Andrew Sarris

Andrew Sarris

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Film Comment Magazine , New York Observer , New Yorker , The Atlantic , Village Voice
Critics' Group:
National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
1068

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 1068
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
74% La Fille Coupée en Deux (The Girl Cut in Two) (A Girl Cut in Two) (2008) " This is one of Mr. Chabrol's strangest films, but he still makes a ripple in his ocean." — New York Observer
Posted Aug 27, 2008
81% I Served the King of England (2008) " I Served the King of England ends up a curious combination of raunchy merriment and malignant undercurrents." — New York Observer
Posted Aug 27, 2008
67% Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon (Romance of Astrea and Celadon) (2008) " Even though I much prefer Mr. Rohmer's forays in the contemporary world from very oblique vantage points, I find his period spirituality very genuine." — New York Observer
Posted Aug 13, 2008
82% Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) " The magnificent acting ensemble alone is worth the price of admission." — New York Observer
Posted Aug 13, 2008
75% Elegy (2008) " If I recommend Elegy to my readers, it is not as a licentiously escapist entertainment, but, rather, as a soberingly eloquent expression of what our lives are all about, whether we want to think about them or not." — New York Observer
Posted Aug 7, 2008
87% Frozen River (2008) " Should prove thematically and spiritually invigorating for adult audiences with a feeling for the heroism of everyday life." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 30, 2008
85% In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2008) " In Search of a Midnight Kiss overcomes patches of overwriting to end up as a film well worth watching, and Mr. Holdridge as a writer-director to be remembered for future reference." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 30, 2008
63% Brideshead Revisited (2008) " I recommend the brilliant pessimism of this film to all my readers, who I hope will appreciate the exquisitely rendered truthfulness of the narrative." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 23, 2008
94% The Dark Knight (2008) " I previously have had my own auteurist doubts about Mr. Nolan's work, but after The Dark Knight, I may have to rethink my past reservations about Mr. Nolan's place in the 21st-century cinema." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 16, 2008
94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) " I haven't enjoyed so much pleasurably intrigue-laden suspense in ages, and it is charismatically acted, too." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 10, 2008
82% Trumbo (2007) " Trumbo is well worth seeing for what it tells us about the age in which this irrepressible individualist lived, loved, suffered and finally triumphed." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 9, 2008
77% Une Vieille Maîtresse (The Last Mistress) (An Old Mistress) (2007) " Ms. Breillat has forgone the anarchic force of her earlier forays into the still relatively underdeveloped realm of female sexuality. As a pioneer of sorts in her field, she has earned this temporary respite of classicism represented by The Last Mistress." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 9, 2008
69% The Wackness (2008) " A remarkable cast supplies subtlety and balance to the mostly downward spiral of the narrative." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 2, 2008
86% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008) " Gonzo is a must-see for everyone." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 2, 2008
35% Diminished Capacity (2008) " Diminished Capacity is blessed with a blue-ribbon cast." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 2, 2008
66% Brick Lane (2008) " Sarah Gavron's Brick Lane, from a screenplay by Abi Morgan and Laura Jones, is based on the rapturously received 500-page first novel by Monica Ali." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 18, 2008
51% Get Smart (2008) " I didn't mind the movie, though many of its effects struck me as laboriously overproduced." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 18, 2008
57% Quid Pro Quo (2008) " Quid Pro Quo is a respectable feature-film debut for Mr. Brooks, and it remains reasonably thought-provoking without ever becoming emotionally absorbing." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 11, 2008
72% Love Comes Lately (2008) " There have been several other films over the years based on Singer's works, but none with such relevance as Love Comes Lately..." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 11, 2008
72% And When Did You Last See Your Father? (When Did You Last See Your Father?) (2008) " I have never really seen anything quite like it, and I must therefore wholeheartedly recommend this wondrous work for its magnificently moving father-son performances by Mr. Broadbent and Mr. Firth." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 4, 2008
53% The Promotion (2008) " At last, we have a completely and profoundly American movie with all the classical skills of timing, editing and character development that we associate nostalgically with some Hollywood golden age." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 4, 2008
89% Auf der Anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven) (On the Other Side) (2007) " The Edge of Heaven is a film to be seen, savored and thoughtfully appreciated." — New York Observer
Posted May 28, 2008
38% Savage Grace (2007) " Savage Grace is a film strictly for avant-garde festivals, at which even minimal exposition is at a premium." — New York Observer
Posted May 28, 2008
76% Sangre De Mi Sangre (2007) " Sangre de Mi Sangre stacks up as an original achievement in its own chosen genre, that of the troubled immigrant in a land of advertised promise, who too often is inflicted with pain and exploitation." — New York Observer
Posted May 14, 2008
33% The Tracey Fragments (2008) " Ellen Page remains one of the few stellar newcomers who deserves to be seen in anything she chooses to do." — New York Observer
