Metromix.com

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 25%

Hop (2011)

"The ideas are so uninspired and the direction so vanilla that the end result is nothing but a rotten egg."

Posted Mar 31, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

2 49%

Super (2011)

"Not fun or clever or challenging, it's just repulsive."

Posted Mar 31, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

3 78%

Trust (2011)

"An episode of To Catch a Predator that confuses itself for In the Bedroom."

Posted Mar 31, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

4 92%

Source Code (2011)

"Smart yet simple enough to work on several levels."

Posted Mar 29, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

5 66%

Insidious (2011)

"The kind of bold, high quality horror film genre fans deserve but rarely receive."

Posted Mar 28, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

6 17%

Miral (2011)

"Rambles its way through several decades of major events with blunt expository dialogue and undercooked dramatic conflicts."

Posted Mar 24, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

7 77%

When We Leave (2011)

"The movie stays aloft because of Kekilli, an affecting actress whose emotional fluidity makes Umay's plight very palpable."

Posted Mar 18, 2011

Alexis Loinaz

8 94%

Win Win (2011)

"Isn't [Tom] McCarthy at his best but it's still better than most."

Posted Mar 17, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

9 46%

Monogamy (2011)

"Monogamy is best appreciated as an exercise in mood and intrigue -- an obsessive trip through fringe perversity where the journey makes up for its ultimate destination."

Posted Mar 16, 2011

Alexis Loinaz

10 70%

Limitless (2011)

"An intriguing premise can't disguise the standard action thriller plotting that leaves Limitless a little too limited in its scope."

Posted Mar 16, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

11 71%

Paul (2011)

"A sweet, likable little movie that allows its supporting cast to outshine the stars."

Posted Mar 15, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

12 76%

3 Backyards (2011)

"Tries to give suburban malaise a fresh spin with dreamlike visuals and overbearing music."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

13 10%

Red Riding Hood (2011)

"Adapting a fairy tale would seem to offer plenty of room for creative freedom, and maybe that's what went wrong here."

Posted Mar 10, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

14 84%

Jane Eyre (2011)

"Will we remember this Jane Eyre any more fondly than the last feature or the inevitable next miniseries? Does it even matter? Bronte's novel will surely outlast them all."

Posted Mar 9, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

15 35%

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

"At a time when Hollywood is generally too afraid to touch America's dual wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Battle: Los Angeles offers up a safer alternative"

Posted Mar 9, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

16 80%

I Saw the Devil (2011)

"Look past the surface panache and Devil proves rotten at the core."

Posted Mar 4, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

17 89%

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011)

"An entirely unique portrait of a man crossing over from one lifetime to the next."

Posted Mar 3, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

18 72%

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

"We know Damon and Blunt are a perfect fit mostly because they finish each other's cutesy banter."

Posted Mar 3, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

19 21%

Beastly (2011)

"It's been over a year since CBS Films launched and their curse still isn't broken."

Posted Mar 3, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

20 28%

Take Me Home Tonight (2011)

"Feels like an '80s relic in a bad way, and an utterly perplexing project in 2011."

Posted Mar 3, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

21 88%

Rango (2011)

"Consistently plays like an adult movie in uncomfortably fitting family-friendly clothes."

Posted Mar 3, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

22 45%

Drive Angry (2011)

"Half solid grindhouse entertainment, half messy and convoluted supernatural thriller."

Posted Feb 25, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

23 ——

Madagascar, a Journey Diary (Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage) ()

Posted Feb 24, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

24 54%

Brotherhood (2011)

"The film's self-conscious brand of imitation Tarantino was already stale over a decade ago. It's no better now."

Posted Feb 17, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

25 72%

We Are What We Are (2011)

"A visually striking debut for writer-director Jorge Michel Grau, who proves he has the chops for atmospheric horror even when his pretentious storytelling tendencies undermine the end result."

