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 0 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Surprisingly manages never to grow boring -- which proves that Rohmer still has a sense of his audience.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Whatever its flaws -- and it has some lulus -- it's a textbook model for how to structure action of this kind.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Compellingly watchable.
    • TNT RoughCut
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    On one level, Together is a countercultural soap opera, though played more as bittersweet comedy than as drama.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    This is a dark, often funny walk through Ingmar Bergman turf.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Klein
    Dench is wholly extraordinary in a characterization that is frequently muted, literally and necessarily.
    • 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.”
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    This is not Tsui's best film by a substantial margin, but it's immense fun.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It manages to be sentimental without seeming trashy.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    For all its mystery and its stylistic finesse, there is something vaguely plodding about The Sweet Hereafter.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    As the story plows toward its finale, the cultural dislocation problems become worse, until by the end they almost defeat the whole film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    A lovely little comedy that--like its predecessor--will, one hopes, buck the odds and find its audience.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    While Mononoke is often gorgeous to look at and has a far more sophisticated story than most Japanese animated features, it still feels overlong and dramatically unengaging.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Headey, Skarsgård and Rampling flesh these people out marvelously, bringing them fully to life. It's almost a pity: The more real they become, the less pleasant is the time we spend with them.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    At 75, Aranda can still make his actors sizzle on the screen as well as he did 10 years ago in "Lovers." The explicitly hot bits here may be few and far between, but what there is of them is choice.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Stylish, but definitely not for the squeamish
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Varda, still pixieish in her early 70s, is having fun here.
    • 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.)
    • 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.

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