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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
57% Me Before You (2016) These are deep, complicated issues the film wades into, and it quickly winds up out of its depth.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) The film hangs together surprisingly well, thanks to on-point performances from George Clooney and Julia Roberts, a sprinkle of obtuse humor and Foster's streamlined direction ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) The problem with "Alice" is its lack of narrative imagination.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
25% Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016) Tries its best to visually convey just how revolutionary Pele's arrival on the scene must have felt, but it's continually hamstrung by an uninspiring, ultra-traditionalist narrative.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
6% Mother's Day (2016) Atrociously written, begrudgingly acted, haphazardly assembled and never more backward than when it thinks it's being progressive ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
85% Kicks (2016) This is a debut of undeniable promise, both for its director and its largely unknown cast.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016
2% Nina (2016) The casting of Zoe Saldana is scarcely the only problematic element of Cynthia Mort's misconceived Nina Simone biopic.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
30% Criminal (2016) Struggling to generate much tension, the film opts for sensory battery in the action scenes, rendering gunshots as loud as cannon fire and splashing blood every which way.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) Jon Favreau brings a welcome lightness of touch to this visually immersive adventure story.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2016
92% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Max Records gives a sharp performance in this endearing first adaptation of Dan Wells' YA series.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) As a pure visual spectacle, however, Batman V Superman ably blows the hinges off the multiplex doors, and editor David Brenner does excellent work to comprehensibly streamline the chaos, capably captured by d.p. Larry Fong.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
100% Transpecos (2016) An atmospheric thriller with hardly an ounce of excess fat.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
82% My Blind Brother (2016) Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate nail the nobility of resentment in this winningly featherweight romantic comedy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
77% In a Valley of Violence (2016) West's grasp of the rhythms and the grace notes of the Western idiom is undeniable, but he never seems to find a film worth telling within it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2016
61% Race (2016) Making a few admirable attempts to complicate what could have been a standard-issue inspirational sports narrative, "Race" is better than it has to be, but not by too much ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
11% The Choice (2016) The latest, and quite possibly worst, tissue-thin weepie to issue forth from the Nicholas Sparks page-to-screen assembly line ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Awkward and unsatisfying.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016
81% 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
64% 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
94% 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
15% 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
59% 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
14% 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
8% 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
10% 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
25% 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
32% 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
18% 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
63% 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