Matthew Razak

Matthew Razak

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Publications:
Examiner.com , Flixist.com
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
232
Location:
Yay Area

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
63/100 22% Sabotage (2014) " Somewhere between Arnold's recent fare of dumb action and Ayers's history of dark, smart cop dramas we find Sabotage" — Flixist.com
Posted Mar 28, 2014
68/100 77% Noah (2014) " Noah works when its about Noah. " — Flixist.com
Posted Mar 28, 2014
54/100 56% 13 Sins (2014) " While the move does have some visually striking moments, and a fantastic mob kill to push it into slasher territory it can't put its interesting pieces together into something that thrills or scares." — Flixist.com
Posted Mar 12, 2014
92/100 100% Boyhood (2014) " From the moment a train pulled into a station filmmakers have been trying to present life to us -- to tell us its story -- and Linklater may have now come the closest." — Flixist.com
Posted Mar 12, 2014
75/100 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " This is the Veronica Mars fans have been dying for, and if that means non-fans aren't going to have as good a time as fans at the movie then screw them, they should be fans in the first place." — Flixist.com
Posted Mar 8, 2014
3/5 33% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " 3 Days to Kill is a bit confused about what it wants to be, but some of the things its trying on work and that makes it worth killing some time with -- just not at full price at a movie theater." — Examiner.com
Posted Feb 21, 2014
55/100 24% Pompeii (2014) " The thinking seems to be that when you already know that everyone is going to die at the end it makes it kind of hard to make any plot interesting so why not try them all out and see if any stick. " — Flixist.com
Posted Feb 21, 2014
77/100 48% RoboCop (2014) " Despite its tonal issues, RoboCop is a blast to see and a fantastic return to a new form for a character that always deserved more love." — Flixist.com
Posted Feb 12, 2014
5/5 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " Round the kids up (or don't), plop yourself down in a theater (no need to pay extra for 3D) and get ready to remember how great it was to open a box of random LEGO parts and find the world was just full of blocky possibilities of where to go next." — Examiner.com
Posted Feb 7, 2014
50/100 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " The Monuments Men is the kind of film you flip over to accidentally when searching through channels and finally watch it. Then is a perfect time to sit through it, but it doesn't warrant anymore viewing effort than happenstance allows. " — Flixist.com
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " That Awkward Moment feels awkward itself as it shouts out desperately for us to tell it how clever and funny it is." — Examiner.com
Posted Jan 31, 2014
38/100 18% Ride Along (2014) " Don't even get in the car." — Flixist.com
Posted Jan 17, 2014
59/100 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Chris Pine as Jack Ryan in a true spy thriller could do marvels if the first half of this movie is any indication. Too bad there's a second half. " — Flixist.com
Posted Jan 17, 2014
20/100 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " I am now staking my claim that despite the fact that I have seen no other 2014 movies, none of them will be worse than this. " — Flixist.com
Posted Jan 10, 2014
58/100 30% Grudge Match (2013) " Grudge Match is definitely not your best option in theaters this holiday. Far, far, far, far... far... really, really, really far from it. That being said, and despite the fact that it is cliche and obvious, the movie delivers some heart." — Flixist.com
Posted Dec 24, 2013
82/100 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " If you're a fan of Jackson's prolific Middle Earth than you're going to be a fan of this movie. If you came to see the original story of The Hobbit unfold then you'll like about 20 minutes. " — Flixist.com
Posted Dec 13, 2013
39/40 46% The Book Thief (2013) " At the end of the film, Death comments that he sees humanity's beauty and ugliness and always wonders how the same thing can be both. Well, The Book Thief isn't both. It's just ugly." — Flixist.com
Posted Nov 15, 2013
80/100 69% About Time (2013) " It almost ignores its central time travel concept and instead focuses on an unbridled joy in love. Can that get too sweet and sugary? Of course, but sometimes a dose of sweet and sugary is perfectly welcome. " — Flixist.com
Posted Nov 1, 2013
75/100 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Your worst fears might be true; Ender's Game has really been turned into an action movie, but it does just enough to still reflect the social and emotional issues that the book tackles." — Flixist.com
Posted Nov 1, 2013
57/100 34% The Counselor (2013) " I'm all for movies that don't hold your hand, but ambiguity should not be mistaken for intelligence." — Flixist.com
Posted Oct 25, 2013
72/100 80% Curse of Chucky (2013) " By grounding the film in a haunted house-style horror movie and making Chucky a creepy doll again, while still maintaining the warped humor that the first three films had, it may deliver the best film in the franchise." — Flixist.com
Posted Oct 23, 2013
52/100 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " I really want to see the movie that Cumberbatch thought he was in because his performance has so many interesting aspects it couldn't possibly be for what amounts to a nearly paint by numbers thriller. " — Flixist.com
Posted Oct 18, 2013
