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 The Producers (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 250
250 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It's an interesting, often worthwhile, film, but humor isn't its strongest attribute.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Rea hits just the right balance of sympathy and self-interest.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Office Space's pleasures don't really depend on plot. It's pretty much what a Dilbert feature should look like.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Greenwood gives a nuanced performance that may be the film's best work, but at times his surface dissimilarities to JFK are jarring.
    • TNT RoughCut
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    Hu has crafted a charming and modest movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Pecker is a satire, but an incredibly good-natured one, which is not quite the contradiction in terms it might seem.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Klein
    Full of provocative concepts, but, like most films that attack such metaphysical concerns head-on, things have become a tad too jumbled by the end to be altogether satisfying. It's a problem built into the subject matter...This all said, Dark City is immensely entertaining, as well as visually dazzling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Solidly entertaining little film.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    The performance itself (which aired on PBS and is available on DVD) apparently went perfectly; given the potential pitfalls that Miller documents, it's some kind of miracle.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    We become so absorbed in the ramifications of the techniques involved that a more challenging plot might have resulted in sensory overload.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Fans of convoluted narrative in the manner of Christopher Nolan and David Lynch are likely to be intrigued, although Medem has a far stronger streak of sentiment.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Andy Klein
    With no aspects of the personalities represented outside of their music, Grateful Dawg ends up feeling dry and incomplete; its two subjects are stripped of all other characteristics and come across as not very interesting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Both Fellini and Woody Allen have remarked that casting is 90 percent of directing--and Citizen Ruth bears witness to that notion. While this is primarily Dern's show, the casting is perfect all around.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    In the end, it's all just too damned much. It's more exhausting than edifying.
    • 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.)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Andy Klein
    The problem with Wendigo, for all its effective moments, isn't really one of resources. At its heart, the story seems confused, as though the director has given it one too many twists.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    Star Jeremy Renner seems shorter than Dahmer, but is otherwise a look-alike and gives a convincingly intense and weird performance. Bruce Davison (as Papa Dahmer) and the rest of the cast also do nice work.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It manages to be sentimental without seeming trashy.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    It just doesn¹t get very good until halfway through, in large part because the usually excellent Walston is miscast.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Klein
    Handily in a league with its predecessor...as good a follow-up as one can imagine, given the built-in difficulties of sequels.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Andy Klein
    In terms of cleverly hidden exposition, this ain't "The Sixth Sense."
    • TNT RoughCut
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Andy Klein
    Fails dramatically as well as ideologically.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Andy Klein
    I can’t imagine why anyone would plunge ahead with this project -- an adaptation of a classic no one reads, about characters no one could care about, directed by a filmmaker of little talent and less success.
    • TNT RoughCut
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    The Wachowskis still hold the current franchise on intellectually engaging action films. It's not like I won't be heading back for a second (or even third) look.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    A lovely little comedy that--like its predecessor--will, one hopes, buck the odds and find its audience.