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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 37%

If I Stay (2014)

"If I Stay is like a pre-packaged cupcake -- you know it's not good for you, but you reach for it anyway, only to wonder afterward why you bothered."

Posted Aug 26, 2014

Lexi Feinberg

2 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"If you can buy the premise of this Bong Joon-ho graphic novel adaptation, you're in for a good ride."

Posted Jul 6, 2014

Joe Lozito

3 88%

Obvious Child (2014)

"A feminist film with a lot of cojones."

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Lexi Feinberg

4 88%

Alan Partridge (2014)

"British buffoon Alan Partridge is back in the spotlight. He was missed."

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Lexi Feinberg

5 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"Ambitious and reverent reboot may not manage to satisfy either purists or modern moviegoing audiences."

Posted May 16, 2014

Joe Lozito

6 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"The first sequel in this prematurely rebooted franchise is freed from the shackles of the origin story but still exists in the shadow of the Raimi movies."

Posted May 1, 2014

Joe Lozito

7 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

8 15%

Endless Love (2014)

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

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Lexi Feinberg

9 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

10 80%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

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

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Lexi Feinberg

11 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

12 83%

Drinking Buddies (2013)

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

Posted Nov 23, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

13 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

14 82%

Prisoners (2013)

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

Posted Oct 3, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

15 59%

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

16 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

17 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

18 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

19 21%

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

20 93%

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

21 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

22 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

23 75%

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

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 69%

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

28 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

29 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

30 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

31 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

32 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

33 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

34 32%

Fanboys (2008)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Joe Lozito

35 72%

Fracture (2007)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

36 63%

Delicacy (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

37 10%

Just 45 Minutes From Broadway (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

38 71%

The Future (2011)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

39 12%

In My Sleep (2010)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

40 73%

V for Vendetta (2006)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

41 24%

Jesus Henry Christ (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

42 50%

Free Samples (2013)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

David Kempler

43 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

44 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

45 64%

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

46 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

47 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

48 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

49 78%

Flight (2012)

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

Posted Nov 1, 2012

Joe Lozito

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