Metromix.com

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 67%

The Company Men (2011)

"Impressive starpower notwithstanding, The Company Men feels like a two-hour pilot for an NBC series about corporate men of a certain age facing the second act of their careers."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

2 49%

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

"The built-in following should keep Dawn Treader afloat, and the book's message of heroism and humility won't be lost on younger viewers."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

3 20%

The Tourist (2010)

"It all comes down to chemistry, and Depp and Jolie don't have it. At least not in these roles."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

4 91%

The Fighter (2010)

"The flawed working class characters generate big laughs from their big hair, big accents and big brawls, but ultimately [director David O.] Russell loves them all like family."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

5 30%

The Tempest (2010)

"No amount of gimmicky effects, splendid Hawaiian locations, bombastic music or high-caliber actors can distract from how consistently dull this Tempest is."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

6 21%

Frankie & Alice (2014)

"The problem with the kind of dedicated and vulnerable performance [Halle Berry] delivers here is that without the proper dramatic execution it just looks silly."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

7 4%

Hemingway's Garden of Eden (2010)

"Flirts with camp, but stifling boredom ultimately trumps any unintentional hilarity."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

8 72%

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

"Steven Russell is a slippery character that the film never fully gets its hands on."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Matt Pais

9 20%

The Tourist (2010)

"Jolie has never been more Jolie, Depp has never been less Depp, and it adds up to nothing."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Matt Pais

10 82%

Night Catches Us (2010)

"Sometimes [the film] wisely demonstrates that even in a volatile time and place, there's a time and place to take action. Other times it feels like a shorthand lesson for kids."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Matt Pais

11 78%

Tiny Furniture (2010)

"Mostly chronicles the mistakes of youth without the ability to sort real feeling from phony posturing."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Matt Pais

12 80%

Barney's Version (2011)

"The actors are the whole show here, trapped in characters never really worth their time, or ours."

Posted Dec 3, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

13 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"The film's feverish pull comes from confining us right there with [Nina] -- in body and spirit -- every step of the way."

Posted Dec 3, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

14 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"A dangerously sexy, chillingly gorgeous thriller about the sacrifices born of obsession. A full-body performance from Portman. "

Posted Dec 2, 2010

Matt Pais

15 32%

All Good Things (2010)

"Jarecki -- ever the cool, acute observer -- approaches his 'fiction'-film debut with a kind of forensic curiosity, slowly piecing together a profile of a mentally unhinged young man from snippets of his privileged, turbulent family life"

Posted Dec 1, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

16 72%

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

"Attempts a whippersnapper caper tale dolled up as a gonzo love story, but devolves into a yawn of a comedy littered with Carrey's unshakable antics."

Posted Dec 1, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

17 82%

Night Catches Us (2010)

"[Anthony] Mackie and [Kerry] Washington -- two of the best young actors working today -- are exceptional, especially when they get a chance to share the screen."

Posted Dec 1, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

18 89%

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

"Conjures up a memorably trippy ride that should lead to instant cult status."

Posted Dec 1, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

19 94%

The King's Speech (2010)

"It doesn't matter if watching a movie about the British royal family sounds like fun or homework -- The King's Speech is hard to resist."

Posted Nov 24, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

20 89%

Tangled (2010)

"Respectful of Disney tradition, but boasting contemporary touches uniquely its own, Tangled is equal parts class, charm and chutzpah."

Posted Nov 24, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

21 37%

Burlesque (2010)

"Tells a pretty hoary old story, but does it with just enough style and conviction to get by."

Posted Nov 24, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

22 49%

Love and Other Drugs (2010)

"Contains the most upfront portrayal of sexuality in a Hollywood film in quite some time, and yet it's a complete turn-off."

Posted Nov 24, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

23 43%

Faster (2010)

"Packed with unexpected stillness and a number of tough, adrenaline-boosting action sequences, Faster is cool and crisp where movies like Salt are just loud and dumb."

Posted Nov 23, 2010

Matt Pais

24 37%

Burlesque (2010)

"Sheesh, just shut up and dance."

Posted Nov 23, 2010

Matt Pais

25 49%

Love and Other Drugs (2010)

"If there's one thing the world doesn't need, it's more Viagra jokes. Or sexist depictions of professional women throwing away ethics in hopes of landing a man."

Posted Nov 23, 2010

Matt Pais

26 89%

Tangled (2010)

"The same old empowerment lessons and comic-relief animal sidekicks."

