Simon Miraudo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
Quickflix
Total Reviews:
704

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Showing 51 - 100 of 704
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/5 77% Noah (2014) " This is as pro-vegan a flick you'll see that also stars Ray Winstone." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " The Winter Soldier (admittedly, the best of a recent batch) feels thoroughly unremarkable. That's what happens when you get too much of a just-okay thing." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 25, 2014
4/5 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " The world of cinema is full of many wonders, chief among them in 2014, writer-director Gareth Evans' unending well of inventive ways to kill people on screen." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 24, 2014
4/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Overheard after the screening of Nymphomaniac Vol.1: "It certainly had a lot of... ideas." No kidding. I can't believe how some of those 'ideas' got past the censors. And did you see the size of that one dude's 'idea'?" — Quickflix
Posted Mar 23, 2014
3.5/5 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " Man cannot survive on puns alone, but it seems kids will happily eat them up." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 17, 2014
3/5 52% Cuban Fury (2014) " Nick Frost's ideas may not be all that original, but he knows when he's got a good one." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 16, 2014
2.5/5 83% Blue Caprice (2013) " Blue Caprice lays out the details of a terrible time for Americans. " — Quickflix
Posted Mar 16, 2014
2.5/5 18% Ride Along (2014) " Hey, if you want to see Kevin Hart screeching like a mad-man and late-period Ice Cube gleefully giving shout-outs to his song titles through dialogue (as I often do), this is the place to get it." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 16, 2014
3/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " I don't think a single actor in Need for Speed is taller than 5-foot-6, nor would any weigh more than 70 kilos. For the first time in a long time, us out-of-shape reviewers in the screening were more intimidating than the action stars on screen." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 11, 2014
3.5/5 78% Veronica Mars (2014) " You get what you pay for, and the Veronica Mars movie, literally funded by 91,585 fans via Kickstarter, is evidence enough." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 10, 2014
3/5 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " One day we'll discover George Clooney is actually a long-forgotten screen idol from Hollywood's golden age who became unstuck from time, and all of this will make total sense." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 10, 2014
3.5/5 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " Somehow ferocious and coarse yet still delicate and often beautiful, The Selfish Giant relays a tragic tale with great power." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 9, 2014
2/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Noam Murro takes the helm this time around, having proven his slow-motion 3-D action chops on... indie drama Smart People? What, were the Duplass brothers busy?" — Quickflix
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 92% In a World... (2013) " Though she had to write, direct, and produce the damn thing herself, Bell finally has a film that puts her full range of comedic, rom-com-ready abilities on display." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3.5/5 83% Tracks (2014) " Wasikowska's quietly determined lead performance... and Mandy Walker's fall-to-your-knees-inspiring cinematography help breathe life and movement into a narrative that is otherwise as sparse as the desert plains themselves." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3/5 —— The Darkside " There will always be room for a funny, weird, spooky, moving curio from one of our best filmmakers." — Quickflix
Posted Feb 23, 2014
4/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " Alexander Payne is back in prime, prickly form with Nebraska, a marked improvement over his soggy, false-feeling melodrama The Descendants." — Quickflix
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 48% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) " Wolf Creek lived [to be reviled]. I'm pleased to report Wolf Creek 2 is even more loathsome; detestable and disgusting in all the right ways." — Quickflix
Posted Feb 17, 2014
4/5 77% It's a Disaster (2013) " Full of ingenuity and genuine surprises, this movie." — Quickflix
Posted Feb 16, 2014
3.5/5 71% A Coffee in Berlin (2014) " Though the black-and-white feature has its fair share of jazzy stings on the soundtrack, what it really needs are the infamous horns from Curb Your Enthusiasm's theme tune." — Quickflix
Posted Feb 16, 2014
3/5 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " It's a testament to McConaughey's newly-resuscitated career that we can call this a minor entry in his increasingly impressive body of work." — Quickflix
Posted Feb 11, 2014
4/5 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) " For a film all about the betrayal of those we love the most, Drinking Buddies is a supremely optimistic, warm-hearted picture, with fine, freeing performances from its entire (albeit very small) cast." — Quickflix
Posted Feb 10, 2014
2/5 81% Don Jon (2013) " Wondering what exactly is revealed as a cure to Don Jon's addiction? Why, good sex, of course! Thanks, geniuses!" — Quickflix
Posted Feb 10, 2014
4/5 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " Cannes winner Blue is the Warmest Colour details a relationship forming and curdling in graphic fashion (much like in the way the director's own relationship to his stars has curdled so publicly in the months since its big win)." — Quickflix
Posted Feb 9, 2014
2.5/5 81% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " The Broken Circle Breakdown doesn't jerk tears. It attempts to extract them by using enhanced interrogation techniques." — Quickflix
Posted Feb 9, 2014
2.5/5 49% RoboCop (2014) " If you find yourself - perhaps under duress - watching José Padilha's Robocop, rest easy in the knowledge that under no circumstances will you end up watching it again. " — Quickflix
