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
Publications: Times (UK), Financial Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 60% Making Noise Quietly (2019) A three-story movie coming alive in its last tale. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/5 96% Varda by Agnès (2019) The defiant and devoted will... see it, perhaps rightly in the long view, as an important, Varda-worthy adieu. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/5 51% Tell It to the Bees (2019) It's a cause-and-affect drama earnestly working the gallery. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2/5 60% My Friend the Polish Girl (2018) Themes of identity and femininity, of work, sex and love - sometimes in combo for a subtext about exploitation - are worked in, but never worked out. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/5 55% The Lion King (2019) The vistas are tinted rosy gold and copper in setting suns. It's so handsome you can even listen to "Circle of Life" for the hundredth time without wanting to kill yourself. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
2/5 38% Vita & Virginia (2019) But if you're going to re-enact the Fall and liberation from Eden, for the world's female and lesbian communities, you've got to have a garden or gardens to do it in. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
3/5 82% Midsommar (2019) With her scared eyes, alert line-readings and Lillian Gish looks, Miss Pugh, late of Lady Macbeth, ensures it is much better than it might have been anyway. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
2/5 82% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) Witness the encomia extended by some to Yann Gonzalez's Knife+Heart. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
5/5 97% Don't Look Now (1973) There is something molten about the whole movie. That's its magic: from the colours that shift and bleed in a transparency of a stained-glass window - Sutherland's character is a restorer of churches - to the famous, graphic love scene between the stars. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
3/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The story is pyrotechnical. The soundtrack is multi-decibel. There is no room for wit, thought, emotion or seriously challenging novelty. But, simultaneously, I'd rather watch Holland do this rubbish than most movie actors. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
5/5 78% Never Look Away (2019) If Never Look Away gives us a plot of blithe, even sudsy-at-times compellingness, with pulsing subplots and plural characters, isn't that better than a worthy bore? - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 96% In Fabric (2019) Well before the close, the plot runs out of plot. But for Strickland fans there will be a fascination in learning - or waiting to learn - how far he will take his creepy theme and its crescent variations. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Story-wise, Yesterday goes scarcely anywhere that the cinemagoer can't or won't predict. The patina of sci-fi is a frosting on the cake of nostalgia. But the cake is nicely enough baked. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 99% Apollo 11 (2019) Todd Douglas Miller's 50th-anniversary docu-buster is everything it should be, with the possible exception of exciting. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 69% The Flood (2019) Everyone is so decent-minded in this bleeding-heart treatise-drama, directed by Anthony Woodley from a script by Helen Kingston, that you want to scream. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2/5 68% Stockholm (2019) The one-note wackiness of tone wars against the witty potshots, presumably intended, at incompetence on both sides of the law. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2/5 70% Mari (2018) I barely believed a moment of it. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
3/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Director David Yarovesky does the fantasy stuff with flair. And the dafter the plot gets, the better the acting conjured from Elizabeth Banks as foster mom. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
4/5 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) This is a funny, clever, inventive, richly endearing film. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/5 58% The Hummingbird Project (2019) That the film is watchable at all, as incongruity, improbability and incomprehensibility accumulate, is a tribute to Canadian director Kim Nguyen, skilfully negotiating a script by Kim Nguyen. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
87% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2018) A cherishable, rarefied mystery-comedy. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) Men in Black: International is what it says on the label. Give an old Hollywood franchise an air ticket. Take it to Paris, London and Marrakesh. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 87% Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf (2018) If you just want to potter blissfully for 75 minutes, this should do it. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/5 85% Diego Maradona (2019) We are allowed the "recollections in tranquillity" of a perhaps wiser, sadder Diego. But we're not allowed to watch him grow wiser and sadder. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/5 97% Thunder Road (2018) An emotional tour de force. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 59% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) I won't be deterred from believing that Nemes is a genius of some kind. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
2/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) A sequel beckons even as we file out, fatigued, from the end credits. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 55% Ma (2019) Par for the expected course, though better made than most summer screamers. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
2/5 88% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) The film doesn't add up. It doesn't attain cogency as an essay, documentary or work of cinema. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) A long dazed journey into night; holding the recurring question mark of a new dawn. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Wilde... turns a five-writer screenplay into a focused fresco of the hell and hedonism of adolescence. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
2/5 62% XY Chelsea (2019) Hooray that Manning once "made a difference", exposing crimes that would never otherwise have glimpsed daylight. Sad that this film catches her in a fugitive, protean after-existence... - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
2/5 56% Aladdin (2019) I got so bored I started to scribble new songs myself in the dark. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 90% Rocketman (2019) Because the film is a cartoon bus, we don't care if the road is often familiar. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
1/5 59% Breakthrough (2019) As the film's saccharine sanctimoniousness swells, the intendedly God-awesome turns to the increasingly God-awful. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
4/5 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) It's like watching a series of surreal animated tableaux, vivants yet at the same time hieratic, dreamish, like an oneiric pageant. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The film is truly terrible unless you think its maxed-up minimalism is truly, weirdly, metaphysically avant-garde. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3/5 90% Beats (2019) We are supposed to feel sympathy for the victims, and we do. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
4/5 93% Tucked (2018) Tucked is small but bright and multi-faceted: like a jewel. Nesbitt is its biggest sparkle. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
5/5 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's an extraordinary film. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 91% Shazam! (2019) A manic two-hour exclamation mark. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 89% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Rohrwacher strives to lighten the allegorising with bits of humour and antic surrealism. We still feel as if we are watching a Brecht play done by street buskers. The view into the kitchen garden of history starts to become pedagogic. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 92% Last Breath (2018) Alex Parkinson and Richard da Costa's powerful documentary combines reconstruction with original footage. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
56% Marie Antoinette (2006) Drawn from Antonia Fraser's biography - or riffing on it - this slyly seditious comedy escorts sacred verities of French history and culture to the scaffold. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
48% The Strangers (2008) The formula of calm followed by shock is repeated until one tires of the technical polish of Bryan Bertino's directorial debut (with nods towards Funny Games and the French Them?) in the absence of coherent plot or character development. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
55% Step Brothers (2008) The potentially gooey conclusion is leavened with cynical irreverence. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/5 57% Under the Silver Lake (2019) A tub filling up with so much floaty, flamboyant, haunting-or-traumatising film fluff - sloshing every which way - that it's like a bath time to end all. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
1/5 36% Out of Blue (2019) Out of Blue is a folly so lame and loopy that you want to help it across the road: possibly into a taxi to a care home. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
4/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Schnabel and Dafoe make their Vincent at once rational and impassioned: debating art theories with Oscar Isaac's Gauguin even while played by nature, life and the elements as if by an aeolian harp. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3/5 46% Dumbo (2019) Keaton and Arkin are best in show, outshining the merely scenic or merely sentimental whenever the adorable - did we mention one-armed animal trainer Colin Farrell and his sugar-sweet kids? - threatens to overwhelm the endurable. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019