Andy Lea Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Andy Lea

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) " A grim, gruesome, gripping thriller that gets funnier and nastier in equal measures. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3/5 77% Fury (2014) " The actors aren't given much room to explore their characters. But what we do get is lots of authentic-looking and thrillingly staged battle scenes. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Once again, we get an against-the-odds, mid-air battle among exploding skyscrapers and fleeing extras. But it's beautifully realised in eye-popping 3D. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 30, 2014
5/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) " Deliciously dark and utterly gripping, this tightly-coiled teaser delivers disturbing answers to some very awkward questions. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 28, 2014
4/5 61% The Equalizer (2014) " The parts for this vigilante flick may have come off the shelf but Fuqua has fashioned them into one of the slickest action flicks of the year. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 23, 2014
4/5 79% What We Did on Our Holiday " The comedy and the tragedy are deftly balanced but what impresses the most is the way everything unfolds from the children's perspective. As we drop down a couple of feet, it's the adult world that needs to grow up. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 23, 2014
2/5 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " This could have worked with a sharper script and better casting. But Firth finds it hard to cope with Allen's stilted dialogue. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 17, 2014
2/5 67% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) " Maybe this all seemed very sharp on stage. On the big screen it's like being hit repeatedly over the head with a croquet mallet. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 17, 2014
4/5 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " Nobody can call this Taken In A Graveyard. Matt Scudder is Neeson's most intriguing role in years. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 17, 2014
4/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) " Laika's beautifully animated third feature is another that isn't afraid to stand out from the crowd. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 7, 2014
5/5 92% Pride (2014) " Director Matthew Warchus coaxes great performances from a fine ensemble cast, while first-time screenwriter Stephen Beresford deftly balances tears with some very big laughs. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 7, 2014
3/5 65% The Rover (2014) " Pattinson impresses with a pared-down performance in an extremely pared down film. This is one of those Australian post apocalyptic road movies that keeps almost everything under its bonnet. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 2, 2014
2/5 17% Sex Tape (2014) " Diaz and Segel manage to coax a few laughs out of a thin premise but there's nothing they can do with director Jake Kasdan's lame and surprisingly tame slapstick. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 1, 2014
4/5 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) " This amnesia thriller is one of the most memorable films of the year. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Sep 1, 2014
3/5 36% If I Stay (2014) " Cynical and sentimental it may be but it still packs a punch. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 26, 2014
4/5 44% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " Not much has changed in Sin City, but if you enjoyed your last visit more of the same should be more than enough. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 23, 2014
3/5 22% Into The Storm (2014) " The wonder of the special effects and the immersive power of fake amateur footage are a winning combination. Find the biggest screen with the biggest speakers and prepare to be blown away. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 18, 2014
1/5 70% What If (2014) " Radcliffe's fan club might get something out of this. But it had me pining for the grittier work of Lopez, Aniston and Diaz. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 18, 2014
2/5 66% Lucy (2014) " It seems Besson has been saving up all his Frenchness for this - the most pretentious B-movie of all time. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " Sylvester Stallone isn't ready to throw in the towel on his geriatric action franchise just yet. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 13, 2014
3/5 71% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 " There's probably just enough here to take the lads over the finishing line. But they're panting rather heavily. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " An old-fashioned kiddie flick with a straightforward story, simple characters, a heartfelt message and impressive 3D flying scenes. Smaller children should love it. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Aug 5, 2014
2/5 10% The Nut Job (2014) " I'm not entirely sure who to blame for the muddled plot but I'm pointing a finger at the Koreans. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 30, 2014
4/5 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " A pacy, thoughtful, imaginative and hugely entertaining B-movie. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 22, 2014
3/5 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " The comparisons with E.T. don't serve it particularly well -- this doesn't carry a fraction of that film's emotional weight. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 21, 2014
5/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " It brings something back to the big screen that's been in short supply since the invention of the DVD extra - a sense of wonder. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 14, 2014
