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Andy Webster

Andy Webster
Andy Webster's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) It has little story to tell and few ideas to offer. Just a great deal of product to sell.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
No Score Yet Keepers of the Game (2016) Mr. Ehrlich ("Magic Camp"), an Emmy-winning documentarian, clearly knows his craft.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
79% Wedding Doll (Hatuna Meniyar) (2016) Ms. Rosenblatt keeps Hagit's inner light aflame, despite the man-centric motivations Mr. Gilady has saddled the character with, and Ms. Levy is very impressive as a self-sacrificing parent ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
89% Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más) (2016) "Our Last Tango" is a combination of things, all fascinating ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
88% My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (2016) Thanks to his editor, Domingo González, Mr. de la Iglesia skillfully keeps these many balls in the air, a palpable affection for his players seeping through.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
42% Mr. Right (2016) "Mr. Right" has a screwball effervescence, thanks to its leads, and even Fred Astaire flavor.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
67% Catching the Sun (2016) The battle for a greener tomorrow, we are reminded, has its casualties.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
25% Kill Your Friends (2016) Anchoring the pungent 1990s ambience is Mr. Hoult, easily oozing cool charisma.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
68% Darling (2016) Using the simplest of settings - and familiar genre devices - Mickey Keating's horror outing "Darling" manages to conjure an effectively unsettling miasma.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
29% Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2016) Polished and often clever, William C. Sullivan's "Jane Wants a Boyfriend" examines autism in the context of sisterly ties and intimate relationships.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
91% The Confirmation (2016) The pleasures are modest but rewarding in Bob Nelson's character study "The Confirmation."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
47% The Young Messiah (2016) "The Young Messiah" performs no miracles.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
67% Rise of the Legend (Huang feihong zhi yingxiong you meng ) (2016) The blending of vast sets and digital effects is not quite seamless in Chow Hin Yeung's kung fu period extravaganza "Rise of the Legend," but it's close.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
90% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) The characterizations and conflicts here are strictly generic.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
100% White Lies (2013) Ms. Black, a New Zealand recording artist making her film debut, and Ms. House, both actresses of formidable presence, are well-matched opponents. Ms. Prebble, too, has reserves of power.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
100% Trapped (2016) "Trapped" is not a balanced analysis of the abortion debate; it makes its sympathies clear. But it is a powerful and persuasive rendering of a corner of women's health care under siege.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
No Score Yet The Virus of Fear (El virus de la por) (2016) The film, adapted from Josep Maria Miró's play "Archimedes' Principle," falls on the right side of its issue, if barely.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
No Score Yet Like for Likes (2016) Relationships unfold with a bright, glossy and antiseptic sentimentality in Park Hyun-gene's "Like for Likes," which brings abundant social media usage to shopworn rom-com contrivances.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) As with other staples of the screen-parody genre, the comic bull's-eyes arrive only intermittently.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
16% The 5th Wave (2016) It's depressing to see Ms. Moretz - so spirited in "Clouds of Sils Maria" and the "Kick-Ass" movies - reduced to constant mooning at Mr. Roe. And yet the source novel is part of a trilogy. Expect sequels.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
79% Ip Man 3 (2016) Despite Mr. Yen's impressive physical virtuosity, his stoic, often humorless presence tends to neutralize the emotional temperature.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
75% The Suspect (Yong-eui-ja) (2014) "The Suspect" hinges on a link between an arms deal and food for North Korea's starving populace. That guns-or-butter dichotomy gives this workout more resonance than you'd expect.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
91% The Girl in the Book (2015) The director, Ms. Cohn, making her feature debut, wrote the script and handily keeps the story's many elements in motion.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
72% The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) (2015) Remorseless, repetitious and ultimately tedious.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
38% The Wannabe (2015) Mr. Piazza offers a persuasive portrait of decline, but it is the crumbling beauty and flailing hopes of Rose that resonate. Ms. Arquette comprehends the character inside and out, and her aim is true.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
