Film School Rejects

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

John Wick (2014)

"John Wick also sports an interesting premise and a surprisingly sharp bit of world-building not normally seen in your average shoot 'em up."

Posted Sep 23, 2014

Neil Miller

2 90%

Zombieland (2009)

"Strap in for this one kids, and remember to avoid bathroom breaks, because Zombieland has arrived and it is going to chew up your eyeballs and spit them out."

Posted Sep 22, 2014

Brian Salisbury

3 53%

Bird People (2014)

"A textbook example of ambition undercut by tonal and pacing inconsistency. "

Posted Sep 19, 2014

Sam Fragoso

4 86%

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

"A searing satire of an antiseptic Hollywood system, a meta-commentary on "Celebrity" culture, a melancholic evocation on the impermanence of youth, a pensive portrait of clandestine love ... "

Posted Sep 19, 2014

Sam Fragoso

5 100%

Top Five (2014)

"Rock's third directorial effort proves to be his strongest and most similar to his rollicking standup routines."

Posted Sep 19, 2014

Sam Fragoso

6 40%

Manglehorn ()

"A movie so listlessly written and constructed that it nearly redefines tedium. "

Posted Sep 19, 2014

Sam Fragoso

7 88%

The Drop (2014)

"Despite its conclusion, The Drop is a stirring drama and another reason to keep an eye on Roskam's exciting career."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Jack Giroux

8 59%

Space Station 76 (2014)

"It's unexpected and intelligent, and well worth discovering."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Rob Hunter

9 98%

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

"'20,000 Days on Earth' is a beautifully shot piece of film poetry that ruminates on the practical implications of the highly unusual way of living that is rock stardom."

Posted Sep 17, 2014

Landon Palmer

10 87%

The Skeleton Twins (2014)

"It's perfectly suited for the limousine liberals who flock to Park City each year, looking to be engaged but not challenged in any big way."

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Dan Schindel

11 90%

To Be Takei (2014)

"The subject matter in To Be Takei is split almost evenly between important topics and funny moments, but even the darker bits are handled delicately by Kroot."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Emily Estep

12 90%

District 9 (2009)

"I applauded the splattergore moments and felt oddly touched by the emotional connection created to the prawns. Go see this movie."

Posted Aug 25, 2014

Robert Fure

13 91%

Doctor Who: Season 8 (TV, 2014)

" "Deep Breath" was far from the worst episode in recent years, but for its length and the length waited for it to arrive, I found it to be on the disappointing side. "

Posted Aug 25, 2014

Christopher Campbell

14 88%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"It may be an unexpected adventure of unusual proportions and design, but it's still the most glorious adventure of the summer."

Posted Aug 23, 2014

Rob Hunter

15 58%

Selfie: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Not that I expect Selfie to ever be all that deep, but I think it could have some substance beneath its awkward comedy and visual gimmickry and general dislike of its own characters. "

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Christopher Campbell

16 80%

The One I Love (2014)

"The One I Love is a smart and funny film that puts an enterprising spin on a familiar subject, and the result is an inspiring stab at something new."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Rob Hunter

17 7%

Are You Here (2014)

"Are You Here is a notable misfire."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Jack Giroux

18 45%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"The novelty of seeing this aesthetic for the first time is absent, but Rodriguez and Miller make up for it with giddy action, some gorgeous eye candy and great casting."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Jack Giroux

19 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"Brilliantly bleak and chillingly Gothic (credit the enthralling cinematography by Wally Pfister), The Dark Knight emerges as the first truly great film of 2008."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Nate Deen

20 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"The Dark Knight is a rarity in Hollywood -- a truly earnest adaptation that in many ways exceeds even the brilliance of the work upon which it is based."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Neil Miller

21 20%

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

22 58%

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

23 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

24 35%

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

25 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

26 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

27 46%

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

"Dull and lifeless."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

28 74%

Rampart (2012)

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

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

29 52%

Perfect Sense (2012)

"Ewan McGregor and Eva Green are excellent."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

30 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

31 70%

The Hunter (2012)

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

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

32 51%

Savages (2012)

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

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

33 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

34 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

35 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

36 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

37 65%

Spring Breakers (2013)

"Korine's most entertaining film to date."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

38 51%

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

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

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

39 68%

Trance (2013)

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

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

40 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

41 56%

Some Girl(s) (2013)

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

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Jack Giroux

42 63%

Byzantium (2013)

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

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

43 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

44 59%

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

45 35%

Passion (2013)

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

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

46 29%

The Family (2013)

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

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

47 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"A worthy followup to the first film"

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

48 85%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"Only Lovers Left Alive is a gorgeous movie."

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Jack Giroux

49 20%

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

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