Matthew Toomey

Matthew Toomey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Matthew Toomey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ABC Radio Brisbane

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 97% Amy (2015) "Amy firmly reiterates that "celebrities" are no different from the rest of us. Fame and fortune doesn't exempt you from the effects of addiction and depression. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B- 27% Terminator Genisys (2015) "It's a head scratcher reminiscent of Inception or Predestination... but not quite as interesting. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 2, 2015
C+ 46% Ted 2 (2015) "The success of Ted will ensure crowds flock to this sequel but when you put the films side by side, it's each to see which one generates the most laughs. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B+ 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "This is an enlightening true story that provides insight into the ups and downs of a one-of-a-kind individual. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B- 54% Minions (2015) "The film's trailers suggested that Sandra Bullock's leading character might offer the bulk of the entertainment. That hasn't eventuated. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 2, 2015
A 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out is stunning achievement that blends creativity, humour and emotion. I'll be saving it a spot in my top-10 list at year's end. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B+ 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Credibility issues aside, Jurassic World is worth seeing for the pure spectacle. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B+ 35% Strangerland (2015) "Strangerland is a grim Australian drama that asks tough questions of its characters. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 2, 2015
C 19% Aloha (2015) "I'm sure Cameron Crowe will bounce back and make some more great films... but most will acknowledge that Aloha is a failure. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B 32% Entourage (2015) "Filled with cameos (some of them quite bizarre), this film is more of a celebration of the Entourage series rather than a continuation of it. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B+ 82% Partisan "The story drags a little in the middle stages but this is still a strong, unsettling Australian feature. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 2, 2015
C+ 50% San Andreas (2015) "There's zero tension here. You'll just spend two hours admiring the work of the sound technicians and visual effects artists. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 27, 2015
A- 95% Spy (2015) "It's the terrific characters that elevate this above your average comedy. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 27, 2015
B- 53% Woman in Gold (2015) "It's an interesting premise but many of the subplots are rushed. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 17, 2015
A 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Miller begins with a well-choreographed chase sequence that never really stops. Except for a handful of very short detours, this is two hours of unrelenting warfare. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 17, 2015
C+ 81% A Royal Night Out "The comedic moments are too far-fetched and most characters come across as bumbling fools. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 17, 2015
C+ 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Heavy on music and light on story, Pitch Perfect 2 lacks the creativity that made the original so much fun. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 4, 2015
B 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "We've seen this stuff before but Whedon does bring a creative touch. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 4, 2015
A- 97% '71 (2015) "Part historical drama and part action thriller, '71 makes for gripping viewing. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 4, 2015
B 83% While We're Young (2015) "It reminds me a little of Woody Allen in that it's using comedy to make insightful comments about relationships and society. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 4, 2015
B 17% The Gunman (2015) "There are plenty of shootouts and punch-ups but the film's most entertaining sequences revolve around Jim using his head as opposed to his fists. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 4, 2015
B- 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "The film still comes with the cheesy trademarks that you'd expect with a romantic drama such as this. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 4, 2015
B 100% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "While the script stumbles a few times along the way, the film will be a valuable eye-opener for those new to the world of autism. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted May 4, 2015
B+ 81% Furious 7 (2015) "The action sequences are ridiculously over-the-top... but they're done in a semi-comedic way that is still entertaining. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 5, 2015
B+ 72% The DUFF (2015) "Yes, it uses a well-worn textbook but thanks to some quality casting and a likeable screenplay from writer Josh Cagan, there are still plenty of laughs. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 5, 2015
B- 40% A Little Chaos (2015) "Those curious about this period of history may be intrigued but there's not quite enough content in A Little Chaos to provide broader appeal. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 5, 2015
B+ 85% Cinderella (2015) "Above all else, the best reason I can give to see this film is Cate Blanchett. She's incredibly good as the evil stepmother. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 5, 2015
B+ 64% That Sugar Film (2015) " I know I'll be looking at food packaging labels a little more closely from now on. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 5, 2015
B- 60% Run All Night (2015) "Neeson will also woo many with his charm (he makes for a worthy good-bad guy) but on the whole, Run All Night is a little underwhelming. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 5, 2015
B 86% Top Five (2014) "There are some great sequences in this film - both comedic and dramatic. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 5, 2015
B+ 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "If you've got a warped, off-beat sense of humour, you should like this. It's not on the same level as The Big Lebowski (the pinnacle of stoner comedies) but it's a worthy effort. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 5, 2015
B+ 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "It's a little slow in places but the performances more than compensate. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 5, 2015
C+ 34% Project Almanac (2015) "Aside from the last 20 minutes or so, this is a film with zero tension. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Apr 5, 2015
A 98% Citizenfour (2014) "A compelling, real-life thriller that takes us inside the mind of a whistle blower. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Feb 23, 2015
C+ 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "My biggest grip with the film was that I didn't find the two leading characters all that interesting. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Feb 23, 2015
C+ 73% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) "Do they want it to be a light comedy or a dark comedy? The simplistic finale, complete with a shallow message, only adds to the confusion. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Feb 23, 2015
A 99% Selma (2015) "Skilfully directed by Ava DuVernay and featuring a wonderful leading performance from David Oyelowo, Selma pulls back the curtain on a riveting piece of U.S. history. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Feb 23, 2015
C+ 46% The Gambler (2014) "He's an interesting character... but I can't use that same adjective for the film itself. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Feb 23, 2015
B+ 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "It's not a full-on spoof like Austin Powers but Kingsman: The Secret Service is very aware of the clichéd world in which it operates. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Feb 23, 2015
A- 89% Still Alice (2015) "Julianne Moore is wonderfully good as Alice and her performance will bring a tear to many eyes. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Feb 23, 2015
B+ 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "The Theory Of Everything provides both insight and comfort. There are many ways to make a relationship work. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Feb 23, 2015
C+ 73% American Sniper (2015) "American Sniper tries to juggle too many balls and ends up dropping every one of them. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jan 15, 2015
B+ 90% Wild (2014) "Wild is at its most interesting when it delves into Stayed's past and explores her relationship with her mother and ex-husband. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jan 15, 2015
B 80% Paper Planes (2015) "It's a super-cheesy film that doesn't always make a lot of sense... but its heart is in the right place. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jan 15, 2015
A- 51% Unbroken (2014) "It's tough to watch but also hugely inspiring. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jan 15, 2015
A- 92% Birdman (2014) "You're unlikely to feel too much sympathy towards these self-absorbed characters and so Iñárritu's approach is to simply have fun with the scenario. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jan 1, 2015
B+ 71% Into the Woods (2014) "The casting is great, the voices are clear, and the plot is easy to follow. The creativity shown with the overlapping lyrics and storylines also put a smile on my face. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jan 1, 2015
B 89% The Imitation Game (2014) "It's easy to see why The Imitation Game has been so well received. The story of Alan Turing is both fascinating and disturbing. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jan 1, 2015
B- 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "Kids are easier to please and will probably lap it up. That said, it lacks many of the endearing characters that have made this franchise so likable. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jan 1, 2015
B- 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "Despite my interest, there are several elements to The Water Diviner that left me puzzled. Embedded throughout the film is a layer of "spirituality" that borders on science fiction. " ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jan 1, 2015
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