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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Has its moments, but is no Dunston Checks In."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Paul Fairclough

2 83%

Begin Again (2014)

"Keira Knightley brings a sweet soul to John Carney's delightful sort-of sequel to his low-fi hit, Once."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

3 56%

Love Me Till Monday ()

"This meandering British indie romance is trite and winsome, but does offer a decent dose of charm."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Cormac O'Brien

4 100%

Bastards ()

"This urgent documentary examines the lives of single mothers and the phantom men who ritually abandon them in Morocco."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

5 75%

Goltzius And The Pelican Company ()

"Peter Greenaway offers subversive interpretations of Bible stories, with painfully arch and alienating results."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

David Jenkins

6 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"This swooping and soaring sequel boasts big thrills, innovative set-pieces and a surprisingly radical political outlook."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Adam Woodward

7 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"Could reveal itself as Linklater's defining cinematic statement."

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Vadim Rizov

8 24%

Tammy (2014)

"Melissa McCarthy shines in this grease-sodden hymn to the state of modern America."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

David Jenkins

9 36%

Goddess ()

"This silly, but strangely adorable battle of the sexes musical boasts Ronan Keating in a starring role."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

10 99%

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

"The simple joys of mucking about are captured in this madcap concert tour farce with the Beatles."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

David Jenkins

11 68%

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared ()

"Misty-eyed and faux mischievous nostalgia romp adapted from a literary smash hit."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Adam Woodward

12 75%

Bicycling with Moliere (2014)

"The great Fabrice Luchini adds a caustic spark to this minor-key, putting-on-a-play comedy."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

13 67%

El Año y la Viña ()

"This shoddy time-travel romance never locates a tone which nicely fits with the material."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Cormac O'Brien

14 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Horrifically garish but undeniably fascinating ..."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

David Ehrlich

15 8%

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie ()

"One joke repackaged makes up about 80 per cent of Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie's gags."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

16 92%

The Return To Homs (2014)

"Captures with great immediacy the gallows that is war and the humour that is human."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

17 64%

Au bout du conte (Under the Rainbow) ()

"There are some nice individual moments here, but they all appear amid a sea of wacky randomness."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

David Jenkins

18 25%

Secret Sharer ()

"This loose and wrong-headed Joseph Conrad adaptation is a paragon of the bland literary adaptation."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Kathryn Bromwich

19 78%

Seve ()

"A fitting tribute to a bona fide sporting icon."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Adam Woodward

20 86%

Cold in July (2014)

"A film which speaks loudly and directly, but doesn't have much to say."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

David Jenkins

21 58%

Keeping Rosy ()

"This chilly urban psychodrama starring Maxine Peake sadly does more wrong that it does right."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

David Jenkins

22 89%

The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) ()

"Guatemalan teens attempt to break into the US a film which offers little new both politically and aesthetically."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

23 88%

Chef (2014)

"A sassy and mouth-watering concoction, bursting with flavour."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Chris Blohm

24 91%

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

"One of the most hilarious, honest films about two brothers you're ever likely to see."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Adam Woodward

25 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"This is an age-old rise-and-fall story that we've all seen a hundred times before, so maybe embalming it in molasses is not the way to go."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Adam Lee Davies

26 82%

Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)

"Dumont's commitment to tone and aesthetics is remorseless - this was an injustice, and you will suffer accordingly for 94 minutes. But it's not just suffering for suffering's sake."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Violet Lucca

27 75%

Chinese Puzzle (2014)

"Entire sub-plots and characters could have been sacrificed and still this good-natured, perma-cranked-up-to-11 rom-com would have been too noisy for some."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

28 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Try as you might, there's not a single damn thing you can do about The Fault in Our Stars. It's here. It exists. Suck up the saccharine, let it into your heart, and deal with it."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Chris Blohm

29 100%

Spring in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) (2007)

"Mu ... creates extra hits of pure emotion through silky camera movements and the melancholy manner in which he frames his conflicted characters against the unforgiving landscape."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

David Jenkins

30 44%

The Art of the Steal (2014)

"Unsuccessfully marries the slick-suited jargoning of Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy with the gloves-off double-dealing of Guy Ritchie's early oeuvre."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Adam Woodward

31 29%

3 Days To Kill (2014)

"Kevin Costner tries his hand at a Neeson-style B-movie and accidentally heralds the death of cinema as we know it."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

David Jenkins

32 100%

Leave To Remain ()

"This intense, no-fi asylum seeker drama manages to make a big noise with a very small drum."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

33 66%

The Rover (2014)

"If there's one thing this violent metaphysical drama emphasises it's that heart is, when all else fails, a man's best friend."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

34 79%

112 Weddings ()

"With the gulf between audience and film subjects reduced by thoughtful honesty, our investment in the fates of each couple and individual skyrockets."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

35 33%

A Perfect Plan (Un plan parfait) ()

"Diane Kruger's looks are fetishised in this laboured and soft-headed farce about beauty and a family curse."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

36 83%

Belle (2014)

"Race, love and social politics are deftly handled in Amma Asante's forcefully-acted feminist period drama."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Ashley Clark

37 100%

Of Horses and Men ()

"Equine capers abound in Benedikt Erlingsson's surprising and charming debut."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Emma Simmonds

38 74%

Oculus (2014)

"Irrationality and mysticism take guide the action in a manner reminiscent of Italian splatter maestro Lucio Fulci in his Artaud-riffing pomp."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Martyn Conterio

39 89%

Road ()

"A fascinating insight into road racing's first family."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Sabina Stent

40 67%

The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet ()

"A film that only someone like Jeunet could get away with, a Disney-like adventure which harks back to 'Huckleberry Finn' but which also seethes with dark sentiment towards the modern world."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

David Jenkins

41 35%

Knocked for Six (Save Your Legs) ()

"Not without its charms, but instantly forgettable."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

David Jenkins

42 43%

Common People ()

"A stroll in the park becomes a terrible, annoying bore in this self-consciously quirky Brit comedy-drama."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Adam Woodward

43 33%

The Hooligan Factory ()

"Straight out of the lower leagues."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Adam Woodward

44 100%

36 ()

"Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. Store that name in your mind's hard drive."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Anton Bitel

45 100%

When I Saw You (2014)

"Gently comic life lessons emanate from horrific warfare in this measured and poetic mother-and-son drama."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

David Jenkins

46 77%

The Dirties (2013)

"Matt Johnson's feisty and flip debut feature inverts the dark iconography of school shootings."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Adam Woodward

47 93%

Fruitvale Station (2013)

"Just... no. This is heartstring-tugging hooey."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

David Jenkins

48 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Lord and Miller have their cake and eat it. Again. Will they now go for the threepeat?"

Posted Jun 5, 2014

David Jenkins

49 10%

Grace Of Monaco ()

"This bubble-headed biopic exudes awfulness through its every perfumed and pampered pore."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

David Jenkins

50 63%

The Sacrament (2014)

"One of America's most exciting young directors delivers half of a great movie with this investigation into religious cults."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

David Jenkins

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