Reviews
I listened to “Point Break” and then “Carrie”. I like Amy very much but I just can’t stomach Paul. The platitudes are too much for me and he just comes off as adding garnish rather than substance. Had to unfollow bc of this.
brdgiiuhdcvfschkjdsvni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/24
I appreciate the research Nicholson shared about the movie. I would never have known any of that if I hadn’t listened to the podcast which is a big plus for me. I really enjoy learning to appreciate movies more. It really doesn’t matter if the critic likes them or not.
Mirror_Sea via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/09/24
The episodes without a live audience are a little better.
Mark Hated Apple News via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/24
I came here after catching up on what went wrong podcast. I thought I’d find another one that discussed movie productions and the difficulties behind the scenes. Paul can be a little over the top at times but I truly appreciate his passion for filmmaking. I’m sorry but I can’t listen to Amy...Read full review »
Jdw85 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/24
First episode and last episode I listen to was the goonies and hearing Amy talk about the goonies and not understand it and make dumb comments. It’s absolutely ridiculous. I would never listen to another episode. Not good move on podcast.
tranceaddict1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/24
I like unspooled even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of Paul scheer when he joined. The problem with the podcast though is that they are kind of both these contrarians in different directions and so often it doesn’t feel like they get into what’s actually good or flawed about a lot of the movies...Read full review »
Jill Lloyd Flanagan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/24
Paul Scheer brings a great love of cinema and films with his witty and fun perspective. I enjoy what he brings. But Amy Nicholson is a massive dead weight to what could be an incredible podcast under any other circumstance. I’m not sure she likes movies actually. She doesn’t offer very much in...Read full review »
Dirk The Dragon Slayer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/24
I have been looking for a new movie podcast and binged four episodes today. Both hosts have interesting ideas, but I’ve been particularly impressed by the female host’s observations. The only critique I have is they sometimes talk over and interrupt one another, but that’s tolerable. I’m looking...Read full review »
Esteban_PodcastReview via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/24
The hosts are unbearable. The conversation seems really unnatural, as if they’re just taking turns to read out other people’s opinions they’ve read online.
RobTimeLapse via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/17/24
It’s increasingly difficult to get through episodes when one of the hosts is a smug, joyless contrarian.
1sftfhu754rty via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/24
I wish I would have found this fun podcast. Im listening in order and I so want to reach out weekly to discuss, but I’d like to go back in time to do so. I’m listening as fast as I can…please slow down so I can participate!!!
MaddieEllis2000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/24
So you saw Gary Busey having relations with a thing? Cool story. And thanks for sharing.
Kodexx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/24
I get excited every time a new episode comes out. I prefer to see the movie before hearing about it, but there’s a few movies I’ve seen only because they released an episode and wanted to see what they’re discussing. For sure check out an episode, you love it. But most importantly; where is the...Read full review »
Ranger T.Gomez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/24
When the whole show was based around reviewing and critiquing the AFI Top 100 Greatest Films, Unspooled had its strongest voice. I was optimistic with the change in premise to, “Let’s not just criticize, let’s workshop our own list”. But ultimately, that’s fallen short. It feels like they’re...Read full review »
HMS_MIKESTRIKE via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/24
I really love the premise of this show and some of the episodes have been great, but Amy is so irritating! And you lost me on the legally blonde episode where four poor Amy is for the podcast not being in a safe space. For who? Poor Amy is so scared of Donald Trump that she has to throw a little...Read full review »
Rickt4du via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/24
Eh
This podcast is good when it’s a movie I like, but they also cover some…yawn…boring movies that no one cares about. It’s like listening to two girlfriends obsess over the thing they have in common. Their analysis is obvious for the most part, and they offer little that hasn’t been endlessly...Read full review »
ac84rams via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/24
These two love a movie about romanticizing pedophilia.
StepokG via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 04/27/24
You can dance around it as much as you want but Call me by your name is definitely a movie about teen seducing a grown up. If it was a straight relationship people would be outraged. Love the pod lol.
bicketybam10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/24
Feels like twitter activists rewatching your favorite movies with woke glasses on.
Soodaa via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 04/14/24
Ehh
The podcast is so good and the male host is excellent, but the female who I know is a critic, is soooo pretentious.
CC_Mar86 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/24
Amy and Paul are charming and insightful hosts who discuss film in a way that is approachable without being shallow, and intelligent while never being haughty. I look forward to every episode. They’ve changed the way I watch movies for the better. Thanks to you both.
hollingshurst via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/07/24
always a better day when this comes out, amazing insight and just super fun to listen to!
Raphael Nahash via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/06/24
I like this one. Hosts don’t have any whiny, ticky box woke agendas we have to suffer through like so many podcasts have these days. Just well researched, passionate views and opinions of the actual movie. Exactly what it should be. Take note other podcast hosts with podcasts in the same...Read full review »
moggyhoogychoogy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/05/24
Intelligent, funny, entertaining. These guys are the best hands down. Amy reminds me of the Edward Hopper painting of the girl in the theatre, Paul reminds me of what a friend should be but never is.
