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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 53%

Agora (2010)

"Agora is an epic production, handsomely mounted by director Alejandro Amenábar, but the film is at its most stimulating and compelling on an intellectual level"

Posted Jun 3, 2010

Philip Concannon

2 51%

Holy Rollers (2010)

"Though it lacks depth, Holy Rollers captures your attention early on and is able to sustain this momentum throughout. Kevin Asch has learned from his influences well and his feature debut takes its place among the better recent independent crime dramas."

Posted May 21, 2010

Janos Gereben

3 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"If you had a tough time getting through Shrek the Third, you'll probably have an even tougher time with Shrek Forever After. Oh, but it's in 3-D. That should make things pop, but it didn't make much of an impression, sort of like the rest of the animati"

Posted May 21, 2010

Janos Gereben

4 50%

The Living Wake (2010)

"A small, peculiar film with a big, grating personality, The Living Wake is like a party crasher at an intimate gathering, momentarily intriguing and difficult to forget, but mostly for the wrong reasons."

Posted May 17, 2010

Janos Gereben

5 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"Robin Hood was a workmanlike film with nothing special to recommend it other than the two lead actors and beautifully shot English countryside."

Posted May 17, 2010

Janos Gereben

6 40%

Letters to Juliet (2010)

"Seyfried is delightful in this movie whereas I have found her just annoying in others. Maybe it is that she gets to share the screen with Bernal and the luminous Vanessa. Those two could make anybody look good. Still Seyfried is also good in her scenes wi"

Posted May 17, 2010

Janos Gereben

7 85%

Looking for Eric (2010)

"Though certainly well intended and with a pleasant enough spirit, it lacks anything in the way of urgency, usually the defining trait of a Ken Loach movie."

Posted May 12, 2010

Janos Gereben

8 49%

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010)

"If the movie works on any credible level, it's as a deranged, surreal experience."

Posted May 11, 2010

Janos Gereben

9 68%

Babies (2010)

"For the first part of the movie the cuteness of the babies is enough but after that the sameness of the film starts to sink in and the need for something else arises."

Posted May 11, 2010

Janos Gereben

10 18%

Princess Ka'iulani (2010)

"You mourn the princess not only because of her cruel fate and that of her country, but more personally because of the magnificent way Q'orianka Kilcher portrays her on the screen."

Posted May 11, 2010

Janos Gereben

11 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"This sequel was an improvement in many ways. I preferred Don Cheadle as Tony's friend Rhodey, the two seemed to have a better rapport, and Mickey Rourke just can't be beat as a villain"

Posted May 7, 2010

Janos Gereben

12 82%

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010)

"The Disappearance of Alice Creed is not flawless, and Blakeson occasionally ties himself in knots with his complicated plotting, which often leads to Alice, Vic and especially Danny behaving in a manner that forwards the plot rather than one that naturall"

Posted May 2, 2010

Janos Gereben

13 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"Kids will probably enjoy the scenes with the animals getting the best of the humans, and they will all absorb the message that nature needs to be protected, All the bad acting and boring moments in the script will be overlooked. "

Posted May 2, 2010

Janos Gereben

14 15%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

"Haley is a solid replacement for Englund as the murderous Freddy. He is particularly effective in the scenes of Freddy's earlier life. Although his talent was put to better use in "Watchmen" this role should give him employment for years to come."

Posted May 2, 2010

Janos Gereben

15 49%

The Losers (2010)

"The action in the film is continuous and the excitement is intense. Still there is something just a bit off with the whole plot, look and feel of the film. "

Posted Apr 26, 2010

Janos Gereben

16 86%

The Square (2010)

"Edgerton makes it a point to complicate each character and action, focusing on complex decisions that produce lasting and often violent consequences. "

Posted Apr 25, 2010

Janos Gereben

17 18%

The Back-up Plan (2010)

"It is nice to have Lopez back in a romantic comedy and for the most part it is an acceptable vehicle for her. "

Posted Apr 25, 2010

Janos Gereben

18 59%

Dancing Across Borders (2010)

"The film is a wonderful mix of ballet rehearsals and performances, the saga of a young artist's struggle and success, and a personal story of dealing with cross-cultural conflict and resolution."

Posted Apr 25, 2010

Janos Gereben

19 57%

Cemetery Junction (2010)

"While Remi Adefarasin's cinematography gives the picture a superficially cinematic sheen, this is essentially small-minded fare, unimaginative in its ambitions and clumsy in its execution. "

Posted Apr 21, 2010

Janos Gereben

20 84%

Get Low (2010)

"Robert Duvall can do no wrong."

