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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 3%

The Apparition (2012)

"Dull, dreary, pointless and bad, sporting shock scenes that don't shock, a grisly premise that doesn't make sense, and a meager cast of mostly uninterested-looking Hollywood lookers."

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Michael Wilmington

2 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"This film really becomes The Dark Knight to the first film's Batman Begins."

Posted Jul 8, 2014

David Poland

3 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

Posted Jun 21, 2014

David Poland

4 54%

Jersey Boys (2014)

""WB took the safe road, came in on time and budget (presumably, as Eastwood always does), and made a golem.""

Posted Jun 21, 2014

David Poland

5 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"The concept of repetition is quite brilliantly done. It never feels "that gag again?!"."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

David Poland

6 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"It's a weepie. It can't be something else... a genre more respected. But it does what it does quite perfectly."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

David Poland

7 85%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"It's really all about how these two build a joke on camera. They get it. They top it. Then they get the hell out before you get stop laughing."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

David Poland

8 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man films are quite unlike any of the major box office comic efforts so far. "

Posted Apr 26, 2014

David Poland

9 89%

Locke (2014)

""I'm driving," he says, and the BMW is his cranium, and the voices the voices rocketing within, the car less infernal cage than fevered skull. All the confinement, the inspired technical legerdemain, it's all a means to an end, and that end is "Locke." "

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Ray Pride

10 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"I'm not saying that Captain America 2 is crap. But I don't see how anyone can claim that it is much better than a Very Special Episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Posted Mar 30, 2014

David Poland

11 77%

Noah (2014)

"I almost never felt challenged... which is shocking for a filmmaker who had challenged us in film after film."

Posted Mar 24, 2014

David Poland

12 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"Wes Anderson is the Willy Wonka of art films. He works in a land of pure imagination. You never know what will be around the next corner. But you do have a sense of what the chocolate will taste like."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

David Poland

13 100%

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter ()

"Completely original, technically proficient, and simply mesmerizing."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Kim Voynar

14 94%

When I Walk (2013)

"When I Walk overcomes the risk of being gloomy or solipsistic by the sheer force of the personality of its director and subject."

Posted Oct 22, 2013

Kim Voynar

15 71%

Blood Brother (2013)

"It's clear that both Rocky and Hoover have been greatly changed by their experiences; what's more surprising is how effective Blood Brother is at moving the audience as well."

Posted Oct 16, 2013

Kim Voynar

16 96%

Cutie And The Boxer (2013)

"Cutie and the Boxer is a beautifully made film, as one might expect a film about the art world to be."

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Kim Voynar

17 50%

At Any Price (2013)

"At Any Price isn't so much about race cars or corn as it is about what price we're willing to pay to protect what we love, and to keep our hopes and dreams alive. As such it's a fitting parable for our times."

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Kim Voynar

18 55%

Man of Steel (2013)

"All surface and no heart, no brains, no guts. (spoiler review)"

Posted Jun 12, 2013

David Poland

19 83%

This Is the End (2013)

"What really makes the movie fly is the choices that Goldberg & Rogen and all the stars made/agreed to play through the film."

Posted Jun 3, 2013

David Poland

20 85%

We Are What We Are (2013)

"There are some terrific performances in this film, most notably from Childers and Garner, who move seamlessly from wide-eyed naivete to fierce protectiveness. And man, is this a gorgeous, well-put together film."

Posted May 20, 2013

Kim Voynar

21 78%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"When you are making a smart movie and end up getting dumb because "that's the way it has to be... it's a studio movie... they need sequel options...," it's really a shame."

Posted May 1, 2013

David Poland

22 50%

Pain & Gain (2013)

"Michael Bay has the brain, camera skills, and balls to make this movie a tough as it can be. But he doesn't have the inclination to slow down and trust the drama. "

Posted Apr 25, 2013

David Poland

23 82%

About Sunny ()

"Lauren Ambrose has a career-high turn in Think of Me, writer-director Brian Wizemann's smart, suspenseful, intimate film."

Posted Mar 29, 2013

Kim Voynar

24 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"There were things that offered promise... but one after the other, they blended into the blandness of the storytelling."

