Matt Mueller

Matt Mueller

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Empire Magazine , Rotten Tomatoes , Thompson on Hollywood , Total Film
Total Reviews:
71

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Like its hero, Ender's Game relies on brains more than brute force. An absorbing portrait of Lord Of The Flies-style morality housed in imaginative sci-fi casing." — Total Film
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3/5 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " Perfectly respectable, but it won't linger in the memory like Luhrmann's." — Total Film
Posted Oct 9, 2013
86% Night Moves (2014) " Reichardt's fifth feature is strongest in its set-up before becoming a tad perplexing and taking a baffling wrong turn at its inconclusive ending. " — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 8, 2013
2/5 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) " Ultimately, it's not as awful as Wild Wild West. But we'll hazard a guess that Pirates 5 can't come quick enough for Bruckheimer or Depp." — Total Film
Posted Jul 30, 2013
4/5 51% This is 40 (2012) " Ha-has and emotional heft, hand in hand. And, for the most part, Apatow's approach pays dividends." — Total Film
Posted Jan 15, 2013
2/5 12% Alex Cross (2012) " The only appeal here is the sick kick of watching a franchise blow itself to bloody stumps." — Total Film
Posted Nov 23, 2012
5/5 87% Life of Pi (2012) " A riot of saturated colour and delirious imagination, Ang Lee's adap radiates spirituality. But it's also a simple, thrilling and gently uplifting tale of a boy, a boat and a tiger." — Total Film
Posted Nov 23, 2012
2/5 21% 360 (2012) " Banal, blundering and at times downright ludicrous, 360 is a full-circle misfire that Meirelles' lively images can't salvage." — Total Film
Posted Jul 31, 2012
4/5 78% Killer Joe (2012) " The dirtiest black comedy you'll see for a long time." — Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2012
3/5 43% Casa de mi padre (2012) " A joyous, ramshackle celebration of sloppy filmmaking and cheapo production design." — Total Film
Posted May 29, 2012
3/5 75% Damsels in Distress (2012) " A mixed return for Stillman, Damsels is so whimsically out of step it's like a time-travel comedy without the time travel. Fortunately, Gerwig and some dazzling dialogue save his blushes." — Total Film
Posted Apr 18, 2012
2/5 56% Albert Nobbs (2012) " Good performances, but it's difficult to give two hoots about Close's passion project when the story remains as pinched and hermetic as poor little Albert Nobbs himself." — Total Film
Posted Apr 16, 2012
4/5 100% Wild Bill (2011) " Full of quirky, absorbing characters and performances, Fletcher's debut is a hugely enjoyable East End western and a lesson on how to avoid the excesses of the Brit-crim-com." — Total Film
Posted Mar 19, 2012
2/5 13% Day of the Falcon (2013) " Banderas hams and Pinto flutters. If it weren't for Strong and some colourful art direction, you could chalk this up as a busted well." — Total Film
Posted Feb 13, 2012
13% Day of the Falcon (2013) Screen International
Posted Dec 7, 2011
2/5 46% Anonymous (2011) " Slickly told, mildly diverting but ultimately fraudulent." — Total Film
Posted Oct 28, 2011
4/5 83% Tyrannosaur (2011) " Approach Considine's brilliant directorial debut with caution. It's a pitiless, fearsome beast that will hammer you in the gut, hard. And Olivia Colman will blow you away." — Total Film
Posted Sep 23, 2011
4/5 83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) " A lovely example of what a surefooted filmmaker can achieve with a game and talented cast and a generous, heartfelt story - demonstrable proof that small pleasures can be the most satisfying." — Guardian
Posted Sep 20, 2011
3/5 83% Warrior (2011) " A tougher, meaner animal than close cousin The Fighter, with Hardy, Edgerton and Nolte at their pugnacious, heart-wrenching best." — Total Film
Posted Sep 14, 2011
27% Colombiana (2011) " We could be talking up Zoe Saldana as the next Angelina Jolie. But she's going to need a stronger vehicle than this to end Angie's reign." — Total Film
Posted Aug 31, 2011
3/5 60% The Beaver (2011) " No one can deny Gibbo delivers one of the most compelling performances of his career." — Total Film
Posted May 31, 2011
4/5 79% Fair Game (2010) " Liman juggles political intrigue with low-key domestic drama to polished, largely riveting effect. Great star turns, too." — Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2011
4/5 63% Howl (2010) " A heady tribute that lets Allen Ginsberg's Beat poem do all the talking and gives Franco another chance to shine." — Total Film
Posted Feb 22, 2011
4/5 91% The Fighter (2010) " It's a rousing, compassionate, bare-knuckled ride powerful enough to score a KO, while Bale, Wahlberg, Leo and Adams are all award-worthy excellent." — Total Film
Posted Jan 26, 2011
4/5 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) " The tears it jerks are well-earned." — Total Film
Posted Jan 19, 2011
4/5 87% Blue Valentine (2010) " A raw slog through one couple's marital misery, but make no mistake: the combined talents of its stars will rip your heart out." — Total Film
Posted Jan 3, 2011
2/5 93% Abel (2013) " Abel is blighted by limp plotting and anaemic characters, leaving it as flat as a steamrollered tortilla." — Total Film
Posted Dec 27, 2010
2/5 20% The Tourist (2010) " There are worse ways to spend two hours than watching lush visuals of Venice. But the city's sinking fast -- and the same goes for The Tourist." — Total Film
Posted Dec 9, 2010
