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Matthew Rozsa

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 78% Green Book (2018) An enthusiastic and well-intentioned but ultimately clichéd approach is abundantly evident in the final product.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
3/4 89% 1917 (2020) From the sole perspective of the filmmaking craft, "1917" is worth a watch.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.75/4 17% The Grudge (2020) There was one moment in "The Grudge" when the movie, ever so briefly, rose to the level of greatness... Instead it settles on being merely okay.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
3.5/4 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) If you disliked "The Last Jedi" (like I did), you'll like - but probably not love - "The Rise of Skywalker." If you liked "The Last Jedi," this review might not be for you.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3.5/4 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) "Doctor Sleep" feels like the logical continuation to Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of "The Shining."‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/4 93% Logan (2017) The ending of "Logan"... works in a bold and poignant way, providing the kind of closure that any story could be proud of.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/4 85% The Shining (1980) The classic Stanley Kubrick film isn't just scary - it is also, in its own odd way, defined by a hopeful perspective on life and death.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/4 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) An actor's age is irrelevant. What matters is that you have compelling characters performed well, which is why Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger carry this film.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3.5/4 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Fortunately for fans of the first one, Fleischer and company knew what they were doing when they brought us back to their crazy, blood-splattered world.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2.5/4 69% Joker (2019) While it succeeds in aping the superficial aspects of [Martin] Scorsese's style, "Joker" lacks the intelligence or gravitas of Scorsese's best work.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
1/4 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) [It] is less an escapist action movie and more a dramatized manifestation of the most notorious sentences from Donald Trump's presidential campaign announcement speech.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/4 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Overall, "It Chapter Two" is a fitting companion piece to the first film. There are flaws, to be sure, but nothing you wouldn't expect going in. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 80% Good Boys (2019) The main strength of "Good Boys" is that its jokes, while derived from outrageous situations, work because the characters react in realistic ways.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/4 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) It's a thoroughly fun action comedy that delivers exactly what it promises - and if the screening I attended is any indication, kids will love it.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2.5/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It feels like Tarantino is so wrapped up in indulging in his own filmmaking style that he loses sight of what made his best movies work.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
4/4 88% Clerks (1994) At his best, [Kevin] Smith captures the zeitgeist of an era and becomes the voice of a generation.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
3.5/4 64% Watchmen (2009) When given a great story and told that his job is to simply adapt it, Snyder more than rises to the occasion.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
4/4 83% 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.‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
3.5/4 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home" is a good movie that becomes great in its final act.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/4 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The latest installment, "Toy Story 4," is perhaps the bleakest (and most beautiful) of them all.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
3/4 23% 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.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
1.5/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) If future filmmakers can learn these lessons from the travesty of "Dark Phoenix," it won't have been a total waste.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/4 42% 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.‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/4 89% 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.‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/4 50% 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.‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
2/4 17% 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.‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/4 90% 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.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/4 93% 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.‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
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. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/4 90% 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.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3.5/4 70% 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.‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
4/4 37% Glass (2019) It is a successful movie on its own terms and an ideal closing chapter to M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/4 92% Bumblebee (2018) "Bumblebee" does hold up as a fun, family-appropriate movie on its own terms, and redeems its beleaguered franchise in the process.‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
2.5/4 54% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) A conceit that could have been charming instead comes across as crass. ‐ Salon.com
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."‐ Salon.com
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.‐ Salon.com
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...‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
3.5/4 59% The Front Runner (2018) "The Front Runner" comes along at a particularly relevant time in American political history.‐ Salon.com
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."‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018