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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 17%

Very Good Girls (2014)

"It rings false in its portrayal of sisterhood and coming-of-age angst."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

2 12%

Walk Of Shame (2014)

"The opening-credit montage featuring real-life news bloopers is funnier than anything in the script."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

3 41%

A Night In Old Mexico (2014)

"... has some effective comedic moments, yet is less compelling as an examination of aging or fractured family dynamics."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

4 8%

Don Peyote (2014)

"... an incoherent series of hallucination sequences that are neither amusing nor visually compelling."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

5 75%

Chinese Puzzle (2014)

"Those familiar with the first two films will find the most rewards in this bittersweet concluding chapter."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

6 83%

Witching and Bitching (2014)

"Right from its subversive opening sequence, the film establishes itself as a silly but sometimes hilarious farce."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

7 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"With a sharp international ensemble cast and a visually ambitious scope, the result is both exhilarating and exhausting."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

8 83%

Begin Again (2014)

"The film comes alive when the focus is on the music. There's a heartfelt authenticity to the production numbers."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

9 49%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"... has its heart in the right place with its wholesome depiction of childhood friendships, yet as an adventure with its roots in outer space, the film somehow never takes flight."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

10 24%

Tammy (2014)

"The screenplay contains some big laughs scattered between a series of labored and uninspired gags that don't play to the strengths of its stars."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

11 91%

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

"... a provocative examination of the ongoing issues that Swartz made his legacy."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

12 69%

They Came Together (2014)

"The approach is sketchy instead of edgy, giving the impression that the film is indulging in the very cliches it's trying to mock."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

13 29%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"There's not much suspense amid the gimmicks and eye-rolling plot twists, although the film does boast a pretty intense exorcism sequence."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

14 54%

Road to Paloma (2014)

"... an earnest but formulaic story of redemption."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

15 15%

Rage (2014)

"Even the stylish fight sequences don't have much of an impact because the film takes itself way too seriously."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

16 56%

Made in America (2014)

"The tone is too reverential, yet it keeps a pleasant rhythm."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

17 22%

A Long Way Down (2014)

"It lunges along in predictable fashion through a series of quirky contrivances that might be tasteless if they weren't so trite."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

18 44%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"Despite its half-hearted tribute to first responders, this lackluster 3D effort fails to take flight."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

19 62%

Mood Indigo (2014)

"While the two leads achieve a pleasant chemistry, all of the visual flourishes seem more like gimmicks after a while."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

20 49%

I Origins (2014)

"It's nice to see a cerebral film in which the science isn't tossed off, yet like its characters, it's ultimately too idealistic and sacrifices common sense to prove itself."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

21 41%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"... a muddled comedy that feels more like a vanity project than a profound examination of upper-middle class family dynamics."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

22 19%

Sex Tape (2014)

"By the end, this broad sex farce remains pretty limp."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

23 17%

Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014)

"It throws historical accuracy out the window even more than its predecessor."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

24 78%

Happy Christmas (2014)

"... both funny and honest in the way it looks at relationships and family dynamics."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

25 40%

Beneath (2014)

"The film relies on too many contrivances and generic scare tactics, and there's not enough character depth to establish any emotional connection."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

26 64%

Lucy (2014)

"Besson doesn't claim his latest globetrotting science-fiction thriller is based on fact, of course, but its ambitions are muddled by a lack of conviction."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

27 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"A solidly entertaining and thoughtful science fiction persuades us around the edges of the story at what kind of future Alexander and Blue Eyes will inherit from Malcolm and Caesar."

Posted Jul 13, 2014

Rubin Safaya

28 ——

School Dance (2014)

"It's woefully stereotypical and unfunny, even for the least discriminating viewers."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

29 41%

Premature (2014)

"The result isn't very inspired as it clumsily mixes sophomoric gags with a more genuine satire of high-school social life, with the obligatory teachers who are dumber than the kids."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

30 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"... the type of heartfelt yet honest work that Ebert himself would have almost certainly given a thumbs-up."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

31 54%

Fading Gigolo (2014)

"... an uneven effort that contains some big laughs even as it struggles to find a consistent tone."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

32 73%

Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014)

"It's a candid but insightful character study about adolescent impulses that feels more insightful than exploitative."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

33 44%

Walking With The Enemy (2014)

"An unheralded tale of true-life World War II heroism is given standard melodramatic treatment in this earnest epic."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

34 88%

Locke (2014)

"Hardy rises to the challenge of the format, yet the film fails to generate much suspense or sympathy."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

35 64%

For No Good Reason (2014)

"It's most compelling when the focus is on Steadman, allowing him to describe his feelings about fame and his artistic process - or perhaps more accurately, the method to his madness."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

36 96%

Blue Ruin (2014)

"... a quietly powerful low-budget revenge thriller that gradually reveals secrets about its characters to ratchet up the tension."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

37 18%

Gambit (2014)

"... feels like a first draft of a dusty script that was pulled from the bottom of a drawer without being polished prior to production."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

38 24%

The Other Woman (2014)

"... resorts to some labored plot twists to generate a forced comeuppance, forgetting that the audience already knew how it was going to end up anyway."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

39 94%

Ida (2014)

"The pace is deliberate, but this low-budget gem continues to build tension both internally and externally."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

40 52%

Decoding Annie Parker (2014)

"Samantha Morton's audacious portrayal of the title character boosts this mildly inspirational but sentimental true-life drama."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

41 83%

Belle (2014)

"The film works as both an intimate character piece and as a broader glimpse into socioeconomic conflicts regarding tolerance and perception."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

42 31%

Bad Johnson (2014)

"As bad as things are for Rich and his limp sidekick, the audience really gets the shaft courtesy of a script that's completely devoid of inspiration."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

43 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"... pales in comparison to its predecessor as it emphasizes spectacle more than story."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

44 33%

Stage Fright (2014)

"With such broad comedic targets, the film would have been better off poking fun at its disparate elements instead of paying tribute."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

45 72%

Palo Alto (2014)

"... neither shocking nor insightful in its portrayal of brooding, disenfranchised California teenagers dealing with peer pressure and irresponsible adults."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

46 18%

Moms' Night Out (2014)

"It might be easier to appreciate the efforts of these women if they weren't so shrill and obnoxious, which sends the opposite of the intended message."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

47 35%

God's Pocket (2014)

"While the framework suggests an intriguing examination of guilt and redemption, the approach is too earnest and the story is too contrived."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

48 82%

Fed Up (2014)

"The film is more adept at placing blame than offering solutions, but it should serve as a call to action for those viewers who walk into the theater with a jumbo popcorn and soda."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

49 83%

The Double (2014)

"Its clever moments outweigh its contrived ones, twisting into an atmospheric package that's both subtle and haunting."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

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