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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
6/10 83% 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 58% 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 No Score Yet 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 42% 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 38% 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
6/10 64% Gifted (2017) Gifted may be bogged down by some generic dramatic beats, but young Mckenna Grace is the beam of sunshine that keeps us from losing faith.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
5/10 73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) The Blackcoat's Daughter aims for lofty satanic thrills, but gets lost in visuals that oversell a barbed but tangled nightmare.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
4/10 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ghost In The Shell begins with such minimal promise, only to repeatedly stumble over its own murky intentions until finally going full American-appropriation in the worst way.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
5/10 58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The Zookeeper's Wife undersells a story of Warsaw torment in favor Chastain's - albeit more than formidable - performance.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
7/10 100% Most Beautiful Island (2017) Most Beautiful Island summons viewers into its seductive web, lashing out with teeth-grinding tension when you least expect it.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
4/10 53% The Boss Baby (2017) The Boss Baby is a movie made for few audiences, inconceivably inept in its ability to blend adult references with children's immaturity.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
6/10 74% The Void (2017) The Void is a portal back to the 80s, hinged on immersive practical effects work that picks up the slack of a slighter story.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2017
6/10 68% Life (2017) Life toes a line between underwhelming and just-good-enough, but performances help elevate an otherwise generic sci-fi clone with nothing new to add.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Like Me (2017) Like Me benefits from style, glamour and pinkish coloring, but needs a bit stronger narrative to break the next level.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
8/10 100% Hounds of Love (2017) Hounds Of Love is as good a serial horror scenario that you'll find in any true-crime catalog.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
5/10 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Power Rangers doesn't completely fail as an origin story, but it's too familiar with its new-age reboot mentality that repurposes instead of recreates.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet 68 Kill (2017) 68 Kills feels like a short Tarantino story; a bloody late-nighter that features an unstoppable genre role for AnnaLynne McCord.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
5/10 71% Small Crimes (2017) Small Crimes is a dark Americana thriller filled with side-characters who are infinitely more interesting than the narcissistic lead.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
6/10 80% Us and Them (2017) Us And Them might be a little slighter than expected, but Jack Roth's charismatic fire-starter has enough anarchistic anger to appreciate.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Lake Bodom (Bodom) (2016) Lake Bodom is a slasher flick that won't be fully appreciated until the credits roll, so be sure not to duck out of this sinister campfire tale too early.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet Two Pigeons (2017) Two Pigeons is a dark comedy that isn't as fun or fluid as it should be, even if some truly deplorable privacy invading takes place.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet Pig (2010) Pig is a torture flick in one of the worst ways - it tortures its audience.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
8/10 100% Tragedy Girls (2017) Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp are your new favorite slasher queens thanks to Tyler MacIntyre's girl-power horror comedy.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
8 100% Mayhem (2016) Mayhem is a wonderfully violent middle finger to corporate culture, gleeful in its desire to redecorate cubicles with red blood splatters.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet This Is Your Death (2017) This Is Your Death is a brilliant concept, but tonal mishandling makes for another media takedown that's all bark and no bite. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
8/10 92% The Disaster Artist (2016) The Disaster artist is obscurest hilarity set to a filmmaker's struggle, all linked to James Franco's transformative performance as the mythical Tommy Wiseau.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
7/10 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is a new-wave action rehash made better by Charlize Theron's steely spy game and David Leitch's radiating style.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
7/10 100% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver proves why we should never doubt Edgar Wright's vision, because few filmmakers can back their ambition with such quality thrills.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
7/10 85% The Transfiguration (2017) The Transfiguration is a gnarly coming-of-age flick with a New York personality, and one meaty debut for Michael O'Shea.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
6/10 45% Song to Song (2017) Song To Song is one of the more accessible Malick films as of late, succeeding largely in part thanks to a cast who plays their dramatic beats like poetry in motion.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
6/10 100% Don't Kill It (2017) Don't Kill It is some DIY insanity that leaves more scattered limbs than an overturned Halloween decoration truck.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
6/10 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beauty And The Beast lacks some of the astonishing visual prowess of previous Disney live-action remakes, but still sings and dances with enjoyable style.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/10 66% Before I Fall (2017) Before I Fall makes a simple plot into this convoluted, aggravating mess of emotional turmoil that lacks a shocking amount of direction.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
No Score Yet The Institute (2017) James Franco's outdated glimpse inside Rosewood Institute strives for 19th-century chills, but this "based on a true story" sedative packs little genre significance.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
8/10 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island is a grand cinematic adventure powered by furry fury, as the horrors of war blend with chest-beating creature confidence.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 72% Headshot (2017) Dear America -- please outsource all action films to Indonesia from here-on-out.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
8/10 90% 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 84% 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
44% 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 99% 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 92% 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 27% 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 72% 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
30% 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 9% 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 91% 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