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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 75%

The Cosmopolitans: Season One (TV, 2014)

" The Cosmopolitans suffers from dull and awkwardly presented conversations, one-note characters and a storyline that does essentially nothing beyond make Americans look sort of goofy in the presence of Europeans, who aren't presented any better. "

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Nick Venable

2 32%

As Above/So Below (2014)

"This is a terrible film. Just an ugly, disappointing exercise that actually had potential, if it somehow could have landed in the hands of a director who understood the function of a camera. "

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Sean O'Connell

3 98%

Starred Up (2014)

"Boldly and brilliantly made. Starred Up is raw, relentless and riveting. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Kristy Puchko

4 37%

The November Man (2014)

"The cinematic equivalent of a Golden Parachute, a paycheck role in a burgeoning franchise that may pad Brosnan's retirement fund but asks very little - in terms of performance - from its rugged, disinterested lead."

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Sean O'Connell

5 93%

Angels in America: Season 1

" Yes it's a miniseries, but that's a technicality. This is the finest piece of filmmaking to be made this century! I would give this fifty stars if I could. I swear! "

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Bill Beyrer

6 39%

If I Stay (2014)

"Like the car riding along that snowy road, the movie starts to swerve into uncomfortably melodramatic territories, and it isn't long before any forward progress established by director R.J. Cutler smashes into an embankment, as well. "

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Sean O'Connell

7 69%

What If (2014)

"'What If' is 'When Harry Met Sally...' for the current generation. I guess you could call it 'When Harry Potter Met Zoe Kazan....' Has anyone used that yet? No? Good, then I'm stealing it. "

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Sean O'Connell

8 17%

When The Game Stands Tall (2014)

"Trips over itself while trying to sell its product very hard as a faith-based blockbuster."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Mike Reyes

9 45%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"Feels like a half-hearted obligation. The plot is disjointed, the pace grueling. The performances range from flat-lining to bonkers. "

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Kristy Puchko

10 32%

The Giver (2014)

"Jeff Bridges is so amusingly philosophic in the spectacular role of mentor and sage - the overly experienced veteran who has so much to share with his younger cast mates but needs to pick and choose his moments. "

Posted Aug 17, 2014

Sean O'Connell

11 40%

Life After Beth (2014)

"Life After Beth is content to meander a bit throughout its runtime, ditching story momentum in favor of its overqualified cast."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Gabe Toro

12 91%

Frank (2014)

"Being so close to these deeply miserable people made me feel smothered, and desperate for escape. "

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Kristy Puchko

13 21%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

"Perhaps the greatest crime Let's Be Cops could ever commit is the fact that it exists. "

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Mike Reyes

14 34%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"Even by the standards of this particular series, The Expendables 3 is barely a movie."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Gabe Toro

15 25%

Partners: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Partners has an opportunity to push the line with its humor, beyond the kind of jokes we might see from a similar comedy over at CBS. Partners barely approaches the line, which is a shame. "

Posted Aug 5, 2014

Kelly West

16 46%

About Alex (2014)

"It's far from flawless, but is a promising first feature with lots of charm."

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Kristy Puchko

17 6%

Who's Your Caddy? (2007)

"The lackadaiscal plot, cheesy jokes and lack of originality make Caddy nothing more than a trashy comedy, but at least it's occasionally an entertaining one."

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Katey Rich

18 4%

Material Girls (2006)

"Welcome to adulthood, Hillary and Haylie Duff. Here are your T-Mobile Sidekicks and Tabloid news stories. Leave your personalities at the door."

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Rafe Telsch

19 20%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"Entirely hollow, poorly put together, and will require an audience on its level of stupidity to survive. Don't be one of its supporters."

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

20 89%

Outlander: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" There's always a challenge with adapting a book series to television. Outlander finds its footing in that respect early on, clearly embracing its wonderful source material, while marching forward as a serialized drama that's well worth watching. "

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Kelly West

21 56%

Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

"Sharknado 2 isn't aiming for that kind of subtlety, as the tone leans more toward thrills and action rather than tension and fear."

Posted Jul 30, 2014

Kelly West

22 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"If anything this is more of a cautionary tale about capitalism, about Brown coming from the bottom and seeking to assert his dominance with success."

Posted Jul 29, 2014

Gabe Toro

23 5%

College (2008)

"College is painfully stale, pathetically unfunny, and I can't think of a single reason why you should sit through [it]."

