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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 94% Gone With the Wind (1939) Running to nearly four hours and boasting at least three directors, this epic American Civil War romantic drama is more of a symbol of the Hollywood studio system than a mere movie.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2014
5/5 97% The Godfather, Part II (1974) Arguably better than the original, this is still an amazing film.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2014
2/5 30% The Monuments Men (2014) The Monuments Men didn't need to be a work of art, but it still proves a monumental disappointment.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2014
5/5 93% Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) [A] warm, multi-stranded, near-nepotistic family saga that contains the usual awkward dates, clandestine meetings and failed marriages.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2014
4/5 90% Knocked Up (2007) Knocked Up proves that hit comedy doesn't have to dumb down for its demographic.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2014
5/5 93% The Apartment (1960) From such potentially edgy material Wilder and co-writer IAL Diamond sculpt an unforgettable romance.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2014
5/5 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) Just sit back and enjoy romantic comedy at its most sublime.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2014
3/5 75% A Beautiful Mind (2001) Tthe film's overweening desire to be taken seriously gets in the way of the story.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2014
5/5 94% The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Few Second World War films are as enduring as this multi-Oscar-winning examination of the stiff upper lip from director David Lean.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2014
5/5 90% Rain Man (1988) While everyone remembers this film about an autistic man as Dustin Hoffman's Oscar-winning triumph, it is equally Tom Cruise's.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2014
5/5 84% The English Patient (1996) It's an ambitious film and director Anthony Minghella's skill lies equally in his screenplay, which delivers explanation only in fragments but keeps us involved for what is an epic running time.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2014
4/5 80% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) This faithful rendition of the inaugural Potter book demonstrates that the franchise is in safe, sensible hands.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2013
4/5 88% Shrek (2001) This animated fantasy comedy from DreamWorks is an irreverent, occasionally scatological fairy tale with state-of-the-art computer-generated images that almost steal a march on Toy Story.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2013
5/5 98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Disney's first animated feature pushed the art form in thrilling new directions, completely redrawing a much-loved fairy tale of bad stepmothers, forest glades and handsome princes that previously existed only on the printed page. ‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 92% Sleeping Beauty (1959) Technical wizardry apart, it's the supporting characters that make the difference, in this case the trio of plump guardians Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, and iconic villainess Maleficent the wicked fairy.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2013
5/5 91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Only someone with a pathological aversion to fantasy could fail to be absorbed and transported by this stunning, sincere and frequently terrifying adaptation.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2013
4/5 92% The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) (2001) Though the whodunnit takes a fairly predictable course, the Spanish Civil War background adds powerful narrative and symbolic weight, while the striking imagery is simply poetic.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2013
4/5 86% The Blair Witch Project (1999) Scary without being explicit, it's a 1990s cinematic landmark, and best judged away from the hype.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2013
5/5 98% King Kong (1933) Arguably the monster movie of all time, this abiding take on Beauty and the Beast has a mythic power that belies its years.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2013
5/5 85% The Sixth Sense (1999) M Night Shyamalan has fashioned a modern classic here, a chilly, intelligent, emotional ghost story that relies not on the obligatory gore and knifeplay for its many shocks but on glimpses of an afterlife that's anything but angels and harps.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2013
5/5 96% Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) The special effects are spectacular, John Williams's score is emotionally charged, nouvelle vague director François Truffaut makes an elegant UFO expert and it's impossible not to get caught up in the protracted climax.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2013
5/5 92% Die Hard (1988) The very pinnacle of the '80s action movie, and if it's not the greatest action movie ever made, then it's damn close.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2013
5/5 91% Stand by Me (1986) Rob Reiner's bucolic, nostalgic drama is widely agreed to be one of the most successful adaptations of a story by horror master Stephen King.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2013