Posted Nov 23, 2010

Matt Pais

27 80%

Made in Dagenham (2010)

"Soars because of the effervescent charm of [Sally] Hawkins, who melds soft-spoken winsomeness with steely reserve."

Posted Nov 18, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

28 78%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

"For those who have felt their emotional investment flourish over the course of six films, indulging extra attention to details is a pleasure."

Posted Nov 18, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

29 88%

White Material (2010)

"Sure to carry considerably more weight with longtime [Claire Denis] fans than newcomers."

Posted Nov 18, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

30 52%

The Next Three Days (2010)

"Everything hinges on Crowe, who delivers his most appealing performance in years."

Posted Nov 18, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

31 71%

Monsters (2010)

"Warning: Contains very few monsters."

Posted Nov 18, 2010

Matt Pais

32 52%

The Next Three Days (2010)

"Thrillers don't need to be 100 percent believable, but staying above 10 percent usually helps."

Posted Nov 18, 2010

Matt Pais

33 78%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

"Potter's a plodder. This magician's either out of tricks or frustratingly saving them for next time."

Posted Nov 16, 2010

Matt Pais

34 15%

Skyline (2010)

"Instead of making the most of its low-budget limitations, Skyline fights against them and goes down in defeat."

Posted Nov 12, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

35 51%

Cool It (2010)

"A scattered narrative that occasionally feels like Grumpy Old Men: Science Edition."

Posted Nov 11, 2010

Matt Pais

36 51%

Cool It (2010)

"In honor of its subject, it's wise to approach Cool It with a healthy amount of skepticism of your own."

Posted Nov 11, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

37 86%

Unstoppable (2010)

"Frank and Will aren't superheroes or super agents, they're blue collar champions. "

Posted Nov 11, 2010

S. James Snyder

38 78%

Tiny Furniture (2010)

"These feelings existed before, and they'll exist again. And sometimes, someone decides to make a movie about them."

Posted Nov 11, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

39 86%

Unstoppable (2010)

"An action movie likely to please only train fanatics who delight in the use of phrases such as 'trip a relay' or 'counterthrust.'"

Posted Nov 11, 2010

Matt Pais

40 93%

127 Hours (2010)

"Franco commands the screen and puts 127 Hours on his back, even as Boyle's impatient, overly stylized approach tries to take it away from him. "

Posted Nov 11, 2010

Matt Pais

41 58%

The Freebie (2010)

"Love's fragile intangibles rarely feel so visible. Viewers with a wandering eye may feel like they've gotten something out of their system."

Posted Nov 10, 2010

Matt Pais

42 82%

Four Lions (2010)

"Brilliant, risky, controversial stuff anchored by great characters whose ignorance only reminds that you sure don't have to be a genius to blow yourself up."

Posted Nov 10, 2010

Matt Pais

43 55%

Morning Glory (2010)

"Deftly avoids romantic comedy cliches, only to fall flat on its face in an attempt at sophisticated career girl comedy."

Posted Nov 9, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

44 55%

Morning Glory (2010)

"A welcome little pick-me-up like your pre-work coffee. If given the chance, Rachel McAdams could save the romantic comedy."

Posted Nov 9, 2010

Matt Pais

45 79%

Fair Game (2010)

"Director Doug Liman delivers an exciting, limited version of The Plame Identity."

Posted Nov 4, 2010

Matt Pais

46 72%

Megamind (2010)

"The best animated movie of the year (*non-Pixar division)."

Posted Nov 4, 2010

Matt Pais

47 40%

Due Date (2010)

"The need to write hilarious scenes is ignored in favor of hasty, obvious decisions like, 'OK, now they could get in a car accident,' or 'Hey, what if they got really high?'"

Posted Nov 4, 2010

Matt Pais

48 32%

For Colored Girls (2010)

"The centerpiece tragedy ... is so incompetently and appallingly staged that the film literally jumps the shark before your eyes -- no recovery is possible."

Posted Nov 4, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

49 72%

Megamind (2010)

"A passable time-killer for kids, more boring than painful for adults, but animated films have established a higher bar to clear."

Posted Nov 4, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

50 40%

Due Date (2010)

"At this moment in their careers, Phillips, Downey and Galifianakis can probably make anything they want. Why settle for something so half-assed?"

Posted Nov 4, 2010

Geoff Berkshire