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 Salon.com Newark Star-Ledger New York Press RogerEbert.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 81% 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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/4 50% Strange But True (2019) The pretense of ambiguity and complexity turns out to be a tease. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 93% 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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/4 72% 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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
2/4 44% After the Wedding (2019) Freundlich's script keeps hopscotching right past the good stuff. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/4 64% 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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2.5/4 74% 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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2/4 68% 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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 54% 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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/4 93% 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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/4 90% Funan (2019) Those who go into the picture with clear eyes and focused minds will appreciate the singularity of what Do has achieved here. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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 EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
2.5/4 72% 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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3.5/4 95% 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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3.5/4 89% Missing Link (2019) A narratively relaxed yet intensely tactile experience. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/4 83% High Life (2019) Another milestone in the career of its director/co-writer. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/4 91% A Vigilante (2019) One of those small but brutal films that major directorial careers are made from. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/4 34% 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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/4 70% The Changeover (2019) In its own modest way, this is a perfect genre film. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
2.5/4 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) At its best, it plays like a wry critique of this unexpectedly lucrative period of Neeson's career, and a borderline-spoof of the genre as a whole. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
57% Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner (2019) He doesn't seem to be trying very hard here, and the framework of the special allows for him to be just okay without the audience's feeling cheated. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
3.5/4 89% Braid (2019) I came away feeling that I'd seen, if not a major film, then a film by major talents. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/4 89% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Another free-associative cinematic meditation on language, the image, and extinction, by a master of the form. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/4 37% Close (2019) Close is strong on all counts, until it seems to lose its nerve and decides to explain a character who was more compelling when the film let her be a lethal question mark. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
43% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) The title Humanity is ironic in ways that Gervais didn't realize: The title tells you what's missing. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
3.5/4 65% Aquaman (2018) For all its wild spectacle and cartoon cleverness, this is a quietly subversive movie, and an evolutionary step forward for the genre. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
2/4 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) ['Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle'] gets lost in the woods early and never emerges. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/4 89% Hillbilly (2018) This is an ambitious and enlightening documentary, filled with wisdom and asking great questions, some of which may never have a satisfying answer. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
2/4 15% Robin Hood (2018) You could build a suspension bridge over the gap between what Robin Hood could have been and what it is. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2/4 11% Welcome Home (2018) Once the buzz from the ending fades, you may find yourself resenting Welcome Home for not figuring out that it could've been a classic until it was too late to be one. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/4 100% Shoah: Four Sisters (2018) Even without a lot of cuts for time, each story is perfectly paced, and filled with little details that big-picture histories tend to miss. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/4 100% The Grief of Others (2018) An unusual and involving if sometimes demanding and difficult movie. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/4 89% Bodied (2018) Scene for scene, this is a remarkable film, superbly acted, directed, photographed and edited, thought provoking but unpretentious. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018