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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 40% 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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2.5/5 32% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 37% 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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4/5 90% 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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 33% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/5 66% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2.5/5 46% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/5 33% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 27% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 81% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/5 46% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3.5/5 63% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
4.5/5 84% 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
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
3.5/5 65% 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
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
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3.5/5 84% 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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
4/5 91% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
3.5/5 29% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
4/5 71% 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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
4/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) The chemistry between the lead cast is evident and the script makes the most of this by giving each actor moments to shine and showcase their skills while they clearly enjoy playing their characters.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi is everything a Star Wars film should be, and so much more. Johnson weaves an emotionally rewarding tale while balancing all the essential sci-fi action expected.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/5 35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Unfortunately, while their performances are intriguing at best, they all appear to be misplaced in this biographical drama. Blame it largely on shoddy writing and direction by Peter Landesman, who appears to be out of his depth.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/5 84% Wonder (2017) There are points when you will reach out for some tissues but they're peppered with enough laughs along the way to make it well-balanced, extremely relevant and combined with a strong message.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) Replace your skeptical lens with 3D glasses, and cheer along with your childhood heroes; Justice League is made for the fans, and if you're one, you'll have a lot of fun.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3.5/5 83% Tumhari Sulu (2017) The essence of this story is 'Main Kar Sakti Hai', and with such a refined and affable actress as Vidya Balan in the lead, it is lovingly captured in Tumhari Sulu making it an entertaining watch for the whole family.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/5 85% Loving Vincent (2017) Aided by a fine score courtesy Clint Mansell, your patience will be rewarded as long as you focus on the presentation beyond the slow pacing and all the conjecture.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3.5/5 86% Qarib Qarib Singlle (2017) As long as you don't expect fireworks, enjoy this sweet film that will leave you smiling.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/5 30% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) The less said about the performances, the better. The three main leads seem to be going through the motions with barely any investment into their characters. ‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
4/5 96% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) Resorting to mostly practical effects helps maintain a degree of realism that serves the movie well and yet, the inevitable violence isn't nauseating.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/5 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange elevates yet another relatively unknown Marvel character to top tier status, making it well worth a dizzying watch in 3D.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3.5/5 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) All in all, audiences new and old alike are treated to an endearing adventure with the promise of more to come from J.K. Rowling.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) The true purpose of these intelligent extra-terrestrial beings is a jaw-dropping reveal that warrants a repeat viewing to find all the breadcrumbs left in the lead up to the crescendo.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017