Elizabeth Kerr

Elizabeth Kerr
Elizabeth Kerr's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter
Biography:
Hollywood Reporter film critic.
Publications: Hollywood Reporter

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Missbehavior (Gong XI Ba Po) (2019) Juvenile, crude, potty-mouthed and mostly a good time. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
No Score Yet Three Husbands (2018) It's not at all understated, but the film's cumulative effect gets under your skin and rattles around in the brain. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
No Score Yet Integrity (Lian Zheng Feng Yun) (2019) A mostly engaging, steely, ticking-clock financial thriller. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
20% A Cool Fish (2018) Rao has an eye for kooky irony and knows how to get the most from his actors, and he clearly has a few things to say about modern China, but his ambition occasionally exceeds his grasp. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
83% Last Letter (2018) Last Letter walks a fine line between bittersweet and saccharine, and too often topples onto the wrong side of that divide. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
No Score Yet Tracey (2018) It's a necessary film, with frequent moments of genuinely moving or thought-provoking drama, but it is also too often weighed down by its own significance. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
60% Rampant (2018) Rampant is a little all over the map, with its biggest flaw securely rooted in its inability to maintain consistency in its own mythology - an unforgivable genre crime. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
No Score Yet Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy (2018) Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy doesn't have much on its mind besides delivering on fights - and in that aspect it succeeds. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
No Score Yet Isabelle (2018) Quickly paced and based on a novel, and creepy, idea, the film fritters away its potential by delivering only a modicum of horror and compounding that disappointment with some creaky performances. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
No Score Yet House of Hummingbird (Beolsae) (2018) A warm, complex and hopeful slice of teen life. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
91% Working Woman (2018) A slow burning but ultimately empowering drama that works despite a lack of the bigger, louder, more outwardly emotional moments it could have succumbed to. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet Signal Rock (2018) A gorgeous portrait of despair and delight. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet The Prey (2018) A lean, mean bit of pulp entertainment that will most definitely satisfy fans of the genre. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
No Score Yet The Scoundrels (2018) The Scoundrels is peppered with colorful performances and zips by so economically there's no time to register its flaws. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet Fly by Night (2018) A bloody, vivid, polished crime thriller with style to burn and a grim, fatalistic heart, and which adheres to its genre conventions while managing to make them seem fresh and unpredictable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet The Rib (2018) Far from perfect, but perfectly necessary. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet Ten Years Japan (2018) The film lacks the urgency and fired up political inspiration of the original, which emerged from the Umbrella Movement, but it makes up for it in intensely Kore-eda-esque whimsy and gentle emotion. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet First Night Nerves (2018) An oddball of a movie; one minute a frothy, campy delight, the next an overly-sentimental slog. Nonetheless, First Night Nerves leaves a unique impression... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
78% Operation Red Sea (2018) A blustery, noisy, polished, jingoistic hot mess based on the real life PLA evacuation of 500 Chinese nationals from Yemen in 2015. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
No Score Yet Eugenia (2017) Boulocq's most accomplished film to date... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
80% Project Gutenberg (Mo Seung) (2018) Chong's plot-heavy script has its share of pleasures, chiefly the opportunity for Chow to be more charmingly badass and threatening than he's been in a long time (and clearly loving it). - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
No Score Yet Golden Job (2018) Nostalgia is comforting because we know what to expect, and everyone hits their expected marks here. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
50% Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Singwa hamkke: Ingwa yeon) (2018) There's a sense of "more" to The Last 49 Days that doesn't really do it any service. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
No Score Yet Distinction (Fei tung faan heung) (2018) You'd have to have a heart made of absolute granite not to be moved by Distinction. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
86% The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (Manyeo) (2018) An often mesmerizing, occasionally kooky but thoroughly entertaining thriller. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
No Score Yet No. 1 Chung Ying Street (2017) Despite a miniscule budget (that kept shrinking), Chiu has turned in an eerily relevant drama... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
No Score Yet Strawberry Flavored Plastic (2018) Strawberry Flavored Plastic works remarkably well as an often-chilling character study of a homicidal sociopath over the course of his self-described therapy, among other things. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2018
No Score Yet Retreat (2017) Retreat is a lean, efficient chiller, if not an outright terrifying one, anchored by an understated central performance from Kim Allan. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
No Score Yet Puzzle (2018) A slow, respectably compelling start that recalls David Fincher's The Game (narratively, if not tonally) eventually gives way to a more rote thriller with a less than satisfying conclusion that's sure to infuriate many, many viewers. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
89% The Receptionist (Jie Xian Yuan) (2018) Timely and important, if somewhat familiar. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
No Score Yet The Backstreet Noire (2018) Kang's narrative meandering, reliance on archetypes and lack of focus (except on how best to debase his lead actress) detract from the film's novelty. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
No Score Yet What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life (2018) Despite Fumie, Tomiko, Shigeko and Shoto's wife Noriko (Yu Aoi) never quite getting woke, a pesky sitcom vibe and a bloated run time, Wonderful Family! 3 has a sweetness that's hard to resist. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
No Score Yet Looking for Lucky (2018) The film toggles between absurdism and dour drama without ever losing sight of the father-son relationship that underpins the narrative. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017) The perfect antidote to zombie fever. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
No Score Yet Black Summer (2018) An engaging new perspective on gay romance trapped inside familiar misery. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
No Score Yet I Miss You When I See You (2018) An assured and understated look at subjects that remain uncomfortable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
No Score Yet Cenizas (2018) The kind of low-key family drama that never goes out of style. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
No Score Yet Of Love & Law (2017) A current and universal document of fighting the good fight. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
100% The Vanished (2018) Only those who've never seen a mystery thriller before will be surprised by the film's third act twists, but first-time filmmaker Lee handles the hoary material gracefully, and with just enough creativity ... to raise the material. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
33% The Monkey King 3 (2018) Cheang does his able best to balance a love story with the heightened fantasy action expected of the previous two films, and after a rocky start he largely succeeds. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
No Score Yet Namiya (2018) Namiya is a case of "If you've seen the first one, don't bother." - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
No Score Yet I Can Speak (Ai Kaen Seupikeu) (2017) As intellectually and morally unassailable as it is, I Can Speak, as a film, is emotionally manipulative and narratively schizophrenic. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
100% The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful (2017) The film tells an outrageously labyrinthine tale of power, corruption and lies pivoting on a ruthless matriarch and the daughters she is ostensibly gaining all her wealth for. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
No Score Yet Ajin: Demi-Human (Ajin) (2017) A pedestrian sci-fi jaunt that brings nothing new to the table. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
50% Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) A three-hanky weepy that's not nearly as grating as it should be. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
No Score Yet The Empty Hands (2017) A willfully oddball martial arts drama that rises above its modest station thanks to star Stephy Tang's lead performance. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
No Score Yet Bitter Flowers (2017) Familiar but nicely realized. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
100% The Seen and Unseen (2017) A quietly powerful portrait of childhood grief. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
No Score Yet Narratage (Naratâju) (2017) Simply retrograde, fan-fiction level hokum that allows some icky messaging to slip past the radar. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
No Score Yet The Brink (2017) [Li has] put more artistic weight on the film than it can bear and needs to accept pulpy entertainments like The Brink for what they are. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017