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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 63%

Howl (2010)

"When you've got a singularly watchable actor like Franco... sounding the rebel yell, it's hard not to shout along."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

2 46%

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

"These days, the illusion of [Woody] Allen -- his singular voice, his iconography -- remains potent enough for his devoted audience."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

3 55%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"Veering from admiration to mockery, from anti-bailout to pro-business, [Oliver] Stone's sequel is one confused little nostalgia trip."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

S. James Snyder

4 50%

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

"It's tempting to give the supposedly family-friendly Guardians points for sheer weirdness, but the story is too much of a convoluted fantasy adventure bore."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

5 17%

You Again (2010)

"Like a bad high school memory, no one wants You Again coming back to haunt them in the future."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

6 89%

Waiting for Superman (2010)

"If you don't think you have a reason to care about education, [Davis] Guggenheim's accessible, informative and emotional portrayal ... will compel you to care."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

7 87%

Buried (2010)

"Pulls the tricky stunt off with flair, constantly finding new ways to keep the audience on their toes and invested in Paul's dilemma."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

8 68%

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

"Just another movie that could be titled Sad Guy in New York."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Matt Pais

9 71%

Never Let Me Go (2010)

"The unsettling secret emerges from the bag early on, and then the story doesn't expand on it. Why don't the main characters lash out about their devastating circumstances?"

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Matt Pais

10 81%

Catfish (2010)

"To some degree Catfish might be pulling the same trick it's exploring, but in an oddly fascinating way that doesn't make it any less valid as modern button-pushing."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Matt Pais

11 87%

Buried (2010)

"Too often revolves around the battery life of a cell phone and the amount of air remaining. That threat is terrifying in our mind but difficult to see on screen."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Matt Pais

12 50%

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

"The director of 300 and Watchmen takes on something even dumber. [Sets] an all-time Hollywood record for number of uses of the word 'gizzard.'"

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Matt Pais

13 55%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"People should care as much about Gordon Gekko's family life as they should about Hannibal Lecter's favorite vacation spots."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Matt Pais

14 94%

The Town (2010)

"If this is [Ben] Affleck in competition with himself, his work as director wins hands down."

Posted Sep 16, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

15 94%

The Town (2010)

"The makers of Takers will watch the impressive, exciting "The Town" and say, 'So that's how it's done.'"

Posted Sep 16, 2010

Matt Pais

16 85%

Easy A (2010)

"Amusing fluff foolishly paced as if it's Crank: High Voltage."

Posted Sep 16, 2010

Matt Pais

17 69%

Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010)

"Skips along with a funny, stylish flair that only adds to a brisk yet breezy romanticism."

Posted Sep 16, 2010

Matt Pais

18 71%

Never Let Me Go (2010)

"If there was a way to make this romantic mystery as stirring on screen as it was on the page [Mark] Romanek hasn't found it. But his film works in a modest way."

Posted Sep 15, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

19 68%

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

"To say this snoozy, awkward movie is an 'acting showcase' would be unfair to the vastly superior work these performers have done elsewhere."

Posted Sep 15, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

20 81%

Catfish (2010)

"Even as a work of fiction, Catfish would remain provocative and true."

Posted Sep 15, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

21 58%

The Freebie (2010)

"[Dax] Shepard and [Katie] Aselton are great together, carrying the film as a couple so believable you feel like you're spying on their private conversations."

Posted Sep 15, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

22 85%

Easy A (2010)

"A joyous, confident and extremely witty comedy that beautifully showcases [Emma] Stone's major league skills."

Posted Sep 13, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

23 53%

I'm Still Here (2010)

"Not too different from the vomitous glut of "real" housewives, moronic celebutantes or rehabbed D-listers we're already subjected to; this one just happens to have an Oscar nomination attached."

Posted Sep 9, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

24 69%

Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010)

"Labors to channel old fashioned Hollywood sophistication as unsuccessfully as any average 21st century rom-com, it just has subtitles and gorgeous Monaco locations to distract you along the way."

Posted Sep 9, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

25 15%

The Romantics (2010)

"One of the best qualities of The Romantics is that it's a movie about the emotions and friendships of women."

Posted Sep 9, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

26 73%

Soul Kitchen (2010)

"Nothing wrong with a tone that mixes tough choices and uneasy laughs. Akin, at the cost of well-written relationships or motivations, splits the difference and botches both."

Posted Sep 9, 2010

Matt Pais

27 53%

I'm Still Here (2010)

"The big question that the peculiar [film] doesn't answer is whether Phoenix is working through a creative rut or if any of his unusual behavior is par for the course."

