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Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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 Press, New York Times, Newark Star-Ledger,,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 48% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) "The Devil and Father Amorth feels at once bloated and slight, like a DVD supplement puffed up to feature length. " ‐
Posted Apr 20, 2018
No Score Yet Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "[Wyatt] Cenac is a major talent, and there's no reason to think this program won't get stronger as it goes along. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 17, 2018
95% Elvis Presley: The Searcher "When the subject is the specific sound of Elvis's music - the component parts and how they ultimately combine and fuse - The Searcher is an absolute banger " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 13, 2018
95% Westworld: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "Somewhere between the drama and the video game lies Westworld, and one of the show's most intriguing aspects is how simultaneously comfortable and uncomfortable it seems as it exists in that space. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/4 17% Submergence (2018) "The actors and the filmmaking are seductive enough that Submergence isn't a chore to sit through, but it's not engrossing, either. " ‐
Posted Apr 13, 2018
100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season Episode 6 "Teddy Perkins is a gothic funhouse of an Atlanta episode, filled with warped mirrors reflecting different aspects of American and African-American experience, as well the preoccupations of the show's creator, Donald Glover. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 6, 2018
3.5/4 96% The Endless (2018) "A movie that plays with our perceptions of time, space, and reality, and sketches the outlines of unimaginable terror while leaving the details to our imagination. " ‐
Posted Apr 6, 2018
92% Legion: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "But the frustrations and indulgences are all of a piece. This is someone else's dream. You get to watch it, question it, and sometimes dance to it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 4, 2018
98% The Americans: Season 6 (TV, 2018) "If watching a TV show is like being in a relationship, The Americans is the closest thing to a domestic partnership that modern TV drama has ever given us. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 28, 2018
92% The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Even the slack portions are intriguing because of the access Apatow has to the records of Shandling's time on Earth. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 26, 2018
91% The Terror: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Two hours, four, even six, sure, but ten? You have to be a masochist to keep coming back...I came back. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/4 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) "The fate of the world has rarely been decided in as rote a manner as it is here. " ‐
Posted Mar 22, 2018
93% On My Block: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "One of the many remarkable things about this series is how it folds crime and the awareness of potential violence into everyday life, which is something white sitcoms never do unless it's a Very Special Episode. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 21, 2018
.5/4 52% Flower (2018) "If you could pour the worst tendencies of American independent cinema over the last twenty years into a gigantic soup tureen and let it simmer overnight, this film would be the unappetizing result. " ‐
Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/4 49% Tomb Raider (2018) "A beautifully crafted and unpretentious piece of action cinema, with a number of sequences that are as gorgeous as they are thrilling. " ‐
Posted Mar 15, 2018
90% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "We're only one week in, but Oliver and his writers already seem to be finding their own tone. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 15, 2018
56% Deception: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Unfortunately, Deception is a show about the magic of illusion that has a great deal of difficulty being, y'know, magical. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 12, 2018
3.5/4 89% Itzhak (2018) "A joyous film about a joyous man. " ‐
Posted Mar 10, 2018
57% Instinct: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The pilot is so rote that it appears to have been written on a Mad Libs tablet, and the second episode, about a mass killing on a subway car, is only slightly better. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 9, 2018
87% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "This is one dark show. Good, but dark. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.5/4 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) "There's a lot here that feels insufficiently shaped or fitfully realized, but at the same time, there's a lot to like. It's the Platonic ideal of a mixed bag. " ‐
Posted Mar 8, 2018
37% Life Sentence: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It's reluctant to go for the big, complicated, messy emotions without reflexively softening the hard edges, and trying to make everything and everyone onscreen seem as adorable and harmless as possible. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 6, 2018
No Score Yet Mister Rogers: It's You I Like "Despite its brevity, this is a powerful special because, like Rogers himself, it speaks plainly and without affectation to the deepest part of us, in a calm and accepting tone of voice. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 6, 2018
4/4 87% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) (1985) "One of the great 1980s action films. It's also one of the most 1980s action films. " ‐
Posted Mar 6, 2018
