Simon Weaving

Simon Weaving

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Simon Weaving's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 85% The Way Way Back (2013) "This warm and upbeat coming-of-age story is brought to life by some dazzling comic writing and the wonderful performances of Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 31, 2013
3/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) "Hugh Jackman stands out in a physically demanding and emotionally complicated role as the Wolverine returns to Japan to fight ninjas and his own demons. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 25, 2013
4/5 93% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) "A thoughtful documentary about Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, secrets, lies, power and the poorly understood nature of the internet. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 5, 2013
3/5 80% Reality (2013) "A long and meandering satire on FOMO and self-delusion, and a shrewd commentary on the desire for the illusive fame that comes with reality television. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 5, 2013
1.5/5 70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) "A tediously repetitive film desperately looking for some heart and soul. Reeves is the Man of Concrete, grey and predictable behind the camera and an impassive mask of grunts in front of it. Definitely no excellent adventure. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 5, 2013
4/5 68% World War Z (2013) "A supremely well designed film, WWZ re-animates the zombie genre as Brad Pitt outsmarts the voracious undead in a compelling, creepy take on how the world might face its end. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jun 23, 2013
2.5/5 11% After Earth (2013) "a disappointing two-handed, hostile-planet adventure, that relies far too heavily on the acting ability of Jaden Smith, co-staring with father Will " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jun 11, 2013
3.5/5 69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) "The stunts are spectacular, the music pumps and the gears grind in this high-octane action thriller with a sprinkling of charm and humour. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jun 4, 2013
3/5 92% Farewell, My Queen (2012) "A strangely mixed film, sliding from intimate scenes of royal indolence to muted panic in candlelit corridors, a distinct undercurrent of detached uncertainty always present in both story and style. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jun 3, 2013
3/5 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) "Sure, it's a Bazdardisation, but underneath the over-the-top art-deco design there's an elegant and sometimes touching tale to be found, with Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) reaching out for the woman he cannot seem to forget. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted May 31, 2013
2/5 62% Sinister (2012) "The much loved Ethan Hawke finds himself in a cheap and cheerless horror film watching images of murders and trying to find the boogie-man before the bad acting around him causes him too much grief. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted May 27, 2013
4.5/5 63% Broken (2013) "A moving and visually beautiful story of an eleven-year old girl who is increasingly drawn into the complicated and cruel world of the everyday English suburbs. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted May 14, 2013
3/5 87% Tabu (2012) "This beguiling and eerie tale of illicit romance and nostalgia for lost love is one for the patient and the adventurous. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted May 14, 2013
2.5/5 56% Snitch (2013) "An unbelievable tale of a good dad who has to work with the bad guys to save his son from jail. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted May 14, 2013
3.5/5 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) "This ambitious tale of tragedy and redemption among fathers and sons is told in three parts and, despite a superb performance from Ryan Gosling, is less than the sum of its parts. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted May 7, 2013
5/5 93% The Hunt (2013) "A superb performance from Madds Mikkelsen lies at the heart of this chilling tale of a small Danish community turning on an innocent man. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 28, 2013
2/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) "The cast seem stilted, even a bit surprised, to find themselves in the fictitious land of Cloister, dressed in panto regalia with dreadful hair-dos, no doubt under orders to deliver their lines with a touch of deliberate theatricality. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 23, 2013
4/5 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) "a carefully constructed observation of the facts and a withering condemnation of the behaviour of the Catholic Church. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 23, 2013
4/5 82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) "there is no denying the cinematic power of Audiard's fearless storytelling " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 23, 2013
3/5 33% Cheerful Weather For The Wedding (2012) "With the critical narrative information delayed until the film's final moments, it's a waiting game for the audience, not unpleasurably spent watching the gorgeous costumes and eccentric behaviour of the family and friends of an anxious bride. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 23, 2013
2.5/5 55% The Company You Keep (2013) "You may be in the company of an all-star cast, but this is a run-of-the-mill affair with few surprises. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 23, 2013
4/5 43% The Paperboy (2012) "A seething, swampy murder investigation infused with the sweaty smell of bodies and driven by a casual force that is seductively unstable, darkly funny and strangely exhilarating. Daniels is a visionary. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 23, 2013
3.5/5 68% Trance (2013) "Shimmering visuals and a hypnotic soundtrack cant fully hide the flaws in an improbable plot that probes into the mind and memories of an amnesia suffering art thief. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 4, 2013
3.5/5 36% Goddess "This upbeat and jaunty Australian musical sees mother and housewife Elspeth Dickens become an internet sensation with her kitchen-sink songs. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Mar 18, 2013
2/5 0% Blinder "This story of AFL, mateship and sex scandal is let down by a clunky screenplay and some misguided morality despite the presence of Jack Thompson and an enthusiastic cast of talented young Australian actors. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Mar 11, 2013
