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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
3.5/4 100% Peace Officer (2015) This is one of the year's best films.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
3.5/4 79% Time Out Of Mind (2015) Watching "Time Out of Mind" is not like the ordinary experience of watching a movie; it's more like being in a public place and deciding to allow the scene around you to become a drama.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2015
1/4 28% Dirty Weekend (2015) "Dirty Weekend" is a decent idea for a low-budget movie that never gets past the idea stage, and after a brief while, you may start to question whether it should have been a movie at all, much less a 90-minute one.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
2.5/4 79% Z For Zachariah (2015) "Z for Zachariah" is ultimately too dramatically slight and brief for its ambitions, despite its sometimes labored myth-making script and visuals.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2015
2.5/4 75% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) You've seen this movie before in different guises. Byington does seem to have a vision of life, though, which is more than you can say for most comedy directors working at this budget level.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2015
3/4 83% Mistress America (2015) "Mistress America" is a very funny and observant movie, albeit squirm-inducing, with endlessly quotable dialogue.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
1.5/4 9% Fantastic Four (2015) Maybe "Fantastic Four" is a cursed property, or maybe just one that shouldn't be turned into a film?‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) Certainly one of cinema's finest explorations of an incredibly specific dynamic - that of the cultural giant and the reporter who fantasizes about one day being as great as his subject, and in the same field.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
4/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) If you watched all of the "Mission: Impossible" films in a row, starting with 1996's original, would they feel like a James Bond version of "Boyhood"? Maybe.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
3.5/4 97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) The actor's ruminations are sometimes barely coherent but more often delightful: by turns bawdy, sentimental, self-pitying, self-lacerating, philosophical and bewildered.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
3.5/4 88% Horse Money (2015) As gorgeous and impenetrable as a dream.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
1.5/4 44% Irrational Man (2015) It is not merely a bad film. It is a collection of notes for a film that never quite evolved to the rough draft stage, much less cohered into a finished movie.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/4 97% Tangerine (2015) Assured and immensely likable, truly independent in story and style.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
3/4 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) Does the movie work? Intermittently, sometimes brilliantly.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015
3.5/4 83% Runoff (2015) This isn't a perfect movie... But I can say without hesitation that if you want to be able to say you were there when a great American filmmaker's career kicked off, you need to see Runoff.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/4 83% Gabriel (2015) Is "Gabriel" trying to say anything about mental illness, or society's attitude toward it? I don't think so, and that's probably for the best, because it's a big part of what makes the movie so refreshing.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2015
3/4 100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) It's told in a contemplative style that brings the story's emotions to life without hyping them.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) The kind of classic that lingers in the mind after you've seen it, sparking personal associations. And if it's as successful as I suspect it will be, it could shake American studio animation out of the doldrums it's been mired in for years.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/4 20% Chagall-Malevich (2015) Bichevin is the anchor for all of the director's flights of invention. When his Chagall says that life can be wondrous no matter how dire things get, you believe him.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2015
3/4 72% Jurassic World (2015) It's possible to filter out the irritating aspects and enjoy the movie as a raucous, often brilliantly assembled spectacle. But we shouldn't have to.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/4 49% Tomorrowland (2015) The film is a personal work of art that seems born of stubborn passion.‐
Read More | Posted May 19, 2015
2.5/4 75% Good Kill (2015) An intelligent but not terribly effective drama. And its discussion of military ethics, especially with regard to what it means to be able to kill people without physical consequences, is promising, but it does not go far enough.‐
Read More | Posted May 17, 2015
3/4 84% Noble (2015) Intelligent, sincere and unabashedly goodhearted.‐
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
3/4 48% Ride (2015) This is an unusual movie, especially when you look back and realize how usual it seemed going in.‐
Read More | Posted May 1, 2015
3/4 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Age of Ultron" proves that a movie with stealth fighter jets, levitating cities and Hulk-on-robot fisticuffs can be as freewheeling as a no-budget indie.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2015
3/4 55% The Age of Adaline (2015) I've never seen a less involving movie become so compelling at the exact moment when you've resigned to write it off as just okay. What happened?‐
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2015
