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Alissa Simon

Alissa Simon

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Alissa Simon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Normal Autistic Film "A beautifully crafted, intimate, and revealing observational portrait of five youngsters with Asperger's Syndrome. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 17, 2016
No Score Yet Wolf and Sheep "Although more compelling on a visual level than a narrative one, the movie represents an enticing festival and niche event item, as well as a vision of Sadat's homeland that is far different from what the media normally depicts. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 21, 2016
64% American Honey (2016) "While some viewers may find the film's length (162 minutes) and a certain repetitiveness off-putting, it gives Arnold scope to capture the spontaneity and rawness of their lifestyle. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted May 19, 2016
89% Applause (Applaus) (2010) "A fearless, tour-de-force performance by star Paprika Steen is the main attraction of the Danish drama Applause, about an abrasive, alcoholic actress trying to regain control of her life and custody of her young sons. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 7, 2016
No Score Yet A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) "It's a heartwarming tale about a stubborn, short-tempered man with steadfast beliefs, strict routines and the feeling that everyone around him is an idiot - and no reticence about telling them so. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 9, 2016
95% Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister) "Lenken excels at establishing a realistic relationship between Stella and Katja, and the actresses share good chemistry as well as a certain resemblance. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 30, 2015
100% Le coeur de madame Sabali "Expertly laced with visual humor, Sabali is a gorgeously stylized, wryly comic drama about a train-ticket seller with heart and relationship problems. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 11, 2015
No Score Yet Bota "Compelling, surprising and tenderly performed, this low-key arthouse title deserves further distribution and clearly marks its co-directors as talents to watch. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 30, 2015
No Score Yet I dine hænder "[A] provocative query into what makes life worth living. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 23, 2015
No Score Yet No Land's Song "[This] gripping chronicle of [composer Sara Najafi's] efforts covers a nearly three-year period and is as full of ups and downs as a roller coaster, and bursting with beautiful music. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 20, 2015
67% Tiempos Felices "A smart, offbeat comedy about how hard it is to end a romantic relationship. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 12, 2015
No Score Yet Three Windows And A Hanging "As the woman who is victimized twice yet refuses to play a victim, theater thesp Cahani makes a strong impression in her first feature role. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 8, 2015
No Score Yet Baba Joon "Although some may find it a tad too sentimental and under-nuanced, the film depicts the ways of a community infrequently seen on Israeli screens. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 22, 2015
95% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "Rams is a touching humanist drama set in a remote farming valley where two estranged brothers must come together to save what's dearest to them: their sheep. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 15, 2015
No Score Yet Mateo "Told with passion and sincerity, this moral tale offers an audience-friendly blend of didacticism and naivete reminiscent of an Afterschool Special. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 17, 2015
65% That Sugar Film (2015) "With its peppy, pop style, complete with silly, colorful special effects and animation, this documentary should prove accessible to school-age viewers, who might profit the most from its frank information about sugar's effect on their minds and bodies. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 13, 2015
No Score Yet Tbilisi, I Love You "This mostly disappointing valentine to the Georgian capital epitomizes the law of diminishing returns. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 11, 2015
50% Mahi va gorbeh (Fish & Cat) "Shahram Mokri's highly original second feature combines formal experimentation with a sly sense of humor and a surprising feeling for American genre conventions. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 7, 2015
100% Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014) "Blends intimate and unflinching medical details, poignant performance footage and a survey of its subject's place in musical history through well-chosen archival footage and interviews with other iconic performers. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2014
No Score Yet Kosac (The Reaper) "Three intertwining stories add up to grim but compelling viewing in strong Croatian drama from Zvonimir Juric. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 18, 2014
No Score Yet The Grump (Mielensäpahoittaja) "This comic romp boasts the sort of humor that can be appreciated by anyone who thinks the world is going to hell in a handbasket. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2014
89% We Are Mari Pepa (2014) "A middle-class Guadalajara teen with typical adolescent-male summer plans must come to terms with significant life changes in the tender, pitch-perfect coming-of-ager We Are Mari Pepa. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 13, 2014
67% The Almost Man (2014) "A slender but polished dramedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 30, 2014
96% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) "Mohammad Rasoulof's slow-burning, clandestinely made fifth feature is a brave, challenging look at Iran's feared security apparatus. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 25, 2014
46% Miss Lovely (2014) "An atmospheric tragedy set in the sordid world of Bombay's exploitation-film industry during the late 1980s. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 24, 2014
93% An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013) "As matter-of-fact as its mouthful of a title, Danis Tanovic's touching social-realist drama An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker offers a modest, low-key glimpse into the struggles of an impoverished Roma family. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 2, 2014
50% Somewhere Slow (2014) "Jeremy O'Keefe directs a tonally all-over-the-place drama that fails to convince. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2014
68% Visitors (2014) "Walkouts and snores are to be expected, although those on the film's meditative wavelength will be held rapt. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 21, 2014
67% Detroit Unleaded (2013) "Lebanese-American helmer Rola Nashef delivers a lively slice-of-life in this mainstream-friendly romantic comedy largely set at a Detroit gas station. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 22, 2013
89% My Joy (2011) "Although discomfiting to audiences desiring a steady narrative thread (and less accessible to those unfamiliar with Eastern European history and culture), it sustains interest throughout as a devastating critique of Russian society. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 12, 2013
60% GMO OMG (2013) "Combines the folksy charm of Taggart Siegel's The Real Dirt on Farmer John and the frightening facts of Robert Kenner's Food, Inc. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 10, 2013
56% Inch'Allah (2013) "A sober, intelligently made drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 26, 2013
86% The Patience Stone (2013) "Sensual and horrifying, The Patience Stone plays like a mesmerizing, modern take on the tales of Scheherazade and a parable on the suffering of Afghan women. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 12, 2013
96% The Deep (2013) "Baltasar Kormakur's latest is a touching, low-key depiction of an incident in which a fishing boat sinks a few miles from shore. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 16, 2013
11% Killing Season (2013) "The sight of Robert De Niro and John Travolta sharing the screen for the first time reps the one and only selling point of Killing Season. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 11, 2013
77% Venus And Serena (2013) "An engaging, warts-and-all look at the Williams sisters. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2013
No Score Yet Tepenin ardi (Beyond the Hill) "An eye-catching parable about scapegoating and the multitude of sins it covers. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 9, 2013
82% About Sunny (2013) "A showy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose emotionally volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the overly contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines viewer compassion. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 29, 2013
No Score Yet Houston "This odd, tonally all-over-the-map drama proves less intriguing in its narrative than in its visuals ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2013
86% Il Futuro (2013) "Even though mood trumps character psychology, the entire cast provides mesmerizing, evocative performances. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2013
94% Metro Manila (2014) "Boasts the stock characters and situations, sentimentality, foreshadowing and melodrama of soap opera. Yet by cleverly blending these ingredients with those of an action caper, the pic presents a fresher appeal. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2013
No Score Yet Wajma (An Afghan Love Story) "A sober, downbeat indictment of a patriarchal society's traditional right to uphold family honor. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2013
68% Afternoon Delight (2013) "Although there are moments when it feels the plot might move in unexpected directions, in the end, the expected cliches reign. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2013
19% Very Good Girls (2014) "With a screenplay lacking the freshness and credibility of Foner's best work, this all-around misfire saddles a miscast group of name thesps with some strikingly awful costume design. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2013
84% It Felt Like Love (2014) "An evocatively shot, rawly unsentimental coming-of-ager from debut helmer Eliza Hittman. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) " Zachary Heinzerling's five-years-in-the-making pic is a warts-and-all portrait of love, sacrifice and the creative spirit. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
51% Where Do We Go Now? (2012) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
37% Stand Up Guys (2013) "A mildly raunchy, modestly entertaining geriatric comedy starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin as retired gangsters who reunite for one last night on the town. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
No Score Yet A 7 Hour Difference Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
60% Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2013) "A prologue featuring French poet Rimbaud underlines Mishory's vision of the American actor as part of a line of iconoclastic artists. But his pre-fame Dean seems more sullen brat than talented maverick. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
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