Posted Sep 9, 2010

Matt Pais

28 32%

A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop (San qiang pai an jing qi) (A Simple Noodle Story) (The First Gun) (2010)

"A fascinating curiosity piece for Coen fans, but ... every performance and every scene pales next to its inspiration."

Posted Sep 2, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

29 72%

Machete (2010)

"Pro-illegal ideology won't win any fans at Fox News, but it's the only thing close to a point of view in an otherwise unfocused, overstuffed trip to the grindhouse."

Posted Sep 2, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

30 53%

Going the Distance (2010)

"A little too obviously inspired by Judd Apatow's success at mixing romance and raunch ... confuses dirty with cool and improv-ready characters with real people."

Posted Sep 2, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

31 52%

The Winning Season (2010)

"A shaggy underdog worth seeking out, primarily for [Sam] Rockwell's sensational performance."

Posted Sep 2, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

32 72%

Machete (2010)

"If other movies feel increasingly emo, Machete is heavy metal. This manly feast eats The Expendables for breakfast."

Posted Sep 2, 2010

Matt Pais

33 93%

The Tillman Story (2010)

"An extraordinary real-life story, extraordinarily told ... For better and for worse, The Tillman Story is America."

Posted Sep 2, 2010

Matt Pais

34 53%

Going the Distance (2010)

"The funniest, sweetest romantic comedy since (500) Days of Summer, Going the Distance feels blessedly relaxed."

Posted Sep 2, 2010

Matt Pais

35 66%

The American (2010)

"Deliberately European in style and feel, the film makes captivating use of [George] Clooney's talent and charisma, basking in his chemistry with just about anyone on screen."

Posted Aug 31, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

36 66%

The American (2010)

"For a change, a thriller that explores the calm, not the storm."

Posted Aug 31, 2010

Matt Pais

37 28%

Takers (2010)

"Subplots go on and on, in a noble but meandering attempt to add emotional backbone to the chaos. It's too bad, because the action ... is pretty darn good."

Posted Aug 26, 2010

S. James Snyder

38 82%

Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L'instinct de mort) (2010)

"A film that feels richly whole unto itself, and yet manages to tease out a larger storyline by hinting at deeper, darker maladies to come."

Posted Aug 26, 2010

Alexis Loinaz

39 59%

Centurion (2010)

"There are beheadings, slit throats and eviscerations aplenty, but Marshall's real distinction is in the way he crafts a brawny action film without losing his own head in the process."

Posted Aug 26, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

40 90%

Lebanon (Levanon) (2010)

"Boom. Rumble. Wow. As the men's humanity and will are tested, the terror in their eyes and in the thunderous noise comes through loud and clear."

Posted Aug 26, 2010

Matt Pais

41 55%

Flipped (2010)

"Youth and nostalgia are no excuse; even The Wonder Years called off the narration so the story could tell itself. "

Posted Aug 26, 2010

Matt Pais

42 28%

Takers (2010)

"By the time strings and slow motion tries to turn this into gangster poetry, the movie's sunk by taking all its words from someone else's book."

Posted Aug 26, 2010

Matt Pais

43 72%

The Last Exorcism (2010)

"Sturdy entry in the ever growing horror mockumentary genre ... benefits from better acting and more clever ideas than usual in the typically one-note films."

Posted Aug 25, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

44 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

"Hollywood's motivation for trying to cash in on a hot title is clear. It's not so easy to divine [David] Fincher's reasons for signing on."

Posted Aug 23, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

45 73%

Piranha 3-D (2010)

"So good-natured in its approach to trashy entertainment that it's hard to resist the ride. Provided you're not too busy vomiting in the aisles."

Posted Aug 20, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

46 34%

Lottery Ticket (2010)

"Turns out you can buy false dreams for the price of a movie ticket too."

Posted Aug 19, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

47 51%

The Switch (2010)

"Marketed as a comedy about a woman taking charge of her life ... offers up a woman whose life apparently isn't worth exploring until she finds a father for her son."

Posted Aug 19, 2010

Geoff Berkshire

48 97%

Animal Kingdom (2010)

"Little that happens is as disturbing as grandma (Jacki Weaver) kissing everyone on the mouth, but the movie's patience finds an unsettling contrast with its people."

Posted Aug 19, 2010

Matt Pais

49 34%

Lottery Ticket (2010)

"The story would work if it indulged laid-back believability over outlandish characters and easy clichés."

Posted Aug 19, 2010

Matt Pais

50 51%

The Switch (2010)

"All you can do is sit there, loathing these characters, waiting for them to learn the truth and wishing to be somewhere else."

Posted Aug 19, 2010

Matt Pais

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