Metromix.com

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 ——

The Lost Thing (2010)

Posted Feb 16, 2012

Geoff Berkshire

6 94%

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 51%

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 56%

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 55%

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 91%

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 69%

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

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