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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 73% The Children Act (2018) Offering up plenty to think about when it comes to work-life balance and religious freedoms, The Children Act is a powerful, affecting piece of cinema.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
B+ 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) He schmoozes the bank tellers in the movie and 82-year-old Robert Redford does the same on the audience. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
C 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The problem with this film is its farcical, fragmented script. Everything feels like it comes far too easily to Salander. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
B+ 80% Boy Erased (2018) The world is a messed-up place but Boy Erased provides hope that common sense can sometimes triumph over stupidity.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
B 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Despite all the problems and rumoured on-set arguments, the good news is that Bohemian Rhapsody still provides comedy, tragedy and a killer soundtrack.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
B- 70% Beautiful Boy (2011) It's an important subject matter but the fast-paced nature of the screenplay doesn't allow the emotional impact to sink through. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
B+ 79% Halloween (2018) Despite the not-so-perfect screenplay, Halloween still delivers as a cinematic experience.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
A- 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Lady Gaga has created a delicate, likeable character who serves as the film's emotional barometer in that as her feelings change, so too will those of the audience.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
A- 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) There are plenty of recognisable names on the film's poster but the real star of Bad Times at the El Royale is the hotel itself.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
A- 88% First Man (2018) It's beautifully shot. The use of handheld cameras by cinematographer Linus Sandgren creates an enaging, documentary-like feel.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
A- 88% American Animals (2018) American Animals is anything but your ordinary crime thriller.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
C+ 28% Venom (2018) The film's major weaknesses is its screenplay. So many sequences lack credibility.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
C 29% Night School (2018) Kevin Hart has been better. Tiffany Haddish has been better. Night School should have been better.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
A 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) The unrelenting narrative and flawless performances make this a powerful piece of cinema. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
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- 83% 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+ 33% 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 92% 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+ 92% 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+ 23% 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+ 90% 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+ 81% 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- 70% 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+ 48% 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+ 56% 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+ 99% 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 94% 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- 83% 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- 82% 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 79% 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