Matthew Razak

Matthew Razak

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications: ,
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
Yay Area

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 243
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
72/100 55% Man of Steel (2013) " By focusing on the super and not the man Man of Steel doesn't deliver Superman." —
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." —
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." —
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." —
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." —
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." —
Posted May 3, 2013
70/100 50% 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." —
Posted Apr 26, 2013
79/100 79% 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. " —
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. " —
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." —
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." —
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?"" —
Posted Mar 22, 2013
48/100 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " New drinking game: take a shot every time the American Flag or a Presidential portrait shows up in Olympus Has Fallen." —
Posted Mar 21, 2013
53/100 43% The Call (2013) " Cut to black. No. Really. There's a 3 second cut to black that can be interpreted as nothing else than a warning to not go on from here." —
Posted Mar 15, 2013
78/100 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " This isn't perfect, but it's a crazy interesting movie to watch." —
Posted Mar 15, 2013
40/100 23% Angels Sing (2013) " Not sure how it made it off the Hallmark Channel to the big screen." —
Posted Mar 13, 2013
88/100 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " It's an impressively simple film that hits all the right notes between drama and humor." —
Posted Mar 12, 2013
80/100 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " What's obvious here is that Joss Whedon is a great director, Shakespeare is a great writer and if you get a cast together that really clicks you're going to make a fun movie." —
Posted Mar 11, 2013
58/100 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " I was really torn about this movie so I decided to like it because Bruce Campbell is in it." —
Posted Mar 8, 2013
54/100 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " There are definitely worse things than a movie that's just a bit of fun without doing anything special. Of course, there are definitely much better things too." —
Posted Mar 1, 2013
57/100 56% Snitch (2013) " A bit of editing down and a lot less self-importance could have made this not only a compelling drama, but a compelling argument that Johnson could be more than just an action star." —
Posted Feb 22, 2013
32/100 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " John McClean goes to Chernobyl. That's where we're at. Chernobyl." —
Posted Feb 14, 2013
52/100 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " You want blood (check), fights (check), breasts (check) and Christian Slater acting like a mad man (check). If that is absolutely all you want out of this movie then you are not going to leave displeased." —
Posted Feb 1, 2013
88/100 83% Persistence Of Vision " Schreck has crafted a moving tribute to Richard Williams's artistic ambition, and at the same time celebrates the melancholy beauty of impossible dreams." —
Posted Jan 22, 2013
67/100 60% The Last Stand (2013) " No, Arnold still can't act all that well, and may have in fact lost a step since his heyday, but the man is given the lines he needs and spits them out like an old pro." —
Posted Jan 18, 2013
2/5 65% Mama (2013) " Mama turns out to be a film that doesn't go far enough into its own concept, skirting the edges of edginess without ever wanting to actually commit to it." —
Posted Jan 17, 2013
52/100 32% Gangster Squad (2013) " Where originality goes to get mowed down by a Tommy gun." —
Posted Jan 11, 2013
86/100 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " The story of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden starts long before he was shot in his outpost in Pakistan, and if you're looking for the tale of Seal Team Six and their heroics that night than this is not your movie." —
Posted Jan 11, 2013
95/100 70% Les Misérables (2012) " While nothing will be as powerful as seeing it live on stage, Hooper directs the film with a straight forward brashness that shows a brave faith in his actors and the material." —
Posted Dec 20, 2012
51/100 38% The Guilt Trip (2012) " A movie that's only true achievement is that it remains palatable instead of veering off into the "KILL IT BEFORE IT DESTROYS ALL OF FUNNY THINGS!" zone." —
Posted Dec 19, 2012
2/5 51% This is 40 (2012) " If the goal of Apatow was to make a film that in itself was a metaphor for a 40-year-old person having a failed mid-life crises than he succeeded, if it was to actually make a good movie about being 40 than he failed." —
Posted Dec 19, 2012
82/100 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " It may not be the story the book told in content and tone, but it's the story it had to be... plus 30 minutes." —
Posted Dec 13, 2012
77/100 62% Hitchcock (2012) " A few hitches, but they don't cock it up too much. " —
Posted Nov 23, 2012
54/100 74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) " You leave feeling like they took the images of these characters of childhood wonder and emptied them out of all their wonder. " —
Posted Nov 21, 2012
5/5 92% Skyfall (2012) " Bond. James Bond is back." —
Posted Nov 8, 2012
80/100 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " They adapted the story for the medium instead of the medium for the story, and it's a beautiful thing to see." —
Posted Oct 26, 2012
68/100 61% Tai Chi Zero (2012) " The true gist is a kung fu movie for the modern age: jam packed full of the hyper kinetic stimuli of an ADHD generation." —
Posted Oct 22, 2012
33/100 12% Alex Cross (2012) " If the Alex Cross books are known for being poorly written with bland characters, little emotion and plots that never amount to anything than this movie is one of the best adaptations I have ever seen." —
Posted Oct 19, 2012
5/5 85% End of Watch (2012) " For the most part End of Watch is about nothing, which is to say it's about life. Specifically it's a very real, sobering look at two people who happen to be cops." —
Posted Sep 21, 2012
35/100 42% Step Up Revolution (2012) " Spectacle works if you can keep it cohesive and making sense, but Speer and his editor chop his dance sequences together like one shot doesn't affect the other. " —
Posted Jul 27, 2012
5/5 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " By completely changing the tone and focus of the film, Nolan smartly makes it nearly impossible to compare Rises to its predecessor. " —
Posted Jul 19, 2012
49/100 51% Savages (2012) " If the change in ending was Stone's idea then he's truly lost it, but if it was the studio's idea then they're the real savages." —
Posted Jul 6, 2012
75/100 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " There's far less wonder and amazement than in Raimi's initial outing." —
Posted Jul 3, 2012
3/5 80% Magic Mike (2012) " if McConaughey got any better at playing himself he might cause some sort of paradox." —
Posted Jun 29, 2012
75/100 68% Ted (2012) " Do you like to laugh? Go see Ted." —
Posted Jun 29, 2012
72/100 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) " What you wouldn't expect is for a film where Abraham Lincoln uses a silver-tipped axe to chop of vampires head to be played straight. Well, as straight as an action film featuring a Civil War jam packed with vampires can be." —
Posted Jun 22, 2012
32/100 13% Piranha 3DD (2012) " Piranha 3DD is a shining example of a movie so bad that it's awful." —
Posted Jun 4, 2012
40/100 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " Forgetting the fact that we're supposed to accept Stewart as fairer than Theron in the first place (seriously, who cast this movie?), Theron's incredible performance is destroyed by the lines she has to deliver." —
Posted Jun 1, 2012
50/100 19% Chernobyl Diaries (2012) " Chernobyl Diaries is a great movie to rent and watch for 85 minutes and then eject the disk before the ending truly ruins it." —
Posted May 25, 2012
66/100 70% Men in Black III (2012) " The most important thing is that Men in Black III is actually fun." —
Posted May 25, 2012
35/100 22% What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) " The closest they come to a minority is Jennifer Lopez adopting a black baby, which is about as much of a minority experience as getting a taxi easily in New York." —
Posted May 18, 2012
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