Andrew Pollard

Andrew Pollard
Andrew Pollard's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst
Publications: Starburst

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) This is Tarantino at his most vibrant, his most detailed, and his most stylish - and the end result is a visual delight of a film which pops from the screen. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
6/10 29% Universal Soldier (1992) Cringe-inducing dialogue? Tick. Lots of shit being blown up? Double tick. Flexing of muscles as the stars of the day indulge in a display of cinematic cock-fighting? Triple tick. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
10/10 73% Léon: The Professional (1994) Unquestionably, Leon is an absolute masterpiece with some jaw-dropping performances from Natalie Portman, Jean Reno, and a turned-up-to-11 Gary Oldman. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
9/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Brimming with heart... up there in the upper echelon of MCU movies, and in Mysterio fans are given a fascinating character who ultimately has a key, key role in changing the landscape of this shared Marvel realm. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
9/10 65% Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Featuring some of Kevin Smith's most heartfelt moments, some of his very best jokes, and almost serving as a reward to those fans who've stuck with him for the past 25 years. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Skinner (1993) It's always fun to see Ted Raimi given a headlining role, yet this is a movie that often feels too vacant or plain dull to really stay with you past a one-off viewing. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
7/10 50% 3 from Hell (2019) Full of explosive set pieces, bloody battles, and quips aplenty... offers plenty for fans looking to see the Firefly family in full chaotic mode. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
10/10 82% Oldboy (2005) Still holds up as a true tour de force that is just as fresh and hard-hitting in 2019 as it was upon its release 16 years ago. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
8/10 73% Rabid (1979) Still holds up just as well today as it ever has... this new release of Rabid is an utter delight of a package from 101 Films - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
10/10 100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) The trials and tribulations of war have never looked so piercing and atmospheric... this new release of an old favourite is simply a must-have. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
9/10 75% Big Bad Wolves (2014) Extremely sophisticated in its visuals and in its narrative... if you get the chance to see Big Bad Wolves, eat it up. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
9/10 97% Don't Look Now (1973) One of the most poignant and visually stunning movies to have ever graced the horror genre. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
7/10 88% Batman: Hush (2019) Hush is a comic book tale full of iconic moments and panels, and so many of those are brilliantly brought to life here. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet The 27 Club (2019) There really isn't anything that could've saved The 27 Club from being an utter stinker when the basic fundamentals of its premise and screenplay were so poorly constructed to begin with. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
8/10 100% Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019) Serves both of its titular properties marvellously... A grin-inducing, overflowing serving of fun. Which, let's face it, we all need from time to time. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
9/10 92% Bumblebee (2018) It may have taken a while to get here, but finally - finally! - fans have the Transformers movie that they deserve... An utterly great popcorn picture. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
8/10 100% Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019) An utterly unique beast due to the issues that it highlights... Mark this one down as another home run for DC Entertainment's animated output. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/10 20% The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) A completely unnecessary sequel that, while having its own merits, feels totally misjudged, rushed and sadly redundant... this is as cheesy '90s horror as it gets. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
7/10 50% Pet Sematary (1989) Some genuinely great scares... Fred Gwynne completely and utterly steals the show. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
8/10 84% Creed II (2018) Full of moments that will have franchise fans watching through teary eyes at the first sniff of an emotional beat or fist-pumping anthem. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
9/10 97% Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987) Takes all of the scares, gore, humour and insanity of 1981's The Evil Dead and amps it all up to 11. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
93% The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Here, the action is electric, the narrative constantly engaging, and the performances hitting the perfect beats for what is needed. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
8/10 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Harks back to the classic heart-warming ghost stories of yesteryear, just with a dollop of Harry Potter thrown in for good measure. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
8/10 65% Aquaman (2018) A strong, effective story that makes the Aquaman character feel like a genuinely big deal... A triumph. Go and see this big 'n' loud as soon as you possibly can. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
8/10 71% SuperGrid (2018) Stunning to look at, grim when needed, action aplenty, and littered with fantastic performances... something that is certainly worth hunting down. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
