André Hereford

André Hereford
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 82% Ruben Brandt, Collector (2019) The effective score by Tibor Cári helps keep it all on track. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 55% Greta (2019) [Neil Jordan] and co-writer Ray Wright don't seem to be interested in reimagining formula here, just executing it solidly. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 46% What Men Want (2019) It's too bad the film isn't funnier. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2.5/5 64% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Stefon or some other SNL character might emerge at any moment to drag Morf off to the hottest club in Miami. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) The movie stumbles making it to that finish line, and it digresses from its straightforward tale... - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) In roles that might have come off too idealized or cute, Layne and James bring to the screen a charged connection that keeps the characters grounded, and should keep audiences in their corner. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3.5/5 66% Vice (2018) Amy Adams, as gifted as any actor currently working in cinema, turns in a virtuosic performance. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
2/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Momoa might nail the everyman end of the spectrum, with copious beer guzzling and manly hair flipping, but he doesn't invest this dude with much regal leadership potential. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 81% Ben is Back (2018) Peter Hedges... benefits from having Julia Roberts, who still can simultaneously deliver charm and knife-edge suspense as if this were the second coming of Sleeping with the Enemy. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) The Scottish and English scenery is gorgeous, but one still wonders why bother with action scenes that beget no action. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 84% Creed II (2018) The movie does offer one genuine surprise: the Drago family drama actually eclipses anything going on with the Creeds or Balboas. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Weisz has a field day with the acerbic dialogue, locating the uniquely arch frequency that director Yorgos Lanthimos plies here. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/5 91% Widows (2018) Ultimately overcomes its political digressions and gets the job done as a compelling, crowd-pleasing heist flick. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 72% El Angel (El ángel) (2018) The gang's crimes are unsettling, but the movie's not gruesome. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 81% Boy Erased (2018) Hedges, an Oscar nominee for Manchester By the Sea, continues his multi-year streak of turning up in award-worthy material. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
71% Narcissister Organ Player (2018) The film succeeds largely by doing its own thing. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
89% Bodied (2018) This Eminem-produced rap drama attempts to flip the script by both exploiting and harpooning p.c. culture, but generally defaults to fistfights and lazy insults. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
46% Bullitt County (2018) Disappointing on a number of levels. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 89% Studio 54 (2018) It's a fabulous get for Tyrnauer and for audiences that Schrager... finally felt ready to spill on what made Studio 54 so happening. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) McCarthy is a mighty convincing curmudgeon. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
82% Fail State (2018) Fail State's revealing examination of the broken financial aid system is undercut by a stale and scattered presentation. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
47% MFKZ (2018) The directors tend to prize gore and bedlam over tension and suspense, which grows wearisome. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Bad Times is well-crafted, driven by a time-shifting narrative that adds Tarantino-esque flavor to the mix. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 87% First Man (2018) A welcome counterpoint to all the buzzcuts and bravado, Claire Foy turns in an incandescent performance as Armstrong's devoted wife Janet. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 89% A Star Is Born (2018) Lady Gaga delivers a movie musical performance that's fresh, funny, and at times powerful. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
97% The Hate U Give (2018) Amandla Stenberg impresses in this hard-hitting Hollywood drama. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
85% Monsters and Men (2018) The stories, for the most part, don't resolve themselves, or they tend to tie up abruptly in a fashion that frustrates expectations without providing compensating insight. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3.5/5 88% Colette (2018) Knightley takes command of this story of a woman discovering the full scope of her powers and talents. Moreover, she's well-matched by an incisive script. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
88% Intelligent Lives (2018) Intelligent Lives offers a compelling, unshowy account of three people with disabilities embarking on huge steps towards greater independence. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Moore has said that this documentary was born not of hope, but of his despair and dispiritedness after the election. Yet, he still entertains and inspires through skillful filmmaking. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) Piles revelations upon twists upon double-crosses, but never comes up with anything truly surprising. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
76% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018) This gritty South Africa-set western takes a turn towards campy drama. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) The demon nun vanquished in The Conjuring 2 returns for her close-up in a straightforward origin story that's more funny than frightening. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
91% Crime + Punishment (2018) Crime + Punishment speaks well on [the NYPD 12's] behalf, but not emphatically enough to close the case. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
40% Arizona (2018) Death comes swiftly and often in this dim, mean-spirited comedy-thriller. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
91% We the Animals (2018) This boyhood drama is exceptionally beautiful...and poky. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
4/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The film's side-trips to the ostentatious crib of Peik Lin's nouveau riche family are the best satire that Chu and the script, by Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli, have to offer. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
1/5 46% The Meg (2018) Looks, sounds, and moves like it was patched together over an extended length of time by several committees full of translators. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee and a solid cast spin a bizarre true story into searing racial satire. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
2/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The comical disregard for life fits right in with the film's disregard for financial reality. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 99% McQueen (2018) The runway shows might prove to be the film's main attraction. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Cruise's inexhaustible appetite for creating wow-worthy stunts and action-packed set-pieces doesn't disappoint. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
2/5 47% Skyscraper (2018) Will and Sarah are like the Incredibles come to life, but without the wit or nuance. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 89% Whitney (2018) Much more a portrait of Whitney and the Houstons than a focused survey of the woman and her remarkable career. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The tight-knit ensemble delivers a fun, small-scale caper that's delightfully self-contained. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
63% Ideal Home (2018) Risqué humor and a well-calibrated Paul Rudd performance help elevate this comedy above lazy, movie-of-the-week plotting. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3.5/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The expanded role of Elastigirl, and Hunter, also marks one of the major gains for the sequel, in addition to some elastically inventive, heart-racing action sequences. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 is a good heist flick and comedy, but more so it's a first-rate fairy tale of crashing one of the world's most exclusive famous people parties. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3.5/5 83% Alex Strangelove (2018) Combining elements from everybody-must-get-laid film franchises like Porky's and American Pie, with the suburban melodrama of John Hughes romances, Alex Strangelove finds novel and occasionally hilarious ways to spin the familiar into something fresh. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
92% Nossa Chape (2018) Fox Sports presents a taut and moving tale of a soccer team struck by disaster and the town determined to see them make a comeback. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018