Ansel Elgort doesn’t have time for the negative reviews surrounding his latest film, “The Goldfinch”.
The flick follows Theodore Decker (Elgort), whose mother is killed by a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Theodore steals a piece of artwork from the day, The Goldfinch, which serves as a backdrop to his loss, love and grief.
“Critics are usually really great writers and they have to kind of choose a side,” Elgort said in a video posted to his Instagram page. “They decided that pointing out everything wrong with the film is the best way to write their reviews, their articles. They are all great articles, too. All the bad reviews are well written but there is a lot of good in the film, too.”
But those reviews mean nothing to Elgort, since his mother loved the film.
“The film does work and the people who see it enjoy it and are moved by it,” he continued. “The most important person it moved for me was my mother, and she’s not moved by all of my films. She really liked this one, which made me really like it, too.”
He added, “So it’s still in theatres, take your mom.”
Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Finn Wolfhard, Jeffrey Wright and Ashleigh Cummings also star in the film.
“The Goldfinch” currently sits at 26 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.