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
8.5/10 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
7.5/10 The Upside (2018) Matt Hudson The nagging feeling of its antiquated undertones hovers over the movie, but when it's good, it's rather good indeed - thanks to the sharp chemistry of Hart and Cranston. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
6.5/10 Escape Room (2019) Matt Hudson A fun romp for ninety-minutes and it's one of those enjoyable horror movies that won't leave an impression but is pretty entertaining whilst it's on. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
6.5/10 Close (2019) Matt Hudson Whilst nothing in Close feels particularly vital or remarkable, it still manages to be better-than-average - mainly due to Rapace's rampaging performance. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
5.5/10 Io (2019) Matt Hudson A disappointingly average effort from Netflix, IO pretty much ends up being...just OK. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
8/10 Instant Family (2018) Matt Hudson It's predictable as hell, sentimental as anything, but Instant Family is also a fun, surprisingly emotional and great flick. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2019
8.5/10 Boy Erased (2018) Matt Hudson Engaging, emotional and just a very good movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2019
6/10 Glass (2019) Matt Hudson There are some awesome moments and it's certainly not The Happening levels of bad, but, overall, Glass is a massive disappointment. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
6/10 Under the Silver Lake (2018) Matt Hudson Under the Silver Lake is ultimately a movie that promises a lot but doesn't deliver enough. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019
4.5/10 The Mule (2018) Matt Hudson A dull, drab affair cruelly stretched out to nearly two hours in length, The Mule isn't terrible, it's just not terribly good. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
7.5/10 Vice (2018) Matt Hudson Whatever your leanings or thoughts on Cheney, as a movie Vice is entertaining and solid enough despite its fair share of flaws. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
7.5/10 Beautiful Boy (2018) Matt Hudson The two lead performances are excellent, however, the emotional moments became muffled the more they were repeated and Beautiful Boy ultimately suffers because of this. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2019
3/10 Welcome to Marwen (2018) Matt Hudson Whilst it's pretty much a write-off across the board, the ambition should be applauded. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
7.5/10 Colette (2018) Matt Hudson Everything is effective, executed proficiently and the performances are wonderful. Colette is certainly very good but falls short of being excellent. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
5/10 The Favourite (2018) Matt Hudson Those excellent performances salvaged The Favourite from being a trainwreck. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
10/10 Green Book (2018) Matt Hudson With powerful lead performances, prevalent messages and a real sense of fun, hopefully the rest of 2019 can be as good as Green Book. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
7.5/10 Bird Box (2018) Matt Hudson Bird Box succeeds in being a solid thriller, but, really (and frustratingly) could have been much more. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
8/10 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Matt Hudson It may not be practically perfect in every way, but it's still a fine, worthy sequel to a bona fide classic. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 A Cure for Wellness (2016) Matt Hudson A movie with a mismatch of threads and motifs, but one that manages to hold them all together and create a satisfyingly creepy, and original, modern horror movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/10 Cult of Chucky (2017) Matt Hudson Others may enjoy a bit of splatter, but there isn't enough here to promote the franchise stumbling on - put the doll back in the box. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Matt Hudson It may not be anything particularly new, but the movie presents well-crafted and likable characters, an enjoyable story and some good laughs to create a real feel-good time. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/10 The Conjuring 2 (2016) Matt Hudson A horror movie for modern times. A huge disappointment for modern times. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
6/10 The Commuter (2018) Matt Hudson At times fun, genuinely ridiculous and not as awful as it really could have been. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 Colossal (2016) Matt Hudson A tale of booze, abuse, and giant reptiles that somehow works, it's hats off to Nacho Vigalondo for creating an original story and getting weird with it. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 Coco (2017) Matt Hudson A jubilant burst of colour, music and a celebration of life and legacy. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 Clown (2014) Matt Hudson A few niggles along the way, but an enjoyable watch nonetheless - it felt predictable in parts but also original in others. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
5.5/10 The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Matt Hudson It's easy to see why it was shuffled to Netflix and not granted a wide release. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
7/10 The Circle (2017) Matt Hudson It succeeds by showing restraint, however, just lacks something that would inject the emotional weight it required. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 Churchill (2017) Matt Hudson Unflinching in its portrayal, Churchill opts for drama ahead of accuracy but still provides interest and offers an altered insight into the legendary leader. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
6/10 Christopher Robin (2018) Matt Hudson Thankfully, excellent animation and inspired voice acting prevent this from being a complete load of Pooh. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018