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Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% 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,,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% 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 92% 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. " ‐
Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/4 92% 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. " ‐
Posted Aug 19, 2016
2/4 59% War Dogs (2016) "A film about horrible people that refuses to own the horribleness. " ‐
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. " ‐
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/4 96% Gleason (2016) "A tearjerker of a film but also a joyous one. " ‐
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. " ‐
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. " ‐
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. " ‐
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. " ‐
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. " ‐
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. " ‐
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 65% 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. " ‐
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 76% 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. " ‐
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. " ‐
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 ... " ‐
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. " ‐
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. " ‐
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? " ‐
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 99% 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. " ‐
Posted May 13, 2016
4/4 80% 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 ... " ‐
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "There are about ten movies going on in "Captain America: Civil War," which is at least seven too many. The good news is, most of them are fun, and there are enough rousing moments to elevate the movie to Marvel's top tier. " ‐
Posted May 5, 2016
94% Game of Thrones: Season 6 (TV, 2016) "The world the characters inhabit is still a hugely dangerous one, but at no point did I feel as though the writers were showing us beautiful butterflies in preparation of pulling their wings off. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 26, 2016
4/4 84% The Meddler (2016) "Scarfaria has made a kind, smart, special film. " ‐
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/4 76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "It's only in the handful of moments when Nixon and Elvis face each other in private that we get that electric crackle of big personalities clashing. " ‐
Posted Apr 19, 2016
92% The Night Manager: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "There's no denying the excitement of the end product, which pulls viewers along on a strong current of suspense, glamour, and macho regret, and gives us two lead performances worth savoring. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 19, 2016
80% Confirmation (2016) "Confirmation fails to do itself any favors, inadvertently arguing against its very existence as a standalone film. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 18, 2016
100% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Many of Kimmy Schmidt's season-two episodes play like 30 Rock with nothing to prove. They come across as outrageous without seeming as if they're trying too hard to be outrageous. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 18, 2016
4/4 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "The film is never content to use our affection for its voice actors as a storytelling crutch. These are strong, simple, clearly motivated characters, not movie star cameos wrapped in CGI fur. " ‐
Posted Apr 12, 2016
1.5/4 38% Mr. Right (2016) ""Mr. Right" hires two charismatic lead actors, Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, then expects them to carry a movie with almost no compelling reason to exist. " ‐
Posted Apr 11, 2016
81% The Girlfriend Experience: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "I love and respect it, I've already watched the whole first season and revisited individual episodes a second time, and the season finale three times. I think it's easily one of the best shows of the year, and a major work by everyone involved. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 8, 2016
100% Catastrophe: Series 2 (TV, 2016) "Always with enough wit and energy that you'll want to keep watching even if what's onscreen is not as blazingly fresh as what you saw last time. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 8, 2016
1.5/4 22% The Boss (2016) "It is the worst kind of bad movie. It's not actively, confidently, exuberantly bad, in a way that engages with you and forces you to react in some way. It's passively bad. " ‐
Posted Apr 7, 2016
95% Horace and Pete: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Horace and Pete was more comfortable with silence than any TV show made during my lifetime. Its style demanded that you experience drama in a way that's anathema to the values of contemporary television. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 6, 2016
81% The Path: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a compelling but slow and dire series that falls into that mid-range of long-form TV drama, where you're interested enough to keep watching till the season is through. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 31, 2016
72% The Catch: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "It's the most enjoyable network series I've seen in a while, thanks to its commitment to giving the audience sensory pleasure at every second, but in a relaxed, playful way. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2.5/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "There's enough mythic raw material sunk deep in every scene that you can piece together a classic in your mind if you're feeling charitable; but if you aren't, Batman v Superman will seem like a missed opportunity. " ‐
Posted Mar 22, 2016
99% The Americans: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "The Americans has made an art of exploring the peril and necessity of deception, never shying away from the collateral damage it inflicts. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 16, 2016
93% Underground: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a gripping series but far from a great one, and there are bound to be more like it; in a roundabout way, this is progress. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 9, 2016
3/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "A funny, beautifully designed kids' film with a message that it restates at every turn. " ‐
Posted Mar 4, 2016
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