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Simran Hans

Simran Hans
Simran Hans's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Film4, Observer (UK), Little White Lies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 67% Cars 3 (2017) It's a colourful, spry enough ride, but it doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
4/5 84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) Flashes of comedy soon give way to an atmosphere of quiet, inevitable tragedy.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) All science fiction is philosophy; here, Reeves asks what distinguishes humans from animals.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
2/5 88% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) Fans will make connections with Lynch's personal anecdotes and the images they know from his films, but watching the artist explain his work is never as interesting as the art itself.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
2/5 59% Alone in Berlin (2017) Visually, it's tedious, comprising staid, greyish greens. What's weirder is that the film is in English (though the accents are German), a distancing device that distracts.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
4/5 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) By giving voice to blue-collar anxieties before working to resolve them, the film suggests that community can cure almost all ailments.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
2/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) Demetrius Shipp Jr bears an uncanny resemblance to Shakur but doesn't quite possess the star quality to outshine the script, which is leaden and flatly expositional.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
4/5 83% Risk (2017) The access is impressive, and the oily, paranoid and "ruthlessly pragmatic" persona that emerges here is candid enough despite Poitras's intermittent narration.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
3/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) It's all a bit sickly, but there are some fun set pieces involving little Agnes's earnest search for a unicorn, "heist music" (Michael Jackson's Bad) and some super-sticky, self-inflating bubblegum.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
3/5 98% Kedi (2017) The cats are captured with adoring attentiveness, their intelligent eyes narrowing to slits, their darting movements, a patch of sun-warmed fur, the way one kitten clambers a market stall to paw a pile of oranges.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
3/5 79% Stockholm, My Love (2016) Cherry's sultry, resonant voice helps along the otherwise wafty narration, which skirts themes of personal trauma before opening out to broader reflections on both the city and the soul.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
2/5 49% Churchill (2017) Over-desperate to legitimise his bullishness, it buckles under the weight of its own self-importance.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
3/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) It's often uncomfortable to watch but still she's enrapturing: megawatt smile intact on stage and behind the scenes.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
4/5 69% Gifted (2017) There's enough believable chemistry between Evans and Grace for it all to work.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
2/5 62% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) The film looks and feels like a dreary day at the beach, with bleached lighting and too-long takes that do nothing to temper the relentlessly silly burlesque farce.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
4/5 94% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) The film resists platitudes about immigration, aiming for something closer to tragicomic realism.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
1/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The plot is nominal, and so are the film's first 90 minutes (Paul McCartney cameo included).‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
3/5 84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) The film is uneven and lagging in pace. Still, it's frequently beautiful ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
2/5 19% Baywatch (2017) The pair have good chemistry, but the film falls apart when Gordon tries (too hard) to turn it into a crime caper.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
4/5 82% Kiki (2017) What's thrilling is the sense of action and progress among the young activists, who outline both the economic problems here and their mechanisms for survival with eye-opening clarity.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
2/5 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) Parents may roll their eyes at the visceral, gross-out quality of the comedy.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
3/5 73% McLaren (2016) The talking heads are framed by captions that at times make the film look like a classy PowerPoint presentation, but its mix of lovely, fuzzy archive footage and pretty reconstructions makes it feel like a kind of docufiction.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
2/5 46% Spaceship (2016) I don't see real teens buying this.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
3/5 100% Inversion (Varoonegi) (2017) Dolatshahi is compelling as a woman torn between familial duty and self-determination, coming alive in one particular clothes-shop confrontation.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
5/5 100% Machines (2016) The film's gliding, forward-moving form proves a chilling juxtaposition with the stasis of the workers and their stagnant socioeconomic status.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) A murky video game aesthetic and impatient, maniacally fast cutting do it no favours.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
1/5 24% Unlocked (2017) Islamic State, MI5, a deadly virus and a neck-tattooed Orlando Bloom: screenwriter Peter O'Brien throws everything at the wall in this derivative thriller. Nothing sticks.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
3/5 21% Sleepless (2017) It's thin but taut and at a lean 95 minutes, it zips along at a propulsive, entertaining clip.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
3/5 97% Burden (2017) This inquisitive, textured documentary pairs his drug-addled youth with the most controversial era of his career but wisely avoids hagiography by refusing to make value judgments regarding his best work.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
4/5 100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2017) Tsutsui's tightly coiled performance is particularly compelling, a fury burning beneath her wearied, accommodating exterior.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
3/5 93% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) A celebration of grassroots activism and a cry for community, this should appeal to those interested in the history and politics of urbanisation as well as architecture nerds.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
2/5 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) It's hard not to be charmed by the film's pack of hyperactive, wriggling puppies, but there's only so much time to be spent watching them play before it becomes eye-wateringly banal.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
2/5 85% The Transfiguration (2017) The effect is thin; less creative genre-smashing than a drab lack of commitment to either its mumblecore or horror sensibilities.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
4/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Sloppy, lively and joyfully fast-paced.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
2/5 86% LA 92 (2017) The use of archive without voiceover means there's a flatness to the way the events are presented; LA 92 shows how these events were reported on TV but lacks its own commentary.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
4/5 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) A warm, welcome sideways look at the Finnish featherweight boxing champion Olli Mäki.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
3/5 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Caro floods the film's frames with light, resulting in a film far prettier than expected, but more sanitised too.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
3/5 26% Unforgettable (2017) This is deliberately silly and knowing satire and I hope it becomes a camp classic.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
2/5 94% Neruda (2016) "Love is so short, forgetting is so long," Neruda once wrote. If only this Pablo were that succinct.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
3/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) The jokes are decidedly one-note, but still, I admit: I laughed.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
2/5 53% Mad to Be Normal (2017) There's plenty of jazzy paisley shirts, flamboyant velvet suits and on-the-nose music cues to denote its psychedelic 1960s setting, but these elements do little to soften Laing's eye-raisingly invasive and possibly inappropriate approach to his patients.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
3/5 53% City of Tiny Lights (2016) Those hungry for original British movies, especially ones that attempt to engage with multicultural London, may find their appetites whetted.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Baldwin's words feel as urgent and articulate as ever, though Peck's attempts to link history with present-day race relations feel a little clunky next to the elegance of the text.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
4/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Tension is the film's main preoccupation and its most precise profundity: the blunt, exhausting pain of living alone and in one's own head.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
2/5 39% Aftermath (2017) Helped along by a gloomy, oppressive score, it neither thoughtfully examines themes of trauma, guilt and grief nor moves with any sort of haste to its eventual, obvious, revenge-thriller conclusion, despite its short 90-minute running time.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
4/5 98% The Fits (2016) The storytelling is elegantly economical, characterised by a looseness and a spontaneity that's rooted in authenticity.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 92% Lost in France (2016) Far more interesting than their personal ruminations are the musicians' reflections on Glasgow as a post-industrial creative hub and their memories of the welfare state that once enabled the scene to thrive.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) This splashy, feelgood period piece is every bit as enjoyable as a best picture Oscar-nominated blockbuster could hope to be.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017
2/5 84% The Founder (2017) Hancock's bland biopic offers a sanitised and sympathetic take on the burger chain's beginnings and the man who turned it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017
2/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) From its swooping, acrobatic camerawork, to the fight scenes unfolding in eye-popping 3D, it's easy to see where the money has been spent.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017