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Cinematical

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 90%

The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010)

" If The Triplets of Belleville was a rollicking, proudly eccentric adventure, then The Illusionist is something much more bittersweet, a love letter to silent showmanship and a lament for its obsolescence on both stage and screen. "

Posted Dec 25, 2010

William Goss

2 10%

Little Fockers (2010)

" I once saw a high school production of 'Grease' where they had some technical difficulties and had to stall for time, so the director sent the main actors onstage, in character, to improvise a scene. 'Little Fockers' feels like 100 minutes of that. "

Posted Dec 21, 2010

Eric D. Snider

3 13%

Yogi Bear (2010)

" In a way, the film is faithful to the old cartoons, in that it's grating and tiresome and not suitable for anyone over the age of 4. "

Posted Dec 16, 2010

Eric D. Snider

4 20%

The Tourist (2010)

" I urge you to say the director's name aloud. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Did you do it? There, you just had more fun than you would if you watched The Tourist. "

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Eric D. Snider

5 49%

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

" The most remarkably unremarkable fantasy franchise around doesn't exactly break that streak with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, but it comes the closest so far in the series to achieving satisfying, rip-roaring adventure... "

Posted Dec 9, 2010

William Goss

6 0%

Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

" The whole thing is just so astoundingly wrongheaded. "

Posted Dec 4, 2010

William Goss

7 78%

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

" as an outsider to the works of J.K. Rowling, it's nevertheless a well-constructed, competently-told and generally engaging tale that suffers only from being but part of the whole story. "

Posted Dec 3, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

8 51%

Tron Legacy (2010)

" a thrilling, evocative, and utterly satisfying piece of entertainment. "

Posted Dec 3, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

9 96%

True Grit (2010)

" A tight, concise Western that pays more homage than it does re-invent the genre, True Grit isn't quite the masterpiece some were expecting, but it's so much fun to watch that many will leave the theater thirsting for more. "

Posted Dec 2, 2010

Erik Davis

10 90%

Tangled (2010)

" A more satisfying showcase of derring-do, sweet romance and musical numbers in-between than we've seen from the Mouse House in quite some time. "

Posted Nov 22, 2010

William Goss

11 88%

White Material (2010)

" All of these elements contribute to a certain feel and mood in the film; they give it a pure, physical, bodily quality. Denis never films in front of a place; she films inside it... the land is the source for everything. "

Posted Nov 19, 2010

Jeffrey M. Anderson

12 86%

Unstoppable (2010)

" an onslaught of visual excess and nonsensical storytelling that believes it's a credible drama, which is why even by the most forgiving standards it's still awful. "

Posted Nov 18, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

13 78%

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

" If you think of 'Half-Blood Prince' and the two 'Deathly Hallows' entries as a trilogy that concludes the Potter saga, 'Part 1' is a terrific middle, a quietly thrilling and artful chapter. "

Posted Nov 17, 2010

Eric D. Snider

14 78%

Tiny Furniture (2010)

" Writer-director Lena Dunham shows us a young female college grad in such a genuine and personal way that it's far more sympathetic than annoying. "

Posted Nov 12, 2010

Jette Kernion

15 32%

For Colored Girls (2010)

" Tyler Perry has Tyler Perried the hell out of this thing. "

Posted Nov 6, 2010

Eric D. Snider

16 40%

Due Date (2010)

" When characters here aren't mean, they're fed up, and after a while, the feeling is mutual. "

Posted Nov 5, 2010

William Goss

17 72%

Megamind (2010)

" one of the year's better animated films which offers a surprisingly engrossing nature-versus-nurture question about mythic origin stories: are heroes born, or are they made? "

Posted Nov 4, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

18 55%

The Conspirator (2011)

" because all of the thinking is already done for the audience, there's very little reason to care, and the end result feels like an elegant reenactment - at best. "

Posted Nov 4, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

19 9%

Saw 3D (2010)

" They're just going through the motions, only this time they try to compensate for a lack of ingenuity by having the guts splatter in three dimensions. "

Posted Oct 29, 2010

Eric D. Snider

20 100%

Waste Land (2010)

" I can't help but want people to see it ... there is some discussion in the film concerning certain ethics of involvement and interference with subjects through art "

Posted Oct 27, 2010

Christopher Campbell

21 40%

Gerrymandering (2010)

" The film's final statement is literally, "end gerrymandering,' which is hardly non-partisan itself. "

Posted Oct 24, 2010

Christopher Campbell

22 93%

Boxing Gym (2010)

" Boxing Gym is very busy and it would take a few viewings to notice everything and everyone going on in the backgrounds. "

Posted Oct 24, 2010

Christopher Campbell

23 33%

11/4/08 (2010)

" I've seen the documentary twice now, months apart, and it seemed quite different on a second viewing. Years from now it'll be something else, and years after that, too. "

Posted Oct 24, 2010

Christopher Campbell

24 20%

Repeaters (2010)

" It's simply an enjoyable indie that offers a nice change of pace for Bessai fans, and a little indie fervor for fans of the stars. "

Posted Oct 21, 2010

Monika Bartyzel

25 67%

Conviction (2010)

