Hero Collector

Hero Collector 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
4/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Matthew Turner If you're looking for an uplifting, punch-the-air hit of superhero cinema in the hellstorm that is 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 delivers with bells on. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
2.5/5 Songbird (2020) Matthew Turner Diverting enough to pass the time if you're after a few cheap thrills, without actually being any good. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
5/5 Possessor: Uncut (2020) Matthew Turner Bold, striking, brimming with breathtakingly original ideas and filled with deeply shocking violence, it's one of the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
3.5/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Matthew Turner Goofy and good-natured, the film captures the spirit of the original movies and the chemistry between the loveable San Dimas doofuses remains undimmed. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
4/5 Unhinged (2020) Matthew Turner With a pulse-pounding combination of old school thrills and a terrific lead performance, it's the perfect escapism for these troubled times. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020
4/5 The Old Guard (2020) Matthew Turner With great performances, exciting direction and a strong central message, this is one of the best action films of the year. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
4/5 The Hunt (2020) Matthew Turner Another winner for Blumhouse, thanks to exciting genre thrills, a sharply satirical, frequently funny script and a powerhouse central performance from Gilpin. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
4/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/5 Knives Out (2019) Matthew Turner A beautifully written, superbly directed and deliciously acted thriller that's alive to the pleasures of the mystery genre. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Matthew Turner An immensely satisfying story that stands as a worthy sequel to both Kubrick's film and King's original novel. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Matthew Turner Easily the best Terminator sequel since T2, although, in fairness, that's a pretty low bar to clear. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2.5/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 Midsommar (2019) Matthew Turner A deeply disturbing and powerfully atmospheric slice of horror that laces its ever-sickening sense of dread with a jet-black streak of humour. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
5/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Matthew Turner An elegiac, beautifully made and surprisingly moving tribute to 1960s Hollywood that is sure to reward multiple viewings. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
5/5 Apollo 11 (2019) Matthew Turner An awe-inspiring film that does full justice to the extraordinary technical achievement of the moon mission. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Matthew Turner A comics-savvy adventure that delivers action, humour and emotion in the mighty Marvel manner. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2019
2/5 Glass (2019) Matthew Turner As a conclusion to the trilogy, it's as frustrating as it is satisfying. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Matthew Turner The film's biggest achievement is the way it makes Alita feel completely real, despite her enormous eyes and robo-limbs. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/5 What Keeps You Alive (2018) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 Escape Room (2019) Matthew Turner There's enough here to suggest that a sequel would not be entirely unwelcome. More Escape Rooms, please. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Matthew Turner Pretty decent, as sequels go, and devotees of the first film (ages 4 to 45+) are unlikely to be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Matthew Turner [This] should play well with very young audience members, but dragged-along adults are likely to be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Matthew Turner Non-Pokémon fans lured in by Reynolds' involvement would do well to note the film's PG rating. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Matthew Turner A stylish and entertaining horror enlivened by fun performances, superb production design work and confident direction. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Matthew Turner Godzilla: King of the Monsters has plenty of flaws, but it delivers where it counts, thanks to stunning creature designs and spectacular fight sequences. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Matthew Turner Perhaps the biggest disappointment is that the expected magic just isn't there between Hemsworth and Thompson, largely because the script gives them nothing to work with. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Matthew Turner [This] feels like a fitting end to the X-Men saga, delivering both exciting action sequences and powerful emotion that's strongly rooted in character. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Matthew Turner A thrilling, inventive and beautifully directed action threequel that doesn't drag for moment of its 130-minute running time. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Matthew Turner Just about the best send-off imaginable, a stunning achievement in blockbuster cinema and a satisfying resolution to a phenomenal run of films. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 Greta (2018) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Matthew Turner An unabashed triumph for the DC Universe, delivering charming characters, laugh-out-loud humour and pleasingly goofy comic-book action in crowd-pleasing quantities. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Matthew Turner Unlikely to give you nightmares, unless you have a cat who seems a little grumpier than usual. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/5 Hellboy (2019) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
5/5 Us (2019) Matthew Turner Nyong'o is simply terrific...in a dual role that requires her to be both terrified and terrifying. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Matthew Turner A fun '90s-set adventure that delivers action, emotion and humour in the mighty Marvel manner. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Matthew Turner An utterly exhilarating and brilliantly animated adventure whose imminent success opens up an exciting new direction for superhero movies. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Matthew Turner A thrilling, original and beautifully designed steampunk fantasy adventure that does justice to the source material. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 Suspiria (2018) Matthew Turner A stylishly directed and superbly acted slow-burner that gets under your skin and delivers genuine chills. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2018
2.5/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Matthew Turner [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. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/5 Outlaw King (2018) Matthew Turner A rousing and thoroughly entertaining historical romp, enlivened by thrilling battle sequences, an emotionally engaging script and terrific performances from Pine and Pugh. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/5 Overlord (2018) Matthew Turner Mainstream schlock cinema at its finest. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Matthew Turner Inventive, funny and fast-paced, it's the rare example of a sequel that improves upon the original. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2018
5/5 Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Matthew Turner 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2018
4/5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Matthew Turner [The film] not only delivers everything fans could want from the sequel but also gives them a whole load of other stuff they never knew they wanted into the bargain. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 Anti Matter (2016) Matthew Turner An intelligent, thought-provoking and suspenseful slice of sci-fi that's richly deserving of your time and space. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2017