Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Matthew Turner's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 26% Brick Mansions (2014) "Ultimately, this is a particularly pointless and badly made remake that fails to improve on either District 13 or its 2009 sequel. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 29, 2014
4/5 81% Tracks (2014) "Captivating real-life drama enriched by stunning cinematography, a contemplative, inspirational script, a superb central performance by Mia Wasiskowska and three adorable camels. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Apr 24, 2014
4/5 80% You & Me Forever "Sharply observed and superbly directed, this is an emotionally engaging Danish coming-of-age drama with terrific performances from all three young leads. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/5 27% The Love Punch (2014) "Hopkins keeps the action moving at a zippy pace and displays a lightness of touch that keeps the film from becoming too excruciating in its more ridiculous moments. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 18, 2014
4/5 91% Locke (2014) "An intensely gripping and powerfully emotional drama, all of which is pretty remarkable, considering that the entire movie consists of Tom Hardy talking on his phone while driving to Croydon. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Apr 16, 2014
4/5 89% Calvary (2014) "A superbly written, darkly funny and powerfully moving mystery with a terrific supporting cast and a magnificent central performance from Brendan Gleeson. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "This is an energetic and thoroughly enjoyable sequel that continues to justify Sony's decision to reboot the franchise in the first place. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3/5 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) "This is an intelligent and engaging sci-fi thriller that's well worth checking out. Also, did we mention the space zombies? " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 9, 2014
4/5 82% The Double (2014) "Stylishly directed and sharply written, this is a jet black comedy with a nightmarishly dark atmosphere, stunning sound design work and a pair of terrific central performances from Jesse Eisenberg. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/5 77% Tom at the Farm (2015) "Plays some intriguingly dark games and exerts an increasingly tight grip, thanks to strong performances, a clever script and Dolan's assured direction. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/5 93% The Past (2013) "Writer-director Asghar Farhadi's follow-up to the Oscar-winning A Separation is an intensely gripping emotional drama with a superb script and a trio of terrific central performances from Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim and Ali Mossaffa. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Mar 27, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "The second Captain America movie is a terrific, stand-alone thriller that delivers exciting action sequences and engaging characters wrapped up in a satisfying and cleverly resonant plot. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 24, 2014
4/5 33% Labor Day (2014) "An emotionally engaging and suspenseful blend of thriller, romance and coming-of-age story with a strong script and a trio of terrific performances from Winslet, Brolin and newcomer Gattlin Griffith. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Mar 20, 2014
1/5 22% A Long Way Down (2014) "A painfully unfunny comedy that should have been put out of its misery at the scripting stage, since neither the characters, the performances, the situations or the dialogue ring true. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/5 51% The Zero Theorem (2014) "With strong echoes of Brazil and some nice ideas, The Zero Theorem is a return to at least mid-level form for Terry Gilliam, thanks to a witty script, some delightful production design work and superb performances from Christoph Waltz and Melanie Thierry. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Mar 13, 2014
5/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) "Extraordinary sci-fi thriller, at once haunting, hypnotic and deeply disturbing, thanks to stunning cinematography, a chilling soundtrack and an instantly iconic performance from Scarlett Johansson that is nothing less than astonishing. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) "If you thought that the main problem with 300 was that it didn't have enough boats in it, then 300: Rise of an Empire (more accurate title: 302: 300 On Boats) is most definitely the movie for you. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 7, 2014
5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "An absolute treat from start to finish ... " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 81% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) "John Butler's debut feature is an enjoyable, light-hearted comedy with strong characters and engaging performances, but the script is largely formulaic and there's a nagging lack of chemistry in the bride and groom relationship. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "Delightful, uplifting Swedish comedy that marks a long-awaited return to the form ... for writer-director Lukas Moodysson, thanks to a warm-hearted, witty script and a trio of terrific performances from its three young leads. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Mar 6, 2014
1/5 13% Bullet (2014) "The film itself is all over the place, which may have something to do with the fact that the project was taken away from the director before he finished it. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2/5 18% Ride Along (2014) "The plot is weak, the characterisation is inconsistent and it's nowhere near as funny as it thinks it is. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 26, 2014
2/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) "Ultimately something of a disappointment, thanks to sluggish direction, a curiously uneventful screenplay, a general lack of suspense and a surfeit of forced sentimentality. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 26, 2014
2/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) "Thanks to a high dose of action and some plot surprises, Non-Stop is a watchable and fairly entertaining thriller, but its corny dialogue and two-dimensional characters ultimately let it down. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 26, 2014
