Metromix.com

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 93%

The Tillman Story (2010)

"Constructed with passion, insight and an appreciation for healthy skepticism ... a superior documentary"

Posted Aug 19, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

2 76%

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

"Far more grown up than most movies made for adults."

Posted Aug 19, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

3 81%

Cairo Time (2010)

"The sort of subtle and beautifully sad romance Hollywood hardly ever makes. An elegy for the circumstances that get in the way of love."

Posted Aug 18, 2010

Matt Pais

4 41%

Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea) (2010)

"It's a long way from 'worst' anything, but the movie otherwise lives down to its not-so-great expectations."

Posted Aug 12, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

5 41%

The Expendables (2010)

"Shamelessly in love with its movie stars, and these stars deliver. "

Posted Aug 12, 2010

S. James Snyder

6 36%

Eat Pray Love (2010)

"The superficial Eat Pray Love wants to chronicle a person's rejuvenation through revelatory life experience, but it feels like tapas for the soul."

Posted Aug 12, 2010

Matt Pais

7 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Shallow ... repetitive ... Still: Being really funny and dorky-chic is the goal here and that's exactly what Scott Pilgrim is."

Posted Aug 12, 2010

Matt Pais

8 41%

The Expendables (2010)

"As an opportunity for giant lunkheads to knock each other around and blow things up, The Expendables is considerably more fun than the last Transformers movie."

Posted Aug 12, 2010

Matt Pais

9 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Everything hinges on a character so shallow and self-absorbed he's impossible to invest in"

Posted Aug 11, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

10 36%

Eat Pray Love (2010)

"Approached purely on the surface, Eat serves a sensual cinematic meal."

Posted Aug 11, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

11 46%

Step Up 3 (2010)

"There's no need for the Screenwriting 101 structure, our demands are too simple: just shut up and dance."

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

12 40%

Middle Men (2010)

"The rise of online porn is simply the hook for a thoroughly rote mixed-up-with-the-mob drama that overdoes all the obvious cliches"

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

13 79%

The Other Guys (2010)

"The result is worth seeing anyway for the sparks created by Ferrell's buttoned-down nerd bouncing off Wahlberg's alpha male cartoon."

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

14 76%

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (2010)

"Turns nature into artwork, whether Anker's partner Leo Houlding is doing a crazy-dangerous climb without safety ropes or Anker's enjoying a view that makes him look parallel to the sun. "

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Matt Pais

15 69%

Life During Wartime (2010)

"Still examining the corners of human nature with a twisted snarl ... few filmmakers so fearlessly consider the big, sick comedy happening everyday to everyone."

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Matt Pais

16 84%

Get Low (2010)

"Duvall turns Felix into much more than a grump with a secret, even if Get Low leans too hard on that secret."

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Matt Pais

17 40%

Middle Men (2010)

"So pushy and distracted it may as well have pop-up ads."

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Matt Pais

18 79%

The Other Guys (2010)

"Wears its good-natured silliness like a merit badge and delivers a buddy cop movie that's funnier way more often than it isn't."

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Matt Pais

19 90%

Lebanon (Levanon) (2010)

"You don't feel like you're watching Lebanon, you feel like you're living it."

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

20 81%

Cairo Time (2010)

"There's an old-fashioned elegance to what [director Ruba] Nadda is attempting here, but the muted approach flattens any opportunity for passion."

Posted Aug 4, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

21 3%

Twelve (2010)

"At best, it's a trashy pastiche of storylines about people you probably didn't care about to begin with."

Posted Aug 4, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

22 82%

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010)

"[Gemma] Arterton has some nifty acting chops, and gets ample room to showcase them in this taut, sharp and wholly unpredictable thriller that puts a inventive spin on a tired genre."

Posted Aug 4, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

23 90%

Cropsey (2010)

"The best, scariest mysteries don't have definitive answers, and Cropsey becomes a Zodiac-style whodunit of the spookiest order. "

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Matt Pais

24 27%

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

"Does offer a grizzlier, more sullen [Zac] Efron than we've seen before and yet ... it's shocking how director Burr Steers steers clear of the story's natural bleakness. "

Posted Jul 30, 2010

S. James Snyder

25 95%

Best Worst Movie (2010)

"An amusing celebration of a very special type of garbage."

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Matt Pais

26 81%

Countdown to Zero (2010)

"Urgency doesn't get more urgent than the prospect of millions dying instantly from a low probability event that only proves that low probability events can happen. Scary."

