Matthew Thrift Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Matthew Thrift

Matthew Thrift
Matthew Thrift's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) The notion of 'home' is central to Gray's back catalogue, and affords Z its primary thematic conflict, albeit one painted in overtly literal terms.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
3/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Bigger isn't always better, but Chad Stahelski proves himself an action force to be reckoned with.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) An exquisitely rendered study of colonialism, memory and cultural erasure.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
1/5 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) The ugliest film in recent memory - in every sense of the word - we can only hope it meets the fate it deserves.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) What remains is an opportunity for an intense, Jaws-like thalassophobic nightmare, squandered.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
5/5 94% Hard to be a God (2015) A monumental work from a monumental talent. Unmissable.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2015
4/5 98% Iris (2015) A love letter to individualism, and the love that fuels it.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
2/5 38% Cub (Welp) (2014) Not much adventure. Not much horror.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
3/5 97% Housebound (2014) Housebound winningly sticks two fingers up to tired genre persuasions, effecting a barnstorming crowdpleaser populated by people you want to root for and tension you can chew. It's the stuff Friday nights at the movies were made for.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
1/5 78% Danny Collins (2015) Return to sender.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
5/5 100% Only Angels Have Wings (1939) Pure cinematic catnip.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015
2/5 29% Insurgent (2015) Maybe you had to read the book?‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 71% What If (2014) A pleasant surprise. Radcliffe shines.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/5 50% Maleficent (2014) Jolie nails it, but she deserves better than this CGI sinkhole.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 28, 2014
1/5 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) The great John Turturro comes a-cropper in this tin-eared comedy of male sexual mores.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 22, 2014
5/5 100% Open City (1946) Roberto Rossellini's benchmark 1945 work of abrasive political realism presents a crumbling Rome that's been ravaged by war.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 86% We Are What We Are (2013) This social-realist take on the cannibal sub-genre makes for a surprising lyrical and quietly profound piece of filmmaking.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) A frank and adventurous portrayal of love in the margins.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2014
97% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Of all miracles readily apparent on screen, perhaps the greatest is that the film even got made in the first place.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2014
2/5 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) A strong first half gives way to genre predictability.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2014
2/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) This star-studded shout-off generates none of the heat and intensity of Tracy Letts' stage play.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/5 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) Exceptional music, unexceptional documentary on the swampy sounds of the famous Tennessee backing band.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2013
1/5 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) So generic a cut-and-paste job is the film's every aesthetic cue, it's surprising to even find a director's name surface in the closing credits.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2013
3/5 88% Dial M for Murder (1954) Second tier Hitch perhaps, but no less enjoyable for it, and still a marvel of cinematic technique.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/5 55% Cleopatra (1963) Melodramatic, and camp as Christmas, but nothing like the disaster its reputation suggests.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2013
1/5 21% The Seasoning House (2013) If only the dialogue and camera work were as good as the make-up effects.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2013
1/5 70% The Croods (2013) Oh crud...‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2013
4/5 83% Babeldom (2012) Invigorating, challenging and extremely provocative. And extremely articulate to boot!‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2013
5/5 95% Gangs of Wasseypur (2014) A star is born in Anurag Kashyap. Blistering, audacious and if anything... just too darn short.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2013
2/5 65% Unfinished Song (2013) Too emotionally manipulative, but not without its moments of real tenderness and warmth.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2013
1/5 41% Midnight's Children (2013) Lacks soul, imagination and even basic logic.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2012
5/5 No Score Yet Still astonishes.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2012
4/5 71% Husbands (1970) Husbands may not be structurally perfect, but it's an unsentimental dissection of ego, fear and masculinity nonetheless.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2012
1/5 41% The Possession (2012) Hang on, did Raimi actually have anything to do with this?‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2012
2/5 70% The Hunter (2012) Unfocussed and thematically overburdened. More could have been said with less.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2012
3/5 93% The Apartment (1960) Wilder has made some truly great movies, but this one is not the masterpiece we thought it was.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2012
5/5 88% The Turin Horse (2012) A magnificent, towering achievement.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 31, 2012
4/5 93% Beauty and the Beast (1991) Unsubtle perhaps, but never fails to hit the right notes.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 3, 2012
1/5 42% Silent House (2012) Ludicrous and offensive in equal measure. Avoid.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 3, 2012
3/5 73% The Monitor (Babycall) (2012) The ending may not entirely add up, but a minor complaint with so much else to keep us on our toes.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2012
5/5 100% Laura (1944) Not only one of Preminger's greatest, but one of the great noirs.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
1/5 29% The Vow (2012) Duff beyond words, with some appealing performances wasted.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2012