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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
2.5/4 75% Look Both Ways (2006) "Lacking the glorious emotional impact of the earlier Magnolia, this import still delivers a quirky, likable tale. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 1, 2006
3/4 42% Don't Come Knocking (2006) "A sparse, rolling drama with some strong laughs that prods at a western movie star's surprising past. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 18, 2006
2/4 48% Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2006) "Humor, toned bods, a mellow soundtrack and far too much predictability are the highlights and lowlight of Summer Storm. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 11, 2006
2/4 13% The Tollbooth (2006) "Women may recognize with shivers the struggles of twentysomething Sarabeth in The Tollbooth. And that's a bad thing. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 11, 2006
1.5/4 31% The Promise (Master of Crimson Armor) (Wu ji) (2005) "Chen Kaige's fall from cinematic grace is writ large across his latest epic film, the failed martial-arts romantic drama The Promise. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 4, 2006
2.5/4 26% Hoot (2006) "Hoot tells a corny but gently humorous can-do tale of three Florida kids who help save a family of burrowing owls. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 4, 2006
2/4 84% Akeelah and the Bee (2006) "Here's a word for you. Can you spell p-r-e-d-i-c-t-a-b-l-e? " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 27, 2006
2/4 57% Kinky Boots (2006) "For all its purported vampy pleasures, Kinky Boots is a wobbly, overwrought comedy. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 20, 2006
3/4 100% Ritchie Boys (2006) "Just when you think every chapter in World War II has been covered cinematically, along comes an energetic, uplifting and little-known angle about the good guys. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 20, 2006
1.5/4 20% The Wild (2006) "While the creativity behind the animation is worth checking out -- in some scenes the animals look real -- the story is as tired as the aged wildebeest who plays the film's evildoer. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 13, 2006
2.5/4 55% Adam & Steve (2005) "Despite its unevenness, Adam & Steve manages to rise above the bodily function humor in ways that are silly and sincere at the same time. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 30, 2006
3/4 57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006) "Ice Age: The Meltdown leaves you with a warm feeling, and not the typical frustration at being ripped off by a cheesy sequel. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 30, 2006
2/4 87% Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2006) "...a worthy subject, but it doesn't translate into much more than good TV drama. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 23, 2006
4/4 74% Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2006) "The breathtaking, heartbreaking Joyeux Noël picks up where the poets of World War I left off, gleaning a poetic pause of humanity amid the interminable horror of that war. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 23, 2006
3.5/4 91% Ballets Russes (2005) "Even non-ballet fans can find something captivating in this multifaceted portrait of enormous artistry, elite talent and fierce rivalry, all set against the unique permutations of 20th century history. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 9, 2006
1/4 33% The Libertine (2006) "Plain and simple, The Libertine is Depp's effort to pull a Charlize: defined as a preternaturally gorgeous actor attempting to portray a visibly repulsive person for award-worthy attention. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 9, 2006
2.5/4 71% Hermanas (2005) "Sisters (Hermanas) tends toward the melodramatic, but has a lot to say about the struggle to accept the past in order to move forward. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 9, 2006
2.5/4 63% Little Jerusalem (2006) "Even though the romance angle disappoints, the story still holds interest because of the jarring cultural differences, even between the Paris-reared daughters and their superstitious Tunisian mother. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 2, 2006
3/4 91% Deep Sea 3D (2006) "It submerges its specialized cameras into some of the coolest underground 'forests' and 'deserts,' uncovering a truly bizarre array of sea life. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 2, 2006
2/4 51% Aquamarine (2006) "OMG!!! -- this mermaid-out-of-water story is totally for tween and teen girls and their best friends -- and nobody else. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 2, 2006
2.5/4 71% Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005) "The glorious Joan Plowright is reason enough to pay to see any film, and Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont is no exception. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Feb 23, 2006
3/4 72% Eight Below (2006) "Dog lovers, beware: Expect those tears to flow. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Feb 16, 2006
3/4 69% Curious George (2006) "Become fully enraptured with a story that's bright and clear and all about sweetness. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Feb 9, 2006
3/4 82% The World's Fastest Indian (2005) "Writer-director Roger Donaldson's two-hour-plus film is a sterling valentine to real-life eccentricity, personal dedication and nuts-and-bolts ingenuity. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Feb 2, 2006
