Andrew Schenker

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For 197 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 21% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 75% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew Schenker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 The Turin Horse
Lowest review score: 0 Act of Valor
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 197
  2. Negative: 62 out of 197
197 movie reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Andrew Schenker
    The film speeds ahead with almost gleeful disinterest in dealing with the narrative challenges it sets up before resolving them in the most perfunctory ways imaginable.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew Schenker
    This twist-heavy World War II drama would play as an absurdist comedy if the director wasn't so dead set on excluding just about any trace of humor from his self-serious project.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Andrew Schenker
    Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims refuse to use their subjects as test cases for any sort of larger thesis.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Andrew Schenker
    With Danny Way almost never weighing in directly, the film's attempts to portray his story as an inspirational tale of triumph over adversity scarcely registers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Andrew Schenker
    Peter Ho-Sun Chan and Deonnie Yen Chan are too resourceful to let things remain dull for long.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 12 Andrew Schenker
    If you've ever seen Psycho, or even if you know anything at all about the film, Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock would like to congratulate you on your savvy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Andrew Schenker
    Director Erik Canuel fails to deliver us from the inevitable hermeticism of the material.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Andrew Schenker
    The film contains far more passion and a tad more complexity than the dominant and typically more staid model of middlebrow costume drama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew Schenker
    The film is too tepid in its treatment of its central character and her situation to generate any real emotive charge.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Andrew Schenker
    A sense of anachronism is what provides the film with its melancholy heart.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Andrew Schenker
    The Details is as smug and self-satisfied as its privileged lead character.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Andrew Schenker
    This decision to avoid treating the dinosaurs as surrogate people for easy identification is both the film's boldest move and the source of much of its problems.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew Schenker
    The film is somewhat flimsy, tinged with the impulse to make the elderly characters just the right amount of ridiculous for the benefit of younger viewers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Andrew Schenker
    Much of the film's final act is given to alienated walking, which too often plays as an abstract study of triangular arrangements in which non-speaking figures move across a barren terrain.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew Schenker
    Undeniably rousing, but deeply irresponsible, Argo fans the flames surrounding historical events likely to still remain raw in the memory of many viewers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Andrew Schenker
    The mixture of different techniques and varied views results in a rich, multi-faceted look at one of America's most misguided policy initiatives.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew Schenker
    Jason Moore's film is more or less successful in inverse proportion to the degree that it plays its material by the book.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew Schenker
    Fitfully engaging, but the documentary turns into a touchy-feely isn't-it-wonderful-we're-all-saved love fest as soon as the universalists begin to dominate the interview segments.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Andrew Schenker
    There's no coddling the audience in Vibeke Løkkeberg's verité heave of disgust as the full consequences on the Palestinian people of Operation Cast Lead are made sickeningly clear.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Andrew Schenker
    Thanks to Melanie Lynskey's performance, the movie feels like a believably worked-out, sympathetically presented study in thirtysomething uncertainty.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Andrew Schenker
    Tsui Hark's film is the veteran director's chance to let his imagination run riot in the context of a high-budget, 3D IMAX production.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Andrew Schenker
    While the heart of the movie is the at-times strained relationship between the two leads, it all unfolds rather by the numbers, dictated more by the expected arc of such things than the demands of the characters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Andrew Schenker
    Proves how invigorating genre filmmaking can be in the hands of a savvy, perpetually inventive director.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Andrew Schenker
    Shifting between wacky situation comedy and somber familial drama, Why Stop Now? isn't invested enough in either mode to convincingly pull off its genre-hopping ambitions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 12 Andrew Schenker
    It seems as if Craig Zobel wants to implicate the audience in these proceedings, but he doesn't have a very clear idea how to go about it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Andrew Schenker
    Everado González isn't above capturing some striking landscape shots, seemingly for the shear desolate prettiness of it, but they always double as a reminder of the very real plight facing the subjects.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew Schenker
    A half-hearted morality tale about taking responsibility for your actions as a sign of impending maturity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Andrew Schenker
    Dreams of a Life succeeds in making its point about the unkowability of the people in our lives, but there isn't quite enough substance here to fully sustain the film.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Andrew Schenker
    A safe, laugh-free exercise that gets to have its fun, such as it is, because it's all in the service of the most conservative notions of domestic normality.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Andrew Schenker
    What's perhaps most off-putting about the movie isn't its increasingly stale humor, but the way it ultimately validates its characters' worst impulses.

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