Matthew Toomey

Matthew Toomey
Matthew Toomey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ABC Radio Brisbane
Publications: ABC Radio Brisbane

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B+ 83% Judy (2019) The weaknesses in the script are negated by the stunning performance of Renée Zellweger. The casting is perfect and she does a wonderful job capturing Garland's blend of egotism and insecurity. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B+ 88% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is an appealing drama with strong performances, genuine laughs and a winning soundtrack. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B 25% Gemini Man (2019) It's no masterpiece but Gemini Man warrants a look. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
A- 68% Joker (2019) Writer-director Todd Phillips and co-writer Scott Silver are taking societal problems that you might see explored in a Ken Loach film and bringing them into the superhero realm. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
C+ 24% The Goldfinch (2019) It struggles when it comes to character development and relevance. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B- 59% Ride Like a Girl (2019) Part of me wishes they'd have gone with a documentary given the cheesy, contrived nature of certain scenes. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B+ 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) The film never takes itself too seriously which is part of the reason it will entertain younger audiences. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B+ 79% Good Boys (2019) Finishing on a strong note with a hilarious musical number, Good Boys is good stuff. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B+ 85% Downton Abbey (2019) Featuring the familiar music of John Lunn, Downton Abbey captures the era and is jolly good fun. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B 63% It Chapter Two (2019) I wasn't wowed by the big finale but with a stronger cast and some well-choreographed set pieces, It Chapter Two improves on its predecessor. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
A- 99% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell celebrates diversity whilst recognising the emotional similarities that connect us. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
A- 99% Amazing Grace (2019) There's nothing particularly special about the way the documentary has been shot (the cinematography is all over the place) but it still holds a powerful allure given the magnitude of the moment. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
A 86% The Nightingale (2019) Filled with exceptional performances, The Nightingale is a confronting, powerful drama that is not easily forgotten. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
C- 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) You could watch an episode of Scooby Doo and find more interesting villains with better crafted plans. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
A 100% The Australian Dream (2019) My wish is that every Australian see this film. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
C+ 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino has spared no expense in recreating the splendour of 1960s Los Angeles but there are lengthy sequences where the film is more interested in the setting than the characters. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B 79% Late Night (2019) It's too much of a Cinderella-story in places but for the most part, this is still an entertaining, feel-good comedy-drama. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
B+ 50% Palm Beach (2019) From the delivery of the dialogue to the subtle reactions in key scenes, the experienced cast do an outstanding job of making these characters interesting and authentic. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
C+ 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) There's almost no tension as our two "heroes" seem more interested in delivering comedic one-liners than helping friends in perilous situations. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
B+ 66% The Public (2019) Leaving you with something to think about as you leave the cinema, The Public is both entertaining and informative. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
B- 91% The Keeper (Trautmann) (2018) This may be a true story but the structure of the screenplay makes it feel like a cheesy rom-com at times. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
A- 88% Diego Maradona (2019) You don't need to be a sports fan to take something away from Diego Maradona. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
C+ 53% The Lion King (2019) The film is likely to be admired by a new generation of young kids but when looking at this through a critical eye, the 1994 movie did it much better. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
A- 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is weird, funny and unforgettable. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
C+ 62% Yesterday (2019) While I'm sure it will appeal to Beatles fans, Curtis has erred in structuring the story as a formulaic rom-com. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
A 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) If you're looking for a reason to smile, Toy Story 4 will provide. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
A- 78% Never Look Away (2019) A few may balk at the lengthy 188 minute running time but Never Look Away is an absorbing drama that looks at the interaction between art and society. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
C+ 23% Men in Black International (2019) In trying to act overly cool and funny, these heroes come off as fake and boring. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
B+ 51% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien is a beautiful told tale that shows the value of strong, supportive friends and how they can shape our lives, our decisions and our personalities. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
B 80% My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Puoi baciare lo sposo) (2018) My Big Gay Italian Wedding is a likeable crowd pleaser with plenty of genuine giggles. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
C+ 30% Red Joan (2019) It's an intriguing true story but Red Joan isn't the slick, gripping thriller you might expect. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
C+ 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) In the same vein as the 2014 film, I'd argue that the human characters in this movie have the charisma of a wet sponge. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
B- 89% Rocketman (2019) It's fun and it's flashy but it's too hard to shake the shallowness and simplicity of the screenplay. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
B 57% Aladdin (2019) Whilst I wasn't sure about the need for the movie, it's still a cool story to revisit. It's light, humorous and appealing. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
B+ 100% 2040 (2019) Even if you're a climate change denier, many of the ideas Gameau puts forward can be extremely beneficial in terms of pure economic value. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
B+ 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) In keeping with the style of the previous two flicks, director Chad Stahelski makes the film "stand out" with colourful production design and a strong editing. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
B- 66% Peterloo (2019) Peterloo deserves credit for trying to tackle complex issues but it struggles to create something that is interesting and engaging. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
B 34% Poms (2019) There's strong comedic chemistry between its largely female cast and there's some well-delivered banter between two great actresses, Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
C+ 71% All Is True (2019) Some will enjoy this imagining of Shakespeare's world but I struggled to see the value. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
B- 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot has a few good laughs but they're not quite enough to make up for its broader shortcomings. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
B 86% Top End Wedding (2019) While the opening hour is messy, Top End Wedding delivers in the final act with a heartfelt, emotional finale. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
A- 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) With plenty of surprises and the right mix between comedy and drama, Avengers: Endgame lives up to its hype - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
B+ 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Gloria Bell is an authentic romantic drama that is void of clichés and over-scripted dialogue. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
C 27% The Aftermath (2019) The end result is a film where you're never invested in the characters and the decisions they make. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
A- 89% Missing Link (2019) Missing Link has everything you need in an animated feature. Hugh Jackman sounds like he had as much fun making the film as I did watching it. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
B 90% Shazam! (2019) The comedic chemistry between stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer is hard to fault. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
A- 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) If you like a rich, offbeat, intricate drama with splashes of comedy, Woman at War is not to be missed. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
B+ 93% Us (2019) Peele's latest will hold your attention throughout and I loved the way in which he's infused comedy within the thrills. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
B- 54% Five Feet Apart (2019) The problem with Five Feet Apart is that it chooses to focus on the weakest narrative - a dull, sappy romance that is heavy on melodrama and light on realism. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
B+ 74% Destroyer (2018) Destroyer is a little uneven when balancing up the two timeframes but it's still an intriguing piece of cinema thanks to the strong performance of Kidman. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019