Matt Donato

Matt Donato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% 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
7/10 83% Blood Punch "Blood Punch is aggressive, intelligent, and utterly demented - the kind of time-traveling shenanigans that genre fans are going to love. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 28, 2015
5/10 15% The Curse of Downers Grove (2015) "The Curse Of Downers Grove is just another lackluster high-school-based thriller like the twenty billion that have come before it. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/10 43% We Are Your Friends (2015) "We Are Your Friends is a disastrous hodgepodge of tonal chaos, jerking our emotions around like a song that can't decide between being Moombahton or Brostep (I have no idea what either of those mean). " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 25, 2015
6/10 65% Digging For Fire (2015) "Digging For Fire feels a bit more rushed than Joe Swanberg's previous efforts, but it's still a wholly entertaining dissection of one of life's many crossroads. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 22, 2015
4/10 12% Sinister 2 (2015) "Sinister 2 is a disappointing sequel that doesn't earn a majority of its scares, yet we jump anyway. And that's unfortunately all this lazy compilation of homemade horrors strives for. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 19, 2015
5/10 30% Final Girl (2015) "Tyler Shields is an incredibly creative visionary, yet Final Girl is nothing but revenge cinema in its basest form (despite the film's zany personality). " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2015
8/10 90% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Straight Outta Compton is more a statement movie than a linear biopic, and while it runs a tad too long, Gray's cast never stops delivering a consistently passionate energy. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 12, 2015
4/10 26% Dark Places (2015) "When a movie boasts such a loaded cast but still finds itself sentenced to a buried fate, there's usually a reason. Or in the case of Dark Places, there are many reasons. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 9, 2015
5/10 50% Harbinger Down (2015) "Harbinger Down brings the monstrous goods as expect, yet struggles to tell a coherent story that's worth the practical effects success. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 7, 2015
5/10 31% The Runner (2015) "The Runner is bland, generic, and (surprisingly) ALMOST saved by a seriously invested Nicolas Cage. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 6, 2015
7/10 76% Five Star (2015) "Five Star has the power to make anyone appreciate the life they have, and think about what it really takes to be a man. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 3, 2015
4/10 11% Frank The Bastard (2015) "Don't let its title fool you - Frank The Bastard is a dull, sluggish watch that's as exciting as visiting Maine is in real life. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 31, 2015
7/10 76% I Am Chris Farley (2015) "I Am Chris Farley may avoid some of the comedian's darker moments, but it lets Chris bring joy into our lives at least one more time, and that's all he ever wanted to do. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 31, 2015
4/10 26% Vacation (2015) "How horridly unsurprising. Another soulless comedy obsessed with poop, puke, and another p-word I'll refrain from using (because I'm still not sure how to pluralize it). " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 29, 2015
93% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 2 "If "Sick" did one thing absolutely right, it was instilling the notion that time is slowly changing the mindset of each and every character, losing social civility and morphing them into the zombie killing survivors we see standing before us. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 28, 2015
6/10 14% The Vatican Tapes (2015) "The Vatican Tapes relies heavily on its third act, but if you can stomach its more generic beginnings, you'll be treated to an exorcism story with higher stakes than normal. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1.5/5 17% Pixels (2015) "The comedic parts of Pixels must have been experiencing a technical glitch, because I can count the amount of times I laughed on one hand (most thanks to a fake Toru Iwatani). " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 22, 2015
6/10 41% Dark Was The Night (2015) "Dark Was The Night is an effortless monster flick that features a strong enough performance from Kevin Durand to turn something so dimly average into a creature flick with a bit more investment. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 20, 2015
5/10 34% The Ardor (2015) "Ardor is a Western in spirit, but with a serious lack of tension, it's far less notable than some of its obvious influences. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 20, 2015
5/10 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Ant-Man cares more about setting up the future than addressing the present, and for that, Paul Rudd's best efforts as the wise-cracking insect companion are overshadowed by what's to come. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/10 6% Safelight (2015) "Boy meets girl, girl frees boy's spirit, audience falls asleep - Safelight is a sluggish romantic drama that we've seen far too many times. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 15, 2015
7/10 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "The Look Of Silence is another endurance test of wits for those who are ready for more Indonesian horror stories, but there's no denying that the silence Joshua Oppenheimer captures is deafening. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 13, 2015
