Reviews
But I find Amy’s contributions to be distracting if not detracting from the experience. I can’t seem to finish an episode. Most recently I tried listening to the Jurassic park episode and her rakes were just ridiculous. “Safety is overrated” “it’s ok to die in an amusement park because it’s fun”....Read full review »
cordiallyfuturedwight via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/21
I’ve been listening to this show since about halfway through the AFI top 100 list. And you know what? It’s pretty great. Amy brings a thoughtful, nuanced, and yet balanced perspective to each discussion. Paul brings the levity and energy. I appreciate that neither are hesitant to share their...Read full review »
A runner guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
If you love movies, this is the gold standard movie podcast. In college I picked up a minor in cinema studies. Post graduation this show helps scratch that itch. Amy’s POV brings back memories of some of my favorite professors. I feel like I should be paying tuition for her insights. Paul is...Read full review »
Brian McSatan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
Amazing podcast. But you need to drop Trump and stop taking about Trump. Trump doesn’t talk about you! Keep doing what you do with a little less politics. How does Trump have anything to do with Mad Max Fury Road? Just stop it…you’ll be happier and we can love your podcasts even more!
Evil Doctor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/21
Love all that Paul has done, podcasts especially but Amy just ruins this one. Imagine if a screechy chalkboard developed vocal fry and spoke as if on a bad connection, THAT’S what she sounds like, just AWFUL! It’s worse when she’s reading , YIKES!! The show can really take off if there’s a mew...Read full review »
MrBW11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/21
Do The Shinning! 5 stars!
slocrates22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/21
This podcast reminds me why I love movies. Paul and Amy are fans going through a film having fun and intelligent conversation. It’s a joy to listen.
DanaMasters via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/21
Very enthusiastic defense of great films, creative choices, and deep dives into the themes of these movies. I didn’t enjoy the voices of the producers (?) on the season finale episode—I actually had to fast-forward through their comments, as it was hard to listen to. Amy and Paul are both...Read full review »
Mmmeevfsa via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/24/21
But they're not very bright and it wore me down.Read full review »
RichardHand via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/21
LeonarDom DiCobbrio!
oliver mackie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/21
“I don’t believe you have over 2000 episode…but I would listen to all of them” [email protected]
AdamfromEarth via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/21
Remember when this show was about Paul discovering and Amy questioning minted classics? Now it’s mostly Paul lecturing about modern blockbusters while Amy struggles to get a word in. Boring.
mbbatz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/21
Excellent deep deep dive into iconic films.
rezlas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/21
sad to give this one up. loved earlier episodes but i can't with amy anymore. lady english major here: it's gesture not guessture. no, it's not gesture because the "man" told you how to say it, there's no history of the patriarchy forcing us to say words a certain way....Read full review »
LAD311 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/21
I love the combo of these two!
Billmose via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/21
Amy is insufferably pretentious and I think the only reason I still listen to this podcast is to simmer in delicious hatred for her. Well played, podcast. For what it’s worth I’m a liberal feminist, but Amy makes me understand why they hate us.
TShaneRogers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/21
Normally I listen to true crime and I mean A LOT of true crime. I needed something to cater to my love of movies and my geeking out about behind the scenes info. Then I discovered Unspooled! I love Paul from his banter from VH-1’s “I Love” Series so I knew this was going to be good. I’ve only...Read full review »
Honey DOO via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/21
The take on Hoosiers is really bad. Missed the point entirely.
easyguys via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/08/21
Top rated dick 🧀. Crackers optional.
Archipelago man via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/08/21
Though I have been listening on and off since the start of the podcast focused around the AFI 100, this is my first review. From the start, I have enjoyed the differing perspectives that Amy (movie critic, journalist, woman) and Paul (actor, movie buff, man) bring to their discussions on specific...Read full review »
RobertD27 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/21
I love movies - and this is my favorite podcast. Paul and Amy - witty and intelligent - are an excellent team and give great balance to the show. They have given me many insights into a ton of my favorite movies - thanks so much! I really look forward to “Unspooled” each week and would like to...Read full review »
Coastal South Carolina via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/03/21
Absolutely loved this episode, will listen to more. Unlike so many podcast hosts, they have soothing voices. Their take on Titanic was smart, informative and moving.
killkorine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/21
I’ve been a solid listener for years and have rolled my eyes at a few hateful comments but it has gone to far and I’m just tired of it and am unfollowing today. I wish it was just a great movie review podcast and not a chance to get they’re hateful comments out.
TravRichardson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/21
Amy
Hey Amy, just shut up. Stuff your liberal views in a sack. Shessh
yh ooo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/21
Amy is unbearable… as a “Hollywood liberal” myself, I promise we are not all like this!
Gbuitnotf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/29/21
Paul Scheer is a pretty entertaining guy but Amy Nicholson takes this way too seriously and frequently rants without letting her cohost get a word in. Nicholson also gets needlessly political and preachy at every turn and it’s just annoying. Also they both often say things that aren’t true or...Read full review »
Jooloponoppto via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/19/21
Enjoyable, entertaining, and extremely insightful.
