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
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    Les Destinées has a leisurely, contemplative pace without ever growing boring. Still, at the end, we are left somehow empty. For all the time we spend with these people, we never really get inside of them.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Eastwood provides more than an hour of easygoing fun, followed by 45 minutes of action and suspense.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    It's hard to know just how much to trust Titanic Town.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Surprisingly manages never to grow boring -- which proves that Rohmer still has a sense of his audience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    The film's demands may be too perplexing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    Two minor drawbacks: Onscreen IDs of speakers are sometimes omitted. And Kissinger's crimes seem almost paltry in comparison to current American policies.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    The repetitious structure begins to grow wearing about two-thirds through, but the conclusion has an emotional wallop that justifies the wait.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Singleton may spend the rest of his career chasing the kind of critical and commercial success he won at an early age with "Boyz N the Hood". But even if Rosewood fails to meet that standard, it is a film that reaffirms that depth of his talents.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Andy Klein
    Sad to say, the story is simply too slight to sustain the film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    O'Connor as Fanny is irresistibly appealing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    In the end, the performances and the basic strength of the premise make Shadow of the Vampire a relatively diverting ninety minutes. But there is the inescapable feeling that it is a shadow of the great film it might have been.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    Despite the few good performances, this Hamlet is not a keeper.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    This sweet little movie is a mild comedy, a much calmer cousin to "Sister Act," with men in robes rather than women in habits.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It's a strange, entertaining little film that derives its weird tension from a blend of comic and serious tones.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    Pretty hysterical.
    • TNT RoughCut
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    While Imamura films generally have their droll moments, this is the most blatantly comic work he's done since the '80s -- richly entertaining and suggestive of any number of metaphorical readings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Allen produces a lovable, relaxed--although not uproarious--comedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    Worth watching.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Despite some savvy camera movement, the production values obviously can't match American action films made for a hundred times the budget. Still, Hatamikia has put together a gripping drama that balances visceral suspense and interesting ideas.
    • 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.
    • 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.