Andy Webster

Andy Webster

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Biography:
New York Times film critic.
Publications:
New York Times
Total Reviews:
212

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
7% A Haunted House 2 (2014) " Run in fright." — New York Times
Posted Apr 18, 2014
50% Make Your Move (2014) " A soapy, flashy confection that juxtaposes Mr. Hough's tap dancing with the Japanese drumming style Taiko, tossed with liberal helpings of contemporary hip-hop moves." — New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
80% Cesar's Last Fast (2014) " [A] compelling documentary ..." — New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
100% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) " The film's comforting denouement almost disperses any worries about what a fraught society these preteenagers stand to inherit." — New York Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
45% In the Blood (2014) " "In the Blood" does Ms. Carano (and Caribbean tourism) few favors. Somebody, please give her a better script and director." — New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
—— Bewakoofiyaan (2014) " This tale of a yuppie couple flirts with intriguing notions of recessionary struggle, though strained, contrived humor bogs it down." — New York Times
Posted Mar 16, 2014
73% The Den (2014) " Scenes pulse with the Internet's speed and sprawl, aided by clever editing that pops." — New York Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
—— Repentance (2014) " A movie of modest means that nevertheless offers a fairly cohesive story and at least one standout performance." — New York Times
Posted Mar 2, 2014
88% A Field in England (2014) " "A Field in England" tosses fascinating ingredients into its bubbling pot, and while the resulting dish - a blend of historical action drama, character study and psychedelic kaleidoscope - doesn't entirely cohere, it gives off a pungent aroma." — New York Times
Posted Feb 6, 2014
25% 24 Exposures (2014) " The movie ultimately becomes a queasy bromance, the foundation of which is less than flattering." — New York Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
75% The Suspect (2014) " "The Suspect" hinges on a link between an arms deal and food for North Korea's starving populace. That guns-or-butter dichotomy gives this workout more resonance than you'd expect. " — New York Times
Posted Jan 9, 2014
50% Contracted (2013) " The ending to this fable misses the opportunity for broader metaphorical resonance, but getting there has its own unnerving rewards." — New York Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
73% The Motel Life (2013) " The story may be slight, but the performances and ambience resonate." — New York Times
Posted Nov 7, 2013
41% A Case Of You (2013) " While this unrelentingly midtempo movie milks Brooklyn for its chic, it manages to denude it of its color." — New York Times
Posted Nov 5, 2013
95% Birth Of The Living Dead (2013) " Mr. Romero, manifesting a self-effacing demeanor and sensible humanity, is a most agreeable raconteur." — New York Times
Posted Nov 5, 2013
2/5 29% House In The Alley (2013) " Mr. Kiet, who wrote "House in the Alley," needs a better script. And yet he shows promise." — New York Times
Posted Oct 24, 2013
2/5 38% Chinese Zodiac (2013) " What a pity this workout doesn't deliver a stronger kick." — New York Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/5 33% Lost For Words (2013) " Hope endures, but not for this movie." — New York Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 —— Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen (2013) " Their work endures, and so does what they stood for." — New York Times
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/5 36% Ghost Team One (2013) " It's not the derivative scares and rudimentary effects that keep this low-budget effort percolating but the improvisational energy of Mr. Santos and Mr. Villarreal, whose ease, chemistry and humor never flag." — New York Times
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2.5/5 43% Grace Unplugged (2013) " Feels like a religious tract more than a movie." — New York Times
Posted Oct 5, 2013
2/5 9% Nothing Left to Fear (2013) " The familiar special effects are not the most disappointing element here. It's the squandering of the talented Ms. Heche, who is given top billing but almost nothing to do. " — New York Times
Posted Oct 3, 2013
2/5 —— 36 Saints (2013) " A modest effort only fitfully attaining its aims." — New York Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 64% 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013) " The variety of physical perspectives lends a vivid you-are-there aspect to this record of the Zuccotti Park protest in New York in 2011, which spawned similar demonstrations ... around the world." — New York Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
2.5/5 50% Drew: The Man Behind The Poster (2013) " At length, the cheerleading (capped with fawning fanboys at San Diego Comic-Con) becomes a mildly taxing torrent. And Mr. Struzan, while an agreeable presence, is not an especially engrossing speaker." — New York Times