HMC.. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/21
Meh
Amy is a bit of a know it all and while that works for her job as a critic, it makes for a frustrating time in listening to the conversation because it would be more fun when there is a little give and take. Or any kind of give in her case.
Ks233 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/21
I look forward to this podcast every week, even when I don’t like the movie! Paul is a great host, and I love his perspective as someone who is enthusiastic about all kinds of movies. The person I really have to thank, though, is Amy. Her critiques have challenged a lot of my own opinions and...Read full review »
devinj70 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/21
Oh boy, this podcast is exhausting thanks to Non-Paul. She takes the fun out of the every movie, like she’s writing a thesis on them. Paul on the other hand is light-hearted, open-minded, and down to have a fun time diving deep in these movies. When Paul speaks, it’s fresh and organic, but...Read full review »
Me2457788888888 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/21
Your parents dropped yous as a baby on the road
tangi lad via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/09/21
This is an incredible podcast. Funny, insightful and all the good things, but every time Paul interrupts Amy in the middle of her dropping some knowledge I want to throw my phone
buttamack via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/21
The two hosts are obviously intelligent. But how are you going to express that “The Searchers” was not a game changer or very different right after admitting you had never seen a John Wayne or John Ford movie before it. If you haven’t seen Stage Coach or Red River before it, how would they know...Read full review »
Kyle 1 Nov via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/21
This is a fun podcast. I listen because I am a HDTGM fan and love Paul “Tall John” Sheer. Amy Nicholson has some hot takes that I disagree with frequently but she always explains them well. I am sometimes stunned by how many obvious things they miss or are mystified by which kills me sometimes....Read full review »
MrDanielX via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/21
This show just isn’t what it used to be. Originally when they were going through the AFI 100 they would talk about the film they had watched, it was interesting and entertaining. Now Amy constantly (by constantly I mean several times each and every episode) compares the week’s movie to the...Read full review »
PrinceHarming via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/30/21
When Amy is complaining about/poorly rating classics like Goodfellas and Taxi Driver for being ads for toxic masculinity, and rates the all female Ghost Busters much higher than the original one, she’s really lost all perspective and objectivity. She’s a smart, considerate reviewer (I started...Read full review »
Chitown Jamie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/21
This podcast has gotten me to watch and enjoy tons of films that I wouldn’t have otherwise, perfect companion to motivate you to watch these films!
Dannae42 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/21
It’s a fine pod for background noise while working, sometimes really interesting depending on guests. Paul and Amy have quite interesting banter tho they need to be less nicey-nicey. Word of warning, Paul Scheer does a lot of ‘..as a parent’ ‘...as a father’ which as we all know is insufferably...Read full review »
Salome Maloney via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/22/21
I have never actually listened to this show but Paul is the best so I think I would like it-“five stars”
chad bays via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/21
Paul is great, he’s our ‘everyman’, and I love his takes on movies. While Amy is our real movie historian/reviewer and deserves respect despite what some hateful (anti-American) trolls claim her political ideas are driving her opinions, (as if we all don’t do that) but everything is politics...Read full review »
Steve de los Guantes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/21
I came here to read reviews to see if othes have commented on Amy’s voice. I was not disappointed. It’s not just up-speak, there is something more going on. Like it sounds like she is putting on a fake voice. There is also some baby talk in there. It is very distracting from the content and...Read full review »
dvfvsqvw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/21
Love this show!!! Feel like I learn a lot!! Great chemistry between the hosts!!!
chadchadchadhooray via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/21
The one star is for Paul. He is open minded, not completely ruled by his politics. As a result his takes feel more authentic and honest. Amy on the other hand… her very left liberal America hating politics OBVIOUSLY inform her every thought about movies as well as everything else. She had little...Read full review »
Case-bob via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/21
This is the only place I can find to respond to Paul and Amy’s discussion about Alien. I was 21 years old and just about to graduate from college when I saw this film. I had majored in literature so of course knew all about rounded characters. None of that mattered when Sigourney Weaver...Read full review »
Amaritt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/21
I listen because I love movies, but Amy has so many issues with everything if it doesn’t meet her political views. Hollywood really should just keep their views and politics out of everything, they are losing fans. How can she judge a movie made many years ago, and put today’s over-woke views...Read full review »
Mikeystool via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/21
Great show! Doesn’t make me feel like I enjoy all the wrong movies.
SayitaintLouis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/06/21
I really love the show when Paul Scheer is giving his thoughts. I have to mentally check out when Amy gives her opinions though because her views are too hard to stomach. She shoehorns her politics into every movie and is incapable of being objective. She is too intolerant of any movie or...Read full review »
larking tods via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/21
How
I wonder if there is a contract that keeps Paul with Amy, her views are understood and justified but recently are just too overbearing with movies I enjoy. I understand the necessity of taking a modern look at old movies, but it’s to the point that this podcast is mostly Amy being negative and...Read full review »
tmoney5959 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/21
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