Matthew O'Connell

Matthew O'Connell
Matthew O'Connell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Racket
Publications: Film Racket

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 83% Elephants (2018) Quiet, natural moments, sincere performances, and clean, confident direction help an unassuming movie build to an unexpectedly resonant crescendo that might stick with you long after watching. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
3/5 59% The Neon Demon (2016) While the story feels thin, Refn imbues the film with pulsing cinematic tension, giving it a physical trajectory like a horror movie - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
3.5/5 47% Knight of Cups (2016) With patience and a lack of cynicism, viewers who seek meaning from this film may be able to catch glimpses of its universal truth. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/5 50% Aimy In a Cage (2015) feels like an auteur throwing the whole bizarre-movie-cliché book at the wall and hoping that some art sticks to it - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
4.5/5 92% Slow West (2015) a stealthily meaningful and appreciably unique film. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2015
2.5/5 73% Welcome to Me (2015) Wiig's trademark quirkiness manufactures a few hilarious sequences but falls flat in others, and the film's uneven tone doesn't have a strong enough emotional core or compelling enough characters to smooth it out - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 16% Kill Me Three Times (2015) a darkly comic backstabbing caper flick that cruises right down the middle of the road - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 88% Mommy (2015) Some heavy-handed filmmaking adds more kitsch than punch, including slo-mo sequences inserted to emphasize any even-somewhat-significant emotional moments and a couple of intrusive, overly long montages - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2015
2.5/5 69% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) unnecessary symbolism, quick pacing, and perceived wit were given priority, leaving us with forced banter instead of focused emotional resonance - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
2.5/5 36% God's Pocket (2014) The residents of God's Pocket keep all outsiders at arm's length - and that's just what the movie does to viewers. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2014
1/5 8% Drive Hard (2014) seems quite content to slink into the background and await its final resting place: the back catalogues of Netflix's filler content that they'll try to force on you for the next five years because you admitted you like Con Air - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
2/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Subjecting kids to these characters today is like transplanting an organ with the wrong blood type: It's going to be rejected. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
2/5 58% Hercules (2014) this banal reincarnation of the Hercules legend spreads the pandemic of pandering to simple audiences with safe and unoriginal stories - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
3.5/5 47% Wish I Was Here (2014) those who find Braff to be sincere will enjoy the journey, and maybe shed a few tears along the way. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/5 90% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Even when Winter Soldier's aim for epic stakes threatens to capsize the movie, it remains anchored by Cap's iconic optimism. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2014
4.5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) a relentlessly fun, funny, and vibrant experience. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014