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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 76%

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

"The movie is very uneven in tone and in quality, with charming nonsense colliding with what appears to be devastating tragedy. "

Posted Aug 19, 2010

Nell Minow

2 34%

Lottery Ticket (2010)

"This genial little fairy tale of a comedy gives us a likable hero and an irresistible fantasy. "

Posted Aug 19, 2010

Nell Minow

3 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"I felt big, pink, fluffy L-O-V-E wafting from me toward the screen. "

Posted Aug 12, 2010

Nell Minow

4 36%

Eat Pray Love (2010)

"This is a movie about a self-obsessed woman who seems to learn that the wisdom of the ancients is that she should be even more self-obsessed. "

Posted Aug 12, 2010

Nell Minow

5 41%

The Expendables (2010)

"These action heroes take their fun seriously without taking themselves seriously. "

Posted Aug 12, 2010

Nell Minow

6 61%

The Concert (Le concert) (2010)

"The story's mix of comedy and tragedy is clumsy at times, but Laurent is enormously appealing as the young violinist and the music itself is as transcendent as promised. "

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Nell Minow

7 46%

Step Up 3 (2010)

"There's a marvelous masked tango to "Bust Your Windows" and an adorable nod to screen legends as they dance along a sidewalk. "

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Nell Minow

8 79%

The Other Guys (2010)

"This is that rarest of comedies -- inspired by a delirious, surreal, randomness, all delivered with sincere conviction and all the funnier for it. "

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Nell Minow

9 33%

To Save a Life (2010)

"One of its strengths is its willingness to engage candidly and open-heartedly with the real issues that confront teenagers, giving it some heft and credibility. "

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Nell Minow

10 27%

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

"Zac Efron makes an affecting and credible dramatic lead in "Charlie St. Cloud," the movie Nicholas Sparks wishes he could write, based on the book by Ben Sherwood. "

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Nell Minow

11 42%

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

"Despite Carell's best efforts, Barry is not a character. He is just an engine for creating humiliating experiences for Tim."

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Nell Minow

12 70%

Ramona and Beezus (2010)

"As in the books, the Quimby family is instantly relatable and utterly irresistible, funny, touching, and completely endearing."

Posted Jul 22, 2010

Nell Minow

13 93%

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

"The dynamic of affection, distraction, familiarity, and frustration is deftly portrayed."

Posted Jul 15, 2010

Nell Minow

14 86%

Inception (2010)

"The less you know going in, the better you will appreciate the unfolding, doubling-back, and overall mind-bending stories within stories in one of the year's best films."

Posted Jul 15, 2010

Nell Minow

15 41%

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

"A pinch of movie magic makes this fantasy action movie a summer movie popcorn pleasure for kids and their families."

Posted Jul 13, 2010

Nell Minow

16 81%

Despicable Me (2010)

"It looks like 2010 will go down in history as the year 3D animation kicked the stuffing out of all the live-action releases."

Posted Jul 8, 2010

Nell Minow

17 6%

The Last Airbender (2010)

"I am truly sorry to say that this movie is a big, dull, dud and a failure in almost every category."

Posted Jul 1, 2010

Nell Minow

18 49%

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

"Director David Slade ably takes over...demonstrating his own take on the key elements of the story, adolescent longing and primal physical confrontations."

Posted Jul 1, 2010

Nell Minow

19 10%

Grown Ups (2010)

"An excruciating mess of gross-out humor, eww-inspiring vulgarity, and soppy sentimentality."

Posted Jun 24, 2010

Nell Minow

20 53%

Knight & Day (2010)

"Their effortless charm gives off enough sizzle to keep things going between stunts."

Posted Jun 22, 2010

Nell Minow

21 12%

Jonah Hex (2010)

"The lean story-telling works well for its taciturn characters and spare settings, presented by cinematographer Amundsen, and well scored with assistance from Mastodon."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Nell Minow

22 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"A brief flashback sequence filled with breathtaking mastery of telling, evocative detail...with wit and style and chase scenes, and then brilliantly, perfectly resolved."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Nell Minow

23 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"it is a pleasure to see the match of the dedicated, courageous young man and the wise teacher work as well for the performers as it does for the characters."

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Nell Minow

24 47%

The A-Team (2010)

"I love it when a summer movie comes together."

Posted Jun 10, 2010

Nell Minow

25 11%

Killers (2010)

"This is not a bad movie. It is three bad movies. "Killers" is trying to be a romantic action comedy and it fails all three times."

