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Andy Klein

Andy Klein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96%

True Grit (2010)

"The Coens' version benefits from Roger Deakins' beautiful cinematography and a much snappier pace.... " ‐Brand X
Posted Dec 22, 2010
51%

Tron Legacy (2010)

"The design of the visuals here reflects the huge advances in computer graphics over the last three decades: The landscapes and objects are beautiful and vastly more detailed than in Tron." ‐Brand X
Posted Dec 16, 2010
30%

The Tempest (2010)

"This is no Titus ... and no Forbidden Planet either. " ‐Brand X
Posted Dec 8, 2010
87%

Black Swan (2010)

"...an art-house horror film - 10% The Red Shoes, 20% Pi, and 70% Polanski's Repulsion. " ‐Brand X
Posted Dec 2, 2010
82%

Four Lions (2010)

"A rude, edgy, rough indie comedy - hilariously funny until near the end, when reality begins to destroy the characters' slapstick universe." ‐Brand X
Posted Nov 17, 2010
79%

Fair Game (2010)

"Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith) paces the movie like a thriller, without unduly cranking up the action in the manner of those earlier entertainments." ‐Brand X
Posted Nov 17, 2010
72%

Monsters (2010)

"[W]riter/director Gareth Edwards ... has created the kind of visual effects that would have cost millions 15 years ago entirely on his home computer." ‐Brand X
Posted Nov 17, 2010
77%

Amer (2010)

"[T]hey have re-created, in exaggerated form, the virtues and vices of '70s/'80s Italian giallos... " ‐Brand X
Posted Nov 17, 2010
78%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

"Warner Bros.' generally excellent adaptation of J.K. Rowling's hugely successful series of novels continues in fine form. " ‐Brand X
Posted Nov 17, 2010
98%

Inside Job (2010)

"[N]early everyone Ferguson talks to displays an infuriating sense of entitlement... . The rest of us are set dressing -- barely visible extras -- in the important stories of their lives." ‐Brand X
Posted Oct 17, 2010
34%

I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

"[O]n nearly every level — script, performances, cinematography, pacing — [this version] is superior. But here's the rub: 2010 isn't 1978. " ‐Brand X
Posted Oct 6, 2010
96%

The Social Network (2010)

"It's a tribute to Fincher and Sorkin that The Social Network ends up being more absorbing and nuanced than anyone could have hoped." ‐Brand X
Posted Sep 30, 2010
70%

Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010)

"...will strike some as pretentious, self-serious twaddle ... but, if you have the least taste for, well, trippiness, Enter the Void is not to be missed." ‐Brand X
Posted Sep 22, 2010
80%

Catfish (2010)

"The first thing to know about Catfish is that the trailers and ads are [misleading]... . The second thing to know is that Catfish is better than the movie described in the ads. " ‐Brand X
Posted Sep 16, 2010
53%

I'm Still Here (2010)

"The best mockumentaries - This Is Spinal Tap, any of Christopher Guest's films, Incident at Loch Ness - are immensely entertaining even if (or when) you realize they're fake. The same can't be said for I'm Still Here." ‐Brand X
Posted Sep 8, 2010
72%

Machete (2010)

"For sheer entertainment value, Machete easily surpasses glossy action features like Takers and The Expendables. " ‐Brand X
Posted Sep 2, 2010
59%

Centurion (2010)

"[T]he only new thing Marshall brings to the Roman Empire subgenre is gross-out aesthetics. " ‐Brand X
Posted Aug 26, 2010
93%

The Tillman Story (2010)

"Amazingly ... The Tillman Story is utterly entertaining, even as it infuriates." ‐Brand X
Posted Aug 19, 2010
97%

A Film Unfinished (2010)

"While much of A Film Unfinished is a fairly dry presentation of primarily historical interest, the reminiscences of the survivors give it a deeper human dimension." ‐Brand X
Posted Aug 19, 2010
B+ 97%

Mugabe and the White African (2010)

"The final hearing is the most extraordinary scene in the film." ‐Christian Science Monitor
Posted Aug 13, 2010
60%

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2010)

"Berman's goal was to reveal "the other side of Hugh Hefner that had not yet been portrayed in any of the prior documentaries about him." In that context, the film's balance is appropriate; considered in a vacuum, however, it is almost a canonization." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 12, 2010
82%

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010)

"...suffers only in its familiarity, i.e., we've seen most of this before. " ‐Brand X
Posted Aug 12, 2010
81%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"The style is Sega surrealism, the narrative strategy 30% Bunuel and 70% Bally.... Wright throws things at us at such a fever pitch that the experience can be exhausting [but] the stuff he's throwing is so funny ... " ‐Brand X
Posted Aug 12, 2010
71%

Valhalla Rising (2010)

"The visual beauty is exceeded only by the gruesomeness of some of the violence..." ‐Brand X
Posted Jul 22, 2010
86%

Inception (2010)

