Matt Fowler

Matt Fowler

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Matt Fowler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): IGN Movies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8.5 10 58% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 6 "Granted, a marriage-carried-through between Ramsay and Sansa was never going to go well, but I'm pretty sure we underestimated the level of wretchedness that awaited her. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 18, 2015
6.3/10 59% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 22 "Perhaps the secret to Gotham delivering bigger things is to really ruffle some more canon feathers. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 5, 2015
8.5 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 4 "On a particularly action-heavy Game of Thrones it was the more intimate conversational scenes that stood out as the best. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 4, 2015
6.6/10 60% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 21 "Yes, familiar stories and arcs that we've already burned through are now being dragged back out for Season 1's endgame. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 28, 2015
8.6/10 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 3 ""High Sparrow" was a strong episode that helped shape and twist the show's huge sprawling story back to the first two seasons. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 27, 2015
8.2/10 100% Penny Dreadful: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "There's nothing quite like Penny on TV right now. Its wet-cobblestone horror and vintage gore paint a really majestic, scary portrait. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 26, 2015
4.5/10 6% The Forger (2015) "There's about an hour's worth of story in the The Forger, a languid movie that's stretched thin to fill out the running time. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 24, 2015
7.3/10 77% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 20 "With no Fish to follow (yay!) Gotham actually figured out a way to insert Barbara back into the story in an intriguing way. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 21, 2015
8.8/10 96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 2 ""The House of Black and White" was a notably bigger, better episode than the Season 5 premiere. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 20, 2015
6.7/10 64% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 19 "Gotham returned with a creepy, sick new villain (don't overcook his lamb!), an intriguingly ruthless Commissioner Loeb, and more of the usual Fish Mooney nonsense. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 14, 2015
8.2/10 98% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A cool, solid start for Marvel's Daredevil - Netflix's super-gritty, broken bones take on the famed Hell's Kitchen hero. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 11, 2015
8/10 97% Louie: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Louis C.K. is back. Heavier, shaggier, and (maybe) funnier than he was during last year's run. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 11, 2015
7.3/10 No Score Yet Salem: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Salem's managed to carve out a nice, little disturbing niche for itself in the arena of supernatural horror TV. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 6, 2015
8.3/10 85% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 16 "Season 5's ending wasn't a big exclamation point like some of the show's past season finales. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 30, 2015
8.6/10 83% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 15 ""Try" kept the gripping, anxious Alexandria story moving along while also planting seeds for next Sunday's finale. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 23, 2015
4/10 0% The Walking Deceased (2015) "The actual parody parts, and attempts to lampoon the specific movies and TV shows, of The Walking Deceased don't work. It's better when it just settles into a straight comedy. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 19, 2015
9.2/10 89% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 14 ""Spend" was a damn solid episode that, in just one week, flipped me around on the whole "Rick taking over Alexandria" situation. Full of huge, tense moments and surprising deaths, this chapter now has me back on Team Ricktatorship. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 16, 2015
7.7/10 92% Bates Motel: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The Norman we saw here was an unsettling mixed of creepy and clingy. And very different from the boy we first met a few years ago in the series premiere. And it actually makes for some really cool TV. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 10, 2015
7.4/10 50% Powers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's an intriguing, gripping world that's presented. Like that of old westerns that had old, well meaning-but-outmatched sheriffs trying to keep the peace in an untamable land of outlaws. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 10, 2015
8.6/10 96% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 13 "Even though there's no imminent threat at the moment, things within Alexandria are still really intriguing. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 9, 2015
7.5/10 93% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 18 "Using Commissioner Loeb as a big target, "Everyone Has a Cobblepot" brought together Gordon, Dent, Bullock, and Penguin for one unified adventure that felt good. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 3, 2015
8.2/10 100% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 12 "Even though some of the walker scenes felt wedged in, "Remember" gave our heroes a true breather in mind, body, and spirit. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 2, 2015
7.4/10 77% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 17 "Even though the Red Hood gang story will only pay dividends in our minds, it felt more like a fun, harmless one-off rather than a big, heavy "this is where it all begins" ground zero moment. And I liked that. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 24, 2015
8/10 78% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 11 "Despite the fact that, like last week, everyone was in this episode, there was much more of a focused story here. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 23, 2015
8.2/10 100% Vikings: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "From a fandom standpoint, I think it's awesome that Lagertha is not only back in the thick of it, but with her own lands and title to boot. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 20, 2015
