John Anderson

John Anderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% 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
90% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) (2015) "The filmmaking is fluid and electric; the acting, precise; the archetypal storytelling, seamless and brutal. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 3, 2015
35% Tian jiang xiong shi (Dragon Blade) (2015) "People are burned alive, crushed like insects, hurled from rooftops. They may not deserve all this. But neither do we. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 3, 2015
29% Dirty Weekend (2015) "Mr. LaBute is not a moralizer as much as a lamenter-his people usually bring unhappiness upon themselves. In the gently joyous "Dirty Weekend," though, they are capable of finding a flight path to contentment. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/4 48% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Thoughtful, fun, and Redford and Nolte are both in the zone. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 1, 2015
3/4 82% Mistress America (2015) "Astute, bittersweet, funny, and needed a better ending. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 26, 2015
3.5/4 95% Rosenwald (2015) "Revelatory biography of Rosenwald, whose beneficence made him an influence on much of 20th century American life. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 21, 2015
81% Public Morals: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A show about murder, graft and mayhem is fine. But someone should at least appear to be enjoying himself. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 20, 2015
53% Blunt Talk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The flashes of genius include Walter's self-flagellating on-air interview-conducted by his own pre-recorded self-which is as funny as anything lately seen on television. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/4 74% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2015) "Fewer and fewer people have a first-person memory of her, unless they're old enough to have watched Ed Sullivan, but William Gazecki's heartfelt portrait all but brings her back to life. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/4 99% Phoenix (2015) "Provocative, profoundly moving and the acting is virtuosic. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 56% Samba (2015) ""Samba" tries to be too many things to too many people, although you can't say it doesn't have heart. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 3, 2015
2/4 53% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) "A commercial for Legos. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/4 82% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "Surprisingly entertaining, highly informative and honest. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 95% Tangerine (2015) "Smart, antic comedy that's eager to offend. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "McKellen is masterful, in a multilayered tale that navigates the no man's land between memory and fiction. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 17, 2015
79% Ant-Man (2015) "Not only one of the more entertainingly human fantasies to come out of the studio, but it also defies the bedrock fanboy aesthetic that you don't want to merely watch the superhero-you want to be the superhero. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 88% A Borrowed Identity (2015) "Riklis is a director of enormous grace and handles the various character dynamics with sensitivity. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3.5/4 80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Tarpits of treacle and swamps of sentiment seem to await anyone reckless enough to drive such a vehicle as far as a script meeting. Yet it's largely true. And it rings that way. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B 50% Closer To God (2015) "Senese has made a convincing, slightly campy contribution to genre cinema. But he's also struck a blow against stupidity. " ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jul 1, 2015
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "An intelligent, emotionally honest and satisfying film. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "Who among the great filmmakers has put the workings of the human psyche front and center and made it so intellectually engrossing? Hitchcock? Bergman? Maybe, but I really can't remember laughing very much at Vertigo or Persona. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2015
65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The fact that every issue is given exactly the same dramatic weight may make the viewer queasy. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jun 19, 2015
4/4 90% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "Scandinavian drollery at its finest. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 18, 2015
100% Deutschland 83: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's certainly entertaining and well-done but, based on the first two chapters, the viewers are going to have to swallow quite a large helping of implausible sauerkraut to attain their suspension of disbelief. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jun 11, 2015
88% Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "My prophecy is that by the end of this year the men playing Mssrs. Strange and Norrell in the BBC America miniseries will have given two of the more engaging performances on television. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jun 11, 2015
1.5/4 49% Live From New York! (2015) "Self-congratulatory doesn't begin to describe it. Delusional might. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 11, 2015
90% Sunshine Superman (2015) "A generally splendid documentary by Marah Strauch about people throwing themselves off cliffs. Literally. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2015
13% Aloft (2015) "A spiritually elevated, visually thrilling movie. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2015
B 94% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) "Electric Boogaloo is basically a celebration of chutzpah. " ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jun 1, 2015
91% The 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 85% The Seven Five (2015) "Like watching a car crash, with all the elegance implied. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 51% Saint Laurent (2015) "The biopic captures a psychology and aesthetic in an exhilarating, sensual, cerebral fashion. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 52% 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 97% 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 52% 5 Flights Up (2015) "A couple of pros, playing attractive characters in an amiable yet topical story. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 8, 2015
3/4 84% 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
44% 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
8% 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 96% 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
97% 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 45% True Story (2015) "Lightweight script doesn't help a grandiose premise. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 77% 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
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