Andrew Pollard

Andrew Pollard
Andrew Pollard's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst
Publications: Starburst

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9/10 92% Bumblebee (2018) It may have taken a while to get here, but finally - finally! - fans have the Transformers movie that they deserve... An utterly great popcorn picture. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
8/10 100% Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019) An utterly unique beast due to the issues that it highlights... Mark this one down as another home run for DC Entertainment's animated output. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/10 20% The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) A completely unnecessary sequel that, while having its own merits, feels totally misjudged, rushed and sadly redundant... this is as cheesy '90s horror as it gets. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
7/10 52% Pet Sematary (1989) Some genuinely great scares... Fred Gwynne completely and utterly steals the show. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
8/10 84% Creed II (2018) Full of moments that will have franchise fans watching through teary eyes at the first sniff of an emotional beat or fist-pumping anthem. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
9/10 98% Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987) Takes all of the scares, gore, humour and insanity of 1981's The Evil Dead and amps it all up to 11. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
93% The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Here, the action is electric, the narrative constantly engaging, and the performances hitting the perfect beats for what is needed. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
8/10 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Harks back to the classic heart-warming ghost stories of yesteryear, just with a dollop of Harry Potter thrown in for good measure. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
8/10 65% Aquaman (2018) A strong, effective story that makes the Aquaman character feel like a genuinely big deal... A triumph. Go and see this big 'n' loud as soon as you possibly can. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
8/10 71% SuperGrid (2018) Stunning to look at, grim when needed, action aplenty, and littered with fantastic performances... something that is certainly worth hunting down. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
9/10 47% Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988) Energetic, tongue-in-cheek fun... if you enjoy the Elvira character, this is a picture that you will have an absolute blast with. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
6/10 56% Prince of Darkness (1987) All in all, Prince of Darkness isn't in the top echelon of Carpenter films, but it's still a taut, terrifying affair anchored by a tour de force performance from Donald Pleasence. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4/10 39% Rambo III (1988) It's one for the completists, or maybe one for those curious as to how ludicrous the '80s action landscape eventually became. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
5/10 38% Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) As subtle as an exploding arrow to the head... It almost feels as if this takes everything that First Blood did so well to restrict, and just throws it all at the audience double-fold. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
6/10 68% Cliffhanger (1993) If you're a Stallone fan and a 4K enthusiast, this is a must-see for the sheer wonderment of the visuals. If you're one of those who can take or leave Sly and is nonplussed on 4K, there's really not much on offer for you here. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
7/10 50% Dangan Ranna (D.A.N.G.A.N. Runner) (Non-Stop) (1996) Dangan Runner is a thrillride that is nothing if not relentless - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
8/10 88% First Blood (1982) First Blood is first and foremost and oft-overlooked war classic, spinning the focus and looking at the very real and painful fallout for those involved in such traumatic events. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
7/10 85% They Live (1988) Ultimately, the biggest take-home from rewatching They Live in 2018 is how scarily relevant this 1988 effort still is to this day. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
8/10 75% The Fog (1980) With The Fog, John Carpenter continued to see his reputation rise as one of the very best in the game, and it's a movie that certainly adds plenty to Carpenter's famed moniker as the Horror Master. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
7/10 93% The Baby (1973) All in all, The Baby is a movie that all genre fans should watch at least once. Even if it will leave you feeling a tad uncomfortable when all is said and done. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
10/10 95% Halloween (1978) You'll likely be full appreciative of just how stunning a movie Halloween is. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
7/10 77% The Man from Mo'Wax (2018) Certainly a fascinating watch and never anything but engaging - but you're left feeling that this is far from the full story of James Lavelle, and instead it's maybe more put together to tell a cinematic narrative. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/10 32% The Predator (2018) Is The Predator a new low for the series? That's debatable. The fact that that's even a thought - y'know, considering how awful Alien vs. Predator: Requiem is - should tell you all you need to know. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
8/10 72% Ready Player One (2018) A stunning piece of popcorn cinema... one big budget blockbuster worth immersing yourself in ASAP. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
