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Anders Wright

Anders Wright

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Anders Wright's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Orlando Weekly, San Diego Union-Tribune

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 79% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Will it rile up your emotions, or make you truly question something, anything, like their best films can do, while still making you laugh? Hail the Coens, to be sure, but in this case, it's questionable. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/4 100% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2016) "This year's live-action films are an interesting, if straightforward lot, which is surprising, because most successful short films have a unique twist that ties them together. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3.5/4 100% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated (2016) "While the live-action offerings are strong, if tame, the animated films are far more daring, as befits the medium. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2.5/4 59% The Finest Hours (2016) "A film that feels old-fashioned in its delivery but is also enormously exciting in its execution. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3.5/4 96% 45 Years (2015) "Both Rampling (nominated for an Academy Award for the first time) and Courtenay are wonderful here, doing tremendous work as a couple who know each other all too well, but perhaps don't know each other at all. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2.5/4 53% Lazer Team (2016) "Great cinema it is not, but a mildly enjoyable distraction it most certainly can be, following in a rich tradition of science fiction comedy. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/4 68% A Perfect Day (2016) "A project that's intriguing, funny, emotional and sensitive, one that raises issues abundantly important today and makes us consider whether we're truly considering what else is going on in the world around us. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3/4 93% The Lady In The Van (2015) ""The Lady in the Van" is smart, often funny, and above all tragic, as befits any movie about a homeless person living in a van for 15 years. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 21, 2016
1/4 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "The whole thing becomes so ludicrous that it's unintentionally funny as it reaches its lackluster climax, which is carefully designed to lead into the next film, assuming there is one. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3.5/4 83% The Revenant (2015) "The story is straightforward enough, but Iñárritu and Lubezki have the utmost respect for the land around them. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/4 83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "It relies on smart writing, clever ideas, terrific cinematography and rich, complex characters who are inhabited by three superb young actors, as well as a cast of crafty veterans in the supporting roles. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 31, 2015
4/4 96% Room (2015) "It's a brutal, wonderful performance, bolstered by the screenplay, which Donoghue adapted herself. Clever, nimble, and smart, it gives these actors room to truly work, all of which is supported by Abrahamson's sharp direction. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 30, 2015
3.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "It's epic in length, extraordinary in process, tremendous in writing and phenomenal in acting, and a brief description barely does it any justice. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 24, 2015
2/4 63% Concussion (2015) "This is a pretty intriguing idea for a film, certainly, and couldn't be more of the moment. But "Concussion" is an interesting story uninterestingly told. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3.5/4 88% The Big Short (2015) ""The Big Short" is, like many of its characters, brutally honest, smart and cocky. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Though the plot is overly familiar, Abrams hits all the right beats and leaves us hungry for the next chapter. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/4 80% Macbeth (2015) "Kurzel's version of "Macbeth" is smart, assured and visually stunning. It's no double, double toil and trouble at all. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2.5/4 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "There's a self-importance to "The Danish Girl" that cannot be ignored, and from a narrative perspective, despite the intriguing subject matter and fascinating story, it somehow manages to feel a bit too accessible and safe for its own good. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2/4 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "While it has its stunning visuals and exceptional sequences, and is, if you'll pardon me, a whale of a tale, it simply does not succeed at getting at the heart of its own story. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2.5/4 60% Life (2015) "It really is the work of Pattinson, and even more so DeHaan, that makes "Life" a success. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2.5/4 82% Chi-Raq (2015) ""Chi-Raq" is a vibrant, timely, important piece of work that stands up and says that the level of violence among young people, predominantly black men, in urban areas is unacceptable. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2.5/4 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Sharp and enjoyable, like a breath of air that's both fresh and, due to the subject matter, fetid at the same time. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Nov 25, 2015
