Alex Hudson

Alex Hudson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Alex is the General Manager of Exclaim! Media, a Canada-wide arts and entertainment magazine, where he runs the film reviews section. He can be found on Twitter or Instagram at @chippedhip.
Publications: Exclaim!

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/10 41% Den of Thieves (2018) The complete lack of likeable characters is a problem for a heist movie - in this struggle between violent criminals and corrupt cops, we don't particularly care who wins. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 21% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) The Cloverfield Paradox is too silly to live up to its potential. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
2/10 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Ever wondered what The Room or Birdemic would have looked like with a boardroom of producers and a $55 million budget? Here you go. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
5/10 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time feels like a missed opportunity. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
4/10 49% Flower (2018) Really, there's nothing cute or quirky about an underage kid who keeps a penis sketchbook of all the adults she blackmails, but this film seems to be trying to convince us otherwise. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 16% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Here's the truth from me: as dumb as this movie was, I kind of enjoyed it. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
4/10 35% I Feel Pretty (2018) It's disappointing that the film often uses its own message as fodder for a cheap gag. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
4/10 53% Bad Samaritan (2018) Bad Samaritan has all the cleverness of a shovel to the head. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
7/10 67% The Seagull (2018) It's fairly easy to suspend disbelief, since the characters are deeply realistic and uncomfortably relatable. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
8/10 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Rather than skewering the superhero genre, it largely plays by the rules, and the result is a gripping action flick. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
9/10 89% Hereditary (2018) This is a film that friends will dare one another to watch and then regret it instantly, and it takes a certain masochistic streak to enjoy. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) This is a by-the-numbers redux of the first Incredibles movie - it's fun to watch, but it's too predictable to be truly gripping. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 47% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The times when Fallen Kingdom aims for gravity or sincerity fall flat. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp feels a bit like three underdeveloped stories playing all at the same time, none of them particularly tense or emotionally gripping - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 48% Skyscraper (2018) Skyscraper wins points for truth in advertising. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
2/10 38% Extinction (2018) For such talented actors, these are truly deplorable performances. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
9/10 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The film's central concerns - hateful rhetoric dressed up as "pride," prejudiced cops abusing their power - feel viscerally relevant. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
4/10 16% The Darkest Minds (2018) There's nothing that makes a dystopia seem less threatening than a shopping montage in a mall that's lit up by Christmas lights. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
7/10 46% The Meg (2018) n outrageous romp about a prehistoric shark that succeeds nicely on its modest terms. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
8/10 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) For those longing for a rom-com of the Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks variety, this one is love at first sight. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
5/10 14% Little Italy (2018) Little Italy is a bit like pizza itself - even when it's bad, it's still pretty good. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
8/10 92% Wild Rose (2019) No matter how badly she behaves, she's relatable enough that you can't help but hope all of her ill-advised dreams come true. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
7/10 87% Colette (2018) The actors save the day. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
5/10 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) For a movie clocking in at a shade over two hours, The Sisters Brothers drags too long before giving a reason to care about the characters' repetitive struggles. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 58% White Boy Rick (2018) White Boy Rick misses an opportunity to dig deeper into the politics and dubious police behaviour that are the real issues here. Rather than a scathing social critique, all we get is a pretty decent family drama. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
7/10 83% 303 (2018) This low-key road movie belongs to the Before Sunrise school of romance: put two attractive strangers together in a foreign land and let them talk. And talk. And talk. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 86% A Colony (Une Colonie) (2018) When it comes to exploring sensitive issues like reconciliation and slut-shaming, the harsh language of teenage bullies isn't always the best way to get the point across. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
5/10 90% Pet Names (2018) Going to the woods without any plan for what to do once you get there is half the fun of camping. It does not, however, make for particularly gripping cinema. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
8/10 86% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) Zombies might not be all that scary, but being trapped with your own thoughts is terrifying. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
7/10 89% Carmen & Lola (Carmen y Lola) (2018) Their tender interactions have echoes of a Jane Austen novel, where even subtle touches and passing comments carry tremendous weight. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
4/10 75% La ragazza nella nebbia (2017) Each plot turn is totally contrived, and it's probably better to try to shut your brain off and try to soak in the gothic atmosphere. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet We the Coyotes (2018) It's a pleasure to watch their youth burning bright. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
4/10 65% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Wackiness is used in place of actual jokes. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
3/10 30% Venom (2018) Venom is basically The Mask with a slobbery tongue and none of Jim Carrey's slapstick charm. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
8/10 86% First Man (2018) The delayed gratification makes the ending all the more thrilling. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
5/10 65% Suspiria (2018) It's a horror film that's too ridiculous to be scary, an outrageous bloodbath that's too dour to be fun, and an examination of post-war turmoil that's too shallow to be affecting. - Exclaim! EDIT
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6/10 37% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) The film's vanilla sense of humour is almost as retro as its protagonist. - Exclaim! EDIT
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7/10 60% The Grinch (2018) The 3D animation is a pleasure to behold, while Pharrell's rhyming narration gives a hint of the old - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
8/10 91% Widows (2018) The heist itself isn't all that clever, but the way the plot slowly unfurls is both brainy and emotionally intense. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
5/10 50% Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (2018) A Head Full of Dreams essentially amounts to a two-hour commercial for Coldplay, with its faint traces of grit buried beneath mountains of rainbow-coloured confetti. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
7/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) It makes for a cute, engaging movie with seemingly endless opportunities for Disney brand synergy. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 79% At Eternity's Gate (2018) At Eternity's Gate is in awe of its own subject - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
7/10 61% Vox Lux (2018) It's all a bit of a mess, but that's part of the point: tragedy and entertainment are intertwined, and the media ruthlessly exploits suffering for eye-grabbing headlines. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Its uplifting tone doesn't quite fit our current political moment. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
4 42% The Upside (2019) The Upside is based on a true story. That's ironic, since it doesn't resemble real life so much as a cobbled together mess of carpe diem clichés, luxury porn and workplace sexual harassment. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
7/10 92% Stan & Ollie (2019) They project a loveable warmth even when the jokes haven't particularly stood the test of time. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
4/10 81% The Old Guard (2020) If two hours can seem this long, imagine how being alive for centuries must feel - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
5/10 41% The Prodigy (2019) The Prodigy never quite goes deeper than its boilerplate premise. That doesn't make it a bad movie, but it also doesn't make it a particularly interesting one either. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
6/10 70% Triple Frontier (2019) Even if the characters' self-righteousness is a bit unconvincing, that's part of the point. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
8/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) In a Marvel Cinematic Universe that has grown increasingly complex and interwoven, Captain Marvel succeeds by sticking to the basics. - Exclaim! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020