Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): André Hereford, Randy Shulman
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 All Is True (2018) André Hereford Just to bask in the lush tones of Sir Ian McKellen reciting Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 might be enough to coax certain connoisseurs to see All Is True. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 Knock Down the House (2019) André Hereford [It] gets boiled down here to an incomplete, but compelling, play-by-play of three political races, and a stealth bio of, and persuasive mission statement for, the historic candidacy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) André Hereford It's an epic franchise finale that cuts straight to the heart of what it means to rise from the ashes of defeat. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 Shazam! (2019) André Hereford The suits and cheesy hairpieces can go, but Angel, costar of Disney Channel's Andi Mack, will be more than welcome to return as the kid half of this heroic tandem. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) André Hereford Occasional lapses into Hollywood-style hokum can puncture the otherwise airtight pacing, but they're not enough to topple this impressive feature directing debut by Anthony Maras. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/5 Dumbo (2019) André Hereford Not as wondrously transporting as the original, although the film does render a touching portrait of a family reconnecting post-trauma. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
5/5 Us (2019) Randy Shulman Jordan Peele has more on his mind than to merely offer up a scary ride. He wants audiences engaged on every possible level. He wants his horror films to mean something. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Randy Shulman It's not going out on a limb to say Goose the cat is reason enough to see the movie multiple times. But there are other joys in Captain Marvel. An abundance of them. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) André Hereford The effective score by Tibor Cári helps keep it all on track. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 Greta (2018) André Hereford [Neil Jordan] and co-writer Ray Wright don't seem to be interested in reimagining formula here, just executing it solidly. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 What Men Want (2019) André Hereford It's too bad the film isn't funnier. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
2.5/5 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) André Hereford Stefon or some other SNL character might emerge at any moment to drag Morf off to the hottest club in Miami. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
2/5 Glass (2019) André Hereford The movie stumbles making it to that finish line, and it digresses from its straightforward tale... EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) André Hereford In roles that might have come off too idealized or cute, Layne and James bring to the screen a charged connection that keeps the characters grounded, and should keep audiences in their corner. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
3.5/5 Vice (2018) André Hereford Amy Adams, as gifted as any actor currently working in cinema, turns in a virtuosic performance. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
2/5 Aquaman (2018) André Hereford Momoa might nail the everyman end of the spectrum, with copious beer guzzling and manly hair flipping, but he doesn't invest this dude with much regal leadership potential. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 Ben Is Back (2018) André Hereford Peter Hedges... benefits from having Julia Roberts, who still can simultaneously deliver charm and knife-edge suspense as if this were the second coming of Sleeping with the Enemy. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) André Hereford The Scottish and English scenery is gorgeous, but one still wonders why bother with action scenes that beget no action. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 Creed II (2018) André Hereford The movie does offer one genuine surprise: the Drago family drama actually eclipses anything going on with the Creeds or Balboas. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/5 The Favourite (2018) André Hereford Weisz has a field day with the acerbic dialogue, locating the uniquely arch frequency that director Yorgos Lanthimos plies here. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Rhuaridh Marr One of the more awkward aspects of Grindelwald is how far Rowling is stretching her magical/non-magical racism allegory. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2018
3/5 Widows (2018) André Hereford Ultimately overcomes its political digressions and gets the job done as a compelling, crowd-pleasing heist flick. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 El Ángel (2018) André Hereford The gang's crimes are unsettling, but the movie's not gruesome. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 Boy Erased (2018) André Hereford Hedges, an Oscar nominee for Manchester By the Sea, continues his multi-year streak of turning up in award-worthy material. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 Studio 54: The Documentary (2018) André Hereford It's a fabulous get for Tyrnauer and for audiences that Schrager... finally felt ready to spill on what made Studio 54 so happening. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) André Hereford McCarthy is a mighty convincing curmudgeon. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
2/5 Halloween (2018) Randy Shulman It winks at itself so much, you'd think it had something it its eye. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) André Hereford Bad Times is well-crafted, driven by a time-shifting narrative that adds Tarantino-esque flavor to the mix. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 First Man (2018) André Hereford A welcome counterpoint to all the buzzcuts and bravado, Claire Foy turns in an incandescent performance as Armstrong's devoted wife Janet. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 Nothing Like a Dame (2018) Rhuaridh Marr Michell keeps an incredibly light touch throughout the movie's 84-minute runtime... There's no artifice employed, egregious effects, or overly emotive music. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 A Star Is Born (2018) André Hereford Lady Gaga delivers a movie musical performance that's fresh, funny, and at times powerful. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/5 Colette (2018) André Hereford Knightley takes command of this story of a woman discovering the full scope of her powers and talents. Moreover, she's well-matched by an incisive script. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) André Hereford Moore has said that this documentary was born not of hope, but of his despair and dispiritedness after the election. Yet, he still entertains and inspires through skillful filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
A Simple Favor (2018) André Hereford Piles revelations upon twists upon double-crosses, but never comes up with anything truly surprising. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 We the Animals (2018) Rhuaridh Marr We the Animals works in large part because of an expressive cast that sells the quieter moments as much as it does the film's harder-hitting scenes. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
3.5/5 Hard Paint (2018) Rhuaridh Marr Whether for its powerful imagery and bold eroticism, or the quiet tale of a shattered individual trying desperately to hold onto a bubble of security that's already burst, it makes for engaging viewing. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2018
4/5 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) André Hereford The film's side-trips to the ostentatious crib of Peik Lin's nouveau riche family are the best satire that Chu and the script, by Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli, have to offer. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2018
1/5 The Meg (2018) André Hereford Looks, sounds, and moves like it was patched together over an extended length of time by several committees full of translators. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
2/5 The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) André Hereford The comical disregard for life fits right in with the film's disregard for financial reality. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 McQueen (2018) André Hereford The runway shows might prove to be the film's main attraction. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2018
3.5/5 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) André Hereford Cruise's inexhaustible appetite for creating wow-worthy stunts and action-packed set-pieces doesn't disappoint. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 Dark Money (2018) Rhuaridh Marr The effectiveness of Dark Money's narrative is that Wittich's case could almost be the sign of things to come. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2018
1/5 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Randy Shulman Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again aims for the sewage system, where it gleefully cavorts for nearly two stupefying hours. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2018
2/5 Skyscraper (2018) André Hereford Will and Sarah are like the Incredibles come to life, but without the wit or nuance. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 Whitney (2018) André Hereford Much more a portrait of Whitney and the Houstons than a focused survey of the woman and her remarkable career. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/5 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) André Hereford The tight-knit ensemble delivers a fun, small-scale caper that's delightfully self-contained. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/5 Incredibles 2 (2018) André Hereford The expanded role of Elastigirl, and Hunter, also marks one of the major gains for the sequel, in addition to some elastically inventive, heart-racing action sequences. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/5 Ocean's 8 (2018) André Hereford Ocean's 8 is a good heist flick and comedy, but more so it's a first-rate fairy tale of crashing one of the world's most exclusive famous people parties. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2018
3.5/5 Alex Strangelove (2018) André Hereford Combining elements from everybody-must-get-laid film franchises like Porky's and American Pie, with the suburban melodrama of John Hughes romances, Alex Strangelove finds novel and occasionally hilarious ways to spin the familiar into something fresh. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2018
3.5/5 The Gospel According to André (2017) André Hereford The Gospel According to André speaks his language, and takes on the delightful personality of its voluminous star - but almost nothing could match his style. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2018