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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 55%

V/H/S (2012)

" Undeniably uneven but considerably more spirited and ambitious than we've seen from Hollywood lately. "

Posted Aug 30, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

2 89%

Compliance (2012)

" Incredibly thorny issues of morality, responsibility, loyalty, trust and resentment are in play here. "

Posted Aug 17, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

3 86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

" A feeling of genuine enthusiasm and ingenuity ... as if everyone involved was truly discovering the power and potential of filmmaking for the first time. "

Posted Jun 22, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

4 67%

Friends With Kids (2012)

" Likeable and astute, Friends with Kids is a minor revelation in a genre currently starved for worthwhile entries. "

Posted Feb 28, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

5 No Score Yet

The Lost Thing (2010)

Posted Feb 16, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

6 95%

The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)

" It's a testament to the work of Studio Ghibli that the bighearted messages of films like Arrietty resonate as completely genuine. "

Posted Feb 13, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

7 26%

This Means War (2012)

" An agreeably dim-witted effort that coasts along on the charm of its stars. "

Posted Feb 13, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

8 38%

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)

" How much you'll enjoy Billion Dollar Movie probably comes down to your tolerance for extreme gross out humor. "

Posted Feb 12, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

9 90%

Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts (2012)

" Not quite up to the standard established in recent years ... still an enjoyably brisk bunch "

Posted Feb 10, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

10 29%

The Vow (2012)

" Could've been an ideal vehicle to reteam McAdams with Gosling, but you won't find the actor anywhere near material this brain-dead and creatively stifling at this point in his career. "

Posted Feb 9, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

11 85%

Chronicle (2012)

" Both a clever use of the found footage technique and a demonstration of its limitations. "

Posted Feb 3, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

12 52%

Perfect Sense (2012)

" Ultimately too silly to truly captivate. "

Posted Feb 3, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

13 66%

The Woman in Black (2012)

" It'll take more than one movie for [Daniel Radcliffe] to shake off the Potter baggage, but a psychologically complex and emotionally nuanced turn like this is a good start. "

Posted Feb 2, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

14 19%

The Invasion (2007)

" Even with its flaws The Invasion is still eerie, provocative and a solid showcase for Kidman. "

Posted Jan 24, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

15 33%

Joyful Noise (2012)

" There's a saving grace: whenever [Todd] Graff sets aside the plot and allows the music to take over, his movie truly sings. "

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

16 51%

Contraband (2012)

" A middling mix of drawn-out drama and underwhelming action that's never very fun or very smart. "

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

17 6%

The Devil Inside (2012)

" Far too cheap, familiar and flat-out dull to be frightening. "

Posted Jan 6, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

18 99%

A Separation (2011)

" While the specifics are rooted in Iranian culture, the broad strokes are entirely universal -- it's an intelligent, intriguing and inviting film. "

Posted Dec 29, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

19 94%

Pariah (2011)

" Despite a heroine who admirably follows her own path, the movie remains likable but familiar. "

Posted Dec 29, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

20 55%

In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

" Curiosity over how [Angelina] Jolie fares as a filmmaker will only go so far in establishing an audience for this solemn and punishing tragic romance. "

Posted Dec 22, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

21 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

" If you come to Tintin with preexisting affection for the franchise, it might be easier to ... overlook the dull plot, slow to develop characters and miscalculated humor "

Posted Dec 20, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

22 56%

Albert Nobbs (2012)

" All that passion behind the scenes doesn't really translate on screen. "

Posted Dec 19, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

23 77%

War Horse (2011)

" Has just about everything you'd want from a Spielberg drama, except the narrative force and emotional power of the director's best work. "

Posted Dec 19, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

24 66%

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

" All emotional shortcuts and vaguely defined characters, held together more than it deserves by [Matt] Damon's admirable star turn. "

Posted Dec 19, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

25 92%

Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (2011)

" Goes down easy enough and gets significant mileage from the high wattage interviewees. "

