Matt Hudson

Matt Hudson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Providing incisive, informative, and (sometimes brutally) honest movie reviews, What I Watched Tonight covers the major releases, those quirky indie gems and the old classics as well. We tell you what you need to know. With a wide stable of podcasts also, you'll never miss out on the movie moments that matter.
Publications: What I Watched Tonight

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7.5/10 70% Paradise Hills (2019) Whilst it never blew me away fully, there was plenty to admire and enjoy about this. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/10 44% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) There's nothing here that justifies the need for this sequel and it's lackluster across the board. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3.5/10 21% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen is grim, drab and utterly forgettable. The poster is cool though... - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
6.5/10 62% It Chapter Two (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
8/10 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) Whilst it doesn't always hit the high notes, there's a joyfulness that permeates the movie and delivers a winning feeling. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
8/10 88% Ready or Not (2019) An entertaining, bloody and, at times, tense horror thriller with an excellent lead showing from Weaving. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
6/10 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) A great premise which is frustratingly underutilised, Scary Stories isn't really a great scary story - it's just pretty good. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
6.5/10 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) It's formulaic, it's firmly rooted in its PG surroundings but, happily, it isn't all that bad. It's good, clean fun. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
8/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Strap in for a cruel, slow ride and you'll be thinking about Midsommar long after the credits roll. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
6/10 79% Good Boys (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
6.5/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
8/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino's ode to the Hollywood of old scores big for the majority of its overly long runtime. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
7.5/10 53% The Lion King (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/10 32% Shaft (2019) The messages are bad and the movie is bad. It's plain and clear why the studio dumped this on Netflix internationally. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/10 34% Anna (2019) Whatever Besson was striving for with Anna, he really didn't achieve it. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
8/10 82% Crawl (2019) A gritty, snappy yet fun movie that pulsates with atmosphere and has a dedicated performance from Scodelario at its core. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
7.5/10 58% Ophelia (2019) It's a very decent story that may be the most beautiful looking movie I've seen this year. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
6/10 63% Yesterday (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
6.5/10 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) It's just OK. It's enjoyable enough but the constant winking at the camera is ultimately a hindrance to the movie. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
8/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It's fun, it's light, it's just right for summer and has all the ingredients for a great Spidey movie. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
5/10 54% Ma (2019) Without Spencer's stabilising efforts, Ma would have been a total write-off. Instead, it's just OK. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/10 57% Brightburn (2019) Cheap jump scares and uninspired writing combined with a limp story ensure Brightburn will remain a big 'what if?' - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
9.5/10 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart isn't just wonderful, it's a proudly fierce, fun and feminist hurricane. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
9.5/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) This may just be the best of the bunch, so get your tissues ready to join the gang one last time. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
7/10 64% Child's Play (2019) A decent reboot that may lack scares but is big on fun (yes, fun) - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/10 14% The Hustle (2019) Clichéd, bland and a slog. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
6.5/10 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) In terms of converting movie fans, Detective Pikachu isn't gonna catch 'em all. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
2/10 22% Men in Black International (2019) Forget the MIB of old, Men in Black: International is soulless, hollow and depressingly uninteresting. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
8/10 72% The Perfection (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/10 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Bigger isn't always better and that's absolutely the case with this monstrous disappointment. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
7.5/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Soaked in blood and bullets, Parabellum manages to bring the goodies but just not as successfully as the previous John Wick offerings. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
7.5/10 57% Aladdin (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
6.5/10 81% Long Shot (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
5/10 51% Tolkien (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
9/10 55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Less bloody than some and more interesting than most, Efron delivers a career-best performance in what is a very good movie. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2/10 17% Hellboy (2019) Hellboy? More like OH BOY! As in, OH BOY THIS MOVIE IS AWFUL. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
8.5/10 91% Shazam! (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/10 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Despite having a promising premise, The Curse of La Llorona falls foul of formula and ends up being utterly mediocre - it's frightfully uninteresting. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
7.5/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Not as visceral or intense as Infinity War - and not entirely satisfying - but there's still plenty to get excited about. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
8.5/10 100% Ekaj (2015) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
7/10 55% Five Feet Apart (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
8/10 58% Pet Sematary (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
5.5/10 47% Dumbo (2019) The strange lack of heart and muted...well, everything, prevents Dumbo from ever having the chance to truly soar. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
9/10 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) A loving, affectionate celebration of two of comedies greatest minds captured majestically by Coogan and Reilly. It's just really bloody nice. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
9/10 93% Us (2019) A sensational sophomore effort. Whilst that ending may be a source of contention, the rest of Us is simply superb. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
7/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
7.5/10 61% Vox Lux (2018) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
9.5/10 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Florence Pugh is magnificent again and Fighting with My Family takes the coveted Championship belt - for being bloody good. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/10 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) 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. - What I Watched Tonight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019