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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
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Kambakkht Ishq ()

"Awesome dance numbers [are] the solution to Matthew McConaughey's ouvre. Basically it's How to Lose Your Sister's Guy in Hollywood."

Posted Jul 15, 2009

Fred Topel

2 14%

I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)

" I know it's totally irresponsible and not even well constructed or performed, but it's so wrong I found it strangely compelling."

Posted Jul 15, 2009

Fred Topel

3 22%

Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

"As good as any Hollywood movie, which is to say it's got lousy visual effects and generic dialogue. Since we're already forgiving that anyway, there's enough engaging action to make it plenty fun and entertaining."

Posted Jul 15, 2009

Fred Topel

4 84%

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

"They should cast Will Smith as the Half-Fresh Prince. Then I'd be interested."

Posted Jul 15, 2009

Fred Topel

5 97%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"Like a modern day Wages of Fear."

Posted Jul 1, 2009

Fred Topel

6 45%

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009)

"A return to form from the original Ice Age. That makes it a disappointment. The first one was okay. Ice Age: The Meltdown was pretty good, and now we're back to the original mediocrity."

Posted Jul 1, 2009

Fred Topel

7 68%

Brüno (2009)

"The second hour of Bruno is a laugh out loud satire that will make the world a better place. That's what we want from Sacha Baron Cohen... Lots of people do funny. I'm glad he still transcended and took the bad people of the world down a peg.""

Posted Jul 1, 2009

Fred Topel

8 68%

Public Enemies (2009)

"Good, but not great"

Posted Jul 1, 2009

Fred Topel

9 98%

Up (2009)

"Up is a high stakes adventure like nothing else we've ever seen."

Posted Jun 5, 2009

Fred Topel

10 26%

Land of the Lost (2009)

"It's a little more than half and half, definitely fun to watch with some memorable parts."

Posted Jun 5, 2009

Fred Topel

11 79%

The Hangover (2009)

"It's the funniest movie of the year."

Posted Jun 5, 2009

Fred Topel

12 44%

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

"They fixed everything I found wrong with its predecessor, so I can only assume the filmmakers read my review and addressed my concerns point by point."

Posted May 23, 2009

Fred Topel

13 18%

Dance Flick (2009)

"The best Wayans movie since the first Scary Movie. The Wayans' are in top form taking the benchmarks of dance movies to an extreme degree. They can't keep it up, but it remains a solid satire with more to say than many quickie knock-offs."

Posted May 23, 2009

Fred Topel

14 37%

Angels & Demons (2009)

"I did not like The Da Vinci Code, but only because it was completely faithful to the book which I didn't like. As such, I never read Angels & Demons, but I can tell it's faithful too because it's exactly the same thing."

Posted May 22, 2009

Fred Topel

15 92%

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

"He's not reinventing the genre, but he doesn't have to. He already did that once, and now he's just doing what he's good at. His era of in your face outrageousness didn't last long enough as far as I'm concerned."

Posted May 22, 2009

Fred Topel

16 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"Everyone wanted to see the future, but I knew that would just be big robot fights. Cool maybe, but that's a war movie, not a character investment suspenseful action movie. So here, this is what you wanted. Happy now?"

Posted May 22, 2009

Fred Topel

17 95%

Star Trek (2009)

"You can feel the legacy in every scene. It just rocks."

Posted Apr 30, 2009

Fred Topel

18 87%

Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth) (2009)

"I didn't learn anything but it's fun, which I didn't expect. Animals do stuff. I don't see how it's an overall ecosystem but whatever."

Posted Apr 25, 2009

Fred Topel

19 84%

Tyson (2009)

"The stories are great, really demonstrative of how Tyson became the figure he is. It's amazing how real life has a beginning, middle and end."

Posted Apr 25, 2009

Fred Topel

20 56%

The Soloist (2009)

"I liked The Soloist more than most disease/triumph over adversity movies. It's more believable, more sincere and just more interesting than most. I just can't get over the feeling of filmmakers patting themselves on the back...""

Posted Apr 25, 2009

Fred Topel

21 39%

Fighting (2009)

"It's like in all this drama, they forgot to have a scene."

Posted Apr 25, 2009

Fred Topel

22 84%

State of Play (2009)

"It would be funny if the surprise ending was that the newspaper just folded so the reporters had to abandon the case. I mean, someone still has to pay for their efforts. Exposing conspiracy and defending the public interest isn't free."

Posted Apr 17, 2009

Fred Topel

23 55%

17 Again (2009)

"Yeah, if only he hadn't taken care of the high school girl he knocked up, everything would have worked out better for him. That's so wrong I can't believe it got through script development."

Posted Apr 17, 2009

Fred Topel

24 89%

Adventureland (2009)

"I had really hoped we'd moved beyond the era of movies about boredom. Once people realized that mundane lives aren't actually entertaining, I thought they'd stopped making them."

Posted Apr 9, 2009

Fred Topel

25 27%

Fast & Furious (2009)

"The fastest, most furious movie ever. It is so fast, you'll be furious with excitement. I'm going to try to write my review fast, but that might make my editor furious."

