Siobhan Synnot

Siobhan Synnot

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Scotsman
Total Reviews:
328

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 328
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 50% Now You See Me (2013) " This flashy, flat, dispiritingly personality-free drama is more likely to make audiences disappear." — Scotsman
Posted Jul 1, 2013
2/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) " Want to watch some rather dull characters oohing over clothes? This is your jam." — Scotsman
Posted Jul 1, 2013
95% Stories We Tell (2013) " Honestly, it's one of the best things you'll see this year." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 24, 2013
3/5 67% World War Z (2013) " A chewy, capable, mainstream flick which accommodates both those suffering from zombie fatigue and those who can't get enough." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 17, 2013
2/5 41% Spike Island " Underwhelming drama 
about a fledgling band trying to get to the Stone Roses' momentous 1990 gig in order to pass on their demo to Ian Brown." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 17, 2013
3/5 92% I Am Breathing (2013) " A moving documentary about motor neurone sufferer Neil Platt as he uses his last few months to gather mementoes to leave for his young son Oscar." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 17, 2013
2/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Red underpants and kryptonite are conspicuously absent, but this dour picture still feels overfamiliar and rote." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 17, 2013
3/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) " Contains more shrewd and candid insights than many Hollywood midlife crisis dramas." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 17, 2013
3/5 38% Admission (2013) " Yet another movie where a life is portrayed as unfulfilled unless the heroine has been down the Pampers aisle." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 10, 2013
4/5 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " Almost everyone seems at ease in this feather-light production which eschews the Bardolatry that accompanies more declamatory Shakespeare movie versions." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 10, 2013
2/5 16% The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) " An exorcise in futility." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 3, 2013
3/5 25% 009 Re: Cyborg " Terrific-looking action sequences alternate with less terrific expository chat. Despite the natter, it's all mildly baffling." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 3, 2013
3/5 52% Thérèse (2013) " Notable as veteran auteur Claude Miller's last film, it falls short of being a fitting send-off." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 3, 2013
3/5 73% The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) " A baggy hagiography aimed at the diehards." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 3, 2013
3/5 66% The Iceman (2013) " Ultimately The Iceman isn't so much a movie as a treadmill with corpses." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 3, 2013
4/5 95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) " Every scene of Soderbergh's film is sprinkled in sequin dust, topped by a finale that Liberace himself might have enjoyed." — Scotsman
Posted Jun 3, 2013
3/5 62% Byzantium (2013) " Eye-catching though both performances are, Byzantium remains an indecisive oddity with Jordan's rhythm of reverie never quite finding its groove." — Scotsman
Posted May 27, 2013
2/5 63% The Liability (2013) " Gets mired in the usual amoral stone-cold stuff that makes you wish there weren't quite so many British directors keen to serve as apprentices to the Guy Ritchie school of tight and ruthless filmmaking." — Scotsman
Posted May 12, 2013
4/5 95% A Hijacking (2013) " Confident and suspenseful." — Scotsman
Posted May 5, 2013
4/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Star Trek Into Darkness remains great fun for non-fans, but especially the faithful, with nods to some of their favourite tropes ..." — Scotsman
Posted May 5, 2013
4/5 47% I'm So Excited! (2013) " Almodóvar has made his country a little cocktail which toasts their woes, yet manages to make things seem a little brighter too." — Scotsman
Posted May 5, 2013
4/5 98% Mud (2013) " Mud has some interesting things to say about southern manhood, and is observant about the struggle between head and heart, even if it is less forthcoming on how you get a boat out of a tree." — Scotsman
Posted May 5, 2013
4/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " Polished, tart and smart, Iron Man 3 buffs up to an entertaining, subversive two hours that enjoys supplying rugs simply to pull them from under the audience's expectations." — Scotsman
Posted Apr 28, 2013
2/5 74% Love Is All You Need (2013) " Maybe some of its ambition got lost in translation?" — Scotsman
Posted Apr 15, 2013
3/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " For all its dystopian sweep and moody posturing, Oblivion is too underpowered and underwritten to linger for long in the memory." — Scotsman
Posted Apr 15, 2013
4/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " I'd rather have Butler getting shot at than treating women like silly hens in Playing For Keeps." — Scotsman
