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Nigel Andrews

Nigel Andrews

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95% Finding Dory (2016) "There are few dud jokes, if any, in a script directed with vaudevillian verve by Andrew Stanton, the human pilot fish behind Nemo and Wall-E who also wrote Toy Stories one to three and Monsters, Inc. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2/5 89% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) "Five stars for good intentions; two for the path to cinematic platitude they pave. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 18, 2016
2/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "When in doubt, clobber the audience with a special-effects mardi gras. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 14, 2016
4/5 81% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) "It's a scary, discomfiting, clever film, hard to rid from your head once you've seen it. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/5 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "The movie is either a sick dark joke or a multicoloured hoot, depending on your opinion. The only certainty: when in doubt Refn will have a character vomit up an eyeball. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 63% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "The film is sometimes funny. It's a must for junkies of the TV series. But the script and story keep collapsing like the heroines. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "The "so bad it's good" factor occasionally kicks in. But even with those ascents from base camp to high camp, this noisy, assaultive, stunt-oriented film leaves us clawing for the oxygen of human and dramatic interest. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "Garrone recognises the anarchy and delirium in the fairy-tale tradition, and that anarchy and delirium, properly orchestrated, can do us good. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
1/5 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) ""Ye gods" is a line you're more likely to hear from the audience than from the screen in Gods of Egypt. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
5/5 100% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) "It's an amazing film. Life and death; mundanity and mortality; growing up and growing old; family and country; conflict and concord. Each is made more vivid, more complex, more intricately human, by its interaction with the other. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Most of this film is a joy. It's Plain Jane compared to some, but its deadpan wit and poker-faced comic naturalism come to seem the ideal to which all Austen cinema should aspire. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "For someone humming much the same tune from film to film, Linklater has an amazing versatility. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted May 12, 2016
5/5 89% Dheepan (2016) "Thoughtful, moving, quietly powerful. For 90 minutes it's like a firecracker waiting to explode. Then comes the explosion. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
5/5 84% Victoria (2015) "It's a pell-mell plot, wonderfully acted. Its human moments, of vulnerability, gauche tenderness and the first stings of fateful love, are as powerful as its hellish ones. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Did we need 150 minutes to watch slyly crafted revisionism turn to special-effects kitsch and rampage? " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 23, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) "Just relish the zingy jokes and in-jokes; a slow-burn dialogue scene with sloths that's an instant classic; the elastic character animation; and the pacy, racy disrespect for PC of all hues and flavours. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 23, 2016
5/5 96% Marguerite (2016) "It has the dramatic density, social sweep and sardonic bite of great French fiction. Think Balzac, Maupassant. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
5/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) "Kaufman and Johnson's puppets are quaint yet spooky, rudimentary yet lifelike. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Think of Altman's The Player; mix it with random pages of Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon; shake and serve. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/5 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "In the world's talent-crowded laughter factory, there isn't room for just another Britcom funnyman - feral yet unfocused - which is all we're offered here. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
5/5 89% Bone Tomahawk (2015) "With this film the cowboy genre moves beyond modern and postmodern. You could call it postmillennial, post-apocalyptic, post-ironic. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 18, 2016
4/5 96% The Survivalist "Suspense abounds, in this story, yet also an uncanny grace. Think of Mad Max, directed by an art house minimalist. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 74% Trumbo (2015) "Cranston is superb. The Breaking Bad actor, in best form, is an attack dog: he goes at lines like a mutt at a mutton bone. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/5 73% Youth (2015) "In his culminating despair, Keitel says: "We're all just extras." You wouldn't want to be even that here ... " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 29, 2016
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "As a press-exposé procedural, Spotlight has a verve often worthy of All the President's Men. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "A big, clever chortle, full of sardonic insights into a time of woe. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "The locations and cinematography are wow-inducing. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/5 95% Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister) "I loved My Skinny Sister. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 30, 2015
3/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) "It's skilful, sardonic, honourably humane. Are those qualities, today, enough? " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 30, 2015
4/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "It's a Hollywood movie in the best sense, unsparing with spectacle, a-roar with conviction and cast, if not with superstars, then with voices and faces that become indelible. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) " I enjoyed the seventh Star Wars film more than any since The Empire Strikes Back and much more than - yes, reader, I was there, for this newspaper, reviewing it - the now 38-year-old saga start-up. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/5 65% Krampus (2015) "Krampus is a merry Christmas horror film that takes no prisoners but should hold willing audiences captive. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
5/5 79% Sunset Song (2016) "It could have been calamitous, this bizarro-Brechtian approach to a rural epic couched and conceived in the near-vernacular. Yet it's magical. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Bridge of Spies has some hold-ups and blockages. But in the best scenes the traffic flows fluently over the purling, perilous currents of cold war history. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Nov 26, 2015
5/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) "Brooklyn has an old-fashioned perfection so incandescent, and so winning, that it's almost spooky. It could have come from an alternative, postmodern universe. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
5/5 95% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "An antic countercultural pageant, in which fact and fiction play musical passenger seats. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "If I feel I now know less about Jobs than I did before, that may be a good thing. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Oct 11, 2015
5/5 91% Mia Madre (2016) "Mia Madre is a triumph of tonal complexity. It's a funny tragedy, a serious comedy, a film about death that has its wake and eats it. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/5 73% Everest (2015) "Schmaltz-free but not shock-free, horror-free, wonder-free. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "Regina Casé is superb in the main role: dolorous, clucking, solicitous, dumbstruck, despairing; a mood for all seasons and every season, for character revelation, a high season. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/5 45% No Escape (2015) "Who are the rebels? What's their beef? Whom are they overthrowing? Never mind all that. Just feel the cinegenic gusts of panic, skilled story ploys and give-it-everything main performances. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "The film is often hysterical in the best sense. Not just funny-hysterical, its script bubbling with bad-girl one-liners, but hysterical with an edge of funky, missionary outreach and outrage ... " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
5/5 83% Mistress America (2015) "It's funny, witty, joyous, mischievous and casually profound. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
5/5 94% Hard to be a God (2015) "The film is about observation: its powerless, farcical, unquenchable curiosity. And it's about - imagine a drama hewn from Heisenberg's uncertainty principle - how observers become actors or influencers, whether they want to or not. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 89% Amour Fou (2015) "The build-up scenes of talk and philosophising, in salons and sitting rooms, are hypnotic. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Aug 4, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "I spent the first half hour wearing 3D glasses (available on a foyer stand) since I thought the film was in 3D as well as Imax. It isn't. But I didn't notice until I glanced round belatedly at un-spectacled colleagues. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 30, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out is animated cinema's brainstorm of the year, possibly the decade. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 81% Ant-Man (2015) "We start with carefree exhilaration. ... But - wages of bingemanship - we then proceed to boorish silliness and finally stupor. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Newcomer juvenile lead Taron Egerton -- handsome, bright, Welsh -- has promise. He should be moved in the direction of a good movie. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) "Just when you feel "No, I can't take it" about another truth-based rock drama addressing the tears and horrors of fame - another Ray or Walk the Line (oh those poor singing millionaires) - along comes the best in memory. " ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
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