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Andrew L. Urban

Andrew L. Urban
Andrew L. Urban's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Urban Cinefile

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
73%

Miles Ahead (2016)

"It may be a tad obvious but I would have called this film Sketches of Miles, not only to earmark his iconic and legendary album Sketches of Spain, but because it accurately reflects Don Cheadle's style of exploring the Davis persona." Urban Cinefile
Posted Jun 14, 2016
26%

Backtrack (2016)

"It's a decent story, but the film suffers from the muddling effect of ghost story mixed with thriller." Urban Cinefile
Posted Jun 14, 2016
58%

Me Before You (2016)

"Fairy tale stuff, yes, but with several redeeming features as well as some darned flaws." Urban Cinefile
Posted Jun 14, 2016
71%

A Perfect Day (2016)

"The searing insights are presented with minimal flourish and with riveting storytelling." Urban Cinefile
Posted Jun 6, 2016
54%

God Willing (Se Dio Vuole) (2015)

"It's an appealing premise to have an atheist dad try to come to terms with a son wishing to be a Catholic priest...The decision to play it for laughs is a disappointment for those who like their humour dry and their conflicts real" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 31, 2016
No Score Yet

Is This The Real World (2015)

"Absolutely first class performances ... (but) he story is not strong or layered enough to carry us along" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 31, 2016
10%

Queen of the Desert (2015)

"The result is a meandering film of disjointed experiences, albeit interesting and beautifully filmed" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 31, 2016
58%

Money Monster (2016)

"Jodi Foster's direction is faultless, squeezing the most out of the solid story as well as all the characters, not just the leads" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 31, 2016
92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"If you like your films to zig-zag for entertainment, this is an always engaging and edgy work, carrying Black's signature elements of conflicting textures which created the sardonic action buddy comedy franchise, Lethal Weapon" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 23, 2016
98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"I do find New Zealand films refreshingly offbeat, crazy in the most entertaining way, and peopled with characters who inhabit the outer edges of society. In this film, those characteristics are in abundance" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 22, 2016
30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"A wonderful, vibrant, inventive and visually astonishing film, this Alice does justice to the Lewis Carroll creation and justifies harvesting that beloved old world" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 22, 2016
79%

The First Monday in May (2016)

"Fascinating and tense - almost thriller like, the film offers more food for thought than you may anticipate" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 11, 2016
43%

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

"I got a chuckle out of the corny throw-away visual puns .. but much of the film seems too loud, too fast and too hard to follow for its target market of kiddies. Hell, it was tough for me, too" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 8, 2016
72%

Remember (2016)

"Long, slow fuse movie that keeps us guessing till the end, with a memorable performance from Christopher Plummer as Zev, escaping from his retirement home to track down a Nazi with Auschwitz blood on his hands" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 8, 2016
68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"The temptation to overdo the shtick is resisted, making the film an edgy affair" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 8, 2016
47%

The Take (Bastille Day) (2016)

"Andrew Baldwin's first feature screenplay is a ripper and UK-born director James Watkins makes his third feature positively sizzle with tension throughout" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 8, 2016
88%

Mia Madre (2016)

"I find nothing special in this story of siblings about to lose their mother, nothing that shows an observation unfamiliar to us in general. That makes it seem self indulgent, and I don't mean to be harsh" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 1, 2016
62%

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)

"It's a great story and so far untold on screen, of a born maths genius from Madras, who even at the age of 7 was revealing mathematical formulas of some complexity" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 1, 2016
87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"Stephen Frears works the material and his terrific cast to perfection, eliciting empathy and sympathy for a woman who desperately loved music but to whom fate had denied a beautiful voice" Urban Cinefile
Posted May 1, 2016
61%

A Month Of Sundays (2015)

"Meandering through a variety of relationship issues, A Month Of Sundays doesn't really hits its stride until the end" Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 25, 2016
80%

Eddie The Eagle (2016)

"The inspirational story - with many echoes of Billy Elliot - is adapted into a mawkish attempt at a hero's journey, and undermined by a characterisation of the genuine Eddie Edwards by a terrible miscalculation on the director's part" Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 16, 2016
95%

Marguerite (2016)

"Winner of four Cesar Awards in France (Nominated for 11), Marguerite is clearly an accomplished work, taking a real American story as its inspiration - and then imaging it in French culture" Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 16, 2016
84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"The screenplay seems to meld together various elements from M. Night Shayamalan's oeuvre, along with odds and sods from other stories, but it is presented with such verve we tend to overlook its derivative natu" Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 16, 2016
98%

Zootopia (2016)

"It's a bunny movie ... sorry, a buddy movie ... in family-fun land, where the rookie cop (a bunny) has to team up with a small-time crim (a fox) to track down bigger crooks. Anthropomorphic as it is, there is plenty of innocent fun" Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 3, 2016
78%

Where to Invade Next (2016)

"I am not a full blown Michael Moore fan at all, but I recognize a stirring piece of home video when I see one" Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 3, 2016
96%