50% Hard Sun: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Like watching time-lapse footage of a prospector confidently digging a deeper and deeper circular trench around an X that he marked on the soil with great pride and considerable care. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 6, 2018
94% Flint Town: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Not many TV shows can be as transporting as a well-made, long-form documentary series about a specific time and place. Flint Town is that kind of series. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 6, 2018
1.5/4 17% Death Wish (2018) "Vigilante dad rock. " ‐
Posted Mar 2, 2018
69% McMafia: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Not terrible, not great, just okay: better acted than directed, better directed than written, and generally a bit cooler and more generic than it needed to be in order to stand out in a medium that already has more violent antiheroes than it can handle " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 26, 2018
77% Seven Seconds: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It's not the best or the worst of the lot, but at its most intelligent and heartfelt, it generates empathy for its characters, sadness at the culture that shaped them, and anger at the institutions that protect the worst among them. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 22, 2018
3.5/4 82% Game Night (2018) "A raucously funny film that has a knack for going right up to the edge of nastiness. " ‐
Posted Feb 21, 2018
99% Atlanta: Robbin' Season (TV, 2018) "Few shows are as good at building to dizzying heights of weirdness without clueing you in that anything out of the ordinary is happening. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 16, 2018
3/4 82% Early Man (2018) "You know full well whether or not you're the audience for this film. Consider yourself either warned or enabled. " ‐
Posted Feb 16, 2018
100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) "Chris Rock's first new stand-up special in ten years is called Tamborine, but it could have been called This Is How You Do It. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 14, 2018
80% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 Episode 15 "The season's final run of episodes was also very affecting for the way that it brought Michael's story full circle. The symmetry and sense of balance were evident while still emotionally messy. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 13, 2018
2.5/4 69% Golden Exits (2018) "The movie seems to be slowly pushing a needle into the lives that it scrutinizes, as if to draw a blood sample and learn what ails the characters. " ‐
Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/4 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) "If only someone could've heroically intervened to save this movie. " ‐
Posted Feb 8, 2018
1.5/4 16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) "For the most part, this is a bust of a movie, the kind that would probably have otherwise gotten dumped to theaters in January by a studio looking to cut its losses. " ‐
Posted Feb 5, 2018
100% Dirty Money: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Dirty Money is the most fun you can have while being pissed off. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 2, 2018
1.5/4 78% American Folk (2018) "The whole thing was a bad idea that only genius could've rescued. Maybe not even then. " ‐
Posted Jan 26, 2018
66% The Alienist: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The New York of The Alienist is a hellhole painted in broad strokes, with some fine brushwork happening in the margins. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 24, 2018
64% Waco: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "... still a necessary and sometimes powerful series, particularly in the third hour... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 24, 2018
3/4 84% The Final Year (2018) "As an evocation of on-the-ground political reality, "The Final Year" is a a solid and often entertaining work in much the same wheelhouse as the durable political documentary " ‐
Posted Jan 19, 2018
87% American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (TV, 2018) "The Assassination of Gianni Versace isn't for everyone, either, but it's sincere and committed as it follows its own path. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 16, 2018
81% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The looser and more structurally inventive things get here, the more fascinating the results could be. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 12, 2018
2/4 57% The Commuter (2018) "Frustratingly not-quite-there from start to finish. " ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2018
85% The Chi: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "This is a TV series that loves its characters and appreciates the environment they move through. It keeps surprising you with the connections between people, as well as the choices that individuals make in the moment. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 8, 2018
2.5/4 58% The Strange Ones (2018) "One of those take-it-or-leave it movies where you either surrender completely to the mood and style of the filmmaking or start questioning what it's leaving out, covering up, or glossing over. " ‐
Posted Jan 5, 2018
79% The X-Files: Season 11 (TV, 2018) "It's a pleasant, clever, and sometimes inspired reunion with old friends who were right on the verge of wearing out their welcome when they suddenly reminded you of all the reasons why you loved them in the first place. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 3, 2018
67% Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation (TV, 2017) "Netflix apparently gambled that Chappelle was so famous he could just walk onstage and ruminate, even if the sentiments seemed to be punching down for no good reason, even if the material was self-aggrandizing, poorly paced and inelegantly shaped. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) "Long-winded but engrossing. " ‐
Posted Dec 24, 2017
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