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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+ 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) Looking deep into the psyche of this troubled individual, Durkin isn't offering any easy answers... and nor should he be.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
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A- 95% The Artist (2011) You're likely to be as smiling as much as George Valentin.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2012
A- 15% A Few Best Men (2012) I can't recall too many wedding flicks that have been this crazy and this outlandish. I certainly had a lot of fun watching it! ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2012
A- 95% Weekend (2011) Through two wonderful performances from Tom Cullen and Chris New, writer-director Andrew Haigh has captured the many emotions associated with a new relationship.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2012
A- 81% Young Adult (2011) Mavis Gary is an absorbing individual and credit goes to Academy Award winning writer Diablo Cody for creating her.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2012
A- 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) If you enjoy an intelligent, realistic spy thriller, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is not to be missed.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2012
A- 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) This is still a slick, gripping thriller and Fincher's stylish fingerprints can be seen all the way through.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 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
C+ 59% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) These characters have become too smart for their own good. The never-ending banter between Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law gets tired quickly.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2011
B+ 76% War Horse (2011) The limitations within the screenplay are largely offset by Janusz Kaminski's beautiful cinematography, Michael Kahn's nicely-paced editing and John Williams's sweet film score.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 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
B+ 68% Les femmes du 6e ├ętage (The Women on the 6th Floor) (2011) Fabrice Luchini (Potiche) is immensely likeable as the film's shy leading man and the chatty maids have a humorous, cheeky disposition.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2011
A- 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) The script won't take home any awards but you won't care once you've seen the unrelenting action sequences. My eyes were glued to the screen and my heart rate definitely increased!‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2011
A- 55% The Inbetweeners (2012) One of the funniest films I've seen all year. It's faithful to the TV series and I can too easily relate to these four guys and their hilarious insecurities.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2011
A- 84% The Ides of March (2011) I'd strongly urge you to hand over a $10 donation and support The Ides Of March. It has my endorsement!‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2011
C+ 80% Santa's Apprentice (L'apprenti Pere Noel) (2010) I'm not sure why Santa is portrayed as such as a schmuck early on and this is part of the reason why I think kids will be sitting there with a blank stare on their face.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2011
B+ 74% Burning Man (2012) Matthew Goode delivers a wonderful performance as Tom. He's a character that you want to sympathise with but he makes it difficult with some of his not-so-likeable outbursts.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2011
C 25% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) This weekend, millions of people around the globe will be conned into handing over their hard earned cash to see a film with no plot, no action and no climax.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2011
A- 94% Moneyball (2011) It reeled me in very quickly with its interesting story, a few surprising twists and an unexpected number of laughs.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2011
B- 46% Anonymous (2011) Perhaps there is an element of truth in this tale but director Roland Emmerich makes it very hard to believe with this muddled story.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2011
B- 68% Our Idiot Brother (2011) It has its moments but, for the most part, I found it to be flat and disappointing.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2011
A- 93% Drive (2011) If you can make it through one viewing, I dare say Drive is a film you're going to want to watch again and again.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2011
C 36% In Time (2011) Even if you can get past the plot holes (and that's a big IF), you'll still be bored by this standard action-thriller. There's very little to get the heart pumping.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2011
B+ 100% TT3D Closer To The Edge (2011) I was shaking my head with disbelief as I watched the riders navigate the sharp corners and avoid rock walls by a matter of inches.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2011
A- 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) If you don't leave the cinema with a smile on your face, I'll be very, very surprised. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2011
C+ 28% The Cup (2012) The Cup doesn't dig deeply enough into its characters. Everyone is portrayed in a positive light and it's as if the writers were too afraid to challenge the audience.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2011
B+ 35% The Thing (2011) What elevates this above your average thriller is the rational manner in which the characters act.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2011
A- 59% Real Steel (2011) Real Steel is my kind of action movie. The story is engaging, the characters are fun and the robots are freaking cool.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2011
A- 70% The Hunter (2012) It's a story that could easily be laughed at but Nettheim has transformed it into a moving, compelling drama.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2011
C+ 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) These characters reflect no people that I've ever met. They're as crazy and stupid as the title suggests.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2011
A- 90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) Whilst they hardly say a word, I felt much sorrow for these two lonely characters and the changing world in which they find themselves.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2011
B+ 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) Whilst the bosses are unnecessarily over-the-top, the film still manages to work as a light-hearted buddy comedy.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2011
A- 95% The Guard (2011) Brendan Gleeson's performance in The Guard will be remembered as one of the best of 2011.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2011
C+ 44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) You'd think that a movie that covers both the science fiction and western genres would be a lot funnier than this.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2011
A- 94% Win Win (2011) Is there anyone who can play an "ordinary guy" better than Paul Giamatti?‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2011
A- 84% Jane Eyre (2011) The story is a little too compact at times but the exquisite performance of Mia Wasikowska makes this film stand out.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2011
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
C 81% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) I realise that action movies aren't meant to be realistic but these characters needed to be far more interesting and believable if they were going to draw me in.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2011
B+ 82% Red Dog (2011) It was this second half of the film I enjoyed most. The cheesy dialogue is left behind and we get to see these characters (including Red Dog himself) at their most vulnerable.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2011
A- 55% The Conspirator (2011) The first half hour feels too much like a history lesson but from thereon in, The Conspirator is a compelling drama.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2011
B 71% Hanna (2011) Hanna is an intriguing action-thriller that's best described as a cross between Run Lola Run and The Bourne Identity.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2011
C+ 36% Larry Crowne (2011) It felt like I was being smothered with "feel good" moments. Everything about the story and its characters is too far detached from reality.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2011
C 38% Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges) (2010) It's pretty hard to enjoy a romantic comedy when there isn't a single likeable character.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2011
B+ 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) It's not the best in the series but it's a worthy enough conclusion. I had the same thoughts when I read the final book a few years ago.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2011
C+ 72% I Love You Phillip Morris (2010) I'm describing I Love You Phillip Morris as an inferior version of Catch Me If You Can. It's trying to tell a similar story in a similar vein but it just doesn't work.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2011
B 88% The Trip (2011) The Trip is light and easy to watch. It won't blow you away but you're likely to leave the theatre in a better mood than when you arrived.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2011
B- 84% The Tree of Life (2011) There are some touching scenes between father and son but the rest of the film felt too heavy-handed.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2011
B- 81% Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) It focuses too heavily on flashy action sequences and lacks the amusing banter that I remember fondly from the original.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2011
C 48% Sleeping Beauty (2011) Sleeping Beauty is a tiring, emotionless experience. I can best describe it as a film that is "all style and no substance".‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2011
B+ 42% Little White Lies (2012) Some of the film's themes are a touch overdone but I'd strongly recommend this for lovers of great French cinema.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2011