Matt Patches

Matt Patches

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Film.com , GeekNation , Hollywood.com , IGN Movies , ScreenCrush , Time Out New York
Total Reviews:
210

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
8.8/10 87% Foxcatcher (2014) " There's not a hint of fantasy in Foxcatcher and it's still the scariest monster movie of the year." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 12, 2014
6.9/10 76% Rosewater (2014) " There's not enough danger, discovery or significance to Rosewater, but as a historical document it's substantive." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 12, 2014
7.8/10 89% Big Game " Big Game is the movie young kids should watch with their parents before graduating to Die Hard." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 12, 2014
5.8/10 62% St. Vincent (2014) " Murray takes full advantage, dressing down and griming up[...]. The movie, befuddled by the talent at hand, stands frozen, staring at Murray like a deer in headlights." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 12, 2014
8/10 85% The Imitation Game (2014) " Headhunters director Morten Tyldum and Benedict Cumberbatch, at the top of his game, forge the definitive account of Turing's life." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 8, 2014
9.5/10 100% The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2014) " A pinnacle of animation in the new millennium." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 8, 2014
6.8/10 56% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " Comedy saves clunky introspection at every turn." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 8, 2014
7.2/10 78% The Theory of Everything (2014) " Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones enliven a straightforward, BBC-grade drama with two mesmerizing performances, antithetical but equally assertive." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 7, 2014
5.4 68% The Equalizer (2014) " The Equalizer's blue collar melodrama is rich with potential, but squandered on self-seriousness and slow-motion action techniques past their prime." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 7, 2014
7.1/10 50% The Judge (2014) " It's hard to throw the book at a movie as dextrous and polished The Judge, even with its laundry list of dramatic crimes." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 5, 2014
5.1/10 40% Life After Beth (2014) " Life After Beth arrives more like Frankenstein's Monster than the revived corpse of a well-worn genre. " — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 14, 2014
7.9/10 67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " Hallström designs The Hundred-Foot Journey to provoke smiles, tears, and stomach growls. It's not filling, but it's tasty." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 8, 2014
6.7/10 59% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) " Deepsea Challenge 3D dives to the depths of modern Earthly exploration, but Cameron steals too much of the spotlight. " — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4.8/10 21% Into The Storm (2014) " A moment of weightlessness in the eye of the storm is literally and figuratively transcendent. Into the Storm is aware of how to be effective, if only grand blockbusterisms would get out of its way." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
7.8/10 78% Get On Up (2014) " Reflective of James Brown's invigorating, transcendent music, Tate Taylor's Get on Up blares and bangs its way through the iconic soul singer's life, kept on beat by star Chadwick Boseman's explosive energy." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 1, 2014
8.2/10 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " A naturalistic thriller that gives itself over to the tremendous, hushed force of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman." — IGN Movies
Posted Jul 23, 2014
8.7/10 97% Life Itself (2014) " Life Itself is a vibrant portrait of critic Roger Ebert's life, translating his prolific career into a living essay on life, death, and culture." — IGN Movies
Posted Jul 2, 2014
6.9/10 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " Earth to Echo is a simple, sentimental tribute to the glory days of '80s kid movies, but the adventure's derailed by the rigid qualities of found footage packaging." — IGN Movies
Posted Jul 2, 2014
6.7/10 24% Tammy (2014) " A road movie without a map, Tammy fuses Melissa McCarthy's patented comedy with character commentary for a messy, ambitious, slapstick drama." — IGN Movies
Posted Jul 2, 2014
6/10 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Clint Eastwood's stilted Broadway adaptation reeks of anti-art appreciation." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
9.2/10 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " Roaring action, thoughtful geekery, and a knockout performance by Chris Evans send Snowpiercer speeding out of the station and into the sci-fi history books." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
6.2/10 55% The Signal (2014) " Stylish sci-fi visuals aren't enough to keep The Signal from collapsing under its own emo poetics and landing in a dead zone." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 13, 2014
5.8/10 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " The natural Shailene Woodley and a handful of solid supporting performances can't keep The Fault in Our Stars from succumbing to the toxic effects of sap. " — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 6, 2014