8/10 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Trainwreck is funny, emotional and honest, which is everything we ask our mainstream comedies to be - yet this is the first one to deliver the total package in a very long time. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 13, 2015
6/10 16% The Gallows (2015) "Like a tightly fastened noose, The Gallows is loaded with suffocating fear, but generic and often thoughtless storytelling undercuts the scream-worthy scares. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 9, 2015
8/10 No Score Yet Dude Bro Party Massacre III (2015) "Bros, beers, blood and bunnies - Dude Bro Party Massacre III is a gratuitously dude-tastic showing of slasher mockery that's destined for a cult classic status. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 8, 2015
7/10 79% Balls Out (2015) "In a world where spoof films have been getting an increasingly bad name, Balls Out is surprisingly one of the smarter sports movie commentaries in the last few years. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 7, 2015
6/10 54% Minions (2015) "Minions is an old-school spy flick for a younger generation, but without Gru's guidance, this jovial spinoff is simply about base-value laughs and one-off gags. It's a neat little way to pass the time, but not much else. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 7, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet i-LIVED (2015) "When the scariest part of a movie is its devilish promotional poster, you know there's something seriously wrong. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 1, 2015
8/10 80% Batkid Begins (2015) "Batkid Begins is a story about good people doing better things, which makes everyone happy. Why is this something we keep forgetting? " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 30, 2015
9/10 97% Amy (2015) "You can't help but wonder how many more powerful documentaries like Amy will come about before society changes for the better, but here we are, yet again mourning a loss at the hand of the poisonous celebrity culture. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 29, 2015
7/10 91% The Midnight Swim (2015) "The Midnight Swim is a low and slow success story that lingers far after the credits roll, washing over viewers with waves of sincerity. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 29, 2015
5/10 36% Into The Grizzly Maze (2015) "Into The Grizzly Maze is fast-paced enough for gorehounds to enjoy, but those in favor of a more cat-and-mouse hunt must know that Hackl is going more for gory kills than atmospheric tension. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 24, 2015
8/10 58% Felt (2015) "Felt bravely explores a messy "after" that so many other films neglect to acknowledge, which fearlessly addresses rape-culture stereotypes head-on and without restraint. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 24, 2015
5/10 46% Ted 2 (2015) "The Thunder Buddies are back, but despite MacFarlane's social satire, Ted 2 suffers from an overbloated sense of sequelitis that finds less magic in its foul-mouthed protagonist bear. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 24, 2015
4/10 26% Burying the Ex (2015) "I refuse to believe Burying The Ex is a Joe Dante production, as it's far too lifeless and drab. Sorry. I just don't buy it. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 19, 2015
8/10 88% Dope (2015) "Dope is a funky-fresh take on today's "hood" culture that's surprisingly empowering when Malcolm's coming-of-age story steps front and center. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 18, 2015
5/10 22% The Stranger (2015) "The Stranger is a murky drifter story with vampiric influences, but what starts as a mysterious quest soon turns into just another run-of-the-mill monster movie. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 16, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Strange Blood "It's nothing game-changing, but Henry's tale is another cautionary glance into our never-ending curiosity, riddled with death and spiked with a frothy witch's brew of scientific magic. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 15, 2015
7/10 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Jurassic World has more heart than both previous sequels spliced together, and while some subplot material doesn't stick, at least there's no gymnast daughters this time around to distract from the heavy-hitting dino action. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3.5/5 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Insidious: Chapter 3 might lack the unique charm of both its predecessors, but it's still a scary-fun thrill ride that delivers some serious, blood-pressure-raising tension. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 4, 2015
7/10 93% We Are Still Here (2015) "We Are Still Here is a macabre throwback to isolated haunted house flicks that sports an explosive, pulse-pounding and genuinely intense third act. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 3, 2015
5/10 32% Entourage (2015) "While it's not without laughs, Entourage has turned into the same vapid Hollywood beast that the show once satirically mocked. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 2, 2015
7/10 61% Hungry Hearts (2015) "Hungry Hearts is one of the most unconventional horror films I've ever seen, proving that there's nothing scarier than the human mind. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 1, 2015
6/10 50% 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 17% 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
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