Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa
Matthew Rozsa's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/4 82% Midsommar (2019) "Midsommar" isn't just a great horror movie... It is also one of the best movies ever made about living with mental illness. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/4 46% National Treasure (2004) It is a definitely guilty pleasure, and 90 percent of the reason why can be summed up in two words: Nicolas Cage. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
3.5/4 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home" is a good movie that becomes great in its final act. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/4 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) The latest installment, "Toy Story 4," is perhaps the bleakest (and most beautiful) of them all. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
3/4 22% Men in Black International (2019) Every so often a movie gets so thoroughly shellacked by critics that, when you see it and realize it's actually quite good, you can't help but feel sorry for the filmmakers. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
1.5/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) "Logan" is the proper finale to the "X-Men" film series. "X-Men: Dark Phoenix"... is so disappointing that it doesn't deserve that honor. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/4 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" doesn't need an original story: Like all kaijū movies, it only requires awesome monsters, epic fight scenes and some subtle social commentary. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
1.5/4 57% Aladdin (2019) Disney needs three wishes for its live-action "Aladdin" remake: for a better Genie, a better script and a soul. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/4 88% Inglourious Basterds (2009) When Tarantino sent this message to moviegoers in 2009, it's unlikely that he imagined how relevant it would be in 2019. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) While "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" is an easy movie to recommend, it must be added that it's a hard movie to love. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/4 51% Tolkien (2019) For a film that seems to aspire to greatness, "Tolkien" is done in by its lack of vision. That was one quality which Tolkien himself was never accused of lacking. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) There are horror movies and political dramas with premises less nightmarish than the one in "Avengers: Endgame... This is an interesting approach for a superhero film to take. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
2/4 18% Hellboy (2019) Watching the "Hellboy" reboot is like eating a rice cake - you don't feel bad afterward, but at the same time you're not entirely sure you really experienced anything at all. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/4 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Watching Fred Gwynne nail a Maine accent and spout cheesy dialogue is much more entertaining than this movie's monotonous series of lame jump scares. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/4 91% Shazam! (2019) "Shazam!" is the funniest, sweetest and most innocent movie in the DC Extended Universe - a sign that it is at last ready to compete with Marvel. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/4 94% Us (2019) But the good so greatly outweighs the bad; "Us" is definitely worth seeing, and it is a positive sign for the quality of Peele's upcoming "Twilight Zone" reboot. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
1/4 44% Captive State (2019) There were elements here and there that I liked, but its message was muddled - and if this type of movie doesn't work as a message film, it doesn't work where it matters most. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) The breakout character of "Captain Marvel" may wind up being an adorable cat named Goose, whose cuteness seems destined to launch thousands of social media posts. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/4 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The final movie... is a tour de force, a visually magnificent and poignant story that serves as a fitting close to the series. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3.5/4 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) It is instead that rarity - a sequel that is both better than the original and manages to retroactively improve that movie. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019
2/4 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Attending the movies should not come with homework assignments, and if a film only works if you study its backstory in advance, there is something terribly wrong. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The expression "more of the same" isn't always what artists want to hear, but for "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" it is very good news indeed. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/4 70% Unbreakable (2000) "Unbreakable" is likely to stand the test of time as long as stories about superheroes - or heroes in general - are still sought by scared, suffering human beings. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
4/4 38% Glass (2019) It is a successful movie on its own terms and an ideal closing chapter to M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/4 93% Bumblebee (2018) "Bumblebee" does hold up as a fun, family-appropriate movie on its own terms, and redeems its beleaguered franchise in the process. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/4 65% Aquaman (2018) While DCEU heroes like Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman were unbearably solemn, it is easy to see that Momoa is having a blast in the lead role. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Yet with great power comes great responsibility. And one such responsibility, as a critic, is to admit when you've made a mistake. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
2.5/4 51% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) A conceit that could have been charming instead comes across as crass. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
0/4 12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002) There aren't enough creative Yiddish insults in the world to adequately express how much I hate Adam Sandler's "Eight Crazy Nights." - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
2.5/4 84% Creed II (2018) There was a great movie in "Creed II," one that peeked out every now and then beneath the suffocating blanket of clichés. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
3.5/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) I am happy to say that the misogynists' worst fears were realized. This is very much a movie whose female characters are equal to their male counterparts... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
3.5/4 60% The Front Runner (2018) "The Front Runner" comes along at a particularly relevant time in American political history. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5/4 79% Halloween (2018) In other words, like [Brad] Jones, I agree that this is the best Michael Myers-based "Halloween" movie since 1981's "Halloween II." - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/4 100% CinemAbility (2018) "CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion" tells a Hollywood story that has long been overlooked. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/4 29% Venom (2018) Certainly I'm in a minority when it comes to my fellow critics, but I liked "Venom." Hell, if it wasn't for the sloppy and formulaic script, I might have even loved it. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/4 26% The Nun (2018) By overly relying on jump scares, "The Nun" uses a mechanical approach toward instilling fear rather than a more profound understanding of terror. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2018
0.5/4 No Score Yet Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006) It's still reasonably entertaining if efficiently made action films are your bag, though. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/4 32% The Predator (2018) Amid this cavalcade of slightly-above-mediocrity, there is the issue I mentioned earlier: The film's, um, interesting ideas about autism. (Full disclosure: I am autistic myself.) - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/4 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) I've been on "Sesame Street." I know Elmo. Cookie Monster is a friend of mine. "Happytime Murders," you're no "Sesame Street" . . . and you're not "Avenue Q" either. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Say what you will about "Avengers: Infinity War," but at least its story took risks. "Fallout" offers a highly predictable form of fun -- although it's still fun. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
2/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) "Star Wars" is not "Breaking Bad," and the same narrative tricks that worked for the latter feel jarringly out of place in the former. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
2.5/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Aside from a few flourishes of aesthetic inventiveness and a single moment of genuine wonder, "Ant-Man and The Wasp" doesn't do very much with its premise. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
4/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) This is without question the best "Jurassic Park" sequel - smart, scary, and even emotionally powerful. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3.5/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Do you remember when superhero movies were light-hearted popcorn fare instead of overwrought epics? "The Incredibles 2," which is absolutely delightful, recalls that time. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
1.5/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Whenever "Star Wars" tries to develop one of the franchise's key characters, it whiffs. "Solo" is no exception, a disappointment on par with "The Last Jedi" and the prequels. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3.5/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Just as Robert Downey, Jr. has become the definitive Iron Man, Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool. It's the role he was born to play and whenever he's on screen, the movie's inner classic shines forth. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/4 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) "Avengers: Infinity War" isn't just a gussied-up mediocrity being widely mistaken for a good movie. It's also, at least arguably, a dangerous movie for anyone who cares about the future of American cinema. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3/4 69% Paterno (2018) It hits home not only because the crimes it profiles are so heinous, so unconscionable, but because the entire subject is so agonizingly relevant today. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2.5/4 18% Death Wish (2018) In that limited sense, "Death Wish" is a success, albeit one that action fans should wait to see on Netflix. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2018
4/4 97% Black Panther (2018) When it comes to creative visuals, engaging action and likable characters, "Black Panther" stands confidently next to the best fare offered up by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018