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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 15%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

"Let's Be Cops tries to offer coming-of-age gravitas, action movie thrills and comedic slapstick, but never excels at any one of them."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

2 34%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"The Expendables 3 offers its share of old-school action thrills and fun, yet it has the same problems as its predecessors - and then some."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

3 31%

The Giver (2014)

"The Giver is a surprisingly generic addition to the young adult film genre - especially for a story that champions individuality and self-expression."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Ben Kendrick

4 57%

Legends: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Until we know more, the kindest grade for this show may be incomplete. "

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Jason Tabrys

5 44%

The Killing: Season 4 (TV, 2014)

" Like its broken characters, this broken drama kept plugging away, trying to achieve that one story that would validate all the bad choices it had made in the past. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

6 86%

The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Knick takes the familiar tropes of everything from E.R. to St. Elsewhere to Chicago Hope and more and transposes them into a setting that radically changes the game by demonstrating the struggles of a time in which modern medicine was in its infancy. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

7 89%

Outlander: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Whether you're a loyal fan of the books or a newcomer to Outlander, Starz latest entry in the world of television dramas looks to be a story you'll want to stick with until the end. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

David Griffin

8 21%

Into The Storm (2014)

"Into the Storm is another found footage failure - a gimmicky natural disaster film that fails to provide exciting tornado action or impactful human drama."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Ben Kendrick

9 66%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"The Hundred-Foot Journey is a by the numbers, yet charming, handsome, and well-acted dramedy that the whole family can enjoy."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

10 20%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"TMNT is shallow popcorn entertainment - but within the spectrum of reboots and remakes, it falls on the safe side of honorable."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

11 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"Get on Up has elements of greatness but ends up being just one step above a standard musician biopic - as result of its fairly derivative narrative"

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

12 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Guardians of the Galaxy may blast off another successful franchise for Marvel, but it has a few parsecs left to go before it can truly claim greatness."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

13 64%

Lucy (2014)

"Lucy will not speak to a wide audience but those that fall within its target reach should be rewarded with some thought-provoking science fiction."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Ben Kendrick

14 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"Boyhood is a noteworthy accomplishment - and an unparalleled movie experience."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Ben Kendrick

15 61%

Hercules (2014)

"If the phrase "Brett Ratner's Hercules starring The Rock" sounds like a fun movie to you, then you'll get your money's worth from Hercules."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

16 97%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

" Boardwalk Empire has developed so many characters and separate plot threads (some worthwhile and some not so much) that it has effectively segued into an accomplished ensemble piece. "

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

17 87%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 3 (TV, 2012)

" Boardwalk Empire has grown into a series interested in the rippling effect that competition, greed and duplicity can have on an individual and the choices he or she makes. "

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

18 88%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 (TV, 2011)

" Season 2 is already shaping up to be every bit the powerhouse hour of television the first season was. "

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

19 93%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2010)

" Consider it a warning shot to the other networks: HBO is back with another hit show and they are laying claim to Sunday night. "

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Rob Frappier

20 19%

Sex Tape (2014)

"A jumbled mix of on-the-nose comedy set pieces and contrived emotional threads that squander any potential within Sex Tape's entertaining premise."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Ben Kendrick

21 44%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"Planes: Fire & Rescue is a better made film than its predecessor on a technical level, but otherwise just as generic (in some ways, more so) on a storytelling level."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

22 58%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"A step down from the original in terms of narrative but the basic promise of the series - thrills, kills, and mayhem - is still fulfilled in satisfying fashion."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

23 56%

Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" While Married isn't the perfect show, it is delightfully real and awfully funny. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Jason Tabrys

24 50%

Hemlock Grove: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Hemlock Grove has gone from being absolutely unwatchable to a worthy guilty pleasure. "

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Perri Nemiroff

25 87%

The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" When you're plastering posters of a worm digging its way into an eyeball all over the place, you better earn that eerie imagery and Guillermo del Toro's The Strain absolutely does. "

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Perri Nemiroff

26 97%

Masters of Sex: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" That's what makes Masters of Sex so heartbreaking, beautiful and funny simultaneously. There are no clear cut villains or heroes, just people being people and it's something Ashford should never change. "

