In Time (2011)
"The movie meanders in circles, frustratingly wasting its intriguing premise showcasing a story of Robin Hood meets Bonnie and Clyde-like heroic villains on the run that's as rudimentary as it is forgettable. "
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
"But most of all it is a film about the choices we make and how they define us, in the end asking questions about trust and togetherness difficult to grapple with and even harder to find a comfortable answer to. "
Puss in Boots (2011)
"Puss in Boots kind of surprised me. Far more witty then I expected it to be, nicely animated and featuring a charming story of forgiveness and redemption that belies its Shrek inspired fractured fairy tale roots, this movie more than won me over. "
Dirty Girl (2011)
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
The Big Year (2011)
The Ides of March (2011)
"It has disdain for the process, showing the inherent hypocrisy living inside the political system and the corruptive influence it can have on the lives and mores of seeming innocents caught up within its withering whirlpools of self-aggrandizement. "
The Thing (2011)
"Starting with writer Karl Gajdusek's inane screenplay, the film is a hodgepodge of clichés that gets worse and worse as it goes along. So bad it's almost wonderful, this is one motion picture that almost needs to be seen to be believed. "
Real Steel (2011)
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
"It is an overblown, histrionic, cluttered and a nowhere near well enough developed mess, the erstwhile humanitarian a one-note caricature I knew little more about at the end than I did at the beginning. "
Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2011)
"This movie is certifiably insane, that's a given, but it's also extremely witty, has far more intelligence than you might originally expect and has a grand time exploding clichés and playing with an audience's expectations. "
What's Your Number? (2011)
Killer Elite (2011)
"I couldn't take my eyes off of it, and as emotionally interior and as dialogue driven as much of it the whole thing ends up being as thrilling as a big budget action blockbuster and as compelling as your typical star-powered Hollywood melodrama. "
"Romantic, tragic, heartbreaking and euphoric, this is an emotionally invigorating odyssey that held me spellbound all the way through, the movie elegantly building to a beautifully poignant coda that is as tearful as it uplifting. "
Chasing Madoff (2011)
I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)
The Lion King (2011)
Higher Ground (2011)
"Yet there is something about the film, something about the way it is constructed, about what it is saying, that has struck some sort of interior chord with me, and as such I've been having plenty of trouble compiling my thoughts into one. "
"It is infuriating and exhilarating, wonderful and annoying, cliché and revolutionary, and with more problems than I can easily count (or recount, for that matter) the simple truth of the matter is that I borderline loved it. "
"The final scenes, dominated to a large extent by the stunning open-book grace of Boosheri, took my breath away, and by the time the film was over I was somewhat awestruck by just how deeply the story being told affected me. "
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)
"Next to Attack the Block, this beautifully realized bit of H.P. Lovecraft-like nastiness might just be the most fun I've had sitting in a theatre this entire Summer, the final product a B-grade sensation worthy of adoration. "
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
"But Nispel and his trio of screenwriters do nothing with their simplistic premise, crowding the screen with too much digital imagery and making every villainous character look like they just stepped out of some macabre Saturday morning cartoon. "
Fright Night (2011)
The Whistleblower (2011)
Final Destination 5 (2011)
The Future (2011)
"July is a filmmaker of distinct imagination and whimsy, and while there is a great deal on her mind and a ton she wants to say her delivery of it all, in my opinion at least, still leaves a bit of something to be desired. "
"Soon the movie is going through the slasher playbook, offering up nothing new and doing little different making the eventual outcome a rather pedestrian and ho-hum affair that even with a nifty final twist sort of bored me senseless. "
The Help (2011)
The Change-Up (2011)
Attack the Block (2011)
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
"It must be said upfront that, for all its problems and script deficiencies, Cowboys & Aliens is probably the most continually entertaining effort of director Jon Favreau's still relatively young career. "
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
The Smurfs (2011)
"It is an exercise in controlled primeval cinematic chaos, the filmmaker going places and showcasing facets of the human conditions many would run screaming in the opposite direction to get away from. "
Die Another Day (2002)
Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti) (2010)
"The movie is an engaging sensation I didn't want to see end, and when the Avengers do finally assemble summer 2012 here's hoping they're initial engagement is half as thrilling a spectacle as this one proved to be. "
Friends With Benefits (2011)
A Little Help (2011)
Phase 7 (2011)
"There is a pervading menace of distrust and anxiety that only grows as the film progresses, and watching Coco try to navigate these soon-to-be murderous waters while also doing his best to keep his wife as in the dark as possible giddily surreal. "
- • Gregory L. Amato
- • Jon Bjorling
- • Chris T. Bryan
- • Avril Carruthers
- • Sara M. Fetters
- • Dylan Grant
- • Jon Harmon
- • Gareth J. Von Kallenbach
- • Joseph Kastner
- • Ryan Keefer
- • Dennis Landmann
- • Greg Malmborg
- • Geoff Roberts
- • Howard Schumann
- • Rachel Sexton
- • Matt Sienkiewicz
- • Drew Taylor
- • Tim Watson