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+ 39% 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
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
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B 71% The Mercy (2017) Where The Mercy succeeds is in the exploration of Crowhurst and his warped mindset. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B- 53% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
C 14% Winchester (2018) The house is more interesting than any individual - and even it gets a bit boring after the opening hour. ‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
B 83% 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B 90% I, Tonya (2018) Above all else, Margot Robbie is the reason the film should be seen.‐ ABC Radio Brisbane
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
A- 95% 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
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
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
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+ 84% 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 78% 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+ 84% 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- 20% 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- 84% 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- 28% 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+ 28% 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+ 41% 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 53% 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- 87% 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 65% 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