Matt Patches

Matt Patches

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Matt Patches's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9.2/10 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "Roaring action, thoughtful geekery, and a knockout performance by Chris Evans send Snowpiercer speeding out of the station and into the sci-fi history books. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
6.2/10 58% The Signal (2014) "Stylish sci-fi visuals aren't enough to keep The Signal from collapsing under its own emo poetics and landing in a dead zone. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 13, 2014
5.8/10 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "The natural Shailene Woodley and a handful of solid supporting performances can't keep The Fault in Our Stars from succumbing to the toxic effects of sap. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 6, 2014
6.2/10 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) "There's no denying the feel good vibes of a well-crafted athletic drama... But the story of two Indian strong arms shipped from Mumbai to Major League Baseball training camp veers dangerously close to the all-too-common savior narrative. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 14, 2014
88% The Discoverers (2014) "The Discoverers gets lost in woods of indie land at times, with a few of its asides feeling arbitrary and reaching jokes, but Schwarz assembled the perfect cast to tell his story. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted May 12, 2014
5/10 34% Stage Fright (2014) "Horror movies can get away with inconsequential plot details. Musicals aren't as lucky. The two can play nice, but in Stage Fright they're like two halves of a schizophrenic psychopath's inner monologue. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 7, 2014
6.4/10 12% Walk Of Shame (2014) "It's the rare goofy comedy in dire need of thoughtfulness, the kind of reality that's implicit in male-driven movies because life's so male-dominated in the first place. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 2, 2014
5.1/10 26% Brick Mansions (2014) "If Walker was still with us, we'd write Brick Mansions as lame action filler; With tragedy lingering, the movie just seems unfair. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 24, 2014
90% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) "Even if the characters aren't fully conceived, the perspectives are. With Stand Clear, Fleischner has delivered a great "New York movie," because he shows us his New York. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Apr 23, 2014
7/10 19% Transcendence (2014) "The film will either grip or bore one to tears, depending on a tolerance for speculative babble. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Apr 17, 2014
6.4/10 50% Hateship Loveship (2014) "So many smart choices, meandering to a nothing conclusion. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
7.1/10 61% Draft Day (2014) "Draft Day is basically Noah for sports fans. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4.7/10 48% Rio 2 (2014) "Roaring new songs are countered by apparent missed opportunities. Even the message is bunk. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 9, 2014
5/10 19% Sabotage (2014) "If 'Sabotage' could sever the action from the character and overarching mystery, it would be plain ol' Schwarzenegger fun. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Mar 28, 2014
6.3/10 54% Blood Ties (2014) "Visually a throwback to the era of Sidney Lumet's NYC crime dramas of the 1970s, the slow-moving Blood Ties features fine performances from Clive Owen and Billy Crudup, but wastes Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, and Mila Kunis. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 26, 2014
7/10 89% Cheap Thrills (2014) "You're either in or your out from minute one. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/10 78% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "Is this movie trying to make me angry? " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Mar 20, 2014
5.8/10 40% Divergent (2014) "The tentpole landscape is sorely in need of strong female leads - but not like this. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 17, 2014
8.6/10 75% Enemy (2014) "Villeneuve throws meaty clues for us chew on, his direction amplifying the thematic boil while keeping us on the edge of our seats. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 14, 2014
6.7/10 22% Need For Speed (2014) "Now that Fast & Furious has gone the way of the superhero blockbusters, Need for Speed rides alongside as a ridiculous spectacle of practical, vehicular mayhem. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Mar 12, 2014
78% Veronica Mars (2014) "The Veronica Mars movie is, finally, a reality. It was worth the wait. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 9, 2014
6.7/10 93% Journey To The West (2014) "Director Stephen Chow's action fantasy film Journey to the West is a miss, but a wild, reverent, explosive miss. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 6, 2014
8.7/10 89% The Wind Rises (2014) "The film doesn't take the obvious moralistic steps that could avert backlash - it's pure Miyazaki, a perspective influenced by history and reflective of a 50-year career. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 28, 2014
