Matthew Kassel Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Matthew Kassel

Matthew Kassel

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

Matthew Kassel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Observer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 45% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "The real pleasures are not to be found in the sweeping shots of the Great Smoky Mountains but in seeing how Mr. Redford and Mr. Nolte's characters learn to get along. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 2, 2015
2/4 68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "You get the gist of what he's saying, but at a certain point-near the third quarter of the film, I'd say-the prophet's ambiguous words start to grate. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/4 26% The Runner (2015) "A slow-burning political drama that never heats up enough to draw the viewer completely in. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 21% In Stereo (2015) "What ensues is a dark, manic farce, as much about the destructive things we do to those we care most about as it is a cautionary tale for love-seekers in their thirties. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/4 59% May In The Summer (2014) "As much as May in the Summer is a comedy-May and her mischievous sisters may remind you of The Three Stooges-it is also an intimate and demystifying look at life in Amman, where the movie was actually filmed. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 20, 2014
3/4 95% Love Is Strange (2014) "Mr. Sachs thankfully shirks the schtick, settling instead on a more mellow and meandering narrative, with pockets of humor and heartbreak, giving Love Is Strange its casual, welcoming feel. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 20, 2014
1/4 81% The One I Love (2014) "Atonal and aimless, it zigzags clumsily from mood to mood, without any clear direction. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/4 85% The Trip To Italy (2014) "The result is delectable, in spite of Mr. Coogan's self-conscious misgivings-meta-commentary on the film itself, one imagines-about repeating the trip. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/4 45% Life After Beth (2014) "Even if Life After Beth is a unique entry in the zombie canon, it still registers as overkill. One gets the sense that Mr. Baena should have let this one die. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/4 86% Night Moves (2014) "Ms. Reichardt does a stand-up job building suspense, with pockets of action here and there ... " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 28, 2014
2/4 50% Maleficent (2014) "Robert Stromberg's visually stunning if narratively predictable debut feature. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 28, 2014
2.5/4 60% The Grand Seduction (2014) "If the film feels a bit clunky at times, it rarely slips into cliché. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 28, 2014
3/4 86% Cold in July (2014) "It has a seedy underbelly that will appeal to hard-core Mickle fans; it's more deranged than it initially seems. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 21, 2014
3/4 42% Words And Pictures (2014) "Predictable as it is lovely, with disappointments, regrets and resolutions all thrown into the mix of an uplifting tale. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 21, 2014
1/4 10% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) "Mr. Williams' performance is so grating that you may find yourself more infuriated than amused. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 21, 2014
3/4 74% Godzilla (2014) "Godzilla is loud and grandiose at times, but it's also an elegant, understated and welcome approach to the kaiju genre. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 15, 2014
2.5/4 87% The Immigrant (2014) "Neither Ewa nor Bruno has much depth and often come off as stock characters in a movie with little new to offer about the immigrant experience. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 15, 2014
3/4 67% A Short History Of Decay (2014) "Modest but winsome. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 14, 2014
3/4 83% Blue Caprice (2013) "The most frightening monster movie of the year. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 4, 2013
2.5/4 35% A Teacher (2013) "If the title is vague, so is the script, which, at times seems to mistake ambiguity for complexity. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 4, 2013
1/4 61% The Frozen Ground (2013) "A vague and forgettable crime thriller that would have benefited from more character development or at least a grounding of the narrative in one central protagonist. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 21, 2013
99% Short Term 12 (2013) "Short Term 12 strikes a delicate balance between emotional turbulence and artful understatement. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 20, 2013
2/4 67% Elysium (2013) "Like Max, the movie has to keep moving, and Mr. Blomkamp lets you fill in the gaps yourself as it progresses. Or not. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 14, 2013
2.5/4 89% You Will Be My Son (2013) "A kind of parable that is as much an effective portrait of intergenerational struggle as it is a slick psychological thriller with Shakespearian shadings. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 14, 2013
3/4 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) "If Ain't Them Bodies Saints seems insubstantial in structure, it may be because Mr. Lowery has chosen to focus on appearance over plot, which doesn't mean the movie is less effective as a result. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 14, 2013
2.5/4 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) "Mr. Green has managed to turn a story about two road workers doing road work into something compelling. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 14, 2013
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