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
7/10 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 59% 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 68% 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 86% 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 60% 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 59% 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 90% 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 64% 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 19% 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 24% 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 41% 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 48% 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 38% 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
8.5/10 81% Boy Erased (2018) Engaging, emotional and just a very good movie. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
6/10 37% Glass (2019) There are some awesome moments and it's certainly not The Happening levels of bad, but, overall, Glass is a massive disappointment. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
6/10 51% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Under the Silver Lake is ultimately a movie that promises a lot but doesn't deliver enough. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
4.5/10 70% The Mule (2018) A dull, drab affair cruelly stretched out to nearly two hours in length, The Mule isn't terrible, it's just not terribly good. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
7.5/10 66% Vice (2018) Whatever your leanings or thoughts on Cheney, as a movie Vice is entertaining and solid enough despite its fair share of flaws. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
7.5/10 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) The two lead performances are excellent, however, the emotional moments became muffled the more they were repeated and Beautiful Boy ultimately suffers because of this. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2019
3/10 32% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Whilst it's pretty much a write-off across the board, the ambition should be applauded. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
7.5/10 88% Colette (2018) Everything is effective, executed proficiently and the performances are wonderful. Colette is certainly very good but falls short of being excellent. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
5/10 93% The Favourite (2018) Those excellent performances salvaged The Favourite from being a trainwreck. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
10/10 78% Green Book (2018) With powerful lead performances, prevalent messages and a real sense of fun, hopefully the rest of 2019 can be as good as Green Book. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
7.5/10 62% Bird Box (2018) Bird Box succeeds in being a solid thriller, but, really (and frustratingly) could have been much more. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
8/10 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) It may not be practically perfect in every way, but it's still a fine, worthy sequel to a bona fide classic. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 43% A Cure For Wellness (2017) A movie with a mismatch of threads and motifs, but one that manages to hold them all together and create a satisfyingly creepy, and original, modern horror movie. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/10 77% Cult of Chucky (2017) Others may enjoy a bit of splatter, but there isn't enough here to promote the franchise stumbling on - put the doll back in the box. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It may not be anything particularly new, but the movie presents well-crafted and likable characters, an enjoyable story and some good laughs to create a real feel-good time. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/10 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) A horror movie for modern times. A huge disappointment for modern times. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
6/10 57% The Commuter (2018) At times fun, genuinely ridiculous and not as awful as it really could have been. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 80% Colossal (2017) A tale of booze, abuse, and giant reptiles that somehow works, it's hats off to Nacho Vigalondo for creating an original story and getting weird with it. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 97% Coco (2017) A jubilant burst of colour, music and a celebration of life and legacy. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 48% Clown (2016) A few niggles along the way, but an enjoyable watch nonetheless - it felt predictable in parts but also original in others. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
5.5/10 19% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) It's easy to see why it was shuffled to Netflix and not granted a wide release. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
7/10 15% The Circle (2017) It succeeds by showing restraint, however, just lacks something that would inject the emotional weight it required. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 49% Churchill (2017) Unflinching in its portrayal, Churchill opts for drama ahead of accuracy but still provides interest and offers an altered insight into the legendary leader. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
6/10 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Thankfully, excellent animation and inspired voice acting prevent this from being a complete load of Pooh. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 72% The Children Act (2018) Very much an 'adult' drama with all of its combined elements, The Children Act is a solid affair on all counts. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 87% Cargo (2018) Cargo is a very solid outing - the type Netflix really needs to push harder. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 88% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) Even if you haven't got kids, give it a sneaky viewing for some fun and to marvel at Uranus. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) A thought-provoking, endearing and charming movie with a marvellous lead performance from Viggo Mortensen. It stuck it to this man! - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) It's charming, it's pleasing, it's a bit sexy, it takes apricots to places they've never been before - but it's a strong movie with wonderful messages, subtexts and delivery. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 70% Café Society (2016) A fine movie for a late summers evening. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018