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Simon Abrams

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Simon Abrams's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, New York Press,, Slant Magazine, The Playlist, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0% Extraction (2015) "Extraction constantly tries to score a flashy TKO - but never lands a decent body blow. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 15, 2015
80% The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (La dame dans l'auto avec un fusil et des lunettes) (2015) "The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun is like a movie-shaped sudoku puzzle: an irresistible time-suck that's more fun to puzzle over than it is to solve. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 15, 2015
3.5/4 43% Body (2015) ""Body" may not be the kind of modern-day B-movie that wins awards, but it does exactly what it sets out to, and that's a fair amount. So go ahead: see this film for yourself. You won't know what hit you. " ‐
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/4 73% Youth (2015) "Each imagistic sequence in "Youth" is like an island that happens to be united to other free-standing islands. Each scene has a life of its own. " ‐
Posted Dec 4, 2015
2/5 71% Gotham: Season 2 Episode 11 "Tonight's mid-season finale has very little of last week's fitful inspiration. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 1, 2015
75% The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) (2015) "Yakusho's breathless, riveting performance grounds The World of Kanako even as it threatens to devolve into an unbearable series of nihilistic plot twists and gory set pieces. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 1, 2015
2/5 83% Gotham: Season 2 Episode 10 ""The Son of Gotham" is a mostly sleepy, albeit high-strung episode of connect-the-dots. It never goes anywhere you don't expect it to, and always ends exactly where the show must in order to resolve canned conflicts. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2/5 77% Gotham: Season 2 Episode 9 "On "A Bitter Pill to Swallow," Gordon endangers the lives of several cops and generally acts like a selfish sociopath because ... well, he can, and it's the only dramatic card left in Gotham's deck. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 17, 2015
100% I Am Thor (2015) "A charming subject goes a long way in character-study doc I Am Thor, an imperfect but energizing portrait of self-styled metal god Jon Mikl Thor. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 17, 2015
2/5 71% Gotham: Season 2 Episode 8 ""Rise of the Villains: Tonight's the Night" constantly brings viewers back to Earth with bathetic, nonsensical reminders of just how dismal and shock-intensive season two has been. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 10, 2015
26% Heist (2015) "You've seen neo-noirs like this before, but you probably haven't had this much fun with a modern B movie in a while. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 10, 2015
50% Funny Bunny "We watch three emotionally stunted strangers act out like spoiled, overgrown adolescents, forming a love triangle that's not bizarre so much as obnoxious. But we never learn what draws these inarticulate characters together beyond mutual estrangement. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 10, 2015
64% The Funhouse Massacre (2015) "Amateurish direction and generic characterization make a light premise - serial killers slaughter a rural carnival's haunted-house patrons while pretending to be carnies - feel like a slog. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 10, 2015
2.5/4 70% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) "High on atmosphere and chills, but only passable when it comes to anything beyond surface-deep emotional content. It's almost there, but just shy of greatness. " ‐
Posted Nov 6, 2015
2/5 71% Gotham: Season 2 Episode 7 "Does anybody on Gotham ever just, you know, talk to each other? " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 3, 2015
3/4 41% Love (2015) ""Love" may not always be enjoyable, but it leaves an abiding mark. " ‐
Posted Oct 30, 2015
2/5 79% Gotham: Season 2 Episode 6 "Did we have to end this week with a sequence that made the show look like Les Bat-Misérables? " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 27, 2015
3/4 52% Tokyo Tribe (2015) "It's an infectiously over-the-top and unquestionably idiosyncratic mess, but it only holds together for as long as you're impressed by its commitment to an admittedly novel premise. " ‐
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/4 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "There are very few action stars who can convincingly mansplain their way through a scene where mystic rune stones that control the elements are used to stop and start a thunderstorm, and Diesel is on that very short list. " ‐
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 62% Gotham: Season 2 Episode 5 ""Scarification" is the first episode of Gotham's second season that is, for better and worse, a must-see. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 20, 2015
2/5 58% Gotham: Season 2 Episode 4 "Gotham is that kind of show, one that has worn out all goodwill thanks to its never-ending promissory style of drama. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 13, 2015
92% Yukinojo Henge (An Actor's Revenge) (1971) "Amorphous, shadow-cloaked exterior shots and border-free wide-angle panoramas set a uniquely cinematic stage for riveting 1963 melodrama An Actor's Revenge. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 13, 2015
3/4 61% Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) "A very good film, but only if you're willing to inevitably submit to its anarchic sensibility. " ‐
Posted Oct 9, 2015
1/5 64% Gotham: Season 2 Episode 3 "Tonight's Gotham insults viewers' intelligence by asking us to admire the cleverness of a plot twist that essentially slaps viewers in the face for wanting more recognizable characters. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 6, 2015
