Neil Soans

Neil Soans
Neil Soans's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Times of India
Publications: The Times of India

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) By now, MCU fans know the drill: stick around for the end credits, and you will not be disappointed. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3.5/5 85% The Wife (2018) It's a timely discussion indeed, and if that's not enticing enough, the masterclass on acting by Glenn Close will certainly convince you to watch 'The Wife. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3.5/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is another testament to the power of big-screen IMAX 3D extravaganzas even though there are no great surprises in its 'last-of-her-kind' narrative. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The makers continue to retain this world's unique sense of self-aware humour and graphic style in this sequel, proving that the franchise is here to stay. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 48% Escape Room (2019) Director Adam Robitel tries to hard sell the tried and tested concept with a brand-new packaging, which soon wears thin. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Mary Queen of the Scots has a timely premise with a lot to say about toxic masculinity and women empowerment but never gets around to it, despite its brief sparks of brilliance that quickly die out before catching fire. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/5 60% One Less God (2017) One Less God revisits Mumbai's 26/11 through this fictional story that falters in some areas, but works well enough as a whole. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3.5/5 93% Bumblebee (2018) Bumblebee is certainly the best example of what this franchise is meant to be. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
4/5 81% Ben is Back (2018) Ben is Back makes the most of its cast to put together a heartfelt film on the strength of parental love against all odds. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Go on, dive in. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4.5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Comic fans might as well book second viewings of what's arguably one of the best Spider-Man films to grace the big screen. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2.5/5 20% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Inverted crosses, twisted limbs, levitating bodies - Possession of Hannah Grace throws them all at the screen but still leaves you unimpressed in a forgettable film. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3.5/5 84% Creed II (2018) Strong performances combined with the sturdy, albeit measured direction by Steven Caple Jr., manage to ensure that although Creed II often comes across as a guilty pleasure, there's no shame in enjoying it for nostalgic reasons. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.5/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It appears the training wheels have come off, promising that the next entry in the Fantastic Beasts saga will go full throttle into J.K. Rowling's world of wizards. If nothing else, that's bound to ensure Potterheads will stay tuned... - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3.5/5 58% The Grinch (2018) While The Grinch isn't exactly groundbreaking or fresh, it has just enough Christmas magic to justify another modern retelling of an old story. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2.5/5 33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Devoid of any thrills and excitement, it's doubtful that even the core younger audience will be engaged enough to sit through this one. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 36% Hunter Killer (2018) At the outset, there are many sub-plots to juggle between; made worse by tonal shifts in each area of a convoluted screenplay. However, those are the least of its problems. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) By ignoring all the other entries in the franchise and firmly connecting to its original, Halloween revives an almost forgotten sub-genre and gives fans a bloody good time. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4/5 89% A Star Is Born (2018) Bradley Cooper has something new to say in this version, and Lady Gaga belts it out loud and clear to make this a definite contender in numerous categories during awards season. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 29% Venom (2018) What the screenplay lacks in character development, it makes up for in at least a couple of the action scenes which are well staged and executed... - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 22% Loveyatri (2018) It's evident that Aayush and Warina are raw, but both have a charming screen presence with enough chemistry. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/5 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The spirited combination of Black and Blanchett along with gorgeous production and costume design make this an entertaining family adventure. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2.5/5 48% Destination Wedding (2018) There's not much humanity to be found in this cynical outlook, and although marketed as a romantic comedy, there's too little of either to warrant a trip to this Destination Wedding. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/5 32% The Predator (2018) The Predator pulls no punches and lays it all bare when the bullets and limbs go flying in quick succession. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 26% The Nun (2018) Beyond a point, 'The Nun' follows a standard template as it relies solely on the eerie soundtrack and discomforting vibe, ending up being derivative. Little wonder then that it quickly loses steam. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 80% Alpha (2018) This gritty and heart-warming fictional backstory to one of the most unique relationships we share with our furry friends makes it essential viewing for every dog-lover. