For 255 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Donato's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Guardians of the Galaxy
Lowest review score: 20 The Bye Bye Man
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 255
255 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Donato
    Unfriended: Dark Web takes all the most engaging and horrifying techno-horror qualities from Unfriended and wipes the cache disappointingly clean.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Donato
    Mission: Impossible - Fallout is cocked, locked and ready to blow you away with more than just Henry Cavill's forearms.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Donato
    The First Purge doubles-down on bloody opposition against true-to-life societal fears, but abandons the subtlety needed to prevent Gerard McMurray’s prequel from becoming anything more than hateful retribution.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Donato
    Ant-Man And The Wasp is the kind of playtime entertainment suited for Scott Lang's better-when-on-a-team personality, loaded with size-shifty sight gags and lower stakes worth Paul Rudd's ensemble stardom.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Donato
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is boggled insanity of the highest and most enthralling sci-fi order. As exciting and wondrous a summer blockbuster audiences could ask for. You must suspend reality (EVEN FURTHER) and enter a world where dinosaurs have existed for years in order to attain circumstantial nirvana, but if done correctly, an absolute wealth of ceremonious riches await
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Donato
    How does a movie about the galaxy's most dashingly roguish outlaw end up being the safest Star Wars to date?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Donato
    Deadpool 2 is an overstuffed cinematic burrito of raunchy insults, dismembering violence and a "no f#*ks given" attitude that's ready to burst at any second, but somehow holds together bite after enjoyable bite.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Donato
    Avengers: Infinity War cares a bit too much about being "Part 1" and holding enough development for "Part 2," but MCU fans should see their 10-year buildup expectations met - not exceeded, but met.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Donato
    Wildling may swerve last-minute into a less dense finale, but Bel Powley's performance is worth this fierce and untamed coming-of-self arc that's so exquisitely female-centered.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Matt Donato
    Blue My Mind is a provocative Swiss origin story about sex, drugs and trials no person can possibly be prepared for. Whether Mia’s transformation is true or a ruse, the proposition of underwater DNA is only bested by Lisa Brühlmann’s execution.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Donato
    The Endless is a masterful cinematic echo chamber with incomprehensible depth. You will feel, laugh and be forced to address emotions shared with all on-screen personalities.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Donato
    Never does Soderbergh’s projection strike me as B-movieness or popcorn entertainment. His mix of arthouse iPhone Hollywood and downplayed character accentuation (by way of misrepresented screen shrinkage) makes for a thriller that fails to spike excitement via a villain who’s always right where he has to be.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Donato
    Blindspotting is a force to be reckoned with in terms of experience, anger and boiled frustrations that beg anyone watching to lead the charge for change.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Donato
    Prepare to be turned-ghost pale by horrors of the mind, body and soul, unlike you’ve experienced in quite some time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Donato
    Ready Player One isn’t slick enough a commentary worth getting riled up about or distracting enough to hide glaring structural issues underneath a barrage of “HEY I KNOW THEM!” cameos like dangling keys in front of a dog.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Donato
    Blockers sells itself as a parents-first warpath comedy, but the true treat here is watching a trio of young women navigate sex-comedy narratives that boys have dominated for far too long.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Donato
    Us And Them might be a little slighter than expected, but Jack Roth's charismatic fire-starter has enough anarchistic anger to appreciate.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Donato
    John Krasinski orchestrates a loud and ferocious symphony of sonic scares that will assert A Quiet Place as one of the year's most terrorizing films.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Donato
    The Strangers: Prey At Night is a feature-length homage to Carpenter's best, and albeit familiar in structure, Johannes Roberts' execution strikes with brute ferocity.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Donato
    Quite simply, it’s impossible to “enjoy” a film that makes you feel even worse about the society we live in – especially when it’s so gobsmackingly unaware itself.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Donato
    Black Panther proves how representation can rejuvenate even the oldest superhero origin arcs, allowing Marvel a victory that still feels every bit a Ryan Coogler film.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Donato
    The Ritual may start on familiar footing, but trust in David Bruckner's ability to summon some nasty tension and a third act that horror fans will be talking about all year.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Donato
    The Cloverfield Paradox is a monster-sized misfire that feels disconnected from the franchise it’s crashing.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Donato
    Winchester is a familiar haunted house shuffle about an infinitely more interesting topic, but you must play with the hand you're dealt - win, lose or draw.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Matt Donato
    No ifs, ands or Bubs about it, the memory of Day Of The Dead: Bloodline will decay at lightning speed. There’s nothing new here that Romero didn’t do better, only a downgraded horror watch with lesser value.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Donato
    Before I Wake is a beautiful, meditative ghost story with one of the more rewarding horror payoffs I’ve seen in years.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Donato
    This year's Inside remake swaps Bustillo and Maury's brutalization levels for beyond-generic thrills that are more frustrating than fierce - whatever that's worth.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Donato
    Dear Joe Lynch, please let me see your Director’s Cut ASAP? Knights Of Badassdom is an unfinished product, but it passes based on the content our director was able to salvage.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Donato
    Though not a terrible film, Insidious: The Last Key fails to live up to the franchise's high standards.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Donato
    Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is both a fulfilling reinvention and adventurous video game quest that’s far funnier, and unexpectedly exciting, than you could hope for from an evolved reboot with explosive fantasy character.

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