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Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz
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 Times,, Newark Star-Ledger, New York Press,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 60% Dark Night (2017) At its prettiest and most self-indulgent, it plays like a cinematographer's reel with a massacre at the end.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
43% Gold (2017) Gold often can't seem to make up its mind to be disgusted and embarrassed by its hero's naked greed and the seeming moral vacuum at his heart, or get swept up in his adrenaline rush.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/4 22% Sleepless (2017) One of those movies that needed to be a lot better or a lot worse to make much of an impression.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/4 84% Silence (2017) This is not the sort of film you "like" or "don't like." It's a film that you experience and then live with.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One manages to succeed as both super-nerdy fan service and the first entry since the 1977 original that will satisfy people who have never seen a Star Wars film.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
2/4 67% Frank & Lola (2016) Frank and Lola ultimately feels like less of a compelling, free-standing work than a promise of better movies to come.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
2.5/4 88% Jackie (2016) There are two movies in Jackie. One of these movies is just OK. The other is exceptional. The first one keeps undermining the second.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/4 56% Rules Don't Apply (2016) It's a mess, but a glorious one, and it's so clearly the expression of one artist's vision.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/4 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) The funniest movie about grief ever made -- but that's far from the only remarkable thing about it.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
2.5/4 70% Bleed For This (2016) Its deep knowledge of boxing pictures and sports weepies helps the story glide along. Still, there's a deeper, more powerful tale here that remains frustratingly untapped.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 94% Hunter Gatherer (2016) A quiet, gentle film, laid back without seeming sluggish.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
2.5/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) This film is inept and beautiful, stupid and amazing. It doesn't have the words or images to express how deep it is.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 91% Into the Inferno (2016) A series of portraits of obsessed people, each painted by one of the most likable obsessives in cinema.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/4 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Like Park's best work, it's an expressionistic, at times surreal movie that skates along the knife-edge of dreams. Every frame pulses with life, sometimes with blood.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/4 38% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) There is nothing terrible about this film, yet it fails everyone involved with it. That's the kind of magic trick that you don't want to see.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
3.5/4 100% Tower (2016) Tower is explanatory journalism and history, but also personally expressive, and the two impulses never cancel each other out.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 94% Newtown (2016) It's impossible to watch this film and feel no particular way about the killings.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
2/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Parker's approach is never dull, exactly. But it's never remarkable enough to overwhelm the suspicion that you're not being told a story here so much as being sold a career.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 89% Do Not Resist (2016) A furious and often terrifying documentary about the militarization of US police.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 34% Masterminds (2016) If smart dumb comedies hold a place in your heart, you'll like Masterminds.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/4 76% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/4 77% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/4 76% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/4 99% Cameraperson (2016) One of the most original, challenging and sometimes infuriating documentaries of recent times.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
2.5/4 44% The Hollars (2016) The Hollars is just good enough to make you wish that it were better.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3.5/4 81% 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. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/4 94% 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. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
2/4 60% War Dogs (2016) A film about horrible people that refuses to own the horribleness. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 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. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/4 95% Gleason (2016) A tearjerker of a film but also a joyous one.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/4 84% 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. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 35% Equals (2016) This is a heartfelt film, often brilliantly directed, but quite thin in terms of vision.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/4 86% 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
3.5/4 69% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 78% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/4 33% Now You See Me 2 (2016) The film is mainly horseplay, wasted motion, and talk, talk, talk, with a few good action scenes ...‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
3.5/4 91% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
1.5/4 73% 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?‐
Read More | Posted May 28, 2016
88% 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
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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 ...‐
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 91% 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.‐
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
4/4 85% The Meddler (2016) Scarfaria has made a kind, smart, special film.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/4 77% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
81% Confirmation (2016) Confirmation fails to do itself any favors, inadvertently arguing against its very existence as a standalone film.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016