Andy Webster

Andy Webster

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "You won't find much offensive in Kevin James's slick, innocuous vehicle Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. You won't find much prompting an emotional reaction in general, so familiar are the jokes and situations. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2015
No Score Yet Salad Days "An enlightening documentary ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
33% Desert Dancer (2015) ""Desert Dancer" explores fascinating aspects of present-day Iran but suffers mightily from simplistic and sentimental tendencies. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
50% The Living (2015) "The emotional dynamics in domestic violence, for the abuser and the abused, are often too disturbing and complex to be treated as superficially as "The Living" does. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
17% Nightlight (2015) ""When does this end?" a terrified Robin asks. It's a valid question. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
76% Cupcakes (2015) "This candy-coated confection is so irresistible that you're captivated by its sentiment even as you acknowledge its manipulations. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
66% Zombeavers (2015) "An intermittently diverting stew of low-budget effects and potty-mouth humor. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2015
90% Metalhead (2015) "It taps into something universal, and very precious, about loss, art and adolescent rebellion. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
9% The Cobbler (2015) "The sophomoric humor may be absent, but in its place is only a soufflé of whimsy, seasoned with soot, that fails to rise. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "Let's face facts: Mr. Neeson is the best actor the action genre has had in decades. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) "Don't expect impressive profit margins. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
88% Faults (2015) "While "Faults" glances at the narcissism of cult leaders, its most penetrating investigation is into the root emptiness within disciples, the desperate hunger to relinquish personal initiative. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
75% La última película (2015) "Amusing as Mr. Perry is, it is Mr. Martin and Mr. Peranson's exuberant, often lyrical imagery that distinguishes "La Última Película." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
20% Take Care (2014) "The film's director, Liz Tuccillo ... is predictably facile with comic rhythms, though her dialogue tilts toward the glib, and her characterizations toward the familiar. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
67% The Barefoot Artist (2014) "There is much healing in "The Barefoot Artist," Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub's fascinating documentary portrait of the artist Lily Yeh. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
32% Extraterrestrial (2014) ""Extraterrestrial" feels like a wish-fulfillment project; perhaps less self-indulgence was in order. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 20, 2014
50% The Sleepwalker (2014) "With strong assists from the cinematographer Zachary Galler and her ex-husband, the composer Sondre Lerche, Ms. Fastvold, previously a director of music videos, has painted a resonant tableau of dysfunction. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 20, 2014
40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014) "The luminaries in "21" pay deserving tribute to Mr. Linklater. Soon, perhaps, so will the Academy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 6, 2014
91% The Way He Looks (2014) "The pleasures of understatement abound in the assured drama "The Way He Looks," a quiet, closely observed high school romance set in São Paulo, Brazil. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 6, 2014
67% Bitter Honey (2014) "An agonizing documentary examination of polygamy in Bali, Indonesia, from the U.C.L.A. anthropologist Robert Lemelson. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 30, 2014
No Score Yet Blood Ransom (2014) "It's all very solemn, convoluted and a bit bloody, but not engrossing, despite impressive cinematography by Jasmin Kuhn and Mr. dela Torre and the best efforts of a hard-working cast. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 30, 2014
100% Happy New Year (2014) "If you've ever harbored a desire to see Bollywood's reigning king rehearsing in a tutu, "Happy New Year" is cause for celebration. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 26, 2014
No Score Yet Situation amoureuse: C'est compliqué (2014) "At times, it exudes a Neil Simon vibe ("The Heartbreak Kid" comes to mind), with little of the verbal spark but much of the sentiment. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 16, 2014
25% The Pact II (2014) "The directors, Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath, are fluent in the genre's staples ... And they draw decent work from their actors, who commit to the wispy, subtext-free material. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 9, 2014
No Score Yet Bang Bang (2014) "It's all high-end flash, but less romantic than wearying. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
37% Stephen King's A Good Marriage (2014) "Mr. King's script offers a wealth of behavioral details, notably in the conversations between Bob and Darcy, which put a deliciously perverse twist on conjugal familiarity. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
71% This Ain't No Mouse Music! (2014) "I dare you not to tap your feet. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 26, 2014
No Score Yet Khoobsurat (2014) "Bollywood films have appropriated Hollywood genres and imagery for years, but Mr. Ghosh, using a pleasing pastel palette, deftly achieves a particularly Disney-like polish. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2014
0% Reclaim (2014) "A message before the closing credits cites the widespread incidence of child trafficking, but any social import is lost. This isn't activism; it's by-the-numbers suspense. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
20% Iceman (2014) "The delirious blend of over-the-top wire work and comedy recalls the To classic "The Heroic Trio," and a sense of brash, goofy invention prevails. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
13% The Man on Her Mind (2014) "Ping-Ponging dialogue and arch pop-lite refrains strain to delineate portraits of insular, articulate and bourgeois neurosis. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
70% Take Me to the River (2014) "An often vibrant documentary about the making of an album of the same title, seeking to connect generations. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
82% Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014) "For all its gloss, "Kundo" fails to resonate. You appreciate the execution, but the film is hindered by its lack of novelty and metaphorical weight. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 28, 2014
33% Last Weekend (2014) "This is one Lands' End catalog of a movie, with woodsy, impeccably appointed interiors; crowded tables of culinary plenty; and a sunny society fund-raiser at the spread of a neighbor. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 28, 2014
No Score Yet Mardaani (2014) "You might call "Mardaani" a South Asian version of the Liam Neeson thriller "Taken." But that's too easy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 24, 2014
40% Kabbalah Me (2014) ""Kabbalah Me," which distinguishes between "narrow consciousness" and "expanded consciousness," merely walks the middle ground. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 21, 2014
18% Let's Be Cops (2014) ""You've been watching too many movies," says a detective (Andy Garcia) during an interrogation in "Let's Be Cops." The same could be said for the filmmakers, who hit predictable beats in this disposable comedy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
No Score Yet No Cameras Allowed (2014) ""No Cameras Allowed" brims with enthusiasm, vividly conveying rock 'n' roll's hectic, bleary and exhilarating moments. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
No Score Yet The BreakUp Guru (2014) "The one lesson to be gleaned from "The Breakup Guru" is that money can't buy you love, something the Beatles said much better in far less time. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
67% Fonzy (2014) "What distinguishes "Fonzy" is its attention to Diego's Galician roots. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
30% I Am I (2014) "The film, financed by a Kickstarter campaign, looks polished enough. But its investors' money might have been better spent elsewhere. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
83% Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington (2014) "[An] assured documentary ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
79% Before You Know It (2014) "As it hops across the country, the film depicts a generation that has seen profound advances in gay rights but struggles with common issues of aging. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 29, 2014
40% Grand départ (2014) "Although the subject is potent, the film, directed with a seemingly effortless commercial acumen, doesn't burrow deeply. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 22, 2014
60% The Fatal Encounter (2014) "For all its spectacle, "The Fatal Encounter" is wanting for profundity. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 22, 2014
100% A People Uncounted (2014) "Much of this movie is composed of survivors who give harrowing accounts of their experiences, and their warnings about rising ethnic hatred in Europe should not be ignored. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 15, 2014
100% Hanna Ranch (2014) "Like many tragic visionaries, Kirk Hanna lives on through his ideas long after his death. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 15, 2014
No Score Yet Palabras mágicas (2014) "The promise of Nicaragua's society may be dim, but Ms. Rodríguez's concern burns brightly. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 30, 2014
8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) "Run in fright. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 18, 2014
43% 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
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