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
C 56% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 87% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 85% Darkest Hour (2017) There's no argument that this is a polished production from director Joe Wright.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
B 77% All the Money in the World (2017) All the Money in the World can be enjoyed as a "truth is stranger than fiction" tale but it won't leave you on the edge of your seat.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
A- 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) You won't know whether to laugh openly or curl up with horror.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
A 97% Coco (2017) This is a beautifully touching tale that has a lot of say about celebrating the past and why me must remember those who have come before us.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
A+ 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) If there's been a better film released during 2017, I haven't seen it.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
A- 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Most sequels feel inferior to the original but this is a rare case where that isn't true.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
A- 96% The Florida Project (2017) Ending on an unusual note, The Florida Project may take a little time to sink in but it's a commanding character study that will hopefully open eyes.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
B- 71% Ferdinand (2017) Aside from Ferdinand the Bull and Lupe the Goat, none of the characters offer much in the way of interest. They're filling gaps in the story until it reaches its inevitable conclusion.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
A- 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) It doesn't matter if you've seen The Room or not. You'll be laughing regardless at this truth is stranger than fiction tale.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
C+ 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Given the number of successful adaptations of Dickens' work, what is this film trying to add that hasn't already been achieved?‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
B+ 85% Wonder (2017) It's a little simplistic in places but it's hard to be critical of such a heart-warming film.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
B- 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) This film will have its fans and will find its audience but it didn't offer enough laughs for me.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
C+ 40% Justice League (2017) It's just a repetitive, goofy smash-a-thon that lacks the character development that made Wonder Woman so great (also a vastly better film).‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
B 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) The film provides insight for anyone interested in the world of professional sport and the different paths that exist to become a champion.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
B- 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Kenneth Branagh tries to milk humour from his character's self-important nature but it's not as funny as it could be. Only a handful of moments were worthy of a smile. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
A- 83% Detroit (2017) Director Kathryn Bigelow has continued on from her great work in The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty and created an intense drama that feels documentary-like in nature. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
B- 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) It's a limited storyline that doesn't provide as much room for humour.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
B 54% Three Summers (2017) There are too many characters but Elton done a worthy job in weaving the storylines together and creating an entertaining comedy.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
A- 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor: Ragnarok is good. It's easily the best in the Thor trilogy - an impressive feat given that sequels often lack the spark and freshness of the original. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
C+ 29% Suburbicon (2017) It wants to be a gritty, complex dark comedy but aside from a handful of unexpected twists, it's not particularly funny or engaging.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C 8% The Snowman (2017) There's a similar lack of character development when it comes to the main players in the current day setting.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B+ 33% Home Again (2017) This isn't a life changing movie but there are a few points of difference that make Home Again worth watching.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C+ 40% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are both terrific actors but their skills are not enough to save this sappy mess. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B- 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Without giving too much away, the contrived nature of the story makes it a challenge to fully connect with these characters.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
A- 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Best described as a drama as opposed to an action film, Blade Runner 2049 offers a chilling view of our future.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C 43% Song to Song (2017) I could have sat in the cinema foyer for two hours, watched a mix of people walk past, and actually learned more about life.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B+ 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) In keeping with the tennis theme, it's hard to find "fault" in the performances being offered here. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Kingsman: The Golden Circle doesn't quite have the charm and freshness as its 2014 predecessor but it's still entertaining. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B- 54% Australia Day (2017) This is a busy film... perhaps too much so. I like things "thick and fast" but with so many storylines, there's not a lot of time to question the actions of these characters.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B- 86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) My interest waned during the chaotic final act when the narrative is put aside and we're treated to a ho-hum, over-the-top action fest.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) The story is the biggest attraction here and it's amazing to think that such an interesting tale has been kept hidden for so long. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C+ 85% It (2017) I'll have no trouble sleeping tonight... and that's actually a shame.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 68% Tommy's Honour (2017) The dialogue is a bit stiff in places but Tommy's Honour is must see viewing for fans of golf, Scotland, or both.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B+ 92% Ali's Wedding (2017) It explores the blend of Middle Eastern and Australian culture within this country but also tells an amusing, family-driven tale that most will appreciate and celebrate, regardless of their background.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 86% American Made (2017) It's a role suited to Tom Cruise who portrays the lead character as a likeable larrikin who lacks intelligence but makes up for it with charm and personality. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) Once it gets past the ho-hum introduction, 47 Metres Down becomes a tense thriller that makes the most of its claustrophobic setting. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C+ 16% The Dark Tower (2017) You can see what this film is trying to be but it's not all that interesting. It rushes between events and there's not a lot of room for character development.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B+ 93% Logan Lucky (2017) This is a fun film. These characters aren't the sharpest tools in the shed and they make a few mistakes along the way.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
A- 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) This is a fun, cool, wild ride. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power makes some important observations but its power isn't as strong as the original.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B- 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) It's great to a female-led action film but Atomic Blonde is a few notches below John Wick.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B+ 98% The Big Sick (2017) Many films have been made about cross-cultural relationships but The Big Sick will win over most in the audience with its delicately balanced mix of comedy and authenticity.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
B+ 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Part of this film's allure is the way it makes you feel sympathetic towards the apes and their plight. They're the ones with traits such as warmth and forgiveness.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
A 86% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls is a beautiful coming-of-age drama with some wonderful visual imagery.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
A 92% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk is an intense, unrelenting drama from start to finish. I was a sweaty mess as the closing credits started to roll.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
C+ 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Those that have been to France might enjoy the look of the food and the scenic landscapes but for those after a character-driven drama, Paris Can Wait comes up empty.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
A- 93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver is a super fun action film that uses music as its hook as opposed to over-the-top stunts and special effects.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
B+ 78% The Beguiled (2017) There are some terrific exchanges between Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell who both deliver strong performances.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017