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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 97%

Orphan Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Orphan Black could be in for yet another innovative, smart and powerful run. "

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Perri Nemiroff

2 59%

Dom Hemingway (2014)

"Dom Hemingway delivers on half of its well-meaning intentions - prioritizing eccentric comedy beats over its unconventional tale of love and self-reflection."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Ben Kendrick

3 86%

Under the Skin (2014)

"For cinephiles that enjoy artistic debate more than concrete answers, Under the Skin provides an intriguing platform for discussion and reflection."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Ben Kendrick

4 9%

A Haunted House 2 (2014)

"Even fans of the series should wait until they can see Haunted House 2 at home - where they can take as many verbal potshots at its awfulness as they like."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

5 18%

Transcendence (2014)

"They must've titled this movie with total irony, because Transcendence stumbles hard in its attempt to rise above."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

6 98%

Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It works as both a polite nod to the original and an indication that things have been changed, as Hawley ushers in a batch of similar but different characters, plopping them into roughly the same milieu. "

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

7 86%

Mad Men: Season 7 (TV, 2014-2015)

" The equivalence of Don and Freddy is actually far more pronounced than previously imagined. "

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

8 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"Enjoyable music and traces of authentic Brazilian spirit provide reasonable compensation for Rio 2's derivative qualities and storytelling flaws (if only barely so)."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

9 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"Draft Day is an enjoyable and sentimental sports drama that, sadly, falls short of greatness - one that might also require die-hard football fans to suspend serious disbelief."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Ben Kendrick

10 71%

Oculus (2014)

"The unique stylistic approach to haunted house horror will be a novelty to fans of the genre - just don't be disappointed when it all ends with a fizzle instead of a bang."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

11 96%

Silicon Valley: Season 1

" Silicon Valley takes a skewed look at the pressures associated with finding rapid success, and how money too often becomes the determining factor of a person's level of achievement, rather than the effort and the outcome of building something. "

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

12 48%

Turn: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The problematic nature of TURN does not arise from its absence of fantastical creatures and places, but from the lack of any kind of charisma from its leading cast. "

Posted Apr 8, 2014

David Griffin

13 98%

Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014)

" Every character beat feels like it's been crafted to its finest point, while each scene carries with it the possibility of drastic change - but that is only because the series has done such a fantastic job conditioning the audience to expect such things. "

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

14 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"A timely narrative, deep exploration of fan-favorite characters, and unforgettable action set pieces make Captain America: The Winter Soldier one of Marvel's best."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Ben Kendrick

15 22%

Sabotage (2014)

"Those just hoping for some good-ol' action fun - you get one major shootout set piece, a couple small sequences, plenty of blood, gore and foul language and that's about it."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

16 77%

Noah (2014)

"Viewers who give Aronofsky a chance will find that, despite differences of opinion and belief, there's plenty of universal value in this gripping tale of good overcoming evil."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Ben Kendrick

17 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Falls short of matching the simple pleasure of the first installment, but for action fans, there is still plenty of next-level choreography work present in Evans' sequel."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

18 63%

Bad Words (2014)

"Plays out as a farce that (sadly) just isn't all that insightful, witty, or creative with how it approaches its premise - one that is kind of funny but only goes so far."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

19 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"Kids and Muppet fans will find plenty to enjoy but nearly every element of the film fails to capture the heart and larger social relevance featured in 2011's The Muppets."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Ben Kendrick

20 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"A wondrous celebration of everything that Wes Anderson holds dear - while moving farther away from being a universally recommendable title for casual viewers."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

21 40%

Divergent (2014)

"Divergent falls somewhere in a middle ground between high points of The Hunger Games and the low points of The Twilight Saga."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

22 58%

13 Sins (2014)

"The logic behind the whole operation isn't entirely sound, but Webber's performance is so engaging and Stamm has such a firm handle on every other element of this production that those flimsy narrative elements rarely pulls you out of the experience."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Perri Nemiroff

23 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"It's not particularly smart or original, but car lovers and films fans that are willing to switch off their brains should find Need for Speed offers an amusing ride."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Ben Kendrick

24 77%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"A no-brainer for Veronica Mars fans, but for viewers that have never seen the TV show, the movie will be (slightly) confusing and offer only average mystery drama in return."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Ben Kendrick

25 78%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman has a heart and mind but the film is still a second-tier contender when compared with similar CGI animated movie offerings."

