Matt Singer

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 83% Freaky (2020) Exactly what you think it is, inside and out. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
6/10 89% Mank (2020) You have to really care about the writing process to get drawn in to Mank's story. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
7/10 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) An amusing sequel, with a few moments of surprising sweetness. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
6/10 86% On The Rocks (2020) Bill Murray gives yet another great performance. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
3/10 28% Antebellum (2020) If you're paying attention, you can figure out the mystery at Antebellum's center within its first 10 minutes. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
5/10 74% Mulan (2020) An inferior reflection of the original. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
7/10 71% Tenet (2020) Even at its most bewildering, the raw imagination and distinctive imagery on display are always thrilling. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
7/10 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Face the Music might be about life's disappointments, but it is not one of them. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
5/10 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Long stretches boil down to being trapped in uncomfortable situations with awkward people. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
7/10 96% Class Action Park (2020) Like the park it captures, everything in this film is fun and games right up until the moment someone gets seriously injured. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/10 60% Project Power (2020) This story about untapped human potential rarely taps into its own. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
5/10 73% An American Pickle (2020) 40 minutes of an okay movie surrounding 40 minutes of a bad movie. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
8/10 94% Palm Springs (2020) As Groundhog Day's various imitators have taught us, there's a certain amount of pleasure in repetition. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
8/10 81% The Old Guard (2020) Would have been one of this summer's cinematic highlights even if theaters were still open. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
8/10 98% Hamilton (2020) It would have been nice to see a movie version of that material that was as unique as the material itself. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
9/10 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) An outstanding war movie that's also a great heist movie. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
2/10 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) Even by the standards of straight-to-streaming movies, Artemis Fowl is junk. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
7/10 74% The King of Staten Island (2020) You get the feeling Apatow really cares about the people in his movies. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
8/10 87% The Trip to Greece (2020) Concludes in appropriately bittersweet fashion that suits not only the ending of a great film series but the collective mood of our current era. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
4/10 48% Scoob! (2020) A ham-fisted attempt to capture the zeitgeist by shoving most of the classic characters to the side and adding a bunch of superheroes into the mix. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
6/10 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) The best sequences replicate the biosphere's claustrophobic atmosphere for an audience at home that can relate to that feeling right now. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
70% Turkey Bowl (2011) 65 minutes is just enough time to get invested in the characters and the game and not enough time to get bored with the fairly repetitive nature of its structure. - IFC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
73% Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) If only the words I want to use to describe [Andy Serkis'] performance - charismatic, compelling - also applied to the movie around him. - IFC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
5/10 67% Extraction (2020) The movie comes alive for one truly impressive action scene; it's a bit of a slog until that point. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
5/10 71% Trolls World Tour (2020) Seem engineered from the soundtrack up. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
4/10 30% Bloodshot (2020) Diesel just does his standard scowl-and-growl routine. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
8/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) As ingenious a reinvention of an old film as has been made in the last decade in Hollywood. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
7/10 88% Onward (2020) Eventually recaptures that special magic of the best Pixar movies. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
5/10 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Given where this movie started, it's kind a miracle it's as watchable as it is. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
6/10 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Novelty goes a long way in this world, and Birds of Prey has a fair amount. - ScreenCrush EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
1/10 14% 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 77% 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 51% 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 36% 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 91% 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 66% 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 90% 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 68% 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 81% 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 83% 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