David Ehrlich Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A No Score Yet Madeline's Madeline (2018) This is one of the boldest and most invigorating American films of the 21st century.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
C- 80% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Everything that Grace and Del might have meant to us, and everything they might have meant to each other, is thrown out as the script minimizes their plight into the stuff of a cheap morality play.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B+ No Score Yet The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) t beautifully articulates the need for young people to realize the validity of who they are, and even more beautifully crystalizes the moment when that starts to happen. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C+ 70% American Animals (2018) Layton's attempt to complicate things only simplify them further, humiliating subjects who have already paid their debt to society. Spencer and co. haven't seen too many movies, they've just cast themselves in the wrong one.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C- 60% Juliet, Naked (2018) They're missing the small, desperate transactions of faith necessary to any believable romance.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ No Score Yet On Her Shoulders (2018) People like Nadia can't fix the world, but this vital documentary is proof that it's heroic enough just to be heard.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Bisbee '17 (2017) The result is a singularly American riff on The Act of Killing, a fascinating and dream-like mosaic that's less driven by residual anger than by cockeyed concern, less interested in exhuming the past than in revealing its value to the present.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B 89% Leave No Trace (2018) The film is consistently at its best when it's attuned to a quiet sense of harmony between all things. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A- 100% Wildlife (2017) It's striking to see such a proven actress [like Carey Mulligan] deliver what's so clearly the best work of her career, but it's unsurprising that [Paul] Dano knows what to do with his cast.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B 100% Colette (2018) At first presenting itself as a tightly corseted Big Eyes set during the Belle Époque, Colette erupts into a fun, frothy, and unmistakably feminist biopic.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A 100% The Tale (2018) An immense, brave, and genuinely earth-shaking self-portrait that explores sexual assault with a degree of nuance and humility often missing from the current discourse. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A- 93% Private Life (2018) The geometry of this strange triangle is always in flux, but it's always raw and engaging to watch the Grimes weigh the life they want to create against the ones they're in the process of living.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
C+ 88% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) With Mary and the Witch's Flower, [Studio Ponoc has] come both too close and not close enough, resulting in an adventure that can never climb out of the uncanny valley it digs for itself. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
C+ 46% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) "The Death Cure" may not be able to fully overcome its fundamental childishness, but its director grows up right before our eyes. Here's hoping that his next trilogy is more worthy of his talents.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
D+ 22% Proud Mary (2018) It's a good thing that [the] characters genuinely care about each other, because Proud Mary sure doesn't, and most of the people watching it won't either.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
B+ 100% Daphne (2017) "Daphne" is a modest movie, one that feels more like a snack than a meal, but it's so vivid and disarming precisely because it doesn't try to reinvent the wheel or deliver its red-haired heroine unto salvation. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
C 58% The Commuter (2018) The Commuter forfeits a good movie about why an everyman might get ensnared in some lite Hitchcockian mishegoss for a mediocre one about how he might weasel his way out of it‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
F 26% Bright (2017) Potentially a dark harbinger of things to come, Bright isn't only the worst film of 2017, it could be responsible for many of the worst films of 2018 and beyond.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
B- 54% The Greatest Showman (2017) "The Greatest Showman" is all about the dizzy pleasure of letting yourself be hoodwinked, and it's a testament to the movie's idiosyncratic appeal that it never loses its power to lower your defenses and take your breath away.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
B+ 96% Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) (2017) This is a beautiful film, and an ugly one, and the tension between those two sides doesn't abate until the very last scene. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
B 96% For Ahkeem (2017) By simply documenting Deja's humanity, For Ahkeem offers a vivid example of the incontrovertible fact that black lives matter.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
C 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) The mildly amusing Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is further proof that even the stalest whiff of brand recognition has become preferable to originality.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
A- 88% The Post (2018) There's topical, there's timely, and then there's The Post, which feels less like a historical thriller set in 1971 than it does an exhilarating caricature of the year 2017. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
C 78% Voyeur (2017) Ostensibly a portrait of looking, the movie only sees its own reflection.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
