For 113 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 16.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steve Simels' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 47
Highest review score: 90 Cradle Will Rock
Lowest review score: 20 Life or Something Like It
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 113
  2. Negative: 25 out of 113
113 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Simels
    Manipulative but fitfully entertaining "Twilight Zone"-ish comedy of redemption.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Steve Simels
    You have to have a certain affection for any movie in which a stressed-out Mother Nature announces ominously, "Don't mess with me -- I'm pre-El Niño."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Simels
    An old-fashioned dinosaur opera, in the worst sense of the term. An obviously formulaic effort, designed more as a cash machine than a piece of cinema.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Steve Simels
    Comic Tommy Davidson, in particular, is hilarious as gangsta rapper Puff Smokey Smoke, who falls for Juwanna and then, in a twist lifted directly from the queen of all drag farces, 1959's "Some Like It Hot," decides he still loves her after she's exposed as Jamal. After all, nobody's perfect.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Simels
    Not only one of the most spectacular cartoons ever made, but also a reasonably adult piece of sci-fi.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Simels
    A shamelessly derivative, if basically likeable, kid's picture.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Steve Simels
    Entertaining -- if predictable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Simels
    Visually dazzling, touching and funny.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Simels
    A smartly stylized hoot.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Simels
    Has a giddy silliness that's thoroughly endearing.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Simels
    This is essentially a glib soap opera whose main characters are two-dimensional cliches used as clotheslines on which to hang sitcom-level jokes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Steve Simels
    Stone handles his huge ensemble cast extremely well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Simels
    It's too bad screenwriters Gough and Millar didn't have enough faith in their premise to play it straight; if they had, they might have produced a classic rather than a "Blazing Saddles" without the courage of its convictions.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Simels
    A genial and instantly forgettable sports comedy.
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    • 50 Steve Simels
    It may not be as epochal a piece of work as "Mean Streets," but packs what feels like a real-life punch none the less.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Simels
    A very funny superhero spoof.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Simels
    Veers inconsistently between sit-com jokeiness and nostril-flaring melodrama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Simels
    Cudworth's script gives the characters more depth than is the genre norm, and the ensemble acting is terrific.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steve Simels
    Charming, low-key ensemble comedy that recalls the films of both John Cassavetes and Woody Allen, which is to say it's a loosely structured, quasi-improvisational saga about a bunch of New Yorkers obsessing about relationships.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Steve Simels
    There's a certain built-in poignance to the end-of-an-era proceedings here, regardless of how frostily they're dramatized.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Steve Simels
    Let's be blunt: Bass can't really act.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Steve Simels
    Hallstrom's leisurely adaptation of John Irving's unconventional coming-of-age novel is so well crafted and intelligent that it feels churlish to point out that it's easier to admire than actually like.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Simels
    A wildly overblown, unpleasantly smirky mess of a film.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Simels
    An often spectacular but ultimately rather tedious musical/adventure/comedy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Simels
    One conclusion is inescapable. You have really seen something you don't see every day.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Steve Simels
    Without question the breeziest viewing experience now available at a multiplex near you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Simels
    This is one of the most infectiously joyous celebrations of musicmaking ever committed to film. See it and be ennobled.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Simels
    A hick-town, screwball comedy version of "Dog Day Afternoon," and surprisingly palatable despite its sitcom soul and star.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Simels
    A kitchen-sink realist coming-of-age story in the venerable British tradition, with all the good and bad that entails.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Steve Simels
    There's so much going on it's hard to keep track, and after a while you may be tempted to give up.

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