Matt Donato

Matt Donato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Matt Donato's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): We Got This Covered

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 49% San Andreas (2015) "San Andreas is the epitome of a summer blockbuster - hollow and empty on the inside, but for all the script problems, there's plenty of eye-popping industrial carnage to behold. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 28, 2015
5/10 No Score Yet Viy (Forbidden Empire) (2009) "Forbidden Empire strives so hard to be a fantastical epic, but muddied storytelling can't be saved by the horrors of Viy. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 25, 2015
3/10 7% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) ignores Six's biggest human centipede to date so that a racist, womanizing, stark-raving lunatic can launch into verbal tirades that mistake immaturity and hatespeak for "exploitation." " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 21, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet The Drownsman (2015) "The Drownsman is a fresh concept, but can we really be scared by a monster who could be lurking in a water bottle? " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 20, 2015
3/10 No Score Yet Area 51 (2015) "Area 51 is everything that's wrong with not only found footage films, but also weak-minded sci-fi thrillers that think crazed talking heads and fuzzy shadows are scary enough. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 19, 2015
10/10 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Mad Max: Fury Road is an artfully crafted adrenaline ride that's powered by Miller's incomparable sense of storytelling through the most primitive, high-speed rawness that's ever been captured on camera. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 14, 2015
5/10 No Score Yet Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015) "The Operator might always be watching, but in an unfortunate turn of events, his deadly presence isn't felt in the horrific way that the legend describes. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 13, 2015
7/10 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Pitch Perfect 2 is the bigger, bolder and more ambitious sequel you'd expect, and despite derivative storytelling, Elizabeth Banks orchestrates an undeniably catchy tune that audiences can happily sing along to. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 13, 2015
8/10 69% The Connection (2015) "The Connection might seem like a simple cops vs. gangsters story, but C├ędric Jimenez's attention to humanistic detail allows for a more weighty and emotional watch versus those films that only focus on shoot-outs and stereotypes. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 11, 2015
6/10 77% Time Lapse (2015) "Time Lapse is a funky little time-travel thriller that blends single-setting suspense with sci-fi tension, and despite some fuzzy logic, it makes for a surprisingly neat watch. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 11, 2015
5/10 43% The D Train (2015) "The D Train is one hell of a ride - a bleak, audacious ride that makes itself harder and harder to like with each gut-punch of insincerity. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 7, 2015
4/10 64% Reality (2015) "I can finally say that the guy who made a movie about a murderous tire may have taken cinematic absurdity one step too far. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/10 No Score Yet Hooked Up "Hooked Up is the first movie to be filmed on an iPhone, but it's certainly not the first horror flick to waste a decent story on two wholly unlikable lead characters. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 29, 2015
5/10 69% Kung Fu Killer (2015) "Kung Fu Killer is all brawn and no brains, making for a furiously frenzied action watch without an ounce of interest outside of punches and kicks. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 26, 2015
7/10 77% Alex of Venice (2015) "Chris Messina's directorial debut is a strong one, mainly because of a beautifully wounded leading performance by Marty Elizabeth Winstead that's full of strength, growth, and heartwarming soul. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 23, 2015
5/10 33% Beyond The Reach (2015) "For a film that deals with a desolate, scorching unknown, there sure are a lot of obvious plot notes along the way. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 17, 2015
5/10 68% The Dead Lands (2015) "This bloody quest for vengeance becomes burdened by too much of a good thing, as brutal fight sequences become repetitive over The Dead Lands' all-too-long running time. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 17, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Echoes (2015) "Echoes is a perfectly good-enough ghost story that shines a noteworthy spotlight on the inherent horrors of sleep paralysis. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 14, 2015
7/10 49% True Story (2015) "The chemistry between Jonah Hill and James Franco banks on their friendly comfortability, but this immediate bond makes for a tense, jarring tension that emerges from two tragically destined characters. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/10 69% The Harvest (2015) "The Harvest is a thriller that's plagued by tonal miscues, weak leading performances, and a complete lack of tension despite the film's dark, seedy nature. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/10 17% Nightlight (2015) "Like a flashlight that's running low on juice, you can feel the life oozing out of Nightlight with every faint flicker. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 7, 2015
4/5 100% Night Owls "There's so much to love about Night Owls, and it all boils down to genuine, honest interactions between two people who aren't afraid to hold back -- much like Hood and Goldsmith's script. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 6, 2015
5/10 29% Lost River (2015) "Lost River is a daring film that wears its influences with pride, but there's something missing as Gosling leads us into a dark abyss of Gothic clubs, dancing Aussies, and underwater mysteries. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 6, 2015
5/10 0% Muck (2015) "Muck isn't a horror movie - it's a wannabe skinflick that would ignore an on-screen kill if the actress' breasts were jiggling in the slightest. Because bewbz! " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 30, 2015
7/10 67% WolfCop (2015) "This is another funky midnight movie that probably shouldn't work, but thanks to Lowell Dean's commitment to horror punnery, WolfCop is a perfect cult classic full of bloody transformations, throat-rips, and werewolf law enforcers. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 30, 2015
