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 1.6 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 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    Nobody can convey more while doing nothing than Thornton. And while his minimalist style is appropriate for the ironically named Levity, what is conveyed never quite generates the emotional charge of "Monster's Ball."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    In the end, it's all just too damned much. It's more exhausting than edifying.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    It's refreshing and unusual to see clever strategy trumping ritual honor in a film of this genre, even if one of the tricks seems gratuitously brutal.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    The ludicrous casting of Hoffman is just the fatal bit of kindling on this Joan's fire.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    It's nothing more than a very long movie about someone, literally and metaphorically, having to get back up on a horse.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    The cold distance that LaBute brings to the material keeps the viewer at arms' length.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    Condensing, paring and shorthanding the story elements can be daunting, and, despite the efforts of Kasdan and Goldman, two masters at wrangling unwieldy source material into shape, there is some awkwardness and confusion in the result.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    What Ichaso does do is take us on a dizzying, constantly moving ride through an exciting decade in the blossoming of "Nuyorican" culture with its most flamboyant figure as our focus.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    Jones seems to have trouble keeping up with the large amount of action he's required to participate in. And Del Toro seems ill-cast and ill-used.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    While the humor is recognizably Plympton, he has actually bothered to construct a real story this time, and the joke sequences are shorter and better integrated. The visual style is also richer and "better drawn" than before.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    Enjoyable, if utterly stupid, upscale entry in the old Amityville Horror genre -- that is, a horror film allegedly based on spooky and inexplicable real-life events.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    The various talents on display aren't enough to overcome the sheer blandness of the material.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    Silva is a polished and sophisticated director who brings a surprisingly light touch to much of this apparently fact-based story.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    It's pretty good fun, once it gets going, but still makes some of the same mistakes that have plagued other Hollywood films that interpolate the concepts of Hong Kong action.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    It's perfectly effective, though only rarely inspired.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    Toback has taken a distinctly '60s-ish personal experience and done his best to transplant it into the current, vastly different, cultural milieu. Harvard Man is a semi-throwback, a reminiscence without nostalgia or sentimentality.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    After a few very funny early sequences, tricked up with grotesque, surreal editing and camerawork, the movie gets bogged down a bit during the first third.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    Schnitzler's film has a great hook, some clever bits and well-drawn, if standard issue, characters, but is still only partly satisfying. The problem may very well be one of cultural translation.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    Belongs somewhere in the low middle of Altman's output -- not up to "Cookie's Fortune," but way better than, say, "Beyond Therapy," which remains his worst film by some margin.
    • TNT RoughCut
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    Unfocused. We feel cut adrift amid the various plot threads. This is exacerbated by some murky exposition. Characters, events, and the passage of time are not always clearly established.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    It's always risky to characterize a new film as "unique," but Tuvalu, the debut feature from German director Veit Helmer, has as good a shot as any at claiming that label.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    While Brother may be the perfect introduction for Kitano newcomers, longtime fans may find it superfluous and even a step down from the likes of Hana-Bi (1997) and Sonatine (1993).
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    This is mostly well-constructed fluff, which is all it seems intended to be.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    An occasionally funny, but overall limp, fish-out-of-water story.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    It more or less makes sense and it's not dull -- more than can be said for many similar attempts.
    • TNT RoughCut
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    It just doesn¹t get very good until halfway through, in large part because the usually excellent Walston is miscast.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    Just barely diverting, even at under 80 minutes -- a TV episode inflated past its natural length.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    The efficiency of his (Donaldson) direction renders the movie somewhat characterless, like a top-rank made-for-TV production.

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