3.5/5 63% Anna Karenina (2012) "a visually unique story world, bold and beautiful, and dramatically fused with passion. Yet it's also a limited space that remains prisoner to its self-conscious theatrical structures. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Feb 20, 2013
4.5/5 93% Amour (2012) "Michael Haneke's most intimate and painfully truthful film - an exploration of what love means at the far end of life. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Feb 20, 2013
2.5/5 60% The Last Stand (2013) "Mindless, dumb fun as Arnie grunts a few one liners and tries to terminate an escaped drug lord who's in a fast car and heading for freedom. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Feb 20, 2013
3.5/5 90% Footnote (2012) "A dense and complex piece of filmmaking, made manageable through the warm and totally compelling performances of the two lead actors. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2.5/5 20% The Lucky One (2012) "You get just what you'd expect from this Nicolas Sparks romance - good-looking people, ever so soft lighting, and music just tender enough to stir your soul while you watch the inevitability of soul mates finding true love. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 19, 2012
4/5 79% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) "Davies presents the story with a formal painterly eye, forcing us to attend to the emotional detail that Hester experiences - constrained as she is by the social structures and values of strangulated post-war Britain " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 5, 2012
1.5/5 43% American Reunion (2012) "Sitting somewhere between nostalgia and limp sex romp, this is for fans only - squeezing a few more dollars out of the American Pie franchise with plenty of reminiscing, bland titillation and bad behaviour. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 5, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet Manual Of Love 3 (Manuale D'amore 3) (2013) "Both the title and the top billing of Robert de Niro and Monica Belluci are somewhat misleading in this three-part portmanteau film, comprising separate comic tales of love and lovers - all with a distinctly Italian flavour. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 3, 2012
4.5/5 95% The Guard (2011) "This film belongs to Gleeson - he seems to have effortlessly conjured up a complex and charismatic mix of world-weariness and caring, all wrapped up in that enigmatic Irish charm. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 3, 2012
3.5/5 81% The Skin I Live In (2011) "With a deliberately preposterous storyline involving burning bodies, evil brothers, rape, suicide, revenge, sexual identity and medical procedure, this is darkly comic arthouse soap - with a tinge of horror - and definitely an acquired taste. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 3, 2012
1.5/5 12% The Darkest Hour (2011) "Uninspiring and insipid, this contemporary take on the zombie genre sees a group of gorgeous twenty somethings trapped in Moscow trying desperately to get away from an endless attack launched by nasty id-like blobs of energy. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 3, 2012
4/5 79% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) "Although Rossi's style is a little unruly - flitting from story to story and desk to desk without any particular emphasis - it's a fascinating and privileged insight into an industry in turmoil " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 3, 2012
2/5 2% One for the Money (2012) "Light and fluffy as a cupcake, Katherine Heigl's many talents are truly wasted in this story based on the first of eighteen best-selling Stephanie Plum novels. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 3, 2012
4/5 41% The Bucket List (2007) "Meehl's gentle handling of her subject and her unobstrusive, observational camera work make this a delightful and touching experience. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
3/5 51% Contraband (2012) "Mark Wahlberg plays another working class action hero in this gritty but convoluted story about double-dealing smugglers, wharfside corruption and family revenge. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
3.5/5 85% Chronicle (2012) "Clearly made to kick off a new found-footage franchise, Chronicle is a very clever story about teens who develop unusual powers, mixing everyday reality with some excellent out of this world sci-fi fantasy. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
2/5 11% Gone (2012) "A psychological thriller lacking in both psychological complexity and thrills. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
3.5/5 28% Project X (2012) "If you don't mind the adolescent male point-of view (read: constant objectifying of the opposite sex) there's plenty to enjoy here. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
2/5 6% The Devil Inside (2012) "Despite a clever - if not particularly original - idea, this pseudo-documentary horror movie is let down by an immensely frustrating ending and some less than convincing performances. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
4/5 99% A Separation (2011) "Fahardi's accomplishment is to have brought to the screen a group of equally complex, equally flawed, and equally human characters whose only real problem is that they must live life with each other. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
2/5 50% The Rum Diary (2011) "Feels like its been squeezed out of a tube rather than shot out of a canon. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
3/5 92% Headhunters (2012) "This crime thriller from Norway has an entertainingly schizophrenic feel as it twists its way from daring heist movie to farcical black comedy, with a few drops of serious human drama thrown in for good measure. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
4/5 85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) "A seriously well made, kick-ass martial-arts action movie that fans of the genre will absolutely adore. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
3.5/5 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) "A romantic panto-style romp through goody-gum drops land, full of the best natured fun you'll find on the big screen, and with an inspired performance from Julia Roberts. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
2/5 25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) "It's a fathers-and-sons affair as epic music, computer-generated destruction and bad one liners combine to provide a sequel of similar style and standard to predecessor - Clash of the Titans. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 2, 2012
2/5 70% The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2012) "A disappointing martial arts fable with Jet Li spinning and leaping to avoid the swords of powerful Eunuchs and nasty treasure hunters at the famous Dragon Gate Inn " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Dec 15, 2011
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