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Matthew Bond

Matthew Bond
Matthew Bond's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mail (UK), The Mail on Sunday (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet Squadron 303 (Dywizjon 303) (2018) For all its excellent flying sequences, it may struggle here, hampered by a slightly confusing timeline and a far from flattering - or particularly convincing - depiction of we Brits.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
3/5 94% Wildlife (2018) Wildlife...feels like one of those films you expect to be brilliant only to realise halfway through that it's merely OK.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
3/5 55% The Grinch (2018) This is a film that stubbornly refuses to come to real life, with Cindy Lou rounding up her gang in a way that never really grips or entertains and smacks a little too much of Charlie Brown. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
2/5 80% Overlord (2018) Only suitable for battle-hardened genre specialists and those with a strong stomach. Don't say you haven't been warned.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 100% Nae Pasaran (2018) If it's working-class heroes you're after, you're better off with Nae Pasaran, an unexpectedly moving documentary.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
1/5 63% Peterloo (2019) Peterloo is an unwatchable Mike Leigh film about the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 that's burdened with a surfeit of speeches and some terrible acting.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 100% Mirai (2018) Mirai is a lovely Japanese animation about sibling rivalry, parenting and magically-passed-on wisdom.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 41% Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) It takes a while to find its stride as fracking begins in the grounds of the frightfully posh Slaughterhouse School but is very funny - and spectacularly gory - once it does.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 82% Juliet, Naked (2018) Not so much a romcom as a bittersweet romance with funny bits, Juliet, Naked is a delicious adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 95% Widows (2018) Some of the plotting is a little clunky but the acting is wonderful, with Viola Davis on sparkling form as Harry's resourceful widow, Veronica. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Have fun spotting Richard E Grant, Jack Whitehall and Omid Djalili in cameo roles, marvel at the brilliance of Misty Copeland in the film's gorgeous ballet sequence and look out for Mirren as Mother Ginger.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 74% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) Emotionally more powerful than Paul Greengrass's wider-ranging July 22 but, arguably, even more pointless. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
2/5 84% Possum (2018) If David Lynch's Eraserhead were transported to bleakest Norfolk, you might end up with something as uncomfortable to watch as Possum.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
2/5 52% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn is a wearying American comedy of grotesques that involves a lot of shouting, over-acting and Jemaine Clement looking and sounding like an Antipodean David Walliams.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3/5 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) The cautionary biopic Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot packs a real punch, partly due to its harrowing subject matter...and some top-notch acting by a cast led by Joaquin Phoenix, as Callahan.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 96% The Hate U Give (2018) Stenberg is great, and Regina Hall and, particularly, Russell Hornsby are terrific as her parents in a film that may be a little contrived and formulaic at times but should still be compulsory viewing in schools and police stations. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody isn't quite killer Queen but it's enjoyably close. Despite the teeth. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) So more balanced than normal but, once Adolf Hitler hoves into view, as provocative as ever. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/5 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) It's likeable, lightweight fun.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 36% Hunter Killer (2018) It certainly isn't short of ambition. But nor, somewhat surprisingly, is it short of tension, spectacle and slightly shlocky enjoyment.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) Curtis is splendidly convincing as a woman whose life has been defined by the events of a single night 40 years ago.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
0/5 No Score Yet Strangeways Here We Come (2017) The nasty, charmless, fatally misjudged Strangeways Here We Come turns out to be one of the worst films of the year rather than the taboo-trampling comic caper it must have once hoped to be.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 97% Columbus (2017) Columbus is a beautiful-looking but far too slow-moving art-house drama that seeks to combine the emotional trauma of separation with, er, a celebration of modernist architecture.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 33% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) The film has its funny moments but, unlike English's beloved Aston Martin, never quite makes it out of third gear. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) Misconceived, miscast and with enough violence and general nastiness to earn it a 15 certificate, it's a remarkably unpleasant way to spend the best part of two hours in a cinema. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The vital music scenes are convincing and enjoyably infectious, the romance is beautifully played, and [Cooper] doesn't hold back when the story takes its long-expected turn for the worse. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
1/5 92% Mandy (2018) One for Cage completists only and even they may struggle. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/5 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) It oozes Sixties style, features Jeff Bridges and Chris Hemsworth, and definitely has its moments.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) Smallfoot is a nicely visualised and cleverly written children's animation.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/5 79% 22 July (2018) 22 July gets the horrific killing spree over relatively swiftly - leaving plenty of time to deal sensitively with the aftermath for the survivors and the complexities of Breivik's trial. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
5/5 88% First Man (2018) You feel every bump and vibration, are deafened by the noise, and generally marvel at the sheer brute power required for those surly bonds to be slipped. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2/5 29% Night School (2018) It has some funny and some sweet moments, both of which, sadly, are outnumbered by its misfiring moments. Shame. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/5 14% Dusty and Me (2016) Simple but quite sweet.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 76% Black '47 (2018) While the Great Famine provides the brutal historical backdrop, Lance Daly's gripping film is, at heart, a Western, complete with avenging anti-hero, relentlessly pursuing posse and a couple of cracking shoot-outs.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
5/5 84% The Wife (2018) In The Wife, Close gives a performance of such devastating delicacy you can't take your eyes off her.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
1/5 49% Superfly (2018) [This remake is] in the style of one of those controversial 'gangsta rap' music videos that celebrate criminal wealth, gun violence and the sexual objectification of women. Doesn't really chime with the times, does it?‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
2/5 33% The Predator (2018) It has the odd moment but without the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny Glover or Adrien Brody the cast feels distinctly under-powered.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 97% Lucky (2017) It's a slow and initially gloomy tale but it confounds our expectations quite beautifully.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
2/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) First impressions were that it's noisy, shouty and just not funny enough.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
2/5 29% The King of Thieves (2018) The result is decidedly uneven and lacking in drama, with Courtenay giving a bumbling performance that is out-and-out comedy, while Broadbent tries to give us the chills. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 90% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) If the sudden unresolved ending disappoints it's only because we'd like the whole thing to go on much longer.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3/5 93% Searching (2018) The tech savvy displayed by a middle-aged man will intimidate many but it's the dramatic but far-fetched late twist that does the damage. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
1/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) The simple facts are that Todd Berger's screenplay is not clever enough, funny enough or classy enough to entertain a wider audience - shortcomings that Henson's lacklustre direction cannot conceal. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3/5 61% Yardie (2018) Would be funny if it wasn't quite so frightening.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
2/5 24% Luis and The Aliens (2018) A cartoon in which charm and humour are missing.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 81% Alpha (2018) Some of the CGI isn't great, but it's ambitious and strangely touching.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
2/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Mila Kunis does her best while Ghostbusters star Kate McKinnon frantically overacts, but neither is enough to stop The Spy Who Dumped Me from feeling unoriginal and underpowered.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 70% The Children Act (2018) What makes it not just a feature film but a feature film worth catching (if you're in a cerebral frame of mind) is the quality of Thompson's performance.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The racism is astonishing, while the parallels with the Trump era are underlined with all the (lack of) subtlety we expect from Lee.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 85% The Festival (2018) Production values aren't high but with Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas leading a well-chosen cast there is fun to be had amid the mud, madness and drugged-up Smurfs. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018