Las Vegas Weekly

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 73%

Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

"For audiences just looking for some more cute dolphin antics, Dolphin Tale 2 delivers."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Josh Bell

2 67%

Red Band Society: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Treats serious illness as if it's just another trendy affectation, like joining the glee club or becoming a vampire. "

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Josh Bell

3 0%

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014)

"Both the cheapest-looking and most narratively deficient film in the series, a rather pathetic end to a project undertaken with more ambition than talent."

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Josh Bell

4 63%

Life Of Crime (2014)

"Life of Crime isn't spectacular or groundbreaking, but it does Leonard's lean prose justice."

Posted Sep 3, 2014

Josh Bell

5 14%

Innocence (2014)

"Whatever allegorical potential existed in Mendelsohn's novel is lost in favor of generic teenage petulance and worn-out horror-movie devices."

Posted Sep 3, 2014

Josh Bell

6 5%

The Identical (2014)

"The movie's bland wholesomeness and meager production values get in the way of exploring the central idea with any real depth."

Posted Sep 3, 2014

Josh Bell

7 44%

Houdini: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Unlike its subject, who performed feats that people remembered their whole lives, Houdini is entirely forgettable. "

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Josh Bell

8 78%

Land Ho! (2014)

"Nothing much happens in Land Ho!, which is sometimes charming and sometimes frustrating."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Josh Bell

9 7%

Are You Here (2014)

"Proof that genius doesn't always successfully translate from one medium to another."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Josh Bell

10 36%

The November Man (2014)

"The plot is so convoluted that it's almost always hard to tell what is at stake and what each side is trying to accomplish."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Josh Bell

11 54%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

"Gilliam can often do wonders with pseudo-philosophical nonsense, but this time his flair for the ridiculous can't overcome the flat, ponderous story."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Josh Bell

12 37%

If I Stay (2014)

"Uses its flimsy supernatural premise as framework for a lackluster romance."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Josh Bell

13 49%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"The movie has occasional sparkles of wit, but most of it is flat and sour."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Josh Bell

14 33%

The Giver (2014)

"What was once a pioneering story now looks like just another knock-off."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Josh Bell

15 67%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"Its characters may cook up dishes that are vibrant and daring, but The Hundred-Foot Journey is strictly bland comfort food."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Josh Bell

16 47%

I Origins (2014)

"The movie's musings are disingenuous at best and infuriating at worst, delivered with a hollow solemnity that the flowery story never warrants."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Josh Bell

17 21%

Into The Storm (2014)

"The filmmakers spend too much time on boring interactions between one-dimensional characters, and when they finally deliver some hardcore tornado action, it's underwhelming. "

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Josh Bell

18 89%

The Honorable Woman: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)

" The self-conscious weightiness overshadows the thrills, leaving the audience as drained and numb as the characters. "

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Josh Bell

19 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"Get on Up is full of standard-issue biopic moments, but they're played slightly out of order, with a fractured chronology that's more confusing than illuminating."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Josh Bell

20 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"A rollicking, B-movie-style adventure that doesn't need to rely on a cameo from the Avengers to secure its place in the superhero canon."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Josh Bell

21 48%

Le Chef (2014)

"As insubstantial and flavorless as one of the newfangled molecular dishes that Lagarde so vehemently despises."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Josh Bell

22 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"The details aren't always compelling enough to compensate for the movie's slow pace, but they build to a satisfyingly bleak conclusion. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Josh Bell

23 66%

Lucy (2014)

"In overselling his movie's supposed intelligence, Besson just makes it look even stupider."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Josh Bell

24 79%

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

" It feels like a more balanced dramedy, as much about chronicling the lives of mid-20s hipsters as it is about the development of the central romance. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Josh Bell

25 56%

Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Married is filled with recognizable comedic performers, which makes it even more disappointing that it just isn't very funny. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Josh Bell

26 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"For critics, Ebert's greatness is a given, but Life Itself doesn't do enough to reach beyond that."

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Josh Bell

27 44%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"Dull, predictable and flat, with decent animation but lifeless characters and a perfunctory narrative."

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Josh Bell

28 58%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"DeMonaco expands on his ideas a bit, but most of the potentially fruitful explorations are eventually tossed aside in favor of more firefights and foot chases."

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Josh Bell

29 24%

Third Person (2014)

"Even when Haggis seems to acknowledge that he actually has nothing to say, he does so in the most obnoxious, smug way he can."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Josh Bell

30 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Dawn is admirable for its efforts to tell a completely new story infused with social commentary, but those efforts too often amount to very little."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Josh Bell

31 87%

The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" As a delivery system for nasty gore, The Strain is a success, but as a sweeping story of the end of days, it's pretty underwhelming. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Josh Bell

32 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"The political message of Snowpiercer is delivered without much finesse, but Bong succeeds in other ways."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Josh Bell

33 48%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"Kids may not realize how blandly derivative Earth to Echo is, but their parents, at least, should know better."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Josh Bell

34 24%

Tammy (2014)

"It's hard to see what qualifies this modest, meandering comedy as a passion project."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Josh Bell

35 69%

The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" More frustrating is the show's relentlessly bleak, unpleasant tone, its grating characters and its almost pompous self-seriousness. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Josh Bell

36 73%

The German Doctor (2014)

"The gray visual palette matches the sedate tone of the film, which occasionally builds suspense but mostly unfolds too sleepily for any real excitement."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Josh Bell

37 64%

The Last Ship: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The plotting is often suspenseful, but the characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue is a mix of cheesy one-liners and cliched grandstanding. "

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Josh Bell

38 69%

Mystery Girls: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Can't we have nostalgia for stuff that was actually good to begin with? "

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Josh Bell

39 60%

Tyrant: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The family dynamics make the show feel like a cross between Homeland and Dallas, and the soapier elements are often the most entertaining. "

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Josh Bell

40 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Makes an infectious stage musical into just another showbiz biopic."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Josh Bell

41 24%

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

"An improvement only in that it doesn't feature a single reference to [Steve] Harvey's book."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Josh Bell

42 42%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"Owen and Binoche are both strong actors, but they can't salvage this bran muffin of a movie."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Josh Bell

43 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Pointing out the emptiness of a cash-in franchise sequel doesn't excuse that very same emptiness."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Josh Bell

44 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"The plot is unfocused and jumbled, borrowing elements from other fantasy movies without bringing them together into a cohesive whole. "

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Josh Bell

45 64%

For No Good Reason (2014)

"The artist often doesn't even get to take center stage in his own movie."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Josh Bell

46 95%

Ida (2014)

"Pawlikowski unfolds the story quietly and deliberately, with stunning black and white cinematography giving the movie an austere, otherworldly feel."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Josh Bell

47 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Fault is, in many ways, a typical romantic melodrama, but it's delivered with some uncommon thoughtfulness and respect."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Josh Bell

48 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Edge of Tomorrow is clever and even poignant during its first two-thirds."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Josh Bell

49 48%

Maleficent (2014)

"Instead of replicating classic Disney magic, Maleficent feels more like one of the CGI-cluttered fairy tale retellings of recent years."

Posted May 30, 2014

Josh Bell

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