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
2.5/4 13% 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 27% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Clank. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3.5/4 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Everything Entourage wants to be and has no idea how to accomplish. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 29, 2015
2/4 84% 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 45% 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 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "This is a fascinating story that deserves a much different film. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/4 86% 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 89% 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 48% 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 82% 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 81% Me & Earl & 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 15% 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 95% 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 31% 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
1.5/4 19% Aloha (2015) "Operates on cuteness overload, attempting to manufacture Crowe's trademark sentimentality only through cloying, artificial sweetener. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 28, 2015
2.5/4 50% San Andreas (2015) "Pretty scary and only moderately stupid. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 28, 2015
3/4 83% Animals (2015) "Has confidence and authenticity to spare. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 21, 2015
3/4 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "Rather than loud and desperate, it's relaxed and lonely, a reminder of how riveting it can be to see two well-drawn characters sitting and talking. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 21, 2015
3/4 76% Good Kill (2015) "The film is based on actual events and presents its disturbing gray area with urgency and sorrow. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 21, 2015
3/4 91% Slow West (2015) "Gives style a good name. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 21, 2015
2/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Joy sold separately. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 19, 2015
2.5/4 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) " A decent look back at an era of great music and iconic personalities that reminds how overdue a Keith Moon biopic is. Please cast Jason Schwartzman in that. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 14, 2015
1.5/4 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Characters constantly exhibit needless, unexamined cruelty toward others, whether it's a close friend, a co-worker or a collegiate mascot. I thought this was supposed to be fun? " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 13, 2015
3.5/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Like a rocket shot out of another rocket fired from a cannon. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 13, 2015
3/4 70% Welcome to Me (2015) "Highly gawkable. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 7, 2015
1.5/4 43% The D Train (2015) "Black's feeble attempt to make Dan funny and relatably wounded should inspire the executive who felt the actor needed a comeback to call whomever he/she needs to and mutter, 'Never mind.' " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 7, 2015
1.5/4 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Should have been released straight to single-occupant hotel rooms with the tagline, 'What else is on?' " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 7, 2015
2/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "A lot of movie, where not a lot is special. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 28, 2015
2/4 44% Adult Beginners (2015) "New ideas, people. Not asking too much here. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 23, 2015
1/4 62% The Water Diviner (2015) "While it's exciting that my watch learned to talk and yelled "Stop looking at me!" that doesn't excuse the two-hour incompetence festival that is The Water Diviner. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 23, 2015
1.5/4 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Lively delivers every line with an arrogant remove, like someone just asked to kiss her hand. It might be the most sepia-toned performance I've ever seen. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 23, 2015
1.5/4 17% The Squeeze (2015) "Imagine: Death threats. A $1 million bet. And it all rests on one. Round. Of golf. There's a reason thrillers aren't set on the fairway. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 91% Ex Machina (2015) "More tricky than smart. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3.5/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Kristen Stewart, in what might be her best performance to date, entirely holds her own with Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/4 48% True Story (2015) "Frequently bounces back and forth between something that lives up to its name and something that inspires skepticism and disbelief. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/4 31% Desert Dancer (2015) "Favors simple and tame to detailed and credible. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 9, 2015
0.5/4 30% The Longest Ride (2015) "As sexy as a rodeo clown and much slower. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.5/4 84% While We're Young (2015) "A triumphant examination of confusing efforts to figure out what to do with yourself as a human of any age. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2.5/4 67% 5 to 7 (2015) "Even if 5 to 7 sometimes feels like a romantic fantasy, it's grounded in compromises-haunting romanticism colliding with the imperfect way things actually are. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2.5/4 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Alternately entertaining and annoying. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 53% Woman in Gold (2015) "Understands the challenge and importance of remembering the painful past, especially in light of those who believe that today's lingering prejudices are perfectly acceptable. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 1, 2015
1.5/4 18% Serena (2015) "Takes all the excitement out of murder, deception and sponge baths. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 26, 2015
1.5/4 29% Get Hard (2015) "Getting huge laughs somewhere from Beavis and Butt-Head or their real-life equivalents. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/4 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "Ensures that no one can foolishly attribute this problem to a particular kind of person or institution. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 19, 2015
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