Nigel Andrews

Nigel Andrews

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Nigel Andrews's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK), Financial Times

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 73%

Everest (2015)

"Schmaltz-free but not shock-free, horror-free, wonder-free." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 96%

The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015)

"Regina Casé is superb in the main role: dolorous, clucking, solicitous, dumbstruck, despairing; a mood for all seasons and every season, for character revelation, a high season." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/5 45%

No Escape (2015)

"Who are the rebels? What's their beef? Whom are they overthrowing? Never mind all that. Just feel the cinegenic gusts of panic, skilled story ploys and give-it-everything main performances." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 85%

Trainwreck (2015)

"The film is often hysterical in the best sense. Not just funny-hysterical, its script bubbling with bad-girl one-liners, but hysterical with an edge of funky, missionary outreach and outrage ..." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
5/5 83%

Mistress America (2015)

"It's funny, witty, joyous, mischievous and casually profound." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
5/5 94%

Hard to be a God (2015)

"The film is about observation: its powerless, farcical, unquenchable curiosity. And it's about - imagine a drama hewn from Heisenberg's uncertainty principle - how observers become actors or influencers, whether they want to or not." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 89%

Amour Fou (2015)

"The build-up scenes of talk and philosophising, in salons and sitting rooms, are hypnotic." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Aug 4, 2015
4/5 93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"I spent the first half hour wearing 3D glasses (available on a foyer stand) since I thought the film was in 3D as well as Imax. It isn't. But I didn't notice until I glanced round belatedly at un-spectacled colleagues." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 30, 2015
5/5 98%

Inside Out (2015)

"Inside Out is animated cinema's brainstorm of the year, possibly the decade." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 81%

Ant-Man (2015)

"We start with carefree exhilaration. ... But - wages of bingemanship - we then proceed to boorish silliness and finally stupor." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 74%

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

"Newcomer juvenile lead Taron Egerton -- handsome, bright, Welsh -- has promise. He should be moved in the direction of a good movie." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 91%

Love & Mercy (2015)

"Just when you feel "No, I can't take it" about another truth-based rock drama addressing the tears and horrors of fame - another Ray or Walk the Line (oh those poor singing millionaires) - along comes the best in memory." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 95%

Amy (2015)

"The speed of her fall now appears dizzying and terrible. Or was it rather the speed of her ascension?" ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 82%

The Overnight (2015)

"The Overnight is horribly funny and gets more so: titillating and terrifying in equal measure." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 88%

Mr. Holmes (2015)

"Mr Holmes is sweet, charming and no more demanding than you want it to be." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
5/5 96%

The Look of Silence (2015)

"It could crawl under your skin. It could crawl into your soul, you almost feel, and lay eggs." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 11, 2015
4/5 71%

Jurassic World (2015)

"This is as good as Jurassic cinema gets. Until it gets better next time." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 11, 2015
4/5 79%

Queen and Country (2015)

"It's a string of little jewels masquerading as a story. The army-life japes and escapades, climaxing in the stealing of an officers' mess clock, might seem picayune. But they form a cumulative glitter." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

"A Tantalus glimpse of what America might have been with a president who cared about the planet, its people and its peace." ‐ Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2015
2/5 82%

Keane (2005)

"It is like bad Bresson, if that were a possibility. All signifiers and no meaning; all tics and no truths; all mute emoting and no emotion." ‐ Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2015

Eros (2004)

"How are the mighty scattered, fallen and lost." ‐ Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2015

Clerks II (2006)

"The emetic outpouring of buddy love in the last reel deserves the adults-only certificate that the rest narrowly escapes." ‐ Financial Times
Posted May 15, 2015
3/5 59%

The Emperor's New Clothes (2015)

"Brand engages in Socratic dialogues with children, who fully support his contention that cleaning ladies are badly paid compared with the executives of multinational corporations. Nonetheless, he is basically right." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Apr 24, 2015
2/5 45%

A Little Chaos (2015)

