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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
4/10 44% Bushwick (2017) Bushwick sets New York City ablaze but never tells us why, leaving viewers with nothing but street violence and an empty hopelessness.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/10 38% Red Christmas (2017) Red Christmas is solely for those horror fans who enjoy cheap, CHEAP thrills and low budget fodder (and hopefully a ton of spiked eggnog).‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/10 67% Lemon (2017) Lemon rolls a bunch of sequential scenes from start to finish, fruitless and unfortunate in its lack of any lasting effect.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
6/10 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The Hitman's Bodyguard is the kind of film you discover while channel surfing, stop on, and end up watching the whole thing without any previous intention.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
7/10 77% Patti Cake$ (2017) Patti Cake$ is more than another zany coming-of-age story, honest enough and wired to blaze a trail of individuality with Danielle Macdonald dropping the right beats.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
7/10 91% Good Time (2017) Good Time is just that and little more, but Robert Pattinson's performance deserves praise like "career-defining" and "best yet."‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2017
6/10 67% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Annabelle: Creation carves itself a fun little haunted house to play around in for a quick dose of scares and screams.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
7/10 87% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Ingrid Goes West is the kind of social media satire we need, even if a tone-shifting second act drives focus from mental health to less interesting criminal goofiness.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
4/10 82% Detroit (2017) Kathryn Bigelo has made something horrifying, painful and rage-fueled in Detroit, but this focus on genre aspects undercuts a story meant for larger meanings in the end.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/10 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The Dark Tower is a shot-to-the-heart of cinematic intrigue, as Stephen King's beloved story loses all magic in its big-screen adaptation.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/5 91% Better Watch Out (2017) The innocence of Home Alone meets jingle bell schlock, and while Zack Kahn's story isn't wholly unpredictable, what plays out still subverts typical babysitter-in-peril tropes (enough).‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
8/10 94% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky is one country-fried hootenanny of a heist thriller that goes off with a (Joe) Bang.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
7/10 100% Lowlife (2017) Lowlife is a dirt-nasty nonlinear debut for Ryan Prows, sewn together from vengeful, spite-driven tales of urban survival.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
7/10 93% Dunkirk (2017) Christopher Nolan's biggest departure yet is successful in showing the horrors of war without relying on action-heavy expectancies.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/10 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Valerian focuses on a larger sci-fi spectacle populated with unfleshed characters and some of the worst dialogue Earth has to offer.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
8/10 79% Killing Ground (2017) What Backcountry did for campfire creature attacks Killing Ground does for murderous bushmen in the same setting.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/10 18% Wish Upon (2017) Wish Upon is a Final Destination redux that pulls too many punches.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
8/10 91% A Ghost Story (2017) A Ghost Story leads you down a path that allows for personal reflection, which will either sooth lost souls or scare them away.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
5/10 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Despicable Me 3 hits a supervillain high with Balthazar Bratt, but also a franchise low as far as Gru and Dru's brotherly reunion is concerned.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
6/10 76% The Little Hours (2017) The Little Hours is saved by Fred Armisen and Kate Miccuci, the only performers who don't suffer from the film's one-note delivery at some point.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
7/10 85% Okja (2017) Okja is a wild, tender tale of wonderment and friendship, delightful but still with smacks of vile consumerism darkness.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
7/10 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) While War for the Planet of the Apes's third act is a bit hairy, the sequel helps cement the franchise as one of the more exciting mainstream properties worth watching.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
4/10 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Bay's latest Transformer title is a daunting behemoth of a film and you can feel every ounce of dead weight, as sins of the past are committed without any signs of stopping.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
8/10 78% The Beguiled (2017) The Beguiled is a deliciously dangerous period thriller that refuses to let a man's privilege go unchecked like the Hollywood standard.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
8/10 98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick is less a bitter pill and more a genuine story about love, individuality and - biggest of all - life's beautiful imperfections.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