2.5/4 71% Gay Sex in the 70s (2005) "It's a worthwhile documentary on a worthy subject, one that is pursued painstakingly by director Joseph F. Lovett. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Feb 2, 2006
3.5/4 50% The White Countess (2005) "... The White Countess is gorgeous, consummately acted, emotionally rich, with a wealth of ideas. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 27, 2006
2/4 10% Annapolis (2006) "This film is strictly 'plebe' material and should be booted out of theaters on its white-uniformed rear. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 26, 2006
2/4 44% Brooklyn Lobster (2005) "Jordan doesn't always hit his mark, allowing extraneous dialogue that doesn't build on the relationships; giving too much time to silly employee high jinks; and staying too far away with his camera when he should be right in the faces of his actors. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 19, 2006
2.5/4 81% The President's Last Bang (2005) "In the end it's probably best to say, glad I saw it, but not sure I got the most out of the experience. My advice: Do a little history homework first. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 19, 2006
2.5/4 55% Glory Road (2006) "At 106 minutes, the slicing off of a slew of choppily interspersed subplots could have made Glory Road a leaner, meaner, message-delivery machine. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 12, 2006
2/4 46% Hoodwinked (2005) "At least Hoodwinked is fun to look at when nondescript musical numbers or uninspiring characters fail to please. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 12, 2006
1.5/4 6% Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) "We likely have a sequel because the first Steve Martin family comedy successfully grossed 3 1/2 times its budget by teasing light humor out of family high jinks. That's all fine, but did it have to be set in summer camp-style? " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 21, 2005
3/4 80% The Ninth Day (Der neunte Tag) (2005) "Dark and depressing as the film is, it is thrilling to watch Henri work through his moral qualms as he battles the smooth tongue of evil. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 17, 2005
3/4 65% Dorian Blues (2005) "Cute, clean and snappy. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 3, 2005
3/4 51% Cote d'Azur (2005) "Co-filmmakers Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau are getting in the habit of offering imperfect but highly enjoyable concoctions in human quirkiness, this one strictly sudsy, and cute as a polka-dot bikini. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 21, 2005
2.5/4 52% Garçon Stupide (2005) "Baier offers a fresh narrative approach to spice his mildly pretentious but challenging drama set in Lausanne, Switzerland. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 13, 2005
1.5/4 13% Slutty Summer (2004) "The plot in this gay-themed romantic endeavor comes across like warmed-up leftovers out of the doggie bag. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 22, 2005
2/4 45% The Thing About My Folks (2005) "Reiser's meandering story could have used a more strongly cohesive presentation, and the dialogue could have been a lot sharper. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 22, 2005
1/4 21% Eternal (2004) "But for all its exposed skin, the film's pulse is hard to find. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 22, 2005
2/4 46% Hellbent (2005) "Like all slasher films, Hellbent is silly, unnecessary, and definitely budgeted for mediocrity. So what? It's still guaranteed to make you squirm as that shower curtain opens. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 15, 2005
2/4 75% Another Road Home (2004) "It's a documentary of Upstairs Downstairs dimension. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 15, 2005
3/4 57% Happily Ever After (2005) "Attal taps into that unexpectedness -- the inability of just one person to captain the course of a relationship no matter how hard they try -- and he plays it for all it's worth. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 8, 2005
3/4 85% De Battre mon Coeur s'est Arrêté (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) (2005) "The film has a gritty, pounding heartbeat of its own. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 8, 2005
2/4 71% The Great Water (2005) "The cinematic version should have focused on the strength of the orphans' tales, without wasting time with story framing. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 8, 2005
3/4 78% Schizo (2004) "Omarova's thoughtful offering is not so much a visual triptych of the country but a human portrait of youthful purpose in the face of fisted danger. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 1, 2005
1.5/4 15% Smile (2005) "However worthy the sentiment, this one won't leave viewers with a smile. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 26, 2005
1.5/4 32% November (2005) "Too artsy for its own good. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 18, 2005
1/4 12% Ma Mere (2005) "This sexually messy, religiously infused film is a perfect example of the dregs of European cinema. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 11, 2005
2/4 88% Tell Them Who You Are (2005) "What emerges is not so much a career biography of the talented DP for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Coming Home and a number of John Sayles films. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 4, 2005
2.5/4 77% The Beautiful Country (2005) "Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland tells this poignant story with a reserved, passive camera that occasionally tests the limits of viewing patience. " ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 4, 2005
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