Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Favorites:
Vertigo
Publications:
Empire Magazine , Shadows on the Wall , thelondonpaper , ViewLondon
Total Reviews:
3441
Total QuickRatings:
9
Location:
London

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 31% 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 —— The House Of Magic " 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
3/5 100% 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 —— 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 80% We Gotta Get Out of This Place (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 80% 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 54% 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% 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 50% 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 83% 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 26% 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 92% 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 83% 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 80% 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 94% 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 23% 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 41% 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
4/5 94% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " A gripping and superbly directed picture with something to say about the nature of infatuation and obsession." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
1/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " A gloriously terrible and unintentionally hilarious fantasy drama ..." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Enjoyably Jarmuschian take on the vampire movie, enlivened by a literate, drily witty script, a superb soundtrack and a pair of delightful performances from Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/5 47% Stalingrad (2014) " An engaging war thriller with spectacular special effects, exciting action sequences and strong performances, though the story-telling is a little heavy-handed in places and the characters are frustratingly under-developed." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " Tells a fascinating and important true story and remains watchable thanks to likeable turns from its impressively starry cast ..." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " Deliriously inventive and frequently hilarious, this is a hugely entertaining family adventure with an inspired script, gleefully imaginative animation, superb 3D effects and a note-perfect voice cast." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2013) " Spike Jonze's Oscar-nominated drama is a beautifully written, superbly acted and emotionally engaging drama that explores the nature of love and relationships in an increasingly digital world." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 12, 2014
1/5 15% Endless Love (2014) " Painfully clichéd and utterly predictable, this is a truly dismal romantic drama that's scuppered by flat direction, dreadful dialogue and chemistry-free performances from the two leads. Come back Nicholas Sparks, all is forgiven." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4/5 52% Cuban Fury (2014) " Enjoyable British comedy that succeeds thanks to strong comic performances, likeable characters, a charming script and a lightness of touch." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4/5 78% An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (2013) " Writer-director-actor Terence Nance's feature debut is a stylistically bold, original and deeply introspective drama-slash documentary that puts an intriguing arthouse spin on the standard romcom template." — ViewLondon
Posted Feb 6, 2014
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