Andrew Lowry

Andrew Lowry

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Total Film
Total Reviews:
46

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 46 of 46
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 25% Die Frau des Polizisten (The Police Officer's Wife) " More evidence, perhaps, that art cinema needs to come out from the shadow of Michael Haneke." — Total Film
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 20% Delight " The low budget shows in some variable acting (Balibar is great, though) and there is some clumsy dialogue, but writer/director Gareth Jones does deserve some credit for ambition." — Total Film
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3/5 100% Bastards " While the subject matter genuinely shocks, the film's intimate, small-scale nature means it's better suited to a Tuesday evening on More4 rather than a trip to the pictures." — Total Film
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 54% The Doors (1991) " Val Kilmer gives the performance of his career as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's biopic, so it's a shame the surrounding film lets him down." — Total Film
Posted Jun 17, 2014
5/5 71% Léon: The Professional (1994) " Having one career highlight performance in a film is a treat. Having three is just spoiling us, and the film is so solidly sold by the actors that it mostly manages to sidestep the potential queasiness in the Léon/Mathilda relationship." — Total Film
Posted Jun 4, 2014
2/5 62% Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2013) " A glorified home movie, complete with self-congratulary smugness from the band's original members." — Total Film
Posted Jun 1, 2014
4/5 91% Omar (2014) " The same story could have been set in any period, but set in an urgent contemporary world this is alive to the major moral conundrums contained in the everyday." — Total Film
Posted May 26, 2014
4/5 65% Beyond the Edge (2014) " This is genuinely inspirational stuff, and then some." — Total Film
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 63% Heli (2014) " There's much to admire in Escalante's verve and daring." — Total Film
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 93% The Great Escape (1963) " Even if you feel you know every scene backwards, there are still manifold pleasures here beyond nostalgia." — Total Film
Posted Apr 23, 2014
4/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " Lukas Moodysson scores a crowd-pleaser after a few years in the wilderness with this return to the tender, bittersweet nostalgia of the rep-making Together." — Total Film
Posted Apr 14, 2014
1/5 38% The Lawnmower Man (1992) " The CG sequences have dated horrendously. " — Total Film
Posted Apr 1, 2014
5/5 89% Calvary (2014) " Anchored by a truly sensational performance from Gleeson, this unexpected blend of passion play, detective story, rural comedy and serious inquiry into faith is destined for classic status." — Total Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/5 94% The Past (2013) " Comes dangerously close to perpetuating rational man/hysterical woman stereotypes." — Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2014
5/5 86% Under the Skin (2014) " You may not be sure what you've seen, but you've sure seen something." — Total Film
Posted Mar 10, 2014
4/5 81% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) " It's impossible to hate a film where the cast is so game, but you may struggle to remember it the morning after." — Total Film
Posted Mar 3, 2014
4/5 100% A World Not Ours (2014) " Offering a fascinating window into a world often distorted and oversimplified, this is informative, stimulating and moving stuff ..." — Total Film
Posted Feb 17, 2014
3/5 49% Escape Plan (2013) " A highly enjoyable slice of in-one-eye, out-the-other nonsense. It may coast on the charisma of its leads at times, and it's hardly deep, but there's a Friday night to be had." — Total Film
Posted Oct 14, 2013
2/5 78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) " Watch Some Kind Of Monster instead." — Total Film
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3/5 85% Hawking (2013) " There's an admirable refusal to canonise the prof, and we're left in no doubt that his life has not been plain sailing either for him or those he relies on ..." — Total Film
Posted Sep 15, 2013
2/5 75% Pieta (2013) " As the intensity ramps up, Pieta skews more towards silliness than shock." — Total Film
Posted Sep 2, 2013
3/5 68% The Crucible (1996) " A McCarthy-era retelling of the Salem witch trials, Arthur Miller's 1953 play is a literary classic, but this adap falls short." — Total Film
Posted May 17, 2013
