Andrew Barker

Andrew Barker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Andrew Barker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
14% Blended (2014) ""Blended" suffers from a fundamental lack of trust in its audience, following every unexpectedly smart exchange with a numbskull pratfall or one-liner, and every instance of genuine sincerity with an avalanche of schmaltz. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 22, 2014
34% Stage Fright (2014) "This horror musical has about 20 comically inspired minutes before devolving into increasingly moribund genre-spoofing territory. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 8, 2014
29% Bad Johnson (2014) "What would "It's a Wonderful Life" look like if Clarence the angel were replaced by the human personification of George Bailey's sentient penis? " ‐ Variety
Posted May 1, 2014
63% For No Good Reason (2014) "The result is a bit unwieldy, casting too wide a net to really plumb its subject's depths, and defanging some of Steadman's acid wit with an overly busy, hit-and-miss aesthetic approach. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 23, 2014
8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) "Marlon Wayans' parody sequel is as inept and puerile as its predecessor, but let no one say its screenwriter and star doesn't give it his all. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 18, 2014
89% Bears (2014) "Surely some of the film's various incidents have been creatively stitched together from stray bits and pieces of footage, but its central conflict is an entirely organic one, and rarely is any offscreen string pulling distractingly evident. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 9, 2014
40% Divergent (2014) "Even though it stretches to nearly two-and-a-half hours and concludes with an extended gun battle, by the time "Divergent" ends, it still seems to be in the process of clearing its throat. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 16, 2014
94% The Heart Machine (2014) "Kate Lyn Sheil and John Gallagher Jr. give excellent performances in Zachary Wigon's impressive debut. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 13, 2014
No Score Yet Break Point (2015) "Jeremy Sisto and David Walton are well matched in this breezy, likable tennis comedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 13, 2014
92% The Possibilities Are Endless "A remarkably artful portrait of a Scottish musician's road to recovery following two massive strokes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 10, 2014
73% Neighbors (2014) "Zac Efron gives one of his most credible and intriguing performances in this winningly stupid frat comedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 9, 2014
3% I, Frankenstein (2014) "Long on talk and incoherent action, devoid of humor, this listless supernatural actioner surely has Mary Shelley turning in her grave. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2014
No Score Yet My Prairie Home "Director Chelsea McMullan captures Canadian trangender folk singer Rae Spoon's music and life story in sensitive detail. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 19, 2014
98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "It may be a lesbian Persian-American 'Girls' knockoff, but writer-director-star Desiree Akhavan's debut still packs plenty of punch. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 19, 2014
18% Devil's Due (2014) "Offers precious little in the way of real scares or engaging characters, and even less in original ideas. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 17, 2014
37% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) "Pleasantly disposable 'Paranormal Activity' spinoff invests the found-footage horror franchise with some welcome diversity and humor. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 3, 2014
29% Grudge Match (2013) "The result is sporadically amusing, with some chucklesome sight gags and crowdpleasing supporting turns from Alan Arkin and Kevin Hart, yet it's all so overcooked that it defeats its own purpose. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 23, 2013
78% All The Light In The Sky (2013) "Anyone who has lived in Los Angeles for more than a few years will recognize the character type Adams plays here, though it's never been articulated quite so well on film. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 18, 2013
18% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013) "An exceptionally poor piece of holiday cash-in product, rushed and ungainly even by the low standard set by Perry's seven previous Madea films, yet it should be every bit as profitable. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 13, 2013
68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) "The cluttered, overlong narrative never really finds its footing. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 13, 2013
100% American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' "[It] does an admirable job covering all the bases, and contains just enough new interviews and unseen footage to make it worth a look for the already experienced, though a bolder approach might have attracted more love. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 5, 2013
49% Escape Plan (2013) "Mercifully free of tongue-in-cheek meta-humor, "Escape Plan" is a likably lunkheaded meat-and-potatoes brawler that never pretends to be more sophisticated than it is ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 16, 2013
29% Machete Kills (2013) "A surprisingly long-lived gag finally runs out of gas in Robert Rodriguez's noticeably duller, less outrageous sequel to 'Machete.' " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 3, 2013
8% Runner Runner (2013) "Despite [its] stacked deck of a cast, "Runner Runner" adds up to little more than a charmless, paint-by-numbers thriller ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 25, 2013
6% Battle of the Year (2013) "Fatally frontloaded with endless training montages, awfully written, indifferently acted drama, sports-film platitudes and jaw-dropping product placements that only the hardiest of viewers will make it through to the payoff. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 19, 2013