7.1/10 60% Non-Stop (2014) "What might happen if Agatha Christie was forced to pen her own version of Taken " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 26, 2014
4/10 28% 3 Days To Kill (2014) "For those who thought 'Taken' needed more filler, this movie. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Feb 21, 2014
7.7/10 52% Jimmy P. (2014) "The fine lead performances by Benicio del Toro and Mathieu Amalric are the highlights of the artfully crafted, fact-based drama Jimmy P., which tries (sometimes in vain) to make psychotherapy cinematically intriguing. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 18, 2014
8.6/10 68% About Last Night (2014) "What a difference an R-rating can make when stomping through the well-worn grounds of romantic comedy territory. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 14, 2014
6.6/10 15% Endless Love (2014) "If only genuine Nicholas Sparks adaptations could derail as gloriously as Endless Love. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3.9/10 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) "There's nothing mythic about this Hercules. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Jan 10, 2014
8.5/10 93% All Is Lost (2013) "All Is Lost boils down the art of filmmaking to the essential parts, making even the slightest decisions evident and powerful. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 16, 2013
1/5 18% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013) "A crass weapon in the crusade against the War on Christmas, the yuletide-themed Madea avoids pushing buttons in hopes of meeting the requirements for annual replay on cable. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/5 39% Here Comes the Devil (2013) "Bogliano's unnerving mood, complemented by grungy camerawork and a shroud of sonic chaos, provides an emotional strain that makes anything possible. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 11, 2013
2.5/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) "'Desolation of Smaug' is Tolkien fantasy unleashed, keeping up with the 'Avengers'-inspired Hollywood that wants its blockbusters bigger and bigger and bigger. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Dec 8, 2013
6.8/10 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) "Mythologizes the leader from legend to full-blown superhero. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 27, 2013
5/10 41% Oldboy (2013) "Lee tosses in tones of every color, over-the-top gags coupled with acts of horrific moments of violence. It's occasionally jarring, but the cultural stew cooks too long. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Nov 27, 2013
4/10 42% Homefront (2013) "'Homefront' believes it's cut from the same cloth as Walter Hill's 'Southern Comfort,' but it can barely muster up the thrills of an episode of 'MacGuyver.' " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Nov 25, 2013
7/10 29% Charlie Countryman (2013) "'Charlie Countryman' is rarely gripping, but its enigmatic nature and overt charm should be enough to keep minds from wandering. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 15, 2013
7/10 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) "A studio movie that can make us laugh and think is the definition of a Christmas miracle. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Nov 13, 2013
No Score Yet Adventures in the Sin Bin (2013) "It's a rare standout in a sea of lowest-common-denominator National Lampoon DTD releases. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Nov 6, 2013
6.1/10 18% Free Birds (2013) "The turducken of animated comedies. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 31, 2013
7.9/10 35% The Counselor (2013) "The type of beast that would require, and satisfy, in the constant flipping back of pages to re-read. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 25, 2013
9/10 91% Nebraska (2013) "'Nebraska' is in love with its characters. By the end, so is the audience. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 21, 2013
6/10 48% Carrie (2013) "Carrie feels timid in today's climate. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Oct 17, 2013
8.1/10 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "An ultimately cold experience, but one that must be seen. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 15, 2013
9.2/10 94% Her (2013) "The not-too-distant future of Spike Jonze's her is both utopian and dystopian - a mesmerizing, provocative, and romantic world to soak up. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 14, 2013
6/10 8% Runner Runner (2013) "By the time the turn is flipped, 'Runner Runner' is left crossing its fingers, praying for coherency. " ‐ ScreenCrush
Posted Oct 4, 2013
4/5 60% Bad Milo! (2013) "Bad Milo! is sick -- but it's the right kind of sick. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 1, 2013
8.8/10 93% Captain Phillips (2013) "Not so much a movie you watch as a movie you survive. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 1, 2013
7.4/10 80% Don Jon (2013) "Johansson walks away from Don Jon with one her best performances to date. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 26, 2013
7.1 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) "A cinematic food coma. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
5.5/10 81% Prisoners (2013) "Has the sheen of a prestige picture and the guts of Law & Order's best episode. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 19, 2013
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