Matthew Pejkovic

Matthew Pejkovic

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
FILMINK (Australia) , Matt's Movie Reviews , Trespass
Total Reviews:
616

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 616
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 100% The Babadook (2014) " Essie Davis delivers the best performance of her career (thus far), an emotionally draining, physically demanding portrayal of a mothers love tested by demons both psychological and supernatural." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted May 6, 2014
4/5 88% Chef (2014) " A warmhearted tale of redemption with food, music and family at its crusty moist centre." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted May 6, 2014
2/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " Transcendence neither thrills nor illuminates. In fact in many respects it is downright cowardly in its failure to pursue its many themes, with threads of ideas never woven into a whole." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted May 6, 2014
3/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Strong characters portrayed by talented actors are unfairly overshadowed by Webb's indecisive direction, with Webb not sure if he wants to make a superhero action/drama or a 142 minute cartoon. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 18, 2014
3/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Brett McKenzie's songs are the true star and saviour in Muppets Most Wanted. Yet should another Muppets movie be in the works, needed are the right actors to bring something more than a name above the marquee." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 12, 2014
1/5 24% The Other Woman (2014) " Offensively unfunny and odd chick flick that struggles to find a balance between sickly sweet "sismance" and over the top vulgarity." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 12, 2014
4/5 95% Unforgiven (1992) " Eastwoods' best, most personal work as both an actor and director can be found in this dark and sombre western classic." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 2, 2014
2.5/5 38% Unknown (2006) " Like an irritating sense of déjà-vu, you would swear that you've seen this all before, as paranoid amnesiacs, European locales, and leather jacket clad hit men collide to make for a mildly entertaining thriller. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 2, 2014
4/5 77% Noah (2014) " Aronofsky has created something that's gritty in its earthiness and epic in scale, his strong visual approach providing many awe-inspiring moments. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 26, 2014
5/5 88% The Exorcist (1973) " The Exorcist not only tops the horror genre but transcends it, resulting in a profound experience where moviemaking horror, thrillingly dramatic storytelling and deeply felt spirituality of the Catholic kind make for pivotal viewing. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 25, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Every element in Captain America: The Winter Soldier from its strong characters, engrossing conspiracy storyline and especially the taut action scenes are brilliantly done." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3.5/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " Rose Byrne not only keeps up with a seasoned comedic actor like Seth Rogen, but even steals scenes from him, proving once again that the girls are just as good as the boys when it comes to comedy of the R-rated variety." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 19, 2014
4/5 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " Evans has conducted a symphony of violence that is disgustingly brutal, awe inspiring and innovative in its choreography. No punch, kick, lunge or thrust of weapon is wasted...even the car chase has to be seen to be believed!" — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 15, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " A vibrant murder mystery with a zip in its step, a lump in its throat & grandstanding lead performance by Ralph Fiennes. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2.5/5 —— Closed for Winter (2009) " When will Australian filmmakers finally catch up to the talent of their actors? " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3.5/5 —— Chinese Coffee (2007) " A New York story born out of the acclaimed Actors Studio, Chinese Coffee is a tragic, at times comedic drama that focuses on the themes of trust, betrayal and compromise found in friendships. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 7, 2014
1.5/5 58% Charlie & Boots (2009) " With Dean Murphy offering pedestrian writing and direction, Charlie & Boots falls on the marketing power of its two lead players, neither of whom have anything of substance to offer." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3.5/5 63% Changeling (2008) " Angelina Jolie evokes every parent's worst nightmare, and provides a career defining performance while doing so. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 7, 2014
2/5 22% Case 39 (2010) " A soulless amalgamation of several horror classics, and marks another dud in the career of Renee Zellweger. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 5, 2014
4/5 92% Caramel (2008) " Caramel is filled with more dignity, class, and realism than a Sex and the City could ever muster." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 5, 2014
3.5/5 75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) " Moore evokes Pope Benedict XVI "Caritas in Veritate" and stresses the need that Judeo-Christian ethics, upon which his country was founded, must play a part in the recovery and stability of the financial sector. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 5, 2014
4/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) " It's Tracy Letts' words that fuel the performances that make August: Osage County such a great, entertaining and exhausting watch." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 15, 2014
3/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " Caleb Deschanel provides exquisite photography, Oscar winning actors are game, and an acclaimed classic novel sets the blueprint. Yet what was no doubt a passion project for Goldsman has proven to be a satisfying, yet underwhelming movie. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3.5/5 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " A stylish and exciting action thriller that affirms Chris Pine as a leading man worth banking your franchise on." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 14, 2014
3/5 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Saving Mr. Banks could have been this years The King's Speech. Instead we have a "shoulda, woulda, coulda" situation, with just enough sugar in these wonderful performances to keep down the bitterness of Hancock's sloppy direction." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 6, 2014
4/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " When Jackson sticks to the game plan Tolkien laid out for him, amazing happens. Yet when Jackson strays like he has during key moments here, you can be forgiven if thought this chapter was titled "The Desolation of Tolkien". " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 5, 2014
