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 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andy Klein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Talk to Her
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 250
250 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    For all of the heroine's shockingly "modern" lifestyle choices, the thrust of the film is remarkably old-fashioned. It embraces the notion that you can have only a single great love in a lifetime...and that's if you're lucky.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    The efficiency of his (Donaldson) direction renders the movie somewhat characterless, like a top-rank made-for-TV production.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    If you don't view it too analytically, Men of Honor provides almost more uplift than a body can handle.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It's a fast, entertaining ride.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It's funny and exciting on enough levels that adults are likely to enjoy it just as much as the rug rats.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    A political film in the form of a thriller, rather than a garden-variety potboiler gleefully helping itself to stock political tropes from the genre's grab bag.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Manages the seemingly impossible task of being very funny indeed and being as dark as anything Wong has ever made. This is an almost painfully bleak comedy that makes you squirm in the manner of “The Out-of-Towners.”
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It is a moving and solidly entertaining comedy/drama that should bolster director and co-writer Juan José Campanella's reputation in the United States.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Dominik's stylistic choices are savvy, but what really makes the movie work is Bana's extraordinary performance as Chopper.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Allen produces a lovable, relaxed--although not uproarious--comedy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Makes good use of its actors.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    For all its mystery and its stylistic finesse, there is something vaguely plodding about The Sweet Hereafter.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Rea hits just the right balance of sympathy and self-interest.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It's an interesting, often worthwhile, film, but humor isn't its strongest attribute.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Those with an interest in new or singular sorts of film experiences will find What Time Is It There? well worth the time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Were it not for the gravity of the setting, the movie could just as easily be a comedy -- with everybody play-acting and doors opening and shutting and the repercussions of lies multiplying geometrically -- as a drama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Headey, Skarsgård and Rampling flesh these people out marvelously, bringing them fully to life. It's almost a pity: The more real they become, the less pleasant is the time we spend with them.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It's during the shift to seriousness that The Ice Storm makes its missteps. The intrusion of tragedy, while altogether believable, still seems like a device, a calculated tug at the heart strings. It is, in short, a once-effective ploy that now feels like a cliche. A near-miss might have been more effective.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    As the story plows toward its finale, the cultural dislocation problems become worse, until by the end they almost defeat the whole film.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Fuqua has done an admirable job staging the action scenes, but the script is little more than a thin framework to justify those scenes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    What Malick has fashioned here is less a conventional narrative than an impressionistic mosaic of our common, yet varied experience of life and death, as focused and clarified through the relentless lens of war.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Helgeland makes a solid debut as director here, finding a new angle through which to view the Parker character, and doing so without exhausting the possibilities.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    The movie is not always satisfying as a standard thriller, nor is it always clear; but it's never dull, either, and it displays a sensibility so weird as to be its own recommendation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    While Mononoke is often gorgeous to look at and has a far more sophisticated story than most Japanese animated features, it still feels overlong and dramatically unengaging.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It manages to be sentimental without seeming trashy.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    A lovely little comedy that--like its predecessor--will, one hopes, buck the odds and find its audience.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    While there's nothing original in Rush Hour, it runs through its well-worn paces with both wit and excitement.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    The film still delivers the goods, in part because of Eastwood's iconic presence and in part because of Daniels' scene-stealing work in what could have been a hokey role.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    In short, the film is emotional, perhaps even sentimental, but it strenuously avoids the sort of blatant manipulation that marks cheap sentimentality.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    For most people, four hours pushes the outer comfort limits for theatrical viewing. My Voyage to Italy is well worth the time, but bringing along a thermos of espresso isn't a bad idea either.