Matt McNally

Matt McNally
Matt McNally's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4
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T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 88% Séraphine (2009) Depends on your levels of Christmas spirit. Nativity either glorifies the charming amateurishness of the British school play or celebrates the slapdash incompetence of the British film industry. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2009
2/5 43% Glorious 39 (2009) Poliakoff's flaccid script and indulgent cut undermines a beautifully shot thriller with an excellent cast and original central idea. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2009
3/5 98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007) The Devil Came On Horseback sets out to shock. The images caught by Steidle's camera will stay with you long after his personal story - given too much time in relation to events - has faded from memory. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2008
2/5 23% Never Back Down (2008) Come back Mr Miyagi, all is forgiven. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2008
3/5 52% Margot at the Wedding (2007) Margot oozes poison from start to finish, challenging you to give a damn. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2008
3/5 65% Be Kind Rewind (2008) Moments of Gondry inspiration make Be Kind Rewind worth your time, even if you decide to wait for the video. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2008
4/5 86% 2 Days in Paris (2007) A playful comedy, which shows off a wicked sense of humour and a real understanding of relationships. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2007
4/5 85% The Hoax (2007) A tremendous shaggy dog story that bounds capably between comedy and tragedy. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2007
3/5 73% The Illusionist (2006) Not everyone will be taken in by the plot's final twist, but even if you guess how Eisenheim does it, you'll be won over by his showmanship. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2007
2/5 94% My Name Is Albert Ayler (2008) An interesting history of a leading figure in an important American artform. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2007
3.5/5 77% Rocky Balboa (2006) If geriatric turtles and a dead wife sound like a slow start, that's the point. Rocky films are essentially exercises in delayed gratification. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2007
3/5 90% Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) ...Neil Young has experimented with film many times, but this is by far the most accessible cinematic treatment of his music; a troubadour at the top of his game. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2006
3/5 90% Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005) Enjoyable whether you're a fan of the music or not. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2006
5/5 89% The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006) Rock 'n' roll's capacity for recycling legend means the stories of Johnston's life, and the way in which they're told, could easily fall into cliché. Instead they are original, engrossing and sometimes heartbreaking. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2006
3/5 71% Only Human (Seres queridos) (2006) An energetic, colourful farce that attempts, in its own small way, to figure out why people find it so hard to live in harmony. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2006
3/5 95% The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005) In the spirit of all good documentaries, Wild Parrots transcends its ostensive subject. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
2/4 36% Niagara Motel (2006) Yates has given himself so many stories to tell here that his only plausible excuse for Niagara Motel's total lack of dramatic tension or laughs is a script that fails to include a solitary good line. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
2/5 89% William Eggleston in the Real World (2005) As a subject, he's reluctant to navel gaze, and his words -- subtitled because of his low, mumbling speech -- rarely provide an insight into his talent. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 25% Appurushîdo (Appleseed) (2004) There is plenty to admire from a technical and artistic standpoint. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2005
4/5 70% Torremolinos 73 (2005) Shifts in tone but always remains affectingly sweet and human. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2005
3/5 89% Machuca (2004) An eloquent and moving take on the tragedy of a society that attacks its own and successfully humanises difficult ideas of political and class loyalty. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2005