Matt Donato Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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, Slashfilm, We Got This Covered

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/10 No Score Yet Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018) Deep Blue Sea 2 is a wet, coarse fin slap to the face of its far superior, and infinitely more fun original shark thriller.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/10 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) I dare you to reach the credits of this generic schoolyard excuse for genre furtherment.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
7/10 100% Blue My Mind (2017) Blue My Mind's liquid coming-of-self fluidity is a well represented young girls experience with new feelings, unable to wrestle against changes far beyond her control.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
6/10 72% Wildling (2018) Wildling may swerve last-minute into a less dense finale, but Bel Powley's performance is worth this fierce and untamed coming-of-self arc that's so exquisitely female-centered.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
4/5 62% Anguish (2015) Within a matter of hours, Anguish went from an ambiguous horror title to one of my top horror films of the year.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) Wail loud, scream proud and support this kooky exploratory import that's worth one hell of a night with rocksteady friends, horns in the air, until the final credits roll.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
4/10 79% Unsane (2018) Unsane is rarely the vote of confidence that Apple hoped their iPhones would get as filmmaking tools, even if cinematography isn't always to blame in this predictable case of disturbed paranoia.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
7/10 43% First Light (2018) First Light nimbly condenses similar, more complicated stories for a greater storytelling accomplishment. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
10/10 92% Blindspotting (2018) Blindspotting is a force to be reckoned with in terms of experience, anger and boiled frustrations that beg anyone watching to lead the charge for change.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet A Vigilante (2018) A Vigilante succeeds not by exploiting torture, but instead shifting focus to Olivia Wilde's painful, so very real performance.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
8/10 85% Ghost Stories (2018) Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's remarkably ambiguous Ghost Stories is unconventional, structurally bonkers and bloody-freakin'-brilliant.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
9/10 75% Upgrade (2018) Leigh Whannell's latest film Upgrade is one of the most strikingly invigorated sci-fi watches I've been awestruck by in quite some time.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
9/10 100% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is so scary relatives five generations back will be able to sense your fear.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
6/10 73% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One, for better or worse, opens with Van Halen's "Jump" and never looks back (up to you if that's a good or bad sign).‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
7/10 82% Blockers (2018) Blockers sells itself as a parents-first warpath comedy, but the true treat here is watching a trio of young women navigate sex-comedy narratives that boys have dominated for far too long.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
8/10 95% A Quiet Place (2018) John Krasinski orchestrates a loud and ferocious symphony of sonic scares that will assert A Quiet Place as one of the year's most terrorizing films.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
6/10 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) The Strangers: Prey At Night is a feature-length homage to Carpenter's best, and albeit familiar in structure, Johannes Roberts' execution strikes with brute ferocity.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.5/5 46% Here Alone (2017) Here Alone is a sometimes-striking, sometimes-repetitive glimpse into apocalyptic drama that struggles to offer anything new.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4/10 17% Death Wish (2018) Death Wish is so misguided it's somehow less subtle than The Boondock Saints. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
8/10 96% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther proves how representation can rejuvenate even the oldest superhero origin arcs, allowing Marvel a victory that still feels every bit a Ryan Coogler film.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
4/10 50% Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) Hellraiser: Judgment is a stuffy police procedural masquerading as a torturous Pinhead franchise entry.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2018
5/10 44% Victor Crowley (2017) Adam Green never abandons his splattery sensibilities in Victor Crowley - which is a good thing for gore fans - but the franchise's darkened atmosphere is barely recognizable this time around.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
7/10 70% The Ritual (2017) The Ritual may start on familiar footing, but trust in David Bruckner's ability to summon some nasty tension and a third act that horror fans will be talking about all year.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
5/10 16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) The Cloverfield Paradox tries to wedge itself into Bad Robot's franchise, but ultimately comes off as a quickie fixer-upper with enough story issues of its own.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
5/10 14% Winchester (2018) Winchester is a familiar haunted house shuffle about an infinitely more interesting topic, but you must play with the hand you're dealt - win, lose or draw.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
4/10 23% Inside (2018) This year's Inside remake swaps Bustillo and Maury's brutalization levels for beyond-generic thrills that are more frustrating than fierce - whatever that's worth.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