9/10 47% Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988) Energetic, tongue-in-cheek fun... if you enjoy the Elvira character, this is a picture that you will have an absolute blast with. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
6/10 58% Prince of Darkness (1987) All in all, Prince of Darkness isn't in the top echelon of Carpenter films, but it's still a taut, terrifying affair anchored by a tour de force performance from Donald Pleasence. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4/10 38% Rambo III (1988) It's one for the completists, or maybe one for those curious as to how ludicrous the '80s action landscape eventually became. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
5/10 36% Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) As subtle as an exploding arrow to the head... It almost feels as if this takes everything that First Blood did so well to restrict, and just throws it all at the audience double-fold. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
6/10 68% Cliffhanger (1993) If you're a Stallone fan and a 4K enthusiast, this is a must-see for the sheer wonderment of the visuals. If you're one of those who can take or leave Sly and is nonplussed on 4K, there's really not much on offer for you here. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
7/10 57% Dangan Ranna (D.A.N.G.A.N. Runner) (Non-Stop) (1996) Dangan Runner is a thrillride that is nothing if not relentless - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
8/10 87% First Blood (1982) First Blood is first and foremost an oft-overlooked war classic, spinning the focus and looking at the very real and painful fallout for those involved in such traumatic events. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
7/10 86% They Live (1988) Ultimately, the biggest take-home from rewatching They Live in 2018 is how scarily relevant this 1988 effort still is to this day. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
8/10 76% The Fog (1980) With The Fog, John Carpenter continued to see his reputation rise as one of the very best in the game, and it's a movie that certainly adds plenty to Carpenter's famed moniker as the Horror Master. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
7/10 93% The Baby (1973) All in all, The Baby is a movie that all genre fans should watch at least once. Even if it will leave you feeling a tad uncomfortable when all is said and done. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
10/10 96% Halloween (1978) You'll likely be full appreciative of just how stunning a movie Halloween is. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
7/10 77% The Man from Mo'Wax (2018) Certainly a fascinating watch and never anything but engaging - but you're left feeling that this is far from the full story of James Lavelle, and instead it's maybe more put together to tell a cinematic narrative. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/10 32% The Predator (2018) Is The Predator a new low for the series? That's debatable. The fact that that's even a thought - y'know, considering how awful Alien vs. Predator: Requiem is - should tell you all you need to know. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
8/10 72% Ready Player One (2018) A stunning piece of popcorn cinema... one big budget blockbuster worth immersing yourself in ASAP. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
8/10 51% Rampage (2018) All-out destruction? Check. Muscles, guns, and explosions? Check. Slimy villains? Check. Cheesy dialogue? Check. Giant-ass monsters? Triple check! - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
5/10 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) A decent, if not uninspiring actioner that will likely tick plenty of boxes for genre fans with a penchant for over-the-top bash 'em, smash' em carnage. Nothing more, nothing less. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
8/10 67% Another WolfCop (2017) What [it] lacks in budget, it more than makes up for with its unflinching commitment to its crazy concept, its completely outrageous gore, its undoubted charm, and yes, its plentiful dick 'n' fart-level gags. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
8/10 86% Who's Watching Oliver (2018) A fascinating essay on the everyday life of a serial killer... Russell Geoffrey Banks puts in a performance that is a true genre standout of 2018. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
6/10 29% Traffik (2018) Grabs you and refuses to let you go through this intense, gruelling, and powerful tale... Paula Patton is absolutely phenomenal. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
8/10 75% The Addiction (1995) A chilling, atmospheric, multi-layered movie that is full of philosophical questions and social commentary. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
7/10 61% The Last House on the Left (1972) A hugely significant and relevant piece of horror history for a multitude of reasons. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
8/10 93% Die Hard (1988) One of the very best action pictures of all time... Yippe-ki-yay indeed. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
5/10 22% Ghost House (2017) Given that this is one of director Rich Ragsdale's first full feature films, he's definitely shown enough promise here to suggest he could do great things if afforded a better screenplay. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
9/10 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) With plenty of genuine laughs, balls-out action sequences, and a whole lot of emotion and heart, this is the sequel that you'd hoped for. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
6/10 48% Downsizing (2017) We have a movie that establishes its premise impressively well before ultimately losing its intrigue and sheen as things play out. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018