Best Movies Off the Radar 2012

Summary

The Avengers. The Dark Knight Rises. Skyfall. There were plenty of highly-anticipated, critically acclaimed films that wowed moviegoers this year. But you know all about that stuff already, so we at RT decided to give some love to a few of the overlooked, underappreciated, and, in some cases, critically dismissed movies that made an impression on us. Read on for a rundown of lesser-known gems from 2012 that we think deserve another look. Back to Article

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Mohd Syafiq Bin Jabaruddin

Mohd Syafiq Bin Jabaruddin

It was an action movie that has both great action sequences and carried by good actors, especially the perpetually-helmeted Karl Urban who almost never gives up that trademark Dredd grimace. Not to mention that it was the best adaptation of Judge Dredd so far (and one of 2012's best comic book adaptations).

Dec 27 - 02:27 PM

Pack Brinton

Pack Brinton

Check out Raid, Redemption

Dec 27 - 02:34 PM

Mohd Syafiq Bin Jabaruddin

Mohd Syafiq Bin Jabaruddin

I think I'll buy the DVD for that together with the Dredd Blu-ray. I just hope The Raid isn't the one with the English dub, though.

Dec 27 - 04:00 PM

BMS1234

brandon sideleau

Raid was great action...but that's literally all it was...whenever it stopped movie it fell apart...zero character development. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the hell out of it, but from what I've read Dredd is probably the better film (they were both made at the same time, so the similarities are purely coincidental).

Dec 29 - 02:54 PM

Ralph

Ralph Myers

See thats what I disagree about, I felt like the action sequences were very poorly done, difference of opinion though, thats what makes discussing film so great

Dec 27 - 05:37 PM

Michael Cole

Michael Cole

I agree, I felt Dredd was like flat soda.

Dec 28 - 08:29 AM

Pack Brinton

Pack Brinton

Check out Raid, Redemption

Dec 27 - 02:34 PM

Mohd Syafiq Bin Jabaruddin

Mohd Syafiq Bin Jabaruddin

I think I'll buy the DVD for that together with the Dredd Blu-ray. I just hope The Raid isn't the one with the English dub, though.

Dec 27 - 04:00 PM

BMS1234

brandon sideleau

Raid was great action...but that's literally all it was...whenever it stopped movie it fell apart...zero character development. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the hell out of it, but from what I've read Dredd is probably the better film (they were both made at the same time, so the similarities are purely coincidental).

Dec 29 - 02:54 PM

Pack Brinton

Pack Brinton

Gotta check out Compliance. Movie is crazy

Dec 27 - 02:55 PM

Joseph Brito

Joseph Brito

end of watch ftw!!!

Dec 27 - 03:26 PM

Joseph Brito

Joseph Brito

end of watch ftw!!!

Dec 27 - 03:26 PM

Aspen Kern

Aspen Kern

I actually liked both This means war and People like us, but than again I have a fondness for Captain Kirk.

Dec 27 - 03:31 PM

Anthony Stokes

Anthony Stokes

It's one of those movies where It's on the border of being a total piece of shit so i can't blame you for liking it

Dec 27 - 03:44 PM

Bill Suavé

Bill Suavé

Only assholes use the word "titular". It's a scientifically proven fact. So unless you plan on being an asshole forever, please never use it again. Thankyou

Dec 27 - 03:44 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Some people are easily aroused by "tit" syllables. They have to think of "assholes" to calm themselves down.

Dec 27 - 04:52 PM

Tits M.

Tits McGee

I had the titular line in Star Wars:

"I'm just so tired of all these star wars."

Dec 27 - 05:51 PM

Evan Hill

Evan Hill

Did the guy who named himself "Suavé" really just call someone an asshole?

Dec 31 - 12:21 PM

Anthony Stokes

Anthony Stokes

It's one of those movies where It's on the border of being a total piece of shit so i can't blame you for liking it

Dec 27 - 03:44 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Killer Joe was interesting and definitely well made and well acted, but it almost sinks because of horrible every character in the movie is. There are not even any characters you love to hate, you just hate them. The only character that was not despicable in every way was the daughter played by Juno Temple. I will say, though, the long, drawn out final scene was probably the best thing Friedkin has done in a very long time.

Dec 27 - 03:45 PM

Aspen Kern

Aspen Kern

I have to disagree with Jeff lives at home, didn't like it at all, but normally I'm a big fan of the Duplass brothers.

Dec 27 - 03:48 PM

Manuel Saez

Manuel Saez

Killer Joe

Dec 27 - 03:54 PM

Mohd Syafiq Bin Jabaruddin

Mohd Syafiq Bin Jabaruddin

I think I'll buy the DVD for that together with the Dredd Blu-ray. I just hope The Raid isn't the one with the English dub, though.

Dec 27 - 04:00 PM

Jeremy Pick

Jeremy Pick

No Chronicle? For shame.

Dec 27 - 04:27 PM

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Love this list!

Dec 27 - 04:37 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Some people are easily aroused by "tit" syllables. They have to think of "assholes" to calm themselves down.

Dec 27 - 04:52 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

It's available for instant stream on Netflix. It's a Military documentary! I agree, everyone should see this.

Dec 27 - 05:36 PM

Ralph

Ralph Myers

See thats what I disagree about, I felt like the action sequences were very poorly done, difference of opinion though, thats what makes discussing film so great

Dec 27 - 05:37 PM

Michael Cole

Michael Cole

I agree, I felt Dredd was like flat soda.

Dec 28 - 08:29 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

I've seen a lot of these..and a lot of these are really bad and noted as bad. This list is crazy.

My pick would be "Safety not Guaranteed"

Dec 27 - 05:39 PM

Tits M.

Tits McGee

I had the titular line in Star Wars:

"I'm just so tired of all these star wars."

Dec 27 - 05:51 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

This Means War wasn't very good, and I'm wondering about this guy's taste now. Still want to see end of watch, though.

Dec 27 - 05:53 PM

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