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 80% Downton Abbey (2019) Downton Abbey, on large screen as on small, is an elegiac delirium about an age of consenting feudalism. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 100% For Sama (2019) This harrowing film restores our responsiveness. - Financial Times EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
2/5 87% Hustlers (2019) Director Lorene Scafaria evidently thought that low-grade sex and crime could be done as high-class Sturm und Drang. It can't. Unless you're Martin Scorsese in a purple streak. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
2/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) It's a movie that whenever all else fails (regularly here) sends for the digital effects team. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
2/5 72% The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletées) (2019) Shiny shrimps? More leftover prawn-flavoured fortune cookie containing trite motto. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/5 64% Rapid Response (2019) The film's content is interesting; its conclusion - that we're all safer thanks to these doctors and their advances in field treatment - is warily optimistic. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/5 98% Rojo (2019) Mad? Possibly. Watchable? Definitely. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/5 94% The Mustang (2019) Terse and elegiac at best, The Mustang is a dude Western from the Horse Whisperer school. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
4/5 95% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pain and Glory wants to be 8 1/2 but seemed to me about six-and-a-quarter. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 96% Hail Satan? (2019) Way to go! Is membership of this group still open? - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/5 82% Crawl (2019) Outside: that is the weather. Inside: it is the swishy, corrugated, murder-eyed mega-lizards, CGI'd so skilfully they look more real than the real. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
2/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) The plot, thunderously eventful, is no less thunderously predictable. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It is Tarantino's best, bravest and most confrontationally impudent movie since Pulp Fiction. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 79% Good Boys (2019) Americans must stay in life-long touch with their inner kids. Nothing demonstrates better than their comedies of growing up that the US is no country for old men. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/5 77% Leto (2019) A blaze of black-and-white with amped-up sound. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2/5 94% Transit (2019) Atmospherically the film resembles Camus's The Plague without Camus: stasis and rumination in a sun-bleached Mediterranean port. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Moner has charm and energy as Dora. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 95% Gaza (2019) The film's dynamo is in its details. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3/5 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) The film keeps threatening to overcook its fairytale optimism and undercook its characters' nourishing reality. But fidelity of time and place just about hold out. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
5/5 98% Notorious (1946) It's completely hypnotic: from the twisting strands of a plot defying us fully to trust anyone, to those Hitchcock specials, the shots and scenes where the camera too is a lethal conspiracist. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/5 100% Stones Have Laws (2018) It renders truth and history into a vernacular at once free and formalised, jubilant and ironic. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/5 42% Opus Zero (2017) Characters say things like: "He spoke to the infinite, and the infinite replied." But there is also an eerie, painterly beauty. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3/5 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) The film is not really that bad. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
5/5 93% Do the Right Thing (1989) The film-making technique is that of an expert sharpshooter: finding and targeting the enemies of freedom and brotherhood; in between, perforating expectation with witty asides and scripted satire set pieces. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 79% Photograph (2019) Sanya Malhotra's reserve does suggest reserves - of thought, emotion, romantic depth and perplexity. But the script wanders like a thing distracted. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
2/5 84% Animals (2019) Booksmart and Lady Bird seem masterpieces in comparison. (The first nearly was one.) - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The film should be subtitled Coming of Age in Samoa - the maturing of a planet, action-movie-style. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
5/5 100% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2019) It's a fabulous piece of cinema. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
80% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Marianne & Leonard is a tragic chronicle of how life hurries us by, or hurries by us, flinging kismets we only recognise as kismets too late. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 33% The Current War (2019) The script is prolix. The science is sometimes opaque. And Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's film is dressed to kill, though the only murder victim is the movie. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 69% Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019) Whenever the jokes wear thin we fall back, a little vertiginously, on the two best performances. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 100% Are You Proud? (2017) As history it's a bit "Been here before." But the anecdotes of witnesses and individual survivors - a word with its own meaning and poignancy in the wake of Aids - make the journey worthwhile. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 70% 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 98% 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 47% 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 57% 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 53% 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 41% 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 83% 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 81% 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