For 110 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andy Klein's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Talk to Her
Lowest review score: 10 Here on Earth
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 110
  2. Negative: 13 out of 110
110 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andy Klein
    No one can blend melodrama and heightened emotion with laugh-out-loud wackiness the way Almodóvar does.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    A six-year-old masterpiece, never-before widely seen in the U.S., is still a masterpiece.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Unless you're deeply familiar with Korean culture, you've truly never seen anything like it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    There have been other films dealing with the Jewish ghettos during the Nazi occupation of Poland -- some very good -- but The Pianist, the latest feature from Roman Polanski, may be the best.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    It was Melville's second-to-last feature, and it shows him in top form, with a more generous dose of humor than usual.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Spinal Tap is still on the right side of the fine line between stupid and clever.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Craven's other accomplishment here, besides resuscitating the genre, is the way he keeps things scary even when they're at their funniest. The grand finale, while thoroughly bloody and tense, has some genuinely hilarious shtick.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Pecker is a satire, but an incredibly good-natured one, which is not quite the contradiction in terms it might seem.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Singleton may spend the rest of his career chasing the kind of critical and commercial success he won at an early age with "Boyz N the Hood". But even if Rosewood fails to meet that standard, it is a film that reaffirms that depth of his talents.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Whatever its flaws -- and it has some lulus -- it's a textbook model for how to structure action of this kind.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Takes roughly a third of its length to really get going, but, once it does, it's a devilishly clever, engaging piece of work that milks every cent of value from its tiny budget.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Wong weaves a spell that no other director could create.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    This sweet little movie is a mild comedy, a much calmer cousin to "Sister Act," with men in robes rather than women in habits.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    More involving and intriguing than any by-the-numbers studio thriller. In large part, it holds our interest because of its stylistic boldness, not despite it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Not everything in the film happens according to the traditional, overly familiar blueprint.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    The entire cast is right on the money, a special word must be said about Seth.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Zhang deftly and quickly draws a half-dozen supporting characters, and his pacing never flags.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Eastwood provides more than an hour of easygoing fun, followed by 45 minutes of action and suspense.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Gilroy has brilliantly played to his strengths in Spring Forward. With a story that has no room for big, obviously "cinematic" effects, he concentrates on simple staging, unobtrusive (though often beautifully evocative) visuals, and sheer performance. It's a decision that pays off.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    The story is just as funny and touching. The only problem is the inevitable one: The freshness -- the novel delight -- is a little faded now.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    For those with a taste for epics that integrate the historical and the intimate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    One of the glories of the film is that Ramsay keeps us rigorously to Morvern's point of view without ever being explicit about what's going on in her head.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Hilary Birmingham -- makes an impressive feature directorial debut with this rural drama. She gets first-rate performances.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Indeed heartwarming, though not simplemindedly so.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Taymor moves Titus completely out of time and into all time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    The Wachowskis still hold the current franchise on intellectually engaging action films. It's not like I won't be heading back for a second (or even third) look.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    We become so absorbed in the ramifications of the techniques involved that a more challenging plot might have resulted in sensory overload.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Pi
    Whatever its faults -- and it has more than a few -- it is unquestionably different. It at least takes a stab at interpolating cerebral ideas into the format of a thriller.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    What about Ronny Yu's 1992 masterpiece "The Bride With White Hair," of which Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a decent facsimile?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    The fractured structure, which moves from one species to another while following a generally chronological overall arc, can occasionally leave your mind to wandering, but for a film with no plot or characters to focus on it is remarkably gripping.