Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) A thrilling, inventive and beautifully directed action threequel that doesn't drag for moment of its 130-minute running time. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
4/5 52% Destination Wedding (2018) If you're willing to tune into the film's wavelength, this is the perfect romcom for people who don't like romcoms, and, indeed, anyone who's ever been single at a wedding. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 50% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien takes a traditional, by-the-numbers approach (an 'Expected Journey', if you will) - yet succeeds well enough on its own terms, thanks to a likeable cast. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Just about the best send-off imaginable, a stunning achievement in blockbuster cinema and a satisfying resolution to a phenomenal run of films. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 45% The Girl on the Train (2016) This is a faithful adaptation enlivened by strong performances from Blunt and Bennett, though it does rather confirm the suspicion that maybe the book wasn't all that great in the first place. - WOW247 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 80% American Honey (2016) Arnold ensures that each of these sequences crackles with tension, though one of the film's strengths is that the scenes never play out quite the way you expect. - WOW247 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
2/5 23% Inferno (2016) It's entirely watchable, providing you don't make the mistake of actually thinking about it. - WOW247 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 59% Greta (2019) Director Neil Jordan evidently has a nostalgic hankering for the Fill-in-the-blank From Hell genre, because Greta is a delightful throwback that pushes all the right buttons. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 66% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) This riotously bad taste comedy horror delivers about as much gory fun as you could hope for from a film about Nazi puppets on a murder spree. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
4/5 89% Missing Link (2019) Laika have done it again - Missing Link is a beautifully made, brilliantly acted and thoroughly enjoyable animated adventure that's a treat for adults and children alike. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) An unabashed triumph for the DC Universe, delivering charming characters, laugh-out-loud humour and pleasingly goofy comic-book action in crowd-pleasing quantities. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Unlikely to give you nightmares, unless you have a cat who seems a little grumpier than usual. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/5 16% Hellboy (2019) It occasionally feels as if Daniel Dae Kim, Sasha Lane and Milla Jovovich had a secret competition to see who could get away with the worst British accent. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
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 80% 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 91% 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 73% 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 69% 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 40% 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 26% 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 63% 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 89% 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 37% 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 37% 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