Elizabeth Kerr

Elizabeth Kerr
Elizabeth Kerr's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter
Biography:
Hollywood Reporter film critic.
Publications: Hollywood Reporter

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet The Garden of Evening Mists (2019) A sturdy, well-mounted historical romance. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
No Score Yet Running to the Sky (2019) Running to the Sky has no grand statements to make, and no hot-button issues to deal with, but it does paint a delicate and layered portrait of everyday life for one young boy as he bears more weight than he should for his age. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
No Score Yet Over the Sea (2019) An understated examination of how youthful exuberance and imaginative pleasures are wrenched away and innocence is lost to the ebbs and flows of modern China. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
No Score Yet An Old Lady (2019) Writer-director Lim Sun-ae's understated but effective drama quietly challenges our disbelieving prejudices, which, despite our better, intellectual judgment, still linger with regards to rape and our stuttering response to it. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
No Score Yet Heavy Craving (2019) A familiar but well-executed dramedy of acceptance and tolerance. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet Just Like That (2019) Just Like That has a clear-eyed, singular focus that ties its various, seemingly unrelated threads together for a larger comment on a woman's lack of agency in a society that still undervalues them. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet Savage (2019) Shifting back and forth among three watershed moments in the protagonist's life, Kelly draws an emotional roadmap detailing one man's life and how he got from A to B. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Voice (Glas) (2019) A pointed, efficient warning against all forms of evangelism. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Cave (2019) While the world could use some positivity and a demonstration of nations and states coming together for a greater good, The Cave isn't cinematic enough to have real impact. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
No Score Yet Suk Suk (2019) A rare, mature gay romance with plenty on its mind. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
No Score Yet The Promised Land (Rakuen) (2019) A meandering, cryptic drama about fear, demonization of the other, insular protectionism and acceptance, the movie has bitten off a bit more than it can reasonably chew - but it's not for lack of trying. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
No Score Yet The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time (2019) If there's such a thing as a small epic, The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time might be it. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
33% The Climbers (2019) None of the relationships transcend narrative function, and so death, rage and reconciliations ring hollow. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
100% Send Me to the Clouds (2019) An honest and broadly recognizable picture of modern womanhood. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
No Score Yet Song Lang (2018) Visually stunning and suitably yearning. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
75% Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) Old-fashioned and simplistic, but also groundbreaking and entertaining. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
100% Fagara (Huajiao zhiwei) (2019) It would all be treacly, weepy nonsense were Mak not to maintain a light touch, and, especially, if the three leads weren't so engaging. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
No Score Yet The Great Detective Sherlock Holmes: The Greatest Jail-breaker (2019) Audiences looking for family-friendly fare that's just a little different from the big ticket Pixar and Disney tentpoles will be tempted by the modest but entirely engaging The Great Detective... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
67% The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (2019) A leaner entertainment-for-entertainment's-sake exercise that's ideal for the summer season. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
No Score Yet The Invincible Dragon (2019) A confounding hot mess with no idea what it wants to be. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
75% Chasing the Dragon 2: Wild Wild Bunch (2019) A goofier, more focused step up from it predecessor. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
38% The Professor and the Madman (2019) Ironically, for a movie about words, the dialogue only sparks to life on rare occasion. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
67% Money (2019) Money relegates its most interesting ideas and characters to the periphery and dives wholeheartedly into financial thriller territory that's only moderately gripping. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
94% Furie (Hai phuong) (2019) Ngo more than makes up for any shortcomings with a fiery, stoic, desperate and poised performance that balances badassery with vulnerability. It's her movie to lose. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
No Score Yet Jam (2019) Jam won't win over any new fans, but for anyone already on the Sabu bandwagon, it's a welcome continuation of his current career trajectory. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
No Score Yet Motif (2019) A crime thriller that sits at the intersection of genre and critique, and which almost pulls off its ambitious aims. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
80% Birthday (Saeng-il) (2019) Birthday is precisely the kind of warts-and-all examination of human nature that defines Lee's career, and is composed entirely of the difficult moments that are often glossed over for more palatable, unchallenging observations. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
No Score Yet Fallen (Nak-in) (2019) Fallen is not bad per se. It's nothing if not original, and it's jumbled, ricocheting narrative is just loopy enough to appeal to genre fans hoping repeated viewings will reveal secrets and meanings not grasped on the first go-round. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
No Score Yet Dogs in the House (Cheongchunbilla dalinsageon) (2019) A comedy-thriller that starts out as a light-hearted, jaunty goofball entertainment and quickly turns into a home invasion thriller of mistrust and bloody paranoia. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
No Score Yet The Uncle (2019) An often bracing examination of the cycles of abuse, power and social hierarchy we subject each other to that throws in a touch of revenge thriller for good measure. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
80% Ghost Walk (2018) A welcome female voice examining feminine malaise and disenchantment in modern Korea. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
80% Bodies at Rest (2019) Despite its flaws, Bodies grabs you quickly and never really lets go for the entirety of its lean, efficient 90 minutes. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
No Score Yet The 12th Suspect (2019) Starts out as a positively Columbo-esque murder mystery before spiraling into a much graver contemplation of responsibility and accountability and the part each plays in Korea's history and our global present. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
No Score Yet The Assassination of G (G Affairs) (G saat) (2019) A striking, cranky debut. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
75% The Wandering Earth (2019) Once you get past the ridiculous central conceit and all the info dumps the film is a sturdy romp with several cool set pieces of the frozen world, some stellar interpretations of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and a pleasantly hopeful, humanitarian message. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
No Score Yet Missbehavior (Gong XI Ba Po) (2019) Juvenile, crude, potty-mouthed and mostly a good time. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
40% Three Husbands (2018) It's not at all understated, but the film's cumulative effect gets under your skin and rattles around in the brain. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
No Score Yet Integrity (Lian Zheng Feng Yun) (2019) A mostly engaging, steely, ticking-clock financial thriller. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
20% A Cool Fish (2018) Rao has an eye for kooky irony and knows how to get the most from his actors, and he clearly has a few things to say about modern China, but his ambition occasionally exceeds his grasp. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
83% Last Letter (2018) Last Letter walks a fine line between bittersweet and saccharine, and too often topples onto the wrong side of that divide. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
60% Tracey (2018) It's a necessary film, with frequent moments of genuinely moving or thought-provoking drama, but it is also too often weighed down by its own significance. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
62% Rampant (2018) Rampant is a little all over the map, with its biggest flaw securely rooted in its inability to maintain consistency in its own mythology - an unforgivable genre crime. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
89% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2019) Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy doesn't have much on its mind besides delivering on fights - and in that aspect it succeeds. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8% Isabelle (2019) Quickly paced and based on a novel, and creepy, idea, the film fritters away its potential by delivering only a modicum of horror and compounding that disappointment with some creaky performances. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
100% House of Hummingbird (Beolsae) (2018) A warm, complex and hopeful slice of teen life. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
97% Working Woman (2019) A slow burning but ultimately empowering drama that works despite a lack of the bigger, louder, more outwardly emotional moments it could have succumbed to. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet Signal Rock (2018) A gorgeous portrait of despair and delight. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
83% The Prey (2019) A lean, mean bit of pulp entertainment that will most definitely satisfy fans of the genre. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
No Score Yet The Scoundrels (2018) The Scoundrels is peppered with colorful performances and zips by so economically there's no time to register its flaws. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet Fly by Night (2018) A bloody, vivid, polished crime thriller with style to burn and a grim, fatalistic heart, and which adheres to its genre conventions while managing to make them seem fresh and unpredictable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018