actor: Matt Damon

Ford v Ferrari

November 15, 2019
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s most prestigious car race, and Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) is one of the very few Americans to have won the race. Our film opens with Shelby’s realization that his racing days, much to his chagrin, are behind him. And so, he has turned instead to designing [...]

Downsizing

December 22, 2017
Downsizing imagines (and rightly so) how our world is completely strapped. Whether it be financial burdens, relationship anxieties, or environmental devastation, we are under pressure and undeniably stressed out. The titular phrase has to do with cutting corners, not by the elimination of employees [...]

Suburbicon

October 27, 2017
George Clooney had his hands all over this movie as one of the writers, as its producer and director, and he missed the mark with Suburbicon, which is unintentionally ironic. In this re-working of an old Cohen brothers’ script, he tells the story of a small Caucasian family named the [...]

The Great Wall

February 17, 2017
"The Great Wall" is an action-packed movie with a moral lesson: unchecked greed will not bring happiness. Two westerners, William (Matt Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal), are captured near the Great Wall of China, 5,500 miles wide, with the intention of bringing gunpowder back to the West for a great [...]

Jason Bourne

July 29, 2016
"Jason Bourne" is fast-paced and action-packed. For lovers of the series, this installment features everything that made the Bourne films popular. It includes car chases, crashes, fights, assassins, political intrigue, computer hacking, a secret on a flash drive, and a few surprises along the way. [...]

The Martian

October 2, 2015
"The Martian" is big on tense moments and special effects. It is a major movie, running 141 minutes, and ultimately is about Mark Watney's (Matt Damon) experiences in surviving on Mars until a rescue mission reaches him. A wicked sandstorm leads to the quick evacuation of the NASA team on Mars, but [...]

The Monuments Men

February 7, 2014
This movie begins with the notation that it is based on a true story. It opens in Paris, France, in March, 1943. George Clooney, who produced and co-wrote the script, along with directing the film, is a very capable filmmaker who puts out a quality motion picture. It is unfortunate the content is [...]

Elysium

August 9, 2013
I liked the ending, it offered hope for earthlings in the year 2154. Unfortunately, this is one of the most violent movies I have ever seen and several people left early at the screening I attended. It features a man's face exploding and we see him in a graphic scene afterward, missing his face. It [...]

Promised Land (2012)

December 28, 2012
Matt Damon turns in a fine performance as a sincere representative of a company named Global, which is interested in purchasing many acres of land from farmers for the natural gas on the properties. They don't tell them that the drilling can cause environmental problems. When an environmentalist [...]

We Bought a Zoo (Theatrical)

December 23, 2011
Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) recently lost his wife and has two kids to raise, Dylan and Rosie (Colin Ford and Maggie Elizabeth Jones). Mee is a writer who has interviewed dangerous people and traveled by plane to a hurricane. But his life is really about to become interesting. Deciding he's had [...]

producer