Siobhan Synnot

Siobhan Synnot

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "At two-and-a-half hours, this is not a portrait in miniature, but Spall is mesmerising to watch, even making a convincing show of creating some of Turner's famous works before the camera, including The Fighting Temeraire. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 30, 2014
4/5 100% Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) "A stylish portrait of groundbreaking talent, whether you care about hip-hop or not. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3/5 91% The Way He Looks (2014) "[An] unremarkable but engaging coming-of-age drama from Brazil. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 30, 2014
2/5 19% Serena (2015) "Log off. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 30, 2014
2/5 32% Extraterrestrial (2014) "A blunt picture where everything feels borrowed from earlier, better films. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 30, 2014
2/5 29% Charlie Countryman (2013) "A tedious film; its death seems necessary, even merciful. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 30, 2014
1/5 23% Love, Rosie (2015) "[A] brightly moronic young adult romance. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3/5 41% Horns (2014) "Seems most likely to please intense adolescents. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3/5 66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) "It can be a frustrating film if you are seeking fresh insights into Hendrix but occasionally it ignites ... " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 20, 2014
3/5 74% Bjork: Biophilia Live (2014) "The faithful may be enchanted, but others may feel ground down by repetitive, atonal Stockhausen melodies played on Fisher Price toys. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 20, 2014
3/5 98% The Babadook (2014) "An atmospheric psychological thriller which unfolds like a postnatally depressed Repulsion. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 20, 2014
2/5 82% The Book of Life (2014) "Gorgeously animated but narratively lifeless ... " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 20, 2014
2/5 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "An overextended TV sitcom with a funereal sense of fun. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 20, 2014
2/5 42% Night Train To Lisbon (2013) "Like a night train, Bille August's film finally gets there, but is almost unendurably slow. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 20, 2014
3/5 77% Fury (2014) "There's a lot here that is familiar, and not just to those who have spent a few Saturday afternoons watching Sam Peckinpah war pictures. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 20, 2014
2/5 73% Palo Alto (2014) "Yet another tale of disaffected, overprivileged teens. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 13, 2014
2/5 29% Annabelle (2014) "The demonic doll from The Conjuring gets her own unsubtle, repetitive horror flick. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 13, 2014
2/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) "Luke Evans gives his Vlad the Impaler a brooding intensity, but this garbled origins idea is better left undead. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Bicycle "Engaging pedal through British cycling from its origins to the current popularity of figureheads such as Sir Chris Hoy, with contributions from bike designers, historians and sports stars. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 84% Violette (2014) "Emmanuelle Devos stars as volatile feminist writer Violette Leduc in Martin Provost's epic biopic, with Sandrine Kiberlain as her unrequited literary love, Simone de Beauvoir. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Iboga Nights "Could the African hallucinogen Iboga effectively treat drug addiction? Scots documentary maker David Graham Scott explores its potential benefits and draws intriguing insights from the users he interviews. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 13, 2014
4/5 81% Human Capital (2015) "Told from different perspectives, it adds up to a remarkable portrait of greed in the suburbs; accomplished, well-acted and only occasionally hamfisted. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 13, 2014
2/5 47% The Judge (2014) "Verdict: a combination of courtroom clich├ęs, family feuds and oddball jokes that is a criminal misuse of star talent. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 64% The Rewrite (2015) "Thanks to some heavy lifting from the cast, there are enough laughs to make you forget that it's only Grant you care about, and that Keith's classes and Lawrence's film display a rather mechanical understanding of romantic comedy. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "Contains a lot of slapstick and a kangaroo. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 6, 2014
3/5 83% Tony Benn: Will and Testament "A warm and largely uncritical tribute to the life and times of Tony Benn, by Tony Benn. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 6, 2014
3/5 63% The Maze Runner (2014) "Dystopia is no cakewalk, but apparently it's going to be especially hard on teenagers. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 6, 2014
4/5 97% '71 (2015) "O'Connell is an eloquent actor who can do more with less. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 6, 2014
4/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) "It's the kind of film we hoped David Fincher might make with Dragon Tattoo; a satisfying, ironic, and sophisticated thriller. Go see. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "Corbijn may tend to favour vague, vaporous stylings, but Hoffman brings focus that snaps the film out of somnabulism. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/5 86% Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) "A slice of Nordic noir with surprising black comedy and some pretty spectacular deaths. Very Coen brothers. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/5 80% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) "The photography is vibrant, the lemurs adorable, and aside from some mild eco-lecturing, the tone is warm and fuzzy. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/5 90% The Guest (2014) "Better than peeling potatoes in jankers. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "It has the makings of a Roald Dahl doodle, but this is all quirk, no charm. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Sep 10, 2014
2/5 77% Watermark (2014) "Great for IMAX theatres, but it's got the hypnotic, brain-emptying quality of a lava lamp. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/5 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) "Before I Go To Sleep is chiefly a grand manipulation with just about enough clever twists to keep you, if not on the edge of your seat, at least happily alert, guessing along with the plot. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 44% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "You can't help noticing that in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's world, practically all the male actors are over 40, but all the women are under 35. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 25, 2014
2/5 36% If I Stay (2014) "Mordant young adults might enjoy its maudlin wallow. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 25, 2014
3/5 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) "A cross between Bend It Like Beckham and Cool Runnings, you can see what Disney is pitching from a mile away, but it's polished and pleasant. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 25, 2014
1/5 18% Let's Be Cops (2014) "Noisy gunplay, screaming homophobia and stale gags that couldn't get arrested at any other time of the year. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 25, 2014
3/5 91% Mystery Road (2014) "Slow but reasonably suspenseful drama where an Aboriginal cop (Aaron Pedersen) returns home to investigate the murder of an indigenous teenager. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 25, 2014
3/5 86% Night Moves (2014) "Three idealistic environmentalists plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 25, 2014
3/5 90% Obvious Child (2014) "You root for Donna, because she's got a redemptive measure of self-awareness, and because Robespierre and Slate offer such a warm and authentic portrait of a screw-up. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 25, 2014
3/5 73% The German Doctor (2014) "Lucia Puenzo's queasy thriller builds up into a quietly effective monster movie. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 18, 2014
2/5 22% Into The Storm (2014) "Contains such exciting dialogue as "these updrafts are insane" and everyone makes heavy weather of the underwhelming CGI. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 66% Lucy (2014) "For most of its short running time this is sincerely, watchably and gloriously crackers. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 18, 2014
2/5 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "Sinister, solemn and so familiar you could write the Latin curses in your sleep. Contains a truly hellish amount of The Doors. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 18, 2014
2/5 68% God Help the Girl (2014) "If only the characters were more focussed: as it is there's a sense that this a heartfelt film, without really touching the heart. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 70% What If (2014) "Radcliffe and Kazan are appealing, even if their banter is a bit so-what. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 18, 2014
4/5 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Another stark essay in desperation from the remarkable Dardennes Brothers. " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) "Aside from pandering to actor hobbies, The Expendables 3 offers basic plotting, clunky banter and valuable insights into how cosmetic surgery can go badly awry. Admittedly, it also delivers some B-movie pleasures in the form of noisy action sequences ... " ‐ Scotsman
Posted Aug 11, 2014
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