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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 93%

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013)

" Alex Gibney has shone his spotlight into a few dark corners and shown us something worthy of discussion. "

Posted Jul 7, 2013

Matthew Toomey

2 89%

In the House (2013)

" These characters are messed up and yet there I was, sitting in the back row of the cinema, with a smile on my face. "

Posted Jul 1, 2013

Matthew Toomey

3 55%

Man of Steel (2013)

" Man Of Steel suffers most in its final hour where in degenerates into a seen-it-all-before, CGI-laden action fest. "

Posted Jul 1, 2013

Matthew Toomey

4 78%

Monsters University (2013)

" As was the case with Monsters, Inc., this is a film to be remembered for its great characters above anything else. "

Posted Jun 18, 2013

Matthew Toomey

5 68%

World War Z (2013)

" In the leading role, Brad Pitt is a good fit as the film's strong yet reluctant hero. "

Posted Jun 18, 2013

Matthew Toomey

6 11%

After Earth (2013)

" If you're going to engage the audience, you need someone who is strong and charismatic. Jaden Smith is not that. "

Posted Jun 12, 2013

Matthew Toomey

7 68%

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

" It's a forgettable premise with a forgettable bad guy. "

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Matthew Toomey

8 48%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

" When you throw in the extravagant sets, costumes and visual effects, it's as if you're watching a moving painting. New York in the 1920s could not look any more beautiful. "

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Matthew Toomey

9 100%

Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul ()

" We've seen this story time-and-time again but there's a nice chemistry between stars Gad Elmaleh and Sophie Marceau that makes it easy to watch. "

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Matthew Toomey

10 53%

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)

" It highlights the up-and-down nature of the film - some parts are compelling while other parts are unconvincing. "

Posted May 22, 2013

Matthew Toomey

11 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

" The Hangover: Part III provides a fitting end to this saga. It's still dominated by these memorable characters (cheers) and it's not the same as the second film (cheers again). "

Posted May 22, 2013

Matthew Toomey

12 87%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

" I'd say it ranks slightly below the 2009 reboot - it's good, not great. "

Posted May 8, 2013

Matthew Toomey

13 80%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

" It's the interesting characters and their thought-provoking choices that make this film so compelling. "

Posted May 8, 2013

Matthew Toomey

14 64%

Unfinished Song (2013)

" The film's comedic elements are a bit clunky but Song For Marion clicks into gear when it starts pulling at the heart strings. "

Posted May 8, 2013

Matthew Toomey

15 79%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

" Given that so many of today's action films are crafted from the same mould, it was a pleasant surprise to see Iron Man 3 taking a few chances and offering a few unexpected twists. "

Posted Apr 23, 2013

Matthew Toomey

16 48%

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

" I was concerned by the stupidity of almost every character within the film. If this is how their real life counterparts would act, we're all doomed. "

Posted Apr 17, 2013

Matthew Toomey

17 80%

The Other Son (2012)

" The Other Son is an interesting, life-affirming story. "

Posted Apr 17, 2013

Matthew Toomey

18 54%

Oblivion (2013)

" There is a small, not-so-convincing emotional element to Oblivion but this is a film to be enjoyed more for its mystery and intrigue. "

Posted Apr 10, 2013

Matthew Toomey

19 93%

First Position (2012)

" If this film doesn't put a smile on your face, you are too hard to please. "

Posted Apr 7, 2013

Matthew Toomey

20 19%

Identity Thief (2013)

" The film's darker elements are brushed aside and we're left with a zany, feel-good finale. "

Posted Apr 7, 2013

Matthew Toomey

21 84%

Sleepwalk With Me (2012)

" It takes a while to find its feet but Sleepwalk With Me develops into an interesting film about an interesting person. "

Posted Apr 7, 2013

Matthew Toomey

22 70%

The Croods (2013)

" The voices have also been well chosen and you're likely to enjoy the entertaining squabbles between Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. "

Posted Apr 7, 2013

Matthew Toomey

23 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

" Bruce Willis looked pretty tired by the end of the film. I know how he felt. "

Posted Mar 19, 2013

Matthew Toomey

24 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

" The dialogue is cheesy but there's still plenty of fun to be had with Jack The Giant Slayer. "

Posted Mar 19, 2013

Matthew Toomey

25 36%

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

" The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is the kind of film that creates laughs by having characters who look funny and speak funny. I only wish the dialogue itself was funny. "

Posted Mar 19, 2013

Matthew Toomey

26 36%

Goddess ()

" While there's fun to be had, it's a shame the screenplay implies a low level of intelligence on the part of the audience. So much of the story rings false. "

Posted Mar 11, 2013

Matthew Toomey

27 65%

Great Expectations (2013)

