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Craig Mathieson

Craig Mathieson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

Craig Mathieson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): sbs.com.au, The Age (Australia), The Sunday Age

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) "The greatest special effect here is the piercing gaze and heartrending concern of Shannon's Roy, a father who has just regained his son but who knows that his child's otherworldly powers will mean losing him. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 25, 2016
2.5/5 83% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) "Pleasing but not always challenging. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 25, 2016
3.5/5 87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "Director Douglas Tirola makes the anarchic but nonetheless productive rise of what would become a multimedia franchise great fun. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 25, 2016
2.5/5 79% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "The film knows exactly how to land, just not how to take off. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 100% Wide Open Sky "Punctuated by moments of unadorned performance, the documentary focuses on individual personalities and not socioeconomic factors, but it makes it clear that there are numerous children whose creative instincts just need a little nurturing. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Pawno "The direction is unobtrusively sparse, but the underlying spirit is hopeful. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2.5/5 50% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) "The mix of political history and intimate psychology never quite combine. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3.5/5 94% Chemsex "A stark, sobering documentary. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/5 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "Near seamless in its reproduction of the mythical Indian jungle of Rudyard Kipling's 19th century stories on Hollywood sound stages and hard drives, Disney's latest take on The Jungle Book has a sense of momentum that mostly succeeds. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "In The Huntsman: Winter's War, no-one is the fairest of them all. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/5 77% Where to Invade Next (2016) "Some of the gags are sharp, but the filmmaking is often tepid and the editing lenient. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3.5/5 97% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) "It's a two-dimensional world on the screen, but the imagination at work is definitely in three dimensions. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 6, 2016
4/5 97% Sherpa (2015) "Sherpa repeatedly depicts, with an obvious empathy, Everest's conflicting elements. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 6, 2016
4/5 95% Le Cercle Rouge (1970) "[Jean-Pierre Melville] gives the acquisitive fury of his characters a contemplative edge that has proven enduringly influential. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.5/5 74% Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) "Animated with storybook intricacy and a gorgeously inky palette, this Finnish-French production provides an enjoyably idiosyncratic introduction to the Finnish comic strip first drawn by Tove Jansson​ in 1947. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3/5 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "Kung Fu Panda is that rare film that actually benefits from the 3D process. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 30, 2016
2/5 28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Little more than a time capsule. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 30, 2016
4/5 85% A Bigger Splash (2016) "An arresting film with a quartet of terrific performances, led by Fiennes. Guadagnino's English-language debut is essential viewing. Dive in. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/5 100% Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más) (2016) "It becomes a touch too self-referential, but the intricacies of the former couple's connection shines through. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/5 89% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "Goodman, too often a worthy supporting player, delivers a captivating performance defined by menace and delusional altruism, but there's a shortage of doubt or even just conflicting allegiances in the screenplay. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 25, 2016
4/5 90% The Witch (2016) "Eggers' aesthetic, suffused with artful dread and punctuated by a malevolent goat, runs deep, and its portrait of American hysteria manages to feel both historical and contemporary. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3.5/5 85% Victoria (2015) "Victoria takes its time establishing these characters, and as the stakes escalate it keeps returning to their faces, alternately harried and ecstatic. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) "In this zippy and entertaining children's animation that comes with an unusually thoughtful commentary on inclusion and discrimination, the animals don't just come out in the city at night, they literally run it during the day. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 16, 2016
