Matthew Anderson

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For 57 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matthew Anderson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Little Men
Lowest review score: 40 Colonia
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
57 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    It’s a valiant call to arms, a beacon of defiance, but one that could have burned more violently than it ultimately does.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    It is told with characteristic precision, compassion and determination by its prolific director.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    The pacing of Meyers' film sometimes drags a little but like a slow-moving training heading for the end of the line we can see the danger ahead and are powerless to prevent it. This frustration, and a gripping central performance, make My Friend Dahmer a film you can't pull your eyes away from.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Delighting in the ancient tradition of storytelling as a means of education and understanding as well as entertainment, Nora Twomey's The Breadwinner is a richly animated jewel.
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    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    Though Day may remain silent behind his camera, an omnipotent narrative voice lends The Islands and the Whales a folkloric, ethereal quality that alludes to the importance of legend and tradition for the Faroese people who for 1000 years, since the time of the Vikings, have "relied on the seas for its livelihood."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    The Work is a rousing, arresting and ultimately cathartic call-to-arms for the power and value of rehabilitation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Taking place over the course of a little less than 24 hours, it is day-in-the-life cinema at its most pertinent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Matthew Anderson
    Benefiting from the matter-of-fact, unerring defiance exhibited by the group, Heineman is unflinching in representing the brutality perpetrated by ISIS as well as their own very savvy use of the media as a tool for recruitment and influence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Its spontaneity and uncertain evolution are both gripping and slightly terrifying given that what becomes a quest for truth could just as likely see its subjects killed or imprisoned as set free.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    It's a gem of a film to be cherished by one and all.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    As well as ruminating on grief and the impalpable, incomprehensible sense of loss in the wake of a lifelong love, A Man Called Ove gives credence to the notion that there is much more to any individual than merely a name, that outer appearance and behaviour belie an unknown past.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Anderson
    A dry and surprisingly dull film, it is a comedy which doesn't induce a single laugh and a drama that doesn't engage emotionally or pull on the heartstrings at all.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Matthew Anderson
    From its first moments, The Red Turtle is a captivating ultra-sensory experience; sounds are crisp and images are hand-drawn perfection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    The pint-sized simplicity of this acutely well told and acted tale should not be underestimated.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    The superb editing of news footage, the home video recording of the King beating and a dizzying amount of imagery from the heart of darkness during the riots throws us into the unfolding disturbances with minute-by-minute immediacy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Their Finest by no means reinvents the wheel but in the hands of Scherfig - who previously directed An Education - it looks wonderful, has enough substance to back up its gleaming charm and is a very enjoyable period piece that wears its heart and intentions firmly on its well starched sleeve.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Though it may tell of one family's story in the late nineteenth century, and the superb costume and period attention to detail are firmly rooted in its time and place, the case that Tommy's Honour makes for breaking tradition, being true to oneself and challenging authority establishes thematic ties that are timeless.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    A far darker side of London is painted in bleakly realistic tones in City of Tiny Lights but, like its protagonist, Travis' film shoots from the hip, has a glint in its eye and packs a mean punch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Urging us to grin in the face of impending death, Truman handles grim material with grace, humour and the honesty of two old friends who tell it like it is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Anderson
    A documentary that poses more questions that it answers can intrigue and beguile but there are vast areas in We Are X left crying out for further exploration.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    The Fits is slimmed down but Holmer achieves a great deal with economical, nuanced storytelling where no image or sound is without meaning.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Anderson
    Amongst the swearing, past gripes and resentments exhibited by wearying central players there is humour, compassion and a great deal more heart and soul than we have come to expect from the rote, by-the-numbers dialogue of Marvels past.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    There is something reassuring and enjoyable to the familiarity of such a joyous, uplifting and uproariously funny affair and it must be said that the vocal talents of those on show is quite remarkable
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    Its lasting resonance and wider humanitarian message is diluted by a second half that drags it down.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    Watching the goofy boy develop into a man, we share in his experiences and root for him each step of the way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    Fares' film doesn't ever quite hit the same high-octane levels as its petrol head subjects but it is nevertheless a very unusual and encouraging representation of social change, defiance and self-determination.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    A chilling expose of state-sponsored cyber warfare and the enemy within.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    This is a punchy and promising debut from Pront.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Anderson
    [Miles Teller] does dogged, unerring determination very well and makes Younger's film an engaging rollercoaster ride.

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