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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 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) Kids will probably love it.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 97% La Dolce Vita (1960) This film defined a decade before the decade arrived.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) The sly smuggling of feminist subtexts - already a small part of Alcott's contraband design - gives the film a sardonic, vibrant modernism.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 20% Cats (2019) I never thought I would say "There's something for everyone." But really there is in this film.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) Little of this adds up, unless you like films in which two plus two equals nine.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a fitting last movie. It's long; maddening; fun in bits; fantastic in parts; and so desperate to stir itself into legend that we urge it on, like parents screaming at their tots in an egg-and-spoon race.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) There is a hellish inanity, for this viewer at least, in watching movies whose only direction of travel is sequential game stages.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 97% The Kingmaker (2019) As horror stories go, it's sometimes funny. As comedies go, it's pretty horrifying.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
94% Citizen K (2019) Beautifully chronicled, as expected from Gibney, and rich with detail, and even funny when needed.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 93% Honey Boy (2019) As actor, scriptwriter and self-portraitist, LaBeouf sets his ducks in a row and takes perfect aim.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
5/5 100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) China's So Long, My Son is three hours long and feels like three years. That's a compliment.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 96% The Cave (2019) A blistering documentary about death defiance in a war zone.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
3/5 97% Ordinary Love (2020) This cancer drama is earnest, gripping, well acted, sometimes harrowing. But simultaneously it's a TV play making honourable bids to escape into a bigger acoustic of style and theme.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
2/5 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) A bloated, 145-minute crime flick with a gimmicky protagonist investigating a cliché-prone murder-and-corruption plot.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 100% Buddies (1985) It's a film full of compassion yet miraculously free of self-pity.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 98% The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (1964) The film boasts music by Michel Legrand and token gusts of New Wave realism, lightened and made lithe for a lighter-footed genre. (The heroine loves a car mechanic.) Add colour photography to dazzle.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story would never have made it as a must-see Noah Baumbach movie without Laura Dern, Ray Liotta and Alan Alda.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) The large screen fizzes with spectacle, drenchingly vivid in the night rain of the climactic race, while speech-balloonish close-ups of Miles are intercut, issuing the "Giddy ups!" and the "That's my girls!"‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 80% The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) It clinches - or un-clinches - everything we have previously seen and heard.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/5 81% The Report (2019) It's less like a drama than a workshop for one.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
1/5 63% The Good Liar (2019) It is hard to believe anything in a film that seems, itself, no more than a contrived "date" for two ennobled luvvies who valiantly stir their shtick.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/5 90% Luce (2019) Staginess stalks the enterprise throughout, a prowling figure in an opera cape, and ends by strangling everyone with the cords of loquacity, moralism and story contrivance.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 71% The Aeronauts (2019) I'd love to see a musical comedy version entitled The Basket Cases.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 89% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) Meeting Gorbachev a Werner Herzog documentary with a difference: it could be a documentary by anyone. It is that maddeningly bland.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 43% Midway (2019) The film is mostly a Boys' Own blast on the jingoism trumpet, spectacularly delivered.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) You'll think of Trainwreck, but star Jillian Bell is not Amy Schumer. She's more Rebel Wilson synthesised with Lena Dunham.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) Just see this film. And then wonder if "see" is any longer an adequate verb for the act of experiencing great cinema.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 84% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Ryan gives a glow, texture and depth to people's faces that are almost Bergmanesque. His work is compassionate even when unsparing.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) It's not a good verdict on a brand new Stephen King-based horror movie that the only real fun we have is in re-experiencing bits from its 40-year-old predecessor.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/5 96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) A worthy clump through a true story worthy of our attention.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
5/5 93% Monos (2019) Monos, in its surreal power and persuasiveness, deserves to be called a sci-fi epic of the here and the now.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Frantic, sad, tired and imbecilic. That describes the better bits of Terminator: Dark Fate.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man in San Francisco has a bad case of whimsicality. There is no cure for this except sour lemons, which Joe Talbot's film invites critics to throw.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) After Goodfellas and Casino we thought we had had it all, for voluptuous crime-athons involving De Niro, Pesci and Scorsese. Now here's another tree with golden rotten apples, sumptuously shaken.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
5/5 69% Joker (2019) Phoenix gives the role a frightening intensity. This actor doesn't favour dilettante distancing. He steps right through the looking glass to become the character he has been staring at.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 60% HERO: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr. Ulric Cross (2018) It isn't just a comic book for the education-needy.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 95% Good Posture (2019) I'm all for ghastly novelists on screen.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/5 83% Judy (2019) Zellweger looks like Garland, sounds like her and even, at best, sings like her.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) It isn't The Towering Inferno Goes to India. It's more United 93 Plays Out on Terra Firma; with the terrors of terrorism no less firmly and vividly portrayed before they are courageously combated.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
4/5 78% Skin (2019) Skin is not a "nice" film to watch. But we watch it. And we keep watching it, in our heads, for a fair while after it ends.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) [A] black comedy-thriller that blows up in your face, not once but regularly.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
1/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Everything, I'm sure, stands for something; except the audience, which wilts horizontally in its seats. I'll have to read the novel.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
5/5 96% The Last Tree (2019) The work of a natural-born moviemaker.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/5 23% The Kitchen (2019) This gangland thriller is fearless drivel and therefore obdurately enjoyable.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 98% The Farewell (2019) The film could have had wit, attitude, poignancy, style - or any single one of the four. Instead it slithers along, shallow and soapy.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Psychological platitude, Oedipal cliché and holistic commonplace about love and humanity can't be hidden by attractive clutter and kinetic action, even in space.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Downton Abbey, on large screen as on small, is an elegiac delirium about an age of consenting feudalism.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 99% For Sama (2019) This harrowing film restores our responsiveness.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 99% Honeyland (2019) Fancy a northern Macedonian film about beekeeping? "You will, Oscar, you will," I am tempted to say.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 91% Midnight Cowboy (1969) For a street opera with incongruous inspirations and mix-and-match aspirations, Midnight Cowboy is startlingly accomplished.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019