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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"The First Avenger's second outing is a third-rate conspiracy thriller, but Chris Evans and company give it their all."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Joe Lozito

2 15%

Endless Love (2014)

"Happy Valentine's Day! Here's a terrible teen drama as a gift."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Lexi Feinberg

3 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"Love is a battlefield, all you need, and apparently something best shared between a housewife and a criminal."

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Lexi Feinberg

4 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"There's a lot of heavy-handed catharsis where there should be dance numbers."

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Lexi Feinberg

5 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

"This second "Hobbit" film is a worthy entry in the Jackson/Tolkien canon. But after almost three hours in the theater, having a incomplete story feels like a cheat."

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Joe Lozito

6 83%

Drinking Buddies (2013)

"A night out drinking with your actual buddies would probably be more entertaining."

Posted Nov 23, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

7 97%

Gravity (2013)

"If you can get past the heartstring-tugging, the amped up soundtrack, and George Clooney's relentless Clooneyness, this stunning space saga is the very reason we go to the movies."

Posted Oct 3, 2013

Joe Lozito

8 82%

Prisoners (2013)

"Denis Villeneuve's creepy new thriller is frightening without mass bloodshed and overblown scores."

Posted Oct 3, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

9 58%

Riddick (2013)

"As you're watching this third Riddick installment, you can actually feel the character's potential being wasted, along with precious minutes of your time."

Posted Sep 5, 2013

Joe Lozito

10 80%

Europa Report (2013)

"Beautifully-crafted sci-fi entry in the "found footage" genre is both as wondrous and monotonous as deep space travel."

Posted Aug 2, 2013

Joe Lozito

11 52%

The To Do List (2013)

"This raunchy, female-aimed comedy is like casual sex: if you don't take it too seriously, you just might enjoy it."

Posted Jul 29, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

12 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"This second attempt to bring the "X-Men" character to a solo franchise moves along at a brisk clip but never finds its footing as either a brooding return to graphic novel form or a rousing actioner."

Posted Jul 25, 2013

Joe Lozito

13 20%

Girl Most Likely (2013)

"Nothing screams "I've made it!" like moving back home in your 30s and wandering from room to room in a frumpy old "Friends" T-shirt. This movie is a mess."

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

14 94%

Fruitvale Station (2013)

"We know there is no happy ending to this story, but somehow we hope we will get one anyway."

Posted Jul 15, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

15 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Zack Snyder's epic adaptation gives this generation a Superman movie to call its own. Call it "Superman Begins"."

Posted Jun 13, 2013

Joe Lozito

16 83%

This Is the End (2013)

"It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel high."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Joe Lozito

17 76%

The Kings of Summer (2013)

"An indie delight that plays like the love child of Stand by Me and Moonrise Kingdom."

Posted Jun 10, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

18 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

"This (fingers crossed) final installment of the stillborn franchise is as bleakly unfunny and tone-deaf as its predecessors. It succeeds in only one thing: making you want to get drunk enough to forget you saw it."

Posted May 24, 2013

Joe Lozito

19 87%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"This ill-named sequel plays more like a transitional story than its own film."

Posted May 14, 2013

Joe Lozito

20 45%

To The Wonder (2013)

"Malick's strength is in how he shows the world, not what he has to say about it."

Posted May 14, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

21 68%

Disconnect (2013)

"Technology is the villain in Disconnect, a heavy-handed ensemble drama that exposes the flaws of the digital age."

Posted May 14, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

22 49%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"Baz Luhrmann's delicious visuals struggle to enliven a fairly standard retelling of the Fitzgerald classic."

Posted May 9, 2013

Joe Lozito

23 78%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"The third time's a charmer for this Marvel franchise, thanks to a clever script and, of course, its inimitable star."

Posted May 3, 2013

Joe Lozito

24 68%

The We and the I (2013)

"Going, Going, Gondry: A once-visionary director loses sight of how to make a coherent film."

Posted Apr 1, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

25 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"Making a prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" takes courage and brains. This one's got a little of both, but most of all it has heart."

Posted Mar 6, 2013

Joe Lozito

26 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"This insultingly slap-dash sequel has as little relation to the original "Die Hard" as it does to logic and narrative coherence."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Joe Lozito

27 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"Less a historical retelling than a shoot-em-up video game, with blood splattering across the room. That's not a bad thing."

Posted Jan 30, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

28 32%

Fanboys (2008)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Joe Lozito

29 72%

Fracture (2007)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

30 63%

Delicacy (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

31 10%

Just 45 Minutes From Broadway (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

32 71%

The Future (2011)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

33 12%

In My Sleep (2010)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

34 73%

V for Vendetta (2006)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

35 24%

Jesus Henry Christ (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

36 50%

Free Samples (2013)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

37 52%

Promised Land (2013)

"It's money grubbers vs. tree huggers in Gus Van Sant's quietly compelling new movie."

Posted Dec 31, 2012

Lexi Feinberg

38 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"Kathryn Bigelow's painstaking account of the events that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden favors dramatization over character and suspense."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Joe Lozito

39 65%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"Get ready for a more heated debate than any election season. Is Peter Jackson's ambitious, overblown adaptation worth it, or is it a flagrant attempt to create a cash cow out of a children's book? The answer is yes."

Posted Dec 13, 2012

Joe Lozito

40 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"The film has an infectious energy, and not just because one of the main characters is manic. It's a weird, messy and exhilarating love story."

Posted Nov 28, 2012

Lexi Feinberg

41 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"This slight biopic isn't as good as any of the master's films, but it's worth seeing for the performances by Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren."

Posted Nov 21, 2012

Joe Lozito

42 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"An obsession with age, and an underwhelming plot, has this 50th anniversary Bond installment showing its years."

Posted Nov 8, 2012

Joe Lozito

43 78%

Flight (2012)

"A highly pedigreed Lifetime movie about a heroic pilot who's also a raging alcoholic."

Posted Nov 1, 2012

Joe Lozito

44 83%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"Martin McDonagh's second feature is a whole lotta good-kinda crazy."

Posted Oct 21, 2012

Lexi Feinberg

45 33%

The Oranges (2012)

"There are enough strained sitcoms on T.V. and The Oranges fits right in with those."

Posted Oct 21, 2012

Lexi Feinberg

46 33%

Won't Back Down (2012)

"A jarring propaganda piece that loathes teachers, unions and subtlety in equal measure."

Posted Oct 1, 2012

Lexi Feinberg

47 51%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"The curve is the least of this movie's troubles."

Posted Sep 23, 2012

Lexi Feinberg

48 10%

House at the End of the Street (2012)

"This convoluted psychological thriller unravels as it should be tightening."

Posted Sep 21, 2012

Joe Lozito

49 22%

The Words (2012)

"Forget General Hospital: The Words is all the soap opera you'll need this summer."

Posted Sep 18, 2012

Lexi Feinberg

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