33% The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers (2015) "The film's incessant voiceover narration does often feel like an interminable suppertime history lesson delivered by your favorite poli-sci-obsessed granduncle. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 6, 2015
3/5 75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 6 "Tonight's episode is, for the most part, fine. It's also often unremarkable. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 5, 2015
4% Shanghai (2015) "The film often feels like a drab collection of scenes where John Cusack disinterestedly questions attractive, elusive Asian cast members. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 29, 2015
62% This Changes Everything (2015) "This Changes Everything isn't a game-changer, but it is jarring enough to be scary. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 29, 2015
76% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 5 "The exhaustively blunt nature of Fear the Walking Dead's dialogue feels relatively out of place given that characters are supposedly still deciding what post-zombie life is going to be like. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 28, 2015
3/4 34% The Green Inferno (2015) ""The Green Inferno" is not exactly a feel-good film, but it gets a very particular job done. " ‐
Posted Sep 27, 2015
77% Gotham: Season 2 Episode 1 "Rather than settle on a more sustainable tone, Heller, who also wrote tonight's episode, has chosen to throw a couple more fan-service-y villains at viewers, and reset Jim Gordon's story without any indication that there are forthcoming consequences. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 22, 2015
89% Mississippi Grind (2015) "Mississippi Grind transcends its generic lovable-losers-on-a-bender plot by foregrounding exceptionally well-developed skid-row protagonists and weirdly charming dive-bar ambiance. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 22, 2015
86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 4 "Kirkman's one-dimensional characters present a particularly aggravating problem with tonight's episode, since "Not Fade Away" inevitably needs us to root against Lieutenant Moyers (Jamie McShane) and his brusque fellow military men. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 21, 2015
2.5/4 24% Hellions (2015) "A perfect, light midnight movie that should go great with light drinks, good company, and a warm blanket. " ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2015
3.5/4 58% The Cut (2015) ""The Cut" is not an optimistic film, but it presents a scenario rich enough to make you want to be optimistic. " ‐
Posted Sep 18, 2015
3.5/4 88% Office (Hua li shang ban zu) (2015) "A must-see for anyone looking for a thoughtful, and genuinely spectacular new musical. " ‐
Posted Sep 18, 2015
45% Cooties (2015) "An energizing juggernaut until its seemingly inexhaustible ensemble cast members are outpaced by their respective characters' quirks. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
2/5 70% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 3 "If you're like me and think Susan should have been dispatched as soon as she was discovered, you'll probably think Fear the Walking Dead has reached a lamentable mid-season low. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 14, 2015
1/4 33% Contracted: Phase II (2015) "It resolves all of the questions you never needed answered. It also follows all of the supporting characters from the first film that you you never needed to learn more about. " ‐
Posted Sep 4, 2015
29% Dirty Weekend (2015) "Life may be short, as Natalie wails during an unconvincing rant about Americans' sexual hang-ups. But Dirty Weekend feels interminable ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 3, 2015
96% Creep (2015) "Duplass's fantastically unhinged performance establishes what Brice fails to convey ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 2, 2015
3/5 86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 2 "The narrative that leads Madison to stopping Alicia from helping a neighbor from being attacked is compelling, albeit rocky. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 31, 2015
2/4 89% Turbo Kid (2015) ""Turbo Kid" isn't really more mature than its raw generic parts, nor is it clever enough to disarm viewers who want to regress to childhood without feeling guilty for that naive impulse. " ‐
Posted Aug 28, 2015
75% Memories of the Sword (2015) "Memories of the Sword stands apart from other action films because Park wisely imagines violence as an elemental clash of dispositions. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 25, 2015
90% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 1 "While "Pilot" doesn't always work, it's rarely boring, and always at least strives for a humanistic/optimistic effect that the last two seasons of AMC's The Walking Dead haven't achieved. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 24, 2015
2/4 13% Sinister 2 (2015) ""Sinister 2" is so close to being a good movie that everything bad about it seems ten times worse. " ‐
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4% Some Kind of Beautiful (2015) "Hayek swings for the fences, but none of the gags she's tasked with delivering are funny, not even when she desperately pantomimes various breathless expressions men make when they orgasm. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 18, 2015
1/4 96% We Come as Friends (2015) "A deliberately vague portrait of Sudan as a country beset by self-interested neocolonialist outsiders. " ‐
Posted Aug 14, 2015
2/4 43% One & Two (2015) ""One and Two" never feels as momentous or as angsty as a good story about moody teenagers should, and that's mostly because the film lacks a menacing parental adversary. " ‐
Posted Aug 14, 2015
99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) "Like a great amusement park ride, Shaun the Sheep Movie is consistently enjoyable. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 6, 2015
68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "A kids film for anyone who mistakenly thinks that the one thing that would improve animated masterpiece Fantasia is an overwhelming number of pretentious aphorisms. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 4, 2015
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