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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 74%

St. Vincent (2014)

"A quiet little gem."

Posted Oct 16, 2014

Nell Minow

2 97%

Dear White People (2014)

"Refreshing, provocative, and powerfully topical."

Posted Oct 16, 2014

Nell Minow

3 79%

Fury (2014)

"It runs the risk of making the very horrors it depicts turn into entertainment and have exactly the opposite impact from the original intention."

Posted Oct 16, 2014

Nell Minow

4 77%

The Book of Life (2014)

"filled with the richness of love and passion and life and death --and music and bullfighting and courage and family. "

Posted Oct 16, 2014

Nell Minow

5 64%

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

"The kids in the audience roared with laughter and both kids and adults loved the way the family stayed - most of the time - optimistic and warmly supportive of each other. "

Posted Oct 10, 2014

Nell Minow

6 75%

Kill the Messenger (2014)

"Renner's performance has enormous integrity, illuminating the murky compromises and betrayals he exposes and the ones that get the better of him as well. "

Posted Oct 9, 2014

Nell Minow

7 47%

The Judge (2014)

"A rich, thoughtful, beautifully structured film, with moments of humor that are among the funniest you will see this year. "

Posted Oct 9, 2014

Nell Minow

8 2%

Left Behind (2014)

""Left Behind" is being marketed as Christian entertainment, but it does not qualify in either category."

Posted Oct 5, 2014

Nell Minow

9 85%

The Good Lie (2014)

"True-hearted, warm, wise, inspiring, and funny"

Posted Oct 2, 2014

Nell Minow

10 88%

Gone Girl (2014)

"Superb performances by everyone and Fincher keeps the energy taut and the tone deliciously nasty."

Posted Oct 2, 2014

Nell Minow

11 40%

Believe Me (2014)

"A remarkably smart, funny, brave, and heartfelt first feature film -- Bakke has a sharp eye but a warm heart and a refreshing honesty. "

Posted Sep 30, 2014

Nell Minow

12 36%

Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014)

"A gentle fable, if you don't look too closely or find whimsy cloying. "

Posted Sep 25, 2014

Nell Minow

13 62%

The Equalizer (2014)

"The bad guys are very, very bad. Washington is very, very good. The women are there to be victimized. Retro, but entertaining."

Posted Sep 25, 2014

Nell Minow

14 81%

Tracks (2014)

"Spectacular beauty that manages to be meditative and internal, and all the more illuminating for it. "

Posted Sep 25, 2014

Nell Minow

15 74%

The Boxtrolls (2014)

"Deliciously grotesque at times, but the message is a sweet one: families come in all sizes and shapes, sometimes biological, sometimes not, but what defines them is love."

Posted Sep 25, 2014

Nell Minow

16 40%

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

17 43%

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

18 63%

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

19 88%

The Drop (2014)

"Hardy's quiet power is beautifully restrained."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Nell Minow

20 69%

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

21 81%

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

22 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

23 97%

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

24 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

25 36%

If I Stay (2014)

"A touching story about an appealing young couple. "

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Nell Minow

26 18%

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

27 44%

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

28 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

29 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

30 20%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

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

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Nell Minow

31 35%

The Giver (2014)

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

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Nell Minow

32 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

33 67%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

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

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Nell Minow

34 22%

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

35 51%

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

36 79%

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

37 91%

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

38 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

39 66%

Lucy (2014)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Nell Minow

40 46%

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

41 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

42 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

43 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"All hail Caesar!"

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Nell Minow

44 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

45 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

46 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

47 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

48 85%

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

49 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