Matt Pais

Matt Pais

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Matt Pais's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 24% Zipper (2015) "A pathetic excuse for a political thriller that's pretty much embarrassing for everyone involved. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 93% Grandma (2015) "Elliott's compact, impassioned work deserves praise, and Tomlin's great, too, the entire movie. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 43% We Are Your Friends (2015) "Sweetly retrieves the EDM genre from the artificiality of elbow-throwing bros and emoji hearts. It's life as mash-up, idealism fighting to survive against adversity. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 25, 2015
1/4 41% No Escape (2015) "A barely written action-thriller about an American family hunted by faceless dudes with machetes in a never-identified Southeast Asian country. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 25, 2015
2.5/4 57% Ten Thousand Saints (2015) "Ethan Hawke is so funny in Ten Thousand Saints that he nearly keeps the movie afloat. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 20, 2015
1/4 83% Mistress America (2015) "The entertaining, life-in-a-holding-pattern wisdom of Frances Ha curdles into something abrasive and phony. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/4 65% Digging For Fire (2015) "When several of the year's movies have disappeared from my memory altogether, Digging for Fire is one I'll still want to think about. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/4 47% American Ultra (2015) "Sort of seems like it worked better on paper but also doesn't seem that good on paper. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/4 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Sometimes a performance is so good it leads people to think a movie is better than it is. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/4 90% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "A consistently entertaining look at the birth of extremely relevant music. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/4 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "An amusing placeholder for anyone who can't wait for Spectre, the next Bond movie. Which should be everyone, since Skyfall ruled. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 11, 2015
3.5/4 92% The End Of The Tour (2015) "A deeply human study of the internal impulses we indulge or hide, whether that pertains to intellect, attraction, emptiness or otherwise. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/4 26% Dark Places (2015) "A thriller that curls around you like a snake on the page only stacks information on the screen, unclear how to make suspense turn blood black. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 93% The Gift (2015) "Continually had me on edge, with an appreciation that the person behind a thriller actually wants audiences to feel intellectually challenged, not physically bludgeoned. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 6, 2015
0/4 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "An outstretched, moronic, drama-less time-suck that somehow manages to be less fun than Pixels, which was only slightly more enjoyable than slamming a door on your face. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 61% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Tiptoes toward cliches and then backs off, searching for something better. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 5, 2015
2/4 56% Samba (2015) "A weird mix of a formulaic story of slow-blooming love and a sometimes-piercing view of being forced to live off the grid. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Cruise is-and I say this nicely-a total maniac, which goes a long way toward cranking up an action sequence. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 30, 2015
1.5/4 26% Vacation (2015) "The Wieners Circle of comedy: mean, cheap and probably a lot less gross when intoxicated. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 28, 2015
2.5/4 67% Unexpected (2015) "The intimacy of its relationships and sense of scale mostly work in favor of a story about decisions and compromises. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/4 60% Southpaw (2015) "Why not Billy Redemption? Billy RiseAboveAdversity? Billy ComeOnYouCanDoItBuddy? We can do this all day. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/4 55% Paper Towns (2015) "It's all head, no heart, which is generally the opposite of those formative years. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 23, 2015
0.5/4 17% Pixels (2015) "Sandler's character so frequently and lazily insults people that his name should be Judgy McDickFace. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 22, 2015
2/4 40% Irrational Man (2015) "At what point do we just scream "No!" and say we will not tolerate another Woody Allen movie about a relationship between an older man and a younger woman? " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 22, 2015
2/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "A one-liner delivery system with quips where the story's supposed to be, throwing everything out of balance. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Funnier than Trainwreck and far better-told than Avengers: Age of Ultron, as most movies are. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 15, 2015
1/4 16% The Gallows (2015) "Scared teenagers. Darkness. TV static. Silence. Loud noises. Creepy mask. Total idiots. You get it. You've seen it. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/4 86% The Tribe (2015) "Winds up feeling like a gimmick, artificial and alarmist instead of authentic and revealing. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/4 97% Amy (2015) "Separates fame and success, person and star. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2.5/4 20% Self/less (2015) "Elegantly goofy. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2.5/4 22% The Strongest Man (2015) "Like the waves of the ocean its characters occasionally and semi-fearfully embrace, The Strongest Man continually goes in and out, connecting and drifting away. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 2, 2015
1.5/4 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Clank. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3.5/4 65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Everything Entourage wants to be and has no idea how to accomplish. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 29, 2015
2/4 82% Eden (2015) "If 'Half-assing your career will get you nowhere' counts as a big lesson for young artists, the music industry is in even bigger trouble than we thought. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/4 80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Way too close to zany, lacking a point of view and lingering at a distance from the primary issue at hand. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/4 82% The Overnight (2015) "Has a good sense of how appealing an unconventional release can be when enough anxiety/tension has accumulated. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2.5/4 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Constantly bounces between rotten and fresh, resulting in a tomato that's always resetting its own five-second rule on a dirty floor. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2/4 86% The Wolfpack (2015) "This is a fascinating story that deserves a much different film. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/4 85% Heaven Knows What (2015) "Undermined by the offscreen truth that makes the world onscreen no longer credible, lost souls only an intrigued filmmaker away from a chance at being saved. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/4 88% Dope (2015) "Decently entertaining but uneven and full of thinly drawn characters. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "The little details play like amusing stand-up at an all-ages, cognitive comedy club. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/4 49% Live From New York! (2015) "Live From New York, like former cast member/current 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon's interviewing style, is affectionate but thin. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2/4 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Seeks poetry, doesn't find it. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 81% Results (2015) "What begins as a study of potentially hopeless self-improvement becomes a funny, appealing look at loneliness and the motivations behind life's little fixes. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 11, 2015
4/4 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "This thing is just so wonderful, I almost don't want to say anything about it, so everyone can just go in and have the beautiful revelation that I did. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.5/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) "As much as I'd love for a movie called Jurassic Five, this saga isn't evolving, and probably should stop trying. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 10, 2015
1/4 13% Aloft (2015) "I'd call Aloft a slog, but it's not that enjoyable. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Captures the glorious sound and predatory noise competing to move from his head to the studio. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 94% Spy (2015) "How many movies can get your heart going during a fight sequence and then crack you up when the heroine accidentally pukes on the guy she just killed? Trust me, it works. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 4, 2015
1.5/4 32% Entourage (2015) "What might have been the chance to explore fractures that could emerge as money, fame and time complicate old bonds often just becomes Cameo: The Movie. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 2, 2015
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