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Matt Stevens

Matt Stevens
Matt Stevens's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): E! Online

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D+ 77% Take This Waltz (2012) Dramatically inert and languidly paced, Waltz stumbles all over its arty-indie pretensions. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 29, 2012
B 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Hey, it doesn't suck. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 21, 2012
C 28% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012) Kind of a drag, man. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 7, 2012
A- 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) A funny, snappy script and thrilling action sequences make this European adventure a trip worth taking. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 7, 2012
C 28% Bel Ami (2012) Sure, vampiric Pattinson cuts a striking figure in French formalwear, but he lacks the charisma and dramatic weightiness to anchor this shaky adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's novel. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 7, 2012
A 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) The delightful Moonrise Kingdom marks a career high for offbeat auteur Wes Anderson. ‐ E! Online
Posted May 25, 2012
C 22% What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) What to expect when you're watching: attractive actors playing unrealistic characters, sitcom-y storylines with predictable outcomes and a heavy-handed family-values message. In other words, warmed-over baby formula. ‐ E! Online
Posted May 17, 2012
C+ 22% The Raven (2012) Without narrative guts, this not-so-thrilling thriller proves a bloody disappointment. ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 28, 2012
B- 57% Safe (2012) This formulaic but entertaining action flick, about an ex-cop who guards an orphaned girl from gangsters, packs a punch with high-adrenaline stunts and shoot-'em-ups. ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 26, 2012
B 74% Chimpanzee (2012) Your own wild tribe will be entertained by the feisty hero and his monkey shenanigans. ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 19, 2012
B 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) A twisty puzzle, as promised by the Rubic's Cube cabin on the film's poster, this blood feast has gore galore to satiate your thirst. ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 13, 2012
C+ 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) Not the fairest of them all. ‐ E! Online
Posted Mar 30, 2012
C+ 73% Big Miracle (2012) Whale fans will blubber, but uneven Miracle flounders in its hunt for narrative focus. ‐ E! Online
Posted Feb 2, 2012
A- 76% War Horse (2011) An old-fashioned tearjerker, this winning War Horse is well worth the ride. ‐ E! Online
Posted Dec 20, 2011
B- 80% Young Adult (2011) [Theron gives] a fierce, fearless performance that deserves attention, even if Young Adult remains underdeveloped. ‐ E! Online
Posted Dec 15, 2011
B+ 96% The Muppets (2011) With its goofy humor and rousing put-on-a-show spirit, The Muppets will win over "the lovers, the dreamers" and, yes, you. ‐ E! Online
Posted Nov 22, 2011
C 46% Happy Feet Two (2011) Despite some amazing animation and cool song mash-ups, this flat-footed follow-up is as messy and overcrowded as, well, an island packed with poopy penguins. ‐ E! Online
Posted Nov 19, 2011
C 35% Immortals (2011) Audiences with a bloodlust can feast on all the carnage, but those hungry for some real emotion will be left craving more. ‐ E! Online
Posted Nov 11, 2011
B+ 84% Puss in Boots (2011) Packed with exciting action, funny cat gags and eye-stabbing 3-D, Puss should claw its way to the top of the box office. ‐ E! Online
Posted Oct 27, 2011
C 40% The Big Year (2011) Considering the high-flying talent attached, The Big Year is a big letdown. ‐ E! Online
Posted Oct 14, 2011
B 69% Footloose (2011) This guilty-pleasure update has an angsty adolescent energy that's as infectious as anything in Contagion. ‐ E! Online
Posted Oct 13, 2011
C+ 23% What's Your Number? (2011) Offering a few chuckles but nothing new, What's Your Number? is strictly by the numbers. ‐ E! Online
Posted Sep 29, 2011
B 94% 50/50 (2011) An amusing, heartfelt, but unexceptional portrait of friendship and survival, 50/50 gets a mostly favorable diagnosis. ‐ E! Online
Posted Sep 29, 2011
B- 84% Contagion (2011) Unnerving imagery and an A-list ensemble boost the disease pic's potency, but Contagion isn't immune to the unfocused, overambitious story, which diminishes its impact. ‐ E! Online
Posted Sep 8, 2011
B+ 76% The Debt (2011) Strong performances and direction make this gripping espionage thriller a mission accomplished. ‐ E! Online
Posted Sep 1, 2011