Posted Feb 17, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

26 33%

I Am Number Four (2011)

"An explosive final act allows [director D.J.] Caruso to unleash an action assault that nearly rescues his otherwise meandering mess."

Posted Feb 17, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

27 59%

Kaboom (2011)

"A horny, hallucinogenic fantasy whose descent into nightmare doesn't stop it from becoming enjoyably silly in its final, here's-the-bonkers-thing-that's-happening explanation."

Posted Feb 17, 2011

Matt Pais

28 33%

I Am Number Four (2011)

"Brett Favre's worst pick-up line is now also a forgettable sci-fi movie."

Posted Feb 17, 2011

Matt Pais

29 55%

Unknown (2011)

"After learning the explanation, you'll wish you never asked."

Posted Feb 17, 2011

Matt Pais

30 19%

Just Go with It (2011)

"At age 44 Sandler is getting too old for this junk, but is his audience?"

Posted Feb 11, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

31 92%

Lovers of Hate (2011)

"Often feels like a film school exercise in how to handle three major characters in mostly one location ... doesn't skimp in the key area of complicated relationships"

Posted Feb 11, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

32 85%

Cedar Rapids (2011)

"A bit of a slow burn, languidly gathering steam before firing up the lunacy. Once it does, though, it hits a good stride."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Alexis Loinaz

33 86%

Orgasm, Inc. (2011)

"Veers toward cutesy-corny graphics and oh-so-tired visual metaphors."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Alexis Loinaz

34 78%

Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (2012)

"Last year's live action shorts were an underwhelming bunch and this year's are no better."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

35 100%

The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation (2011)

"The good news: they're all better than any of the live action short nominees."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

36 55%

Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

"It's easy to imagine the voice cast headlining a terrific romantic comedy for adults, but Gnomeo is strictly a kids-only enterprise."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

37 19%

Just Go with It (2011)

"Previously known by its original title, Hooray For Boobies!"

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Matt Pais

38 55%

Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

"Quite short and mildly appealing, much like a garden gnome."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Matt Pais

39 39%

The Eagle (2011)

"Ignore the 'accents,' stay for the story of honor and duty."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Matt Pais

40 85%

Cedar Rapids (2011)

"This foursome has better, funnier chemistry than the gang in The Hangover, and [Helms' character's] only known them for a couple days."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Matt Pais

41 39%

The Eagle (2011)

"It's a Channing Tatum movie. Asking for anything more than gruff posturing is like asking Sylvester Stallone to pull a Brando."

Posted Feb 9, 2011

Alexis Loinaz

42 64%

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

"It's all about a quick cash in and providing instant gratification for the singer's army of hardcore fans"

Posted Feb 9, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

43 87%

Lemmy (2011)

"A bitchingly awesome doc that suggests its fantastic title isn't even true."

Posted Feb 8, 2011

Matt Pais

44 4%

The Roommate (2011)

"You want it to be satisfyingly stupid, and it is. A sense of humor about garbage like this goes a long way."

Posted Feb 4, 2011

Matt Pais

45 4%

The Roommate (2011)

"The Roommate isn't just one of the worst films you'll ever see, it's one of the worst films you'll ever see directed by an Oscar nominee."

Posted Feb 4, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

46 76%

Cold Weather (2011)

"A detective movie that works much better as a story of sibling bonding."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

47 73%

The Housemaid (2011)

"Not much of a statement on the privilege and entitlement of the upper class, though, when the maid isn't any more respectful of the boundaries of her employers than she is of theirs."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Matt Pais

48 30%

Sanctum (2011)

"Another movie where 3-D seems to stand for Dark, Dumb and Dreadfully acted."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Matt Pais

49 30%

Sanctum (2011)

"Cardboard characters, laughable dialogue and performances that wouldn't pass muster on syndicated television."

Posted Feb 2, 2011

Geoff Berkshire

50 53%

The Mechanic (2011)

"It's all about pacing. The story moves so swiftly, that intensity becomes the thing. The only thing."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

S. James Snyder

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