Sumbo69 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/01/24
Thank you for your insightful review of Jesus Christ Superstar! I saw this movie when I was 7 years old. Maybe I was a bit young to see it, but JCS made a huge impact on me! I memorized every word to every song of this brilliant rock opera! Love you Amy and Paul! Keep up the great work!
LTA12287 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/24
LET AMY SPEAK. Thanks. P.S. - New drinking game: “And I think, like …”
Fan Since '69 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/24
Umm
Based on the Amedeus episode, most of their research is looking at IMDB trivia.
wesley thomas johnson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/24
I love movies, movie podcasts, Paul and HDTGM, and I have tried to love this but it’s just not consistent. I cringe frequently when Amy speaks because she inevitably has a personal issue with a filmmaker that often has very little to do with the film itself. Or it dredges up some memory for her...Read full review »
Xoxo79 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/24
Please let the film critic speak.
Burchp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/24
Why didn’t you do a bit of research on how to pronounce Mozart? It was so distracting that I couldn’t finish the episode. You seriously don’t know that it’s Mots-art?
Jenivc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/24
I enjoyed this when they were doing the AFI list, but now that they’ve moved on it’s impossible to get past the feeling you’re listening to an audiobook of a middle-schooler’s Tumblr page.
kla212 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/24
and usually enjoy these reviews which make me want to rewatch the classics. The latest episode on Amadeus though, was ridiculous. They mispronounced Mozart the entire time! HOW HOW HOW. Was so distracting I had to turn it off. You can’t just mispronounce the name of the most famous composer ever.
Clairalamode via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/24
One of my favorites!
kimbell7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/03/24
Used to listen to this pod bc I like movies and am interested in the breakdown and behind the scenes stuff. I stopped bc I can’t stand Amy’s takes as they are all so much about her personal issues and past. Was bored and listen to the Ferris episode and yet again she is back at it ripping on...Read full review »
JC1969 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/24
I, somehow, just made it through the entirety of the Goodfellas episode and, for as long as the episode was, I didn’t get too much out of this. I think Paul Scheer is a funny, intelligent person and this was my first exposure to Amy. What I can say is that these two are on a collision course and...Read full review »
mister beck via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/24
fantastic in-depth adult discussion of film. Really enjoy the hosts different backgrounds. They both seem like people I would love to hang out and watch movies with just to have the discussion afterwards. Some of the hot takes can seem clunky but I know they are coming from a good place
kittycorbu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/23
Both of them are way too woke to analyze movies in a non-biased way. I love the selections, but if there’s anything even remotely demeaning to women in a movie, or women don’t get enough lines, or WHATEVER they feel somehow cheats women, it’s going to get discussed throughout the review. If Amy...Read full review »
Bo Chilla via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/20/23
All in all, I love this podcast. I’ll listen to an episode about a movie that I’ve seen dozens of times, and without fail, Amy and Paul will present a fact or perspective or message from the film that I’ve never considered. I appreciate how the podcast has evolved over time; the original premise...Read full review »
confusedmeal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/23
I like this podcast, but Paul runs over her opinions on things that are clearly subjective, which makes it so cringey it’s hard to listen to sometimes.
CleverestCat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/18/23
Long time listener and I absolutely love this show. Both hosts are incredibly intelligent, well versed, and a pleasure to listen to. The negative reviews on this page are pretty laughable, and the one criticizing Amy’s voice has me scratching my heard. Amy, you’ve got a perfect voice. And please...Read full review »
Bukowski 1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/23
I want to love this show but, ugh the film choices. I can’t 😞 I love both these two people, even if it’s a bit of an echo chamber when they’re discussing a film’s cultural significance. I’ve also never heard before any of the songs she chooses for the “what was happening in the charts the...Read full review »
Avengers93 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/23
Amy is all over the place. Is that the critic in her? She’s off the wall w some of the things she says. Love Paul. Love movies so happy I found this podcast. Stay away from talking politics please. I want to get away for the hours I listen. Will continue to listen to this podcast! Also- is this...Read full review »
vagabonddreams via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/23
I’m so heartbroken because I have listened to this show so much, love it so much, but I can no longer listen after witnessing the ways Paul has treated fans who’ve spoken out about genocide. Absolutely heartbreaking. Shame on him. Thousands of deaths. Fans who are trying to engage with you — who...Read full review »
Stepfordwives2020 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/03/23
On the Rocky Horror Picture Show: “I have seen this movie SO many times! At the beginning when Brad and Janet are getting married…” Brad and Janet are at someone else’s wedding. They aren’t getting married. That’s a huge part of the movie’s plot. Sloppy. Stopped listening at this point.
Mike Disney via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/31/23
A great podcast. I've learned so much about many of the movies I really love. Paul and Amy are the best!Read full review »
devaneyfan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/29/23
Fine enough podcast but in every episode, they have to have a “woke” moment, we get it, cant we just enjoy the movie for what it is and not your hidden agenda.
marked for life via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/23
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