Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Digital Spy , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
306

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 85% Gone Girl (2014) " There are moments in this film that will make your jaw drop in shock and horror." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 22, 2014
3/5 35% The Giver (2014) " It takes a while to get going, but as The Giver marches towards its ending, it begins to tie together the weightier themes it's exploring." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 17, 2014
4/5 71% The Boxtrolls (2014) " "... a wonderfully eccentric blend of Monty Python, Roald Dahl and Tim Burton's sensibilities."" — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/5 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " The dark, concrete corridors of the maze provide the venue for one exciting action sequence, but beyond these superficial thrills, there's little emotional weight to the film." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/5 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Even through Bachmann's exasperated sighs, surreptitious swigs of booze and shuffles through clouds of cigarette smoke, Hoffman manages to be utterly magnetic." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 9, 2014
1/5 20% Let's Be Cops (2014) " Let's Be Cops is a stinker on just about every conceivable level." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/5 20% Into The Storm (2014) " Everything whizzes by at a brisk 89 minutes and thanks to some well-marshalled tornado sequences and air-ringing Dolby Atmos sound it'll send you out of the cinema feeling appropriately windswept." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " Perhaps these rock-bottom expectations are a good thing, because Planes 2 feels like a significant upgrade on its distinctly run-of-the-mill predecessor..." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 10% The Nut Job (2014) " As a CG-rendered Psy launches into a rendition of 'Gangnam Style' you'll be rushing straight for the exit." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 30, 2014
4/5 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " On pure entertainment value, you'd be hard-pressed to find a movie this summer as good as Marvel's latest." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/5 60% Hercules (2014) " Print the legend? With The Rock on board, that could've been a lot more fun." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 23, 2014
5/5 99% Boyhood (2014) " There's a universal appeal here that'll resonate whether you're a son, daughter, father, mother or sibling. Simply put, Boyhood is a masterpiece." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 7, 2014
3/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " his franchise has swiftly proven itself to be one that has heart to match its dazzling visuals - it exists in a world that feels tactile, for once the 3D isn't crushingly disappointing." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 2, 2014
2/5 26% Walking on Sunshine " Walking on Sunshine is so bafflingly odd, so transcendently bizarre, at times I felt like I'd slipped into another plane of reality - one where the sun always shines, the '80s never end and everyone is a complete and utter d**k." — Digital Spy
Posted Jun 27, 2014
3/5 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " n the end it's Costner who's the film's saving grace, his chemistry with Steinfeld lends the movie enough emotional weight to make it tolerable in between the car chases and gunfire." — Digital Spy
Posted Jun 17, 2014
2/5 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " A Million Ways to Die in the West is a giant tumbleweed of a comedy drifting aimlessly through a laugh-free desert." — Digital Spy
Posted May 28, 2014
2/5 13% Blended (2014) " Are we meant to be laughing, crying or doing a bit of both? In the end Blended succeeds with neither and the whole thing feels like a bit of a chore." — Digital Spy
Posted May 23, 2014
2/5 52% Postman Pat: The Movie (2014) " Postman Pat's name may be on the marquee, but ultimately this doesn't feel very much like him at all." — Digital Spy
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " A powerful cocktail of nostalgia and new frontier - quite simply it's the grandest, most ambitious X-Men movie yet." — Digital Spy
Posted May 12, 2014
4/5 100% Next Goal Wins (2014) " This is the beautiful game living up to its name." — Digital Spy
Posted May 6, 2014
5/5 89% The Wind Rises (2014) " The brilliant Wind Rises is another Miyazaki masterpiece - evidently his last. He couldn't have picked a more perfect way to sign off." — Digital Spy
Posted May 4, 2014
2/5 19% Sabotage (2014) " The story spins off into a pseudo whodunit as the group fall victim to apparent revenge killings, but it's sweet relief because most of them have all the charm and appeal of root canal treatment." — Digital Spy
Posted Apr 30, 2014
3/5 17% Tarzan (2014) " This is more-than-passable family entertainment that's mercifully free of Phil Collins." — Digital Spy
Posted Apr 28, 2014
4/5 81% Tracks (2014) " Wasikowska brilliantly anchors it all, playing Robyn as a young woman of sharp intelligence and steely determination." — Digital Spy
Posted Apr 21, 2014