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Mack Rawden

24 3%

The Apparition (2012)

"None of this matters at all because the main characters are completely unlikable, and the momentum is consistently ruined by poor decision-making."

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Mack Rawden

25 61%

Hercules (2014)

"This is ultimately a nothing movie."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Gabe Toro

26 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"One of the most entertaining, fun, thrilling, heartfelt and beautiful summer blockbusters we've seen. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

27 89%

Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Manhattan boasts a solid cast, led by the John Benjamin Hickey and Olivia Williams, and a compelling story brimming with potential for a great TV drama. "

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Kelly West

28 65%

Lucy (2014)

"Ultimately, Lucy is solidly entertaining, though at times its leaps in logic feel a bit silly."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Kristy Puchko

29 2%

Getaway (2013)

"Getaway feels like a project that was undercooked, needing snappier dialogue, better shot coverage in its action sequences, and especially a heavier dose of macho charisma."

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Kristy Puchko

30 88%

The Kill Team (2014)

"It's hard to watch, but important to witness."

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Kristy Puchko

31 41%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"There's whimsy that could have landed on the cutting room floor. Braff would realize that, if he were cranking out reflective melodramas like this once every other year, instead of once every other decade. "

Posted Jul 20, 2014

Sean O'Connell

32 63%

Mood Indigo (2014)

"Gondry's unique vision makes Mood Indigo pop like no other filmmaker could."

Posted Jul 20, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

33 48%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"A muddled movie that delivers a gawky, unbelievable love story, tangled among a lazy intellectual debate, marinated in an abundance of sentiment and nostalgia."

Posted Jul 20, 2014

Kristy Puchko

34 82%

Satisfaction: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" I ended up liking Satisfaction a lot more than I thought I would, having been exhausted by USA's endless line of "buddy" comedies and dramas. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Nick Venable

35 77%

You're the Worst: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" You're the Worst gets the balance between comedy and reality, pushing the boundaries of a more traditional rom-com, in favor of something a bit darker and more honest. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Kelly West

36 57%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"Much like the first movie, The Purge: Anarchy sets up a surprisingly interesting scenario and world, but simply bungles its execution."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

37 56%

Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Greer and Faxon are both excellent comedic actors; they just weren't given the right material with Married and their work suffers because of it. "

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Jessica Rawden

38 44%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"A slapdash bit of entertainment, that may delight young children, but will surely bore--and possibly depress--their parents. "

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Kristy Puchko

39 22%

A Long Way Down (2014)

"Overall, the film's flaws are outweighed by its charms. Though it's not as deeply satisfying as About A Boy or High Fidelity, A Long Way Down is undeniably bubbly, heartwarming and funny. "

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Kristy Puchko

40 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"Comes across as small, uneven, and, at times, lazy. "

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

41 88%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 (TV, 2011)

" Boardwalk Empire is concerned with far more than spilling blood. Almost every drop comes at a narrative price, either to progress the story or the characters. "

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Jesse Carp

42 76%

The Congress (2014)

"A film so rich in texture, depth of emotion, and subtext that it feels a bit wrong to review it after only a single viewing. "

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Kristy Puchko

43 87%

The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Strain takes it to the basic cable limit, unapologetically delivering gore, violence or just plain weird horror for our entertainment, discomfort and/or terror. "

Posted Jul 12, 2014

Kelly West

44 97%

Masters of Sex: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Like all relationships, Masters and Johnson will surge forward, and as history has already made apparent, some good research will come out of this ill-fitting romance. "

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Jessica Rawden

45 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"It's a wonder, on every level, that a movie like Boyhood can exist. It's even more amazing that it can be as good as it is, while coming together under impossible odds."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Sean O'Connell

46 82%

Welcome to Sweden: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Even the 'lost in translation' laughs are not original, with the culture clash jokes retreading well-worn territory. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Jesse Carp

47 86%

The Bridge (FX): Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" It takes some TV series entire seasons to pull off the storytelling that The Bridge delivers on a weekly basis. "

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Nick Venable

48 83%

Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" There's a bigger picture developing here, which may tie into the fate of humanity. How it all shakes out remains to be seen, but Extant's introduction satisfies, and more importantly, it leaves us wanting more. "

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Kelly West

49 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"I did not like this movie. And the reason can be boiled down to director Steve James (and perhaps Ebert himself) and I clearly disagree about how the dead should be remembered. "

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Kristy Puchko

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