Matt Fowler

Matt Fowler
Matt Fowler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): IGN Movies
Publications: IGN Movies

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8.8/10 96% I Lost My Body (2019) Jérémy Clapin's bold and bizarre film is a poignantly maddening meditation on the cruel nature of disconnection. It's also profoundly gorgeous. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
8.3/10 92% Klaus (2019) Sergio Pablos' Klaus is a beautifully animated mix of old and new -- offing up a unique and quirky take on Santa's humble beginnings. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
6.7/10 53% Noelle (2019) Noelle is often lifted up and out of a full rut by Anna Kendrick's energetic and gallantly goofy turn as the North Pole's most deserving and capable Kringle. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
7.7/10 70% The King (2019) The King is a relevant reshaping of Shakespeare's Henry V featuring a stunning turn by Timothée Chalamet. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
7/10 77% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Between Two Ferns: The Movie tries to branch out but ultimately the best parts are still Galifianakis vs. the A-List. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
5.8/10 39% Point Blank (2019) Point Blank's production bones are solid and the action itself is clear and capable, but the story is woefully past its expiration date and the attempt to tether it back to the types of "action movies we grew up with" falls flat. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
6.7/10 45% Murder Mystery (2019) Murder Mystery isn't high cinema, but it does showcase how Sandler can work really well with certain co-leads -- and Jennifer Aniston is on that short list. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
7.2/10 72% Triple Frontier (2019) Triple Frontier features a cool cast and a gruesome story about greed, but it fails to capitalize on its own premise. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
7.8/10 76% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) [It] lays all its cards on the table up front, but then still manages to never quite be what you expect it to be. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
7.5/10 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) A great ensemble - led by Gyllenhaal and Russo - helps Velvet Buzzsaw deliver ghoulish satire. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
8.2/10 91% Fyre (2019) FYRE delivers greatly on the delight in the misfortune of the wealthy and the shallow that we all expect and crave, but it also smartly doesn't hang its hat on it. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
7.5/10 63% Bird Box (2018) Bird Box offers a humdrum (and kind of hinky) hook but a solid cast, and it's Sandra Bullock and the ensemble that heap some heft into this standard scorched Earth story. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
7.5/10 83% My Dinner with Hervé (2018) Peter Dinklage gives a memorable and moving showing as the very sad and regretful Villechaize. He may even be an Emmy lock already. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
6/10 61% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) Sierra Burgess Is a Loser has an earnest, grounded tone and that suits Purser well. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/10 27% The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018) Look, it's The Last Sharknado. You kind of feel guilty calling it bad because of what it inherently is, but then again...it's just dumb. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
46% Like Father (2018) I'm not sure who first had the idea to fit a father/daughter drama into a rom-com casing but the result is very weird and very unfulfilling. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
6.2/10 33% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Fahrenheit 451 features strong performances and a dancing, flickering visual flare, but all that's not enough to cover up the clunkiness of the script and the strain of reconfiguring this always relevant... story. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
8.8/10 95% Andre the Giant (2018) HBO's heartfelt look at the life and times of Andre the Giant, and how he presided as the industry's biggest draw during a very stark period of swell and transition, was captivating and cool. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
5/10 18% The Titan (2018) Taylor Schilling does her best here to keep things alive and afloat but The Titan insists on languishing in unremarkable material way too long. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
7/10 90% Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011) Fall is capably directed by Burn star Jeffrey Donovan and, at times, provides enjoyable distraction, but it mostly fails to live up to Sam Axe standards. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
7.5/10 No Score Yet The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking (2017) Look Who's Walking was nice treat for Walking Dead fans, celebrating the show's most famous (and sometimes most confounding) moments from all seven seasons. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
9/10 97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) Montage of Heck is an insightful, moving mosaic that works to immerse you, for better or worse, inside Kurt Cobain's creative process and personal demons. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2016
3/10 No Score Yet The Ridiculous 6 (2015) An overly-dumb, obvious, often lazy, obtusely offensive Wild West farce. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
7/10 71% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) A Very Murray Christmas is a slight chore to get into, but once it relaxes, unwinds, and has a few drinks it's actually an enjoyably somber affair. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
3.5/10 36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) All I know is that you'll have fun for a hot minute and then gradually start to seriously question how you're prioritizing your life. The true "Sharknado Effect." - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