4/5 89% Frozen (2013) " The story is well paced, characters beautifully created and voiced, and the animation is breathtaking, with the sight of a snow covered world (Disney style) a thing of pure driven beauty." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 4, 2014
3/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " For Ben Stiller it's a case of one step forward, two steps back, with the funny man's ambitious move into Oscar territory never quite reaching its full potential, even though moments of brilliance do pop up now and again." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2014
3/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " A velvet suit, trim moustached, salon quality haired, barely solid sequel to a comedy classic. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 2, 2014
4.5/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " That American Hustle is set in the '70s is the perfect coincidence, for it is a movie that would have fit right into the "New Hollywood" of that era where directors were king, actors went beyond the pale and stories had balls. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2014
4/5 97% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) " A film that works on many levels, be it action, drama, or romance, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is recommended viewing for anyone who likes their martial arts with some heart and soul." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 30, 2013
4/5 34% The Counselor (2013) " A dark, disturbing and stylish thriller that portrays the fatal consequences of greed within a world without grace when dealing with devils who know no boundaries. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 1, 2013
4/5 82% Prisoners (2013) " A dark, foreboding and riveting thriller, that will leave many spun by its labyrinth plot, spellbound by its strong performances and haunted by its many moral and religious complexities." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 25, 2013
4/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Captain Phillips is the best kind of emotionally charged filmmaking: it will thrill, it will engross and it will move you to reach out to those you love and embrace them. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 14, 2013
3/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) " The first pairing of Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington (two charismatic actors of different styles) and the entertaining, quote heavy screenplay from Blake Masters makes it work so well." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 14, 2013
2.5/5 78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) " If Through the Never was a straight ahead concert film it would be a masterpiece of heavy metal showmanship. Yet this is a two headed beast, with one side charging forward while the other is sitting lame in a state of morose confusion. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 14, 2013
3.5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " A space odyssey the likes of which has never been seen, yet let down by a script that is not as refined as its wondrous special effects." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 1, 2013
4/5 89% Rush (2013) " With Rush, Howard has not only made one of his best films but has also proven that the combination of car racing and movie need not be a lemon. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 1, 2013
3.5/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) " An antithesis to recent overblown blockbusters, The Wolverine contains a strong story that delves into the many complexities of the popular comic book character without sacrificing the action spectacle that these films are known for." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 19, 2013
3/5 41% Parker (2013) " A little more energy behind the camera and a different leading lady and Parker could have been something great. As it stands it's a treat for Statham fans only." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 18, 2013
4/5 89% The World's End (2013) " Classic sci-fi tropes blend with rambunctious fight choreography along with a witty and touching story about letting go of the past while fighting for the now." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 16, 2013
4/5 86% The Conjuring (2013) " Wan's hair raising methodical pace steers us through a supernatural thriller drenched in tension, and featuring scenes of horror that will sear itself in the mind and come back to haunt you in your nightmares." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 16, 2013
4/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Countless times audiences have seen mass destruction Hollywood style, but rarely do the characters match the strength of the special effects and Pacific Rim features the year's best." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 9, 2013
2.5/5 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) " Perplexes as much as it entertains with a strong left of centre ideology clashing with the conservative roots of its action western genre." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3/5 64% Zoolander (2001) " About as dumb as dumb comedies can get, Zoolander suffers from a weak plot and even weaker characters, yet the performances by Stiller, Wilson and the extremely funny Will Ferrell more than make up for it." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 28, 2013
2.5/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Man of Steel fails to get off the ground, with Snyder's overblown display of style smothering the many interesting moments that delve into the man behind the red cape." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 25, 2013
4/5 69% Stoker (2013) " Stoker has the kind of script that would have made Hitchcock giddy at the knees as murder, suppressed sexuality and dense mystery whirls into a thick fog of suspicion and intrigue. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 25, 2013
3/5 65% The Heat (2013) " A script riddled with buddy cop clichés is saved by the fun dynamic between Bullock and McCarthy. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 25, 2013
4/5 85% The Way Way Back (2013) " A strong ensemble cast deliver exceptionally fine performances, taking to Faxon and Rash's script like the scrumptious made for thespian buffet that it is. " — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 24, 2013
4/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) " Linklater and his players bring an end to the fantasy and welcome the thrilling ups and bitter downs of reality to this love story." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 24, 2013
4/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) " A stylish and relevant look at how the idolatry of celebrity begat a special breed of brat, whose belief that to live like the kings and queens of materialism is to steal from their palaces." — Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 24, 2013
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