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
Publications: ABC Radio Brisbane

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B+ 47% Skyscraper (2018) Maybe it's because I'm petrified of heights but my hands were sweating during some sequences. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) While the screenplay isn't as strong as it could be, the action scenes deliver in a big way. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B 40% Mary Shelley (2018) The pace is a little sluggish in places but the interaction between key characters is the film's strongest element. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B+ 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) It's not as strong as its 2015 predecessor but Sicario: Day of the Soldado still features some great pieces that will leave you on the edge of your seat. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B- 70% Adrift (2018) Adrift has tempted me to do more reading about the real-life people involved (so that's a good thing) but as a standalone movie, it's not as gripping as you might expect. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
C+ 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The ideas of these one-note villains are so dumb and clichéd they belong in a Scooby Doo cartoon. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
B 91% Brothers' Nest (2018) The fact that it feels so plausible adds to the uncomfortable vibe (in a positive way). - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
A- 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Sequels often feel inferior to the original but that's not the case here. Writer-director Brad Bird has returned to create a worthy, interesting story that befits the era we live in. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
C+ 56% Tag (2018) It's just a bit too weird and over-the-top. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
B- 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's lacking when it comes to villains and backstabbers and it all feels too easy as we watch events unfold. It needed a bigger injection of laughs and tension. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
B+ 99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) You don't have to be familiar with all of their work to appreciate their experience and the words of wisdom they impart on the audience. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
A- 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary doesn't let the audience off easily. It's a film designed to have maximum impact. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
C- 55% The Bookshop (2018) Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy are all accomplished actors but their talents are not enough to save this confusing mess. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
A- 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) I'm not sure who ultimately deserves the credit given the director change but Solo: A Star Wars Story, as a finished product, is an entertaining film. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B 94% Aurore (I Got Life!) (2017) Blending comedy, drama and romance, Aurore is easy to watch and easy to like. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B- 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) While Deadpool generated interest as a worthy origin tale, Deadpool 2 struggles when it comes to an engaging story. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B+ 85% Tully (2018) This is a worthy character study and it's hard not to feel sympathy towards Marlo and her plight. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B- 81% Chappaquiddick (2018) I wasn't fully convinced by the lead performance of Australian Jason Clarke. There are moments where his character is so dumb but others where he is so shrewd. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B 79% Breath (2018) Breath is an engaging coming-of-age tale that many connect with. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
A- 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The variety of the action, combined with the intense music score from Alan Silvestri, should keep you alert for the full duration. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
A 80% Unsane (2018) The fact is feels so real makes the scenario even more ominous. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B- 35% I Feel Pretty (2018) It's the kind of movie where the audience will be a few steps ahead of the narrative as opposed to the other way around. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
C+ 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) In the original Super Troopers, about 50% of jokes hit the mark. I'd argue that percentage is a little lower this time around. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
C 51% Rampage (2018) It's like watching the trashy Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus only with a bigger budget and better special effects. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A- 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) When you throw these cute, likeable characters into an odd world, there's much opportunity for humour. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A 95% A Quiet Place (2018) It can take a little while for a movie to reel audiences in but A Quiet Place will hook them from the very opening scene. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B+ 83% Blockers (2018) It's a nutty storyline but Blockers works because of the comedic chemistry between the three leads - John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A- 91% Love, Simon (2018) When this film works... it works! It does a skillful job capturing the mindset of a teenager coming to grips with his sexuality. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B+ 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) Peter Rabbit is fun and easy to like. Yes, it's targeted at children but there's a surprising amount of humour on offer for the adult crowd. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
C+ 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) My thumbs were up following the first movie but my reaction is more subdued this time around. It's chaos without tension. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
C+ 38% Mary Magdalene (2018) I'll freely admit that I'm not a religious person and perhaps this influences my opinion... but I didn't find Mary Magdalene to be an interesting character. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B- 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Taking a very serious tone throughout (don't expect many laughs), Tomb Raider may be in need of another reboot. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B 75% The Mercy (2018) Where The Mercy succeeds is in the exploration of Crowhurst and his warped mindset. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B- 51% 12 Strong (2018) 12 Strong is a story worth telling but I'd have preferred that it ditched the clichés and replaced it with better dialogue. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
B- 47% Red Sparrow (2018) It's an intriguing screenplay with a few subplots lurking in the background but it never quite fulfils its promise. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
B+ 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) I knew nothing of these individuals beforehand and so it serves as an eye-opener and a fitting tribute. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
C 15% Winchester (2018) The house is more interesting than any individual - and even it gets a bit boring after the opening hour. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
B 84% Game Night (2018) The more you think about it, the less sense it makes.... but that's not to say that you can't have fun watching it. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
A- 97% Black Panther (2018) Laced with political messages, Black Panther is a film to be admired for its rich, compelling story. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
A 99% Lady Bird (2017) What separates Lady Bird from the pack is the funny, heartfelt way in delves into the relationship between mother and daughter. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
C 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) I wish I knew the safe word so I could escape the cinema early. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
C 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) It borrows from other horror films to the point where it doesn't feel like there's any fresh content whatsoever. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game is an interesting tale. You certainly don't have to be a poker fan to enjoy it. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
A 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread is an engrossing character study as we watch all three individuals try to gain the upper hand in his curious household. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B 89% I, Tonya (2018) Above all else, Margot Robbie is the reason the film should be seen. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
A- 96% Sweet Country (2018) Described as Australian's equivalent of an iconic American western, Sweet Country is a gripping, moving drama that pulls back the curtain on a darker chapter in our history. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is a wild ride that provides many unexpected, eye-raising moments. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
C 57% The Commuter (2018) I love a good action-thriller but the content of this film doesn't make a lot of sense. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 88% The Post (2018) It's a fascinating tale that highlights the need for a strong media and how they should serve the people and not the government. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 84% Darkest Hour (2017) There's no argument that this is a polished production from director Joe Wright. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018