Film.com

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

Gone Girl (2014)

"Gone Girl is a rare bird: a tricky, weird mystery that benefits from people knowing its twist from the outset."

Posted Sep 29, 2014

Kate Erbland

2 74%

The Boxtrolls (2014)

""The Boxtrolls" is a swing-and-miss for Laika; when you move forward with revolutionary techniques while standing still in terms of your themes, stories and settings, no amount of technical trickery or animation genius can bring the boring to vivid life. "

Posted Sep 24, 2014

James Rocchi

3 32%

Two Night Stand (2014)

" Charming but contrived, more slapdash than sexy and more interested in late-act reversals than real-life relationships, "Two Night Stand" isn't really going to scratch anyone's itchy spots, no matter how far it's willing to go in trying to do so."

Posted Sep 23, 2014

James Rocchi

4 74%

Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014)

"If you're expecting all of Hendrix's familiar numbers, you'll be disappointed, but you're interested in the human being who made those hits, you'll find your sense of the new rewarded even as your sense of the familiar is let down."

Posted Sep 23, 2014

James Rocchi

5 43%

This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

""This Is Where I Leave You" is the very definition of "not my cup of tea," but even making that allowance I can safely call it sub-par work."

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

6 83%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"A fantastic, sleek and fun satire."

Posted Sep 6, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

7 47%

The Judge (2014)

""Expendables 3" has fewer nauseating clichés than "The Judge.""

Posted Sep 6, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

8 7%

The Identical (2014)

"The music-heavy second half doesn't zip with much pizzazz, and even the film's many dips into song-and-dance fail to keep it moving along with anything resembling style. By its third act, things have flatlined."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Kate Erbland

9 86%

Wild (2014)

"In a time when the desire for 'strong' female characters on-screen can often create perfect-but-plain parts for actresses to play, seeing a complicated female character on-screen here is even better."

Posted Sep 3, 2014

James Rocchi

10 74%

Rosewater (2014)

""Rosewater" marks the debut of a director whose brains and guts are the equal or the better of his eye and heart ..."

Posted Sep 3, 2014

James Rocchi

11 92%

Birdman (2014)

"The easy joke is that while many are touting "Birdman" for Best Picture, it's undoubtedly the front-runner for Most Picture. This is not a film in need of creativity, passion or energy; what it needed was restraint, consideration and direction."

Posted Sep 3, 2014

James Rocchi

12 87%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"Strong, stirring, triumphant and tragic, The Imitation Game may be about a man who changed the world, but it's also about the world that destroyed a man."

Posted Sep 2, 2014

James Rocchi

13 90%

To Be Takei (2014)

"While there's pathos and tragedy here, there's also good humor and human strength."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

James Rocchi

14 44%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"In a Hollywood landscape where so much action cinema in plagued with sameness, I can not in good conscience give anything with this level of inspired design an entirely negative review."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

15 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"Banderas does some of his most charming work since his turn as the Nasonex Bee"

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

16 22%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

""Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is designed to fill a pipeline, a matter of volume more than quality. It's bland, familiar, lazy and drunk on a deadly mix of nostalgia and unthinking adrenaline."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

James Rocchi

17 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Behold! "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the type of movie where every second sentence starts with "behold!" "

Posted Jul 29, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

18 51%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"It isn't as showy or obvious as one of Allen's (many) masterpieces, but it is quite good and deserves your time and respect."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

19 63%

Mood Indigo (2014)

"Makes Wes Anderson's movies look like grim cinema verité in comparison."

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

20 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"[A] heavy movie, even if it is hidden in the gorilla suit that is action-adventure entertainment."