2/5 0% Pudsey the Dog: The Movie " With its sketchy plot, clunky comedy and painful soundtrack this will be a test of patience for parents. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 14, 2014
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) " Touching, funny, big-hearted and recklessly ambitious. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 9, 2014
2/5 23% Tammy (2014) " This tubby loser routine is already wearing a bit thin. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 5, 2014
3/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Stupid it may be but it's a lot better than the last two episodes. The plot is easier to follow, the special effects are even more spectacular and, for once, the movie has an acceptable leading man. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 5, 2014
1/5 0% The Anomaly " Once you've worked out that the plot is even more ridiculous than you feared there's not much to hold your interest. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " This isn't just a more soulful movie, it's a much more spectacular one too. At times, it makes it's glossy rivals look like they belong in the Dark Ages " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/5 86% Chef (2014) " This generous, big-hearted, funny and touching little film goes down a treat. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 58% Keeping Rosy " First-time director Steven Reeves crafts the suspense beautifully. The film's scale - he uses a handful of actors and even fewer locations - means it will probably feel more at home on the small screen. But it is packed with some very big surprises. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 85% Cold in July (2014) " This isn't a particularly memorable film. It borrows too much from other movies to stand out in it's own right. But it's a surprising one. What makes this odd 80s mash-up so intriguing is the way it's almost impossible to second guess. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 30% Walking on Sunshine " Like the best karaoke turns, it's cheesy, rough around the edges and doesn't take itself at all seriously. I think that's what makes it so endearing. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 23, 2014
2/5 28% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " This muddled, over-long and increasingly dull comedy action flick really is no way to relaunch a movie career " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 15, 2014
4/5 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " As teen romances go, this is powerful stuff. For a cancer weepie, it's a very rare thing indeed - an honest film that earns every tear. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 15, 2014
4/5 73% Oculus (2014) " Director Mike Flanagan has decided that bending our minds is far more effective than drenching us in buckets of gore or jolting us out of our seats with loud noises. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " This isn't quite as funny as the original. It does, however, come pretty close. By poking fun at the whole idea of a comedy sequel, Lord and Miller have hit on a new vein of comedy gold. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 4, 2014
2/5 9% Grace Of Monaco " This isn't the worst biopic of a princess who died in a car crash starring a miscast Aussie that has ever been made. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted Jun 1, 2014
4/5 49% Maleficent (2014) " Part action film, part fairy tale, part feminist parable, it will interesting to see if this strange mash-up will find an audience. It's perhaps a bit dark for the Frozen crowd but I suspect older girls will be utterly enchanted. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 28, 2014
4/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Witty, clever, thrilling - it could easily turn out to be the blockbuster of the year. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 25, 2014
3/5 48% Postman Pat: The Movie (2014) " Parents will have definitely have sat through a lot worse. But I'm not sure what the average four-year-old will get out of it. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " It's all such rollicking fun it's hard to care about the occasional baffling moment. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 19, 2014
3/5 82% The Two Faces of January (2014) " It's beautifully shot and quietly absorbing. But the low-level tension never really threatens to bubble over. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 15, 2014
4/5 74% Godzilla (2014) " A spectacular and surprisingly respectful take on the Japanese icon. Godzilla tramples other monster movies underfoot. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 11, 2014
4/5 100% Next Goal Wins (2014) " The football is dreadful but the colourful players - like transgender defender Jaiyah Saelua - make this hilarious documentary a big-hearted delight. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 4, 2014
4/5 92% Frank (2014) " It's the songs that are the film's biggest surprise. Abrahamson and his musical cast have made Frank's unpronounceable group Soronprfbs sound like a real band. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 4, 2014
3/5 19% Sabotage (2014) " In the end, it's the lure of his star that does for Ayers' movie. After a couple of very unlikely plot twists, the film quickly turns into a standard, Arnie action vehicle. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 4, 2014
4/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " It's puerile, smutty and packed with huge laughs. But it's the well-drawn and very believable characters who make this so much more entertaining than your usual frat house comedy. " ‐ Daily Star
Posted May 4, 2014
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