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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 39%

If I Stay (2014)

"A touching story about an appealing young couple. "

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Nell Minow

2 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

3 45%

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

4 70%

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

5 34%

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

6 20%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

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

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Nell Minow

7 32%

The Giver (2014)

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

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Nell Minow

8 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

9 65%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

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

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Nell Minow

10 20%

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

11 48%

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

12 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

13 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

14 17%

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

15 65%

Lucy (2014)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Nell Minow

16 41%

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

17 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

18 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

19 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"All hail Caesar!"

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Nell Minow

20 83%

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

21 49%

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

22 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

23 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

24 83%

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

25 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

26 25%

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

27 63%

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

28 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"More money, less funny."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Nell Minow

29 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

30 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

31 42%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"A witty, grown-up love story."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Nell Minow

32 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

33 90%

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

34 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

35 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

36 48%

Maleficent (2014)

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

Posted May 29, 2014

Nell Minow

37 14%

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

38 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

39 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

40 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

41 82%

Fed Up (2014)

"Here's another inconvenient truth. Our food is killing us. And that's because of something even more poisonous, the corruption of our political system through diversion of corporate money to politicians through campaign contributions and lobbying."

Posted May 9, 2014

Nell Minow

42 83%

Belle (2014)

"A beautiful, thoughtful performance in a film that has all of the trappings of the best sumptuous costume dramas but has a story with unexpected contemporary meaning."

Posted May 8, 2014

Nell Minow

43 16%

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)

"The best one can hope for from this movie is that it will be a potent deterrent to those who want to try to make more Oz movies."

Posted May 8, 2014

Nell Minow

44 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"Some funny moments, especially a Robert DeNiro-themed frat party, get lost in a tidal wave of stupid humor assuming way too much inherent humor in being a man-boy. "

Posted May 8, 2014

Nell Minow

45 ——

Focus On The Family Presents: Irreplaceable (2014)

"Uses the rhetoric of support for family as a thin and increasingly cynical and specious cover for a pernicious agenda disguised as a "conversation." "

Posted May 5, 2014

Nell Minow

46 18%

Moms' Night Out (2014)

"A very funny movie with an exceptionally likeable cast and a warm-hearted, surprisingly touching tribute to moms and their families. "

Posted May 4, 2014

Nell Minow

47 52%

Decoding Annie Parker (2014)

"An outstanding cast, a likeable narrator, and a thoughtful script take this out of the easy tears of the disease-of-the-week TV movie category. "

Posted May 1, 2014

Nell Minow

48 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"Those big, swoopy, vertiginous swings through the skyscrapers and terrific performances by Garfield and Stone make this a great way to start the summer movie season."

Posted Apr 30, 2014

Nell Minow

49 24%

The Other Woman (2014)

"Soggy, haphazard, poorly paced slapstick mansplained by director Nick Cassavetes from a script by Melissa Stack. "

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Nell Minow

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