Nigel Andrews

Nigel Andrews

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Publications:
Financial Times , Times [UK]
Total Reviews:
1157
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 40% Divergent (2014) " A futuristic challenge romp in the Hunger Games style." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/5 88% The Double (2014) " We are not scared. And wit-wise the film is as funny as a headache and as repetitive, gonging away in strokes of antic-zany doom." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/5 94% A Story Of Children And Film " It's a great subject, with great objects of fascination, study, interpretation." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
5/5 77% Noah (2014) " By the close Noah is not just a story brought back to life, with every grandeur re-conferred, but a story's characters too. We are aboard, we feel, with a real Noah, his real wife, even (however apocryphal) a real Cain." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 2, 2014
3/5 89% Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements Of Belarus " Dangerous Acts is a poignant picture of eastern Europe art at home and in exile." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Robert Redford, laying aside Mr Liberal Sundance Nice Guy, lends sleek mischief to a dodgy Washington power-broker. Elsewhere, it's the box-office blend as before." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
4/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " This is a musical field of dreams high in corn, but also, sometimes, in the epiphanic empowerment and wonder of stardom conferred." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/5 94% The Past (2013) " The film finally feels centreless, stateless, even a little cold: like the first work of an artist in exile." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
4/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " This may be the best Muppet film since - well - the last one. That's praise enough." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " May become a candidate for camp mini-classic status." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/5 98% Starred Up (2014) " It's a mini-Machiavellian structure, Machiavellianly worked out, with added anarchy and mordant wit." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/5 47% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " This just has celebrity wattage, with some unconvincing bids to suggest there were crisis moments of potential career blackout." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/5 77% The Machine (2014) " There are tritenesses, but particles of promise too, in Caradog James's The Machine, a low-fi sci-fi thriller from Britain." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/5 83% The Unknown Known (2014) " Morris still finds him fascinating. So, in a grimly compelled way, do we." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/5 33% Back to the Garden " The film needed more heat and fluency, more inter-melting of components." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/5 90% Suzanne " "Too little information!" we protest at first. But we are beguiled into the story as if into a jigsaw puzzle." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/5 86% Under the Skin (2014) " You could find its entrancements stalking you for good, in every meaning of that phrase." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Tells you how to get from point A to point B the most colourful way: by reverse-smashing through all the other letters of the alphabet first, as it were, before sneaking up on B from the least expected direction, the front." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
1/5 54% The Zero Theorem " Long before the end, you want to kill all the characters on screen if only to resurrect them as normal human beings. Even that wouldn't take care of the wit-free script and fey excesses of phantasmagoria." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
98% The Invisible War (2012) " Tears are not hard evidence, but they are hard to resist as anecdotal testimony." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Marvels abound early on, including a wondrous panorama of sacked Athens with reeking fires, howling armies, keeling-over statues. By sea-fight time it is the battle hymn of the Athenian republic versus the growing din of déjà vu." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The ornamental riches queue up: production design, star cast, pastiche stylings of gesture, costume, dialogue in a story set in Belle Époque Central Europe. But not a sustaining calorie, narrative or dramatic, in sight." — Financial Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 59% Non-Stop (2014) " Better than most recent mile-high suspense dramas, the film is busy, clever, well-paced." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 100% Yurusarezaru mono (Unforgiven) " Lee has made a film so good that it almost equals its namesake, that sour, magnificent western which won the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars in 1993." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 27, 2014
1/5 85% We Are What We Are (2013) " Stupendously dull: dull with that blend of overloaded effect and under-supplied affect that bad horror alone truly offers." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 79% Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn (2014) " It's a weird little hybrid movie. It becomes unforgettable at just the point where you were beginning to forget it." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) " Since the story is essentially Anne Frank re-gendered, why bother at all?" — Financial Times
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/5 95% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " I thought the film silly if endearing. Fluff noir. Others, peering into the crystal, see and prophesy a cult future for filmmaker Alain Guiraudie." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2/5 48% Stalingrad (2014) " It's a B-picture with pretensions, made to seem all the frailer by the yahooing size and stereoscopy of a screen process impatient to get to the next apocalypse." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " By the end of four hours the concept "picaresque" has been serially used and abused, much like the film's heroine. There's a vision here, even so, that shapes the film's prolix, promiscuous ends." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " By the end of four hours the concept "picaresque" has been serially used and abused, much like the film's heroine. There's a vision here, even so, that shapes the film's prolix, promiscuous ends." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 100% A World Not Ours " The filmmaker, born in Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon's largest camp for Palestinian refugees, presents a poignant picture of that scrapyard for hope and homeland dreams." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2/5 87% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Many people love this new movie, which struck me as etiolated twaddle." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2/5 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Clooney the star schmoozes through on a gallon of charm and a pint of invention. He has said he might give up acting for directing. I think he already has." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2/5 94% Her (2014) " We need more subplots. (Even just one.) Instead we get a life sentence of staring at Phoenix's face while the actor, as skilfully as he can, goes through the 12 steps of disenchantment in his one-man LA therapy classes." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 13, 2014
5/5 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " The film is never hampered by its chosen medium. It goes everywhere and does everything, from pitched aerial battles to cities at bay against inferno." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 13, 2014
1/5 64% Bastards (2013) " I believed little. What I did believe I sought in vain to be moved or engaged by." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 13, 2014
4/5 78% An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (2013) " The film is annoying at times, hugely inventive at others. The animation sequences are cult-collectable." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Just when I had given up on digimated kiddie comedies - too scary with those plasticky, sheeny bodies running amok on a polychrome planet Earth - here comes a time-travel story with charm, style and even wit." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " It's the film's small, quasi-serendipitous moments that remain with us." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " It would be a TV problem-of-the-week movie without McConaughey's skill in combining intelligence with pizzazz." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2/5 49% RoboCop (2014) " Leadenly manufactured - or perhaps from binned leftovers of the alloy used for biomechanical policemen - RoboCop is the remake no one needed." — Financial Times
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " The least convincing Alex Gibney documentary I have seen." — Financial Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " The film alternates between the pulverisingly immediate and dismayingly generic." — Financial Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Macho ado about nothing." — Financial Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
4/5 88% Journal de France " Journal de France is really two films, awkwardly joined but rejoicing in a paradox the French, of all, must surely love." — Financial Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " The historical/geopolitical calendar is a little topsy-turvy. We begin with 9/11, then go into a cold war-style showdown in Moscow. Perhaps Islamophobia has become too yesterday." — Financial Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/5 30% Grudge Match (2013) " Mildly hypnotic." — Financial Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
2/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) " Two hours of talking-head-shots logorrhoea." — Financial Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/5 82% Teenage (2014) " If there's a single message in Teenage - or a prevailing message among many - it's that adults should stay away from the adolescents' party; or else should be thoroughly frisked for their intentions before being invited in." — Financial Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
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