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
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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet The Rib (2018) Far from perfect, but perfectly necessary. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
100% Ten Years Japan (2018) The film lacks the urgency and fired up political inspiration of the original, which emerged from the Umbrella Movement, but it makes up for it in intensely Kore-eda-esque whimsy and gentle emotion. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet First Night Nerves (2018) An oddball of a movie; one minute a frothy, campy delight, the next an overly-sentimental slog. Nonetheless, First Night Nerves leaves a unique impression... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
78% Operation Red Sea (2018) A blustery, noisy, polished, jingoistic hot mess based on the real life PLA evacuation of 500 Chinese nationals from Yemen in 2015. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
No Score Yet Eugenia (2017) Boulocq's most accomplished film to date... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
83% Project Gutenberg (Mo Seung) (2018) Chong's plot-heavy script has its share of pleasures, chiefly the opportunity for Chow to be more charmingly badass and threatening than he's been in a long time (and clearly loving it). - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
No Score Yet Golden Job (2018) Nostalgia is comforting because we know what to expect, and everyone hits their expected marks here. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
44% Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Singwa hamkke: Ingwa yeon) (2018) There's a sense of "more" to The Last 49 Days that doesn't really do it any service. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
No Score Yet Distinction (Fei tung faan heung) (2018) You'd have to have a heart made of absolute granite not to be moved by Distinction. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
85% The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (Manyeo) (2018) An often mesmerizing, occasionally kooky but thoroughly entertaining thriller. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
No Score Yet No. 1 Chung Ying Street (2017) Despite a miniscule budget (that kept shrinking), Chiu has turned in an eerily relevant drama... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
No Score Yet Strawberry Flavored Plastic (2018) Strawberry Flavored Plastic works remarkably well as an often-chilling character study of a homicidal sociopath over the course of his self-described therapy, among other things. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2018
No Score Yet Retreat (2017) Retreat is a lean, efficient chiller, if not an outright terrifying one, anchored by an understated central performance from Kim Allan. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
No Score Yet Puzzle (2018) A slow, respectably compelling start that recalls David Fincher's The Game (narratively, if not tonally) eventually gives way to a more rote thriller with a less than satisfying conclusion that's sure to infuriate many, many viewers. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
80% The Receptionist (Jie Xian Yuan) (2018) Timely and important, if somewhat familiar. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
No Score Yet The Backstreet Noire (2018) Kang's narrative meandering, reliance on archetypes and lack of focus (except on how best to debase his lead actress) detract from the film's novelty. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018