Cinematical

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 40%

Kissing on the Mouth (2005)

"People don't make movies like this in America (if at all), and it is bound to make some viewers uncomfortable. The filmmakers are using graphic sexuality to make a point, which to some extent works."

Posted Aug 21, 2007

Karina Longworth

2 60%

Arctic Tale (2007)

"Some kids at the screening I attended were growing restless ... and so was I."

Posted Aug 18, 2007

Jette Kernion

3 19%

The Invasion (2007)

"Labeling it a mess would be to understate the case; a more apt description would be that it's chaotic to the point of being anarchic."

Posted Aug 18, 2007

Nick Schager

4 88%

Superbad (2007)

"Jonah Hill and Michael Cera displayed some of the best on-screen chemistry I've seen all year, and newcomer Christopher Mintz-Plasse squeezed his shtick in there at just the right moments."

Posted Aug 18, 2007

Erik Davis

5 39%

Hot Rod (2007)

"While certainly not on the same sub-level as the other SNL flicks, Hot Rod is more like 25% inspired weirdness and 75% recycled stuff."

Posted Aug 13, 2007

Scott Weinberg

6 18%

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

"As it is now, it's just a messy plate of leftovers fancied up to include the number three in the title."

Posted Aug 11, 2007

Erik Davis

7 84%

Rocket Science (2007)

"It's fun to watch an outsider try to succeed in a world full of outsiders, and for that reason alone, Rocket Science is worth the price of admission."

Posted Aug 11, 2007

Erik Davis

8 1%

Daddy Day Camp (2007)

"An extended sitcom for kids, with very little to entertain adults."

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Jette Kernion

9 9%

Bratz: The Movie (2007)

"Just when you think the agony has subsided and the kids have to go home for supper, a freakin' music video breaks out."

Posted Aug 6, 2007

Scott Weinberg

10 16%

Underdog (2007)

"Just stick with a double feature of Babe and Superman. Now that's a family movie night."

Posted Aug 6, 2007

Scott Weinberg

11 94%

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

"Not only an improvement over its very fine predecessors -- it's easily one of the best movies of the year."

Posted Aug 3, 2007

Scott Weinberg

12 25%

El Cantante (2007)

"'El Cantante' takes the life of a fascinating and complex man and waters it down into a decidedly uninspiring and vanilla biopic ..."

Posted Aug 3, 2007

Kim Voynar

13 94%

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

"I don't know that if an action film can, in fact, be art -- but I do know that The Bourne Ultimatum has stuck with me, and will stick with me, in ways that will linger for a while."

Posted Aug 2, 2007

James Rocchi

14 90%

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

"Instead of trying to make the "be-all end-all ultimate mega-Simpsons episode," they went with their proven formula and delivered one of the year's funniest movies."

Posted Jul 29, 2007

Scott Weinberg

15 41%

No Reservations (2007)

"Mired in cliches, the movie wants us to believe what it tells us, instead of showing us genuine people and emotions."

Posted Jul 27, 2007

Jette Kernion

16 6%

I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

"What is billed as a suspenseful thriller is lacking any suspense, and generates cheap thrills only from scenes of torture, gore, and the occasional "jump" moment of pseudo-shock."

Posted Jul 27, 2007

Jette Kernion

17 70%

Molière (2007)

"What's missing, alas, is a greater sense of surprise that might keep the film from feeling somewhat rote."

Posted Jul 27, 2007

Nick Schager

18 90%

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

"If you don't have the urge to stand up and cheer as the end credits begin to roll, then you are not who this movie was created for."

Posted Jul 27, 2007

Erik Davis

19 91%

Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007)

"Those on both sides of the animal rights issue will find much to fume over in ... Curt Johnson's in-depth, eye-opening examination of the movement."

Posted Jul 26, 2007

Nick Schager

20 75%

Sunshine (2007)

"A gorgeously crafted intergalactic saga sorely lacking in originality or profundity."

Posted Jul 20, 2007

Nick Schager

21 14%

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

"While it might be enough to make you laugh -- like with the majority of his films -- it's far from memorable."

Posted Jul 20, 2007

Erik Davis

22 79%

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

"Though it feels a bit understated from time to time, "Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix" is a solid, enjoyable addition to the Harry Potter franchise."

Posted Jul 13, 2007

Kim Voynar

23 79%

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

"More suspense than the other films in the series ... and an improvement upon the book from which it was adapted."

Posted Jul 10, 2007

Jette Kernion

24 90%

Rescue Dawn (2007)

"Lush visuals and a fascinating story ... but hardcore Herzog fans may not approve."

Posted Jul 5, 2007

Jette Kernion

25 52%

Introducing the Dwights (2007)

"It's sweet, quirky, sincere, and provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of those big-budgeted extravaganzas currently invading your local theater."

Posted Jul 4, 2007

Erik Davis

26 57%

Transformers (2007)

"Flat, loud, flashy spectacle that's been fine-tuned and sanded down to appeal to the widest global audience possible. All in all, pretty generic."

