Matthew Pejkovic Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Matthew Pejkovic

Matthew Pejkovic
Matthew Pejkovic's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Matt's Movie Reviews, FILMINK (Australia), Trespass

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 63%

The Water Diviner (2015)

"While The Water Diviner is well meaning to a fault and features moments of brilliance, star and director Russell Crowe just cannot boost his passion project through the sludge of liberal guilt that consumes the film whole." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
3.5/5 78%

St. Vincent (2014)

"A funny and moving reminder that in the crabbiest of men can live a generous soul." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 98%

Mr. Turner (2014)

"The best kind of period biopic, that transports the viewer into its world and right beside its subject." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
3.5/5 59%

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

"While Peter Jackson could not reach the bar set a decade earlier by his own hands, his shortcomings are still more impressive and entertaining than the majority of adventure fantasy movies that have come and gone. " ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
2/5 27%

Annie (2014)

"It's clear that those behind this Annie remake wanted to achieve: A progressive new take on an old standard, just in time for families to enjoy during Christmas holidays. If only Smith, Jay-Z and Gluck could have focused more on delivering a good film." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 98%

Paddington (2015)

"Leaves a nice, warm feeling in your soul and smile on your face." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 95%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"As well as being a terrifically paced, written and performed movie, Nightcrawler is also a very relevant picture about what the spectacle of violence does to both the mind and the soul." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
3.5/5 65%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

"That Jennifer Lawrence and her co-stars can prop up what is essentially half an epic and have us say "more please" is testament to their talents and that of director Francis Lawrence" ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 89%

The Drop (2014)

"A superbly paced and performed crime thriller that gives weight to the concept of mortal sin." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 95%

Finding Vivian Maier (2014)

"An absorbing, fascinating and ethically complex film that questions whether an artist's personal life should be open for exploration." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 80%

Get On Up (2014)

"So convincing is Chadwick Boseman's performance that one would think the spirit of James Brown itself jumped into Boseman's skin, such are the supernatural heights he achieves." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 97%

Housebound (2014)

"Housebound takes those well-honed horror conventions and flips them on their head, making us second guess every twisty move director Gerald Johnstone makes." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 27%

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

"Ridley Scott has delivered a different kind of Biblical epic, one that questions just as much as it glorifies the power of the Almighty as He destroys the scourge who has taken more than their pound of flesh from "God's Chosen People"." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 29, 2014
4/5 71%

Interstellar (2014)

"Packs a mighty emotional wallop to make it as much a stirring experience, as it is a visually and intellectually stimulating one." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 29, 2014
4/5 89%

Big Hero 6 (2014)

"Provides a more kid friendly alternative to the glut of superhero movies currently haunting cinemas, yet doesn't lose any of its dramatic power while being so. " ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 27, 2014
3.5 85%

John Wick (2014)

"Reeves is rather good in the physical, personable and (yes) emotional sense, in a role that plays to his strengths while also allowing space for surprises of the dramatic variety." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/5 77%

Fury (2014)

"A dark, claustrophobic and foreboding depiction of how the "greatest generation" not only fought against the evil of Nazism, but also the monster within themselves." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 24, 2014
2/5 41%

This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

"Presents a checklist of "dramedy" clichés that have been executed in much better ways in much better movies." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/5 90%

Wild (2014)

"Jean-Marc Valle knows how to draw out raw, transformative performances from his actors, a skill needed in the transformation of "America's sweetheart" Reese Witherspoon into a wreck of a woman finding redemption, and do so without any pretense." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3.5/5 78%

Kill the Messenger (2014)

"Gary Webb's story is one that actor/producer Jeremy Renner is passionate about, with his portrayal of the controversial journalist filled with grit, emotion and weight. " ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 65%

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

"Although bogged down by too many plot points, A Walk Among the Tombstones works as a gritty crime thriller that features a refreshingly compelling Liam Neeson as a reluctant man of violence ensconced in a violent world." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 12, 2014
3.5/5 48%

The Judge (2014)

"Acid tongued comedy, sentimental family dramatics, and courtroom thriller conventions sit awkwardly with one another creating a peculiar yet entertaining near train-wreck of a movie that stays on track thank to its lead players." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 6, 2014
2/5 29%

Annabelle (2014)

"More stupefying than scary, Annabelle takes whatever promise there was of a Conjuring franchise and flushes it down the bowels of Hell with its uninspired direction and wooden performances." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 1, 2014
2.5/5 23%

Dracula Untold (2014)

"Lacks passion and personality, trying to straddle the line between comic-book action and gothic horror yet failing to be effective at either one." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 30, 2014
4/5 88%

Gone Girl (2014)