" I enjoyed the gloomy English setting and was impressed by how many subplots they were able to explore. "

Posted Mar 11, 2013

Matthew Toomey

28 83%

Side Effects (2013)

" What starts out as an intriguing drama degenerates into a silly thriller during its later stages. The rules of logic don't seem to apply. "

Posted Feb 27, 2013

Matthew Toomey

29 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

" Editor Alexander Berner has interwoven these narratives and by cutting back-and-forth between them at a rapid pace, created something that will hold your attention for three hours. "

Posted Feb 27, 2013

Matthew Toomey

30 93%

Amour (2012)

" Rarely has this subject matter been depicted so realistically, so honestly. You always know where the story is heading but it's still tough to watch. "

Posted Feb 25, 2013

Matthew Toomey

31 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

" We rush through the background of the characters with the focus more on building the lovey-dovey relationship between Ethan and Lena. "

Posted Feb 25, 2013

Matthew Toomey

32 12%

Safe Haven (2013)

" The real problem though... is the ending. The laughs during the preview screening and the post-film discussions with friends in foyer confirmed I was not alone with my thinking. "

Posted Feb 17, 2013

Matthew Toomey

33 95%

West of Memphis (2012)

" West Of Memphis isn't afraid to show us the graphic nature of the crime and more importantly, it isn't afraid to point fingers at those whose actions deserve to be questioned. "

Posted Feb 17, 2013

Matthew Toomey

34 90%

Lincoln (2012)

" Those interested in the subject matter should find it informative, eye-opening and rewarding. "

Posted Feb 5, 2013

Matthew Toomey

35 15%

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

" Part of me thinks they'd have been better casting Jason Statham and Milla Jovovich given the film's theme of action first, plot second. "

Posted Feb 5, 2013

Matthew Toomey

36 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

" We all know this story ends but Zero Dark Thirty's finale is still gripping and action-packed. "

Posted Jan 24, 2013

Matthew Toomey

37 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

" If there's one reason why you should see this film, it's to admire the wonderful performances from Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. "

Posted Jan 24, 2013

Matthew Toomey

38 81%

The Impossible (2012)

" There's some cringe-worthy stuff in this... and I say that to the film's credit. It's tough to watch at times. "

Posted Jan 24, 2013

Matthew Toomey

39 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

" If only all films could contain such precise dialogue and such distinctive characters. I'd be entertained every time I went to the cinema. "

Posted Jan 16, 2013

Matthew Toomey

40 51%

This is 40 (2012)

" Every conversation feels like it's a minute too long. It's as if these characters are trying too hard to demonstrate their flaws and insecurities. "

Posted Jan 16, 2013

Matthew Toomey

41 87%

ParaNorman (2012)

" I still liked ParaNorman and it deserves to be seen for its wit and the work of its passionate animators. "

Posted Jan 9, 2013

Matthew Toomey

42 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

" Many will leave the theatre with a smile on their face but in my eyes, Hitchcock focuses on the wrong characters and tries too hard to please. "

Posted Jan 9, 2013

Matthew Toomey

43 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

" I haven't been able to shake the thought-provoking finale. Don't expect to leave this story behind as you exit the theatre. Life Of Pi has something to say. "

Posted Dec 25, 2012

Matthew Toomey

44 61%

Jack Reacher (2012)

" Cruise has created a protagonist that is full of personality. He has a sharp sense of humour (evidenced in so many scenes) and a smart, calculating mind. "

Posted Dec 25, 2012

Matthew Toomey

45 70%

Les MisÚrables (2012)

" The film makes the most of the cinematic medium, particularly through the use of close ups, and is a worthy adaptation of this much beloved musical. "

Posted Dec 25, 2012

Matthew Toomey

46 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

" Lacking the interesting characters and intriguing subplots that made the earlier trilogy so engaging, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is too flat, too slow. "

Posted Dec 25, 2012

Matthew Toomey

47 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

" Wreck-It-Ralph is one of the year's best animated features (if not the best) and it's the attention to detail in the tightly-written script that gives it such an edge. "

Posted Dec 15, 2012

Matthew Toomey

48 74%

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

" From the wind rustling through Jack Frost's white hair to the panoramic vistas as they fly through the sky, it all looks amazing. "

Posted Dec 15, 2012

Matthew Toomey

49 81%

Pitch Perfect (2012)

" Kay Cannon, a writer on the 30 Rock television series, has come up with a screenplay that seems to give the right amount of time to each individual. "

Posted Dec 15, 2012

Matthew Toomey

50 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

" The plot moves at a glacial pace and just when you think it's starting to get interesting, you discover that it's going nowhere. "

Posted Nov 14, 2012

Matthew Toomey

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