Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Laura Kelly's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10% Woo (1998) "Woo is proof that you can take a tired retread of a plot -- a blind date from hell -- and infuse it with just the right amount of freshness, style and vivacity to make it new again. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 26, 2014
3.5/4 87% Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) (2006) "An emotional masterpiece whose end is impossible to guess. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 27, 2007
3/4 69% Year of the Dog (2007) "The mood [White] creates, the subject matter he tackles, shows a rainbow coalition of dysfunction. And that makes Year of the Dog good, if strangely uncomfortable, viewing. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 26, 2007
3/4 75% Black Book (2007) "A while back, Steven Soderbergh released his salute to '40s war dramas with The Good German. He should've just let Paul Verhoeven do it. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 23, 2007
3.5/4 74% Avenue Montaigne (2006) "Avenue Montaigne [hits the mark] in a way that's unpretentious, sublime, sweet, meaningful and funny. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 12, 2007
3/4 38% Firehouse Dog (2007) "Despite every expected turn of events, this is a real hero story. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 5, 2007
1.5/4 8% Are We Done Yet? (2007) "Ice Cube, here's a message for you. Henceforth, until you make a better movie than Are We Done Yet?, we're resorting to calling you Lukewarm Cube. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 4, 2007
2.5/4 66% Meet the Robinsons (2007) "Even with its faults, Meet the Robinsons is fun on its own account whether you see it in 3-D or not. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 29, 2007
2/4 88% Islander (2007) "The Islander places its generic, troubled-guy plot within a small lobstering community on an island off the coast of Maine. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 22, 2007
2/4 92% The Host (2007) "Sort of scary? Maybe. Gleefully humorous with a wink toward the tradition of bad monster movies? Not enough. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 22, 2007
2/4 53% The Last Mimzy (2007) "The uninspired adaptation is made worse by a painfully pat summary introduction and ending, which take all the glory away from the sci-fi fantasy. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 22, 2007
3.5/4 91% The Italian (2007) "Sometimes a difficult film can be redeemed with one astonishing end moment. That's the case with The Italian, where the last few moments possess a humanity that elevates all that comes before it. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 15, 2007
2/4 32% The Ultimate Gift (2006) "The earnest story of a wealthy young man's self-discovery unfolds with thudding regularity. The result is that there cannot possibly be a moment in the near two hours of film that surprises anyone. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 8, 2007
3/4 93% The Lives of Others (2006) "Von Donnersmarck's story is not without a blatant non-Communist calling card, or even a moment or two of melodrama. But he zeroes in on the value of the individual in an era where such a value was not supposed to exist. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 1, 2007
2.5/4 70% Amazing Grace (2007) "Well-made by Michael Apted, and well-acted all around. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Feb 22, 2007
1.5/4 19% The Last Sin Eater (2007) "With its dulling straightforward pitch for Jesus, The Last Sin Eater seems like the worst of films from a non-born-again perspective. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Feb 8, 2007
3/4 89% Venus (2006) "... if there is one reason to see this occasionally carnal tale of spring-winter desire, it is the performance of O'Toole. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 25, 2007
3/4 66% Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) "Curse's gorgeous scenes are draped in silk and brocade, gold and jade -- literally, the walls and floors and ceilings. Battle scenes are painstakingly bloody. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 11, 2007
2.5/4 33% The Good German (2007) "The Good German plays like Soderbergh's doctoral thesis for film school. But look past the honkingly loud geek factor, and it still works. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 21, 2006
2.5/4 44% Night at the Museum (2006) "in it's own dependable, amiable -- and yes, predictable -- way, this Ben Stiller comedy gets the basic job done. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 21, 2006
2/4 71% Paper Dolls (2006) "Israeli filmmaker Tomer Heymann inserts himself into the story, and sometimes it seems, pushes it along certain dramatic paths. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 14, 2006
3/4 78% Charlotte's Web (2006) "Because this Charlotte -- eschewing animation for real humans (adorable Dakota Fanning as Fern) and real animals that seem to talk -- this Charlotte gets you. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 14, 2006
1.5/4 47% Coffee Date (2006) "While the acting occasionally stoops to horrid, even worse is that the characters themselves can be aggravatingly insipid, strutting the most tired of gay-phobic jokes. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 7, 2006
2/4 6% Deck the Halls (2006) "... Deck the Halls has a cute, if ho-ho-hum story, which makes it more like getting that nice sweater from grandma -- again. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 21, 2006
