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
A- 76% Smallfoot (2018) The messages in animated features tend to get repetitive but Smallfoot feels fresh with its exploration of power, truth, control and "fake news".‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
A- 79% Ladies in Black (2018) Bruce Beresford's gets his message across by having us fall in love with these wonderful characters and for that reason, Ladies in Black is of the year's best Australian flicks.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
C+ 34% The Predator (2018) Aside from the laughs, it's not offering much in terms of thrills and originality.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B 93% Searching (2018) Things get a little too "twisty" during the climax but Searching is a cool concept with strong execution.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B+ 71% Christopher Robin (2018) It's heavy-handed in places but the writers could be forgiven given this is a family film targeted at people of all ages.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B+ 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) There aren't too many surprises in terms of story but this is still fun, engaging and entertaining.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
C+ 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) It's fun for a while but once the novelty wears off, you realise The Happytime Murders has a thin, limited storyline. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B 53% Book Club (2018) The story may be cheesy and contrived but it's still great to see four terrific actors working together and creating comedy gold.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B- 46% The Meg (2018) It's a worthy set up but the film does run out of gas.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B+ 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Likely to spark debate about how much America has changed... and not changed over the past few decades, BlacKkKlansman is a winning black comedy.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B+ 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) There's an unnecessary epilogue but On Chesil Beach is still a moving character study about two people who struggle to express emotion.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The Spy Who Dumped Me could have been funnier but it's prepared to take a few chances and so deserves a look.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B+ 88% The Breaker Upperers (2018) The Breaker Upperers is a dark, dark comedy and many scenes will leave you with the conflicting emotions of laughter and shock.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
A- 94% RBG (2018) RBG is an insightful documentary that takes us inside of the world of this iconic figure.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
C+ 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) I love musicals and I was a big fan of Mamma Mia! but I've got to be honest - this is a letdown. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B+ 46% Skyscraper (2018) Maybe it's because I'm petrified of heights but my hands were sweating during some sequences.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) While the screenplay isn't as strong as it could be, the action scenes deliver in a big way.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B 40% Mary Shelley (2018) The pace is a little sluggish in places but the interaction between key characters is the film's strongest element.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B+ 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) It's not as strong as its 2015 predecessor but Sicario: Day of the Soldado still features some great pieces that will leave you on the edge of your seat.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B- 73% Adrift (2018) Adrift has tempted me to do more reading about the real-life people involved (so that's a good thing) but as a standalone movie, it's not as gripping as you might expect.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
C+ 49% 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 90% 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+ 55% Tag (2018) It's just a bit too weird and over-the-top.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
B- 68% 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% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (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- 89% 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- 55% The Bookshop (2018) 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- 70% 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+ 86% 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- 81% 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 77% Breath (2018) Breath is an engaging coming-of-age tale that many connect with.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
A- 84% 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 80% Unsane (2018) The fact is feels so real makes the scenario even more ominous.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B- 33% 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 53% 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- 90% 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+ 64% 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+ 39% 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- 51% 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- 53% 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