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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Posted Jun 18, 2010

Peter Suciu

2 12%

Jonah Hex (2010)

"This comic book adaptation is an ill-defined mess of a film that attempts to shoehorn its character into a superhero "origin story" with vague hints of the supernatural."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Joe Lozito

3 43%

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2010)

"A clever title in search of a movie to support it, this playful mash-up of Shakespeare and vampires aims for the type of brain-twisting meta-plot that Charlie Kaufman has all but monopolized. Mr. Kaufman makes it look easy. It's not."

Posted Jun 14, 2010

Joe Lozito

4 47%

The A-Team (2010)

"What this 80s redo lacks in common sense it more than makes up for in sheer nostalgic, explosion-filled mayhem."

Posted Jun 10, 2010

Joe Lozito

5 73%

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

"Russell Brand's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" character gets a movie all his own. The result is, as you might imagine, too much of a good thing."

Posted Jun 3, 2010

Joe Lozito

6 ——

Glee: Season 1, Vol. 1 - The Road to Sectionals (2009)

"I'm hopelessly in love with the musical TV show "Glee." There, I said it."

Posted May 31, 2010

Lexi Feinberg

7 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"This mildly diverting video game adaptation strives to be nothing more than exactly that. It's both comforting in its predictability and depressing in its lack of ambition."

Posted May 27, 2010

Joe Lozito

8 15%

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"The new SATC movie scores too high on the histrionic scale, but it brings bigger laughs than the previous go-round. "

Posted May 27, 2010

Lexi Feinberg

9 47%

MacGruber (2010)

"This SNL adaptation misses even the most obvious of opportunities. What's left is as pieced together as one of its hero's many "gadgets"."

Posted May 20, 2010

Joe Lozito

10 95%

Best Worst Movie (2010)

"Sweetly amusing documentary about the making of the oft-debated worst movie of all time, "Troll 2", is solely for fans who are in on the joke."

Posted May 13, 2010

Joe Lozito

11 68%

Babies (2010)

"Just as an Anne Geddes photo is not a Picasso, Babies is not a movie. No matter how cute it can be."

Posted May 7, 2010

Lexi Feinberg

12 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Director Jon Favreau's light touch and Robert Downey Jr.'s gift with a wisecrack continue to make this superhero franchise good, noisy fun."

Posted May 6, 2010

Joe Lozito

13 86%

Please Give (2010)

"Nicole Holofcener's biting dialogue rescues this otherwise-forgettable marathon of malaise."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Lexi Feinberg

14 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"When a movie's called "Kick-Ass", the best you can hope for is that it lives up to its name. This one lives up to it, and then kicks its ass."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Joe Lozito

15 67%

Date Night (2010)

"Harmless action-comedy rests on the considerable comedic shoulders of its two stars but generates few real laughs."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Joe Lozito

16 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"An unnecessary 3D upgrade and choppy script make Louis Leterrier's update of the 1981 camp classic an Olympian missed opportunity."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Joe Lozito

17 59%

Leaves of Grass (2010)

"If the thought of Edward Norton sharing a bong with himself makes you smirk, then you will probably enjoy the silly, screwball Leaves of Grass."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Lexi Feinberg

18 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"This raunchy, 80s-soaked comedy is every bit as funny as a movie called "Hot Tub Time Machine" should be. Which is to say, quite a bit."

Posted Mar 25, 2010

Joe Lozito

19 22%

Repo Men (2010)

"Grisly, humorless and over-long, this sci-fi thriller about the repossession of artificial organs isn't nearly as interesting, clever or original as it wants to be."

Posted Mar 18, 2010

Joe Lozito

20 75%

Greenberg (2010)

""Life is wasted on people," mumbles the lead character in Noah Baumbach's happy-go-lucky new comedy Greenberg."

Posted Mar 18, 2010

Lexi Feinberg

21 27%

Remember Me (2010)

"Angst-ridden, wanna-be tear-jerker - featuring Robert Pattinson as another tortured, brooding James Dean-type - doesn't come close to earning its big payoff."

Posted Mar 11, 2010

Joe Lozito

22 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"The most wondrous thing about director Tim Burton's take on the Lewis Carroll classic is how lacking in wonder it all is."

Posted Mar 4, 2010

Joe Lozito

23 19%

Cop Out (2010)

"Desperately unfunny, tone-deaf homage to 80s buddy cop movies from director Kevin Smith - just one of the many who should have known better."

Posted Feb 25, 2010

Joe Lozito

24 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"This been-there-mauled-that monster movie gets points for being loud and rather bloody, but it still hasn't found a way to make werewolves interesting."

Posted Feb 11, 2010

Joe Lozito

25 88%

Almost Famous (2000)

"Almost Famous celebrates nostalgia, dreaming and the dynamic force of music. No movie in the 2000s is more flat-out delightful."

Posted Jan 22, 2010

Lexi Feinberg

26 48%

The Book of Eli (2010)

"Another lone traveler wanders another post-apocalyptic landscape. This time, he carries a book. Who is this man and what's with the book? If that question is enough to keep you interested for two hours, you're all set."

