Keith Simanton

Keith Simanton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 93% of the time.

Keith Simanton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, Seattle Times, Movieline

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 5%

The Avengers (1998)

"To answer the question at hand, yes, The Avengers is pretty bad. Not slip-a-disk-running-from-the-theater kind of bad, but a shift-in-your-seat, "oh-for-goodness'-sake-get-on-with-it!" kind of bad." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 8, 2014
3.5/4 87%

The Matrix (1999)

"Extremely violent, extremely preposterous, extremely entertaining, The Matrix succeeds at two extremely difficult tasks: as a vast, exciting virtual-reality movie and as a defibrillator for Keanu Reeves' big screen career." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 21, 2013
2.5/4 92%

Face/Off (1997)

"Face/Off is a full-blooded, movie-going experience. It's 100 percent movie." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 2, 2013
2/4 3%

Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997)

"[A] truly horrid sequel." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 28, 2013

Bitter Moon (1992)

"You laugh, but you watch, and sometimes you watch without laughing at all. It's a cruise on the wild side with no Dramamine required." ‐ Movieline
Posted Nov 12, 2001

The Crow: City of Angels (1996)

"It verges on the misanthropic and necrophiliac; more in love with the absence of characters, their demise, than with flesh and blood." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

"Silly, sweet movie." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Multiplicity (1996)

"Keaton does a dandy job by his four Dougs, but the problem is a script that assumes a physical comedian can do it all, including twisting characters to make them fit the plot line. It doesn't work." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

"Top-notch!" ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Dead Man Walking (1995)

"Sarandon, who won the Oscar for Best Actress for this role, is superb, but Penn is extraordinary." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

The White Balloon (Badkonake sefid) (1995)

"There are LONG stretches of... well, real time." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Supercop (1996)

"Jackie Chan makes his second leap at the American movie audience, following up Rumble in the Bronx with a far sharper mix of stunts, martial arts and Chan's own brand of breathtaking slapstick comedy." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Blue Streak (1999)

"Since the characters are pretty simple, and the plot wafer-thin, there's not a lot for Martin to do but fall back on wild histrionics and facial explosions." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Return to Me (2000)

"It's a genuine attempt at a genuine movie." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

"Chan, doing everything at once including all his own stunts, has an infectious energy that will help to remind you why you love movies." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

The Substitute (1995)

"An angry, white, mercenary movie out to spill blood and beat its manly chest." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Three to Tango (1999)

"Three to Tango isn't a waste of time, it's just a middling affair, which would have been better as NBC's 'Romantic Comedy Movie of the Week'." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Mission: Impossible (1996)

"A fun and diverting summer movie, well worth the price of admission." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Fargo (1996)

"Uniquely fascinating." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Bulletproof (1996)

"The movie has a smirking homophobic bent and never makes you care or believe in the characters as much as in the first fifteen minutes." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

"All the leads need to be in a better production." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Double Jeopardy (1999)

"Double Jeopardy principally works as a suspense film for an early autumn evening." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Anne Frank Remembered (1995)

"If this is not the best film about the Holocaust, it does strongly chronicle the sad fate of one of its most famous victims." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999
1.5/4 3%

Battlefield Earth (2000)

"The only people this film could recruit are members of the rock band Kiss, who, with their high-heeled boots and face paint, might figure they've got a spot if this alien thing ever really came down." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999

House on Haunted Hill (1999)

"Instead of thrill and chills, it's kills and spills." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Harriet the Spy (1996)

"There's dancing, and bubble blowing and bed bouncing that's entirely aimless and Harriet's neighborhood sleuthing becomes particularly pointless." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) (1995)

"At one point Cole says that viewing the past is like watching a good movie, 'Every time you see it it's different, because you're different.' 12 Monkeys is a film that will do that, change as you change." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Bowfinger (1999)

"Pleasant, but not terribly original." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999

My Dog Skip (2000)

"My Dog Skip probes the concaves of memory to tell an honest tale and produce what is easily one of the best films for the entire family." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Inspector Gadget (1999)

"If 700 monkeys typed for 700 years, one of them would come up with Hamlet. Give them a week, and six would come up with Inspector Gadget." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 1999