For 112 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andy Webster's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Valentino's Ghost
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 112
  2. Negative: 16 out of 112
112 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Webster
    The movie revels in multiple film stocks (with hairs or threads often on the camera lens) and self-conscious “Last Movie” flourishes (long intervals between credits, “scene missing” title cards, a version of “Me and Bobby McGee”) while maintaining its blithe humor.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    Like many tragic visionaries, Kirk Hanna lives on through his ideas long after his death.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    This winning movie — directed by Daniel Ribeiro, making his feature debut — dexterously weaves the social challenges of adolescence into a story of broader self-discovery.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    The luminaries in “21” pay deserving tribute to Mr. Linklater. Soon, perhaps, so will the Academy
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    Ms. Turner captures the intimacy of solemn, heartfelt moments, and salutes a man who honors their value.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    Ms. Shaye gives Insidious more than sufficient reason for a Chapter 4.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    Onni Tommila, Mr. Helander’s nephew, has an expressive face and marvelous understatement. And Mr. Jackson has never seemed so unblustery; his scenes with the younger actor have ease and humor.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    Besides a clever, blithely ribald script by Bradley Jackson, the movie benefits from a potent “Saturday Night Live”-empowered cast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    This candy-coated confection is so irresistible that you’re captivated by its sentiment even as you acknowledge its manipulations.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    The enchantment is irresistible in Judd Ehrlich’s documentary Magic Camp, a spry and revealing examination of Tannen’s Magic Camp.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    Impressive acting (especially from Mr. Suliman and Yael Abecassis as Yonatan’s mother) enhances this thoughtful drama, directed with a sure hand by Mr. Riklis, a film veteran.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    While Faults glances at the narcissism of cult leaders, its most penetrating investigation is into the root emptiness within disciples, the desperate hunger to relinquish personal initiative.
    • 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 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
    Just keep your eyes on the old folks; they are where the heart — and the sweet soul music — of this movie lies.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    While the director, Peter Askin, employs an all-too-customary suspense arsenal (vertiginous stairway perspectives, foreboding thunderstorms, ominous headlights), Mr. King’s script offers a wealth of behavioral details.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    It’s Arhoolie’s musicians — Big Mama Thornton, Flaco Jiménez, Michael Doucet of the Cajun band BeauSoleil and others — who are the true stars. I dare you not to tap your feet.
    • 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.
    • 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
    An enlightening documentary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    There is nothing remotely salacious about Bitter Honey, an agonizing documentary examination of polygamy in Bali, Indonesia, from the U.C.L.A. anthropologist Robert Lemelson. There is only vivid evidence of a society that, despite limp efforts at discouraging domestic abuse, remains mired in ancient patriarchy, sanctioning polygamy and, implicitly, often attendant violence.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    It taps into something universal, and very precious, about loss, art and adolescent rebellion.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Mr. Holsten, was a maker of the winning 2012 documentary “OC87,” a study of obsessive-compulsive disorder. His gift for portraiture shows only further refinement here.

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