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+ 26% Suburbicon (2017) It wants to be a gritty, complex dark comedy but aside from a handful of unexpected twists, it's not particularly funny or engaging.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C 8% The Snowman (2017) There's a similar lack of character development when it comes to the main players in the current day setting.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B+ 31% Home Again (2017) This isn't a life changing movie but there are a few points of difference that make Home Again worth watching.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C+ 42% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are both terrific actors but their skills are not enough to save this sappy mess. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B- 34% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Without giving too much away, the contrived nature of the story makes it a challenge to fully connect with these characters.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
A- 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Best described as a drama as opposed to an action film, Blade Runner 2049 offers a chilling view of our future.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C 42% Song to Song (2017) I could have sat in the cinema foyer for two hours, watched a mix of people walk past, and actually learned more about life.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B+ 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) In keeping with the tennis theme, it's hard to find "fault" in the performances being offered here. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Kingsman: The Golden Circle doesn't quite have the charm and freshness as its 2014 predecessor but it's still entertaining. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B- 54% Australia Day (2017) This is a busy film... perhaps too much so. I like things "thick and fast" but with so many storylines, there's not a lot of time to question the actions of these characters.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B- 86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) My interest waned during the chaotic final act when the narrative is put aside and we're treated to a ho-hum, over-the-top action fest.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) The story is the biggest attraction here and it's amazing to think that such an interesting tale has been kept hidden for so long. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C+ 85% It (2017) I'll have no trouble sleeping tonight... and that's actually a shame.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 67% Tommy's Honour (2017) The dialogue is a bit stiff in places but Tommy's Honour is must see viewing for fans of golf, Scotland, or both.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B+ 88% Ali's Wedding (2017) It explores the blend of Middle Eastern and Australian culture within this country but also tells an amusing, family-driven tale that most will appreciate and celebrate, regardless of their background.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 87% American Made (2017) It's a role suited to Tom Cruise who portrays the lead character as a likeable larrikin who lacks intelligence but makes up for it with charm and personality. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) Once it gets past the ho-hum introduction, 47 Metres Down becomes a tense thriller that makes the most of its claustrophobic setting. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C+ 16% The Dark Tower (2017) You can see what this film is trying to be but it's not all that interesting. It rushes between events and there's not a lot of room for character development.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B+ 93% Logan Lucky (2017) This is a fun film. These characters aren't the brightest tools in the shed and they make a few mistakes along the way.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
A- 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) This is a fun, cool, wild ride. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power makes some important observations but its power isn't as strong as the original.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B- 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) It's great to a female-led action film but Atomic Blonde is a few notches below John Wick.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
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 87% 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 92% 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- 93% 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+ 78% The Beguiled (2017) There are some terrific exchanges between Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell who both deliver strong performances.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
B 89% 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- 16% 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+ 67% 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 46% 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- 49% 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+ 88% 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- 90% 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 71% 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 33% 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 25% 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- 67% 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 89% 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+ 82% 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