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3.5/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a breezy, feel-good ABBA-fuelled musical made for its fans. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) McQuarrie has now directed two Mission: Impossible films; his understanding of the franchise and its characters proves to be the secret weapon of the series. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/5 47% Skyscraper (2018) Despite all these negative aspects, the movie falls smack down the middle of 'you get what you paid for' territory. This allows you to push logic out of the building (pun intended) and savour the mayhem as it unfolds. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Brad Bird believed in waiting for the right story to tell, and that decision certainly pays off in more ways than one. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
3.5/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom excels when it allows the real stars - the CGI dinosaurs - to shine, and roar louder than most of their predecessors. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3.5/5 45% Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018) It doesn't entirely succeed, but Vikramaditya Motwane's take on the superhero genre is worth a look. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2.5/5 56% Monster Hunt 2 (Zhuo Yao Ji 2) (2018) We're left with a colourful, yet mostly bland kid's film that might have you chuckling now and then, but is quite underwhelming. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 100% Raazi (2018) Meghna Gulzar's steady hand gradually ramps up the tension throughout, leading to an explosive final act in this strong dramatic thriller. It also leaves you questioning the repercussions of war on the human psyche. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
4.5/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) If you've felt we're nearing superhero exhaustion, Marvel just went and changed the rules leaving you begging for more - proving yet again that they are the real masters of this game. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
3.5/5 58% Beyond the Clouds (2018) The famed director's take on redemption is fleshed out by strong performances to make Beyond the Clouds another notable entry in his filmography. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Devoid of the heart and soul of its predecessor, 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' aims to please hardcore fans of massive monster versus robot fights. Those seeking any depth in their action films, better look elsewhere. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3.5/5 85% The Square (2017) Östlund repeatedly picks apart our perception of class, race and self-righteousness. Along with Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West and Terry Notary, he creates an uncomfortable experience on multiple levels, infused with dark comedy. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3.5/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Tomb Raider does enough to reignite the franchise onscreen by giving its protagonist a timely and relevant overhaul to confidently launch Alicia Vikander as this generation's Lara Croft. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Just like the protagonist, Lady Bird is awkwardly funny yet bittersweet, making it one of Hollywood's most original and refreshingly honest films about growing up. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3.5/5 71% Hostiles (2018) Hostiles captures constant threat beautifully, with riveting moments of action and drama making it hard to predict who will make it out. But amidst great performances and cinematography, it misses the mark with just an overview of its subject matter. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
4/5 90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an unassuming film that surprises you with its provocative subject matter and evocative performances that are hard to forget. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
3.5/5 25% Aiyaary (2018) Aiyaary has measured performances that resound louder than its bombastic score, and they alone make it a worthwhile watch. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Inspiring and empowering in equal measure, Black Panther is a richer & deeper experience than most comic book fare. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
4/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Paul Thomas Anderson weaves a mystery of romantic obsession around the lead pair. The journey until the final unveiling would not be half as engaging if it weren't for the brutally raw and sincere performances by the actors. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
4/5 63% Padmaavat (2018) Granted, it could do with a tauter screenplay and shorter run-time but Padmaavat is an entertaining, large canvas experience, brought to life with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's stroke of visual brilliance. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/5 84% Darkest Hour (2017) Darkest Hour is pretentiously flawed in its obvious award-baiting, but well produced and rousing enough thanks to Gary Oldman in one of his most impressive performances. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) This sequel is funnier, more charming and heartwarming than the original; one you'll enjoy tremendously, with or without kids in tow. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/5 88% The Post (2018) The Post goes beyond chastising clickbaity media sensationalism and serves as a stark reminder of the purpose of the press in any democracy. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3.5/5 78% All the Money in the World (2017) The main reason to watch All the Money in the World is the last-minute character revamp by Christopher Plummer that makes this film worthwhile. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018