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Jeff Simon

Jeff Simon
Jeff Simon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Buffalo News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 94% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The quality of small films currently playing in town is rather extraordinary at this moment. Rejoice that Three Billboards is one of them.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/4 74% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying is a terrific film that allows no self-righteousness from anyone. It's about war veterans in a way we need now. It isn't just a moving entertainment for its audience, it's a kind of redemption for it as well.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/4 100% Lady Bird (2017) Everyone will be guaranteed some adoration for Lady Bird, who has made all the romantic and social mistakes you expect a young girl to make while ravenous for distinction but has learned from them all on the way to a thoroughly unpredictable womanhood.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/4 41% Justice League (2017) It isn't nearly as much fun as The Avengers was, but it's not a total loss either, the way Batman vs. Superman was.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/4 59% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) As all the biographies of possible killers pile up and motives along with them, things do slow down before you get to Christie's ending which still has its impact.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2.5/4 78% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) After seeing The Killing of a Sacred Deer you might come to the conclusion that the true victim of the film's pitiless pretension isn't one of the characters but the audience itself.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2/4 27% Suburbicon (2017) One true tale that exemplified the time might have helped.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/4 95% The Florida Project (2017) You'll weep for these kids and try to hope for their future.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/4 32% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Here, [Landesman] seems to lose all track of Richard Nixon to tell the story of a bitter, conniving passed-over bureaucrat.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/4 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) I prefer when it's witty and funny to when it's being melodramatic.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) It took 35 years for a sequel to be made to Blade Runner. But it's a great movie sequel that dishonors no one -- least of all the audience.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 83% Marshall (2017) It's not at all anomalous to see it on a theater screen. In fact, it's an extremely pleasurable anachronism from a movie era where theater audiences would often be expected to be serious-minded adults in search of hero stories.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/4 87% American Made (2017) Enjoyment is virtually guaranteed. Misgivings are optional. They're for the walk out into the parking lot -- and after.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3.5/4 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) It's not just an irresistible entertainment by the two directors who gave us Little Miss Sunshine and written by the writer who gave us Slumdog Millionaire and The Full Monty. It's a movie with social and emotional substance.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2.5/4 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The thing is an over-the-top parody of going over-the-top--frantic, very silly, adolescently giggly, and nastily violent, all at the same time. A shameful way to spend 141 minutes but not boring -- not by a long shot.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
1.5/4 29% Rebel in the Rye (2017) I set a personal record watching "Rebel in the Rye." I have never before hated a film this quickly and thoroughly. It took me about 2 minutes to despise the film and my feelings never really changed despite the fact that there are truly fine actors in it.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2.5/4 34% American Assassin (2017) It's a watchable thriller -- not all that great but worth trying again at least one more time to smooth things out and see if something better could be made of it.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 68% mother! (2017) Make it simple--until Mother! insists on making sense, it had the makings of a crazy classic. What's left now is a wild and loony film-set love story whose denouement remains to be seen.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/4 31% Home Again (2017) If you must see it, for whatever reason, you'll find Witherspoon's scenes with the always-superb Michael Sheen watchable in a way that nothing else in this movie is. Downright sufferable, I say.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/4 85% It (2017) I liked the kids but this one's mostly for King fans and horror film lovers.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3.5/4 91% Good Time (2017) [Hoffman is] no Pacino or Hoffman but he's more than good enough opting for a performance from their playbook.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
93% Gone With the Wind (1939) I still find the movie vile and offensive in every important part. It purports to show us the lamentable fate of "gentility" in the old South which, as a pre-teen, only made me wish General Sherman godspeed on his appointed rounds in Georgia. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/4 88% Wind River (2017) Even on a hot night, audiences might find themselves shivering at this movie.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) There's no question that the film is full of gentle, good-natured mockery of the sort of knucklehead culture that we call "redneck" but it's all very sympathetic -- more so, even, than a Jeff Foxworthy You May Be a Redneck If (filll in the blank) routine.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
