Matthew Pejkovic

Matthew Pejkovic

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Matthew Pejkovic's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia), Matt's Movie Reviews, Trespass

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 60% Southpaw (2015) "There is much soul and spirit in its story of a broken man fighting to regain his family and career, and excitement in its brutal boxing scenes that will have viewers wince at every punch thrown. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 18, 2015
3.5/5 82% Black Sea (2015) "Director Kevin Macdonald successfully ties the psychological tension with the physical, using the tight confines of a submarine setting rather masterfully, squeezing each drop of tension and expertly pacing every plot twist in Dennis Kelly's screenplay. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 17, 2015
4/5 89% The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (2015) "A detailed and fascinating look inside the belly of a superhero movie beast that was devoured in development hell. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "A fun movie that's striking in its style, kinetic in its energy, and has quite the wicked streak when it comes to its depiction of violence on screen. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 10, 2015
2/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "So insular the settings that the majority of the film takes place in that it asks the question: how can we expect to care whether any of these characters will save or destroy their world, when it doesn't even feel like they are a part of their world? " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 5, 2015
3.5/5 91% Slow West (2015) "Continues the strong streak of modern westerns with its visually breathtaking, atmospherically rich & solidly performed story of love & survival across the Wild West. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 96% It Follows (2015) "Mitchell successfully balances scares with provocative analysis complete with a minimalist tone, all the while establishing himself as a master of the widescreen visual, expertly capturing his "walking dread" no matter which direction it comes from. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Tom Cruise stamps his claim as the greatest action star of our time with this nail biting, stylishly made action thriller filled with incredibly entertaining sequences. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 87% Jackie Brown (1997) "Quentin Tarantino had a lot to live up to with this release and while he has not made a movie that has matched his previous successes, Jackie Brown is still a great film. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) "This latest adaptation of Journey to the Centre of the Earth is clean cut entertainment recommended for a family night out, although some scenes may frighten the little ones. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2015
4/5 97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) "Who would have thought that one of the years most intriguing and suspenseful films would be a documentary involving two grown men battling over the supremacy of an arcade game? " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2015
3/5 65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Works as a surprisingly sweet and funny look at male comradery, even when it's seediness occasionally trounces its earnestness. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 12, 2015
2/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "It's a reheat of original masterpieces, yet instead of deconstructed and pieced back together with care and heart it's merely zapped in a microwave, visually edible yet lacking taste and nutrition upon sample. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 12, 2015
2.5/5 45% Ted 2 (2015) "An average at best affair that could have been more if it's running time were less and attempt at enlightenment "MacFarlane style" abandoned. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2/5 19% Aloha (2015) "How can it be possible that the man who wrote Jerry Maguire & Almost Famous deliver a screenplay as incomprehensible as that found in Aloha? " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/5 54% Minions (2015) "A vibrant and lively animation that perfectly captures the goofy energy of its zany title characters. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 17, 2015
4/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "While Tomorrowland didn't reach its financial expectations, time will surely confirm its richness. Bird & Lindelof have created something quite remarkable, a rare gem amongst other treasures. Cherish it. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3.5/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Fun, thrilling & appropriately horrific in the right places, Jurassic World is a ginormous addition to the monster movie cannon. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "This is a film that knows what it is and makes no excuses, happily owning its more cringe worthy moments while standing proud by its action spectacle. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted May 25, 2015
2/5 31% Poltergeist (2015) "In the end the only overwhelming feeling which Poltergeist circa 2015 conjures is a strong desire to re-watch the original. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted May 20, 2015
4/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Neither a remake or reboot, but rather a refuel of glorious Nitrous that not only has this long gestating franchise supercharged, but also firing on all cylinders " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted May 19, 2015
4/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The stakes on the line in this action adventure are not only sky-high but soul-deep. Whedon hits both points with an almighty wallop, resulting in a large canvas blockbuster that is as epic as it is profound. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 19, 2015
