Matt Singer

Matt Singer
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Village Voice film critic.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 100% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is the weakest movie in the series. But it's also the riskiest and the most pleasantly unpredictable. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/10 24% Men in Black International (2019) A mediocrity in every conceivable sense. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The X-Men series has finally burned out. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/10 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) The characters behave so irrationally that Godzilla and his simple, clear motivations feel downright human in comparison. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
8/10 57% Brightburn (2019) Superman is mighty scary as a slasher villain. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/10 57% Aladdin (2019) A remake that can't hold a lamp to the original. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/10 52% Tolkien (2019) When people getting hot for ancient languages is the exciting part of your movie, you've got a problem. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
5/10 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) A bit too childish for adults, and a bit too convoluted for kids - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A gargantuan love letter to Marvel's equally enormous mythology. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
8/10 56% Under the Silver Lake (2019) The last time a movie this obviously a satire was mislabeled as a sincere depiction of everything it mocked was Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/10 17% Hellboy (2019) They had a helluva hard time rebooting this series. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
5/10 47% Dumbo (2019) Nowhere near the level of Burton's early masterpieces. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
8/10 90% Shazam! (2019) Fans occasionally refer to Shazam as "The Big Red Cheese" and this movie is very faithful to the spirit of that nickname. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
6/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Mendelsohn and Jackson are both so good, they're basically worth seeing all on their own. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
7/10 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) In this case, the weakness of so many sequels -- that exhausting sense of familiarity -- becomes a strength. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
6/10 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The action scenes and eye candy kept sucking me in. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/10 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) A clever turn into the realm of horror can't redeem what otherwise feels very familiar. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
7/10 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The Second Part is fine, but even its title suggests it's more cog in the machine than disrupter. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
3/10 37% Glass (2019) Given the visual and intellectual sophistication in the superhero movies Hollywood now churns out at a regular clip, Glass just doesn't cut it. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
6/10 93% Bumblebee (2018) The best Transformers movie, for whatever that's worth. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
2/10 27% Mortal Engines (2018) A sci-fi epic (fail). - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
6/10 65% Aquaman (2018) James Wan knows how to have fun with absurd material without making fun of it. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
5/10 51% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Once Upon a Deadpool isn't necessarily bad - it's just not necessary. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
8/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The ultimate Spider-Man film. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
7/10 84% Creed II (2018) Very much a Rocky sequel. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/10 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The first 'Fantastic Beasts' was a mess. This one is actively bad. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
8/10 82% Instant Family (2018) The kind of honest, human comedy that's so rare these days that when one finally comes along, you sit there in the theater in slack-jawed amazement. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
7/10 89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Easily outdoes the first Ralph. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/10 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Although Malek looks the part, and has Freddie's dance moves down, his performance is all stiff British accent and overbite. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
2/10 4% The Fog (2005) In a world where John Carpenter's The Fog still exists, I cannot think of a single valid reason to watch this. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2/10 1% The Master of Disguise (2002) In a 40-year career in horror, David Cronenberg never dreamed up an image as chilling or stomach-churning as Dana Carvey as a human turtle. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) I'm having a hard time believing the words as I type them but ... it's not that bad. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/10 10% Jaws 3 (1983) No movie with Dennis Quaid holding a basset hound's ears to keep them out of his water bowl while pouring himself some coffee can be all bad. Jaws 3-D comes pretty close. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/10 14% Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) Largely terrible, with the kernel of something interesting in the film's final scenes. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/10 29% Venom (2018) You could almost convince me the messy tone was part of some genius master plan to make a movie that matched its title character's disjointed temperament. Almost. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
7/10 82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Netflix has so thoroughly taken over the movie business they even have the dead directors working for them now. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/10 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Even with a bunch of twists, things progress largely how you expect, only slower. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/10 32% The Predator (2018) This should be the perfect match of filmmaker and material. Somewhere along the way, something went wrong. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/10 5% The Avengers (1998) Very terrible. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/10 22% Mile 22 (2018) If you're going to cut up your film's fight scenes to the point where you can't see who is doing what, why bother hiring Iko Uwais? - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
7/10 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians reminded me of my family. I suspect it will remind you of yours, regardless of where they come from. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
6/10 46% The Meg (2018) An endearingly silly slasher, complete with ludicrous scares. (As it turns out, the biggest shark that ever lived is surprisingly good at silently sneaking up on its prey.) - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
7/10 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) A far more affectionate portrait of comic books than any of the 'serious' DC movies - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
9/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Clearly the best ongoing action franchise in the world. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
5/10 47% Skyscraper (2018) The Pearl feels like a symbol of Skyscraper as a whole: The construction work is solid but the whole things falls apart anyway. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
6/10 61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Refreshingly old school. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
6/10 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A small step up from the first Ant-Man. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/10 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Made me miss Emily Blunt. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
7/10 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 is kind of like Jack-Jack; relatively small, extremely smart, bursting with potential, and capable of mutating into a new form in a matter of seconds. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3/10 47% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The only characters who behave rationally are the dinosaurs. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018