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Sunday Mail [UK]

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 45%

The Lords of Salem (2013)

"It's ambitious but, ultimately, a failure."

Posted Apr 16, 2013

Garry McConnachie

2 79%

The Informant! (2009)

"While there are difficulties with the tone and the almost smug, clever-clever attitude of The Informant, the unusual nature of the story and, above all else, the performance of Damon make it worth catching." EDIT

Posted Nov 20, 2009

3 86%

500 Days of Summer (2009)

"In a cinema season overflowing with ho-hum rom-coms , it's a delight to come across one that moves off the well-beaten track and entertains at the same time."

Posted Sep 4, 2009

Garry McConnachie

4 82%

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2010)

"The second chunk of the epic story of French gangster Jacques Mesrine is every bit as engrossing as the first movie." EDIT

Posted Aug 29, 2009

5 97%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"The major strength of The Hurt Locker is that it all feels so real that you can almost taste the sand on your lips." EDIT

Posted Aug 29, 2009

6 88%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"Quentin Tarantino is back on form with a bang with what might just be his finest film yet."

Posted Aug 21, 2009

John Millar

7 89%

Sin Nombre (2009)

"It's such an accomplished and powerful piece of storytelling that Sin Nombre - which means Nameless - could easily find itself in the running for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award." EDIT

Posted Aug 14, 2009

8 35%

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

"It's complete nonsense but absolutely marvellous nonsense." EDIT

Posted Aug 7, 2009

9 82%

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2010)

"Mesrine is a movie that deserves to be rated up there with Scarface. It's so good that after a few minutes you're so completely absorbed you forget that you're watching a subtitled movie." EDIT

Posted Aug 7, 2009

10 64%

Adam (2009)

"Adam is tender and touching and works because it manages to avoid being too predictable or too sugary." EDIT

Posted Aug 7, 2009

11 29%

Mad, Sad & Bad ()

"Although it has been made on a tiny budget, Mad, Sad & Bad holds together because of some brilliant performances." EDIT

Posted Jul 31, 2009

12 98%

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

"One of the greatest ventures into the myth and legend of the Wild West." EDIT

Posted Jul 24, 2009

13 87%

The Blues Brothers (1980)

"An inspired combination of wild comedy, a demented car chase, a double act that dovetails beautifully and terrific music, The Blues Brothers comfortably survives the test of time." EDIT

Posted Jul 24, 2009

14 49%

Antichrist (2009)

"The gruesome nature of what follows is best avoided by those of a delicate disposition." EDIT

Posted Jul 24, 2009

15 44%

The Proposal (2009)

"Sandra Bullock's performance alone deserves to give the star her first big comedy success since Miss Congeniality." EDIT

Posted Jul 24, 2009

16 85%

Kisses (2010)

"The dialogue throughout this touching, though never sugary, film is delivered in the language of the streets and the performances from the two young stars are nothing short of remarkable." EDIT

Posted Jul 17, 2009

17 87%

Frozen River (2008)

"Frozen River is a quirky drama driven by a couple of outstanding performances." EDIT

Posted Jul 17, 2009

18 89%

Moon (2009)

"A minor masterpiece. Quite simply Moon, given its minuscule budget - around 2.5million - is a cinematic miracle. The film is one of the best examples of thought provoking sci-fi that we have seen in an age." EDIT

Posted Jul 17, 2009

19 84%

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

"It's just what Potter fans are waiting for." EDIT

Posted Jul 17, 2009

20 68%

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

"An offbeat yet delightful drama." EDIT

Posted Jul 10, 2009

21 68%

Brüno (2009)

"Bruno is not for the easily upset but if you roared with laughter at Borat the chances are that you will find the gay Austrian model even more outrageously funny." EDIT

Posted Jul 10, 2009

22 8%

Freakdog (Red Mist) (2009)

"Slasher movies tend to be all about the fiend doing the carving and cutting in a search for revenge. And that's pretty much the core of Red Mist." EDIT

Posted Jul 3, 2009

23 56%

Encarnação do Demônio (Devil's Reincarnation) (Embodiment of Evil) (2009)