4/5 59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) "A sprawling tale of sexual obsession with strong performances and a jet black streak of humour lurking just under the surface, though there isn't quite enough story to justify its epic running time. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) "A sprawling tale of sexual obsession with strong performances and a jet black streak of humour lurking just under the surface, though there isn't quite enough story to justify its epic running time. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) "A gripping and superbly directed picture with something to say about the nature of infatuation and obsession. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
1/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) "A gloriously terrible and unintentionally hilarious fantasy drama ... " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) "Enjoyably Jarmuschian take on the vampire movie, enlivened by a literate, drily witty script, a superb soundtrack and a pair of delightful performances from Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/5 48% Stalingrad (2014) "An engaging war thriller with spectacular special effects, exciting action sequences and strong performances, though the story-telling is a little heavy-handed in places and the characters are frustratingly under-developed. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 31% The Monuments Men (2014) "Tells a fascinating and important true story and remains watchable thanks to likeable turns from its impressively starry cast ... " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) "Deliriously inventive and frequently hilarious, this is a hugely entertaining family adventure with an inspired script, gleefully imaginative animation, superb 3D effects and a note-perfect voice cast. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2013) "Spike Jonze's Oscar-nominated drama is a beautifully written, superbly acted and emotionally engaging drama that explores the nature of love and relationships in an increasingly digital world. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 12, 2014
1/5 15% Endless Love (2014) "Painfully clichéd and utterly predictable, this is a truly dismal romantic drama that's scuppered by flat direction, dreadful dialogue and chemistry-free performances from the two leads. Come back Nicholas Sparks, all is forgiven. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4/5 51% Cuban Fury (2014) "Enjoyable British comedy that succeeds thanks to strong comic performances, likeable characters, a charming script and a lightness of touch. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4/5 79% An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (2013) "Writer-director-actor Terence Nance's feature debut is a stylistically bold, original and deeply introspective drama-slash documentary that puts an intriguing arthouse spin on the standard romcom template. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2/5 49% RoboCop (2014) "Remains watchable thanks to strong performances and pacey direction but it fails to improve on the original film in any significant way ... " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) "Charming, inventive and very funny, this is a hugely entertaining adventure that should appeal to both adults and children, thanks to a witty script, a superb voice cast, lively animation and some impressive 3D effects. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) "Impressively directed, emotionally engaging British costume drama with a sensitive script, stunning production design work and terrific performances from a fine ensemble cast. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) "An inspiring and powerfully emotional drama that would make an excellent double bill with recent AIDS doc How To Survive A Plague. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 68% Magic Magic (2013) "A disturbing, Polanski-esque psychological horror with stunning sound design and a pair of terrific performances from Juno Temple and Michael Cera. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) "Lone Survivor is well made and well acted but its refusal to pass comment on the central mission means that it ultimately feels like a gung ho fantasy that lacks emotional impact. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 30, 2014
4/5 84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) "A fascinating portrait of both Armstrong himself and the mechanics of the lie he maintained throughout his seven Tour de France victories ... " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 30, 2014
4/5 23% That Awkward Moment (2014) "Enjoyable romantic comedy with likeable performances, a snappy, sharply observed script and central relationships that feel a bit more real than the usual formulaic nonsense ... " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/5 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) "Scott Cooper's intense, downbeat thriller is superbly acted and strongly atmospheric, but the pacing frequently drags and the script feels predictable and over-familiar. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 30, 2014
1/5 3% I, Frankenstein (2014) "Dreadful fantasy thriller that's let down by a derivative, badly written script, dodgy special effects, poor pacing, dismal dialogue and a dull central performance from Eckhart. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2/5 75% Teenage (2014) "It's slightly undermined by its directorial approach, since you end up questioning the veracity of what you're actually watching. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "Serviceable, well acted and nicely paced thriller that delivers the requisite amount of explosions, car chases and suspense moments, though it's also a predictably by-the-book affair ... " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 23, 2014
5/5 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "Brilliantly directed, superbly written and featuring both a wonderful soundtrack and a terrific lead performance from Oscar Isaac, this is a bittersweet, melancholy-tinged drama from the Coen Brothers that plays like a folk music version of Barton Fink. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/5 29% Grudge Match (2013) "Grudge Match doesn't quite deliver on its Rocky vs Raging Bull premise but it remains watchable thanks to engaging, committed performances and a script that knows how to effectively marshal its multiple clichés. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) "Engaging, sharply written and occasionally darkly funny drama enlivened by some striking location work and a pair of Oscar-nominated performances from Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. " ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Jan 23, 2014
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