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Matt Glasby

Matt Glasby

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Matt Glasby's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4, Flicks.co.nz, Little White Lies, South China Morning Post, Total Film

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) "You know the drill, and that's the problem: it's entirely generic, even if it's a genre that the Bourne series revolutionised. " ‐ South China Morning Post
Posted Jul 26, 2016
2/5 81% Man Up (2015) "A ruthless rom-com for the Tinder age, Ben Palmer's London-set love match is speedy, amusing and utterly, utterly heartless. " ‐ South China Morning Post
Posted Jul 5, 2016
3/5 97% Sing Street (2016) "If there were an Oscar for capturing the alchemy of composing songs on screen, it could only go to Carney. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "This furiously bizarre follow-up deserves full marks for throw-everything-at-the-screen entertainment value, but none for execution. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 7, 2016
2/5 17% Serena (2015) "The narrative has the choppy quality of a badly bowdlerised book, and the result is not bad so much as boring - and best thought of as a tree, fallen in the forest, that nobody heard. " ‐ South China Morning Post
Posted Apr 11, 2016
4/5 80% Macbeth (2015) "Michael Fassbender makes a magnificently unhinged man-who-would-be-king, but more than meets his match in the spidery charms of Marion Cotillard's Lady Macbeth. " ‐ South China Morning Post
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "The Revenant's often breathtaking technical accomplishment hides quite a conventional tale. The result is a greater cinematic achievement than it is a film-viewing experience. " ‐ South China Morning Post
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 69% Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2015 Christmas Special) (TV, 2016) "As a taster for series four, it's a reminder that Sherlock will always be appointment TV, whatever size screen you watch it on. " ‐ South China Morning Post
Posted Apr 6, 2016
2/5 40% We Are Your Friends (2015) "With endless talk of BPM and EQ levels, DJ-ing is - at best - inherently uncinematic and, at worst, dull as a dust cover. " ‐ South China Morning Post
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "There's much to hold the attention: expertly staged, flashlight-strafed chases; vast ruined cityscapes that channel Inception and Escher; and an imaginative fight sequence that plays out on cracking glass. " ‐ South China Morning Post
Posted Apr 6, 2016
4/5 88% The Tribe (2015) "Imagine Michael Haneke adapting Lord of the Flies and you might have some sense of its chilly compulsiveness. ... It's a film that, once experienced, can't be unseen. " ‐ South China Morning Post
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) "Once the narrative slows, the whole thing unravels completely, and when one character asks, weakly, 'Can we go back to Texas now?' you'll wish you could too. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 4, 2016
4/5 97% 45 Years (2015) "An ever-so-British response to the likes of Amour. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 17, 2016
1/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "Turns out, it's ruinously hard to raise a smile at IEDs and arms deals gone awry, especially in a conflict that's still raging. No doubt it's meant to be satire, but it feels like profiteering. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 15, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "Let's hope it's not another eight years before we pass this way again. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 14, 2016
3/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Best thought of as a sort of Euro-centric Sexy Beast - Sexy Beasts, perhaps. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Feels more laboured than labour of love. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/5 61% Concussion (2015) "Feels like an outline spun by an ambitious Hollywood executive rather than anything resembling real life. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 16, 2016
4/5 94% Carol (2015) "For those seeking an afternoon weepy, the film's poise might be its Achilles heel - we never feel the howl of real heartbreak. But for everyone else, two words will suffice: pure class. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 11, 2016
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "An important film, completely without self-importance. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) "This is easily the hardest Kaufman film to love, but it gets under your skin, and you'll never guess where it's going... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 21, 2016
4/5 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "Brett Morgen's exhaustive tribute is aptly named and damn-near definitive. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 3, 2016
3/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "One hour of excitement mixed with another of mush... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 9, 2015
2/5 45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "The gags are as tired as the genre, which at this point, has been done to death - and beyond. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 5, 2015
5/5 94% Sicario (2015) "Pulled from the news but punched up to fever pitch, Sicario represents the perfect mix of cerebral and visceral thrills. Star, director and screenwriter all bring their A-game. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 5, 2015