"Rickman grazes past things of substance but can't overcome the sense that he's really in it for the dressing up." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 93%

Force Majeure (2014)

"We shouldn't relish others' misery this much." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015

Children of Men (2006)

"P.D. James's novel must have made more sense than Cuarón's cheerful but incoherent screen adaptation." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Apr 1, 2015
4/5 95%

Wild Tales (2015)

"Filmmaker Damián Szifrón must have had a difficult childhood. Or else he just loves - don't we all? - dark stories in which logic is an extension ladder from Earth to Hell." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 86%

A Brilliant Young Mind (2015)

"A clever, imaginative, supple movie, true to itself in spirit and essence, even when straying from strict itineraries." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 88%

Still Alice (2015)

"Moore's own face starts to become as bare a cupboard as her mind. It's more than the no-make-up look. First, lines of doubt and fear map her face. Then starts to come a blankness like infantilism." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 32%

Chappie (2015)

"So kinetic, so captivatingly crackerjack that attention deficit is no danger for the audience even if it is for the artist." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
5/5 90%

Catch Me Daddy (2015)

"The largely unknown cast's performances are exactly right: mimed distillations of moments of being and feeling." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015

No Country for Old Men (2007)

"The last word on the modern-day western used to be Peckinpah's. No Country for Old Men is Peckinpah gone post-Peckinpah." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/5 95%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"Molina and Lithgow are both superb: two crusty romantics searching for crumbs in a world, however well-meaning, that is too busy for love unless it comes tidy, manageable and vexation-free." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/5 51%

The Interview (2014)

"Everything it was cracked down to be." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 99%

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

"Aardman's newest animation feature is funny, endearing and a shear delight." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1/5 99%

Selma (2015)

"In which the fight for black rights, instead of having a fiery and inspiring crackle, is like being hit over the head with a long, soggy sermonette." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 26%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

"The plot thickens. The cosmos explodes. The film is gaga and occasionally glorious. Don't take anyone sensitive to sensory overload." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

"The only gale-force laughter in later scenes comes when the hero meets the Beatles." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 4, 2015

The Good Night (2007)

"[A] witless whimsy." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 4, 2015

Shot in Bombay (2008)

"The merry-go-round of coincidences keeps the film spinning. When all else fails, there are the riveting, on-the-rack emotions of the fiction film's director." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 4, 2015

Back to Normandy (2008)

"Like watching an ill-focused production of Waiting for Godot." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Feb 4, 2015
1/5 12%

Mortdecai (2015)

"It is not enough to fall about and do funny voices. You need a script with actual wit and verifiable verve." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/5 93%

Ex Machina (2015)

"Smart, swanky, a little inhuman and preternaturally well crafted." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/5 89%

A Most Violent Year (2015)

"A smartly scarifying drama-thriller whose characters are bled of their self-assurance, drop by drop, and so, in a voyeuristic way, are we." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/5 94%

Whiplash (2014)

"The film offers dark, ripsnorting fun if not, necessarily, an accurate portrait of life and times at premium music colleges." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2/5 72%

American Sniper (2015)

"A shouty, weary spreadsheet about American geo-military good intentions and the place to which, we know, good intentions pave the road." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
5/5 98%

The Overnighters (2014)

"Full of ambush, surprise, illumination, it's a total corker. And Moss and his camera, somehow, are there every time a new bottle of truth is opened, with a gush, a pop or an explosion." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 89%

Obvious Child (2014)

"Somehow it all still works. Obvious Child is like one of those kid's paintings where the riot of irreconcilable elements is unified by the charm and madness of a skilled naivety." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
1/5 92%

Pride (2014)

"[Pride] is bright, perky and ostentatiously warm-hearted. I hated almost every minute." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
5/5 96%

Ida (2014)

"This frugal, static film in black and white is wondrous with life and drama. First-time actress Agata Trzebuchowska has a face you could watch forever." ‐ Financial Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015