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

21 48%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"Combining some classic plot movements and plenty of modern trappings (just, like, a lot of cell phones), Earth to Echo is a sweet family film that has something for everyone."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Kate Erbland

22 24%

Tammy (2014)

"[S]till better than "Identity Thief" "

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

23 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"There are few pleasures in life like having your seat vibrate with the deep, resonant tones of Peter Cullen's Optimus Prime."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

24 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"If the film has one element that never flags or falters, it's Evans."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

James Rocchi

25 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Defiantly dull"

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

26 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"...this will be the most "meta" movie ever made..."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

27 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"It'd be easy to dismiss Edge of Tomorrow as just another blunt-force summer movie, but it's sharp as a scalpel in the deft hands of its makers, with the kind of smarts, wit, filmmaking and force too many other summer films can only dream of."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

James Rocchi

28 92%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"It's a brilliant gameplan for a studio: Manipulate time and space to make the X-Men movies infinitely re-bootable, infinitely re-castable and assuredly profitable, until it sounds like, and is, a kind of prayer: Forever and ever, X-Men."

Posted May 22, 2014

James Rocchi

29 66%

The Rover (2014)

"[A] dark, dreary and dull "Mad Max in Neutral""

Posted May 21, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

30 25%

Lost River ()

"Ryan Gosling wanted to make an art film and, despite some dull patches, pretty much succeeded."

Posted May 20, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

31 91%

Foxcatcher (2014)

"A thought-provoking and solid piece of work."

Posted May 19, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

32 67%

Maps to the Stars (2015)

"For a movie that has so many problems, it is one of the more watchable ones."

Posted May 19, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

33 73%

The Homesman (2014)

"If this is a revision to the revisionist westerns ushered in by "Unforgiven," I'll stay back East(wood.)"

Posted May 18, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

34 55%

Saint Laurent ()

"We can never have too many scenes of half-naked beautiful people spaced out in slo-mo to Giorgio Morodor-like music."

Posted May 17, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

35 73%

Godzilla (2014)

""Godzilla" has technical prowess and computing power that the early efforts could only dream of; but by upping the effects without paying attention to the affect, "Godzilla" gains majesty and loses meaning."

Posted May 11, 2014

James Rocchi

36 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"You'll laugh if you're young, you'll laugh if you're old."

Posted May 6, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

37 12%

Walk Of Shame (2014)

"A solid vehicle for Elizabeth Banks to show off her comedic chops"

Posted May 2, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

38 36%

The Quiet Ones (2014)

" "The Quiet Ones" is rated PG-13, but it's scarier than R-rated gorefests, like "Proxy," "Nurse 3D," and "American Mary." Anyone can create disgust; creating slowly-building disquiet is entirely another proposition."

Posted Apr 25, 2014

James Rocchi

39 8%

A Haunted House 2 (2014)

"There are almost no redeeming qualities to this movie. It is bad enough to trigger an existential crisis in the heartiest of movie-lovers."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Jennifer Miller

40 60%

Draft Day (2014)

"the most Normcore movie that ever lived"

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

41 60%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

"This is a frustrating, fundamentally flawed movie, but if one must consider it two separate animals, this latter one is demonstrably better."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

42 77%

Noah (2014)

"W.H. Auden cautioned against those who "read the Bible for its prose," but after "Noah," perhaps the better warning is to look out for those people who read the Bible for its potentially profitable widescreen IMAX action scenes"

Posted Mar 28, 2014

James Rocchi

43 19%

Sabotage (2014)

"[an] ugly, abrasive and thoroughly charm-resistant bag of slop "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

44 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"Vaudevillian pandemonium is alive and well."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

45 75%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

""Nymphomaniac Vol. 1″ is the worst thing Lars Von Trier has ever associated himself with."

Posted Mar 11, 2014

Jordan Hoffman

46 88%

Chef (2014)

"...at its best when demonstrating its creator's talents rather than having characters explicitly expound on them."

Posted Mar 9, 2014

William Goss

47 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Long on crimson spurts of blood but low on character, larded with production value but bereft of any other kind of it, "300: Rise of an Empire' is a 3D joke. "

Posted Mar 7, 2014

James Rocchi

48 15%

Endless Love (2014)

"Things go desperately wrong after the opening promise ..."

Posted Mar 5, 2014

Laremy Legel

49 21%

Son Of God (2014)

"Considering just how popular Jesus is, you'd think he'd get better treatment"

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Jordan Hoffman