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Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly
Laura Kelly's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 52% Secuestro Express (2005) While the cross-section of characters may be too simply drawn, filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz still gives us a heady, speed-freak trip along the streets of a wild, impoverished city.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 4, 2005
2/4 85% Mysterious Skin (2005) From a moralistic point of view, is it good that Araki is exposing the awful horrors of sex abuse? OK, I'll buy that. As a pedophilic expose, is it too much? For me, yes it was.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 28, 2005
1.5/4 52% Yes (2005) The movie hovers somewhere between art film and artsy film, the former being something desirable and the latter something that strives failingly toward the former.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 28, 2005
3/4 57% Après vous (After You) (2003) The cuteness of the story wears off, but not the appeal of the leading men.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 7, 2005
3/4 72% Mondovino (2005) At the core of this film is a great story and plenty of wine lessons worth learning -- even for heathen palates.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 7, 2005
2/4 33% You I Love (Ya lyublyu tebya) (2004) Stolpovskaya's story of bisexual desire does not hold up its narrative end.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 30, 2005
3.5/4 80% Oldboy (2005) Nightmarish Oldboy alternates between the captivating and the sickening.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 30, 2005
2.5/4 87% Saving Face (2005) From generic comedy roots comes something likably cute.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 16, 2005
2/4 75% The Other Side of the Street (2004) Succeeds in portraying seniors with sexual identities and desires, but fails on most other counts.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 9, 2005
3/4 61% Nina's Tragedies (2005) A humorous warts-and-all portrayal of a family.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 9, 2005
2.5/4 89% Brothers (2004) This Danish film ultimately loses the battle due to an underwhelming exit strategy.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 9, 2005
3/4 88% Turtles Can Fly (2005) A painful blend of the abuses of war (and of dictatorship) and the hope of the Kurdish people for a life free of such abuse.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 12, 2005
2.5/4 83% Lost Embrace (2005) Hendler's center-stage performance can be considered refreshingly natural or annoyingly brooding, depending on your tolerance for cynical self-analysis played for comedy.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 12, 2005
3.5/4 87% 3-Iron (2004) In the actors' wordless portrayals, Kim creates an entire world made up of gestures -- from the small to the sweeping, the logical to the enigmatic, the hilarious to the hurtful.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 12, 2005
3.5/4 93% Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai) (2004) Kore-eda coaxes gorgeously realistic portrayals from the children.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 28, 2005
3/4 72% Walk on Water (2005) The well-made Walk on Water explores emotional fallout from the Holocaust in a contemporary Israeli setting.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 28, 2005
2/4 16% Eating Out (2004) This low-budget college-campus farce succeeds in being occasionally playful but is mostly annoying.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 28, 2005
2/4 46% The Boys and Girl from County Clare (2004) Never catches its rhythm.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 28, 2005
2.5/4 60% Winter Solstice (2005) What elevates the film from the mundanity of the character arcs -- if you can call them that -- are the numerous moments of silence.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 21, 2005
3.5/4 90% Kung Fu Hustle (2005) Must we say it? Do the Hustle.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 21, 2005
2.5/4 90% Head-On (2005) It's Unel's turn as Cahit that really impresses.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 14, 2005
2/4 22% In My Country (2005) As an instrument for peace, let's applaud Boorman's effort. As a film that works on all levels? Let's not.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 31, 2005
2/4 36% Conspiracy of Silence (2004) The kind of film that has its heart in the right place: exposing corruption. But it loses credibility by doing so in a melodramatic way.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 17, 2005
3/4 76% Assisted Living (2005) Although there is humor throughout, the overall effect of this Slamdance grand-jury winner is saddening in an About Schmidt kind of way.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 17, 2005
3/4 85% Gunner Palace (2005) Goes inside the Baghdad war zone with the soldiers stationed at the title locale.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 17, 2005
3/4 64% Robots (2005) Older kids should enjoy the roller-coaster ride of near constant action. For the 6-and-younger set, there are a few well-timed bodily-function jokes to get them belly laughing a few times.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 10, 2005
