Siobhan Synnot

Siobhan Synnot

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Siobhan Synnot's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Scotsman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Firth is the lynchpin of Kingsman. It's a pleasure to watch him take down a pub full of heavies, but Firth also brings a suave wit to his line readings and a moral core to the over-caffeinated violence. " ‐ Scotland on Sunday
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "I like that X-Men eschews the hipster cynicism of other superhero movies, and that Singer encourages the cast to give their performances Shakespearian vigour. " ‐ Scotland on Sunday
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 30% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) "This time the transgressive punch-ups feel awfully forced. " ‐ Scotland on Sunday
Posted Jul 7, 2015
3/5 89% Amour Fou (2015) "The pace is slow and the comedy mordant, but Friedel and Schnoeink are terrific. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Feb 9, 2015
3/5 88% The Turning (2015) "Winton is important to Australian culture, but a less fragmented, reverent approach would serve his work better. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Feb 9, 2015
3/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "Gentle and naturalistic, Love Is Strange is an intimate portrait of devotion that you will root for, without falling in love. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Feb 9, 2015
2/5 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Jupiter Ascending vibrates like an episode of Star Wars retold by a teenager on Red Bull, a cacophony of nonsense that peaks with poor Sean Bean telling us that "bees are genetically designed to recognise royalty". " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Feb 9, 2015
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) "There are some exciting set pieces and McGregor is unusually but effectively cast as a hardboiled lifer. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Jan 27, 2015
3/5 46% The Gambler (2014) "The movie has the sheen but lacks the sweat of James Toback's original riff on Dostoevsky's autobiographical story. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Jan 19, 2015
4/5 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "A Most Violent Year may lack originality but there are fine performances throughout, especially from Isaac. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Jan 19, 2015
4/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "A smart, accomplished piece of work that presses all the right buttons. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Jan 19, 2015
4/5 92% Pride (2014) "Pride depicts an interesting bit of history, but its real message is about two vilified and marginalised groups who discover comradeship, solidarity and Bronski Beat. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "Chris Evans is back as Captain America, powered by super-serum and a sense of loss. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Jan 4, 2015
2/5 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "With a lot of repetitive jumps, jolts and shrieking, it's a haunted house story that's only marginally more unsettling than next year's stamp duty charges. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 29, 2014
2/5 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "There's no big bang to James Marsh's biopic of cosmologist Stephen Hawking, just a whimper from audiences as a well-acted but soapy drama shifts too smoothly through its storytelling gears. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 29, 2014
3/5 92% Birdman (2014) "As a flight of fancy, Birdman swoops gleefully on artistic tropes and tics, but it never soars. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 29, 2014
2/5 27% Annie (2014) "This remake updates the musical to include hip-hop stylings, Twitter updates and YouTube references, but any charm has been left behind in John Huston's 1982 film. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 89% Belle & Sebastian (2013) "Sweet, but increasingly preposterous. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "An affectionate closer for the series - and two of its performers, Mickey Rooney and Robin Williams. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 72% Big Eyes (2014) "It's an intriguing true story, but Burton only toys with pre-feminist points and the tension between commercial and artistic success. Not bad, but a little paint-by-numbers. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 51% Unbroken (2014) "The problem is that Jolie cannot bring herself to be selective, instead cramming all of these incidents into one movie. The result is a picture that never hits its stride. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Exodus feels like a missed opportunity. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 95% Manakamana (2014) "A two-hour film with Nepalese as its first language, no introduction, no narration and no dramatic arc sounds like a challenge, in much the same way that unshelled lobster is delicious: both require a little patience. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 15, 2014
3/5 85% Kon Tiki (2013) "The cinematography has a stirring beauty, and fish experts can fill their boots, but it's a pity that directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg chose to float such a crudely lashed-together boys' own adventure. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 15, 2014
2/5 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "Revisiting Dumb And Dumber may have sounded like a stupid idea, but Dumb And Dumber To removes all doubt. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 15, 2014
84% In Bruges (2008) "What could have been an all-too familiar story of guilt, betrayal, male bonding and honour among thieves, gets a smart, endlessly surprising treatment here. " ‐ Daily Record [UK]
Posted Dec 14, 2014
3/5 86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) "Hellboy is enjoyable because, unlike the rest of the heroes in this long summer of the superpowered, he's not dragged down by character neuroses. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Operation Bethlehem "Leila Sansour returns to her home town of Bethlehem and gives a personal account of how it has changed under Israeli pressure. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 91% Eastern Boys (2015) "A businessman (Olivier Rabourdin) makes an assignation with a rent boy and gets more than he bargained for. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 93% Charlie's Country (2015) "Rolf de Heer provides empathetic direction, but it's Gulpilil who makes this film intriguing. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 78% Electricity "Deyn shows real spark and is quite fearless in depicting the stark, brutal physicality of epilepsy. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "The battle sequences that arise from Thorin's greed are spectacular, and so fast-paced that you sometimes have to rewind the mayhem in your mind. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "Barely bothering to make sense, this is fast and furious but also flightless. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
2/5 31% Men, Women & Children (2014) "A new film, but the themes are old and tired. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 100% Kajaki "Authentically harrowing. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 76% Get Santa "Two levels of hohohos at work here: Spall's likeable scepticism (for adults) and reindeer flatulence (kids). " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 97% Life Itself (2014) "A wide-ranging portrait of a movie champion who was latterly robbed of his voice but not his love of cinema, or life. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 78% The Grandmaster (2013) "Often poetic, but lacks dramatic punch. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 82% Black Sea (2015) "Director Kevin Macdonald creates some great scenes of subaquatic tension, but Law's Aberdonian accent makes Groundskeeper Willie sound authentic. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4/5 98% Paddington (2015) "The slapstick feel is right for its young audience, and adults should enjoy its bouncy spirit and Bonneville's comic timing. Two claws up. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 77% St. Vincent (2014) "As a movie it's too neat and diagrammatic, but Murray is watchable right through to the end. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
1/5 11% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? "No child, however naughty, deserves to be left watching this. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3/5 99% Leviathan (2014) "The pitiless way Zvyagintsev metes out punishments to all is savage. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Nov 10, 2014
4/5 89% The Drop (2014) "A slightly artful but satisfying character piece. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3/5 71% Interstellar (2014) "An unsatisfying blend of Gravity, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris and The Collected Poems Of Dylan Thomas. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3/5 89% The Imitation Game (2014) "It's not a bad film, but it's certainly a timid one ... " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3/5 56% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) "Told in episodic narrative bursts, it is fitfully engaging and rousingly acted. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Nov 3, 2014
2/5 35% The November Man (2014) "Ploughing through this tedious by-the-numbers thriller is less Bond, more of a bind. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Nov 3, 2014
3/5 69% Laggies (2014) "A movie that seems to have been styled like an alcopop: crude, artificially flavoured and hard to swallow if sober. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Nov 3, 2014
3/5 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "The Skeleton Twins can be very funny. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Nov 3, 2014
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