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 15.5 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 Cotton Mary
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 113
  2. Negative: 25 out of 113
113 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Steve Simels
    Stunningly cinematic and audacious on every level, writer/director Tim Robbins's look at the collision of the Depression-era art world and politics may well be a masterpiece.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Simels
    Visually dazzling, touching and funny.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Simels
    Musically it's often breathtaking.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Simels
    Most of the music is as fine and fierce as you could want.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Steve Simels
    Stone handles his huge ensemble cast extremely well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Steve Simels
    A moving, gorgeously filmed look at one of the Civil War's more obscure chapters, the quasi-official combat that divided friends along the Missouri-Kansas border.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Steve Simels
    Meanwhile Baldwin (bulked up a la DeNiro and playing totally against type), is a revelation, funny and touching.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Steve Simels
    It's especially nice that all the songs on the soundtrack are heard in their entirety, even if the accompanying video footage is sometimes drawn from performances of different vintage.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 70 Steve Simels
    A very sweet, very funny coming-of-age story, featuring Kiss as the Great White Whale of adolescence.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Steve Simels
    A delightful surprise, a tightly written, savvy slapstick comedy with genuine heart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Steve Simels
    A genuinely heartbreaking, romantic film based on a true story; frankly, if it doesn't make you cry, we don't want to know you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Steve Simels
    A triumph of genre filmmaking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Steve Simels
    One of the sharpest and emotionally resonant romantic comedies in what seems like years.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Steve Simels
    An occasionally surreal meditation on coping with loss, and a love story with a dark side the size of Montana.

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