Rams (Hrútar) (2016)

"Deceptively seductive in its veracity and subtlety, Rams engages us, intrigues us and finally moves us beyond our expectations" Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 3, 2016
82%

Observance (2015)

"Largely incoherent, inconsistent and unauthentic, Observance offers such scant characterization in its limited number of protagonists that it becomes a challenge to pay attention. " Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 28, 2016
97%

Sherpa (2015)

"Documentary is a fascinating genre: it can lead filmmakers to unexpected places and smartly opportunistic filmmakers (in the best sense), will take advantage of such opportunities. This is such a case. This is such a film" Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 27, 2016
81%

Labyrinth Of Lies (2015)

"The film is more than another mea culpa: it's a well crafted piece of cinema with outstanding performances, evocative score and design and powerful cinematography" Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 27, 2016
27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"Full of loud misery and fiery battle, the film is a derivative of its genre and other filmic elements" Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 27, 2016
90%

A Bigger Splash (2016)

"The beauty of the women's bodies and the splendor of the location are meant to seduce us, and that is ironic since that seduction is as shallow as the characters" Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 19, 2016
95%

Eye In The Sky (2016)

"Full of excruciating truths about impossible choices in war, Guy Hibbert's screenplay is a searing, gripping and heart wrenching work that is superbly transposed from page to screen by a fabulous cast in the hands of a director who knows his craft" Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 19, 2016
91%

The Witch (2016)

"Visually and viscerally effective, intelligent and haunting" Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 12, 2016
90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"With its patchwork story, sewn together from disparate plotlines (perhaps collated from discarded script ideas), 10 Cloverfield Lane can be trying on our patience when it should be tightening the tension screws." Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 9, 2016
No Score Yet

Rocky Mountain Express (2011)

"The combination of aerial photography with archival material provides plenty of texture not just eye candy, and the simplicity of the film allows the giant IMAX images to rule" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 22, 2016
42%

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

"The incongruity of the ludicrous marriage genres - period romance & zombie horror - deserves praise for chutzpa and the execution of the film is of a high standard" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 22, 2016
50%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"The challenge for Michael Bay was to make a compelling drama from a story whose ending is neither Hollywood-happy nor unknown. It is to his credit that he meets the challenge" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 22, 2016
96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"If you think that having seen your share of Holocaust movies you have seen them all, you are in for a surprise" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 22, 2016
85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"The wry tone, the dry wit and the sometimes not so dry moment (eg synchronised water dancing led by the irritable (and pregnant) DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson), serve as flavouring to this Coen brothers movie meal" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 22, 2016
91%

City Of Gold (2016)

"Getting a Pulitzer Prize for restaurant criticism must attract our attention, and Jonathan Gold's enthusiasm coupled with his eye (and palate) for places off the beaten food critics track kinda explain the prize" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 16, 2016
52%

Risen (2016)

"Faithful to the scriptures (as it were) Risen is a sort of redemption story inasmuch as Roman Tribune Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) finally comes to believe in the resurrection - and in the personage of Yeshua (Clifton Curtis) as the Messiah" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 16, 2016
61%

Concussion (2015)

"I am a sucker for cause films that champion right against might, but even allowing for that bias, I can recommend Concussion as engaging cinematic grit" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 16, 2016
74%

Trumbo (2015)

"It's full of both gravitas and titillation, as perhaps any true story is; there is the destruction of lives and careers on one hand, and the spectacle of the players on the other - with Hollywood stars of the 40s and 50s as more or less support players" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 16, 2016
No Score Yet

The Importance Of Being Earnest Live (2015)

"Oscar Wilde is the undoubted and unseen star of this play - always was and will be. His wit, encased in sublime and wicked use of English, is not only sharp, it is pointedly observed and satirical" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 8, 2016
84%

Deadpool (2016)

"It may not be original, but what the film lacks in freshness it makes up in cinematic bravura, from 'breaking the fourth wall' (talking to the audience) to self referential nonsense amidst violent mayhem" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 6, 2016
97%

Brooklyn (2015)

"Brooklyn deals with universal themes, but through the most intimate prism of a young woman who is starting to shape her life, uncertainly, walking into the future without a handrail" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 6, 2016
92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"Superficially simple, Anomalisa is actually a thoroughly complex web of human experience, recognisably real, even though the characters are 30 cm tall stop motion puppets" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 1, 2016
86%

Steve Jobs (2015)

"Aaron Sorkin's screenplay and Danny Boyle's direction give us a Steve Jobs profile that does not idolise or flatter him. As a result, the film gains respect and we gain insight" Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 1, 2016
94%

Room (2015)

"The first half of the film, all taking place inside Room, filled with action and suspense, is intense, engaging and intriguing, with the best, most inventive writing. It isn't sustained, though" Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 23, 2016
96%

Spotlight (2015)

"As a piece of cinema, Spotlight (the name of the investigative team at the Boston Globe) is exceptional" Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 23, 2016
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