For 187 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andy Webster's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 A Sinner in Mecca
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 187
  2. Negative: 25 out of 187
187 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    An enlightening documentary.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    [A] short but bluntly powerful documentary.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Mr. Diez, a former effects specialist, skillfully blends viscous textures with cheesy digital flourishes. The screenwriter, Adam Aresty, also earns points for the dialogue’s blithe hit-or-miss humor. But it’s Tilman Hahn’s sound design, with its unsettling buzz, that will burrow most unforgettably into your memory.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    A Lego Brickumentary might be a resounding cheer for a brand, but it’s an eye-opener, too.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    The movie overreaches when trying to contextualize Knievel as a hero inspiring the country after Vietnam-Watergate disillusionment. He was simply an all-American self-promoter. But Being Evel largely nails his story.
    • 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.
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    • 70 Andy Webster
    [A] brutally powerful documentary.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    The filmmakers, largely forgoing a soundtrack, skillfully manipulate stillness, silence and anomie to unsettling effect.
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    • 70 Andy Webster
    The virtues of understatement and restraint are vividly apparent in Philippe Muyl’s The Nightingale.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Karski & the Lords of Humanity is fascinating, but Mr. Lanzmann’s efforts tower over it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Mr. Piazza offers a persuasive portrait of decline, but it is the crumbling beauty and flailing hopes of Rose that resonate. Ms. Arquette comprehends the character inside and out, and her aim is true.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Mickey Keating’s horror outing Darling manages to conjure an effectively unsettling miasma.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Thanks to his editor, Domingo González, Mr. de la Iglesia skillfully keeps these many balls in the air, a palpable affection for his players seeping through.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    If there’s one rewarding thing about many Hong Kong action directors, it’s that they rarely dawdle in getting to what fight fans have come for: bracing shootouts and high-impact fisticuffs and footwork.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Toward the end, Mr. Farr employs familiar cinematic sleights of hand, but with a finely calibrated touch.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    “As I AM” rockets through its subject’s life, teeming with testimonials from the superstar producer-D.J.s Mark Ronson and Paul Oakenfold, among many others. And then it ends, leaving you spent. And wistful.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    [A] tidy and ingratiating documentary ode to high-end mixologists.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Narrative depth may be in short supply, but the energy, invention and humor are bracing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    [A] slight exercise, which, for all its modesty, generates a measure of dread.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    The ending to this fable misses the opportunity for broader metaphorical resonance, but getting there has its own unnerving rewards.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    At 137 minutes, the film overstays its welcome with multiple concluding flourishes (and exceeds the sentiment threshold).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    The actors are uniformly impressive, and Mr. Wheatley’s longtime cinematographer, Laurie Rose, shooting in black and white, combines stunning pastoral compositions with bursts of graphic violence punctuated by blazing flintlocks.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Almost every image in this movie — from webcams, websites and laptop cameras — appears on a monitor. Scenes pulse with the Internet’s speed and sprawl, aided by clever editing that pops. The effect is insular, off-putting and disconcertingly familiar.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    There’s much sympathy but little tension in P J Raval’s new documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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