Nigel AndrewsMovie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nigel Andrews

Nigel Andrews
Nigel Andrews's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK), Financial Times

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 33% Live By Night (2017) Well made in a lumbering way. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/5 100% The Young Offenders (2016) Plays like a gene-splicing experiment involving Bill Forsyth and Ken Loach. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 93% La La Land (2016) If it were any more enchanting, the musical romantic comedy La La Land ... would break your heart. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 12, 2017
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) A drama of rage and grief that stands on the brink of the inexpressible. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 91% Jim: The James Foley Story (2016) Jim convinces us of its title subject's simple, resolute heroism. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/5 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) [A] bland, overblown, characterless spectacle. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/5 57% Money Monster (2016) The yammer and righteousness defeat Clooney and even Julia Roberts, stuck at a console twitching knobs and micromanaging frowns as the producer trying to hold the show together. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 30, 2016
2/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) The Girl on the Train is a novel-adapted psychodrama whose plot got lost on the way to or from the script conference. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) It's funny, non-stop inventive and heroically heretical. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 30, 2016
1/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) If it were any more pretentiously fey it would evaporate; any more arch and it could stand at the top of the Champs-Élysées overseeing traffic. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 29, 2016
2/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Up the pole, out to lunch and off the grid. It is mad, mannerist and unmanageable. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 29, 2016
No Score Yet Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary (2016) The script makes variable sense, but so does life. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Neeson and Felicity Jones (as mum) anchor, in emotional reality, the fable's life lessons about growing up. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/5 84% Silence (2017) Adapted from Shūsaku Endō's acclaimed 1966 novel, the 161-minute story starts and ends with passionate ferocity. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/5 91% Zero Days (2016) Gibney's new cyber-war documentary brilliantly unpacks the story behind the Stuxnet virus, created by the CIA and US government to sabotage the Iran nuclear programme. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/5 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) The songs are still great. The foursome's waggish chemistry is still a wonder. But there's a lot of old ground, even old grind. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 100% Sour Grapes (2016) Sour Grapes is a tasty wine documentary with a hint of impertinence. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
1/5 9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) You don't want to see Rock the Kasbah. If you do, you're reading the wrong newspaper. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
5/5 93% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) This documentary holds every card in the pack, from geology to anthropology to the history of tribes and tyrants, and plays them like a master. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) In this zero-sum drama, despair is catching. But so is the fascination of watching a gifted filmmaker dissect the emotions and motivations of the sinned and sinned-against. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
2/5 30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) There is so much food, music, dancing and crying that you want to come out, at the end, and find a quiet place to watch paint dry. Unless, of course, you loved MBFGW1 and have spent 14 years waiting for MBFGW2. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 100% Court (2015) The film's semblance of casualness is winning. It seems to make itself up as it goes along. But this fly on this wall has keen eyes, keen hearing, a keen intelligence. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
2/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) The heavens keep splitting to deliver forked tinsel masquerading as sci-fi lightning. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) It works best whenever Goodman swaggers into frame, a slack-jawed psycho with a cuddly side. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
1/5 61% High-Rise (2016) In High-Rise the fitfully brilliant Briton Ben Wheatley, with writing partner Amy Jump, seizes what seems a perfect-fitting text -- JG Ballard's dystopian novel High-Rise -- and makes an omnishambles of it. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) [Bryan Cranston is] the most watchable, dangerous, frangible thing in The Infiltrator, a B-standard crime thriller based on the exploits of undercover "narc" Robert Mazur. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
2/5 89% A United Kingdom (2017) Only Ms Pike, fishing for humanity in the waters of the preachy-pantomimic, makes viewing bearable. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 89% Blood Father (2016) The dialogue goes like a Gatling gun and the action is its match. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 66% Learning To Drive (2015) Clarkson -- wonderful -- remains one of the least sung and most skilled of America's thinking screen divas. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 23% American Pastoral (2016) McGregor and Connelly are good as dad and mum, Hannah Nordberg and Dakota Fanning even better as, at different ages, Merry. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
2/5 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) It's a striking story. But art, character and dramatic enhancement are absent from its telling here. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 94% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) Something nasty in the woodwork? Almost surely. It's macabre fun finding it. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) Very crazy, very Korean, very long: 156 minutes of murder, diabolism, exorcism and things that go bump by day and night. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) The film is wistful, touching and funny, not least about academia's preciosity. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
2/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Strictly for those who love pie-eyed problem pics with scenic wanderlust. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
2/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Bridget Jones is back and it's a Bridget too far. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 96% De Palma (2016) Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow are the co-directors of De Palma, a scrumptious documentary about the creator of Carrie and Scarface. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 97% Little Men (2016) As a picture of ticking intergenerational lives and their complex movements, it's as exact as a watch. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
5/5 95% Tickled (2016) David Farrier and Dylan Reeve's Tickled defies belief and almost description. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 60% War Dogs (2016) By the end we have warmed -- almost -- to the innocent villainy of two con folk serving a greater maladroit maleficence. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) The hero and his support rockers, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, who co-directed and with Samberg co-wrote the script, are amiable, antic and tuneful. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) It has charm, mischief, provocation, astringent wit. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 79% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2015) Plot development gets B for banality, though A for acting goes to Trine Dyrholm. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) What other filmmaker could create a tissue of metaphor, almost musical, from the hum of rotary objects? ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) Embrace of the Serpent is a mystical movie missile from Colombia. It's ballistic, balletic, sometimes brilliant. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are a good match in The Nice Guys. But writer-director Shane Black's screenplay seldom strikes fire. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 90% Green Room (2016) For a mess, it's lively. But from Saulnier we'd have liked something more. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
2/5 91% The Witch (2016) The film starts with wordy wittering and ends by trying to woo our shrieks -- from Arthur Miller to Dennis Wheatley in the shortest time possible between two blunt points. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
2/5 84% Deadpool (2016) Deadpool tries so hard and is so trying. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) After grim comedy comes the threat of grim tragedy. The ending is a do-or-die confrontation with the elements, powerfully presented. ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 27, 2016