For 269 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andy Webster's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 A Sinner in Mecca
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 269
269 movie reviews
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    • 40 Andy Webster
    Story clarity and emotional depth tend to evaporate amid the visual pyrotechnics.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Andy Webster
    You’ll find beatings, shootouts, car crashes, awkward analogies and a measure of buddy badinage in “Bright,” but true enchantment is in short supply.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Webster
    Crisply directed by Thomas Morgan, the film depicts a succession of challenges facing Ms. Shaar, a smart, understated and tenacious entrepreneur.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Closure may be missing, but at least glimpses of promising Canadian performers are in abundant supply.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Webster
    Clearly, the architect and the filmmaker are tight, which does not entirely benefit Big Time.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    The movie benefits from Austin Schmidt’s neon-infused cinematography and Annie Simeone’s lush production design. But Mr. LaChiusa’s songs largely fail to resonate here. Dramatic traction suffers, probably as a result of the many, and diffuse, vignettes. And yet this is a commendably audacious effort by Mr. Gustafson (“Were the World Mine”).
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    • 90 Andy Webster
    The Icelandic director Oskar Thor Axelsson is clearly fluent in horror conventions. But he has commendable restraint, and his latest film, I Remember You, transcends genre pyrotechnics even as it incorporates elements of Nordic noir.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Webster
    As a screenwriter, Ms. Morgan is nimble with glib conversation, and she is fearless at playing an often unlikable character. But this movie might only narrowly pass the Bechdel test, and mustering sympathy for Annette’s affluent, insular circle is difficult. The plot resolutions ultimately feel pat, and the conflicts, in retrospect, thin.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    Dark corners of the immigrant experience in New York City, especially for women, are frighteningly dramatized in Ana Asensio’s suspense film Most Beautiful Island, a modest but effective writing-directing debut.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Under its slick, schematic surface, this tale of aspiration and redemption at least offers moments of genuine feeling.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Given the audacity, gusto and hell-for-leather filmmaking on display, the prospect of subsequent installments does not seem unreasonable.
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    • 80 Andy Webster
    The film offers an enlightening glimpse into how the gay experience informed Mr. Maupin’s art.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Webster
    The problem here is Mr. Long’s Adam, a twitchy knot of tics and self-pity. He invites our sympathy — especially when contrasted with the smarmy Aaron — but doesn’t really deserve it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Chris Perkel’s reverent documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives is a valedictory for Mr. Davis.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    The lean handsomeness and quiet authority of Mr. Jean is a perfect complement to Ms. Rodríguez’s passionate Yanelly, while the locations — and the presence of actual inmates — underscore the harsh boundaries the lovers struggle against.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Webster
    For some, its atmosphere and intriguing performances will prove worthy of the outing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    The Queen of Spain, a light ensemble romp from the veteran director Fernando Trueba, has fun with movie lore even as it pillories Hollywood’s deal-making with the Francisco Franco regime in the 1950s.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andy Webster
    For any believer in humankind’s instinct to transcend boundaries, the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes, and the NASA team that produced them, inspire awe. The Farthest, a dazzling documentary written and directed by Emer Reynolds, illustrates why.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    The film climaxes with a breathless escape from Gwangju, as Kim and Hinzpeter elude government vehicles with the aid of other cabdrivers. But most impressive is Mr. Song, who persuasively conveys a working stiff’s political awakening.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 30 Andy Webster
    The possibilities are intriguing, but the characters are underdrawn, and the pacing lags.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Though Mr. Ryoo’s taste for heightened theatricality threatens his story’s credibility at times, there is no denying his skill with a large-scale action set piece.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    An investigation among the attendees grants Mr. Andò the opportunity to pursue pithy, discursive exchanges about power, austerity and capitalism amid high-end accommodations and a tasteful classical soundtrack.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andy Webster
    It’s Fang’s transformation, embodied by Ms. Zhou’s lean, cool authority, that carries the most weight, lending the proceedings an unforced feminist dimension, and reaffirming Ms. Hui’s status as one of China’s cinematic treasures.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Andy Webster
    The latest animated Despicable Me outing shows signs of wear even as its energy level escalates.
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    • 50 Andy Webster
    What “Can’t Stop” mostly leaves you with is a sense of Mr. Combs’s success.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Andy Webster
    Though the script tilts to the didactic, the performances are absolutely delicious, with Mr. Meaney droll and understated and Mr. Spall fiery and derisive, yet not above a joke.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Andy Webster
    In 1993, the documentary “Visions of Light” won critical love for its overview of Hollywood’s classic cinematographers. Matt Schrader’s tidy and informative “Score” lavishes similar adoration on moviedom’s great composers.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Andy Webster
    Fortunately, Camera Obscura has decent actors to flesh out its dubious premise.... But their diligent efforts cannot raise the whole enterprise above a mere exercise.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Andy Webster
    Pushy, judgmental, tart-tongued and self-obsessed, the photographer at the heart of Otis Mass’s penetrating documentary, The Incomparable Rose Hartman, is, like her snapshots, a piece of work.
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    • 70 Andy Webster
    Yoshinari Nishikori’s period action film Tatara Samurai does not skimp with its swordplay, but its narrative arc takes you to a resolution uncommon for its genre.

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