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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 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

2 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

3 41%

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

4 59%

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

5 22%

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

6 78%

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

7 79%

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

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 100%

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

13 60%

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

14 29%

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

15 29%

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

16 85%

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

17 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

18 68%

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

19 48%

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

20 9%

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

21 32%

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

22 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

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 95%

Broad City: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" 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

27 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

28 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

29 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

30 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

31 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

32 97%

Sherlock: Season 3 (TV, 2014)

" Any concerns that Sherlock might have lost its magic during the hiatus should be allayed by this generally strong season premiere. "

Posted Jan 21, 2014

H. Shaw-Williams

33 10%

The Nut Job (2014)

"Nut Job is a decent (but entirely forgettable) animated crime/caper for younger audiences."

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

34 18%

Ride Along (2014)

"Occasionally satisfying and funny, but mostly just watered-down action/comedy tropes and uninspired slapstick - all less imaginative than similar buddy cop movie offerings."

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

35 55%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit falls short of realizing the character's full franchise potential - resulting in a good but not particularly groundbreaking spy movie effort."

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Ben Kendrick

36 18%

Devil's Due (2014)

"Consider this one stillborn, and put your faith in better horror offerings to come. The real devil is ever having to view this movie."

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

37 100%

Breaking Bad: Season 3 (TV, 2010)

" While slow at times, the third season premiere of Breaking Bad provides viewers with just a taste of what's to come as it's the second and third episodes where things start coming together and series really kicks back into gear. "

Posted Jan 15, 2014

Anthony Ocasio

38 84%

True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" A decadent excursion into darkness, True Detective is one gorgeous piece of television. "

Posted Jan 13, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

39 89%

Banshee: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" If, amidst all the fisticuffs, high-speed robberies, and squirrel crushing Banshee can discover and show the audience what it is about these characters that makes them want to choose one life over the other, then season 2 might just top the first. "

Posted Jan 13, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

40 81%

Helix: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" SyFy's Helix dares to stand out in a landscape already filled to capacity with genre-based behemoths.. "

Posted Jan 13, 2014

David Griffin

41 3%

The Legend of Hercules (2014)

"Legend of Hercules feels like a glorified Syfy movie that lacks the cheekiness necessary to make the whole experience a so-bad-it's-good B-movie viewing."

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Sandy Schaefer

42 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"It's not for everyone, but Lone Survivor is a moving (and disturbing) look at Operation Red Wings - and a thoughtful glimpse at the men that gave their lives for it."

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Ben Kendrick

43 94%

Her (2013)

"If in ten years we see people seeking the solace of love from digital companions, we'll have only to say that Spike Jonze showed us the way."

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Kofi Outlaw

44 96%

Justified: Season 5 (TV, 2014)

" One of the things that helps make Justified such a great show is the way Yost and fellow writers Golan, Chang, and others allow certain events to take place offscreen, giving the audience something to chew on while the narrative begins to unfold. "

Posted Jan 8, 2014

Kevin Yeoman

45 92%

Community: Season 5 (TV, 2013-2014)

" (Harmon) firmly re-establishes his dominion over the weird and wonderful elements that make Community a charmer. "

Posted Jan 3, 2014

Jason Tabrys

46 38%

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

"The Marked Ones is a mixed bag that improves upon the narrative of the last two movies, ups the action quotient, but fails to deliver where it really counts - scares."

Posted Jan 3, 2014

Ben Kendrick

47 14%

47 Ronin (2013)

"47 Ronin is a harmless (read: awkward but somewhat inspired) piece of action movie fluff married to a period epic."

Posted Dec 27, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

48 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"By presenting the bad and the ugly behind Wall Street so unflinchingly, Scorsese crafts an insightful and important deconstruction of post-millennial America's moral erosion."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

49 29%

Grudge Match (2013)

"Grudge Match has just enough thoughtfulness and emotional perceptiveness to make up for the many cliche elements - offering decent but unremarkable entertainment value."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

50 59%

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

"A solid memoir in its scope, scale and respectful (yet critically-objective) tone; but as biographical cinema, is far less revolutionary than its subject."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

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