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 59% Ophelia (2019) It's a very decent story that may be the most beautiful looking movie I've seen this year. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
6/10 63% Yesterday (2019) It's Patel that saves the entire movie with a spirited performance but there's an unshakable feeling that Yesterday could have delivered more on its central premise. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
6.5/10 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) It's just OK. It's enjoyable enough but the constant winking at the camera is ultimately a hindrance to the movie. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
8/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It's fun, it's light, it's just right for summer and has all the ingredients for a great Spidey movie. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
5/10 55% Ma (2019) Without Spencer's stabilising efforts, Ma would have been a total write-off. Instead, it's just OK. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/10 57% Brightburn (2019) Cheap jump scares and uninspired writing combined with a limp story ensure Brightburn will remain a big 'what if?' - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
9.5/10 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart isn't just wonderful, it's a proudly fierce, fun and feminist hurricane. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
9.5/10 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) This may just be the best of the bunch, so get your tissues ready to join the gang one last time. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
7/10 64% Child's Play (2019) A decent reboot that may lack scares but is big on fun (yes, fun) - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/10 14% The Hustle (2019) Clichéd, bland and a slog. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
6.5/10 67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) In terms of converting movie fans, Detective Pikachu isn't gonna catch 'em all. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
2/10 22% Men in Black International (2019) Forget the MIB of old, Men in Black: International is soulless, hollow and depressingly uninteresting. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
8/10 73% The Perfection (2019) The Perfection stands as a very good modern thriller that's bloody, OTT, weird, twisty and, whilst also fairly flawed, it's well worth your time. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Disjointed, messy and flat out bad - and not just Sophie Turner's accent - Dark Phoenix is a miserable end to the X-Men saga as we know it. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/10 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Bigger isn't always better and that's absolutely the case with this monstrous disappointment. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
7.5/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Soaked in blood and bullets, Parabellum manages to bring the goodies but just not as successfully as the previous John Wick offerings. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
7.5/10 56% Aladdin (2019) Surprisingly very decent with three good leads and some lovely visuals. It's just a shame the editing hadn't been more ruthless and the new songs weren't more memorable. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
6.5/10 81% Long Shot (2019) At the end of the day, Long Shot exists to be a crowd-pleaser, a heart-warmer. Though it falls away, the good does outweigh the bad but, honestly, not by a long shot. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
5/10 51% Tolkien (2019) Truth be told for a movie about J.R.R. Tolkien, there's a real lack of magic and wonder - very much unlike his body of work. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
9/10 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Less bloody than some and more interesting than most, Efron delivers a career-best performance in what is a very good movie. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2/10 18% Hellboy (2019) Hellboy? More like OH BOY! As in, OH BOY THIS MOVIE IS AWFUL. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
8.5/10 91% Shazam! (2019) Get rid of the brash and broody DC and deliver movies like Shazam! more often. This is what superhero movies should be like - very good and unashamedly fun. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/10 31% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Despite having a promising premise, The Curse of La Llorona falls foul of formula and ends up being utterly mediocre - it's frightfully uninteresting. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
7.5/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Not as visceral or intense as Infinity War - and not entirely satisfying - but there's still plenty to get excited about. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
8.5/10 100% Ekaj (2015) Bold, strong, heavy, gritty, raw, and for the majority of its runtime, an excellent slice of grim realism. Surreal yet sincere, and well worth a watch. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
7/10 55% Five Feet Apart (2019) It may not be as successful (or good) as The Fault in Our Stars, but this still delivers a decent movie through all of the convention and its formulaic narrative. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
8/10 57% Pet Sematary (2019) As King adaptations go, Pet Sematary isn't the best of the lot, but it's pretty damn good. You could do a lot worse if you want a very decent horror flick to watch. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
5.5/10 46% Dumbo (2019) The strange lack of heart and muted...well, everything, prevents Dumbo from ever having the chance to truly soar. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
9/10 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) A loving, affectionate celebration of two of comedies greatest minds captured majestically by Coogan and Reilly. It's just really bloody nice. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
9/10 94% Us (2019) A sensational sophomore effort. Whilst that ending may be a source of contention, the rest of Us is simply superb. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
7/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Larson grabs the role and locks it in her soul, however, the rest of the movie isn't up to her standard. A solid, enjoyable, yet flawed romp towards the next phase of the MCU. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
7.5/10 62% Vox Lux (2018) Powered along by Portman and Cassidy, Vox Lux has a lot to say, but, despite being very good in parts, misses out on its place at the top of the charts. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
9.5/10 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Florence Pugh is magnificent again and Fighting with My Family takes the coveted Championship belt - for being bloody good. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/10 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) There's no horror OR comedy, just a weird science based riff on a slightly better movie. Blow out the candles now, it's time to wish 'Happy Death Day' to these movies. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019
6.5/10 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) There's not an awful lot wrong with The Lego Movie 2, it just lacks the spark and freshness of its original predecessor. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
7.5/10 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Whilst there are many flaws throughout that bog the movie down, it's visually exciting and packed with pulsating action - Alita: Battle Angel is surprisingly good. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
8/10 60% The Front Runner (2018) The Front Runner is a perfectly good movie though it's more intriguing than vital. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
6.5/10 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) An adequate flick that never really picks up any real traction, it just remains consistently decent throughout. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
5.5/10 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Velvet Buzzsaw is bonkers, overly satirical, nauseating and, at times, great all at once but fails to hit any real heights - despite an ace turn from Gyllenhaal. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
6.5/10 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Despite some fine performances, Mary Queen of Scots ends up being a wonderful looking but still rather dull affair. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/10 20% Serenity (2019) Not quite the neo-noir thriller I was expecting, Serenity is a convoluted, confused and silly mess. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
7.5/10 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World may be light on narrative but it's big on heart and is a fitting finale for a strong, and fun, trilogy. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
8.5/10 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Whilst at times it feels too polished, it's packed with powerful moments and powerful performances. Barry Jenkins is back (again) with a bang. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
9/10 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Heller's tight direction is wonderful with every aspect combining to deliver a superb movie - and McCarthy and Grant together are pure, majestic dynamite. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
1/10 21% Polar (2019) The trailer made this look great, but it's nothing more than a grubby, messy, awful, misogynistic waste. Yuck. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
7.5/10 40% The Upside (2019) The nagging feeling of its antiquated undertones hovers over the movie, but when it's good, it's rather good indeed - thanks to the sharp chemistry of Hart and Cranston. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
6.5/10 49% Escape Room (2019) A fun romp for ninety-minutes and it's one of those enjoyable horror movies that won't leave an impression but is pretty entertaining whilst it's on. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
6.5/10 39% Close (2019) Whilst nothing in Close feels particularly vital or remarkable, it still manages to be better-than-average - mainly due to Rapace's rampaging performance. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
5.5/10 32% Io (2019) A disappointingly average effort from Netflix, IO pretty much ends up being...just OK. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
8/10 81% Instant Family (2018) It's predictable as hell, sentimental as anything, but Instant Family is also a fun, surprisingly emotional and great flick. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019