Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
Digital Spy , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
296

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 296
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 51% John Carter (2012) " When John Carter moves up the gears it's an accomplished blockbuster packed with pulse-racing action." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 1, 2012
2/5 28% Project X (2012) " In Project X the central trio are celebrated for their achievements, and considering how mean-spirited this movie is it leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 1, 2012
4/5 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) " This is a moving film that's a brilliant showcase for a superb cast. Take your granny to this one but be warned, there may be a few tears shed!" — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 22, 2012
3/5 42% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) " It's a lot more entertaining than you'd expect, but don't go in expecting anything revolutionary." — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 1, 2012
2/5 13% W.E. (2012) " From the appearance of Mohamed Al-Fayed as a salient plot point to a bizarre dance sequence backed The Sex Pistols' 'Pretty Vacant', W.E. will have you scratching your head at every turn." — Digital Spy
Posted Jan 18, 2012
4/5 77% War Horse (2011) " Steven Spielberg is still undoubtedly the king of populist cinema." — Digital Spy
Posted Dec 21, 2011
4/5 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) " With its dizzying spectacle and fast-paced action, The Adventures of Tintin is top notch entertainment and miles ahead of its performance capture predecessors in its wit and visual sophistication." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 19, 2011
3/5 33% Texas Killing Fields (2011) " A solid police procedural with strong performances from its four main actors." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2011
4/5 71% Footloose (2011) " If you can leave your cynicism at the door then this is top-quality Saturday night popcorn entertainment." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2011
2/5 24% Conan the Barbarian (2011) " There's no emotional investment in the characters and its endless bludgeoning and slicing of flesh is something that may test the patience of even hardcore gore hounds." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 24, 2011
2/5 22% Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011) " Rodriguez directs the movie with his trademark kineticism, but a flimsy and uninventive script means there's little investment in the characters or their actions." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 24, 2011
3/5 60% Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011) " It may lack storytelling ambition, but as an exercise in toe-tapping entertainment it gets the job done." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 18, 2011
4/5 82% Super 8 (2011) " A giddily nostalgic film that recaptures the sense of awe and wonder from early Spielberg classics such as Close Encounters and ET." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 3, 2011
2/5 48% Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) " Like a bottle of cola that's lost its fizz, Mr Popper's Penguins is flat and sickly sweet." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 3, 2011
1/5 10% Horrid Henry: The Movie (2013) " This is complete agony to sit through and with a lead character as snotty and unlikeable as Henry it's one to steer clear of." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 27, 2011
4/5 94% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) " The film lacks the more extravagant touches of Studio Ghibli's previous features, yet it's still packed with the humor and offbeat charm that's a signature of Miyazaki." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 27, 2011
4/5 84% A Better Life (2011) " The heartfelt performances and compelling story make A Better Life a worthy alternative to the loud and boisterous blockbusters invading multiplexes this summer." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 27, 2011
2/5 14% Zookeeper (2011) " Everything is so unashamedly sign-posted and predictable that both the comedy and drama pack little impact." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 27, 2011
2/5 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " Captain America paints a simple tale of goodies versus baddies with none of the depth, humor or class of Marvel's earlier X-Men summer offering." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 27, 2011
3/5 39% Cars 2 (2011) " Aesthetically Cars 2 is as accomplished as anything the studio has done, but look under the bonnet and the script doesn't quite have the sophistication to shift into top gear." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 20, 2011
4/5 93% Iron Man (2008) " As a first franchise entry and a blockbuster to kick off the summer season, Iron Man proves to be an excellent introduction." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 98% Inside Job (2010) " This is a compelling documentary that will have you leaving the cinema absolutely seething." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 89% Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) " Beguiling, frequently baffling and frustrating." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 33% I Am Number Four (2011) " I Am Number Four carefully balances spectacle and story, emerging as a competent start-of-the-year blockbuster." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
5/5 96% WALL-E (2008) " It's a breathtaking, inspirational film, transcending the medium of animation and blossoming into a genuinely magnificent piece of cinema." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 64% Tomorrow, When the War Began (2012) " The door is tantalisingly left open for a sequel, and if it's as enjoyable as this then it won't be an unwelcome one." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 84% Whip It (2009) " Led by Ellen Page, the movie finds the Juno star playing a slightly less cocksure version of the Diablo Cody creation." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 22% Country Strong (2011) " Some may cynically scoff at Country Strong's rollercoaster of feelings, yet it's almost completely appropriate considering the high drama present in the lyrics of country music." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 72% Somewhere (2010) " This is a film about vacuousness that's without much substance itself." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 89% Tangled (2010) " Thoroughly enjoyable." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 74% Heartbeats (2011) " In Dolan, the hipster crowd might well have found their latest poster boy." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 63% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008) " A film dealing with the Holocaust really should be a little less clumsily executed, manipulative and contrived than this." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 75% Everything Must Go (2011) " The individual performances are solid and Ferrell clearly has dramatic chops. Somehow, though, it turns out to be less than the sum of its parts." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 58% It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) " For all its problems, though, the film is easy-going, frequently channels into a sweet-natured tone and is able to raise a few chuckles." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) " As an actor, Ben Affleck might be a supporting player trapped in a leading man's body, but as a filmmaker he's an auspicious talent." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 55% Unknown (2011) " The stop-start pacing, stock villains and predictable plot leave it trailing in Jason Bourne's wake." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 27% Seven Pounds (2008) " An overwrought, improbable drama that's as frustrating as it is morbid." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 71% Oranges And Sunshine (2011) " Oranges And Sunshine packs a serious emotional wallop in its story (based on true events) of a Nottingham social worker who uncovers a massive post-war scandal involving the British and Australian governments." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 79% Teeth (2007) " While probably too lurid and graphic for the mainstream's tastes, it's one of those films that has a genuine shot at acquiring cult classic status." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 89% Waiting for Superman (2010) " Waiting For Superman is at times powerful, often tragic and -- at the very end -- incredibly moving." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 49% Love and Other Drugs (2010) " Charismatic turns from its two stars provide the heartbeat for the movie, which resembles director Edward Zwick's TV show thirtysomething with its insight into male/female intimacy." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 12% Jonah Hex (2010) " It's a standard Western revenge tale dressed up with supernatural elements." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 64% Jackass 3 (2010) " Ultimately, they just want to have a good time and take their fans along for the ride. On that front they're completely successful." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) " Kiarostami is quick to stimulate the mind but not the heart; as a result he never finds a comfortable balance between intellect and emotion, leaving Copie Conforme feeling chilly and distant." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 85% Cedar Rapids (2011) " The supporting cast are uniformly excellent too, particular Reilly, whose blow-hard Deanzie gradually reveals a softer, empathetic side." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 45% Yes Man (2008) " It's a decent enough time-killer for Carrey fans and those after something light and non-taxing after a heavy Christmas Day feast." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 69% Shutter Island (2010) " It's a strong and at times gripping offering from Hollywood's cosiest A-list filmmaker/star pairing." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 27% Remember Me (2010) " It's a mope-a-thon that rivals New Moon for downbeat moodiness." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 21% The Rite (2011) " It takes half-an-hour to bring Hopkins into the fold, and it's only then that the film begins to get anywhere near interesting." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 17% You Again (2010) " There's hardly one moment of surprise or originality in You Again." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
5/5 92% Senna (2011) " This is unmissable, transcendent cinema and one of the best movies of 2011 so far." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
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