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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 No Score Yet Assassination Classroom: Graduation "It's not as infectiously wacky as the first film, but AC: Graduation is still a worthy closing chapter for one of the most unique YA franchises you'll ever see. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 24, 2016
9/10 95% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) "Train To Busan is so much more than "Zombies On A Train." " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 23, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet Shelley (2016) "The difference between Shelley's first and second halves is stark in comparison, but thankfully it only gets better as the seconds pass. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 23, 2016
7/10 100% The Love Witch "The Love Witch is a seductive 60s time-capsule that calls back to the technicolor charms of early genre filmmaking. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 22, 2016
7/10 77% Lights Out (2016) "Lights Out is the kind of horror movie that cares more about scares than story, but with horror elements this terrifying, I don't see a problem with that. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 19, 2016
8/10 80% The Eyes of My Mother "The Eyes Of My Mother is a haunting take on being raised around violence and rings a bit louder due to recent current events. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 19, 2016
5/10 29% Outlaws and Angels (2016) "Outlaws And Angels is a slog of a two-hour Western thanks to elongated shots that carry on in the name of artistic value far after scenes expire. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 12, 2016
6/10 68% The Infiltrator (2016) "The Infiltrator gets by on a stellar lead performance by Bryan Cranston, along with strong support from the cast around him. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/10 No Score Yet Dead Rising: Endgame "Dead Rising: Endgame gets even further away from what made Capcom's games so entertaining, to the point where "Dead Rising" could even be removed from Endgame's title. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 10, 2016
3.5/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "This isn't a monumental Ghostbuster redux, but a reimagining worth its weight in gooey slime nonetheless. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 10, 2016
5/10 No Score Yet Me and My Mates Vs. The Zombie Apocalypse (2016) "Me And My Mates Vs. The Zombie Apocalypse is another indie "horror comedy" that boasts gore and a few laughs, but not enough to excuse the lackluster focus on horror aspects. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 8, 2016
6/10 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "Like a playful game of fetch, The Secret Life Of Pets finds mindless (yet still enjoyable) entertainment in repetitive predictability. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 6, 2016
3/10 No Score Yet Satanic (2016) "Satanic is a "What Not To Do" handbook for aspiring horror filmmakers, and then some. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 3, 2016
6/10 40% Marauders (2016) "Marauders is not a monumental effort by any means, but some solid acting saves a fledgling script that tries to be a million different thrillers at once. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 1, 2016
6/10 70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Our Kind Of Traitor doesn't try to reinvent the spy-genre wheel, but executes aptly through focus, execution and Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd's scene-stealing bravado. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 29, 2016
6/10 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) "The weakest Purge movie is still pretty passable, despite its more cartoonish, action-centric mindset. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 29, 2016
4/10 0% Cell (2016) "Oh, so THAT'S why Cell was forgotten and pushed under the rug... " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/10 32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "It's Independence Day, but without any of the charisma, tension and danger of the original - in other words, just another generic sci-fi blockbuster at best. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/10 43% Free State of Jones (2016) "Free State Of Jones is a strange colonial Robin Hood that ends up being a historical retelling without any emotion, intrigue or focus. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 23, 2016
7/10 77% The Shallows (2016) "The Shallows may look like it's all for show, but this tropical nightmare quickly flashes a wicked bite as well. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 23, 2016
6/10 81% The Phenom (2016) "The Phenom isn't a dramatic home run, but Noah Buschel's vision still sheds a unique spotlight on the struggles of young athletes. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/10 17% Intruder (2016) "It's amazing how Intruder's ending can ruin ninety minutes worth of buildup material in three seconds.It's amazing how Intruder's ending can ruin ninety minutes worth of buildup material in three seconds. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 21, 2016
5/10 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "It's a shame that a film so beautiful says so little, even by Nicolas Winding Refn's standards. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 20, 2016
4/10 72% Wiener-Dog (2016) "Wiener-Dog is a bleak, pitch-black comedy that forgets to be cynically charming or morbidly funny, because apparently we needed one more kick in the nuts from life? " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 20, 2016
