Matt Looker

Matt Looker
Matt Looker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film
Publications: Total Film,
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: UK
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T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) If, one hour into the film, you realise you haven't seen much actual Wonder Woman action, you don't have to look far to see the reason why: she doesn't have anything to fight - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 70% Tenet (2020) Nolan doesn't seem to care too much about leaving his viewers confused. The question is whether a confused audience can still be an entertained audience. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Between the dark territory that the film explores ... and Moss' gripping portrayal of a woman on the edge of her sanity ... this Invisible Man movie has giant invisiballs - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3/5 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Harley Quinn really finds her feet and moves on from the Joker, and from Suicide Squad, and she is stronger and better for it. It's just a shame that she takes so long to get there. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
4/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) This follow-up feels like a lack of conviction from the franchise as a whole. This is despite the film being just about the best possible version of a final Star Wars film. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Beyond this just being a fun, entertaining film, the real achievement is in [Johnson] understanding exactly what his audience is thinking at all times. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
5/5 96% I Lost My Body (2019) Director/co-writer Clapin sensitively combines melancholy with an ultimately life-affirming message. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) A movie that is just really, wonderfully, reliably good. It's a finely-tuned film that has all the right parts in place plus other car service analogies. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/5 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) It's a Shining film in detail, but not in tone. It contains some of the same ghosts, but this is the opposite of a spiritual sequel. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
3/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) It's an overlong carnival for the senses, and that's in addition to Pennywise continuing to give clowns like Bongo Bonzo and Catty Watty a bad name. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 91% In Fabric (2019) This is a ghost story that wants you thinking about touching cloth without ever making you do so. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The film as a whole is conducting its own deception ... using gags and action to expertly divert audience attention away from the real trick it is performing. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
2/5 22% 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. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
1/5 42% 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. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 68% 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 - 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. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
2/5 18% 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. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
4/5 93% Us (2019) This is the stuff that makes for truly indelible horror. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
B- 79% 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. - 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. - 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 - 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." - 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 90% Possum (2018) Possum is all demented nightmare fuel filtered through mental instability and emotional repression. Its business is 'chill', impure and simple. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/5 93% 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. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 86% 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. - 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. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
5/5 90% 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. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/5 30% 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 - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 84% 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 - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2018
4/5 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It serves as welcome respite, but essentially Marvel has followed its most consequential movie with its least. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/5 48% Skyscraper (2018) It's genuinely refreshing to see a film like this played with such sincerity. Such ridiculous, idiotic sincerity - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) The Incredibles still holds its own as one of the best superhero properties in cinema - 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. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2/5 40% 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. - 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. - 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 90% 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. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 84% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) A striking look at the trials of adolescence. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
4/5 80% 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. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 47% 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'. - 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 89% 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 43% 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. - 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 67% 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