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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 44% Attraction (Prityazhenie) (2017) Whenever the mothership starts whirring, or its mutant metallic spawn work their warlike mischief, it's quite a lot of fun.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
2/5 58% The Commuter (2018) This tale is so far-fetched there should be a wagon of salt, for regular pinch-taking, hitched to the train's rear.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3/5 85% The Final Year (2018) Time is running out, we're urged to feel, for idealism's honest broking. By the film's last scenes - election night 2016 and its poignant Götterdämmerung - it has run out.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3/5 100% My Life Story (2018) Funny, sharp and well-told.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
2/5 67% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) It tells us everything we need to know about this rock guitarist except why we need to know it.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
4/5 82% A Woman's Life (Une vie) (2017) It's marvellously done, with mournful aquatint colours, spare music (on what sounds like a spinet) and elliptical tableaux that keep you creatively guessing.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
4/5 86% Darkest Hour (2017) It's an amazing performance: the only star turn I've seen in which a famous actor visible in nearly every scene would be unrecognisable if we didn't know his name already.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
3/5 77% All the Money in the World (2017) It's an odd film. It engages without satisfying.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
4/5 81% Brad's Status (2017) Imagine Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry remade by a troubled Buddhist. The film is calm yet corrosive.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/5 73% Hostiles (2018) Cooper does brave, unsparing action scenes. Look away if you're squeamish. He casts inventively too.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/5 81% Molly's Game (2018) Chastain gives everything as Molly -- including an up-for-it nakedness of emotion when required -- but "everything" is what becomes, finally, wearing. ‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Cheerful, predictable, the film is strictly by the action-comedy manual: providing one of the few contexts, in the steering adventure of art/life, in which "manual" and "automatic" are synonymous terms.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/5 100% Sanctuary (2016) The charm, honesty and gently woebegone jokes are what win you.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The songs specialise in up-tempo Glee Clubbiness. The one-pitch brio is too much of a good thing - or what may have been a good thing if it had happened on a Broadway stage.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2/5 82% In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina) (2018) Lost in cloudy idealism.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
3/5 96% Mountain (2017) The globe-spanning imagery is thrilling: serrated crags, fluted pinnacles, soaring rock-cathedrals, the gorgeous, steepling, Melvillean whelms of whiteness in snow-capped ranges.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/5 70% Ferdinand (2017) The jolly tale of a peace-loving bull who prefers sniffing roses to snorting in the ring.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
4/5 92% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) An emotion-filled drama/melodrama on an epic scale ...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
4/5 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) After this - I never thought I'd say it - I'm up for more. Bring on the next Star Wars.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/5 88% Better Watch Out (2017) Better Watch Out, directed and co-written by Chris Peckover, is a clever horror film that gets cleverer‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/5 94% Human Flow (2017) Weiwei turns feature documentarist to portray the global landslide - the molten movement of human masses - that is today's historical moment and reality.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
2/5 92% Stronger (2017) Can't a disabled hero, once on screen, not be a hero? Can't he be a human being whose tragedy, even if "triumphed" over, probes deeper thoughts and feelings than crass exultation?‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
2/5 46% The Dinner (2017) The first course will be family dysfunction with a sprig of bitter wit. The second course will be fraternal foreboding crushed in a mortar of historical resonance and symbolism. ... The third course - oh the hell with that. Let's have the bill.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
2/5 68% Happy End (2017) If you saw this film on an iPhone you'd think it was Apple stringing together Michael Haneke's Greatest Outtakes, with an algorithm for director and the silence of the universe for music.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) We owe today's Xmas and its popular pizzazz to the book, argue the film's makers, and they may be right.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
2/5 85% Wonder (2017) It's based on a novel by R.J. Palacio. Don't buy it for me, please, for Christmas.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
4/5 99% Jane (2017) Top marks for all-family educative entertainment.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/5 78% Manifesto (2017) It's a "Must she? Must we?" experience at first. But in Julian Rosefeldt's conceptualist movie, annoyingness is part of the texture. Provoke or be provoked!‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Carell, terrific and a little horrific, gets him exactly. He wins the film, though we won't reveal the match outcome.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/5 85% Beach Rats (2017) The 16mm photography is haunting and lustrous. It has the benighted grain of the world we knew before it went digital.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
5/5 91% Good Time (2017) Few of the characters have the first idea what might be coming next - nor do we, strapped into this feral shaggy dog story the Safdies have set rolling, hurtling towards their brilliant future.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 88% Only the Brave (2017) Kosinski's direction comes good for the harrowing climax.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/5 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) It's Hall who keeps us riveted; she and the story's reality underpinning.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
4/5 97% Félicité (2017) Urgently expressive in colour and varied in texture, it's a Congolese Mother Courage.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
2/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The cast is overdressed and underworked.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The Killing of a Sacred Deer is barmy, surreal, deadpan-droll and dense with non sequitur. It's a drama thriller with pretensions. It's Absurdism Agonistes.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
4/5 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) A documentary with wit, intelligence and negative-sum dull moments.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/5 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) There is a clever idea here - that providing "memories" for a computerised being is faintly akin to re-powering failed memories in our near and dear. But the cleverness becomes chatterboxed to death.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Start grouchy and you may hate it. Stick a smile on your face and it will stay there.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
3/5 66% Breathe (2017) We are awed by the tale; less by its telling.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
5/5 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The film's genius is that it never settles into a steady track. Shots are often held too long or too short, by orthodox rules. Piano runs suddenly ambush the soundtrack.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
2/5 85% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) We are stuck, mostly, in this tale of two cities, Paris and Kingston, where Fiennes thinks - or hopes - that the static micro-gaze will yield more truth and consequence than the roaming macro-vision.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
4/5 83% Loving Vincent (2017) The images are dazzling. The words and voices are clever enough, and sensitive enough, to do the dazzle justice.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 92% The Party (2018) A 71-minute piece of fun with flickers of seriousness.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) It's pretty fast, pretty furious and needs a fair amount of perceptual footwork. If you go, let the children take you.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) The film's whimsicalities and narrative bittiness are offset by the stunning generosity of its visuals.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 77% The Reagan Show (2017) The aim of directors Sierra Pettengill and Pacho Velez, anthologising their media moments, is elusive, unless it's to expose the actor-president as a skilful showman.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2/5 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) The crash is impressive. So is the scenery. But the plot is Mills and Boon and the pace progressively turgid.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/5 50% The Glass Castle (2017) It's TV-movie-ish in parts, but the actors have a whale of a time.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
5/5 91% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) Odd-couple love stories don't get odder or more piquant.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017