2.5/4 94% Creed (2015) "Like the sport of boxing itself, the luster of the Rocky movies has faded over time. But Rocky Balboa has always been Stallone's achievement. It's a joy to spend a little more time with him, even if he's a little older and slower. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/4 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "It's sweet and enjoyable, but it isn't particularly ambitious, either. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2.5/4 42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) ""Secret in Their Eyes" never quite captures the intensity of the film it is based upon, making it a fairly standard thriller. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Nov 20, 2015
2.5/4 71% Trumbo (2015) "Sadly, while the casting and acting of much of Jay Roach's film is great, on the whole it isn't up to Trumbo's caliber. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Nov 20, 2015
2.5/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Yes, it's solid enough, and a satisfying conclusion, but with all of that in mind, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" is also strictly by the book. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3.5/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "It tells a tremendous story of journalism from behind the scenes; creates vibrant, well-acted characters, inhabited by terrific actors; and truly reminds us of the value and importance of journalism, and its place in our society. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/4 31% By The Sea (2015) "A meandering sexual drama set in the '70s, it's ambitious, though it at times crosses that fatal line that stretches between art, truth, beauty and, sadly, indulgence. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 64% Spectre (2015) "Craig turned the character into a dark, brooding, unhappy creature, but here he's really more bland than Bond, a shadow of his former self. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Nov 6, 2015
3/4 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "Boyle is and always has been an exciting, inventive director, and Sorkin is as interesting as they come, churning out a sense of dialogue that's entirely unique. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "An espionage thriller it is not, but a crisp, crackling examination of the machinations of espionage it certainly is. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2.5/4 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "Despite its cast, it's a bit thin on the acting, but like all of del Toro's films, it has a visual sensibility that's truly the star of the show. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/4 47% Freeheld (2015) "Good intentions aren't enough to make a quality movie. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 71% He Named Me Malala (2015) "If this one girl, who has been through so much, can continue to raise her voice to better the world, perhaps the rest of us should, too. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Oct 8, 2015
1.5/4 26% Pan (2015) "Yes, "Pan" is a fresh take on Peter, and while it introduces us to Neverland and a boy who will eventually never grow up, it does almost nothing to attempt to explain how or why he becomes the character we all know so well. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 92% The Martian (2015) ""The Martian" is imaginative, clever, entertaining and frequently very funny. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/4 85% The Walk (2015) ""The Walk" may rely more on visuals than characters, but it's also a tremendous piece of filmmaking. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Sep 30, 2015
3/4 91% Queen of Earth (2015) "Well made, written, acted and crafted, it's the sort of movie that doesn't go down easy, takes no prisoners and leaves you hoping your own life will never resemble theirs. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Sep 24, 2015
1.5/4 9% Stonewall (2015) ""Stonewall" is a melodramatic movie rife with overacting and an overly convoluted plot, all of which means that it just isn't very good. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/4 75% Black Mass (2015) ""Black Mass" is a strong, assured film, and Depp's turn as Bulger is one of the best pieces of work in his long, eccentric career. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 72% Everest (2015) "It's clear that the filmmakers have a great deal of reverence for everyone who was on the mountain that day, both those who survived and those who did not, and the movie, which was shot on location in Nepal, looks amazing. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 70% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "It's the cast that's really the key here. Yes, Maguire has developed both a physicality and a voice for Fischer, and he's working hard to become more and more unhinged, but it's the supporting players who ground the movie in reality. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 66% Learning To Drive (2015) "Charming and often very funny. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 82% Mistress America (2015) "The best sorts of comedies are the ones that go where you least expect them to, and "Mistress America" does just that ... " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 78% Z For Zachariah (2015) "This is a small, smart movie that lies in the hands of its three cast members, all of whom are huge movie stars, and all of whom are up to the task. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 64% Digging For Fire (2015) "A funny, insightful piece of work. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 97% Being Evel (2015) "Meticulously researched and interestingly presented, "Being Evel" works because just as it looks as though it might devolve into a sycophantic bit of hero worship, it changes gears and looks at the other side of the icon. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Aug 21, 2015
3/4 89% Meru (2015) "Like many mountaineering films, this one sports extraordinary cinematography, but it is the personal nature of it that makes it so appealing and insightful. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Aug 21, 2015
2.5/4 43% American Ultra (2015) "In essence, "American Ultra" is late-summer genre. It's got some grit to it, though, and is often quite funny. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Aug 21, 2015
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