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
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 soufflé-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
3.5/4 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) "Chiemi Karasawa deserves all the credit in the world for the intimate and hilarious portrait that is Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, a sparkling cocktail of music and memoir. On the other hand, she didn't exactly have to drag her subject out of her shell. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 5, 2015
90% Wild (2014) "An engrossing, moving and/or well-structured movie, made in a manner that evokes every ounce of sympathy for its heroine in her passion and her thirst for absolution. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
94% Love Is Strange (2014) "Sachs is a profoundly visual artist with a musical soul. It's the basic storytelling that gets in his way. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2015
95% Snowpiercer (2014) "Once Mr. Bong sets his monorail in motion the movie assumes an irresistible momentum, accelerated by nonstop mayhem, gallows humor and an immersive visual style that possesses a heady sense of the steam-punk Apocalypse. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jan 2, 2015
98% Boyhood (2014) "Boyhood is as immersive as it is observational, and at the same time inescapably self-reflective. In terms of manipulating the relationship between viewer and screen, there is nothing quite like it. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2015
84% In Bruges (2008) "Those who know McDonagh's work know a vein of darkness will run deeply through the comedy. It has seldom been darker. Or funnier. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 14, 2014
2/4 82% The Homesman (2014) "Wanders along the lonesome trail, then heads off into the underbrush. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 20, 2014
96% National Gallery (2014) "An immersion in art and humanity. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 20, 2014
2.5/4 77% Rosewater (2014) "Earnest, well-acted, less than urgent, but more than a vanity project. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 13, 2014
1.5/4 41% Horns (2014) "Will drive one to distraction with its histrionic acting, multipronged approach to storytelling and infernal attempts at social commentary. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 30, 2014
84% Listen Up Philip (2014) "A very entertaining black comedy for very mysterious reasons. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014
92% Force Majeure (2014) "The resolution to a such an argument is impossible, the speculation impossible to resist. Audiences will feel the same about Mr. Ostlund's movie, and the ticklish points it pursues. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014
55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) ""White Bird in a Blizzard" is an alibi for Mr. Araki to flex his considerable muscle as a visual artist, using a palette that ranges from the blissful to the grotesque ... " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014
98% Citizenfour (2014) "There are not a lot of moments in documentary cinema that equal "Citizenfour." " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3/4 88% Advanced Style (2014) ""Advanced Style" is appropriately fun, frivolous and baroquely ornamented by its subjects who sing, perform, model and occasionally sound like teenagers, while dressing a lot better. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3.5/4 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) "Singular exercise in self-indulgence, introspection and tongue-in-cheekiness by the solemn and magnetic Cave. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 16, 2014
77% Fury (2014) "Does charisma trump psychosis? That will be one of the questions raised by director David Ayer's volatile, defiantly iconoclastic Fury. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 16, 2014
73% Camp X-Ray (2014) "An obvious but strongly humanist drama from first-time feature maker Peter Sattler. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 16, 2014
77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "If the screenplay to "Kill the Messenger" were a news story, any capable copydesk would have kicked it back to the reporter-not for a shortage of facts, but a lack of dramatic soul. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2014
77% St. Vincent (2014) "Naturally, Mr. Murray is a joy to watch. And he has brought so much joy to so many grumpy people he deserves whatever accolades he can accrue, even for a career-assessment comedy like "St. Vincent." " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2014
95% Whiplash (2014) ""Whiplash" will instill not just respect but awe. It also happens to feature a pair of performances that eclipse all else around them. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3/4 86% The Blue Room (2014) "Tense, intriguing and will keep the viewer off-balance. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 9, 2014
1.5/4 36% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) "A movie bearing as faux-naive a title as this has to make a pretty good case for itself. This it decidedly does not do. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2.5/4 92% Pride (2014) "Feel-good. Also, manipulative. And pandering. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2/4 52% The Zero Theorem (2014) "Gives one the sense that the ex-Monty Python-ite thinks he's at a filmmaker version of the Last Chance Saloon, manufacturing and recycling as fast as he can. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 25, 2014
2.5/4 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "Even with performers as likable as Hader and Wiig, and characters as likable as Milo and Maggie, sympathy should be earned. Like an cocksure banker, Johnson takes our investment for granted. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3/4 59% My Old Lady (2014) "What starts as an elaborate sitcom becomes an emotionally substantial tragicomedy. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 18, 2014
4/4 95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "Inspiring and thrilling. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2.5/4 89% Wetlands (2014) "Graphic, occasionally disgusting but sweet-natured and liberated. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/4 29% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) "Terrific performances help mine the poignancy in a legendary tabloid story. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 5, 2014
78% The Cosmopolitans: Season One (TV, 2014) "Like the errant offspring of Edith Wharton and Luis Buñuel, he [Stillman] takes artifice to an uncomfortable place, and sees privilege as a gateway to anxiety. When his characters are out of their element, it means trouble. Or, at the very least, unease. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 2, 2014
64% Life Of Crime (2014) "There's a pronounced lack of tension in this feature by director Daniel Schechter, who has to deal with a storyline that is, unfortunately, not Mr. Leonard's strongest. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 28, 2014
99% Starred Up (2014) "Audiences, the less squeamish at least, will benefit from Mr. Mackenzie's ability to wring white-knuckling tension out of Mr. Asser's intelligent story. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 28, 2014
35% The November Man (2014) "[An] engaging, fast-paced and ultimately ludicrous combo of espionage and mayhem ... " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 28, 2014
65% The Notebook (2014) "Szasz keeps the kids at such an emotional distance that even their notebook -- in which their father has commanded they commit everything they do, and think - does little to generate much emotional investment. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 28, 2014
B 100% I Am A Knife With Legs "After all the huffing and puffing, Jones and Co. have created an original work of comedy, and an outsider movie with real sense of itself. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Aug 18, 2014
36% The Giver (2014) "For much of the movie, viewers will be asking themselves where the conflict is. And, by extension, the drama. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 18, 2014
71% Dinosaur 13 (2014) "In his eagerness to create a David-and-Goliath story, and with his distractingly pro-BHI bias, Mr. Miller fails to ask a lot of questions. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 18, 2014
92% Frank (2014) ""Frank" is a genuine original in a summer sea of sameness, and a darkly comedic manifesto against the cultural status quo. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 18, 2014
No Score Yet Heartbreakers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Just when you thought reality television had exhausted all its options, along comes the joyously cheesy Heartbreakers to prove that age cannot wither, nor custom stale, its infinite variety. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 14, 2014
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