Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray
As I Lay Dying
I'm guessing Zero Dark Thirty is a 2013 movie for this clarification? I guess that might be a bit problematic come Golden Tomatoes 2013 (as ZDT is up for Oscars this year) but okay.
Jan 24 - 02:05 PM
It's listed under the Thriller genre. That's just the only place I've been able to find it.
Jan 24 - 02:19 PM
Hey, we can find it next year like we kept seeing Coriolanus pop up on so many lists this year when it was a contender for LAST year's awards.
Jan 24 - 02:52 PM
I think because it only achieved a wide release in 2013 they consider it a limited release, in which case its 93% positive score isn't quite enough to get it into the top 10.
Jan 24 - 02:58 PM
I find it unfair that some movies won first place just because of there score.
Jan 24 - 02:27 PM
That's how RT works, folks.
Jan 24 - 05:11 PM
I can't stand it either. It is true that its how RT works, but anything 3 stars and above is fresh. Which means every critic could vote 3/5 stars and it could be 95% fresh on RT.
Jan 24 - 06:58 PM
That's how they run their site. It's a percentage of how many people liked the movie, not the rating they gave it. If you don't like it go to another site.
Jan 26 - 09:18 PM
Yeah, but just because they liked it doesn't mean they loved it?
Jan 27 - 06:46 PM
Yeah it's almost all Pixar. I think they should have categories at least.
Jan 27 - 09:30 PM
The Perks of Being a Wallflower?
Jan 24 - 02:31 PM
The Sessions had a wide release? It's largest release was around 500 screens, how does that count as a wide release?
Jan 24 - 02:53 PM
if you read the "how it works" on page one, it explains the ratings
of how many screen openings,etc.
Jan 30 - 11:25 PM
The Secret World of Arrie-what?!
Jan 24 - 03:46 PM
If you are keeping track of the movies by their score shouldn't Dredd which is 73% be in a higher place then Spiderman 73%
Jan 24 - 05:07 PM
And The Loved Ones should be at the top spot in horror with 98%.
Jan 24 - 08:14 PM
Actually only a few critics have seen THE LOVED ONES, and most liked it. More critics have seen CABIN and a lot liked it.
Jan 28 - 03:00 PM
How come The Sapphires is the only movie listed in the Top AU category but The Loved Ones is excluded?
Jan 24 - 05:15 PM
the dark knight rises and zero dark thirty are the best movies of this year. :D
Jan 24 - 05:43 PM
Secret World of Arrietty was completely snubbed for Best Animated Feature! How did Brave get over freaking Studio Ghibli?!
Jan 24 - 06:48 PM
I can't stand the USER winner. 'The Avengers' was liked by 96% of people who rated it. That could mean they hardly liked it or loved it. They should let RT users vote at the end of the year for the USER award. The Avengers wins, but was also voted most overrated movie on a lot of sites. Let us vote for what RT users think is the best!
Jan 24 - 06:55 PM
Definition of "overrated" when addressing movies 99.99% of the time: My opinion is outnumbered, and I don't like that it's outnumbered, so what I want everyone listening to do is pretend that all the other ones just... don't count.
Jan 24 - 07:28 PM
I can't tell what you're trying to get at!
Jan 24 - 07:53 PM
he's saying there is no such thing as overrated because overrated would mean that you opinion is right and everybody else's is wrong
Jan 27 - 09:43 AM
2 anthony johns: ho ho ho
Jan 30 - 11:28 PM
Jan 25 - 07:17 AM
The Avengers has a user score of 4.6/5 for actual ratings. You can't do much better than that, and it's a worthy winner of the award.
Jan 25 - 09:34 AM
Good point, the average score from users is very high.
Jan 27 - 01:46 AM
I was admittedly shocked to see "Wreck-It Ralph" placed higher on the User list than "Life of Pi", simply because "Pi" left me exhilarated, whereas "Ralph" just left me feeling like I had a good time. That's just my opinion, though, and it's possible that "Ralph" may hold up better than "Pi" on subsequent viewings.
