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Andrew Barker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
27%

Pan (2015)

"Stripping all whimsy and wonder from the Peter Pan story, Joe Wright's prequel is a busy, bungled bust." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 20, 2015
23%

Being Charlie (2016)

"A film that generally succeeds in spite of its formulaic underpinnings and loose ends." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 17, 2015
53%

Lolo (2016)

"What could have been a broad yet sweetly believable comic meditation on cross-cultural middle-aged romance [is dragged] down with flatly staged, sometimes downright infantile low-brow antics." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 15, 2015
40%

Beeba Boys (2015)

"The tone never quite gels, leaving the film an eye-catching but weightless mishmash of hit-and-miss one-liners and bloody yet non-visceral firefights." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2015
26%

Five Nights in Maine (2016)

"Curran's tasteful, challenging yet ultimately inscrutable debut feature never quite lives up to the caliber of her fine cast." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2015
88%

Born To Be Blue (2016)

"Ethan Hawke gives one of the best performances of his career in Robert Budreau's Chet Baker non-biopic." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2015
45%

About Ray (2015)

"Dellal's likably chaotic direction and a bevy of solid performances make sure the film's beating heart outweighs most of its contrivances." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 13, 2015
25%

Kill Your Friends (2016)

"Nicholas Hoult embodies the psychosis of the 1990s British music industry in this initially sharp, increasingly tiresome and violent satire." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2015
20%

I Saw the Light (2016)

"Despite committed performances from Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, Marc Abraham's Hank Williams biopic is a dull, unfocused slog." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2015
48%

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

"The latest 'Maze Runner' movie succeeds well enough as derivative survival-horror-action thrillers go, but makes for an unsatisfying, confusing sequel." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 8, 2015
15%

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

"One of the most enjoyable bad movies of the year." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 3, 2015
21%

An Eye for Beauty (Le règne de la beauté) (2014)

"An almost bizarrely limp, emotionless, blank greeting card of a movie." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 27, 2015
13%

Sinister 2 (2015)

"Anyone who found the original a cut above the average horror pic will likely leave the theater disappointed, if not downright insulted." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 19, 2015
43%

American Ultra (2015)

"Too often plays like an earnest yet unsatisfying adaptation of a cult graphic novel, with most of the charm lost in translation." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 18, 2015
65%

Ricki And The Flash (2015)

"This is a shaggy, easily distractible film that consistently defies expectations to both charming and baffling effect." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 4, 2015
87%

Fort Tilden (2015)

"Unfortunately, it fails to find much humor in them, and its potent sense of place and underlying ideas never compensate for the tiresome millennial musings that constitute most of its runtime." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 30, 2015
72%

I Am Chris Farley (2015)

"Farley's story seems to be a sadder and more complicated one than the filmmakers appear fully comfortable exploring." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 30, 2015
11%

Frank The Bastard (2015)

"Brad Coley's slow-paced thriller has a decent cast, but can't draw the viewer into its convoluted, overstuffed mystery." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 24, 2015
84%

Do I Sound Gay? (2015)

"Thorpe's documentary can sometimes seem a bit intimidated by the various cans of worms it pries open, but it's nonetheless a breezy, funny, often quite clever film more concerned with minor epiphanies than big answers." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 10, 2015
78%

Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong (2016)

"This earnest, slight romance doesn't generate enough sparks to overcome the anxiety of its obvious influence. But as a simple valentine to Hong Kong's expat nightlife, the film makes for charming, breezy viewing." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 7, 2015
85%

Meet The Patels (2015)

"Often riotously funny." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 2, 2015
85%

A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015)

"Les Blank's long-lost Leon Russell documentary is a beguiling snapshot of a lost era." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 2, 2015
100%

Stray Dog (2015)

"Though Stray Dog is slowly paced and at times a bit repetitive, Granik and her crew rarely risk losing their audience's attention, and they uncover a wealth of images that are alternately striking, symbolic and singular." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 29, 2015
70%

Sin Alas (2015)

"Director Ben Chace's drama offers a sensual, brainy immersion in scenes of Cuban life past and present." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 23, 2015
33%

Entourage (2015)

"At no point does anyone involved with the film ever take this too seriously, and as long as one takes it in the same spirit, it's perfectly enjoyable." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 2, 2015
19%

Aloha (2015)

"Unbalanced, unwieldy, and at times nearly unintelligible, Aloha is unquestionably Cameron Crowe's worst film." ‐Variety
Posted May 28, 2015
48%

