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Matt Looker

Matt Looker
Matt Looker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93% LoveTrue (2016) Blurring art and life boundaries, this is playful, thoughtful and beautiful.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
3/5 73% Sing (2016) Whatever I say in this review, know that my son - easily closer in age to the target demographic than I - rates it 10 out of 10 choo-choo trains or whatever‐
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
5/5 93% La La Land (2016) The rare kind of spellbinding, wonderful film that has reviewers like me tripping over themselves to find new superlatives for describing it.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 27% Crazy About Tiffany's (2016) Pepped up with clips from Sex and the City and Breakfast at Tiffany's, Matthew Miele's film is as stylish and playful as Tiffany's signature packaging.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
2/5 29% Ming Of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys In The Air (2014) Antoine Yates is worthy docu-fodder. Shame, then, that director Philip Warne is less interested in Yates' story than in philosophising about man's relationship with nature.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet The Call Up (2016) Filled with action, intrigue and snazzy visuals, writer/director Charles Barker's first feature impresses, even if the concept is hard to swallow.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Hard Tide (2015) The performances are charming, but this is no less effective as a violent, gritty crimer than it is as a sweet tale of friendship and redemption.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Creature Designers - The Frankenstein Complex (Le complexe de Frankenstein) (2016) All in all, this might've played better as a Blu-ray extra.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Pandorica (2016) A case of smart ideas, so-so execution.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Motley's Law (2015) What draws focus most is Motley's unique story: an ex-beauty queen, she left her family in the US to pursue an obligation to help potential clients.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 55% Anguish (2015) A refreshingly character-focused horror story, garnished with creepily effective visuals.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 47% One & Two (2015) The sci-fi element confounds rather than enhances; we're left with a sense of anticlimax fuelled by loose ends and unexplored potential.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 70% The Visit: An Alien Encounter (The Visit) (2015) With stunning otherworldly imagery accompanying the deeply philosophical debate, The Visit pleases the eye as much as the brain.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 60% The Last Diamond (Le Dernier Diamant) (2014) Barbier never forgets the vital ingredient fun even if the character interplay doesnt always sparkle like the titular gem.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 36% Up for Love (Un homme à la hauteur) (2016) The film flirts with near-offensive gags and attitudes, but there's inventive use of forced perspective, even if the focus should be more on Diane changing hers.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Founders (2016) An inspiring -- if occasionally saccharine -- story, told with genuine affection.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2/5 60% The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015) There are lots of themes floating around but none have much impact.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 100% Truman (2017) If the result is unlikely to leave audiences bawling, it's still a well-observed study of life and loss.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet ID2: Shadwell Army (2016) This belated sequel adds racial and political tension to what's essentially a retelling of the 1995 footy-fan drama.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet The Confession (2016) Far from being a shock exposé, the film sees Moazzam argue his beliefs with intelligence, compassion and valuable insight.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 93% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) Chilean documentarian Patricio Guzmán delivers a stunning companion piece to his 2010 film Nostalgia For The Light, continuing his exploration of the effects of Augusto Pinochet's ruthless dictatorship.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 66% Learning To Drive (2015) Kingsley essays both authenticity and humour, but it's often hard to know what's steering the story.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
5/5 93% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) Rosi offers a simple, stark contrast between quiet moments of everyday life and tragedy as mass fleeing results in sunken boats, horrific injuries and death.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 100% Crash and Burn (2016) Detailing his flair on the track and partying off it, this compellingly explores the question: did he ruin his own chance of greatness, or did others deliberately stall him?‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) There is always the danger with a film of this high profile to expect or want it to over-deliver. Sadly - though understandably - Rogue One just doesn't do that. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/5 79% Ip Man 3 (2016) An uneven mix of fancy fist-work and run-of-the-mill plotting.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
3/5 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Can you separate the art from the artist? The truth is, the only reason this film doesn't deserve film awards recognition is that it just doesn't quite deliver on its own promise.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
3/5 61% Snowden (2016) Oliver Stone's clear reverence for Snowden undermines the central message in the most damaging way possible: by making it clear that the film is biased towards its own hero.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) At one point, it looks like a giant sex rhino impregnates a tree by shooting his load of magical horn seed into it.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) While the film will probably prove divisive among the majority of cinemagoers, it will be universally loved by terrible people.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
3/5 60% The Incident (2015) The class clash is beautifully captured by cinematographer Pau Castejón, and Gedmintas gives a powerful performance of middle-class angst and guilt.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) The focus is on the individuals, emphasising the unifying power of song - as well as Ma's humanitarianism.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 88% United States of Love (Estados Unidos de Amor) (2016) Washed-out pastels match a cold, dispassionate exploration of love and anguish in this Polish drama from Tomasz Wasilewski.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 45% Rupture (2016) Too much time is spent sneaking aimlessly around the building. And when the B-movie reveal finally comes into focus, it feels like a waste of a good set-up.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 78% Zarafa (2015) A lot of ground -- both literal and thematic -- is here covered in 78 wonderfully animated minutes.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
2/5 51% The Accountant (2016) Accountants are good for trawling through an overly complicated mess of information ... Which is, coincidentally, exactly the kind of accountant that this film really needed.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 14% The Comedian's Guide to Survival (2016) Balancing selfishness with self-deprecation, Buckley makes for a pitiful but ultimately likeable lead, well-supported by co-stars and cameos.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) This might just be the first instance of an actor being miscast in his own sequel.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 81% Free Fire (2017) The film is very much single-barrelled in terms of plot, but it still hits the mark.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A glorious, colourful mesh of styles that reflects Connor's inner conflict and turmoil; a melody for his mother's malady.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Dans la forêt (2016) There's no doubt that this is intended to be a challenging watch, but it's one that tests patience more than it tests ideas and pre-conceptions.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet Gangsters Gamblers Geezers (2016) Look past the amateur acting and edit-suite sloppiness and there's still offensive dialogue and childish gags.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
4/5 60% War Dogs (2016) Todd Phillips strikes the balance perfectly, never overstepping the mark ... Yes, the same Todd Phillips whose last film opened with a decapitated giraffe‐
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/5 81% Cosmos (2016) Bursts of poetry, characters suddenly freezing, bees flying out of a priest's crotch: there's rarely a dull moment, but when it comes to explanation, the sparrow's not the only one left hanging.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/5 92% Where You're Meant to Be (2016) The real highlight is Moffat's on-stage banter: affable, fun, foul-mouthed.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
2/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Adam Devine is undoubtedly a hilarious guy and expert improviser even if his default mode for both energy and audience sympathy tends to be 'full throttle'‐
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
2/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) [It has]a hardcore, colourful tone that is so much more enjoyable than the epic bleakness of Bats V Supes, but it is still a hardcore, colourful mess‐
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
4/5 78% The Shallows (2016) The film never feels like it stops moving forward, much like the Great White itself, which has to keep on constantly swimming or it will die‐
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
4/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) [So beautiful that] every film before it looks like it has just been run through the Mayfair filter on Instagram‐
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/5 81% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) "In an age where celebrity is everything, even more so now, this feels like essential viewing."‐
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016