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Emma Simmonds

Emma Simmonds

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Emma Simmonds's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Arts Desk, The List, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 19% Zoolander 2 (2016) "The lack of an interesting new angle and the far-from-razor-sharp script means Stiller's dimwit routine feels stretched this time round and even his usually reliable rapport with Wilson seems deflated. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/5 84% Deadpool (2016) "It extends its middle finger to the concept of suspension of disbelief with repeated fourth wall breaks, while the references come thick, fast and proudly unsubtle. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 9, 2016
3/5 72% Trumbo (2015) "Fast, funny, if a little flimsy. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 5, 2016
4/5 96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "Hákonarson's film evolves into something increasingly compassionate, with matters culminating on a sincere, surprisingly moving note, that's both tender and tragic. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 1, 2016
2/5 27% Capture the Flag (2016) "For some Capture the Flag will just about scrape by on its honourable intentions and brisk delivery; however, what seems on paper like a vaguely educational distraction, is merely another exercise in colourful chaos. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 26, 2016
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "An extraordinary paean to journalistic endeavour. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 25, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "Deftly drawing out the moral compromises, obstructive complexities and unbelievable injustices of this risky business, the film manages to be entertaining and accessible as well as frighteningly credible. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 57% The Last Diamond (Le Dernier Diamant) "Evenly entertaining, although hardly essential viewing. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 18, 2016
4/5 94% Creed (2015) "This add-on to the Rocky franchise boasts a comparably deft mix of crowd-pleasing familiarity and freshness, particularly in the shape of its canny new casting - a combination that's set to excite a new generation of fans. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2/5 13% Breakdown "Malachi lacks the chops to realise his admirable ambitions; his debut doesn't so much conk out, as never really get going. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 11, 2016
5/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "To describe The Revenant as epic hardly seems enough; magnificent is more like it. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 11, 2016
5/5 94% Contempt (1964) "If Le Mépris lacks the uninhibited character of, say, Breathless, Pierrot le Fou, or Alphaville it undoubtedly makes up for it in emotional potency. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 4, 2016
4/5 96% Girlhood (2015) "Girlhood captures how wonderful it is to even briefly belong. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 2, 2016
3/5 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "For all its apparent earnestness, it's hard to shake the feeling that too many of the sharp edges have been shorn from this gut-wrenching story. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/5 80% Ant-Man (2015) "Ant-Man marks the culmination of Marvel's "Phase Two" and they've brought the chapter to a close in likeable style. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/5 93% The Gift (2015) "The Gift is ostensibly about the power of an idea, but this thoughtful film encourages us to look afresh at our own behaviour and relationships. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/5 97% It Follows (2015) "Like the best horror films It Follows will stay with you, making you look afresh at those trailing behind. It'll take you back to your own teenage years, reminding you what a terrifying world it can be when the adults step back. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 1, 2016
5/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) "The imposition of a brutal jihadist regime is relayed with formidable articulacy and a surprising lightness of touch in this gut-wrenching drama from Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Dec 30, 2015
3/5 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "If it eventually surrenders to convention, Sleeping with Other People is still a refreshingly adult, often rule-breaking romantic comedy. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 20, 2015
4/5 60% Joy (2015) "Rich with enchantment and fuelled by female determination, this story of the travails of an ordinary heroine is as delightful as its title suggests. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 20, 2015
4/5 91% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "A hoot from start to finish. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/5 31% By The Sea (2015) "It looks the part and then some, yet lacks narrative vigour, intellectual weight, or any clear sense of what it wants to be or say. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/5 60% Sisters (2015) "Fey throws herself into the showier role with admirable aplomb, but it's Poehler's quieter, more endearing turn that elevates the film beyond a whole-lotta-crazy. " ‐ The List
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 91% Grandma (2015) "Utterly refreshing and even a little heartwarming, this story of a crabby old lady has vitality and swagger to spare. " ‐ The List
Posted Dec 7, 2015
3/5 20% Love the Coopers (2015) "Takes such paragons of festive mediocrity as The Family Stone, Christmas with the Kranks, Surviving Christmas and Love Actually and mashes them into a surprisingly palatable blend. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 30, 2015
