For 34 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew Lowry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Calvary
Lowest review score: 40 Death Wish
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
34 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    An acting masterclass that neither pulls its punches nor sacrifices detail to pander to a mass audience, this is smart filmmaking from a director who gets better with every film — and a near career-best from Bale, which is saying something.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Andrew Lowry
    This is made with skill and thought, but this kind of character piece needs to wield a microscope, not peer down reversed binoculars: otherwise why bother? You will, however, find yourself Googling canal boat holidays.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    Like a real-life stroppy teen, Assassination Nation is pissed off with something new every five minutes — but there’s style and sophistication here. The Trump era has its first dorm-room classic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    You already know if you’ll enjoy a film where LSD-crazed leather daddies are summoned via something called the Horn Of Abraxas. A no-holds-barred ride into madness destined for a thousand midnight screenings.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew Lowry
    Pawlikowski is in complete control of the form, but this is no austere piece of work — he even finds time for a few good jokes. Accessible, humane and compassionate: what a treat this is.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Lowry
    There are highs and lows here, with a fair amount of shoe leather required before you get to the good stuff. Pretty much like a real festival, appropriately enough.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew Lowry
    For all the flying fists and the hero’s nightmarish predicament, the notions of redemption examined here are plenty deep. Add that to the bone-crunchingly effective technique and flawless lead performance, and you have yourself something very rare: a testosterone-driven narrative that’s about nurturing, rather than destruction. And one that achieves a bleeding-knuckled profundity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    A solid if, given its subject, oddly workmanlike documentary, this makes a very good case both that the fashion world had a genius on its hands, and that they didn’t have a clue what to do with him.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    Even if his prosthetics make him look a bit like James May, Everett is near-flawless, and his film is a superb showcase for an actor whose celebrity has at times overshadowed his talent. There’s been plenty of due diligence in terms of the details, and anyone who thinks Wilde was just the Stephen Fry of his day will learn a lot here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    Dark fun, with performances to savour and a set of references too seldom made in today’s pictures, this is a treat. It may peter out at the end, but what a calling card for Cory Finley, and this could be the last outing for its leads before superstardom beckons.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew Lowry
    Sadly, Donald Trump hasn’t quite found his Leni Riefenstahl: this is a film too embarrassed to be what it is. And shorn of capes and costumes, vigilantism is pretty ugly. Though Roth’s gift for the gruesome gives it a small voyeuristic appeal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    Come for the near-endless rows that convincingly carry the venom of a collapsed, resentful marriage; stay for the extended critique of Russia’s contemporary spiritual vacancy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    Come for the near-endless rows that convincingly carry the venom of a collapsed, resentful marriage; stay for the extended critique of Russia’s contemporary spiritual vacancy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    An outstanding cast savours performing a play that has stood the test of time. Avoiding sentimentality, this is a valuable rejoinder to those who would sugar-coat mass slaughter.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Lowry
    Straightforward, unpretentious and well-acted, this is a solid if unsurprising genre piece.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Lowry
    The tension between the intended tribute and the lack of success on-screen makes for a muted viewing experience, but as a document of what were likely the waning days of American empire, and the curious priorities its agents chose during them, this is fascinating.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    Doubling as a fascinating look at a subculture that is normally sealed off from the rest of us and a gently amusing comedy of manners, this manages to say an awful lot by, paradoxically, saying it endearingly gently.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew Lowry
    Working as a profound meditation on karma, predestination and guilt and a proper scary movie, this is near career-best work from all involved. Be warned: this is tough stuff.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Lowry
    Taylor Sheridan’s flair for creating heartland epics is undimmed, but it’s hard not to wonder what someone with more directing chops, and the will to hit the accelerator, would have done with it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    Even if it needed one last push to make it truly exceptional, there’s a lot to enjoy here. And Soderbergh once again attracts a cast it’s a pleasure to spend time with.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    This fearless reconstruction drives home the dark lie that Lance Armstrong lived – it’s just a pity it doesn’t dig a little deeper.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Lowry
    With the story fit to burst with an Ocean's trilogy worth of hustles, tricks and grifts (some of them smart, others groan-inducing), at least Robbie is the genuine article – sharing playful chemistry with Smith, but ultimately stealing the movie from right under his nose.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Lowry
    Handsomely mounted and energetically played, this movie captures much of the real genius of James Brown... then obscures it with needless chronological fiddling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    It may not have the jeopardy of Touching The Void, but when Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary finally reach the summit, we’re treated to an early candidate for one of 2014’s most transcendent film moments. This is genuinely inspirational stuff, and then some.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew Lowry
    Anchored by a truly sensational performance from Gleeson, this unexpected blend of passion play, detective story, rural comedy and serious inquiry into faith is destined for classic status.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Lowry
    It’s impossible to hate a film where the cast is so game, but you may struggle to remember it the morning after.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew Lowry
    You may not be sure what you've seen, but you've sure seen something. With neither a petticoat nor a wideboy in sight, this is one of the most original and exciting British movies in some time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    Offering a fascinating window into a world often distorted and oversimplified, this is informative, stimulating and moving stuff.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew Lowry
    A highly enjoyable slice of in-one-eye, out-the-other nonsense. It may coast on the charisma of its leads at times, and it’s hardly deep, but there’s a Friday night to be had.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew Lowry
    Succeeding against the odds and adroitly blending its disparate elements, this is a fine entry into the Eurodirector-gawps-at-America subgenre.

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