Film School Rejects

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 75%

King Kelly (2012)

"King Kelly is a film worth seeking out for fans who like social commentary mixed intelligently with entertainment."

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Rob Hunter

2 68%

God Bless America (2012)

"Darkly comedic, subversive, rage-filled and infinitely charming. I haven't quite laughed this hard since Bobcat Goldthwait's last movie, World's Greatest Dad."

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Neil Miller

3 95%

The Imposter (2012)

"The film focuses on the extreme limits of human fallibility and a true story that is so exceedingly unbelievable that it feels like it cannot possibly be true -- but it is."

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Kate Erbland

4 ——

Just Like Being There (2013)

"Anyone who has ever bought a poster at a rock show or a wonderful screen-printed movie poster is going to love the intimate portrait of those behind the art they love."

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Neil Miller

5 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"The Cabin In the Woods takes a stereotypical horror film set-up and does extraordinary things with it."

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Rob Hunter

6 63%

Sinister (2012)

"An intelligent spin on the found footage trope with solid scares in the second half and a great performance from Ethan Hawke."

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Kate Erbland

7 67%

Friends With Kids (2012)

Posted Mar 10, 2012

Kate Erbland

8 41%

Silent House (2012)

"The filmmakers screw up the ending so monumentally here that all the good will they've built up is squandered."

Posted Mar 9, 2012

Robert Levin

9 51%

John Carter (2012)

"Visionary and philosophical, with the sort of complex allusions to death, immortality and the destruction of civilizations that you don't expect from a $250 million film."

Posted Mar 9, 2012

Robert Levin

10 73%

Cat O'Nine Tails (1971)

Posted Mar 3, 2012

Rob Hunter

11 28%

Project X (2012)

"Project X flops, principally because its characters basically have a great time partying. There's no real danger, or regret, just bacchanal."

Posted Mar 2, 2012

Robert Levin

12 54%

Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012)

"The picture offers such a loving, moving reproduction of Dr. Seuss' warm images that you almost wish the filmmakers had forgotten about the plot."

Posted Mar 2, 2012

Robert Levin

13 71%

Four Flies on Grey Velvet (4 mosche di velluto grigio) (1971)

Posted Feb 25, 2012

Rob Hunter

14 ——

The Deadly Spawn (1983)

Posted Feb 25, 2012

Rob Hunter

15 59%

Wanderlust (2012)

Posted Feb 25, 2012

Brian Salisbury

16 25%

Act of Valor (2012)

"At the end of the day, this is a long-winded SEALs recruitment tool, a noble gesture that's just not sufficient basis for a feature film. "

Posted Feb 24, 2012

Robert Levin

17 ——

Rampage: Killing Without Reason (2010)

Posted Feb 22, 2012

Rob Hunter

18 13%

My Way (2011)

Posted Feb 22, 2012

Cole Abaius

19 85%

Bestiaire (2012)

Posted Feb 18, 2012

Cole Abaius

20 18%

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

"The filmmakers understand that they have happy, productive, kooky Nicolas Cage on hand, not sullen money-hungry Cage, and they let him loose."

Posted Feb 17, 2012

Robert Levin

21 26%

This Means War (2012)

"It's an absurdly bright, peppy affair that's clearly been test-screened to death in order to find the "perfect" balance of action and romance. "

Posted Feb 17, 2012

Robert Levin

22 93%

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2012)

Posted Feb 15, 2012

Rob Hunter

23 89%

My Brother The Devil (2013)

"All in all, it's a robust debut that demands anticipation for Hosaini's next work."

Posted Feb 15, 2012

Cole Abaius

24 90%

Still Life (Sanxia Haoren) (2006)

Posted Feb 15, 2012

Rob Hunter

25 ——

Finisterrae (2010)

Posted Feb 15, 2012

Rob Hunter

26 82%

Shadow Dancer (2013)

"In this IRA thriller from James Marsh, incendiary devices are all over the place. Some are literal, most are figurative, and Bomb Theory abounds."

Posted Feb 15, 2012

Cole Abaius

27 36%

Iron Sky (2012)

Posted Feb 15, 2012

Cole Abaius

28 92%

Farewell, My Queen (2012)

"What's really magical about Farewell, My Queen is that it gives the audience something to do other than stare at the scenery. It's thrilling. A rare example of something antique feeling genuinely brand new."

Posted Feb 11, 2012

Cole Abaius

29 53%

Safe House (2012)

Posted Feb 11, 2012

Rob Hunter

30 29%

The Vow (2012)

"Thanks Mr. Screenwriter, but I don't need emotional subtitling."

Posted Feb 11, 2012

Brian Salisbury

31 13%

W.E. (2012)

"If it's not quite the unholy mess that the reviews have promised, there's no question that this is a sloppy, hubristic affair."

Posted Feb 10, 2012

Robert Levin

32 95%

West of Memphis (2012)

"Berg's film is but a piece of the entire story, but it's an essential entry into the horrifying true life tale."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Kate Erbland

33 100%

Wuthering Heights (1939)

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Kate Erbland

34 94%

The Queen of Versailles (2012)

"Illuminating, oddly hilarious, ceaselessly watchable."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Kate Erbland

35 94%

The House I Live In (2012)

"It's a truly informative documentary, though it sags on occasion, and feels much longer than its 110-minute runtime."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Kate Erbland

36 93%

Room 237 (2013)

"Room 237 is an extremely fascinating film to watch whether you believe it or not."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Kevin Kelly

37 83%

Your Sister's Sister (2012)

"It's a hopeful, upbeat film about people finding comfort and strength in their loved ones, a rare feel-good movie that truly earns that designation."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Robert Levin

38 74%

Hello I Must Be Going (2012)

"Hello I Must Be Going overcomes its formulaic plot with solid performances, genuine warmth and humor, and some uncloying honesty about the nature of relationships."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Kate Erbland

39 64%

2 Days in New York (2012)

"An enormously entertaining and relatable family farce."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Kate Erbland

40 84%

Sleepwalk With Me (2012)

"A thoroughly enjoyable and engaging film."

Posted Jan 31, 2012

Kate Erbland

41 84%

Detropia (2012)

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Kate Erbland

42 56%

Bachelorette (2012)

"Toxic, nasty, and ugly."

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Kate Erbland

43 89%

Compliance (2012)

"It's remarkably well-crafted, as it looks good and sounds good and features a tight, economical script."

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Kate Erbland

44 70%

Liberal Arts (2012)

"Liberal Arts shows great growth in Radnor's filmmaking and acting, and is frequently quite charming and genuinely humorous, with great heart."

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Kate Erbland

45 46%

Save The Date (2012)

"Despite a strong comedic cast, the film isn't particularly funny. Save the Date is a typical Sundance romance that doesn't ever set itself apart from its brethren."

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Kate Erbland

46 ——

Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen ()

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Kevin Kelly

47 86%

Robot & Frank (2012)

"When the film allows itself to slack, it slumps almost irrevocably, and it never quite recovers from an unsatisfying and overemotional middle."

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Kate Erbland

48 38%

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Kevin Kelly

49 91%

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

"Duplass and Plaza have lovely chemistry that's quite nice to watch unfold and they put in a pair of great performances"

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Kate Erbland

50 68%

Wrong (2013)

"Wrong will be a hysterical joy in the right hands."

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Kate Erbland

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