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I.E. Weekly

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 49%

No Strings Attached (2011)

"The shaggy fringes of the flick get most of the laughs -- for one, it's absurdly obsessed with '90s hip-hop"

Posted Jan 21, 2011

Amy Nicholson

2 24%

The Dilemma (2011)

"Ends with 20 minutes of apologies, a round robin of regret that downshifts the film's sputtering energy into park."

Posted Jan 16, 2011

Amy Nicholson

3 43%

The Green Hornet (2011)

"Can a genius and an average Joe pair up and put egos aside to serve mindless adventure? Gondry and Rogen have. "

Posted Jan 16, 2011

Amy Nicholson

4 76%

Summer Wars (Sama Wozu) (2010)

"The story's been done better (and balder) in Die Hard With A Vengeance"

Posted Jan 16, 2011

Amy Nicholson

5 72%

Somewhere (2010)

"The nearly silent first half plays like Nanook of the North, only the ladies are wearing a lot less clothes."

Posted Dec 23, 2010

Amy Nicholson

6 51%

Tron Legacy (2010)

"Remember the last time you yelled at your computer? It does."

Posted Dec 16, 2010

Amy Nicholson

7 89%

Tangled (2010)

"If anything, Tangled is hommepowerment -- one more step forward in Disney's slow march to treat male suitors like equals"

Posted Dec 6, 2010

Amy Nicholson

8 37%

Burlesque (2010)

""Get your ass up, show me how you burlesque," growls one of this indulgent movie's indulgent musical numbers that swaggers with pearls, glitter and red lipstick - if not grammatical verb usage. "

Posted Dec 6, 2010

Amy Nicholson

9 52%

The Next Three Days (2010)

"Haggis knows that the question isn't only can he do it, but should he?"

Posted Nov 19, 2010

Amy Nicholson

10 86%

Unstoppable (2010)

"A love of number-crunching makes the audience feel engaged in a deadly algebra problem. Four miles! 2000 feet! Population 780,000!"

Posted Nov 12, 2010

Amy Nicholson

11 65%

Freakonomics (2010)

"Sometimes, it has all the answers. More often, it just asks the right questions. And in today's 24-hour froth of insta-pundit analysis, we need curiosity more than certainty."

Posted Oct 2, 2010

Amy Nicholson

12 88%

Let Me In (2010)

"The tragedy in Jenkins' pathetic protector focuses the film's themes of desperation and the myopia of puppy love when you're young enough (or undead enough) to feel immortal "

Posted Oct 2, 2010

Amy Nicholson

13 89%

Waiting for Superman (2010)

"Is our children learning? No -- and here's why, argues Davis Guggenheim's rousing documentary"

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Amy Nicholson

14 55%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"Gekko's still a wolf in wolf's clothing. The question is: How big is his hunger? "

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Amy Nicholson

15 34%

Lottery Ticket (2010)

"There are enough stereotypes in here to get Dr. Laura frothing at the mouth -- and enough menace to merit co-writing credit for the Hughes brothers."

Posted Aug 24, 2010

Amy Nicholson

16 51%

The Switch (2010)

"Sorry tabloid readers. At no time does Jennifer 'Womb Watch' Aniston growl, "Take that, Brad.""

Posted Aug 24, 2010

Amy Nicholson

17 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"A 112-minute entertainment contraption -- celluloid that shapeshifts its frames into video games, comic books and sitcoms. "

Posted Aug 16, 2010

Amy Nicholson

18 41%

The Expendables (2010)

"Stallone's boasted that he's made the drunk uncle of all dumb action movies and in several ways he has"

Posted Aug 16, 2010

Amy Nicholson

19 46%

Step Up 3 (2010)

"Everyone in the cast can dance, even if only half can act. The revelation is 18-year-old Sevani -- he's got the ease of Gene Kelly and he can do the robot."

Posted Aug 6, 2010

Amy Nicholson

20 69%

Life During Wartime (2010)

"Solondz sees life as misery and actors as instruments. In his hands, they're pianissimo, vibrato, fortissimo -- and never in harmony. "

Posted Jul 22, 2010

Amy Nicholson

21 62%

Salt (2010)

"The kind of thriller that skitters after its star playing catch-up. "

Posted Jul 22, 2010

Amy Nicholson

22 86%

Inception (2010)

"Beautiful and bloodless. Like a dream, it doesn't implant ideas you'll carry with you outside of the multiplex"

Posted Jul 15, 2010

Amy Nicholson

23 6%

The Last Airbender (2010)

"Call M. Night Shyamalan a Wood Bender -- this kiddie cast is as flat and stiff as particle board "

Posted Jul 2, 2010

Amy Nicholson

24 53%

Knight & Day (2010)

"An action star who doesn't glower -- what a relief!"