4/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Spielberg should be applauded for coherently imparting a convoluted, international story and for skilfully showing how ideals can be compromised by the grip of paranoia. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 27, 2015
4/5 83% Doctor Zhivago (1965) "Whatever its flaws, films made with this much chutzpah last forever. Doctor Zhivago wears its daunting runtime like the lightest of shawls and, even after all these years, it's still worth surrendering your heart to. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 23, 2015
3/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "With a heart as big as its prehistoric creations, The Good Dinosaur is a likeable if lesser Pixar, a slightly lumbering beast that takes time to find its footing. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 23, 2015
3/5 44% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "If the film lacks bite and panache, it's still true to the spirit of predecessors like Re-Animator and Zombieland in its fondness for wild horror and terrible taste laughs. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 96% Black Souls (2015) "The focus moves fluidly around the key players, enriching the story, while the action is unflashy but precision-staged. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/5 64% Spectre (2015) "It's easy to enjoy but hard to care about. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4/5 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Fassbender is appropriately assertive as Jobs, showing the level of maniacal self-belief it takes to convince the world to buy what you are selling, and how that might impact on those around you. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 19, 2015
3/5 93% The Lady In The Van (2015) "Bennett's screenplay is a delight, routinely enriched by his masterful and richly comical turn of phrase. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 14, 2015
4/5 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "A film that wants to be the final word on haunted house horror, as its director embraces and finesses myriad genre tropes, cranking the spectacle up so far it's astonishing it shows no sign of the strain. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 14, 2015
4/5 84% A Bigger Splash (2016) "A Bigger Splash lives up to its title by being every bit as exuberant and refreshing as it sounds. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 12, 2015
4/5 67% High-Rise (2016) "High-Rise is a feast of human depravity, flecked with blood, guts and filmmaking genius. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 12, 2015
5/5 88% F for Fake (1974) "If Citizen Kane is testament to a young man's genius then F For Fake is testament to a veteran's rebellious spirit and wicked sense of humour. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Oct 11, 2015
4/5 95% Son of Saul (2015) "Intense and challenging it may be but it's a film that's rich with both empathy and insight. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 9, 2015
77% The Assassin (2015) "Martial arts fans will yearn for more action but this is a film that exercises restraint and prizes compassion, meaning those of a forbearing nature will see their patience pay off. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4/5 73% Suffragette (2015) "It's a tale that remains woefully relevant, and that in the hands of these film-makers is, finally, unforgettable. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 8, 2015
4/5 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "It's a confrontationally violent and equivalently humane portrayal of life in a volatile country where absolutely everything can be lost in a heartbeat - your family, community and entire way of life. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 8, 2015
5/5 94% The Forbidden Room (2015) "A swirling, mutating apparition conjured from a crazed mind, this fluid and delirious film showcases a wealth of imagination as it drags us down through ever deeper, ever stranger layers of storytelling ... " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 8, 2015
4/5 80% Macbeth (2015) "This ferocious, masterful interpretation of the Scottish play lets rip with an onslaught of visual and emotional bravado, setting its story of ruthless ambition and spilt blood amid billowing smoke and red, raging fire. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) "This sassy, exhilarating monster mash will provide riotous entertainment for all but the faint-hearted. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Sep 27, 2015
3/5 60% Life (2015) "Life depicts Dean as a sensitive, capricious creature, staring down his impending fame with paralysing foreboding. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 21, 2015
4/5 88% Dohee-ya (A Girl at My Door) "A detective story with a satisfying social justice twist. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 94% Bill "Bill is an entertainingly irreverent biopic, enlivened by modern references and liberated by being less obliged to educate than its televisual predecessor. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 14, 2015
2/5 33% The Messenger "The Messenger tries to cultivate character by laying the stylish tics on thick (distractingly askew camera angles, frequent flashbacks) but most of the elements are at odds. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/5 64% The Program (2016) "The Program delivers an efficient overview of the scandal and builds tension despite the inevitability of the outcome. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 14, 2015
2/5 33% Kill Your Friends "An exposé of the music industry that takes superficially sinister turns yet lacks the comic chops or dynamism to amuse or excite. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 14, 2015
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