Cinematical

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 87%

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

"Herzog is having every bit as much fun as Cage here, toying with renegade cop movie cliches and working in a pulpy mode he hasn't touched for a while."

Posted Sep 15, 2009

Eugene Novikov

2 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"This is Reitman's third film, and I've liked them all about the same: recommended with reservations."

Posted Sep 14, 2009

Eugene Novikov

3 42%

Jennifer's Body (2009)

"Jennifer's Body substitutes hipster credibility for emotional currency, confuses pop-psychology insight with substantive social commentary, and measures terror on a scale that ranges from the word boo to a dead spider."

Posted Sep 11, 2009

Todd Gilchrist

4 29%

The Final Destination (2009)

"You might just as well stay home and watch one of the other three, where at least there will be some devilish wit and ironic humor in evidence."

Posted Sep 10, 2009

Eric D. Snider

5 63%

Coco Before Chanel (2009)

"Coco Before Chanel's approach is classic arthouse: handsome, measured, respectful, and soul-crushingly bland"

Posted Sep 7, 2009

Eugene Novikov

6 85%

The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009)

"An utterly nerve-wracking, edge-of-my-seat experience - certain scenes that consisted of little more than, say, a measured conversation between father and son are, in context, unbelievably suspenseful."

Posted Sep 6, 2009

Eugene Novikov

7 71%

The Last Station (2010)

"Why tackle a subject as legendary as Tolstoy if you're just going to turn him into a doddering coot?"

Posted Sep 5, 2009

Eugene Novikov

8 63%

Extract (2009)

"Funnier and more fearless than many other "grown-up" comedies I've seen this year."

Posted Sep 4, 2009

Jette Kernion

9 89%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"...a wartime opus whose shortcomings upon first viewing are as immediately recognizable as the fact they will after many more of them prove to be virtues..."

Posted Aug 21, 2009

Todd Gilchrist

10 21%

Spread (2009)

"More sordid and melodramatic than sweet or sharply comic."

Posted Aug 16, 2009

Jette Kernion

11 67%

Grace (2009)

"Solet proves himself adept both as a visual storyteller and as a guy who can make you crap your pants."

Posted Aug 12, 2009

Eric D. Snider

12 35%

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

"There are legitimate nitpicks, to be sure, but this flick is too enthusiastically over-caffeinated to warrant much anger."

Posted Aug 8, 2009

Scott Weinberg

13 75%

Julie & Julia (2009)

"A lighthearted comedy that's very easy to like, with some charming performances."

Posted Aug 7, 2009

Jette Kernion

14 31%

Aliens in the Attic (2009)

"Small pleasures aside, the movie doesn't offer anything particularly memorable or inventive."

Posted Aug 1, 2009

Eric D. Snider

15 30%

The Collector (2009)

"Hardcore horror film with a storyline that resembles a particularly nasty Itchy and Scratchy cartoon."

Posted Aug 1, 2009

Jette Kernion

16 68%

Funny People (2009)

"Funny People is one of the summer's, if not the year's best films, because it's a comedy that inverts the medium's typical use %u2013 effectively revealing feelings rather than concealing them %u2013 and invites the audience to share in that discovery."

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Todd Gilchrist

17 64%

Adam (2009)

"It's actually a humorously bittersweet story buoyed by likable performances, and not an oh-geez-here-comes-another-film-about-a-saintly-disabled-person movie."

Posted Jul 29, 2009

Eric D. Snider

18 84%

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

"A tight suspense film that isn't too scary for kids, with a good dose of humor, Young Love, and charm."

Posted Jul 14, 2009

Jette Kernion

19 68%

Brüno (2009)

"Bruno is curiously ineffective, a sort of middling effort that fails to liberate itself from the stereotypes that provide the character's foundations, even if it also doesn't deliberately or harmfully reinforce them."

Posted Jul 9, 2009

Todd Gilchrist

20 50%

Chéri (2009)

"No quote available."

Posted Jul 9, 2009

Jeffrey M. Anderson

21 19%

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

"...a monolithic action masterpiece that feels destined to be the biggest movie of all time."

Posted Jun 22, 2009

Todd Gilchrist

22 49%

Whatever Works (2009)

"Does little except reinforce the notion that Allen's creative well has long since run dry."

Posted Jun 22, 2009

Nick Schager

23 86%

The Windmill Movie (2009)

"One gets swept up in the first soapy, then tragic melodrama of the life matter that overwhelmed Rogers' desire/compulsion/ability to make art."

Posted Jun 21, 2009

Karina Longworth

24 55%

Surveillance (2009)

"A nasty little slice of backwater depravity."

