Matt Donato

Matt Donato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% 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 17% 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 18% 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 43% 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 28% 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 7% 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 14% 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 81% 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 30% 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 61% 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 24% 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 89% 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 92% 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 18% 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 65% 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 74% 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 65% 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 75% 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 66% 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 44% 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
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