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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
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) It's the same action-and-avenging nonsense as before, but directed with fair zest by Antoine Fuqua.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
4/5 100% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) It's fascinating stuff.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3/5 70% Christopher Robin (2018) The story is cleverly worked.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
4/5 93% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) It's not just visual beauty that this film rejoices in. It's some kind of primal story force. It's calendar art, plus calendar power: the sense of history's turning pages.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Distant Constellation (2017) [A] semi-great documentary ...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
2/5 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) It's a maddening film because, ultimately, it seems sycophantic to, and unchallenging of, the papal institution and Catholicism themselves.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
5/5 100% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2018) The Heiresses is a tickling, near-perfect tragicomedy from Paraguay. The nuances are so fine you could slip them between adjacent atoms.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4/5 82% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Imagine a Mike Leigh film with fangs, directed in a style of Nordic deadpan.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/5 82% Beirut (2018) Dyspeptic wisdoms from Hamm about survival politics in conflict zones precede the slide into chase action and ticking-bomb deadlines.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
5/5 94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) Word and image, the human and the animal, the living and the ghostly, become part of a pattern, intricate and organic, worked while we watch.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
4/5 69% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) At best, The Apparition has the tingling, drawn-out, truth-game suspense of a Costa-Gavras movie.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
2/5 81% The Escape (2018) Neither of the two main characters is properly developed or backstoried. They are just spokes-folk for the sex war, dutifully feminised for our times.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) I'm tired of saying "the special effects are great" when nothing else in a movie is. But, yes, it's spectacularly staged.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/5 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) [Offerman and Clemons] and director/co-writer Brett Haley keep the story percolating - just.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
5/5 100% Apostasy (2017) Kokotajlo's first feature is shot in a muted beige glow. No dramatic colours; just the pulse of anxious, unquiet, outwardly placid lives obeying the call of self-denial.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
81% Cocote (2018) A story seeking coherence? Yes. That may be the point. The hero's own mind circles, dithers, perambulates. He's a Hamlet pondering the kill.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
2/5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) They should have called it "Hoodlum Hospital". Quentin Tarantino would have.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
4/5 94% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) The viewer feels he is there with the cellmates and Hell-mates, a tabula rasa innocent abroad flung in among the tattooed and indigenous.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 79% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Another daft, ebullient, toe-tapping Abba singalong, with every song you remember ("Waterloo", "Dancing Queen", "Super Trouper") and several you don't.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 46% Generation Wealth (2018) Generation Wealth is a symphony playing only one basic tune. But there are a lot of instruments, and some sprightly, if wayward and opportunistic, variations on the theme.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
4/5 90% Spitfire (2018) A perfect rhyme between subject and medium.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
3/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) I like the cheek of these films when they're good. The new one has long stretches when it is bad.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
4/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) The movie is funny, exuberant, inventive. It's even wise.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3/5 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) The film doesn't detour or disturb, doesn't serpentine or surprise, as great cinema can. It just puts everything on the thematic picnic plate and tells us to get eating.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3/5 48% Skyscraper (2018) The effects are grand. The script is less so. The plot improbabilities reach critical mass and explode. By then fireballs are coming out of your ears and eyes.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
5/5 94% First Reformed (2018) The film is a zinger, with Hawke giving Toller the hungry, doomed conviction of a Graham Greene hero.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
4/5 88% Pin Cushion (2018) It's a strong, quirky debut. Compassion bleeds through its shocks and ironies. It's a true original.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
4/5 83% Path of Blood (2018) This is a dazzlingly revealing and upsetting film.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3/5 88% Whitney (2018) You can't believe someone this anointed, with looks as well as larynx, could stumble into celebrity's dooming maze of errors.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
2/5 39% Mary Shelley (2018) Every personage passes before us, conscientiously researched, quacking their literalistic dialogue, while the camera shoots them. Dead, in some cases.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
2/5 67% Ideal Home (2018) Andrew Fleming wrote and directed, like a man who has heard of the gay freedom revolution but is still stuck mentally in the age of queenery and innuendo garnished with lip-service liberalism.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
2/5 43% Swimming with Men (2018) You need a sense of humour like a charity shop, bursting with good will, to laugh at Swimming with Men.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
1/5 50% The Bookshop (2018) It's staggeringly inept, like an am-dram in a Berlitz language class. ‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2/5 73% Adrift (2018) The lack of suspense ensured by the flash-forwarding structure is a crime. ‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/5 55% Tag (2018) Tag is a seriously funny film about the male menopause.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
5/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Leave No Trace is better than all its forebears.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
4/5 97% The Endless (2018) Bewitching. ‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
4/5 100% Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018) The visuals outshine the story events in Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms. ‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Josh Brolin growls as the CIA. The music growls too: a daring continuo of doomy bass discords. And with so many blood-spraying deaths you should think of wearing a sou'wester. ‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Kruger is so "in the moment", at every moment - so ready to wrack her beauty in anger, grief or rage - that we keep catching ourselves accepting the unacceptable.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
3/5 90% Arcadia (2017) Gorgeous fields shimmer; time-lapse plants shoot; naturists gyre and gimbal; pagan rites are hinted at.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
4/5 88% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) Boom for Real is a fizzy, busy, enjoyable memorial to an age - even if it ends up seeming only the first part of a collective memory that will go on to include post-teenage Basquiat...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
4/5 74% The Happy Prince (2018) Everett wrote the script, directed, and plays Oscar. He is wonderful in his forlorn, fat-suited gravity...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/5 89% Hereditary (2018) What I watched was a pushy, empurpled, same-with-a-twist screamer from the school of Rosemary's Baby.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
4/5 96% Studio 54 (2018) There is terrific footage of Studio 54 itself in its heyday. It looks like Heaven with a rain of coloured lights; sounds like Heaven with a drum beat of ambrosial abandon.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
2/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's a big yawn.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/5 50% Stanley A Man Of Variety (2016) Spall's Hancock is a wow; so are his Noël Coward and Max Miller.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
4/5 88% A Ciambra (2018) So peppy and vivid - so dynamic-and-demotic - that it could have been directed by a young Martin Scorsese.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/5 62% The Boy Downstairs (2018) There are odd puddles of charm...assuming you like nebbish youngsters who make googoo eyes, mishandle trysts and stammer dialogue somewhere on the Woody Allen/Noah Baumbach spectrum.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
4/5 78% Lek and the Dogs (Ivan and the Dogs) (2018) To resist all this is like saying "Unhand me" to the Ancient Mariner.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018