Simon Miraudo

Simon Miraudo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Simon Miraudo's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 39%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Why hasn't [Tom Cruise] palmed this off to Jeremy Renner already? Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is so far beneath him, it's basically five-foot-five." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 19, 2016
2.5/5 69%

Café Society (2016)

"Allen's career has always been littered with clunkers; it used to be you could at least expect a good one on alternate years. Since Blue Jasmine in 2013, he's nought for three. " ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 17, 2016
4/5 54%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"The Neon Demon is necrophantastic." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 16, 2016
2/5 26%

Inferno (2016)

"Robert Langdon's had a haircut but the third instalment in his film saga is just as shaggy as The Da Vinci Code... Donald Trump might call these flicks "low energy" and fact-checkers would have to give him the tick." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4.5/5 94%

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden is for lovers: of others, of South Korean cinema and, most importantly, of psychosexual mind games. Finally, something for everyone." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 9, 2016
2/5 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"The Girl on the Train cannot seek to match Gone Girl's devilishness, so it strives for substance instead... It's admirable. It is not successful." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"This is the way to remake. Look to the lineage of The Magnificent Seven for real evolution; a variety of voices behind and in front of the camera." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 63%

Snowden (2016)

"It's not what we wanted - or needed - from an Oliver Stone movie about the shocking reveal of surveillance practices in the United States, but it's what we've got." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 21, 2016
2/5 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"Do not go in there. No, seriously. The resurrected Blair Witch is a reminder that some failed franchises are better off dead." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 18, 2016
3/5 95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"We don't learn anything new from The Beatles - Eight Days a Week (besides Whoopi Goldberg's feelings on the Fab Four), but its restored live footage might warrant a ticket to ride." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 12, 2016
3/5 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Expectations, following the dreadful second instalment of the Bridget Jones saga, are understandably low. Helpfully, that should mean many will leave Bridget Jones's Baby mildly charmed, if not entirely delighted, by its innocuousness." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 83%

Sully (2016)

"The closest [Sully] gets to 'emotive' is a brief welling-of-the-eyes at the hospital, after hearing that all of his passengers survived. It's a reminder that Tom Hanks does his best work while being treated for trauma." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 7, 2016
4/5 64%

Nerve (2016)

"Anyone coming to this thing in October may be floored by its quaintness. By November, Nerve might feel like War Games; by December, Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Aug 30, 2016
4/5 83%

Girl Asleep (2016)

"Girl Asleep wears its inspirations on its sleeve, but that's where you'll find its heart too, and it's a big one." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Aug 29, 2016
2.5/5 60%

War Dogs (2016)

