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
2.5/5 9% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Besides some jump scares and the sporadic unsettling visuals, you won't get much bang for your buck as a horror fan, due to this film's frustrating narrative. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/5 95% Little Women (2019) Marked by strong performances and endearing characters, Little Women is a relevant retelling of a classic bestseller that is as poetic as it is real. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
4/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) A funny, irreverent, extravagant and delightfully violent comic book film that's a blast to witness. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood flips the typical character study into a self-reflective experience. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is tense, captivating, meticulous, horrifying and stirring. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/5 82% Judy (2019) ...although these insightful moments are missing from most of the film, Judy stands strong on Zellweger's career-defining performance. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/5 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Richard Jewell is a slow burn that examines how media and governments can twist perspectives in the minds of the masses, making it a timely and relevant film. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
3.5/5 53% The Informer (2020) The Informer is a solid, entertaining thriller with gritty action scenes that makes full use of its plot to drive the suspense, instead of Hollywood's typical big-budget blockbuster approach. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
3/5 20% The Grudge (2020) Despite a haunting tonality that's faithfully maintained throughout, 'The Grudge' is likely to leave most viewers unsatisfied. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Does enough to wrap up the new trilogy but it becomes evident that its overarching narrative wasn't clearly outlined, and it shows. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/5 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Spies in Disguise may not be revolutionary in any way, but it is a fun and entertaining family film appropriate for the holidays. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) While some of the problems of the first film persist, they'll be hardly noticeable in the end, as the Jumanji franchise puts out another entertaining entry with The Next Level. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3/5 63% The Good Liar (2019) The Good Liar works better as an acting masterclass by its brilliant lead performers, rather than a taut and rewarding storytelling experience. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) As with most ensemble casts, some actors don't get as much screen time as they should, and the problem persists here. Nevertheless, it's safe to say they all do their roles ample justice. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) The film comes across as an overly produced music video for its much-hyped soundtrack and this weighs the screenplay down, especially in the first half. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/5 51% 21 Bridges (2019) Not a groundbreaking film by any means, but 21 Bridges is still quite entertaining due to compelling action and performances. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/5 77% Frozen II (2019) ​It's a tall order to expect this sequel to capture the lightning-in-a-bottle magic of the original, but Frozen 2's stunning eye-candy and humour will be enjoyable enough for its younger core audience. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) This reflective horror flick isn't for everyone, but if you enjoyed the original, you'd undoubtedly find this to be a worthy successor. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas is quite enjoyable with good performances, a pleasant background score and witty humour with enough 'feel good' factor around the holidays. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The film dishes out ample irreverent humour along with buckets of gratuitous zombie violence. Both combine to deliver regular laugh-out-loud moments. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3.5/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Combined with impeccable costume design, attention to production details, and dreamy cinematography, 'Downton Abbey' is a treat for fans of the series who will thoroughly enjoy this big-screen version. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Despite its technological achievements combined with the best efforts of an otherwise charismatic Will Smith, along with a capable cast, and a visionary director, Gemini Man isn't able to take off due to a dull script. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4.5/5 68% Joker (2019) Disturbing and intense, yet undeniably brilliant, this may very well become the definitive origin tale of the Joker. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
3.5/5 81% Abominable (2019) The film's focus on its visual dazzle and its sensitivity towards nature and family values are bound to win hearts all around. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
3/5 87% Hustlers (2019) Despite the best efforts of Lopez, there's a lot of glamour but not enough depth required to make this a memorable film. Still, it may just be enough for a night out. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
3/5 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) If 'Last Blood' is meant to be an emotional farewell to the iconic character, there's little dignity in it. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) The film stays fresh and entertaining as it embraces its absurdity while staying focused on the core theme - family. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/5 42% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Instead of embracing the entertaining cheesiness of such a far-fetched premise, co-writer and director Johannes Roberts tries to stick to the basics of a creature feature and fails to create anything memorable. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2.5/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Angel has Fallen has some redeeming qualities, but they're too few and far in between to justify its existence. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The screenplay ends up as a jumble of unexplored ideas onscreen rather than a cohesive narrative. However, if you only enjoy horror films for creepy monsters, you'll manage to get a kick or two. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Despite its obvious flaws, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is self-aware, and its whimsical tonality is held together by a strong lead to make for a family-friendly watch. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) This spin-off has just enough self-aware humour, a touch of emotion, a few surprise cameos, and gallons of set-piece fuel to stand on its own beefy legs. Bring on the next one. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 63% Yesterday (2019) While it may or may not please fans of The Beatles, Yesterday is a breezy, fun watch with ample charm. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Although that may leave an impression on new audiences, those who have grown up on the animated classic might struggle to find their sentiments revived. Nevertheless, watching this family-favourite come to life will trigger enough awe-inspiring moments... - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) A lot of fun, but more importantly, the film is also a satisfying continuation and way forward for the MCU, as Tom Holland proves he's more than capable of carrying an Avengers' film on his young shoulders. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 36% Anna (2019) There's some fun to be had in this bonkers spy-thriller led by a tough female protagonist, but the gasps eventually develop into groans as Anna tries to shock you at every turn. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson fans may be able to sit this through, simply because their screen presence is so magnetic and charming. Pity they're working with such a bland script, ending in a film that seems to cater to new audiences... - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Despite good performances, 'Dark Phoenix' is a letdown for a number of reasons, least of all because the female characters in this film take prominence, and they deserve better. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman raises the bar of what can be achieved in a musical biography with brilliant performances, particularly by Taron Egerton, and an unflinching look into Elton John's rockstar life. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Beyond satire that's anything but politically correct, Long Shot is a definite crowd-pleaser with its heart in the right place. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn proves there's more to the superhero genre if seen from a different perspective but does little else...its execution leaves us wanting more. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Parabellum is an essential entry to this series and one that cannot be missed. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3.5/5 69% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Reynolds and director Rob Letterman manage to keep you entertained enough in this fun popcorn film, and might just be enough to convert young non-fans into Pokémon trainers. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/5 27% UglyDolls (2019) in. The biggest blunder is the film's screenplay that goes all over the place as it's unable to keep its target audience in focus - it veers between catering to kids and then to adolescents... - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Those who get scared easily will get spooked anyway; those who want more from their horror films will be left craving for that. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
3/5 58% Pet Sematary (2019) Although the harrowing setup is squandered as not enough time is spent on character development, the very nature of this story is unsettling enough to compel you to see it through, helped by its taut run-time, and one terrifying cat. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2.5/5 17% Hellboy (2019) Despite McShane and Harbour's best efforts, this exhaustive 'end-of-the-world' story is unable to raise as much hell as it should. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) The screenplay never falls prey to melodrama, and the usual genre tropes are acknowledged, then promptly downplayed. The stakes are relatively lower than what we're used to, and yet crucial enough within this film. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/5 54% Five Feet Apart (2019) Five Feet Apart manages to be engaging due to its performances, and is more than likely to pull on heartstrings in some unexpected places. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
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