Matt Fowler

Matt Fowler
Matt Fowler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): IGN Movies
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T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 71% The Croods: A New Age (2020) The voice cast is great and the jokes are the perfect type of clever, where both kids and adults can get a good laugh. The story and emotional stakes are a touch thinner this time but that's to be expected. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
7/10 69% The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two, like the first film, is largely carried on Russell's capable shoulders, but adding Hawn to the mix gives this sequel a gratifying reason for existing outside of "just more Christmas Chronicles." - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
94% Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) Though it's a little longer than it needs to be, Jingle Jangle is still filled with enticing visuals, holiday heart, and seasonal cheer. It instantly feels like a snug, fabled world ready to be explored. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
7/10 71% LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special might just be an unexpected treat for those looking for an extra bit of closure on the Skywalker Saga. It is all at once abundantly silly, cringingly corny, and marvelously meta. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
9/10 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) The film's fantastic find, Maria Bakalova, every bit Sacha Baron Cohen's on-screen equal, is who, and what, most people will be talking about in the wake of this. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
8/10 92% The Outpost (2020) The Outpost is a cleverly, and respectfully, crafted war film that uses a segmented, episodic approach to help you invest in the characters while building up to a very impressive battle sequence. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
5/10 51% Hubie Halloween (2020) Hubie Halloween is aggressively stupid, sure, but it's also occasionally endearing (with a guilty chuckle or two). - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
8/10 75% The Rental (2020) It's a fun and feisty web of lies and deception with the added bonus of having a shadowy, stalking presence surrounding everything and everyone like a God-hand. It's a small film, but it's tense, dense, and delivers a harrowing final act. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
8/10 94% Palm Springs (2020) It plays into the dystopian fantasy of being able to reinvent yourself in a lawless world, delivering a clever tale about what it takes for someone who's not a part of existence to want to reengage with life. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
5/10 79% Greyhound (2020) Greyhound has occasional bursts of violent excitement but it's overall lack of engaging characters, the unappetizing CG, and the lackluster story make for a very color-by-numbers outing from a headlining star capable of a whole lot more. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
4/10 No Score Yet The Last Days of American Crime (2020) A distractingly dull dystopian thriller with drab (and/or extraneous) characters and a squandered premise. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
9/10 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night is a minimal marvel, drawing out fear and anticipation with not much more than a cunning script, stirring performances from its young stars, and the starkness of the dark skies above them. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
4/10 25% Inheritance (2020) After the dust settles in the end, it's amazing to look back at the bulk of Inheritance and realize how little of it ultimately mattered. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
8/10 56% Valley Girl (2020) If you're looking for a spirited diversion while holed up at home, Valley Girl is a great pick. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
7/10 74% The Wretched (2020) The Wretched's endeavor to meld a junior mystery with some pretty extreme horror works more than it doesn't, but ultimately neither side of this narrative coin gets explored as much as it should. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
7/10 67% Extraction (2020) If the stunt work were mediocre, the entire thing would be an utter waste of time. Thankfully though, Extraction boasts an exhaustingly awesome showcase of expertly choreographed fists, knives, guns, and explosions. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
5/10 26% The Main Event (2020) The story's lifted a bit by some of the solid comedic actors, and the WWE Superstars who make a run-in, but when the story isn't sloppy, it's paint-by-numbers. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
100% WrestleMania 36 (2020) Drew's champ. He's great and he deserves it. Let's move on. And also never have a WrestleMania again where Lesnar and Goldberg are the champs going in. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
7/10 20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) Coffee & Kareem keeps it simple, short, and to the (ultra) violent point as a raunchy cop comedy with clever jokes, zany action, and fun chemistry between leads Ed Helms and young Terrence Little Gardenhigh. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
5/10 21% The Jesus Rolls (2020) The Jesus Rolls, while a passion project for the writer/director/star, comes off like a flat fever dream. The famous faces are fun and at times there's a wee bit of misfit charm, but in the end it's clumsy and churlish. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
5.6/10 36% 6 Underground (2019) Ryan Reynolds classes up the joint in a Michael Bay film that's an argument both for and against the Sokovia Accords. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
8.8/10 96% I Lost My Body (2019) Jérémy Clapin's bold and bizarre film is a poignantly maddening meditation on the cruel nature of disconnection. It's also profoundly gorgeous. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
8.3/10 94% Klaus (2019) Sergio Pablos' Klaus is a beautifully animated mix of old and new -- offing up a unique and quirky take on Santa's humble beginnings. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
6.7/10 54% Noelle (2019) Noelle is often lifted up and out of a full rut by Anna Kendrick's energetic and gallantly goofy turn as the North Pole's most deserving and capable Kringle. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
