Matt Risley Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Matt Risley

Matt Risley
Matt Risley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sky Movies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"Undoubtedly Dreamworks' best film yet, and quite probably the best dragon movie ever made." Sky Movies
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 25%

As Above, So Below (2014)

"Sporadically scary and emotionally engaging, but fundamentally falling apart at the seams." SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/5 25%

As Above, So Below (2014)

"An admirable Indiana Bones misfire." ‐Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
4/5 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Mad, marvellous and all kinds of sci-fi magical, Guardians Of The Galaxy is Marvel's riskiest but most surprising success yet." ‐Total Film
Posted Jul 24, 2014
92%

Pride (2014)

"Director Matthew Warchus strikes the near-perfect tone." ‐Total Film
Posted Jul 10, 2014
69%

They Came Together (2014)

"Even if the laughs peter out, your enjoyment doesn't, thanks mainly to a comedic cast on top form" ‐Total Film
Posted Jun 17, 2014
4/5 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"More emotional, exhilarating and expansive than the original. DreamWorks finally has a franchise to match its ambition." ‐Total Film
Posted Jun 12, 2014
5/5 79%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Sumptuously shot, perfectly paced and flat-out exhilarating, The Raid 2 cements Evans as the best action director working today. Fight aficionados should brace themselves for a bruising, blistering ride." ‐Total Film
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 31%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"A fun if sporadically schizoid return to one of the brighter, brasher comic-bookers of recent years. Now, about that Hit Girl spin-off..." ‐Total Film
Posted Aug 12, 2013
78%

Dredd (2012)

"A reboot of the best possible kind." Sky Movies
Posted Sep 5, 2012
56%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"With neither main star nor director on board, and seemingly no plot to progress, how does The Bourne Legacy hold up? Considering the circumstances, pretty darn well." Sky Movies
Posted Aug 14, 2012
5/5 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Awesomeness Assembled." Sky Movies
Posted Apr 25, 2012
5/5 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"From the moment the title card hits the screen, you're guaranteed to be entertained as consistently as you are surprised." Sky Movies
Posted Apr 11, 2012
2/5 17%

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

"An original oxymoron of a movie; an unholy mess that's both relentlessly chaotic and mind-numbingly boring." Sky Movies
Posted Feb 16, 2012
4/5 96%

The Muppets (2011)

"The most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational comeback fans could have hoped for." Sky Movies
Posted Feb 8, 2012
3/5 92%

Arthur Christmas (2011)

"Far from a ho-ho-horrible mess, but room to improve." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Nov 10, 2011
4/5 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"When it comes to enjoyable popcorn fodder, Tower Heist just does what it sets out to do - and pulls off the big job of making Ratner relevant again." Sky Movies
Posted Nov 2, 2011
2/5 25%

The Change-Up (2011)

"The poop jokes are the only memorable ones." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Sep 16, 2011
4/5 72%

Fright Night (2011)

"A welcome and fun return to the vampire flick that aims to scare as easily as it entertains." Sky Movies
Posted Aug 31, 2011
4/5 36%

One Day (2011)

"You'll likely be wiping away the tears." Sky Movies
Posted Aug 25, 2011
3/5 80%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"While it's not the greatest superhero movie ever made, Captain America fittingly sets the stage for 2012's megamovie and - more importantly - nicely side-steps its potential pitfalls." Sky Movies
Posted Jul 28, 2011
5/5 96%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

"A finale that's as moving, spectacular and engaging for both die-hards and casual fans alike." Sky Movies
Posted Jul 13, 2011
4/5 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"Move over Tina Fey, there's a new queen in town." Sky Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2011
4/5 77%

Thor (2011)

"After Iron Man's extended Avengers advert and The Incredible Hulk's misfire, it's certainly a sight for Thor eyes." Sky Movies
Posted Apr 21, 2011
3/5 27%

Your Highness (2011)

"This is a surefire winner for audiences who are either stoned, aged 15, or both." Sky Movies
Posted Apr 13, 2011
2/5 25%

Hop (2011)

"It's a story kids have seen a thousand times, and even recently in a far cleverer, engaging and touching way (How To Train Your Dragon), and Hop brings nothing new or unique to the table." Sky Movies
Posted Mar 30, 2011
3/5 71%

Paul (2011)

"The bromance between Pegg and Frost is still as strong as ever, and Kristen Wiig steals the show with her turn as a religious fanatic freed from her fundamentalist shackles." Sky Movies
Posted Feb 9, 2011
2/5 30%

Sanctum (2011)

"Hampered by some truly embarrassing dialogue, delivered in the cheesiest way possible..." Sky Movies
Posted Feb 2, 2011
4/5 43%

The Green Hornet (2011)

