Nigel Andrews Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nigel Andrews

Nigel Andrews
Nigel Andrews's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Times (UK), Financial Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
44% What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) What's the Matter with Helen? provides considerable pleasure -- not least in the performances of Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters as the heroines, and Michael MacLiammbir's scene-stealing, histrionically sinister drama teacher.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
94% Trafic (Traffic) (1972) While defending the consistency of Tati's vision as a humorist, it has to be admitted that Traffic is a fitful and disappointing successor to Playtime.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
90% National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) The film has swept through the American box office like a whirlwind, precipitating a rash of incipient college romps. One waits with trepidation: but at least the trailblazer has vitality and charm.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
89% Titanic (1997) [The ending] is a masterpiece of popcorn tragedy: not deep, not sophisticated, barely even credible, but gut-clutching for those of us who have already lost the sensible use of our stomachs, as we would in any worthwhile fairground ride. ‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
88% Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Kramer vs Kramer is a lopsided, sudsy movie that coasts through on its father-appeal, its star-power and its easy-paced comedy and pathos, seldom firing our brains and hearts into a fresh response.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
70% Forrest Gump (1994) Self-ingratiatingly, and for this viewer maddeningly, it blends the comic with the Christly, the satirical with the sentimental, the free-thinking with the fuddy-duddy.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
85% The English Patient (1996) If Minghella's debut feature Truly, Madly, Deeply was overrated -- a Ghost for the NW3 set -- this movie is a quantum leap towards cinema's potential for magic.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
78% Terms of Endearment (1983) Anyone who believes that television styles are new taking over the cinema -- or at least large sections of it -- will have their fears confirmed here.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
96% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) It is competent melodrama spun off from a fiendishly clever book.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
90% The Last Emperor (1987) Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor is like a lavishly prepared six-course meal during which the host keeps telling us we would all be happier and healthier with a place of cold porridge.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
90% Rain Man (1988) Mostly the film abounds with wit, charm and ingenuity. And above all it abounds with Dustin Hoffman.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
81% Driving Miss Daisy (1989) This is a chamber movie with the courage to stay small and resonant.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
91% Détective (1995) Once or twice I thought I espied a theme, much as a birdwatcher after a long vigil in the freezing dawn might think he espied a rare bird. But either I was wrong or it flew away before identification.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
96% Ran (1985) There is not a wasted second. [Here] is proof of what we seldom doubted: Kurosawa is a director who becomes godlike rather than gaga in old age.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
58% Out of Africa (1985) We (the audience) wish at several paints during 2 1/2 hours of watching Blixen' s book vaporise into Love Story Goes To Kenya to be free of the movie. How it does go on.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
88% All of Me (1984) Most of the film is about as funny as falling off a cliff while trying to solve a crossword puzzle.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
0% Water (1985) How on earth do films like this make the mighty leap from drawing board to movie camera -- and then from camera to audience?‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
29% Edith and Marcel (1983) The audience, unfortunately, will regret if they get snarled up in this 2 1/2 hours' traffic jam of song, schmaltz, and melodrama.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
3/5 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Kids will probably love it.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 95% 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 94% 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 97% The Cave (2019) A blistering documentary about death defiance in a war zone.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
3/5 93% 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 91% 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 72% 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 88% 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 42% 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 85% 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 92% 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