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
5/5 100% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
5/5 68% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 95% Good Posture (2019) I'm all for ghastly novelists on screen. - Financial Times EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 75% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
4/5 77% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
4/5 89% Ready or Not (2019) [A] black comedy-thriller that blows up in your face, not once but regularly. - Financial Times EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
5/5 96% The Last Tree (2019) The work of a natural-born moviemaker. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) This gangland thriller is fearless drivel and therefore obdurately enjoyable. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 99% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 85% 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 88% 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 96% 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 78% 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 86% 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
79% 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 31% 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