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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 77%

Cloverfield (2008)

"A combination of unpleasantness and stupidity that would be difficult to match, unless you were stuck in bed with the shingles while being forced to watch The Ghost Whisperer."

Posted Jan 18, 2008

Kyle Smith

2 82%

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

"Call it Afghanishtar. So strange that Democrats are shown killing Commies--not calling for sanctions against them or filing motions in the U.N."

Posted Dec 8, 2007

Kyle Smith

3 91%

There Will Be Blood (2007)

"A macabre joke: suppose Capitalism and Evangelism climbed down an inky black hole together? Which one would emerge?"

Posted Dec 6, 2007

Kyle Smith

4 75%

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

"Hey, bay-buh! There's a whole lot of funny goin' on in Walk Hard. It's got sex and drugs and Elvis and giraffes and Members Only jackets."

Posted Dec 5, 2007

Kyle Smith

5 83%

Atonement (2007)

"Belongs to the realm of theater--"Masterpiece Theater." A misdirected-letter movie? Really? In 2007?"

Posted Dec 3, 2007

Kyle Smith

6 71%

Beowulf (2007)

"Gather round the fire, for I will tell you a tale unlike any other. OK, it's like The Lord of the Rings retold with plastic dolls and a lot of wench jokes."

Posted Nov 13, 2007

Kyle Smith

7 52%

Margot at the Wedding (2007)

"In paying homage to Eric Rohmer, the master of bourgeois moral dilemmas, Noah Baumbach has in many ways improved on perfection."

Posted Nov 12, 2007

Kyle Smith

8 82%

Into the Wild (2007)

"I was exhilarated--and devastated."

Posted Oct 31, 2007

Kyle Smith

9 94%

No Country for Old Men (2007)

"A dust-bowl Pulp Fiction, the movie is bloody, suspenseful, unnerving and, not incidentally, hilarious. The best Coen Bros. drama, without the twitchy mannerisms of Fargo."

Posted Oct 24, 2007

Kyle Smith

10 80%

American Gangster (2007)

"Say hello to my leetle M.B.A! It's the black Scarface. But American Gangster is an economic education with as many bullet points as bullets."

Posted Oct 18, 2007

Kyle Smith

11 94%

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

"A bitterly sublime neo-noir: It's Beantown, Jake. Affleck has made us breathe the rot his characters were born to die in."

Posted Oct 15, 2007

Kyle Smith

12 90%

Michael Clayton (2007)

"So: the crazy people are the truly sane ones. Does this sound more like a complex 70s thriller or a dizzy 60s dream?"

Posted Oct 1, 2007

Kyle Smith

13 51%

The Kingdom (2007)

"The Kingdom is the anti-Syriana: yes, it says, the Middle East is very, very complicated, but Americans have solved tougher problems, thanks very much."

Posted Sep 25, 2007

Kyle Smith

14 73%

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

"Will forever be known as the upside-down American flag movie. But showing the flag this way is heavy stuff that is supported by the movie the way a bowling ball is supported by a dandelion."

Posted Sep 14, 2007

Kyle Smith

15 84%

Rocket Science (2007)

"A frightening memorandum from a dismal and mysterious dungeon: high school."

Posted Aug 24, 2007

Kyle Smith

16 88%

Superbad (2007)

"American Graffiti, Sixteen Candles and Dazed and Confused, bow to your new master. It super freaking rocks."

Posted Aug 20, 2007

Kyle Smith

17 19%

The Invasion (2007)

"When I heard the movie involved frozen facial expressions, Nicole Kidman and barfing, I assumed it was a documentary about Kidman's Oscar week routine."

Posted Aug 16, 2007

Kyle Smith

18 94%

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

"Another potent PowerBar of a movie, all protein and no fat. I sat there transfixed and chuckling with joy as Greengrass let. Her. Rip."

Posted Aug 2, 2007

Kyle Smith

19 44%

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007)

"Yo ho ho and a bottle of regulations!...has the soul of a three-hour U.N. committee meeting. Gods' bodkins, me hearties, this movie blows like a whale from the vasty deep."

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Kyle Smith

20 74%

La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007)

"Pursued, caught and devoured by the past, [Piaf] nearly shouts the lyric, "Je me fous du passť!": I don't give a damn about the past."

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Kyle Smith

21 70%

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

"The "Ocean's" series started out popping like the Bellagio. With "Ocean's Thirteen" it has gone as dead as CircusCircus. On a Tuesday afternoon. During a Shriners convention."

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Kyle Smith

22 23%

Evan Almighty (2007)

"And God looked out onto the teeming plains and and He saw that there were many suckers who dwelt upon the land who did lust to spend their shekels upon bird-poop jokes."

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Kyle Smith

23 60%

300 (2007)

"Hey,I only called it a Hitler recruitment video, fellas."

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Kyle Smith

24 89%

Starter for 10 (2006)

"Up there with early John Cusack films such as "The Sure Thing" and "Better Off Dead.""

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Kyle Smith

25 91%

Hairspray (2007)

"Fellas, there are going to be a lot of little hotties at this movie. Here is an ideal place to catch them off-duty, their hair up in scrunchies. No, it won't turn you gay."

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Kyle Smith

26 96%

Ratatouille (2007)

"I would have loved to have been present during the pitch meeting for "Ratatouille." "It's, um, a little bit 'Willard,' a little bit 'Like Water for Chocolate'"!...The greatest rat movie and the greatest food movie ever made."

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Kyle Smith

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