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Andrew Pulver

Andrew Pulver

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Andrew Pulver's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Observer (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 68% Babies (2010) "A simple idea, but very nicely done by French documentarian Thomas Balmès. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 3, 2011
4/5 93% Coriolanus (2011) "The great strength of Fiennes's film is simply its clarity and intelligence. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 16, 2011
4/5 83% Gianni e le donne (The Salt of Life) (2012) "This, of course, is material that in other hands could simply become toe-curling middle-aged leching, but Di Gregorio navigates his film with such a sense of delicacy that its tone is never coarsened. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 16, 2011
3/5 80% The Clink Of Ice (Le Bruit Des Glacons) "Blier's penchant for deep-black humour allows him to get some funny, nasty jabs in at Charles's self-pitying, petit-bourgeois existence. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 3, 2011
3/5 73% Men on the Bridge (2012) "All in all, this is a carefully modulated plea for tolerance and mutual understanding... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 28, 2011
3/5 100% Living On Love Alone (d'amour Et D'eau Fraiche) "Czajka's film has some interesting points to make about money-earning - in both the white and black economies - but it's a tad lightweight compared to Laurent Cantet's Human Resources, which dealt with not-dissimilar themes. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 20, 2011
3/5 71% Ride, Rise, Roar (2011) "Byrne comes across as an affable, watchable performer, always up for a new idea or three. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 13, 2011
2/5 0% Arthur and the Great Adventure "While adults may well be fumbling for paracetamol after a few minutes, their offspring may well love its sugar-rush energy. But it could easily have lost a third of its length with little difference. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 23, 2010
2/5 25% Animals United (Konferenz der Tiere) (2012) "It looks very nice, even if the clunky dialogue and disjointed plot would never have been allowed through by Pixar. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 16, 2010
3/5 49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) "So vivid are many of Lewis's tableaux that you are barely given time to linger before being whisked on to the next. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 1, 2010
3/5 No Score Yet Chasing Legends (2010) "You can't really go wrong making a documentary about the Tour de France: human endeavour at its most extreme, personalities in flux and crisis, the ebb and flow of an epic narrative. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 21, 2010
3/5 68% West Is West (2011) "West Is West is something of a lightweight. Think of all that's happened since 1999. You wouldn't have guessed it from this. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 21, 2010
3/5 95% Mary and Max (2009) "A very odd, very unlikely animated film from Australia that manages to be sickly-cute, alarmingly grotesque, and right-on at the same time -- often in the very same scene. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 21, 2010
4/5 96% The Social Network (2010) "It zips along, told mostly in flashback, and communicates the pure exhilaration of this momentous social gear-change with aplomb. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 28, 2010
2/5 No Score Yet Blue Moon Rising "Are we supposed to empathise with these charmless dipsticks? " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 16, 2010
2/5 46% Step Up 3 (2010) "Character and plausibility is never going to be this film's strong point; it's all about the moves. And in that at least, it's no let-down. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 6, 2010
2/5 47% The A-Team (2010) "The A-Team's cocktail of convoluted scheming, smirking one-liners, and unabashed mayhem is unsurprisingly well-suited to its demands. But it's still junk. Surely we've moved on? " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 8, 2010
2/5 64% Predators (2010) "A stolid, uninspired imitation of the original... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 8, 2010
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) "In a universe where almost all CGI-laden, blood-spilling tentpole movies are aimed at ensnaring the teenage male, there's something to be said for a series of films aimed squarely -- and successfully -- at teenage girls. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 1, 2010
3/5 66% The Karate Kid (2010) "Smith Jr is really a natural. I don't think anyone's played a likable, wise-ass teen as well as this since Edward Furlong in Terminator 2. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 17, 2010
2/5 47% MacGruber (2010) "After a few promising opening gags, inspiration soon begins to fizzle out; the film ends up looking less smart than the material it's supposed to be parodying. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 17, 2010
3/5 100% Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010) "A wonderfully engaging and genuinely interesting career profile of Rush, those most derided of prog-rock shriekers, tracing their path from anonymous Toronto suburbia to self-effacing power-trio legends. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 4, 2010
2/5 36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) "So convoluted that its protagonists have to regularly stop and shout out what "must" be done to ensure all the 10-year-olds in the audience don't get hopelessly confused. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 20, 2010
2/5 19% Cop Out (2010) "It's just not very funny -- despite the all-too-apparent struggle to deliver verbal fireworks, there's something immovably sluggish and inert about it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 20, 2010
