Matt Looker

Matt Looker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
TheShiznit.co.uk
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
85
Location:
UK

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " A film that, despite deliberately following its predecessor's formula exactly, feels even more fresh and just as ludicrously funny." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jun 4, 2014
2/5 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " It's a tired opinion, but Seth MacFarlane really does only appeal to fans of Seth MacFarlane... of which, I imagine the number one fan is Seth MacFarlane." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 29, 2014
4/5 92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " It's a film that serves as a prequel, a sequel and a bridge between the two. And, most of all, it serves as a giant "f ... you" to X-Men: The Last Stand." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 13, 2014
4/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " "There's never any shortage of chuckles, guffaws and laughing LOLs out loud. I think, at one point, I even chortled. And I don't chortle lightly."" — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 1, 2014
3/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Exactly what we expect from Marvel now and, as such, this is the first film in its catalogue that doesn't feel particularly fresh or exciting." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Exposition is light, action is quick, stunt-driving is awesome ... this film really does convince that there is a... uh... requirement for haste." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Mar 9, 2014
3/5 49% RoboCop (2014) " A hybrid creation that isn't quite sure which it really is - an original entity or a manufactured automaton. Very much like... well, you get the analogy." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " It's hard to hold a grudge ... when the film delivers such a triumphant story filled with just as much hilarity as wonder." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Dec 27, 2013
2/5 43% The Call (2013) " It seems at odds with itself thanks to a generous helping of tropes from two distinctly different genres: fast-paced action thriller and creepy serial killer horror." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Nov 20, 2013
4/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " It spends as much time on true-to-life protocols as thrills and spills. And it's a film in which Tom Hanks sweats unattractively from his man-boobs. Talk about uncompromising" — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Nov 20, 2013
3/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) " You'll be left wishing that it was a fun comic-book movie with some emotional weight, rather than a serious character study with a few exciting scenes." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jul 18, 2013
4/5 89% The World's End (2013) " The film is as funny and original as Wright and Pegg's previous efforts, even if time and familiarity with the pair's comedy stylings has rendered it not quite as fresh." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jul 9, 2013
2/5 55% Man of Steel (2013) " You'll believe a man can frown. A lot." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jun 17, 2013
4/5 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " Whether you are a fully fledged Shakespeare scholar or an iambic pent-amateur, [this is a] film that concentrates first and foremost on keeping its audience entertained." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " Luhrmann basically invites us to the world's greatest party, but it's one that slowly sours over the course of the following two hours." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 24, 2013
3/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " It goes quickly, it goes loudly and it goes spectacularly. The only problem is that it never seems to live up to the franchise's original mission statement and go boldly" — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 4, 2013
4/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " A summer blockbuster that, in this era of saturating trailers and set-piece spoiling TV spots, genuinely takes you by surprise." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Apr 24, 2013
4/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) " This could easily have been the best demon possession film released in decades. Instead it is just a very effective, still-terrifying, evil retread." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Apr 19, 2013
4/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " Once the film stops taking itself too seriously and gives in to over-the-top entertainment, it becomes a vastly superior movie - albeit one with some head-shakingly stupid moments. " — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Apr 16, 2013
1/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " The most fun I have ever had watching one of the worst films I have ever seen" — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Mar 27, 2013
4/5 50% Welcome to the Punch (2013) " I wish all my local plods were brutal no-nonsense renegade cops." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Mar 11, 2013
4/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " It may not have much courage in its adherence to the 1939 classic, [but] the film still manages to find both a brain and heart somewhere along the way." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Mar 1, 2013
4/5 86% Manborg (2013) " Manborg works first and foremost by being genuinely, legitimately funny." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 24, 2013
2/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) " All we mostly get to see is the sad, silent contemplation of an old, weary, prosthetically constructed man" — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 24, 2013
4/5 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " A very clever, delightfully funny and visually stunning Disney film. And yet we end up watching it having already seen its potential to be something much more enticing." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 24, 2013