7.3/10 61% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 16 "Look, this show isn't strong enough for me to hold any acute objections to it tackling The Joker. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 17, 2015
7.6/10 55% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 10 "I would say that "Them" pushed the whole wandering survivor group element as far as it could possibly go. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 17, 2015
7/10 64% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 15 "In almost a total flip on last week's episode, "The Scarecrow" gave us some cool Gerald/Jonathan Crane stuff while dropping the ball on nearly everything else. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 10, 2015
9/10 100% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 9 "The Walking Dead returned for the second half of its fifth season with the beautiful, dreamlike "What Happened and What's Going On." " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 9, 2015
88% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 14 "It spent some quality character time with a couple of people who really needed their stories examined a little bit more than the show usually does. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 2, 2015
8.5/10 100% Black Sails: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Black Sails gave us quite a hearty premiere. There were no real signs or seeds of, perhaps, the full scope of Season 2 that I could tell but perhaps this year's run is best spent simply expanding upon the themes that were already previously set. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 26, 2015
7.2/10 58% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 13 "This was just a very long epilogue. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 22, 2015
8.3/10 50% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 12 ""Show Stoppers" actually worked as a decent season ender in its own right. You could actually quit watching Freak Show after tonight and be okay, I'd imagine. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
7.8/10 83% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 11 ""Magical Thinking" wasn't a bad episode of Freak Show. It was interesting, concise, and had a few big twisted moments... But this really became the Chester show. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
8/10 92% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 10 "The Pepper stuff didn't add anything to the main carny chaos. It just made the episode a bit better than it would have been. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
8.2/10 67% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 9 "A good, down-to-bleeding-earth episode of Freak Show this week if you can overlook the simpering mess Jimmy's become. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
8.3/10 83% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 8 ""Blood Bath" was taut, tense, and filled with big moments that changed the course of the series. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
8/10 55% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 7 ""Test of Strength" may have mostly been power plays and backstabbing, but it was tight, focused and really helped Dell feel like a more present character. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
7.4/10 64% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 6 ""Bullseye" wasn't bad at all, but it was sort of a flatliner when it came to providing thrills. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
8.2/10 83% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 5 ""Pink Cupcakes" may have been less-focused, and less-Twistyrific, than last week's ghoulish fun, but it was still busy with interesting things. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
8.5/10 80% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 4 "Freak Show, by dropping a few characters, losing the obligatory song, and tightening its belt, got good this week. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
7.2/10 70% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 3 "American Horror Story's gotten too long-winded for its own good. The pace is sluggish and a lot of the fear and urgency is quickly draining from the series. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
8/10 82% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 2 "As early as it may be in the season, I'm enjoying the Freak Show characters and story. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
7.6/10 100% American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 1 "I enjoyed the "back to basics" elements here with regards to home invasions, abductions, and murder being the core scary elements. Especially the fact that they're being committed by nightmare clown. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2015
8.8/10 94% The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Man in the High Castle is not only a wonderful realization (with tweaks, yes) of Dick's amazing book, but it's managed to convert the separate stories from the novel into an absorbing, serialized tale that can be told over several episodes. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 20, 2015
3/10 36% Down Dog: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's lifeless, heartless, and unfunny. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 20, 2015
8/10 45% Mad Dogs: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Shawn Ryan's Mad Dogs looks great and plays great. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 20, 2015
6.4/10 64% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 12 "Never once did the show convince me that Falcone was so enraptured with Liza that he'd quit his life for her, nor did it ever show me Fish feeling anything but contempt for Falcone. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 20, 2015
9/10 100% Parks and Recreation: Season 7 (TV, 2015) "It wasn't enough to just stick with the time jump that we all saw at the tail-end of last season, but the whole show dynamic is different, with most every character having moved on from anything Parks related. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 15, 2015
8.5/10 100% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 10 (TV, 2015) "Now that Always Sunny has joined the elite list of TV comedies that lasted 10 seasons or more - like Cheers, Friends, and M*A*S*H* - what better way to kick off its tenth season than with an episode where the Gang is piss drunk the entire time. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 15, 2015
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