Matthew Anderson

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For 134 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matthew Anderson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 North by Northwest
Lowest review score: 40 Up for Love
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 134
  2. Negative: 0 out of 134
134 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    Proceeding with a linear chronology to the present day, Castro’s Spies does justice to the long trials and many tribulations of its engaging subjects without ever flying too far off the expected route.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    A challenging and very well considered inspection of familial disintegration, featuring strong performances, Human Factors is a solid entry in the Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    First-time writer-director Blerta Basholli’s feature is an expertly crafted, compassionate testament to the perseverance and defiance of its courageous female collective.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Gripping and sincerely moving from first to last, Mass is exceptional filmmaking all-round from Kranz and a stellar showcase for the talents of Plimpton, Isaacs, Dowd and Birney.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Told with tenderness and honesty, Cicada is a treatment of trauma that does not judge or preach or take sides, but, in building to its breathless crescendo, goes to show just how much courage it takes to confront the past in order to look to the future.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    With wit, grace and a sincere affection for the town of his birth, the writer-director explores the people and stories that populated his childhood.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    Rooted in the mundane, but told with an imaginative vision, flair and real composure, The Pink Cloud announces Iuli Gerbase as a new creative talent and filmmaker to watch out for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    The First Wave stands as an honest, hard-hitting and compassionate reminder of loving thy neighbour wherever and whoever they may be.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Striking visual metaphors may be as blunt as stakes in the hard ground, as brutal as rusty, bloodied blades or as free-flowing and poetic as waterways and the wind through tall blades of grass, but Campion’s direction is measured, patient and captivating.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Matthew Anderson
    In the cyclical, ethereal narrative of this inventive, tender story of love and loss, one of the finest filmmakers of our time spins a spellbinding magical web.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Exploring the powerlessness an exasperated Diana (Kristen Stewart) must confront when faced with Windsor tradition, expectation and hypocrisy, a single weekend in the country is the epicentre of a far broader story, the shockwaves of which ripple through space, time, mind and soul.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    Corbine Jr.’s debut is a lean, disconcerting and impressively shot character study. Hovering on a glimmering knife edge, there are flashes of brilliance here.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Anderson
    Constructed with his trademark panache, it is bold, bracing and stylish in both its aesthetics and an outstanding retro soundtrack, but as its parallel leading ladies will discover to their peril, not all that glitters is gold.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    As fuzzy and reassuring as a multi-coloured Pringle sweater-vest, The Phantom of the Open is a good, old-fashioned crowd-pleaser.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    The haunting supernatural forces at work in Never Gonna Snow Again are elusive, inexplicable and yet perfectly in sync with reality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Luzzu is a slender, rather bleak but tough, rough-cut little jewel that deserves your time and attention.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    It will keep you guessing, thoroughly entertained and engaged for the best part of three hours.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    A film that is chock full of insight, piercing ideas and visual metaphors that unfortunately are never fully realised.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Sharrock’s resistance to easy answers or an easy way out is in-keeping with a tale in which the arbitrary flick of a pen, a stamp on a letter, can change someone’s life irrevocably – and yet may never come.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    In Abigail’s longing to see beyond the high valley walls with the kind of scope of an atlas gifted to her by Tallie, The World to Come envisages a future reality not yet visible over the horizon, but shown as the slightest glimmer of light.
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    • 100 Matthew Anderson
    Made with defiant conviction, this is a fearless, unflinching, but above all compassionate piece of documentary filmmaking that cares deeply about the people whose plight it tells. Enough is enough, it is time for change.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    It doesn’t hit the heights of former collaborations, but there’s a lot to drink in and appreciate here, and Mikkelsen’s all-dancing finale is one of the most exultant, triumphant moments in recent cinema memory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Full to the brim with sharp wit, emotional sincerity and overflowing with love, Supernova sees the star power of Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci align.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Provocative, despicably playful, and consistently punishing, stitched into the skin of the writer-director’s latest film are a multitude of issues relating to Covid-19 and the anxieties of lockdown, the fragility of our environment, the brutality and arrogance of mankind, and our inability to recognise or truly understand the power of the natural world, or indeed ourselves.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    The film isn’t without hope, but it lifts the lid of an ugly truth and asks the tough questions needed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Matthew Anderson
    Sabaya does not shy away from the horrendous circumstances it finds, exhibiting bitterly raw emotion, fear and heartbreak very frankly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Matthew Anderson
    After Love is a technically proficient, sincere exploration of its thorny, complicated themes and gripping realist drama of the highest order.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Matthew Anderson
    It is hard to fully articulate how, but Gunda is as much a damning meditation on the human condition as it is a glowing, thought-provoking portrayal of a mother’s love for her children, a sow’s love for her piglets.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    Whishaw is utterly compelling and committed to this performance, and we watch the slow-motion car crash unfurl with mouths often agape, but Surge needs more depth to really leave a lasting mark.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    No matter what your allegiance, or feelings of antagonism toward the man for Fergie time and defeats doled out by championship-winning sides year after year, it’s impossible not to admire his dedication to the game he loves and the town that made him who he is.

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