Matthew Razak

Matthew Razak
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Examiner.com, Flixist.com
Location: Yay Area

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5.7/10 29% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Space Jam: A New Legacy is anything but new as it rehashes the original film's storyline and pulls half its jokes from WB references. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
7.2/10 59% F9 (2021) F9 might not be top-tier Fast & Furious, but it features all of the action and, yes, family that has propelled this franchise into the superpower that it is now. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
7/10 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) A Quiet Place Part II is a different beast from the original film and that's OK. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
5.1/10 68% Army Of The Dead (2021) Army of the Dead is sadly just not that special. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
3/10 37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Chris Rock takes a stab at the Saw franchises but can't deliver in a movie that is messier than its bloody kills. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
8.2/10 66% Wrath of Man (2021) Wrath of Man injects some much-needed creativity into the genre - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
7.8/10 81% Offseason (2021) Offseason nails the basics. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2021
5.6 82% The Spine of Night (2021) There is a definite audience for The Spine of Night and I think for that audience it is going to hit the nail squarely on the head. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2021
6.7/10 62% Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break (2021) There's something engrossingly charming about Meeten's performance that keeps the film going and hits the emotional notes incredibly well. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
7/10 75% WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (2021) While the movie seems to have some glaring spots missing it does do a good job of breaking down an immensely complex situation into something digestible. The film works. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
5.1/10 93% Lily Topples The World (2021) You'd be better off watching her YouTube videos to find the true Lily Hevesh. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
6/10 88% Violation (2021) There's nothing that cathartic about Violation's revenge. No one seems to win at the end, not even the audience. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
8/10 73% The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson (2021) Underneath (not very far at all) is a deconstruction of the western mythos, of the brave cowboy (drover), of the white-washed tales. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
7.1/10 86% The Courier (2020) What stands out about The Courier is its story is more about relationships than spycraft. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
6.9/10 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) It's possible Zack Snyder had finally found the right balance to make the DCEU work, we'll never know now but at least we have something fun to watch. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
6.6/10 22% Chaos Walking (2021) By landing a quality director and two engaging leads, the film delivers on its quick pace and story but simply stumbles over its bigger issues. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
8.4/10 80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar is a good comedy that I would have liked to watch with more people around me. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
4.3/10 45% The Little Things (2021) The casting for this film is a thin veneer over a movie that otherwise would have come and gone with little notice. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
5/10 42% Locked Down (2021) Locked Down is probably best taken as the lighter relationship film it partly wants to be instead of a moralistic study on the pandemic and society. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
7.2/10 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) This is a superhero film meant for the big screen but trapped on a smaller one. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
8.5/10 95% Soul (2020) It is the perfect film at the perfect time and for that, it can get no better. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
5.7/10 88% News of the World (2020) As a Western, News of the World functions but it doesn't soar. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
7.7/10 89% Save Yourselves! (2020) Save Yourselves! would probably best be watched going in completely and totally blind off of a friend's recommendation. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
7.8/10 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) *cue air guitar sound* - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
4.9/10 48% Unhinged (2020) In the vacuum that is our movie world Unhinged can't fade into the background and so its flaws become all the more glaring. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
8.5/10 66% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) The kind of movie that winds you up inch by inch in its thoughts and themes and then suddenly dumps you into the thriller you thought you were coming to in the first place. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
8/10 67% The Secret Garden (2020) The Secret Garden may have already been adapted numerous times but never in such a visually striking and imaginative way. A worthy adaptation of a classic children's story. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
8.3 95% Palm Springs (2020) It isn't, in the end, about falling in love, finding yourself, or discovering the meaning of life. Its time loop is about living life with what you've got. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
5.2 81% The Beach House (2020) The first half of the film feels fresh and new but its "surprise" erases all of that into something that feels incomplete and bog-standard. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
4.8 80% The Old Guard (2020) The Old Guard really puts to test the old saying that beggars can't be choosers or that something is better than nothing. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
8/10 90% Blood Quantum (2020) Blood Quantum is the kind of standout zombie movie that should be talked about for years to come. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
6/10 67% Extraction (2020) Extraction feels like a cliche but when there's nothing else around cliche feels awfully good. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
4/10 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) In theory, it's a promising take on a genre that is pretty much fantasy fulfillment. In practice, however, it's quite another thing. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
6.5/10 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Despite not quite having the same flair for action as Michael Bay, Arbi and Fallah manage to capture some of the magic of a Bay film while somehow updating it to modern-day sensibilities. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
8.5/10 89% 1917 (2020) There is a specific scene where Schofield is escaping from pursuing enemy forces, lit almost entirely by flares and done in a single shot, that is basically just Roger Deakins showing off. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/10 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) It is Disney running back to the safety of nostalgia, capitulating to those who didn't like the new, and releasing a movie that could only be made in a unruly attempt to please everyone. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
7.5/10 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jumanji: The Next Level takes what the first film did and turns it on its head, relying on the charms of its stars to once again deliver. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
6.5/10 78% Frozen II (2019) More of the same works but it is still just that. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
6.5/10 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) Everything in the last 15 minutes reminds you that this isn't The Shining and it's too bad it had to be that way. Without that reminder the film stands on its own quite well; with it the movie seems less than. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/10 68% Joker (2019) The last laugh of someone who simply wants to watch the world burn. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
8/10 80% Good Boys (2019) The movie, at its core, is less raunchy comedy and more childhood adventure -- think 80s Spielberg kids movies but with the drug Molly. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
6/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Enough fist bumps to put you into a bro coma. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
7/10 52% The Lion King (2019) This movie is a non-stop visual orgasm (put that one on the poster, Disney). - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
5.5 63% Yesterday (2019) Insert your own clever Beatles musical reference for a conclusion here. If Boyle didn't feel the need to try all that hard, I'm not going to either. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
5/10 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The best children's films -- the best films -- open up under their top layer to deliver something more, but Pets 2 is nothing underneath. Its secrets are empty. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/10 57% Brightburn (2019) Unfortunately, Brightburn is too busy with its lackluster gorefest and tepid attempts at being scary that it completely bypasses all the interesting thematic ideas that the film could have delivered. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
8/10 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Is it up to the same quality and awesome of the first two? As our often monosyllabic and monotone hero would say in pitch-perfect understatement: yea. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
5/10 13% The Hustle (2019) My recommendation for seeing The Hustle? Just rent the original, which is a remake itself. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/10 27% UglyDolls (2019) At no point in its under 90-minute run time does it do a single thing to justify its existence. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
8/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) This movie, without the emotional and historical build up that the myriad of Marvel films brought before it, would simply be a better directed Justice League. - Flixist.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019