Matthew Toomey Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
B+ 98% The Big Sick (2017) Many films have been made about cross-cultural relationships but The Big Sick will win over most in the audience with its delicately balanced mix of comedy and authenticity.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
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B+ 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Part of this film's allure is the way it makes you feel sympathetic towards the apes and their plight. They're the ones with traits such as warmth and forgiveness.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
A 88% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls is a beautiful coming-of-age drama with some wonderful visual imagery.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
A 93% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk is an intense, unrelenting drama from start to finish. I was a sweaty mess as the closing credits started to roll.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
C+ 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Those that have been to France might enjoy the look of the food and the scenic landscapes but for those after a character-driven drama, Paris Can Wait comes up empty.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
A- 94% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver is a super fun action film that uses music as its hook as opposed to over-the-top stunts and special effects.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
B+ 79% The Beguiled (2017) There are some terrific exchanges between Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell who both deliver strong performances.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
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B 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) A cross between a Jane Austen period piece and a Quentin Tarantino drama, Lady Macbeth is decidedly different.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
B+ 100% Chocolat (2016) Omar Sy and James Thierrée deliver fine performances that highlight the strengths and flaws of their respective characters. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
C- 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Transformers: The Last Knight is a long, punishing struggle that offers very little in the way of entertainment. I'd given up by the final hour.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
B+ 68% Cars 3 (2017) It comes together beautifully in the closing half-hour with a finale that will satisfy audiences while also offering a few surprising twists.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
B 48% Rough Night (2017) The one-liners are shared around and their comedic timing is pin-point during some of the film's eyebrow-raising scenes.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
B- 16% The Mummy (2017) The sound and visual effects artists have also earned their salaries by creating a creepy Mummy with a distinctive voice. The screenplay isn't as strong.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
B- 48% Churchill (2017) Given its very narrow focus, there are scenes that feel repetitive as we continually watch Churchill argue with others and look deep within himself.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
A- 92% Wonder Woman (2017) The film's two major strengths come down to the two most important ingredients - cast and story.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
A+ 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Mills has created an incredible, heart-warming drama. I could listen to these characters talk and watch them interact for hours.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
B- 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) It's hard to be too enthused by Depp's performance since he's delivering the same repetitious material from the earlier films. The film is far more entertaining when he's off screen.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
A- 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Stahelski and his crew have drawn on their creative juices to craft action scenes that don't feel repetitive. There's something a little different about each one.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
B 72% Viceroy's House (2017) A strength of the film is its balanced nature. While events may not have taken place precisely as depicted, you do see varying points of view in deciding the right path to independence.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
C 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) It's hard to work how who this film is pitched at given the very simple narrative.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
A 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is an unorthodox horror-thriller that could be game changer for the genre.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
B+ 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The story isn't as strong this time around but these characters have won me over with their charm and spirit.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
C 23% Table 19 (2017) There's a lot of talk at Table 19 but there weren't many laughs in Cinema 4.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
B- 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) There's not a great deal of tension in the film despite its heavy nature. Those who have seen the earlier films will be familiar with the same themes being drummed home.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
B 88% Their Finest (2017) Mixing a range of genres, Their Finest is a likeable crowd-pleaser that offers drama, comedy and romance.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
B+ 83% Denial (2016) As a good historical drama should, Denial is the kind of movie that makes you want to do more reading about the subject as you've left the cinema.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
B 100% Dance Academy: The Movie (2017) There's a realness to these characters and their journey that makes this worth a look.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
B- 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) The tone is heavy throughout and while Scarlett Johansson commands a strong presence in the leading role, the same can't be said of the supporting characters.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
A- 89% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Land of Mine is a compelling, fascinating history lesson with a moral that is just as relevant today.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B+ 74% Jasper Jones (2016) There's a heart to this film that resonates strongly. 14-year-old Levi Miller is terrific as the shy, awkward Charlie who is trying to come to grips with his quickly changing world.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B+ 93% Logan (2017) Drawing from the pages of comics written in 2008 and 2009, Mangold and his team have created a script that more about human connection than silly, over-the-top fighting.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B- 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) While it's great to catch up with these eclectic characters, the screenplay is slight. The first movie was 30 minutes shorter and yet it feels like it covered twice as much material.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B+ 35% The Great Wall (2017) The real stars of this film are the Chinese actors. 28-year-old Jing Tian is wonderful as a female leader within the Order who commands a strong presence.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B+ 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe are very, very hard to dislike.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
A 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) I'm struggling to think of a more warped, out-of-the-box comedy from the past year.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
A- 93% Fences (2016) This is a terrific drama that highlights what has changed over the past 60 years and what has remained the same.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
B 81% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is a watchable film that tries not to delve into politics (although it goes close some times) and pays tribute to those who risk their lives to keep us all safe from harm.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
A 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) This is an exquisitely well-told tale about the way we deal with trauma and loss. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
B 74% Split (2017) The film's most positive quality is the performance turned in by James McAvoy. It's a dream role given he plays so many different characters.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
A 98% Moonlight (2016) This is a remarkably good movie about one man trying to find love and his place in the world.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
A- 85% Lion (2016) It's hard not to feel a tingle down your spine as the film's reaches its climax. My eyes were moist and I wasn't the only one in the audience with that same reaction.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
A- 89% Jackie (2016) Portman skilfully mimics Jackie's mannerisms but more importantly, you understand her character's complexities.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
C 13% Collateral Beauty (2016) This is a contrived storyline that comes across as mean-spirited.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
A- 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) I can't pretend to relate to the troubles of a teenage girl in today's society but The Edge of Seventeen comes across as realistic and authentic.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
B 31% Passengers (2016) The screenplay from Jon Spaihts will leave you questioning the actions of both characters as the credits start to roll.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
C+ 18% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2016
B 73% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2016
A- 92% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2016