Andy Webster

Andy Webster

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Andy Webster's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
53% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) ""A Lego Brickumentary" might be a resounding cheer for a brand, but it's an eye-opener, too. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 30, 2015
No Score Yet Dark Awakening (2015) "Overabundant diffuse lighting and wide-angle perspectives only compound this horror movie's deficiencies in plot and dialogue. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 30, 2015
17% Only You (2015) ""Only You" is served very well by Ms. Tang (a star of Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution"). Whether playing elated, sorrowful, coy or petulant, she consistently provides the spark the movie could use more of. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
44% Dark Was The Night (2015) "The trouble lies in Tyler Hisel's script, which teems with wheezy conventions (as its title suggests) ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
No Score Yet Welcome To This House "Ms. Hammer, an experimental filmmaker whose movies have often chronicled lesbian experience, largely examines Bishop's private life, an often peripatetic existence strewn with lovers in a deeply closeted era. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 20, 2015
55% Stung (2015) "The headliners, of course, are the monsters, and Mr. Diez, a former effects specialist, skillfully blends viscous textures with cheesy digital flourishes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
50% Closer To God (2015) "Mr. Senese, who wrote the script, has created a cautionary yarn with echoes of David Cronenberg's "The Brood" and an exaggerated sense of its own topical urgency. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
90% A Borrowed Identity (2015) "Impressive acting (especially from Mr. Suliman and Yael Abecassis as Yonatan's mother) enhances this thoughtful drama, directed with a sure hand by Mr. Riklis, a film veteran. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
91% The Midnight Swim (2015) "The pieces don't entirely cohere, but Ms. Smith has a promising sensibility. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
74% Big Game (2015) "Mr. Jackson has never seemed so unblustery; his scenes with the younger actor have ease and humor. The authority is there but also the soul you'd want from the leader of the free world. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
No Score Yet ABCD 2 "For all the movie's flashy pyrotechnics and pulverizing techno-ish musical numbers, gleaning an emotional pulse can be challenging. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2015
79% Balls Out (2015) "[A] modest, nimble and, um, winning comedy from Andrew Disney, which acknowledges sports-movie conventions even as it exploits them. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2015
No Score Yet Tentacle 8 (2014) ""Tentacle 8" proves to be a convoluted shell game, packed with high-tech espionage jargon about servers, data breaches and black sites, but hobbled by a muddy plot. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 17, 2015
No Score Yet Hamari Adhuri Kahaani (2015) ""A true love story has no end," Aarav says to his assistant. This one does, but by that point - despite its laudable warnings about brutally controlling husbands - it has shed much credibility. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 13, 2015
22% The Stranger (2015) "The abundant violence in "The Stranger" ... is certainly nothing new. But the movie benefits greatly from Mr. Amoedo's largely steady direction and the uniform acting skills of its Chilean cast " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 11, 2015
0% Freedom (2015) ""Freedom" takes a compelling chapter in American history - the flight of slaves from Southern bondage to Canada via the Underground Railroad - and flattens its drama. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Mr. Whannell wisely retains the series' secret weapon, Ms. Shaye, a seasoned performer of range, moxie and limitless charm. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
No Score Yet Childless (2015) "The movie, written and directed by Charlie Levi, is a deftly shot and edited succession of monologues, primarily from four aging, affluent Angelenos. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 14, 2015
29% Blackbird (2015) "Despite its sense of mission, the film suffers from soapy excesses and narrative disjunctures. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 26, 2015
No Score Yet Gardeners Of Eden (2015) "Why are these noble creatures being killed wholesale? For trinkets - mantelpiece knickknacks. The sheer needlessness is appalling. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
No Score Yet Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi (2015) "The film may leave you hungry for deeper insight into some its most renowned purveyors. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
6% 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
80% Salad Days (2015) "An enlightening documentary ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
31% 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
43% 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
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