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Anders Wright

Anders Wright
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 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) It's certainly worthwhile to tell the story of these people, but you can't help but feel that there's something missing from the narrative. Because there is.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) No, this "Magnificent Seven" doesn't reinvent the wagon wheel, but it's not supposed to.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/4 70% Operation Avalanche (2016) There's something about "Operation Avalanche" that feels somewhat unsatisfying when all is said and done. The idea is a good one, but the ending feels more standard than the beginning.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
3.5/4 97% Little Men (2016) This is an utterly human movie, the sort of character-driven project that's harder and harder to find these days.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/4 85% Sully (2016) It's a movie with problems, but it also leaves you feeling somewhat inspired, and reminds you that sometimes, still, people can come together and make the world a slightly better place.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/4 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) It's far too easy to become overwrought and syrupy, and while the new movie has a lot going for it, it does eventually succumb to those watery depths.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2.5/4 47% Complete Unknown (2016) Ambiguity in cinema is a rarity nowadays, and "Complete Unknown" squanders its commodity when all is said and done. But it's unique and different ...‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2.5/4 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Make no mistake, this is no "Raging Bull." But it's a perfectly serviceable biopic and boxing movie whose cast says something about the social changes afoot in this nation.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 91% Southside With You (2016) It's charming, sweet and smart, and it isn't loaded with destiny. Tanne, in his first feature, has found a way to make his point by barely making it at all.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 59% War Dogs (2016) Rather than being satirical, it's actually a movie that takes itself fairly seriously.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/4 97% Hell or High Water (2016) "Hell or High Water" is one of the most original, entertaining and intriguing films of 2016.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/4 66% Anthropoid (2016) As is often the case with period pieces like this, the story itself is better than the execution.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 81% Equity (2016) All of the men in the movie are fairly one-dimensional. Which you could say is a bit of payback, since this is a movie about and by women.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/4 25% Suicide Squad (2016) The plotting, which initially seems intriguing, eventually collapses onto its own narrative petard, and the entire affair devolves into a rain-drenched slow-motion climax.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/4 82% Indignation (2016) The movie has a nice, exquisite feel to it, as though you're watching something that is smart but delicate at the same time.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
2.5/4 55% Jason Bourne (2016) Make no mistake, "Jason Bourne" is entertaining, but it's also fairly unmemorable, because the story it tells doesn't necessarily need to be told.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
87% Phantom Boy (2016) Its story might be all too familiar, and on the whole it doesn't carry a great deal of weight, but "Phantom Boy" has a real humanity to it that is often hard to find in today's cinematic offerings.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) It's an imperfect movie, as most are, but "Ghostbusters" is undeniably entertaining. And there's something at the heart of Feig's movie that feels almost profound.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) A charming coming-of-age film set in the New Zealand bush, complete with a company of quirky, mismatched characters.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
2.5/4 91% Zero Days (2016) Though Stuxnet was introduced to the world in 2010, in many ways "Zero Days" could not be more timely ...‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
2.5/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Yes, it's often very funny and frequently entertaining. However, "The Secret Life of Pets" doesn't have a great deal to say.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
2.5/4 68% Swiss Army Man (2016) It will come across as absurd and ridiculous to some, and deep and meaningful to others.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/4 74% The BFG (2016) It's the sort of movie that assists children in experiencing new emotions and reminds adults what it was like to feel them.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
2.5/4 57% The Neon Demon (2016) It would be easy to look at "The Neon Demon" and think that it is little more than style over substance, and there may be some validity to that notion. But even if it's the case, the style of the movie is extraordinary.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 92% Three (Saam Yan Hang) (2016) It's a slow burn that can only end in the sort of shockingly violent set piece To stages as well, if not better, than anyone else.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 95% De Palma (2016) For those who have an interest in film as an art and cinema as a culture, "De Palma" is fairly riveting, a master class in filmmaking tied into a history of contemporary cinema, with an unexpectedly personal look into the life of De Palma himself.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/4 51% Genius (2016) Despite the characters and the subject matter, the film is underwhelming, though Firth's acting is a masterwork of understatement.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/4 33% Puerto Ricans In Paris (2016) The entire film feels like it could have been made for TV back in the '80s.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/4 28% Warcraft (2016) While it is visually very impressive, it doesn't soar as emotionally as Jones intended, which is necessary to be truly epic.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/4 89% Dheepan (2016) It puts a face on people around the world who will do anything for a better life.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/4 97% Weiner (2016) It's actually an eye-opening film, not because of Weiner's misdeeds but because anyone who watches it comes away with a degree of shame.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
2.5/4 78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "Popstar" is frequently ingenious, and even though some of the humor is broad, profane and ridiculous, it also has a number of moments and lines of dialogue that are unexpectedly sublime.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/4 79% Elstree 1976 (2016) How many movies would inspire a documentary about its bit players, almost 40 years after its initial release? Very few, but "Star Wars" is certainly one of them.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) A disappointing, mediocre movie.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/4 89% The Lobster (2016) The sort of movie that makes you consider what the filmmaker is saying, as well as what the movie is actually about.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) Life in "Maggie's Plan" is terrifyingly unpredictable. Just like everyone's, which is what makes it so charming. Plan to see it.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/4 98% Love & Friendship (2016) It's a movie that is not just an achievement in its own right, but the sort that makes one reconsider all of Stillman's previous films.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
2/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "The Angry Birds Movie" is about as filling as the game itself, and has little to say other than friendship is good, pigs are bad, and angry payback is best of all.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) It nicely captures the seediness of L.A. in the '70s , but, despite a very encouraging first act, it loses steam and gets bogged down in its own narrative.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
2/4 57% Money Monster (2016) Try as it might to tap into such previous populist films as "Network" or perhaps more appropriately, "Dog Day Afternoon," it undercuts its own potential importance by being overly simplistic.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 79% The Family Fang (2016) Subtle, smart and successful ...‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 61% High-Rise (2016) Though it's set in the past, the future is bleak for the residents of the "High-Rise." As oddly prescient as the source material is, let's just hope our own is brighter.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) The biggest of all the Avengers films, and perhaps the most satisfying.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
2/4 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) For a movie about a mathematician who always thought outside the box, "The Man Who Knew Infinity" is quite staid and traditional.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
2/4 10% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) Something of an underwhelming experience in which Hemingway is a supporting character in his own story.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 90% Green Room (2016) The violence is intense and visceral. And while it may be a familiar formula, Saulnier's cast is top-notch, his writing is sharp, and it isn't long before you realize that no one's survival is guaranteed.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 84% The Meddler (2016) Scafaria's film has a lot of heart, even though there are times when it goes a little too far, and others when Marnie's actions just seem kind of ridiculous.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
96% Sing Street (2016) This rock 'n' roll fantasy, set in Dublin in 1985, will leave you feeling as warm as a gorgeous pop song, and nostalgic for that time in your life when discovering new music that sings to you is the most important thing in the world.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
71% A Hologram for the King (2016) This is actually intriguing, something of a "Waiting for Godot" fish-out-of-water story. Because, in that scenario, anything can happen. And some of it does.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) As a whole, "Elvis & Nixon" is an enjoyably lightweight distraction that, thankfully, takes one away from the current election season for a scant 86 minutes.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016