Matthew Leyland

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For 12 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 91% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 9% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matthew Leyland's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 The Dark Knight Rises
Lowest review score: 40 The Hangover Part III
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
12 movie reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Matthew Leyland
    Largely lensed in the window between sunset and nightfall, it’s a magic-hour masterpiece. [26 Aug. 2011]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Matthew Leyland
    Charming, spectacular, technically audacious… in short, everything you expect from a Peter Jackson movie. A feeling of familiarity does take hold in places, but this is an epically entertaining first course.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Matthew Leyland
    A smart, stirring spectacle that faces down impossible expectations to pull off a hugely satisfying end to business.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Leyland
    What's remarkable is the lack of cheese. Tacky effects, corny dialogue and creaky performances are all shown the door. We repeat: not the new "Twilight".
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Leyland
    A huge, CGI-heavy popcorner that still feels personal. Come for the epic monster-on-mecha showdowns, stay for the likeable humans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Leyland
    Mostly, this is fantastic fun: a two-hours-plus blockbuster that doesn’t bog down in exposition or sag in the middle. There are reversals and rug-pulls galore, most of them executed with whiplash skill.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Leyland
    A bracing attempt to bring the legend back into contention that successfully separates itself from other Super-movies but misses some of their warmth and charm. But given the craft and class, this could be the start of something special
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Leyland
    Curveballs are rare in this pop-umentary on Earth’s biggest boyband; but with lengthy gig clips, lots of cute mucking-about (segways, disguises, hiding in wheelie bins) and Harry’s shirt off within the first 10 minutes, Directioners won’t be disappointed.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Leyland
    Carell and Carrey shine like sequinned suits in a comedy that allows them endless fun with the dressing-up box. More narrative verve and it could’ve been The Prestige in a big-cat wig.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Matthew Leyland
    Aside from the usual self-slamming doors and flying bodies, there are enough creepy kids and hiding knives to distract from a plot that's increasingly mobile yet running on the spot.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Leyland
    When it’s not being shrill, obvious or awkwardly wistful, Nigel Calendar Girls Cole’s comedy is quite funny.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Leyland
    Less abrasive than Part II, but lacking any of Part I's freshness, this is the most lacklustre return-to-Vegas, trilogy-closing caper since "Ocean's Thirteen."

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