Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Empire Magazine , Shadows on the Wall , thelondonpaper , ViewLondon
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2/5 24% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " Ultimately, despite a handful of fairly amusing moments, this is a disappointing comedy, suffering from a surfeit of characters. Still, at least it's mercifully shorter than the first movie." — The List
Posted Sep 15, 2014
3/5 63% Life Of Crime (2014) " Life of Crime is strong on character and swagger, but hampered by a frustratingly slight plot and a general lack of suspense." — The List
Posted Sep 1, 2014
2/5 68% They Came Together (2014) " Sets about skewering rom-com clichés in gleeful fashion, though the results are mixed at best." — The List
Posted Sep 1, 2014
4/5 86% Night Moves (2014) " Engaging and provocative, this is a fiercely introspective thriller from writer-director Kelly Reichardt with a pair of superb performances from Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning." — ViewLondon
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/5 28% As Above/So Below (2014) " A suitably tense chiller that delivers the requisite shocks and scares, though slightly overplays its hand in the middle section." — The List
Posted Aug 27, 2014
3/5 60% The Grand Seduction (2014) " Despite some occasional wobbles, this is a charming small-town comedy in the Ealing tradition, while Douglas Koch's attractive cinematography is almost enough to make you consider relocating to Newfoundland. Almost." — The List
Posted Aug 26, 2014
4/5 71% Dinosaur 13 (2014) " Todd Douglas Miller's riveting documentary tells the true story of the legal battle surrounding 'Sue', the world's largest, most complete T-Rex skeleton and the thirteenth ever discovered." — The List
Posted Aug 11, 2014
4/5 62% Mood Indigo (2014) " An engaging, funny and ultimately moving love story, though the non-stop visual invention and effects work are exhausting to watch." — ViewLondon
Posted Jul 31, 2014
4/5 82% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) " Moments of more traditional light relief aside, Carbone distinguishes himself from the pack with a debut that's for the most part brooding and spare." — The List
Posted Jul 29, 2014
4/5 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Enormous fun from beginning to end." — The List
Posted Jul 28, 2014
2/5 30% Last Love (2013) " Ultimately something of a disappointment thanks to a frustrating script that lacks focus and isn't sure which story to tell." — ViewLondon
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 76% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) " The obvious affection Myers feels for his subject is extremely touching, though you do wonder just how full a picture you're getting as a result." — The List
Posted Jul 8, 2014
4/5 34% God's Pocket (2014) " Slattery draws terrific performances from his superb cast: Hoffman and Turturro make an appealing best buddies double act, while Hendricks is heart-breaking as the grief-stricken mother and her scenes with Jenkins are quietly devastating." — The List
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 69% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) " The House of Magic features appealing character designs and impressive 3D work, but considering the title, it's rather limited in imagination." — The List
Posted Jun 27, 2014
3/5 81% Honeymoon (2014) " Creepy and disturbing, though it tips its hand slightly too early and has the usual genre-associated problems of characters not behaving in logical fashion once the spooky stuff starts happening." — The List
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 43% The Guvnors " The script makes the most of its strong central idea and the dialogue is surprisingly decent, with moments of humour offsetting the tension." — The List
Posted Jun 24, 2014
4/5 75% Bad Turn Worse (2013) " The Hawkins Brothers keep things moving at a decent pace over its efficient 90 minute running time, generating a suitably tense atmosphere throughout." — The List
Posted Jun 19, 2014
4/5 88% Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) " Moland pitches the material perfectly, with the blacker-than-black comedy standing in stark contrast to the snow-covered landscapes, beautifully photographed by Philip Øgaard." — The List
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2/5 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " For the most part it's a confused and poorly written mixture of thriller and sentimental comedy-drama that struggles to find the right tone." — The List
Posted Jun 17, 2014
3/5 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Entirely watchable, albeit disappointingly workmanlike at the same time." — The List
Posted Jun 17, 2014
2/5 18% Jolene: The Indie Folk Star Movie (Benny & Jolene) " Ultimately a frustrating experience, let down by an over-reliance on improvisation, an irritating story structure, poor direction and a baffling lack of actual singing." — ViewLondon
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Cruise and Blunt are both superb, the action sequences are genuinely thrilling and the effects work is impressive throughout." — The List
Posted May 29, 2014
2/5 14% Blended (2014) " The film badly misjudges the tone and delivers painfully little in the way of actual laughs." — The List
Posted May 27, 2014
2/5 52% Postman Pat: The Movie (2014) " Predictably enough, the film replaces the charming stop-motion animation of the TV series with CGI, but at least they have the good grace to make a joke about it." — The List
Posted May 13, 2014
1/5 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " Ultimately, this is a particularly pointless and badly made remake that fails to improve on either District 13 or its 2009 sequel." — The List
Posted Apr 29, 2014
4/5 82% Tracks (2014) " Captivating real-life drama enriched by stunning cinematography, a contemplative, inspirational script, a superb central performance by Mia Wasiskowska and three adorable camels." — ViewLondon
Posted Apr 24, 2014
4/5 80% You & Me Forever " Sharply observed and superbly directed, this is an emotionally engaging Danish coming-of-age drama with terrific performances from all three young leads." — ViewLondon
