Matthew Toomey

Matthew Toomey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
ABC Radio Brisbane
Total Reviews:
368

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B- 33% The Giver (2014) " While I didn't mind the set-up, The Giver stumbles to the finish line by offering us a rushed, predictable finale." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Sep 14, 2014
A- 64% The Maze Runner (2014) " The Maze Runner establishes its intriguing premise within a matter of minutes and it held my attention for its full two hour running time." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Sep 14, 2014
A- 95% What We Do In The Shadows " Where this documentary shines is that it creates empathy for its subjects. It's not their fault that they were bitten centuries ago. They're just trying to make the best of the situation." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Sep 3, 2014
A+ 99% Boyhood (2014) " I became so interested, so invested in these characters that I kind of wished they were real. I wanted to know more. I wanted to be able to follow them after the final scene." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Sep 3, 2014
B 94% Felony (2014) " This is a thought-provoking thriller that asks interesting questions." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Sep 3, 2014
B 49% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " Magic In The Moonlight is one-third comedy (which works), one-third mystery (which kind of works), and one-third romance (which doesn't work)." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Sep 3, 2014
B 59% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) " It's too melodramatic in places but Deepsea Challenge is still an appealing documentary that shines the spotlight, both physically and metaphorically, on a very dark place." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 12, 2014
B+ 71% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 " It pushes the envelope a lot further than I expected and I'd highly recommend seeing the film in a packed cinema." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 12, 2014
C+ 67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " The Hundred-Foot Journey is a film that's screaming out "FEEL GOOD! FEEL GOOD!" but it needed to do a lot more to convince me." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 12, 2014
B 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Guardians Of The Galaxy is at its best when it's trying to be funny. You could almost describe as a spoof in places!" — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 12, 2014
C+ 18% And So It Goes (2014) " It's great to see another romantic comedy/drama pitched at older audiences (they're often overlooked) but And So It Goes fails to creates something that is both memorable and meaningful." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 12, 2014
B 94% These Final Hours " I like the concept and it's nice to watch an apocalyptic action film that asks a few questions." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 12, 2014
C+ 27% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " This is a familiar, no frills exorcism film that doesn't offer much in the way of scares or surprises." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 12, 2014
A 91% Still Life " There aren't many films that have reduced me to tears but Still Life can now be added to that short list." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 20, 2014
C+ 18% Sex Tape (2014) " The film is only 94 minutes long but it still feels heavily padded. The lengthy introduction and drawn out jokes are proof of that. " — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 20, 2014
C+ 42% Words And Pictures (2014) " Words & Pictures aims high but falls into too many of the clich├ęs that we've grown to expect from this genre." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 20, 2014
A- 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " I wasn't a huge fan of the original reboot but Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes reeled me in quickly and held me right through to the action finale." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 12, 2014
B+ 89% Calvary (2014) " Calvary is a wonderfully uncomfortable film." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 12, 2014
B- 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " I'd always take the live stage show if given a choice but if you're a fan of The Four Seasons, there's probably nothing I can say that'll stop you from seeing this." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 12, 2014
C+ 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Transformers: Age Of Extinction provides action with zero tension. " — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 29, 2014
B+ 86% The Two Faces of January (2014) " We've all got a bit of good in us. We've all got a bit of bad in us. That comes through loud and clear when you get to know these characters." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 29, 2014
B 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " This is a film that is creative enough... to mock its own lack of creativity. " — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 29, 2014
A- 66% The Rover (2014) " This is an intense film. Music is kept to a minimum. Conversation is kept to a minimum. " — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 29, 2014
B+ 94% Good Vibrations " The film does most things by the book but it's still an interesting biopic about a person that you probably won't be familiar with." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 29, 2014
A 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Now that's an action movie." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 5, 2014
C+ 10% Grace Of Monaco " I can't help but think Dahan should have used a clean slate and crafted a completely fictitious tale. Instead, we've left with a film that doesn't really know what it wants to be." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 5, 2014
C+ 48% Maleficent (2014) " It's a story that takes a long time to set up and get going. " — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 5, 2014
C 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " You'd think that you'd have plenty of room for good humour when trying to spoof the western genre, but MacFarlane falls back on the same childish material again and again." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 5, 2014
B- 92% Sunshine on Leith " Lovers of musicals and/or The Proclaimers may find themselves overlooking the flaws and enjoying this film a lot more than me." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 5, 2014
A- 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Previous X-Men films have gone overboard with the number of characters but X-Men: Days Of Future Past has found the right balance." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 5, 2014
B 73% Godzilla (2014) " Once you realise that the human characters aren't the focus of the film, you can sit back and admire everything else." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 18, 2014
B+ 93% Child's Pose (2014) " Exploring morality and forgiveness, mixed with a curious family dynamic, Child's Pose is an involving piece of cinema." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 18, 2014
B 73% Healing " It has something to say about the importance of therapy (whatever the form) and the power of forgiveness. There's much to reflect upon." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 18, 2014
B+ 73% Neighbors (2014) " Bad Neighbours makes the occasional comedic stumble but thankfully, it has more than enough energy to make it to the finish line." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 18, 2014
C+ 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Watching a computer generated Spider-Man fly across the screen in slow-mo, then fast-mo, then slow-mo... it just doesn't generate a lot of excitement." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 16, 2014
B+ 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " The Invisible Woman is a satisfying romantic drama that explores a very complex relationship." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 16, 2014
B+ 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Muppets Most Wanted isn't the pinnacle for these beloved characters... but it should keep children entertained." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 4, 2014
A- 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The Grand Budapest Hotel is another feather in the cap of this wonderful director. It's quaint, charming and poignant." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 4, 2014
A- 95% The LEGO Movie (2014) " This is one of the most creative animated features in recent years. I never imagined that so much could be made from the concept." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 4, 2014
A- 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " When the film's true nature is revealed, it's compelling, thought-provoking stuff." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Mar 28, 2014
C 77% Noah (2014) " Failing to create a credible story with credible characters, Noah is a film that is very hard to take seriously." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Mar 28, 2014
B- 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Much of the time travel stuff is rushed with too much being squeezed into its 90 minute duration." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Mar 28, 2014
A- 99% Wadjda (2013) " This is a film to be admired for both its on-screen and off-screen story." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Mar 28, 2014
B 51% Cuban Fury (2014) " While it's O'Dowd who steals much of the film, Frost proves himself a worthy protagonist and earns a few decent laughs." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Mar 28, 2014
C 22% Need For Speed (2014) " No moral compass was used in the making of this film. It's a repugnant mess that tries to glorify a group of adrenalin junkies who love to endanger the lives of others." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Mar 11, 2014
B- 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " While it's an interesting tale, the screenplay does feel like it has too many characters and too many subplots." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Mar 11, 2014
B+ 82% Tracks (2014) " The narrative is a touch sluggish, repetitive at times but there's still a lot to like about Tracks." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Mar 11, 2014
A- 93% All Is Lost (2013) " If you're slightly intrigued by the premise, find the time to see All Is Lost. It's taking a chance and trying to give us something different." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Mar 2, 2014
B 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Non-Stop held my attention for longer than I expected. It's trash... but it's still intriguing." — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Mar 2, 2014
B+ 99% Gloria (2014) " An engaging character study that taps into feelings that are very difficult to put into words" — ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Mar 2, 2014
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