4/5 80% Macbeth (2015) "When it flies, it's riveting. When it doesn't, it's still pretty damn good. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2015
3/5 97% Tangerine (2015) "The making of Sean Baker's LA street drama must have been even more remarkable than the film itself. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 94% Sicario (2015) "Stylish, smart and exciting, this is what can happen when artists make entertainment: you get art that entertains. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 10, 2015
4/5 80% Macbeth (2015) "Fassbender's on career-best form, Marion Cotillard makes a wonderfully witchy Lady Macbeth, and Sean Harris's grief-shattered McDuff is the scariest of the lot. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 10, 2015
4/5 85% The Wolfpack (2015) "Despite the faintest of narrative progressions intended to emphasise the healing power of art and the strength of the human spirit, the majority of the film embodies some strange, nameless sinking feeling. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 17, 2015
4/5 95% Amy (2015) "In-your-face intimate, a tragic rise and fall lit by paparazzi flashbulbs. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 90% The Guest (2014) "If The Guest were a colour it would be the neon blue of its title card: a little bit show-off, a little bit retro, but it'll definitely brighten your night. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 72% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "Magician, like Welles' least loved works, ends up as a great bunch of moments with no clear through-line. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/5 81% Man Up (2015) "Funny, if not especially romantic, it's steeped in cynicism so deep even a climactic flash mob can't sweeten things. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/5 93% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) "Electric Boogaloo is required viewing for connoisseurs of trash cinema, even if none of the films included are anywhere near as good as it is. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 1, 2015
3/5 69% The Dead Lands (2015) "Although undoubtedly a worthy piece of indigenous action cinema - and how often can you say that? - The Dead Lands still feels like a haka without end. " ‐ The List
Posted May 25, 2015
3/5 31% Poltergeist (2015) "Very tame, but saved from the remake scrapheap by Sam Rockwell's surprisingly touching performance and a final reel that - briefly - takes the material somewhere new. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 19, 2015
4/5 88% The Tribe (2015) "You'll want to bathe your eyeballs afterwards but The Tribe does something that's never been attempted before - and probably never will be again. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 11, 2015
4/5 77% Rosewater (2014) "A modest, moving film, Rosewater goes to show that quiet outrage can speak as loud as any atrocity. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 33% The Informant (Gibraltar) "Though there are exciting sequences, the roles are underwritten, the dubbing's disastrous and the tension lessens even as the net tightens. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 28, 2015
2/5 29% Everly (2015) "The film quickly becomes a repetitive mess of squibs, stupidity and misogyny. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 27, 2015
3/5 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Thoughtful and moving, if a few degrees short of unmissable. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 70% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) "It's too late to reinvent this wheel but there's no denying Gomez-Rejon's given it one hell of a spin. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/5 81% Glassland (2016) "Gerard Barrett has crafted a clear-eyed look at alcoholism, thwarted hopes and the ruts in which we get stuck.With its unexplained title, downbeat subject matter and deliberate pacing, it's not exactly Friday night fodder but it's absorbing all the same. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/5 93% Force Majeure (2014) "Although it features a family tested by disaster, it's closer in spirit to a euro-centric Woody Allen flick: a brutal and, at times, blackly funny film about a marriage in crisis. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
3/5 75% Good Kill (2015) "In the chill of computerised battle, there's an important film in here somewhere. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
2/5 30% Lost River (2015) "For half an hour, you have no clue what you're watching. Is it Malickian myth-making, a Lynchian bad trip, or Refn-style violent revenge? Then you realise Gosling has no idea either ... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) "Although the fight scenes are as cool and crunchy as compacted snow, it's the world around Wick that appeals most. All chrome, concrete and neon, it looks like something drawn straight from a brilliant graphic novel. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
4/5 60% The Signal (2014) "Though it begins as an impressionistic road movie, segues into paranoid sci-fi, then morphs into something completely unhinged, The Signal has been made with much great care. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2015
4/5 89% Mommy (2015) "Not exclusively a love-it-or-hate-it proposition - even its admirers will have moments when they can't stand to watch. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 19, 2015
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