Andy Lea

Andy Lea

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Andy Lea's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Star

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 26% Vacation (2015) "Unless you're watching through rose-tinted 80s glasses you should find this a worthy sequel to Chevy Chase's original. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 23, 2015
3/5 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "I think there's just enough in this action-packed reboot to warrant the price of a cinema ticket. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 23, 2015
5/5 90% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Films that are this sharply written, expertly directed and brilliantly acted don't come along too often. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 23, 2015
3/5 12% Sinister 2 (2015) "The kids are great and the change of perspective does offer some different chills to the claustrophobic first movie. But there is no big twist to look forward to. And now the ghosts have stepped out of the shadows, they just don't seem that scary. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 21, 2015
4/5 93% The Gift (2015) "Like Cape Fear or Fatal Attraction, the chills here come from lines being crossed and waters muddied. It's a small film but surprisingly accomplished one. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 15, 2015
2/5 17% Pixels (2015) "James and Sandler just look bored playing the same buffoons they've been playing for years. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 15, 2015
4/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Funny, stylish and knowingly preposterous, this Sixties-set adventure is just a safari suit away from a Roger Moore era Bond movie. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 15, 2015
3/5 7% Return to Sender (2015) "You can probably guess the twist from the trailer, but that doesn't detract from Pike's performance. In fact, with the suspense hobbled, the ball is entirely in her court. She plays it beautifully. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 10, 2015
4/5 60% Southpaw (2015) "Jake Gyllenhaal is becoming one of the most interesting actors in Hollywood. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 29, 2015
5/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "As a blockbuster, this comes pretty close to perfection. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 27, 2015
79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) "It's simply an old-fashioned good-versus-evil yarn. And it's all the better for it. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "Summer blockbusters don't get much better than this. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "The comedy is muted, the action scenes are slick but forgettable and the character's USP is largely wasted. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 11, 2015
5/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "One of the most compelling films about mental illness I've seen and one of the most authentic rock biopics of all time. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 10, 2015
5/5 97% Amy (2015) "Kaspadia uses audio interviews, scraps of unseen TV footage and grainy videos shot on phones and camcorders to show us a side of the star most of us never got to know. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 28, 2015
2/5 54% Minions (2015) "The slapstick sidekicks were tasty in small portions but they don't make much of a main course. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 38% She's Funny That Way (2015) "A tasty little treat you'll want to squirrel away for a rainy day. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 22, 2015
3/5 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "Sparks' usual mixture of female self-sacrifice, sensitive tough guys, unlikely twists and frequent dashes to the hospital. It's a familiar cocktail but it packs a real punch. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 16, 2015
4/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "McKellen adds levels of shading to a character that most of his predecessors deemed unnecessary. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 16, 2015
4/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "What the film lacks in originality it makes up with thrilling action. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 10, 2015
2/5 81% Queen and Country (2015) "The tone jumps awkwardly between soppy romance, serious drama and Carry On-style comedy. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 6, 2015
5/5 89% London Road "Touching, thought provoking, deadly serious and oddly humorous. It's also one of the most blazingly original films I've seen in years. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 6, 2015
2/5 81% Second Coming "It's nicely shot, superbly acted and extremely frustrating. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 30, 2015
2/5 33% Shooting for Socrates "The mix of broad comedy and heartfelt drama never comes off. James Erksine's film displays neither enough grit nor enough wit. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 30, 2015
4/5 94% Spy (2015) "Once again, director Paul Feig has managed to the best out of Melissa McCarthy. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 30, 2015
2/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "A by-the-numbers disaster flick featuring passable special effects, thinly-drawn characters, clunky dialogue and predictable plotting. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 77% Danny Collins (2015) "Consistently amusing and, during the final act, surprisingly touching. It's also a little too predictable to be a classic. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 25, 2015
2/5 13% Sword Of Vengeance (2015) "Fans of samurai movies, historically inaccurate hairdos and a video camera's slow-mo button should lap up this daft swords and sandals slasher. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 25, 2015
4/5 81% Man Up "Smart, witty and surprisingly well cast. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 25, 2015
3/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Disney's recklessly ambitious sci-fi adventure joins The Lone Ranger in the file marked "noble failure". " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 22, 2015
3/5 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Banks deliver a steady trickle of bawdy laughs but the pacing - like Wilson - sags noticeably in the middle. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 13, 2015
5/5 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Great performances, eye-popping cinematography and stunning stunts make this a thunderous comeback for the Aussie icon. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 13, 2015
3/5 75% Big Game (2015) "It's a slight film, but it's amusing, pacy, action-packed and doesn't take itself remotely seriously. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 3, 2015
2/5 86% Top Five (2014) "The banter between Allen and Dawson keeps things ticking over, it's nicely shot and there are some amusing lines. But the rambling structure requires sharper visual gags and much tougher targets. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 3, 2015
4/5 63% Spooks: The Greater Good "Smart, stylish, tense and reassuringly preposterous, it's a fitting addition to the series and a rollicking spy movie in its own right. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 3, 2015
4/5 84% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "David Nicholls deserves huge credit for condensing Hardy's sprawling melodrama into a rollicking screenplay that comes in at under two hours and still hits all the major plot points. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Apr 25, 2015
4/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "It ticks all the boxes for a summer blockbuster but you feel spandex fatigue is just being to creep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3/5 69% The Salvation (2015) "A solid, if very familiar, revenge Western with a decent lead, a couple of well-staged shootouts and some dazzling desert landscapes. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Apr 12, 2015
1/5 36% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "Overlong and astonishingly self-indulgent. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Apr 11, 2015
2/5 40% A Little Chaos (2015) "The film is nicely shot, Rickman can still arch an eyebrow and the costumes and furniture are all very nice to look at. But thrill-seekers may want to look elsewhere. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Apr 11, 2015
3/5 26% Child 44 (2015) "Tom Hardy is excellent in the lead role and director Daniel Espinosa crafts some brilliant individual scenes but the story gets a little bogged down with a surfeit of subplots. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Apr 11, 2015
3/5 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "The romance feels a bit tacked on but Crowe clearly knows how to direct a battle scene. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Apr 5, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) "Reeves serves up a emphatic reminder of his action hero credentials with a charismatic and acrobatic performance. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Apr 5, 2015
4/5 71% The DUFF (2015) "I think the selfie generation has just got it's own The Breakfast Club. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Apr 5, 2015
4/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Explosive, spectacular and surprisingly touching, Episode 7 is a fitting tribute to Paul Walker. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Apr 5, 2015
2/5 30% Insurgent (2015) "Teenage kicks are in short supply in the preposterous second instalment of Veronica Roth's derivative Young Adult series. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Mar 15, 2015
4/5 76% Suite Française "The politics of sleeping with the enemy make for powerful viewing in this classy big-screen version of Irène Némirovsky's best-selling World War II romance. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Mar 7, 2015
2/5 30% Chappie (2015) "There are flashes of genius in this recycled robot movie but if feels like Blompkamp is running worryingly short of ideas. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Mar 7, 2015
2/5 57% Focus (2015) "The premise is preposterous and the plot has more holes than St Andrews. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Feb 22, 2015
94% The King's Speech (2010) "It's beautifully shot, wonderfully acted and built around a moment of suspense Hitchcock would have been proud of. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Feb 20, 2015
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