4/5 72% Romeo + Juliet (1996) " One of the liveliest Shakespeare adaps of the past 20 years ..." — Total Film
Posted Jan 25, 2013
4/5 76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) " An honest, heartfelt paean to good old-fashioned love that's audacious in its wide-eyed passion, innocent love of fun and sheer showmanship." — Total Film
Posted Jan 25, 2013
5/5 100% Repulsion (1965) " Filled with indelible images and punishing sound design, Repulsion casts a shadow over everything from Eraserhead to Black Swan, but there's nothing quite like the real thing." — Total Film
Posted Dec 17, 2012
2/5 56% Tortoise In Love (2013) " The traditional problem of am-dram persists: unless it's your son/daughter/dad/nan doing their thing, you're never as forgiving as the enthusiastic cast would wish." — Total Film
Posted Jul 3, 2012
4/5 100% Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (I Only Want You to Love Me) (1976) " It's Fassbinder's eye for detail and psychology that drives things home." — Total Film
Posted Jun 12, 2012
3/5 —— Les Lyonnais (A Gang Story) " There are just too many moments of déjà vu to truly satisfy." — Total Film
Posted Apr 12, 2012
4/5 65% This Must Be The Place (2012) " Succeeding against the odds and adroitly blending its disparate elements, this is a fine entry into the Eurodirector- gawps-at-America subgenre." — Total Film
Posted Mar 26, 2012
3/5 66% We Bought a Zoo (2011) " It's slight, sure, and there's a better, less-glossy film buried in the material, but warm performances redeem Crowe's agreeable return." — Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2012
4/5 74% Rampart (2012) " Harrelson is riveting, and Moverman's gaze is unflinching." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 24, 2012
4/5 88% Margin Call (2011) " Chandor presents these characters not as indifferent masters of the universe, nor as vampires, but as people - and his film is the stronger for it." — Total Film
Posted Jan 4, 2012
29% Machine Gun Preacher (2011) " Material that might have made a terrific documentary instead becomes a worthy drama." — Total Film
Posted Oct 31, 2011
4/5 97% Ghostbusters (2014) " The leads' chemistry is almost, well, spooky, Dan Aykroyd's nerdy enthusiasm rubbing deliciously against a persona-perfecting turn from Bill Murray - and there's even the odd surprise." — Total Film
Posted Oct 28, 2011
5/5 93% Jurassic Park (1993) " One of the big screen's very greatest thrill-rides." — Total Film
Posted Sep 19, 2011
5/5 87% Akira (2001) " When you absolutely, positively have to get some anime in your life, accept no substitutes; 23 years on, Akira is still the genre's crowning achievement." — Total Film
Posted Jun 8, 2011
3/5 91% Donor Unknown (2011) " Donor Unknown is a skilfully constructed look at a very modern family." — Total Film
Posted May 25, 2011
2/5 60% The Veteran (2012) " Clichéd, incoherent and queasily Daily Mail-pleasing, its conspiracy theorising third act is a disaster." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 28, 2011
3/5 50% Island (2010) " The quasi-fairytale atmosphere is adeptly handled, and Kathy Li's cinematography imbues proceedings with a chilly beauty." — Total Film
Posted Apr 20, 2011
4/5 92% Armadillo (2011) " There's no denying the power of the images director Janus Metz Pedersen has captured." — Total Film
Posted Apr 7, 2011
3/5 51% Brighton Rock (2011) " Enough is done right to make you wish they'd made better decisions and everything looks good in this colour noir... but the central relationship lacks conviction." — Total Film
Posted Jan 28, 2011
4/5 94% Neds (2011) " NEDS cements Mullan's position in the front rank of British filmmakers." — Total Film
Posted Jan 19, 2011
4/5 93% 127 Hours (2010) " In taking a Movie of the Week plotline and giving it a technical supercharge, Boyle has restated his case among the front rank of filmmakers." — Little White Lies
Posted Jan 6, 2011
3/5 75% The Way Back (2011) " Ed Harris is as good as he's ever been as a taciturn convict, and the unsparing depiction of the depths to which the travellers sink hints at the punishing hymn to endurance the film might have been." — Little White Lies
Posted Dec 27, 2010
2/5 10% Cuckoo (2011) " A centrepiece monologue from Grant on CIA experimentation shows some style, but it's too little, too late, and is rendered moot by the underwhelming climax." — Total Film
Posted Dec 20, 2010
2/5 48% Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2011) " Infernal Affairs director Andrew Lau delivers a disappointing spiritual sequel to Bruce Lee's Fist Of Fury that's unlikely to tickle Scorsese's remake bone." — Total Film
Posted Dec 6, 2010
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