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Andrew Barker

Andrew Barker
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
43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Awkward and unsatisfying.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016
80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) If director Dexter Fletcher's loose adaptation of Edwards' story often seems content to mimic "Cool Runnings" beat for beat, at least it picks a bar it can safely clear.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
63% The Finest Hours (2016) The whole cast and crew all put in a solid shift at the office making the movie, producing a perfectly entertaining, sometimes quite well-crafted disaster drama that nonetheless retreats from the memory almost as soon as the credits roll.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
93% Newtown (2016) Kim A. Snyder's Sandy Hook documentary is an elegant, devastating portrait of a town in mourning.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
21% Diablo (2016) "Diablo" boasts the skeleton of an interesting allegorical oater ... but Carlos de los Rios' screenplay never manages to provide flesh or a beating heart, leaving the whole endeavor feeling more like a rough draft.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) A mostly harmless yet plenty rough assemblage of musical numbers and rote chases that barely add up to a movie ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) This skewed take on Mary Shelley's classic never shows enough sparks of life to justify reanimating its nearly 200-year-old source.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
No Score Yet Barista (2015) Thanks to director Rock Baijnauth's playful, nonjudgmental approach to these obsessive characters, the whole enterprise comes across as endearingly -- and perhaps even admirably -- ridiculous, rather than laughably so.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
No Score Yet The Interior (2015) This initially droll, then increasingly nightmarish tale has atmosphere to spare along with some good jolts.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
95% Creed (2015) Not only lives up to the best of its predecessors, but also respectfully forges its own path.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) There's an unmistakable, scathing sense of outrage behind the whole endeavor, and it's impossible not to admire McKay's reckless willingness ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015
60% Concussion (2015) Peter Landesman's drama pulls no punches in its critique of the NFL, but a cliched, confused script lets the film down.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2015
13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) One would have to trawl through the deepest recesses of Romanian art cinema to find a film with as many static, silent shots of empty rooms and unfurnished hallways.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) Bill Murray heads to Afghanistan in director Barry Levinson's dreadfully misguided farce.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
98% Finders Keepers (2015) Hysterical, insightful and genuinely empathetic ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
4% Shanghai (2015) Goes through all the motions of an old-school wartime spy pic with plenty of technical competence but zero panache, the filmic equivalent of a bar band working through one last Skynyrd cover just before last call.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
11% Pay the Ghost (2015) If it's remembered for nothing else, and it almost certainly won't be, Uli Edel's "Pay the Ghost" can at least make a claim to being the first film to feature a haunted razor scooter in a horror setpiece.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2015
No Score Yet Hysterical, insightful and genuinely empathetic ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
27% Pan (2015) Stripping all whimsy and wonder from the Peter Pan story, Joe Wright's prequel is a busy, bungled bust.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2015
24% Being Charlie (2016) A film that generally succeeds in spite of its formulaic underpinnings and loose ends.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
52% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
30% 3 Generations (2017) Dellal's likably chaotic direction and a bevy of solid performances make sure the film's beating heart outweighs most of its contrivances.‐ Variety
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2015
47% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2015
15% The Transporter Refueled (2015) One of the most enjoyable bad movies of the year.‐ Variety
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) This is a shaggy, easily distractible film that consistently defies expectations to both charming and baffling effect.‐ Variety
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
74% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
85% Meet The Patels (2015) Often riotously funny.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
86% A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015) Les Blank's long-lost Leon Russell documentary is a beguiling snapshot of a lost era.‐ Variety
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) Unbalanced, unwieldy, and at times nearly unintelligible, Aloha is unquestionably Cameron Crowe's worst film.‐ Variety
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 27, 2015
32% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
7% Hot Pursuit (2015) Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara can't save this lazy, unfunny action-comedy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 6, 2015
27% After the Ball (2015) Portia Doubleday stars in a frothy teen comedy as unobjectionable as it is unmemorable.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2015
No Score Yet 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
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2015