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Matt's Movie Reviews

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 76%

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is an engrossing and hypnotic western that places a heavy emphasis on atmosphere, character and reality. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

2 79%

Carlito's Way (1993)

"Beautifully shot and extremely well acted, Carlito's Way is not only a great crime movie but is also a tragic story of redemption, as one man tries to escape the ghost's of his past and start again. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

3 98%

Up (2009)

"A vibrantly bubbly exploration of how life's great adventures can stem from death's gloomy depths"

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

4 95%

Enter the Dragon (1973)

"The acting is wooden and the sound effects are even worse (especially in terms of voice dubbing). But the fight scenes are excellent especially in reference to Bruce Lee."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

5 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"To simply call The Dark Knight a high class superhero film undercuts its true value. Themes that concern mans internal struggle with good and evil, and the corruptible nature of the soul, enhances the film to spectacular and often tense heights."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

6 98%

8 1/2 (1963)

"A marvellous and immensely personal piece of self analysis, which journeys into the heart, mind and soul of its illustrious director, Frederico Fellini. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

7 30%

The Kings of Mykonos ()

"Old wogs enter a new world in this spirited ethnic romp."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

8 96%

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

"A great cast, great screenplay and great performance makes One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest an enjoyable and thought provoking movie."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

9 19%

The Invasion (2007)

"There are some nice shocks to be had, but not enough to stop viewers from falling asleep, which is ironic considering that staying awake is an essential plot point for Kidman's character. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

10 95%

You Can Count On Me (2000)

"The lead characters are extremely well played by Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo. Yet above all it is Kenneth Lonergan's writing and direction that left the biggest mark."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

11 65%

Viva Zapata! (1952)

"Elia Kazan places an interesting and honest spotlight upon politics, which proves that left wing liberators are just as dangerous as the right wing fascists they have overpowered, and vice versa. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

12 88%

I've Loved You So Long (2008)

"A riveting character piece which will stir the soul upon completion. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

13 82%

Into the Wild (2007)

"An uplifting and enriching cautionary tale about one man's spiritual adventure on the road and in the wilderness. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

14 92%

The Departed (2006)

"Urban film making at its best, The Departed is a brutally violent, beautifully crafted, and incredibly well acted piece of film making that will leave you reeling. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

15 66%

The Brothers Bloom (2009)

"Sure, The Brothers Bloom may be the headline act, but it is the sisters eccentric that make the film."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

16 34%

The Edge of Love (2008)

"Despite the supposed passion that such material should inspire, what is presented is an emotionally void "love" story, which features three cold, distant, and un-likeable characters. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

17 98%

Evil Dead 2 (1987)

"Evil Dead II exceptionally blends comedy, thrills, and gore, while also solidifying Sam Raimi as a gifted and innovative director."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

18 98%

Jaws (1975)

"Spielberg has directed a film which contains many unforgettable and suspenseful moments. That Jaws was only his second feature film says something about the talent and ingenuity the man possessed even at such an early stage in his career. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

19 67%

Clockers (1995)

"Spike Lee brings way too much baggage for the movie to work. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

20 89%

Adventureland (2009)

"A coming of age tale based loosely on the experiences of writer/director Greg Mottola, Adventureland is a surprisingly dense teen flick yet its unfortunate forays into religion bashing undermines its overall effect."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

21 47%

The A-Team (2010)

"Pity the fool who can't get down with the overblown b-grade action entertainment found in The A-Team."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

22 100%

The African Queen (1951)

"The performances by Humphrey Bogart (who earned his lone Oscar for his troubles) and Katharine Hepburn, along with John Huston's astute direction has produced a high spirited and highly entertaining adventure movie."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

23 94%

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

"The Bourne Ultimatum is a thrilling and riveting action movie, played out on a global backdrop and a liberal political tone. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

24 100%

Adam's Rib (1949)

"Thanks to an at times sharp script, solid lead performances, and a scene stealing supporting turn by Judy Holliday, Adam's Rib is an entertaining enough film to warrant a solid review. But one of the great comedies of all time? Not even close. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

25 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"A romantic western with a twist, Brokeback Mountain is a haunting and well acted exploration of a forbidden and secretive love affair between two cowboys. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

26 90%

Capote (2005)

"In a career that has seen actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman play a vast array of characters (and very well at that), Hoffman has found the role of a lifetime which he delivers with uncanny precision. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

