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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 80%

Cyrus (2010)

"A humorous experiment in social discomfort."

Posted Jul 19, 2010

Mark Sells

2 69%

The Runaways (2010)

"'The Runaways' lacks an anarchistic punch - an authenticity and angst so distinctive of the band's rock n' roll revolution."

Posted May 3, 2010

Mark Sells

3 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"A visually stimulating, but slightly inconsequential "how to" tale."

Posted Apr 5, 2010

Mark Sells

4 66%

The Blind Side (2009)

"A sports drama that's more about the melodrama and less about the sport."

Posted Feb 3, 2010

Mark Sells

5 28%

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

"Superficial soup for the teenage soul."

Posted Jan 19, 2010

Mark Sells

6 37%

Angels & Demons (2009)

"For all the hype and hurrah, Angels & Demons is a tame thriller, requiring several leaps of faith.""

Posted May 21, 2009

Mark Sells

7 95%

Star Trek (2009)

"Mixing warp speed action with tongue in cheek humor, this Trek beams brighter than a supernova."

Posted May 14, 2009

Mark Sells

8 98%

The Wrestler (2008)

"Fluctuating eloquently between hope and sorrow, tenderness and isolation, 'The Wrestler' packs an emotional punch - a deeply personal story of one man's search for truth, love, and life outside of the ring."

Posted Feb 4, 2009

Mark Sells

9 85%

Rachel Getting Married (2008)

"Wandering aimlessly, it immerses the viewer in a never-ending series of song and dance, wedding toasts, and family feuds."

Posted Jan 28, 2009

Mark Sells

10 62%

Valkyrie (2008)

"Although the casting of Cruise takes some getting used to, the film makes ample use of a strong supporting cast and a tightly knit story to maintain suspense."

Posted Jan 26, 2009

Mark Sells

11 78%

Doubt (2008)

"Mercilessly, it immerses its characters in the depths of certainty and the consequences of blind faith."

Posted Jan 14, 2009

Mark Sells

12 94%

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

"From simple, childhood glee to teenage trouble and heartache, it's the kind of universal story that will leave you breathless."

Posted Jan 14, 2009

Mark Sells

13 88%

Bolt (2008)

"A formula that has worked ever since Lassie came home in 1943."

Posted Dec 10, 2008

Mark Sells

14 79%

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

"A constant, highly engaging entry in the Harry Potter saga."

Posted Aug 6, 2007

Mark Sells

15 57%

Transformers (2007)

"A mad rush of blood to the adolescent head."

Posted Jul 23, 2007

Mark Sells

16 91%

Knocked Up (2007)

"A highly scathing jolt of relationship reality."

Posted Jul 17, 2007

Mark Sells

17 44%

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007)

"Bland, bloated, and at times, bewildering, this third serving is merely yo-ho-hum."

Posted Jun 25, 2007

Mark Sells

18 40%

Shrek the Third (2007)

"Maturing all too quickly into adulthood, Shrek the Third, is over burdened with responsibility and a yearning for simpler, carefree times."

Posted May 21, 2007

Mark Sells

19 63%

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

"Falls prey to Hollywood sequel subterfuge - namely, that bigger is always better."

Posted May 14, 2007

Mark Sells

20 69%

Blades of Glory (2007)

"An elongated comedy sketch, without any depth or development."

Posted May 7, 2007

Mark Sells

21 34%

TMNT (2007)

"Never strays too far from its inner turtle."

Posted Apr 2, 2007

Mark Sells

22 60%

300 (2007)

"A film whose primary purpose is to entertain the male ego."

Posted Mar 17, 2007

Mark Sells

23 93%

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Posted Mar 10, 2007

Mark Sells

24 8%

The Number 23 (2007)

"A cop out of chaotic inconsequence."

Posted Mar 5, 2007

Mark Sells

25 47%

Miami Vice (2006)

"Hits on notes lower than the Smuggler's Blues."

Posted Aug 10, 2006

Mark Sells

26 76%

Superman Returns (2006)

"Quite capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound, [but] does so without much care or conviction."

Posted Aug 7, 2006

Mark Sells

27 75%

Over the Hedge (2006)

"Can't seem to rise above to see the hedge for the trees."

Posted May 29, 2006

Mark Sells

28 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

"Runs too fast, overloaded with pointless action to the brink of exhaustion."

Posted May 22, 2006

Mark Sells

29 84%

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

"Joyfully uplifting, 'Akeelah and the Bee' is quietly, one of the year's finest."

Posted May 19, 2006

Mark Sells

30 41%

American Dreamz (2006)

"A sociopolitical satire with a lot of bark, but not enough bite."

Posted May 1, 2006

Mark Sells

31 ——

Threat (2005)

"Even when violence erupts, there is no explanation, no logic, and no reckoning."

Posted Apr 21, 2006

Mark Sells

32 57%

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)

"Finds itself on thin ice, unable to support a 10-ton mammoth, let alone a 9-ton possum."

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Mark Sells

33 73%

V for Vendetta (2006)

"Deliberately blurs the line between heroism and terrorism."

Posted Apr 3, 2006

Mark Sells

34 72%

Syriana (2005)

"Adept at delivering macro and micro perspectives without moralism or conviction."

Posted Feb 21, 2006

Mark Sells

35 93%

Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

"Methodically and purposefully demonstrates the importance of impartial journalism."

Posted Feb 5, 2006

Mark Sells

36 84%

King Kong (2005)

"It was an overabundance of enthusiasm that killed the story."

Posted Jan 23, 2006

Mark Sells

37 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"Lee strips away all the pizzazz for something that is much more pure - a rough and tough emotional journey."

Posted Jan 9, 2006

Mark Sells

38 82%

Walk the Line (2005)

"A stirring, straightforward musical masterpiece."

Posted Jan 2, 2006

Mark Sells

39 75%

Zathura (2005)

"Boldly goes where no board game has gone before."

Posted Nov 20, 2005

Mark Sells

40 61%

Shopgirl (2005)

"Walks a fine line between pensive and frail as it attempts to comprehend expectations from love."

Posted Nov 14, 2005

Mark Sells

41 58%

The Weather Man (2005)

"An engrossing character study of the oppressive kind."

Posted Nov 11, 2005

Mark Sells

42 83%

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)

"Delightfully ghoulish!"

Posted Nov 2, 2005

Mark Sells

43 87%

A History of Violence (2005)

"Never does it deviate from Cronenberg's primal instincts."

Posted Oct 31, 2005

Mark Sells

44 82%

Hustle & Flow (2005)

"There is not a lot of bling bling in this surprisingly engaging and inspired effort."

Posted Aug 8, 2005

Mark Sells

45 82%

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

"It's just like being a kid again...in one gigantic candy store."

Posted Jul 21, 2005

Mark Sells

46 60%

One Crazy Summer (1986)

"Quirky, fun comedy with John Cusack - classic 80's summer fare"

Posted Jul 14, 2005

Mark Sells

47 25%

Bewitched (2005)

"Lacks cohesion and chemistry, essential ingredients to the original's success."

Posted Jul 14, 2005

Mark Sells

48 77%

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

"For all its good intentions, this Sisterhood is divine."

Posted Jun 29, 2005

Mark Sells

49 85%

Batman Begins (2005)

"Riveting and refreshingly somber, this is the amazing story of the man behind the mask."

Posted Jun 22, 2005

Mark Sells

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