Matt Singer

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/10 19% Dolittle (2020) Robert Downey Jr. goes so big he makes Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow look like an introvert. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
7/10 75% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Smith and Lawrence came to play. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
20% Cats (2019) Will live on in every viewer's memory, now and forever. Its weirdness is unforgettable. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/10 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Despite its underwhelming ending, I've enjoyed a lot of the time I've spent in this galaxy. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/10 37% 6 Underground (2019) Excessive, wanton, gorgeous, bizarre. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
92% Fyre (2019) I sat watching Fyre in a state of amused disbelief (while, yes, occasionally taking the Lord's name in vain). There's not too many places to see this much madness, ego, greed, and full-on stupidity on display at the same time. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
8/10 93% High Flying Bird (2019) Whether High Flying Bird is perfect for streaming or doomed to obscurity because of it, I'm delighted I got to watch it and spend 90 minutes in the company of some very intelligent people. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
6/10 77% Frozen II (2019) A satisfying but very familiar retread of the first movie. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
5/10 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) There's only so much Kristen Stewart can do in a movie as uneven as this one. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
5/10 65% Lady and the Tramp (2019) Harmless, and pointless. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
7/10 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep doesn't simply rehash its source material, and instead uses its characters, setting, and themes in smart and novel ways. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
7/10 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Generating dread out of an apocalypse that's 20 years behind schedule is no easy feat, but Miller, Cameron, and their writers pull it off. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
7/10 91% The Lighthouse (2019) Has the bearing an old silent film based on a sea shanty told by sailors to pass the time on a cold, dreary night. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
7/10 26% Gemini Man (2019) Who wouldn't want to punch their younger self in the face? - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/10 69% Joker (2019) Todd Phillips clearly understands the plots of the Scorsese movies he's copied, but not their souls. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
5/10 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Too superficial a treatment of the chestburster sequence, and also too lengthy an exploration of it to give the other elements of the movie their due. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
8/10 96% The Irishman (2019) This massive 209-minute film feels like a career summation for Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
8/10 84% Ad Astra (2019) For 124 minutes, Ad Astra is The Brad Pitt Show. For 124 minutes, it's a darn good show. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
5/10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) The really scary thing is the runtime. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
8/10 80% Good Boys (2019) As long as kids watch movies at sleepover parties, Good Boys will endure. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
8/10 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Ingenious and very scary. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
9/10 86% 7 Days in Hell (2015) Jake Syzmanski and writer Murray Miller were able to produce a mockumentary that giddily pulses with a sense of absolute freedom. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
6/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The action sequences are suitably spectacular, but none top the lunacy of the skydiving cars in Furious 7. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
9/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Despite the darkness lingering around its edges, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is also Tarantino's sweetest movie since Jackie Brown. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/10 53% The Lion King (2019) Like a bad Xerox of the original. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
8/10 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) A lovely capper on the 23-course meal that has been the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
6/10 83% Midsommar (2019) An outstanding depiction of a broken relationship that turns into a so-so gorefest. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
7/10 97% 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 23% 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 42% 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 50% 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 69% 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 58% 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 70% 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 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The action scenes and eye candy kept sucking me in. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/10 62% 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 92% 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 54% 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