B- 27% Colombiana (2011) Colombiana is often preposterous but never boring. ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 25, 2011
B- 36% One Day (2011) Despite the familiar When Harry Met Sally, friends-first, opposites-attract contrivances, this romance is intermittently loveable, thanks to a glam cast and witty script. ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 18, 2011
C- 44% 30 Minutes or Less (2011) You should get free pizzas for enduring more than 30 minutes of this dud. ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 11, 2011
B 75% The Help (2011) Despite some Hollywood touches, The Help gets big help from its solid cast, namely Viola Davis. ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 11, 2011
C 25% The Change-Up (2011) Funny performances and one-liners freshen the hackneyed premise somewhat, but Change-Up gets effed-up by sloppy storytelling and gratuitously vulgar gags. ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 5, 2011
B- 68% Horrible Bosses (2011) Though sporadically funny, this revenge comedy about emasculated males in the workplace is more talk when it should go balls-out insane. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jul 7, 2011
C+ 36% Larry Crowne (2011) Uneven in tone and pacing, Larry suffers from an identity crisis, unsure whether it's a wacky, back-to-school comedy or a bittersweet portrait of two lost souls at the crossroads. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 30, 2011
B 39% Cars 2 (2011) This souped-up sequel kicks it into high gear with new characters, slick animation and a global espionage caper. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 23, 2011
B- 48% Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) Despite humor that relies too heavily on bird farting and pooping, the sometimes-sweet Penguins doesn't stink. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 16, 2011
C 26% Green Lantern (2011) For all the talk of conquering fear and harnessing energy, Lantern ironically plays it safe and gets grounded by a leaden, spiritless adaptation. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 16, 2011
C- 19% Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (2011) Something got sooo totally lost in the translation from page to screen -- like humor and charm. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 9, 2011
C 33% The Hangover Part II (2011) This buzz-kill follow-up suffers from a pervasive sense of been there, drunk that. ‐ E! Online
Posted May 26, 2011
C- 15% Something Borrowed (2011) With its long guest list of chick-flick and rom-com clichés, Something Borrowed is something old instead of something new. Say "I don't." ‐ E! Online
Posted May 5, 2011
C+ 11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil (2011) Enough with the fractured fairy tales! ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 28, 2011
C+ 40% Henry's Crime (2011) For a fresher, funnier crime comedy back-dropped by the theater, check out Woody Allen's gem Bullets Over Broadway. ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 21, 2011
B- 71% Hanna (2011) This slick thriller features inventive action sequences and terrific actors who offset more over-the-top moments. ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 7, 2011
C 25% Hop (2011) Kiddies might be eggcited by the critters and candy, but for most peeps, this bunny-buddy comedy delivers a mixed basket. ‐ E! Online
Posted Mar 31, 2011
B+ 70% Limitless (2011) If you're jonesing for an addictive thriller, Limitless goes down easily and creates a contact high with zippy pacing and hypnotic visuals. ‐ E! Online
Posted Mar 17, 2011
C 35% Battle: Los Angeles (2011) Part sci-fi thriller, part computer game, and part Marine recruiting video. ‐ E! Online
Posted Mar 10, 2011
C 20% The Rite (2011) Despite a fine cast, The Rite bears the sins of a weak script, with an over-the-top climax that undercuts the bejesus-scaring. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jan 27, 2011
C 22% Country Strong (2011) This overlong melodrama has all the dramatic grace of a wrecked-my-truck, lost-my-girl song-and about as much emotional heft. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jan 7, 2011
B+ 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) This searing family portrait is honest, humorous at times and worthy of kudos for Kidman and the cast. ‐ E! Online
Posted Dec 16, 2010
C 13% Yogi Bear (2010) Little Boo Boos might giggle at the slapstick, but most folks over the age of 5 will find the tired plot and lame jokes unbearable. ‐ E! Online
Posted Dec 16, 2010
C+ 30% The Tempest (2010) This gender-switched Tempest lacks energy and thunder (not to mention quality CGI), and fizzles to a disappointing drizzle. ‐ E! Online
Posted Dec 10, 2010
C 20% The Tourist (2010) Never as clever, exciting, or romantic as it wants to be, The Tourist underwhelms on every level. ‐ E! Online
Posted Dec 10, 2010