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Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 15%

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"Unlike the first film, this is self-involved, silly and whiny...and so are the characters."

Posted Jun 9, 2010

Linda Cook

2 74%

Splice (2010)

"Only for adults with open minds and a high tolerance for the 'Ew!' factor, 'Splice' is smart, thought-provoking and grim."

Posted Jun 9, 2010

Linda Cook

3 9%

Marmaduke (2010)

"Well, here's another talking-animal movie, full of computer-generated imagery and body-function humor."

Posted Jun 9, 2010

Linda Cook

4 11%

Killers (2010)

"If you think the trailers look bad, just imagine how insufferable the movie is."

Posted Jun 9, 2010

Linda Cook

5 73%

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

"Raunchy, wild and offbeat - not unlike Russell Brand himself -- 'Get Him to the Greek' is a grownups-only comedy romp."

Posted Jun 9, 2010

Linda Cook

6 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"The fairy tale that has charmed adults and children is now in its fourth, and possibly final, installment."

Posted May 22, 2010

Linda Cook

7 47%

MacGruber (2010)

"It certainly has some laughs. And of course it has explosions. "

Posted May 22, 2010

Linda Cook

8 45%

Just Wright (2010)

"Sometimes, the stars and a smart script can outshine a formulaic framework. "

Posted May 22, 2010

Linda Cook

9 40%

Letters to Juliet (2010)

"Somewhere, not so long ago, a documentary was made about the true-life background of this fictional romance."

Posted May 22, 2010

Linda Cook

10 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"The legend lives on. Actually, this film is set right before the legend begins. "

Posted May 22, 2010

Linda Cook

11 68%

Babies (2010)

"It's a movie without a plot; a documentary without narration. It's a wonder about small wonders. 'Babies' is about four cultures of the world and how they raise their babies %u2013 the differences, the similarities, and, ultimately, the happiness involved"

Posted May 9, 2010

Linda Cook

12 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Because we already know how Iron Man came to be, 'Iron Man 2' isn't quite as interesting as the first film. But it does pack a super-hero wallop of action and fun."

Posted May 9, 2010

Linda Cook

13 60%

Phish 3d (2010)

"If you want to come to the dance, see 'Phish 3D' before it swims away Friday."

Posted May 2, 2010

Linda Cook

14 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"There is nothing remotely entertaining, endearing or enjoyable about 'Furry Vengeance,' a ghastly movie that has to be one of the year's worst."

Posted May 2, 2010

Linda Cook

15 15%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

"No, it isn't necessary. But in this remake, Jackie Earle Haley does a nice job as our favorite knife-fingered terror in "A Nightmare on Elm Street.""

Posted May 2, 2010

Linda Cook

16 49%

The Losers (2010)

"An average shoot-em-up, 'The Losers' contains plenty of action but not much that's memorable."

Posted May 2, 2010

Linda Cook

17 18%

The Back-up Plan (2010)

"Want to see lots of barf scenes? How about tons of references to genitalia? What about several poop-focused jokes? "

Posted May 2, 2010

Linda Cook

18 81%

Oceans (Disneynature's Oceans) (2010)

"Sublime. Astounding. Fantastic. I don't think I can find enough superlatives to describe the incredible "Oceans," the gorgeous Disney documentary released in celebration of Earth Day."

Posted Apr 20, 2010

Linda Cook

19 41%

Death at a Funeral (2010)

"'Death at a Funeral' isn't always lively."

Posted Apr 18, 2010

Linda Cook

20 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"'Kick-Ass' OWNS."

Posted Apr 18, 2010

Linda Cook

21 58%

She's Out of My League (2010)

"Sloppy, sometimes tasteless and at times silly, 'She's Out of My League' is a lovable mess. It's raunchy humor with a heart of gold."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

22 43%

Brooklyn's Finest (2010)

"A great cast and a mediocre script create an average show in 'Brooklyn's Finest,' the gritty grownups-only story of three flawed police officers whose lives intersect."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

23 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"Kids will enjoy the characters and the 3D. But grownups? Well, not this grownup, who is a Tim Burton/Johnny Depp fan, and who expected more."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

24 13%

Our Family Wedding (2010)

"An idea that might have worked as a sit-com but comes off lackluster in the format of a feature film, 'Our Family Wedding' is as predictable as can be. "

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

25 53%

Green Zone (2010)

"Part political thriller and part actioner, 'The Green Zone' is a war movie that will appeal to thinking audiences and those who appreciate a rush of adrenaline."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