66/100 49% Carrie (2013) " Carrie does just enough new to excuse iTs existence as a remake, but it never truly gets its own ball rolling." — Flixist.com
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/5 29% Machete Kills (2013) " The decision to put a trailer for Machete Kills Again... in Space! at the beginning of the film might have been a mistake since that looks better than this one." — Examiner.com
Posted Oct 11, 2013
35/100 9% Runner Runner (2013) " Paying for this movie won't make you angry, but it will give you a chance to catch a solid nap in a nice cool theater." — Flixist.com
Posted Oct 4, 2013
100/100 97% Gravity (2013) " This is a movie for movie theaters. This is a film that cannot be appreciated to its full extent off of the big screen. Gravity is why movie theaters exist." — Flixist.com
Posted Oct 4, 2013
51/100 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a sequel that wasn't needed and feels like it." — Flixist.com
Posted Sep 27, 2013
68/100 58% Riddick (2013) " The entire experience has a pulp feel to it, like they're channeling old science fiction serials." — Flixist.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
86/100 74% You're Next (2013) " This is one of the most creative, original, genre exploring blood baths in a good long while." — Flixist.com
Posted Aug 20, 2013
59/60 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " It's just too bad that no one reeled in Daniels' direction as he too often lets the film turn into a sermon instead of a lesson." — Flixist.com
Posted Aug 16, 2013
63/100 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " Kick-Ass 2 contains almost all the same themes and ideas as the original, but it wears them on its sleeve and in its openness loses the very themes it is so obviously trying to express. " — Flixist.com
Posted Aug 15, 2013
71/100 47% We're The Millers (2013) " It's easy to point out the faults in We're the Millers because it is definitely not a complete comedy, but it is the funniest one this summer." — Flixist.com
Posted Aug 7, 2013
66/100 86% The Conjuring (2013) " This isn't an instant classic, but it definitely reaffirms that Wan can do some interesting things within the horror genre. " — Flixist.com
Posted Jul 19, 2013
75/100 67% Turbo (2013) " I feel the need... the need for speed(y snails)" — Flixist.com
Posted Jul 19, 2013
38/100 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " It's almost funny that Sandler's films about being older are his most immature, as if in an attempt to make a movie about recapturing youth, he's showing us exactly why you shouldn't. " — Flixist.com
Posted Jul 12, 2013
68/100 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " It should have been something special, and all we got was more of the norm." — Flixist.com
Posted Jul 12, 2013
46/100 60% The Bling Ring (2013) " The film simply is what it is, and that is boring." — Flixist.com
Posted Jun 21, 2013
70/100 67% World War Z (2013) " Holy crap, it doesn't suck." — Flixist.com
Posted Jun 20, 2013
72/100 56% Man of Steel (2013) " By focusing on the super and not the man Man of Steel doesn't deliver Superman." — Flixist.com
Posted Jun 13, 2013
67/100 34% The Internship (2013) " You may come away from it with your heart warmed and your feel-good comedy spot hit, but you won't come away from it remembering anything." — Flixist.com
Posted Jun 7, 2013
46/100 11% After Earth (2013) " After Earth is not as bad as The Last Airbender. Yes, you heard it here first: After Earth is not as bad as one of the worst big budget films ever released. So, better than bad? It still ain't good." — Flixist.com
Posted May 31, 2013
5/5 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " What's impressive is that it tops its predecessor, a film that already did big, ridiculous action perfectly." — Examiner.com
Posted May 23, 2013
81/100 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " What I want to believe is that Luhrmann was striving for his own green light at the end of the pier, and the only way he knew how to even try to reach it was to go all out. If he succeeded is up to you, but I'm a believer in his truly orgastic attempt." — Flixist.com
Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " That is why Iron Man 3 does a very smart thing, something comic fans have always known is what makes comics great: it takes a superhero and focuses on the man." — Examiner.com
Posted May 3, 2013
70/100 49% Pain & Gain (2013) " For most directors this film would be high octane, but for Bay it's practically a three hour art house film showing a flower blooming in excruciatingly slow motion." — Flixist.com
Posted Apr 26, 2013
79/100 78% 42 (2013) " While it may not be the best baseball film ever, the movie leading up to that cliched home run crack of the bat is definitely worth watching. " — Flixist.com
Posted Apr 12, 2013
69/100 83% From Up On Poppy Hill (2013) " A wonderfully gorgeous and nostalgic film whose story doesn't live up to its look. " — Flixist.com
Posted Apr 8, 2013
5/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) " Bloody, disgusting, dark, scary and all with just a very small hint of that classic Raimi slapstick, the new Evil Dead delivers what you'd expect in spades and then goes beyond to both gross you out and kick some butt." — Examiner.com
Posted Apr 5, 2013
69/70 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " Now you know G.I. Joe: Retaliation is a fun movie, and knowing is half the battle." — Flixist.com
Posted Mar 27, 2013
44/100 38% Admission (2013) " "Hey, look who's here," the film says excitedly as Rudd and Fey routinely attempt to make a stale screenplay humorous, "Why aren't you laughing at them?"" — Flixist.com
Posted Mar 22, 2013
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