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Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Matt Zoller Seitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, New York Press, New York Times, Newark Star-Ledger, RogerEbert.com, Salon.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% Westworld: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "I can't think of another recent series that's so aggressively about what it's about while also being about storytelling, especially the 21st-century TV variety. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 88% Do Not Resist (2016) "A furious and often terrifying documentary about the militarization of US police. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 38% Masterminds (2016) "If smart dumb comedies hold a place in your heart, you'll like Masterminds. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 30, 2016
95% Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Luke Cage is like one of those vainglorious 1970s double albums that has way too much filler but that you still listen to all the way through because the musicianship is superb. It's a superhero slow jam. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 29, 2016
21% Crisis in Six Scenes: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "The result, unsurprisingly, is a dubious monument to the filmmaker's misgivings. It's far from the worst thing that Allen has done recently but nowhere close to his finest work. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 29, 2016
93% Pitch: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "I like Pitch and would like it to succeed long enough to become an actual show, instead of an idea for a show with a pretty good marketing campaign. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 26, 2016
92% Easy: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a treat so see so many actors you recognize placed alongside new faces, and to see all of their lives and concerns taken seriously, though never as seriously as they take themselves. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/4 78% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) "The personalities are big, the story is striking, but the treatment is unimaginative-except for the editing, which is often clever and beautiful but problematic. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/4 76% Goat (2016) "Any discussion of toxic masculinity, or the ways in which brotherhood in all its forms can get twisted, is likely to be muted by second-guessing of the movie's methods. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
77% The Exorcist: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Exorcist is a good try at translating a classic from another medium, but it might have had more impact if it knew how to build to its shocks instead of just serving them up as spice. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 21, 2016
59% Lethal Weapon: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Even for a show that wears its populist tendencies with pride, the show has little faith in its audience's ability to grasp a simple story. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 21, 2016
93% One Mississippi: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "One Mississippi is also about more than the darker emotions. It's at its best, perhaps, when showing the emotional complexities of family. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2/4 74% London Road (2016) "These are the sorts of choices that a stage director makes when he is adapting a dark modern musical for film and has technique but no actual vision. It's toolkit filmmaking. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/4 100% Cameraperson (2016) "One of the most original, challenging and sometimes infuriating documentaries of recent times. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
70% Quarry: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The show strikes a particular note with great variety, but there are 87 other notes on a keyboard and you start to miss hearing them. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 7, 2016
92% Queen Sugar: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Queen Sugar reinvents the wheel. This story of a fractious family of sugar farmers is a nighttime soap of a sort you've seen a dozen times, but never like this. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 6, 2016
94% Better Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "I've been a TV critic for over 20 years, and I've never seen directing and editing in a half-hour series as minimalist, precise, yet full of feeling as what's been achieved here by Adlon... and [her] collaborators. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 2, 2016
100% Atlanta: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "I've been a TV critic for over 20 years, and I've never seen directing and editing in a half-hour series as minimalist, precise, yet full of feeling as what's been achieved here by...Glover and [his] collaborators. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2.5/4 44% The Hollars (2016) "The Hollars is just good enough to make you wish that it were better. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
94% Gomorrah: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The show deserves credit for being unrelentingly tense without seeming to glamorize any of its violent characters. .. It's a lie to say that crime doesn't pay, but the hidden costs are immense. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 24, 2016
3.5/4 93% Kate Plays Christine (2016) "Whenever the leading lady is talking to us and to herself, contemplating the work and what it means, the movie is riveting and unique. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/4 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) "The film is saved from mere competence by that Herzogian feeling, at once grandiose and self-deprecating. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 19, 2016
2/4 60% War Dogs (2016) "A film about horrible people that refuses to own the horribleness. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 17, 2016
