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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 86%

Inception (2010)

"Only someone who never saw (or appreciated) Dark City would be able to call it visionary."

Posted Jul 17, 2010

Rob Humanick

2 50%

Mini (2010)

"Goes a long way on performances alone, which are among the most spot-on archetypal comedic renderings I've seen in years."

Posted Jul 16, 2010

Rob Humanick

3 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"While The Wolfman often veers towards the realm of camp, no irony is to be found herein."

Posted Jul 5, 2010

Rob Humanick

4 53%

Green Zone (2010)

"I'd likely be damning Green Zone for facile political messages if it weren't for the fact that more than a fair share of people out there are in desperate need of them."

Posted Jul 5, 2010

Rob Humanick

5 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"But for a nip tuck, Toy Story 3 might be a masterpiece. Heck, I'll take it anyway."

Posted Jul 5, 2010

Rob Humanick

6 27%

Remember Me (2010)

"Sometimes the worst filmmaking choices are those in which the good intentions can still be felt."

Posted Jul 3, 2010

Rob Humanick

7 18%

Valentine's Day (2010)

"Watchable enough to make one occasionally forget just how stupid the whole enterprise is."

Posted Jul 3, 2010

Rob Humanick

8 28%

Dear John (2010)

"It's more Scenes from a Marriage than Dirty Dancing."

Posted Jul 3, 2010

Rob Humanick

9 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"A genre dress-up play date from hell."

Posted Jul 3, 2010

Rob Humanick

10 100%

Afghan Star (2009)

"For once, the McDonald's-like spreading of American culture abroad seems to have actually been a good thing."

Posted Mar 18, 2010

Rob Humanick

11 89%

Prodigal Sons (2010)

"In an era of pop documentaries that reduce their subjects to gimmicky setups and patronizing lessons, Prodigal Sons is a near-profound palate cleanser."

Posted Mar 17, 2010

Rob Humanick

12 ——

The Rotten Tomatoes Show ()

"We're supposed to be better than FOX news and the like."

Posted Mar 10, 2010

Rob Humanick

13 96%

Sweetgrass (2009)

"Suggests the opening chapter of 2001 by way of Au Hasard Balthazar."

Posted Mar 9, 2010

Rob Humanick

14 91%

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

"The fetid insanity of it all seems appropriate given the circumstances."

Posted Mar 7, 2010

Rob Humanick

15 90%

District 9 (2009)

"Screw Avatar - this is what people will think of when they talk about science fiction at the end of the aughts."

Posted Mar 6, 2010

Rob Humanick

16 97%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"May be to the War on Terror what Apocalypse Now is to Vietnam, and it's almost as hallucinatory a vision."

Posted Mar 6, 2010

Rob Humanick

17 94%

An Education (2009)

"Trite, whitewashed, simplistic, and sexless."

Posted Mar 6, 2010

Rob Humanick

18 66%

The Blind Side (2009)

"Cannot be denied its to-be-reckoned-with sincerity."

Posted Mar 6, 2010

Rob Humanick

19 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"Well-polished bull**** at best, manifest of nothing less than everything wrong with America today."

Posted Mar 6, 2010

Rob Humanick

20 39%

2012 (2009)

"Berlin Alexanderplatz feels like a Saturday afternoon matinee compared to this."

Posted Mar 4, 2010

Rob Humanick

21 88%

The Usual Suspects (1995)

"Bryan Singer's poker face is worthless at best."

Posted Feb 27, 2010

Rob Humanick

22 70%

Phyllis and Harold (2010)

"Sports a talented eye for cinematic images but forgoes much documentarian value in its general refusal to address these matters from a more naturally candid state."

Posted Feb 27, 2010

Rob Humanick

23 94%

The Wolf Man (1941)

"Most horrifying is the potential inability to sway our own innately darker tendencies."

Posted Feb 13, 2010

Rob Humanick

24 89%

A Serious Man (2009)

"Lebowski, meet Gopnik."

Posted Feb 10, 2010

Rob Humanick

25 64%

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

"Walks a thin line between the convenient and the absurd."

Posted Feb 6, 2010

Rob Humanick

26 89%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"Inglourious Basterds is worthy of Dr. Strangelove."

