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David Sims

David Sims

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

David Sims's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, The Atlantic

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Southside With You (2016) "A gentle, rose-tinted piece of political nostalgia-one that glances at the divisions in American society, but still casts a optimistic view toward whatever's next. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 26, 2016
94% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "This is a show that merges a gorgeous aesthetic with grounded storytelling, that talks about big-picture ideas while never betraying its core characters. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 23, 2016
60% War Dogs (2016) "At best, War Dogs is a missed creative opportunity; at worst, it's a quasi-celebration of two vile schemers, one that ignores the brutality of the world they capitalized on. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 22, 2016
95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "Jones has laid enough of a foundation on Hitchcock's style that viewers can watch one of cinema's most famous moments with fresh eyes. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 12, 2016
83% Tallulah (2016) "It stands out thanks to the graceful, thoughtful characterization of its three protagonists, despite their potential to be monstrous caricatures. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 1, 2016
99% Don't Think Twice (2016) "'Don't Think Twice' does a beautiful job exploring the myriad ways that comedians exploit their own tragic circumstances to score meaningful laughs. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jul 29, 2016
83% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "It's exactly the kind of fun, steeped in effervescent goodwill that Hollywood should be delivering right now. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jul 22, 2016
75% The BFG (2016) "Rylance has again brought something transformational to a Spielberg film. He gives the kind of performance you can't look away from, even with all the big-budget delights. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jul 1, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 10 "There was a tremendous sense of momentum to "The Winds of Winter," a feeling of ends being tied up and of story threads dovetailing in satisfying fashion, with plenty of murder and darkness mixed in, of course. I loved it. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jun 27, 2016
32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "It's a non-movie, an insult to the blockbuster genre, and should stand only as a perfect example of Hollywood's more glaring deficiencies as an industry. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jun 25, 2016
43% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Any Given Wednesday does have some direct-to-camera monologuing, but its host is aiming much gentler humor at an audience of deep sports nerds, and, at least in this opening episode, sticking to his strengths. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jun 24, 2016
69% Central Intelligence (2016) "If you're a fan of either Hart or Johnson's usual movie shtick, Central Intelligence is just about fun enough to recommend. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jun 17, 2016
28% Warcraft (2016) "This is a film that requires an instruction manual going in-or perhaps years of training alongside solemn mages-simply to possess the superhuman endurance needed to enjoy it. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jun 10, 2016
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "Popstar doesn't quite reach This Is Spinal Tap levels of satire (few things could), but as a send-up of the mores of today's celebrity-obsessed culture, it largely succeeds. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jun 5, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Apocalypse is an effort to catch up to that grander mode of comic-book storytelling, but its epic scope is a mile wide and an inch deep. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 26, 2016
62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "Neighbors 2 is a wonderfully goofy sequel, light on plot and heavy on silly set pieces, but it's anchored by a sense of self-awareness that bro comedies often lack. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 19, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) " As its tense studio antics unfold, though, the sad truth becomes apparent: Money Monster is a movie-star vehicle that isn't giving its movie stars anything to do. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 13, 2016
90% A Bigger Splash (2016) "A Bigger Splash is a sensuous delight of a film, but it has a darker heart that brands itself in the viewer's mind. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 6, 2016
7% Mother's Day (2016) "It does inspire the kind of holy terror that you feel all the way down to your bones, or the revolted tingling that strikes one at a karaoke performance gone tragically wrong. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 29, 2016
76% Keanu (2016) "The joke wears out sooner than it should, but the stars of Keanu (including, yes, that terrific cat) do a decent job distracting from that. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 29, 2016
17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "When people gripe about Hollywood's reliance on sequels and cheap franchise cash-ins, this is the kind of movie they mean: no Grimm's Fairy Tale, but a grim tale nonetheless. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 23, 2016
91% Time Traveling Bong: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Time Traveling Bong is as silly as it sounds and makes little sense as a television event, much less one intended to celebrate the subversive joys of weed. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 21, 2016
72% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Fear the Walking Dead is already doing a better job than the original of examining how civilization-rather than a small band of survivors-reacts to and evolves during the crisis. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 11, 2016
75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 "Fear the Walking Dead is already doing a better job than the original of examining how civilization-rather than a small band of survivors-reacts to and evolves during the crisis. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 11, 2016
