Nigel Andrews

Nigel Andrews

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Nigel Andrews's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Financial Times, Times [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006) "A Tantalus glimpse of what America might have been with a president who cared about the planet, its people and its peace. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2015
2/5 82% Keane (2005) "It is like bad Bresson, if that were a possibility. All signifiers and no meaning; all tics and no truths; all mute emoting and no emotion. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2015
34% Eros (2004) "How are the mighty scattered, fallen and lost. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2015
63% Clerks II (2006) "The emetic outpouring of buddy love in the last reel deserves the adults-only certificate that the rest narrowly escapes. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2015
3/5 69% The Emperor's New Clothes "Brand engages in Socratic dialogues with children, who fully support his contention that cleaning ladies are badly paid compared with the executives of multinational corporations. Nonetheless, he is basically right. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Apr 25, 2015
2/5 59% A Little Chaos (2015) "Rickman grazes past things of substance but can't overcome the sense that he's really in it for the dressing up. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Apr 17, 2015
4/5 92% Force Majeure (2014) "We shouldn't relish others' misery this much. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
92% Children of Men (2006) "P.D. James's novel must have made more sense than Cuarón's cheerful but incoherent screen adaptation. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Apr 1, 2015
4/5 96% Wild Tales (2015) "Filmmaker Damián Szifrón must have had a difficult childhood. Or else he just loves - don't we all? - dark stories in which logic is an extension ladder from Earth to Hell. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 27, 2015
4/5 100% A Brilliant Young Mind "A clever, imaginative, supple movie, true to itself in spirit and essence, even when straying from strict itineraries. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 89% Still Alice (2015) "Moore's own face starts to become as bare a cupboard as her mind. It's more than the no-make-up look. First, lines of doubt and fear map her face. Then starts to come a blankness like infantilism. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 30% Chappie (2015) "So kinetic, so captivatingly crackerjack that attention deficit is no danger for the audience even if it is for the artist. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
5/5 95% Catch Me Daddy (2015) "The largely unknown cast's performances are exactly right: mimed distillations of moments of being and feeling. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
93% No Country for Old Men (2007) "The last word on the modern-day western used to be Peckinpah's. No Country for Old Men is Peckinpah gone post-Peckinpah. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "Molina and Lithgow are both superb: two crusty romantics searching for crumbs in a world, however well-meaning, that is too busy for love unless it comes tidy, manageable and vexation-free. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/5 53% The Interview (2014) "Everything it was cracked down to be. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 100% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "Aardman's newest animation feature is funny, endearing and a shear delight. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1/5 99% Selma (2015) "In which the fight for black rights, instead of having a fiery and inspiring crackle, is like being hit over the head with a long, soggy sermonette. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "The plot thickens. The cosmos explodes. The film is gaga and occasionally glorious. Don't take anyone sensitive to sensory overload. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
74% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) "The only gale-force laughter in later scenes comes when the hero meets the Beatles. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 4, 2015
31% The Good Night (2007) "[A] witless whimsy. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 4, 2015
92% Shot in Bombay (2008) "The merry-go-round of coincidences keeps the film spinning. When all else fails, there are the riveting, on-the-rack emotions of the fiction film's director. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 4, 2015
84% Back to Normandy (2008) "Like watching an ill-focused production of Waiting for Godot. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 4, 2015
1/5 13% Mortdecai (2015) "It is not enough to fall about and do funny voices. You need a script with actual wit and verifiable verve. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Smart, swanky, a little inhuman and preternaturally well crafted. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/5 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "A smartly scarifying drama-thriller whose characters are bled of their self-assurance, drop by drop, and so, in a voyeuristic way, are we. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/5 95% Whiplash (2014) "The film offers dark, ripsnorting fun if not, necessarily, an accurate portrait of life and times at premium music colleges. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2/5 73% American Sniper (2015) "A shouty, weary spreadsheet about American geo-military good intentions and the place to which, we know, good intentions pave the road. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
5/5 98% The Overnighters (2014) "Full of ambush, surprise, illumination, it's a total corker. And Moss and his camera, somehow, are there every time a new bottle of truth is opened, with a gush, a pop or an explosion. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 90% Obvious Child (2014) "Somehow it all still works. Obvious Child is like one of those kid's paintings where the riot of irreconcilable elements is unified by the charm and madness of a skilled naivety. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
1/5 92% Pride (2014) "[Pride] is bright, perky and ostentatiously warm-hearted. I hated almost every minute. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
5/5 96% Ida (2014) "This frugal, static film in black and white is wondrous with life and drama. First-time actress Agata Trzebuchowska has a face you could watch forever. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Filmmaker Gilroy, brother to Tony (of the darkly marvellous Michael Clayton), makes every cinematic second count. If you blink you miss a tell-tale reaction shot, a vital visual plot clue, or a brilliant cut-in. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 4, 2015
93% Birdman (2014) "You can't help liking the mind or minds that thought the film up; you wouldn't want to close it; and you can bet money on seeing Michael Keaton, here in blisteringly inventive form, in the Best Actor suspects' line-up on Oscar night. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 2, 2015
2/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "The series has started to look retro in the wrong way: retro Jackson, reaching back only into itself. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3/5 71% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "The beginning of Penguins of Madagascar is so funny it makes you almost weep. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3/5 100% Hockney "The paintings steal the show. Nothing else really matters here ... " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Nov 28, 2014
5/5 88% Winter Sleep (2014) "Again it's glorious; again it's talky; again its insights sear; again its length is remorseless. Again it's the best thing to be seen in any city or country where it's showing. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Nov 20, 2014
95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) "Bewitchingly bonkers. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Nov 12, 2014
3/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "Interstellar is terrible, wonderful, sensational, thrilling, imbecilic. In any order you want. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Nov 6, 2014
5/5 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "It's a beautiful film because it isn't afraid of beauty's uglinesses. Artists don't personify the ideal or dazzling worlds they envision. They are the workshop, not the work. So it's right, in a biopic, that we see the mess of the creative life. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Oct 30, 2014
2/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) "In this studio Garden of Eden the doom shadows are laid on with a paint roller and the snakes and apples are straight from the props cupboard. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "The Boxtrolls is mad, funny and inventive. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 82% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) "The landscapes are the best part of the film's power: woodlands grey with mist and rain; seasons grudging with their colours; a woody gorge spanned by a mouldering, spectacular viaduct that becomes a character - a kind of devil ex machina - all its own. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 62% Mood Indigo (2014) "No reality is allowed to sit still before being goosed by surreality. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
5/5 93% The Deer Hunter (1978) "Art is long, we Cimino champions go on hopefully asserting. Life and injustice are short. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "After token story setting the movie goes up like a firework display. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "[The film feels] cobbled together like a bad shoe from a book by John le Carré. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 26, 2014
3/5 77% Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014) "We learn the cruelty of a system of hope in which the longing for a better life is the bait to lure people to an untimely death. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 71% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) "If you have minds and eyes, prepare to have them boggled. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
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