John Anderson

John Anderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

John Anderson's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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Sleepless in New York (2015)

"As regards much of current nonfiction, it goes its own way stylistically, structurally, musically and sonically in telling the stories of people in the throes of a recent breakup, and how they cope -- or, obviously, not." ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Oct 7, 2015

A Walk In The Woods (2015)

"It's not heavy; it's not wildly significant. But A Walk in the Woods has a redemptive tone, a gentle lesson about aging and limitations and never giving up despite any required climb, uphill or otherwise." ‐ America Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2015

Z For Zachariah (2015)

"Z is dramatically sound -- Robbie, in particular, is wonderfully understated and gentle and Ejiofor is consistently one of the best actors currently working" ‐ America Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2015
3/4 78%

Time Out Of Mind (2015)

"Fascinating, both for what it is and what it does." ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 18, 2015

The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) (2015)

"The filmmaking is fluid and electric; the acting, precise; the archetypal storytelling, seamless and brutal." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 3, 2015

Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015)

"People are burned alive, crushed like insects, hurled from rooftops. They may not deserve all this. But neither do we." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 3, 2015

Dirty Weekend (2015)

"Mr. LaBute is not a moralizer as much as a lamenter-his people usually bring unhappiness upon themselves. In the gently joyous "Dirty Weekend," though, they are capable of finding a flight path to contentment." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/4 45%

A Walk In The Woods (2015)

"Thoughtful, fun, and Redford and Nolte are both in the zone." ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 1, 2015
3/4 83%

Mistress America (2015)

"Astute, bittersweet, funny, and needed a better ending." ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 26, 2015
3.5/4 94%

Rosenwald (2015)

"Revelatory biography of Rosenwald, whose beneficence made him an influence on much of 20th century American life." ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 21, 2015
3/4 74%

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2015)

"Fewer and fewer people have a first-person memory of her, unless they're old enough to have watched Ed Sullivan, but William Gazecki's heartfelt portrait all but brings her back to life." ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/4 98%

Phoenix (2015)

"Provocative, profoundly moving and the acting is virtuosic." ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 60%

Samba (2015)

""Samba" tries to be too many things to too many people, although you can't say it doesn't have heart." ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 2, 2015
2/4 52%

A LEGO Brickumentary (2015)

"A commercial for Legos." ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/4 84%

Do I Sound Gay? (2015)

"Surprisingly entertaining, highly informative and honest." ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 97%

Tangerine (2015)

"Smart, antic comedy that's eager to offend." ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/4 88%

Mr. Holmes (2015)

"McKellen is masterful, in a multilayered tale that navigates the no man's land between memory and fiction." ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 16, 2015

Ant-Man (2015)

"Not only one of the more entertainingly human fantasies to come out of the studio, but it also defies the bedrock fanboy aesthetic that you don't want to merely watch the superhero-you want to be the superhero." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 89%

A Borrowed Identity (2015)

"Riklis is a director of enormous grace and handles the various character dynamics with sensitivity." ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3.5/4 79%

Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)

"Tarpits of treacle and swamps of sentiment seem to await anyone reckless enough to drive such a vehicle as far as a script meeting. Yet it's largely true. And it rings that way." ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B 50%

Closer To God (2015)

"Senese has made a convincing, slightly campy contribution to genre cinema. But he's also struck a blow against stupidity." ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jul 1, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

"An intelligent, emotionally honest and satisfying film." ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2015

Inside Out (2015)

"Who among the great filmmakers has put the workings of the human psyche front and center and made it so intellectually engrossing? Hitchcock? Bergman? Maybe, but I really can't remember laughing very much at Vertigo or Persona." ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2015
4/4 89%

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015)

"Scandinavian drollery at its finest." ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1.5/4 51%

Live From New York! (2015)

"Self-congratulatory doesn't begin to describe it. Delusional might." ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 11, 2015

Sunshine Superman (2015)

"A generally splendid documentary by Marah Strauch about people throwing themselves off cliffs. Literally." ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2015

Aloft (2015)

"A spiritually elevated, visually thrilling movie." ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2015
B 93%

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012)

"Electric Boogaloo is basically a celebration of chutzpah." ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jun 1, 2015

The Midnight Swim (2015)

"Swim is, among other things, a movie about sisters, who actually seem like sisters...This may seem like a small thing, but it's an aspect of filmmaking that's ignored often enough to be noteworthy when it's not." ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted May 22, 2015
3/4 85%

The Seven Five (2015)

"Like watching a car crash, with all the elegance implied." ‐ Newsday
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 58%

Saint Laurent (2015)

"The biopic captures a psychology and aesthetic in an exhilarating, sensual, cerebral fashion." ‐ Newsday
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 52%

In the Name of My Daughter (2015)

"Tawdry tale gets complex, layered treatment from French master Andre Techine." ‐ Newsday
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 68%

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015)

"Eccentric, wry and highly entertaining." ‐ Newsday
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 98%

Iris (2015)

"Intimate, knowing portrait of a fashion icon who knows exactly who and what she is, and is often surrounded by people who don't." ‐ Newsday
Posted May 8, 2015
2.5/4 51%

5 Flights Up (2015)

"A couple of pros, playing attractive characters in an amiable yet topical story." ‐ Newsday
Posted May 8, 2015
3/4 86%

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

"Sturdy adaptation of Hardy, with some fine work by Mulligan." ‐ Newsday
Posted May 8, 2015

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015)

"Very satisfying." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted May 7, 2015

The D Train (2015)

"While it dwells in a much darker realm than American humor generally ventures into, what it uncovers is worth a stare. Maybe even a shudder." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted May 7, 2015

Hot Pursuit (2015)

"While she can make static cinema as well as anybody in the boys club -- Hot Pursuit is solid evidence of that -- Ms. Fletcher also monkeys with the conventions enough to make one wonder what kind of mischief she could ultimately commit." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/4 95%

The Salt of the Earth (2015)

"Stunning imagery and a stirring story, about Sebastiao Salgado and his 40-odd years of shooting global catastrophe." ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 30, 2015

Hyena (2015)

"Mr. Johnson isn't out just for blood, or sociology, but the clever hybrid he creates is wholly entertaining." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 30, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"The film is a work of craft, from the actors like Mr. Downey, who can deliver a comic line with the timing of a mouse trap, to the editors, Jeffrey Ford and Lisa Lassek, upon whom so much of the movie's very elegant fluidity rests ..." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 30, 2015

Adult Beginners (2015)

"A slightly sourish cocktail of bad behavior, wry observation, and commentary on how difficult modern life can be, especially for characters who feel entitled to a better one." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 23, 2015

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)

"Mr. Morgen is perhaps the leading revolutionary in American documentary filmmaking, a collagist/synthesist extraordinaire who has channeled Mr. Cobain's physical legacy ... into a work of art completely his own." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 23, 2015

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"Okay, it's hooey. "Adaline" is not a documentary. What it is, though, is seductive." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/4 89%

Clouds of Sils Maria (2015)

"Astounding performances by Binoche and Stewart, in a film that keeps the viewer constantly off-balance." ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/4 44%

True Story (2015)

"Lightweight script doesn't help a grandiose premise." ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 78%

Danny Collins (2015)

"Pacino's exuberance rescues Dan Fogelman's directing debut from the schematic snares in Fogelman's script." ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.5/4 72%

5 to 7 (2015)

"Levin, in an effort to appease an American sensibility, has taken sophisticated subject matter and made a movie for children." ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 9, 2015

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"The ostensibly inanimate objects are far more animated than most movie stars." ‐ America Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2015