8/10 100% Turbo Kid "Turbo Kid is a magical can't-miss experience that's like a Saturday morning cartoon turned into an apocalyptic 80s fever-dream. A stunning visual masterpiece that redefines the phrase "low-budget filmmaking." " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 21, 2015
3.5/5 66% Zombeavers (2015) "If you sat through the Zombeavers trailer and chuckled at the concept, let me assure you that Jordan Rubin delivers bucktoothed carnage exactly as advertised. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 19, 2015
7/10 96% Spy (2015) "Paul Feig once again shows that he understands how to draw only the best out of Melissa McCarthy, which ensures that Spy is a hilarious espionage thriller that doesn't skimp on the action. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 18, 2015
5/10 29% Get Hard (2015) "Unfortunately, Hart and Ferrell just couldn't get hard enough for me. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 18, 2015
8/10 No Score Yet Deathgasm "Deathgasm is the ultimate midnight movie (for metalheads especially), hitting on notes of horror insanity that blend face-melting riffage with equally outstanding practical effects. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 16, 2015
8/10 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Furious 7 is an in-your-face assault of awesomeness under the guidance of James Wan, who saves a more lax story by orchestrating a metallic ballet of kick-ass proportions. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 16, 2015
6/10 44% Adult Beginners (2015) "Adult Beginners benefits from a strong cast that showcases Nick Kroll's ability to blend cynicism and drama, despite working with a story that only offers a few new insights. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
8/10 No Score Yet The Final Girls "The Finals Girls is a hilarious treat that pays proper respect to an era of horror that's beloved for its goofy cheesiness, yet Todd Strauss-Schulson's film never feels cheap, shoddy or weak. Quite the opposite, in fact. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Nina Forever "The Blaine brothers' first feature is twisted, bloody, cheeky fun, but engaging performances from Hardingham and O'Shaughnessy create a combative fireworks show that impresses the most. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
5/10 No Score Yet Something Wicked (2014) "Something Wicked is just another romantic thriller that's derailed by obvious plot turns and a crazy notion that murder and love go hand in hand. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
7/10 61% Unfriended (2015) "Unfriended is a terrifying cyber nightmare for today's generation of laptop-loving teenagers who think trolls are the worst thing the internet has to offer. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 13, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Avenged (2015) "Playing out like The Crow meets I Spit On Your Grave with a Native American twist, Avenged is frenzied, ferocious, and a bloody good revenge story. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 3, 2015
6/10 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "In the world of beers, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is a frothy, average lager that doesn't quite overpower your senses. Sometimes, though, that's exactly what you're looking for. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 1, 2015
4/10 38% Ejecta (2015) "Ejecta is just another sci-fi flick without a true identity, playing off extraterrestrial stereotypes that have been used time and time again. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 1, 2015
5/10 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "If you slammed the heads of Lucy and Carrie together, The Lazarus Effect would be the messy aftermath left on the ground. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 27, 2015
4/10 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is the kid in class who makes fart noises for a quick laugh, only he doesn't stop for an hour and a half - and he never gets funnier. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/10 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "Calling Dumb And Dumber To a comedy is a monumental stretch, because I typically laugh during comedies. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet Misogynist "Misogynist is far too slight to say anything monumental, which makes its sick view towards woman weightless and hateful in the face of redundant victimization. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 17, 2015
6/10 67% Girl House (2015) "Girlhouse is just another nudie horror flick at first glance, but a strong finale finishes things off with a bloody, satisfying moneyshot. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 16, 2015
7/10 53% Digging Up the Marrow (2015) "Digging Up The Marrow is a tense, confident, and gorgeously terrifying monster movie that turns Alex Pardee's artistry into vibrant, eye-catching horrors. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 16, 2015
7/10 56% Suburban Gothic (2015) "Suburban Gothic is a hipster's Poltergeist that boasts more of Richard Bates Jr.'s darkly comedic wit, but more importantly, it's a strong second feature that showcases one of the more vibrant up-and-coming horror filmmakers the genre has to offer. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 15, 2015
7/10 80% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) "Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead leaves the competition choking on its dust (and a few zombie guts), as the Roache-Turner brothers do their Aussie-influences proud in this full-throttle horror debut. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 12, 2015
7/10 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Jake Gyllenhaal is better than the sum of Nightcrawler's parts, but the film is still a riveting, horrific exploitation that blurs the lines between American greed and the American dream. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 10, 2015
8/10 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "What We Do In The Shadows boasts the subtle wit of a Christopher Guest mockumentary without disregarding a vampire film's bloody nature, scoring memorable laughs through satire and gore alike. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 9, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard (2015) "CGI zombie deer, CGI zombie fish, and CGI zombie bears - Oh, no! " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 8, 2015
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