88% The Invitation (2016) "It's simple stuff, but it's remarkably effective, working to a sinister climax that largely pays off after 90 minutes of build-up. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 8, 2016
47% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 16 "This finale is certainly the end of my relationship with this show. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 4, 2016
87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "It's an effortless cult classic, delivered by a master of the form, and one of the first truly must-see movies of 2016. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 1, 2016
84% Midnight Special (2016) "When it's on the road, Midnight Special is a largely thrilling ride, but whenever it stops to take a breath, the magic stops with it. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 30, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "There's nothing quite like a Malick movie. But once viewers have contemplated the mysteries of the universe itself, perhaps anything else will feel like a step down. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 30, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 10 "Game Of Thrones is very much about the long game. We're ending in the middle of a book, for crying out loud, and it's not going to mess with that just to give us some fancy shocking ending. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 29, 2016
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 9 "As a work of gripping serial television, how was this episode? It's almost impossible to grade, much like all of Game Of Thrones' big event episodes. But I think it worked pretty darn well. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 8 "The most crucial, fascinating, electric moment of the night came from Sam and Gilly's final scene, something I hardly expected to be typing, but there you go. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B+ 81% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 7 "I wouldn't call it action-packed, but it's a very satisfying hour, again thanks to Martin's script, which really has a feel for what's going on in these characters' heads. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 28, 2016
B 90% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 6 "There's more pot-stirring that needs to happen... You're going to have to be satisfied by the awesome wall-climbing sequences this week (which were pretty darn satisfying). " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 27, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 5 "Dare I say, Game Of Thrones is getting very soapy indeed, and I like it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 25, 2016
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 4 "An insanely satisfying, shocking episode. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 25, 2016
A- 95% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 3 "It all shakes down rather surprisingly, with two final-act twists... one that was truly shocking in that Game Of Thrones way where it smash-cuts to black and credits and you vainly scream for more, more, more. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 24, 2016
B+ 90% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 2 "It's a very tense hour that on the surface lacks forward momentum, although I'm sure it's tipping many a larger plot into motion. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 23, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 3 "There's a lot of that going on this week in "What Is Dead May Never Die"-a lot of uneasy alliances, a lot of long-term promises being made to secure help in the present. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 22, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 10 ""Fire and Blood" was a mostly satisfying romp, but if you're looking for loose ends to be tied up, this wasn't the show for you -- it's almost cavalier how much they know they're getting a second-season pickup. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2016
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 9 "It's impossible to criticize this show for lack of narrative thrust considering those last few minutes. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2016
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 8 "Game of Thrones' eighth episode (penned by George R.R. Martin) feels like the most zoomed-out the sprawling show's been so far, in a good way. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 7 "I'm amazed at the situation Westeros is in with three episodes to go. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 6 "I can hardly complain that this wasn't an action-packed episode. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2016
A 92% Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 5 "I've been watching this thing for a month and enjoying it just fine, but it's this episode that jolted me into realizing just how invested I am. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2016
A 92% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 10 "God, I'm going to miss this show until next year. It's the biggest cliché in the world, but there honestly isn't anything like Game Of Thrones on television. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2016
B 100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 9 "If the geography and the tenseness of the battle itself were at times vague, "Blackwater" never had trouble in following the emotional paths of its main constituents throughout. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2016
B 100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 8 "Since we're in the closing act of the season and shit is likely about to get real, an episode that's about getting characters in position is forgivable. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2016
A- 92% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 7 "Tywin and Arya, matching wits together in Harrenhal, and dammit if they aren't some of the best scenes of the episode. It's all down to Charles Dance and Maisie Williams, who have been knocking it out of the park every week. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 6 "This show has been as compelling as ever right out of the gate and has never flagged. With this many plot elements spinning around, there's just always much more to look forward to every week. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2016
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