Simon Gallagher

Simon Gallagher

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Simon Gallagher's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film School Rejects, What Culture

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 26%

Green Lantern (2011)

"Thinks it is more impressive than it actually is. Faced with over-blown effects, characters look flat and disappear into the background without a whimper, thanks to an insipid script and the film-makers' unwillingness to flesh out anyone but Hal Jordan. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Jan 1, 2012
2/5 33%

The New Daughter (2009)

"Unfortunately for all of the good work, like the good-looking cinematography, and Costner's performance, it doesn't quite land the punch it needs to stand out as one of the better horrors of recent years." ‐ What Culture
Posted Jan 1, 2012
2/5 0%

Reuniting The Rubins (2012)

"Reuniting the Rubins is harmless, unspectacular comedy, let down by a poor script and light-weight direction, which might have been more at home on a Sunday on ITV. It isn't the worst thing you'll see this year, but it will be difficult to remember." ‐ What Culture
Posted Jan 1, 2012
3/5 55%

The Conspirator (2011)

"The Conspirator deserves a lot more praise than it got on initial release: yes it is slow in parts and even provocatively tentative, but it is intricately crafted, a wonderful example of precision and attention to detail." ‐ What Culture
Posted Jan 1, 2012
3.5/5 75%

Everything Must Go (2011)

"Everything Must Go is a pleasantly engaging, entertaining human portrait - a journey that doesn't physically stray very far, but which treads a million metaphorical miles within its main character as he attempts to go from broken man to redeemed man." ‐ What Culture
Posted Jan 1, 2012
3/5 39%

Cars 2 (2011)

"With Cars 2 it seems Pixar may have fallen on the self-made sword of success. But even for adult audiences, it is no more than middling - it is neither terribly good nor terrible, but it still out-performs the majority of rival animation studios' output." ‐ What Culture
Posted Jan 1, 2012
1/5 24%

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

"The film lacks any magic, and indeed any of the spirit that grabbed a cult audience for the original: the direction lacks any kind of showmanship, and the script is a dilluted version of what it undoubtedly could have been." ‐ What Culture
Posted Jan 1, 2012
4.5/5 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"The substance of the film is simply mesmerising: the way in which it prioritises story over spectacle, saying so much without explicit over-statement is a triumph, and it is for good reason that it is one of my picks for Best Film at next year's Oscars." ‐ What Culture
Posted Jan 1, 2012
6.5/10 56%

Unknown (2011)

"Unknown isn't offensive at all, but it isn't startlingly good either: it is a near-perfect popcorn thriller that convinces of its story despite some fairly ludicrous plot shifts and an ultimately very self-serving resolution." ‐ What Culture
Posted Aug 15, 2011
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