Andy Crump

Andy Crump
Andy Crump's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies Paste Magazine The Playlist Movie Mezzanine Thrillist Polygon The Week

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8.6/10 100% Luzzu (2021) Watching Jesmark let go of the boat, the past and his beloved traditions is as painful as Luzzu is lovely. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2021
6.4/10 51% Best Sellers (2021) The consequence of Best Sellers' fundamental misapprehension of its own talent is hollowness. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
7.8/10 96% Language Lessons (2021) The film loses nothing in its straightforwardness, neither authenticity nor humanity nor Morales' appeal as an actress-turned-multihyphenate. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
8.3/10 91% Anne at 13,000 ft (2020) Together, [Kazik Radwanski and Deragh Campbell] make Anne at 13,000 Ft. into a work that may leave the audience gasping for air. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
7.2/10 90% Wild Indian (2021) Corbine Jr. captures his protagonists' personal transformations with steeled honesty. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
7.0/10 62% Mosquito State (2021) Mosquito State is a profoundly annoying film. Believe it or not, this is meant as the highest compliment. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
7.4/10 83% The Last Matinee (Red Screening) (2021) Contenti knows how to knock off his cast members with style. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2021
7.3/10 77% Teddy (2020) Skin-crawling visuals are one reason why people watch horror...but...Teddy has a kinder soul than that, even if the climax can be described in a word as an "abattoir." - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2021
B+ No Score Yet Down with the King (2021) Harmony of emotion and visuals makes "Down with the King" a complete circuit. Each of its parts compliments the others. But in the end, the film remains as humble as Mercury himself. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
3.3/10 66% How It Ends (2021) Like the conclusions Lister-Jones and Wein's screenplay ultimately draws, their craftsmanship lacks profundity. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
C 58% Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) What it isn't about is continuity, or editing, because there's so, so much happening in the movie's 1 hour and 49-minute running time, and very little of it winds together in satisfactory or even cogent ways. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2021
B+ 97% Pig (2021) If you watch his latest picture, "Pig," expecting an unhinged Nicolas Cage match, you'll be let down. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2021
7.9/10 90% Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr) (2021) What ties together the complexity of Scales' morality with its gender clashes is Ameen's beautiful filmmaking. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
7.1/10 50% The Forever Purge (2021) The Forever Purge is all action, all the time, with little by way of fright save for jump moments orchestrated in the keys of "creepy" and "cheap." This isn't a bad thing. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
8.0/10 80% Summer of 85 (Été 85) (2021) Summer of 85 understands the risks of giving your love to another, and plays those risks to a shocking and inevitable conclusion. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
6.3/10 91% Luca (2021) Instead of just adorable, Luca comes frustratingly close to being precise instead of wandering, decisive instead of dithering, substantial instead of cute, fluffy and trivial. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
C+ 63% 12 Mighty Orphans (2021) "12 Mighty Orphans" winds up caught between plucky sports underdog film and sentimental biopic. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2021
5.8/10 93% The Killing of Two Lovers (2021) The Killing of Two Lovers shoots its hollow heartbreak beautifully - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
5.9/10 80% Undergods (2021) Undergods impresses as a stylish arrival, but what's under the surface needs finessing. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
8.7/10 98% The Paper Tigers (2021) The Paper Tigers understands the joy of a well-orchestrated fight, celebrates the "art" in "martial arts" and knows how to make a bum knee into a killer running gag. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2021
3.0/10 5% Vanquish (2021) Imagine spending an hour and a half or so watching a film that, the minute the credits roll, dissolves from the mind like cotton candy in hot water. That's Vanquish. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
B+ 61% The Banishing (2020) "The Banishing" reminds us that sometimes we're forced to answer for the sins of others, too. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
3.9/10 21% Thunder Force (2021) When a punchline hits this point, it ceases to function as a punchline: The joke speaks at the viewer instead of to them. That ain't funny. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
9.4/10 100% This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection (2021) Mokofeng is one of Mosese's two constants alongside Mhlongo, who provides This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection with its steady, stoic heart. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
8.6/10 86% Come True (2021) Come True takes its time. But Burns' screenplay is plot-heavy, so even the quiet beats communicate their necessity: Every minute counts toward the climax, each an essential piece of the film's structure. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
7.9/10 69% Happily (2021) Happily lives in the porous space between genres, where horror, thriller and several stripes of comedy-notably dark and romantic-commingle with one another. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