26 27%

Remember Me (2010)

"Dear oh dear, the problems and the acting-out with which the wealthy must content."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

27 86%

Hubble 3D (2010)

"This, then, is how a star is born."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

28 83%

The Ghost Writer (2010)

"What a well-told mystery. Hitchcock must have been watching from above and smiling when 'The Ghost Writer' was filmed."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

29 22%

Repo Men (2010)

"It's a buddy movie. Then again, it's political statement about corporate greed and the health-care crisis. No, it's a science-fiction tale."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

30 53%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

"A clever movie with a smart message, 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' far surpasses its dopey-looking ad campaign."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

31 13%

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

"I don't just hand out zeroes becuase I'm having a bad day. I really tried to like this movie. But it's one of the most boring, awful films so far in 2010."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

32 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"Savagely raunchy, completely ridiculous and outrageously entertaining, 'Hot Tub Time Machine' could be this year's 'The Hangover' %u2013 a comedy strictly for grownups."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

33 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"Here's a smart tale with a social conscience that just happens to be told with animation - and it's in 3D, to boot."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

34 26%

Why Did I Get Married Too (2010)

"Not as clever or as dramatic as the first outing, 'Why Did I Get Married Too?' still is an enjoyable outing for the ensemble created by Tyler Perry."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

35 20%

The Last Song (2010)

"The ending is contrived, it's true. But I had a good time getting there in Nicholas Sparks' 'The Last Song.'"

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

36 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"If you want to fondly remember the 1980s.If you want some cheesiness thrown in with some action.If you want to enjoy the adventure...Go to 'Hot Tub Time Machine' and not 'Clash of the Titans.'"

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

37 67%

Date Night (2010)

"It pales in comparison to Scorsese's brilliant "After Hours." But the theme is the same: Crazy things can happen when ordinary people go outside of their comfort zones. "

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

38 25%

Letters To God (2010)

"This story of a courageous child's battle with cancer would have been so much better if it had been a documentary."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Linda Cook

39 71%

The Crazies (2010)

"Now, here's a thriller to be crazy about."

Posted Feb 27, 2010

Linda Cook

40 19%

Cop Out (2010)

"Foul-mouthed and mostly funny, "Cop Out" is an above-average movie helmed by Kevin Smith, directing for the first time a script that's not his own."

Posted Feb 27, 2010

Linda Cook

41 85%

A Single Man (2009)

"A somber character study of a gay man int he early 1960s, 'A Single Man' is a drama that features a remarkable, subdued performance by Colin Firth."

Posted Feb 27, 2010

Linda Cook

42 69%

Shutter Island (2010)

"The dazzling camera work by master director Martin Scorsese makes 'Shutter Island' all the more creepy ... not unlike the director's 'Cape Fear' from years back."

Posted Feb 27, 2010

Linda Cook

43 12%

The Spy Next Door (2010)

"Not as good as it should be but not as bad as I thought it would be, "The Spy Next Door" is an average actioner geared toward kids."

Posted Feb 2, 2010

Linda Cook

44 87%

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

"No one can breathe life into a crazed character like Nicolas Cage can."

Posted Feb 2, 2010

Linda Cook

45 48%

The Book of Eli (2010)

"Yes, it's another post-apocalyptic movie. But it stands on its own as a gripping, entertaining story with a couple of nifty twists."

Posted Feb 2, 2010

Linda Cook

46 28%

Extraordinary Measures (2010)

"A stellar cast performs in a so-so script based on a real-life series of events."

Posted Feb 2, 2010

Linda Cook

47 33%

To Save a Life (2010)

"This faith-based movie wasn't meant to vie for an Academy Award. It's a think piece for adolescents, church groups and counselors."

Posted Feb 2, 2010

Linda Cook

48 20%

Legion (2010)

"Winged things are flitting in two movies, one of which is aimed at adults and the other which is aimed at children. Neither of them is worth seeing."

Posted Feb 2, 2010

Linda Cook

49 18%

The Tooth Fairy (2010)

"Boy, is this ever tedious. I think it would be tedious for kids, too, even though that's the audience it has in mind."

Posted Feb 2, 2010

Linda Cook

50 56%

Edge of Darkness (2010)

"Solid, hard-hitting and tense, "Edge of Darkness" is a drama for grownups who enjoy thrillers."

Posted Feb 2, 2010

Linda Cook

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