Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A wonderful message about the power of the horror director, and what treasures they can bestow on their audiences."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A riot, and Joe Dante's most touchingly personal movie at the same time."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"An affectionate look back at old-school matinee moviegoing."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Uproarious comedy that film buffs should love."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Captures the spirit and joy of growing up on cheesy old horror movies. One of the best pieces of nostalgia ever made."
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
"An unknown delight."
‑ Bob Ross, Tampa Tribune
"Sharp and sharply observed period comedy with heart."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A fun film. I wish they'd bring back some of the lost magic to 'B' movies."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"What's great about MATINEE is how it introduces fantastic elements to an ordinary setting and weaves them so invisibly into the story"
‑ Shane Burridge,
More reviews for Matinee on Rotten Tomatoes