29% The Family (2013) "Curiously airless, weightless and tonally uncertain, Luc Besson's mafia comedy falls flat. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2013
13% McCanick (2014) "A fine performance by Cory Monteith isn't enough to salvage this drably derivative, infuriatingly improbable police drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 9, 2013
35% Salinger (2013) "It ends up feeling like a long-winded carnival-barker pitch, even though a goodly number of genuine gems are buried within its noisy confines. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 3, 2013
63% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) "The film's central fivesome prove charming pallbearers throughout the film, which alternates between inspired and insipid as it hits its hagiographic marks. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 21, 2013
69% The Happy Sad (2013) "Strong acting and occasional dives into deeper territory redeem this somewhat contrived chamber piece. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 16, 2013
6% Paranoia (2013) "Director Robert Luketic's thriller Paranoia has a host of problems, but the biggest seems to be that no one in it is nearly paranoid enough. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 16, 2013
100% La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2013) "The film wrings an almost bizarre amount of political, humanistic and spiritual substance out of this limited frame. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 1, 2013
63% The Rise (Wasteland) (2013) "An overlong Northern British heist caper with a wildly uneven tone and a needlessly scrambled narrative, but it suggests a higher intelligence beneath, waiting to flower down the road. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 22, 2013
7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) "Among the slackest, laziest, least movie-like movies released by a major studio in the last decade, "Grown Ups 2" is perhaps the closest Hollywood has yet come to making "Ow! My Balls!" seem like a plausible future project. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 11, 2013
66% Tiger Eyes (2013) "In the end, it represents a solid blueprint for a later, better Blume adaptation, but that's hardly anything to scoff at. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 6, 2013
64% Epic (2013) "If this is all familiar territory even to film-literate young children, it's nonetheless executed with professionalism and a few dashes of panache. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 22, 2013
19% The Hangover Part III (2013) "Ditching the hangovers, the backward structure, the fleshed-out characters and any sense of debauchery or fun, this installment instead just thrusts its long-suffering protagonists into a rote chase narrative ... " ‐ Variety
Posted May 21, 2013
No Score Yet The Second Meeting (2013) "It's lovely to see the two former adversaries greet one another as friends, but neither they, nor the film itself, seem to have any idea what to do afterward. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2013
8% Java Heat (2013) "The potential fun is all thoroughly undone, however, by an eye-roller of a script and a leaden lead performance from Twilight heartthrob Kellan Lutz. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2013
37% Peeples (2013) ""Peeples" may appropriate its entire premise and plot structure from "Meet the Parents," but its heart is suffused with French cinema. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 5, 2013
43% The Call (2013) "There's little to differentiate this high-pitched screamer from a particularly feverish Law and Order rerun. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 12, 2013
15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) "While the film rarely provokes any strenuous eye-rolling, it also can't drum up even the slightest interest in the fate of its characters, let alone suspense. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2013
90% Inequality For All (2013) "There are certainly lessons to be gleaned from Reich's journey through politics. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
85% Kon Tiki (2013) "A visually impeccable, professionally crafted modern vessel that lacks any of the patched-together soul of its subject. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 10, 2013
76% Kill List (2012) "Displaying both a nasty edge and a playful sense of humor -- but thankfully, never at the same time -- Brit import Kill List is several cuts above its fellow midbudget horror brethren. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 8, 2013
39% The Guilt Trip (2012) "A timid, modestly pleasant time-passer distinguished mostly by its unexplored potential. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 17, 2012
49% The Man With the Iron Fists (2012) "As endearing as it is exhausting, The Man With the Iron Fists bears strong resemblance to a hyperactive puppy: sloppy, scatterbrained, manic and migraine-inducing, but possessing an earnest sense of excitement. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 1, 2012
25% Fun Size (2012) "A hydra-headed attempt to dirty up the Nickelodeon brand while simultaneously scrubbing raunchy high-school hookup tropes into family-friendly shape. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 25, 2012
75% Premium Rush (2012) "The lovably ridiculous bike-messenger thriller Premium Rush is a welcome throwback. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 23, 2012
57% Sparkle (2012) "Sparkle deals in such well-worn rise-and-fall music-bio tropes that it's hard to blame it for simply coasting on narrative shorthand at times. But the lackadaisical storytelling can inch toward outright laziness. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 16, 2012
42% Step Up Revolution (2012) "Step Up Revolution, the fourth entry in the venerable dance franchise, is a narrative failure but a triumph of sheer spectacle. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 25, 2012
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