For 62 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andy Webster's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Valentino's Ghost
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 62
  2. Negative: 13 out of 62
62 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andy Webster
    You may not agree with every observation in Michael Singh’s documentary Valentino’s Ghost. But this engrossing examination of American perceptions of Arabs and the Arab world gets you thinking.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Webster
    This film — the second from the Soskas, and shot in their hometown, Vancouver, British Columbia — combines gore, quiet dread, feminist conviction and a visual classicism, often using a red palette, with impressive, unbelabored dexterity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Webster
    A record of a man’s tormented youth, his broad artistic impulses and the price he paid for following them.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Webster
    The variety of physical perspectives lends a vivid you-are-there aspect to this record of the Zuccotti Park protest in New York in 2011.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    A skilled portrait of a literary light shadowed by his public profile. The film, written and directed by Tom Bean and Luke Poling, tacitly suggests a reconsideration of its subject, who deserves it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    In its allegiance to detail, the film is too long and perhaps overstates its case in claiming that later generations have lost an understanding of common courage, as depicted by these two artists. Their work endures, and so does what they stood for.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    Like many tragic visionaries, Kirk Hanna lives on through his ideas long after his death.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Mr. Liford (yet another emergent indie filmmaker from Texas) can clearly write a script, handle a camera and construct a mood. Wuss may be slight, but Mr. Liford’s sense of pitch is spot on.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Revelations unfold predictably, but the subplots cohere and the assured pacing offers a stark contrast with the often disjointed tempos of Mr. Perry’s mosaics.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    No one is as intriguing as the thoughtful, soft-spoken Mr. Fanning, a onetime idealist thwarted by the piracy label and the dated assumptions of a calcified communications infrastructure.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Mr. Romero, manifesting a self-effacing demeanor and sensible humanity, is a most agreeable raconteur.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    The story may be slight, but the performances and ambience resonate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Predictably, the film culminates in a dance competition, irresistible to behold and leading to an ending just about too pat to believe.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Chavez (1927-1993), a founder of what became the United Farm Workers union, faced brutal odds, as this compelling documentary demonstrates.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Much of this movie is composed of survivors who give harrowing accounts of their experiences, and their warnings about rising ethnic hatred in Europe should not be ignored. But those seeking to learn in depth about, say, the dialects and traditions of the Roma should look elsewhere.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    What distinguishes Fonzy is its attention to Diego’s Galician roots. As his character discovers his offspring and his paternal instinct, Mr. Garcia gives the bedraggled but compassionate Diego an aspect slightly more emphatic than his screen forebears.
    • 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.
    • 64 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Webster
    This frenetic movie has moments of wit, and Ms. Feiffer, a seasoned screen and Broadway performer, has range, stamina and charisma.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Webster
    Mr. Garlin has such a soft touch that at times the film feels feather-light, almost devoid of emotional traction.