3/4 50% The Glass Castle (2017) The movie is, at times, very difficult to watch--such is the pain and audience discomfort at this tale of acute parental dysfunction and the unavoidable abuse suffered by their children.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/4 83% Detroit (2017) It unsurprising that Detroit is the most important film of the movie summer.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/4 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) It is a completely original adaptation of Leskov set in England -- never predictable in any way and, in its final inevitable scene, icily brilliant.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/4 90% A Ghost Story (2017) A Ghost Story is a minor movie miracle. It does something utterly ridiculous and it not only gets away with it but it builds on it to make the movie one of the most conceptually audacious of the past few years.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/4 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) It's not that all the mayhem leading up to that mega-brawl is negligible, mind you; it's just that the big donnybrook/shootout in Atomic Blonde is epic and worth putting up with all the narrative woolgathering.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3.5/4 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) The other quite remarkable thing about Spider-Man 3 is the amount of dramatic ambiguity that was shot through the whole movie. Everyone in it has a rival of some sort and almost everyone takes a turn at being a jerk or a villain or worse.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3.5/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) So many of us wanted Dunkirk to be truly great. It's too virtuous and not vulgar enough to be great. It's a brilliant film that embraces grandeur but has a tasteful horror of rhetoric.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
2.5/4 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) This film is like suddenly re-introducing us Americans, 20 years later, to an almost- forgotten uncle who tells us stories, both good and bad, interesting and boring, about people he thinks we need to know but don't.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It's moving and smart and jammed with action you care about rather than yawn at.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) Go to the movies, sit down, be entertained for 113 minutes, crank up the car radio on the way home - with luck, on a perfectly clear summer night.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) Coppola's is a very good movie but a small and forgettable one.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/4 82% Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) (2017) It's funny at the beginning. And powerful at the end. And both the Italian actresses are wonderful and affecting.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3.5/4 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) This is, as such things go, a first-rate summer scare throwaway. You plunk down your money to get a few jolts, to curl your toes during the suspense and laugh at the stupidity of the calamity procession the script gets away with.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2.5/4 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) There are worse ways to spend 92 minutes than ogling food and scenery and celebrating the return of all-too-scarce actresses. And there's a lot of charm to the ending.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/4 46% Rough Night (2017) Enough of all these female entourage movies. We are ready -- God are we ever -- for the first really big breakout movie STARRING Kate McKinnon.This isn't it.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/4 16% The Mummy (2017) What struck me as delightful about this Mummy is the moment a portly Russell Crowe, with his voice deepened to Orson Wellesian octave, introduced himself as Dr. Henry Jekyll. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) There's so much to like about Patty Jenkins' long-awaited Wonder Woman that I understand those who've gone off the deep end praising it.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
1.5/4 19% Baywatch (2017) If you can actually stand to watch all of "Baywatch" (the end-credit outtakes aren't too bad), it will eventually remind you of exactly how godawful the '90s TV series was.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2.5/4 83% The Lovers (2017) The pleasure of watching two mature actors negotiate every inch of irony and rue and repressed wryness in this tale is sufficient to make it watchable -- especially when one member of that couple is Winger.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3.5/4 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Scott is a great filmmaker. The sights, as always, are remarkable. The suspense is superb -- even more than it was the last time in Prometheus.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3.5/4 67% The Wall (2017) The Wall ... is a stunner.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
37% Snatched (2017) Snatched is the most disappointing movie comedy since the all-female Ghostbusters.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2.5/4 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Guy Ritchie has just given us the trashiest and most impudent vulgarization of King Arthur anyone is ever likely to see in a zillion-dollar movie, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2.5/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) After watching all that jaunty kidcom adventure stuff, I kept getting the feeling that there was a '70's after-school special locked up inside this movie and struggling mightily to get out.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4/4 71% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) This is pretty close to the Coltrane doc of our dreams.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/4 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) This is an admirable and moving film but, unfortunately its virtues don't begin to include some of the greatest virtues of its subject. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017