Matt Prigge

Matt Prigge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Matt Prigge's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 78%

In a Valley of Violence (2016)

"There's a hint that director Ti West is joking, mostly thanks to the occasional, actual joke and a gallery of stylized performances. But what's the joke?" ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 40%

I'm Not Ashamed (2016)

"Its trailer promised cynical exploitation; the movie itself almost, kind of, sort of works as a character study, sometimes, if you're feeling generous." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/5 94%

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"The tasteful and the trashy make acrobatic bedfellows in Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden," a movie so assured it can do a sex scene where the camerawork is as arresting as the bodies engaged in combat. " ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 93%

Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)

""Fire at Sea" contains nightmarish footage of unspeakable misery. But it's not the straight-arrow film human rights activists most desire." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 17%

American Pastoral (2016)

"What Ewan McGregor's "American Pastoral" does to the Philip Roth novel it adapts is the cinematic equivalent of unslinking a Slinky. " ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 39%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Go see "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," but only so they make a third one where an Edward Zwick-less Tom Cruise battles a surprise villain played by film director Rob Zombie." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 18, 2016
4/5 99%

Moonlight (2016)

"By the end, calling "Moonlight" an "important" film seems like an insult. It's even better than that." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 18, 2016
2/5 81%

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

"Compared to the first, it has a better sense of mood, expert shot placement and some actual jokes. You want to give it the benefit of the doubt; you also respect it enough to be honest and say it doesn't really work." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 18, 2016
4/5 97%

Aquarius (2016)

"It is a crowd-pleaser. It's also a character study always up for a detour, a complex study of urban life, a study of aging, a cosmic mindfuck." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 92%

Certain Women (2016)

"It lingers, sticking in the back of your brain, hitting you long after it's over." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 11, 2016
2/5 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Everything's so crammed and asphyxiating you can't help leave wondering if the filmmakers wanted you to think this was meant to launch a franchise or what in the hell." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 11, 2016
3/5 93%

Blue Jay (2016)

"There's '90s nostalgia, and then there's throwing in a reference to the Emilio Estevez-Charlie Sheen vehicle "Men at Work." It shows that "Blue Jay"'s really trying." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 7, 2016
5/5 98%

13th (2016)

"Has an urgency that goes beyond the timeliness of its subject. It may be a talking heads-and-clips affair, but it's designed with such force and fire that it would leave one shaking even if we weren't facing a possible Trump presidency." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 7, 2016
4/5 90%

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016)

"What would an educational movie about the history of the universe made by Terrence Malick look like? Now we know." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 74%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"The inconvenient truth about Nate Parker's Nat Turner movie is that it's neither masterpiece nor dog. It's somewhere in the middle, though closer to good." ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 5, 2016
2/5 43%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"At least Emily Blunt's Rachel is the most thrillingly unhinged central protagonist of a major American motion picture since Mel Gibson in "Conspiracy Theory."" ‐ Metro
Posted Oct 3, 2016
3/5 88%

Do Not Resist (2016)

"As a 72-minute aria, "Do Not Resist" creates an experience, one haunting and anger-making, even darkly comic." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 81%

American Honey (2016)

"However obvious it can sometimes be, it's not obvious how to process "American Honey." It lingers like an experience you actually lived." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 78%

Denial (2016)

"It subverts the wishy-washy movie these films tend to turn into." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2/5 33%

Masterminds (2016)

"A comedy that takes a true tall tale already absurd enough and adds garish hair stylings, a catfight involving vaginal cream as a weapon and a joke about how supporting player Leslie Jones looks like a dude." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 83%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"The director Peter Berg does not make subtle films, and if his latest is a blunt weapon, it's one that's meant to make us fiery with anger." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3/5 64%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"In "Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children," not only does Tim Burton save the YA genre, but the YA genre saves Tim Burton." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3/5 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Nair makes sure there's a real person with real skill and real passion working the levers, imbuing even the corniest moment with real feeling." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/5 76%

Chronic (2016)

"Seems strident and combative, as though director Michel Franco was chuckling as we try to figure out what the movie was doing." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 77%

Goat (2016)

"Competent and finely-acted as it is - and that includes the former Jonas brother - it's talented enough to make you wish it had something more surprising to say." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2/5 54%

