Nigel Andrews

Nigel Andrews

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Publications:
Financial Times , Times [UK]
Total Reviews:
1223
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1223
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 92% Venus in Fur (2014) " If the film never quite escapes its theatrical provenance and setting, it's still a bracingly bumpy ride." — Financial Times
Posted May 29, 2014
3/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Tom Cruise plays a callow, bumptious twerp in early scenes of the sci-fi adventure fantasy Edge of Tomorrow. He is very good: let's be nice and call it a stretch." — Financial Times
Posted May 29, 2014
4/5 68% Jimmy's Hall " Cinematographer Robbie Ryan coaxes the screen to marvels." — Financial Times
Posted May 29, 2014
2/5 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) " As an eastern western it's like The Searchers with missing GPS. The spectator wants guidance - but may not want it long enough to stay the journey." — Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2014
3/5 40% In Secret (2014) " The movie-settish interiors and street exteriors are all painted grunge green or grunge grey: a one-coat Expressionism bordering on one-brush, broad-stroke miserablism." — Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2014
3/5 85% The Two Faces of January (2014) " By the Istanbul last act the movie has become incurably woolly and one-note-enigmatic." — Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2014
2/5 73% Godzilla (2014) " This franchise needs renewal. In Godzilla we trust? Not without some serious re-minting of the currency." — Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2014
3/5 100% Advanced Style (2014) " Time withers the film a bit, even at a modest but repetitive 75 minutes. It's still a bold bid to give senior-citizen fashion passion its moment in the spotlight." — Financial Times
Posted May 8, 2014
4/5 100% American Interior " There are maps, cartoons, lantern slides. It's high entertainment, like Mark Twain gone multimedia." — Financial Times
Posted May 8, 2014
4/5 92% Frank (2014) " By surreal indirection, it gets closer to the dreams and dynamism of rock wannabes than many a film with a more frontal, frowning brief." — Financial Times
Posted May 8, 2014
1/5 19% Sabotage (2014) " Straight to DVD would be a kindness; straight to the waste bin would be a justice." — Financial Times
Posted May 8, 2014
2/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " Once or twice the film coaxes a laugh." — Financial Times
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 100% Ilo Ilo (2014) " Chen scurries his handheld camera around the apartment and neighbouring streets like a tyro Truffaut. He could be making Les Quatre cent coos." — Financial Times
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 100% Next Goal Wins (2014) " Next Goal Wins is minor but hilarious." — Financial Times
Posted May 1, 2014
3/5 95% Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) (2014) " Co-director Nana Ekvtimishvili's script, nurtured on memories of her own childhood, becomes more focused, even sourly funny, as it evolves." — Financial Times
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 65% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) " Every theme and thesis is italicised. We aren't trusted to probe them with our own minds. The preaching is accompanied, for extra emphasis, by treacly sacerdotal music." — Financial Times
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " The killings multiply. But so do the moments of kooky cinematic grace." — Financial Times
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 41% Divergent (2014) " A futuristic challenge romp in the Hunger Games style." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/5 82% 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 90% 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 93% 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 99% 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 43% 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 78% 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 84% 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 91% 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 22% 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 (2014) " 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 60% 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 94% 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 60% 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 75% 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 (2014) " 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 85% 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 32% 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
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