Jan 26 - 12:01 AM
When you make as much money as Avengers being called overrated is bound to happen.
Jan 26 - 12:19 PM
You're right, that does happen often. Anytime something or somebody achieves a lot of success, there's always people out there to instantly try to shoot them down and call them overrated. Hell some of these idiots are probally ignorant enough to call Jesus Christ overrated.
Jan 27 - 01:52 AM
When you make an overrated movie like Avengers, it is bound to be called overrated.
Jan 28 - 01:57 PM
Do you realise not everyone thinks it's overated. You dont have to be so rude!
Jan 29 - 06:01 AM
Couldn't agree more with Gage Kent. He is pretty much using the same tactics that the Avengers protecters here make. They just try to censor your opinion, by calling you a hater. Anyone could do that. There is clearly a difference between "overrated" and "outnumbered" as well. Take for example Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift who are not exactly as good as music could get, that is if you really love music. But since they have the most money behind them and reach the most audiences they are usually number 1 in sales and fans. They both have the most fans, most twitter followers etc. But you have every right to say they're "overrated" because like music, film is very much in the perspective of the audience. The second time I saw The Avengers I could hardly contain my laughter at how goofy it is. That's it, peace out :p
Jan 29 - 02:27 PM
Wreck-it Ralph. I know I want to include a list of good movies I saw in 2012.
Jan 24 - 07:08 PM
I agree, I wanted that to get number one on animation.
Jan 24 - 08:31 PM
Avengers was awful
Jan 25 - 07:16 AM
Ghost Rider:Spirit of Vengance was AWFUL! It made The Avengers look like a masterpiece.
Jan 25 - 08:26 AM
Dark Knight Rises wasn't any better.
Jan 30 - 08:48 PM
Jan 31 - 07:02 PM
My favorite movie was Zero Dark Thirty, followed closely by Argo. I think DDL probably will win Oscar, but the movie was tediously slow.
Jan 25 - 08:45 AM
Can't help but notice not seeing Les Miserables in any of the lists.
Jan 25 - 08:46 AM
Solely because its at about a 70% on the tomatometer. People pay way too much attention to that!
Jan 25 - 08:59 AM
Jan 28 - 01:58 PM
Life of pi, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty were my favorite movies of 2012. In my humble opinion Life of Pi should win the academy award for best picture.
Jan 25 - 10:35 AM
Out of the films listed, I'd go ahead and say Skyfall, or Argo. Django Unchained should've been mentioned and The Dark Knight Rises, was my favorite of 2012. For that person about to comment that TDKR was overrated and not that good, well screw off.
Jan 25 - 01:43 PM
I am animation fan so i am going to comment on that particular section. The Secret World of Arrietty is released in Japan in 2010, that's why i don't include it on my list. Frankenweenie had too many problems including characters that lack any kind of personality. Pirates is a pretty funny film and Paranorman is very very good. I very much liked Brave, despite many people claiming it to be one of the worst Pixar films. But the film that is arguably best is Wreck-It-Ralph, a surprisingly good film which makes you wonder if we are truly in a second Dsney Rennaisance!
Jan 25 - 04:44 PM
And who are the people voting for these? Let me guess a bunch of the RT "TOP CRITICS" Yeah I see they did a great job with the previous winners. It's a easy guess who they will pick it's either a Pixar movie or a movie with subtitles or a movie that NOBODY has seen. That is the reason why I'm the best in the world. The best movie of the year is El Gringo with Looper a close second.
