Andrew Whalen

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Combat Obscura (2019) Depicts the war beneath the narratives, capturing the soldier's experience with an immediacy that explodes political abstraction, placing it in a more humanist context. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
38% Silencio (2018) With the stone, the zone and its powers kicked into the background, Silencio becomes a muddle of melodrama and thriller pretensions. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
66% Suspiria (2018) Not just an arthouse exploration of a horror aesthetic, but a down-and-dirty body horror as visceral as anything in Cronenberg's output. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) 2018's Halloween isn't a deconstruction, but a slasher movie down to its knife-scraped bones. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
51% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) We are all more like characters in An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn than anyone is likely to admit. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
80% Apostle (2018) Apostle gets too bound up in the island cult it's meant to be escaping. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) Whatever its weaknesses, The Predator gets its titular aliens right, offering a sampler of violent, extraterrestrial skirmishing that works more often than it doesn't. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
91% Mandy (2018) Every shot is composed with a directorial conviction heavy with hermetic knowledge and occult power. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) A deluge of technique ... which washes over the viewer in successive waves, alternately breathtaking, tiresome, breathtaking, repetitive. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) Rather than grandiose and ponderous, The Nun is workaday, lunch pail gothic, getting the job done with the energy of a factory floor. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
58% Calling All Earthlings (2018) It's all faintly ridiculous, but charming, like people talking about the afterlife right before last call. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
91% Support the Girls (2018) Regina Hall so fully inhabits Lisa's life we hardly feel apart from her, tugged by the same frustrations, goodwill, minor satisfactions and disappointments. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
82% What Keeps You Alive (2018) The dead center of the movie is a protracted rowboat chase no amount of thumping music can rescue. What Keeps You Alive barely picks up from there. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
67% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) The Littlest Reich is not just a clockwork puppet slasher, but a gleeful gore movie situated somewhere between Peter Jackson's Dead Alive and Troma. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) The Meg is oddly charming, more pulp than cheese, like the sci-fi pumped out in the 1950s. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
7% Slender Man (2018) Slender Man feels as used up as any years-old meme, like trying to explain what's funny about dat boi a decade late. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary feels like an endless drawing out of that queasy, shocking, falling dream sensation, as the ground beneath the Graham family, and the viewer, crumbles. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
69% Damsel (2018) Damsel spends its second half literally wandering in the woods, with no clear destination or objective in mind. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
60% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Despite characters whose individual plights would be just as boring to describe as they are to watch, Dark Web is just weird and ingenious enough to recommend. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Mission: Impossible - Fallout is an unrelentingly consistent action movie, with not a single sequence wasted before the next big stunt. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
88% Veronica (Verónica) (2017) There's nothing in it that will surprise horror movie aficionados. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
87% Ravenous (Les affamés) (2018) An interesting take on the zombie genre, but its laid-back indie narrative, which never really bothers with a plot, can make enjoying its occasional splatters of blood a bit of a slog. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
83% Ghost Stories (2018) Ghost Stories has more genuine scares than most horror movies, so it almost seems a bit unfair when it's funny too. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
19% The Titan (2018) The body horror genre thrives on disgust, shame and goo, all qualities lacking in The Titan. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
44% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) The Devil and Father Amorth starts to feel slippery, as Friedkin uses the sliver offered by psychologists and neurologists as a pry bar to crack open space for the supernatural. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
93% Revenge (2018) What happens next is expected-a roaring rampage of revenge, with each of the three hunters confronted like a video game boss-but Fargeat has some fun tricks to deploy. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
87% Cargo (2018) Cargo doesn't often satisfy on the genre's more sensational vectors. There are no hordes, few gouts of creative gore and a limited sense of danger. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
87% Upgrade (2018) By merging Deus Ex cyberpunk, third-person action games and the dirty old bones of 70s exploitation, Upgrade earns installation in your memory core. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
95% Outside In (2018) Director Lynn Shelton brings a high empathic bar to Outside In, then dares the audience to clear it. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018