Posted Jun 19, 2009

Nick Schager

25 96%

Food, Inc. (2009)

"No quote available."

Posted Jun 19, 2009

Jeffrey M. Anderson

26 44%

The Proposal (2009)

"Yet another formulaic romantic comedy, with little to offer except sparkling performances from Bullock and Reynolds."

Posted Jun 18, 2009

Jette Kernion

27 71%

Tetro (2009)

"The director's triumphant return to form."

Posted Jun 11, 2009

Nick Schager

28 89%

Moon (2009)

""In an age when most big-budget science fiction films are made by people with no respect for science or fiction, Moon is a welcome pleasure."

Posted Jun 9, 2009

James Rocchi

29 9%

My Life in Ruins (2009)

"Women (and men, for that matter) deserve better escapist fare than this feeble attempt at romantic comedy."

Posted Jun 5, 2009

Jette Kernion

30 26%

Land of the Lost (2009)

"Land of the Lost is if nothing else an interesting place to visit."

Posted Jun 5, 2009

Todd Gilchrist

31 18%

Dance Flick (2009)

"But though Dance Flick only has a vague, passing resemblance to Sucka or Scary Movie, and it isn't very funny, it's at least kind of sweet and mostly inoffensive."

Posted Jun 1, 2009

Jeffrey M. Anderson

32 98%

Up (2009)

"If you're old enough to sit quietly through a feature film, go see it."

Posted May 29, 2009

Jette Kernion

33 44%

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

"You know how it goes: the plot is inane, but a lot of the dialogue makes you laugh."

Posted May 21, 2009

Eric D. Snider

34 46%

Management (2009)

"The weirdness employed by Stephen Belber's amorous fairy tale is of a decidedly limp, half-hearted sort."

Posted May 16, 2009

Nick Schager

35 37%

Angels & Demons (2009)

"I get that saving the world from disaster is important business. But is it too much to ask for it to be fun for the audience?"

Posted May 14, 2009

Eric D. Snider

36 95%

Star Trek (2009)

"Hell, you could know nothing about the words "Star Trek" and still find a lot to enjoy here."

Posted May 8, 2009

Scott Weinberg

37 19%

Obsessed (2009)

"Too "safe" to be a provocative thriller or an incendiary drama, and it's way too flat and sedate to qualify as a movie bad enough to mock."

Posted Apr 26, 2009

Scott Weinberg

38 56%

The Soloist (2009)

"Falls into the easy traps of traditional melodrama."

Posted Apr 24, 2009

Jette Kernion

39 55%

17 Again (2009)

"Follows the same tired, well-worn path as other comedies in the same genre, but gets a boost from Zac Efron and Leslie Mann."

Posted Apr 17, 2009

Jette Kernion

40 14%

Dragonball Evolution (2009)

"It's not aggressively bad. It's more like a dumb, energetic puppy."

Posted Apr 12, 2009

Eric D. Snider

41 45%

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

"The nicest thing one can say about the film is that at least it's not The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: The Movie."

Posted Apr 9, 2009

Nick Schager

42 98%

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)

""A hymn to the human spirit, played in power chords ... It isn't just better than most music documentaries; it's better than most documentaries, period.""

Posted Apr 9, 2009

James Rocchi

43 74%

Cold Souls (2009)

"Cold Souls is a beautifully shot film, and it also becomes more than a little bit moving."

Posted Apr 8, 2009

James Rocchi

44 90%

Winnebago Man (2010)

"Don't laugh TOO hard at those YouTube 'fools.' That's you and me, don't forget."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Scott Weinberg

45 27%

Fast & Furious (2009)

"There's not even much car-racing in it -- and why would anyone want to watch this movie if it doesn't have a lot of car-racing in it?"

Posted Apr 2, 2009

Eric D. Snider

46 51%

Observe and Report (2009)

"Hill and Rogen made precisely the strange little comedy that they wanted to. Trust me when I say that this is NOT your typical studio farce, and that's a wonderful freakin' thing."

Posted Mar 29, 2009

Scott Weinberg

47 72%

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

"A loud, rushed, choppy, silly, colorful Nintendo game of a movie. And it could have been DreamWorks' version of "The Incredibles.""

Posted Mar 29, 2009

Scott Weinberg

48 57%

Archie's Final Project (2011)

"A compelling and cathartic film, a work of thoughtfulness and creativity that's well worth checking out."

Posted Mar 29, 2009

Eric D. Snider

49 64%

Duplicity (2009)

"A rather pedestrian, hollow cat-and-mouse contest."

Posted Mar 20, 2009

Nick Schager

50 35%

The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

"90 minutes of truly inspired comic mayhem."

Posted Mar 19, 2009

Eugene Novikov

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