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Matt Donato

Matt Donato
Matt Donato's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, We Got This Covered

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 91% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore is a winning combination of anger, frustration and stinging social satire.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
7/10 86% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) The Girl With All The Gifts is a thoughtful apocalyptic subversion, but the biggest praise goes to young Sennia Nanua's brilliant acting debut.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
50% Drifter (2017) A cannibal thriller that runs on fumes, stuck navigating an all-too familiar genre roadmap.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
8/10 100% Get Out (2017) Jordan Peele makes a tremendous directorial debut with Get Out, a socially-charged thriller that is so much more than "necessary."‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
9/10 96% Logan (2017) Logan is a searing, claws-out action drama that hits hard, chews grit and leaves an everlasting impression.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
5/10 35% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall is like the disaster of 47 Ronin all over again, except the action is a bit more fantastically barbaric and Damon isn't all that bad himself.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
5/10 29% Fist Fight (2017) Fist Fight is a series of dick jokes that undermine the title's titular fight, never landing the knock-out blow that comedy fans are tuning in to see.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
5/10 71% XX (2017) XX is a mundane horror anthology at best, and a slow-burn experience that never reaches a boil at its worst.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
33% Havenhurst (2017) A tricky house-of-horrors where once you check in, you never check out-no matter how badly the viewer will want to. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/10 8% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Fifty Shades Darker is a befuddling, messy erotic "thriller" that shifts tones faster than audiences can keep up with.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
7/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 tempts fate with a 122-minute running time, but the "Gun Fu" is back and it's just as deathly awesome as it was in the first film.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
6/10 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) A Cure For Wellness would have been a tremendous 100 minute movie, but even at 146, points are awarded to any studio that backs such lucid genre madness.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
7/10 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) LEGO's Batman comedy is at its best when thumbing through a rolodex of obscure franchise references, which will please both Batfans and mainstream audiences alike.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
3/10 7% Rings (2017) Categorizing Rings as "horror" would be a disservice to genre films, because at least the lowest of the low attempt a scare here or there.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
8/10 86% The Lure (C√≥rki dancingu) (2017) The Lure is the Polish romantic musical thriller about killer mermaids and Eurotrash pop you never knew you needed.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
5/10 17% The Space Between Us (2017) The Space Between Us is a tender love story slog that's built with the best messages, but weakened by "Men Are From Mars" goofball antics.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
36% Don't Knock Twice (2017) Stale, without chills, and not the demonic game of ding-dong-ditch we'd hope for.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
3/10 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter proves that there's nothing left in the tank of this grossly nondescript zombie-shootin' franchise.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
5/10 68% I Am Michael (2017) James Franco is a stand-out in I Am Michael, but the film's specific story struggles to relate on a broader scale.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/10 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) A Dog's Purpose goes the Collateral Beauty route by preying on sadness and not earning its emotional reactions.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
6/10 100% Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 (2016) Death Race 2050 will not be for everyone - or many - but they just don't make exploitation cinema like this anymore.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet The Axe Murders of Villisca (2017) The Axe Murders Of Villisca is too familiar a haunted house story to be anything more than generic.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
7/10 67% My Father, Die (2017) My Father Die is the kind of angry revenge film that's all guts and no glory (thematically), told with honest vision by Sean Brosnan.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
3.5/5 74% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) Minter makes a play for "Most Polarizing Filmmaker of 2016," and he's got a damn good shot at taking that title unanimously.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
7/10 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) xXx: Return of Xander Cage is more a real life action cartoon than anything else, but holy s*#t does it go for broke.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
6/10 75% Split (2017) Split is never as clever or poignant as it thinks it is, but James McAvoy won't let it be forgotten, either.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet The Snare (2017) The Snare is so without substance that you might not even remember watching it.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
7/10 82% The Founder (2017) The Founder unwraps a much darker story than anticipated, as Michael Keaton bites into the cut-throat takeover that granted Ray Kroc and the McDonald's brand its infamous reputation.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
3/10 20% Pitchfork (2017) Pitchfork is defined by a country dance sequence with full boot-stomping choreography - not a great sign for a horror movie.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2017
5/10 19% Sleepless (2017) Sleepless is the kind of actioner that does best in cable TV syndication loops, where you can tune-in for excitement while remaining distracted otherwise.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
2/10 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) The Bye Bye Man is like someone watched a double-bill of The Babadook/It Follows and said "I can do that!" but indeed cannot.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
6/10 56% Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2017) Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies doesn't quite live up to its eye-catching name, but still offers enough undead snowboarding mayhem worth a horror laugh.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
5/10 0% Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017) Ben Browder's follow-up to Bad Kids Go To Hell is less stylized and more generic, even with the same private-school mean streak.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
7/10 33% Monster Trucks (2017) Monster Trucks is a weird, wacky ride that's made better by its sense of good-natured, juvenile fun (for the most part).‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
5/10 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Underworld: Blood Wars is the kind of mainstream horror I want to champion, but lacklustre technical aspects nullify Kate Beckinsale's kick-ass performance.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2017
7/10 52% The Ardennes (D'Ardennen) (2017) Once Robin Pront's The Ardennes plows through necessary backstory, it becomes a chilling Belgian thriller worth one gut-punch of an ending.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
5/10 31% Railroad Tigers (2017) Railroad Tigers is an action epic that wants to be a comedic goofball, as it fumbles both aspects when trying to meld them together.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/10 31% Passengers (2016) Passengers forces a thriller script to be a romantic high-note, like if Nicholas Sparks butchered an already-written script by Stephen King.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
7/10 93% Fences (2016) Fences is old-school Americana that's driven by dynamite performances all around, albeit a bit stuffy in nature.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
6/10 84% Silence (2017) Silence tests more than its main character at such a daunting length, as Scorsese's technical command may not be enough to win over all audiences.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
7/10 82% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is not the Hallmark sham you might fear, as it focuses on the people of Massachusetts whose strength will be remembered in history books.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
7/10 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) The Autopsy of Jane Doe is an age-old story of family horror that benefits from an approach focused on dark whimsy instead of typical genre jumps.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/10 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Collateral Beauty is a Hallmark tear-jerker in the worst way, so out of tune with human emotion that it almost becomes satire.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
7/10 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One makes up for a shaky first act by punching into overdrive for an outstanding third act battle sequence that overwhelms in scale and intensity.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
5/10 39% Why Him? (2016) Why Him? plays a fairly one-note game that gets tiresome halfway through, which is sadly still better than most comedies put out this year.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
7/10 80% Beyond the Gates (2016) Beyond The Games plays to the nostalgia crowd instead of adopting 21st century scares, but still finds a way to explore untapped VHS potential.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
6/10 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party is a naughty Xmas comedy stuffed with enough ho-ho-hos and ha-ha-has to corrupt this holiday season.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
4/10 32% Abattoir (2016) Abattoir feels like it should still have an "Under Construction" sign warning viewers of the unfinished business to come.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
6/10 42% Friend Request (2017) Friend Request may be a little heavy-handed with their jump scares, but when built effectively, screams are an easy find.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/10 15% Incarnate (2016) Incarnate is just another buried Blumhouse special, and I assure you its neglect is with good reason.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016