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Laura Kern

Laura Kern
Laura Kern's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 22%

Typhoon (2006)

"Typhoon aims high but misses the emotional mark in most instances, resulting in some awkward melodramatics." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 24, 2006
3/5 72%

Seres queridos (2006)

"Only Human, a vigorously paced modern screwball comedy ... explores family values, and Leni and Rafi's mismatched cultural backgrounds, with a refreshingly light touch." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 15, 2006
1.5/5 26%

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2006)

"The mostly unfunny -- and unfabulous -- trifle never rises above sitcom level." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 15, 2006
1.5/5 9%

Shem (2006)

"Daniel's character transformation, however limited (he ranges from complete to partial arrogant jerk), is far more credible than any of the film's half-baked attempts at morphing into a conspiracy thriller involving his great-grandfather." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 1, 2006
2/5 57%

Dead Man's Shoes (2006)

"Despite some hints at conscience and humanity, Dead Man's Shoes is a typical slasher film at the core." ‐New York Times
Posted May 11, 2006
2/5 25%

The Whore's Son (2006)

"The story should have been allowed to unfold naturally, from start to finish, without disclosing where it was headed right from the get-go." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2006
2.5/5 No Score Yet

Last Dispatch (2005)

"Helmut Schleppi's documentary probably won't disappoint the most dedicated fans of the band Dispatch, though it's unlikely to secure many new ones." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 21, 2006
3/5 30%

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (2006)

"This documentary portrays the intense collaborative efforts that went into the recording of Herbie Hancocks latest album, Possibilities." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 13, 2006
2/5 15%

Iowa (2005)

"Matt Farnsworth's low-budget cautionary tale takes a 'drugs are evil' premise and pushes it to the extreme." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 30, 2006
3.5/5 68%

Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005)

"A startling look at both the effects of globalization and at a dramatic cultural divide." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 23, 2006
3/5 77%

The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch (2006)

"Charles Busch, the 1980's fringe-theater fixture, celebrated playwright, novelist, stage director and drag performer, who in recent years has made the jump to film as well, can now add 'subject of documentary' to his formidable list of accomplishments." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 23, 2006
1/5 14%

Beyond Honor (2006)

"Amateur acting, a wobbly script and a hard-to-swallow finale round out the film, which will, sadly, invoke ridicule in place of shock and anguish." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 16, 2006
3.5/5 89%

Shah-re ziba (The Beautiful City) (2004)

"It's a penetrating exploration of retribution versus forgiveness, blood money, sacrifice and the intricacies of Iran's Islamic judicial system." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 16, 2006
3.5/5 91%

Deep Sea 3D (2006)

"Clocking in at 39 minutes, which may be about all the eyes can handle, Deep Sea 3D transports exotic sea species literally to our noses." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 2, 2006
4/5 92%

Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)

"Rachel Boynton's momentous documentary chronicles the election-strategizing process in scrupulous detail." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 1, 2006
1/5 14%

London (2006)

"A misfired attempt at provocation and the exploration of philosophical thought, London is little more than an immature display of male bonding on speed." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 9, 2006
1/5 6%

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

"This messy blend of silly slapstick and oversentimentality probably won't please children, teenagers or adults." ‐New York Times
Posted Dec 20, 2005
3.5/5 91%

Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal (2005)

"Jim Brown's touching documentary is about folk musicians who organized and performed a Thanksgiving 2003 tribute concert to the distinguished manager and promoter who launched their careers." ‐New York Times
Posted Dec 9, 2005
1/5 44%

The Comedians of Comedy (2005)

"Michael Blieden's indulgent and often numbingly slow documentary follows four semiknown comedians on a tour of the United States." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2005
4.5/5 68%

Cape of Good Hope (2005)

"The kind-hearted triumph and the wicked get theirs in Cape of Good Hope, a genuine uplift of a film that even the most diehard cynics will find hard to" ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2005
2/5 7%

Daltry Calhoun (2005)

"Although the film starts off somewhat amusingly, the first-time feature director Katrina Holden Bronson seems to have spent more energy assembling the overbearing soundtrack than expanding on her characters' fractured relationships." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2005
1.5/5 24%

G (2005)

"The decadent world of Hamptonite hip-hop moguls is a fitting backdrop for this somewhat faithful but not very graceful retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'Great Gatsby.'" ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 27, 2005
2.5/5 36%