"Gone Girl is Fincher at his wittiest and seedy in its chronicle of a marriage that bears unexpected, rotten fruit which a scandal hungry country devours with glee." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 29, 2014
4/5 94%

Whiplash (2014)

"Whiplash demands a physical and emotional reaction. It sucks us right into this battle of wills, and the fleeting triumphs and emotional scarring that is a result of it." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 26, 2014
2.5/5 60%

The Equalizer (2014)

"A cold, cynical exercise in violence. One would think that an actor of Denzel Washington's stature would be above such things." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 23, 2014
4/5 93%

The Infinite Man (2014)

"What The Infinite Man lacks in size it makes up for in inventive, emotionally potent storytelling as a sci-fi, a comedy and a romance. That kind of trifecta is a rarity indeed." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 7, 2014
2/5 43%

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"If Sin City was a hard-on of sex and violence told in an eye popping world of gritty nourish delights, than Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is its impotent follow up." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 7, 2014
3.5/5 60%

Draft Day (2014)

"Entertainingly dramatizes the tight rope, wheeling and dealing thrills that play out during one of America's biggest sports events." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 7, 2014
4/5 86%

Night Moves (2014)

"Here is a thriller that portrays the heavy ramifications of a "justified" crime with a steady, grounded rhythm that gives power to every sin committed." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 30, 2014
4/5 96%

What We Do In The Shadows (2015)

"Just like the addictive bloodlust these characters have, What We Do in the Shadows is a film that demands repeated viewings with its ever quotable dialogue and wacky situations where the supernatural meets the mundane to gut-busting results." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 30, 2014
4/5 84%

Predestination (2015)

"Features The Spierig Brothers at their innovative and creative best, while also boasting a revelatory performance by Sarah Snook." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 30, 2014
4/5 97%

Two Days, One Night (2014)

"The Dardenne brothers expertly use confrontation to create great drama, and from that great drama arises quite the potent tale about principles in the face of hardship. " ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 26, 2014
2/5 37%

God's Pocket (2014)

"So unlikeable are these characters and disinteresting their plight that investing even a crumb of energy into their story is an investment wasted." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/5 65%

The Maze Runner (2014)

"Another young adult sci-fi tale of survival is played out to sparsely thrilling and all too familiar results, proving the popular genre has run its course." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 74%

Felony (2014)

"At its best, it reminds of the powerful corrupt-cop dramas directed by Sydney Lumet. At its worst, it's rampart with the kind of stodgy plot problems that haunts many an Australian dramatic feature." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 17, 2014
4/5 100%

All This Mayhem (2014)

"With a strong story at its core and the archive footage to back it up, All This Mayhem proves to be not only an engrossing story but an important one as well." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 17, 2014
3.5/5 60%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"A snug film about community and the torture of men out of work. There's a warmth to it, a likeability that doesn't wear off. Gleeson's big grizzly bear persona is a big reason why." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 17, 2014
2.5/5 32%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"The combined might of Hollywood's greatest action heroes can't survive against Sylvester Stallone's inflated ego." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 6, 2014
3.5/5 68%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"An immigrant tale of immense heart, salivating visuals and charming performances." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 4, 2014
2/5 67%

Lucy (2014)

"Luc Besson's grasp cannot sustain his out of this world vision of creating an action movie that is as revolutionary in its ideas as it's stimulating in its visuals, resulting in a muddled mess of both." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 3, 2014
4/5 87%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"A contemporary tale of terrorism and intelligence gathering that is as thrilling as it is relevant." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 3, 2014
3.5/5 91%

Frank (2014)

"As compelling a film about music and its mad masters as they come." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 3, 2014
4/5 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Guardians of the Galaxy is a pleasant surprise from start to finish, an all-rounder of a blockbuster that excels in making us laugh as potently as it awes with its sensational action packed style." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2.5/5 19%

And So It Goes (2014)

"Rob Reiner's inability to elicit some sort of spark between his two leads continues to prove that his best days are behind him." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 23, 2014
3.5/5 28%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"It's the weight that director Scott Derrickson gives to not only the horror, but the fallen souls who combat it that makes Deliver Us from Evil such an effective genre mash-up. " ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 23, 2014
3/5 60%

Hercules (2014)

"Once Brett Ratner flips that switch and Dwayne Johnson is unleashed, an entertaining and surprisingly enthusiastic swords and sandals actioner is in full swing." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 23, 2014
2/5 42%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"In the end none of its gels, leaving fragments of a good movie that with a little more focus, and a little more polish, could have reached its potential." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 21, 2014
3.5/5 80%

These Final Hours (2015)

"An incredibly bleak yet never the less effective pre-apocalypse movie, that stunningly portrays an Australia succumbed to a culture of death during the most fleeting and precious moments of creation." ‐Matt's Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 20, 2014
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