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For 311 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Zoller Seitz's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Handmaiden
Lowest review score: 0 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 311
311 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Zoller Seitz
    A furious and often terrifying documentary about the militarization of US police.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Zoller Seitz
    If smart dumb comedies hold a place in your heart, you'll like Masterminds. The main characters are masterminds only in their own heads, and the thoughts that tumble out of their mouths are as nonsensical as they are sincere.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Zoller Seitz
    A frustrating missed opportunity, The Lovers and the Despot takes a fascinating story about filmmaking, politics, kidnapping and propaganda and gives us almost no insight into the work of its two main characters, a director and his actress wife.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The film's hazing scenes evoke the boot camp sequences in "Full Metal Jacket" but without the merciless coldness, because the film's hero, Brad (newcomer Ben Schnetzer, in a career-making star turn) desperately wants to belong to the organization.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Zoller Seitz
    They all ultimately seem as if they are participating in a dubious enterprise, devised by gifted individuals who somehow can't take a big picture view of a story that would seem to demand one. London Road is brilliant in all the wrong ways.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The collage film Cameraperson is one of the most original, challenging, sometimes infuriating documentaries of recent times.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Just good enough to make you wish that it were better.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The process of transformation is the story, and the story truly belongs to the artist.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The mosaic arrangement of material ensures that no one subject can be covered in detail -- the sum total sometimes plays like a very good themed edition of "CBS News Sunday Morning" but with a wickedly funny narrator -- and a couple of segments, notably one about a rehab clinic for gaming addicts, feel intellectually undercooked.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Zoller Seitz
    War Dogs is a film about horrible people that refuses to own the horribleness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Common wisdom says Hollywood doesn't make this kind of movie anymore. But it's not true.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The film will play well among standup comics who feel they've been muzzled by humorless slogan-spouting liberals, bluenoses and the generally squeamish.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Matt Zoller Seitz
    This is a tearjerker of a film but also a joyous one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The movie never delivers on its considerable promise because it's always in such a hurry to get to the next action scene.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Equals goes for the Vulcan solution, and while the movie feels a bit thin and padded as a feature, it believes in itself completely, and there are moments when the sincerity of the lead actors and the director's addiction to the narcotics of Kristen Stewart's eyes, lips, neck and hands puts the whole concept over the top.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Zoller Seitz
    While the film works as a primer for viewers who are curious about Lear but don’t know the details of his life and work, it’s more interesting as a movie about age and memory.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Every few seconds there's an image that delights for delight's sake.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The Daniels have made a film that's at once a labor of love and a work of sheer arrogant nerve, one that is as likely to be described as a classic, an ambitious misfire, and one of the worst films ever made by any three people who see it together. How many movies can you say that about?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Lively is superb here, giving one of those hyper-focused, action-lead performances that's as much an athletic feat as an aesthetic one.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The best thing about this movie is that you believe in the relationship. Hart and Johnson are a classic comedy duo in the tradition of Abbott & Costello, Bob Hope & Bing Crosby and Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Zoller Seitz
    There's not much awe showcased here. The film is mainly horseplay, wasted motion, and talk, talk, talk, with a few good action scenes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Matt Zoller Seitz
    This is a powerful movie, but perhaps its greatest triumph is that for a brief time it resurrects Kitty Genovese, and lets us see her as a person.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Holy Hell should have dug a lot deeper and told its story with a lot more finesse. What happened? Maybe, after all these years, Allen was still too close to his subject?
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Matt Zoller Seitz
    I removed my eyeballs from my head as soon as I got back from Alice Through the Looking Glass and cleaned them in a sink. I could have left them in and only cleaned the fronts, but I didn't want to take any chances.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Stillman pushes the comedy right up to the edge of screwball.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Zoller Seitz
    One of the great director Terence Davies' best films: an example of old school and new school mentalities coming together to create a challenging and unique experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The bad news is, there are about ten movies going on in Captain America: Civil War, which is at least seven too many. The good news is, most of them are fun, and there are enough rousing moments to elevate the movie to Marvel's top tier.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Zoller Seitz
    A diminutive and misleading title for such an affecting, often profound film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Only fitfully entertaining or illuminating.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Matt Zoller Seitz
    If truth in advertising applied to movies, they would have titled this one "Reheated Cultural Leftovers."

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