6.2/10 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " There's no denying the feel good vibes of a well-crafted athletic drama... But the story of two Indian strong arms shipped from Mumbai to Major League Baseball training camp veers dangerously close to the all-too-common savior narrative." — IGN Movies
Posted May 14, 2014
88% The Discoverers (2014) " The Discoverers gets lost in woods of indie land at times, with a few of its asides feeling arbitrary and reaching jokes, but Schwarz assembled the perfect cast to tell his story." — Hollywood.com
Posted May 12, 2014
5/10 34% Stage Fright (2014) " Horror movies can get away with inconsequential plot details. Musicals aren't as lucky. The two can play nice, but in Stage Fright they're like two halves of a schizophrenic psychopath's inner monologue. " — IGN Movies
Posted May 7, 2014
6.4/10 12% Walk Of Shame (2014) " It's the rare goofy comedy in dire need of thoughtfulness, the kind of reality that's implicit in male-driven movies because life's so male-dominated in the first place." — IGN Movies
Posted May 2, 2014
5.1/10 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " If Walker was still with us, we'd write Brick Mansions as lame action filler; With tragedy lingering, the movie just seems unfair." — IGN Movies
Posted Apr 24, 2014
89% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) " Even if the characters aren't fully conceived, the perspectives are. With Stand Clear, Fleischner has delivered a great "New York movie," because he shows us his New York." — Hollywood.com
Posted Apr 23, 2014
7/10 19% Transcendence (2014) " The film will either grip or bore one to tears, depending on a tolerance for speculative babble." — GeekNation
Posted Apr 17, 2014
6.4/10 50% Hateship Loveship (2014) " So many smart choices, meandering to a nothing conclusion." — IGN Movies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
7.1/10 62% Draft Day (2014) " Draft Day is basically Noah for sports fans." — IGN Movies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4.7/10 48% Rio 2 (2014) " Roaring new songs are countered by apparent missed opportunities. Even the message is bunk." — IGN Movies
Posted Apr 9, 2014
5/10 19% Sabotage (2014) " If 'Sabotage' could sever the action from the character and overarching mystery, it would be plain ol' Schwarzenegger fun." — ScreenCrush
Posted Mar 28, 2014
6.3/10 53% Blood Ties (2014) " Visually a throwback to the era of Sidney Lumet's NYC crime dramas of the 1970s, the slow-moving Blood Ties features fine performances from Clive Owen and Billy Crudup, but wastes Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, and Mila Kunis." — IGN Movies
Posted Mar 26, 2014
7/10 89% Cheap Thrills (2014) " You're either in or your out from minute one." — ScreenCrush
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/10 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Is this movie trying to make me angry?" — ScreenCrush
Posted Mar 20, 2014
5.8/10 41% Divergent (2014) " The tentpole landscape is sorely in need of strong female leads - but not like this." — IGN Movies
Posted Mar 17, 2014
8.6/10 73% Enemy (2014) " Villeneuve throws meaty clues for us chew on, his direction amplifying the thematic boil while keeping us on the edge of our seats." — IGN Movies
Posted Mar 14, 2014
6.7/10 22% Need For Speed (2014) " Now that Fast & Furious has gone the way of the superhero blockbusters, Need for Speed rides alongside as a ridiculous spectacle of practical, vehicular mayhem." — GeekNation
Posted Mar 12, 2014
78% Veronica Mars (2014) " The Veronica Mars movie is, finally, a reality. It was worth the wait." — Guardian
Posted Mar 9, 2014
6.7/10 93% Journey To The West (2014) " Director Stephen Chow's action fantasy film Journey to the West is a miss, but a wild, reverent, explosive miss." — IGN Movies
Posted Mar 6, 2014
8.7/10 89% The Wind Rises (2014) " The film doesn't take the obvious moralistic steps that could avert backlash - it's pure Miyazaki, a perspective influenced by history and reflective of a 50-year career. " — IGN Movies
Posted Feb 28, 2014
7.1/10 60% Non-Stop (2014) " What might happen if Agatha Christie was forced to pen her own version of Taken" — IGN Movies
Posted Feb 26, 2014
4/10 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " For those who thought 'Taken' needed more filler, this movie. " — ScreenCrush
Posted Feb 21, 2014
7.7/10 53% Jimmy P. (2014) " The fine lead performances by Benicio del Toro and Mathieu Amalric are the highlights of the artfully crafted, fact-based drama Jimmy P., which tries (sometimes in vain) to make psychotherapy cinematically intriguing." — IGN Movies
Posted Feb 18, 2014
8.6/10 68% About Last Night (2014) " What a difference an R-rating can make when stomping through the well-worn grounds of romantic comedy territory." — IGN Movies
Posted Feb 14, 2014
6.6/10 15% Endless Love (2014) " If only genuine Nicholas Sparks adaptations could derail as gloriously as Endless Love." — IGN Movies
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3.9/10 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " There's nothing mythic about this Hercules. " — Film.com
Posted Jan 10, 2014
8.5/10 93% All Is Lost (2013) " All Is Lost boils down the art of filmmaking to the essential parts, making even the slightest decisions evident and powerful." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 16, 2013
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