2.5/5 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "Parts of it are quite unforgettable, and depending on your taste for the gross and unhinged, that may be a good thing or a very bad thing. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/5 77% Felix & Meira (2015) "Plot complications lessen the movie, but it is intermittently genuinely moving. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3/5 83% Deadpool (2016) "Blithely acerbic and loopily enthusiastic in turn, complete with mocking comments direct to the camera, Ryan Reynolds plays the Marvel Comics character Deadpool... as an antidote to the solemn superhero industry. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/5 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "What the film needed was a young Peter Jackson... but it's left with a surprisingly straight tone and the sense that this is an amusing idea for a comedy sketch stretched out to feature length. The only threat to your brain is boredom. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3.5/5 97% Theeb (2015) "A coming-of-age story told with a genuine feeling for the vast, unyielding desert and an eye for the uncertainties of adolescence. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/5 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Ride Along 2 tries hard but has little that is new or unexpected to offer. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3.5/5 94% In The Shadow of Women (2016) "In Philippe Garrel's finely wrought In the Shadow of Women... the struggles of the creative class are repeatedly contrasted with the weight of 20th-century French history. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Hail, Caesar! has its moments of pleasures, but often it leaves you with what Laurence Laurentz asks Hobie to deliver on camera: 'a mirthless chuckle'. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2016
4.5/5 96% Son of Saul (2015) "If the monstrously terrible scale of the Holocaust makes it impossible to truly understand...now the Hungarian feature Son of Saul offers a gripping new perspective. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2016
4.5/5 91% Birdman (2014) "You never do find out what we talk about when we talk about love, but this wonderfully inexplicable movie is well worth adoring. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Feb 22, 2016
4/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) "[Brooklyn] doesn't just look back wistfully at the past, it also transcends the period setting with powerfully timeless questions: Where do I belong? What can I make of my life? " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3.5/5 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Steve Jobs, a study of the late co-founder of Apple that takes place in the hours and minutes prior to three separate product launches, is a powerful film with little subtlety. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Feb 10, 2016
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "It has a subtle but unsparing aesthetic; the most powerful camera shot is to slowly pull back from a busy desk, silently indicating the story's terrible breadth. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Feb 3, 2016
2.5/5 32% Daddy's Home (2015) "Generally amusing but deeply predictable. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 73% Suffragette (2015) "Suffragette makes a case for the historic importance of these renegade women, who launched the first wave of feminism, but you may wish the stirring narrative wasn't so streamlined. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2/5 17% Now Add Honey "A farcical comedy that is too often forced instead of funny. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Nov 11, 2015
2.5/5 81% Man Up (2015) "Man Up is composed of scenes that tell us we're watching a romantic comedy: inopportune conversations, annoyed exchanges... embarrassing encounters, and speeches of romantic dedication made before a hushed crowd. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Nov 11, 2015
4/5 82% Mistress America (2015) "Few directors are building a better body of work than Noah Baumbach, the New Yorker whose deft contemporary comedies are growing in snappy wit, barbed compassion and social critique. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 30, 2015
2.5/5 70% Crimson Peak (2015) "This impeccably crafted Gothic horror tale... doesn't quite come to fruition despite some vivid elements. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/5 62% Legend (2015) "It's a busy but not entirely satisfying film, thankfully elevated by Hardy's performance, which goes past the usual technical trickery to create the palpable feeling of a shared identity trying to separate. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/5 64% The Dressmaker "If Moorhouse's film sometimes falls out of step, then it at least has the self-belief to go out in a blaze of glory. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/5 69% Miss You Already (2015) "The worse things get for these two women, the closer they ultimately are, giving Miss You Already an authenticity beneath the attitude. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "Black Mass too often plays like a tribute to previous crime films, particularly Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, but while it cops the stylistic licks and the attitude, there's little of the telling detail or astute psychology. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3/5 93% Skyfall (2012) "Curious but acceptable. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 4, 2015
3.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) "The Martian, true to itself, simply gets the job done. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 30, 2015
4/5 93% Sicario (2015) "The movie shows how you can rationalise the ends justifying the means, but you don't know where the ends will take you. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 30, 2015
2.5/5 26% Pan (2015) "Jackman's theatrical charm helps tie together the many influences, but it's hard to be inspired by that familiar trope of the fated boy prophesied to change everything. The movie takes seriously concepts thoroughly satirised by The Lego Movie. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 30, 2015
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