3/4 88% A Fond Kiss (2004) Consummate recorders of the grit-and-grime struggle of the underclasses, Loach and collaborator Paul Laverty employ rapid-fire dialogue (rendered ear-poppingly undecipherable in Scots accents) in disheveled and very real family settings.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 10, 2005
2/4 50% Naked Fame (2005) An American Idol episode gone oddly awry.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 10, 2005
3/4 96% Watermarks (2005) The film's denouement is one of triumphant symbolism as the women return to Vienna for a swim in their former pool. There are no medals given for this reunion, but it's definitely one that deserves a cheer.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 3, 2005
2/4 54% Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) Because of Winn-Dixie meets cute, but in the end it grates on the nerves.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Feb 18, 2005
2/4 21% Uncle Nino (2003) Writer-director Robert Shallcross' film is predictable family narrative -- nothing too spicy, mind you -- that goes down fairly easily.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Feb 10, 2005
2/4 35% Racing Stripes (2005) Kids will eat it up. The rest of us just have to time the eating of our popcorn to avoid the occasional crude humor and well-worn story.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 13, 2005
3/4 88% House of Flying Daggers (2004) When one of China's greatest directors dabbles in a genre of moviemaking he hasn't before, and ends up offering two magnificent martial arts films in a row, it's hard to complain.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 13, 2005
2/4 48% Straight Jacket (2004) The perkiness with a capital P, gorgeous set and great color can't completely salvage an occasionally strong cast and middling story (and don't forget a lousy, if literal, title).‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 13, 2005
2/4 78% Overnight (2004) Overnight is the hard-to-watch story of a filmmaker/musician who is so unlikable that his ultimate failure seems like a happy ending.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 6, 2005
3.5/4 72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) This successful take on the darkly humorous children's book series is a fantastically painted beauty, its characters rich with flaws and quirks and tragic circumstances.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 16, 2004
2/4 68% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004) Alas, like so many TV personas who try to make the leap to the silver screen, SpongeBob and his pals are gasping for humor as well as air.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 18, 2004
3/4 55% The Polar Express (2004) Despite the lack of human warmth, this thrill ride is indeed thrilling -- and probably even more spectacular in IMAX theaters.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 10, 2004
1/4 6% Testosterone (Testosteroni) (2004) If you want to see a movie with some real chops about gays in Argentina, rent Wong Kar Wai's still-hip, still-smoldering Happy Together from 1997, and happier you will be.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 4, 2004
3/4 56% Rosenstrasse (2004) A solid, thoughtful, involving drama.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 28, 2004
3/4 73% Zelary (2004) Comes alive with moments inspiring tears, laughter, anger, respect.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 21, 2004
2/4 0% Merci Docteur Rey (2002) Merci Docteur Rey, which occasionally works as a passable farce, stoops to the sight gag of vomit.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 14, 2004
3/4 76% Reconstruction (2004) A film with some heft to it, even if it is a bit self-indulgent.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 14, 2004
2/4 41% Zhou Yu's Train (2004) When the sum of this film's parts are measured, it is nothing more than a celebration of the exquisitely beautiful Gong Li.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 23, 2004
3.5/4 95% Hero (2004) Every bit Crouching Tiger's visual equal. ‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 26, 2004
2.5/4 86% Intimate Strangers (2003) Intimate Strangers may not measure up as Leconte's best work. But his always competent helmsmanship has two powerful partners in the male and female lead actors, Fabrice Luchini and Sandrine Bonnaire.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 19, 2004
3/4 16% Twist (2004) A surprisingly deep, dramatic twist on an old melodrama.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 19, 2004
3.5/4 86% Zatôichi (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi) (2003) Zatoichi is no ordinary samurai story.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 19, 2004
2/4 36% Touch of Pink (2004) [A] gay dramedy that recycles a tired coming-out-of-the-closet plot and dabbles in Eastern-Western culture clash.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 12, 2004
1.5/4 25% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement (2004) Princess Diaries 2 has plenty of returning cast members and the same competent if bland direction. Yet why does it feel like an infomercial for the soundtrack?‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 11, 2004