"Touted as a disaster even before its release, its off-beat tale, visual styling and casting proves that the franchise has more than a little sting left in its tail." Sky Movies
Posted Jan 12, 2011
4/5 93%

127 Hours (2010)

"For such a simple concept and arguably limited breadth, Boyle and Franco have excelled with a soul-searching drama that's as elative as it is stomach-turning." Sky Movies
Posted Jan 6, 2011
5/5 95%

The King's Speech (2010)

"It certainly has the whiff of Oscar bait about it. But when it's executed this superbly you can't help but concede it's good enough to warrant it." Sky Movies
Posted Jan 6, 2011
3/5 49%

Love and Other Drugs (2010)

"It's certainly its own brand of cinematic viagra - guaranteed to arouse and, in the short run at least, perk up tired romcom audiences." Sky Movies
Posted Dec 29, 2010
3/5 20%

Gulliver's Travels (2010)

"The simple fact is that Jack Black's back doing what he does best - making fart and pee jokes, rocking out in over-the-top shoehorned fashion, and poking fun at his own tubbiness." Sky Movies
Posted Dec 22, 2010
2/5 10%

Little Fockers (2010)

"If Lesbian Vampire Killers and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians taught us anything, it's that you should never base an entire film's plot and existence around a title." Sky Movies
Posted Dec 22, 2010
4/5 78%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

"Deathly Hallows: Part 1 begins in eerie, chilling darkness and things don't let up from there, as director Yates crafts a truly terrifying spell over the Potter-verse." Sky Movies
Posted Nov 17, 2010
4/5 81%

Despicable Me (2010)

"Throw in a feelgood soundtrack, some effective 3D, and the best slap-headed uber-villain since Dr Evil, and you've got a recipe for worldwide box office domination." Sky Movies
Posted Oct 13, 2010
4/5 81%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"An instant zeitgeist classic and proud bearer of yet another Wright-icised genre, as undoubtedly the best King-Kong-Bob-Omb-Rom-Com you're ever likely to see." Sky Movies
Posted Aug 26, 2010
1/5 6%

The Last Airbender (2010)

"A movie that's as thick as the earth, as enraging as fire, and about as watery and windy as a giant cinematic wet fart." Sky Movies
Posted Aug 12, 2010
4/5 88%

Undertow (2010)

"Magical realism at its most entrancing." Sky Movies
Posted Aug 4, 2010
1/5 14%

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)

"A boring, terrible looking cinematic mess on the carpet threatening the series for good." Sky Movies
Posted Aug 4, 2010
4/5 74%

Splice (2010)

"Natali's direction and vision is as nuanced as the story's tone, and while the plot beats are familiar to genre fans, Splice manages to evolve the genre to new heights." Sky Movies
Posted Jul 22, 2010
5/5 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"A fitting, poignant close to the series, and -- thankfully -- entertaining not only for kids of all ages, but people of all ages too." Sky Movies
Posted Jul 15, 2010
2/5 11%

Killers (2010)

"Katherine Heigl and Robert Luketic are like The Osmond Siblings of the movie world." Sky Movies
Posted Jun 16, 2010
3/5 58%

She's Out of My League (2010)

"While there's no particular originality to proceedings, each character is eminently likeable, and while that doesn't neccesarily translate to memorable comedic gold, it just about works well as a new contender." Sky Movies
Posted Jun 2, 2010
2/5 41%

Death at a Funeral (2010)

"With a whole host of America's leading comedy talent on board, it's a decidedly hard job hunting for laughs." Sky Movies
Posted Jun 2, 2010
3/5 49%

The Losers (2010)

" Yet with a spunky, underdog spirit all of its own, endearing characters, explosive set-pieces and a self-aware, quippy sense of humour, it manages to hold its own against the Big Guns." Sky Movies
Posted May 26, 2010
1/5 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"When you throw furry animals, silly slapstick and rubber-faced big-name stars at the screen, and you can still hear more children crying than laughing in the audience, you can't help but feel that they've missed the point somewhat." Sky Movies
Posted May 6, 2010
4/5 82%

Four Lions (2010)

"Morris is not only demystifying the eponymous boogeyman, he's poking sticks at it, and laughing all the way." Sky Movies
Posted May 6, 2010
3/5 67%

Date Night (2010)

"Thankfully, while Date Night has more than it's fair share of flaws, Carell and Fey's chemistry, charm and wit elevate the film into something positively watchable." Sky Movies
Posted Apr 22, 2010
4/5 57%

Cemetery Junction (2010)

"Gervais has crafted a comedy drama like the ones that led people to love him in the first place: relatable, heart-warming, and genuinely very very funny." Sky Movies
Posted Apr 15, 2010
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