4.5/5 99% Selma (2015) "Reminds that underneath the legend Martin Luther King was a pure Christian soul, who relied upon and used the Christian faith to battle injustice both on the streets and in the corridors of political power. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Chandor's golden touch with his actors is boosted by his talents as a screenwriter, creating scenarios and dialogue that pop with both intelligent and emotional complexity, especially in his threading of heavy moral questions. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "The debate between theist and atheist has been played out in all matter of social circles for years now, yet it's only now that a film tackled such a subject in such a beautiful, heartbreaking and enlightening way. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "An absorbing and poignant work yet also wearisome and drawn-out, with moments of ho-hum snail pacing matched by even more moments of masterful brilliance. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 72% American Sniper (2015) "A powerful story that details the heavy personal ramifications that comes with being a legend of war, with Clint Eastwood's straight shooting, masculine direction capturing the totality of a soldiers experience without any filter, pretence or agenda. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 51% Unbroken (2014) "That Unbroken barely made a mark this awards season says a lot about what went wrong. However, that it's a film which must be seen on the big screen, says a lot about what went right as well. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 14, 2015
4/5 92% Birdman (2014) "Laments the current state of the film industry through a fantastic, intimate and trippy journey into the artist's mind, where the battle between integrity and celebrity takes no quarter during an era of blockbuster movie dominance. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 10, 2015
3/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) "Spirited performances from an all-star cast and Rob Marshall's deft handling of all things musical makes Into the Woods a fun watch, yet the giant problem of pacing and questionable moral centre stops it from becoming a classic of the genre. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3.5/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "Although well-crafted and performed, The Imitation Game proves to be much to conventional a film about an unconventional, remarkable and tragic life. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
2.5/5 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "While The Water Diviner is well meaning to a fault and features moments of brilliance, star and director Russell Crowe just cannot boost his passion project through the sludge of liberal guilt that consumes the film whole. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
3.5/5 77% St. Vincent (2014) "A funny and moving reminder that in the crabbiest of men can live a generous soul. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "The best kind of period biopic, that transports the viewer into its world and right beside its subject. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
3.5/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "While Peter Jackson could not reach the bar set a decade earlier by his own hands, his shortcomings are still more impressive and entertaining than the majority of adventure fantasy movies that have come and gone. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
2/5 27% Annie (2014) "It's clear that those behind this Annie remake wanted to achieve: A progressive new take on an old standard, just in time for families to enjoy during Christmas holidays. If only Smith, Jay-Z and Gluck could have focused more on delivering a good film. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 98% Paddington (2015) "Leaves a nice, warm feeling in your soul and smile on your face. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "As well as being a terrifically paced, written and performed movie, Nightcrawler is also a very relevant picture about what the spectacle of violence does to both the mind and the soul. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
3.5/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "That Jennifer Lawrence and her co-stars can prop up what is essentially half an epic and have us say "more please" is testament to their talents and that of director Francis Lawrence " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 89% The Drop (2014) "A superbly paced and performed crime thriller that gives weight to the concept of mortal sin. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 94% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) "An absorbing, fascinating and ethically complex film that questions whether an artist's personal life should be open for exploration. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 80% Get On Up (2014) "So convincing is Chadwick Boseman's performance that one would think the spirit of James Brown itself jumped into Boseman's skin, such are the supernatural heights he achieves. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 97% Housebound (2014) "Housebound takes those well-honed horror conventions and flips them on their head, making us second guess every twisty move director Gerald Johnstone makes. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Ridley Scott has delivered a different kind of Biblical epic, one that questions just as much as it glorifies the power of the Almighty as He destroys the scourge who has taken more than their pound of flesh from "God's Chosen People". " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 29, 2014
4/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "Packs a mighty emotional wallop to make it as much a stirring experience, as it is a visually and intellectually stimulating one. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 29, 2014
4/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Provides a more kid friendly alternative to the glut of superhero movies currently haunting cinemas, yet doesn't lose any of its dramatic power while being so. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 27, 2014
3.5 85% John Wick (2014) "Reeves is rather good in the physical, personable and (yes) emotional sense, in a role that plays to his strengths while also allowing space for surprises of the dramatic variety. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/5 77% Fury (2014) "A dark, claustrophobic and foreboding depiction of how the "greatest generation" not only fought against the evil of Nazism, but also the monster within themselves. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 24, 2014
2/5 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "Presents a checklist of "dramedy" clich├ęs that have been executed in much better ways in much better movies. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/5 90% Wild (2014) "Jean-Marc Valle knows how to draw out raw, transformative performances from his actors, a skill needed in the transformation of "America's sweetheart" Reese Witherspoon into a wreck of a woman finding redemption, and do so without any pretense. " ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 13, 2014
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