Posted May 7, 2008
30% A Previous Engagement (2008) " A great actress even in a not-so-great comedy is fully worth the price of admission in these far from halcyon days, both movie-wise and world-wise." — New York Observer
Posted May 7, 2008
46% Mister Lonely (2007) " I will end with the faint praise of Mister Lonely as the least offensive of the works in the Korine canon." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 30, 2008
82% XXY (2007) " See it not only because it works as an exquisitely tendered emotional experience, but also because it is the first cinematic treatment in fictional form of a taboo-breaking ticklish subject." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 30, 2008
96% Up the Yangtze (2007) " Just where is China taking us besides up the Yangtze River? Mr. Yung's film does not even pretend to know, and that is its great strength as it plunges more deeply into the truly unknown." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 24, 2008
88% Roman de Gare (Crossed Tracks) (2007) " Despite all my reservations, I think it is worth seeing, though I do not approve of all the trickery involved." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 24, 2008
75% Four Minutes (2007) " Four Minutes is simply not to be missed." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 16, 2008
5% 88 Minutes (2008) " 88 Minutes will add a little more luster to a career that has not been adequately appreciated perhaps because of the suspiciously seductive power of a little man with an outsize talent." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 16, 2008
60% Bra Boys (2008) " For its fusion of social history and sensational athleticism, Bra Boys shapes up as one of the best nonfiction films of the year thus far, and is eminently worth seeing." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 9, 2008
89% The Visitor (2008) " Tom McCarthy's The Visitor, from his own screenplay, is nothing short of a triumph for 60-year-old character actor Richard Jenkins, in his first leading role in a feature film." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 9, 2008
25% Sex and Death 101 (2007) " The film has its moments of wit and lucidity, but these are few and far between." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 2, 2008
47% My Blueberry Nights (2007) " Fortunately, Mr. Wong has made the perilous journey into a new language without sacrificing his artistic soul and very personal visual style." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 2, 2008
87% Mio Fratello è Figlio Unico (My Brother Is an Only Child) (2007) " It is almost a relief to find some ideological clarity in a film that unfortunately ends in complete political disillusionment on all sides." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 26, 2008
86% Shine a Light (2008) " Martin Scorsese's Shine a Light, featuring the Rolling Stones onstage with their talented friends, rattled my old bones to nirvana and beyond as I searched for superlatives adequate to describe the rapturous vibes let loose by the performers." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 26, 2008
82% Hors de Prix (Priceless) (2006) " Pierre Salvadori's Priceless has been heralded as a French box office hit, which suggests that the French have become as corrupt and materialistic as some commentators insist that we are." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 19, 2008
68% Irina Palm (2008) " Ms. Faithfull turns out to be another actress of a certain age who is well used in a film to which she lends dignity, compassion and gravitas." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 19, 2008
30% Boarding Gate (2008) " If this is the effect Mr. Assayas wanted to achieve, he has succeeded admirably." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 19, 2008
48% Can't Buy Me Love (1987) New York Observer
Posted Mar 19, 2008
79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008) " Who among us can resist an animated elephant, or even a lethargic one?" — New York Observer
Posted Mar 12, 2008
77% Question humaine, La, (Heartbeat Detector) (2007) " It has haunted me ever since I saw it, with its implied foreboding for the future. Implied and justified in my opinion, and it may become yours if you choose to catch Heartbeat Detector." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 12, 2008
17% Sleepwalking (2008) " Sleepwalking stands as a heartening reminder that the future of American cinema may rest with those independent filmmakers working far from the bottom-line executives heading the shattered remnants of the old Hollywood studios." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 12, 2008
77% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) " The fragile subtlety of the pas de deux of Ms. McDormand and Mr. Hinds is alone worth the price of admission." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 5, 2008
79% The Bank Job (2008) " The Bank Job shapes up as one of the liveliest entertainments of the year and, in its twisted way, a genuine feel-good movie." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 5, 2008
94% Mýrin (Jar City) (2006) " For those of us, like me, who know next to nothing about Iceland or the Icelandic cinema, Jar City is an absorbingly revelatory experience, and one of the most mesmerizing movies of the year." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 27, 2008
81% Chicago 10 (2008) " It wouldn't hurt anyone, young or old, to catch up on the fascinating history lesson illustrated and embellished by Mr. Morgen and his crew in Chicago 10." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 27, 2008
40% Bonneville (2006) " At the very least, Bonneville deserves to be seen as a challenge and a rebuke to our supposedly youth-obsessed age." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 27, 2008
96% Chop Shop (2008) " Chop Shop depicts a Third World existence in a land of supposedly unlimited opportunity." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 20, 2008
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