Laura Miller

Laura Miller

Agrees with the Tomatometer 44% of the time.

Laura Miller's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, Slate

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"Both actresses deliver vivid, tender performances; they generate all the movie's fire, but they're obliged to do it inside a chilly, ritualized framework, the aesthetic equivalent of a softcore mausoleum." ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 20, 2016

Anonymous (2011)

"By attempting to weave the fancies of the Oxfordians into a coherent narrative, Anonymous does highlight the over-the-top melodrama inherent in anti-Stratfordianism itself." ‐
Posted Oct 27, 2011

Love & Diane (2002)

"An intimate and finely textured portrait of several messed-up lives." ‐
Posted Apr 18, 2003

The Safety of Objects (2001)

"Glenn Close leads a terrific ensemble cast in Rose Troche's haunting epic of suburban life, fueled by Barbie, Pop-Tarts and God's wicked sense of humor." ‐
Posted Mar 7, 2003

Stone Reader (2003)

"What Stone Reader offers that's new is its portrayal of reading not as a supremely civilized and soulful activity but as a lonely, thwarting and sometimes painfully embarrassing one." ‐
Posted Feb 14, 2003

Blade II (2002)

"Why spend $9 on the same stuff you can get for a buck or so in that greasy little vidgame pit in the theater lobby?" ‐
Posted Mar 22, 2002

Pi (1998)

"The movie's low-budget look neatly matches the claustrophobia of Max's life, but the filmmakers have also devised some special shooting methods for certain scenes. These sequences -- breathless and jangly chases, for the most part -- look terrific." ‐
Posted Dec 19, 2001

Finding Forrester (2000)

"A conventional stew of overblown, bogus emotion and rigged catharsis." ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2001

City of Angels (1998)

"Although City of Angels sometimes dances perilously close to the line between romance and schmaltz, it never crosses it, a nifty maneuver when you consider that the story deals with both love and spirituality, two areas land-mined with cant." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Last Days of Disco (1998)

"The pleasures in The Last Days of Disco come when the friends rant and quarrel and sulk and circle each other with an unstable mixture of need and resentment." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Mumford (1999)

"Mumford is a movie full of insightful moments, and some of them are even pure therapy." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Fargo (1996)

"The danger in portraying characters you consider significantly less interesting than yourself is that too much superiority and not enough affection can lead to a fatal snottiness." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Alien Resurrection (1997)

"Weaver obviously relishes playing this feral, sarcastic new Ripley, and her pleasure is infectious." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

"Not even Stoppard is Shakespeare, and the end result resembles one of Neil Simon's middlebrow romps more than it does As You Like It." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

"The movie fails to live up to its promise." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Rendezvous in Paris (1996)

"Rohmer proves that sometimes shriveled fruit yields the strongest juice, provided you squeeze hard enough." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

The Third Man (1949)

"It seemed like the creation of a sensibility terribly old and wise, and most of all very European; it was the very essence of world-weary sophistication." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Girl 6 (1996)

"Instead of effervescent and mercurial, the movie is simply muddled. What happened?" ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999