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
9.5/10 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
1.5/10 Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Matt Hudson Awful, just terrible. Lacklustre in all departments, lacking in scares, atmosphere and tension with abysmal CGI and, as a final nail in the coffin, it's actually rather boring. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
7.5/10 The Call of the Wild (2020) Matt Hudson It's sentimental, it's mawkish but it's also touching, entertaining and not bad...not bad at all. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
7/10 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Matt Hudson Sonic the Hedgehog isn't a game-changer for the genre, but it's an entertaining shot in the arm which is better than it probably should have been. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
7.5/10 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Matt Hudson Bursting with feminine fury and more than a few great moments, Birds of Prey, whilst lacking on story, is a fun romp that allows Harley Quinn a platform to shine again. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
10/10 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Matt Hudson Throughout, Jojo Rabbit is bursting with heart, emotion, tension, humour, and wonderful performances - it's fabulous. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
7.5/10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Matt Hudson Not the roaring, perfect send-off we had hoped for but it's still a fun, sometimes exhilarating, adventure and helps to remind us why Star Wars will live on. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
10/10 The Irishman (2019) Matt Hudson The runtime is irrelevant as The Irishman is that good - Scorsese has delivered a real marvel of a movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
10/10 Knives Out (2019) Matt Hudson Knives Out is clever, packed with smart twists and turns and is a dose of devilish fun. Whodunit? Rian Johnson, that's who. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
9/10 Hush (2016) Matt Hudson Packed full of suspense and atmosphere, Hush provides a great thriller/horror experience that starts fast and never lets up until the end. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
8.5/10 Joker (2019) Matt Hudson Whilst the movie lacks depth somewhat, it's undeniably haunting and unnerving - Phoenix is monstrously good in the titular role. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
6/10 Downton Abbey (2019) Matt Hudson For those new to the Abbey, there's not an awful lot to be excited by but whilst the movie is just fine, visually, it's a joy to behold. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/10 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Matt Hudson Surely perceived as a saviour for the franchise and a golden way to wrap things up - however, it's really not that good...at all. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
9/10 Ad Astra (2019) Matt Hudson Heavy on emotion and utterly engrossing. Brad Pitt gives one of his best performances in what is one of the best movies of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
7.5/10 Paradise Hills (2019) Matt Hudson Whilst it never blew me away fully, there was plenty to admire and enjoy about this. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/10 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Matt Hudson There's nothing here that justifies the need for this sequel and it's lackluster across the board. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
3.5/10 The Kitchen (2019) Matt Hudson The Kitchen is grim, drab and utterly forgettable. The poster is cool though... EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
6.5/10 It: Chapter Two (2019) Matt Hudson Too indulgent and messy at times which is a huge shame. There are some great moments and maybe it was the anticipation, but It Chapter Two was sadly disappointing. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
8/10 Blinded by the Light (2019) Matt Hudson Whilst it doesn't always hit the high notes, there's a joyfulness that permeates the movie and delivers a winning feeling. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
8/10 Ready or Not (2019) Matt Hudson An entertaining, bloody and, at times, tense horror thriller with an excellent lead showing from Weaving. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
6/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Matt Hudson A great premise which is frustratingly underutilised, Scary Stories isn't really a great scary story - it's just pretty good. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
6.5/10 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Matt Hudson It's formulaic, it's firmly rooted in its PG surroundings but, happily, it isn't all that bad. It's good, clean fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
8/10 Midsommar (2019) Matt Hudson Strap in for a cruel, slow ride and you'll be thinking about Midsommar long after the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
6/10 Good Boys (2019) Matt Hudson If you like the same gags recycled throughout the same movie, you're going to enjoy Good Boys - not bad, not great, it's just fine. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2019
6.5/10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Matt Hudson You'll be able to smell the sweat and manliness dripping through the screen and whilst this is a pretty naff movie, it's still carries plenty of fun and decent action. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
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