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Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% 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
85% 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
77% 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 59% 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
63% 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 77% All the Money in the World (2017) "Long-winded but engrossing. " ‐
Posted Dec 24, 2017
3/4 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) "A likable, funny diversion, and sometimes more than that. " ‐
Posted Dec 20, 2017
95% Wormwood: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "There are times when you might question whether six hours was necessary to tell this particular story - I often wonder that about Netflix productions - but there's never a moment where Olson or Morris fail to fascinate. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 14, 2017
100% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Musical-theater geeks probably get the most out of this show, but it's so unusual that I recommend it to everyone I meet. It's primordial showbiz magic. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 13, 2017
4/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) "Everything a fan could want from a Star Wars film and then some. " ‐
Posted Dec 12, 2017
2/4 92% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) "What's onscreen here is often so very busy that The Rape of Recy Taylor turns into a parody of a certain mindset in American documentary filmmaking. " ‐
Posted Dec 8, 2017
76% Happy!: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "If you're able to view Happy! mainly as an exercise in style and attitude, with a brilliant lead performance, you'll find a lot to admire here. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 6, 2017
100% Easy: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "At its best, the series has the tossed-off-yet-alert feel of old-fashioned journalism: whatever story is in front of you, that's the one you tell, to the best of your ability, regardless of how outwardly "big" or "small" the story might be. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 1, 2017
87% She's Gotta Have It: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "But it's fun to see [Spike] Lee, who is almost 60, goofing around and trying out new things as if he'd time warped back to the moment he graduated from film school. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 27, 2017
4/4 97% Coco (2017) "This film is a classic. " ‐
Posted Nov 21, 2017
96% Search Party: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "There are moments when the second season attains a swoony delirium, comparable to great thrillers about amateur criminals stumbling through a cover-up while doing things that are bound to get them caught. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 20, 2017
62% Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It seems to want to be both The Best Years of Our Lives and Death Wish IV: The Crackdown, an ambition that's not honest. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 17, 2017
2.5/4 50% Porto (2017) "Less than meets the eye and ear. " ‐
Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 40% Justice League (2017) "Justice League adds wit, invention, color and warmth as it goes along, a strategy befitting a story about characters (and a world) waking up from emotional sleep and learning to take risks and care again. " ‐
Posted Nov 15, 2017
79% Future Man: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's slightly appalling how often Future Man straight-up rips off the best-known moments from beloved earlier works in the guise of paying homage, then shrugs off its own lack of imagination by copping to the fact that the show is a pastiche. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 14, 2017
.5/4 39% I Love You, Daddy "The movie version of a pervert in a raincoat flashing you, deftly enough that you aren't sure you saw what you saw. " ‐
Posted Nov 10, 2017
2.5/4 75% No Stone Unturned (2017) "No Stone Unturned at times veers close to a rant. " ‐
Posted Nov 10, 2017
82% The Girlfriend Experience: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Despite fully committed and often superb performances, neither Erica nor Anna come alive as recognizable human beings. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 6, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) "A close-but-no-cigar film, but so enjoyable for the most part, and so modest in its aims, that its disappointments aren't devastating. " ‐
Posted Oct 30, 2017
92% The Deuce: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "After watching the first few episodes, I had no desire to watch it again. I caught up with it later and was glad that I did, though there were many moments -- intentional, I'm certain -- where watching it was an endurance test. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 29, 2017
3.5/4 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) "An involving and often wrenching drama. " ‐
Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4 95% One of Us (2017) "This is complex and often explosive subject matter, and in examining it, the excellent team of Ewing and Grady tread as carefully as they can. " ‐
Posted Oct 20, 2017
58% White Famous: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The show carries itself as a blast of revelatory fresh air. But everything about it is stale. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 16, 2017
3.5/4 83% Marshall (2017) "It pays attention to issues of racial, religious and gender discrimination without wavering from its main objective: giving us an entertaining film about a couple of guys who are in way over their heads. " ‐
Posted Oct 11, 2017
100% Freaks and Geeks: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2000) "Mass audiences are only interested in reliving high school if it's sentimentalized. The chance to revisit something remotely in the ballpark of the real thing is as appetizing as cafeteria food-and Freaks and Geeks was a weekly feast of teen awkwardness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2017
53% Dynasty: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The worst thing you can say about this show is that it knows exactly what it is; the best thing you can say about it is that it goes above and beyond that realization " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 10, 2017
3/4 92% Walking Out (2017) "The film works best as a simple tale of a 'civilized' person's immersion in the natural world, conveyed through scenes of physical struggle. " ‐
Posted Oct 6, 2017
70% The Gifted: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "There's a lot to admire here, though whether the show can build on its initial promise remains to be seen. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 3, 2017
77% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 9 (TV, 2017) "It's that the show feels as if it's not actually doing the homework necessary to get Larry into the comic situations he needs to inhabit with gleeful, acidic verve. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 2, 2017
1.5/4 5% Flatliners (2017) "A fabulous idea for a movie, but unfortunately Flatliners represents the second failed attempt to do it justice. " ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2017
98% The Vietnam War: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Is it ungrateful to want this staggering achievement in documentary storytelling to add up to more? " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/4 98% Lucky (2017) "The humblest deep movie of recent years, a work in the same vein as American marginalia like Stranger Than Paradise and Trees Lounge, but with its own rhythm and color. " ‐
Posted Sep 29, 2017
75% Young Sheldon: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "The accents are spot-on and the lead performances are excellent. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 25, 2017
65% Me, Myself & I: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Me, Myself & I is mostly endearing, and it wins bonus points for adopting a structure you don't see every day. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 25, 2017
82% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 (TV, 2017-2018) "This is light years removed from being a perfect TV show, but it already shows signs of being a great one. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 24, 2017
2.5/4 34% American Assassin (2017) "American Assassin is not what it pretends to be. " ‐
Posted Sep 16, 2017
4/4 89% First They Killed My Father (2017) "A rare film about a national tragedy told through the eyes and mind of a child, and as fine a war movie as has ever been made. " ‐
Posted Sep 16, 2017
96% BoJack Horseman: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "The show's fourth season is not just its best, it's the finest single season of a comedy in ages, though the persistent melancholy and focus on shame and guilt mark it as a comedy-drama. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) "[An] endearing shaggy dog of a documentary. " ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/4 98% Trophy (2017) "A brilliant, maddening, necessary movie. " ‐
Posted Sep 8, 2017
74% Top of the Lake: China Girl (TV, 2017) "Almost everything that felt uncannily assured the first time out feels forced here. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 6, 2017
3.5/4 100% Dolores (2017) "Huerta is such a commanding figure, and the array of historical footage marshalled on behalf of her story is so impressive, that the film makes a strong impression. " ‐
Posted Sep 1, 2017
100% The Bold Type: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "As shiny and sumptuous as The Bold Type is, it respects journalism as work, in a way that more outwardly "serious" narratives about the profession sometimes don't. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 24, 2017
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