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
9/10 Love and Monsters (2020) Matt Hudson A wonderfully fun and thrilling adventure that surprised and delighted me at almost every turn. As emotional as it is enjoyable, Love and Monsters is a real winner. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2021
6/10 Chaos Walking (2021) Matt Hudson It's an uneven final product that's janky, simmering, formulaic, and sensitive all at once but one that's perfectly watchable. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
7.5/10 Concrete Cowboy (2020) Matt Hudson Provides a very decent spotlight for a community suffering in modern times and delivers an equally decent movie out of it. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
7/10 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Matt Hudson A versus film that actually delivers on the VERSUS aspect, it has plenty of flaws but it gave me a good time which is really all I wanted. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
7.5/10 Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Matt Hudson An upgrade to be sure and one that will delight Snyder fans, DC fans, and all comic book fans (surely!?) EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
3/10 Cherry (2021) Matt Hudson Despite its lofty aspirations, Cherry is poor in almost every aspect. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
5.5/10 Coming 2 America (2021) Matt Hudson Feels a bit limp, a bit pointless - it just...exists and is easily forgettable. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
5.5/10 I Care a Lot (2020) Matt Hudson Starts well but rather quickly begins to peter out under the strain of a messy narrative and uneven tones EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
8.5/10 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Matt Hudson With electric performances and the perfect level of emotion across the board, JATBM is powerful, affecting, and one of the year's best already. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2021
5.5/10 The Little Things (2021) Matt Hudson There is great potential here for a gripping, memorable modern thriller but everything just feels a bit...average. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2021
9.5/10 Nomadland (2020) Matt Hudson On a human level and a technical level, this is up there with one of the best of the past few years. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2021
4/10 Tom & Jerry (2021) Matt Hudson This film is clearly awful but I did enjoy parts of it. Was it good? No. Did I HATE watching it? No. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2021
3/10 Outside the Wire (2021) Matt Hudson Forgettable, by-numbers, and just not very good. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
7.5/10 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Matt Hudson A blistering and devastating opening quarter made way for something ultimately less impactful but saved by Kirby's outstanding performance. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
6/10 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Matt Hudson Shadow in the Cloud isn't great but it IS great fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2021
10/10 Promising Young Woman (2020) Matt Hudson A genuinely great movie that's full of surprises, well-placed comedy, and a ton of satisfying and shocking moments in what is a fabulous debut offering from Emerald Fennell. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2021
8.5/10 Sound of Metal (2019) Matt Hudson Riz Ahmed is fantastic in this sometimes devastating drama that provides an insight into the struggles faced by the deaf community. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2021
9/10 One Night in Miami (2020) Matt Hudson Electric, vital, and, at times, intense whilst also simply being extremely good. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2021
8/10 Malcolm & Marie (2021) Matt Hudson Two exceptional performances power the movie and deliver raw, unfiltered emotion in every scene. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
10/10 I WeirDO (2020) Matt Hudson A fine mixture of comedy, emotion, heartache, joy, gravitas, and pathos alongside two great performances and some sharp dialogue. I WeirDO is bloody awesome. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
8.5/10 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Matt Hudson Provides a marvellous swansong for Boseman, another vehicle for Davis' talent, and a biting look at the ugly machinations of the music industry of old (...hopefully of old) EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
5/10 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Matt Hudson Sadly, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm doesn't hit with the same fire the original did all those years ago. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
8/10 The Gentlemen (2020) Matt Hudson Cool, snappy, fun and stupidly entertaining, this is evidence of a director flexing his established genre muscles and allowing himself to have a bit of fun once more. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
6.5/10 Mulan (2020) Matt Hudson Beautiful visuals, great performances, and some solid action can't fully mask the rather empty centre that Mulan carries. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
6/10 The New Mutants (2020) Matt Hudson At times its cliche and at other times fun, The New Mutants serves as a peculiar superhero offering compared to its bigger-budget contemporaries. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2.5/10 Antebellum (2020) Matt Hudson Antebellum succeeds mainly at looking pretty good, wasting its uber-talented cast (Monáe is solid as she firefights through), and, well, that's about it really EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
