Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Goofy and good-natured, the film captures the spirit of the original movies and the chemistry between the loveable San Dimas doofuses remains undimmed. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
7/10 100% Gutterbug (2019) A smartly directed, superbly acted and emotionally engaging indie drama that marks out writer-director Andrew Gibson as a potential talent to watch. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
6/10 90% Northwood Pie (2020) A likeable hangout comedy that succeeds thanks to its engaging performances. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 100% I Am Lisa (2020) Part werewolf movie, part female revenge flick, entertaining small town horror I Am Lisa does a decent job of genre blending, thanks to a smart script and savvy direction from Patrick Rea. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
3.5/5 71% Tenet (2020) [Costume Designer] Jeffrey Kurland is surely a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination - either way, he won't want for future job opportunities. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 47% Unhinged (2020) With a pulse-pounding combination of old school thrills and a terrific lead performance, it's the perfect escapism for these troubled times. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
2/10 71% Toss It (2019) The film's eventual conclusion seems like little reward after nearly two hours of soul-searching dialogue. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
9.5/10 94% Bad Education (2019) Cory Finley goes two-for-two with this gripping embezzlement drama that's based on a jaw-dropping true story and features a career-best performance from Hugh Jackman. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
4/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) With great performances, exciting direction and a strong central message, this is one of the best action films of the year. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
2/5 48% Black Water: Abyss (2020) As crocsploitation pictures go, it's a largely toothless affair, but it does have a couple of snappy moments. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
8/10 89% You Don't Nomi (2020) An entertaining, even-handed and well-argued documentary that will hopefully inspire multiple rewatches of Showgirls, whether ironic or not. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
8.5/10 89% Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019) Utterly charming and blessed with a pair of terrific central performances, this is an extremely accomplished piece of work that marks Bird out as a director to watch. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
8/10 75% The Wretched (2020) A genuinely creepy and sharply written teen horror that deserves to find a wide audience. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
7/10 88% The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2020) An engaging portrait of a particular side of the Dalai Lama that's both inspiring and revealing. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
4/5 56% The Hunt (2020) Another winner for Blumhouse, thanks to exciting genre thrills, a sharply satirical, frequently funny script and a powerhouse central performance from Gilpin. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
4/5 96% Tangerine (2015) By turns exhilarating, moving and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a thoroughly entertaining, expertly made indie that's unlike anything else you've seen all year. - WOW247 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
1/5 5% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) A major disappointment, a woefully incoherent thriller, entirely devoid of thrills. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
4/5 77% Richard Jewell (2019) In the end, it's Hauser's show and he's nothing short of remarkable; the accuracy of his portrayal underlined by a brief clip of the real-life Jewell on a news report. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
2/10 5% The Courier (2019) Olga Kurylenko's leather-clad action moves can't save this tedious action thriller. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
1/10 20% Cats (2019) Where do you even start with Cats? Tom Hooper's big screen version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is unlike anything you've ever seen before, but not in a good way. - ScreenJabber EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) By turns heart-warming, laugh-out-loud funny and powerfully emotional, this is a simply stunning second feature from Gerwig and it will be fascinating to see what she does next. Unmissable and one of the best films of the year. - ScreenJabber EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) A thrilling conclusion to the Skywalker Saga that offers action, emotion and humour, while finding the right balance in appealing to both old and new audiences. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 95% Citizen K (2019) Packed with information, it's a dizzying, roller-coaster ride of a doc that grips like a political thriller. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) A beautifully written, superbly directed and deliciously acted thriller that's alive to the pleasures of the mystery genre. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2019
3/5 53% 21 Bridges (2019) A pleasingly old-fashioned thriller, providing you can side-step the occasional plot hole. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) A stunningly realised revenge thriller that sears itself into your brain with its white hot rage. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
8.5/10 97% Harpoon (2019) A supremely entertaining and deeply satisfying horror flick that has future cult classic written all over it. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
5/5 91% La Belle Époque (2020) Romantic, nostalgic and beautifully acted, it's one of the best films of the year. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/5 67% I'll Take Your Dead (2018) A cracking little genre picture that satisfies on a number of different levels. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) An immensely satisfying story that stands as a worthy sequel to both Kubrick's film and King's original novel. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Easily the best Terminator sequel since T2, although, in fairness, that's a pretty low bar to clear. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) If you were a fan of the first film, then the sequel delivers everything you could possibly hope for, thanks to terrific gags, exciting zombie moments and off-the-scale comic chemistry between the four leads. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
1/5 26% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) The horrific finale makes Rambo himself seem like the real monster, making you briefly wonder if Stallone is aware of the irony. On balance, one suspects not. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
3/5 65% Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (Astérix - Le secret de la potion magique) (2018) The film is packed with great visual gags (there's a remarkably high hit-rate in that regard) and it stays largely true to the spirit of the books, give or take a talking boar or two. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2.5/5 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The deadpan performances and laid-back aesthetic are just as Jarmuschian as you might hope, but the writing feels lazy and the film lacks the necessary bite. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) A deeply disturbing and powerfully atmospheric slice of horror that laces its ever-sickening sense of dread with a jet-black streak of humour. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) A big, bold action movie that's as entertaining as it is ridiculous. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) An elegiac, beautifully made and surprisingly moving tribute to 1960s Hollywood that is sure to reward multiple viewings. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 73% Gwen (2019) An arresting and memorable first feature that marks out McGregor as a talent to watch. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Balance, Not Symmetry (2019) Devotees of the Scottish rockers will certainly get their money's worth in songs, but the film's failure to connect on an emotional or dramatic level is likely to leave everyone else cold. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
3/5 77% Nightmare Cinema (2019) The stories themselves have a surprisingly high hit rate, but the film is let down by its poorly thought-out linking concept. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
3/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Performances are strong and jump-scares efficient in this shallow but polished horror spin-off. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
2/5 33% Anna (2019) If Besson's flair for a spot of stylishly-clad ass-kicking ensures Anna remains watchable, there's nothing here you haven't seen before; the lack of wit and emotion, meanwhile, means it's never as much fun as it should have been. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
5/5 99% Apollo 11 (2019) An awe-inspiring film that does full justice to the extraordinary technical achievement of the moon mission. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) A comics-savvy adventure that delivers action, humour and emotion in the mighty Marvel manner. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
2.5/5 29% Holy Lands (Les terres saintes) (2018) An unlikely double act of James Caan and Tom Hollander is the main reason to see this stodgy drama. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/5 36% Glass (2019) As a conclusion to the trilogy, it's as frustrating as it is satisfying. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The film's biggest achievement is the way it makes Alita feel completely real, despite her enormous eyes and robo-limbs. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/5 82% What Keeps You Alive (2018) Taut, thrilling and packed with delicious twists and turns, this is a terrific indie horror that marks out Minihan as a serious talent to watch. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 51% Escape Room (2019) There's enough here to suggest that a sequel would not be entirely unwelcome. More Escape Rooms, please. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019