For 250 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andy Klein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Producers (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 8 ½ Women
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 250
250 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Except for a few slow patches, the movie is compulsively watchable: You keep waiting to see just how sick things are going to get.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Surprisingly manages never to grow boring -- which proves that Rohmer still has a sense of his audience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    The film is a masterpiece of nuance and characterization, marred only by an inexplicable, utterly distracting blunder at the very end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    From the start, a comprehensible, if necessarily simplified, sense of an extremely complicated moment in history.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    I still think the first is the best in the series, but I'm in the minority: Number two has a stronger following among the legions of Hong Kong movie buffs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    On one level, Together is a countercultural soap opera, though played more as bittersweet comedy than as drama.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Taymor moves Titus completely out of time and into all time.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    What Nolan does accomplish here that we haven't seen from him before is staging a few horrifyingly effective suspense set pieces -- one of which, in particular, is likely to stay with you for a long time.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Office Space's pleasures don't really depend on plot. It's pretty much what a Dilbert feature should look like.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    In the end, Code Unknown is a puzzle with no obvious solution.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    This nearly perfect confection never takes its action more seriously than its comedy.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    It is engaging, touching, and frequently funny. Maybe because his hero is inarticulate and his heroine is mute, Allen relies far more than usual on physical comedy than on the verbal jokes that are his strongest comic suit.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    A warning is virtually mandated: No one who's even the least bit squeamish should even think about seeing Audition. But, if you have a taste for the disturbing, it's a trip that will stay with you for some time.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Not everything in the film happens according to the traditional, overly familiar blueprint.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Fans of convoluted narrative in the manner of Christopher Nolan and David Lynch are likely to be intrigued, although Medem has a far stronger streak of sentiment.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Wisely, Run Lola Run lasts something under 80 minutes; any longer, and it would have been as exhausting and boring as a half-hour Donna Summer track.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Dramatically effective, thanks in large part to Montand's impassioned performance.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Dench is wholly extraordinary in a characterization that is frequently muted, literally and necessarily.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    The entire cast is right on the money, a special word must be said about Seth.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Hilarious--a terrific updating of ancient farce conventions for the '90s.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    The film successfully walks the thin line between slick commercialism and "serious" realism. It is sentimental, but it comes by its sentiment honestly, through well-observed performances by the leads and a keen insight into the quirks of the Japanese middle-class culture.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Washington creates an indelibly charming and terrifying character whose volatile blend of dedication and horrible expediency keeps us off balance.