Matt Pais

Matt Pais

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

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Showing 1 - 50 of 2011
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 43% Adult Beginners (2015) " New ideas, people. Not asking too much here. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 23, 2015
1/4 60% 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 18% 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 90% Ex Machina (2015) " More tricky than smart. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3.5/4 90% 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 32% Desert Dancer (2015) " Favors simple and tame to detailed and credible. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 9, 2015
0.5/4 29% The Longest Ride (2015) " As sexy as a rodeo clown and much slower. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.5/4 85% 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 65% 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 82% 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
2/4 16% The Gunman (2015) " Surprising how much this well-shot disappointment runs from the situation it introduces in order to make sure the white guy gets to the bottom of his own problem. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 96% It Follows (2015) " Creates a quiet just waiting to be pierced, observing the experience of being young and finding normalcy punctured by something new and potentially scary. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 31% Insurgent (2015) " Puts the urgent in Insurgent. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2.5/4 96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) " While there's no denying the chilling implications of the film and this organization, it's hard not to wonder about the many threads Going Clear leaves untouched. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2.5/4 97% '71 (2015) " The best moments of '71 plop us in a scary situation, alive with the uncertainty of chaos as it happens. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1.5/4 60% Run All Night (2015) " For something new and different, Run All Night stars Liam Neeson (Taken) as a concerned parent with a particular set of deadly skills. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1/4 85% Cinderella (2015) " Really, really made me mad. Like, seething. Like, I want this entire review to be: WHAT IS THE POINT WHAT IS THE POINT WHAT IS THE POINT WHAT IS THE POINT WHAT IS THE POINT?! " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/4 62% Maps to the Stars (2015) " Likely fascinating only to people who can't believe celebrities get constipated too. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 8, 2015
1.5/4 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) " It would be difficult to care less about all this. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) " Brings warmth to its silliness, underscoring its sense of humor with the loneliness of characters doomed to watch their loved ones die. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 56% Focus (2015) " 20 times hotter, 200 times smarter than Fifty Shades of Grey. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 26, 2015
0.5/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) " A douchebaggery-bedazzled sack of misery. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/4 59% The Last 5 Years (2015) " Great even if you hate musicals. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2/4 71% The DUFF (2015) " Whitman brings such kindness to Bianca that the movie almost sometimes sort of works as empowering evidence of many teens' flawed, self-esteem-driven perspectives. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/4 79% McFarland USA (2015) " Inspiring, authentic proof that a legacy and a family have to start somewhere. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 19, 2015
1.5/4 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) " Unofficially titled, So, Can I Spank You or What?, Grey leaves you with a question you don't want to ask after a movie or after sex: Is that it? " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 12, 2015
2.5/4 64% The Rewrite (2015) " Shows how sharp lines and strong supporting performances can elevate the ordinary to something you tell friends to add to the middle of their Netflix queue. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 12, 2015
2/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) " Starts a little cheeky but gradually becomes the entire butt, first figuratively, then literally. (Don't ask.) " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 12, 2015
2.5/4 36% Hits (2015) " Rather than commenting on pop culture garbage, the film merely points at common knowledge and says, 'I hate that too.' " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 10, 2015
1.5/4 13% Seventh Son (2015) " A movie that's hard to believe anyone was passionate enough about to write/make/finish. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3.5/4 92% Girlhood (2015) " About a million times better than Boyhood. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) " A black hole where fun goes to die. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/4 91% Mommy (2015) " These three performances are simply perfect. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 30, 2015
2.5/4 82% Black Sea (2015) " A conventional underwater boat movie, albeit one that's well-made enough so that when you turn to each other after the movie and shrug, you mean it in a good way. Sort of. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 30, 2015
2/4 37% Black or White (2015) " A discussion is better than none, but the conversation can be improved. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 30, 2015
2/4 36% Song One (2015) " There's a short film in Song One, or maybe a heart-wrenching song. Sometimes less is more, and that's all there is to say. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/4 49% Cake (2015) " Neither painful nor powerful. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 22, 2015
1.5/4 11% The Boy Next Door (2015) " Mostly commits to the tamely predictable, with not nearly enough crazy to become awesome crap. (Rent Left Behind now.) " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/4 54% Spare Parts (2015) " Puts a nice heart in a rusty vehicle. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 16, 2015
2/4 28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) " A movie that's slightly better than you expect when you watch it on the plane-while being glad you waited to see it until you were killing time, half-asleep. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) " Throughout, Cotillard, conveying shame and desperation without ever being showy about it, brings meaning to every movement and posture. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 98% Paddington (2015) " An incredibly charming family flick that, if it were a toy, would come in a box marked, "Recommended for ages 3-90." " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 89% Still Alice (2015) " Simple and direct, rather than a discovery. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 15, 2015
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