4.5/10 9% The Forger (2015) There's about an hour's worth of story in the The Forger, a languid movie that's stretched thin to fill out the running time. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet The Walking Deceased (2015) The actual parody parts, and attempts to lampoon the specific movies and TV shows, of The Walking Deceased don't work. It's better when it just settles into a straight comedy. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
8.5/10 100% Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) It basically contains the emotional capacity of a six-minute Toy Story short so don't expect a tear-filled, transcended experience. But do expect a playful, amusing addition to the growing saga that both kids and grownups will enjoy. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2014
8/10 No Score Yet The Sheik (2014) Director Igal Hecht has pulled together a compelling film about an extraordinary man. There are moments of true heartbreak and tragedy mixed with wild road stories and the Iron Sheik's trademark over-the-top personality. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2014
7/10 73% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) This isn't phenomenal, transcendent animated cinema, but it's also pretty fun if you're just looking for surface-level silliness with a handful of clever gags and a lot of word play. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2014
5/10 15% Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014) It doesn't bring anything new to the table. And its pacing, grim tone, and cheesy guitar riffs belong squarely in the '80s. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2014
7/10 No Score Yet Starring Adam West (2013) A fine testament to an enduring actor who left Hollywood when it turned on him, but then also enthusiastically returned when it wanted him back. As himself. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/10 60% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) As an outrageous entity, it holds absolutely nothing back. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2014
3/10 12% The Nut Job (2014) A tedious affair with little to offer other than a chance for your child to see a hugely forgettable romp. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2014
7/10 60% Mockingbird Lane (2012) Some of the jokes are definitely beneath the players here, but some land just right, creating a enjoyably demented journey. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
1.5/5 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013) Smurfs 2 heroically carries on the franchise's traditions of being trite, noisy, and lazily assembled. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2013
6/10 67% Turbo (2013) While mostly harmless, a sluggish Turbo sputters its way to the finish line. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2013
7/10 64% Epic (2013) The fantasy elements are undercooked and the voice cast is random, but Epic pulls everything together in the third act and has some nice payoffs. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2013
8/10 71% The Croods (2013) A familiar story made fresh thanks to great voice acting and dizzying, dazzling action. Parents won't hate themselves afterward. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2013
7/10 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) Exhausting, but still funny; with actual jokes meant for viewers over eight. It's not top-shelf booze, but irreverence wins out. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2012
2.5/5 53% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) Seuss' original message resonates but the rest of the overwrought window dressing that's required to "movie" it up only serves to dilute and bore. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2012
3.5/5 36% Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012) Do you enjoy diarrhea and screaming? Is your favorite sound effect the "gooey sploosh?" Then the heavens have answered all of your prayers. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2012
1/5 12% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) The ship's captain, at the beginning of the film, is named Captain Corelli. This little item kept me amused for a good ten minutes. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2011
3.5/5 85% Puss in Boots (2011) Even though the past few Shrek films have been a chore and the character of Puss himself is fairly one-note and perhaps better suited as a side character, this new spin-off film will surprise you with its clever script and hearty adventurer's spirit. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2011
3/5 39% Cars 2 (2011) The Cars characters will never be in danger of melting my heart, but the spy antics in this film are enough of a rip-roaring distraction to carry me through the almost two-hour running time. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2011
2.5/10 25% Hop (2011) Hop isn't charmless, but it is inert. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2011
3.5/5 81% Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) Not as great as the first, but still worth your skadoosh! - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2011
3/5 37% Mars Needs Moms (2011) Mars Needs Moms dares to venture into some sad, tragic territory which, in a perverse way, made the film a bit more enjoyable and prevented it from being completely underwhelming - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2011
4/5 51% Tron Legacy (2010) Whereas 3D has quickly become a dirty, corporate word, Tron: Legacy's use of the new technology to bring the audience directly into this very specific and unique world makes this movie a completely immersive experience. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2010
4.5/5 98% Toy Story 3 (2010) It's a beautiful, vibrant story about memories, the passing of time and how you treat the people in your life. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2010