Simon Miraudo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
Quickflix
Total Reviews:
717

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Showing 51 - 100 of 717
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/5 88% Chef (2014) " Fitfully amusing and beautifully photographed, Chef is undone by its frequent, hypocritical attacks on generic art. " — Quickflix
Posted May 8, 2014
4/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " A man and woman get to be best friends in Bad Neighbours, making it the most revolutionary comedy of the post-Apatow age. " — Quickflix
Posted May 4, 2014
3/5 73% Healing " It's Weaving, though - so effortlessly compelling and uncommonly tender - that makes Healing worth watching at all." — Quickflix
Posted May 4, 2014
4/5 87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " Cultures collide oh so gently in Hirokazu Kore-eda's Like Father Like Son, a Japanese drama that examines its cavernous, local class divide thoughtfully and tenderly, much like Iran's A Separation before it." — Quickflix
Posted Apr 30, 2014
3/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " [Raimi's Spider-Man 2 is] among the best superhero films ever made. Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is... not. Come year's end, it'll struggle to even rank among the top three superhero films of 2014." — Quickflix
Posted Apr 22, 2014
2/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " A decade late and a dongle short." — Quickflix
Posted Apr 21, 2014
4.5/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " Delightful, inspired, affecting, utterly hilarious stuff, and certainly the first feature starring Batman to earn a couple of those compliments." — Quickflix
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3.5/5 89% Frozen (2013) " With a billion dollars in the bank, two Oscars on the shelf, and the ire of ridiculous, right-wing pundits who think it's turning the children of the world gay, Frozen has pretty much pulled off the trifecta of cinematic accomplishments. " — Quickflix
Posted Apr 8, 2014
3/5 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " To those looking for a bad time - and some good, no, great gore - take note: you'll get a kick out of Cheap Thrills, if not a giggle." — Quickflix
Posted Apr 8, 2014
2/5 26% Planes (2013) " It's a shame that Disney and Pixar aren't in the 'classic-making' business anymore; just the 'distraction-making' business. " — Quickflix
Posted Apr 6, 2014
5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The Grand Budapest Hotel is as inventive and immaculately orchestrated a cinematic universe as I've ever seen. " — Quickflix
Posted Apr 6, 2014
4/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Muppets Most Wanted is handily the funniest film ever set at a Russian gulag." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/5 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " As was proven by the satisfying, scintillating, often-distressing and uncommonly-moving second entry of Nymphomaniac: the longer it is, the better it gets." — Quickflix
Posted Mar 30, 2014
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 51% 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 22% 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 49% 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 48% 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 77% 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
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