Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
Digital Spy , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
298

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 151 - 200 of 298
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
3/5 87% Blue Valentine (2010) " An engaging and tough drama, for sure, but its ascension to instant indie classic on the back of festival screenings has left this reviewer slightly stumped." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 13% Yogi Bear (2010) " Smarter than your average family movie? Unfortunately not." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 15% Skyline (2010) " Skyline packs some impressive money shots, however with its tracing-paper-thin script there's not enough propping up these whizz-bang set pieces." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) " Kung Fu Panda is a colourful, extremely enjoyable if workmanlike animated romp." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 86% Submarine (2011) " From director Ayoade and his young Submarine, there may be big things to come." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
92% Source Code (2011) " Zipping along at a speed to match the doomed commuter train aboard which most of its story takes place, Source Code is a tense, thrilling and unexpectedly emotional science fiction thriller." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
5/5 71% Monsters (2010) " This unforgettable debut marks Edwards out as a huge talent and one who'll likely find himself showered with Hollywood cash to support future endeavours." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
5/5 96% Back to the Future (1985) " It was, is and always will be a true Hollywood classic." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " It's Harry Potter as a full-tilt action picture, yet unlike the mind-numbing action of Transformers, here you feel totally invested in the protagonists' plight." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 8, 2011
2/5 36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " With the constant LOUD NOISES, anaemic storytelling, non-existent emotional resonance and cringingly bad comedy, this expensive sound-and-light show is a bit like slamming your head repeatedly against an arcade pinball machine for 150 minutes." — Digital Spy
Posted Jun 28, 2011
4/5 93% Drive (2011) " Drive is a stylish mainstream thriller infused with moody Scandinavian spirit." — Digital Spy
Posted May 25, 2011
2/5 60% The Beaver (2011) " A fairly uninvolving one-trick pony." — Digital Spy
Posted May 19, 2011
4/5 84% The Tree of Life (2011) " The Tree of Life may be abstract and unconventional, but it's staggeringly beautiful and admirably demands its audience to think long and hard about what's being presented." — Digital Spy
Posted May 19, 2011
3/5 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " The hugely impressive turn from Olsen makes it worth a look." — Digital Spy
Posted May 19, 2011
3/5 33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) " On Stranger Tides may not quite be the spectacular return to form Disney had hoped for, but it's a strong indication that there's life in the old sea dog yet." — Digital Spy
Posted May 19, 2011
4/5 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) " A bleak and traumatic drama marked by a blistering performance from Swinton." — Digital Spy
Posted May 12, 2011
4/5 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) " Midnight in Paris is a welcome addition to the Allen oeuvre, an affectionate love letter to France that'll leave you grinning at its silliness and sweetness from ear to ear." — Digital Spy
Posted May 12, 2011
3/5 77% Fast Five (2011) " Fast & Furious 5 can be defined as "good" if you look at it purely from a guilty pleasure level." — Digital Spy
Posted Apr 20, 2011
4/5 90% Winnie the Pooh (2011) " Above all else, Winnie The Pooh succeeds in its portrayal of the cast of familiar faces. They're exactly how you remember them." — Digital Spy
Posted Apr 13, 2011
4/5 72% Rio (2011) " Rio is a lively and engaging film set in a beautifully-rendered landscape - it's well worth shelling out extra for those pesky 3D glasses!" — Digital Spy
Posted Apr 6, 2011
2/5 25% Hop (2011) " It goes through the motions provoking a few chuckles, yet wastes Brand's flamboyant way with words by keeping him nailed down to the script." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 30, 2011
3/5 70% Limitless (2011) " Limitless is a deliriously loopy thrill-ride but all the better for it." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 18, 2011
4/5 88% Rango (2011) " The most satisfying non-Pixar animated movie to emerge in some time." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 2, 2011
1/5 5% Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011) " This tired sequel serves up a load of half-baked slapstick, tedious dialogue and all-too predictable plot turns." — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 16, 2011
3/5 55% Gnomeo and Juliet (2011) " Boasting plenty of chuckles and a bubbly charm, there's a lot to admire about this kid's toon." — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 9, 2011
