Andrew Burden

Andrew Burden

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Andrew Burden's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 43%

The Clearing (2004)

"Kidnap dramas are nothing new and this one certainly isn't original, but director Pieter Jan Brugge compensates with a stylish approach." ‐
Posted Nov 21, 2004
2/5 11%

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

"Pre-production wranglings shouldn’t affect the final product, but in this case you can’t help wondering if they did." ‐
Posted Nov 21, 2004
4.5/5 68%

Unbreakable (2000)

"Alfred Hitchcock has been a long-standing influence on the young Indian-born and Philadelphia-raised filmmaker and his influence is keenly felt in Unbreakable. " ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2004
4/5 52%

Titan A.E. (2000)

"The plot is standard sci-fi fare but the treatment is exceptionally well done and unlike most animated features one never grows tired of the visuals. " ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2004
3.5/5 64%

The Yards (2000)

"Surprisingly the story holds together well, and some excellent performances support an otherwise improbable series of events" ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2004
4/5 41%

The Ninth Gate (1999)

"The film's self indulgence is defeatist at times and it could benefit from a tighter editing." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2004
3.5/5 53%

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

"It's a sad fact of life but nothing we experience as adults can ever be as acute as the things we experience for the first time as children." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2004
4.5/5 73%

Snatch (2001)

"Ritchie is the kind of director who can not only plagiarise his own work and get away with it, but reinvent himself at the same time." ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
4/5 79%

Shanghai Noon (2000)

"Original westerns are as rare in modern cinema as unique vampire films, but in the exploited gold mine of great ideas, Shanghai Noon is a gem." ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
4/5 81%

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

"The film amounts to little more than a tribute (and a deserved one) to the realism and groundbreaking suspense of Murnau's original film." ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
3.5/5 53%

Scary Movie (2000)

"When you're dealing with an African-American director like Keenan Ivory Wayans who spoofs Spielberg's Amistad, nothing is sacred. " ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
2.5/5 63%

Saving Grace (2000)

"Veteran actress Brenda Blethyn's fine performance is the only thing keeping this one upright" ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
4/5 75%

Quills (2000)

"Despite an incongruent thematic flow Quills is darkly humorous and subtly effective." ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
3/5 40%

Pay It Forward (2000)

"Despite a few scenes that will seem like nails on a blackboard to the cynical mind, Pay it Forward is an understated surprise of a film" ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
5/5 77%

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

"The Coen brothers are back and all logic-loving people should stand well further than that!" ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
4.5/5 84%

Nurse Betty (2000)

"Nurse Betty at first glance is as simple and as sweet as its title, but don't be fooled. It's as intelligent a dark comedy as you're likely to see. " ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
2/5 90%

Minority Report (2002)

"If you've seen Minority Report, you may have a vague feeling that you've been ripped off. Don't worry about it. You probably were. " ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
3/5 41%

Men of Honor (2000)

"Men of Honor is a film with wide appeal and supports the notion that the art of storytelling is alive and well, and doing quite nicely thank you. " ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
0.5/5 27%

Hollow Man (2000)

"Hollow Man is, at times, a pacy science fiction thriller, at others it's lack-lustre film making with glaring plot inconsistencies and transparent narratives. " ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
2/5 39%

Hannibal (2001)

"The question here is not whether, as the tag line suggests, "The Silence will be broken," but whether it should have been broken at all." ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
1/5 56%

Hamlet (2000)

"If Hamlet is an experiment in its treatment of the text the results, while entertaining, are largely contrived and at times misleading. " ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
5/5 63%

Chocolat (2000)

"Superficially it is an enchanting tale, rich with amenable characters and is an accessible relief from the glut of typical cinematic fare." ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
2.5/5 52%

Bounce (2000)

"The film bounces back and forth from engaging entertainment to diversionary fare." ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
5/5 99%

Taxi Driver (1976)

"Taxi Driver warns that no matter how good your intentions, women generally don't appreciate being taken to a porn theatre on the first date. " ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
2/5 22%

The Crow - Salvation (2000)

"The Crow: Salvation has energy but lacks the original spirit of pure Gothic mayhem and can never really move beyond the shadow of the first film." ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2004
2/5 13%

Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2 (2000)

"Valuable contribution to the horror genre or greatest box-office swindle in history, the originality of the Blair Witch Project cannot be disputed" ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2004
2/5 37%

