Siobhan Synnot Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Siobhan Synnot

Siobhan Synnot
Siobhan Synnot's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Scotsman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 65%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"Maybe Bond is still an action figure whose default setting is beating up bad guys, pulling out a gun and running across roofs. But if boys have to be boys, it's a huge relief to know the new Bond age is confident enough to keep them conflicted about it." Scotland on Sunday
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4/5 74%

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

"Firth is the lynchpin of Kingsman. It's a pleasure to watch him take down a pub full of heavies, but Firth also brings a suave wit to his line readings and a moral core to the over-caffeinated violence." Scotland on Sunday
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"I like that X-Men eschews the hipster cynicism of other superhero movies, and that Singer encourages the cast to give their performances Shakespearian vigour." Scotland on Sunday
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 31%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"This time the transgressive punch-ups feel awfully forced." Scotland on Sunday
Posted Jul 7, 2015
3/5 89%

Amour Fou (2015)

"The pace is slow and the comedy mordant, but Friedel and Schnoeink are terrific." ‐Scotsman
Posted Feb 9, 2015
3/5 85%

The Turning (2015)

"Winton is important to Australian culture, but a less fragmented, reverent approach would serve his work better." ‐Scotsman
Posted Feb 9, 2015
3/5 95%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"Gentle and naturalistic, Love Is Strange is an intimate portrait of devotion that you will root for, without falling in love." ‐Scotsman
Posted Feb 9, 2015
2/5 26%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

"Jupiter Ascending vibrates like an episode of Star Wars retold by a teenager on Red Bull, a cacophony of nonsense that peaks with poor Sean Bean telling us that "bees are genetically designed to recognise royalty"." ‐Scotsman
Posted Feb 9, 2015
3/5 63%

Son of a Gun (2015)

"There are some exciting set pieces and McGregor is unusually but effectively cast as a hardboiled lifer." ‐Scotsman
Posted Jan 27, 2015
3/5 46%

The Gambler (2014)

"The movie has the sheen but lacks the sweat of James Toback's original riff on Dostoevsky's autobiographical story." ‐Scotsman
Posted Jan 19, 2015
4/5 89%

A Most Violent Year (2015)

"A Most Violent Year may lack originality but there are fine performances throughout, especially from Isaac." Scotland on Sunday
Posted Jan 19, 2015
4/5 93%

Ex Machina (2015)

"A smart, accomplished piece of work that presses all the right buttons." ‐Scotsman
Posted Jan 19, 2015
4/5 92%

Pride (2014)

"Pride depicts an interesting bit of history, but its real message is about two vilified and marginalised groups who discover comradeship, solidarity and Bronski Beat." ‐Scotsman
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/5 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"Chris Evans is back as Captain America, powered by super-serum and a sense of loss." ‐Scotsman
Posted Jan 4, 2015
2/5 21%

The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015)

"With a lot of repetitive jumps, jolts and shrieking, it's a haunted house story that's only marginally more unsettling than next year's stamp duty charges." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 29, 2014
2/5 79%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

"There's no big bang to James Marsh's biopic of cosmologist Stephen Hawking, just a whimper from audiences as a well-acted but soapy drama shifts too smoothly through its storytelling gears." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 29, 2014
3/5 91%

Birdman (2014)

"As a flight of fancy, Birdman swoops gleefully on artistic tropes and tics, but it never soars." Scotland on Sunday
Posted Dec 29, 2014
2/5 27%

Annie (2014)

"This remake updates the musical to include hip-hop stylings, Twitter updates and YouTube references, but any charm has been left behind in John Huston's 1982 film." Scotland on Sunday
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 90%

Belle & Sebastian (2013)

"Sweet, but increasingly preposterous." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 48%

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

"An affectionate closer for the series - and two of its performers, Mickey Rooney and Robin Williams." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 72%

Big Eyes (2014)

"It's an intriguing true story, but Burton only toys with pre-feminist points and the tension between commercial and artistic success. Not bad, but a little paint-by-numbers." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 51%

Unbroken (2014)

"The problem is that Jolie cannot bring herself to be selective, instead cramming all of these incidents into one movie. The result is a picture that never hits its stride." Scotland on Sunday
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 27%

