Matt Hudson

Matt Hudson
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8.5/10 93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) With iconic characters and moments, A New Hope blazed a trail for cinema and helped by being a damn fine movie too.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
9.5/10 95% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) A tight story, incredible twists, great characters and crunching action scenes, all tied up with a terrific ending - if you don't believe so, that is why you fail.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
7.5/10 81% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) Return of the Jedi is a fitting, if not quite spectacular, end to a classic trilogy‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
6/10 54% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) It had almost impossibly high expectations tagged on to it and unfortunately did not scale the heights it was hoped/expected it would. This could've been so much more.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
6.5/10 66% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) It's an entertaining movie dragged down by poor writing and wooden performances, another case of what might have been.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
7.5/10 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) It missed at points and hit home runs in others, but it was a great end to a fun ride.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
9/10 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) This is the prequel we were looking for.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
9/10 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi is certainly an adventure that will pull you this way and throw you that way but never ceases to be anything but Star Wars‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
8/10 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) You might wanna buckle up baby because Solo brings the fun and adventure - if maybe not hitting the zany heights of previous entries.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
9/10 97% Bumblebee (2018) It's happened, sound the sirens - "Autobots, roll out"...because Bumblebee is the best Transformers movie of them all.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
9/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Relentlessly fun, visually excellent and surprisingly fresh, Spider-Verse is the best web-slinger flick since Spider-Man 2.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
6.5/10 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Not quite sub-par, not entirely uninspiring, Soldado is definitely just a sequel for sequel's sake.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
7/10 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) The movie gets by because of the cool factor, the fun performances and the desire to see these characters succeed. The storyline and actual heist, however? Not so great.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
6/10 96% Roma (2018) A series of beautiful, gorgeous shots stitched together that excellently mask a thin story and largely uninteresting characters - Yalitza Aparicio aside.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
7.5/10 69% Aquaman (2018) Whilst Aquaman is far from perfect, it still delivers an entertaining, vibrant ride and Momoa shows us what DC really stands for - Damn Cool.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
6.5/10 64% Every Day (2018) The solid young cast help propel the admittedly thin storyline into something curious and watchable, whilst never really feeling vital or overly interesting. ‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
7/10 81% Journeyman (2017) Journeyman delivers a heavy look at the man behind the gloves damaged by his craft, and whilst not perfect, it's still compelling.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/10 90% Lean on Pete (2018) A rare misstep for A24, Lean on Pete had me wanting to trade places with the titular equine by the bitter end.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
7/10 56% Tag (2018) In a year of poor comedies, Tag will surely be up there as one of the better offerings by the end of the year, but probably more by luck rather than anything else.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3.5/10 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) You'll either be on board or utterly bemused and disengaged - it fully depends on your tolerance or desire for the offbeat...but this is STILL a poor movie.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
8/10 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Bringing the curtain down on a grand career, The Old Man & the Gun is a fitting finale in every way and is as enjoyable as Redford is charming and smooth throughout.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/10 28% Mortal Engines (2018) Alas, Mortal Engines is not as crazy as it thinks it is, nor as deep as it wants to be - and it's certainly not a good movie.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
8.5/10 81% Dumplin' (2018) If Netflix can continue with movies that are as GOOD and solid as Dumplin', then they'll be just fine going forward.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
5.5/10 53% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Mowgli isn't the worst movie of the year, it's just a mess tonally, script-wise and has some questionable decisions in regards to voice acting.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
9/10 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Bonkers, attractive, poignant and smothered in Coen goodness, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a damn fine ode to Old Hollywood and the Wild West.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
3/10 70% Adrift (2018) Bland and testing, Adrift takes a tragic, compelling true-life story and makes it simply boring.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
7.5/10 78% All the Money in the World (2017) Whilst the movie meanders somewhat at times, through all of the trials and tribulations of simply getting it to the big screen, it stands as a solid bit of storytelling.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
6/10 52% 12 Strong (2018) With a plodding, dragged out story and runtime, 12 Strong isn't quite as strong as it should be.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
7/10 85% Tully (2018) Two-thirds of the movie is great and Theron is once again excellent - for a raw, yet offbeat, slice of dramatic comedy, Tully delivers the goods. Mostly.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
8/10 86% Upgrade (2018) When sci-fi and horror collide successfully, the results are usually positive and Upgrade is another good example of this.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
4/10 65% The Little Stranger (2018) Despite so much leaning in its favour, The Little Stranger ends up being bland, lifeless and, sadly, disappointing.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
8/10 72% Assassination Nation (2018) A ferocious satire for NOW, when Assassination Nation really ramps up, it hits like a baseball bat to the back of the head.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
6/10 92% Revenge (2018) Whilst the message is necessary, the power is lost in a slow movie that lacks the effectiveness of its French genre contemporaries.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
5.5/10 57% The Grinch (2018) Whilst The Grinch may not entirely capture the festive feels, the kids should certainly get a pre-Christmas kick out of it.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
3/10 16% Robin Hood (2018) Half-baked and mediocre across the board.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
7.5/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Though, overall, it lacks the charm of its predecessor, Ralph Breaks the Internet is still a very good sequel from the most unlikely of characters.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
6/10 16% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) A creepy premise that lent itself to some decent promise falls apart as cliché and convention take over‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
8/10 83% Creed II (2018) Doesn't hit the heights of its predecessor, but it's still an effective, hard-hitting story that honours what came before and allows Jordan the chance to shine again.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
7.5/10 93% CAM (2018) Boasting an excellent lead performance from Brewer and with some good restraint and smart writing, Cam prevails as an alarming, distinct horror-lite effort.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
8.5/10 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Despite some fairly wild deviations from the true stories, Bohemian Rhapsody is still an intensely satisfying movie led by a fearless performance from Rami Malek. ‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
5/10 41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Everything feels very much like an unexceptional B-side to a far superior A-side‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
7.5/10 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) There are issues, there are canon contradictions, but when it's good, it works and through the (cluttered) mess of story threads lies some real intrigue for future chapters.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
8/10 63% Suspiria (2018) A beautiful, slow, startling, surprising, and bloody experience all at once.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
10/10 93% Blindspotting (2018) Gripping, authentic, tense, uproarious and strong, Blindspotting is a superb achievement.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
9/10 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) It feels more vital than some of its more recent contemporaries and the optimism that shone through became the movies key asset - aside from the marvellous turn from Moretz. ‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
8.5/10 63% Outlaw King (2018) For a Netflix movie, Outlaw King is excellent. As a MOVIE, Outlaw King is extremely good.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
5.5/10 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) For all of its sparkly, sweety goodness, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms feels too soulless to really make an impression.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
8/10 81% Overlord (2018) The horror, war, and action blend surprisingly well and Overlord delivers an unashamedly fun and bloody experience.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
10/10 90% Widows (2018) Viola Davis leads the way with a hurricane performance and everything about Widows is pretty much sensational.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2/10 23% Mile 22 (2018) Mile 22 boasts nothing of any note. Bland and generic - drive twenty-two miles the other way.‐ What I Watched Tonight
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018