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Andy Lea

Andy Lea
Andy Lea's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Star

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) As wonderfully crafted as they are (and for me the choreography knocks La La Land into a cocked hat), there's always a danger the violence could become a bit numbing. Thankfully, the film-makers know precisely when to puncture the killing with comedy.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) This "block" buster definitely won't disappoint.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
3/5 41% Gold (2017) It's not as brainy as The Big Short, as witty as American Hustle or as entertaining as The Wolf of Wall Street. But this slightly muddled tale does unearth something golden -- another glittering turn from Matthew McConaughey‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) It's clever, well-written and well acted. But not quite what I expected from a Trainspotting sequel.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
4/5 93% La La Land (2016) Joyous, romantic and achingly stylish.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 75% Split (2017) Shyamalan is clearly having fun here and we're laughing with him. As I said, it's a big improvement on After Earth.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
2/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) The thrilling action sequences in medieval Spain provide a glimpse of how a less convoluted version could have played out. But whenever we're about to get lost in the action, Kurzel yanks us back into the present day for more hogwash.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) As Egerton's gurning, one-note performance is beginning to lose its charm, Jackman's A-list grit arrives just in time.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2/5 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) The story unfolds pretty much as expected.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
5/5 89% Dheepan (2016) Hard-hitting, beautifully shot and wonderfully acted.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 46% The Take (Bastille Day) (2016) Bond and Bourne fans will notice the drop in budget, but this rollicking spy flick will fill a gap until Matt Damon returns to the spy game in July.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/5 20% I Saw the Light (2016) [A] dull biopic of the legend of the Grand Ole Opry.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
1/5 22% The Boss (2016) McCarthy is a brilliant physical comedian. But boy, does she need a decent director.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/5 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) Spacey v Shannon is a fascinating showdown between two Hollywood heavyweights. ‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) If you are suffering from The Brexit Blues, then watching a tiny comic repeatedly clocking a hulking muscle man around the chops could be just what the doctor ordered.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) This is the best Ice Age movie since the first one.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Hopefully, enough Marvel kids can be persuaded to check this old-fashioned superhero. Tarzan is swinging again.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) Director Mat Whitecross cleverly focuses on the band's best period -- beginning on the council estates of Burnage in 1991 and ending five years later in front of a quarter of a million fans at Knebworth.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
84% A United Kingdom (2017) Great performances from both actors sell the romance and the struggle. This is an inspiring true story that really deserves to be retold.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 51% The Accountant (2016) This bonkers but brilliant premise means this is one of the more preposterous action movies of the year. It's also one of the most entertaining.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Unlike most of this year's blockbusters, his "Thoroughly Entertaining Seven" hits most of its targets.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/5 61% Snowden (2016) Depending your politics, Snowden's revelations about the US secret electronic surveillance system make him a patriot or a traitor. Stone is so determined to show him as the former, he also makes him a bit of a bore.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/5 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) It's an intriguing and very timely story, even if the tension and credibility aren't quite up to the standards of 2011's brilliant Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
1/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Sounds dreadful doesn't it? Believe or not it, it gets a whole lot worse.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
5/5 85% Sully (2016) No one plays no-nonsense heroes like Tom Hanks and no director admires them quite so much as Clint Eastwood.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Thankfully, this third outing for Renée Zellweger's singleton is a lot more worthwhile than the recent returns of Zoolander and the Terminator.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Brilliant Streep wails hilariously and Grant bumbles expertly as Frears turns a true story into an old-fashioned farce. But it's the film's emotional beats that really make it sing.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
1/5 61% High-Rise (2016) Incoherent, pretentious and painfully self-indulgent.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
1/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) The really offensive thing about it is how lazy it is.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Peter Berg's restaging of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico is spectacular and bracingly realistic.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) It may be off its trolley but it also feels fresh out of the packet.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) It's touching, magical, heartfelt and, in the Disney tradition, is prepared to explore its forest setting's darker byways.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) It's more entertaining than Batman v Superman, the first film in the new DC Comics franchise, but compared with Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel's offbeat ensemble, it's anything but super.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) Stanton takes aim at the heart instead of the head. This is another touching fable about friendship, self-reliance and courage.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
5/5 96% Sing Street (2016) Touching and achingly funny.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) In it's own way, this beautifully shot, brilliant acted and smartly written movie is as exciting as Independence Day or War of the Worlds.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/5 90% Green Room (2016) The dialogue is flat, the plot lacks coherence and the characters are underwritten.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) [A] gripping detective story and brilliant newpaper drama.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) This summer's superhero films may have fallen a bit flat but this one is magic.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) The film's messages -- the importance of tolerance and following your dreams -- are pretty standard for a kiddie flick. But there's a political edge that is very unusual for a Disney movie.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 31% Passengers (2016) There may be no atmosphere in space but the chemistry sparks.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) This instalment isn't about looking backwards. In essence, it's a war movie and director Gareth Edwards keeps the momentum going with a string of stunning set pieces. ‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rowling's latest trick is to cross Doctor Who with Doctor Dolittle. Newt and his menagerie provide just enough surprises for an action-packed couple of hours. But the magic man isn't quite as spellbinding as the wizard boy. ‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
4/5 89% Blood Father (2016) A rollicking B-flick enlivened by a stellar performance from its leading man.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Not quite the chariot crash I was secretly hoping for. The dialogue is dull rather than cheesy, the acting is disappointingly proficient and the 3D CGI effects are actually rather good.‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3/5 19% Inferno (2016) For the most part, this is a series of frenetic chases through tourist hot spots. They come in such quick succession, you might not examine the big twist until you're on your way home. As it makes roughly zero sense, this is a good thing. ‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
2/5 79% American Honey (2016) A road movie that refuses to go anywhere. It's big on atmosphere and art house clichés but fatally thin on plot. ‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
4/5 74% Trolls (2016) DreamWorks have found a very underhand way to flog those hairy collectable dolls - they've made them the stars of their most enjoyable film since Shrek. ‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
4/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) It's Blunt's convincing turn as the sozzled Rachel that keeps us gripped. ‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
5/5 61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) It's hardly surprising Brent's first big-screen outing is, by far, the funniest movie of the year. But I didn't expect it to be one of the most heart-breaking too. ‐ Daily Star
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016