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]

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) "Bewitchingly bonkers. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Nov 12, 2014
3/5 71% 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
1/5 60% Hercules (2014) "Spears, arrows, rocks rain down on us - or out at us - while the story and characterisation stand rigid in their starting blocks. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 100% Branded to Kill (1967) "Handsome; mad; haunting. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 86% The Lady From Shanghai (1948) "The hall-of-mirrors shootout finale is a canonic classic. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/5 86% Joe (2014) "The plot griddles its right-on themes. Deforestation; social deprivation; child abuse; alcohol abuse . . .  It's a long menu and the food isn't any good. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 96% I Am Divine (2013) "I Am Divine riffs entertainingly through the career of the drag star who blazed in Pink Flamingoes and Hairspray. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/5 68% Jealousy (2014) "The plot is patchy; later scenes search for a purpose. But there are searing truths too. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
0/5 77% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) "Debts repaid. Schmooze mission undertaken and completed. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/5 90% Norte, the End of History (2014) "Masterly elements, for sure. Spurts of vivid violence and dialectical debate. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
5/5 94% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) "The life intrigues; the art endures. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "It's an education fable, accessorised with biffs and bangs in widescreen 3D. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/5 56% Love Me Till Monday "Justin Hardy's film finds a medium-beguiling border country somewhere between Mike Leigh and Ricky Gervais. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) "Sweet, swollen with box-office self-importance, and probably just what the kids want for midsummer dessert. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 83% Begin Again (2014) "The film is a fairy tale: sentimental but enjoyable if you put a few protective fingers in front of your face to avoid being slurped to death. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "A whisper short of three hours, the film and its plot are so lithe yet robust you can hang anything on them. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 75% Goltzius And The Pelican Company "A wonderful blast of thinking showmanship from Peter Greenaway. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
36% Goddess "Goddess has so much plucky good-heartedness you want to give it a medal. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 3, 2014
1/5 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "The film is poorly scripted and built around a mirthless performance by Robert Gustafsson, a less-than-100-year-old actor whose face has undergone seeming vulcanisation. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 3, 2014
2/5 29% Last Love (2013) "[A] sentimental, platitude-strewn film ... " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 3, 2014
4/5 99% A Hard Day's Night (1964) "Richard Lester was the man born to direct this kinetic, kaleidoscopic comedy-with-songs, starring a quartet still fresh from the first gusts of chart-topping fame. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 75% Bicycling with Moliere (2014) "Thank God, or the Comédie-Française, whichever is older and senior, that good French performers still know how to make ancient French literature come alive - just about - for the popcorn crowd. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 3, 2014
4/5 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) "The film is helplessly, or craftily, scatter-shaped. Molecules fly everywhere: bits of concert footage, bits of serious or This is Spinal Tap -ish interviews; bits - or lots - of Tom existentially imploding. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 30% Walking on Sunshine (2015) "The overkill is almost compelling. Like a storm-follower you want to sit right in its eye. But be warned. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 86% Cold in July (2014) "Cold in July is as cold as a corpse from an hour in. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 86% Chef (2014) "Co-stars John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale try hard to be funny to prop up a filmmaker-star barely trying at all. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 93% The Return To Homs (2014) "Missionary-position moviemaking, energised into moments of true or seeming passion by the throes of the strife-torn Shakicam. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
4/5 89% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) "Quemada-Diez worked on three Ken Loach films, starting with Land and Freedom in the Spaniard's home country. The apprentice's own first act of sorcery is simple and compelling. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
5/5 82% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) "As non-plot becomes plot, so "shapelessness" finds its own shape. The film gathers mass, power and beauty as if unguided. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2/5 83% Miss Violence "One girl begins the movie by throwing herself off a balcony. It gets murkier from then on. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 86% Bright Days Ahead (2014) "Don't hold your breath, or your heart: it's not exactly Brief Encounter. But Ardant has the moves. It's the younger cast members who must struggle to keep up. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
1/5 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "The movie will be the stuff of truth and tragedy for some; for others, crafted schmaltz with an eye on the money. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 52% Jersey Boys (2014) "Moves confidently for 135 minutes, with bright performances (Tony winner John Lloyd Young as Frankie outstanding), catchy numbers, a sparkle-and-sepia period look and one sublime in-joke for moviemanes. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2/5 75% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet "Jeunet's films more and more resemble Hallmark greetings cards. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/5 83% Belle (2014) "It's an inert, pompous, un-cinematic piece of cinema. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 100% Of Horses and Men (2015) "Think of Arthur Miller/John Huston's The Misfits. Add volcanic scenery and bleak comedy. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/5 22% Devil's Knot (2014) "The whole thing is ill-scripted, ill-directed and, worst of all, superfluous. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 89% Cheap Thrills (2014) "The film would be nasty if it weren't clever (and sometimes horribly funny). " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 78% The Dirties (2013) "The film is messy, a little confusing, indisputably - at times - powerful. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/5 9% Grace Of Monaco "If you lock up your brain and throw away the key, the film is bearable. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/5 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) "Why is goodhearted liberal cinema sometimes so dumb? " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
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