5/5 87% Gandhi (1982) While Kingsley (who took one of eight Oscars) is the glue that holds this epic piece together, you must relish a cast that includes John Gielgud, Edward Fox, John Mills, Martin Sheen and Roshan Seth.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2013
4/5 76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) You will either fall in love with every camp flourish, or find yourself exhausted after 20 minutes. It's a singular achievement either way.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2013
2/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) Despite amusing moments and a sprinkling of catnip for film buffs, Hitchcock is disappointingly inconsequential.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2013
5/5 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) As well as being dramatically and visually engaging, the film conjures a living ecosystem that pulses, grips and ultimately enchants.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2012
5/5 98% The French Connection (1971) Hard as nail crime saga with a blistering central performance.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2012
5/5 89% The Descendants (2011) Warm, subtle and gentle, The Descendants demonstrates what can happen when indie talent is nurtured to mainstream success.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2012
3/5 80% Haywire (2012) The violence is effectively tailored around Carano's undeniable skills...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2012
3/5 93% Coriolanus (2011) Ralph Fiennes makes a strong directorial debut with this full-blooded contemporary restaging of Shakespeare's Roman tragedy set in a conflict-ravaged city.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2012
4/5 88% Margin Call (2011) The claustrophobic, VDU-illuminated isolationism of the financial services industry is cleverly implied, as the central disaster is humanised by individual ones...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2012
2/5 51% The Iron Lady (2012) Without the award-worthy Streep, it's just high-quality historical karaoke.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2012
3/5 69% Wuthering Heights (2012) It's a boldly modernist approach designed to irritate purists, and although it's pleasingly tactile, it's perhaps too avant garde; its fractured narrative and glimpses of lens flare constantly break the spell of the period fiction.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2011
3/5 54% The Inbetweeners (2012) Fans of E4's cult sixth-form sitcom The Inbetweeners are laser-targeted by this feature-length excursion.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2011
4/5 84% The Tree of Life (2011) Many will find it ponderous and indulgent, but too often modern cinema is efficient and focus-grouped. The work of Terrence Malick becomes ever more vital as an antidote.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2011
4/5 90% Attack the Block (2011) The argot, drugs and council-estate setting may put some audiences off, but they would be missing a socially conscious, energetic horror comedy that's scary and very funny.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2011
3/5 100% Upside Down: The Creation Records Story (2010) O'Connor captures the hedonistic mood of a particular time - although anyone who wasn't there might find it a bit impenetrable.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2011
4/5 95% Pina (2011) The 3D adds a depth and clarity to the images that is entirely cinematic.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2011
3/5 89% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) Broadly a two-hander, Kiarostami's film touches on love, marriage and art, feeling at times like a dry seminar.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2010
3/5 52% Knight & Day (2010) Toes in one side of the brain and out the other, leaving little trace.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2010
3/5 58% Shrek Forever After (2010) It's a neat enough way of closing the book -- and one hopes it is closed now.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2010
3/5 94% The Unloved (2009) Actress Samantha Morton's powerful directorial debut is an often painfully sad account of a young girl's experiences.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/5 47% Taking Woodstock (2009) Their roles are played largely for easy laughs in James Schamus's script, which meanders in an echo of the freewheeling vibe of peace and love.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2009
2/5 52% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) It lacks the control of the Coen brothers, in whose image the movie has been only serviceably created by first-time director Grant Heslov, and merely encourages the audience to stare at an all-star cast for 90 minutes or so.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2009
2/5 17% Wild Wild West (1999) A film where the concept came first and the script -- and everything else -- seems to have finished a poor second.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2008
5/5 90% Planet of the Apes (1968) A film rich with unforgettable imagery, killer lines and physical thrills.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2008
5/5 93% Carrie (1976) The reason Carrie is still held in such high regard as a horror classic is very simple: it's all in the sheer directorial bravado. De Palma at the top of his game.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2007
4/5 86% The Exorcist (1973) It stimulates and rewards, time and time again.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2007
4/5 72% Batman (1989) The movie that gave birth to the summer blockbuster remains impressive.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2005