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Simon Gallagher

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

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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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2012
4.5/5 81% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 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
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2011