Matt Weitz

Matt Weitz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Dallas Morning News , Denver Rocky Mountain News
Total Reviews:
73

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
C 19% Just Go with It (2011) " Once again the hoary and apparently ineffable question comes up: Why won't Hollywood remake movies that actually need redoing?" — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 11, 2011
B- 55% Step Brothers (2008) " The engine that drives this flick is the chemistry between Mr. Reilly and Mr. Ferrell. The two obviously delight in each other's company, and it feels good and is funny to watch." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 25, 2008
B- 25% Drillbit Taylor (2008) " The jokes are funny, the acting is good (especially the three freshmen) and the film has an underlying sweetness that harkens back to 2004's Without a Paddle, which was also directed by Mr. Brill." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 21, 2008
C- 22% Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) " The palette is post-apocalyptic America, with generous squeezes of every cinematic pigment from The Omega Man to Mad Max to Night of the Living Dead. Really, the lack of flying saucers ultimately becomes quite amazing." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 21, 2007
B- 83% Grindhouse (2007) " Like the old drive-in speakers that you used to hang on your half-lowered car windows, it may not be the best way to experience the medium. But if your head's in the right place, it can be a heckuva lot of fun." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 9, 2007
B- 26% Ghost Rider (2007) " Neither contemptuous of its audience nor merely stupid, Ghost Rider's nonsensical histrionics are an almost perfect mirror of its comic-book source." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 16, 2007
C 21% The Hitcher (2007) " Ultimately, this is a bit of trash that will most comfortably line the cages of those who have no memory or attachment to the original. This in itself is an idea more terrifying than anything portrayed in The Hitcher." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jan 19, 2007
B+ 92% Volver (2006) " Volver qualifies as a must-see movie for the director's fans or for those who wish to admire one of the greatest living cinema artists." — Denver Rocky Mountain News
Posted Dec 22, 2006
B- 68% Hard Candy (2006) " Hard Candy is the kind of movie that fairly demands coffee and discussion afterward." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 27, 2006
C 37% Scary Movie 4 (2006) " Like the gags, many of the cameos don't pack a whole lot of punch, but enough succeed so that the viewer leaves with a mildly favorable impression. Regrettably, this is probably more a function of human psychology than moviemaking skill." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 13, 2006
C- 86% Slither (2006) " Slither tries (too hard) to cop the tongue-in-cheek silliness that marks some of the best examples of the genre and ultimately collapses atop itself. It's no Humanoids From the Deep." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 31, 2006
A- 92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) " This is a concert film with real soul, message and emotion. Its coin is all too rare these days." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 2, 2006
C 32% Imagine Me & You (2006) " The characterizations are wooden, the interaction maudlin and the plot totally predictable." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 2, 2006
C- 16% Underworld: Evolution (2006) " ... Underworld: Evolution registers visually but isn't alive enough to cast a reflection or shadow." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jan 20, 2006
B 55% Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!) (2006) " Go for Zucker! cleaned up at this year's German film awards. But why should an American moviegoer see it? If you're looking for a reason, here's one: It might be the first funny German movie you've ever seen." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 8, 2005
C+ 35% Must Love Dogs (2005) " The latest installment in film's ongoing habit of hooking itself up, Iditarod-like, to man's best friend for a little uplift in the adorability department." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 28, 2005
C- 13% Boogeyman (2005) " With all the movies out there, this is the last one you should pick." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 4, 2005
C- 4% Darkness (2004) " Plot elements exist for their own sake, with little or no explanation or relationship to each other, leaving the story such a muddle that it's hard to tell if the actors are doing their jobs." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 30, 2004
C+ 59% Mind the Gap (2005) " The coincidences are almost all supremely transparent and the characters gratingly quirky, two faults that committed acting almost redeems. But not quite." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 16, 2004
C 11% In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word and Deed (2004) " A rousing sermon for the choir." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 12, 2004
B 53% Faster (2004) " A must-see for gearheads and rewarding for the uninitiated." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 7, 2004
A- 57% SolarMax (2000) " A highly entertaining and educational picture of something to which most of us never give a second thought." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 30, 2004
B+ 63% À cause d'un garçon (You'll Get Over It) (2002) " You can see the emotions of the characters pass through the actors' faces and bodies. Mr. Baumgartner shines brightest, perhaps because his character is the most conflicted." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 30, 2004
