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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 45%

Drive Angry (2011)

"It's The Crow meets Death Proof, but without the cool Violent Femmes songs or Tarantino's snappy dialogue . . ."

Posted Jun 8, 2011

James O'Ehley

2 71%

Never Let Me Go (2010)

"The movie may be too understated for its own good ultimately . . ."

Posted Feb 1, 2011

James O'Ehley

3 6%

The Last Airbender (2010)

"An amateurish mess."

Posted Jan 18, 2011

James O'Ehley

4 ——

Princess of Mars (2009)

"Not even lawyers could save one of Edgar Rice Burroughs' most beloved characters from the Asylum!"

Posted Jan 12, 2011

James O'Ehley

5 90%

Coraline (2009)

"Unfortunately Coraline is one of those movies that one thought one would have liked more . . ."

Posted May 7, 2009

James O'Ehley

6 ——

Meerkat Manor - Season One (2008)

"Just because they haven't invented the internal combustion engine or don't have Beethoven, it doesn't mean that meerkat social dynamics and daily life aren't worthy of a daily soap opera . . ."

Posted Oct 17, 2007

James O'Ehley

7 66%

Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

"Spectacular production designs and giant CGI battles can't really disguise a soap opera plot and often hammy acting."

Posted Aug 2, 2007

James O'Ehley

8 73%

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

"Flags of Our Fathers tells the true story behind the famous flag-raising photograph from WWII. Fascinating in a History Channel way, it's somewhat weakened by a confusing narrative..."

Posted Jul 25, 2007

James O'Ehley

9 91%

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

"Telling the story of the famous WWII battle from a Japanese perspective, Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima is a companion piece to his own Flags of our Fathers. And, to a certain degree, it's a better film."

Posted Jul 25, 2007

James O'Ehley

10 68%

The Crucible (1996)

"Powerful adaptation of a classic play"

Posted Nov 22, 2004

Andrew Burden

11 43%

The Clearing (2004)

"Kidnap dramas are nothing new and this one certainly isn't original, but director Pieter Jan Brugge compensates with a stylish approach."

Posted Nov 22, 2004

Andrew Burden

12 11%

Exorcist - The Beginning (2004)

"Pre-production wranglings shouldn’t affect the final product, but in this case you can’t help wondering if they did."

Posted Nov 22, 2004

Andrew Burden

13 0%

Crawlspace (1986)

"Chilling, but meandering"

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

14 83%

Oliver! (1968)

"A classic musical with beautiful backdrops. If you haven't seen it you should ask why not. If you have you should be asking for some more please."

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

15 ——

When the Wind Blows (1988)

"One of my all time favourite films - fantastic story, great animation and a title track from David Bowie. What more could you want?"

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

16 81%

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

"Lovely mythology watered down slightly. Still great visuals and as always fantastic action"

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

17 31%

The Cannonball Run (1981)

"You can't criticise this - it's an institution!"

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

18 74%

Ghost (1990)

"Despite cynicism I enjoyed it. There I've admitted it"

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

19 30%

Porky's (1982)

"Crude, but funny film that set a tough standard for similar comedies in the States"

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

20 0%

Jaws 4 - The Revenge (1987)

"It's worse than awful"

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

21 67%

Shirley Valentine (1989)

"Wonderful benchmark for British comedies"

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

22 0%

Stepfather 2 (1989)

"No - let fairly decent first time thrillers lie"

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

23 23%

Who's That Girl? (2003)

"Not even as a vehicle for a great performer"

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

24 19%

Boxing Helena (1993)

"Great premise but daughter tries unsuccessfully to outweird her father"

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

25 21%

AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004)

"A surprisingly good night out. May not meet the expectations of die hard fans of either franchise - still action packed - and if you can overlook the acting - a fun film."

Posted Oct 1, 2004

Andrew Burden

26 38%

Skin Deep (1989)

"Hasn't aged well, but for its time it was risque, inredibly well written and executed"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

27 53%

Jaws 2 (1978)

"Decent sequel in spite of itself. Should have stopped with this one though"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

28 54%

The Cable Guy (1996)

"Not many seemed to like this one, but I loved the dark undertones. Quirky, funny and new. Worth a look"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

29 8%

Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)

"The first film was tolerable - this devolves into a Porkys wannabe."

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

30 50%

House (Ding Dong, You're Dead) (1986)

"Strangely riveting film. Like a Ghost House at a fun fair this film is silly but great fun"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

31 33%

Dance with the Devil (Perdita Durango) (1999)

"Also known as Perdita Durango, this one'll blow your socks off. It's the Mexican Pulp Fiction, but darker and more powerful. Also severe indictment of US/Mexican relations. Don't miss this one"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

32 64%

*batteries not included (1987)

"Even if the batteries were included this wouldn't work"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

33 29%

Three Men and a Little Lady (1990)

"First one was cute, this is simply tired"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

34 63%

Hellraiser (1987)

"Transatlantic dubbing and poor acting ruin what should have been an absolute masterpiece of modern horror. You can't take away Clive Barker's originality away though."

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

35 77%

Gorky Park (1983)

"Brooding thriller, but overly long and lacking pace"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

36 85%

Thunderball (1965)

"Always well done, but with any James Bond film it depends on if you buy into the franchise. If you do it's great, but if not it's fairly average"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

37 74%

The Towering Inferno (1974)

"They don't make disaster movies like this anymore"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

38 19%

Universal Soldier (1992)

"Universally bad - but great idea"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

39 66%

Labyrinth (1986)

"The acting is stilted at times, but between Henson's magical world and Bowie's haunting tracks you won't care."

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

40 93%

Withnail and I (1987)

"Cult classic - if you haven't yet seen it you should be asking serious questions about where you've been for the last two decades"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

41 18%

License to Drive (1988)

"They tested our patience with the 80's comedy a little too much with this one"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

42 61%

About Last Night... (1986)

"Brat pack comedy one step up the ladder. Entertaining and touching."

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

43 88%

Misery (1990)

"Kathy Bates is the scariest thing about this film - and it's enough - fantastic film"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

44 91%

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

"Another eccentric, hauntingly beautiful film from the master of fantasy"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

45 100%

On the Waterfront (1954)

"Classic in every way, but without Brando the film would lack the rquired punch (no pun intended)"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

46 92%

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

"Has so much potential, but doesn't quite get there"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

47 94%

Blood Simple (1984)

"The beginning of an awesome legacy. They start as they mean to continue.It's fresh, it's original and absolutely compelling"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

48 81%

A Few Good Men (1992)

"Powerful performances drive this film, in spite of Tom Cruise"

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

49 90%

Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different (1972)

"You either love them or hate them, but this is one of the finest collections of sketches by the team."

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Andrew Burden

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