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

"Exodus feels like a missed opportunity." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 96%

Manakamana (2014)

"A two-hour film with Nepalese as its first language, no introduction, no narration and no dramatic arc sounds like a challenge, in much the same way that unshelled lobster is delicious: both require a little patience." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 15, 2014
3/5 85%

Kon Tiki (2013)

"The cinematography has a stirring beauty, and fish experts can fill their boots, but it's a pity that directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg chose to float such a crudely lashed-together boys' own adventure." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 15, 2014
2/5 29%

Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

"Revisiting Dumb And Dumber may have sounded like a stupid idea, but Dumb And Dumber To removes all doubt." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 15, 2014
84%

In Bruges (2008)

"What could have been an all-too familiar story of guilt, betrayal, male bonding and honour among thieves, gets a smart, endlessly surprising treatment here." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Dec 14, 2014
3/5 85%

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008)

"Hellboy is enjoyable because, unlike the rest of the heroes in this long summer of the superpowered, he's not dragged down by character neuroses." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet

Operation Bethlehem (2014)

"Leila Sansour returns to her home town of Bethlehem and gives a personal account of how it has changed under Israeli pressure." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 91%

Eastern Boys (2015)

"A businessman (Olivier Rabourdin) makes an assignation with a rent boy and gets more than he bargained for." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 94%

Charlie's Country (2015)

"Rolf de Heer provides empathetic direction, but it's Gulpilil who makes this film intriguing." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 78%

Electricity (2014)

"Deyn shows real spark and is quite fearless in depicting the stark, brutal physicality of epilepsy." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4/5 59%

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

"The battle sequences that arise from Thorin's greed are spectacular, and so fast-paced that you sometimes have to rewind the mayhem in your mind." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 73%

Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)

"Barely bothering to make sense, this is fast and furious but also flightless." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
2/5 32%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"A new film, but the themes are old and tired." Scotland on Sunday
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 100%

Kilo Two Bravo (2015)

"Authentically harrowing." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 77%

Get Santa (2014)

"Two levels of hohohos at work here: Spall's likeable scepticism (for adults) and reindeer flatulence (kids)." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"A wide-ranging portrait of a movie champion who was latterly robbed of his voice but not his love of cinema, or life." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 78%

The Grandmaster (2013)

"Often poetic, but lacks dramatic punch." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 80%

Black Sea (2015)

"Director Kevin Macdonald creates some great scenes of subaquatic tension, but Law's Aberdonian accent makes Groundskeeper Willie sound authentic." Scotland on Sunday
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4/5 98%

Paddington (2015)

"The slapstick feel is right for its young audience, and adults should enjoy its bouncy spirit and Bonneville's comic timing. Two claws up." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 78%

St. Vincent (2014)

"As a movie it's too neat and diagrammatic, but Murray is watchable right through to the end." ‐Scotsman
Posted Dec 8, 2014
1/5 16%

Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? (2014)

"No child, however naughty, deserves to be left watching this." ‐Scotsman
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3/5 99%

Leviathan (2014)

"The pitiless way Zvyagintsev metes out punishments to all is savage." ‐Scotsman
Posted Nov 10, 2014
4/5 89%

The Drop (2014)

"A slightly artful but satisfying character piece." ‐Scotsman
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3/5 71%

Interstellar (2014)

"An unsatisfying blend of Gravity, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris and The Collected Poems Of Dylan Thomas." ‐Scotsman
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3/5 90%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"It's not a bad film, but it's certainly a timid one ..." ‐Scotsman
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3/5 56%

Set Fire To The Stars (2015)

"Told in episodic narrative bursts, it is fitfully engaging and rousingly acted." ‐Scotsman
Posted Nov 3, 2014
2/5 34%

The November Man (2014)

"Ploughing through this tedious by-the-numbers thriller is less Bond, more of a bind." ‐Scotsman
Posted Nov 3, 2014
3/5 67%

Laggies (2014)

"A movie that seems to have been styled like an alcopop: crude, artificially flavoured and hard to swallow if sober." ‐Scotsman
Posted Nov 3, 2014
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