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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
4/5 100% City of Ghosts (2017) It's about providing chapter, verse, word, dot and comma about factional brutality and its methods in a moment of history, so that no one is condemned by ignorance - or excused by it - to repeat that history.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) If you grew up being told that toilet humour isn't funny, try this.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Whenever it creates or recreates the bigger picture, Dunkirk itself becomes a bigger, bolder, better picture.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) It's stylish, lord knows: Old Colonial sets, a ton of backlighting and mock-liturgical music doing the full Monteverdi. The cast is classy. The script has moments.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Reeves casts a moody, noirish, embattled spell. There are daring, endearingly dotty hints of a homage to Heart of Darkness.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) The film is at its best in querulous, nervy scenes of cabined panic as the unknown lays shadowy siege.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
2/5 43% Song to Song (2017) We're left with gorgeous photography (Emmanuel Lubezki), a plotless plot and a sense that some transcendentalist Nashville may lurk here waiting to be discovered, though not - thanks - by me.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The screen is a Fourth of July for firework special effects and pyrotechnic slug-outs by land, sky and sea. Take the kids; take the family; take yourself.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
4/5 98% Kedi (2017) You needn't be a cat lover to enjoy Kedi, since the film will make you one anyway.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/5 84% Risk (2017) It's to Poitras's credit that she tries delving into the subtler, more inward and more intransigent workings of the Assange brain. Her spoon here is shaped more like a surgical scalpel.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 59% Alone in Berlin (2017) The two lead actors give their finest. And Daniel Brühl makes it three, slipping in a telling cameo as a conflicted police investigator, keen to show mercy but coerced by his "betters" to show none.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) The movie churns out his story like sausage meat: turgidly linear, and tasteless in a literal sense of dead-on-the-palate.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
5/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) It's a triumph. It's as lightweight as a soufflé, yet as solid as a Ferrari. And it interweaves the inner and outer lives of its hero lightly but with real perception.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 43% Hampstead (2017) 100 minutes of flimsy whimsy, calling on Keaton ... to dispense her clucking, ditsy bewilderment, school of Annie Hall, while Gleeson does bluff and crotchety charm, school of Brendan Gleeson.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 100% Edith Walks (2017) A journey enriched by visions, thoughts, music, art-and-philosophy digressions, and other perks of the Kötting package tour.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) It's a bit impersonal, a bit dial-a-doc, this assemblage of concert footage and rounded-up, B-list witnesses.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 87% By the Time It Gets Dark (Dao khanong) (2017) The movie is hypnotic to watch and wonder at - even if these filmmaking Thais don't seem to bind and that is work which must be done by their audiences.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 100% Destination Unknown (2016) It's a powerful, moving, unremitting film, lit by the incandescence of spirit of those who bore the unbearable and lived on to bear witness.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 49% Churchill (2017) The conflicts rage on. The main one is between the Masterpiece Theatre staging and the subversive revision of history. It's Brian Cox's Churchill who brings them together.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 62% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) It's spellbinding, not least, to watch Dumont give pastoral comedy the full welly after basing his early, austere career on giving pastoral tragedy hardly any histrionic "booting" at all.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 76% Ballerina (2016) The movie is a comical and visual treat. And there's a touching ending. Take the kids; take yourself; take everyone you know.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 76% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Its mundane detailing - trite domestic purgatory along with the hellish psychological torment - erodes grand guignol in favour of a stoical acceptance perhaps even deadlier.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) The piano-dominated score tries to run its fingers up and down our spines. The actors try their best. It's the script and plot that let everything, and finally everyone, down.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) It's like an Arthur Miller play gone large-screen, complete with act divisions, and Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar's script has a Miller-worthy density of moral wit.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
1/5 15% The Mummy (2017) The film might have been silly enough to be enjoyably camp. Instead it's a witless omnium gatherum of mongrel sources and clichés.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
5/5 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) It's a little masterpiece.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The images are tamely drawn; the tale is wanly evolved.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) [A] torpid, overlong DC Comics epic ... puts the first world war on a baking tray for the latest cook-till-crisp superhero flick.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/5 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) It's a clever, mazy film.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
1/5 54% War Machine (2017) Feebly scripted, barely structured, it tells us nothing about why the US Afghan adventure went wrong (if we agree it did).‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) Shot after shot could be hung in a gallery.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 94% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) It works, it charms, it often entrances; even when some of the subject matter - here the world refugee crisis - tests the envelope of Kaurismaki's wilful parochialism.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/5 73% McLaren (2016) McLaren is not exactly Senna and certainly not Rush.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 35% Snatched (2017) Goldie Hawn, you break my heart. Amy Schumer (co-star and co-producer), woe upon you.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 80% Colossal (2017) This is a weird film. A little amazing. A little shocking. A little - no, quite a lot - worth seeing.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) The movie becomes a long, unstoppable, barely sufferable explosion of digi-battle scenes, digi-pachyderms, digi-snake-monsters, digi-Armageddon.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 100% Inversion (Varoonegi) (2017) Behzadi's humanist miniaturism is so subtle - so "ordinary" on the surface - that at times it could pass for soap opera. But the characters are intertwined with a lethal craft.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) In space no one can hear you yawn. Screaming, in the latest Alien movie, no longer seems a problem.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 75% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane has the roar of a good political satire/thriller, Merlin-engined for velocity and plot panache.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 90% Frantz (2017) By the end of Frantz we feel we're still waiting for this aching, reticent, glacial drama to begin.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 100% Jawbone (2017) The film has the gritty conviction of a partial memoir.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 92% The Levelling (2017) The film grows and grows. Not just as a character piece with pain and poignancy; also as a swirly, dystopian, ugly-beautiful landscape painting.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 94% Blind (2015) Riddling in cinema can have diminishing returns.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
4/5 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) Gibney makes another attempt to hole and sink [Scientology]. Hooray for him.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
4/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Davies depicts suffocation near-suffocatingly. To love the film you just have to spend time in the pressure chamber of its singularity.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 94% Neruda (2016) Neruda starts as political cabaret, turns into dark fairytale, ends as a kind of destiny waltz.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) [A] forcefully eloquent movie.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 39% Aftermath (2017) Arnie and Scoot lay on the anguish bravely, even though combating a narrative and psychological vacuum.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 89% A Dark Song (2017) The film becomes hypnotic even when a little horrible.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
1/5 91% Raw (2017) The plot lurches from gross-out to gross-out with little wit and less logic.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017