Posted Feb 5, 2010

Rob Humanick

27 98%

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)

"Transcends thrash metal culture and becomes a working class tale of doing what you love at all costs."

Posted Jan 7, 2010

Rob Humanick

28 75%

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

"...lets off the hook the greedy ****ers responsible for exploiting the lower classes, effectively tossing pebbles at its targets when it should be heaving boulders."

Posted Jan 7, 2010

Rob Humanick

29 84%

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

"Advertising campaigns be damned, the film is most progressive in its decision to not emphasize the color of its hard-working heroine's skin."

Posted Jan 4, 2010

Rob Humanick

30 86%

500 Days of Summer (2009)

"Abound conventions and the occasional nugget of overwrought wit threaten, but fail, to cripple the leads' revelatory sincerity."

Posted Jan 4, 2010

Rob Humanick

31 70%

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

"A miracle: a film in the National Treasure format actually worth a damn."

Posted Dec 29, 2009

Rob Humanick

32 68%

Brno (2009)

"The first 45 minutes [...] might be the most concentrated bit of cinematic hilarity since Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters."

Posted Dec 17, 2009

Rob Humanick

33 57%

9 (2009)

"Substance abuse might improve the experience, but alas, 9 unto itself is only half-baked."

Posted Dec 17, 2009

Rob Humanick

34 97%

35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum) (2008)

"Gazes wisely and humanely on our collective need to love, be loved, and ultimately let go."

Posted Dec 17, 2009

Rob Humanick

35 96%

Chop Shop (2008)

"A film with an incredible sense of place, of space, of how they shape and guide and define us."

Posted Dec 9, 2009

Rob Humanick

36 94%

The Cove (2009)

"A confirmation of human dignity in the face of the unspeakable. Text "dolphin" to 44144. Now."

Posted Dec 5, 2009

Rob Humanick

37 72%

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

"Occupying that realm somewhere between a complete mess and a flawed masterpiece."

Posted Dec 3, 2009

Rob Humanick

38 44%

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

"Amy Adams is the lone saving grace to be found herein, which is a nice way of saying she's all that kept me from pondering "to be or not to be"."

Posted Dec 1, 2009

Rob Humanick

39 79%

The Hangover (2009)

"The Hangover's witless regression is unforgivable."

Posted Nov 29, 2009

Rob Humanick

40 51%

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

"Comes to us as the latest political satire to have inadvertently sliced off its own pair."

Posted Nov 25, 2009

Rob Humanick

41 25%

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

"While preferably to the typical Saw entry by about a five-to-one ratio, Law Abiding Citizen still isn't any good."

Posted Nov 25, 2009

Rob Humanick

42 39%

Surrogates (2009)

"Seems less like a 21st Century would-be blockbuster than a lost 80's relic only just rediscovered. Either way, we're lucky to have it."

Posted Nov 24, 2009

Rob Humanick

43 20%

H2: Halloween II (2009)

"This film might be the most artfully rendered slasher sequel ever made. Alas, Zombie's dark poetry only goes so far without more substantive justification."

Posted Oct 18, 2009

Rob Humanick

44 66%

Dead Snow (Dd sn) (2009)

"The pre-credits opening - a hilariously self-aware, subversive chase scene scored to "In the Hall of the Mountain King" - stands as an easy comedic high point."

Posted Oct 17, 2009

Rob Humanick

45 84%

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

"The thoughtful compositions, in their vast, almost embracing depth, suggest a silent film made today."

Posted Jul 15, 2009

Rob Humanick

46 68%

Public Enemies (2009)

"Though less ravishing than Miami Vice, Public Enemies again finds Michael Mann forging new ground in the digital arts."

Posted Jul 3, 2009

Rob Humanick

47 26%

Land of the Lost (2009)

"The year's funniest moment may involve dino pee."

Posted Jun 22, 2009

Rob Humanick

48 54%

Choke (2008)

"Squandered dime-store philosophy."

Posted Jun 19, 2009

Rob Humanick

49 81%

Under Our Skin (2008)

"Only in its investigation into these downright evil motives does it take on the necessary role of activist, and [...] I wish it had gone further and deeper."

Posted Jun 19, 2009

Rob Humanick

50 44%

The Limits of Control (2009)

"Seems to exist neither in complete reality or complete fantasy."

Posted Jun 19, 2009

Rob Humanick

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