For 234 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andy Webster's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 A Sinner in Mecca
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 234
234 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Throughout, the solitary Mr. Tower maintains an unflappable refinement, dedicated, a college friend says, to “looking for some utopian possibility of living, because that’s what kept the darkness away.”
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    The story may be slight, but the performances and ambience resonate.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Since we can’t all attend Burning Man, we can be thankful for “Spark,” which is probably the next best thing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    [A] short but bluntly powerful documentary.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Hunter Adams’s Dig Two Graves is that rare chiller conjuring eeriness and dread without defaulting to abundant gore or flagrant nudity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Mr. Ruffin must carry the film, projecting interior activity and suggesting information where the script (by Mr. O’Shea) does not. That he imbues the film with a weight greater than its words is a testament to his skill as an actor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Iron Moon has a slowly mounting, but lingering, impact.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Ms. Hammer’s gauzier sequences notwithstanding, the film’s most commanding image is the housekeeper’s description of the ruthless monasticism Bishop maintained and the compulsive writing she practiced in her studio. Amid excesses and entanglements, that concentration ensured her place in literary history.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    In her pursuit, Shivani pistol-whips perps, performs a flying tackle on a criminal astride a motorcycle, shoots an assassin at point-blank range and stabs an assailant through the hand. Her final confrontation with Walt is a sweaty aria of hand-to-hand martial arts combat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    This movie makes you appreciate anew the one-on-one social dimension lost in the music industry’s headlong switch to digital downloads.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    It’s not the derivative scares and rudimentary effects that keep this low-budget effort percolating but the improvisational energy of Mr. Santos and Mr. Villarreal, whose ease, chemistry and humor never flag.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    The diagrammatic script, by Jarret Kerr, has wit but could sometimes use more nuance. But there are tasty performances.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    At length, the cheerleading...becomes a mildly taxing torrent. And Mr. Struzan, while an agreeable presence, is not an especially engrossing speaker. But then there is his artwork, an essential aid to the movies — and often their superior.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Best of all, Mr. Law doesn’t skimp on wide-screen compositions; this is one movie designed for the theater, not the couch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Exuberant, busy and sometimes funny, DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls is determined to amuse.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    [A] crisp if feather-light documentary.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    As directed by Henry Barrial, there is solid ensemble acting, particularly by Mr. Bonilla, who dependably anchors a movie that is almost too busy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    The script, by Ms. Stephens and Joel Viertel, though lurching at times into overstatement, is enhanced with worthy if fleeting performances from John Cho and Christopher McDonald as Sam’s colleagues. Ray Winstone, as a journalist, effectively melds sleaze and compassion.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    This record of Washington State’s battle over Initiative 502, which legalized possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana in 2012, is predictably loaded with rancor. The battle isn’t over whether pot should be legalized, but to what extent.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    [A] tidy and ingratiating documentary ode to high-end mixologists.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    At 137 minutes, the film overstays its welcome with multiple concluding flourishes (and exceeds the sentiment threshold).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Meet the Patels is a tidy, easygoing documentary in which peripheral players prove more intriguing than its central focus.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    To its benefit, it has rich roles for, and splendid performances by, its three principal actresses. To its detriment, their characters are each in their own way pining for the same man, whose simple actions in life seem undeserving of their considerable exertions after his demise.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    [A] slight exercise, which, for all its modesty, generates a measure of dread.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    The Japanese have a term for a certain type of character in manga (comic books) and anime: bishonen — pubescent in appearance, devoid of facial hair, sensitive, unthreatening. That would be Mr. Espinosa.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Some movies about making movies (Truffaut’s “Day for Night,” for one) are charming. The self-references here, while intriguing, approach a comic navel-gaze. Actor Martinez has a saving grace, however: Ms. Burdge.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Anne Hathaway made a splash in Disney’s “The Princess Diaries,” and the rangy Ms. Kapoor (who descends from a Bollywood dynasty) shares some of her early incandescence, along with a Julia Roberts-like smile.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    This film nimbly straddles biography and “Trek” valentine (Adam is a longtime television director), but also recounts the fraught if ultimately devoted ties between Adam and Leonard.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Mr. Peng has charisma, though his moves are less convincing than those of an earlier Fei.... But “Legend” does offer the hefty authority of Mr. Hung, who at 64 can still — almost — hit, kick and do wire work with the best of them.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Mr. Hosoda is skilled with fight scenes, and his settings — the pastel-hued Jutengai and the drab Shibuya, evoked at times with surveillance-camera perspectives and crowd-paranoia angles — are impressive. But the characterizations and conflicts here are strictly generic

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