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

26 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Like the real Battle of Artemisium, which often takes a backseat to the Battle of Thermopylae, Rise of an Empire cannot step out of 300's lofty shadow."

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Ben Kendrick

27 36%

Mixology: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" There's the hope that these other characters catch when they're introduced, but that's asking viewers for a lot of patience, especially for a sitcom. "

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Jason Tabrys

28 97%

The Americans: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" We know how the Cold War turned out, but as viewers, we're far less certain as to the fates of these characters who may lack our knowledge, but understand full well the potential cost of the games without frontiers they're playing at. "

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

29 92%

Vikings: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" The reasons for Vikings success stem from its stellar casting, and top-notch writing from Tudors veteran Michael Hirst. "

Posted Mar 4, 2014

David Griffin

30 100%

Hannibal: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" If you're not watching Hannibal, you're missing out on one of the finest, most viscerally entertaining programs television (network or cable) has to offer. "

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

31 59%

Non-Stop (2014)

"Kick your seat back, let that tray table down, turn off the overhead light (your brain) and let this plane carry you to your destination."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

32 25%

Pompeii (2014)

"A clumsy character drama that turns one of history's most interesting and heart-breaking natural disasters into a tiresome and unmoving cinematic experience."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Ben Kendrick

33 33%

3 Days To Kill (2014)

"3 Days to Kill offers little substance that hasn't been handled more effectively in previous Luc Besson directed Euro-action/thrillers."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

34 88%

House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" House of Cards doesn't simply plod along like Frank and Claire's leisurely jog connecting the seasons; it jumps right off a narrative cliff without checking to see what's below. "

Posted Feb 19, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

35 13%

Winter's Tale (2014)

"Despite an often muddled story, the meaningful fantasy yarn about life and love in Winter's Tale will at least leave viewers with something to mull over afterwards."

Posted Feb 14, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

36 69%

About Last Night (2014)

"About Last Night is more unique than your average rom-com flick - even if only marginally so."

Posted Feb 14, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

37 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"It might have not been 'necessary' but JosŤ Padilha's RoboCop reboot still offers an intriguing take on the character."

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Ben Kendrick

38 10%

Vampire Academy (2014)

"Vampire Academy will likely only satisfy fans of the books. To most everyone else, it's another disposable addition to the growing pile of cheap YA movie adaptations."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

39 33%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"An entertaining but extremely uneven film that might satisfy historical drama fans but falls very short of realizing the full potential in its gripping premise."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Ben Kendrick

40 96%

The Lego Movie (2014)

"The LEGO Movie is a fun adventure with heart and originality that everyone (regardless of age) should experience in full, big-screen 3D grandeur."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

41 81%

American Horror Story: Coven (TV, 2013-2014)

" With so many conversations the show clearly saw as significant being left unanswered, it seems Coven was regrettably content to simply point to problems without wanting to have a deeper discussion. "

Posted Feb 4, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

42 22%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"It doesn't break new ground in examining modern relationships but a few grains of truth will be insightful and funny to the film's self-described 'selfish generation.'"

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Ben Kendrick

43 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"Labor Day is a sincere and earnest attempt to get at the deeper meaning of a rather soapy premise; unfortunately, the movie is only partially successful in its quest."

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

44 95%

Broad City: Season 1

" The show's tone is also confident in a way that is singular and doubtlessly forged by the struggle to come up through the overcrowded Web and bolstered by the approval of someone like Amy Poehler. "

Posted Jan 27, 2014

Jason Tabrys

45 66%

Rake: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Kinnear is enjoyable when onscreen, winning viewers over with an affable nature and a wry smile. The trouble is, there's little to draw us to the character beyond that cursory description and charm. "

Posted Jan 27, 2014

Jason Tabrys

46 58%

Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" There are pirates aplenty, but their romantic nature is stripped down to a more personal and gritty reality that's worth your attention. "

Posted Jan 27, 2014

David Griffin

47 4%

I, Frankenstein (2014)

"Style over substance, I, Frankenstein establishes an interesting sandbox - one that, given a stronger story and more developed characters, might be worth revisiting."

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Ben Kendrick

48 22%

Gimme Shelter (2014)

"Gimme Shelter feels like the final result of a C-grade director having watched Precious and deciding that he could do better."

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

49 47%

The Following: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" The intense brutality is back and perhaps elevated even more with the new recruits, and the story does, indeed, thrive because of it. "

Posted Jan 21, 2014

Anthony Ocasio

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