3/5 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " Even Murray, who never fails to be the most watchable actor in any film, can't prevent Hyde Park On Hudson from being too insipid. " — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 24, 2013
3/5 78% Flight (2012) " Every time Denzel eyes up a hotel bar, Zemeckis puts another coin in a jukebox that's stuck permanently on Now That's What I Call Addiction" — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 29, 2013
4/5 51% This is 40 (2012) " I only hope that, while my body gradually deteriorates and I slowly chip away at the planet-sized boulder that is my mortgage, I can still find time to be just like Paul Rudd." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 28, 2013
2/5 60% The Last Stand (2013) " Arnie stomps his way through a role in which every punch looks clumsy and every line of dialogue sounds like it has been learnt phonetically. " — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 28, 2013
4/5 32% Gangster Squad (2013) " It's basically the movie adaptation of the trashy comic-book adaptation of The Untouchables." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 11, 2013
4/5 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " It is both refreshingly funny and teen-panderingly cheesy. Ladies and gentlemen ... it seems we have here what all the young kids these days refer to as a 'mash-up'." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Dec 19, 2012
4/5 61% Jack Reacher (2012) " While the film does revel in eye-rolling cliché ... there is one important difference that makes up for all of it: it doesn't take itself too seriously." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Dec 11, 2012
3/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " The Hobbit may be a different story to The Lord Of The Rings ... but there is really nothing all that unexpected about this journey." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Dec 11, 2012
5/5 87% Life of Pi (2012) " You might as well no longer bother with the book. Seriously, this is pretty much the gist of it. And reading takes ages anyway. " — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Dec 11, 2012
3/5 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) " It's basically Moanyball." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Dec 11, 2012
3/5 64% Hit So Hard (2012) " While this film documents drummer Patty Schemel's struggle with drug addiction, you can't help but feel that her main role in rock 'n' roll history has been as a first-hand witness to events more important and interesting than her own story." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Nov 18, 2012
4/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " Overall though, it is a hugely ambitious and impressive undertaking, the mere attempt of which should be applauded, let alone the lengths at which the Wachowskis et Tykwer actually achieve this vision." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Nov 15, 2012
3/5 91% The Sapphires (2013) " Those turned off by the cutesy poster boasting glamorous wannabes in sequin dresses may be pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable the film is as a whole - it turns out this is no teen fantasy for Gleeks." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Oct 25, 2012
4/5 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " Ruby Sparks is more insightful and powerful than any of us - including Calvin - could have ever imagined." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Oct 10, 2012
4/5 85% End of Watch (2012) " End Of Watch makes for an absorbing film; authentic, unpredictable and affecting. Exactly what you would expect from the writer of Training Day and Harsh Times... just with added hidden cameras." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Oct 5, 2012
4/5 89% Tangled (2010) " Despite modern-day characterisation and rousing action sequences, the ... pastel colouring hints at the time-honoured simplicity and innocence of Disney's best-loved classics" — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3/5 91% The Fighter (2010) " While Bale turns in a 5-star performance, his character's story bobs and weaves around Wahlberg's simpler, steady efforts." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2/5 13% Yogi Bear (2010) " It's a terrible, dumb, unimaginative film that really isn't worth the price of a cinema ticket even with ... the excellent Road Runner short that comes before it." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2/5 21% The Rite (2011) " [Hopkins] stumbles through his entire acting range - from lazy, stilted line delivery to balls-out mentalist improvisation. " — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3/5 79% Chalet Girl (2011) " It's hard not to instantly forgive all the script's occasional faults and just be swept up in the feel-good nature of such a charming, easily-likable release." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 27, 2012
4/5 92% Source Code (2011) " More like a thinking man's Speed as opposed to a what-were-you-thinking man's Déjà Vu. " — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 27, 2012
4/5 77% Thor (2011) " Branagh and co have taken one of the least relatable superheroes and turned his story ... into a hugely enjoyable, funny and visually spectacular film" — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2/5 66% Insidious (2011) " About as subtle as a fart at a séance" — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3/5 85% Cedar Rapids (2011) " While this isn't destined to be remembered as a great standout comedy ... it is still guaranteed to provide a few giggles and knee-slaps." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 27, 2012
5/5 90% Attack the Block (2011) " While all signs point to 'culty' for this film, it actually has all the mainstream appeal of a brilliant comedy and a terrifying supernatural horror. " — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 27, 2012
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