8/10 52% Rampage (2018) All-out destruction? Check. Muscles, guns, and explosions? Check. Slimy villains? Check. Cheesy dialogue? Check. Giant-ass monsters? Triple check! - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
5/10 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) A decent, if not uninspiring actioner that will likely tick plenty of boxes for genre fans with a penchant for over-the-top bash 'em, smash' em carnage. Nothing more, nothing less. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
8/10 67% Another WolfCop (2017) What [it] lacks in budget, it more than makes up for with its unflinching commitment to its crazy concept, its completely outrageous gore, its undoubted charm, and yes, its plentiful dick 'n' fart-level gags. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
8/10 83% Who's Watching Oliver (2018) A fascinating essay on the everyday life of a serial killer... Russell Geoffrey Banks puts in a performance that is a true genre standout of 2018. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
6/10 26% Traffik (2018) Grabs you and refuses to let you go through this intense, gruelling, and powerful tale... Paula Patton is absolutely phenomenal. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
8/10 75% The Addiction (1995) A chilling, atmospheric, multi-layered movie that is full of philosophical questions and social commentary. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
7/10 61% The Last House on the Left (1972) A hugely significant and relevant piece of horror history for a multitude of reasons. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
8/10 93% Die Hard (1988) One of the very best action pictures of all time... Yippe-ki-yay indeed. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
5/10 22% Ghost House (2017) Given that this is one of director Rich Ragsdale's first full feature films, he's definitely shown enough promise here to suggest he could do great things if afforded a better screenplay. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
9/10 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) With plenty of genuine laughs, balls-out action sequences, and a whole lot of emotion and heart, this is the sequel that you'd hoped for. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
6/10 49% Downsizing (2017) We have a movie that establishes its premise impressively well before ultimately losing its intrigue and sheen as things play out. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Smothered (2016) As far as entertaining long-time horror fans goes, Smothered is most certainly the little movie that can. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
8/10 40% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) An undeniably traumatic viewing experience at times... one of the best horrors to come along in years. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet Bus Party to Hell (2018) Classless, crude, downright sleazy, and nowhere near as edgy and cool as it may well think it is...Sometimes bad is simply bad. Really, really bad. Avoid at all costs. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
7/10 80% Batman Ninja (2018) As bonkers a Bat-tale as you will find... a stylish and fresh take that can get away with all of its quirks and eccentricities. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
9/10 85% The Conjuring (2013) Whilst all films of this nature have some element of predictability, The Conjuring manages to keep things fresh and the viewer on the edge of their seat. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
8/10 61% John Dies at the End (2013) Jump in, leave you sense of logic at the door, sit back and enjoy the trip. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
9/10 100% Wake in Fright (2012) John Grant is absolutely note-perfect as the stiff-upper-lipped Englishman stranded in an environment that he couldn't be any further removed from. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
8/10 83% Sparks (2014) With a well-delivered, intriguing story combined with multi-layered characters and a tone that makes Gotham City's gargoyles look like singing angels, Sparks is the superhero genre's dirty little secret. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
5/10 64% Son of Batman (2014) Ends up feeling like a massive case of style over substance, a movie mishandled in so many ways. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
5/10 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) A ballsy little number that decided to sit on the fence halfway through and revert back to the usual horror clichés we've become accustomed to over the years. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet The Last Showing (2014) Clever, crazed and contagious, The Last Showing is a film that is awash with tradition, twists, atmosphere, and charm. Does for multiplexes what Jaws did for water. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
7/10 100% Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013) As good a martial arts film as we've seen since 2003's Ong-bak. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
10/10 95% Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979) Not a single drop of blood is wasted here, and the film's elegantly tragic narrative features not one moment of wasted motion. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet Blood Widow (2014) Has some good moments, particularly in its final third, plus a stylish, twisted killer at its core, but the film comes across as rushed and as if the writers just ran out of ideas for its finale, which is a massive shame. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Goal of the Dead (2014) Goal of the Dead balances balls and beasts as it delivers a perfectly executed finish into the top corner of the comedy-horror genre. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018