Andy Lea

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) The film isn't just out to tickle our funny bones. At its heart, this is a tear-jerking love story - albeit one about two straight men in their 60s. - Daily Star (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Director James Wan keeps things moving but seems a little out of his depth when fishing for laughs. - Daily Star (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 58% The Grinch (2018) I suspect kids will prefer Jim Carrey's anarchic grouch. Being nice pays off at Christmas, but being naughty is just so much more fun. - Daily Star (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/5 100% Bros: After the Screaming Stops (2018) But in this touching and very funny film about last year's Bros reunion concert, Matt and Luke Goss don't seem in charge of a single shot. They rarely seem in control of themselves. - Daily Star (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/5 30% Redcon-1 (2019) Some of the gory comedy succeeds but too often the action scenes get lost in a fog of flashbacks and slow-motion spatters. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 74% Anchor and Hope (2018) The performances are excellent, the dialogue is witty and the canals of north London are beautifully shot. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 78% Black '47 (2018) Frecheville doesn't have Clint Eastwood's charisma but momentum is maintained by the film's elegant cinematography, stirring soundtrack and thrilling shoot-outs. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 86% The Wife (2018) Close delivers a wonderfully understated performance that uses a very different set of acting muscles to the role that led to her first Best Actress nomination in 1989. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The film is nicely shot and Black and Blanchett have some amusing lines. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Feig effortlessly weaves together the mystery and comedy before it all falls apart in the preposterous final act. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 22% Mile 22 (2018) An entertaining but pretty blatant bid to launch a new Bourne-style espionage franchise. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) Abrahamson allows dread to build very slowly in this handsome period chiller. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
97% Lucky (2017) It is a perfectly pitched swansong for one of America's greatest film actors. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) The action scenes are forgettable, the mythology is confusing and the bad taste comedy is hopelessly off-target. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) There is nothing here that approaches a conventional plot so the pace can feel slow. It is a memorable film but the story feels a little thinly spread. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Chu's film brings the wealth porn of Dallas and Dynasty back with a bang. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
34% King of Thieves (2019) I suspect it was Marsh's attempt to add an authentic edge to the glossy crime caper that was his undoing. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) This touching, gently amusing coming-of-age drama is set in 1993 but its subject matter is perhaps even more relevant now. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 68% Final Score (2018) Bautista is a capable fighter but shaky cameras make a lot of the action hard to follow and the writers haven't made the most of the film's unusual setting. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 83% Mission of Honor (2019) Rheon makes a persuasive lead as pilot Jan Zumbach despite having to perform half of his lines in subtitled Polish. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/5 88% American Animals (2018) The complex relationship between truth and fiction lies at the very heart of this fascinating crime film. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/5 83% Puzzle (2018) The contest may be a little short on drama but in the end all the pieces fit together with a very satisfying snap. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 13% Action Point (2018) If you can remember the pair's MTV heyday, these attractions will seem tame. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/5 77% The Man from Mo'Wax (2018) Director Matthew Jones offers fascinating snapshots of the last golden age of underground music and the final flowering of British youth culture. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
5/5 87% Upgrade (2018) This gory, pulpy and gleefully preposterous sci-fi movie is best enjoyed if you don't take it too seriously. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
5/5 92% Searching (2018) Cho is rarely off screen and he gives this digital masterpiece heart and flashes of humour. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/5 54% Yardie (2019) The performances, the witty dialogue, the bracingly authentic production design and the thumping soundtrack are what make this movie sing. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
54% Bad Samaritan (2018) The more ridiculous the film gets, the more entertaining it becomes. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Too often this feels like a straight spy thriller with comic interludes instead of the full-blown spoof that was promised by the trailer. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
80% Alpha (2018) The story is engaging if a little schmaltzy. But dog people will lap this one up. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
24% Luis and The Aliens (2018) Although the animation is light years away from the films of Pixar and DreamWorks, the slapstick is accomplished enough to keep younger children entertained. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The film might have had a wider impact if Lee has resisted grandstanding and allowed Stallworth's tale to speak for itself. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
72% The Children Act (2018) This is a powerful and unusually grown-up British drama, tackling issues of individual freedom, life and death, sex and religion. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3/5 46% The Meg (2018) The dialogue is hilariously naff and the CGI shark is too ridiculous to be scary. But if you're after two hours of pure escapism, you should find yourself hooked. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) The action scenes move at a fair clip but this flawed film begs troubling questions. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 84% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Under The Tree is grim but Sigurðsson delivers some very memorable surprises and his uncompromising approach makes it almost impossible to look away. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 59% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Like its 2014 original, the action in this sequel takes place entirely on the computer screen of its main character. But this time the horrors are in the real world instead of the spirit realm. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/5 87% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) The computer animation can be a little bland but the dialogue is sharp. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 82% Beirut (2018) At times you wish Gilroy had tempered his dark script with a little humour but Hamm anchors the drama with a performance full of heart and grit. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 41% Madame (2018) The jokes could be sharper but de Palma ensures we are always on the side of her unlikely Cinderella. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
4/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) There are a lot of moving parts and Pearce shuffles his pack expertly before a couple of plot holes open up in the action packed finale. But Foster is brilliant. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
3/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) This is a summer party of a film and the star attractions are the sun-kissed setting, fabulous stars and kitschy songs and dances. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
3/5 47% Skyscraper (2018) You probably won't believe a word of the patently ridiculous Skyscraper but you may well enjoy it. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/5 93% First Reformed (2018) The ending will prove divisive but the dialogue sparkles, the atmosphere is brooding and Ethan Hawke chips in with the best performance of his career. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/5 46% Marrowbone (2018) Sánchez makes sure his slow build-up delivers some powerful chills. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Never underestimate Pixar's superpowers. In the end, gorgeous animation, great voice acting and a witty script save the day. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/5 50% Ploey (2019) The animation is pretty and the story is well paced. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
1/5 21% Terminal (2018) The garish colours and fake sets make the film feel more like a cheap '80s sitcom than hyper-stylised sci-fi. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
2/5 40% Mary Shelley (2018) She endures plenty of awful experiences but we never get a sense of her inner life. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
4/5 89% Whitney (2018) Macdonald doesn't let the singer's demons completely overshadow her talent. - Daily Express (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018