Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
5/10 50% America Adrift (2016) While Lopez's direction and structural approach are sound, the film flounders in other areas [and] it lacks the investment necessary to connect on an emotional level. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
5/5 94% Us (2019) Nyong'o is simply terrific...in a dual role that requires her to be both terrified and terrifying. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
5/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) It's an essential, remarkable documentary that's sure to be one of the year's best. Don't miss it. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Streaker (Flitzer) (2017) Packed with hilarious gags and great comic performances, this is an unsung gem of a sports comedy that is well worth seeking out. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
5/5 90% The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (Manyeo) (2018) Enormous fun from beginning to end. Here's hoping we don't have to wait too long for Part 2. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Siren (The Rusalka) (2019) A strikingly directed and superbly acted creature feature that's simultaneously charming, creepy and achingly sad. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) A fun '90s-set adventure that delivers action, emotion and humour in the mighty Marvel manner. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
5/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) A sumptuous treat for genre fans thanks to superb performances, a fabulous script and assured, confident direction that ensures the film never quite goes where you expect. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/5 75% Old Boys (2018) Lawther makes a charming and likeable lead, while Hauer-King proves a real find, with the most moving scenes centred on the development of their friendship. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
3/5 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) As before, the performances are a lot of fun and Landon keeps things fresh, while still including some inspired references to the first film. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
6/10 88% Hummus! The Movie (2019) Focusing on a small group of diverse characters, Rosenfeld makes his point in engaging fashion, while the evident passion for hummus on screen proves decidedly infectious. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
7/10 92% Stay Human (2018) A powerful and uplifting documentary with a vital and timely message for our troubled times. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
6/10 93% The American Meme (2018) An engaging documentary that deserves your 'likes'. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
3/5 41% The Upside (2019) With both its stars on top form, their relaxed, funny chemistry effortlessly carries the film, engendering some big laughs in the process. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) An utterly exhilarating and brilliantly animated adventure whose imminent success opens up an exciting new direction for superhero movies. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 27% Mortal Engines (2018) A thrilling, original and beautifully designed steampunk fantasy adventure that does justice to the source material. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 66% Suspiria (2018) A stylishly directed and superbly acted slow-burner that gets under your skin and delivers genuine chills. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
2.5/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) [The sequel] can't quite capture the magic of the first and gets bogged down in trying to set up future instalments, rather than concentrating on its own plot and characters. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/5 62% Outlaw King (2018) A rousing and thoroughly entertaining historical romp, enlivened by thrilling battle sequences, an emotionally engaging script and terrific performances from Pine and Pugh. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) Mainstream schlock cinema at its finest. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/5 84% Disobedience (2018) Compelling, erotic and provocative. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Inventive, funny and fast-paced, it's the rare example of a sequel that improves upon the original. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/5 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Director John McPhail takes genre mash-up to new heights with this hugely entertaining Scottish horror comedy that plays like Shaun of the Dead meets High School Musical. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
3/5 39% Hell Fest (2018) As generic slashers go, Hell Fest pushes all the right buttons and delivers its fair share of nasty moments, though it's not without its flaws. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
4/5 35% Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018) With a perfectly struck tone that recalls the work of the Coen Brothers, this is a deliciously dark treat with a surprisingly warm heart. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 58% The Grinch (2018) Animated Dr Seuss adaptation retains the magic of the original material. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 24% Van Helsing (2004) If you're prepared to overlook the canon-messing, plus the odd bit of crap dialogue or dodgy CGI, then Van Helsing is surprisingly enjoyable, with several impressive action set pieces. - ViewLondon EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2/5 50% Kate & Leopold (2001) Though watchable, Kate & Leopold is a definite disappointment, particularly to anyone looking for the next When Harry Met Sally, or even the next French Kiss. - ViewLondon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 42% Someone Like You (2001) In general then, this is a standard rom-com with a decent helping of funny lines, some great supporting performances and two attractive leading characters that you genuinely care about. - ViewLondon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
3/5 83% The Others (2001) If you were scared of the dark as a child, then this movie has your name on it. - ViewLondon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
5/5 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2017) On the evidence of her first film, [director Issa Lopez] has a phenomenal career ahead of her, and it will be fascinating to see what she does next. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
3/5 99% Science Fair (2018) Unabashedly celebrates intelligence and even leaves you with hope for the future, a quality that's been in short supply of late. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Moore's anger is felt in every frame of the film... - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The Coens' love of westerns is well established and each of the stories is impeccably crafted... - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/5 36% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) The result is a painful lack of laughs, made all the more infuriating because it's easy to see how each scene could have been funnier. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 100% C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005) C.R.A.Z.Y. is a sharply written, beautifully acted and thoroughly enjoyable film that's both moving and frequently hilarious. - ViewLondon EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 100% Everything or Nothing (2012) Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 is a well made, impressively detailed documentary that's a must-see for any Bond fan. - ViewLondon EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
2/5 34% King of Thieves (2019) Although James Marsh's take has substantial star power on its side, it's every bit as tedious as the previous versions thanks to a lacklustre script and colourless direction. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 70% Summer of '84 (2018) The nostalgia elements are beautifully judged throughout, with the RKSS trio opting for a believable, lived-in approach in the production design rather than going overboard on pop culture references and soundtrack choices. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
4/5 82% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) A finely tuned ensemble piece that delivers plenty of big laughs. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) It's a riot of self-aware superhero japes that delivers plenty of big laughs. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
4/5 96% The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2018) The hand-drawn, 2D animation is utterly beguiling, conveying the pleasingly nostalgic feel of a beloved children's book. It's also beautifully paced... - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
8/10 85% Path of Blood (2018) This is frequently a difficult film to watch, but it remains an essential historical document, with something to say about the banality of evil and the way naïve young men are radicalised. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
4/5 92% Searching (2018) Searching is an enjoyable and inventive thriller that delivers gut-wrenching suspense and unexpected levels of emotion, while also serving as a timely reminder to check the security of your password protection. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/5 63% Uncle Drew (2018) Its appeal will be much stronger to basketball fans but, even if you don't know all the players, it still strikes most of its targets. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
2/5 21% Terminal (2018) The stories never connect in a satisfying fashion and both tales are undone by a series of increasingly ridiculous twists that fail to work because there's no emotional investment in the characters. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 36% Patrick (2019) The entire thing is so relentlessly bright and breezy that, much like the scrunchy-faced pooch himself, it eventually wins you over, even if it never quite delivers the promised laughs. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) An instant horror classic - and quite possibly the scariest film of the decade. - iNews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Fallen Kingdom tries out a few new ideas. Butthe sense of wonder and awe is missing this time around, and Jeff Goldblum's much teased appearance is a let down. - iNews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
92% Bang The Drum Slowly (1973) Packed with powerfully emotional moments, but the use of the title song in the closing moments is a guaranteed tear-jerker. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018