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
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
A- 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) Providing a voice to a group of people seldom seen on the big screen, Embrace of the Serpent is a must-see.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2016
B- 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) The crew spout a bunch of scientific words and come up with solutions that feel too easy. There's not much in the way of character progression either.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2016
B+ 98% Love & Friendship (2016) This is a delightful, entertaining comedy filled with wonderful dialogue. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2016
B 73% Ghostbusters (2016) The biggest surprise is that the lesser known Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones outshine both Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2016
B+ 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Our Kind of Traitor puts all of its key characters to the test.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2016
C+ 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) In a season cluttered with big-budget blockbusters, The Legend of Tarzan doesn't stand out and is unlikely to leave an impression.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
B+ 83% Goldstone (2016) Goldstone has its weaknesses but it's still an impressive action-thriller from Sen who puts a fresh spin on a well-used Hollywood formula.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
B 75% The BFG (2016) There's no disputing that Spielberg has created a fascinating world. It's just a shame that the story and characters aren't quite as fascinating.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
C+ 69% Central Intelligence (2016) Central Intelligence is a film that feels low on ideas. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
B 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) The film is careful not to judge or praise these characters.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
B 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) The aliens are freaky and you can't help but root for the humans as they valiantly try to get the upper hand.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
B+ 94% Finding Dory (2016) It's a more than adequate sequel to a much loved animated classic.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
C+ 28% Warcraft (2016) It took me a long time to get my head around these characters and the way in which they weave their magic.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
B- 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) It's hard to feel tension in a movie this silly but the numerous subplots should hold the attention of the target audience. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
A- 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) The film's most impressive quality is its use of sound, music and visuals. Wan clearly knows how to keep the audience on their toes.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
C+ 57% Money Monster (2016) It lacks the depressing realism that made films like The Big Short and Margin Call so startling.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
B+ 54% God Willing (Se Dio Vuole) (2015) Flaws aside, God Willing is still an entertaining romp that culminates on a reflective moment.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
A- 92% The Nice Guys (2016) They may sound like an unorthodox pairing given that we're accustomed to seeing them in dramatic roles but the pairing of Crowe and Gosling works well. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
A 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) This is Waititi's best film yet. The way he mixes tones throughout the film is a thing of beauty.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
B+ 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) It's a rush to squash it all into 144 minutes but writer Simon Kinberg has done an admirable job.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
A 78% The First Monday in May (2016) Andrew Rossi has shot some amazing footage that makes this a compelling view from start to finish. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
B 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) As hard as it is to believe, both leading actors are overshadowed by comedian Simon Helberg who steals every scene as Jenkins' well-paid pianist. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
B- 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) Patel and Irons both give strong performances but the arguments between their respective characters become repetitive. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
B+ 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) There are more characters and subplots that a Game of Thrones episode but somehow, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have managed to mash it all together into something that works. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
B- 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) The writers have tried to craft the ultimate crowd-pleaser but they've got a few steps too far. Some parts feel unbalanced and don't ring true.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
C 22% The Boss (2016) The writers, including McCarthy, have failed to create conflict or tension that feels credible.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
B 100% Wide Open Sky (2015) There's not quite enough material to stretch this out to a full 90 minutes but Wide Open Sky is still a warm-hearted documentary that highlights the importance of artistic pursuits. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
C+ 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) The conflict between the title characters is really, really hard to buy into and the screenplay drags it out as long as possible. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
B 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) It's a curious piece and you're never quite sure which characters have the upper hand. It makes the ending even more intriguing.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
A- 98% Zootopia (2016) Stepping back from the movie's key themes, the creative team behind the project deserve praise for crafting a fun, complex world. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
B+ 76% The Daughter (2017) These characters have to suffer a heavy emotional toll and thanks to some outstanding performances, those same feelings will resonate with audiences. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
A- 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) There are unexpected twists, surprising turns, and you have no idea what is going to happen from scene-to-scene. It held my attention throughout.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
C+ 36% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) The premise is weak, the characters are dull, and it lacks the memorable punch that we saw on offer in Borat and The Dictator. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
C+ 53% Triple 9 (2016) Triple 9 is a complex story with simplistic characters. The two don't go together. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
C+ 63% The Finest Hours (2016) This may be a powerful true story but for some odd reason, the three-man screenwriting team have packed it with distracting, unnecessary clichés. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
B- 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Given the focus is on battle sequences as opposed to character development, the 144 minute running time feels unnecessary. Fans of Michael Bay may think otherwise.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
B 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Fans of these iconic filmmakers should enjoy the ride. Those unfamiliar with their previous work may find it all a bit too strange.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
B- 47% How To Be Single (2016) It's a rushed, choppy screenplay that struggles to find the balance between the respective stories. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
B 74% Trumbo (2015) It's repetitive in places but Trumbo is a moderately interesting character study. It's not putting Dalton Trumbo on a pedestal and asking for him to be declared a saint.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
A- 84% Deadpool (2016) I'm not sure if this has the material to justify multiple sequels but as a stand-alone superhero movie, it's about as much fun as you could ask for.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
A+ 97% Brooklyn (2015) Brooklyn is a sweet, moving, gorgeously-shot tale about a woman trying to find where she belongs. If I see a better film this year, I'll be surprised.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
B- 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Sorkin has created something that feels staged and unrealistic. It's as if every key person in Steve Jobs' life wants to complain in the half-hour leading up to each launch.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
A 93% Anomalisa (2015) It's a simple story on paper but Anomalisa is a great conversation generator. I'm still reflecting on its style and themes. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
B+ 94% Room (2015) Room is both horrifying and inspiring. It shows us the best and worst of the human condition. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
A+ 96% Spotlight (2015) This is clearly one of the year's best films and the performances of the cast cannot be faulted.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
B+ 69% The Danish Girl (2015) It's a subject that isn't often explored in mainstream cinema and so hopefully this film makes, at the very least, a small difference.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
A- 94% Carol (2015) Carol is a beautifully shot film that captures the mix of nervousness and excitement that comes with most new relationships.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
A- 88% The Big Short (2015) Knowing how it all pans out doesn't make The Big Short any less compelling. These guys are continually questioned and ridiculed but you know they'll get the last laugh during the film's final act. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
B- 60% Sisters (2015) There's a darker undertone to the story that is touched upon but not given the gravitas it requires. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2016