Andy Lea

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

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Daily Star
Total Reviews:
188

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4/5 94% Locke (2014) " Locke may be on the blower for most of the film's 85 minute running time, but you can hardly accuse Hardy of phoning it in. The actor delivers a masterclass in acting for the big screen. " — Daily Star
Posted Apr 14, 2014
2/5 73% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Director Mark Webb crafts some solid 3D action scenes but the only truly "amazing" thing about Part 2 is the villain. Somehow, he has come up with a nemesis even less interesting than his last one." — Daily Star
Posted Apr 13, 2014
4/5 44% Pioneer " The plot, which was inspired by true events, can be a bit hard to follow but it's the diving scenes that will leave audiences gasping. " — Daily Star
Posted Apr 6, 2014
4/5 92% Calvary (2014) " If you enjoyed McDonagh's sharp dialogue and Gleeson's world-weary charm last time around, there's more than enough of both to keep you interested. But you might find the change of tone a bit disconcerting" — Daily Star
Posted Apr 6, 2014
3/5 50% The Quiet Ones (2014) " It's stylish, well cast and, at times, deeply unsettling but its reliance on old-fashioned staples means the surprises run out well before its disappointing finale." — Daily Star
Posted Apr 6, 2014
5/5 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " The violence is brutal, brilliantly choreographed and at times disgracefully funny. It won't be for everyone - but action-movie fans will be scraping their jaws off the floor." — Daily Star
Posted Apr 6, 2014
3/5 40% Divergent (2014) " The satire is not as sharp as that of The Hunger Games and the training scenes borrow heavily from the much smarter Ender's Game. But it's also stylish, tense and surprisingly pacy. " — Daily Star
Posted Apr 1, 2014
4/5 48% Rio 2 (2014) " A heart-warming, toe-tapping, eye-popping 3D adventure." — Daily Star
Posted Mar 30, 2014
2/5 77% Noah (2014) " This isn't just a very silly film, it's also a po-faced one. Aronofsky delivers a dour ecological message as relentlessly as God sends down the rain." — Daily Star
Posted Mar 30, 2014
2/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Director James Bobin and co-writer Nicholas Stoller seem to have forgotten what makes their heroes really sing." — Daily Star
Posted Mar 23, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " The most interesting Avengers film yet." — Daily Star
Posted Mar 23, 2014
3/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " You might find Frank and his sexy baking a bit too much to swallow." — Daily Star
Posted Mar 17, 2014
1/5 30% Svengali " I could only detect one joke in his amateurish comedy and it's not a particularly funny one." — Daily Star
Posted Mar 17, 2014
5/5 98% Starred Up (2014) " It's brilliantly acted, touching, tense, weirdly funny and, for the most part, bruisingly authentic." — Daily Star
Posted Mar 17, 2014
3/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Waugh really can direct traffic but he's falls hilariously short when it comes to everything else." — Daily Star
Posted Mar 9, 2014
4/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " The battles are thrillingly staged and delightfully over-the-top but this movie belongs to Green who puts in a wonderfully nutty turn as unhinged Persian naval commander Artemisia. " — Daily Star
Posted Mar 8, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " With comic timing like this, Fiennes is wasted on Shakespeare." — Daily Star
Posted Mar 7, 2014
5/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) " If you let it, Under the Skin will stay under yours for years to come." — Daily Star
Posted Mar 4, 2014
4/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " This ridiculously entertaining thriller barely pauses for breath from the moment it leaves the runway." — Daily Star
Posted Feb 24, 2014
1/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " It's not just the wettest film since records began - it's also one of the most preposterous." — Daily Star
Posted Feb 16, 2014
2/5 54% Cuban Fury (2014) " Frost is as likeable as ever but it doesn't feel like much Latin passion went into the script. " — Daily Star
Posted Feb 11, 2014
4/5 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " Witty, gorgeously animated and wildly imaginative, this is one of the most entertaining adverts you'll ever see." — Daily Star
Posted Feb 9, 2014
4/5 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " The cold, documentary style puts the ball entirely in McConaughey's court. He plays it beautifully." — Daily Star
Posted Feb 1, 2014
4/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Witty, beautifully animated and surprisingly educational, DreamWorks' time-travelling adventure should impress kids and parents in equal measure." — Daily Star
Posted Feb 1, 2014