57% Bikes vs Cars (2015) Breezy, intelligent, diffuse but uncluttered, Fredrik Gertten's documentary "Bikes vs Cars" could be called a tale of congestion-plagued cities.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
No Score Yet Tamasha (2015) The big-eyed Ms. Padukone, who has co-starred with Mr. Kapoor before, dutifully, and regrettably, permits him to eclipse her own formidable charisma.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2015
No Score Yet Karski & the Lords of Humanity (2015) "Karski & the Lords of Humanity" is fascinating, but Mr. Lanzmann's efforts tower over it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2015
29% Submerged (2015) A modest thriller offering glints of talent amid predictable plot threads.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2015
81% Kingdom Of Shadows (2015) As a rendering of Mexico's agonized convulsions, "Kingdom of Shadows" is unforgettable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
No Score Yet A Journey Through Time With Antony (2015) [A] featherweight quasi romance, rife with chaste longing and adolescent sentiment ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
90% The Nightingale (Ye Ying - Le promeneur d'oiseau) (2015) A gentle tale that could easily lapse into mawkish sentiment but largely steers clear of doing so.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2015
No Score Yet The House That Jack Built (2015) The movie overflows with pungent street flavor: yelling in stairwells, confrontations, threats, countless expletives and the occasional family gathering.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
89% The Price We Pay (2015) The ideas in this densely packed but enlightening film can be challenging, but must be heard.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
79% Flowers (Loreak) (2015) To its benefit, it has rich roles for, and splendid performances by, its three principal actresses.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
83% Hard Labor (2015) The filmmakers, largely forgoing a soundtrack, skillfully manipulate stillness, silence and anomie to unsettling effect - at times evoking the ambient dread and decay of, say, Roman Polanski's "Repulsion."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) Those seeking closure to what continuity there has been will go home mostly disappointed.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2015
16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) A smorgasbord of empty calories, the Vin Diesel vehicle "The Last Witch Hunter," for all its overstuffed visuals, leaves you hungry. But not for more.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
No Score Yet The Boy From Geita (2014) "In Africa, ignorance is the major disease that we suffer," says Adika Ferdinand, the principal of a Tanzanian school. The same could be said for much of the world. "The Boy From Geita" is an effective salvo against that plague.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
97% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) This movie makes you appreciate anew the one-on-one social dimension lost in the music industry's headlong switch to digital downloads.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
92% Dukhtar (2015) Its principal merit is the quiet authority of Ms. Mumtaz, who combines a mother's passionate concern with glimmers of an awakening consciousness.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
85% Meet The Patels (2015) "Meet the Patels" is a tidy, easygoing documentary in which peripheral players prove more intriguing than its central focus.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
18% Listening (2015) Begins as a fitfully intriguing character study before flying off the rails as a nightmarish vision of government encroachment on free thought.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
85% A Sinner in Mecca (2015) Mr. Sharma has created a swirling, fascinating travelogue and a stirring celebration of devotion.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
33% Contracted: Phase II (2015) Start stocking up now on the Pepto-Bismol.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
96% Creep (2015) The film is remarkable, considering its minimal means and surprising lack of bloodshed, given the genre. Does it stay with you? A little.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015
17% Zipper (2015) Mr. Wilson, as dexterous with righteous bravado as with calibrated self-disgust, ably captures Sam's growing enslavement to his impulses.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
75% Memories of the Sword (2015) It would all be eye-roll-inducing were it not for Ms. Jeon's striking poise and the luminous presence of Ms. Kim, an eager performer who imbues the film with energy.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
No Score Yet Unsullied (2015) The movie flirts with 1970s exploitation revenge pictures, complete with a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport, but comes up short on the attendant payoffs.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
63% The Boy (2015) Mr. Macneill and his co-screenwriter, Clay McLeod Chapman, have developed a feature stunning to behold if somewhat unpersuasive in narrative.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015