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 Talk to Her
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 250
250 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Andy Klein
    Released in 1962, it was pretty clearly the most intelligent spectacular within living memory. On its 40th anniversary, it's even better.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Andy Klein
    Maniacally funny. It remains neck and neck with "Young Frankenstein" as Brooks' best film.
    • 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?
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    The pacing is slow, but the film is entrancing and earns a permanent place in the viewer's mind.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    For all its mystery and its stylistic finesse, there is something vaguely plodding about The Sweet Hereafter.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Casting is perfect all down the line.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Altman's technique also allows his huge cast to act up a storm, in the best sense. Gosford Park has roughly half the best actors in England in it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    This film made Dietrich a star, and it's easy to see why: Slightly more voluptuous than in her later films, Dietrich is the embodiment of the pleasures of the flesh.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    The plot may be nothing, but the film is something indeed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Indeed heartwarming, though not simplemindedly so.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andy Klein
    No one can blend melodrama and heightened emotion with laugh-out-loud wackiness the way Almodóvar does.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    It's an amazing story, but, in addition to its intrinsic interest, the Shackleton expedition has another remarkable draw: Crewman Frank Hurley had brought along not only still cameras, but a movie camera as well, providing us with an extraordinary record of the ship's voyage.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Wong weaves a spell that no other director could create.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Spinal Tap is still on the right side of the fine line between stupid and clever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    On one level, Together is a countercultural soap opera, though played more as bittersweet comedy than as drama.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    It's moving; but it's also endlessly engaging, uproariously funny at moments, informative, and eventually touching in ways one might not have expected.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Varda, still pixieish in her early 70s, is having fun here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Once the action kicks in -- starting with an extraordinary balletic fight in the rain featuring the two masters and a flying wooden beam -- you can't take your eyes off the screen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Hilarious--a terrific updating of ancient farce conventions for the '90s.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Shot in stylish black and white, with a memorably low-key performance from Duchesne, Bob le Flambeur is definitely worth checking out on the big screen in a fresh print.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    If the performances are the prime reason the film is as engaging as it is, it must also be said that Majidi's visual style seems far more sophisticated than in "Children of Heaven."
    • New Times (L.A.)

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