World Voice News
The Tree of Life (2008)
"...absorbing, mysterious, lyrical and distinctively titillating...a moody masterpiece that is thrillingly alarming...[a] tale of wandering hedonism and anguish"
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
"Utterly engrossing and captivating in its inquisitive scope. Provocative and polarizing, Taxi invites us to eavesdrop on a movement of mistrust and mischievous mayhem"
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
"Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins feels like a rudimentary retread of previously outrageous "black attack" farces... needlessly cluttered, unfocused and pointless..."
Mad Money (2008)
"[A] pointless payday for director Khourie's banal blank check comedy...a straining pseudo-hysterical heist flick that has all the giddy appeal of an empty bank draft."
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
"Wagner's penetrating narrative is poetically stimulating in its smart approach to its dialogue-driven excellence and standout performances."
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
"Synthetically dull, manipulative and emotionally clunky, Baumbach's mawkish melodrama is a pretentious and garrulous character study that sits idly in its moping gibberish."
"Cunningly perceptive and hip in its irresistible skepticism about the comforts and uncertainties of love, Juno is enchantingly bright and breezy in its effecting resonance."
A Mighty Heart (2007)
"Absorbingly touching and terrifying, A Mighty Heart is an intimate film but has the gutsy and reflective ingredients of sorrow, introspection and outrage."
Bee Movie (2007)
"A spelling bee. A busy bee. A killer bee. But a Seinfeld bee? Sorry Jerry, your hapless honey-seeking hero doesn't create much of an animated buzz."
American Gangster (2007)
"American Gangster dares to look in the menacing mirror and reflect the scabrous priorities that define some handsomely yet disillusion others hauntingly."
Saw IV (2007)
"Stultifying in its pseudo-sensationalistic schlock, this numbingly and nightmarish narrative has no legitimate creepy conviction beyond flexing its meaningless, morose muscles"
Dan in Real Life (2007)
"Heartwarming, quirky and quietly affecting...the overall package is peppered with an easy-going dosage of reflective schmaltz...warm, inviting and actively spirited..."
"...housing top-notch actors and their hefty paychecks but nothing else beyond the obviousness of the melodramatic malarkey it spouts with empty conviction."
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
"[A] tortured morality play that takes place on the salacious sidewalks where bluebloods and bombastic blue-collared souls equally pound the pavement in cynical unity."
30 Days of Night (2007)
"Bleak, bombastic and belligerent, Slade's blood-busting bohemians will indeed take a caustic chunk out of your imaginative horrifying souls."
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
"Surprisingly, this insightful tearjerker is padded with expressive layers well beyond the average made-for-television sentiments because of the penetrating performances."
The Comebacks (2007)
"Let's face it, folks...we need another repetitive spoof movie like a piglet needs dirty fingernails...never registers beyond aping its lazy connect-the-dots jocularity."
The Final Season (2007)
"Inspirational but overly cliched with its pseudo-earnestness...In short, this heartland-based hokum about a high school baseball team is definitely corn off the cob."
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
"Lyrical and reflective, Married is an entertaining inquiry into that everlasting hunt for elusive marital bliss and the empty-hearted casualties that are all too familiar with its unpredictability."
We Own the Night (2007)
"A sluggishly regurgitation of the noteworthy 70's-style cop dramas. The nocturnal naughtiness behind Gray's mean streets saga begs for a compelling ounce of creative daylight"
Across the Universe (2007)
"Somehow, the Beatles' precious diamonds are glaringly missing from Lucy's sky if not in Julie's unevenly charismatic but cluttered and customary Universe."
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
"Extinction is basically a robotic and wretched screen-sized visual video game that never challenges or stimulates the audience's rush for genuine outrageous freakiness."
"[An] intimate look at a tragic footnote in entertainment. A moody yet strangely melodic concoction about creativity and confusion in an overwhelming abyss of artistic isolation"
"Cunningham's scope is myopic and minimal in a mystical yet meandering piece of malarkey that masquerades as a long-winded Tolkien treasure hunt for teenage thrill-seekers."
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
"The Farrellys' The Heartbreak Kid is a seemingly sketchy and erratic farce that begs for some of the wayward cinematic siblings' trademark outlandish quirkiness."
Feast of Love (2007)
"Feast does nothing concrete to make us embrace this uneven romancer that has all the giddy spirit of a melted box of chocolates."
The Game Plan (2007)
"Sappy and simplistic, The Game Plan belongs on the sidelines of stale cotton candy creativity."
"Aside from the movie's mouthful title, this [is a] contemplative and carousing exposition. [The] prairie-induced pathos is plenty to digest with absolute reverence."
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
"[A] fetid romantic comedy...In short, if it weren't for bad Luck then the chump Chuck wouldn't have any cinematic luck at all."
The Brave One (2007)
"Jordan's Brave delves into a showy yet sluggish crime drama that incorporates all the cliched parts of a fatalistic fantasy audiences have seen over and over."