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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 48%

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 "

Posted May 5, 2008

Frank Ochieng

2 100%

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 "

Posted Mar 3, 2008

Frank Ochieng

3 22%

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... "

Posted Feb 19, 2008

Frank Ochieng

4 22%

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. "

Posted Jan 20, 2008

Frank Ochieng

5 86%

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. "

Posted Dec 15, 2007

Frank Ochieng

6 52%

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. "

Posted Dec 7, 2007

Frank Ochieng

7 94%

Juno (2007)

" 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. "

Posted Dec 6, 2007

Frank Ochieng

8 79%

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. "

Posted Nov 7, 2007

Frank Ochieng

9 51%

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. "

Posted Nov 4, 2007

Frank Ochieng

10 80%

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. "

Posted Nov 2, 2007

Frank Ochieng

11 17%

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 "

Posted Nov 1, 2007

Frank Ochieng

12 64%

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... "

Posted Nov 1, 2007

Frank Ochieng

13 47%

Rendition (2007)

" ...housing top-notch actors and their hefty paychecks but nothing else beyond the obviousness of the melodramatic malarkey it spouts with empty conviction. "

Posted Oct 23, 2007

Frank Ochieng

14 94%

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. "

Posted Oct 23, 2007

Frank Ochieng

15 51%

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. "

Posted Oct 20, 2007

Frank Ochieng

16 64%

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. "

Posted Oct 20, 2007

Frank Ochieng

17 9%

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. "

Posted Oct 20, 2007

Frank Ochieng

18 26%

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. "

Posted Oct 15, 2007

Frank Ochieng

19 45%

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. "

Posted Oct 12, 2007

Frank Ochieng

20 57%

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 "

Posted Oct 11, 2007

Frank Ochieng

21 53%

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. "

Posted Oct 11, 2007

Frank Ochieng

22 22%

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. "

Posted Oct 9, 2007

Frank Ochieng

23 86%

Control (2007)

" [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 "

Posted Oct 8, 2007

Frank Ochieng

24 14%

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

" 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. "

Posted Oct 8, 2007

Frank Ochieng

25 29%

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. "

Posted Oct 6, 2007

Frank Ochieng

26 39%

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. "

Posted Oct 5, 2007

Frank Ochieng

27 28%

The Game Plan (2007)

" Sappy and simplistic, The Game Plan belongs on the sidelines of stale cotton candy creativity. "

Posted Sep 27, 2007

Frank Ochieng

28 76%

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

" 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. "

Posted Sep 21, 2007

Frank Ochieng

29 5%

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. "

Posted Sep 20, 2007

Frank Ochieng

30 43%

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. "

Posted Sep 17, 2007

Frank Ochieng

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