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matt has written 4 reviews for films rated ½ during 2013.

  • R.I.P.D.

    R.I.P.D.

    ½

    90-some-odd minutes you'll be begging for on your deathbed.

  • The East

    The East

    ½

    reductive, appropriately smug thriller about an inexperienced idiot tasked by a private security firm with an undercover operation to expose the world's most boldly incompetent ecoterrorists. despite a law-enforcement background she frequently violates the law (not maliciously but unthinkingly, jeopardizing the mission), and her naiveté and inability to reconcile her emotions with her job collide with their essentially suicidal audacity and sheer ineptitude to create literally fatal moral calamities that could have been avoided either by A) anybody knowing what the fuck they're doing or what's at stake or B) not making this massively stupid movie. runs an absolutely brazen two hours.

  • Naked Violence

    Naked Violence

    ½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    one of Di Leo's worst, at least that i've seen. almost 90 solid minutes of nothing but the lead cop yelling at scruffy teenage boys, intercut with Nieves Navarro, as a bleeding-heart social worker, insisting that society has manufactured these juvenile monsters, who stand accused of gang-raping and murdering their teacher. if you aren't bored to tears by the end, you'll be sufficiently repulsed to learn that the aforementioned boys were "coerced" by a gay man, a transvestite, who was…

  • The Hangover Part III

    The Hangover Part III

    ½

    meets most of the technical qualifications of a movie.