3/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems more like an exercise in calculated franchise architecture than its does a cohesive stand-alone blockbuster." — Digital Spy
Posted Apr 8, 2014
3/5 41% Divergent (2014) " Though always an entertaining watch, Divergent is nevertheless a somewhat rickety start to a franchise." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Gleefully entertaining from start to finish, the kind of film that'll quickly put a grin on your face that won't subside until long after the credits roll." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 19, 2014
2/5 22% Need For Speed (2014) " The kind of film that feels like it's been entirely directed by a second unit with the script a mere afterthought." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 9, 2014
2/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Rise of an Empire isn't without its highlights. Most notable is Eva Green's bat-s**t mad Artemisia, a villainess who chews the scenery so emphatically that there'd be teeth marks on the sets if they weren't all digital." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 3, 2014
2/5 18% Ride Along (2014) " ... the gags and one-liners just aren't as funny as they need to be." — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2013) " Set in the not-too-distant future, this is a poignant, moving love story for the Apple age." — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 13, 2014
4/5 51% Cuban Fury (2014) " Cuban Fury is a comedy that's fleet of foot and warm of heart, and in Frost it has an engaging and likeable leading man who's able to pull you along for the ride." — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 10, 2014
4/5 95% The LEGO Movie (2014) " A wildly inventive rollercoaster ride you won't forget in a hurry. Awesome indeed." — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 3, 2014
2/5 29% Grudge Match (2013) " Grudge Match is like a lumbering old heavyweight, it's every body jab parried, every right hook deflected." — Digital Spy
Posted Jan 25, 2014
4/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Jordan Belfort makes Gordon Gekko look like Cliff Richard." — Digital Spy
Posted Dec 18, 2013
3/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " This is Anchorman turned up to 11." — Digital Spy
Posted Dec 16, 2013
2/5 42% Homefront (2013) " Much like Stallone's Expendables entries, Homefront's premise is more appetising on paper than it is in execution." — Digital Spy
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/5 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " In the best tradition of Disney, it is a film to make you laugh and cry." — Digital Spy
Posted Nov 25, 2013
3/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Hood's film is thankfully more successful than his last Hollywood outing X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but for all its lofty ambitions it never quite fulfils its potential." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " New directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn have hatched a sequel that, while never matching the inventiveness and originality of the first movie, still has plenty to offer in terms of aesthetic delight." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 21, 2013
3/5 60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " It's Jackass, but not quite as we know it." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 21, 2013
4/5 92% Philomena (2013) " Ultimately, this is a warm-hearted crowd-pleaser." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 16, 2013
4/5 81% Don Jon (2013) " Don Jon is a terrific directorial debut from Gordon-Levitt - funny, moving and with something to say about family and relationships." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 16, 2013
3/5 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " It isn't until Rudd's character dispenses with his rigidly straight-arrow outlook that the film really begins to come together." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 15, 2013
3/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " A visually striking man versus nature story about enduring when the elements are conspiring against you." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2013
4/5 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " A sweetly funny and emotionally engaging piece about two brothers running along two different paths in life." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 12, 2013
2/5 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " Tradition should not be a hindrance, but here's it's an absolute killer." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 11, 2013
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " Once the lights fade and darkness envelops the theatre you're part of Stone's journey through the infinite." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/5 36% Not Another Happy Ending " It may not have the bite of a Bridesmaids, but in Gillan's sparky performance there's enough to keep you engaged for the duration." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 9, 2013
4/5 92% Sunshine on Leith " Sunshine on Leith will send you out the cinema with high spirits and an old '80s classic burned back into your mind." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 30, 2013
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