Posted Jul 14, 2014

David Griffin

27 82%

Welcome to Sweden: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Welcome to Sweden mines laughs from mildly uncomfortable situations and awkwardness in a way that no NBC show has since the good old days of the Steve Carell-lead Office. "

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Jason Tabrys

28 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes everything great about the first film and kicks it up to a higher level. One of the best (and most technically proficient) films of 2014."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

29 29%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"It might not be the scariest movie of the year but, thanks to a compelling look at evil in our world, Deliver Us From Evil is still very frightening."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Ben Kendrick

30 24%

Tammy (2014)

"Tammy is another effective demonstration of McCarthy's comedic abilities - but much like its protagonist, the film is too jumbled and directionless for its own good."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

31 49%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"A fresh-yet-familiar sci-fi adventure for adolescents that's not as good as it could've been, but still delivers a solid good time, nonetheless."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

32 100%

The Legend of Korra: Season 3

" The Legend of Korra is king when it comes to action set-pieces. "

Posted Jul 2, 2014

David Griffin

33 62%

Under the Dome: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Under the Dome has assuredly stepped back into its place as one of the most frustrating and dim-witted shows on television. "

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

34 69%

The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Leftovers is poised to be as spellbinding as it will be divisive. "

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

35 82%

Girl Meets World: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It's a surprisingly terrific [children's show] which not only manages to capture the essence of the much-loved Boy Meets World, but it also begins an exciting new chapter for the Matthews family - one that's worth keeping an eye on, regardless of age. "

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Anthony Ocasio

36 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

" A unique vision, strong execution (in action, wit, and humor) as well as compelling characters culminate in one of the year's best dark horse hits."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

37 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Age of Extinction won't win over Transformers movie skeptics but Michael Bay succeeds in giving his fans what they are looking for - unmatched CGI spectacle."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Ben Kendrick

38 67%

Teen Wolf: Season 4 (TV, 2014)

" It's starting to feel very much like the set pieces were written in advance, and that the justification for them was scribbled into the margins of the script much later. "

Posted Jun 25, 2014

H. Shaw-Williams

39 57%

Tyrant: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The story doesn't just feel like a deliberate homage to The Godfather; it feels like an uninspired mash-up of several prominent television tropes from the last 15 years or so. "

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

40 82%

Almost Royal: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" (Almost Royal) feels like a take on Sacha Baron-Cohen's antics in Borat and Da Ali G Show. But whereas Cohen's work seemed harshly satirical and occasionally mean-spirited, this aims to be more broad, message-less, fun and easy. "

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Jason Tabrys

41 64%

The Last Ship: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Michael Bay delivers an enjoyable, visually stunning and high octane hour of television that accomplishes its main goal: it makes us want to see more. "

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Jason Tabrys

42 100%

Defiance: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" The show takes an unabashed stance on constantly drawing up such a mind-bogglingly assorted set of characters and alien species that the average episode might just trump happy hour at a Mos Eisley cantina in terms of diversity. "

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

43 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Jersey Boys is an enjoyable but ultimately straightforward stage-to-screen transfer - over-polished and lacking in the raw energy that made its source material so enchanting."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Ben Kendrick

44 25%

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

"An amusing matinée or rental at best, Think Like a Man Too rests on its laurels - and, as a result, pales in comparison to its much funnier predecessor."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

45 92%

Louie: Season 4 (TV, 2014)

" Louie isn't an etch-a-sketch that can be shaken clean every time CK wants to go in a different direction. No more starting fires and walking away. "

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Jason Tabrys

46 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"A bigger, and arguably better, sequel experience that features more dragons, larger scale action set pieces, as well as a poignant message on the challenges of growing up."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Ben Kendrick

47 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"22 Jump Street pulls off the comedy sequel balancing act better than just about any comparative franchise - with extra points for skewing its own sequelness."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

48 97%

Orange is the New Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" The tone and appeal are still firmly intact. "

Posted Jun 9, 2014

Perri Nemiroff

49 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"A heartfelt drama, where a pair of teenage protagonists set the stage for an ageless (and uplifting) message about human life - highlighting both its frailty and beauty."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Ben Kendrick

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