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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
4/4 100% 63 Up (2019) A melancholy reminder that nothing lasts forever.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
91% King Lear (2018) It's as political a production as it needs to be, and at its best, it feels as current and as timeless as a nightmare.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
3/4 98% Varda by Agnès (2019) Another testament to the totality of [Varda's] vision.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/4 94% Dark Waters (2019) Strong and involving.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/4 100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) An almost perfectly realized drama that feels as if it was time-warped in from 40 or 50 years ago, when people still wanted to see movies about people living in the actual world.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/4 91% Klaus (2019) It's a treat to see a modern animated film that isn't afraid of absurd sight gags and bleakly funny lines of dialogue.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/4 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) This is far from a perfect movie, but it's passionate, controlled and smart -- a throwback to another era of American cinema, not just American life.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/4 70% The Kill Team (2019) The Kill Team is lean, sincere, impassioned filmmaking, yet it fails to leave as much of an impression as it clearly wants to.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/4 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) It all feels rushed-through and improperly considered, like a fairy tale told to a child by a grownup who's tired and bored and just wants to go to bed.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/4 94% The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash (2019) Often glorious.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) It's hard to imagine El Camino failing to satisfy most fans of the series.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/4 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) It has a complex and rigorously argued set of theses that all come together at the end.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/4 96% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman confirms [Scorsese] as one of the greatest living, though still largely unsung, comedy directors, and De Niro as one of the great scene-stealing straight men in movies.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 86% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Worth seeing for the incisive witnesses the filmmaker has gathered to recount Cohn's life and speculate on what made him tick.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/4 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Every element you expect to see, you see. The movie knows what it is and is on top of its game. Everything is just so.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/4 86% Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019) A powerful film about parents and children, though told with enough restraint that its more affecting moments might sneak up on you.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/4 55% Strange But True (2019) The pretense of ambiguity and complexity turns out to be a tease.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) There was never anybody like Molly Ivins before, and never will be again, and this documentary does a fine job of capturing what made her special.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/4 85% Friedkin Uncut (2019) Always a good show, even when the subject is saying things so wild or silly that they make the viewer's eyes roll like tires tumbling down a steep mountainside in Friedkin's jungle thriller Sorcerer.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/4 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Things move along at such an agreeably fast clip-particularly in the second half, when the mission gets underway-that it'll be a pleasurable experience for kids and adults alike.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
2/4 43% After the Wedding (2019) Freundlich's script keeps hopscotching right past the good stuff.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/4 22% The Kitchen (2019) Berloff works overtime to reassure us that these women are not only justified in most of their actions, but are in fact brave pioneers who flout gendered job descriptions.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
No Score Yet Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma (2018) Maher's special is listless, comedy-flavored grumbling.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/4 60% Them That Follow (2019) The funereal gloom of the forest and the earnest anxiety of the performances (particularly by Goggins and fellow Justified alumnus Dever) are worth a look.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2.5/4 75% Armstrong (2019) The movie is sleek, smart, and reasonably thorough, and it offers the enticement of never-before-seen home movies provided by Armstrong's family.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2.5/4 93% Sword of Trust (2019) A throwback to the kind of rambling, character-driven, micro-budgeted indie flicks that used to be all over theaters in the 1990s.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2/4 69% Three Peaks (2019) Three Peaks is so thinly conceived and executed that, for the most part, it fails to justify its existence as a stand-alone feature.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
4/4 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) A movie that speaks simultaneously to us, to itself, to all of its predecessors, and to the culture that shaped it, and that it has helped shape.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/4 90% I Am Mother (2019) Frustrating but engrossing, and impossible to critique in-depth without spoilers because it's driven by regular plot twists.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die is far from Jarmusch's best, but there's something to be said for its zonked-out acceptance of extinction.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/4 92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) One of the most frustrating Martin Scorsese films as well as one of the most out-of-character.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/4 91% Funan (2019) Those who go into the picture with clear eyes and focused minds will appreciate the singularity of what Do has achieved here.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
97% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) More than anything else, we come away from the film feeling healed somehow. It's not about any specific promises or assurances. It's more of a mood. A vibe.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2019
3/4 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Its errors fall mainly under the heading of failing to get out of its own way, and its imperfections are compensated by magnificence.‐
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2/4 57% Aladdin (2019) It's a dancing elephant of a movie. It has a few decent moves, but you'd never call it light on its feet.‐
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
2.5/4 74% All Creatures Here Below (2019) By the end, you're left with the scripted dramatic feature equivalent of a local TV news story that fills you with despair for the human race.‐
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/4 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) A very likable, if sometimes a bit too polished and vague, exercise in environmental philosophy and rural nostalgia.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
3.5/4 79% Pasolini (2019) One of the most intuitive and mysterious movie biographies made in a while.‐
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3.5/4 94% Shadow (2019) It's filled with so many remarkable images, particularly in its middle section, that fans of palace intrigue and metaphorically ripe violence will find plenty to like.‐
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 93% Mine 9 (2019) An impressive piece of work that deploys low-budget filmmaking techniques with cleverness.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 96% Hail Satan? (2019) This light-footed movie is essentially a defense brief, on behalf of a group whose existence amounts to an ongoing prank-with-a-purpose.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3.5/4 89% Missing Link (2019) A narratively relaxed yet intensely tactile experience.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/4 83% High Life (2019) Another milestone in the career of its director/co-writer.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/4 92% A Vigilante (2019) One of those small but brutal films that major directorial careers are made from.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 77% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) We all want something to believe in-and, as Gibney suggests, if nothing worthy of our belief presents itself, we'll make do with a ripping yarn.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2.5/4 93% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) This movie is iffy as both biography and unconventional documentary, but as a work of old-school art criticism, fronted by the kind of teacher whose classes you'd never skip, it's hard to beat.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/4 33% Wonder Park (2019) Melancholy in all the wrong ways, this is a mostly forgettable movie that only makes a strong impression when it's disturbing or saddening in a manner the film itself seem only dimly aware of.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 100% Sharkwater Extinction (2019) The film is so effective at generating outrage that one wishes it had taken a few steps back sometimes, to put more context around the offenses and crimes that it shows us.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
2.5/4 60% Greta (2019) This is a ridiculous film, knowingly so. It's hard to say who winks at the audience more often, Jordan or Huppert.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/4 99% Apollo 11 (2019) Apollo 11 isn't like other documentaries about the first moon mission. In fact it isn't like most other movies, period.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019