8/10 61% Before I Wake (2018) Before I Wake is a warm blend of gloomy nightmares and deceptive brightness, emotionally accomplished in ways that establish an unbreakable, soulful connection.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
3/10 0% Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018) Day Of The Dead: Bloodline somehow dethrones 2008's earlier remake attempt as an even more forgettable "reimagining" (aka rip-off).‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
5/10 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Though not a terrible film, Insidious: The Last Key fails to live up to the franchise's high standards.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
9/10 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Star Wars: The Last Jedi is striking, stunning, visually hypnotizing, thrilling - everything "epic" about the famed franchise rolled into a tremendously overcharged start to Rian Johnson's Star Wars career.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
8/10 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is both a fulfilling reinvention and adventurous video game quest that's far funnier, and unexpectedly exciting, than you could hope from an evolved reboot with explosive fantasy character.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
5/10 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is a sloppy team-up film that doesn't even take time to properly introduce pivotal members of its titular team, but when you're playing a dangerous (also ill-advised) game of catch up, these are the risks.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
9/10 97% Coco (2017) Coco shows more life in death than 99% of movies today, which should come as no surprise as Pixar once again aims directly for the heart.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
5/10 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Murder On The Orient Express is an antique mystery that chugs along at 5-miles an hour without any turns that might jolt viewers in the slightest. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
7/10 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor: Ragnarok may be a better comedy than epic action adventure, but it certainly makes us fall even more in love with the "Cosmic Marvel" universe.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
5/10 35% Jigsaw (2017) Jigsaw feels like a forced hodgepodge of previous franchise entries that never carves its own identity, making you question what prompted such an expected reboot these few years later.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/10 29% Amityville: The Awakening (2017) Amityville: The Awakening is the kind of "meta" sequel that pokes fun of other franchise entries - saying 2005's remake "blows" - without ever recognizing its own place in (back of) the pack. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
4/10 31% Leatherface (2017) Leatherface is an origin story that attempts to carve new mythos for one of horror's mightiest legends, but ends up leaning on franchise references and bleakness to an unnecessary fault.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
4/5 100% Rift (Rökkur) (2017) Erlingur Thoroddsen tells a common story in the most uncommon regard. Reflective of our own inner demons whether we might realize it or not, begging questions and demanding answers without any guidance. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
5/10 71% Happy Death Day (2017) Happy Death Day is a generic PG-13 horror purgatory that's lived on repeat until even weaker motivations take us farther out of any semblance of storytelling thrills.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
6/10 100% Haunters: The Art of the Scare (2017) Haunters is a scare industry doc that pushes hard into the realms of extremists and questions what may come next with sensible trepidation.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
7/10 82% Cult of Chucky (2017) Cult Of Chucky roots itself in nostalgia long enough to shock us all by flipping the Child's Play franchise on its head in an invigorated, inspiring, and oh-so-deadly way.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
4/5 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Professor Marston is a sweet, saucy biopic about unconventional love and iconic origins (plus bondage!).‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
3.5/5 91% Gerald's Game (2017) Gerald's Game is a winning Stephen King adaptation that understands how to thrill through dread and mental breakdowns over cheap thrills.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
3.5/5 93% Thelma (2017) Thelma doesn't exactly tell a unique story, but Joachim Trier's vision is so strong you'll barely even notice.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
7/10 73% Mom and Dad (2018) If you get excited by the thought of Nicolas Cage destroying a pool table via sledgehammer while screaming The Hokey Pokey, Mom And Dad is the movie for you.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
5/10 51% Downsizing (2017) Downsizing is a disappointing film about a supremely interesting topic thanks to a shift in direction that's far more basic than the idea of a shrinking man suggests.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
10/10 95% Bodied (2017) Joseph Kahn resurrects a type of cinematic satire that isn't afraid to expose society for what it's become, cracking a few eggs and flipping so many birds in the process.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
7/10 95% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2017) Let The Corpses Tan is a fetishistic, ultra-violent exploitation flick that's all kinds of artistic and exciting when it comes to midnighter execution(s).‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
8/10 92% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Anna And The Apocalypse is an enthusiastic coming-of-age musical that cares just as much about bellowed heart and soul as it does keeping horror fans entertained.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017