Matt Hudson

Matt Hudson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Providing incisive, informative, and (sometimes brutally) honest movie reviews, What I Watched Tonight covers the major releases, those quirky indie gems and the old classics as well. We tell you what you need to know. With a wide stable of podcasts also, you'll never miss out on the movie moments that matter.
Publications: What I Watched Tonight

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7.5/10 74% The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) A quietly beautiful movie to look at and carries an air of threat for the majority of its brisk runtime without ever verging into pure terror. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
8/10 100% The Swerve (2020) There isn't much comfort to be sourced here and it won't appeal to everyone's tastes but it is a very decent offering and remains a harrowing depiction of mental illness. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
10/10 95% Dinner in America (2020) Stuffed full of comedy, empowerment, rebellion, great music and two excellent leads, it thunders along with an energy that is very...well, punk rock in its execution. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
9.5/10 95% The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Dripping with dread and smothered under a suffocating atmosphere that begins immediately and never lets up until the credits roll. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
4.5/10 35% Crazy Samurai Musashi (2020) Once you get past the technical achievement it's pretty bare bones - great to witness as a one-time watch but even then you may feel your attention drifting elsewhere. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
5/10 81% Fried Barry (2020) It's more of an experience than anything else but sadly it wasn't an enjoyable one. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
7.5/10 93% Lapsis (2020) A solid mystery dancing with the very real fear of what might be around the corner and, sadly, issues that are very much here now. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2020
8.5/10 100% Morgana (2019) It's a documentary made with love and passion and that's evident throughout the entirety of the runtime. Morgana Muses runs head on against convention and comes out on top. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
6/10 93% Sleep (Schlaf) (2020) A solid affair with an interesting premise but its lack of energy and sometimes muddled storytelling ultimately holds it back. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
4/10 47% Black Water: Abyss (2020) Underwhelming and far from thrilling, Black Water: Abyss is a big, wet disappointment. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
8/10 84% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) A searingly powerful slice of paranoia and restrained hysteria collected within a purposely ambiguous eighty-four minutes that challenges you to not look away. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
4/10 48% Made in Italy (2020) Sumptuous to look at but is lacking in pretty much every other aspect. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
6/10 75% The Rental (2020) Franco delivers an admirable thriller that ultimately falls away in the third act. Still a solid effort despite its flaws, just don't expect it to linger long in the memory. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
8.5/10 91% Relic (2020) The raw authenticity of the subject matter coupled with an omnipresent dread marks Relic as a highly effective and striking effort from a very promising director. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
7.5/10 81% The Old Guard (2020) The Old Guard never threatens to be excellent, but it is a very decent action offering with some good story decisions and Charlize proving who's boss once more. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
9.5/10 94% Babyteeth (2020) A brutal, honest and affecting journey that needs to be seen by as many people as possible. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
8/10 88% Onward (2020) It may not be top-tier Pixar, however, it packs a mighty emotional wallop that the narrative does well to build throughout. It's another win for a special studio. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
8/10 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) You'd be forgiven for not knowing about this movie but you'd be remiss to avoid it. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
7.5/10 87% Emma. (2020) Whilst this isn't a must-watch, there's plenty to enjoy here and pitting Taylor-Joy and Nighy together? Chef's kiss. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
7/10 90% Dark Waters (2019) It's effective rather than exciting and the narrative is more than strong enough to grip the attention even if it is overly long. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
7/10 75% To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Not quite as sharp or successful as the first, but it's still enjoyable and has plenty to admire. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
1.5/10 9% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Awful, just terrible. Lacklustre in all departments, lacking in scares, atmosphere and tension with abysmal CGI and, as a final nail in the coffin, it's actually rather boring. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
7.5/10 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) It's sentimental, it's mawkish but it's also touching, entertaining and not bad...not bad at all. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
7/10 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sonic the Hedgehog isn't a game-changer for the genre, but it's an entertaining shot in the arm which is better than it probably should have been. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
7.5/10 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Bursting with feminine fury and more than a few great moments, Birds of Prey, whilst lacking on story, is a fun romp that allows Harley Quinn a platform to shine again. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
10/10 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Throughout, Jojo Rabbit is bursting with heart, emotion, tension, humour, and wonderful performances - it's fabulous. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
7.5/10 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Not the roaring, perfect send-off we had hoped for but it's still a fun, sometimes exhilarating, adventure and helps to remind us why Star Wars will live on. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
10/10 96% The Irishman (2019) The runtime is irrelevant as The Irishman is that good - Scorsese has delivered a real marvel of a movie. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
10/10 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is clever, packed with smart twists and turns and is a dose of devilish fun. Whodunit? Rian Johnson, that's who. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
9/10 93% Hush (2016) Packed full of suspense and atmosphere, Hush provides a great thriller/horror experience that starts fast and never lets up until the end. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
8.5/10 68% Joker (2019) Whilst the movie lacks depth somewhat, it's undeniably haunting and unnerving - Phoenix is monstrously good in the titular role. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
6/10 84% Downton Abbey (2019) For those new to the Abbey, there's not an awful lot to be excited by but whilst the movie is just fine, visually, it's a joy to behold. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/10 26% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Surely perceived as a saviour for the franchise and a golden way to wrap things up - however, it's really not that good...at all. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
9/10 83% Ad Astra (2019) Heavy on emotion and utterly engrossing. Brad Pitt gives one of his best performances in what is one of the best movies of the year. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
7.5/10 64% Paradise Hills (2019) Whilst it never blew me away fully, there was plenty to admire and enjoy about this. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/10 45% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) There's nothing here that justifies the need for this sequel and it's lackluster across the board. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3.5/10 24% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen is grim, drab and utterly forgettable. The poster is cool though... - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
6.5/10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Too indulgent and messy at times which is a huge shame. There are some great moments and maybe it was the anticipation, but It Chapter Two was sadly disappointing. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
8/10 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Whilst it doesn't always hit the high notes, there's a joyfulness that permeates the movie and delivers a winning feeling. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
8/10 88% Ready or Not (2019) An entertaining, bloody and, at times, tense horror thriller with an excellent lead showing from Weaving. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
6/10 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) A great premise which is frustratingly underutilised, Scary Stories isn't really a great scary story - it's just pretty good. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
6.5/10 85% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) It's formulaic, it's firmly rooted in its PG surroundings but, happily, it isn't all that bad. It's good, clean fun. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
8/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Strap in for a cruel, slow ride and you'll be thinking about Midsommar long after the credits roll. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
6/10 80% Good Boys (2019) If you like the same gags recycled throughout the same movie, you're going to enjoy Good Boys - not bad, not great, it's just fine. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
6.5/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) You'll be able to smell the sweat and manliness dripping through the screen and whilst this is a pretty naff movie, it's still carries plenty of fun and decent action. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
8/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino's ode to the Hollywood of old scores big for the majority of its overly long runtime. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
7.5/10 52% The Lion King (2019) It's The Lion King - it'll never not be good. The story is quality and it's visually stunning but the heart that fuelled the 1994 version is sorely missing here. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/10 33% Shaft (2019) The messages are bad and the movie is bad. It's plain and clear why the studio dumped this on Netflix internationally. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/10 33% Anna (2019) Whatever Besson was striving for with Anna, he really didn't achieve it. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
8/10 83% Crawl (2019) A gritty, snappy yet fun movie that pulsates with atmosphere and has a dedicated performance from Scodelario at its core. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019