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
4/5 63% Life (2017) The kind of popcorn munching scare fest that features just the right amount of tension and plot-twists to keep things lively.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Rough Stuff (2017) A highly entertaining, full throttle action adventure with much personality to boot.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) The power of parable and grim realities of grieving take centre stage in A Monster Calls, a potent mash of gritty coming of age drama and Gothic fantasy that once again displays the strong visual and storytelling talents of director J.A. Bayona.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
1.5/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) A tonally awkward, poorly edited and overlong mess of a film, Rules Don't Apply is a bust of a comeback from filmmaker Warren Beatty, whose overwrought direction is matched by his over the top performance as notorious Hollywood recluse Howard Hughes.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
5/5 85% Silence (2017) While the silence of the mainstream media in covering the issue of Christian persecution is deafening, a film such as Silence serves as a powerful reminder of faith tested, faith tortured, and faith defined, yet never faith destroyed.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Not only an entertaining and heartfelt story, but an informative and important one as well. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 34% Live By Night (2017) A sprawling gangster movie epic that demonstrates Affleck's deft hand at tense, action filled filmmaking, and presenting characters in constant conflict with who they are and the environment they have cornered themselves into.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 86% Lion (2016) Patel brilliantly portrays a young man adrift in a sea of uncertainty towards his identity, haunted by a past he barely survived and guilt ridden over loving a family he barely knew. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 89% Jackie (2016) An incredibly immersive experience that is hard to shake after the credits role, a film that illuminates and moves in its artistry and its spirit.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
1.5/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Substitutes the necessary elements of personality and tangible emotion for overblown, new-age schmaltz, that manages to pull off the feat of being pompous and stale at the same time.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
3.5/5 82% A United Kingdom (2017) Amma Asante has established herself as a filmmaker and storyteller able to convey a strong sense of time and place, breathing life into the characters within whose plight is high on stakes worth investing in. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
3/5 61% Allied (2016) Pitt's performance in Allied is a watching-the-gears-turn curiosity, that although conjures some genuinely raw and compelling moments of brilliance, if often undercut by more moments of over thinking his role.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 73% Sing (2016) This joyous, toe tapping and charming tale hits all the right notes to make for a smile on your face infectious tapestry of song, colour and feelgood vibes.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 93% La La Land (2016) What makes these moments of mouth-a-gap wonder truly great is the beating heart of a love story that gives La La Land that depth and momentum and demands an investment of heart and soul. In Chazelle's hands, it's a safe investment indeed.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
1.5/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) A cold, boring and confusing action fantasy of little redeeming quality, Assassins Creed marks career worst work from all involved, made uglier by an anti-Catholicism inherent in the game series it is based upon.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
2.5/5 31% Passengers (2016) Problem is the lack of stakes and a troubling moral core in the motivations of their characters that hangs like a dark cloud throughout what, with the right amount of tinkering during the films development, could have resulted in a much better movie.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Earns its intergalactic stripes as a Star Wars spin-off of visual gumption and gritty action filmmaking, securing its place as the glue between trilogies in this ever-expanding space saga.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 85% The Patriarch (Mahana) (2016) A wonderfully filmed and performed story of family and legacy brought to life through beautiful classic movie strokes.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 83% The Founder (2017) An infectiously entertaining performance from Michael Keaton highlights a true-life story about business at its most ruthless and entrepreneurship at its most pure.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival speaks to our tenacious need to know just who we are and why we are here. In that search we look to the stars, we pray to the heavens, we seek answers within ourselves and the environment around us. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Gibson has boldly presented a story of powerful relevance, a declaration not only of faith but faith within a hostile world that looks to break a spirit that is unbreakable. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Brings much in the way of tasty popcorn spirituality to match it's brilliant filmmaking.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Red Pill (2016) Combines a personal journey narrative with a thorough exploration of the contentious Men's Rights movement, to make for an insightful and at times frustrating viewing experience.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) A modern-day set crime western that delves into the themes of right, wrong, law and capitalism with a righteous heart that pulsates within the grey of a morality tale where the pursuit of money turns good men bad.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) An almost rhythmic foray of kicks, punches and gunfire provides soundtrack to an action thriller that while hardly original, is delightfully old school cool in its approach to anti-heroes vs baddies. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 75% Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016) A movie that disturbs and fascinates in equal measure about the corruption of accountability within a community infested by a culture of death.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 84% The Meddler (2016) As written and directed by Scafaria and performed by Sarandon, The Meddler is charming, tug-the-heart engaging stuff, that's as authentic in its emotions as it's entertaining in its filmmaking. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
