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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 7%

Are You Here (2014)

"The film struggles to find a consistent tone between its attempts at broad stoner comedy, fractured family quirks and a more serious examination of mental illness."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

2 37%

If I Stay (2014)

"... a manipulative tearjerker that feels more contrived than authentic and more heavy-handed than profound."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

3 18%

When The Game Stands Tall (2014)

"... has its share of embellishments and formulaic tangents, and turns predictable in the second half, with a more traditional structure leading to an obligatory big-game finale."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

4 36%

The November Man (2014)

"This formulaic espionage thriller of vigilante justice and international intrigue only serves to remind moviegoers of better days for both the star and the genre."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

5 100%

No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

"The film offers a compelling chronicle of Ellis through interviews and archival footage, detailing his triumphs and struggles, both on and off the field."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

6 11%

The Longest Week (2014)

"Wes Anderson shouldn't feel threatened by this pretentious romantic comedy about a smug wannabe writer."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

7 71%

God Help the Girl (2014)

"Some of the tunes are catchy and the production numbers are choreographed with a charming whimsy, but ultimately the mundane lyrics don't have enough substance beneath the surface."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

8 54%

Frontera (2014)

"It feels like an oversimplified examination of potentially provocative subject matter."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

9 14%

Innocence (2014)

"Since it teases viewers to the point of frustration, by the time you figure out the secret behind the paranormal happenings, you probably won't care."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

10 7%

The Identical (2014)

"... a bizarre musical drama that laughably tries to pass itself off as an inspirational, faith-based tale of wish fulfillment."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

11 17%

Very Good Girls (2014)

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

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

12 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

13 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

14 8%

Don Peyote (2014)

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

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 82%

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

19 48%

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

20 25%

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

21 92%

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

22 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

23 27%

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

24 54%

Road to Paloma (2014)

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

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

25 14%

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

26 56%

Made in America (2014)

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

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

27 21%

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

28 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

29 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

30 48%

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

31 44%

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

32 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

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

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

33 17%

Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014)

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

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

34 78%

Happy Christmas (2014)

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

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

35 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

36 66%

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

37 90%

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

38 ——

School Dance (2014)

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

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Todd Jorgenson

39 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

40 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

41 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

42 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

43 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

44 89%

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

45 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

46 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

47 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

48 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

49 95%

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

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