The Dressmaker (2016)

"A garbled, tonally schizo revenge dramedy with little narrative drive, which swings like a teetering drunk between Tex Avery cartoonishness and somber old school woman's picture." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 21, 2016
3/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

""The Magnificent Seven" is a Western. Maybe that's good enough." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 20, 2016
2/5 70%

Operation Avalanche (2016)

"It's a technical marvel! And like many technical marvels, technique comes at the expense of creativity elsewhere. " ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"Do The Beatles need another documentary? Maybe! Someone forgot to tell millennials about the Fab Four, and so the greatest, most famous band in history might be finally on the verge of becoming as well known as ELO or Van Der Graaf Generator." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"A frivolous, fitfully amusing time-waster with a dodgy middle stretch - but also a reminder that Zellweger's Bridget is, you know, funny." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 14, 2016
2/5 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"The only interesting new twist in the new "Blair Witch," though, is what it says about franchises. And what it says about franchises isn't very interesting." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 63%

Snowden (2016)

"Uses a classic cinematic language, one usually reserved for decorated soldiers and civil rights advocates, for a man currently exiled from his country - and for the very act the movie portrays as lionhearted." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 80%

To Sleep With Anger (1990)

"Subtle and quietly powerful - partly novelistic, partly poetic" ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 94%

Demon (2016)

""Demon" isn't afraid to be blunt. But bluntness isn't always a crime, and this is a case where a film tries to make a lack of subtlety work for it, not against it." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 75%

London Road (2016)

"It's a shock how smoothly "London Road" goes down, even as it forever defies easy consumption." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 81%

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

"Posing her in front of stylized backgrounds, presented her tale as a bouncy, comedic romp, Jeff Feuerzeig's "Author" doesn't pretend to offer the official truth - it just entertains the notion that Laura Albert, as Jean Renoir would say, has her reasons." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 8, 2016
5/5 100%

Cameraperson (2016)

"Like Robert Greene's "Kate Plays Christine," it's a doc about docs that tacitly raises important questions about what we get from non-fiction films." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 82%

Sully (2016)

"A movie that unlocks other Eastwood movies, showing them all to be nuanced studies of tormented masculinity - yes, even "American Sniper."" ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 7, 2016
5/5 No Score Yet


"It's the compassion that towers over "The Dekalog," even moreso than its insane ambition." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/5 33%

Max Rose (2016)

"Every time "Max Rose" falters, which is often, it can always defer to the man almost always on screen." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/5 40%

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

"Works so hard to keep us off-balance, to make us wonder where, exactly, it's going, that it can't help but wind up at a disappointing end." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/5 69%

White Girl (2016)

"It's more thoughtful and more disturbing than a movie that just wants to disturb." ‐ Metro
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 58%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"It's a melodrama that doesn't need grime to make it interesting or wrenching." ‐ Metro
Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/5 79%

The Intervention (2016)

"DuVall doesn't just fall back on ad-libbing quip-flingers; her cinemascope frames are precise and assured, and she knows how to cut on a joke without making it seem over-determined." ‐ Metro
Posted Aug 30, 2016
5/5 85%

Kate Plays Christine (2016)

"It's a movie at war with itself, and rightly so, because any attempt it makes to reimagine Christine Chubbuck's life is, on some level, ethically wrong." ‐ Metro
Posted Aug 24, 2016
2/5 44%

Hands of Stone (2016)

"A sticky piece of cornball that keeps pulling its punches." ‐ Metro
Posted Aug 24, 2016
5/5 92%

Howards End (1992)

"If only more costume dramas were this close to being electric." ‐ Metro
Posted Aug 23, 2016
2/5 43%

The Hollars (2016)

"One minute Richard Jenkins is emphatically crying over his wife's illness, which is apparently a running gag. The next Wilco is playing over earnest montages of people staring into space. " ‐ Metro
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/5 92%

Southside With You (2016)

"It's the pleasant movie we deserve after a needlessly contentious eight years." ‐ Metro
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/5 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"Director Fede Alvarez is a pro at creating tension with nothing more than sound effects and shots that constantly have us thinking of what's outside the frame." ‐ Metro
Posted Aug 21, 2016
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