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Matthew Bond

Matthew Bond
Matthew Bond's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mail (UK), The Mail on Sunday (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 74% The Photograph (2020) Finding out is contrived and over-indulged but good-looking, easy to watch and helped by a cool jazz soundtrack.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3/5 69% Escape from Pretoria (2020) What ensues is a familiar prison-escape tale with not enough story or tension to really grip.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
4/5 88% Onward (2020) Blending Harry Potter-style magic with the questing of a fantasy video game, it eventually serves up a teary five-star ending.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
4/5 76% Military Wives (2020) Military Wives is very much that sort of British picture - funny, feelgood but with a generous dollop of heart-wringing emotion, too.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3/5 84% Mr. Jones (2020) Despite being based on a true story, there's something that doesn't quite convince about this undeniably handsome but overlong production.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
4/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Despite the occasionally slow pace, an impressively strong finish means you'll enjoy finding out.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) But while this definitely has its moments, it's a film that never quite bursts into life, held back by some nasty underlying violence, a story that is simply too complicated and a supporting team that don't quite grasp the opportunity they've been handed.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
1/5 14% Dolittle (2020) Yes, less than a year after the aptly named Avengers: Endgame, he gives one of the worst performances of his career in a film that may make a few small children giggle (forgive them, they know no better) but disappoints on so many levels.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 64% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) It's cleverly structured and very nicely acted but also a little dated, convoluted and overlong.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
2/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) But what you really need to know about this exploration of madness, mermaids and marine isolation is that it's in black and white, shot in an old-fashioned upright ratio and not nearly as clever as it thinks it is.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
4/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Kaluuya is great, Turner-Smith even better, and while one shocking incident doesn't quite earn its place, the rest is an angry, powerful and surprisingly sexy delight.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
2/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) Someone clearly thinks Blake Lively should be a bigger star than she is - a view I shared until I caught up with this clumsily misfiring thriller.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) All a bit strange, but rather lovely too.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
4/5 77% Richard Jewell (2019) Yup, Clint is definitely still in the game.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/5 20% The Grudge (2020) [T]he film probably delivers sufficient jump-scares for a young audience, despite a rather predictable ending.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
2/5 11% The Turning (2020) [P]resumably in a misguided attempt to replicate James's own unresolved ending, Sigismondi serves up a succession of climactic scenes that will leave most people scratching their head and stumbling grumpily out into the street in frustration.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
4/5 94% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) It's certainly not Dickens as we know it, but the great man would definitely approve.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
3/5 80% A Hidden Life (2019) It's a deeply moving story but the ponderous pace, endless introspection and almost three-hour running time will definitely damage its commercial prospects.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
3/5 84% Waves (2019) ... touching but overlong and somewhat melodramatic picture.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
3/5 84% Just Mercy (2020) It's hard-hitting stuff... but director Destin Daniel Cretton, having certainly gained our attention, slowly loses it by flirting with cliché, over-indulging his actors and taking far too long to make his unarguable point.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
4/5 69% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell is thankfully more than good enough to overcome both potential stumbling blocks.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
2/5 22% The Runaways (2020) It's nicely shot and has some funny lines, but plot holes abound in a film that is too underlyingly nasty to be the children's adventure that was clearly intended.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
1/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) In some quarters this has been declared some sort of minor masterpiece. Me, I'd say it's hard to imagine a more uncomfortable way of spending over two hours in the cinema and advise you to avoid it, shock ending and all.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
3/5 34% Seberg (2020) Stewart... gives it her best shot as Seberg, but it's never quite enough in an uneven film that raises more questions than it answers and, at a more fundamental level, just never really convinces.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) Telling the story of two very ordinary lance corporals dispatched on a desperate mission behind enemy lines to prevent a massacre of British troops, it is an astonishing and, at times, quite dazzling piece of film-making.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
4/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Provocative but definitely one to see for yourselves.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
4/5 75% The Gentlemen (2020) There may be a plot twist too many but Ritchie is definitely back in town.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
4/5 95% Little Women (2019) One of the great treats of the holidays.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) [Will] Smith is game and good in a film that has distant echoes of Men In Black (remember Frank the Pug) and which definitely gets better as it gets ever sillier.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
2/5 22% Playing with Fire (2019) One of those disappointing films where the end-credit out-takes are probably the best bit. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
1/5 6% The Courier (2019) What you need to know is that most of the action takes place in a London multi-storey car park, some of the supporting performances are dreadful, and that this has no place on anyone's Christmas viewing list. ‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3/5 20% Cats (2019) I don't want to hear Memory again for a very long time. Miaow!‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Director J J Abrams, who gets so much right here, could have done better.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
2/5 77% The Party's Just Beginning (2018) The bottom line is that this under-developed project wouldn't be getting a release without Gillan's name.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
2/5 21% Lucy in the Sky (2019) But just when... director Noah Hawley is beginning to say some quite interesting things about the damaging hormonal high potentially produced by space travel, the film falls apart... and descends into near-endless melodramatic tedium.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/5 93% Ordinary Love (2020) It's hampered by our familiarity with the cancer story and by the frustratingly under-explained revelation that this is not the first time their marriage has been tested by terrible events.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Too long and occasionally self-indulgent Motherless Brooklyn may be, but it's also beautifully cast and very good indeed.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) This is two old blokes sitting around discussing the many problems facing the modern Catholic Church, and it's absolutely fabulous, with nomination-grabbingly good performances from Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
3/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Banks's screenplay could have done with a final comic polish but it does have one or two good moments.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
3/5 97% Knives Out (2019) [A] film that, while always likeable and easy watching, is never quite as clever or as funny as it thinks.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
2/5 59% Them That Follow (2019) It may feature Olivia Colman, but if all the snakes don't have you seeking the exit, then what happens on a kitchen table will.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 91% Blue Story (2020) The killing of black teenagers by other black teenagers is one of the great tragedies of city life, and it's powerfully explored here by writer-director Andrew Onwubolu.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 74% Harriet (2019) It's a cracking true story that takes a little while to get going but director Kasi Lemmons leavens the mix with music and spiritual visions, while Erivo delivers the sort of defiant, non-people-pleasing performance that could secure award nominations.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 53% 21 Bridges (2019) [I]t lacks the substance to make it a real must-see, carelessly giving too much away in a violent early scene in which a cocaine robbery goes horribly wrong and leaves seven of New York's finest dead.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 77% Frozen II (2019) So, not a disaster, but certainly not great either.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 80% Little Monsters (2019) It's very funny at times, but somehow doesn't quite justify a trip to the cinema.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
3/5 82% The Report (2019) This is an important film, which is sometimes hard to watch - but it does tie itself in narrative knots.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
3/5 94% Marriage Story (2019) It is funny, but goodness it feels over-long and presents a very American version of divorce that may not chime with audiences over here.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
3/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) There are one or two fine moments here, but the film never quite matches motoring velocity with human emotion.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
2/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) Well, all I can say is that all that talent doesn't quite come together, as they all, no doubt, imagined and hoped.‐ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019