Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Express , Heart 106.2 , MSN Movies
Total Reviews:
62

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
8/10 68% Funny People (2009) " I loved this, it's hilarious, heart warming and a little stroke of genius.." — Heart 106.2
Posted Aug 29, 2009
6/10 60% A Perfect Getaway (2009) " It's not a classic and doesn't have all the tension it maybe should have. It's basically distracting Hollywood thriller fluff that is enjoyable enough in the right mood." — Heart 106.2
Posted Aug 14, 2009
5/10 37% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) " It's quite bland and could do with a bit more fire in its belly. More than adequate but nothing really special." — Heart 106.2
Posted Aug 14, 2009
6/10 55% Orphan (2009) " Okay, so I saw the ending coming a mile off (and no, I'm not going to spoil it for everyone by telling you what happens) but that didn't stop me actually enjoying this guilty pleasure." — Heart 106.2
Posted Aug 7, 2009
5/10 13% The Ugly Truth (2009) " If this film was a pizza it would be a Margherita - it fills a hole but could do with a few more ingredients." — Heart 106.2
Posted Aug 7, 2009
6/10 22% G-Force (2009) " This is actually great (if ultimately silly and slightly cheesy) fun with quite a few nice sly digs at the genre that is trying to snuggle up to." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jul 31, 2009
6/10 51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) " It moves along at a decent pace but I'd have liked something more - but what exactly, I can't quite put my finger on." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jul 31, 2009
6/10 44% The Proposal (2009) " The Proposal might not be ground breaking stuff, but it's a delightful and very enjoyable distraction that will lift your spirits." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jul 24, 2009
10/10 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) " An impressive film that stands out as the jewel in the Potter crown." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jul 10, 2009
4/10 68% Brüno (2009) " That's not to say that there aren't funny moments here because there are some really choice moments but they are lost in the mix of purile and often uncomfortable moments that really are below what you'd expect from the team behind this." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jul 10, 2009
9/10 68% Public Enemies (2009) " Whilst there is a lot of gun action and violent set pieces in this, it's really a piece that is really all about the characters and it hands down the best gangster movie of the last decade... at least. One of this year's few must see movies." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jul 3, 2009
8/10 45% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009) " This is the coolest film of the summer as far as family fun goes." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jul 3, 2009
9/10 20% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) " Despite its few faults, this is this summer's biggest ticket and ties with Star Trek for the best summer blockbuster of 2009." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jun 19, 2009
3/10 41% The Last House on the Left (2009) " This is not a horror, it's a thriller and as a thriller it's moderately effective but as it a film it won't leave you feeling entertained or thrilled, just a bit uncomfortable." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jun 12, 2009
9/10 79% The Hangover (2009) " With a great soundtrack and script so sharp you might need to take plasters into the cinemas with you because you might come out with cuts... this is this summer's must see comedy." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jun 12, 2009
7/10 71% Last Chance Harvey (2009) " Last Chance Harvey is an absolute gem of a movie and the perfect antidote to all the big budget vehicles that are on release right now. Magical." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jun 5, 2009
5/10 33% Terminator Salvation (2009) " Better than Terminator 3:Rise Of The Machines but that's not saying much. Adequate but disappointing." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jun 5, 2009
5/10 25% Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009) " Is it any good? That really all depends on whether you're a fan of the Jonas Brothers." — Heart 106.2
Posted May 29, 2009
7/10 19% Obsessed (2009) " This is a guilty pleasure from start to finish and there is absolutely nothing new here but Obsessed is brilliant fun." — Heart 106.2
Posted May 29, 2009
8/10 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) " Drag Me To Hell is the greatest horror film of the decade and is a must see for scare fans. Gore-geous!" — Heart 106.2
Posted May 29, 2009
6/10 44% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) " Kids are well served with slapstick hi-jinks and mild peril but there are too few laugh out loud moments to keep adults entertained." — Heart 106.2
Posted May 22, 2009
6/10 37% Angels & Demons (2009) " This isn't a bad film at all, but it could be better... and I am very aware that regardless of what I think it will be huge." — Heart 106.2
Posted May 15, 2009
8/10 90% Coraline (2009) " Off-beat, weird, original, intense, stunning, jaw-dropping, enthralling and ingenious, this film is a beautiful piece of work that will hold your attention and capture your heart." — Heart 106.2
Posted May 8, 2009
9/10 95% Star Trek (2009) " This is everything a summer blockbuster should be. Star Trek is a film that will delight fans and impress people who have usually steered clear of the franchise." — Heart 106.2
Posted May 8, 2009
