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
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
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 75% 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 67% 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 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Like a rocket shot out of another rocket fired from a cannon. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 13, 2015
3/4 71% Welcome to Me (2015) "Highly gawkable. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 7, 2015
1.5/4 44% 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 63% 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 92% 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 45% 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 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "As sexy as a rodeo clown and much slower. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.5/4 83% 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 52% 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 17% 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 30% Insurgent (2015) "Puts the urgent in Insurgent. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2.5/4 93% 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 60% 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 13% 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 57% 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 60% 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 75% 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
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