Saw II (2005)

"Saw II, directed by a newcomer, Darren Lynn Bousman, delivers practically humorless frights and hair-raising tension." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 27, 2005
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Rooms for Tourists (Habitaciones para turistas) (2000)

"This Argentinian horror film consistently hits the right creepy points while exhibiting impressive gory effects created with extremely limited resources." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 20, 2005
2/5 32%

The Gospel (2005)

"Endeavors to be a powerful tale of faith and forgiveness, but in the end fails to capture even the slightest essence of spirituality and religious belief, or to provide any real insight into its characters' conflicts, desires and motivations." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2005
3/5 82%

Zombie Honeymoon (2004)

"Not quite the campfest its absurd but undeniably catchy title suggests, Zombie Honeymoon is actually an emotionally driven blend of romance, comedy and horror." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 4, 2005
3/5 46%

Hellbent (2005)

"Because more time is dedicated to crafting authentic, sympathetic characters than the average horror movie, it's easier to overlook the film's often-corny dialogue and so-so special effects." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 16, 2005
3/5 85%

Dyskoloi apohairetismoi: O babas mou (Hard Goodbyes: My Father) (2003)

"Considering the delicate and weighty subject matter, the film's tone is surprisingly light, sometimes even humorous, which helps to balance the harsh sentiments that death inevitably brings." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 16, 2005
1/5 29%

Walking on the Sky (2005)

"Carl T. Evans's semi-autobiographical film is a modern-day Big Chill wannabe without the subtlety, humor, memorable soundtrack, strong performances or convincing dialogue." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 9, 2005
4/5 77%

Music From the Inside Out (2005)

"Daniel Anker's profound and moving documentary captures the power of the creative process in an uncommonly perceptive and inspiring way." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 9, 2005
3.5/5 52%

Transporter 2 (2005)

"Though both Transporter films are driven by the same empty-headed video-game slickness, Transporter 2 surpasses its less focused predecessor on almost every level." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 1, 2005
2/5 No Score Yet

Visa loca (2005)

"Family values, cultural limitations, faith and immigration are just a few of the diverse yet universal themes explored in La Visa Loca." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 25, 2005
1/5 11%

The Cave (2005)

"The first-time director Bruce Hunt is no stranger to inspired and stylish productions, but his horror-action film fails to inject new life into tired territory." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 25, 2005
5%

Supercross (2005)

"The sport of Supercross serves as the backdrop for an excruciatingly earnest sports-themed action movie geared to speed-minded teens." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 17, 2005
0/5 6%

Chaos (2005)

"Unless you enjoy viewing senseless, extreme acts of rape and mutilation, stay far, far away from this one." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 10, 2005
2/5 50%

Rittenhouse Square (2005)

"There are certainly more unpleasant ways to spend an hour and a half, but it's unlikely that Rittenhouse Square will generate much interest outside Philadelphia." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 9, 2005
4/5 52%

Secuestro Express (2005)

"The unpredictable Secuestro Express is more than just a dizzying thrill ride laced with small doses of pitch-black comic relief." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 4, 2005
3/5 59%

Oyster Farmer (2005)

"This darkly humorous, sometimes even raunchy film mostly eludes a typical cutesy, feel-good formula." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 28, 2005
3/5 80%

Monumental (2005)

"Kelly Duane's documentary attempts to shed some light on a worthy subject, but does so only fractionally, resulting in a less-than-comprehensive portrait." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 22, 2005
4/5 83%

The Warrior (2005)

"Asif Kapadia's feature debut is a minimalist but strikingly beautiful tale of renounced violence told with uncommon precision and depth." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 15, 2005
1/5 32%

UNDEAD (2005)

"A stale, derivative mess that borrows heavily from every zombie and alien movie worthy of imitation, to only ho-hum effect." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 30, 2005
2/5 67%

Deep Blue (2005)

"Alternately mind-blowing and mind-numbing." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 3, 2005
3/5 80%

Bunty Aur Babli (2005)

"A considerable improvement over his trivial debut, Saathiya, Shaad Ali Sahgal's vibrant, rollicking and often absurd film is first-rate mindless entertainment." ‐New York Times
Posted May 30, 2005
3/5 84%

Der Tunnel (The Tunnel) (2001)

"Roland Suso Richter's darkly atmospheric film recounts the effort of a group of people to dig a tunnel under the Berlin Wall." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2005
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