Gareth Simms

Gareth Simms

Agrees with the Tomatometer 53% of the time.

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Total Reviews:
17

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Showing 1 - 17 of 17
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 29% Pompeii (2014) " By positioning CGI, meticulously rendered with veritable 3D textures, inside elegant, spatial compositions, W.S distinguishes Pompeii amongst the current trend of garish blockbusters: obsessed with vapid, digitized carnage." — Platform
Posted May 3, 2014
3.5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The meticulous compositions and systematically arranged mise-en-scene remain the primary draw but after six films of the same thing, the recycled stylistics and thematics impress increasingly less. " — Platform
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4.5/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " This iconoclastic, black with a capital b comedy is the best Hollywood satire since Showgirls. A jocular epic that bitingly indicts excess" — Platform
Posted Jan 18, 2014
5/5 31% Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) " Anderson is often mistakenly dismissed as a hack but the artist is actually working within the confines of Hollywood genre cinema, constantly transcending and elevating it through the triumph of his avant-garde visual sensibility." — Platform
Posted Dec 29, 2013
3/5 40% Only God Forgives (2013) " Baffling and hypnotic, Only God Forgives boasts an aesthetically assured composition but its flagrant dismissal of pacing and plot serve to undermine not beguile." — Platform
Posted Aug 5, 2013
9/10 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " No one should feel profoundly disappointed that Luhrmann has shed the author's incisive social commentary in favour of a melange of garishness because he hasn't, as almost all of the film's idiosyncrasies are perfectly pitched." — Platform
Posted May 30, 2013
4/10 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " The Dark Knight Rises is a tonally confused entity at its core. Simultaneously po-faced and ridiculous." — Platform
Posted Jul 23, 2012
8/10 93% Drive (2011) " The film then, with its elegant style evoking an eighties neon-drenched aesthetic, succeeds effortlessly at blending striking ultra-violence with the screenplays more ponderous sequences of blossoming romance." — Platform
Posted Oct 26, 2011
7.0/10 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " The implausibility of this happening again and to the same guys is balanced out by the chemistry of the Wolfpack and the unexpected edginess of Phillips who strives for the outrageous and for the most part really hits the mark. " — Platform
Posted Jun 2, 2011
6.5/10 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " Despite the profoundly unsexy title the film managed to land two fine-ass leads, whose chemistry essentially saves the film from its existentialist pretensions." — Platform
Posted Mar 8, 2011
2/10 51% Alice in Wonderland (2010) " Lewis Carroll is bent over a table, tears filling beneath his eyes. Something in your heart breaks. Your childhood, perhaps?" — Platform
Posted Mar 1, 2011
4/10 49% No Strings Attached (2011) " The script has an annoying tendency to alternate between snappy one liners and tedious sex based ROLFs." — Platform
Posted Feb 28, 2011
86% Inception (2010) " A film trying feverishly to spin your head whilst feverishly trying to explain how it's spinning it." — Platform
Posted Feb 13, 2011
5/10 94% The King's Speech (2010) " A conventional over-hyped picture lifted by unconventional fairly-hyped performances. Truly the m - m - most British movie ever made." — Platform
Posted Feb 12, 2011
87% Black Swan (2010) " Despite its wildly over the top approach to creating tension, parts of it are genius. In fact I'm sure it's genius. But I will have to double check." — Platform
Posted Jan 28, 2011
58% Film socialisme (2011) " It was like Sympathy for the Devil on a cruise ship. Totally impenetrable." — Platform
Posted Jan 27, 2011
10% Season of the Witch (2011) " A Nicolas Cage movie where Nicolas Cage doesn't lose his shit. Avoid. " — Platform
Posted Jan 26, 2011
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