For 13 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alissa Simon's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Rocks in My Pockets
Lowest review score: 50 The Notebook
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
13 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Alissa Simon
    Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales, the imaginative animated memoir Rocks in My Pockets merges a mini-history of 20th-century Latvia with that of helmer Signe Baumane and her forebears.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Alissa Simon
    Night not only conveys the almost unbelievable atrocities captured by the Russian, American and British camera teams and photographers, but also highlights the dedication of the team determined to document and disseminate this evidence and the changing policies of those in charge of postwar reconstruction.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Alissa Simon
    As Hakonarson’s beautifully modulated film progresses, recurring images contrast and poignantly resonate with meaning.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Alissa Simon
    Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me blends intimate and unflinching medical details, poignant performance footage and a survey of its subject’s place in musical history through well-chosen archival footage and interviews with other iconic performers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Alissa Simon
    While not equaling the depth of characterization of Farhadi’s previous films, About Elly takes the complexity of his storytelling to a fascinating level. However, the variable quality of the thesping also prevents the pic from being his best work.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Alissa Simon
    The actors, some of whom have worked with Lafleur before, are entirely in tune with his intentions and display a beguiling chemistry.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Alissa Simon
    Like “Boogie Nights,” Miss Lovely offers a visually stunning evocation of a disreputable subculture, although it lacks that pic’s rooting dramatic interest.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Alissa Simon
    A slender but polished dramedy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Alissa Simon
    The screenplay (co-written with Hollywood scribe Frank E. Flowers) boasts the stock characters and situations, sentimentality, foreshadowing and melodrama of soap opera. Yet by cleverly blending these ingredients with those of an action caper, the pic presents a fresher appeal.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Alissa Simon
    Fast-paced, entertaining and informative.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Alissa Simon
    Unfortunately, the glowering, non-pro Gyemant twins, who seem to have only one facial expression (and oddly anachronistic haircuts), continually break the spell woven by the other performers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Alissa Simon
    The screenplay by Sher-Niyaz, Bakytbek Turdubaev and Kyrgyz culture minister Sultan Raev takes an “important moments” approach to Kurmanjan’s life, requiring the casting of four different actresses. Unfortunately, the result plays like an illustration of her Wikipedia entry rather than providing any psychological insight into her feelings.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Alissa Simon
    Although it sports a few fresh moments, the tonally all-over-the-place drama is hampered by script and assembly problems.

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