Posted Jan 14, 2010

Joe Lozito

27 67%

Daybreakers (2010)

"I'm as surprised as anyone, but this clever vampire movie from the Spierig Brothers proves the genre still has some bite left in it."

Posted Jan 6, 2010

Joe Lozito

28 89%

A Serious Man (2009)

"A good man has his morality, faith and sense of reality tested in this twistedly funny and surprisingly deep film by the Coens."

Posted Jan 6, 2010

Lexi Feinberg

29 57%

It's Complicated (2009)

"Nancy Meyers clearly enjoys making sitcom movies. We'd all enjoy it if she stopped."

Posted Dec 26, 2009

Lexi Feinberg

30 70%

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

"Guy Ritchie's frenzied, over-long "reimagining" of the much-adapted Conan Doyle character isn't quite the blasphemy you'd think, thanks to a solid cast and Robert Downey Jr's inherent likability as the title."

Posted Dec 24, 2009

Joe Lozito

31 83%

Avatar (2009)

"James Cameron's long-awaited, unspeakably expensive 3-D epic may not change the way we watch movies, but it's undeniably beautiful, engrossing, and sets a new bar in computer-generated animation. Not bad for the King of the World."

Posted Dec 17, 2009

Joe Lozito

32 32%

The Lovely Bones (2009)

"A 14-year-old girl is raped and murdered by a pedophile in The Lovely Bones -- not quite the feel-good film of the year, but a powerful one."

Posted Dec 14, 2009

Lexi Feinberg

33 76%

Invictus (2009)

"As usual, Mr. Eastwood tells his story with a quiet grace and reverence."

Posted Dec 11, 2009

Joe Lozito

34 24%

Serious Moonlight (2009)

"If cruelty, failed humor and shameless excess make you giddy, then by all means, check out Serious Moonlight."

Posted Dec 8, 2009

Lexi Feinberg

35 84%

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

"Disney evolves with The Princess and the Frog, which features a little less belle of the ball and a little more bayou."

Posted Nov 27, 2009

Lexi Feinberg

36 75%

The Road (2009)

"Oppressively, but appropriately, bleak adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's end-of-the-world novel about a father and son wandering a post-apocalyptic landscape. Points for strong performances from the two leads and the film's unyielding view of the end of day"

Posted Nov 24, 2009

Joe Lozito

37 26%

Ninja Assassin (2009)

"Gleefully bloody martial arts tribute - about a renegade ninja hunted by his clan - makes "Kill Bill" look like an episode of "7th Heaven"."

Posted Nov 24, 2009

Joe Lozito

38 39%

2012 (2009)

"Would it kill Roland Emmerich to make a halfway decent movie?"

Posted Nov 15, 2009

Lexi Feinberg

39 54%

Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)

Posted Nov 6, 2009

Joe Lozito

40 19%

The Fourth Kind (2009)

"The Fourth Kind aims to do for alien abduction what Paranomal Activity did for hauntings. And to a large degree, it succeeds."

Posted Nov 6, 2009

Joe Lozito

41 91%

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

""It's just another day for you and me in paradise," according to Phil Collins. This film puts an exclamation point at the end of that sentence."

Posted Nov 5, 2009

Lexi Feinberg

42 20%

Amelia (2009)

"Stiff biopic of the legendary flier skims the surface of her achievements but never quite takes off."

Posted Oct 22, 2009

Joe Lozito

43 38%

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

"Suddenly, death by bloody neck doesn't seem so unappealing."

Posted Oct 22, 2009

Lexi Feinberg

44 72%

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

"Spike Jonze's beautifully audacious and sadly flawed film brings Maurice Sendak's much-beloved, nine-sentence children's story to vivid, CGI-enhanced life. If only he had kept it a short story."

Posted Oct 15, 2009

Joe Lozito

45 94%

An Education (2009)

"The plot is far from unfamiliar, but Scherfig's chic direction and Hornby's breezy script make it feel like a tantalizing new cuisine rather than yesterday's leftovers."

Posted Oct 9, 2009

Lexi Feinberg

46 11%

Couples Retreat (2009)

"On the surface, "Couples Retreat" appears to be a quickly stitched together comedy that places a bunch of likable actors in a tropical setting for some cheap laughs. And that's exactly what it is."

Posted Oct 8, 2009

Joe Lozito

47 84%

Whip It (2009)

"Drew Barrymore has left her fingerprints all over the film, which means you'll want to hug it and smack it simultaneously."

Posted Oct 1, 2009

Lexi Feinberg

48 90%

Zombieland (2009)

"The undead live on in this broad, crowd-pleasing - and gleefully gory - comedy about the inevitable "zombie apocalypse"."

Posted Oct 1, 2009

Joe Lozito

49 58%

The Invention of Lying (2009)

"This high-concept comedy, about the first person to develop the ability to lie, is wildly uneven but features a few laughs, cameos galore, and an indictment of organized religion that would make Bill Maher proud."

Posted Oct 1, 2009

Joe Lozito

50 39%

Surrogates (2009)

"Like the titular avatars in this graphic novel adaptation, "Surrogates" is a rote whodunit masquerading as a techno-thriller."

Posted Sep 25, 2009

Joe Lozito

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