John Anderson

John Anderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

John Anderson's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Midnight Swim (2015) "Swim is, among other things, a movie about sisters, who actually seem like sisters...This may seem like a small thing, but it's an aspect of filmmaking that's ignored often enough to be noteworthy when it's not. " ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted May 22, 2015
3/4 76% The Seven Five (2015) "Like watching a car crash, with all the elegance implied. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 54% Saint Laurent (2015) "The biopic captures a psychology and aesthetic in an exhilarating, sensual, cerebral fashion. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 58% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "Tawdry tale gets complex, layered treatment from French master Andre Techine. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "Eccentric, wry and highly entertaining. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 98% Iris (2015) "Intimate, knowing portrait of a fashion icon who knows exactly who and what she is, and is often surrounded by people who don't. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 8, 2015
2.5/4 59% 5 Flights Up (2015) "A couple of pros, playing attractive characters in an amiable yet topical story. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 8, 2015
3/4 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Sturdy adaptation of Hardy, with some fine work by Mulligan. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 8, 2015
67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "Very satisfying. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted May 7, 2015
42% The D Train (2015) "While it dwells in a much darker realm than American humor generally ventures into, what it uncovers is worth a stare. Maybe even a shudder. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted May 7, 2015
7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "While she can make static cinema as well as anybody in the boys club -- Hot Pursuit is solid evidence of that -- Ms. Fletcher also monkeys with the conventions enough to make one wonder what kind of mischief she could ultimately commit. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/4 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "Stunning imagery and a stirring story, about Sebastiao Salgado and his 40-odd years of shooting global catastrophe. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 30, 2015
76% Hyena (2015) "Mr. Johnson isn't out just for blood, or sociology, but the clever hybrid he creates is wholly entertaining. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 30, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The film is a work of craft, from the actors like Mr. Downey, who can deliver a comic line with the timing of a mouse trap, to the editors, Jeffrey Ford and Lisa Lassek, upon whom so much of the movie's very elegant fluidity rests ... " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 30, 2015
44% Adult Beginners (2015) "A slightly sourish cocktail of bad behavior, wry observation, and commentary on how difficult modern life can be, especially for characters who feel entitled to a better one. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 23, 2015
98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "Mr. Morgen is perhaps the leading revolutionary in American documentary filmmaking, a collagist/synthesist extraordinaire who has channeled Mr. Cobain's physical legacy ... into a work of art completely his own. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 23, 2015
54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Okay, it's hooey. "Adaline" is not a documentary. What it is, though, is seductive. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Astounding performances by Binoche and Stewart, in a film that keeps the viewer constantly off-balance. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/4 49% True Story (2015) "Lightweight script doesn't help a grandiose premise. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 78% Danny Collins (2015) "Pacino's exuberance rescues Dan Fogelman's directing debut from the schematic snares in Fogelman's script. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.5/4 67% 5 to 7 (2015) "Levin, in an effort to appease an American sensibility, has taken sophisticated subject matter and made a movie for children. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 9, 2015
99% Toy Story 3 (2010) "The ostensibly inanimate objects are far more animated than most movie stars. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2015
3/4 42% Effie Gray (2015) "Visually voluptuous, though the pacing occasionally suggests watching a Pre-Raphaelite dry. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 91% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "Good-natured look at the virtuoso workhorses of classic rock and pop. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 2, 2015
97% '71 (2015) "Everyone has a least favorite bad dream, and Hook's may be yours: the nightmare of being hopelessly lost in a place where time has stopped and hope has vanished. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2015
96% Wild Tales (2015) "There are plot twists, to be sure, and some very polished filmmaking. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/4 91% Amour Fou (2015) "Less than propulsive as a narrative, but provocative, instructive, consistently surprising and a kind of slow-motion thriller. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 26, 2015
100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "Unusual, intelligent documentary whose subject is a pleasure to spend time with. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 73% 3 Hearts (2015) "A chance encounter, a missed rendezvous, a marriage and a torrid affair make for an intoxicating mix. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/4 96% Red Army (2015) "Fascinating, funny, heroic, moving and may even make hockey fans out of nonbelievers. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 19, 2015
84% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "That money is the root of all evil is hardly news, but Kenner's documentary is more than just a plaint against corruption. He is, for one thing, a first-rate filmmaker. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2015
4/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "Suspenseful, wonderfully acted, emotionally jarring. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 96% Wild Tales (2015) "Entertaining, over-the-top and more than a little anxiety-inducing. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 12, 2015
A 88% Sunshine Superman (2015) "As a movie about a guy who lived life the way he wanted, it will win certainly fans. It should win some for its execution as well. " ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/4 97% '71 (2015) "Gripping, mournful, suspenseful. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/4 83% Queen and Country (2015) "Sturdy, moving, nostalgic in a good way. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/4 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Disturbingly excessive, but perversely funny and emotionally roiling. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 26, 2015
78% Handsome Harry (2010) "While Bette Gordon may be a filmmaker of daring and a painterly hand, the eternal truths of Handsome Harry are finally what hold us. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2015
82% Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (2010) "It is a memorable, beautiful film. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/4 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Elegantly artful, maddeningly truthful. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 12, 2015
67% The Slap: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Where The Slap will be going in subsequent episodes is unclear and, mostly, irrelevant. Any and all misfortune, however, will be warmly welcomed. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Feb 9, 2015
93% American Hustle (2013) "Few are the films that can be described as profoundly artistic and deliriously entertaining, substantial and soufflĂ©-like. Noble, and screwy. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2015
99% Selma (2015) "It is an invigorating movie, this Selma, with the characters and rhetoric providing much of the power. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2015
3/4 49% Cake (2015) "Solid performance by Aniston, but her character's trip from point A to B plots a well-trod course. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 21, 2015
B+ 81% Human Capital (2015) "Human Capital works quite well as a conventional, if unconventionally structured, narrative, which may be why it's done so well in Europe. " ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jan 12, 2015
4/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "A rare thing, a socio-economic thriller, with a moving performance by Cotillard. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 8, 2015
80% Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There may be nothing new under the sun, but Empire, is derivative to the point of parody. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jan 7, 2015
75% Babylon: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The nastiness of Babylon is refreshing, even while the writing fails to support either the level of acting or the atmosphere, which aspires to something far more clever than what the writers, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong and Jon Brown, have delivered. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jan 7, 2015
88% Foxcatcher (2014) "An exhilaratingly breathless experience. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2015
95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "[A] disarming documentary about the fall of Saigon, a movie that is as much about human decency as diplomatic incompetence. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2015
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