For 293 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Simran Hans' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 An Elephant Sitting Still
Lowest review score: 20 Stardust
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 293
293 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    Tension is frequently punctured by clunky dialogue.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    There is about as much jeopardy as you’d expect from an action thriller about an obscure land dispute; a tense encounter with an angry polar bear and a phantom hot air balloon are highlights during the endless plodding across the frozen wilderness.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    Letts gives thoughtful context to the way he was able to straddle the racially delineated worlds of dub reggae and punk rock, drawing parallels between the merging of subcultures in 1970s London, and the intersection of hip-hop and rock’n’roll in 1980s New York.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    Poehler, herself a gifted comedian, doesn’t include her own voice in the film, though we still get a sense of her feminist perspective.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Basholli understands that healing is possible, even if closure isn’t.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Despite the inherent silliness, the actors play it straight. There’s an earnestness to Rylance’s performance, which encourages us to find inspiration in the underdog.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    Diallo utilises the visual language of horror – red lighting, empty shower stalls, a gnarled hand that emerges from under the bed – to express the terror of racism and the rot of its legacy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
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    The latest film from horror director Ti West (The House of the Devil), about a porn movie shoot gone wrong, is ripe with playful winks and nudges.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    Zoë Kravitz is a highlight as cocktail waitress turned cat burglar Selina Kyle.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Ostrochovský’s camera emphasises the constricting architecture of both church and state, with its black and white morality and a claustrophobic central courtyard, frequently portrayed via stiff, judgmental God’s-eye shots.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    The film’s message is a beautiful one: to integrate our real-life vulnerabilities with the persona we project is to become all the more powerful.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    When Fine encourages him to elaborate, Wilson isn’t especially articulate, but his emotional responses to the individual songs are often lucid and revealing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Hadjithomas and Joreige thoughtfully explore trauma while remaining joyful, animating Maia’s photos, which fizz, crackle and dance to life on screen.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    Adams is a vivacious screen presence with a twinkle in her eye, and Jordan can’t quite match her, unable to draw out any real inner turmoil in a character who is respectable to a fault.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    Kenneth Branagh’s unabashedly feelgood memoir of growing up in Belfast as the Troubles erupted in the late 1960s suffers from a problem of perspective.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    The film is obsessed with deconstructing good screenwriting, the way a line lands, and ensuring clear character motivation.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    The smug asides plastered on screen, and the hyperactive inserts of nature documentary footage do nothing to raise the film’s real-life stakes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Jóhannsson teases the possibility of a monster, but waits to reveal his hand. When he does, there’s more than a touch of gallows humour. I laughed out loud at his audacity, and had nightmares later.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    The film is best when it sticks to children’s caper mode, jostled along by gentle toilet humour, bad-tempered barnyard animals and a scene of two kids driving a van across Manhattan.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    This thoughtful documentary about Arthur Ashe, the first African American man to win Wimbledon in 1975, understands that representation is only one step towards equality.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    The film is a utopian riff on the apocalyptic source material, a Technicolor reimagining flooded with light and optimism.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    The film has a cold, abstract beauty.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    The film can’t resist revelling in a conservative conclusion outside Buckingham Palace, with a victory banner fluttering against a smattering of St George’s flags.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    The film’s bluesy woodwind score has a teasing, goading quality that feels tinged with melancholy; the spectre of Aids hovers around the film’s edges.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    Film-maker Jamila Wignot pays particular attention to the specificity of Ailey’s black influences: the church, blues music and his southern upbringing, all of which informed his best-known work, Revelations (1960).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Refreshingly, Farhadi is ambivalent towards his “hero”, and his control over the film’s tone is masterful; what begins as funny and almost farcical, soon shifts into something much sadder and more sobering.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    MacKay is muted; his character is teased for his reserve, a quality he shares with the film. Niewöhner gives the sparkier performance, as a passionate German nationalist whose loyalty has flipped.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    Simon Kinberg’s film feels aggressively focus-grouped for the girl-boss crowd.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    It’s a bouncy, grin-inducing romp through Caribbean takeaways, designer boutiques stacked with Moschino streetwear and one ill-advised trip south of the river.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    The story is a little flat, but the gorgeous, hand-crafted puppets and sets give the film dimension.

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