7/10 65% Is Anybody There? (2009) " Despite this being a small film with a small budget the cast, including a never better Michael Caine, give it their all and turn in superb performances." — Heart 106.2
Posted May 1, 2009
5/10 45% Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) " Kids will love this, put adults might find this a bit too much." — Heart 106.2
Posted May 1, 2009
8/10 38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) " The action is fast and furious, the script is impressive for this type of movie and the visual effects (apart from the odd occasion) are phenomenal. This is a not to be missed blockbuster that will impress as much as it will entertain." — Heart 106.2
Posted May 1, 2009
8/10 84% State of Play (2009) " This is the best thriller of the year so far. Exciting, interesting, gripping and impossible not to get sucked into, this is a great movie." — Heart 106.2
Posted Apr 25, 2009
9/10 94% In the Loop (2009) " A fantastic cast, a razor sharp script and an all too realistic story makes this an absolute must see." — Heart 106.2
Posted Apr 17, 2009
8/10 84% I Love You, Man (2009) " This is a brilliant date movie that you'll be able to relate to on some level - take your best friends too! Make it a double date movie." — Heart 106.2
Posted Apr 17, 2009
6/10 43% Race to Witch Mountain (2009) " While this isn't a bad film, it's a touch too dry and maybe even a bit too slow for it to be the rush it should be." — Heart 106.2
Posted Apr 9, 2009
7/10 27% Fast & Furious (2009) " This is not rocket science, it won't tax your brain, it won't win any Oscars but it will have you on the edge of your seat and give you a great two hours of adrenaline pumping entertainment." — Heart 106.2
Posted Apr 9, 2009
7/10 55% 17 Again (2009) " Zac has star quality and it starts to shine here. He's got an exciting future ahead of him - and it's not just amongst the tween audience." — Heart 106.2
Posted Apr 9, 2009
8/10 72% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) " This is probably THE family film of the year so far and it's one that has enough grown up (and by that I don't mean rude) gags to ensure that adults enjoy this too. The script is razor sharp and the voice cast is spot one." — Heart 106.2
Posted Apr 3, 2009
6/10 61% Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (2009) " The Boat That Rocked is about 40 minutes too long, relies on too many obvious and repetitive gags and tends to sag and loose pace too often for a Richard Curtis film. The good news is that this is no where near as drab or unentertaining as Wimbledon." — Heart 106.2
Posted Apr 3, 2009
8/10 94% The Damned United (2009) " Brilliant and possibly the best British film of the last 5 years." — Heart 106.2
Posted Mar 27, 2009
4/10 33% Knowing (2009) " What starts out as a tense and interesting movie slowly becomes an end of the world sci-fi mess that is too long and not exciting enough." — Heart 106.2
Posted Mar 27, 2009
3/10 11% The Unborn (2009) " After a few initial decent scares, the corny dialogue, poor casting and cringe-worthy acting drag this movie into it's own hell. Utter rubbish." — Heart 106.2
Posted Mar 6, 2009
8/10 76% The Young Victoria (2009) " Young Victoria is like a breath of fresh air for the genre." — Heart 106.2
Posted Mar 6, 2009
7/10 65% Watchmen (2009) " This is a landmark film for the genre that will impress, amaze and grip but it is not light entertainment." — Heart 106.2
Posted Mar 6, 2009
6/10 59% The International (2009) " The pacing could be a bit faster and the script could be a little less obvious but this is overall well worth a look." — Daily Express
Posted Mar 3, 2009
5/10 12% Pink Panther 2 (2009) " I laughed more times than I thought I would so that is a big improvement on the previous film which almost made my toes curl. It will keep the kids quiet over half term and it won't be the worst film you see this year." — Heart 106.2
Posted Feb 13, 2009
8/10 88% Bolt (2008) " Bolt is enormous fun from start to finish for adults and kids alike. Disney animation doesn't get much better than this - especially when in many places you will get to see this in 3D." — Heart 106.2
Posted Feb 6, 2009
10/10 72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) " Benjamin Button is an absolute masterpiece and is probably one of the greatest films of all time." — Heart 106.2
Posted Feb 6, 2009
9/10 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) " It's up there with some of the best teen movies of the 80s as pure pleasure that will make you feel 17 again. Brilliantly uplifting and heart warming stuff." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jan 30, 2009
8/10 68% Revolutionary Road (2008) " A great script, visually stunning cinematography and great direction from Kate's husband Sam Mendes make this a remarkable experience." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jan 30, 2009
7/10 62% Valkyrie (2008) " Valkyrie it's a good film with more than enough there to keep your attention and for you to have come away feeling satisfied and informed." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jan 23, 2009
9/10 92% Frost/Nixon (2008) " An absolutely brilliant film from director Ron Howard - a film you should make every effort to see." — Heart 106.2
Posted Jan 23, 2009
8/10 56% The Tale of Despereaux (2008) " This film is a triumph and will delight everyone in your family. Superb." — Heart 106.2
Posted Dec 19, 2008
8/10 78% Burn After Reading (2008) " The cast is spot on, the comedy schtick is classic stuff and the who thing plays out like the ultimate exercise in exactly how to make a great movie." — Heart 106.2
Posted Oct 17, 2008
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