5.8/10 21% Chaos Walking (2021) Chaos Walking feels like a condensement of Ness' trilogy of books instead of a straightforward translation of the first, and consequently there's too much that needs to happen in too slim a running time. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
8/10 98% The Father (2021) It's an astounding, charred turn by Hopkins-a reminder, if anyone needs one, that he's one of the greats of his generation. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
6.3/10 75% The Mauritanian (2021) It's an unfortunate irony that a movie about saving Salahi must itself be saved by the man portraying him. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2021
4.2/10 30% Earwig and the Witch (2021) Earwig and the Witch is, by normal standards, a misfire-and by Ghibli's standards it's much worse. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
3/10 57% Malcolm & Marie (2021) Malcolm & Marie's few merits-its visuals, its blocking, Washington and Zendaya's go-for-the-throat performances-ultimately corrode on contact with its intent. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
5.8/10 79% In The Earth (2021) With In the Earth, Wheatley hits a brick wall, but he hits it hard enough that whether one sees the film as successful or not, the effort remains admirable. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
8.3/10 89% We're All Going to the World's Fair (2021) Think of We're All Going to the World's Fair as a morbid spiritual cousin to Eighth Grade if Kayla Day tripped and fell down a creepypasta rabbit hole without so much as a Hare or a Hatter to chaperone her. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
5.9/10 92% Saint Maud (2020) What lets Saint Maud down most is its screenplay more than its own buzz: Good as Clark is, her performance can't make up for Maud's one-dimensionality and the absence of a proper arc. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
7.7/10 60% Hunted (2020) Hunted doesn't exactly rewrite the original tale, but it doesn't have to. It just has to have teeth, and Paronnaud's kept those canines sharp and savage. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
8.9/10 98% One Night in Miami (2020) They're an imminently compelling group, and King's an imminently talented filmmaker who understands that directing is all about knowing where to place the damn camera. She knows. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
8.3/10 88% News of the World (2020) Zengel is a fresh spark in an otherwise old-fashioned production, but old-fashioned here is a compliment. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
5.9/10 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) The back and forth between revenge and redemption feels like proof of uncertainty more than a critical component of Fennell's thesis, or worse, a lazily caustic tool for avoiding the consequences of her protagonist's actions altogether. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
8.5/10 96% Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois) (2020) Night of Kings aesthetic dissonance is discombobulating, but the discombobulation is surprisingly pleasing in its headiness, as Lacôte plays with naturalist filmmaking and spectacle right out of The Lord of the Rings. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
8.4/10 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) Shadow in the Cloud's themes about sexism and gender roles serve as a rebuke to Landis' authorship, as if Liang put pen to paper with her middle finger squarely aimed at toxic male culture. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
59% Max Cloud (2019) Characters like Sarah - and for that matter, Jake and Rexy - are as crucial to a satisfying gaming experience as big bruiser types like Max... After all, they make Max Cloud a fully satisfying moviegoing experience. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
9.4/10 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Here, merriment and melancholy go hand in hand, partners in life's dance just as a stiff drink is an accompaniment to life's pleasures. The combination proves as intoxicating as the fancy-pants cocktails the boys whip up together. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
9.3/10 99% Wolfwalkers (2020) The effect is magic, and that magic is profound and breathtaking. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
8.2/10 82% Happiest Season (2020) Duvall dovetails the seasonal pap with her characters' pain, treating it like ointment for their mellowing emotional stings. The message isn't just about liking Christmas. The message is that everybody deserves a Christmas movie. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
8/10 88% Run (2020) Run gives its dual leads a slim window for making first impressions and finding bases for their roles, which makes their performances and Chaganty's direction doubly impressive. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
8.2/10 83% Proxima (2019) This is one of Winocour's most striking qualities as a storyteller: Her gaze is wide, but she has a gift for keeping order, and so nothing in Proxima goes unconsidered-not one person, not one detail. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
C 45% Fatman (2020) "Fatman" is an odd duck. The film lives up to the wacky logline without taking it as far as it might've; the text is absurd, but the atmosphere's sober. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
8.7/10 86% On The Rocks (2020) Laura delights in his antics in spite of herself, and though Murray is likely to be the recipient of the bulk of critical praise, it's Jones who anchors On the Rocks. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
8.9/10 80% Koko-di Koko-da (2020) Koko-di Koko-da feels like a macabre amusement park ride, appropriate given Mog's outfit choice. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
3.4/10 47% The Craft: Legacy (2020) That tin-eared self-congratulating opportunism is reflected in the film's construction. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020