Matt Looker

Matt Looker
Matt Looker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film TheShiznit.co.uk
Publications: Total Film, TheShiznit.co.uk
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: UK
Official Websites: theshiznit.co.uk

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) If the films have, like the mutant gene, evolved over time, then this instalment is an evolutionary misstep, like the duck-billed platypus, or Vin Diesel. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
1/5 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) A megatomic nuke to the senses ... that attempts spectacle but delivers shaky-cam confusion and exhausted cliches for optimum headaches and head-shakes. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Mildly or wildly entertaining depending on whether or not you have been fully indoctrinated into the world of Cow Babies and Sprout Turtles and Scrote Pandas and whatnot - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It's simultaneously a beautiful send-off, a greatest hits tour and a lap of honour. This is Marvel celebrating Marvel, and it is thoroughly deserved. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
2/5 17% Hellboy (2019) This Hellboy is exact, perfect room temperature, not managing a single needle flick on the barometer of fan interest. And this is much worse than the film simply being bad. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
4/5 94% Us (2019) This is the stuff that makes for truly indelible horror. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
B- 78% Captain Marvel (2019) There is a sense here though that the MCU formula is now being relied upon to paper over some of the cracks in the storytelling. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
C- 37% Glass (2019) Glass is more interested in having the characters from its two predecessor films meet and confront each other than in actually having anything happen when they do. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 87% Colette (2018) A refreshingly modern story that's surprisingly pertinent for these times. And - probably through no coincidence - it is Knightley's best performance in years - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) I asked my son what was his favourite part and his answer wasn't "I loved the joke about autofill. It totally rang true with my experience of Google's browser data." - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
9.3/10 100% Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day Of The Doctor (2013) A fantastic finale, plenty of fan-pleasing homages and an all-round fun escapade meant that, fittingly for the 50th anniversary, it was all gold. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 89% Possum (2018) Possum is all demented nightmare fuel filtered through mental instability and emotional repression. Its business is 'chill', impure and simple. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/5 94% CAM (2018) There is a better drama to be found in this area; a complex journey for the protagonist of what can only be described as a self-exploitation film. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 89% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) Ben Wheatley has captured a feeling of rote celebration, but through the eyes of a dysfunctional family that also happen to be a bunch of complete and utter Bursteads. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
5/5 91% Widows (2018) These widows discover that they can work through their grief as long as there is a substantial will. Heh. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
5/5 91% Mandy (2018) This is Nic Cage's raging, blood-soaked, psychedelic revenge inferno, and it's exactly as difficult to explain as that suggests. But also just as enticing. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) The movie clings to the most basic of superhero plotting, the most egregious of comic-book clichés and the most underwritten of villainous motives - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) It's sharply and concisely written, and it's as slick and stylish as Paul Feig's own collection of magnificent, handcrafted bowties - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It serves as welcome respite, but essentially Marvel has followed its most consequential movie with its least. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/5 47% Skyscraper (2018) It's genuinely refreshing to see a film like this played with such sincerity. Such ridiculous, idiotic sincerity - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The Incredibles still holds its own as one of the best superhero properties in cinema - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It may not look like much, but it's got it where it counts, kid. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2/5 39% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) This film suffers from all the worst of the genre's most commonplace flaws. Every jump scare is telegraphed well in advance and stupid horror logic persists throughout. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
5/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It somehow meets every single impossible expectation you have for it. To be fair, it's only because you're stupid. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Lies We Tell (2018) A film that also aims for gangster grit, community awareness and emotional impact, but compromises on everything. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) On the whole, this is a great step forward for the franchise - it's deeper, it's darker and it has porgs. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 88% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) A striking look at the trials of adolescence. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
4/5 77% Perfect Blue (1999) Kon's film deliberately obfuscates, to hypnotic effect. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Battle of Soho (2017) It's bookended by indulgent artistic flourishes, but interviews with several of Soho's passionate eccentrics capture the locale's unique seedy beauty. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
5/5 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor has finally found his place in the MC Universe, and it's in comedy. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 48% Downsizing (2017) It's a dramedy that will leave you feeling the same sense of bemusement that you get whenever you hear the word 'dramedy'. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 94% My Pure Land (2017) Despite pacing issues, this is a captivating true story with important implications. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 100% Center of My World (Die Mitte der Welt) (2016) Austrian filmmaker Jakob M. Erwa adds charm and quirk to this German same-sex romance ... - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 88% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) Bites off more narrative peril than it can chew, but effectively explores a troubling dilemma: would you help a neighbour if it meant endangering your own family? - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 100% The Farthest (2017) With emphasis on Earth's microscopic standing within an infinite cosmos, as well as the sobering fact that Voyager 1 will continue travelling for millions of years, outliving mankind, the film's scope is truly astronomical. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
3/5 42% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Between a lazy script and predictable story, The Hitman's Bodyguard survives on the performance and delivery of its stars alone. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
4/5 98% Quest (2017) Olshefski illuminates the rich, strife-filled lives of these extraordinary people. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
4/5 63% Napping Princess (Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari) (2017) As reality and fantasy blur, we're taken on an occasionally confounding but enchanting quest with poignant reveals in store. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) This film just basically forces its audience to be space tourists on a mandatory guided tour. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
4/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) It's a magnificent movie of staid heroism, utterly opulent in its bleakness. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
3/5 70% Cars 3 (2017) A final act plot point shows the only sign that this franchise has matured beyond its original 'heh, talking cars' premise, but it takes a lot of autopiloting to get there. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) An amazing Spider-Man, a spectacular Spider-Man, and yes, the ultimate Spider-Man. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
4/5 22% The Book of Henry (2017) I'd rather watch a film that's trying to be a heart-warming tale, mawkish drama and generic cat-and-mouse thriller all at the same time than any of those things individually. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2017
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) It zips along at a fast pace, cruising on cool characters and a nifty knack for nailing every beat in every scene. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
3/5 100% Edith Walks (2017) Kötting conjures a certain amateurish charm in an otherwise perplexing film that - ironically - lacks clear direction. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 100% Destination Unknown (2017) Ferguson's film feels vital in sharing harrowing stories of life in concentration camps, while the message is clear: even 70 years later, these survivors will never be fully free. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 93% The Shepherd (El pastor) (2016) A striking, well-composed modern western. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
3/5 14% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) An animated intergalactic 'tail' with plenty of humour, but not enough heart. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4/5 92% Machines (2016) While their situation feels futile, the film is almost poetic in posing important questions. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
4/5 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) If Vol 1 was a mixed tape of great numbers, Vol 2 simply swaps out the songs with like-for-like beats and turns the volume way up. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017