For 249 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andy Klein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Lawrence of Arabia (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 8 ½ Women
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Spinal Tap is still on the right side of the fine line between stupid and clever.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    In the end, it's all just too damned much. It's more exhausting than edifying.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    But by the end the audience, along with Clayton, has been jerked around so many times that it's almost too exhausting...By then, it's almost impossible to care.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    May display an energetic and promising talent, but it is also uncomfortably close to being a 105-minute music video, with all the problems that suggests.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    So uplifting, it's almost...gross.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Andy Klein
    It's not really a kids' film, nor it is particularly funny, by either design or execution. It is, rather, Columbus' latest attempt at a comically tinged tearjerker.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Andy Klein
    The film is overwrought, slow, and portentous, with confusing surreal elements and a narrative time scheme that's impossible to keep track of.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Andy Klein
    Despite the generally likable characters and the abundance of clever ideas, Lustig mucks it all up with her "trick" editing.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Andy Klein
    Sad to say, the story is simply too slight to sustain the film.
    • 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.”
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 15 Andy Klein
    An uninspired, standard-issue mimeo whose only distinguishing feature is a reversal in its casting.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Andy Klein
    Maniacally funny. It remains neck and neck with "Young Frankenstein" as Brooks' best film.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Its tone has elements of Jim Jarmusch and the Coen brothers but without Jarmusch's self-conscious artiness or the Coens' hip snottiness.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    At first glance, Schizopolis may seem like no more than a grab-bag of tricks and gimmicks, but repeat viewings reveal a more coherent pattern.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    This is not Tsui's best film by a substantial margin, but it's immense fun.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 40 Andy Klein
    On the up side, there are some genuinely funny jokes, and Oedekerk has been wise enough to keep the running time down to 82 minutes, including the eight-minute closing credit sequence (which is worth staying through its entirety). But Kung Pow! is no "What's Up, Tiger Lily?"
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Andy Klein
    The muddiness of the basic concept and the thinness of its execution eventually defeat even Witherspoon's talents.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    This is quintessential "family entertainment."
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Andy Klein
    Fact is, there is nothing feloniously awful about the whole thing, but the laughs are tepid and too infrequent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 65 Andy Klein
    It’s Del Toro who really gets to strut his stuff with a subtle, ambiguous, and riveting performance. In a field of top-notch actors, he’s the one whom you remember days later.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It manages to be sentimental without seeming trashy.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.)
    • 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.

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