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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 33% The Hangover Part II (2011) Sticking with the same winning formula, Phillips has made a near carbon copy of the original. This makes it less surprising but still entertaining.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 24, 2011
C+ 32% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) The characters extricate themselves far too easily from difficult situations and there's no sense of excitement.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 17, 2011
A- 83% The Snowtown Murders (2012) This is one of the most unsettling films that I've seen in a long time.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 12, 2011
B+ 60% Water for Elephants (2011) The delicate score and softly-focused camera lens help transport us back into 1930s America and into this fulfilling tale of romance and circus animals.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 11, 2011
B 66% Insidious (2011) Wan uses the lack of lighting, shaky camera and creepy music to keep us watching intently.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 11, 2011
B 91% Source Code (2011) At a nicely paced 93 minutes, Source Code is hard to go along with at times but it's an intriguing thriller that will hold your attention.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 4, 2011
B+ 100% Mrs. Carey's Concert (2011) The most impressive feature of this documentary is the breadth of material it covers in its 95 minute running time.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted May 1, 2011
A- 83% Potiche (2011) Potiche is a sweet, charming, delightful French comedy.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2011
C+ 77% Thor (2011) It wants to impress with dazzling special effects rather than through an emotive, captivating story.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2011
B- 71% Paul (2011) It's strange in that the best material seems to have been saved for the supporting cast members.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2011
C+ 59% Scream 4 (2011) My biggest grievance is that the movie lacks suspense when required.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2011
B 79% How I Ended This Summer (2010) I've not convinced there's enough material to drag this story out into two hours but the film is to be admired for its setting.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2011
C 23% Sucker Punch (2011) Sucker Punch is what you'd get if you mixed Mulholland Drive, Showgirls and Tomb Raider and then turned it into a music video.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2011
B- 71% Never Let Me Go (2010) Whilst I was intrigued by certain elements, I left the theatre with a feeling of disappointment. It was like I hadn't seen the whole story.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2011
B+ 83% The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) The Lincoln Lawyer is a smooth thriller that offers decent twists and intriguing subplots.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2011
B+ 80% Barney's Version (2011) It takes a little while to warm up but Barney's Version is a charming film that will leave you reflecting on your own life.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2011
B+ 89% Waiting for Superman (2010) I'm sure some will disagree with the points that Davis Guggenheim is making. That's to be expected but it will help generate a badly needed debate on this subject matter.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2011
C 35% Battle: Los Angeles (2011) Aaron Eckhart is great in a comedy (Thank You For Smoking) and great in a drama (Rabbit Hole) but he's not the sort of guy you want leading a sci-fi action film.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2011
C- 0% A Heartbeat Away (2010) I'm describing it as being like the pilot for a cheesy 90s sitcom that no television network wanted to buy.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2011
C 21% The Rite (2011) The filmmakers have gone with a stock-standard mould that offers nothing new. If there was a surprise... it was just how boring these characters were.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2011
C+ 87% Rango (2011) These strange looking characters are hard to love. They didn't generate the excitement and enthusiasm that I was hoping for.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2011
B+ 60% Wasted on the Young (2010) I'm not convinced that there's a clear message but this is still a film worth your attention. The editing is sharp and the cinematography is striking.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2011
B- 34% Hall Pass (2011) It's a wafer-thin premise but the film's real problems revolve around its characters. They're all such schmucks.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2011
C+ 67% Conviction (2010) A fascinating story which has been told in a not-so-fascinating manner.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2011
C+ 33% I Am Number Four (2011) Director D.J. Caruso has taken a route which is much too safe. This is a textbook action film that offers zero surprises.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2011
A- 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) John Cameron Mitchell has done an amazing job capturing the heart of these delicate characters.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 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- 49% No Strings Attached (2011) So why did I like No Strings Attached and yet dislike Love And Other Drugs? I don't know. I guess love really does move in mysterious ways.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2011
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
C+ 42% Faster (2010) The screenwriters should have centred the story around Jackson-Cohen's character instead. It would have made for a better film.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2011
B+ 51% The Next Three Days (2010) There are a few moments which seem a little too neat but on the whole, this is a tense thriller that doesn't always choose the well-trodden path.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2011
A- 80% Catfish (2010) I applaud the makers of Catfish for the way in which they've made and marketed their movie. They're selling it as something different... and that's a big reason why I liked it.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 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
B+ 86% Black Swan (2010) Natalie Portman has been lauded for her performance as Nina and with good reason. Just like her character, you can see that she's thrown everything into the role.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2011
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
B+ 56% Morning Glory (2010) Rachel McAdams proves that she can carry a romantic comedy. Her talkative, bubbly personality will win the hearts of many in the audience.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2011
B+ 89% Tangled (2010) I liked Tangled but I wouldn't consider it in the upper echelon when ranking Disney's best.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2011
A- 70% Somewhere (2010) I wasn't satisfied by the ending but I enjoyed the journey.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 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
B+ 51% Tron Legacy (2010) When you mix the striking visuals with the heavy sound effects and booming score from Daft Punk, you're provided with a reason to go to the cinema.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2010
C+ 72% Megamind (2010) Is Megamind just a vehicle for Will Ferrell to use funny voices and shout a lot?‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2010
A- 51% Chloe (2010) I'm not often a fan of remakes but this intriguing tale has been beautifully told by Oscar nominated director Atom Egoyan.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2010
B 50% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) There's nothing really special about this latest instalment in the Narnia franchise but it finishes strongly and is worth a look.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2010
B 79% Fair Game (2010) My criticisms regarding the story's delivery are largely negated by the strong performances from Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2010
B+ 78% Red Hill (2010) From its wide panoramic vistas to its tight close ups, Hughes has created a suspenseful setting.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2010
A- 94% Winter's Bone (2010) It's the kind of movie that pulls you into its setting and doesn't let go.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2010
A- 97% GasLand (2010) It's shocking, it's hilarious but most importantly, it's eye-opening.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2010
B 33% Wild Target (2010) Bill Nighy nabs most of the laughs with his suave, sarcastic, sophisticated character.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2010
B- 66% The American (2010) It deserves credit for its style but the holes in the screenplay were too hard for me to ignore.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2010
A- 80% Made in Dagenham (2010) What I enjoyed about this film was the many different angles from which the story is explored.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2010