Posted Apr 9, 2009

Fred Topel

26 45%

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

"I don't buy Billy Ray Cyrus as Miley's dad."

Posted Apr 9, 2009

Fred Topel

27 14%

Dragonball Evolution (2009)

"It's this generation's Surf Ninjas, and if you remember that at all then you know what I mean."

Posted Apr 9, 2009

Fred Topel

28 51%

Observe and Report (2009)

"I just think it could have gone further, which is to say I'm so desensitized to violence that beating up children and vandalizing public spaces feels too tame to me."

Posted Apr 9, 2009

Fred Topel

29 72%

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

"It does take a long time to explain the story for a movie that's totally summed up in its title."

Posted Mar 26, 2009

Fred Topel

30 5%

Miss March (2009)

"The whole movie feels like these guys watched some other movie 100 times and thought they could do the same thing. So in their head, this is ... hilarious, but not to anyone else."

Posted Mar 13, 2009

Fred Topel

31 43%

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

"It's not just bad like some kids movies are bad because they're dumbed down. It is wow bad."

Posted Mar 13, 2009

Fred Topel

32 41%

The Last House on the Left (2009)

"There are so many elements, you really don't know what's coming next, even though you know exactly what's going to happen."

Posted Mar 12, 2009

Fred Topel

33 59%

Phoebe in Wonderland (2009)

"Abstract portrayals of kids with OCD and Tourette's do not, it turns out, make great entertainment."

Posted Mar 5, 2009

Fred Topel

34 18%

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

"I suppose the real question again is: why is there a story at all?"

Posted Feb 27, 2009

Fred Topel

35 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"Redefines the word epic. I don't know what the new definition is, but it's definitely different... It's 300 times 10!"

Posted Feb 26, 2009

Fred Topel

36 25%

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

"Why wouldn't you want to see Isla Fisher stumble on a tray of fish? Why wouldn't you want to see Isla Fisher bumble through a fan dance? Why wouldn't you want to see Isla Fisher fumble through Finnish?"

Posted Feb 13, 2009

Fred Topel

37 25%

Friday the 13th (2009)

"The remake of Friday the 13th makes the remake of Halloween look like the remake of Psycho."

Posted Feb 13, 2009

Fred Topel

38 39%

Inkheart (2009)

"Last Action Hero for books. By proxy, it's also kind of The Purple Rose of Cairo for books, but it's not as good as either... It would really amuse me if it ended with the family deciding, after all this trouble, let's never read again."

Posted Feb 6, 2009

Fred Topel

39 32%

Fanboys (2008)

"Makes me appreciate how the jokes in Family Guy are really accessible to anyone. These are not. This is really just for fanboys, and that's fine. Have a celebration of love of Star Wars and write a love letter to the fans."

Posted Feb 6, 2009

Fred Topel

40 12%

Pink Panther 2 (2009)

"It's all about Martin's commitment. He knows the rules, the limits and he's an expert at performing it. Even the stunt doubles do some awesome work."

Posted Feb 6, 2009

Fred Topel

41 23%

Push (2009)

"It's not great, but it's a perfectly fine version of psychics on the run versus the bad guys."

Posted Feb 6, 2009

Fred Topel

42 40%

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

"It's about social responsibility. Everyone's so afraid of hurt feelings. People need to stop making excuses. Hey, it's not all okay. Get over it. And also, stop asking your friends to make you feel better. They give the worst advice. Just go out and have"

Posted Feb 6, 2009

Fred Topel

43 90%

Coraline (2009)

"Just the kind of kids' movie I like... It'll scare the crap out of them as well it should. Something's gotta toughen them up."

Posted Feb 6, 2009

Fred Topel

44 98%

The Wrestler (2008)

"The best wrestling movie ever made. I'm sorry, No Holds Barred, you've been topped."

Posted Dec 18, 2008

Fred Topel

45 27%

Seven Pounds (2008)

"The most spiritual movie of the year."

Posted Dec 18, 2008

Fred Topel

46 45%

Yes Man (2008)

"The gimmick creates sets for Jim Carrey to be crazy. He's still at it, finding new ways to contort his body and twist his face. That's really the difference that makes any generic gimmick more entertaining than someone else's."

Posted Dec 18, 2008

Fred Topel

47 56%

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

"So a queen dies by rat tainted soup? I guess that's what the kids are into these days."

Posted Dec 18, 2008

Fred Topel

48 80%

Nothing But the Truth (2008)

"Most importantly, the film takes the issue beyond just journalistic integrity and the government's intrusion. It looks at real life."

Posted Dec 16, 2008

Fred Topel

49 26%

Nobel Son (2008)

"You want to see how it plays out, but it's just frustrating to wade through all the "style" to get there."

Posted Dec 12, 2008

Fred Topel

50 92%

Frost/Nixon (2008)

"It's a fascinating study in conversation in an age of texting and abbreviation."

Posted Dec 12, 2008

Fred Topel

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