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Matt Wolf
Matt Wolf's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Variety, Associated Press, The Arts Desk

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) If the story doesn't invite too much scrutiny, Coppola's atmospheric command of this hothouse prevents a total surrender to tosh.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 35% The Last Word (2017) Even as individual moments of The Last Word may find you rolling your eyes, its central performance rivets attention from first to last.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
2/5 43% Hampstead (2017) Do the makers of the essentially unnecessary Hampstead have a secret vendetta against north London and its citizenry?‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) A bodice-ripper by any other name, My Cousin Rachel is inherently pulpy, and one rather admires Michell for meeting its demands head-on, and then bravely raising the temperature still further.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
1/5 29% The Secret Scripture (2016) Sheridan's adaptation of Sebastian Barry's Man Booker-shortlisted novel begins portentously and spirals downwards from there.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Davies's screenplay is remarkable mostly for an archness and artifice that are only partially redeemed by several of the performances -- from an entirely committed Nixon, to be sure, but especially from Jennifer Ehle.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The Salesman is better when it more glancingly catches its characters on the wing, encompassing and admitting to a range of emotions that defy neat analysis, the intruder's most significantly of all.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) A largely prosaically told reworking of the outsider-versus-the-system paradigm that gains piquancy from the story it has to tell and the vibrant personages at its centre.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3/5 83% Denial (2016) Hare has always provided catnip for actors (Weisz led a recent New York revival of his 1978 play Plenty), and they more than rise to the challenge here, Weisz giving it her Sally Field-style gusto-driven best.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
5/5 92% La La Land (2016) Chazelle makes retro chic feel richly contemporary.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 40% Why Him? (2016) One hardly expects a film like Why Him? to be high art, which is another way of saying that if you approach it in the right spirit (and with enough drink inside you) this well-timed holiday release should provide guiltily entertaining fun.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Tom Ford steps up to the celluloid big leagues with Nocturnal Animals, a deeply disquieting film that resists classification -- even precise meaning -- up until the final frame.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) We are treated to the requisite picturesque longshots and dewy close-ups, and yet the thing never connects. Instead of reaching for a tissue, I was checking my watch.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 88% Two Women (Mesyats v derevne) (2014) I won't soon forget the beauty of some of the images in Two Women, which benefits from a visual clarity at odds with its Mills & Boon impulses, and Fiennes and several of the supporting Russian players, in particular, are very good indeed.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4/5 71% Café Society (2016) Whatever one thinks of Café Society -- and responses to Woody Allen's latest as ever are likely to be divided -- few will dispute the visual lustre that the legendary cameraman Vittorio Storaro has brought to this tale of love upended and deferred.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/5 77% The Shallows (2016) Nancy is just too generically conceived to represent anything more than moviedom's latest damsel in distress.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/5 74% The BFG (2016) In his state of grace, Rylance's BFG allows a comparatively prosaic Spielberg offering access to the ineffable realm of the poetic.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
4/5 84% The Meddler (2016) The Meddler offers Sarandon the opportunity to shine anew, and by the time the characters raise their glasses to give her Marnie Minervini a toast, I can't imagine not joining in the salute.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) The case studies get more interesting as the film progresses.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
1/5 58% Me Before You (2016) I haven't read the book and would imagine that the material's multiple irritations, both large-scale and small, might be somewhat more tolerable not blown up into celluloid dimensions.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
4/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Amid inevitable and deserved praise for Streep, one must pay very real tribute to Grant, who seems to have found a humanity not evidenced from him in years.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
2/5 20% I Saw the Light (2016) Hiddleston's natural warmth can't cosy the audience up to a character here seen to be embarked upon a joyless path toward self-destruction.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
2/5 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) The latest and least re-telling of the too-short life of the self-taught Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
5/5 93% Anomalisa (2015) We carry our despair with us, Anomalisa seems to suggest, and if that sounds like heavygoing news, well, at least it's made more palatable by the curative effect of art. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
