Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Matthew Turner's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 40%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Cruise fully commits to the character, portraying Reacher as a man of few words and even fewer smiles." ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016
5/5 91%

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

"Filled with tender moments and warm humour, but shot through with righteous fury over social injustice, this is a passionate and vitally important film that demands to be seen." ‐
Posted Oct 18, 2016
3/5 17%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"Keeping Up with the Joneses sustains a breezy pace and delivers a passable amount of action and humour, even if it never quite lives up to its full potential." ‐ The List
Posted Oct 18, 2016
3/5 74%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"Despite the occasional flaw in its execution, this is a powerfully moving film that feels especially timely." ‐
Posted Oct 18, 2016
4/5 80%

Free Fire (2016)

"A stylish, gripping and darkly funny thriller that owes a debt to Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs." ‐
Posted Oct 18, 2016
3/5 43%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"A serviceable adaptation that won't disappoint fans, though it ends up amplifying the book's problems." ‐
Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 67%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"Wildly imaginative, emotionally engaging and laugh-out-loud funny, this is given must-see status by Daniel Radcliffe's extraordinary performance." ‐
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 83%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"A gripping account of a terrifying real-life disaster, heightened by strong performances, solid direction and a commitment to realism." ‐
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 82%

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

"An engaging and provocative zombie flick, with a stand-out debut performance from Sennia Nanua." ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"As remakes go, Fuqua's version is perfectly entertaining in terms of action and character. But it is unlikely to replace the original in anyone's affections." ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 20, 2016
3/5 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"Wingard's sequel-slash-remake delivers some decent scares, but it falls short of inducing the abject terror of the original." ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 14, 2016
4/5 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"A gripping cops-and-robbers thriller with a strong sense of place, and a timely thematic undercurrent that packs a powerful emotional punch." ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"Laugh-out-loud funny and quietly moving, this is a sharply written and superbly directed comedy-drama anchored by an awards-worthy performance from Viggo Mortensen. " ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 7, 2016
4/5 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Laugh-out-loud funny, emotionally engaging and superbly acted, this is a welcome return for one of Britain's best-loved comic characters. " ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 7, 2016
4/5 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"Kubo generates serious kudos for LAIKA, combining humour and emotional story-telling with breath-taking animation." ‐ The List
Posted Sep 5, 2016
3/5 39%

Morgan (2016)

"An enjoyably tense sci-fi thriller, bolstered by superb performances and stylish direction." ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"As laugh-out-loud funny as it is jaw-droppingly offensive, this is hugely enjoyable comedy that actually has something to say." ‐ WOW247
Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/5 55%

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"DeMonaco couldn't possibly have foreseen the insanity of the current political situation, but all the issues he raises take on an added level of topical resonance." ‐ WOW247
Posted Aug 25, 2016
7.5/10 94%

The Trouble with the Truth (2012)

"Hemphill's assured direction, coupled with some skillful editing, allows the sharply written dialogue to flow naturally, without the material ever feeling too stagey." ‐
Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/5 78%

Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods (Astérix: Le domaine des dieux) (2014)

"The appealing character animation perfectly captures the distinctive look of the source material, while co-directors Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier maintain a snappy pace throughout ..." ‐ The List
Posted Aug 14, 2016
4/5 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"A stand-out in 2016's summer of reboots, this is a charming fantasy adventure that will make you wish you had a dragon of your own. " ‐ WOW247
Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/5 77%

The Shallows (2016)

"This delivers pretty much everything you could possibly want from a film featuring Blake Lively being menaced by a shark." ‐ WOW247
Posted Aug 9, 2016
3/5 68%

The Carer (2015)

"An engaging and sweetly observed comedy-drama, where Brian Cox seizes the opportunity to turn the twinkly-eyed factor up to eleven. " ‐ WOW247
Posted Aug 5, 2016
2/5 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"Messy, derivative and nowhere near as cool or edgy as it thinks it is." ‐ WOW247
Posted Aug 3, 2016
4/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Suspenseful, thrilling and packed with action, this is a welcome return for the Bourne series." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jul 27, 2016
4/5 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"A return to form for the franchise, thanks to note-perfect performances, thrilling action and a script that strikes exactly the right balance between homage and reboot." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jul 22, 2016
4/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"An instant children's classic, full of charm and wonder." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jul 20, 2016
3/5 76%