6/10 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) 47 Meters Down practically writes itself as far as tension goes, but that doesn't mean a few killer screams can't go above and beyond.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
7/10 48% Rough Night (2017) Rough Night is a seriously funny movie led by some seriously funny ladies, but even more impressive is a mainstream comedy that relies not on cheap shocks like many who have come before.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/10 16% The Mummy (2017) The Mummy is a product of uninspired storytelling and a distracting focus on franchise world-building, rarely stopping to service the origin at hand.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
7/10 88% It Comes At Night (2017) It Comes At Night will divide horror audiences, but that doesn't stop Trey Edward Shults' deadly-tense doomsday thriller.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
8/10 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman offers a full cinematic experience from beginning-to-end, which helps it stand out from other films of its kind that worry more about what's to come than the story at hand.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
6/10 53% War Machine (2017) War Machine is all about the waste of war, and while it's not taking a hard stance either way, Pitt's entourage makes for a watchable modern look into conflict.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
5/10 19% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch may promote a cast of (mostly) hardbodies, but its two-hour length is bloated to a point where no push-ups or dietary restrictions can help.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
5/10 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Dead men may tell no tales, but with Disney's latest Pirates sequel, I'm not convinced that living men can tell tales with any more intrigue.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
17% Dead Awake (2017) This one-trick pony only paralyzes its victims for so long before succumbing to ghoulish paranormal norms.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
6/10 35% Snatched (2017) While Snatched stars big names in Schumer and Hawn, the ones you'll be remembering are Cusack, Meloni and Barinholtz.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4/10 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Guy Ritchie's King Arthur is a tonal jumble that's certainly no heir to the throne, as it's never rock-steady in approach or execution.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
6/10 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant goes the mainstream creature-feature route with vigor, even if story elements are overcomplicated and too hellbent on franchise tie-ins.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
6/10 68% The Wall (2017) Aaron Taylor-Johnson deserves more credit as an actor, because he's the only reason this Iraq War thriller hobbles steadily on two legs.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
7/10 68% Take Me (2017) Take Me is a goofball kidnapping scenario with a much deeper meaning, but a light, jovial tone never wavers.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
8/10 83% Super Dark Times (2017) Super Dark Times is a dangerous mix of adolescent tensions and a deadly deed that ignites something much more explosive.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
4/10 21% Rupture (2017) Rupture is the kind of ill-conceived film that gives Michael Chiklis the campy role while keeping Peter Stormare on background duty.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
8/10 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 may not boast the same polished storytelling, but this Groot scootin' interplanetary disco once again kicks ass on James Gunn's own zany terms.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
6/10 82% The Trip to Spain (2017) The Trip To Spain comes out of the oven boasting aromatic richness by way of familiar improv hilarity, but over time it dries out a bit despite still being a worthy addition to Winterbottom's foodie-franchise.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
6/10 72% Sleight (2017) Sleight's greatest trick is hiding expected action for so long, only to capture attention through more familiar dramatic trappings.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
9/10 100% The Endless (2017) The Endless beats the drum for magnetic, riveting indies built on asking questions with the utmost curiosity (and hard genre thrills to boot).‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2017
3/10 25% Unforgettable (2017) Unforgettable is a "How Not To" guide for romantic thrillers, passionless and without tension when it comes to the conflict at hand.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
5/10 47% Sand Castle (2017) Sand Castle is an Iraq war story about certain futility, but there's a certain redundancy to political overtones that preach what we've been hearing all along.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
5/10 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The Fate Of The Furious is never as charming, high-octane or finely-tuned as the franchise's best efforts, as it slips and slides while trying to regain the traction it once had.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
7/10 92% Win It All (2017) Win It All is another Swanberg special that hits upon the most human aspects of a gambler's curse, so perfect for Jake Johnson's leading take.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
6/10 39% Aftermath (2017) Aftermath may not say much, but Arnold Schwarzenegger's reserved performance is a somber turn that keeps drama surprisingly in-tune.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017