4/5 79% Time Out Of Mind (2015) Richard Gere is a quiet knockout in Time Out of Mind, the Oren Moverman film that has for some reason remained as below the radar as its invisible (to the rest of society anyway) central character.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) Spotlight exists to shine a searchlight on a moment from history that human behaviour tragically refuses to leave consigned to the past. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
5/5 94% Room (2015) No praise is too high for the amazing Tremblay... And the peerless Larson charts every shift in perspective of a child-woman forced to mature in unthinkable ways before her time.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
2/5 48% San Andreas (2015) Who'd have thought that the demise of several cities full of unnamed people would act as a perverse sort of marriage counselling for a couple in nuptial distress?‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2016
5/5 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) Multiple stars are born in The Diary of a Teenage Girl, the conventionally titled film premiered earlier this year at Sundance that turns out to be unconventional in every way that matters.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/5 78% Danny Collins (2015) Al Pacino gives it his barnstorming all.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/5 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) The actors are all extremely fine, with special credit extending not just to Vikander but to Colin Morgan in wonderfully open-hearted form as a fellow member of an all-but-lost generation.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
2/5 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) A host of pictorially arresting, even painterly images can't make a satisfying whole out of In the Heart of the Sea, Ron Howard's film that doesn't dig very deep, its penetrating title notwitstanding.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
2/5 55% The Dressmaker (2016) What begins as a would-be exercise in camp devolves into perfervid tosh and ultimately tedium in The Dressmaker, a belligerently over-the-top revenge drama that might just about have squeaked by as an opera.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2015
4/5 90% The Lady In The Van (2015) One very real benefit in the film is the communal humour that comes from the other street-dwellers of a pocket of London whose ostensible liberalism is tested by having this smelly old termagant in their midst.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015
4/5 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) A casually mournful, beautifully made road movie that is perhaps best described as the picture that Robert Altman didn't live to make.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2015
4/5 84% While We're Young (2015) Will youth triumph over the seasoning of age, or will experience trump innocence? Such time-honoured questions are folded into a cunning script. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2015
3/5 83% Cinderella (2015) Cate Blanchett steals her stepdaughter Cinders's show.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2015
2/5 43% Effie Gray (2015) A peculiar slice of 19th-century cultural life is mined to minimal effect in Effie Gray, a stillborn labour of love that doesn't justify the long slog from screenwriter and supporting player Emma Thompson required to bring this tale to the screen.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2015
95% The King's Speech (2010) Movies love odd couples, and The King's Speech offers up a regal one in the voiceless monarch and his insistent teacher and confidant, Lionel, who wins a place in the abject Bertie's heart that few in his family are seen to have done.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2015
2/5 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) This movie can parade its "truth" as much as it likes, but I for one don't buy it.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
4/5 89% Le Week-End (2014) It's as if the very presence of Paris has put a spring in everyone's step... leaving its blissful trio of stars to do the rest. And, zut alors, do they ever. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
4/5 92% Pride (2014) It's to the particular credit of Beresford's canny script that darkness hovers on the periphery, however moving a celebratory finish that should soften the most resistant heart. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
57% Plenty (1985) Plenty emerges as an absorbing and fastidiously made adaptation of David Hare's acclaimed play, but also comes off as cold and ultimately unaffecting.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 13, 2009
87% Girlfight (2000) For all the violence on view, Kusama's script insists on a real, wholly unsentimental tenderness.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2007
C+ 83% All or Nothing (2002) Quote not available.‐ Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2002
77% O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) A Coen brothers' also-ran is better than some filmmakers' best.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2000
55% Malena (2000) There's something quirkily intriguing about an infatuation conducted mostly without words.‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 24, 2000
75% Quills (2000) The material benefits from a top-rank cast that fleshes out what could seem merely an exercise in philosophy.‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 22, 2000
63% Wonderland (2000) There's something wonderful in Wonderland, after all.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% Topsy-Turvy (1999) It's the booming-voiced Broadbent who anchors a potentially diffuse film.‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 1, 2000