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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 90% 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
2/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Equalizer 2 is no improvement on the 2014 movie.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
2/5 69% Christopher Robin (2018) A film of only very limited charm.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
2/5 59% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) But who was the previous owner [of Matias' laptop]? Let's just say finding out was too nasty for me. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
3/5 62% Dog Days (2018) At nearly two hours it's incredibly long for such a lightweight offering but does have an attractive cast, a deeply sentimental streak and a certain furry charm.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
3/5 82% Beirut (2018) [Beirut] is definitely a step up, with a stronger cast, led by Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike, and a more polished screenplay. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
3/5 18% The Darkest Minds (2018) It's very derivative...and takes a long time to get going. But it does just about get there, helped by attractive lead performances from Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson and a refreshingly 'colour-blind' take on adolescent love.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
3/5 47% The Meg (2018) Acting-wise, this is no one's finest hour and, in this age of ultra-realism, some of the visual effects do underwhelm. But there's still a lot of fishy fun to be had. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
2/5 14% Damascus Cover (2018) It's the clunky screenplay and Jonathan Rhys Meyers's performance as an undercover German-Israeli agent that do the damage.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
2/5 81% The Escape (2018) In The Escape their execution lets them down, with the structure and pace of Savage's screenplay trying the patience...and by the surely unarguable fact that if the desultory sex doesn't get to you, the authentically wailing children certainly will.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) This is a film about first chances and second chances, first loves and later loves, but mainly it's about the transformative impact of making music. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) There is some sporadically clever fun to be had, but not enough to make it essential. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Rudd - who claims a screenwriting credit too - is likeable, funny and plays it with just the right amount of tongue in cheek not to undo all his good work.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 100% Apostasy (2017) While undeniably slow and bleakly awkward, [Apostasy] is also as interesting as it is disturbing.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
2/5 61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Disappointing pretty much covers it.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) With three spectacular chase sequences...and some top-notch female casting, it's the best Mission: Impossible film since...well, since the last one, because that was very good too.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
2/5 13% Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (2018) It's short of charm but features strong female, African and Asian characters for the first time. Toot, toot! ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
4/5 90% Spitfire (2018) Spitfire is an excellent documentary telling the story of the iconic fighter...with the help of a splendid selection of pilots, plotters and female delivery pilots.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 41% Madame (2018) [The film] lacks depth but is nicely acted...and its exploration of Anglo-Saxon hypocrisy comes to a splendidly Gallic conclusion.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
2/5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) This derivative offering from writer-director Drew Pearce is not as clever or funny as it thinks it is.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
4/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) A barnstorming, disco finale provides the perfect excuse for the producers to get their money's worth from Cher...and for us to cheer Mamma Mia! 2 to the rafters and pretend we're not still gently dabbing at our eyes.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
1/5 94% First Reformed (2018) Bleak...and slightly barking. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
2/5 47% Marrowbone (2018) Director Sergio G Sánchez...delivers an odd film that never quite settles.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
2/5 48% Skyscraper (2018) This mix of Die Hard and The Towering Inferno is still disappointing stuff, marred by a clumsy script, poor supporting performances and unconvincing visual effects.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
5/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) A family film that really will entertain the entire family and is a total delight, from the Underminer of the opening to the exquisitely styled credits at the end. Hugely recommended.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
1/5 21% Terminal (2018) Despite starring Margot Robbie and Simon Pegg, this derivative, over-stylised, noir-ish urban fantasy must be a candidate for most annoying British film of the year. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3/5 88% Whitney (2018) Whitney is a well-assembled documentary about the late singer Whitney Houston, but tells us little that Nick Broomfield's Whitney: Can I Be Me didn't tell us last year.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3/5 42% In Darkness (2018) In Darkness feels like the sort of sexy, psychological thriller that the likes of Sharon Stone or Faye Dunaway used to appear in.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3/5 67% Ideal Home (2018) It's well acted and laugh-out-loud funny at times but has its longueurs too.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 80% The More You Ignore Me (2018) Hunt is hugely watchable in the central role and Brand, adapting from her own novel, should be congratulated for stubbornly avoiding narrative convention.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 40% Mary Shelley (2018) With a new generation of feminists discovering both Mary and her ground-breaking mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, it's absolutely ripe for retelling.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 43% Swimming with Men (2018) Parker draws perfectly pitched performances from his well-chosen cast. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
1/5 51% The Bookshop (2018) Mortimer is wasted, Bill Nighy dreadful and Patricia Clarkson all at sea. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 38% Patrick (2018) A one-joke British comedy.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) It's both thought-provoking and life-affirming.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The opening hour is impressive but slowly the film falls somewhat apart, a victim of its own complexities, assorted loose ends and misjudged plot twists that leave one confused and not really caring.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 55% Tag (2018) Think "The Hangover" meets "Horrible Bosses" and you get a good idea of the supposedly 'adult' humour style of a film that, despite the occasional lapse in taste, entertains without ever really surprising.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 73% Adrift (2018) In other words, it's Woodley alone, as the extraordinarily resourceful Tami, who makes this watery weepie worth catching. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) But Kruger, returning to her native Germany presumably to show she's more than just a pretty Hollywood face, is quite magnificent...Worth seeing for her alone. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3/5 53% Freak Show (2018) The over-arching themes of Trudie Styler's debut feature, Freak Show, are tolerance, inclusion and acceptance, and they're pretty much impossible to argue with. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
2/5 26% Overboard (2018) There's also something faintly depressing about a film - even a romantic comedy - that pays generous lip service to the idea that there is dignity in hard work and poverty before coming to the enthusiastic conclusion that it's much better being rich.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
2/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Could it do for the genre, as some have claimed, what the likes of The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity once did? Short answer - no.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 74% The Happy Prince (2018) For while this may be a film about how Wilde's life - and genius - were cruelly curtailed by the stigma of his homosexuality, it's also about lives lived, enduring friendships and the relentless passing of time.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 96% Studio 54 (2018) The story is both better and worse than I was expecting, but if I ever stumble across a time machine, that's still where I'm heading first. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
2/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) None of the three principals...really turns up, with Bullock opting for a laid-back, super-cool performance that may not be actively bad but is certainly wrong.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) It's an intimate portrait and a must-see for anyone interested in fashion.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) As for the chemistry, and indeed comedy, that Pratt and Howard shared first time around...you barely notice either this time.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3/5 53% Book Club (2018) What Holderman delivers here is a highly episodic screenplay that shifts the narrative focus from one character to another to another while rarely bringing his multi-Academy Award-winning cast together as a whole. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
4/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) While Solo is not the greatest Star Wars film, it is certainly a good one.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3/5 100% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) If you're in the market for this sort of challenging, subtitled thing, it's worth sticking with.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018