Posted Apr 20, 2010

Janos Gereben

21 31%

Paper Man (2010)

"What the film aims to be, I think, is a dry, witty and intimate glimpse into the lives and souls of these misunderstood everyday people, but simply cannot connect"

Posted Apr 19, 2010

Janos Gereben

22 83%

The Ghost Writer (2010)

"The brilliance of the ensemble acting here is perhaps Polanski's finest achievement"

Posted Apr 19, 2010

Janos Gereben

23 80%

I Am Love (2010)

"Beautiful. That's the word that most appropriately sums up I Am Love %u2013 the film is a portrait of beautiful people in beautiful surroundings, and it has been beautifully made. "

Posted Apr 17, 2010

Janos Gereben

24 62%

The Joneses (2010)

"The execution just didn't live up to the clever premise. If we aren't going to get into the heads of these characters as they witness the havoc they wreak, then director should have kept up the satirical tone of the"

Posted Apr 16, 2010

Janos Gereben

25 75%

Greenberg (2010)

"Through the casual pacing of the script and Harris Savides' gloriously brumous cinematography, Greenberg becomes more about other people's interpretations of Roger than the man himself."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

26 53%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

"For anyone who has struggled to fit in, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is full of nostalgic and painful reminders of the horrors of middle school, from gym class to school plays. It's full of genuine laughs, one of the rare films that can by enjoyed by kids and adu"

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

27 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"It is, quite simply, a good story told in an entertaining, imaginative and heartfelt way. Now come on, DreamWorks; was that really so difficult?"

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

28 51%

Chloe (2010)

"Chloe, a shallow, formulaic thriller that feels rushed and somewhat routinely slapped together, registers as a surprising disappointment."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

29 26%

Why Did I Get Married Too (2010)

"One trip to this well was enough. The cast, returning from the first film, is good enough but the story is shrill and unnerving. By the time a tacky ending arrives the audience is ready for something a little lighter and a little brighter. "

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

30 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Danny Huston play the three main Greek gods %u2013 Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. Neeson sort of ambles through his role while Fiennes attacks his like he is playing the lead in "Macbeth." Huston has little to do and is totally f"

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

31 74%

The Exploding Girl (2010)

"The Exploding Girl isn't a particularly plot driven film, but it has momentum, an undercurrent that tugs you along."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

32 25%

Letters To God (2010)

"Letters To God keeps letting the story be interrupted by the sponsor, which in this case is Christianity."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

33 67%

Date Night (2010)

"What the film turned out to be is a good movie but not a great one."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

34 69%

The Runaways (2010)

"The Runaways a rollicking good time, with plenty of funny moments mixed in with the sex, drugs and rock 'n roll, I was left with the sensation that something was missing. "

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

35 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"After the deluge of huge, effects-laden superhero blockbusters that has dominated cinemas in the past decade, there's something pleasing in seeing the modestly budgeted Kick-Ass come out of nowhere to provide more imagination and entertainment than almost"

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

36 61%

Breaking Upwards (2010)

"As with most films about young love won and lost, Breaking Upwards comes from a place of genuine pain, honesty, and most importantly, delusion."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

37 53%

Green Zone (2010)

"Green Zone begins with Shock and Awe, and Paul Greengrass tries to maintain that tone for the rest of the movie. "

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Janos Gereben

38 53%

Green Zone (2010)

"Green Zone begins with Shock and Awe, and Paul Greengrass tries to maintain that tone for the rest of the movie."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Philip Concannon

39 41%

Footprints (2011)

"Footprints can be described as an adult fairy tale, light in tone yet not without thematic depth. "

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Warren Curry

40 84%

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

"Running an obscene 2 1/2 hours, presenting a story which could have made a halfway decent half-hour episode of a half-assed TV series, this Potter has no focus, a comprehensive plot, any semblance of cohesion, purpose, meaning."

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Janos Gereben

41 60%

A Perfect Getaway (2009)

"Twohy's script dares and succeeds in peppering the dialogue with funny insider references to Hollywood scripts and actors."

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Janos Gereben

42 46%

Creation (2010)

"A gripping personal drama surrounding the 1859 publication of the book which introduced the world-changing theory of evolution."

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Janos Gereben

43 83%

Bright Star (2009)

"High-Toned, Tragic, Exalted Soap"

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Janos Gereben

44 92%

Ponyo (2009)

"Significantly, Miyazaki creates realistic, valid and memorably attractive characters, such as the heroic-vulnerable-patient-nurturing-tough mother, Tina Fey."

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Janos Gereben

45 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"Anne Hathaway is ridiculously miscast as a deliberately weird White Queen, although the character is supposed to represent Good against the Red Queen's evil."

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Janos Gereben

46 92%

Solntse (The Sun) (2005)

"It's been called maddeningly meditative and a vision of life shrouded in dust and cobwebs"

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Janos Gereben

47 No Score Yet

Live Animals (2009)

"No doubt a metaphor for the handling and abuse of wild animals, or a riff on human trafficking, director Jeremy Benson has made a horror film that will be PETA approved. This blood-soaked saga is one of the better entries in the sagging and tarred dramati"

Posted Apr 9, 2010

Jonathan W. Hickman

48 69%

The Runaways (2010)

"One of the brightest lights of the film was Michael Shannon, as the band's Svengali creator/producer, Kim Fowley. "

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Jean Flynn Wyant

49 53%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

"With such a funny and well-loved source material, it's hard to go wrong. But director Thor Freudenthal doesn't really add much though that might be the best choice when all the laughs are right there on the page."

Posted Apr 5, 2010

Jean Flynn Wyant