For 21 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Singer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 90 The World's End
Lowest review score: 20 Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
21 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Singer
    As in all of Wright’s films, the surface is just as satisfying as the subtext: hilarious comedy, compelling character drama, eye-popping visuals, and a juicy science-fiction story.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Singer
    The film pinballs from one setpiece to the next with almost no concern for plot, characters, pacing, or stakes. At times, laughing at all the jokes actually gets a little exhausting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Singer
    At its best, Days Of Future Past feels not just like an X-Men comic book, but like an X-Men comic-book crossover... Like Days Of Future Past, crossovers in comics tend to be light on character development. But when they’re good, the huge stakes and epic scale of the action make them hard to put down.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Singer
    Though the plot is predictable, individual scenes (and individual targets) are anything but. In the film’s best moments, it’s more than funny; it’s exciting, and almost as daring as its indomitable lead actor.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Singer
    Neeson’s latest effort, A Walk Among The Tombstones, is slightly more subdued than his average shoot-’em-up, but no less gruffly satisfying.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Singer
    Even though the film’s overall impact is blunted by Wheatley’s frequently inscrutable plotting (co-written with Amy Jump), Rose’s images...speak louder than words.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Singer
    Sabotage’s mystery component is mostly dead on arrival, and poor Olivia Williams has the thankless job of carrying it as the no-nonsense detective searching for the killer. But as Ayer proved with his previous film, End Of Watch, he has a natural eye and ear for the ecosystem of law enforcement.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Singer
    The biggest problem with Draft Day is that even as it shows Sonny sticking to his guns, its absurd, saccharine third act suggests Reitman didn’t stick to his, and allowed his latest celebration of free-spirited mavericks to get co-opted by the very kind of system they were created to criticize.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Singer
    Lucy earns points for its unpredictable treatment of its vaguely superhero-ish premise and an appealing silliness, but it struggles to match wits with the genius at its center.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Singer
    Kill The Messenger isn’t a great movie, but it’s a great vehicle for Renner, and a showcase for the kind of work he should be doing more regularly.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Singer
    If Schrader and Ellis set out to prove that movies are dying or already dead, they might have done their job too well. The Canyons doesn’t play like the cure for a moribund industry, so much as a mildly effective, highly depressing administration of the last rites.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Singer
    Occasionally entertaining but rarely memorable, 12-12-12 never goes beyond the level of a really good bonus feature on a special-edition concert CD.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Singer
    Too bad no one else in Enemies Closer can match Van Damme’s oddball charisma.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Singer
    This is a very confused movie, designed for an audience that doesn’t exist.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Singer
    As a focused spoof of exploitation tropes, Machete Kills is, frankly, terrible. But as a surreal stream of subconsciousness from a filmmaker who’s spent a lifetime watching bad movies, it’s an occasionally entertaining diversion.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Singer
    The film actually has some solid elements—a couple of appealing supporting performances, a good villain, effective comic relief, and even some awkward but sincere attempts at subtext about its aging cast. But the fact remains: An Expendables movie should be fun, and for long stretches, this one isn’t.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Singer
    The small company of actors make convincing pilots, flight attendants, and air-traffic controllers, but their activities, tragic and brave though they may be, quickly grow monotonous.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Singer
    The rare cinematic experience that is both wall-to-wall jokes and wall-to-wall depressing.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Singer
    Give Age Of Extinction this much credit: Of all the Transformers movies, this is the longest. And save for a few visual centerpieces and a couple of amusing supporting turns, it’s also an endless, incoherent mess.