David Lee Simmons Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

David Lee Simmons

David Lee Simmons
David Lee Simmons's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 86% Bright Leaves (2004) Ross McElwee once again ties together loose strands of subject, family, region and history.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2005
B+ 79% The Aristocrats (2005) The Aristocrats proves our hesitance to offend sometimes robs humor of its vitality.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2005
A+ 87% Le Corbeau (1943) Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le Corbeau (The Raven) is so utterly complex it still stirs debate today in France ... .‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2005
B- 87% Broken Flowers (2005) For as intriguing as Jim Jarmusch's latest film, Broken Flowers, might be, it nevertheless feels like something we've all seen too many times before.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2005
C- 37% The Skeleton Key (2005) What's more mysterious is how Hollywood seems genetically incapable of separating Louisiana from the rest of the South, voodoo from hoodoo, joie de vivre from Hand Grenades.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2005
B+ 84% Rize (2005) If [David] LaChapelle can learn some of the more sophisticated filmmaking techniques (narrative arc, editing, breadth of story), he is one to watch. His film certainly is.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2005
B+ 59% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) ... Doug Liman's Mr. and Mrs. Smith ... tries to juggle the genres of romantic comedy and action-adventure with little atonal moments of dramatic wistfulness.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2005
C+ 66% Unleashed (2005) [N]o matter how hard [Louis] Letterier tries, he's working with atonal material here, and can't have it both ways.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2005
A- 99% Moolaadé (2004) This is a movie surprisingly devoid of agitprop -- the film feels instructional without feeling didactic.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2005
A 90% Kung Fu Hustle (2005) Kung Fu Hustle clearly wants to take this martial-arts trend into a new frontier, and it's heartwarming to see it done with such respect for the past. ‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2005
B+ 88% The Woodsman (2004) The Woodsman and its star, Kevin Bacon, are at their most effective in its creepiest moments.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2005
A- 90% Hotel Rwanda (2004) The comparisons of Hotel Rwanda to Schindler's List are ... understandable ... yet Hotel Rwanda is almost everything that Schindler's List is not.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2005
A- 79% A Very Long Engagement (2004) Working together, [Audrey] Tatou and [Jean-Pierre] Jeunet create a story of love and war told through the prism of a mystery ... .‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2005
B 92% Tarnation (2004) [I]t's a struggle to decide if Tarnation isn't so much a catharsis as it is pure narcissism. Maybe it's both: narcissism as catharsis.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2004
B+ 81% Ray (2004) [Taylor Hackford's] passion for his subject matter and characters ... make him a better director than some might give him credit for being.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2004
B+ 96% Sideways (2004) [Sideways is] the first film in recent memory that treats wine as a sweet metaphor for life ... .‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2004
B+ 86% Garden State (2004) [Zach] Braff knows the state of mind of both his character and his film and hints at a maturity we can't wait to see unfold.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2004
C 43% The Village (2004) You want to know the biggest secret of all? M. Night Shyamalan is overrated. Shhhh! Don't tell anybody!‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2004
A- 71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) [Director Jared Hess's] title hero, Napoleon Dynamite, has the name of a character that sounds equal parts blaxploitation and comic-book hero.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2004
A+ 90% Blazing Saddles (1974) The movie rides on the sight gags, the set pieces, the one-liners, and an amazing ensemble cast of Brooks regulars ... and TV and Hollywood veteran character actors ... .‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2004
B+ 92% Super Size Me (2004) With [Morgan] Spurlock's debut, which at times out-Michael Moores Michael Moore, we might just have ourselves an extra-value meal of filmmaking.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2004
C- 45% The Day After Tomorrow (2004) Where are the shoot-outs? Where are the one-liners? Heck, where's the stripper?‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2004
B+ 98% Eyes Without a Face (1962) [Eyes Without a Face] is horror done in subtle, sublime and poetic tones - yet another example that they don't make 'em like they used to.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2004
B+ 72% Elephant (2003) Elephant - however enigmatic, however cool its emotions - feels all too real in showing that something so abnormal can spring from something so normal.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2004
