Matthew Razak

Matthew Razak

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Examiner.com , Flixist.com
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
243
Location:
Yay Area

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Dawn is proof that with the right director and some care a remake or sequel can go further than anything that has come before it. Evidently there's still some creativity left in big budget Hollywood." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
28/100 25% Tammy (2014) " We're forced to watch uncomfortably as McCarthy seemingly shills herself out as the big, funny girl. " — Flixist.com
Posted Jul 2, 2014
72/100 82% Begin Again (2014) " There's plenty of good to watch here, but this time around Carney's soul seems to be missing. " — Flixist.com
Posted Jun 27, 2014
40/100 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " The film is somehow both over-plotted and yet completely lacking in story and the action just too disjointed to work. I still want a sequel, and that's because Optimus Prime riding on a Dinobot is really freaking awesome. " — Flixist.com
Posted Jun 27, 2014
85/100 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Sometimes it's good to be wrong... twice." — Flixist.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
78/100 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " It works in both action and humor and deftly handles what could have been an overly complicated story." — Flixist.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/5 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " For a man who mocks pop culture so well he can barely pull of the most American of pop culture, the western." — Examiner.com
Posted May 30, 2014
48/100 14% Blended (2014) " It does not make you want to gouge your eyes out in horror. It is not the anti-Christ. This is not a worse movie than Grown Ups 2. Not exactly praise, but it should take what it can get." — Flixist.com
Posted May 23, 2014
64/100 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " A charming cast makes it succeed, but a lack of willingness to really push boundaries never lets it become anything more. " — Flixist.com
Posted May 16, 2014
75/100 73% Godzilla (2014) " Godzilla might miss out on the perfect film it could be, but it's definitely the film it should be." — Flixist.com
Posted May 15, 2014
32/100 23% The Other Woman (2014) " It's a despicable film that clearly has no idea what it's doing as it contradicts its own themes, eventually landing in a big puddle of false feminism that would set the movement back years if anyone actually cared about the movie." — Flixist.com
Posted Apr 25, 2014
63/100 20% 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 59% 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 99% 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 78% 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 29% 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 29% 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 32% 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 55% 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 29% 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 35% 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 73% 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 55% 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
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