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Matthew Toomey

Matthew Toomey
Matthew Toomey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ABC Radio Brisbane

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) The chaotic action sequences are over edited and the suspense levels are low. It all feels so mindless and pointless. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Dec 25, 2016
B 70% Sing (2016) It's a tricky job trying to balance up the many storylines but writer-director Garth Jennings has done a good job. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Dec 25, 2016
A- 93% La La Land (2016) Easy on the eyes and tough on the heart, La La Land is a film I could watch again and again. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Dec 25, 2016
B+ 97% Little Men (2016) It's a well-told tale that comes together nicely in the last half-hour. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Dec 25, 2016
B- 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) It feels more like a knowledge building history lesson rather than an exciting, free-flowing adventure. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Dec 25, 2016
A- 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) Cinema has the power to open our eyes to the world's issues and offer a path forward if we're willing to take it. I, Daniel Blake is a great example and should not be missed. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Dec 25, 2016
B+ 94% Arrival (2016) Don't go in thinking you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some action-heavy entertainment. Your mind will be put to work. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Dec 25, 2016
A 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Most of us would struggle to justify the high cost of a Tom Ford suit but when it comes to the ticket price of a Tom Ford movie, I can't recommend the later more strongly enough. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Nov 6, 2016
B+ 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Andrew Garfield speaks with a slow drawl and comes across as a touch dopey but it's a good fit for the character. He is a man driven by his beliefs rather than common sense. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Nov 6, 2016
B- 51% The Accountant (2016) I like being challenged as a filmgoer but there's too much going on here. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Nov 6, 2016
B+ 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Providing a finale that doesn't rely on explosions and drawn-out punch ups, Doctor Strange earns points for being a little different. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Nov 6, 2016
A- 98% Hell or High Water (2016) This is a damn good film and your feelings about the characters will oscillate throughout. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Nov 6, 2016
B- 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back doesn't feel quite as exciting. Perhaps it's the inevitable letdown that comes with most sequels or perhaps it's just not as good. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Nov 6, 2016
C+ 70% Café Society (2016) Lacking the sharp, witty dialogue synonymous with other Allen films, Café Society is forgettable. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Nov 6, 2016
C+ 19% Inferno (2016) Langdon isn't doing much this time around. There are a couple of puzzles to solve but the more prevalent scenes involve him running from the authorities Jason Bourne style. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Nov 6, 2016
A- 82% Julieta (2016) Julieta is for admirers of Almodóvar and for those who enjoy a mystery fuelled by the darker elements of human nature. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Nov 6, 2016
B- 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) The Girl on the Train offers intrigue and a few red herrings but doesn't provide a knockout punch. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Nov 6, 2016
B+ 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) It must have been a dream project for the sound technicians. There are more explosions than a New Year's Eve fireworks show. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Nov 6, 2016
B 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) This latest remake is far from perfect but in a time when westerns are few and far between, it provides a nice throwback to a forgotten genre. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Oct 1, 2016
B 63% Storks (2016) You'll be smiling regardless of your age. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Oct 1, 2016
A- 61% Snowden (2016) Encapsulating plenty of material inside of its 134 minute running time, Snowden will add to the growing debate about the reach of government, rightly or wrongly, into our lives. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Oct 1, 2016
B- 13% Spin Out (2016) There are too many characters in this film and they do distract from the main show. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Oct 1, 2016
B 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) The film is at its best when it brings its three leading actors together. Their light-hearted battles and arguments provide more than enough laughs to make this an entertaining experience. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Oct 1, 2016
C+ 85% Sully (2016) Several television shows and documentaries have already been made which chronicle US Airways Flight 1549 and they offer more insight than this cheesy, fictionalised version. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Oct 1, 2016
B 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Animals are cute but talking, animated animals are even cuter. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Oct 1, 2016
B+ 89% Blood Father (2016) For fans of Mel Gibson, it should provide a timely reminder that he still commands a powerful, likeable screen presence. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Oct 1, 2016
C 66% Nerve (2016) As the film enters its third and final act, you realise that it's not possible for it to be wrapped up in a logical fashion. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Oct 1, 2016
B- 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Despite its best intentions, it's hard to imagine this film leaving a huge impact on audiences. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
B 60% War Dogs (2016) Miles Teller and Jonah Hill are both strong in the leading roles. They're a big part of the reason why this film will entertain many who take the time to see it. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
A- 59% Bad Moms (2016) My mild criticisms are more than compensated by the amazing comedic chemistry generated by the film's three stars. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
B+ 61% Down Under (2016) Complete with a few unexpected soundtrack choices, Down Under packs a strong emotional punch and asks us to take a good, hard look at ourselves. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
C+ 26% Suicide Squad (2016) It's a shame the movie amounts to so little because there are some great performances. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
C+ 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Long-time supporters of the show will enjoy catching up with the eccentric characters. Others may be left scratching their head and wondering if this is the female equivalent of a Hunter S. Thompson novel. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
B- 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Greengrass uses exciting, elaborate chase sequences to compensate for the weak, not-so-interesting narrative. Two lengthy scenes stand out. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
A- 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) Providing a voice to a group of people seldom seen on the big screen, Embrace of the Serpent is a must-see. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
B- 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) The crew spout a bunch of scientific words and come up with solutions that feel too easy. There's not much in the way of character progression either. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
B+ 98% Love & Friendship (2016) This is a delightful, entertaining comedy filled with wonderful dialogue. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
B 73% Ghostbusters (2016) The biggest surprise is that the lesser known Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones outshine both Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
B+ 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Our Kind of Traitor puts all of its key characters to the test. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Aug 27, 2016
C+ 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) In a season cluttered with big-budget blockbusters, The Legend of Tarzan doesn't stand out and is unlikely to leave an impression. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 10, 2016
B+ 83% Goldstone (2016) Goldstone has its weaknesses but it's still an impressive action-thriller from Sen who puts a fresh spin on a well-used Hollywood formula. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 10, 2016
B 75% The BFG (2016) There's no disputing that Spielberg has created a fascinating world. It's just a shame that the story and characters aren't quite as fascinating. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 10, 2016
C+ 69% Central Intelligence (2016) Central Intelligence is a film that feels low on ideas. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 10, 2016
B 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) The film is careful not to judge or praise these characters. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 10, 2016
B 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) The aliens are freaky and you can't help but root for the humans as they valiantly try to get the upper hand. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 10, 2016
B+ 94% Finding Dory (2016) It's a more than adequate sequel to a much loved animated classic. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 10, 2016
C+ 28% Warcraft (2016) It took me a long time to get my head around these characters and the way in which they weave their magic. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 10, 2016
B- 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) It's hard to feel tension in a movie this silly but the numerous subplots should hold the attention of the target audience. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 10, 2016
A- 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) The film's most impressive quality is its use of sound, music and visuals. Wan clearly knows how to keep the audience on their toes. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jul 10, 2016
C+ 57% Money Monster (2016) It lacks the depressing realism that made films like The Big Short and Margin Call so startling. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Posted Jun 3, 2016