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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 39%

Tusk (2014)

"The screenplay feels like a series of tweets. And the appearance of a big star in a wink-at-the-audience disguise is a distracting stunt."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Nell Minow

2 44%

This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

"It is helped a great deal by performances that give the characters more believability and complexity than the book or the screenplay."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Nell Minow

3 61%

The Maze Runner (2014)

"A worthy addition to the genre, an absorbing drama with surprising turns and even more surprising resonance to contemporary conflicts."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Nell Minow

4 88%

The Drop (2014)

"Hardy's quiet power is beautifully restrained."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Nell Minow

5 71%

Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

"A sun-drenched pleasure for the whole family, heartwarming, funny, and beautifully performed by all, including Winter and Hope. "

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Nell Minow

6 80%

The One I Love (2014)

"The performances and the ideas are provocative, fun, and something of a therapeutic trust exercise of their own. "

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Nell Minow

7 7%

The Identical (2014)

"An incompetent mishmash of mawkish sentimentality larded with a few pleasant musical numbers and some random asides about Israel. "

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Nell Minow

8 98%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"Lithgow and Molina exquisitely capture the intimacy and interdependence that only those in very long-term relationships understand."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Nell Minow

9 36%

The November Man (2014)

"Barely reaches the standard of a generic throw-away thriller, with a sub-par storyline and painfully tiresome dialog."

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Nell Minow

10 37%

If I Stay (2014)

"A touching story about an appealing young couple. "

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Nell Minow

11 17%

When The Game Stands Tall (2014)

"This dreary assemblage of every possible sports cliché has one thing in common with the game it portrays. Every time it seems to be going somewhere, it stops."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Nell Minow

12 46%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"The artistry in visuals and storytelling is so self-conscious it becomes fetishistic."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Nell Minow

13 73%

A Will For The Woods (2014)

"Just as Dr. Wang approached his own death with purpose and honor, the filmmakers have done the same in telling his story and making it ours as well."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Nell Minow

14 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"Everything I said about the last two movies, plus some new additions from the AARP action heroes club, plus a couple of Expendable interns to bring down the median age a bit."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Nell Minow

15 20%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

"As generic as its name and way too long."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Nell Minow

16 34%

The Giver (2014)

"On film, the book falters, more weighted by ideas than by story or character. "

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Nell Minow

17 20%

Into The Storm (2014)

"What we're here for is the special effects, and those are just fine, from a wind tunnel of fire to a car lot of vehicles tossed up into the air like ping pong balls. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Nell Minow

18 67%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"The chef characters would know better than to serve anything so sugary."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Nell Minow

19 19%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"Whatever charm existed in the original cartoons is trampled by this over-blown bore."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Nell Minow

20 50%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"An amuse bouche without a meal, a dollop of whipped cream without the dessert underneath."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Nell Minow

21 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"Boseman is an actor of exceptional ability and magnetism, and he works as hard as the man he is playing to convey the power of Brown's stage presence."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Nell Minow

22 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"The summer popcorn movie of 2014, tremendous fun, and with more heart that we have any reason to expect. "

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Nell Minow

23 18%

And So It Goes (2014)

"Douglas and Keaton triumph over the limitations of the material, making us believe that the greatest love in our lives may still be waiting for us. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Nell Minow

24 66%

Lucy (2014)

"I think Luc Besson only used 10% of his brain in writing this."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Nell Minow

25 43%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"A few inspired moments make up for a lot of missteps along the way."

Posted Jul 20, 2014

Nell Minow

26 44%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"The visuals are stunning, the details are witty...but the storyline feels like an episode of "Thomas the Tank Engine.""

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Nell Minow

27 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"It is the details that are the story here, giving it a unhurried yet mesmerizingly enthralling feel and an unexpected power. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Nell Minow

28 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"All hail Caesar!"

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Nell Minow

29 82%

Begin Again (2014)

"Carney is wonderful at evoking the joy of music, its healing powers, and the way it connects us to each other and the universe. "

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Nell Minow

30 48%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"The likeable kids, cute alien, and novelty of the found footage approach makes this heartwarming story of four friends on a thrilling adventure a good film for families. "

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Nell Minow

31 24%

Tammy (2014)

"I can't help thinking that the over-the-top antics were the trade-off to get financing for the film, and the quieter moments were what interested them. "

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Nell Minow

32 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"The special effects are better than the non-special effects moments, which come down to 1. Exposition 2. Banter 3. In-jokes about sequels and product placement."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Nell Minow

33 84%

Coherence (2014)

"This less you know, the more you will enjoy this this nifty thriller, which craftily makes the most of its micro-budget to maximize a deliciously mind-bending story. "

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Nell Minow

34 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Excellent performances by all four of the Jersey Boys, but uneven, with too much about the relationships and not enough music."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Nell Minow

35 23%

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

"The cast is clearly just here to have a good time, and the audience will, too."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Nell Minow

36 60%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"The cast is superbly chosen and the specificity of the sense of place lends weight to the storyline, its exquisite, pristine beauty and its precariousness. "

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Nell Minow

37 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"More money, less funny."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Nell Minow

38 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"The visuals are stunning, with thrillingly vertiginous 3D swoops and soars, and there's a love scene as tender as you will see on screen this year. "

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Nell Minow

39 33%

Lullaby (2014)

"An outstanding cast, a weighty subject, and the sincerest of intentions are almost enough to make up for an undercooked, stuntish, and stagey script."

Posted Jun 10, 2014

Nell Minow

40 42%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"A witty, grown-up love story."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Nell Minow

41 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"This exquisite adaptation is that rare film based on a beloved novel that does full justice to the source material without being static or talky."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Nell Minow

42 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Liman deftly plays the rinse-and-repeat familiarity for both us and Cage as comedy and as thriller as needed. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Nell Minow

43 53%

Citizen Koch (2014)

"The inescapable conclusion from the film is that there is something even more distressing than the impact of near-unfathomable individual wealth on politics: the impact on public understanding of the issues."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Nell Minow

44 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"It is too long, too dumb, and too gross. But sometimes funny."

Posted May 29, 2014

Nell Minow

45 48%

Maleficent (2014)

"The real enchantment here is not the story but the star."

Posted May 29, 2014

Nell Minow

46 13%

Blended (2014)

"Sandler should keep working with Drew Barrymore, and next time he should also try a script with a second draft. "

Posted May 22, 2014

Nell Minow

47 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"The powerhouse knock-you-socks-off what-did-I-just-see moments come from Quicksilver (Evan Peters) in the most dull and domestic of settings, a kitchen."

Posted May 22, 2014

Nell Minow

48 88%

Chef (2014)

"The food is so lusciously photographed you can almost smell it. And the music perfectly matches the food, sensual and spicy. "

Posted May 16, 2014

Nell Minow

49 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"What we don't have is a very good story. And for a movie with a lot of destruction, not enough of a sense of real investment in the outcome."

Posted May 16, 2014

Nell Minow

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