B+ 100% Cuba And The Cameraman (2017) The film's lifeblood can be found in its connective tissue, as Alpert continually revisits the same memorable assortment of Cuban peasants and city folk.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
B 100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) It's a reminder that the 21st century is going to be full of coming-of-age films about 30-year-olds, and it's compelling evidence that that might be alright.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B 85% Wonder (2017) Chbosky might yank us through the wringer like we're in a car wash, but it's nice to feel clean for a change.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
B- 97% Coco (2017) The naked desperation of the skeleton characters provides the heart and soul of the movie, and it's genuinely touching to see Miguel partner up with family members he either misses or never got to meet.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
D- No Score Yet Pottersville (2017) In a year full of disturbing events, there's something uniquely unsettling about seeing Michael Shannon look as shaken as the rest of us. Maynard might save Christmas, but we all lose a little something along the way.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
C 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) A problematic comedy sequel that's almost worth sitting through for the incredible cameo in the final scene. Almost.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
C 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) A handsomely furnished holiday movie that should have devoted more attention to its many ornaments and less to the tinsel at the top, this "Murder on the Orient Express" loses steam as soon as it leaves the station.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
B 100% A Gray State (2017) Clear enough about what happened to be ambiguous about what it means, the film makes only one clean argument: Truth isn't always stranger than fiction, but it's often a hell of a lot sadder.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B+ 95% The Light of the Moon (2017) This is a micro-budget movie, cobbled together from the corners that it's cut and riddled with rookie mistakes, but none of that will likely matter to the people who need it most.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
B 28% All I See Is You (2017) You might be laughing at the movie by the time you reach its go-for-broke final shot, but the look on Lively's face is enough to fulfill the idea that loving someone is not the same as needing someone.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
B 78% Sweet Virginia (2017) Sweet Virginia is riveting even when it feels insubstantial.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
C 83% Marshall (2017) The problem with this hokey courtroom drama isn't that it says the right thing in the wrong way, the problem is that it ultimately doesn't say anything at all.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
C- 62% The Foreigner (2017) The Foreigner may have been shot before the most recent rash of violence, but it's still too disposable to be this disturbing.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
B- 92% Walking Out (2017) Few movies have evinced such a specifically American understanding of the role that love plays (or doesn't) in becoming a man, or so openly confronted the notion that strength can only be passed down through suffering.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
C 81% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) Before We Vanish makes viewers walk a mile to reach conclusions that were only a minute away.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
D 5% Flatliners (2017) An agonizingly boring remake of a movie about the danger of bringing things back from the dead. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
B- 91% Our Souls at Night (2017) Our Souls at Night is a small film, and it's often such a placid one that it feels like it's standing in place.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
C+ 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) A dreary but diverting high-altitude romance that's superimposed onto a classic story of survival.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B- 92% Super Dark Times (2017) ... "Super Dark Times" is visceral and gripping throughout, its probing compositions forcing you to peer deeper and deeper into the darkness.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B 82% The Children Act (2017) Like so many of the movies that stem from McEwan's novels, "The Children Act" is a soulful and sophisticated adult drama that peers into the void between the beauty of ideals and the cost of living by them.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
C- 43% Woman Walks Ahead (2017) A listless but lustrously shot biopic... ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
C 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Once upon a time we used to tell stories; now we just tell stories about how we used to tell stories. At least, that's how it feels to watch a consistently milquetoast, comfortably middlebrow bit of true-life fluff like this. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
97% Safety Last! (1923) A [masterpiece].‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
C 20% Woodshock (2017) Fashion powerhouse Rodarte crosses over into the film world with a tedious but tremendously expressive exercise in subjective cinema.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Every bit as irreverent, smart, and ridiculously entertaining as its predecessors, The LEGO Ninjago Movie works even if you have no idea what a 'Ninjago' is.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
C+ 88% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2017) It's beautifully acted and trembles with truth, but it never gives us enough information to arrive at those conclusions on her own or deepen our belief in them.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017