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 The Producers (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 8 ½ Women
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 250
250 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    A lovely little comedy that--like its predecessor--will, one hopes, buck the odds and find its audience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Rea hits just the right balance of sympathy and self-interest.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    If you don't view it too analytically, Men of Honor provides almost more uplift than a body can handle.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    As satisfying as much of the film is, there are a few missteps, large and small, that may require indulgence on the part of viewers.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Scrappy, sappy, and appealing.
    • TNT RoughCut
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Klein
    The efficiency of his (Donaldson) direction renders the movie somewhat characterless, like a top-rank made-for-TV production.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Varda, still pixieish in her early 70s, is having fun here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.)
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It's an interesting, often worthwhile, film, but humor isn't its strongest attribute.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Eureka is, quite extraordinarily, never dull.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    For all its mystery and its stylistic finesse, there is something vaguely plodding about The Sweet Hereafter.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    Solidly entertaining little film.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    This is not Tsui's best film by a substantial margin, but it's immense fun.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    While there's nothing original in Rush Hour, it runs through its well-worn paces with both wit and excitement.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It's hard not to warm to a film that features William Shatner (playing himself) looking at De Niro's character and complaining about what a lousy actor he is.
    • 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.)
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Klein
    It manages to be sentimental without seeming trashy.
    • New Times (L.A.)