10% Little Fockers (2010) " Ultra-short web clips could probably house the best parts of this sequel, which throughout its 97 minute running time has zilch in the way of comedic cohesion or character moments that ring true." — Digital Spy
Posted Dec 29, 2010
2/5 37% Burlesque (2010) " It's epically contrived and, like some kind of gay Avatar, completely weightless underneath all the surface sheen." — Digital Spy
Posted Nov 29, 2010
2/5 67% Conviction (2010) " This kind of film has been made before and much better." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 20, 2010
4/5 88% Let Me In (2010) " Horror film, serial killer drama, revenge fantasy, or coming-of-age romance, Let Me In succeeds whichever way you want to look at it." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 14, 2010
5/5 96% The Social Network (2010) " Fincher melds The Social Network into a riveting study on the perils of power and money, flipping Zuckerberg from socially-maladjusted college student into a young man governed by obsession, greed and entitlement." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2010
3/5 81% Despicable Me (2010) " Despicable Me just about finds the right balance between heart, humour and whizzbang 3D spectacle." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2010
1/5 28% Takers (2010) " Marks the on-screen collision of Hayden Christensen and Paul Walker, two actors so charmless and wooden this reviewer feared their combined presence would result in the creation of a charisma black hole that could wipe out the universe." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 6, 2010
3/5 55% Mr. Nice (2011) " It has the vibe and feel of a Roger Moore spy outing, and that's what makes it a fun if slightly uneven ride." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 6, 2010
2/5 28% Life as We Know It (2010) " Heigl and Duhamel hit the mark and strike up an easy rapport, making them a pleasant enough pair to spend two hours with. Don't expect the film to leave a lasting impression, though, it's as shallow as they come." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 6, 2010
2/5 27% Charlie St. Cloud (2010) " It's easy to appreciate what Charlie is trying to accomplish, but it does it in such a cloyingly manipulative manner that it's impossible to get on board with it." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 6, 2010
3/5 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) " Stone assembles a competent, affectionate homage to the 1987 incarnation." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 6, 2010
3/5 47% Jackboots on Whitehall (2010) " A fun and diverting 90 minutes of puppet chaos made with care, love and some impressively detailed old-school model work." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 6, 2010
4/5 89% World's Greatest Dad (2009) " If creating cutting-edge comedy is about pushing boundaries then World's Greatest Dad comfortably fits the bill." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 22, 2010
3/5 80% The Hole (2012) " The Hole can't really be considered a return to form for the beloved helmer, but the shared ideas and themes overlap with his more successful works and will bring memories flooding back for those brought up on his '80s favorite." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 22, 2010
4/5 53% I'm Still Here (2010) " A comedy that's toe-curlingly funny and stingingly bittersweet." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 15, 2010
1/5 23% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) " Resident Evil: Afterlife is loud, boring, derivative, has zero tension and is the kind of movie that could only possibly be liked if the viewer has never seen any other post-apocalyptic zombie flick." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 15, 2010
4/5 80% Cyrus (2010) " The three central performances are excellent, Hill in particular is brilliant in the title role." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 8, 2010
2/5 53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) " It's not that Wimpy Kid is a bad film, it's more that this idea has been done before, and better, on TV with Malcolm, Reese and Dewey." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 26, 2010
4/5 90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) " Every frame has been meticulously fashioned with detail and depth." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 19, 2010
4/5 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " The real star of the show is Wright, who makes an effortless transition from ambitious Brit genre helmer to blockbuster auteur." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 19, 2010
3/5 41% The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) " Trademark Jerry Bruckheimer entertainment, hurtling along at a brisk pace and having just about enough comedy, romance and adventure to keep everyone satisfied." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 12, 2010
1/5 14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) " Should be avoided like a hound with rabies." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 3, 2010
1/5 6% The Last Airbender (2010) " A derivative and lifeless 'heroes journey' tale layered up with Eastern mysticism." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 3, 2010
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