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WOW247 is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Matthew Turner
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Girl on the Train (2016) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 American Honey (2016) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
2/5 Inferno (2016) Matthew Turner It's entirely watchable, providing you don't make the mistake of actually thinking about it. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 Tickled (2016) Katrina Conaglen A hugely entertaining, smartly paced mystery doc that tells a fascinating story about a very dark corner of the internet. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 La La Land (2016) Matthew Turner Stylishly directed and beautifully acted ... this is a gorgeously romantic modern-day musical that will have you grinning from ear to ear. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2016
5/5 Arrival (2016) Matthew Turner A profoundly moving, beautifully made story that presents a timely message about the importance of communication and understanding. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 The Girl With All the Gifts (2016) Matthew Turner An engaging and provocative zombie flick, with a stand-out debut performance from Sennia Nanua. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 The Magnificent Seven (2016) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2016
3/5 Blair Witch (2016) Matthew Turner Wingard's sequel-slash-remake delivers some decent scares, but it falls short of inducing the abject terror of the original. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 Hell or High Water (2016) Matthew Turner A gripping cops-and-robbers thriller with a strong sense of place, and a timely thematic undercurrent that packs a powerful emotional punch. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 Captain Fantastic (2016) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Matthew Turner Laugh-out-loud funny, emotionally engaging and superbly acted, this is a welcome return for one of Britain's best-loved comic characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/5 Morgan (2016) Matthew Turner An enjoyably tense sci-fi thriller, bolstered by superb performances and stylish direction. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 Sausage Party (2016) Matthew Turner As laugh-out-loud funny as it is jaw-droppingly offensive, this is hugely enjoyable comedy that actually has something to say. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 The Purge: Election Year (2016) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2016
4/5 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Katrina Conaglen A consistently entertaining mockumentary enlivened by some superb songs, a series of inspired gags and terrific comic performances. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/5 David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) Katrina Conaglen Excruciating, laugh-out-loud funny and unexpectedly touching, this won't disappoint fans of The Office. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2016
Every Secret Thing (2014) Katrina Conaglen It's a shallow mindless mess of a movie, determined to shock a reaction out of you. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
Rio, I Love You (2014) Katrina Conaglen You'll forget it exists almost immediately. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
Prophet's Prey (2015) Katrina Conaglen It's terrible, powerful viewing. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
Love & Mercy (2014) Katrina Conaglen A fascinating look at a bona fide musical genius and the heart-breaking abuses he suffered. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
The White King (2016) Katrina Conaglen Wrenching, compelling, and all-too-timely. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
The First Monday in May (2016) Katrina Conaglen This isn't a fine exemplar of documentary film-making, but the clothes sure as hell are the haute-iest of couture. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) Katrina Conaglen It's a film so at ease and sure of itself its remarkable to consider it's director Heller's debut. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
Bereave (2015) Katrina Conaglen Aggressively misjudged filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
45 Years (2015) Katrina Conaglen 45 Years is a cinematic jewel. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
The Overnight (2015) Katrina Conaglen Definitely inflected with the Duplass sensibility -- character driven, warm hearted, low key -- The Overnight is a credit to the disreputable genre it inhabits. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
Sleeping With Other People (2015) Katrina Conaglen Jokes fly thick and fast, the leads are consistently charming, Manhattan is as spectacular as ever, and love conquers all. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
Amy (2015) Katrina Conaglen What's left is an enduring sense of a soul in deep distress and of a leonine talent lost. It's utterly, woefully heart-breaking. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2016
4/5 Pete's Dragon (2016) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2016
4/5 The Shallows (2016) Matthew Turner This delivers pretty much everything you could possibly want from a film featuring Blake Lively being menaced by a shark. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3/5 The Carer (2016) Matthew Turner An engaging and sweetly observed comedy-drama, where Brian Cox seizes the opportunity to turn the twinkly-eyed factor up to eleven. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2016
2/5 Suicide Squad (2016) Matthew Turner Messy, derivative and nowhere near as cool or edgy as it thinks it is. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2016
4/5 Jason Bourne (2016) Matthew Turner Suspenseful, thrilling and packed with action, this is a welcome return for the Bourne series. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 Star Trek Beyond (2016) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2016
4/5 The BFG (2016) Matthew Turner An instant children's classic, full of charm and wonder. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/5 Keanu (2016) Matthew Turner Key and Peele's unbeatable comic chemistry will have you giggling throughout. And the kitten is a proper star in the making. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2016
4/5 Ghostbusters (2016) Matthew Turner Sticks a cheerful two fingers up at the haters, and then kicks them in the balls for good measure. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/5 The Neon Demon (2016) Matthew Turner Whether you love it or hate it, this is Refn at the top of his game. As beautiful as it is ridiculous. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/5 The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2016
4/5 Central Intelligence (2016) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Matthew Turner There's never a dull moment, even if the hit-to-miss ratio is roughly even. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2016
4/5 Maggie's Plan (2015) Matthew Turner Miller's most easily accessible and enjoyable film to date, heightened by a bracingly funny script and a trio of terrific comic performances. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2016
3/5 Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Matthew Turner Ticks all the right boxes in terms of character, spectacle and alien ass-kicking action. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/5 Yoga Hosers (2016) Matthew Turner While there is an undeniable element of self-indulgence that some may find off-putting, the film nonetheless succeeds on its own terms. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2016
3/5 Elvis & Nixon (2016) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2016
4/5 The Keeping Room (2014) Matthew Turner An engaging and atmospheric western that gains an extra level of interest from adding a female-centred angle to a familiar genre. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2016
4/5 Finding Dory (2016) Matthew Turner Fans of the original fishy tale will be delighted to learn that the sequel has most definitely been worth the wait. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 The Conjuring 2 (2016) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2016
1/5 Mother's Day (2016) Matthew Turner This is comfortably the worst of Marshall's holiday-themed movies, and that's really saying something. Avoid like your life depends on it. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2016