2/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Fiennes seems intent on showing us the shackles of Victorian morality but his characters barely rattle the chains." — Daily Star
Posted Feb 1, 2014
2/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " We've seen attempts to make this sort of stuff appeal to both sexes before in painful romantic action movies like This Means War. It seldom works and it doesn't here. " — Daily Star
Posted Jan 30, 2014
4/5 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " Berg reconstructs the gunfight brilliantly. Superb stunts, a dizzying use of handheld cameras, great editing and brilliant acting combine to make this the most intense war movie since Black Hawk Down. " — Daily Star
Posted Jan 28, 2014
3/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " It's always watchable but the mix of pulpy drama and gritty realism never quite fit together." — Daily Star
Posted Jan 28, 2014
3/5 56% Bounty Killer (2013) " It's violent, silly, and disgracefully entertaining." — Daily Star
Posted Jan 21, 2014
2/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) " In true soap style, it turns out that virtually everyone is harbouring some sort of dark secret that can be conveniently exposed whenever it looks like Meryl Streep might be running out of things to shout about. " — Daily Star
Posted Jan 19, 2014
3/5 80% Crystal Fairy (2013) " An engaging, rambling affair that is pleasant to watch and easy to forget. But it does the job of proving that there's a lot more to Michael Cera than previously met the eye." — Daily Star
Posted Jan 19, 2014
3/5 30% Grudge Match (2013) " De Niro and Stallone still have just enough in their lockers to throw and take a half decent fake punch. " — Daily Star
Posted Jan 19, 2014
5/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Scorsese's best film since Casino, his most provocative since Goodfellas and by far the funniest film he's ever made." — Daily Star
Posted Jan 14, 2014
3/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " There's little doubt that this painfully authentic adaptation of former slave Solomon Northup's memoir is an important film. But it is not an easy one to sit through. " — Daily Star
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/5 38% Delivery Man (2013) " Of course, it's schmaltzy and very contrived. But if you're in the right mood, you might also find it rather touching. " — Daily Star
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 68% The Railway Man (2014) " Colin Firth puts in the performance of his career in this powerful and accomplished drama based on the memoirs of Eric Lomax." — Daily Star
Posted Jan 5, 2014
4/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " It's touching and, at times, very funny." — Daily Star
Posted Dec 30, 2013
3/5 47% Last Vegas (2013) " Despite its raunchy setting, this is easy-going, forgettable stuff that washes over you like an episode of Last Of The Summer Wine." — Daily Star
Posted Dec 30, 2013
3/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " Technically, this is a hugely impressive film but it still left me feeling a little underwhelmed. " — Daily Star
Posted Dec 27, 2013
3/5 67% Moshi Monsters: The Movie " The catchy tunes, goofy slap-stick and bright and breezy animation all seem perfectly honed to little minds." — Daily Star
Posted Dec 17, 2013
5/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " One of the very best films of the year." — Daily Star
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Get ready for some vintage Burgundy." — Daily Star
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4/5 96% Enough Said (2013) " Great acting and smart dialogue are a killer combination. This touching, wise and spiky romance really crawls under your skin." — Daily Star
Posted Dec 11, 2013
5/5 75% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Jackson barely puts a hairy foot wrong for an action-packed two hours and 40 minutes." — Daily Star
Posted Dec 9, 2013
5/5 89% Frozen (2013) " Old fashioned it may be, but it's Disney's best films in years." — Daily Star
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/5 42% Homefront (2013) " Nobody can write this stuff like Stallone and nobody can play it like Statham." — Daily Star
Posted Dec 2, 2013
3/5 49% Carrie (2013) " An engaging and worthwhile new take on De Palma's blood-soaked classic." — Daily Star
Posted Nov 29, 2013
4/5 —— The Class Of '92 " It's so entertaining even Liverpool fans will gobble it up." — Daily Star
Posted Nov 26, 2013
3/5 18% Free Birds (2013) " After a brief lesson in American history, British kids will probably have a fine time. And there's just enough double-edged comedy to keep grown-ups from squawking too. " — Daily Star
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " This sweet, funny and superbly-acted drama really goes down in a most delightful way." — Daily Star
Posted Nov 26, 2013
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