Bicentennial Man (1999)

"Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, Bicentennial Man is pure post-millennium Darwinism for robots. It is a film brimming with potential." ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2004
5/5 93%

Being John Malkovich (1999)

"The signs are not always clearly marked but when you finally arrive at the end of your journey you will find a cathartic and superbly original cinematic experience." ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2004
4/5 67%

American Psycho (2000)

"Audiences would benefit from having read the novel, but American Psycho is no less accessible to audiences unfamiliar with the book." ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2004
5/5 98%

Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother) (1999)

"All About My Mother combines entertainment with simple and eloquent reasoning to produce something truly memorable and magical." ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2004
3/5 75%

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

"Snyder decides to go for the entertainment vein and he hits it with great accuracy splashing the audience in a glut of zombie splendour. " ‐
Posted Aug 30, 2004
2.5/5 36%

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

"I feel as if I've been packed into a time capsule and farted across the furthest reaches of time and space. Look at this year's studio releases and tell me I'm wrong." ‐
Posted Aug 12, 2004
5/5 82%

Watership Down (1978)

"In 1978 director Martin Rosen brought the story of Fiver, Bigwig and Hazel to the screen in his animated rendering of the novel - a road movie for the furry buggers" ‐
Posted Dec 19, 2003
4.5/5 94%

Blood Simple (1984)

"The Coen Brothers can easily be seen as one of America's greatest filmmaking duos" ‐
Posted Sep 26, 2003
5/5 89%

The Breakfast Club (1985)

"Whether at the time you were a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess or criminal, there would have been something in the characters you could have identified with." ‐
Posted Sep 26, 2003
2/5 41%

Ted Bundy (2002)

"What struck me most about the film is, why now? Two Gulf wars have taken place since Dahmer was arrested in 1991" ‐
Posted Sep 26, 2003
0.5/5 70%

Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines (2003)

"The third film comes along and completely refutes everything the first two films are about." ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2003
2.5/5 85%

Donnie Darko (2001)

"'Donnie Darko' is an intelligent film about a grossly misunderstood teenager. Unfortunately, like most misunderstood teens, it tends to be self-indulgent" ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2003
5/5 93%

Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)

"Now to describe 'Apocalypse Now' as a classic is basically like calling Mozart a reasonably talented muso. The film is a modern masterpiece." ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2003
3/5 96%

Bowling for Columbine (2002)

"Moore's film 'Bowling for Columbine' is part conspiracy theory, part Saturday Night Live but mostly revealing and sobering filmmaking." ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2003
3.5/5 100%

De Vierde Man (The Fourth Man) (The 4th Man) (1983)

"The odds are improbable, but 'The 4th Man' is an atmospheric journey of discovery and drifts between Kafka, Hitchcock and '9 1/2 Weeks'." ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2003
4/5 91%

The Fly (1986)

"David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of 'The Fly' hasn't aged a bit - it still packs a punch and will break your heart all over again." ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2003
3/5 71%

Salmonberries (1991)

"Percy Adlon has a habit of stranding his film's characters in the middle of nowhere" ‐
Posted May 26, 2003
4.5/5 71%

Equus (1977)

"In honesty if it weren't for fine performances from Richard Burton and Peter Firth, the film would have amounted to a spectacle at best" ‐
Posted May 14, 2003
2.5/5 38%

Tank Girl (1995)

"It's not nearly as formulaic as a film like 'Batman' or 'Spiderman'. Nor is it as sanitised." ‐
Posted May 6, 2003
2.5/5 48%

The Hunger (1983)

"In short 'The Hunger' is an original, engrossing effort that could easily have been penned by the likes of Poppy Z. Brite" ‐
Posted Apr 29, 2003
4.5/5 69%

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

"It skips through the Vietnam controversy minefield in a new, artistic and imaginative way." ‐
Posted Apr 22, 2003
5/5 88%

Sid and Nancy (1986)

"280% cult - the rest is simply genius..." ‐
Posted Apr 15, 2003
5/5 88%

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

"At the time of its release, young Americans were already aware that their government was prepared to hastily pack them into cartons and ship them off to the Vietnam" ‐
Posted Apr 9, 2003
4/5 87%

The Exorcist (1973)

"We can only deal with our fears by turning them into figures of ridicule: The devil is simply about as trendy as God and bell-bottoms." ‐
Posted Apr 1, 2003
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