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3.5/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " The most remarkable feat in J.C. Chandor's stranded-in-the-sea survival story All Is Lost is star Robert Redford's ability to shave on open water. " — Quickflix
Posted Feb 2, 2014
5/5 100% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) " Because of its uncanny insight and frighteningly prescient satirical edge, Dr. Strangelove is a document of its time and also timeless. It held onto its relevancy by being bitter, cynical, and thinking absolutely the worst of people." — Quickflix
Posted Jan 28, 2014
4.5/5 76% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " True story: my priest phoned midway through the screening of The Wolf of Wall Street, as if he had sensed - rightly - that I had been revelling too giddily in the debauched antics of disgraced stockbroker Jordan Belfort." — Quickflix
Posted Jan 21, 2014
3.5/5 95% A Hijacking (2013) " Besides the subject matter, the parallels between Lindholm's sensitive, slow-moving A Hijacking and Paul Greengrass' relentless Captain Phillips are few and far between." — Quickflix
Posted Jan 19, 2014
4.5/5 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " I felt affection. I felt sympathy. I felt finally the Coen brothers had a hero they loved, and I in turn have grown to love him too." — Quickflix
Posted Jan 14, 2014
5/5 94% Her (2013) " Moving, melancholy, sweet, sexy, and very, very funny, I feel such fondness for Jonze's Her... Becoming self aware: it's not just for robots anymore." — Quickflix
Posted Jan 13, 2014
4.5/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " The fortuitously named [Steve McQueen] follows up his previous pictures Hunger and Shame with this similarly pit-of-the-stomach venturing, queasy-making drama" — Quickflix
Posted Jan 13, 2014
2.5/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " We're now 343 minutes deep into the saga of The Hobbit, and I'm still having trouble keeping the names of Bilbo Baggins' thirteen (thirteen!) dwarvish companions straight in my head." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4.5/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) " It's the best bad time I've had all year." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 16, 2013
5/5 99% Short Term 12 (2013) " Sufferers of 'Stendhal syndrome' - that singularly wonderful and hopelessly human disorder in which people confronted with particularly beautiful artworks become dizzy and often faint - beware." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 16, 2013
3.5/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is watchable, likable, beautiful, and easily digestible. I can imagine it becoming a favourite of many undiscerning children and uncynical adults. Sadly, I probably fall into the category of cynical child." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 16, 2013
2/5 86% Red Obsession (2013) " Some nice cinematography and pleasant talking heads help Red Obsession go down smooth, but this is more like a pamphlet than an actual movie." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 15, 2013
4/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " Lying is an ugly, grubby business, which is why hair maintenance amongst con artists is so important." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 10, 2013
3.5/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " It's not the narrative of how something good and pure was turned into pap. It's a reminder that art means something to its makers... a delightful, magical, sometimes splendiferous celebration of imagination" — Quickflix
Posted Dec 9, 2013
4/5 94% What Richard Did (2013) " Newcomer Jack Reynor gives a startling, star-making performance in the slow-burn Irish drama What Richard Did... Consider this indie his Queens Boulevard, if you will." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 9, 2013
3.5/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " If I had this much talent in the one room, and so much concert footage of them bringing down the house, adding 'la la las' and 'oohs' to some of the greatest songs ever written, I wouldn't quite know what to cut out either." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 8, 2013
4/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " The inspired lunacy of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is downgraded to calculated silliness in its long-gestating sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but hey, that is barely cause for complaint." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 8, 2013
3.5/5 75% Pieta (2013) " A vicious, torture-happy debt collector with some severe sexual peccadilloes is, erm, softened by the return of his estranged mother in Kim Ki-duk's deeply unsettling Pieta." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 2, 2013
2/5 —— Jappeloup " Perhaps the makers thought horses were innately fascinating, and we'd just feel fortunate to spend 130 minutes in the presence of this one. Never before have I felt so misunderstood by a movie." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 1, 2013
3.5/5 70% The Croods (2013) " Set four million years in the past, The Croods nonetheless feels like a step-forward for the usually pop-culture cribbing DreamWorks' studio. More like this, please." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 1, 2013
2.5/5 42% Closed Circuit (2013) " If this is indeed the time to ask hard questions of ourselves and our government, Closed Circuit shouldn't be the film we turn to for inspiration." — Quickflix
Posted Dec 1, 2013
3.5/5 100% Radio Unnameable (2012) " Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson's love letter to Bob and his legendary program, Radio Unnameable, rewrites the record and places the disc jockey in the pantheon beside his louder contemporaries." — Quickflix
Posted Nov 27, 2013
4/5 94% A Band Called Death (2013) " A slice of music history forgotten for too long, and, thanks to A Band Called Death, forgotten no longer." — Quickflix
Posted Nov 27, 2013
4/5 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " The wine flows freely throughout the film, and likely, all through production too." — Quickflix
Posted Nov 24, 2013
2.5/5 49% Carrie (2013) " I never thought I'd say this about a high school massacre movie, but Kimberly Peirce's remake of Brian De Palma's Carrie has way too many survivors. " — Quickflix
Posted Nov 24, 2013
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