5/10 0% The Last Heist (2016) "You've seen this heist movie a thousand times before, and not even an eye-snatching serial killer can liven up such archaic plotting. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 17, 2016
5/10 40% Clown (2016) "Clown struggles to balance seedy horror moments and B-Movie laughs, which makes for a tonally ambiguous watch that's too serious for comfort. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 17, 2016
4/10 68% Central Intelligence (2016) "Central Intelligence finds a way to waste two of the hottest actors in Hollywood right now, to an unfunny, inexcusable degree. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 16, 2016
8/10 94% Finding Dory (2016) "Finding Dory does something special - and courageous - with the message it tells, offering children something much more than entertainment. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 14, 2016
3/10 17% Careful What You Wish For (2016) "Careful What You Wish For is a cut-rate erotic thriller that's light on eroticism, and even lighter on thrills. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 13, 2016
7/10 93% King Jack (2016) "King Jack is an emotional coming-of-age story that doesn't shy away from the lumps and bruises of pseudo-adulthood. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 9, 2016
7/10 33% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "Jon M. Chu deserves an award for making a two-hour movie about magic interesting, exciting, and pretty damn fun. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/10 50% Mark of the Witch (Another) (2016) "You know those indie horror movies your indie-horror-hating friends make fun of? That's Mark Of The Witch. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 8, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Officer Downe "When Crahan is on, there's a hardcore griminess to Officer Downe that's sadistically stylized and punishingly powerful. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 7, 2016
5/10 63% Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016) "Maybe it's bad timing, but Therapy For A Vampire seems to be piggybacking off What We Do In The Shadows in almost every way (and it comes up short). " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 7, 2016
6/10 49% Genius (2016) "It might be an age-old story of writer vs. editor (creativity vs. oppression), but Jude Law's portrayal of Thomas Wolfe elevates the safely plotted Genius. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 6, 2016
5/10 45% Approaching the Unknown (2016) "Approaching The Unknown is a dull blend of Europa Report and The Martian, despite Mark Strong's best efforts. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 4, 2016
9/10 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "Experiencing terror this deep shouldn't be so fun, but The Conjuring 2 only furthers James Wan's case for being the top horror filmmaker in our modern era. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 2, 2016
8/10 100% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) "Swirling an air of majesty, The Wailing is poetry in motion - if your prose were full of mangled corpses, undead spirits, and tales of sinister takeovers. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 1, 2016
7/10 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "While The Lonely Island's brand of humor isn't exactly high-class, I never stopped laughing throughout Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/10 No Score Yet Fender Bender (2016) "Fender Bender runs the exact same repetitive circles as so many other hopeful slasher films, defining itself by unmemorable generics. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 30, 2016
5/10 5% The Do-Over (2016) "The nicest thing I can say about The Do-Over is that you won't hate it, you'll just forget it mere hours after the credits roll. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 30, 2016
4/10 No Score Yet Most Likely to Die (2016) "Most Likely To Die evokes all the regrettable moments of high school slashers, and none of the fun. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 23, 2016
3/10 5% The Darkness (2016) "Native American Poltergeist - I mean, The Darkness - is a bland blend of popular paranormal movies that never defines itself. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 20, 2016
5/10 23% Welcome To Happiness (2016) "Welcome To Happiness is a strange exercise in overly-positive filmmaking that never establishes characters, but slaps on a blinding smile (for a bit too long). " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 19, 2016
8/10 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "It's fitting that Neighbors 2, Stoller's socially stinging, sorority-based sequel, has double the balls, and laughs as its dude-bro predecessor. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 18, 2016
6/10 67% Divine Access (2016) "Gary Cole talks through a "Mini Jesus" ventriloquist dummy in Divinity Access, which alone covers the price of admission. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 18, 2016
5/10 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "The Angry Birds Movie plays best to children who are easily entertained, but even they deserve better than this. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 16, 2016
5/10 17% The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016) "This is one sluggish curse that wouldn't wake even Sleeping Beauty. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 13, 2016
4/10 57% Money Monster (2016) "A movie that says so little does not deserve this star-studded cast. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 12, 2016
4/10 0% Search Party (2016) "Search Party is a waste of funny people who are given silly, unfunny things to do. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted May 11, 2016
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