74% The Get Down: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "In general, the more The Get Down trusts in its actors to carry the meaning of a moment or scene, the better it is. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/4 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) "The kind of film that can entertain more attentive and patient children simply by putting a memorable world and memorable characters onscreen. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/4 96% Gleason (2016) "A tearjerker of a film but also a joyous one. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 29, 2016
1.5/4 55% Can We Take a Joke? (2016) "Plays as if you've been invited to read half of a courtroom transcript -- the defense's half -- while skipping past redacted text that might have complicated or undermined the argument. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 29, 2016
100% BoJack Horseman: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "With its mix of curveball innovations and very BoJack elements, season three of Raphael Bob-Waksberg's cartoon sitcom set in a species-mixed world of humans and animals might be its best overall. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 83% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "The movie never delivers on its considerable promise because it's always in such a hurry to get to the next action scene. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 32% Equals (2016) "This is a heartfelt film, often brilliantly directed, but quite thin in terms of vision. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 15, 2016
100% Difficult People: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "The episodes are so briskly paced and the tone so expertly judged that you tend to enjoy it all in the spirit in which it was intended. The show is a jar of bittersweet jelly beans. You can't eat just one. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3/4 84% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) "The movie is suffused with melancholy, much of it stemming from Lear's realization that most of his life is behind him. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/4 100% Private Property (1960) "It's a disturbing film, not just because of the drifters' ugly plot, but because of the detailed portrait of American desperation, delusion and loneliness that it paints. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 4, 2016
3.5/4 75% The BFG (2016) ""The BFG" remembers what it's like to see with the eyes of a child. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 1, 2016
81% Downton Abbey: Season 3 (TV, 2013) "Downton is still a pantheon-great series, filled with memorable moments. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
95% The Night Of: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "The net effect is hypnotic, like reading a fat crime novel filled with memorable characters and atmospheric details. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3.5/4 67% Swiss Army Man (2016) "Even the most outrageous, self-consciously broad touches, such as the numerous fart jokes, have the crystalline feeling of situations you might encounter in a dream. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 77% The Shallows (2016) "There are times where the special effects and editing aren't as sharp as Lively's performance deserves. But it's still a taut, brutal film, pitting a ravenous sea creature against a woman as hard as coral. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 23, 2016
79% Greenleaf: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Greenleaf packs a lot of plot into its first few episodes, building gracefully to revelations and confrontations, and playing to its actors' strengths. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 22, 2016
3.5/4 69% Central Intelligence (2016) "Hart and Johnson are a classic comedy duo in the tradition of Abbott & Costello, Bob Hope & Bing Crosby and Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/4 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "The film is mainly horseplay, wasted motion, and talk, talk, talk, with a few good action scenes ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 10, 2016
4/4 95% De Palma (2016) "More than just a big-screen fetish object for Brian De Palma's still-loyal cult, "De Palma" is one of the essential documentaries on Hollywood. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 10, 2016
79% Outcast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This mysterious, atmospheric tale of demonic and supernatural forces in ordinary lives seems informed by horror from an earlier, analog generation. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3.5/4 92% The Witness (2016) "This is a powerful film, but perhaps its greatest triumph is that for a brief time, it resurrects Kitty Genovese, and lets us see her as a person. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 3, 2016
1.5/4 71% Holy Hell (2016) ""Holy Hell" should have dug a lot deeper and told its story with a lot more finesse. What happened? Maybe, after all these years, Allen was still too close to his subject? " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 28, 2016
97% Roots: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "The new Roots is more passionate, more sweeping, considerably angrier, and more disgusted by the physical and moral atrocities it depicts. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 27, 2016
87% All the Way (2016) "It's been a while since I saw a TV movie that had everything going for it, yet failed to be memorable. All the Way should have been a classic: electrifying, surprising, moving, artful. It's not. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 23, 2016
89% Preacher: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Even when I didn't enjoy Preacher, I admired it, because it's peculiar and ambitious and often feels obsessively personal. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 23, 2016
3.5/4 98% Love & Friendship (2016) "Austen-isms walk shoulder to shoulder with Stillman-isms so gracefully that it takes a moment to realize which author is likely speaking through these characters. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 13, 2016
4/4 81% Sunset Song (2016) "The ethereal nature of human relationships (and humans, period) gives the entire movie a stoic quality: we do the best with what we have, and try to be thankful to be alive, and take pleasure in moments ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 12, 2016
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