Posted Mar 22, 2013

David Poland

25 81%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"The Place Beyond The Pines is classic melodrama... the kind Hollywood made in black and white "

Posted Mar 22, 2013

David Poland

26 65%

Spring Breakers (2013)

"it's spring break kitsch, these girls following the yellow-stained road through Oz, with Franco as The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, AND The Lion. "

Posted Mar 22, 2013

David Poland

27 74%

Les Miserables (1998)

"I feel like saying I hate this movie. I really don't. I was just bored out of my mind by its lack of anything real. "

Posted Dec 6, 2012

David Poland

28 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"A giant leap for Apatow-kind."

Posted Nov 26, 2012

David Poland

29 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"This is as fine a piece of filmmaking as you will see. While many will prefer other types of films, this film hits to all fields in a way that others just don't even try."

Posted Nov 26, 2012

David Poland

30 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"Never mistake this for a Good Film. But like going to see a horror film or a low-end action movie... it was that kind of good time."

Posted Nov 13, 2012

David Poland

31 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Posted Oct 25, 2012

David Poland

32 78%

Flight (2012)

" This is one of the movies where the audience enjoys the parts more than they feel the sum of those parts."

Posted Oct 16, 2012

David Poland

33 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"This Bond film is an anti-Bond film. Bond continues to be a hard, brooding guy. But this time the villain in the piece, Bardem, brings him to life. (non-spoiler review)"

Posted Oct 13, 2012

David Poland

34 83%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"It's a mostly fun and entertaining romp through the lighter side of darkness -- or at least, dark comedy."

Posted Sep 10, 2012

Kim Voynar

35 85%

The Master (2012)

"This is probably PTA's least accessible movie for general audiences. But it is also his most mature work as a filmmaker."

Posted Sep 1, 2012

David Poland

36 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"This is not the worst film you'll see this year. It's not even the most disappointing film of the summer. But it sucks pretty bad."

Posted Aug 1, 2012

David Poland

37 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"The Dark Knight Rises is the movie a filmmaker makes after they have earned the freedom to break the mold and to reach for something bigger than the franchise."

Posted Jul 16, 2012

David Poland

38 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

"This one's a winner."

Posted Jun 29, 2012

Kim Voynar

39 73%

Prometheus (2012)

"The best film of the summer so far."

Posted May 30, 2012

David Poland

40 97%

Paul Williams Still Alive (2012)

"I kinda loved Paul Williams Still Alive."

Posted May 23, 2012

David Poland

41 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Comic geeks can collectively sigh with deep relief: Joss Whedon has taken their beloved Avengers and given them back a well-directed, action-packed, brilliantly written film."

Posted May 3, 2012

Kim Voynar

42 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"I just wish it was actually a really good, memorable summer Movie Movie. And it's not. It doesn't suck, but it's not One Of Those."

Posted Apr 30, 2012

David Poland

43 51%

The Three Stooges (2012)

"Anyone who pans this film needs the stick taken out of their butt. Nyuk Nyuk."

Posted Apr 12, 2012

David Poland

44 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"... while Battle Royale is good bloody dystopian fun, The Hunger Games has a better, more completely drawn story and interweaving of theme. And it has Katniss Everdeen, who's a completely kick-ass female protagonist. "

Posted Mar 23, 2012

Kim Voynar

45 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"Why is the movie like eating the white of a hard boiled egg with no salt, pepper, or any other flavor except "white?""

Posted Mar 20, 2012

David Poland

46 89%

Footnote (2012)

Posted Mar 8, 2012

David Poland

47 51%

John Carter (2012)

"30% less story would have been really helpful and made for a better film. At least for people who are not just watching something they have already imagined in their heads."

Posted Mar 7, 2012

David Poland

48 85%

21 Jump Street (2012)

"This is one of those movies that is much better than expected, but is still for a specific audience."

Posted Mar 7, 2012

David Poland

49 77%

War Horse (2011)

"One cannot help but to root for this horse like you would root for any of the great heroes of the movies. He embodies the traits of persistence, courage, and survival. "

Posted Dec 25, 2011

David Poland

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