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Matt Maytum

Matt Maytum
Matt Maytum'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 88% The Big Short (2015) Slick and funny, this is the years most entertaining economics lesson, making the facts of the financial crisis easier to digest without making them any more palatable. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Another missed opportunity that lacks the wow factor and showmanship of the best tricks. The cast deserves better. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 60% War Dogs (2016) Jonah Hill delivers another strong performance in a fun but throwaway crime dramedy that has few surprises. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) Passengers never quite delivers on its concept, or the prospect of its Lawrence/Pratt team-up. Still, entertaining enough while it lasts. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 19, 2016
5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One might trade heavily in nostalgia but it's bold enough to take risks, and will leave you stirred, fired up and raring for more. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 13, 2016
2/5 23% American Pastoral (2016) Adapting Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was always going to be a tall order for any director. In first-timer Ewan McGregor's hands it's entirely unwieldy. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 7, 2016
4/5 93% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) An inspiring rallying cry for small-town dreamers everywhere. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 2, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) A super-smart sci-fi that'll blow your mind and have you on the edge of your seat without recourse to explosions or souped-up fighter jets. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/5 90% Into the Inferno (2016) The visuals will leave you agog - but as with much of Herzog's doc work, it's the people he meets along the way that fascinate most, even if nature is indifferent to them. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/5 91% Southside With You (2016) First-time filmmaker Richard Tanne conjures an effective sense of time and place -- Chicago, 1989 -- and the leads are a real find, radiating authority, charm and chemistry. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 27, 2016
2/5 47% Free State of Jones (2016) After a visceral opening battle, endless speeches dull good intentions, and the characters lack depth. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 27, 2016
86% A Monster Calls (2017) This movie probably actually counts as therapy. The tears feel earned though, rather than cheaply stolen. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 19, 2016
3/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Powered by a spirited sense of adventure and a nice teamwork dynamic, it's fun, but not essential, summer viewing. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Comfortably feels like the biggest X-Men movie yet, and Singer, master of the ensemble, does a decent job of keeping it all just about coherent. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 9, 2016
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Goosebumps are inevitable when the two icons finally face off, and there are some spectacular clobberings dispensed, but it doesn't feel like, as Lex pitches it, "the greatest gladiator battle in the history of the world". ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 22, 2016
3/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Melville's American-lit epic Moby Dick has been adapted for the screen a gazillion times (approximately), so kudos to Ron Howard for taking a slightly different approach, even if it never quite matches the resonance of Ahab's epic quest. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 2, 2015
4/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) This is a rich and rewarding family film. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 26, 2015
4/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) Jennifer Lawrence shines once again in a fitting send-off for cinema's best YA franchise. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 9, 2015
2/5 27% Pan (2015) The film's decision to strip J.M. Barrie's evergreen tale of its iconic elements is never vindicated by the alternatives offered. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 23, 2015
3/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) Amy Schumer is a force to be reckoned with - but despite some belly laughs Trainwreck doesn't quite transcend the romcom formula like the best of the genre. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 10, 2015
3/5 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) It's impossible to complain too much about a film that will leave you humming, quoting or both. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 11, 2015
3/5 32% Chappie (2015) Like its title character, Chappie is stunning to behold and easy to like, but it's still some way from fully developed. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Fifty Shades the movie seems destined to inspire more eye-rolling than lip-biting, even if there's no denying that its protagonist is better served by the film than the book. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 16, 2015
4/5 65% The Maze Runner (2014) Amassing tension ahead of a solid pay-off, it'll leave you hungry for the next installment. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 6, 2014
2/5 21% Into The Storm (2014) The found-footage format is undone by clunkingly unnatural dialogue and internal-logic inconsistencies. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 22, 2014
4/5 74% Godzilla (2014) That rare breed of blockbuster that emphasises character over spectacle and slow-burn tension over relentless action sequences ... ‐ Total Film
Posted May 13, 2014
3/5 96% The Lunchbox (2014) First-time writer/director Ritesh Batra deserves credit for mining gently captivating drama from a pitch that could have just ended with passive-aggressive Post-its left on the office fridge. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 7, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) With a string of gratifying action sequences, and a breakneck pace leavened by a frequently witty script, The Winter Soldier stands alone as a solidly entertaining blockbuster. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) Ridiculously funny and meticulously detailed, The LEGO Movie is far better than a toy tie-in movie has any right to be. Despite a couple of dips, you'll be grinning throughout. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 4, 2014
4/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Despite suffering from middle-act wobbles, The Desolation Of Smaug nevertheless delivers rousing action, incredible visuals and one stupendous dragon. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 8, 2013
4/5 93% American Hustle (2013) Funny, sexy and stylish as hell, Russell's Scorsese homage lacks the zip of Marty's greatest work, but makes up for it with hilarious dialogue and a killer ensemble on top form. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 69% About Time (2013) Ditching the trademark forced theatrics, About Time finds Richard Curtis in more reflective mood. Don't expect a life-changer, but it's a pleasant shift of pace. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 12, 2013
4/5 89% The World's End (2013) The armageddon-through-beer-goggles approach brings the chuckles, but The World's End stands up as a great example of the genre it ribs. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 9, 2013
4/5 83% This Is the End (2013) As a celebrity's-eye-view apocalypse movie, This Is The End delivers huge guffaws and large-scale carnage with enough gusto to mask the indulgences. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 11, 2013
4/5 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) A breezy but heartfelt Shakespeare update that should put a smile on the faces of Whedon fans, Bard worshippers and anyone in the mood for a sharp, sassy romance. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 11, 2013
2/5 34% The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) An outdated oddity. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 22, 2013
3/5 36% Nativity 2 (2013) Tennant's screechy Mr Peterson lacks the cuddly likeability of Freeman's Mr Maddens, but the ex-Doctor has fun. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 13, 2012
2/5 55% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) The added visual depth does little to disguise quite how flat everything in between is. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 9, 2012
3/5 81% Dolphin Tale (2011) As slick, charming and eager-to-please as a SeaWorld cetacean. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 12, 2011