A- 76% Late Night (2019) The story comes alive with sharp humor and sharper observations about gender and comedy. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
C- No Score Yet Troupe Zero (2019) Bert & Bertie's movie seems afraid of genuine emotions so it piles on the quirk and cloying moments rather than going for anything honest or difficult. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
B+ 100% Maiden (2019) Alex Holmes' documentary may not hold many surprises, but it tells a crowd-pleasing story of human perseverance and combating sexism. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
B 77% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) The film is at its best when it examines how Elizabeth Holmes conned so many prominent people rather than the figure of Holmes herself. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
B+ 19% Serenity (2019) What's being sold as a sultry thriller is only what's on the surface of a movie with an absolutely bonkers twist. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
B- 78% Fyre Fraud (2019) The Hulu documentary gets into some of the larger ramifications of Fyre Festival, but the glib tone undermines the seriousness of the situation. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
B 90% Fyre (2019) Chris Smith's documentary provides the basics of how Fyre Festival went wrong, but it never dives deep into the larger issues surrounding 21st century con artists. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
A- 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) It's good that there's a film like The Kid Who Would Be King for pre-teens who not only want to go on a fun quest, but will feel ready to take on a divided world as a result. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
B- 49% Escape Room (2019) Although it has some solid PG-13 thrills, Escape Room eventually overstays its welcome. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
A- 100% Minding the Gap (2018) A rich, vibrant experience that can be at turns both heartbreaking and uplifting. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
B+ 92% Bumblebee (2018) Bumblebee isn't just a good movie compared to other Transformers movies. It's a good movie, period. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018