2/4 63% The Water Diviner (2015) To watch "The Water Diviner" it be warned constantly that we must break ourselves of our addiction to imagery that the film we're watching can't seem to resist.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2015
2.5/4 36% Misery Loves Comedy (2014) While genial and never dull, the film is all over the place, a classic example of trying to do and say too much.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
3.5/4 100% Rebels of the Neon God (2015) [Rebels of the Neon God] is the director's most accessible film. That will seem like a funny observation once you've seen it, because Tsai's most accessible film is more unusual and uncompromising than any you're likely to see this year.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2015
4/4 93% Ex Machina (2015) This is a classic film.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.5/4 89% White God (2015) Imagine an "R" rated Lassie by way of Spartacus. That's Kornél Mundruczó's White God, a brutal but stirring fantasy about street dogs rising up against cruel and indifferent humans.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/4 29% Get Hard (2015) If you love rape jokes, "Get Hard" is your movie.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2015
3.5/4 88% Jauja (2015) The performances mesh beautifully with the filmmaking, which is more keenly attuned to fluctuations in the natural world that all but a handful of modern motion pictures.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/4 78% Danny Collins (2015) An appealing comedy with an unabashed streak of melodrama, sharp dialogue, and a superb ensemble cast, anchored by a lead performance by Al Pacino in lovable scamp mode.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2015
100% Salesman (1968) With his weathered face, Chiclet teeth and hints of baseline depression, Paul the Badger is the film's foremost emblem of American malaise, a fortysomething Working Joe chewed up in the gears of consumerist expectations.‐ House Next Door
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2015
3/4 85% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) This is a huge, unwieldy topic, and the filmmakers do an admirable job of condensing their information and making it comprehensible.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/4 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) Although it's been dismissed in some quarters as minor Cronenberg-and criticized for "getting Hollywood wrong," or something-it's a sneakily powerful movie.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015
4/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) Every shot, cut, line, performance, indeed every moment in this feature is perfectly judged, always conveying precisely what it needs to convey in to define its characters and move the story forward.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/4 43% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) The film is a hypnotically nightmarish mood piece more than anything else; it makes sense and yet doesn't make sense, in the way that dreams do and don't make sense.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
4/4 100% Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015) This film doesn't just revisit an atrocity, it moves through it, and finds meaning in it.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2015
2/4 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) Even if you adore the idea of the Wachowskis, there comes a point when it would be foolish to deny the disappointing reality. That point has arrived, and the film is called "Jupiter Ascending."‐
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2015
2.5/4 40% Black or White (2015) It's often painful, and not in a good way; it's painful because of the roads it doesn't explore, the shortcuts it takes, and the special pleading it can't stop itself from indulging in.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2015
3/4 80% Black Sea (2015) Peanut butter and chocolate. Fish and chips. The heist movie and the submarine picture. These things go together so perfectly that it's a wonder they were ever apart.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2015
62% Whitney (2015) There's something pure and insightful about how [Angela] Bassett's camera looks at this couple as they flirt, rut, marry, fight, talk about their careers, and experience wild ups and downs, including moments of professional resentment or jealousy.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2015
2/4 80% Human Capital (2015) This ensemble drama about troubled upper-middle class strivers is slick, confident, and rather empty, and structurally more self-defeating than clever.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2015
3.5/4 34% Blackhat (2015) Slick and sometimes goofy as it is, "Blackhat" is an odd, fascinating movie: a high-tech action thriller about the human condition.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2015
3/4 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) It's quite good, for what it is. But it's that "for what it is" part that proves slightly exasperating.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2014
3.5/4 97% Mr. Turner (2014) Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"-which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love-yet it's fascinating, and the performances and photography are outstanding.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/4 27% Annie (2014) "Annie" is very, very light on its feet, very frothy, and always unselfconsciously, at times provocatively kind-hearted, determined to melt grumpy hearts like marshmallows.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/4 71% If You Don't, I Will (2014) Devos and Amalric, who worked tougher in Arnaud Desplechin's "Kings and Queen," win at least half the storytelling battle by seeming as though they actually have been sharing the same space, and the same life, for years and years.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2014