Andrew Sarris

Andrew Sarris

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Andrew Sarris's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
76% 12 (2007) "It is well worth seeing if only for the insights into contemporary Russian society. The acting of all 12 jurors is exemplary, in both versions. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 25, 2009
94% Katyn (2009) "As a portrait of hell on earth, Katyń deserves to be seen by anyone with a feeling for history, however horrifying it may be. Actually, it puts just about every other horror movie to shame. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 18, 2009
90% Must Read After My Death (2007) "I can recommend this film with the proviso that you don't have to accept it at face value. For myself, I found its frankness entrancing. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 18, 2009
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) "I can't really recommend this movie in these perilous times, except for viewers in search of a nostalgic chuckle or two. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 11, 2009
82% Two Lovers (2008) "The acting is all first-rate, and Mr. Gray and his cinematographer, Joaquín Baca-Asay, have captured their locale in its most somber stages, as if to emphasize the essential sadness of the two love stories, and the chill they induce in the viewer. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 11, 2009
92% Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008) "A very localized canvas of the 'criminal empire' with five interwoven strands of the narrative, each one leading to the same fatalistic ending, attesting to the ultimate invincibility and inevitability of this 'empire.' " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 4, 2009
60% Senki (Shadows) (2007) "[The] two very attractive leads, Mr. Nacev and Ms. Stanojevska, were picked out of a pool of aspirants in Macedonia and its neighboring countries. Actually, they are so arresting together that it is truly unearthly. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 28, 2009
83% Medicine for Melancholy (2008) "Mr. Jenkins and his co-leads, Mr. Cenac and Ms. Heggins, achieve stretches of buoyancy and brio in their search for a romantic epiphany that never comes. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 28, 2009
89% California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit) (Endless) (2007) "At its present length it sprawls shamelessly in terms of the ultimate futility of its narrative. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 21, 2009
83% Kirschblüten - Hanami (Cherry Blossoms) (2008) "It is a seldom-told story in an essentially youth-oriented, escapist movie industry, but when it is told sublimely well, as it is by Ms. Dörrie now, and by McCarey in 1937, and by Ozu in 1953, it becomes a film for the ages. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 21, 2009
78% Doubt (2008) "John Patrick Shanley's Doubt left me less moved than querulously dissatisfied despite the impressive performances of Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis in all the key roles. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 31, 2008
96% Waltz with Bashir (2008) "Waltz With Bashir plays out as one of the most profoundly explosive animated documentaries I have ever seen, and is clearly one of the best pictures of the year. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 31, 2008
70% Last Chance Harvey (2009) "Mr. Hoffman, now past 70, and Ms. Thompson, inching toward 50, still retain enough buoyancy to keep the picture afloat. And the rest of the cast kicks in with flawless ensemble support. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 31, 2008
67% Revolutionary Road (2008) "It simply doesn't play as well as it reads. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 17, 2008
35% Adam Resurrected (2008) "I can tentatively recommend it if only because there has never been anything like it in the history of cinema as far as I can remember. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 10, 2008
79% Gran Torino (2009) "Caps [Eastwood's] career as both a director and an actor with his portrayal of a heroically redeemed bigot of such humanity and luminosity as to exhaust my supply of superlatives. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 10, 2008
31% While She Was Out (2008) "The spectacular ending will make every harried housewife in the world ecstatic. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 10, 2008
92% Frost/Nixon (2008) "With the awards season swirling around us, Mr. Langella and Mr. Sheen will be hard to overlook when all the prizes are dispensed. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 3, 2008
85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) "To her credit, Ms. Reichardt never allows her camera to become a voyeuristic witness to a young woman in distress. Instead, it remains focused on a largely indifferent American landscape of strangers in perpetual motion to nowhere. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 3, 2008
61% The Reader (2008) "Despite the efforts of [all involved], the Holocaust remains the elephant in the room that deadens the elements of surprise and suspense we have been conditioned to expect in screen narratives. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 3, 2008
55% Australia (2008) "I must confess that I might have been harder on Mr. Luhrmann's film if I had not remained entranced by Ms. Kidman. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 26, 2008
12% Lake City (2008) "There is very little wasted motion, to be sure, but also very little real-life like ambience. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 19, 2008
71% Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008) "One of the most remarkable movies of the year. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 19, 2008
44% Tussenstand (Stages) (2007) "The burden placed on the actors is an immense one, and they respond magnificently to a very loosely controlled form of filmmaking. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 12, 2008
92% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) "Much of the film is so overwhelming as sheer mass spectacle that it serves as a sobering view of an overpopulated part of the world that defies any judgmental analysis. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 12, 2008
86% Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (2008) "A Christmas Tale is a film experience to be seen and savored for its exquisite delineation of human feelings and foibles. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 12, 2008
72% Eden (2008) "The acting alone makes this picture well worth seeing. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 5, 2008
100% Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008) "Even though the film is inescapably fragmented and catch-as-catch-can as cinema, its heart is pure and infinitely compassionate. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 5, 2008
33% The Guitar (2008) "You have to see it for yourself. It is that out-of-the-depths triumphant. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 5, 2008
68% Synecdoche, New York (2008) "Mr. Hoffman is emerging as one of our greatest actors, and he alone makes this film worth seeing. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 29, 2008
64% Plus Tard (One Day You'll Understand) (Later) (2008) "The casting of 80-year-old Jeanne Moreau provides much of the raison d'être for the project. It is only the latest manifestation of the deep respect the French cinema has always shown for its aging actresses and actors. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 29, 2008
99% Rosemary's Baby (1968) "Having escaped the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust in Poland by the skin of his teeth, Mr. Polanski was well equipped psychologically to re-imagine what was, before Rosemary's Baby, a B-picture genre into an A-picture genre. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 29, 2008
93% Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) "Mr. Leigh has executed a richly exuberant entertainment for our troubled times, and deserves still another of my honorary Oscars for his astoundingly skillful effort. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 23, 2008
100% Day of Wrath (2008) "However bleak, Day of Wrath is a masterpiece. See it. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 23, 2008
64% Sixty Six (2006) "Since Mr. Weiland himself had grown up in a Jewish section of North London, he was able to include many details of his own childhood. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 23, 2008
75% OSS 117: Le Caire Nid d'Espions (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies) (2008) "I have never been a particular admirer of either James Bond or Austin Powers, and could hardly be expected to be overjoyed by a 'cross between them.' Hence, I was hardly surprised when I didn't crack a smile over the antics of Mr. Jean Dujardin. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 23, 2008
94% Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player) (1960) New York Observer
Posted Oct 23, 2008
62% Changeling (2008) "Mr. Eastwood, particularly, with his finely honed noirish instincts, should have sprinted more and cantered less. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 22, 2008
88% I've Loved You So Long (2008) "Mr. Claudel has made a grown-up film for our troubled time, and created a beautiful rapport between two gifted actresses. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 22, 2008
46% Constantine (2005) "I deeply loathe the Heaven-and-Hell genre to which this cinematic comic-book spectacular belongs. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 18, 2008
59% W. (2008) "I recommend it to everyone, but I am afraid it will end up as a seedless sermon for the already converted to Bushophobia.f " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 15, 2008
85% Rachel Getting Married (2008) "I hope that Rachel Getting Married is enough of a hit to sustain [Demme's] career of cinematic good works. And I hope also that Ms. Winger gets a long overdue Oscar for best supporting actress, as she is that without a doubt. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 8, 2008
87% Lola Montès (The Fall of Lola Montes) (The Sins of Lola Montes) (1955) "I recommend Lola Montès wholeheartedly both for its sensuous delights and its ever exquisite artistry. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 8, 2008
52% Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert (2008) "Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert, from comedy material written and performed by Mohammed 'Mo' Amer, Bryant 'Preacher' Moss and Azhar Usman, strives to be both timely and funny as it confronts the problems of American Muslims in America after 9/11. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 1, 2008
80% Ashes of Time Redux (2008) "One feels the passionate intensity of the filmmaker in every strand of his luminously intricate narrative. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 1, 2008
34% Miracle at St. Anna (2008) "Mr. Lee has stretched his material in so many different directions that one is left with unacceptable levels of religiosity and sentimentality in the overall context of the naked brutality we have witnessed. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 24, 2008
96% The Class (2008) "Place The Class on your must-see list and keep it there until you do. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 24, 2008
100% Moving Midway (2008) "Godfrey Cheshire's Moving Midway, from his own screenplay, provides a profound meditation on the paradoxes of race in America through a discovery of his own Southern family's hitherto hidden secrets. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 17, 2008
15% Hounddog (2008) "Ms. Fanning's performance alone makes Hounddog worth seeing in this age of child Duses. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 17, 2008
45% Lakeview Terrace (2008) "Mr. LaBute has fashioned a suspenseful film out of the peculiar vagaries of the casting, which makes us fear the worst at every turn of the plot. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 17, 2008
13% The Women (2008) "As much as I enjoy current actresses like Ms. Bening and Ms. Ryan even in a lost cause, I cannot recommend the latest reenactment of The Women as anything special. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 10, 2008
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