27 70%

American Teen (2008)

"American Teen follows the zeitgeist of documentary filmmaking, where truth is manipulated in order to create an entertaining film, which it no doubt is. Yet the question of its authenticity will linger in the minds of some viewers. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

28 65%

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

"Kevin Smith has placed a black mark on an otherwise solid filmography by selling himself short in a bid to shock new viewers and win back old ones with Zack and Miri Make a Porno. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

29 93%

Children of Men (2006)

"A major message to be taken from Children of Men is that the miracle of child birth cannot be taken for granted. At the end, though, it is felt that without hope, without faith, then what is there to live for? "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

30 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"Clash of the Titans lives up to its promise of fast action and big visuals, but will not be seen as a VFX classic in the years to come. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

31 93%

The Apartment (1960)

"A perfect mix of comedy, drama, and romance, The Apartment showcases writer/director Billy Wilder at the peak of his creative talent. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

32 71%

Chopper (2001)

"Regardless of the credibility of Read's exploits, Andrew Dominick has crafted a film that plunges his audience into the depths of Australia's criminal underworld."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

33 80%

21 Grams (2003)

"A highly emotional, thought provoking drama that easily lives up to the hype, 21 Grams is a film that has all of its bases covered: script, acting and direction. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

34 93%

Iron Man (2008)

"A completely different superhero movie which not only delights visually, but also engrosses with a very well adapted, character driven story of a redemptive figure who becomes the ultimate global hero."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

35 98%

All the President's Men (1976)

"All the Presidents Men is a thinking man's political thriller featuring two crusading journalists working their story, consistently following clues and interviewing various sources (and would be sources) in their quest for the truth. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

36 37%

You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

"The idea that the unholy trinity of Sandler, regular cohort Rob Schneider, and director Dennis Dugan could re-unite after ...Chuck and Larry begs the question: just how much did these guys sell their souls to get another film green lit? "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

37 89%

Zodiac (2007)

"Zodiac is a great film that many true crime buffs would love due to the treatment given to the subject, and that many movie fans will admire thanks to David Fincher's direction and the performances of its cast. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

38 92%

The Color of Money (1986)

"As a standalone movie, it is a memorable entry in Scorsese and Newman's filmographies. But as a companion piece to The Hustler, it is an exceptional example on how to revisit an iconic character with respect, and above all, with a healthy new vision."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

39 50%

Chéri (2009)

"Pretty, yet uneven, Cheri could have been much more had the details in its story matched that in its production design. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

40 55%

Australia (2008)

"Australia is an enchanting throwback to an era of filmmaking which strived to entertain its audiences with dazzling spectacle and melodrama. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

41 73%

Snatch (2001)

"Snatch uses and abuses the template of its breakthrough predecessor, elevates it, and delivers an equal, if not better, version of a film we have all seen before, yet much better the second time around. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

42 83%

Big Trouble in Little China (2001)

"This is a bizarre, fun, action packed film, filled with wild characters and an adventurous, imaginative and campy spirit. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

43 89%

Red Cliff (Chi Bi) (2009)

"The art of war done John Woo style, Red Cliff is an entertaining and grandiose return to form by the master of action cinema. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

44 100%

Citizen Kane (1941)

"Citizen Kane is not only an entertaining film, but it is also a deeply heartfelt, though provoking, and intelligent one as well. Like a fine wine it has aged well over the last 60 odd years. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

45 97%

Bullitt (1968)

"A low key, tough guy cop thriller, Bullitt does not go over the top with its action sequences and stays away from the usual cop movie clichés, lifting the bar in regards to how cop movies should be made."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

46 100%

12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957)

"A brilliant courtroom drama whose strength lies within the power of Rose's words and Sidney Lumet's great direction (his debut). "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

47 92%

Rocky (1976)

"Stallone -- an actor who has made a career of bad performances in bad films -- proves that when given the right material he can act with the best of them."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

48 84%

I Love You, Man (2009)

"Feel the man love with I Love You, Man, a constantly entertaining comedy about marriage, love, and friendship which is aimed towards adults. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

49 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"The repercussions of superhero life and the weight of family legacy take centre stage in this busy yet charismatic superhero melodrama."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

50 78%

Domicile Conjugal (Bed & Board) (1970)

"Bed and Board is a charming, pleasant and touching film, and the best sequel of the series. "

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Matthew Pejkovic

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