San Andreas (2015)

"California crumbles spectacularly in an action movie that quickly degenerates from blissfully stupid to fatally stupid." ‐Variety
Posted May 27, 2015
31%

Poltergeist (2015)

"[A] professionally executed yet bloodless film ... an act of homage that hews reverently to its source material while missing the essential spirit and vitality that once powered it." ‐Variety
Posted May 19, 2015
11%

Dixieland (2015)

"A scintillating lead performance, a good deal of heart and a fragrant sense of place just about compensate for some slack storytelling and a forcibly elegiac tone ..." ‐Variety
Posted May 8, 2015
7%

Hot Pursuit (2015)

"Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara can't save this lazy, unfunny action-comedy." ‐Variety
Posted May 6, 2015
27%

After the Ball (2015)

"Portia Doubleday stars in a frothy teen comedy as unobjectionable as it is unmemorable." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 24, 2015
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Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions (2015)

"Essentially just a slightly gussied-up version of the types of "making of" featurettes that sometimes accompany deluxe album packages." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 21, 2015
94%

Monkey Kingdom (2015)

"The cheekiest, funniest, and most purely entertaining entry in the Disneynature series." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 9, 2015
100%

Night Owls (2015)

"Director Charles Hood's sophomore feature could have gone south in any number of ways. Fortunately, the execution here is impressively adroit, with a clever script enlivened by two charmingly compatible lead performances from Rosa Salazar and Adam Pally." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 6, 2015
83%

Eden (2015)

"Hansen-Love, who co-wrote the script along with her former-DJ brother Sven, zeroes in on the signature experiences of '90s club life with expert precision." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2015
80%

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

"At times there's a genuine sense of daring to the film's freewheeling anarchy, its refusal to stick to a central theme or impart any sort of lesson." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2015
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The Principle (2014)

"The best that can be said of this documentary is that it makes enough gestures toward fair and balanced treatment to obscure much of the bad faith lying beneath." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2015
10%

The Boy Next Door (2015)

"The film's initial formulaic competence gives way to outright preposterousness rather quickly, hinging on idiot-plot character motivations, "It was only a cat!" jump scares and computer files that may as well be labeled "Evil Schemes, 2012-2014."" ‐Variety
Posted Jan 21, 2015
100%

Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (2014)

"A searing, horrifying, at times starkly beautiful documentary ode to the netherworlds surrounding the U.S.-Mexico barrier." ‐Variety
Posted Dec 22, 2014
29%

Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

"Sporadically funny and mostly tedious, this 18-years-too-late sequel nonetheless exhibits a puerile purity of purpose." ‐Variety
Posted Nov 13, 2014
44%

You're Not You (2014)

"This well-intentioned weepie never quite rises far enough above its movie-of-the week architecture to hit all its intended emotional pressure points." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2%

Left Behind (2014)

"With a Sharknado-inspired visual style and a deeply weary lead performance from Nicolas Cage, Left Behind is cheap-looking, overwrought kitsch of the most unintentionally hilarious order." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 2, 2014
94%

Man from Reno (2015)

"Man From Reno is hardly the equal of its inspirations, but it nonetheless makes for a pleasantly mellow, well-structured concoction." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 26, 2014
78%

Kill the Messenger (2014)

"Jeremy Renner gives his best performance since 'The Hurt Locker' in this assiduous, engrossing drama about the late investigative reporter Gary Webb." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 26, 2014
67%

Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014)

""The Wind Cries Mary," "Fire" and "Manic Depression" were all composed during the time period covered by the film, yet never does Hendrix convincingly appear to be an artist in bloom." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 23, 2014
65%

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

"Too formally well crafted to be dismissed, but too straightforward and uncurious to be particularly exciting or insightful ..." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 17, 2014
82%

Second Coming (2014)

"Tucker Green certainly isn't shy about testing her audience's patience, and while she can sometimes get a bit too enamored with her own moody, elliptical atmospherics, there's clearly a unique imagination at work here ..." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 11, 2014
9%

The Cobbler (2015)

"A slow-motion zeppelin crash that starts as a dull-edged fable, and then spirals further and further out of control without ever growing more exciting or interesting." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 10, 2014
91%

Love & Mercy (2015)

"A wonderfully innervating cure for the common musical biopic ..." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 9, 2014
82%

Beyond the Lights (2014)

"Gugu Mbatha-Raw gives a fierce lead turn in Gina Prince-Bythewood's messy but undeniably entertaining music-biz romance." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 8, 2014
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