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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- 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+ 43% 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+ 52% 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+ 87% 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- 71% 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+ 73% 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
B- 58% Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) There are a few "jump out of your seat" moments but when you break it down, it's just a simple rehash of the original.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2010
B+ 57% Summer Coda (2010) I've never harnessed a desire to visit Mildura but that's changed thanks to the beautiful cinematography of Greg De Marigny.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2010
C- 23% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) How many more Resident Evil films are they going to make? Hopefully the answer is zero.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 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
C+ 36% Eat Pray Love (2010) There’s too much eating, too much praying and too much loving. I should have known given the title.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2010
A- 87% Buried (2010) Whether you like it or not, Buried is a film that will stick in your memory.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2010
B- 49% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) I had a lot more fun earlier in the year watching talking toys and fire-breathing dragons.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2010
B- 42% Dinner for Schmucks (2010) It's hard to feel sorry for someone who seems to instigate so many of his own problems.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2010
B 69% The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010) Whilst it's not as memorable as the original, I've always got time for a well-written thriller.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2010
B- 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) This could have been a gritty, realistic drama but the writers have gone with a safer, more commercial option. The unsatisfying ending is proof of that.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2010
B+ 78% The Other Guys (2010) I wasn't sure what to expect from the unorthodox pairing of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg but it turns out they make a likeable comedic duo.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2010
A- 82% The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010) If you like a good twist, then this is the next film you must see. Your eyes will be glued to the screen, wondering what unexpected plot developments lay ahead.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2010
B+ 64% Tomorrow, When the War Began (2012) The dialogue is cheesy but I was impressed by the tension that builds throughout the film.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2010
B 93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) I didn't take a lot away from the film but there are some wonderfully uncomfortable scenes that make it worth seeing.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2010
A- 91% The Father of My Children (Le pere de mes enfants) (2010) Mia Hansen-Løve deserves credit both as a writer and a director. This is a very convincing drama.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2010
A- 86% Boy (2012) It starts out as a fairly innocuous comedy but it gradually develops into something more dramatic, more meaningful.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2010
B- 62% Salt (2010) The well choreographed action scenes mask the many weaknesses within the story.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2010
B- 86% The Special Relationship (2010) [The] glimpse of the real Blair was far more interesting than the clichéd version we saw throughout the film.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2010
B 46% Step Up 3 (2010) It sounds bad but I still had fun. It's got creative dance moves, decent choreography and a solid soundtrack.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2010
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
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
C+ 10% Killers (2010) It's trying to be funny and it's trying to be cool but Killers doesn't quite get there.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2010