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 87% Life of Pi (2012) I haven't been able to shake the thought-provoking finale. Don't expect to leave this story behind as you exit the theatre. Life Of Pi has something to say.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2012
A 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) It's one of the best superhero movies ever and excels in terms of three key genres - action, comedy and suspense.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2012
A 81% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) About half way through this film, I realised I had let my guard down. I was having too much fun. My critic's hat had fallen off.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2010
A+ 86% Inception (2010) Inception may be the most intelligent action film you will ever see.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2010
A 95% The King's Speech (2010) The power of The King's Speech comes from its performances. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter have been perfectly cast.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2010
A 96% The Social Network (2010) You’ll be watching in awe as Fincher weaves the scenes of this film together. There’s never a dull moment.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2010
A 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Miller begins with a well-choreographed chase sequence that never really stops. Except for a handful of very short detours, this is two hours of unrelenting warfare.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 17, 2015
A 93% 127 Hours (2010) Franco is amazingly good and deserves what is his first Academy Award nomination.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2011
A 82% Super 8 (2011) It's so much fun to watch these cheeky, loveable kids pull together and navigate their way through this extraordinary adventure.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2011
A 92% Another Year (2010) The screenplay is fantastic but I'll always remember this film for the touching performance of Lesley Manville.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2011
A 80% The Skin I Live In (2011) I don't want to give too much away but this unsettling tale is told so beautifully, so precisely.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2011
A 98% Inside Job (2010) A good friend summed up Inside Job best when he called it 'the comedy of the year'. It's true.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2011
A 96% Gravity (2013) Gravity shows how to extract maximum tension from a minimalist story.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2013
A 92% Senna (2011) Before finalising any "best of" list for 2011, I'd strongly suggest you see this film.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2011
A 88% Margin Call (2011) With a script void of shouting matches and preachy monologues, J.C. Chandor makes the brave decision not to demonise these characters.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2012
A 89% The Descendants (2011) Speaking insightfully and realistically, George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller are a delight to watch.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2011
A 99% A Separation (2011) An outsider could see these characters as misguided. That's not the reality however. Farhadi slips us into their shoes and we appreciate each of their perspectives.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2012
A 92% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) We all know this story ends but Zero Dark Thirty's finale is still gripping and action-packed.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2013
A 77% Take This Waltz (2012) Margot's muddled personality will infuriate some filmgoers but I loved her complexity. Michelle Williams brings the character to life with her finest performance yet.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2012
A 79% Shame (2011) The story is fascinating in itself but it's Steve McQueen's careful direction that gives it a seductive, hypnotic edge.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2012
A 93% First Position (2012) If this film doesn't put a smile on your face, you are too hard to please.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2013
A 94% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) The first half of this film is mysterious whereas the second half is wonderfully inspiring. It's proof that truth really is stranger than fiction.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2012
A 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) To someone unfamiliar with the American rap scene, Straight Outta Compton will provide an absorbing look at a group of flawed, yet wonderfully talented artists.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2015
A 98% Inside Out (2015) Inside Out is stunning achievement that blends creativity, humour and emotion. I'll be saving it a spot in my top-10 list at year's end.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
A 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) It's a heavy, depressing film but it's also one that's hard to discredit.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2014
A 91% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Now that's an action movie.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2014
A 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) If you're someone who likes to put together a top 10 list at the end of each year, see Blue Jasmine and you'll only need to find 9 more.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2013
A 91% Nebraska (2013) Accompanied by a sleepy music score from composer Mark Orton, Nebraska is another wonderful feature film from director Alexander Payne.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2014
A 92% Philomena (2013) Not only is the film an interesting real-life drama, it also works as a buddy comedy thanks to the versatile performances of both Steve Coogan and Judi Dench.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2013
A 64% Still Life (2015) There aren't many films that have reduced me to tears but Still Life can now be added to that short list.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2014
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
A+ 98% Boyhood (2014) I became so interested, so invested in these characters that I kind of wished they were real. I wanted to know more. I wanted to be able to follow them after the final scene.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2014
A 84% The Walk (2015) Perhaps my fear of heights was a contributing factor but The Walk provides a film-going experience unlike anything I've seen this year. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
A 99% Selma (2015) Skilfully directed by Ava DuVernay and featuring a wonderful leading performance from David Oyelowo, Selma pulls back the curtain on a riveting piece of U.S. history.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2015
A 96% Citizenfour (2014) A compelling, real-life thriller that takes us inside the mind of a whistle blower.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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- 90% The Fighter (2010) The characters are fully developed and the boxing sequences are enthralling. You've always got a ringside seat to the action.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2011
A- 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) A fun adventure with plenty of laughs and a strong narrative. It will undoubtedly capture the attention of both kids and adults. It's almost impossible not to like.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2010
A- 93% Skyfall (2012) A key aspect of any movie is how quickly it can reel you in. In the case of Skyfall, this box is ticked in the opening few minutes.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2012
A- 90% Lincoln (2012) Those interested in the subject matter should find it informative, eye-opening and rewarding.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2013
A- 67% World War Z (2013) In the leading role, Brad Pitt is a good fit as the film's strong yet reluctant hero.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2013
A- 78% Brave (2012) A captivating story filled with drama and a little magic.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2012
A- 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) We're all entitled to our own opinions regarding his past but Polanski deserves credit as a filmmaker. The Ghost Writer proves that he's as good as ever at the age of 77.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2010