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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): Sight and Sound, Times (UK), Financial Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Burning An Illusion (1981) A movie that begins with a buoyant free-fall individualism ends up like a speak-your-fate agitprop manifesto. ‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
93% The Secret of NIMH (1982) [The Secret of NIMH] is a cornucopia of visual wonders bravely, but finally vainly, in search of a good story.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
63% Rocky III (1982) Rocky was a right hook that hit satisfying home: Rocky II was a good follow-up left: Rocky III is a redundant flurry of fisticuffs long after the match has been won and the referee has raised the victor's arm.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Director Nicholas Meyer plays off the light and the dark of the story against each other with flair and command.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
82% Total Recall (1990) Suffice it that machines crackle, futureworlds whirl and beings human and animal metamorphose before our eyes. Sci-fl addicts, see and enjoy. Everyone else may await, though not over-eagerly, the video.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
40% The Boost (1988) Whenever he Is on screen Woods turns a B-movie melodrama about human waste Into a humming psycho-drama.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
71% Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Gremlins 2 The New Batch has so much comic energy that we overlook its lack of anything worth calling a plot.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
71% Child's Play (1988) A rip-roaring low-budget screamer.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
100% Zuckerbaby (Sugarbaby) (1985) The movie's first half is its best.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
75% Pretty in Pink (1986) Neither author Hughes nor director Howard Deutch can stop the needle getting stuck in a too-familiar groove.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
0% Moxie (1985) A dire little comedy.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
30% Troll (1986) This enchanting Gremlins-style fantasy -comedy, about mini-monsters usurping an apartment house, has a witty script and five-star special effects.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
95% Desert Hearts (1986) The nearly-all-female cast is excellent, the sense of place is strong.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
93% Chan Is Missing (1982) As well as wackiness, there is wisdom. This was Wang's debut movie, made before the recently seen Dim Sum, and already he shows a flair consummated in that film for stretching domestic details or family tiffs into a pixillated poetry of the everyday.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
No Score Yet Down The Ancient Stairs (per Le Antiche Scale) (1975) [A] potboiler with pretensions.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
56% Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) A leaden-footed caper.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
No Score Yet Family Life (Zycie rodzinne) (1971) It tends to force-feed its ideas, rather than allow the audience digest them at their own pace and in their own way.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
96% Taxi Driver (1976) The problem lies less with what the film has to say than the way it says it: the laboriousness with which its sermon on the seeds of fascism is spelled out.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
92% Family Plot (1976) If this is Hitchcock's last film, he couldn't have left us on a more confident and mischievously inventive note.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
2/5 76% Una (2017) After two hours you've caught the film's own fidgets, as it searches vainly for movements of the heart in movements of the action and movie crew.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
85% The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) Greenaway's new film is -- let us waste no time -- a masterpiece.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
24% The River (1984) Director Rydell spends so much time trying to up the dramatic ante that characters and credibility are swept away in the endless deluge of hard-luck happenings.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
0% Bolero (1984) Totally bonkers from start to finish. Bolero never quite lets up being totally mesmerising as well.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
89% Places in the Heart (1984) This is Benton back to his best -- the writer of Bonnie and Clyde and director of Bod Company, who finds the beating heart of his country in the countryside.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
3/5 81% Starfish (2016) Froggatt is superb: a woman finding the good in her heart, painfully and tearfully, because that's the only way to fight the instincts of pitying revulsion counselled by the bad in her heart.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
55% 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
95% 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
71% 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
89% 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
89% 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
82% 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% D├ętective (1985) 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
97% 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
59% 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
85% 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 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) Kids will probably love it.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 96% 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 51% 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 72% 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