" catnip to awards-season voters but eat-your-vegetables stuff to audiences thanks to its "true life" bona fides and execution that gives it the emotional satisfaction of an above-average segment on '60 Minutes.' "

Posted Oct 17, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

26 64%

Jackass 3 (2010)

" an antidote to this year's cinematic doldrums - a gag-inducing celebration of stupidity "

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

27 64%

Secretariat (2010)

" A weak mediocrity that inspires no strong feelings one way or the other. "

Posted Oct 9, 2010

Eric D. Snider

28 28%

Life as We Know It (2010)

" A potentially touching drama compromised by rom-com routine and defined by the type of sparks that rocks give off when clashed together often enough. "

Posted Oct 8, 2010

William Goss

29 96%

Mesrine: Part 1 (Killer Instinct) and Part 2 (Public Enemy #1) ()

" a fascinating true-life story that suffers only from trying too hard to be completely true to life. "

Posted Oct 5, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

30 96%

13 Assassins (2011)

" It's a Takashi Miike movie for people who thought they didn't have the stomach for those, a handsomely mounted samurai adventure that rewards the patient viewer with a rock-'em-sock-'em finale worthy of a Saturday afternoon matinee. "

Posted Oct 4, 2010

William Goss

31 43%

Barry Munday (2010)

" [Transcends] a familiar plot with sharp dialogue and awkward grace. "

Posted Oct 4, 2010

Peter Martin

32 98%

Inside Job (2010)

" Occasionally feels like a great courtroom drama ... [Ferguson is] a bold, relentless prosecutor. "

Posted Sep 30, 2010

Christopher Campbell

33 71%

Red (2010)

" An engaging, well-made action comedy that benefits from the talents of its decidedly mature cast members, even if it unspools with a pace better suited to their generation than the moviegoers that grew up watching their earlier movies. "

Posted Sep 30, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

34 36%

Hatchet II (2010)

" a movie that operates with a certain, charming simplicity, but doesn't dig up much else of interest than gore delivered by the gallon. "

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

35 68%

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

" the kind of film that you can't take your eyes off of, even though it never seems to call attention to itself. "

Posted Sep 22, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

36 96%

The Social Network (2010)

" With a lot of help from Sorkin's (potentially Oscar-worthy) script, David Fincher has crafted his most humorous film since Fight Club. "

Posted Sep 21, 2010

Erik Davis

37 52%

Devil (2010)

" Don't let the Shyamalan snickering sway you from seeing this in theaters. You're bound to see it on DVD or cable down the line and regret that it took you that long to discover how good of a film it actually is. "

Posted Sep 21, 2010

Peter Hall

38 50%

Last Night (2011)

" Last Night is an impressive first feature, knowing when to savor a moment and linger, and knowing when to retreat and tease curiosity. "

Posted Sep 21, 2010

Monika Bartyzel

39 51%

Stone (2010)

" Stone is thrilling for what we're left to ponder afterwards more than any suspense inherit in the interaction during it. "

Posted Sep 21, 2010

Erik Childress

40 46%

Hereafter (2010)

" Methodical storytelling has been an Eastwood trademark for years, but never has a film of his felt so lifelessly uncertain of its own intentions. "

Posted Sep 21, 2010

Erik Childress

41 75%

Everything Must Go (2011)

" A sweet -- and often very honest -- look at life, and another example of how criminally underused Will Ferrell's talents are. "

Posted Sep 21, 2010

Monika Bartyzel

42 80%

Barney's Version (2011)

" It's the rare feature that can offend and charm at the same time, that can take a man who always plays the acerbic loser and make the same theme seem fresh. "

Posted Sep 21, 2010

Monika Bartyzel

43 86%

Rabbit Hole (2010)

" A film of staggering insight and beauty. Virtually flawless. "

Posted Sep 19, 2010

Scott Weinberg

44 96%

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

" A fine and often fascinating documentary from a master storyteller. (Lose the 3-D.) "

Posted Sep 19, 2010

Scott Weinberg

45 38%

Casino Jack (2010)

" 'Casino Jack' does an impressive job of displaying Abramoff's good and bad in an enjoyably matter-of-fact fashion. "

Posted Sep 19, 2010

Scott Weinberg

46 49%

Super (2011)

" Fun and funny, dark and twisted, semi-schizophrenic and certifiably insane. "

Posted Sep 19, 2010

Scott Weinberg

47 58%

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

" Best left for the festival circuit -- which is where we suffer through the indie-style artifice so you don't have to. "

Posted Sep 19, 2010

Scott Weinberg

48 58%

The Freebie (2010)

" Aselton keeps it simple, and in the process makes an astute, powerful film. "

Posted Sep 16, 2010

Eric D. Snider

49 85%

Easy A (2010)

" Steve Carell and Will Ferrell have nothing on Emma Stone. She doesn't need dirty jokes, farces or a cliché shtick to get the job done; she's just a natural. "

Posted Sep 13, 2010

Perri Nemiroff

50 57%

Bran Nue Dae (2010)

" The songs aren't exactly the catchiest, its message of tolerance far from new, but it sure is lively while it lasts. "

Posted Sep 13, 2010

William Goss