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Matt Pais

Matt Pais

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 75% Where to Invade Next (2016) "There should be some kind of million-dollar prize for people who can watch this without shaking their head, 'cause no one will be able to do it. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 47% How To Be Single (2016) "If you gather a bunch of friends and drink every time your opinion changes about what you're watching, plan to have someone carry you out of the theater. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/4 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Feels not like an ongoing, rejuvenated cult favorite but a novelty act. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 11, 2016
1/4 84% Deadpool (2016) "As funny and charming as tearing a toenail. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 9, 2016
2.5/4 7% The Choice (2016) "This sort of sentiment hinges on performances and the percentage of horrendous writing, and The Choice does OK in the latter category and quite well in the former. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/4 45% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "Like if Metallica had recorded its symphony-enhanced album 'S&M' not by playing with the orchestra but by having the ensemble play alone for five minutes, then stop for two minutes of Metallica, then repeat. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2.5/4 81% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Too funny to dismiss and too mild to endorse. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 3, 2016
0.5/4 28% Yoga Hosers "Fortunately for Smith, a lot of Yoga Hosers is just lame and boring. But the rest of the movie vomits all over it. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 27, 2016
1/4 44% The Hollars "Seeks only to manipulate into tears, coupled with embarrassing efforts to laugh through them. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 26, 2016
3/4 95% The Birth of a Nation "Essential as history and good, not great, as filmmaking. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 25, 2016
3.5/4 70% Swiss Army Man "Original, ambitious, absurd, honest and unexpectedly beautiful. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 24, 2016
2.5/4 94% Manchester by the Sea "Manchester by the Sea plants a lot of seeds, but it doesn't grow. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 24, 2016
3.5/4 86% Southside With You "A romantic, frustrated, compassionate, quietly moving film. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 24, 2016
2.5/4 9% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "A mix of laughs and guffaws and snorts that neither makes you proud of yourself nor makes you regret giving this fluff a shot. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 22, 2016
1.5/4 54% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "There are about zero times when it's clear why things are happening the way they're happening to these particular people. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3.5/4 91% Anomalisa (2015) "A dizzyingly intelligent and mature existential comedy that turns seemingly unavoidable on-screen discussion points into something enlightening and vital. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/4 93% Carol (2015) "Mara displays fondness and disinterest so naturally you can swear you know exactly what the character's thinking without her actually saying anything. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 22, 2015
1/4 80% Man Up (2015) "The kind of romantic comedy that reminds you why the genre continues to wheeze and sputter and die. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "A meandering tale of frontier justice, whose deceptions are neither shocking nor meaningful and whose stylized violence drifts into gratuitous brutality. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 21, 2015
1.5/4 62% Concussion (2015) "This story deserves a movie that allows for complex ideas, not just a blanket of corruption and a definitive statement of danger. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 14, 2015
0.5/4 0% The Ridiculous 6 "If you are the one person still watching these for fun because you think they're hilarious, please, please show yourself and explain it to me. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 11, 2015
0/4 72% Youth (2015) "One of the most beautiful dumpsters I've ever seen. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "After roughly 20 seconds of Redmayne and Vikander's nomination-worthy performances, you see the bond that exists between their characters. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/4 88% The Big Short (2015) "How many movies can you say are super-entertaining and super-informative? " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1/4 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Yarr, it blows. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2/4 60% Joy (2015) "It's the American dream as a nuance-free heroine steamroller, judging and holding accountable practically everyone else who gets developed as a character. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 7, 2015
2.5/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "A bit simple in the revenge-focused story department but visually rich and rarely less than striking. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3/4 91% James White (2015) "The rare movie that refuses to go easy on the experience of having a serious illness or what it takes to take care of someone who does. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 82% Chi-Raq (2015) "Part sermon, part stand-up special and entirely, bizarrely entertaining. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 3, 2015
1.5/4 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "What exec thought this was what people wanted around the holidays? Or ever. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2.5/4 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "Concerns about the onslaught of average diminish under the emotional weight of passing down family traditions, and warmth wins by a nose. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/4 94% Creed (2015) "As Weathers might have said on Arrested Development: Toughness, feeling, solid action, good performances: You got yourself a stew, man. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2/4 42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "Star-studded and stupid. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/4 67% The Night Before (2015) "It's the fun equivalent of a light day at work: You're glad to relax a little until you realize you're kinda bored and ready to go home before it's over. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Feels like the dead air when a politician finishes a point before the allotted time has run out. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2/4 31% By The Sea (2015) "Maybe it's a meta commentary meant to show that a voyeuristic peek into this marriage isn't as interesting as it may seem, and people should leave them alone. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/4 98% Brooklyn (2015) "The kind of movie that makes you want to hug someone you love, and thankful you've got them close enough to do so. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 72% Trumbo (2015) "Trumbo may not be filling, but in certain snappy moments, it's awfully tasty. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1.5/4 33% My All American (2015) "If you called it good clean fun, you'd be one-third right. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/4 43% The 33 (2015) "This story includes several nightmarish scenarios, yet the storytelling is its own kind of fraudulent nightmare. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "Should be called brilliant by anyone, regardless of where they work. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 53% I Smile Back (2015) "Silverman proves that she is a legit actress, not just 'pretty good for a comedian trying to get serious.' " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/4 68% Miss You Already (2015) "It's one of Hollywood's many dirty little secrets that Barrymore now only can do one or two things as an actress, and not at the same time. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/4 64% Spectre (2015) "What should feel like a clash among abused power, a world in turmoil and a resolute force of justice becomes underwhelming and basic, fitting for the theme song by the one-note Sam Smith. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Nov 3, 2015
2/4 73% Suffragette (2015) "Based on the fictional Maud's role in this saga and this saga's place in the bigger fight, it's questionable why this is the story being told. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 67% Nasty Baby (2015) "The real shock is how a low-key indie drama becomes so broad and overheated, hinging partly on a dumb joke and becoming one itself. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/4 61% Truth (2015) "Delivers sloppy reporting and questionable decision-making through the lens of a determined professional going up against demonized sticklers for details. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Only if you adore movies about white people patting themselves on the back for caring about non-white people should you go anywhere near Our Brand is Crisis. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 29% Burnt (2015) "A formulaic movie that advocates passion while practicing exactly the lack of imagination it laments. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/4 96% Room (2015) "The movie that finally should turn Larson from hugely underrated to a justly recognized talent. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Oct 22, 2015
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