Simon Miraudo

Simon Miraudo
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 75% Bad Boys for Life (2020) I knew I was a convert when Mike said, "ride together, die together, bad boys for life" during a wedding toast for Marcus' daughter, and I thought, "what a beautiful sentiment for that young couple". - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
2.5/5 19% Dolittle (2020) No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. Just careers. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) As far as 'single-take' movies go, 1917 is one of the best. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2020
2/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) It is an act of cowardice that sees a beloved nine-film saga sputter to a hugely disappointing and unaffecting end. Congratulations, internet. You killed the thing you, ahem, loved. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/5 20% Cats (2019) Finally, a whole new generation can discover that the Cats musical is two hours of human-feline hybrids without genitals having no-touch sex and begging for death via song. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The film, in its brazen audacity of concept and execution, does give off the feeling that the makers reckon they are absolutely crushing it, quite literally embodied by Waititi's distracting turn as a cheeky Hitler. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
1.5/5 40% Black Christmas (2019) Christmas is cancelled. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Don't fear: No spoilers here. All you need to know is Knives Out is a devilish delight. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4.5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) The hilarious, heartbreaking Marriage Story [is] a triumph in his filmmaking career. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 75% Judy & Punch (2019) [Foulkes] clearly wants the laughs to catch in our throat, so as not to diminish the story she's telling. Still, a few snuck out regardless. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) In this film, a character's virtue directly correlates with how wind-swept and motor oil-stained they look. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
3.5/5 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Nothing says fun at the cinema like a movie that makes metaphorical the radioactive rot of cancer treatment and the primordial terror of mutating into your own parents. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) There's a lot to love in this sequel to The Shining , but it lives in the shadow of the original. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Few films can justify a length longer than 90 minutes, but even at three-and-a-half hours, Martin Scorsese's melancholy mob movie The Irishman still feels lean, and very mean. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
2.5/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) At this rate, we won't get a decent Terminator sequel before the actual end of humanity. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3.5/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) The flick is cute without being cloying, and doesn't race to a cheap happy ending. Besides, it's long-term growth that Brittany's chasing anyway. It is, ahem, a marathon, not a sprint. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) A round of hide and seek with some blue bloods gets, well, bloody in the very funny horror-satire Ready or Not. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) We've had to wait so long for a Zombieland sequel, it's literally become a period piece. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 69% Joker (2019) A towering performance from Phoenix, who becomes the best to ever do it ('it' being the ultimate acting challenge of depicting the clown who fights Batman). - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
1.5/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man-like Lee's last effort, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk-squeezes in 120 frames per second. Hey baby, that just means more movie to not love. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2.5/5 65% Ride Like a Girl (2019) As long as you have zero problem with horse racing, the allegations levied against one of the trainers depicted in the film, and every sports movie trope in history, sure, Ride Like a Girl is fine. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
3.5/5 74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Between Two Ferns, as a webseries and now as a Netflix motion picture (just like Roma!), is the perfect joke delivery system. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra [is] an existential space epic with the lofty aspirations of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the common sense to enliven proceedings with moon pirates and feral zero-gravity apes. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3.5/5 80% Good Boys (2019) In 2019, it's especially nice to enjoy a movie without wondering if the lead actors are about to be, or have already been, cancelled for their toxic masculinity. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) If it was an episode of Friends, you'd call the 'present day' portion of It: "The One With All the Weird S***". - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3.5/5 86% Animals (2019) Animals is a spirited though often sad examination of female friendship, and a friendship's end; the hangover that arrives no matter how endless the fun seemed. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4.5/5 87% The Nightingale (2019) If ever a rave review was to also serve as a consumer warning, it's now, for The Nightingale. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's a loving, affectionate tribute to those who give their life to cinema, and to old-school moviemaking, but it's also a repudiation of the past, and how his town ignored the evil that flirted so closely to its fringes. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Aster has found the ultimate back-channel into our primal terrors, making us suspicious of the people we would otherwise run to in a tragedy. And damn if it doesn't work every time. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
5/5 100% The Australian Dream (2019) The Australian Dream is shattering. And now, the illusion of our country can't be unshattered. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) In this film, Dwayne Johnson yanks a helicopter from the air by a chain with his bare hands. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) The exact same stuff happens as before. Now though, it looks like David Attenborough uncovered a secret species of singing lion and lent them to Disney for it. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2019
3/5 42% Stuber (2019) Hello, here's Stuber, the kind of movie where the title comes first and the script comes second, or sometimes not at all. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
4.5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) A hilarious, heartfelt and trailblazing teen comedy from first-time director Olivia Wilde. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Mostly, you'll just have to take my word for it that Spider-Man: Far From Home is a damned delight. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) It's a weird but maybe era-appropriate coincidence that the two best films of the year so far-Us and now Parasite-are searing black comedies about class, featuring two rival families whose differences in wealth are largely the result of chance. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/5 63% Yesterday (2019) It's hard not to otherwise enjoy a film that basically plays you The Beatles' songs for two hours. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/5 63% Child's Play (2019) This time, the fritzing Chucky doll turns homicidal simply by hanging around some screeching kids while watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, which, okay, fair enough. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
3.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is perfectly fine. Even good! [But] at the ripe old age of 24, Toy Story is suddenly what it never used to be: disposable. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) Tessa Thompson's great, but Men In Black: International just isn't good-or gross-enough to earn any space in your memory. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
1.5/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The X-Men franchise dies doing what it loved: wasting opportunities and being the worst. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) All the character actors in the world can't save Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters from calamity. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) It is, gloriously, the most. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The John Wick brand is so strong, his enemies are now introducing themselves as fans. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2.5/5 14% The Hustle (2019) Congratulations, you played yourself. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
3/5 87% Top End Wedding (2019) Top End Wedding gets the most mileage out of its superstar lead, Tapsell, who is effervescent and supremely watchable. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) The best joke in Long Shot is when you realise that the title is actually a reference to a gross, climactic bit of comedy. But the rest of it is still pretty great too. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) True to its title, Avengers: Endgame delivers a first for the Marvel Cinematic Universe: an ending. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4.5/5 96% Thunder Road (2018) This thing just keeps getting better and better, becoming an always unpredictable delight. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3.5/5 64% Unicorn Store (2019) Unicorn Store skewers when necessary, without judging those who prefer to keep things sweet. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019