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
C+ 50% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The ideas of these one-note villains are so dumb and clichéd they belong in a Scooby Doo cartoon.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
B 92% Brothers' Nest (2018) The fact that it feels so plausible adds to the uncomfortable vibe (in a positive way).‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
A- 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Sequels often feel inferior to the original but that's not the case here. Writer-director Brad Bird has returned to create a worthy, interesting story that befits the era we live in.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
C+ 56% Tag (2018) It's just a bit too weird and over-the-top.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
B- 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's lacking when it comes to villains and backstabbers and it all feels too easy as we watch events unfold. It needed a bigger injection of laughs and tension.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
B+ 100% Nothing Like a Dame (Tea With the Dames) (2018) You don't have to be familiar with all of their work to appreciate their experience and the words of wisdom they impart on the audience.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
A- 90% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary doesn't let the audience off easily. It's a film designed to have maximum impact.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
C- 48% The Bookshop (2017) Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy are all accomplished actors but their talents are not enough to save this confusing mess.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
A- 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) I'm not sure who ultimately deserves the credit given the director change but Solo: A Star Wars Story, as a finished product, is an entertaining film.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B 93% Aurore (I Got Life!) (2017) Blending comedy, drama and romance, Aurore is easy to watch and easy to like.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B- 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) While Deadpool generated interest as a worthy origin tale, Deadpool 2 struggles when it comes to an engaging story.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B+ 87% Tully (2018) This is a worthy character study and it's hard not to feel sympathy towards Marlo and her plight.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B- 80% Chappaquiddick (2018) I wasn't fully convinced by the lead performance of Australian Jason Clarke. There are moments where his character is so dumb but others where he is so shrewd.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B 74% Breath (2018) Breath is an engaging coming-of-age tale that many connect with.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
A- 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The variety of the action, combined with the intense music score from Alan Silvestri, should keep you alert for the full duration.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
A 79% Unsane (2018) The fact is feels so real makes the scenario even more ominous.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B- 32% I Feel Pretty (2018) It's the kind of movie where the audience will be a few steps ahead of the narrative as opposed to the other way around.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
C+ 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) In the original Super Troopers, about 50% of jokes hit the mark. I'd argue that percentage is a little lower this time around.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
C 52% Rampage (2018) It's like watching the trashy Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus only with a bigger budget and better special effects. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A- 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) When you throw these cute, likeable characters into an odd world, there's much opportunity for humour.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A 95% A Quiet Place (2018) It can take a little while for a movie to reel audiences in but A Quiet Place will hook them from the very opening scene.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B+ 83% Blockers (2018) It's a nutty storyline but Blockers works because of the comedic chemistry between the three leads - John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A- 92% Love, Simon (2018) When this film works... it works! It does a skillful job capturing the mindset of a teenager coming to grips with his sexuality.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B+ 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) Peter Rabbit is fun and easy to like. Yes, it's targeted at children but there's a surprising amount of humour on offer for the adult crowd.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
C+ 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) My thumbs were up following the first movie but my reaction is more subdued this time around. It's chaos without tension.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
C+ 42% Mary Magdalene (2018) I'll freely admit that I'm not a religious person and perhaps this influences my opinion... but I didn't find Mary Magdalene to be an interesting character.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B- 48% Tomb Raider (2018) Taking a very serious tone throughout (don't expect many laughs), Tomb Raider may be in need of another reboot.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B 71% The Mercy (2017) Where The Mercy succeeds is in the exploration of Crowhurst and his warped mindset. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B- 54% 12 Strong (2018) 12 Strong is a story worth telling but I'd have preferred that it ditched the clichés and replaced it with better dialogue.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
B- 47% Red Sparrow (2018) It's an intriguing screenplay with a few subplots lurking in the background but it never quite fulfils its promise.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
B+ 79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) I knew nothing of these individuals beforehand and so it serves as an eye-opener and a fitting tribute.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
C 14% Winchester (2018) The house is more interesting than any individual - and even it gets a bit boring after the opening hour. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
B 83% Game Night (2018) The more you think about it, the less sense it makes.... but that's not to say that you can't have fun watching it.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
A- 97% Black Panther (2018) Laced with political messages, Black Panther is a film to be admired for its rich, compelling story.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
A 99% Lady Bird (2017) What separates Lady Bird from the pack is the funny, heartfelt way in delves into the relationship between mother and daughter.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
C 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) I wish I knew the safe word so I could escape the cinema early.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
C 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) It borrows from other horror films to the point where it doesn't feel like there's any fresh content whatsoever.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game is an interesting tale. You certainly don't have to be a poker fan to enjoy it.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
A 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread is an engrossing character study as we watch all three individuals try to gain the upper hand in his curious household.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B 89% I, Tonya (2018) Above all else, Margot Robbie is the reason the film should be seen.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
A- 95% Sweet Country (2018) Described as Australian's equivalent of an iconic American western, Sweet Country is a gripping, moving drama that pulls back the curtain on a darker chapter in our history.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is a wild ride that provides many unexpected, eye-raising moments. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
C 57% The Commuter (2018) I love a good action-thriller but the content of this film doesn't make a lot of sense.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 87% The Post (2018) It's a fascinating tale that highlights the need for a strong media and how they should serve the people and not the government.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 85% Darkest Hour (2017) There's no argument that this is a polished production from director Joe Wright.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
B 77% All the Money in the World (2017) All the Money in the World can be enjoyed as a "truth is stranger than fiction" tale but it won't leave you on the edge of your seat.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
A- 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) You won't know whether to laugh openly or curl up with horror.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
A 97% Coco (2017) This is a beautifully touching tale that has a lot of say about celebrating the past and why me must remember those who have come before us.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
A+ 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) If there's been a better film released during 2017, I haven't seen it.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
A- 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Most sequels feel inferior to the original but this is a rare case where that isn't true.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017