Andrew Pulver

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For 68 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew Pulver's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Let's Get Lost
Lowest review score: 40 The Samaritan
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
68 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    It’s an impressive spectacle, if not a happy one.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    With this film, Anderson has built a thoroughly likable vision of a prewar Europe – no more real, perhaps, than the kind of Viennese light-operetta that sustained much of 1930s Hollywood – but a distinctive, attractive proposition all the same. It's a nimblefooted, witty piece, but one also imbued with a premonitory sadness at the coming conflagration.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew Pulver
    It's not exactly a documentary, more a lovingly-filmed homage, but some candid interview material allows scraps of Baker's story to emerge.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    The way the allegory works out is not exactly subtle or unexpected, but is strangely moving, despite the gruesomeness that has gone before. All in all, a treat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    The co-operation between Wenders and Salgado Jr works well, mixing the former's heavyweight presence as both interviewer and storyteller, and the latter's ability to harvest intimate, deep-buried subtleties that may otherwise not have seen the light of day. Together they have made a moving tribute to a peerless talent.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    '71
    It's a film that holds you in a vice-like grip throughout; only wavering towards the end with a faintly preposterous climactic shootout.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew Pulver
    Few British film-makers have dared to attempt such a thoroughly poetic treatment of their native land, and Terence Davies is the only one to have succeeded so spectacularly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    What results is an immensely detailed overview of Marley's life and times, from the hillside Jamaican shack where he grew up to the snowy Bavarian clinic where he spent his last weeks in a fruitless attempt to cure the cancer that killed him in 1981, aged 36.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    The Aardman vision of contemporary England is generous, inclusive and - if a fast-moving film about a smart-alec sheep can allow itself such grandiose ambitions – genuinely inspiring.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    Let's hope Klayman gets to make a sequel.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew Pulver
    This story is not about consummation, but about reconciliation; it's a recognition that we want wrongs to be righted, that good will prevail, and that the faithless will be punished or reformed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    Junger articulates a number of subtle and unexpected ideas about Hetherington's work, and about combat reporting in general.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    It is Davies’ ability to invest even the most apparently-humdrum moments with some form of intense radiance that sustains his film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    This may not be the director’s most immediately electrifying film, but in its understated way, it’s an immensely powerful work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    Black's performance is a revelation: foregoing his usual repertoire of jiggling, tics and head-waggling craziness, Black ensures Tiede is a satirical creation of considerable substance. Really impressive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    Bujalski really has pulled off something extraordinary here.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Pulver
    Here is a sensitive, intelligent portrait of film director Howard Brookner.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    Hail, Caesar! is a lot of fun, and beautifully crafted, too. One to savour.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    People are unlikely to charge out of the cinema with quite the same level of glee as they did in 2009; but this is certainly an astute, exhilarating concoction.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Pulver
    In all honesty The Untamed doesn’t seem to go anywhere special. But connoisseurs of oddness may cherish it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    As repellent a figure as many may still find Gibson, I have to report he’s absolutely hit Hacksaw Ridge out of the park.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Pulver
    This is a very good-looking film that represents a brave attempt to do justice to a very popular book; it manages it, just.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Pulver
    She's entertaining enough, and like most fashion documentaries, it's a mine of pop-cultural history, but the unswervingly generous assessment of her achievements and permanently arch vocal style become a little wearying.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Pulver
    This fantastically depressing film ought to be shown in school assemblies, or wherever impressionable pre-teens gather to discuss their dreams of media stardom.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    Voyage of Time, in the end, is a perhaps an aesthetic experience rather than an particularly informative one, prizing images over data; but what images they are.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    In its current state, Neighbors is filthy, nasty and a bit too sloppy. But it’ll scrub up lovely.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Pulver
    Impressive as much of his film is, however, Aronofsky never quite solves the main challenge of the semi-literal biblical adaptation: what is so economical, and beautifully expressed, on the page can become a heavy, lumbering beast when translated into conventional narrative.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Pulver
    It's the successul synthesis of the two – action and emotion – that means this Spider-Man is as enjoyable as it is impressive: Webb's control of mood and texture is near faultless as his film switches from teenage sulks to exhilarating airborne pyrotechnics.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Pulver
    It’s not exactly hard-hitting stuff, and isn’t meant to be, but it spins an entertaining yarn.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Pulver
    The sisters themselves reveal a little, mostly because of Serena's unguarded imperiousness; but as a study of sports supercelebrity it's a tad subdued.

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