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Matinee Reviews

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May 16, 2017
Matinee is a little-seen, charming comedy that's both a love letter to old-school movie theatres and schlocky, exploitative monster movies from the 50s.
January 16, 2017
Something of a forgotten gem, 1993's Matinee sits between Gremlins and Toy Soldiers in director Joe Dante's oeuvre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2016
This celebration of art over war is the closest thing Gremlins director Joe Dante has to a lost masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 14, 2013
A wonderful message about the power of the horror director, and what treasures they can bestow on their audiences.
October 6, 2009
Uproarious comedy that film buffs should love.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 26, 2003
Sharp and sharply observed period comedy with heart.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2003
A riot, and Joe Dante's most touchingly personal movie at the same time.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 10, 2003
Captures the spirit and joy of growing up on cheesy old horror movies. One of the best pieces of nostalgia ever made.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 22, 2002
A fun film. I wish they'd bring back some of the lost magic to 'B' movies.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2002
An affectionate look back at old-school matinee moviegoing.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2002
An unknown delight.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
What's great about MATINEE is how it introduces fantastic elements to an ordinary setting and weaves them so invisibly into the story
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September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 18, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 20, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
December 18, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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