Jan 25 - 05:34 PM
Do not ever go by the RT meter for any movie!!!! Remember that meter only really goes up by RTs critics who have no credibility. I'm the only critic that will tell you the truth about movies. Those top critics just all go along with eachother and say these crappy movies are great because they want to show how smart they are. Do you really REALLY thing any American truly likes to watch some foreign movie with Subtitles or some indy drama? Americans atleast my fans anyways don't care about percs of a wallflowers or whatever that stupid movie is nobody seen. Let's see Linclon was a bore fest and if people were honest they would say the same. Les Miserables...Yeah how fun to sit and watch a movie watching Russel Crow sing for 3 hrs.. Sorry but I much rather watch Dredd. People join the revolution. Follow me and I will always be honest with you, I review only the movies YOU WANT TO SEE
Jan 25 - 05:40 PM
"Follow me and I will always be honest with you"
Jan 26 - 12:24 PM
My take on each category:
Action/Adventure - Skyfall: Yeah, this was pretty good, the villain was convincingly psychotic, and the action sequences were slick.
Life of Pi: Visually breathtaking, I felt like I was on the boat with Pi and Richard Parker almost the entire time. Left the theater breathless.
Django Unchained: Surprisingly enjoyable, the relationship between the title character and Dr. Schultz really grabbed me.
Haywire: Never saw it :/
Premium Rush: Pretty fun for the most part; I ride my bike constantly, so this was right up my alley. The only real problem was the inconsistent pacing (the film tended to slow down and speed up rather abruptly).
Animation - The Secret World of Arrietty: Haven't seen it yet, but kind of want to.
Frankenweenie: Not great, it was loose in places and some ideas were introduced and underdeveloped, but still quite entertaining.
Wreck-It Ralph: While I really liked this one, I feel like the hype has gotten to me a little bit. Felix and Calhoun were funny, but had little impact on the plot, and I also still feel a little bothered by having so much of the film take place in "Sugar Rush". It's still a lot of fun, just not a masterpiece in my opinion.
ParaNorman: While some humor fell flat and it was a little too slow-paced, I thought this was well-done.
The Pirates!: As with "Ralph", I thought this was fun but not a classic; I would put it a step below "Ralph", though.
Comedy - Bernie: Never saw it.
21 Jump Street: I'll admit that it was well-structured and had a touch of emotion I wasn't expecting at all, but my biggest problem was that it just didn't make me laugh all that much. There were indeed some funny moments, but not as many as I hoped.
Sleepwalk with Me: Didn't see it.
Seven Psychopaths: " "
Your Sister's Sister: " "
Comic Book - The Avengers: The start of this one was a little rocky, but once all of the heroes are together on screen, it just gets better and better.
The Dark Knight Rises: I only saw it once in July, and having not seen the first two in the trilogy, I thought it was a well-done film.
The Amazing Spider-Man: Just saw it recently; Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone both did surprisingly well in their roles; not as good as the 2002 one, but still solid.
Dredd: Sort of a futuristic Die Hard with some interesting twists. I liked it.
Men in Black 3: Pretty decent, I had fun seeing all the retro MIB equipments like the massive jet packs; also, Griff was pretty funny.
Didn't see any of the documentaries, dramas, or foreign films, so I'll skip those categories.
Horror - The Cabin in the Woods: Only horror film I saw last year; it was a clever take on the genre.
Romance - Moonrise Kingdom: Entertaining in an odd sort of way, I enjoyed it.
The Sessions: Never saw it.
Silver Linings Playbook: Very real portrayal of "people with issues"; Bradley Cooper was the one that stood out most to me.
Keep the Lights On: Never saw it.
Hope Springs: " "
Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Looper: Took a second viewing to fully appreciate, but I really liked this one.
Safety Not Guaranteed: Surprisingly enjoyable, though the ending didn't tie everything together like I hoped.
The Hunger Games: A nice adaptation of the book; not the greatest thing ever, but good.
Chronicle: It's somewhat cheesy and corny, but I liked seeing the characters use their powers.
Robot & Frank: Never saw it.
Thriller - Argo: The only thriller I saw this year, and it was darn good.
Jan 25 - 06:11 PM
The Last Stand, Side Effects
Trailer for James Franco adaptation
Rachel McAdams' time travel romantic drama