What I Watched Tonight

What I Watched Tonight is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Matt Hudson
Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Matt Hudson Tarantino's ode to the Hollywood of old scores big for the majority of its overly long runtime. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
7.5/10 The Lion King (2019) Matt Hudson It's The Lion King - it'll never not be good. The story is quality and it's visually stunning but the heart that fuelled the 1994 version is sorely missing here. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/10 Shaft (2019) Matt Hudson The messages are bad and the movie is bad. It's plain and clear why the studio dumped this on Netflix internationally. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/10 Anna (2019) Matt Hudson Whatever Besson was striving for with Anna, he really didn't achieve it. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
8/10 Crawl (2019) Matt Hudson A gritty, snappy yet fun movie that pulsates with atmosphere and has a dedicated performance from Scodelario at its core. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
7.5/10 Ophelia (2018) Matt Hudson It's a very decent story that may be the most beautiful looking movie I've seen this year. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2019
6/10 Yesterday (2019) Matt Hudson It's Patel that saves the entire movie with a spirited performance but there's an unshakable feeling that Yesterday could have delivered more on its central premise. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2019
6.5/10 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Matt Hudson It's just OK. It's enjoyable enough but the constant winking at the camera is ultimately a hindrance to the movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2019
8/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Matt Hudson It's fun, it's light, it's just right for summer and has all the ingredients for a great Spidey movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2019
5/10 Ma (2019) Matt Hudson Without Spencer's stabilising efforts, Ma would have been a total write-off. Instead, it's just OK. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/10 Brightburn (2019) Matt Hudson Cheap jump scares and uninspired writing combined with a limp story ensure Brightburn will remain a big 'what if?' EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
9.5/10 Booksmart (2019) Matt Hudson Booksmart isn't just wonderful, it's a proudly fierce, fun and feminist hurricane. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
9.5/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Matt Hudson This may just be the best of the bunch, so get your tissues ready to join the gang one last time. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
7/10 Child's Play (2019) Matt Hudson A decent reboot that may lack scares but is big on fun (yes, fun) EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/10 The Hustle (2019) Matt Hudson Clichéd, bland and a slog. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
6.5/10 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Matt Hudson In terms of converting movie fans, Detective Pikachu isn't gonna catch 'em all. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
2/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Matt Hudson Forget the MIB of old, Men in Black: International is soulless, hollow and depressingly uninteresting. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
8/10 The Perfection (2018) Matt Hudson The Perfection stands as a very good modern thriller that's bloody, OTT, weird, twisty and, whilst also fairly flawed, it's well worth your time. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Matt Hudson Disjointed, messy and flat out bad - and not just Sophie Turner's accent - Dark Phoenix is a miserable end to the X-Men saga as we know it. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Matt Hudson Bigger isn't always better and that's absolutely the case with this monstrous disappointment. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
7.5/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Matt Hudson Soaked in blood and bullets, Parabellum manages to bring the goodies but just not as successfully as the previous John Wick offerings. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
7.5/10 Aladdin (2019) Matt Hudson Surprisingly very decent with three good leads and some lovely visuals. It's just a shame the editing hadn't been more ruthless and the new songs weren't more memorable. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
6.5/10 Long Shot (2019) Matt Hudson At the end of the day, Long Shot exists to be a crowd-pleaser, a heart-warmer. Though it falls away, the good does outweigh the bad but, honestly, not by a long shot. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
5/10 Tolkien (2019) Matt Hudson Truth be told for a movie about J.R.R. Tolkien, there's a real lack of magic and wonder - very much unlike his body of work. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
9/10 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Matt Hudson Less bloody than some and more interesting than most, Efron delivers a career-best performance in what is a very good movie. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
2/10 Hellboy (2019) Matt Hudson Hellboy? More like OH BOY! As in, OH BOY THIS MOVIE IS AWFUL. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
8.5/10 Shazam! (2019) Matt Hudson Get rid of the brash and broody DC and deliver movies like Shazam! more often. This is what superhero movies should be like - very good and unashamedly fun. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
5/10 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Matt Hudson Despite having a promising premise, The Curse of La Llorona falls foul of formula and ends up being utterly mediocre - it's frightfully uninteresting. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
7.5/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Matt Hudson Not as visceral or intense as Infinity War - and not entirely satisfying - but there's still plenty to get excited about. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
8.5/10 Ekaj (2015) Matt Hudson Bold, strong, heavy, gritty, raw, and for the majority of its runtime, an excellent slice of grim realism. Surreal yet sincere, and well worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
7/10 Five Feet Apart (2019) Matt Hudson It may not be as successful (or good) as The Fault in Our Stars, but this still delivers a decent movie through all of the convention and its formulaic narrative. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
8/10 Pet Sematary (2019) Matt Hudson As King adaptations go, Pet Sematary isn't the best of the lot, but it's pretty damn good. You could do a lot worse if you want a very decent horror flick to watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
5.5/10 Dumbo (2019) Matt Hudson The strange lack of heart and muted...well, everything, prevents Dumbo from ever having the chance to truly soar. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
9/10 Stan & Ollie (2018) Matt Hudson A loving, affectionate celebration of two of comedies greatest minds captured majestically by Coogan and Reilly. It's just really bloody nice. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
9/10 Us (2019) Matt Hudson A sensational sophomore effort. Whilst that ending may be a source of contention, the rest of Us is simply superb. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
7/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Matt Hudson 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
7.5/10 Vox Lux (2018) Matt Hudson 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
9.5/10 Fighting With My Family (2019) Matt Hudson Florence Pugh is magnificent again and Fighting with My Family takes the coveted Championship belt - for being bloody good. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/10 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Matt Hudson 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2019
6.5/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Matt Hudson There's not an awful lot wrong with The Lego Movie 2, it just lacks the spark and freshness of its original predecessor. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
7.5/10 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Matt Hudson 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
8/10 The Front Runner (2018) Matt Hudson The Front Runner is a perfectly good movie though it's more intriguing than vital. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
6.5/10 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Matt Hudson An adequate flick that never really picks up any real traction, it just remains consistently decent throughout. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
5.5/10 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Matt Hudson 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
6.5/10 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Matt Hudson Despite some fine performances, Mary Queen of Scots ends up being a wonderful looking but still rather dull affair. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/10 Serenity (2019) Matt Hudson Not quite the neo-noir thriller I was expecting, Serenity is a convoluted, confused and silly mess. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
7.5/10 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Matt Hudson 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
8.5/10 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Matt Hudson Whilst at times it feels too polished, it's packed with powerful moments and powerful performances. Barry Jenkins is back (again) with a bang. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
9/10 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Matt Hudson Heller's tight direction is wonderful with every aspect combining to deliver a superb movie - and McCarthy and Grant together are pure, majestic dynamite. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
1/10 Polar (2019) Matt Hudson The trailer made this look great, but it's nothing more than a grubby, messy, awful, misogynistic waste. Yuck. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019