Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Simon Reynolds's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Digital Spy, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 70% 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 95% 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 85% 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 71% Somewhere (2010) "This is a film about vacuousness that's without much substance itself. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 90% 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
2/5 33% Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) "Save for its dalliance with the everyman action movie, there's no surprises in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, another largely listless comedy from Sandler's Happy Madison production company. " ‐ 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 56% 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 65% 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 86% 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 46% 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 68% 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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