Matt Donato

Matt Donato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Publications:
We Got This Covered
Total Reviews:
306

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
8/10 41% Tusk (2014) " Tusk is a fearless, ambitious, and hilariously unnerving "horror" film that only Kevin Smith could imagine, walrus suit and all." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 18, 2014
6/10 43% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " Hardly prolific yet easily digested, This Is Where I Leave You drops us exactly where expected." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 17, 2014
7/10 66% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " A Walk Among The Tombstones is a hauntingly criminal winner featuring some of Liam Neeson's most memorable work in years - hard-boiled and gritty in all the right ways." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 17, 2014
6/10 29% The Scribbler (2014) " While The Scribbler isn't exactly in contention with the best that the comic book genre has to offer, Katie Cassidy utilizes the numerous voices in her head to create a unique hero for a bit of stylized freshness." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 15, 2014
5/10 —— The Dead 2: India (2014) " The Dead 2 feels like The Dead in every way, shape and form, which is either a saving grace or disappointing truth depending on how you feel about the Ford brothers' original film." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 15, 2014
8/10 61% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) " James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain display some of the best on-screen chemistry of the year in Ned Benson's ambitious romantic drama - an emotionally-charged story about testing the bonds of love while struggling with crushing grief." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 8, 2014
8/10 100% It Follows " David Robert Mitchell's idea might be the definition of "Slow Burn", but besides a few insignificant pacing issues, It Follows is a horrific work of art with a fresh, rewarding concept." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 8, 2014
2/10 —— Leprechaun: Origins (2014) " Leprechaun: Origins isn't just bad - it's downright insulting. Lipovski's film is nothing but a series of bad choices, worse execution and infuriating redundancy, highlighting the ugliness that comes along with exploiting horror instead of respecting it." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 1, 2014
5/10 27% As Above/So Below (2014) " Despite momentary terror that comes at a Temple Run pace, As Above, So Below never differentiates itself from the "found footage" pack despite utilizing such a unique locale." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 29, 2014
8/10 83% Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014) " Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead is a superbly confident splatterfest that could be some of the most fun you'll have at the movies this year. Ein! Zwei! Die...AGAIN!" — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 28, 2014
7/10 62% Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014) " Cameron Smith finds redemption in Jamie Marks Is Dead, an unconventional paranormal story about accepting fate and moving on - no matter how the road ahead is paved." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 26, 2014
6/10 —— Wer " While Wer stumbles a bit out of the gate, a fiercely wild werewolf story eventually takes over that enters genre areas previously unexplored by horror filmmakers, resulting in an ambitious payoff that redefines how we see werewolves." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 24, 2014
7/10 40% The Possession of Michael King (2014) " The Possession Of Michael King is a surprisingly enjoyable "Possession Movies With People's Names In The Title" genre entry that has me super excited to see what writer/director David Jung will do next. " — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
4/10 0% Cam2Cam (2014) " If Cam2Cam was a Chatroulette user, you'd pass by this cyber snoozer without hesitation. Next!" — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
5/10 7% Are You Here (2014) " Are You Here isn't the debut we hoped Matthew Weiner would deliver, as it struggles to tell a full, meaty story in the smaller confines on a Hollywood movie." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
5/10 —— Varsity Blood (2014) " Varsity Blood is the student who coasted through high school, achieving the bare minimum just to pass through without drawing any attention." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
2/10 17% Jersey Shore Massacre (2014) " Imagine the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore stuck in a slasher movie - but then remove any bits of entertainment, intelligence or respectful execution you might assume would be present. Who pulled the pin on this grenade?" — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
8/10 98% Love Is Strange (2014) " John Lithgow and Alfred Molina create a genuinely tender chemistry that turns Love Is Strange into a sweet love story about how a strong relationship can bring out the brightest moments of life." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
7/10 70% Ragnarok (2014) " While Ragnarok may lack a gruesome bite, there's a tense, thrilling, throwback adventure here akin to a second-tier Indiana Jones - with a monstrous, Nordic twist." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 13, 2014
6/10 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " The Expendables 3 runs entirely on this action supergroup's infectious energy, because without the likes of Gibson and Arnie, the hollow core of Stallone's story would be a lot harder to swallow." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 13, 2014
6/10 40% Life After Beth (2014) " Aubrey Plaza brings undeniable life to an her undead title character, and her shining talents are reason enough to watch Life After Beth." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 10, 2014
9/10 86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " The Trip To Italy is a near-perfect sequel once again filled with delectable treats, non-stop laughter, and a slew of impressions that almost outshine the gorgeous plates of 5-Star Italian delicacies." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 10, 2014
5/10 7% Septic Man (2014) " Despite glimpses of ambitious genre greatness and a strong turn from Jason David Brown, Septic Man gets caught up in being a gross-out challenge that can't shake such an off-putting stench." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 10, 2014
4/10 20% Into The Storm (2014) " Into The Storm wastes moments of catastrophic tension by under-developing every single aspect of this found-footage disasterpiece, as if we're watching a SyFy movie made with a bit bigger of a budget." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 7, 2014
