Matt Looker

Matt Looker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Matt Looker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TheShiznit.co.uk

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 62% 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 90% 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 20% 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 86% 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
2/5 33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) "The action ... ranges from fun swashbuckling, to tedious parrying, to outright terribly edited, CGI funk that completely defies any kind of physical presence. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
4/5 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "Magneto used to be a globe-trotting Bond-a-like and Xavier was a beer-chugging ladies man? Admit it, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart suddenly seem much more interesting. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
4/5 48% Super (2011) "[Not] an easily digestible movie but this is ... the point - in a world where everything isn't as cut and dry as 'good versus evil', rationality is increasingly rare. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
4/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) "The movie ... manages to be a worthy ending to what has become one of the greatest film franchises ever released. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
3/5 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) "This is a story for which plausibility took a running jump off a belief-suspension bridge. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
4/5 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) "Despite some pretty glaring plotholes, the combination of astonishing special effects and a tension-filled story makes for a gripping and worthy rebirth for the franchise. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
4/5 81% The Skin I Live In (2011) "A movie puzzle that confounds and then unnerves with an impact as shocking as any of the most infamous of cinema last-reel shockers " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
4/5 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) "It's of massive benefit ... to have many of the best British actors carrying this dense, convoluted plot through its many twists and knots. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
2/5 58% Red State (2011) "The characters are one-dimensional, the plot is a shambles and the preaching gets so tedious you'll be praying yourself for divine intervention. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
4/5 68% Tower Heist (2011) "All corners of the oddball comedy genre are squarely covered in a way that somehow seems fresh despite the well tried-and-tested formula. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
4/5 59% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) "A welcome return for the World's Greatest Detective Other Than Batman, and a sequel that impressively conspires to be more challenging than its predecessor. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
4/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) "While this film is a brilliant, dispassionate rival to the also-brilliant Swedish original, the films that could really use the Fincher treatment are the two sequels. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 25, 2012
3/5 64% The Campaign (2012) "This film is about silly voices and crude sex gags and jokes about children touching an old alcoholic's man boobs. Thank god. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 24, 2012
2/5 21% Taken 2 (2012) "When Liam Neeson uses his set of skills to hunt you down, it turns out that what he'll do is nothing compared to the butchering you'll receive in the editing suite afterwards " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 21, 2012
3/5 51% Savages (2012) " ... a film that - while stylish and home to some great comic beats - ultimately feels mediocre and flat. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3/5 84% The Hunger Games (2012) "While the 12A rating renders any serious violence a tad impotent, there is much more going on here than the fawning and frowning of its soppy vampire peer. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
4/5 89% The Descendants (2011) "Understandable when dealing with Payne's typically directionless protagonists, The Descendants occasionally feels like it is unsure of where it's going, yet it still always ambles along at a pleasant pace regardless. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
4/5 72% Carnage (2011) "Carnage is ... very accessible, really enjoyable and, thanks mostly to a brilliant cast with an undeniable talent for comedy, really rather funny. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
2/5 17% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) "In terms of stupid, dumb, no-brainer comic-book films, they don't come much stupider, dumber and no-brainier than this. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 74% Rampart (2012) "You get the impression that the film is as conflicted as its protagonist: trying to be both an arty character study and a dynamic drama at the same time but unable to excel at either. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 53% Safe House (2012) "It doesn't say much about Safe House that I can only recall a grand total of about 2 minutes, and those are mostly moments that enjoy good quality character time rather than any flash-bang excitement. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 28% Project X (2012) "There'll be many middle-aged, middle class haters declaring it morally bankrupt, but most will be able to file it under 'Guilty Pleasures' alongside Jackass, Bachelor Party and...er...forcing your pet to dance on its hind legs. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) "Manages to ... delve deeper into the politics and ethical quandaries laid out by its predecessor. All this despite being - for the most part - basically the same film. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
4/5 100% Wild Bill (2011) "An unusually affecting movie, with pitch-perfect comic moments, a lot of heart, and a beautiful final shot that acts as a crowning achievement for Creed-Miles. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
2/5 25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) "With every inch of screen filled with pixel paint and indistinguishable action, the whole thing just became mind-numbing to watch. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "It really is an astounding achievement - a film that juggles an unenviable number of elements; combining what we've seen before, slotting them together and then adding enough depth, action and humour to make this a remarkable standalone film. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
1/5 41% Silent House (2012) "[Elizabeth Olsen's] impressive portrayal - and even an admittedly interesting overall conclusion - just isn't enough to rescue a film that is literally agonising to watch. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
4/5 81% Get the Gringo (2012) "This is a return to form for [Mel Gibson], playing a hard-edged tough-nut with personality. And it's easily his most charismatic role in over a decade. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 37% Dark Shadows (2012) "Dark Shadows really is just a mixed bag of chuckles and drama that never really gets the balance quite right. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
2/5 36% Iron Sky (2012) "Shock horror: hilariously terrible-sounding movie ends up being nowhere near as fun as you might hope. This does not bode well for my time-travelling monkey idea. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 41% Rock of Ages (2012) "Rock Of Ages is a stone-cold medley of cheese and cliché. It riffs on dated guitar bands and power-anthems and it builds its city on dry ice and key changes. And yet... it still kinda rocks. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
26% This Means War (2012) "This Means War remains a vapid, rushed effort that pays little attention to its characters in favour of making sure it hits every comedy and action beat on time with a reliable but ultimately tuneless drum. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 13, 2012
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