Posted Apr 15, 2013
2/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) " Lacking Raimi's transgressive invention and wit, there really are some things that man should not meddle with." — Scotsman
Posted Apr 15, 2013
4/5 95% L'ordre et la morale (Rebellion) " It gets bogged down in detail at times, but there's no mistaking its sense of injustice." — Scotsman
Posted Apr 15, 2013
3/5 81% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " You can't say Cianfrance lacks ambition and reach, but you start to wonder if the writer-director lost interest in his own project, or someone told him to hustle his bustle and forced him to race to the finishing point during the script stage." — Scotsman
Posted Apr 8, 2013
2/5 33% The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) " This 
is wholesome whimsy, but only the very green can fail 
to spot where the plot is heading after the first leaf drops and the symbolism needs pruning." — Scotsman
Posted Apr 1, 2013
3/5 78% A Late Quartet (2012) " It's easy to dismiss Zilberman's film as a bit soapy and self-conscious, but I enjoyed the script's bookish digressions ..." — Scotsman
Posted Apr 1, 2013
2/5 77% Papadopoulos & Sons " An undemanding comedy drama, but Stephen Dillane and Georges Corraface give crowd-pleasing performances." — Scotsman
Posted Apr 1, 2013
2/5 29% All Things To All Men " Stylishly shot, but drained of power by flavourless writing." — Scotsman
Posted Apr 1, 2013
3/5 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " Where's the provocation in a long, slow build-up to nothing in particular? Korine's movies have no answers or solutions. They just push buttons." — Scotsman
Posted Apr 1, 2013
3/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " GI Joe Retaliation isn't so much a sequel as a reboot." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 25, 2013
3/5 91% Good Vibrations " [The] storytelling is predictable and pedestrian, and the film never gets to grips with Hooley's frequent acts of self-sabotage." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 24, 2013
4/5 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) " Gibney tracks a disgraceful cover-up within the Catholic church." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 24, 2013
3/5 68% Trance (2013) " Trance isn't a bad film, just an underwhelming one, yet still worth catching if you are in a susceptible mood." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 24, 2013
2/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " Bloodless violence and fart jokes suggests this is aimed at kids - but the swearing, and fee-fi-ho-hum plot, are not." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 17, 2013
2/5 16% Stolen (2012) " Far more fun when it was called Taken." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 17, 2013
3/5 91% Beyond The Hills (2013) " An undeniably tough watch." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 17, 2013
3/5 55% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) " Mexican experimentalist Carlos Reygadas offers a perplexing, plotless plod about a dysfunctional family living in the countryside." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 17, 2013
3/5 70% The Croods (2013) " Mild 3D animated adventure about a prehistoric family who leave their cave for the big wide world." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 17, 2013
3/5 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) " Fitfully amusing, but does its own disappearing act from your mind as soon as you leave the cinema." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 17, 2013
2/5 19% Identity Thief (2013) " The film's best moments are when McCarthy is left to her own improvisational devices with the camera still running, and that doesn't happen often enough." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 17, 2013
4/5 89% Compliance (2012) " This is a squirmy watch - but of course, it is supposed to be." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 17, 2013
3/5 50% Welcome to the Punch (2013) " Welcome To The Punch would be a lot more welcome if the action was less relentlessly generic and its characters less off-the-peg." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 10, 2013
2/5 43% The Paperboy (2012) " Missing is any sense of urgency about the murder case it is supposed to be investigating. Also missing is coherence, and any sense that this profane potboiler deserves much more than some disbelieving snorts ..." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 10, 2013
3/5 89% Shell " A father and daughter run a petrol station in the Highlands, but their relationship is fuelled by something more unsettling, in Scott Graham's promising feature debut." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 10, 2013
3/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " It's 
got heart and nerve (you can spot some clever efforts to avoid infringing the 1939 film's copyright) ..." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 3, 2013
4/5 86% Robot & Frank (2012) " Jake Schreier's first feature is a slight story - it's maybe something that could have turned up in an episode of the Twilight Zone - but it's also tender and rather charming." — Scotsman
Posted Mar 3, 2013
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