Posted Jun 25, 2010

Amy Nicholson

25 80%

Cyrus (2010)

"Moment to moment it's miserably enjoyable and true, especially Reilly's turn as a regressed adult who slowly learns to be the man his woman deserves "

Posted Jun 18, 2010

Amy Nicholson

26 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Woody's insistence on rallying everyone back to their bedroom makes him the toy box Tina Turner, and the flick is smart enough to know it."

Posted Jun 18, 2010

Amy Nicholson

27 47%

The A-Team (2010)

"Heavy on biceps and aggression and -- crucially -- the zinging chemistry between its four leads"

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Amy Nicholson

28 73%

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

"W.C. Fields warned, "Never work with children or animals." Russell Brand and Jonah Hill can add, "Never work with P. Diddy.""

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Amy Nicholson

29 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"Bring a joystick to this big budget adventure. It'll give your hands something to do when you're restless."

Posted May 28, 2010

Amy Nicholson

30 51%

Holy Rollers (2010)

"Eisenberg is such a solid, serious young actor that the film plays as social problem drama."

Posted May 21, 2010

Amy Nicholson

31 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"Side by side, the four Shrek films look like the stages of man. You have Shrek as ogre, Shrek as husband, Shrek as daddy, and now, Shrek as George Bailey. "

Posted May 21, 2010

Amy Nicholson

32 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"If 200 arrows fly through the woods, do they make a sound?"

Posted May 13, 2010

Amy Nicholson

33 58%

Trash Humpers (2010)

"The spirit of celluloid is dragging 3D CGI to the toilet and giving it a swirly. "

Posted May 13, 2010

Amy Nicholson

34 78%

OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus (Lost in Rio) (2010)

"Director Michel Hazanavicius loves his sublimely naive bigot, and so do we"

Posted May 10, 2010

Amy Nicholson

35 31%

The Good Heart (2010)

"A hangover toast to an old New York with original wood paneling, cassette tapes and indoor smoking"

Posted May 6, 2010

Amy Nicholson

36 86%

Please Give (2010)

"In its casual, disarming way, it's as deep and as grand a film as you'll find"

Posted May 6, 2010

Amy Nicholson

37 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"It's not a feast, it's a quick fix. You want bombs? You want quips? You want tech? You got 'em. Now go away . . . and come back next July."

Posted May 6, 2010

Amy Nicholson

38 6%

The Accidental Husband (2009)

"There's little fun in being asked to identify with yet another female character who spends her running time being shamed like a dog who soiled the rug."

Posted May 5, 2010

Amy Nicholson

39 31%

Paper Man (2010)

"Jeff Daniels' issues are self-indulgent. But to him, his writer's block and insubstantial life are epic, and the film sides with him more often than not. "

Posted Apr 23, 2010

Amy Nicholson

40 81%

Oceans (Disneynature's Oceans) (2010)

"This monumental documentary gets intimate enough to hear a crab sneeze."

Posted Apr 23, 2010

Amy Nicholson

41 62%

The Joneses (2010)

"Good salesmen would show no pity. The Joneses weeps, and we're not buying it."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Amy Nicholson

42 96%

Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

"What's the difference between a 14-year-old tagger and a hype monster spray-painting Campbell's soup cans? Nothing. But the gulf between them and Banksy is as wide as the Pacific"

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Amy Nicholson

43 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"It's a star-making role for Moretz, but everyone holds their own even in the face of their biggest enemy: lax pacing that makes this fun film drag and lurch."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Amy Nicholson

44 86%

The Square (2010)

"The moral can pivot on a dime: is this a karmic noir about consequences, or a nihilistic warning that even a simple scheme can't be controlled?"

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Amy Nicholson

45 67%

Date Night (2010)

"A skeleton praying its leads will bring it to life."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Amy Nicholson

46 20%

The Last Song (2010)

"This is Miley's vehicle, but the strongest scenes are between Kinnear and Coleman."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Amy Nicholson

47 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"French director Louis Leterrier loves this world. But Clash of the Titans feels like he fought -- and lost -- his own battle for control."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Amy Nicholson

48 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"Here, Viking life is grim, hostile and heavy with social pressure -- kind of like Gossip Girl, only with dragon heads instead of handbags"

Posted Mar 25, 2010

Amy Nicholson

49 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"It's a bro-down, and every second has been calibrated for maximum bro-fficiency."

Posted Mar 25, 2010

Amy Nicholson

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