5/10 67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " The Hundred-Foot Journey feels like a 500 mile walk, traveling down the same "uplifting" road so many heartwarming tales have previously explored." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 6, 2014
3/10 9% After (2014) " I've never had a movie try to guilt me into acceptance right before the credits rolled, but I guess there's a first time for everything?" — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 4, 2014
5/10 67% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) " Unfortunately for Cameron, his deepsea challenge feels like an hour-long special that's been unnecessarily elongated just to cash in on 3D ticket prices." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3/10 56% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) " I can sit here and tell you the million and one ways Sharknado 2: The Second One is a pitiful failure, but that doesn't really matter since we'll be in the same situation next year discussing yet another Sharknado." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 30, 2014
6/10 77% Noah (2014) " Noah isn't exactly the epic that bible-thumpers wished for, but Aronofsky's vision is masterful enough to create truly mesmerizing moments without being swept away by the murky waters of blockbuster boredom." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 30, 2014
10/10 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Iron What? Captain Who? The Guardians of the Galaxy are here to stay thanks to a Troma-bred filmmaker crazy enough to make the movie that such a fantastical comic deserves." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 30, 2014
5/10 11% The Damned (2014) " The Damned does all it can to make witches scary once again, but flashes of inept acting and tonal fumbles spoil what could have been a horrifying feast of riches." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 23, 2014
8/10 78% Happy Christmas (2014) " When a filmmaker is able to successfully translate reality to screen, something special happens. Happy Christmas is that uniquely special "something," as Swanberg's grounded style of filmmaking has never been sharper." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 21, 2014
6/10 58% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " While The Purge: Anarchy feels like an introduction to something greater, Grillo's old-school action lead kicks ass and takes names - just how we like it." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 16, 2014
6 18% Sex Tape (2014) " On a scale of "Kim Kardashian" to "Fred Durst," Sex Tape clocks in at a "Tila Tequila" - meaning, despite being a trashy mess, we still can't peel our eyes away for some reason." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 16, 2014
6/10 44% Aftermath (2014) " Aftermath cleverly finds horror in the most obvious of places, hidden plainly on the faces of every American with an existing paranoia of nuclear warfare." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 15, 2014
7/10 43% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Wish I Was Here is an honest second feature from the mind of Zach Braff, and while some may deem it crudely self-indulgent, I believe there's enough beauty in Aidan's journey to rattle an older culture of dreamers." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 14, 2014
9/10 97% Life Itself (2014) " Every young film critic needs to see Life Itself to become a better professional. I know this because I am one of those young critics, and my eyes are now open wider than they've ever been." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 7, 2014
5/10 78% Land Ho! (2014) " Land Ho! works wonders as a pro-tourism ad for Iceland's gorgeous landscape, but in terms of story, feels forced and unnatural during raunchier moments." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 6, 2014
7/10 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " Sure, Echo is no Wall-E or Number 5, but Green's latest childhood sci-fi piece holds a much more heartfelt story than it lets on - found footage and all." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 2, 2014
6/10 27% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " The sins of Deliver Us From Evil are somewhat forgiven once Derrickson hits full stride and finds a proper demonic story waiting to break free." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 1, 2014
5/10 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " The worst part is, with a semi-capable script and a more focused delivery, Michael Bay could have had a pretty stellar Transformers movie, instead of yet another Bay-splosion filled bit of clunky chaos." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 27, 2014
8/10 91% CODE BLACK (2014) " While officials sit around discussing the state of modern medicine, Code Black boils these debates down to nothing but raw, human emotion - with lives hanging in the balance." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 25, 2014
6/10 —— Joy Ride 3 (Unrated) (2014) " If you like watching people being splattered against the grill of a death-dealing 18 wheeler, Joy Ride 3 is the perfect movie for you! No, really, it's a hell of a lot of fun at times, with the right mindset." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 19, 2014
8/10 83% Witching and Bitching (2014) " Witching & Bitching is a perfect example of how Video On Demand horror movies are making Hollywood's mainstream titles look like bargain bin garbage in comparison." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 14, 2014
5/10 —— Torment (2014) " Despite Katharine Isabelle's best efforts, Torment becomes a tiresome genre affair that never hides its obvious influences." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 5, 2014
6/10 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " While 22 Jump Street becomes a little too self-aware for its own good, Tatum and Hill's bromantic chemistry delivers an acceptable amount of laughs for your typical summer blockbuster." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 3, 2014
7/10 85% Borgman (2014) " Borgman is a suburban fever dream along the lines of a much more horrifying Quentin Dupieux film, permitting audiences to determine where they believe the true evil hides." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/10 48% Maleficent (2014) " Maleficent is an uncharacteristically shallow Disney release, conjuring an inconsequential story and flat, meaningless characters - despite Angelina Jolie's best efforts." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 29, 2014
7/10 55% The Signal (2014) " The Signal is a welcome "agitation" that makes some of Hollywood's latest sci-fi blunders nothing but a distant memory." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 28, 2014
3/10 29% SX_Tape (2014) " Do you like your horrid "found footage" ripoffs riddled with amateur pornography? If so, SX_Tape is just the movie you've been looking for!" — We Got This Covered
Posted May 26, 2014
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