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 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
7.5/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Matt Hudson Soaked in blood and bullets, Parabellum manages to bring the goodies but just not as successfully as the previous John Wick offerings. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
7.5/10 Aladdin (2019) Matt Hudson 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. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
6.5/10 Long Shot (2019) Matt Hudson 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. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
5/10 Tolkien (2019) Matt Hudson 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. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
9/10 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Matt Hudson Less bloody than some and more interesting than most, Efron delivers a career-best performance in what is a very good movie. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
2/10 Hellboy (2019) Matt Hudson Hellboy? More like OH BOY! As in, OH BOY THIS MOVIE IS AWFUL. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
8.5/10 Shazam! (2019) Matt Hudson 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. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
5/10 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Matt Hudson Despite having a promising premise, The Curse of La Llorona falls foul of formula and ends up being utterly mediocre - it's frightfully uninteresting. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
7.5/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Matt Hudson Not as visceral or intense as Infinity War - and not entirely satisfying - but there's still plenty to get excited about. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
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