Andy Webster

Andy Webster

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Biography:
New York Times film critic.
Publications:
New York Times
Total Reviews:
232

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
—— 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
77% 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
78% 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
36% 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
—— 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
20% 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 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
—— 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
—— 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
—— 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
67% Cesar's Last Fast (2014) " [A] compelling documentary ..." — New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
90% 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
43% 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
80% 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
87% 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
29% 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
71% 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 50% 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 67% 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
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
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