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Matt Pais

27 42%

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

"The perfect example of Hollywood's lackluster brand of market-tested comedy, Schmucks makes suckers out of anyone expecting more from [Steve] Carell and [Paul] Rudd."

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

28 60%

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2010)

"One wonders what noted film buff Hefner must think -- he's gotta enjoy the glowingly positive perspective, but also must realize it doesn't make for a very good film."

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

29 42%

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

"The people are funny, but the movie's annoying. Call it I Don't Love You, Man."

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Matt Pais

30 27%

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

"Even at his lowest points Charlie appears ready to audition for a skin-care or Calvin Klein commercial."

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Matt Pais

31 61%

The Dry Land (2010)

"The PTSD subject matter already feels worked over and [Ryan Piers] Williams doesn't find a new or memorable approach to take it to another level."

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

32 43%

The Extra Man (2010)

"Arrives in theaters just in time to be the perfect counterpoint to Hollywood's broader, dumber parade of eccentrics, Dinner for Schmucks."

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

33 84%

Get Low (2010)

"Too bad they're all working with a narrative that's ultimately too slight to deliver any real sense of satisfaction."

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

34 46%

Spoken Word (2010)

"Low key, low budget and low profile character-driven drama is occasionally refreshing, but more frequently small scale to a fault."

Posted Jul 26, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

35 70%

Ramona and Beezus (2010)

"To its credit and occasional folly, Ramona and Beezus is goofy and candy-coated like childhood, with only a pretend grip on real life."

Posted Jul 22, 2010

Matt Pais

36 81%

Countdown to Zero (2010)

"Works as an alarmist doc that effectively conveys a large amount of information ... also a classic case of 'good for you' cinema offering little beyond an admirable agenda."

Posted Jul 22, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

37 62%

Salt (2010)

"The Fugitive meets Mission: Impossible in a post-Bourne era, with one thing all those movies lacked: [Angelina] Jolie."

Posted Jul 22, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

38 62%

Salt (2010)

"Needlessly leaving the door open for Salt 2: Saltier, Salt is politically moronic and narratively dead ... as predictable as a feel-good kids' movie."

Posted Jul 22, 2010

Matt Pais

39 66%

Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) (2010)

"The most infuriating movie I've seen this year, and I saw Marmaduke."

Posted Jul 15, 2010

Matt Pais

40 86%

Inception (2010)

"Whether [DiCaprio] confronts lost love or the dream world crumbles in a glorious symphony of exploding fruit and buildings, Inception is beautiful, high-class chaos."

Posted Jul 15, 2010

Matt Pais

41 41%

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

"A peculiar case of a messy blockbuster that would work much, much better as a 45-minute affair."

Posted Jul 14, 2010

S. James Snyder

42 41%

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

"[Baruchel] nearly redeems the thing ... The surprise of The Sorcerer's Apprentice is that it's less satisfying as an adventure than as endearing nerd romance."

Posted Jul 13, 2010

Matt Pais

43 86%

Inception (2010)

"The next step in [Christopher] Nolan's evolution as one of the master filmmakers of our time ... combines the jaw-dropping action of The Dark Knight with the ingenious plotting of Memento."

Posted Jul 12, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

44 92%

Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (2010)

"A remarkable depiction of paranoia gone amok ... a devastating metaphor for the way that everyone's preparation for the world has something to do with the way they're raised."

Posted Jul 12, 2010

Matt Pais

45 81%

Despicable Me (2010)

"At once a derivative extension of Pixar's themes and a replica so polished and creative that it's hard to resist."

Posted Jul 9, 2010

S. James Snyder

46 69%

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010)

"Dark and disturbing, this is a richly satisfying sequel that smartly builds on the groundwork of the first film."

Posted Jul 8, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

47 93%

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

"Expect a human comedy about relationships that haven't been fully explored on film before, told in a fashion that ensures tenderness trumps self-importance at every turn."

Posted Jul 8, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

48 71%

[Rec] 2 (2010)

"A perfectly respectable horror film, but sometimes it's better to leave a good thing undisturbed."

Posted Jul 8, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

49 64%

Predators (2010)

"Does almost too good a job of following a roadmap conceived for maximum excitement in 1987."

Posted Jul 8, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

50 93%

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

"The movie's overrated, the performances aren't."

Posted Jul 8, 2010

Matt Pais

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