Posted Aug 15, 2013
3/5 54% Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013) " Since we can't all attend Burning Man, we can be thankful for "Spark," which is probably the next best thing." — New York Times
Posted Aug 15, 2013
3/5 41% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) " "Sea of Monsters" is diverting enough - the director, Thor Freudenthal, is savvy with effects and keeps his young cast on point - but it doesn't begin to approach the biting adolescent tension of the Harry Potter movies" — New York Times
Posted Aug 6, 2013
3.5/5 71% Frankenstein's Army (2013) " Narrative depth may be in short supply, but the energy, invention and humor are bracing. And let's face it: Sometimes cheese tastes good." — New York Times
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/5 37% Dealing With Idiots (2013) " The results are amusing if predictably mild." — New York Times
Posted Jul 16, 2013
1/5 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " This is pap, plain and simple: scattered raunch-lite devoid of emotional resonance." — New York Times
Posted Jul 12, 2013
2/5 70% V/H/S/2 (2013) " Erratic perspectives and high-strung camera movements predominate, ricocheting from one gory tableau to another." — New York Times
Posted Jul 11, 2013
3.5/5 —— Magic Camp (2013) " A spry and revealing examination of Tannen's Magic Camp, an annual weeklong July assembly of aspiring illusionists at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania." — New York Times
Posted Jun 28, 2013
3.5/5 67% Downloaded (2013) " An independent Napster may be gone, but its impact reverberates, not least in the continuing threat to intellectual property." — New York Times
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/5 91% Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013) " Charming animated sequences offer a tantalizing taste of this creator's singular talents, underscoring the grievous wrongs dealt him." — New York Times
Posted Jun 13, 2013
4/5 67% Hey Bartender (2013) " The drinks and their consumption look mighty glamorous in "Hey Bartender," Douglas Tirola's tidy and ingratiating documentary ode to high-end mixologists." — New York Times
Posted Jun 7, 2013
2.5/5 40% The Rambler (2013) " Foreboding images abound - crawling lizards, mysterious lights in the sky, a funereal assembly populated by grotesques - along with occasional ambient droning on the soundtrack and moments of mild humor and raw gore. Do the tableaus add up? Not really." — New York Times
Posted Jun 7, 2013
2.5/5 —— Run It (2013) " An entwined triptych of sorts unified by invective, slurs and characters demanding that others shut up, "Run It" is a very patchy affair." — New York Times
Posted May 30, 2013
5/5 56% American Mary (2013) " Combines gore, quiet dread, feminist conviction and a visual classicism, often using a red palette, with impressive, unbelabored dexterity." — New York Times
Posted May 30, 2013
5/5 95% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) " It is Plimpton's humility that is most endearing. His willingness to fail, and to give readers a taste of exotic occupations, merits memorializing." — New York Times
Posted May 22, 2013
5/5 —— Valentino's Ghost (2013) " You may not agree with every observation in Michael Singh's documentary "Valentino's Ghost." But this engrossing examination of American perceptions of Arabs and the Arab world gets you thinking." — New York Times
Posted May 16, 2013
3/5 44% He's Way More Famous Than You (2013) " This frenetic movie has moments of wit, and Ms. Feiffer, a seasoned screen and Broadway performer, has range, stamina and charisma." — New York Times
Posted May 9, 2013
3/5 35% Peeples (2013) " This pleasing ensemble comedy, while manifesting Perry trademarks, is very much Ms. Chism's own. And that is to its benefit." — New York Times
Posted May 9, 2013
2/5 48% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's (2013) " [A] glossy, fawning valentine to conspicuous consumption ..." — New York Times
Posted May 3, 2013
3/5 —— Wuss (2013) " "Wuss" may be slight, but Mr. Liford's sense of pitch is spot on." — New York Times
Posted May 2, 2013
2/5 40% Tai Chi Hero (2013) " "Tai Chi Hero" merely fills the eye, offering little that stays with you." — New York Times
Posted Apr 25, 2013
2/5 4% Scary Movie 5 (2013) " The latest installment of the slick, highly profitable parody franchise." — New York Times
Posted Apr 14, 2013
2.5/5 0% Lotus Eaters (2013) " Overflows with underdeveloped characters and plotlines." — New York Times
Posted Apr 5, 2013
2/5 15% Temptation (2013) " Limp pacing and countless shots of Washington's skyline plague the narrative." — New York Times
Posted Mar 29, 2013
2/5 36% Family Weekend (2013) " The script, by Matt K. Turner, is loaded with contradictions, its hollow flirtation with subversion amount to airplane pablum." — New York Times
Posted Mar 28, 2013
2.5/5 14% Dorfman in Love (2013) " The sentiments are heartfelt, but the execution is common." — New York Times
Posted Mar 21, 2013
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