B- 20% Grand Champion (2002) " Doesn't leave you wishing you could get your money back." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 23, 2004
D+ 0% National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2004) " A putative comedy that manages to degrade equally those on both sides of the screen." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 16, 2004
C+ 13% L.A. Twister (2004) " Fun and entertaining but ends up lending an air of contrivance that keeps you from taking it too much to heart." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 2, 2004
C+ 14% Without A Paddle (2004) " The movie does have funny moments, and there's a sweetness unusual in your standard stupid summer comedy." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 19, 2004
C 77% The Mudge Boy (2003) " Condescending tone ... contrivance ... and cliché." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 22, 2004
C+ 18% Soul Plane (2004) " It might be pushing it to recommend this movie for full admission, but it's probably worth a matinee or rental." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 27, 2004
C- 39% Seeing Other People (2004) " Every plot turn reinforces the conventionality of what pretends to be a groundbreaking concept." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 6, 2004
B+ 76% Bon Voyage (2004) " It melds lush period visuals, winning acting and the presence of some true screen legends into an engagingly watchable film." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 22, 2004
C- 6% Johnson Family Vacation (2004) " The film does have some funny moments, but they don't come consistently." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 7, 2004
B- 84% The Seagull's Laughter (Mávahlátur) (2001) " Part character study, part thriller and part coming-of-age drama, it doesn't quite pull these disparate elements completely together but is nonetheless entertaining and darkly funny." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 11, 2004
B+ 94% Power Trip (2003) " An arresting and fascinating story that's ultimately not only about politics and business, but also about the human condition itself." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 26, 2004
A- 99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003) " Interviews, images and events accumulate, driving the story to its sad end with the implacable momentum of a Greek tragedy." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 5, 2004
C 16% You Got Served (2004) " The movie dances when it should be developing, say, characters or story line." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 4, 2004
C- 16% The Big Bounce (2004) " One of the most soulless and least engaging films in recent memory." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jan 29, 2004
C 17% The Perfect Score (2004) " The acting isn't that great, despite good performances from Ms. Johansson and Mr. Nam." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jan 29, 2004
C- 23% Torque (2004) " Welcome to the last frontier in computer-generated effects -- where you're not even supposed to believe that what you're seeing is possible, just cool." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jan 15, 2004
B- 52% The Hebrew Hammer (2003) " An insubstantial but highly entertaining flick." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 20, 2003
C 13% Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003) " In true Hollywood fashion, this remake conjures up only about 80 percent of the appeal of its source, leaving the viewer with the question: Was this film really necessary?" — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 11, 2003
B 67% Adrenaline Rush (2006) " Educational as well as thrilling." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 28, 2003
C+ 78% Tupac - Resurrection (2003) " It's a tale told well, but from a definite perspective." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 13, 2003
C+ 69% Dude Where's the Party (2003) " Town mouse/country mouse isn't exactly the freshest conceit, but the poignancy of the identity issues and the freshness of the cultural glimpses push this film through the occasional slow and/or stale parts." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 6, 2003
C+ 63% Small Voices (2003) " Small Voices is a trip to another culture that is enjoyable, even inspiring, in spite of its faults." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 30, 2003
C- 22% Manna From Heaven (2002) " You can tell what Manna wants to be -- a light-hearted-yet-profound, feel-good flick in the same vein as It's a Wonderful Life -- but it falls woefully short." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 23, 2003
B 92% School of Rock (2003) " Not only is the heart of rock 'n' roll still beating, it's also highly amusing." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 3, 2003
B- 68% La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law) (2000) " Herod's Law is beautifully photographed, its imagery glazed with a sepia patina that suggests dust and neglect." — Denver Rocky Mountain News
Posted Oct 2, 2003
B+ 36% The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003) " The heart of The Gospel of John ... is Mr. Cusick's performance." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 25, 2003
C- 0% Hangman's Curse (2003) " Glacial pacing and a series of highly unlikely plot contrivances manage to obscure positive attributes and leave you feeling like you've just seen a rather mediocre TV movie-of- the-week." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 11, 2003
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