"Nolan's film delivers on all scores. The writer/director of Memento continues to show that action blockbusters don't have to check their brains at the door. ... Lots of directors blow stuff up real good; but Nolan blows stuff up real interesting. " ‐Brand X
Posted Jul 14, 2010
93%

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

"The acting is close to flawless. " ‐Brand X
Posted Jul 14, 2010
12%

Love Ranch (2010)

"Hackford's films have been uneven, but he's generally an intelligent and tasteful director. His last film, Ray, may have been his best. Unfortunately, Love Ranch is almost certainly his worst. " ‐Brand X
Posted Jul 14, 2010
60%

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009)

"... a slow-motion human train wreck that ... the audience just can't turn away from." ‐Brand X
Posted Jul 14, 2010
99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"It's pretty much an all-purpose metaphor for, well, everything." ‐Brand X
Posted Jun 16, 2010
66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"The vastly increased production values might have destroyed the heart that made the modestly budgeted original so popular. Chan... gives the film the extra emotional power it needs to be a worthy tribute to its beloved predecessor. " ‐Brand X
Posted Jun 10, 2010
74%

Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010)

"As always with Jeunet, the film is filled with lovable characters, silliness and tremendous imagination. The inventiveness is less dense than in most of his earlier work, but it's still head and shoulders above everything else currently in theaters." ‐Brand X
Posted Jun 2, 2010
29%

Survival of the Dead (2010)

"...fast, often witty..." ‐Brand X
Posted Jun 2, 2010
58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"[...with the third entry] the franchise went to the well once too often, serving up the bottom's murky remains. Now they've gone twice too often: For most of Shrek Forever After, even the mud seems to have dried out." ‐Brand X
Posted May 20, 2010
43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"...the filmmakers laudably avoid a mere regurgitation of the traditional version...but there's a real down-side to this as well: i.e., the film ends just when the fun usually starts." ‐Brand X
Posted May 13, 2010
83%

The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (2010)

"... the whole, as they say, is more than the sum of its parts. The result is sheer invigoration. " ‐Brand X
Posted Apr 28, 2010
100%

Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

"... beautiful and often densely detailed images ..." ‐Brand X
Posted Apr 28, 2010
91%

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (2010)

"One of the few surprises at this year's eminently predictable Oscars was the triumph of Juan Jose Campanella's The Secret in Their Eyes in the foreign language film category.... But the bigger surprise is that [it] turns out to be fully deserving o" ‐Brand X
Posted Apr 16, 2010
65%

Warlords (Tau ming chong) (2010)

"Veteran action choreographer Ching Siu-Tung deserves a good share of the credit, since the gritty, exciting battle scenes are the film's heart." ‐Christian Science Monitor
Posted Apr 9, 2010
26%

After.Life (2010)

"... guilt by association ... with Death himself. ... Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo exploits that unease and does it well." ‐Brand X
Posted Apr 8, 2010
91%

The Secret of Kells (2010)

"... a must-see for animation fans, particularly those who are wearying of the computer animation look." ‐Brand X
Posted Apr 1, 2010
B 75%

Greenberg (2010)

"The only thing that stops it from being completely oppressive is Greta Gerwig's wonderfully believable performance as the awkward, much younger woman whom Roger alternately woos and rejects." ‐Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 29, 2010
B 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"It has not the slightest whiff of self-importance." ‐Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 29, 2010
C 75%

The Eclipse (2010)

"McPherson isn't really interested in making a horror film; he's merely using the genre's tropes as part of an adult romance about accepting tragedy and moving on. As a result, the energy slacks off in the final third." ‐Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 29, 2010
B+ 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"All of this is presented in a charming, generally amusing fashion." ‐Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 29, 2010
B- 71%

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010)

"Objectivity is impossible under the best circumstances, and perhaps Hahn comes as close to "fair and balanced" as possible. But unavoidably there's a sense of untold stories and elided details lurking right beneath the surface." ‐Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 29, 2010
A- 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

"Danish director Niels Arden Oplev faithfully and intelligently transfers the first volume of Stieg Larsson's hugely popular detective trilogy to the screen." ‐Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 26, 2010
92%

Vincere (2010)

"... for the most part [Bellocchio] holds our attention through sheer style." ‐Brand X
Posted Mar 24, 2010
22%

Repo Men (2010)

"The script doesn't give any of the actors much to work with, and first-time feature director Miguel Sapochnik seems unable to goose them out of their understandable torpor." ‐Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 19, 2010
86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

"Rapace -- while not mapping exactly to the book's physical descriptions -- owns the role so thoroughly that one can only hope the role doesn't end up owning her and limiting her opportunities." ‐Brand X
Posted Mar 18, 2010
95%

Mother (Madeo) (2010)

"The easy comparison here is to Hitchcock, but Bong moves at a slower pace, more like Claude Chabrol. And, like both of those forebears, Bong certainly knows how to generate suspense." ‐Brand X
Posted Mar 10, 2010
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