3/4 75% Happy Feet (2006) "This ice-bound spectacle is full of action, singing and dancing. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 16, 2006
3/4 44% 20 Centimeters (20 Centimetres) (20 centímetros) (2005) "The real joy of 20 Centimeters is taking in the spectacle of the song and dance, from cabaret to new wave. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2/4 72% American Hardcore (2006) "Hardcore could have done with a little more self-criticism instead of self-congratulation, a little more outside commentary as opposed to inner-circle ramblings. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 2, 2006
1.5/4 19% Shottas (2006) "It would have been a more worthy effort to get past the lifestyle sheen to the emotional undercurrents of men who choose violence at every turn. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 2, 2006
1.5/4 7% Conversations With God (2006) "Me: I'm a little embarrassed to say this, God, since you're featured prominently ... I don't really recommend this film. God: (Sigh) Just between you and me, if I were in line at the multiplex I'd buy a ticket for Scorsese's The Departed myself. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 26, 2006
3/4 76% Time to Leave (2006) "The story arc from his diagnosis to his death doesn't cover much ground in Romain's life. But his emotional landscape -- the conflicts, the anger, the sadness, the acceptance -- offers much more depth. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 12, 2006
2/4 56% Keeping Mum (2006) "Its downfall in the end is that the film offers more quirkiness than charm, but that quirkiness does have its appeal. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 5, 2006
2/4 43% Reinas (Queens) (2006) "Pedro Almodovar-flavored but quite tame. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 5, 2006
3/4 80% Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006) "It's a slow, if solid, film that draws on the strength of Takata's awakening to the world around him. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 5, 2006
2/4 86% My Country, My Country (2006) "The camera should never leave the four walls of the Riyad family home. Beyond that story, there is a dullness to the pacing and the wider tale of the Iraqi elections. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 21, 2006
3.5/4 90% Half Nelson (2006) "Thick with a swirl of ideas, and that makes for a deceptively well-executed film. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 21, 2006
2/4 42% Gridiron Gang (2006) "... amid the dead-on straightforward presentation and the gaggingly earnest emotions, Gridiron Gang is worth cheering for sometimes. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 14, 2006
2.5/4 67% Lunacy (2006) "Yes, the film's undeniable horror lies in the lunacy of filmmaking, not the story. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 7, 2006
2/4 22% The Oh in Ohio (2006) "Much like Priscilla's sexual difficulties, The OH in Ohio just doesn't satisfy. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 31, 2006
2/4 72% Only Human (2006) "Only Human (Seres Queridos), generally speaking, doesn't work. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 25, 2006
3/4 86% Quinceañera (2006) "The result is something emotionally rewarding that blends both whimsy and realism. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 17, 2006
2/4 19% Step Up (2006) "If only the high school dance-romance Step Up were a sort of wall-to-wall, start-to-finish dance extravaganza. Then, there would be less of a story to complain about. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 10, 2006
2.5/4 70% Heading South (2006) "It's important to regard with respect a film that evokes love, sex, death, fear and anger -- all in the first few moments. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 10, 2006
2.5/4 63% The Ant Bully (2006) "The Ant Bully goes solidly about its own little task of telling a cheery, swift tale that is aimed directly at children. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 27, 2006
2/4 26% The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2006) "The title does its own summing up: mostly, it's unfab. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 27, 2006
2.5/4 81% Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006) "While Gehry the man is worth the investment of time in this film, it's his singular buildings that we really want to get to know better than just sketches. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 15, 2006
3/4 91% After Innocence (2005) "Both sorrowful and uplifting. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 15, 2006
3.5/4 89% The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006) "There's something truly illuminating in the telling of Daniel Johnston's story and his painful struggle with bipolar disorder. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 8, 2006
3/4 86% The Proposition (2005) "Cave composes music that is nothing less than heart-rending. He does the same with his graphically violent period piece The Proposition, which plays like an exercise in forsaken humanity. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 8, 2006
2/4 74% Cars (2006) "The good looks, the joking winks and nudges, and the race-circuit star power never really get this one out of the driveway. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 8, 2006
1.5/4 80% District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006) "Luc Besson may have brought us Jean Reno's hauntingly conflicted Professional, and Anne Parillaud's downtrodden yet deadly Nikita. But he didn't try very hard when coming up with District B13. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 1, 2006
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