Posted Jul 3, 2007

Scott Weinberg

27 50%

Nancy Drew (2007)

"t's hard to imagine a better casting choice for the role of the spunky girl detective than (Emma) Roberts, who's transitioned nicely from her television role on Unfabulous to handling lead roles in teen flicks."

Posted Jul 3, 2007

Kim Voynar

28 7%

License to Wed (2007)

"Do they have what it takes to keep it cool and stay together long enough to get hitched? Trust me, you won't care."

Posted Jul 3, 2007

Erik Davis

29 57%

Transformers (2007)

"Transformers is supposedly about robots who turn into cars and back again; what it's really about is big Hollywood turning money into stupid and back again"

Posted Jul 3, 2007

James Rocchi

30 92%

Sicko (2007)

"Moore does a damn fine job of bringing "hidden" information to light in a fast-paced and surprisingly entertaining fashion."

Posted Jul 2, 2007

Scott Weinberg

31 45%

One to Another (2006)

"Deeply sincere, laughably misjudged, and insultingly shallow."

Posted Jun 30, 2007

Martha Fischer

32 27%

Evening (2007)

"A weepie examination of female and sexual identity whose worth is roughly equal to that of a used Kleenex."

Posted Jun 29, 2007

Nick Schager

33 96%

Ratatouille (2007)

"An oasis in the middle of summer-movie mediocrity."

Posted Jun 29, 2007

Jette Kernion

34 81%

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

"Welcome to the new millennium John McClane, where the portions are huge but the quality isn't what it used to be."

Posted Jun 27, 2007

Erik Davis

35 70%

Black Sheep (2006)

"Bloody good fun. The acting is solid throughout -- everyone seems to be having a great time, and they all seem to realize they're making a campy horror-comedy, not a serious drama, so they just take the premise, roll with it, and have a blast."

Posted Jun 27, 2007

Kim Voynar

36 91%

Knocked Up (2007)

"We often feel like our hopes and dreams are over once a child enters the equation, but it's movies like this that help remind us it's only the beginning."

Posted Jun 26, 2007

Erik Davis

37 56%

Charlie Bartlett (2007)

"Here's a film that carries a heavy message about the mis-use of prescription medication amongst today's teens, but does so in a very clever (and fun) way."

Posted Jun 26, 2007

Erik Davis

38 40%

Shrek the Third (2007)

"Vibrant colors and finely-crafted backdrops pave the way for characters who, believe it or not, felt more alive in this world than they did back in those old books or cartoons."

Posted Jun 26, 2007

Erik Davis

39 37%

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

"It's PG-rated summer popcorn fluff at its best, and while the new additions might irritate the hardcore FF fanatics, those simply looking for a check-your-brain-at-the-door night out at the movies will certainly surf away satisfied."

Posted Jun 26, 2007

Erik Davis

40 78%

1408 (2007)

"Definitely one of the best King adaptations in years ... and I've seen 'em all."

Posted Jun 26, 2007

Scott Weinberg

41 75%

Lady Chatterley (2007)

"One. Of. The. Most. Sluggish. Erotic-Lit. Movies. Ever."

Posted Jun 22, 2007

Nick Schager

42 23%

Evan Almighty (2007)

"The combination of pratfalls and platitudes doesn't quite work."

Posted Jun 22, 2007

Jette Kernion

43 34%

DOA: Dead or Alive (2007)

"Call it the Guilty Pleasure of the year for me. Hell, it's a heck of a lot more entertaining than Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."

Posted Jun 17, 2007

Scott Weinberg

44 37%

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

"Capably blends action, sci-fi and comedy into one colorful concoction."

Posted Jun 16, 2007

Scott Weinberg

45 78%

Surf's Up (2007)

"It's refreshing to see a kids' movie that entertains in an almost classic fashion, although there's not much to capture the interest of adults."

Posted Jun 10, 2007

Jette Kernion

46 67%

Death Proof (2007)

"What's new in Death Proof? Well, a lot of jibber-jabber. It's Tarantino jibber-jabber -- quick and juicy and deadpan and blunt and baroque -- but it's jibber-jabber nonetheless, minor time-filler between a few moments of twisted-metal glory or twisted-hum"

Posted Jun 4, 2007

James Rocchi

47 55%

Mr. Brooks (2007)

"... a nice, decent, all-American psychopath like Mr. Brooks is pretty welcome company for a few fraught and well-crafted hours in the tense and muted darkness of the movie theater."

Posted Jun 4, 2007

James Rocchi

48 60%

Gracie (2007)

"More charming and enjoyable to watch than it deserves, primarily because the performances transcend the script flaws."

Posted Jun 2, 2007

Jette Kernion

49 57%

We Own the Night (2007)

"If anything makes We Own the Night worth watching, it's Phoenix and Wahlberg."

Posted Jun 2, 2007

James Rocchi

50 ——

Drive-Thru (2007)

"About as derivative as you can get ... which would be forgivable if only the thing had some FUN to offer. It doesn't."

Posted May 29, 2007

Scott Weinberg

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