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 Review
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 44% 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- 66% 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- 77% 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+ 73% 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- 54% 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+ 89% 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 60% 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 44% 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 67% 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- 65% 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- 83% 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 93% 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- 89% 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+ 92% 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- 77% 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 75% 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+ 21% 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- 76% 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 88% 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- 48% 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+ 93% 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
C 32% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Welcome to Marwen is a difficult movie to "like", but it's one that will always hold your attention even if it makes you want to scream. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
A- 66% Vice (2018) It may not be a "fair" portrayal of Dick Cheney, but when has Dick Cheney ever cared about fairness? - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
C- 54% Maleficent (2014) Maleficent isn't really an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. It's an adaptation of a screen saver. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
C+ 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) If you haven't seen the original Mary Poppins, then Mary Poppins Returns will probably seem vibrant and new. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
D 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Mowgli is undoubtedly different than 2016's The Jungle Book. Unfortunately, none of those differences are to the movie's credit. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
A 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) With whip-smart writing and dazzling animation, Into the Spider-Verse is the best Spider-Man movie yet. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
C 84% Creed II (2018) Creed 2 is the movie we were afraid the first, far superior Creed was going to be. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
D 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The Wizarding World starts to lose its magic as J.K. Rowling loses the thread of stories to tell within it. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B 89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) By putting its focus on the friendship, Ralph Breaks the Internet breaks free from being just a bunch of Internet gags and becomes something far more rewarding. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B+ 83% Instant Family (2018) Instant Family does a public service about the foster system and then packages it in a charming comedy that prevents the story from ever being preachy or mawkish. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
C 57% The Grinch (2018) It's safe and it's disposable. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
B 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) If you're looking for a movie that's going to help get you in the holiday spirit in an unexpected way, then you ought to give this movie a chance. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
1/4 55% Martyrs (2008) Maybe I missed the point of the lesson. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
57% Blade II (2002) Blade II is an incredibly upbeat picture, and rather than focus on Blade's loneliness or how he's humanity's protector and yet can never truly be one of them, del Toro gleefully jumps into the action scenes. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
B- 88% First Man (2018) The attention to detail is astounding as we see not some pristine science project, but an endeavor held together by hope and will. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B+ 79% 22 July (2018) The challenge Greengrass presents is not about what makes us feel better, but what makes us better than those who would seek to do us harm. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B 61% The Oath (2018) Barinholtz has seized on our political moment to showcase the fragility of our country and how everything is just a few bad days away coming apart at the seams - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B- 88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) The interesting ideas the script presents are left by the wayside in favor of watching one woman's self-destruction. With Gyllenhaal at the center, it's always captivating, but by the end, the experience feels more voyeuristic than illuminating. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A- 91% Mandy (2018) While you'll enjoy Cage's performance, you'll get lost in the marvelous movie that surrounds him. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018