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
B 75% Bad Boys for Life (2020) By keeping its bombastic action but putting an emphasis on family, the 'Bad Boys' series manages to age gracefully rather than seeming like an embittered relic. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
C- 50% Underwater (2020) The horror-thriller plods along its B-movie action beats, but never takes the time to make us care about the characters. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
B+ 92% Togo (2019) The story of the 1925 serum run takes a backseat to the uplifting bond between Togo and musher Leonhard Seppala. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
D- 20% Cats (2019) The weak source material paired with Tom Hooper's incompetent direction is truly a wonder to behold. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
D+ 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) J.J. Abrams' conclusion to the Skywalker Saga is always looking to the past so it fails to find a way forward. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
F 37% 6 Underground (2019) Michael Bay shows he's a dusty relic by trying to create a hit film for teenage boys in 2005. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
B 100% Knock Down the House (2019) Although Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the "star" of Knock Down the House, the movie is at its best when it shows the hard work of community organizing. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
C- 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The latest 'Jumanji' film is a one-joke affair that's better suited to a 'SNL' sketch than a two-hour feature. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
C- 69% Bombshell (2019) Director Jay Roach plays up the sensational aspects of the Fox News/Roger Ailes scandal but renders the film exploitative with its lack of focus. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
A 95% Little Women (2019) Gerwig's new version feels lush and lived-in with standout performances from Florence Pugh and Timothee Chalamet. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
A 89% 1917 (2020) Mendes' new movie is an undeniable technical achievement, but it's all in service to the story. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
C 90% Dark Waters (2019) The most frustrating aspect of Todd Haynes' drama isn't that the story is unimportant. On the contrary, it's incredibly important. What makes it so damn depressing is that we've seen it again and again. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
B+ 63% The Good Liar (2019) Bill Condon knows how to showcase his legendary actors as his con artist movie gleefully twists the knife. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
B- 77% Frozen II (2019) The sequel to the 2013 hit has all the elements of the original but ends up as less than the sum of its parts. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
C+ 65% Lady and the Tramp (2019) The best thing the new 'Lady and the Tramp' has going for it is being on Disney+ where there's a lower bar to giving it a shot. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
B 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Mike Flanagan's adaptation of 'The Shining' sequel is pretty fun even if it seems uncomfortable with the deeper emotions at the heart of the story. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
C 46% Last Christmas (2019) The holiday rom-com plays like a hodgepodge of ideas done to greater effect in better movies. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
A- 96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese's latest film is a potent reflection on life and legacy, but also on the cost of cheap loyalty. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
B 61% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) The new version feels more tuned in to the central conflict and gives the story an immediacy the original version lacked. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
B 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Comedy sequels are usually a non-starter, but 'Double Tap' has enough gas in the tank for a second trip. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
B- 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) The 'Breaking Bad' movie isn't essential, but it's an enjoyable way to spend time with these characters again. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
D 26% Gemini Man (2019) Ang Lee's latest will make you long for the days when the director made real movies instead of just toying around with CGI. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
C- 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Alexandre O. Philippe's documentary lacks focus, so it just devolves into a general making-of/appreciation of Alien. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
C 69% Joker (2019) Despite a strong performance from Joaquin Phoenix, Todd Phillips' Scorsese-infused adaptation is less than the sum of its parts. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
B 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Fans of the consistently pleasant PBS series will be delighted to see the Crawleys and their staff on the big screen. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
A- 84% Ad Astra (2019) James Gray's cerebral sci-fi features a career-best performance from Brad Pitt in a thoughtful, emotional story about discovering humanity in an abyss. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
B+ 89% The Two Popes (2019) Fernando Meirelles' fictionalized conversation between two pontiffs illuminates the intersection between penance and growth. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
A 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) One Cut of the Dead is an absolute blast, and you should know as little about the plot as possible before seeing the film. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
B- 71% The Aeronauts (2019) Tom Harper's movie is as fluffy as a cloud and just as pleasant to look at. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
C- 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Noah Hawley's movie never evolves past its interesting concept and its climax feels a bit exploitative. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
C- 73% Harriet (2019) Kasi Lemmons' movie only provides a surface level look at the iconic liberator. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
C- 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) The adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's novel lacks the finesse it needs. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
D- 76% True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) Director Justin Kurzel wants to explore the mythmaking around the Australian outlaw, but the storytelling is an utter chore that neither illuminates nor critiques Ned Kelly. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
C- 91% Uncut Gems (2019) The Safdies' new movie is loud and exhausting, but Sandler is perfectly cast. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
A- 95% Marriage Story (2019) Noah Baumbach's incredibly personal movie is one of his best yet with astonishing performances from the whole cast. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B+ 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Taika Waititi scores again thanks to his signature style of comedy, excellent cast, and message of love and hope. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
B+ 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Rather than functioning as a Mister Rogers biopic, Marielle Heller's movie imparts Fred Rogers' wisdom as a lesson for cynical adults. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
C 88% Color Out of Space (2020) If you want non-stop dread, body horror, and madness, Richard Stanley's adaptation offers an exhaustive supply. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
F 24% The Goldfinch (2019) When it's not being mawkish garbage resting on coincidence, John Crowley's movie is a soulless survey of 21st century America. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
B 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Eddie Murphy shines in a light, loving tribute to Rudy Ray Moore. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
A 91% Sound of Metal (2019) Riz Ahmed gives the best performance of his career in Darius Marder's powerful story about a drummer losing his hearing. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
B 83% Just Mercy (2020) Destin Daniel Cretton's adaption of Bryan Stevenson's memoir is a populist cry to recognize racial injustice as systemic rather than interpersonal. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
B- 82% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) While the finer points of Mads Brügger's documentary are debatable, the larger truths are undeniable. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
C 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Once you kind of let the ramshackle plot go, you have a fairly interesting look at how poorly we understand each other and ourselves. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
B+ 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Older viewers may shrug, but André Øvredal's film is bound to appeal to burgeoning horror fans. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
B+ 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The newest Spider-Man movie shows that the character and his angle on the MCU are a couple of the best aspects of Marvel franchise. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
C- 63% Yesterday (2019) Despite an intriguing premise, Danny Boyle's new movie wastes the iconic music of The Beatles on a tepid romance. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
A- 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Although it sticks to the rescue plot of previous films, Toy Story 4 is much richer for how it challenges its characters and conventions with a powerful dose of humor and heart. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
D 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) A limp, muddled adaptation of 'The Dark Phoenix Saga' shows that the X-Men franchise desperately needs fresh blood. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
A- 89% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Nahnatchka Khan's romantic comedy effortlessly balances laughs with drama thanks to her outstanding leads Ali Wong and Randall Park. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019