Film School Rejects

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 12%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

"If you like your movies in which two males treat women poorly, mock homosexuality and repeatedly slap each other in the face, this film is for you."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Sam Fragoso

2 50%

Coldwater (2014)

"Strong lead performances and attractive cinematography are occasionally overwhelmed by a spotty script, but the end product is suspenseful and compelling enough and marks Boudousqué, Burns and Grashaw as talents to watch."

Posted Aug 13, 2014

Rob Hunter

3 7%

Septic Man (2014)

"It's a nasty character study that finds the subject deposited into his own personal hell, unable to pull himself out and forced to confront everything he fears."

Posted Aug 13, 2014

Michael Treveloni

4 31%

The Giver (2014)

"There are a few hiccups from the book's transition to screen, but more often than not, Noyce's picture is an entertaining and thoughtful adaptation."

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Jack Giroux

5 80%

Young Adult (2011)

"Kudos to Reitman, Cody, and Theron for crafting such a great bastard-ess, who you'll either feel empathy, like myself, or uncontrollable hatred for. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

6 66%

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

"Crowe, who aims high to plant a big smile on your face, does so here more than competently."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

7 46%

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

"Dull and lifeless."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

8 74%

Rampart (2012)

"A powerful portrait of a seriously damaged, both internally and externally, man."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

9 52%

Perfect Sense (2012)

"Ewan McGregor and Eva Green are excellent."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

10 78%

Killer Joe (2012)

"Killer Joe is trash. Not bad trash. Not pretentious trash. Just plain old ugly, funny, and sophisticated trash. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

11 70%

The Hunter (2012)

"The Hunter is a film of surprising scope and intimacy. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

12 51%

Savages (2012)

"A richly entertaining adaptation of Winslow's novel."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

13 78%

Flight (2012)

"Zemeckis has enough control as a filmmaker to overshadow Flight's structural problems, thus making the film both crowd-pleasing and emotionally involving. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

14 75%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"f you find Dominik's unsubtle political statements too obvious, there is still plenty else going on in Killing Them Softly to marvel at with its familiar, and yet fresh, genre elements."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

15 33%

Deadfall (2012)

"If you want a chilly, suspenseful thriller, watch Transsiberian, which co-stars the completely-wasted-here Kata Mara."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

16 37%

Dead Man Down (2013)

"The cast does all that they can, but, by the end, Dead Man Down plays as a confused, noble misfire."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

17 65%

Spring Breakers (2013)

"Korine's most entertaining film to date."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

18 51%

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

"Welcome to the Punch is a crowd-pleaser with a minimalistic attitude. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

19 68%

Trance (2013)

"In less qualified hands, Trance wouldn't be this entertaining. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

20 45%

To The Wonder (2013)

"To the Wonder shouldn't be passed off as "self-parody," but as Malick's self-destructed misfire. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

21 56%

Some Girl(s) (2013)

"LaBute's writing is quick and sharp, as usual."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

22 63%

Byzantium (2013)

"Byzantium is a refreshing take on the vampire genre. "

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

23 21%

Paradise (2013)

"Paradise is far from a bad start, but it's not the introduction Cody was probably capable of making."

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

24 58%

The Frozen Ground (2013)

"It's all around safe and plain, simple and to the point, and all very, very by-the-numbers."

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

25 35%

Passion (2013)

"This film is an old-fashioned glove that still fits De Palma pretty comfortably. "

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

26 29%

The Family (2013)

"Features a contender for worst subplot of the year."

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

27 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"A worthy followup to the first film"

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

28 85%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"Only Lovers Left Alive is a gorgeous movie."

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

29 21%

Into The Storm (2014)

"Into the Storm isn't the unmitigated disaster it appears to be. It's much worse."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Sam Fragoso

30 46%

About Alex (2014)

"Doomed to go unnoticed by a generation that can't be bothered with movies so representationally about itself, a generation that's already too self-aware in a literal manner."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Christopher Campbell

31 46%

About Alex (2014)

"A satisfying and sweet debut film that will likely only get better with age (just like those eighties films)."

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Kate Erbland

32 100%

Time Is Illmatic ()

"The depth of information present in Time Is Illmatic is one of its best aspects, and director One9 and screenwriter Erik Parker manage to blend the majority of it together quite seamlessly."

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Kate Erbland

33 36%

Child Of God (2014)

"If (and this is a big if) you can get past the breaking of taboos, Child of God is a deeply affecting look at loneliness, survival and the cracking of the line between civilization and savagery. "

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Dan Schindel

34 77%

Moebius (2014)

"Kim delivers a deliriously lucid film that plays with human drama the way children burn ants with magnifying glasses."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Michael Treveloni

35 3%

Zoom (2006)

"Half-baked and poorly executed."

Posted Jul 28, 2014

Chris Beaumont

36 50%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"A jubilant and delightful trifle that - much like many of his other 44 films - ponders the rhyme and reason of our existence, however futile or fruitful that may be."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Sam Fragoso

37 ——

The Foxy Merkins ()

"It feels like a filthy, extended episode of The Simpsons or similarly absurdity-minded prime time cartoon."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Dan Schindel

38 5%

Paranoia (2013)

"Ford gives it the old college try and it's decently paced but it's not enough to elevate it from the muck and mire of a boring script made by an unimaginative director."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Luke Mullen

39 62%

Mood Indigo (2014)

"All of this may sound negative, but I was able to dig a lot of Mood Indigo. It wisely front-loads its weirdness so that you know what you're in for, then it keeps varying rather than intensifying it."

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Dan Schindel

40 88%

The Kill Team (2014)

"Our ideas about war need to be cracked open, and The Kill Team does exactly that."

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Daniel Walber

41 19%

Sex Tape (2014)

"Director Jake Kasdan struggles to mine the panicky high-concept premise for three acts' worth of story, let alone 90 minutes of laughs."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

William Goss

42 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Like many sequels we see these days, it's a lot of the same only bigger and louder."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Neil Miller

43 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Seemingly written by a thirteen-year old boy and directed by his walking erection, this one is nothing but a booming pile of rubble."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Neil Miller

44 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"As with much of Singer's filmography, the intrigue of the idea ultimately overshadows the execution."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Neil Miller

45 40%

Beneath (2014)

"Beneath shakes off its generic trappings early on to deliver a fantastic blend of chills and thrills, and the script keeps viewers guessing in a way that never feels manipulative or cheap."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Rob Hunter

46 100%

Tristana (1970)

"Both leads give strong performances, and even though they don't engender an emotional response from viewers for most of the film their characters remain powerfully heartfelt creations."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Rob Hunter

47 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes isn't just a great time at the theater, but a genuinely great movie without a single dull moment."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Jack Giroux

48 69%

The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Leftovers pushed me to a visceral reaction, the likes of which I haven't felt - at least, in this apparently negative way - in years. Yet, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy my watching or that I'm not looking forward to more "

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Kate Erbland

49 49%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"Full of heart and framed around a fun adventure with a lovable little alien, Earth to Echo should appeal to adults and kids alike."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Allison Loring

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