For 151 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Simran Hans' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 An Elephant Sitting Still
Lowest review score: 20 Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 151
  2. Negative: 3 out of 151
151 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    What differentiates Sendijarević’s film, however, is the hot-blooded current of feminine lust that runs through it. Zorić’s Alma stomps, pouts and scowls her way through the film, aware of her sexual power and unafraid to use it to her advantage.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    It shouldn’t work yet it does, underscoring the tragedy of corrupted innocence, constricting codes of masculinity and the aftermath of trauma.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    The only bum note is the music itself, despite the presence of prestige pop stars including Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson and Mary J Blige.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Gelbakhiani is commanding in his first acting role, metabolising heartbreak and moving with an irrepressible prowling sensuality.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Sci-fi wipe transitions, 70s-style CinemaScope photography, a drone shaped like a UFO, and a cameo from German actor Udo Kier are clever genre flourishes that playfully deliver the film’s anticolonial politics.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    It’s not subtle, or particularly clever, though Glow’s Betty Gilpin is fun to watch as an ultra-violent ex-military veteran with a southern drawl.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Laxe has a masterly command of rhythm and pacing. The action feels unhurried, despite the film’s tight running time, and there is a spaciousness to the world-building; attentive sound design and 16mm photography capture Galicia’s damp, green allure.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    The performances, especially the brittle Louis-Dreyfus, are admirably grounded, but the script’s comedy wastes time with lazy barbs about European brusqueness and American exceptionalism abroad.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Ruffalo optioned the rights to Nathaniel Rich’s original article and has an executive producer credit on the film; clearly, he has a stake in the material. The actor is excellent as reluctant hero Bilott, muting his natural charisma to create a character who is both taciturn and generous, determined but socially ill at ease.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    This Kelly is motivated by an oedipal complex and wears dresses to distract his opponents; The Babadook’s Essie Davis is equal parts fearsome and magnetic as his enterprising sex worker mother. More enjoyable still are the film’s corrupt policemen; the louche, stockinged, pipe-smoking Constable Fitzpatrick (Nicholas Hoult) and virile cartoon villain Sergeant O’Neil (Charlie Hunnam).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    The parallels drawn between Fabienne’s life and the stories she’s drawn to are a little on the nose. “What matters most is personality! Presence!” she declares, determined not to fade into obscurity. Deneuve’s luminous performance ensures she won’t.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Subverting the original text’s point of view allows Whannell to privilege his female protagonist while continuing to explore the novel’s theme of untrammelled power.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Kasbe makes the most of his extraordinary access by presenting the film vérité style, preferring to immerse the audience in his characters’ lives to better make the case for each of their choices.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Eye-popping is one way to describe the prolific Japanese director’s 103rd film, a cheerfully pulpy Tokyo-set noir.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    Marsden is charming enough, summoning surprising chemistry with Schwartz, and so it’s not total torture spending an hour and a half with the pair. Yet for better or worse, it doesn’t linger.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    This harrowing retelling of Norwegian rightwing extremist Anders Behring Breivik’s 2011 terrorist attack on the island of Utøya is less exploitative than Paul Greengrass’s brutal, Netflix-bound, English-language version, but the question remains: does a tragedy have to be turned into cinema for people to engage with it?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    Frat boy humour is dressed up in an expensive, arthouse jacket.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    It’d be easy to map Gilliam on to Grisoni, a film-maker dogged by his artistic misfires and the mess left in their wake. Really, though, he’s Quixote, stuck in a noble past and wilfully disconnected from a present that jostles uncomfortably close.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    There is an elegant, even-handed character study buried within Clint Eastwood’s crisp procedural.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    The tone veers haphazardly from tense, high-stakes cat-and-mouse chase to ill-judged satire.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    Trey Edward Shults’s bombastic third feature crashes and recedes, leaving few revelations in its wake.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    Malick links the lonely labour of working the land with the thanklessness of sainthood, asking questions about devotion, tradition and individual acts of resistance. Mileage (and the film is three hours) will likely depend on your tolerance for the director’s signature poetic style.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    [A] remarkable documentary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    The film can’t square the fact that its protagonists are the victims of sexism and yet perpetuate it by sheer virtue of working for a rightwing news channel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    The film shies away from any kind of political commentary, and as a result feels oddly sapped of fire or urgency.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    More than 70 civil and criminal charges have been lodged against the family. Marcos flaunted her wealth while her country’s living standards plummeted, and Greenfield’s portrait is damning.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Simran Hans
    Guy Ritchie’s latest gangster comedy presents itself as a harmless romp, but behind its wink-wink-nudge-nudge humour is a bitter and dated worldview.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Simran Hans
    Gibney struggles to psychologically penetrate his cold antihero.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Simran Hans
    The camera’s canted angles and shaky closeups convulse with feeling that the actors can’t seem to summon. Ensemble dance sequences convey neither emotion nor information (except that the felines each have 10 fully articulated human toes). The film is rated U, but many of its uncanny images are sure to haunt viewers for generations.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Simran Hans
    There’s a pulpy, comic-book noir to this highly enjoyable thriller, whose rules and parameters are clear.

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