4/5 82% American: The Bill Hicks Story (2011) "Harlock and Thomas have done their subject justice; you can understand, if not necessarily applaud, Hicks's pre-eminence among stand-up comics. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 14, 2010
3/5 90% Lebanon (Levanon) (2010) "It's cinema from the heart, without doubt, but follows in some very well-worn war-movie footprints. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 14, 2010
4/5 86% Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) "It's one of those unclassifiable efforts that threaten permanently to topple over the edge of ridiculousness, but somehow manage to avoid it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 14, 2010
3/5 92% Vincere (2010) "The screenplay is unkind to lead actor Giovanna Mezzogiorno, requiring her to replay the same obsessive behaviour in less-than-inspiring locales, and all the film's energy just fizzles out. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 14, 2010
4/5 43% Robin Hood (2010) "This is strong stuff. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 11, 2010
3/5 82% Four Lions (2010) "Chris Morris is still the most incendiary figure working in the British entertainment industry. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2010
3/5 74% Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010) "Jeunet has a lot of fun; but his film is straining to generate charm that doesn't quite materialise. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 26, 2010
68% Shutter Island (2010) "I'm of the opinion that DiCaprio is still far too lightweight a performer to carry the grizzled, haunted character that Scorsese is asking him to portray here. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 18, 2010
2/5 48% The Book of Eli (2010) "Despite the impressively atmospheric opening sequences the Hugheses allow their film to lurch into inspirational-literature territory - and it ends up dissipating the brooding, cryptic atmosphere of its opening scenes. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 15, 2010
2/5 8% Fireball (Muay Thai Dunk) (2009) "This is all about glistening pretty boys laying into each other in increasingly elaborate ways. BASEketball this isn't. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 8, 2010
3/5 67% Daybreakers (2010) "The Spierigs make some nice metaphysical points and commission some spiffy design, but resort to less-than-blood-heat thriller moves in the final third. Still very watchable, though. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 8, 2010
2/5 80% It Might Get Loud (2009) "A bizarre follow-up to the fifth biggest cinema documentary of all time, and one that's as testing on the patience as a 10-minute guitar solo with extra tremolo. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 8, 2010
2/5 83% Avatar (2009) "It's baggy, longwinded and, for all the light-speed imagery, just not quick on its feet. Cameron used to be the tautest film-maker around, but he just got slack. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 11, 2009
2/5 48% Nativity! (2014) "A pretty shambolic effort, despite its undeniable good-heartedness. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 27, 2009
5/5 89% A Serious Man (2009) "The Coen brothers may just have made their masterpiece with this, their 14th feature and yet another hairpin-bend change of direction, which has been their trademark for their entire career. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3/5 81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) "This Is It a testament of a kind, and one that is no disgrace to his memory. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 28, 2009
3/5 84% Ip Man (2010) "There's a pleasingly old-fashioned air to all the flying drop-kicks and straight-finger jabs, even if it lacks the cinematic agility we have now come to expect from this kind of thing. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 4, 2009
2/5 56% Vinyan (2008) "Du Welz never manages to generate enough menace - this is no Apocalypse Now. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 4, 2009
4/5 90% Army of Crime (L'Armée du Crime) (2010) "Guédiguian manages to make this a worthy companion piece to Melville's resistance classic Army in the Shadows; the same remorseless dread stalks both. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 4, 2009
2/5 73% Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (District 13: Ultimatum) (2009) "Light on its feet, but heavy in its brain. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 4, 2009
3/5 100% Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (Ghost in the Shell 2.0) (2008) "It looks great, for sure: demonic cityscapes, lysergic mind-trips and aestheticised military hardware. And it's admirably grown-up in its aspiration too. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 4, 2009
4/5 100% Toy Story (1995) "Its lightness of touch has not diminished, nor has its near-miraculous kidult-fusion humour. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 4, 2009
2/5 9% My Life in Ruins (2009) "Feels like its been churned out by some auto-plot generator. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 4, 2009
3/5 39% Surrogates (2009) "There's enough sugar-rush energy on display to ensure it's never dull. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2009
1/5 0% Jack Said (2009) "There's not much to be said for this overcooked, overheated Brit gangster thriller... Barrelling uncertainly between mockney-hoodlum cliches and wannabe noir stylings, it's only enlivened by a brief cameo from Danny Dyer. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2009
3/5 83% Feuerherz (Heart of Fire) (2008) "The story, taken from a memoir by Senait Mehari, has come in for considerable criticism as to accuracy... but Falorni's film certainly feels utterly plausibile. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2009
96% BirdWatchers - La terra degli uomini rossi (2008) "Bechis may not be the greatest cinematic stylist around, but his heartfelt purpose is there for all to see. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 18, 2009
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