A+ 92% Trouble in Paradise (1932) Bathed in shimmering black-and-white, the Art Deco scenery of Trouble in Paradise is almost as sexy as the dialogue.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2004
B 87% Lilja 4-ever (2003) [T]here remains a question of focus in Moodysson's story ... .‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2004
C+ 16% The Big Bounce (2004) The Big Bounce ... has all the ideas of a Leonard adaptation but none of its snap ... .‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2004
B 74% House of Sand and Fog (2003) Maybe House of Sand and Fog just needed more sand.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2004
B- 78% Bad Santa (2003) This anti-holiday film is so crude one wonders if the film's producers, Ethan and Joel Coen, had actually recruited ... Peter and Bobby Farrelly ... to direct this film ... .‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2004
B- 71% Something's Gotta Give (2003) As it is, Something's Gotta Give has little to give, beyond some Dr. Phil pronouncements about relationships and a few moments of slapstick fun ... .‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2004
B 71% Cold Mountain (2003) Cold Mountain is as tailored a film for Oscar consideration as you will find this Academy Award, er, holiday season.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2004
B 72% Runaway Jury (2003) Runaway Jury could have been a little more devilish, like the city that hosted it, but at least it was fun to look at.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2003
A- 91% The Weather Underground (2002) Filmmakers Sam Green and Bill Siegel provide a fascinating account of the group and its times with their documentary.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2003
A- 89% Russian Ark (2002) Russian Ark is a magical history tour, and not just a triumph of production and cinematic technique.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2003
A- 97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003) Capturing the Friedmans provides layers that rarely are seen in traditional documentaries.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2003
B+ 94% American Splendor (2003) Funny, yes. Cutting edge? Hardly.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2003
A- 95% Lost In Translation (2003) Sofia Coppola's film might be Lost in Translation, but she is surely finding her own language.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2003
B 61% Hulk (2003) The Hulk is a comic-book movie with a heart and a brain.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2003
B- 73% The Italian Job (2003) Just sit back behind the wheel, and zip around L.A. as this not-so-cool-and-the-gang tries to outwit its witless enemy ... .‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2003
B- 59% Down With Love (2003) [Down With Love is] Postmodernism Lite, and we deserve at least a little more than that, no?‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2003
B- 61% Gerry (2003) In many ways, Gerry is a truly arresting work, a rebellion against the image explosion in the post-MTV world of filmmaking.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2003
B- 53% Love Liza (2002) [Todd] Louiso deserves credit for taking a different take on grief and loss here, gamely avoiding Big Scenes and buckets of tears, but sometimes it feels like the film's biggest strength is also its biggest weakness.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2003
B+ 78% The Good Thief (2003) If you didn't know any better, you'd think you'd stumbled into a municipal version of Rick's American Cafe.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2003
A+ 100% Pépé le Moko (1937) Julien Duvivier's 1937 classic Pepe le Moko influenced everything from the American version ... it spawned just one year later ... to Casablanca, film noir, the French New Wave and even ... that amorous cartoon skunk, Pepe le Pew.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2003
A- 90% The Cockettes (2002) '[The Cockettes] provides a window into a subculture hell-bent on expressing itself in every way imaginable.'‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2003
A+ 95% Beauty and The Beast (La Belle et la bête) (1946) [Jean Cocteau's] Beauty [and the Beast] is a testament to beauty in all forms, a gilded lesson in love that shows that miracles can happen after all.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2003
B+ 79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003) Is truth stranger than fiction? In [screenwriter] Charlie Kaufman's world, truth and fiction are equally strange, and his for the taking.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2003
A+ 99% Metropolis (1927) ... [T]he additional footage and digital technology has brought clarity and context to [Fritz] Lang's cutting commentary on the Industrial Age and class polarization ... .‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2002
B+ 73% Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue (Ali Zoua: Prince of the Streets) (2000) Nabil Ayouch's Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets presents a world of little big people, kids who are going nowhere fast.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2002
A+ 86% Metropolis (2002) ... [Fritz] Lang's cutting commentary on the Industrial Age and class polarization ... remains as relevant today as it was 75 years ago.‐ Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2002