Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins
Andrew Collins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine Radio Times
Publications: Empire Magazine, Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) Bing candidly interrogates his friends and secrets are revealed, not least when interviewing his own mother on camera. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 73% Triple Frontier (2019) Uniquely for Chandor, we've seen it all before. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/5 52% The Highwaymen (2019) Hancock turns the outlaws' fame into a narrative device and succeeds in rescuing Hamer's reputation after he was played as an incompetent in Penn's Bonnie and Clyde. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
5/5 95% Springsteen on Broadway (2018) At two-and-a-half-hours, it ought to drag; instead it builds with poetic flourishes and self-examination... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
3/5 93% High Flying Bird (2019) A talky, constantly fist-bumping story... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
3/5 92% Stay Human (2018) It remains a heartfelt piece of work that could make a decent TV series. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) An achingly romantic but hard-centred slice of life. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
3/5 86% The Land of Steady Habits (2018) Holofcener is right to call it "a sad, small story," as beyond the warm performances the constant thrum of moneyed self-indulgence occasionally palls... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
3/5 71% Hold the Dark (2018) The director has made conflict in rural American outposts his own, but needs to perhaps turn on the lights at some point. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
4/5 82% The Angel (2018) It's intricately plotted, seriously acted (Yorkshireman Toby Kebbell is convincing as Marwan's Israeli handler) and serves as a brief history lesson that's stranger than fiction. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
3/5 18% The Kissing Booth (2018) A smattering of swearing, sexual references and underage drinking means it doesn't patronise its intended audience, and it refreshingly allows the female lead to be the dork, rather than some unobtainable Venus. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
4/5 93% Private Life (2018) Private Life is essentially a warmly melancholic, empathic film that holds your hand when it's most needed. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
4/5 88% Colette (2018) For all its virtue-signalling in the direction of modern sexual politics, it looks and feels every inch like a period drama from the school of Merchant Ivory. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2019
3/5 93% The American Meme (2018) Without labouring the point, [director Bert] Marcus reveals the existential emptiness at the centre of this entire, precarious new economy. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
5/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) For its target audience of hopeless hankerers after a simpler past, Stan & Ollie will be an absolute delight. But it may go over the hearts and heads of the uninitiated, that's all. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
5/5 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) Jackson and his team of technical, restorative historians have created a memorial that resonates like perhaps no other documentary on the subject... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 53% Yardie (2019) Amid all the signifiers and allusions that resonate with the ethnic and identity-based struggles of today, Elba's mission to demystify the culture feels even more sincere. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 76% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) Filmmaker and former model Lorna Tucker presents an intriguing portrait of the artist that captures the poles of her personality. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
3/5 80% What We Started (2018) Co-directors Bert Marcus and Cyrus Saidi give a decent, comprehensive and star-witness-studded account of its evolution, from sexually liberating New York disco to the more consumer-led EDM (electronic dance music) of today. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2/5 84% Downhill Racer (1969) This skiing potboiler from Robert Redford's production company, Wildwood, has the whiff of vanity about it. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
2/5 24% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) As a history lesson for a younger audience, it has some value, but it should by right have been the best Entebbe movie, not the second or third. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 94% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) Anyone whose interest runs deeper than humming the Darth Vader march will delight at the sheer who's who lined up for this tantalising insight into an art form that leading light Hans Zimmer reminds us keeps the world's studio orchestras in work. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) The technical tail never wags the narrative dog. Long may Anderson adhere to his own high ideals. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3/5 88% The Post (2018) Despite going a bit soft at the end, The Post does function well enough, even if it is preaching very much to the choir. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/5 81% Early Man (2018) Early Man finds a place somewhere at the top of Aardman's evolutionary tree with Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
5/5 88% Duel (1972) Once you've seen it, you'll never forget it. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 95% Jeremiah Johnson (1972) Lacking in both action and dialogue, certainly, but look at that view. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) An artistic as well as a philosophical triumph ... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
3/5 86% Okja (2017) A bold but uneven cocktail of Gilliam-esque dystopian satire and the sort of girl-befriends-mythical-beast parable that could have been visualised by Studio Ghibli ... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 53% King Kong (1976) The then unknown Jessica Lange plays the Fay Wray role with a valiant attempt at empathy, while Charles Grodin brings comic glee to the exploitative oilman. It's colourful, noisy and fun. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
4/5 91% Elle (2016) You could say Verhoeven has translated his own Basic Instinct into French, but this film benefits from the change of setting and will spark debate ... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) Amid all the creaking, thunder-cracking, storm-lashed mayhem, Ness's own hand at the tiller of the screenplay means the story's emotional core remains intact. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 83% A United Kingdom (2017) In bringing a little-told chapter of history to a wider audience at a time of ethnic tensions in the UK and abroad, Asante should be applauded; she remains a force for good ... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
4/5 94% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) It's the on-set footage that brings Linklater alive, showing him in complete, Orson Welles-like control while breezily accessible and open. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 71% The Infiltrator (2016) The action moves credibly from Tampa to London and Paris, but anticlimax dogs the presumably factually accurate final act. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4/5 74% Wiener-Dog (2016) The humans don't come out of it well, but Wiener-Dog herself surely offers uncomplicated hope, a rare commodity in Solondz's world. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
2/5 35% Spice World (1998) The first (and as it transpired only) feature film to exploit the enormous success of pop quintet the Spice Girls, this is an attempt to capture the comedic style of the Beatles films, and not nearly as bad as it might have been. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Alvarez directs without artifice, his flat tracking shots emphasising the repetition of "prison" life and the sadism of the guards. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) While the overall tone is folksy and idyllic, presenting a predominantly European world of not-for-profit initiatives that clearly work, Moore isn't afraid to go to darker places. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 97% Mustang (2015) Mustang never quite conforms to expectation, and some of the tonal shifts from comic to tragic jar, but it's a confident, illuminating debut. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2/5 46% Knight of Cups (2016) Certainly there are elements to be enjoyed here, but you suspect it does not amount to a hill of beans. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
5/5 87% The Jungle Book (1967) The period's feathery drawing style abounds, and an all-round warmth pervades. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
2/5 26% London Has Fallen (2016) There's something nasty about this orgy of below-par CGI destruction pulling the lever for quip-punctuated thrills. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) It may not have a lot to say - other than: hey, the movies are just swell - but it's all executed with true love. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 91% To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) A fine, moving, informative period piece for all ages, To Kill a Mockingbird is as much an abiding favourite as the book. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2016
3/5 74% Trumbo (2015) Trumbo doesn't stray far enough from spot-the-famous-person and comic melodrama to get to any deeper understanding of the human fallout of this shameful and divisive chapter in Hollywood history. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 93% Room (2015) Room is a moving, heartbreaking portrait of familial love in the face of insurmountable odds, but it also explores the complexity and hypocrisy of what we think of as "reality", as seen through Jack's eyes. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/5 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) An exhaustive, haunting but suitably punk-rock hagiography of Kurt Cobain. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2016
2/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Hemsworth's First Mate is bland. It's largely immaterial, as individuals are hard to pick out amid endless water-tank panic and eventual shipwreck. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2015
3/5 65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) On points, this beats the underwhelming Episode I: more action, less politics and better gags. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015