"Grotesque but stylish stuff." EDIT

Posted Jul 3, 2009

24 68%

Public Enemies (2009)

"The hottest gangster movie in ages." EDIT

Posted Jul 3, 2009

25 45%

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009)

"The mix of knockabout humour for the kids and more sophisticated stuff for grown-ups is spot on and the major strength at the centre of it all is a witty script." EDIT

Posted Jul 3, 2009

26 100%

North by Northwest (1959)

"See it again and you'll come away marvelling." EDIT

Posted Jun 19, 2009

27 92%

Katyn (2009)

"A moving and powerful film." EDIT

Posted Jun 19, 2009

28 36%

Gigantic (2009)

"Quirky is certainly the word for this offbeat comedy." EDIT

Posted Jun 19, 2009

29 19%

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

"More robots, more in-your-face action, more awesome special effects and more stunning world-wide locations." EDIT

Posted Jun 19, 2009

30 79%

Pour elle (Anything for Her) (2008)

"This romance with a twist calls to mind the classy thrillers of the 70s."

Posted Jun 12, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

31 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"This is the film Terminator fans have been desperate to see. There's a damn good film here."

Posted Jun 12, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

32 19%

Obsessed (2009)

"Not even the lovely Beyoncé Knowles can save this clichéd thriller."

Posted Jun 2, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

33 29%

12 Rounds (2009)

"Cena has the sort of likeable air that suggests he could just make it as an action movie type. However, it won't be thanks to this movie."

Posted Jun 2, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

34 70%

Tormented (2009)

"Brilliantly funny at times, it's well worth a look - even if the script is as holey as some of the bullies end up." EDIT

Posted May 28, 2009

35 44%

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

"It's a gag-packed, fast-paced, FXladen romp which will provide plenty of entertainment for all ages. Great stuff." EDIT

Posted May 28, 2009

36 39%

Fighting (2009)

"Quite how that will go down with his testosterone-fuelled, spotty audience, I have no idea."

Posted May 17, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

37 37%

Angels & Demons (2009)

"It's a fine action thriller with a historical plot, but I'd strongly advise fans to read the novel too. It fills out a much more detailed plot. For a bit of lightweight fun, though, you won't go wrong here." EDIT

Posted May 17, 2009

38 90%

Coraline (2009)

"Here the film goes very dark but kids will lap it up, scares and all."

Posted May 13, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

39 95%

Star Trek (2009)

"A genuinely entertaining thrill-a-minute sci-fi romp, whether you loved the series or not."

Posted May 13, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

40 44%

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

"My own idea of hell on earth but, for girls of a certain age, this is more appealing than just about anything else on the planet."

Posted May 7, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

41 65%

Is Anybody There? (2009)

"It's clunky at times and predictable sentimental nonsense at heart, but the film gets there in an endearing way and is certainly entertaining."

Posted May 7, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

42 40%

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)

"While entertaining, this feels like it belongs on TV." EDIT

Posted Apr 28, 2009

43 37%

Outlander (2009)

"Stunning special effects and bloody battle sequences make it just the ticket for a popcorn monster fantasy. If you want to engage your brain, best avoid." EDIT

Posted Apr 28, 2009

44 84%

State of Play (2009)

"Scots director Kevin MacDonald has created a film for our times with a smart conspiracy drama which quietly reels you in." EDIT

Posted Apr 28, 2009

45 94%

In the Loop (2009)

"On the surface it sounds like the basis of a TV show but it's brilliant as a movie and you'll laugh throughout."

Posted Apr 21, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

46 84%

I Love You, Man (2009)

"A lightweight, silly comedy with plenty of laughs and a very pleasant watch."

Posted Apr 21, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

47 88%

Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

"The star here is Jim Sturgess as McGartland, generating sympathy, realism and likeability in very difficult situations. A must-see."

Posted Apr 17, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

48 27%

Fast & Furious (2009)

"Lots of action scenes with the cars, while the cast pretend to drive fast. And that's it."

Posted Apr 17, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

49 98%

Let the Right One In (2008)

"Powerful performances from the kids at the centre of it all help add to a superb film."

Posted Apr 17, 2009

Mickey McMonagle

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