3.5/5 67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) A look into how war can change the lives of not only those on the frontlines but those covering an everlasting conflict in a strange land as told by an authentic voice that's part funny, parts moving, and indeed parts frustrating‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
2/5 77% Keanu (2016) An over the top hit and miss of gags upon gags within an urban crime story that fails as both tribute and spoof. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
3/5 58% Me Before You (2016) A film that warms the heart, yet fails to sway the mind.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
4.5/5 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) That anger, sadness and frustration felt throughout Deepwater Horizon is matched by excellent craft and skill in re-enacting this man-made disaster with an immersive, absorbing pull.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) A thrilling shoot 'em up that rather effectively sets up its characters and the stakes at play to make for an action film where themes surrounding religion and violence don't distract, but deepen.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/5 91% The Confirmation (2016) Led by the terrific performances of Clive Owen and the continuously impressive Jaden Lieberher, The Confirmation is a father-son story of high emotional and spiritual value.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
4/5 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) Credible, personable and utterly believable, Viggo Mortensen delivers one of his best performances as a father who has raised his children to combat against the world, but never be a part of it.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
4/5 85% Sully (2016) With clear barriers between institutions of authority and the citizens they have sworn to serve and protect, Sully is a film that shows how the system can work when the right time comes.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
2.5/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Singer once brought an intimacy to the social political dimensions that often made the X-Men franchise the thinking man's superhero movie. Yet it is clear that the weight in the themes that come with ...Apocalypse has left Singer and his movie floundering.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Considering the amount of VFX heavy duds released at a constant rate, The Jungle Book is a triumph of its kind.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Its many ideas, plot-points and characters are expertly conceived, written and portrayed to make for a roller coaster of a superhero movie. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2016
4/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) With his third stint as director, Black has found his niche in evoking great performances, and framing engrossing and entertaining stories. The conclusion of The Nice Guys hints at a sequel. Please let it happen.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) It's one thing to create an R-rated soap box which to preach from, yet doing so in such a strong armed and contrived way wins neither applause nor credibility.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) While Ben-Hur presents itself as a Bible-epic spectacular, it instead succeeds as an intimate depiction of forgiveness gained through the rigours of faith.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Missing this time out is passion in its central idea of a world on the brink of chaos and the clandestine forces who brought it there. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Snyder has brought a different edge to the superhero genre, one that questions what drives these men of steel and creatures of the night to do what they do and believe what they believe. There is something to admire in that.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 69% The Danish Girl (2015) Although handsomely made and admirably performed, The Danish Girl doesn't quite become the emotionally powerfully and socially important picture it clearly hoped to be.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) A sleek, energetic, depth filled and riveting character drama that rather brilliantly delves into the disturbing faults and stubborn genius that was part and parcel of Jobs' character.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Red Billabong (2016) A unique and original creature feature, Red Billabong overcomes any VFX limitations with an intriguing story and truly tense scares, resulting in one of the more innovative and interesting monster movies to be released in some time.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2016
2/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) An animated adventure that boasts the visual prowess of the best mainstream releases in the medium, yet the storytelling sensibility of a stoner nodding furiously mid toke at the Zeitgeist documentary playing on the TV.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
2.5/5 25% Suicide Squad (2016) Throughout Suicide Squad an unease can be felt, akin to a beast trapped in a PG-13 cage chomping at the bit to get out. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
4/5 56% War on Everyone (2017) McDonagh blends the outrageous with the profound, where quick witted one liners and choice variety of curse words sit comfortably alongside discussion on the philosophy of right versus wrong.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
3.5/5 89% Blood Father (2016) Gibson is superb here. With white patched black beard, muscular frame and piercing eyes capable of burning holes into any man's soul, Gibson reminds of a grizzly papa bear whose roar matches his bite.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016