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/5 27% The Love Punch (2014) " Hopkins keeps the action moving at a zippy pace and displays a lightness of touch that keeps the film from becoming too excruciating in its more ridiculous moments." — The List
Posted Apr 18, 2014
4/5 89% Locke (2014) " An intensely gripping and powerfully emotional drama, all of which is pretty remarkable, considering that the entire movie consists of Tom Hardy talking on his phone while driving to Croydon." — ViewLondon
Posted Apr 16, 2014
4/5 89% Calvary (2014) " A superbly written, darkly funny and powerfully moving mystery with a terrific supporting cast and a magnificent central performance from Brendan Gleeson." — ViewLondon
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " This is an energetic and thoroughly enjoyable sequel that continues to justify Sony's decision to reboot the franchise in the first place." — The List
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3/5 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " This is an intelligent and engaging sci-fi thriller that's well worth checking out. Also, did we mention the space zombies?" — The List
Posted Apr 9, 2014
4/5 82% The Double (2014) " Stylishly directed and sharply written, this is a jet black comedy with a nightmarishly dark atmosphere, stunning sound design work and a pair of terrific central performances from Jesse Eisenberg." — ViewLondon
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/5 81% Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm) " Plays some intriguingly dark games and exerts an increasingly tight grip, thanks to strong performances, a clever script and Dolan's assured direction." — ViewLondon
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/5 93% The Past (2013) " Writer-director Asghar Farhadi's follow-up to the Oscar-winning A Separation is an intensely gripping emotional drama with a superb script and a trio of terrific central performances from Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim and Ali Mossaffa." — ViewLondon
Posted Mar 27, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " The second Captain America movie is a terrific, stand-alone thriller that delivers exciting action sequences and engaging characters wrapped up in a satisfying and cleverly resonant plot." — The List
Posted Mar 24, 2014
4/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " An emotionally engaging and suspenseful blend of thriller, romance and coming-of-age story with a strong script and a trio of terrific performances from Winslet, Brolin and newcomer Gattlin Griffith." — ViewLondon
Posted Mar 20, 2014
1/5 21% A Long Way Down (2014) " A painfully unfunny comedy that should have been put out of its misery at the scripting stage, since neither the characters, the performances, the situations or the dialogue ring true." — ViewLondon
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/5 54% The Zero Theorem (2014) " With strong echoes of Brazil and some nice ideas, The Zero Theorem is a return to at least mid-level form for Terry Gilliam, thanks to a witty script, some delightful production design work and superb performances from Christoph Waltz and Melanie Thierry." — ViewLondon
Posted Mar 13, 2014
5/5 86% Under the Skin (2014) " Extraordinary sci-fi thriller, at once haunting, hypnotic and deeply disturbing, thanks to stunning cinematography, a chilling soundtrack and an instantly iconic performance from Scarlett Johansson that is nothing less than astonishing." — ViewLondon
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " If you thought that the main problem with 300 was that it didn't have enough boats in it, then 300: Rise of an Empire (more accurate title: 302: 300 On Boats) is most definitely the movie for you." — The List
Posted Mar 7, 2014
5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " An absolute treat from start to finish ..." — ViewLondon
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 81% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) " John Butler's debut feature is an enjoyable, light-hearted comedy with strong characters and engaging performances, but the script is largely formulaic and there's a nagging lack of chemistry in the bride and groom relationship." — ViewLondon
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " Delightful, uplifting Swedish comedy that marks a long-awaited return to the form ... for writer-director Lukas Moodysson, thanks to a warm-hearted, witty script and a trio of terrific performances from its three young leads." — ViewLondon
Posted Mar 6, 2014
1/5 13% Bullet " The film itself is all over the place, which may have something to do with the fact that the project was taken away from the director before he finished it." — The List
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2/5 18% Ride Along (2014) " The plot is weak, the characterisation is inconsistent and it's nowhere near as funny as it thinks it is." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 26, 2014
2/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) " Ultimately something of a disappointment, thanks to sluggish direction, a curiously uneventful screenplay, a general lack of suspense and a surfeit of forced sentimentality." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 26, 2014
2/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Thanks to a high dose of action and some plot surprises, Non-Stop is a watchable and fairly entertaining thriller, but its corny dialogue and two-dimensional characters ultimately let it down." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 26, 2014
4/5 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " A sprawling tale of sexual obsession with strong performances and a jet black streak of humour lurking just under the surface, though there isn't quite enough story to justify its epic running time." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " A sprawling tale of sexual obsession with strong performances and a jet black streak of humour lurking just under the surface, though there isn't quite enough story to justify its epic running time." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
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