3/5 49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) " Never thought we'd say it, but Voyage Of The Dawn Treader injects just enough oomph back into the limping kiddie-adventure franchise to make us almost wish for Narnia No. 4. Almost." — Total Film
Posted Dec 6, 2010
2/5 11% Killers (2010) " Katherine Heigl does her career few favours and Ashton Kutcher appears lost in a barely interested daze in this chuckle-lite misfire. Dispiriting, disappointing and deeply dull."
Posted Jun 17, 2010
3/5 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) " A perfectly passable political suspenser with enough Romanesque flair to satiate admirers. It's a cut above his patchy previous effort Oliver Twist, but never troubles the heights reached by his finest..." — Total Film
Posted Apr 22, 2010
2/4 28% Dear John (2010) " This is a slothful weepie, plagued by a sickly mishmash of plot strands and a gaping chemistry hole at its core." — Total Film
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2/5 50% Cherry Bomb " Rupert Grint takes another faltering step towards a post-wizarding world in this modest drama about drinking, drugging, shagging, shoplifting, joyriding Belfast teens." — Total Film
Posted Apr 15, 2010
4/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) " Supremely efficient in its storytelling, it's also acutely atmospheric and suspenseful..." — Total Film
Posted Mar 16, 2010
3/5 51% Chloe (2010) " Remaking the French hit Natalie, Atom Egoyan uses A-list trappings to fashion a B-movie romp that's sleek, slick - and not a bit silly. Seyfried gives Chloe the vital boost it needs." — Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2010
3/5 71% The Last Station (2010) " More acting showcase than penetrating biopic, The Last Station doesn't pack the clout of Tolstoy's work but does find McAvoy and Mirren on fine form. Expect the latter to rack up an impressive awards-nod tally." — Total Film
Posted Feb 19, 2010
4/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) " A moving mix of melodrama and social tract graced by courage, heart, soul and a lumbering but resilient heroine." — Total Film
Posted Feb 2, 2010
3/5 70% Sherlock Holmes (2009) " This Sherlock Holmes refuses to take himself seriously. Brilliant, because it allows to RDJ and Ritchie to let rip with their non-traditionalist revamp. Not so great because super-sleuthing loses out to bone-crunching. Either way, the brio is infectious." — Total Film
Posted Jan 5, 2010
3/5 79% The Informant! (2009) " Although Damon is on brilliantly bumbling form, The Informant! ultimately comes off as Soderbergh's Burn After Reading - a diversionary lark until he gets back to serious filmmaking." — Total Film
Posted Nov 20, 2009
3/5 45% Glorious 39 (2009) " Poliakoff's conspiracy thriller about Hitler-pleasers and appalling aristos comes with all the bucolic loveliness you'd expect. But its biggest boost comes from Garai, whose fragile, hypnotic turn should make the actress a gong contender." — Total Film
Posted Nov 20, 2009
4/5 90% District 9 (2009) " Whisking together raw docu-stylings, smart social commentary and wacky, insectoid aliens, Blomkamp has delivered a true original. Missing the thrill of brave, new, brilliantly realised sci-fi? Then don't miss the No 9..." — Total Film
Posted Sep 4, 2009
4/5 86% 500 Days of Summer (2009) " A playful, witty, disordered telling of a fractured romance. Bringing fresh zing to a genre prone to predictability, Webb crafts a (not-in-) love story about feeling bad that's infectiously good." — Total Film
Posted Sep 4, 2009
3/5 51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) " For a good hour, Scott delivers a tense cat-and-mouser. Goes off track when Denzel turns action hero, but his riffing with a sinister Trav is what propels this Pelham." — Total Film
Posted Jul 31, 2009
2/5 16% Crossing Over (2009) " Hampered by wayward direction and a skin-deep script, this won't be following Crash to the Academy podium. If you loved Haggis' Oscar victor, you might squeeze an iota of enlightenment out of Kramer's copycat melodrama." — Total Film
Posted Jul 31, 2009
3/5 68% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) " If it's an ultimately shallow journey, jagged humour and a few sharp tugs of emotion keep it rolling." — Total Film
Posted Jul 10, 2009
3/5 72% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) " Sunshine Cleaning gets an A for Amy Adams. Injecting some heartfelt, three-dimensional zest into the wispy, two-dimensional story, she spares this copycat indie's blushes and scores a winning combo with Blunt." — Total Film
Posted Jul 3, 2009
2/5 54% Viva (2007) " For all its garish aesthetics, sly feminism and wall-to-wall nudity, writer/director Anne Biller's camp-com is almost too much of a good thing, outstaying its welcome at a paint-drying two hours." — Total Film
Posted May 15, 2009
3/5 39% Fighting (2009) " Despite its dog-eared underpinnings, Fighting delivers some heady testoster-tainment. But it's Channing Tatum who gives it a bruising grace." — Total Film
Posted May 15, 2009
3/5 50% Chéri (2009) " This reunion of Dangerous Liaisons talent is a lighter, less demanding confection than its blistering predecessor. Languid delights come in the shape of Pfeiffer, Bates and some extraordinary hats, but the title character is a wash-out." — Total Film
Posted May 8, 2009
1/5 14% Dragonball Evolution (2009) " Tearing through its mystical, who-gives-a-toss storyline like a pissed bat bouncing off cave walls, Dragonball's cocktail of cheap effects, eye-rolling cliches and dismal direlogue will have fans of the series condemning it as a beyond-lame failure." — Total Film
Posted Apr 9, 2009
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