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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 82% George Best: All by Himself (2017) Gordon's documentary is punctuated with redtop headlines, as if the Daily Bilge and Sunday Schmooze were the authorities to trust on matters of fallen soccer princes.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) It gets dotty, then dottier.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 98% The Fits (2016) The Fits is strange and amazing.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 81% Patriots Day (2017) The hard-drive details of the day's horror stay with you.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 45% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) The actors, all tremendous, make the film sing. The capricious, emotive, ever-changeable close-ups - like Mount Rushmore in a son et lumière on a stormy night - make it dance.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 82% The Founder (2017) The Founder could have been a Preston Sturges-style comedy/biopic - a high-mischief fairy tale with moral resonance. Instead it does little but polish Ray Kroc's boots.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) It's touching, sobering, sometimes funny, this lesson in racial history ...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) A poem of light and colour, of faces and the play of physique, of passions revealed by glance or gesture.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) The palatial kitsch in Song Dynasty China is lavish. Even foreign mercenaries Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe and Pedro Pascal dress to kill.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Ang Lee will try anything. In Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk that unfortunately includes our patience.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 93% Fences (2016) Fences is a filmed play that never seems anything else: a yatter of life of death, directed by Denzel Washington from August Wilson's Pulitzer-winning 1983 play.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 93% LoveTrue (2016) A perversely hypnotic film ...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Eras and generations mingle productively in this film. It's a social-historical mural that exists in flexitime, where America the Beautiful is an eternal and unassailable dream.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The film itself is a cheery hoot and clever with it. Adults can take the kids, or kids can take the adults.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 100% Tower (2016) Search the film out. It's worth the seeking.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
5/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Force of feeling and intelligence meets force of comic metaphor and invention, somewhere in a Dadaist deep space miraculously liberated from solemnity.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/5 89% Loving (2016) If Jeff Nichols' Loving were any more piously dull it could bore for the Olympics.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/5 41% Gold (2017) "This is the single hokeyest thing I ever heard in my life," says someone early in Gold. Stick around.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Vintage Mel-odrama.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 82% Denial (2016) You could call Denial less a feature film, more a glorified telly play: focused, small-scale, monothematic. But it's probing, witty and compelling ...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The new film doesn't have the same kind of focus, or locus, for its dark thrills and hilarity.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
1/5 75% Split (2017) Moodying with faux menace around the nutter's underworld, Shyamalan fails to develop his three-pack of vapid victims and pads his script with go-nowhere plot twists.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/5 86% Lion (2016) Director Garth Davis and screenwriter Luke Davies throw all the soap suds at the story.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
5/5 90% Jackie (2016) There is kitsch but no corn in this piercingly intelligent film. Even the press-interview framing device, a tired trope in some cinema, proves its sly mettle.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) Well made in a lumbering way.‐ Financial Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) [A] bland, overblown, characterless spectacle.‐ Financial Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) It's funny, non-stop inventive and heroically heretical.‐ Financial Times
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
2/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) Up the pole, out to lunch and off the grid. It is mad, mannerist and unmanageable.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
No Score Yet Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary (2016) The script makes variable sense, but so does life.‐ Financial Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 100% Sour Grapes (2016) Sour Grapes is a tasty wine documentary with a hint of impertinence.‐ Financial Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 70% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016