David Ehrlich

David Ehrlich
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
C- 14% Jexi (2019) A benign, artless, nothing of a movie that feels cobbled together with the same app-driven, gig-economy mentality that Phil is trying to disavow. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
B- 64% Mister America (2019) Heidecker's comedy thrives in the liminal space between what's supposed to be funny and what's not, and the one thing he can't afford to do is stop to explain the joke. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
B- 85% Little Monsters (2019) Forsythe does an excellent job of balancing the various energies of his cast. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
C+ No Score Yet 45 Seconds of Laughter (2019) The result...a documentary that indicates at something beautiful, but isn't willing or able to articulate what that might be. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
C- 40% In the Tall Grass (2019) It's rather astonishing how fast Vincenzo Natali's "In the Tall Grass" completely loses your interest. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
B- 76% Low Tide (2019) A very promising debut that's lensed with confidence even when it lacks a more cohesive vision... - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B- 96% Sweetheart (2019) A lean creature feature that could have used just a little extra meat on its bones. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
C- 69% Fractured (2019) The movie is so dull on both sides that the right diagnosis isn't enough to save it. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
D 26% Zeroville (2019) A compelling reminder to spend more time reading. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
B+ 100% Midnight Traveler (2019) A bracingly intimate look at the trials of modern displacement...It's doing everything that it can. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ 91% Saint Maud (2019) Rose Glass' taut and trembling Saint Maud transmutes a young woman's spiritual crisis into such a refined story of body horror that genre fans might feel like they're having a religious experience. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
C+ 54% Greed (2019) Its broadside attacks on the ultra-rich are too obvious to draw any blood or raise our hackles. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
C- 24% Lucy in the Sky (2019) The most frustrating thing about Hawley's telling isn't that it sidesteps the dirty truth, but rather that it doesn't create one of its own. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B 88% Red Penguins (2019) Red Penguins" is deft and rewarding... - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
B+ 86% Bad Education (2019) A diabolically smart true-life crime drama that stars Hugh Jackman in his best performance since The Prestige... - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
C+ 80% Military Wives (2019) Military Wives is awful light on genuine laughs, and sometimes even strains for a smile... - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
C 78% The Friend (2019) A movie that maddeningly realigns itself every five minutes. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
A- 99% Knives Out (2019) A crackling, devious, and hugely satisfying old-school whodunnit with a modern twist... - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B- 98% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Some things haven't changed, but this movie - from its cast, to its basic concept - is a satisfying illustration of how they do. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
D+ 24% The Goldfinch (2019) The story The Goldfinch tells feels utterly absurd. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B 100% Weathering with You (2020) From the very first moment of this stunningly beautiful, emotionally diluted metropolitan epic, the clouds are more than just a force of nature. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
C 60% Mosul (2019) Precious few moments of "Mosul" leave the aftertaste of a recruitment film. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
C+ 54% Saturday Fiction (Lan xin da ju yuan) (2019) As elusive and unsatisfying for us as it is for its various characters. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
B+ 100% Babyteeth (2019) It keeps you on your toes from the moment it starts... - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
C+ 44% Guest of Honour (2019) Even at its most perversely entertaining - this very unpredictable movie only feels as if it's working in spite of itself. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
C- 42% Seberg (2019) Everything comes to feel inauthentic, to the point where Seberg only comes to life when it commits to full-bore theatricality. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
B+ 84% Ema (2019) One of the year's most dynamic and electrifying films. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
C+ 68% Joker (2019) It's nothing less (and nothing more) than an agent of unbridled chaos. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
D 14% American Skin (2019) A self-serving call to action that tries to hide its basic incompetence behind a veil of righteous fury. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
C 43% Wasp Network (2019) Who can you really trust in a world full of traitors? "Wasp Network" asks the question, but it's too busy to stick around and find out. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
C+ 75% Martin Eden (2019) This spry yet increasingly bitter romantic drama is so vague and un-targeted that its social critiques feel less defined than ever. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
C 72% The King (2019) So eager to be a mud-and-guts epic about inherited violence and the corruption of power that it loses sight of the rich coming-of-age story at its core. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
A- 95% About Endlessness (Om det oändliga) (2019) This is a movie that's more than the sum of its parts. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
A 83% Ad Astra (2019) One of the most ruminative, withdrawn, and curiously optimistic space odysseys this side of "Solaris." - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
C- 59% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) (2019) A peevish and self-satisfied procedural that unravels the Dreyfus Affair with all the journalistic doggedness of "Spotlight," but none of the same integrity... - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
A- 100% Evelyn (2018) For all of its bucolic pleasures, Evelyn is like looking through the eye of a merciless storm, with Orlando's focus pointed outwards toward the untold millions of people who are struggling to endure this same predicament. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
B+ 81% The Truth (La vérité) (2019) This wise and diaphanous little drama finds Kore-eda once again exploring his usual obsessions...yet another insightful look at the underlying fabric of a modern family. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
B- 94% The Perfect Candidate (2019) Told with a light comic touch that's weighed down by the film's leaden sense of drama, Al-Mansour's new film offers a frequently compelling glimpse of how workaday people are negotiating such radical systemic change. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
D+ 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) It brings a mediocre series to a fittingly mediocre close. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
C+ 56% A Girl Missing (Yokogao) (2019) You'll be so busy trying to piece the plot together that you won't have time to question how little sense some of it makes. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
C+ 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) It's a story that's too complicated for Linklater to tell here. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
B 88% Ready or Not (2019) Wickedly entertaining from start to finish, and painted with enough fresh personality to resolve into something more than the sum of its parts. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
B 100% Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019) A fun, clever, and wholly unexpected animated movie about the making of Luis Buñuel's "Land Without Bread." - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
C+ 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon saves the worst for last, as the plot kicks into gear during the third act and blunts the film's delicate emotional texture into a contrived drumbeat of dull choices. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
C+ 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Here is an R-rated concept that's been watered down until it passed for a PG-13 movie; it's plenty harrowing and full of gruesome effects, but it never feels dangerous. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
B 90% Tel Aviv on Fire (2019) This farce is far more pointed when it operates on a macro level. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
C- 30% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) "The Red Sea Diving Resort" is a dull and derivative film that's too in love with its heroes to bother with its victims. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
B+ 100% For Sama (2019) "Places are about their people," Hamza insists, and even as For Sama sinks into an uncertain limbo during its final third...this utterly essential documentary never fails to illustrate what he means by that. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
D 53% The Lion King (2019) A well-rendered but creatively bankrupt self-portrait of a movie studio eating its own tail. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
B- 42% Stuber (2019) You can feel how much these actors enjoy each other, and that energy is palpable even when the jokes aren't there to support it. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019