David Ehrlich Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 50% Generation Wealth (2018) The only meaningful takeaway from Greenfield's documentary is that happiness is something we all have to define for ourselves. Of course, you already knew that.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
C- 47% Equalizer 2 (2018) Worst of all, it leaves the door open for "The Equalizer 3."‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
C- No Score Yet To the Night (2018) [To the Night] it's as enjoyable as a rash of hives on the part of your back you can't scratch.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
B 100% Crystal Swan (2018) [Crystal Swan] is so effective at capturing the hopefulness of someone who's seized by the promise of a better life, and the desperation she feels when that promise starts to slip through her fingers.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
C- 8% Siberia (2018) [Siberia] is a dull and deeply compromised movie that would rather be a mediocre crime saga than a nuanced character study, but can't quite bring itself to commit to that choice.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
A 94% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Not since Fury Road have such viscerally practical effects been put to better use by such deliriously impractical people.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
D- 11% Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) A messy and unmotivated parade of bland close-ups and bad action.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
C 67% Ideal Home (2018) Ideal Home is too cartoonish to meaningfully celebrate the beauty of the families we choose, and too casual to accomplish much else.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
C- 67% Hot Summer Nights (2018) Bynum swerves this story into gangster territory without an exit strategy. It's as if he felt the movie was always one ingredient shy of having a distinct taste of its own, and kept adding things to the mix until he ran out of time. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
C+ 53% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018) All the punk energy in the world can't distract from the second-rate Sundance-ness.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
D+ 33% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Handsome cinematography fails to disguise the low production value, and constant cross-cutting between strategy meetings and the mission itself make both parts of the sandwich feel moldy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
C 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Day of the Soldado feels like it was written on a bender of whiskey and Viagra.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B- 66% Uncle Drew (2018) At heart, Uncle Drew is a personality-driven film. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
C- 53% Freak Show (2018) "Freak Show" is a hot mess with good intentions. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B 90% Eating Animals (2018) Eating Animals" makes it very clear that meat-eaters are driving a modern holocaust against their dinner. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
B- 51% Superfly (2018) You never lose track of where Priest is trying to go, or why he's trying to get there.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
B+ 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Of course, Incredibles 2, for all of its domesticity, is never dull.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
C+ 73% Believer (2018) The growing bodycount makes it that much harder to care, but the story is so hard to swallow that our disinterest almost works to its advantage by the end.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
C- 60% Hotel Artemis (2018) Far too often, Hotel Artemis even fails to make use of what it has at its disposal.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
D- 6% 211 (2018) Unwatchable even by the subterranean standards of a direct-to-video Nicolas Cage thriller... 211 is the kind of low-grade schlock that leaves you with a newfound respect for the basic competence that most bad movies bring to the table. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
D- 20% Action Point (2018) The result is an ill-conceived disaster.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B 74% Breath (2018) Breath is a wistful and wounded coming-of-age story about surfing, surrender, and the sordid experience of losing your virginity to a married older woman who's got a thing for erotic asphyxiation.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
B- 72% Adrift (2018) At its best, she wills "Adrift" into a moving story about a natural born wanderer who needs an anchor to know her own strength.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
B- 67% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2018) Viewers that get into the mood -- and definitely those who were seduced by You and the Night -- will find plenty to love here.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
C 73% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Every emotion is negated by another, until we're left with nothing but the mess we were presented from the start. Capernaum, indeed.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
C 69% Dogman (2018) This isn't all that much of a mystery... Garrone's oppressively bleak new film isn't memorable enough to help us with that. Woof.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
B+ 100% Girl (2018) This isn't just a trans story -- it's also a broader story of becoming, and the bold steps required to get there. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
D 0% Gotti (2018) The problem is that it's not really anything. This is a strange thing to say about a notorious mob boss who was locked up for murder, but John Gotti deserved better.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
C+ 83% Fugue (Fuga) (2018) As compelling as it is to watch this splintered family grapple with the futility of trying to retrace their steps... the film has so little faith in the process that it can only trudge forward until it's time to admit defeat.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B+ 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) It was history written with lightning. BlaKkKlansman is a deafening roll of the thunder we've been waiting for ever since.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B+ 40% Buy Me a Gun (Cómprame un revolver) (2018) This extraordinary movie doesn't need another second of screen time to illustrate how violence continues to reflect the indifference of those who try to harness it for themselves.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
A- 100% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) What it lacks in newness it makes up in raw humanity. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B- 100% Ash Is Purest White (2018) Ash Is Purest White finds China's most prominent filmmaker wistfully replaying the hits in order to further romanticize some of the fixations that have always dominated his work. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
A- No Score Yet The World Is Yours (Le monde ou rien) (2018) Tthere's still a sense that Gavras left a little meat on the bone -- that he could have done a bit more to flesh out everyone's fortunes. But The World Is Yours is such an intoxicating delight because it still manages to make you care.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
C- 33% Angel Face (Gueule d'ange) (2018) If you're going to shoot 80 percent of a film in extreme close-up, strictly training the camera on an actor's face at the expense of everything around her, you better make damn well sure you give us an interesting character to consider.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B+ 100% Arctic (2018) It's broad stuff, and well-trod terrain for a movie that takes place in uncharted territory, but it cuts straight to the difference between endurance and survival. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
B 100% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) It's a brave thing, to tell a story by omission, but Pawlikowski almost pulls it off. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
B 59% Summer (Leto) (2018) For all of its candied sketchiness, Leto nails the feeling -- or the memory -- of finding yourself in a world that isn't afraid of who you might become. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
D 22% Terminal (2018) To its perverse credit, Terminal turns out to be even dumber than it seems, which (in hindsight, at least) makes everyone's commitment to the project all the more enjoyable. No one could accuse Stein of taking himself too seriously.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
B+ 92% Revenge (2018) Revenge is apparently a dish best served beneath dollops of red corn syrup.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B- 64% Manhunt (2017) It's hard not to smile when John Woo is having this much fun, or to care about the future when the old-fashioned has this much style.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
C+ 88% Psychokinesis (2018) Psychokinesis doesn't leave you with much more than a bittersweet feeling about it all, but it's an appropriately different takeaway from such a refreshingly different superhero movie.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
C+ No Score Yet Maine (2018) It's a sad and romantic notion, but the characters in Matthew Brown's ("In the Treetops") Maine are sad and romantic people. In fact, that's all they are for much of this spare, outdoorsy story.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
C No Score Yet State Like Sleep (2018) A narcotized neo-noir that unfolds with the diverting purposelessness of a forgettable dream, Meredith Danluck's State Like Sleep doesn't really go anywhere.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
D+ 27% Mapplethorpe (2018) Smith's performance hints at tightly coiled depths that the movie skates by, and his character becomes easier to resent even when he begins to get sick.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
B 83% In a Relationship (2018) In its own fun and flimsy way, Boyd's film acutely traces the moment when a person learns that our stories only become true by sharing them with somebody else.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
B+ 100% Diane (2018) It's a pinhole portrait of life on Earth; a non-judgmental story about trying to reconcile meaning with meaningless before the well runs dry and it rains again.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
D 27% Zoe (2018) If we ever truly sympathize with Doremus' nebulous characters, it's only because they help us appreciate how painful it can be to spend so much time trying to divine meaning from utter emptiness.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
C 0% Blue Night (2018) "I'm not done yet," Vivienne declares. But we never even see her get started.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
B- 100% Nico, 1988 (2018) There's something beautiful and vaguely redemptive to the way Nicchiarelli's film gives the singer one last chance to change her ways.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018