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
8/10 75% The Mauritanian (2021) Strong rather than spectacular. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2021
6/10 80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) It certainly helps that the titular characters are affable otherwise Barb & Star could have been a bust, instead it's simply just fine. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2021
5/10 94% In the Heights (2021) All spark and no fire. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2021
9/10 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Never anything but captivating. A visual beauty and a new kick-ass princess for fans of Disney too. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2021
7.5/10 76% Malignant (2021) Has a great twist and a genuinely crazy third act that sets it apart from most horror movies this year. It's not a great movie but I had a great time with it. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2021
2/10 31% He's All That (2021) He's All That is a modern masterpiece...if the criteria includes being substandard, superficial, and utterly forgettable. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
5.5/10 70% Annette (2021) Bonkers, bizarre, and somehow also boring, the ambition of Annette can't be faulted but that couldn't prevent the disappointment that lingered as the credits rolled. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
6.5/10 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) Certainly better than I originally thought it would be though it did leave me with the nagging sense of wanting a bit more. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
8.5/10 84% Nobody (2021) Bloody, crowd-pleasing, brutal, and fun, Nobody is a surprisingly great action movie. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
9/10 84% Candyman (2021) Candyman hits the heights more often than not, and, in terms of modern horror sequels, it's right up there with the best of them. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
7/10 57% The Last Letter From Your Lover (2021) It knows what it is and it knows what it needs to do - and it does those things efficiently to create a perfectly serviceable and enjoyable rom-com. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2021
1/10 15% Demonic (2021) The tension is genuinely non-existent and there are no creepy or scary scenes/visuals to fall back on. Boring and simply not very good. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2021
9/10 96% CODA (2021) Emotionally satisfying and funny to boot, CODA is an absolute delight. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2021
9/10 96% Pig (2021) It may feel like one of the smallest movies I'll see this year but Pig definitely feels like one of the best. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
4/10 37% Reminiscence (2021) Reminiscence will fade into memory and won't be one I'll look to revisit. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
7.5/10 75% Stillwater (2021) The familial dynamic provides a solid emotional foundation and, whilst contentious, the story of Stillwater is strong enough to make it a very decent watch. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
5/10 37% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) A forgettable action/superhero movie that aims for gravitas but ends up feeling rather insignificant. Is this the start of the GIJOECU? I doubt it. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
1.5/10 43% Don't Breathe 2 (2021) Grim, grimy, depressing, uninspiring, unexciting, not scary, not creepy, not atmospheric, and not well acted. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2021
8/10 80% Free Guy (2021) Not as funny as I had hoped, but Free Guy makes up for that with a fun idea that's accomplished effectively, some game performances, and a smattering of great moments. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2021
5.5/10 89% Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) Uneven, creaking at the seams, and not entirely thrilling. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
7.5/10 88% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) A few issues notwithstanding, 1978 still ends up being a deliciously brutal romp and an applaudable throwback to beloved horror movies of old. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
7/10 83% Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) 1994 sets up the trilogy with a fun first installment that is as bloody and vibrant as it was frustrating. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
7.5/10 50% A Classic Horror Story (2021) Whilst never threatening to BE a classic horror story, this is nonetheless a solid and effective effort. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
8/10 80% No Man of God (2021) Engrossing, intelligent, and, at times, intense, No Man of God is a high-quality examination of true evil. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
5/10 79% See For Me (2021) Had great potential but begins to unravel once the action and actual home invasion begin leading to a disappointing finale and a nagging sense of 'what could have been'. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
5.5/10 80% Agnes (2021) Contains some bold choices but ends up tonally uneven. Come for the sweaty exorcisms, stay for the personal drama, prepare to be slightly underwhelmed. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
9/10 94% Love and Monsters (2020) A wonderfully fun and thrilling adventure that surprised and delighted me at almost every turn. As emotional as it is enjoyable, Love and Monsters is a real winner. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2021
6/10 22% Chaos Walking (2021) It's an uneven final product that's janky, simmering, formulaic, and sensitive all at once but one that's perfectly watchable. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
7.5/10 80% Concrete Cowboy (2021) Provides a very decent spotlight for a community suffering in modern times and delivers an equally decent movie out of it. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
7/10 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) A versus film that actually delivers on the VERSUS aspect, it has plenty of flaws but it gave me a good time which is really all I wanted. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
7.5/10 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) An upgrade to be sure and one that will delight Snyder fans, DC fans, and all comic book fans (surely!?) - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
3/10 37% Cherry (2021) Despite its lofty aspirations, Cherry is poor in almost every aspect. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
5.5/10 49% Coming 2 America (2021) Feels a bit limp, a bit pointless - it just...exists and is easily forgettable. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
5.5/10 78% I Care a Lot (2021) Starts well but rather quickly begins to peter out under the strain of a messy narrative and uneven tones - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
8.5/10 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) With electric performances and the perfect level of emotion across the board, JATBM is powerful, affecting, and one of the year's best already. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
5.5/10 45% The Little Things (2021) There is great potential here for a gripping, memorable modern thriller but everything just feels a bit...average. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
9.5/10 94% Nomadland (2021) On a human level and a technical level, this is up there with one of the best of the past few years. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
4/10 31% Tom & Jerry (2020) This film is clearly awful but I did enjoy parts of it. Was it good? No. Did I HATE watching it? No. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
3/10 36% Outside the Wire (2021) Forgettable, by-numbers, and just not very good. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
7.5/10 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) A blistering and devastating opening quarter made way for something ultimately less impactful but saved by Kirby's outstanding performance. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
6/10 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) Shadow in the Cloud isn't great but it IS great fun. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2021
10/10 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) A genuinely great movie that's full of surprises, well-placed comedy, and a ton of satisfying and shocking moments in what is a fabulous debut offering from Emerald Fennell. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2021
8.5/10 97% Sound of Metal (2020) Riz Ahmed is fantastic in this sometimes devastating drama that provides an insight into the struggles faced by the deaf community. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2021
9/10 98% One Night in Miami (2020) Electric, vital, and, at times, intense whilst also simply being extremely good. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2021
8/10 57% Malcolm & Marie (2021) Two exceptional performances power the movie and deliver raw, unfiltered emotion in every scene. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
10/10 100% I WeirDO (Guai Tai) (2020) A fine mixture of comedy, emotion, heartache, joy, gravitas, and pathos alongside two great performances and some sharp dialogue. I WeirDO is bloody awesome. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
8.5/10 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Provides a marvellous swansong for Boseman, another vehicle for Davis' talent, and a biting look at the ugly machinations of the music industry of old (...hopefully of old) - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
5/10 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Sadly, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm doesn't hit with the same fire the original did all those years ago. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
8/10 75% The Gentlemen (2020) Cool, snappy, fun and stupidly entertaining, this is evidence of a director flexing his established genre muscles and allowing himself to have a bit of fun once more. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
6.5/10 72% Mulan (2020) Beautiful visuals, great performances, and some solid action can't fully mask the rather empty centre that Mulan carries. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020