Posted Dec 15, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

26 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

" Massively scaled and ingeniously executed, Ghost Protocol delivers the action goods in genuinely awe-inspiring fashion. "

Posted Dec 14, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

27 60%

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

" There's a relaxed confidence to this Holmes that was desperately missing the first time around. "

Posted Dec 12, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

28 21%

The Sitter (2011)

" Doesn't stick around for long, but still manages to overstay its welcome. "

Posted Dec 8, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

29 80%

Young Adult (2011)

" What really sinks this disappointing reunion is a narrative as stunted as Mavis' emotional development. "

Posted Dec 8, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

30 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

" Not technically a horror movie, but ... could easily qualify as one of the scariest films you'll ever see. "

Posted Dec 7, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

31 83%

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

" The dazzling spy games of Tinker, Tailor remain magnetic even at their most mysterious. "

Posted Dec 7, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

32 12%

I Melt with You (2011)

" They also talk about life, memories, problems, disappointments, and then do more drugs. Lots and lots of drugs. "

Posted Dec 7, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

33 79%

Shame (2011)

" Simultaneously seductive and repulsive, qualities matched in [Michael] Fassbender's spectacular performance. "

Posted Nov 30, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

34 94%

Hugo (2011)

" Just as sure as Hugo will make some viewers restless, it's also guaranteed to provide everyone who sees it with an astonishing array of dazzling sequences to remember forever. "

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

35 74%

Rampart (2012)

" [Woody] Harrelson is sensational in his strongest showcase role in years. "

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

36 77%

A Dangerous Method (2011)

" A kinky undercurrent of sadomasochism certainly doesn't hurt in preventing the film from slipping into the stodgy bio-pic abyss. "

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

37 92%

Arthur Christmas (2011)

" Deftly blends the sophisticated sensibility of Aardman with the slick spectacle of American animation. "

Posted Nov 22, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

38 96%

The Muppets (2011)

" You don't know what you've got till it's gone, and it turns out the movie world has been a lesser place without the Muppets. "

Posted Nov 21, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

39 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

" As maddeningly uneven as it is, Breaking Dawn boasts some of the strongest moments yet in a largely lackluster franchise. "

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

40 46%

Happy Feet Two (2011)

" Duplicates many of the strengths of the original, without surpassing or even matching its originality and inspiration "

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

41 45%

Another Happy Day (2011)

" Even if you can relate because you're unlucky enough to have a family like this, why would you want to watch a movie about it? "

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

42 89%

The Descendants (2011)

" There are flashier directors working today, but Payne's position at the forefront of contemporary filmmaking comes from telling richly human stories filled with wit, insight and unique charm. "

Posted Nov 15, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

43 35%

Immortals (2011)

" You'll want to frame [Tarsem's] work, not watch, listen to and experience it for nearly two hours. "

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

44 91%

Into The Abyss (2011)

" Upfront in its opposition to the death penalty on moral grounds, but ... never strident or manipulative. "

Posted Nov 10, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

45 43%

J. Edgar (2011)

" May not be the sort of disingenuously heroic tale Hoover would've spun about himself, but it's too scattershot to feel entirely true -- or at least convincing. "

Posted Nov 8, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

46 16%

The Son of No One (2011)

" The flashbacks to [Channing] Tatum's late '80s childhood are embarrassingly overwrought -- including some of the worst acting of [Al] Pacino's career. "

Posted Nov 3, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

47 68%

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

" The 'more of the same' mandate may satisfy fans of middling marijuana jokes, but can't really justify a third film that's visually ambitious but comedically burnt out. "

Posted Nov 3, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

48 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

" Flukes of timing aside, everything about the patently phony Tower Heist is all flash, no substance. "

Posted Nov 3, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

49 52%

Janie Jones (2011)

" It isn't easy to make an indie movie these days, so it's dispiriting how many wind up exactly like Janie Jones "

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Geoff Berkshire