Posted Jun 9, 2010

Nell Minow

26 73%

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

"It's the classic buddy-road trip structure. A repressed character and a raging id go on a journey and we get all kinds of bad behavior and then some lessons learned"

Posted Jun 4, 2010

Nell Minow

27 9%

Marmaduke (2010)

"The first of many instances of doggy-doo humor comes about three minutes into the film."

Posted Jun 3, 2010

Nell Minow

28 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"The movie is about two-thirds action and one-third bickering banter. The action scenes are fairly good; the banter is below the level of chit-chat from Oscar presenters."

Posted May 27, 2010

Nell Minow

29 15%

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"It is not the fashion or the romance we tune in to see but the bond between the women who acknowledge that they are each other's soul mates"

Posted May 27, 2010

Nell Minow

30 47%

MacGruber (2010)

"A one-joke "SNL" skit based on a television series that ended in 1992 has been turned into a no-joke movie that ended 99 painful minutes after it began."

Posted May 21, 2010

Nell Minow

31 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"The film's expert balance of humor, heart, and excitement is real movie magic."

Posted May 20, 2010

Nell Minow

32 45%

Just Wright (2010)

"The plot has the standard ups and downs but an always-likable cast keeps us rooting for Scott and Leslie to realize that they are just right. "

Posted May 13, 2010

Nell Minow

33 40%

Letters to Juliet (2010)

"Redgrave is radiant as the woman who is hoping for a romantic miracle."

Posted May 13, 2010

Nell Minow

34 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"The script itself has a sense of struggle behind it, with too many story lines and too little resolution."

Posted May 13, 2010

Nell Minow

35 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Those who wait through all of the credits will get a glimpse of what is in store for the next superhero saga. I hope between now and then they remember that less is more."

Posted May 7, 2010

Nell Minow

36 83%

Casino Jack And The United States Of Money (2010)

"I don't know which is worse, how much money was taken from the unsuspecting clients or how little it took to get crucial support from key members of Congress."

Posted May 6, 2010

Nell Minow

37 86%

The Square (2010)

"When the first 10 minutes of film introduce us to an illicit affair, a kickback scheme, and a hidden bag filled with money, we know we're in for a twisty thriller."

Posted May 6, 2010

Nell Minow

38 68%

Babies (2010)

"The most awwwwwww-inspiring movie ever made. "

Posted May 6, 2010

Nell Minow

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The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008)

"Its portrayal of patience, kindness, and forgiveness as the life-changing forces of Christianity for those who give as well as those who receive are undeniably touching."

Posted May 3, 2010

Nell Minow

40 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"Normally, I try to find something good to say about each movie I review. Dear readers, I am speechless."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Nell Minow

41 49%

The Losers (2010)

"These guys are the XY chromosome equivalent of a boy band, each member with quirks, awesome proficiency, and a call sign name like the extras from "Top Gun.""

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Nell Minow

42 18%

The Back-up Plan (2010)

"Just another boneheaded replay of the dumbest sitcom pregnancy and parenting cliches. They scrape the bottom of the barrel and then they dig a little deeper. "

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Nell Minow

43 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Here, the power is an extra dose of the hallmarks of adolescence-an affect of ennui about everything but smashing through limits and a sense of irony about everything but sex."

Posted Apr 16, 2010

Nell Minow

44 41%

Death at a Funeral (2010)

"The juxtaposition of outrageous farce with the most serious of occasions sharpens what would otherwise be pedestrian slapstick."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Nell Minow

45 62%

The Joneses (2010)

"A sharp, witty, and revealing take that shows us, among other things, that we never really leave middle school when it comes to wanting to be just like the cool kids. "

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Nell Minow

46 57%

The Perfect Game (2010)

"Think of it as the "Good News Bears." "

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Nell Minow

47 52%

The Greatest (2010)

"Two gifted young women whose best work will be in other films are the reason to see this one."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Nell Minow

48 69%

The Runaways (2010)

"They were Lolitas with a backbeat, jail bait in jumpsuits, without much in common other than a lack of experience and maturity and a longing for thrills."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Nell Minow

49 67%

Date Night (2010)

"A constant stream of expert guest performers in supporting roles keeps the movie fresh and energetic."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Nell Minow

50 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"This remake is bigger and grander but misses the life that Harryhausen brought to his fantastic creations...Instead, we get the same CGI-fest."

Posted Apr 6, 2010

Nell Minow

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