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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
B+ 71% 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+ 92% 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- 77% 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+ 93% 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 80% 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 75% 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 97% 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- 86% 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 12% 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+ 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
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- 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
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2016
B+ 98% 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
A- 93% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2016
A 73% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
B+ 87% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
A- 84% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
B- 44% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
B+ 84% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2016
B 63% Storks (2016) You'll be smiling regardless of your age. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2016
A- 58% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2016
C+ 25% Suicide Squad (2016) It's a shame the movie amounts to so little because there are some great performances.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2016
C+ 59% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2016