"It's like ordering Martin Scorsese and getting... repackaged Todd Phillips." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Aug 17, 2016
3.5/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"I'm not really sure there's any age where you're ready to see Sausage Party's epic, virtuoso climax: a graphic bacchanal conducted entirely by the contents of your fridge. Let's call it an acquired taste." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Aug 8, 2016
2.5/5 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"A fleet of appealing, interesting actors (and Jared Leto) set out to make a DC movie work. Talk about a kamikaze mission." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Aug 2, 2016
3.5/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"With each sequel, [Bourne] discovers new culprits and crinkles to the conspiracy of his recruitment. If they keep making these things, they'll eventually tie him to Watergate." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 26, 2016
3.5/5 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"Whatever is done to recalibrate the sequel, here's hoping a better balance of humour, meditative contemplation and thrilling, big-screen spills is struck. Still, there are worse crews to be shipwrecked with for two hours." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 20, 2016
4/5 67%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"They say there are only six kinds of stories. Well, they finally found a seventh." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 19, 2016
4/5 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"It is what the classic Ghostbusters was: a damn good time at the movies." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 12, 2016
4/5 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"Good-natured yet deliriously dirty (and somehow based on a true story), Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is probably the only good thing to ever come of Craigslist." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2.5/5 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"The Legend of Tarzan sees Swedish clay-figure Alexander Skarsgård play "Africa's favourite son," which, in our socially conscious and politically 'woke' times, is like casting Iggy Azalea as hip-hop's 'chosen one'." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 5, 2016
3.5/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"Sweet and strange (but not quite as spunky as other Roald Dahl adaptations), Steven Spielberg's The BFG is kid-friendly cinema done right." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 87%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"Shaggy and loose (unlike the characters' shorts)... There are worse groups to hang with." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/5 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"Independence Day: Resurgence has five screenwriters. Makes you wonder how they'll split the Oscar." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 22, 2016
2/5 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"The game is the game. Warcraft: The Beginning, on the other hand, is barely a movie." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 15, 2016
4/5 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"Pixar's latest is yet another sequel that's head and fin above most animated fare, but not accomplishing much more than the original already managed. (See also: Monsters University. Don't see, ever: Cars 2.)" ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 14, 2016
3.5/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Wan, beginning with Saw, through to Insidious and now this, has always known the ingredients for nightmare fuel, what with his creepy dolls, devil-faced fiends and seven-foot monster-nuns." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 8, 2016
2/5 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"In the follow-up to 2013's inexplicable box office hit Now You See Me, actors you love return to have their talents squandered." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 2, 2016
4.5/5 98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"The Revenant had a lot of things (too many things, even), but it didn't have the heart, humour and hoodies of Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople... one of 2016's best, warmest and wildest comedies." ‐ Student Edge
Posted May 22, 2016
2/5 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"In Depp's filmography, Alice Through The Looking Glass sits between a dog smuggling apology video and Yoga Hosers... By the end of Alice, if you had to guess which one he did 'for the love of acting', you'd go with the dog video." ‐ Student Edge
Posted May 22, 2016
2/5 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"It's the [Oscar Isaac] you love, only without his face, eyes, voice, temperament or screen presence. Oh well. Another wasted opportunity, from a decades-long series that seems to exclusively traffic in them." ‐ Student Edge
Posted May 18, 2016
4.5/5 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"Bad Neighbours 2 opens in typical gross-out fashion, with a character vomiting into the mouth of another, and ends as one of the sweetest (and wokest) comedies we've ever seen. Now that's an arc!" ‐ Student Edge
Posted May 4, 2016
4/5 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"Devotion among bros (debrotion?) is tested in Civil War, which sees suspicious boy scout Steve Rogers battle Tony Stark, in defence of his old Brooklyn buddy Bucky Barnes... [it's] unique; you don't often say that of 13th instalments." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Apr 27, 2016
4/5 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"Next time someone asks you why there's no more magic at the movies, point them towards Midnight Special, the rare piece of faith-concerned filmmaking that's inquisitive, insightful and exhilarating." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Apr 18, 2016
3/5 80%

Eddie The Eagle (2016)

"It gets the butterflies fluttering as Eddie prepares his final Olympic leap on the monstrous 90m ramp, and really, that's the only tricky jump this movie needs to land." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Apr 17, 2016
2.5/5 22%

The Boss (2016)

"Melissa McCarthy will do anything for a laugh, except, frustratingly, edit for quality." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Apr 12, 2016
3/5 95%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"Diversity rules - and Donald Trump's wall-favouring immigration policy drools - in Jon Favreau's timely update of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Apr 4, 2016
2.5/5 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"It's Batman v Superman v the contents of your bladder in Zack Snyder's too-long, 155-minute superhero slugfest." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Mar 22, 2016
4.5/5 91%

The Witch (2016)

"The Witch's scares are plentiful; it's just that many of them come after, once you're alone with your thoughts, and its disturbing images suddenly return to mind. The closing credits only cap the horror; they do not end it." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3.5/5 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"More Room than Doom, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a slow-burn thriller with different surprises in store than in 2008's Cloverfield." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3.5/5 37%

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

"With almost no regard for what's socially acceptable and targets as seemingly untouchable as sick children, the poor and Daniel Radcliffe, Grimsby gleefully spits (among other things) on the very idea of careful comedy." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Mar 9, 2016
3/5 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"Less than the sum of its parts, it now joins the disappointing X-Men ensemble flicks in accomplishing only one exceptional feat: getting all those actors to set at the same time." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"When it comes to the Coen brothers, you can always believe the hype. Maybe just don't believe the trailers." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3.5/5 97%

Brooklyn (2015)

"It tells one woman's tale beautifully. The rest of her new country's story, however, is left unfinished... and unseen." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/5 23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"I come here not to bury Derek Zoolander - only to eugoogalise him." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Feb 10, 2016
4/5 86%

Steve Jobs (2015)

"Sleek, efficient and spunky, Aaron Sorkin's attempt to distil Steve Jobs' life into one pocket-sized movie reflects Apple products in all but one way: its ambition is alienating enough to render it user-unfriendly." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Feb 3, 2016
5/5 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"Anomalisa has its ancestors and, on account of its power and innovative designs, will have it descendants. But never forget: This was one in a million." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3.5/5 94%

Room (2015)

"The feature as a whole may not match Larson's performance, but as a Brie Larson-delivery device, Room is second to none." ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jan 24, 2016
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