5.5/10 Gretel & Hansel (2020) Matt Hudson Beautiful to look at but lacking in many other aspects required to elevate it to above-average levels. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
5/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Matt Hudson Feels like an overly-long victory lap that doesn't really have a lot to say. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
7.5/10 Mank (2020) Matt Hudson Mank hits nearly every beat it could have - but a lack of real connection holds it back. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
7.5/10 The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) Matt Hudson A quietly beautiful movie to look at and carries an air of threat for the majority of its brisk runtime without ever verging into pure terror. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
8/10 The Swerve (2018) Matt Hudson There isn't much comfort to be sourced here and it won't appeal to everyone's tastes but it is a very decent offering and remains a harrowing depiction of mental illness. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
10/10 Dinner in America (2020) Matt Hudson Stuffed full of comedy, empowerment, rebellion, great music and two excellent leads, it thunders along with an energy that is very...well, punk rock in its execution. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
9.5/10 The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Matt Hudson Dripping with dread and smothered under a suffocating atmosphere that begins immediately and never lets up until the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
4.5/10 Crazy Samurai: 400 vs 1 (2020) Matt Hudson Once you get past the technical achievement it's pretty bare bones - great to witness as a one-time watch but even then you may feel your attention drifting elsewhere. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
5/10 Fried Barry (2020) Matt Hudson It's more of an experience than anything else but sadly it wasn't an enjoyable one. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
7.5/10 Lapsis (2020) Matt Hudson A solid mystery dancing with the very real fear of what might be around the corner and, sadly, issues that are very much here now. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
8.5/10 Morgana (2019) Matt Hudson It's a documentary made with love and passion and that's evident throughout the entirety of the runtime. Morgana Muses runs head on against convention and comes out on top. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
6/10 Sleep (2020) Matt Hudson A solid affair with an interesting premise but its lack of energy and sometimes muddled storytelling ultimately holds it back. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
4/10 Black Water: Abyss (2020) Matt Hudson Underwhelming and far from thrilling, Black Water: Abyss is a big, wet disappointment. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
8/10 She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Matt Hudson A searingly powerful slice of paranoia and restrained hysteria collected within a purposely ambiguous eighty-four minutes that challenges you to not look away. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2020
4/10 Made in Italy (2020) Matt Hudson Sumptuous to look at but is lacking in pretty much every other aspect. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2020
6/10 The Rental (2020) Matt Hudson Franco delivers an admirable thriller that ultimately falls away in the third act. Still a solid effort despite its flaws, just don't expect it to linger long in the memory. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
8.5/10 Relic (2020) Matt Hudson The raw authenticity of the subject matter coupled with an omnipresent dread marks Relic as a highly effective and striking effort from a very promising director. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
7.5/10 The Old Guard (2020) Matt Hudson The Old Guard never threatens to be excellent, but it is a very decent action offering with some good story decisions and Charlize proving who's boss once more. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
9.5/10 Babyteeth (2019) Matt Hudson A brutal, honest and affecting journey that needs to be seen by as many people as possible. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
8/10 Onward (2020) Matt Hudson It may not be top-tier Pixar, however, it packs a mighty emotional wallop that the narrative does well to build throughout. It's another win for a special studio. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
8/10 True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) Matt Hudson You'd be forgiven for not knowing about this movie but you'd be remiss to avoid it. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
7.5/10 EMMA. (2020) Matt Hudson Whilst this isn't a must-watch, there's plenty to enjoy here and pitting Taylor-Joy and Nighy together? Chef's kiss. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
7/10 Dark Waters (2019) Matt Hudson It's effective rather than exciting and the narrative is more than strong enough to grip the attention even if it is overly long. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
7/10 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Matt Hudson Not quite as sharp or successful as the first, but it's still enjoyable and has plenty to admire. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020