Matt Miller

Matt Miller
Matt Miller's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
Publications: Esquire Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
79% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel does struggle to break out of the greater MCU. But what counts is that this is a story that manages to re-write the established canon of Marvel history that provides something fresh and new. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
No Score Yet It's like nothing I've ever experienced in a movie, a TV show, on Netflix, or anything else. The user experience is flawless, with viewers making decisions in real time with the story remaining uninterrupted. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
65% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman doesn't get close to the triumph of Wonder Woman, but at least it's a step in the right direction of creating a unique, vivid, and at times escapist superhero movie. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
84% Creed II (2018) Despite its lack of flair and depth in terms of both storytelling and filmmaking, Creed II does absolutely succeed in being an entertaining boxing movie. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
No Score Yet T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous (2017) Miller has enough personality to compete with the mega comedy stars. Even at his most absurd, Miller's a character who can carry even some of his worst burp jokes. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) Picking up where Halloween 1978 left off, we get more of a sense of the life-long trauma that Laurie suffered after those murders 40 years ago. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary never lets the viewer feel comfortable. The film is full of tiny details that will haunt your waking life long after the end credits roll. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) In its first try, Blade Runner 2049 is the movie [Ridley] Scott wanted and audiences have deserved for more than three decades. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) While the previous Avengers movies have felt they were engineered in the same corporate manufacturing plant... Thor: Ragnarok has a more personal touch -- as if it were purchased from a very expensive Etsy store. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) What's impressive, as I said, is the Russo Brothers' ability to balance a dozen separate plots that connect to 18 different movies. But what's disappointing is that, even in two and a half hours, the movie never delves into any sort of real substance. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
19% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) It's bizarre, mostly confusing, and often uneventful. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) This movie will rattle you. It'll stick with you. It'll hopefully have a sequel, because it's refreshing enough to be the next great cult horror franchise. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
29% Venom (2018) Venom is bad, often boring, and feels like sort of bizarre mix between DC's dark grittiness and Marvel's light, comedy-adjacent style. It's also kind of neither of these things. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Where the prequels were trying too hard, Solo isn't trying hard enough, if at all. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) At its high points, Deadpool 2 is the greatest modern satire of a highly lucrative and bloated film genre. And even at its lowest, it's the best comedy of the year so far. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) It's a premise that could have been so much more, but instead it's a narrative that's more of a generic video game plot within a generic video game plot within a relatively basic movie - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) And when it comes to the two leads, [Chadwick] Boseman as Black Panther and [Michael B.] Jordan as Erik Killmonger represent the most complex and fascinating hero-adversary dynamic shown in a superhero film in years. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) It's more of a therapeutic release than anything else, and if you're in the mood to just release it all with a grin, then Tamborine is crucial. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) But for the most part, [Rian] Johnson pulls it off with a unique take on all of those key Star Wars staples, which he fills with humor and childlike imagination-creating so many moments when the audience erupted in cheers. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Those exuberant fans up front at my screening were the supportive fans for whom I have respect and sympathy. DC and Warner Bros. are letting them down. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
18% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch knows exactly what it is and what it's selling. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Even though Vol. 2 didn't live up to its predecessor, the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is still good. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
94% Arrival (2016) Much of the film sees the camera focusing on Adams' face as her character studies and examines the aliens and their language. The beautiful subtleties of her performance depict what she's seeing and thinking, often without her using any words at all. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016