Simon Brew

Simon Brew
Simon Brew's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Den of Geek
Publications: Den of Geek, The Big Issue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Back In Time (2015) It's a nice piece of work, this, although I couldn't say Back In Time is 100% essential viewing. But it's a warm companion. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
3/5 65% 13 Going on 30 (2004) It's not a perfect film, and nor does it have much that you've not seen before. You can predict it, you're unlikely to be surprised, but it's glossy and slick, and very easy to watch. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
3/5 100% Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (2008) The edgier parts of the gig, and the moments that showcase just how refined Rock's delivery is, are where he talks about matters of race. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The film itself is hurt a little by being much busier than the last, and perhaps a notch below Homecoming as it tries to get through all of its business. But in a summer where many sequels have disappointed, the Marvel elixir still holds strong here. - The Big Issue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
90% Diego Maradona (2019) Behind the incredible football tale, there's still a sense that the human being is something of an enigma. Diego Maradona the movie doesn't fully redress that, but it certainly comes close. - The Big Issue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
90% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) Inevitably, when it starts playing straighter, some of that impact and insight is lost, but In the Realm of Perfection has long forged an individual identity by that point. - The Big Issue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
5/5 92% Wild Rose (2019) It's a big British audience film, with one hell of a heart and one hell of a brain. - The Big Issue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
100% Minding the Gap (2018) Occasionally funny and profoundly moving, Minding The Gap feels all the more impactful because its roots look like they weren't in a film at all. - The Big Issue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Merchant's witty film takes a few minutes to find its feet, and you'll quickly work out the formula it's following. Yet by injecting a familiar path with characters to really root for...you can't help but get sucked into it, wrestling fan or not. - The Big Issue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) If there's a further hidden hero in the movie, it's casting director Cindy Tolan. - The Big Issue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 65% Suspiria (2018) It's bold, arresting, difficult cinema. In the hands of Guadagnino, this is one revisiting of a story that very much has a reason for being, and given the high esteem in which the (still superior) original is rightly held, that's no small feat. - The Big Issue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
66% Peterloo (2019) Difficult at times, sombre in tone and requiring full attention across its two-and-a-half-hour running time, Peterloo is relevant, worthwhile and almost guaranteed to make those who watch it rightly angry. - The Big Issue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 80% 24: Redemption (2008) 24: Redemption is a solid bridge between two seasons, but one that gives you few clues as to whether past problems have been fixed. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
83% Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries (2003) There's plenty more that could be picked out here, but the one other thing I wanted to focus on was the ending. This was scream-at-the-telly good, and what great cliffhangers are all about. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
20% Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (2018) There are some decent messages for that [younger] age group. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Brawl In Cell Block 99 - and boy, does that title only tell part of the story - is a modern late night movie classic. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
2/5 35% American Assassin (2017) Whilst occasionally impressing, American Assassin looks more destined for a life being browsed past on the Netflix carousel than a movie franchise. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017