Keanu (2016)

"Key and Peele's unbeatable comic chemistry will have you giggling throughout. And the kitten is a proper star in the making." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jul 12, 2016
4/5 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"Sticks a cheerful two fingers up at the haters, and then kicks them in the balls for good measure." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/5 54%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"Whether you love it or hate it, this is Refn at the top of his game. As beautiful as it is ridiculous." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/5 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"The CGI animals already look dated beside the wonders of the recent Jungle Book movie, and it's not nearly as much fun as it should have been." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jul 6, 2016
4/5 69%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"Hart and Johnson's off-the-scale comic chemistry ensures you'll spend the entire movie alternating between laughing out loud and grinning like an idiot. " ‐ WOW247
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/5 60%

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

"There's never a dull moment, even if the hit-to-miss ratio is roughly even." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jun 30, 2016
4/5 86%

Maggie's Plan (2016)

"Miller's most easily accessible and enjoyable film to date, heightened by a bracingly funny script and a trio of terrific comic performances." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jun 26, 2016
3/5 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"Ticks all the right boxes in terms of character, spectacle and alien ass-kicking action." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jun 22, 2016
3/5 21%

Yoga Hosers (2016)

"While there is an undeniable element of self-indulgence that some may find off-putting, the film nonetheless succeeds on its own terms." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3/5 76%

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

"The script gleefully plays up the absurdity, with Elvis receiving strict instructions not to touch Nixon's candy bowl - and then immediately eating all the President's M&Ms." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 74%

The Keeping Room (2015)

"An engaging and atmospheric western that gains an extra level of interest from adding a female-centred angle to a familiar genre." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jun 17, 2016
4/5 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"Fans of the original fishy tale will be delighted to learn that the sequel has most definitely been worth the wait. " ‐ WOW247
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Wan orchestrates a number of thrillingly effective set-pieces, including a heart-in-mouth climax and a genuinely chilling sequence set in the flooded basement." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jun 15, 2016
1/5 7%

Mother's Day (2016)

"This is comfortably the worst of Marshall's holiday-themed movies, and that's really saying something. Avoid like your life depends on it." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jun 7, 2016
4/5 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Riotously entertaining action-comedy that combines old-school detective thrills with laugh-out-loud humour and blackly comic violence." ‐ WOW247
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/5 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"Marginally more successful as a media satire than a hostage thriller, but it misses the opportunity to really stick the knife in." ‐ WOW247
Posted May 26, 2016
2/5 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"Depp's irritatingly shrill Mad Hatter is as difficult to listen to as he is to look at." ‐ WOW247
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"It has plenty of faults, but Warcraft: The Beginning largely achieves what it sets out to do. " ‐ WOW247
Posted May 25, 2016
5/5 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"Carney's captivating combination of catchy songs and compelling characters is so charming you won't want it to end. Surely set to be one of the films of the year." ‐ WOW247
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"Don't be put off by lukewarm reviews. It's a lot closer to the giddy joy of Captain America: Civil War than the tedious, incoherent slog of Batman V Superman." ‐ WOW247
Posted May 18, 2016
2/5 67%

Kill Command (2016)

"As robo thrillers go, this has its moments, but the mechanical script could have used a little more in the way of human warmth." ‐ The List
Posted May 12, 2016
5/5 87%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"Serving up a heady combination of laugh-out-loud humour, likeable characters and powerful nostalgia, this is a treat from start to finish. " ‐ WOW247
Posted May 11, 2016
3/5 43%

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

"While not quite on the level of The Lego Movie, this is an energetic and entertaining adventure that won't ruffle the feathers of any dragged-along adults." ‐ WOW247
Posted May 10, 2016
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