7.7/10 71% The King (2019) The King is a relevant reshaping of Shakespeare's Henry V featuring a stunning turn by Timothée Chalamet. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
7/10 74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Between Two Ferns: The Movie tries to branch out but ultimately the best parts are still Galifianakis vs. the A-List. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
5.8/10 38% Point Blank (2019) Point Blank's production bones are solid and the action itself is clear and capable, but the story is woefully past its expiration date and the attempt to tether it back to the types of "action movies we grew up with" falls flat. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
6.7/10 44% Murder Mystery (2019) Murder Mystery isn't high cinema, but it does showcase how Sandler can work really well with certain co-leads -- and Jennifer Aniston is on that short list. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
7.2/10 71% Triple Frontier (2019) Triple Frontier features a cool cast and a gruesome story about greed, but it fails to capitalize on its own premise. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
7.8/10 75% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) [It] lays all its cards on the table up front, but then still manages to never quite be what you expect it to be. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
7.5/10 62% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) A great ensemble - led by Gyllenhaal and Russo - helps Velvet Buzzsaw deliver ghoulish satire. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
8.2/10 92% Fyre (2019) FYRE delivers greatly on the delight in the misfortune of the wealthy and the shallow that we all expect and crave, but it also smartly doesn't hang its hat on it. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
7.5/10 63% Bird Box (2018) Bird Box offers a humdrum (and kind of hinky) hook but a solid cast, and it's Sandra Bullock and the ensemble that heap some heft into this standard scorched Earth story. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 83% My Dinner with Hervé (2018) Peter Dinklage gives a memorable and moving showing as the very sad and regretful Villechaize. He may even be an Emmy lock already. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
6/10 61% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) Sierra Burgess Is a Loser has an earnest, grounded tone and that suits Purser well. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/10 27% The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018) Look, it's The Last Sharknado. You kind of feel guilty calling it bad because of what it inherently is, but then again...it's just dumb. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
46% Like Father (2018) I'm not sure who first had the idea to fit a father/daughter drama into a rom-com casing but the result is very weird and very unfulfilling. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
6.2/10 33% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Fahrenheit 451 features strong performances and a dancing, flickering visual flare, but all that's not enough to cover up the clunkiness of the script and the strain of reconfiguring this always relevant... story. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
8.8/10 96% Andre the Giant (2018) HBO's heartfelt look at the life and times of Andre the Giant, and how he presided as the industry's biggest draw during a very stark period of swell and transition, was captivating and cool. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
5/10 18% The Titan (2018) Taylor Schilling does her best here to keep things alive and afloat but The Titan insists on languishing in unremarkable material way too long. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
7/10 90% Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011) Fall is capably directed by Burn star Jeffrey Donovan and, at times, provides enjoyable distraction, but it mostly fails to live up to Sam Axe standards. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
7.5/10 No Score Yet The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking (2017) Look Who's Walking was nice treat for Walking Dead fans, celebrating the show's most famous (and sometimes most confounding) moments from all seven seasons. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
9/10 97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) Montage of Heck is an insightful, moving mosaic that works to immerse you, for better or worse, inside Kurt Cobain's creative process and personal demons. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2016
3/10 No Score Yet The Ridiculous 6 (2015) An overly-dumb, obvious, often lazy, obtusely offensive Wild West farce. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
7/10 68% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) A Very Murray Christmas is a slight chore to get into, but once it relaxes, unwinds, and has a few drinks it's actually an enjoyably somber affair. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
3.5/10 36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) All I know is that you'll have fun for a hot minute and then gradually start to seriously question how you're prioritizing your life. The true "Sharknado Effect." - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
4.5/10 9% The Forger (2015) There's about an hour's worth of story in the The Forger, a languid movie that's stretched thin to fill out the running time. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet The Walking Deceased (2015) The actual parody parts, and attempts to lampoon the specific movies and TV shows, of The Walking Deceased don't work. It's better when it just settles into a straight comedy. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
8.5/10 100% Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) It basically contains the emotional capacity of a six-minute Toy Story short so don't expect a tear-filled, transcended experience. But do expect a playful, amusing addition to the growing saga that both kids and grownups will enjoy. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2014
8/10 No Score Yet The Sheik (2014) Director Igal Hecht has pulled together a compelling film about an extraordinary man. There are moments of true heartbreak and tragedy mixed with wild road stories and the Iron Sheik's trademark over-the-top personality. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2014