Film School Rejects

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 55%

Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

"The greatest film ever made about living, breathing garden gnomes."

Posted Feb 11, 2011

Robert Levin

2 39%

The Other Woman (2011)

"Espouses smart and meaningful insights into the challenges of falling in love with the "wrong" man and joining a family in which one might not be the most natural fit."

Posted Feb 5, 2011

Robert Levin

3 10%

Season of the Witch (2011)

"Not only bad in predictable ways, it's obscenely lazy."

Posted Jan 6, 2011

Robert Levin

4 10%

Little Fockers (2010)

"So many smart, engaging people and the best they could come up with are blood-spurting thumbs, construction accidents and an erectile emergency?"

Posted Dec 22, 2010

Robert Levin

5 86%

Rabbit Hole (2010)

"His restrained, personal approach - captured in fluid close-ups, illuminated by clear, bright skies - lays bare the burdens of souls stuck as life goes on around them."

Posted Dec 17, 2010

Robert Levin

6 13%

Yogi Bear (2010)

"Yogi Bear is a good-hearted, delightful story that captures the spirit of its original, leaving its audience smiling (and possibly hungry)."

Posted Dec 17, 2010

Neil Miller

7 51%

Tron Legacy (2010)

"Stunning visuals, excellent use of 3D and all the digitized cool you can cram into one film. And that Daft Punk score, oh that Daft Punk score."

Posted Dec 17, 2010

Neil Miller

8 49%

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

"If The Voyage of the Dawn Treader never commits the offense of being spectacularly bad, it's guilty of what might be a far more sinister crime: profound mediocrity."

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Robert Levin

9 72%

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

"The rails could have come off Phillip Morris in so many ways, it's a miracle that the film sticks together as well as it does."

Posted Dec 3, 2010

Robert Levin

10 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"Visually stunning and brutal, Black Swan gives us the great cinematic monster that we never saw coming: Natalie Portman in a pink tutu. Just remember to breathe."

Posted Dec 2, 2010

Neil Miller

11 94%

The King's Speech (2010)

"The picture achieves the improbable feat of drawing out a king's humanity and minimizing the pomp and circumstance that so often negates it."

Posted Nov 24, 2010

Robert Levin

12 37%

Burlesque (2010)

"A brain dead construct that trades in absurd clichés and obvious stereotypes."

Posted Nov 24, 2010

Robert Levin

13 78%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

"Possibly the best fantasy film since Return of the King."

Posted Nov 18, 2010

Brian Salisbury

14 55%

Morning Glory (2010)

"The film offers an appealing lead performance from Rachel McAdams and an engaging rendering of the clashes and split-second decisions that complicate live broadcasts."

Posted Nov 12, 2010

Robert Levin

15 32%

For Colored Girls (2010)

"The entire film is suffocated by an inflated sense of self-worth - we are making a crucial movie of great pedigree about major underreported issues is the general attitude."

Posted Nov 5, 2010

Robert Levin

16 46%

Hereafter (2010)

"Long-winded, ponderous and without much in the way of compelling drama."

Posted Oct 22, 2010

Robert Levin

17 71%

Red (2010)

"The winking, self-reflexive tone mutes any possible emotional investment."

Posted Oct 15, 2010

Robert Levin

18 43%

Barry Munday (2010)

"It trades schmaltz for honesty and receives heaps of laughs as its reward."

Posted Oct 4, 2010

Neil Miller

19 71%

Red (2010)

"Red might just be the best romantic comedy of the year."

Posted Oct 4, 2010

Cole Abaius

20 65%

Freakonomics (2010)

"There's no chance to get into anything in depth, because it's onto the next broadly sketched out concept."

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Robert Levin

21 83%

Prince of Broadway (2010)

"In the grand neo-realist tradition, the film offers a naturalistic, slow burn rendition of the hassles, heartaches and rewards of the salesman's hand-to-mouth existence."

Posted Sep 3, 2010

Robert Levin

22 28%

Takers (2010)

"It's possible to sit through Takers, enjoy the scenery and have a good time"

Posted Aug 27, 2010

Robert Levin

23 51%

The Switch (2010)

"Bateman turns the standard leading male archetype on its head."

Posted Aug 24, 2010

Robert Levin

24 36%

Eat Pray Love (2010)

"Mired in a milquetoast aesthetic obsessed with trendy "healing" tropes (meditation, close-ups on delicious looking pasta, hunky Javier Bardem etc.). "

Posted Aug 13, 2010

Robert Levin

25 97%

Animal Kingdom (2010)

"This year's answer to The Hurt Locker when it comes to pure, unrelenting tension."

Posted Aug 13, 2010

Rob Hunter

26 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Scott Pilgrim vs The World is a mash up of pop culture from the past 40 years that's wound up in a tight package and set to detonate."

Posted Aug 13, 2010

Cole Abaius

27 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"One of the most completely entertaining films of the summer."

Posted Aug 13, 2010

Neil Miller

28 41%

The Expendables (2010)

"When The Expendables revs up and becomes the loud, explosive machismo parade that it's meant to be, it works. But when it doesn't, it's rather abysmal."

Posted Aug 12, 2010

Neil Miller

29 71%

[Rec] 2 (2010)

"Offers a bevy of first-person scares and moments rife with tension. "

Posted Jul 10, 2010

Robert Levin

30 64%

Predators (2010)

"A fun call-back to its gruesome predecessor. What it lacks in machismo, it certainly makes up for with atmosphere."

Posted Jul 9, 2010

Neil Miller

31 93%

Children of Men (2006)

"A special film by a gifted filmmaker."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Neil Miller

32 76%

Superman Returns (2006)

"One of this summer's best action movies."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Neil Miller

33 69%

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

"The message is clear and the animation creates a world unlike any other in film, making A Scanner Darkly an easy addition to the must-see list of 2006."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Neil Miller

34 71%

Invincible (2006)

"Mark Whalberg is surprisingly good, delivering a likeness to the real Vince Papale that is uncanny."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Neil Miller

35 60%

300 (2007)


Posted Jul 6, 2010

Neil Miller

36 75%

Over the Hedge (2006)

"Adventure, cute and cuddly animals, and some wit make for a wonderful experience!"

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Neil Miller

37 76%

Rocky Balboa (2006)

"Stallone still has what it takes to make Rocky the peoples champ, and while the film is by no means a knockout, it will certainly be right there 'til the final round."

Posted Jul 6, 2010

Neil Miller

38 49%

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

"Eclipse breaks the mold at the hands of a craftsman. It becomes something new, something oddly watchable, at times enjoyable and surprisingly unlike what has come before."

Posted Jul 1, 2010

Neil Miller

39 6%

The Last Airbender (2010)

"The most well-rounded failure of the year so far."

Posted Jul 1, 2010

Neil Miller

40 92%

Lovers of Hate (2011)

"An experience that's strange, unsettling and wholly unpredictable."

Posted Jun 29, 2010

Robert Levin

41 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"Surprisingly serious, showcasing the natural beauty of the shooting location, great martial arts, and good to great performances that tell a universal story."

Posted Jun 10, 2010

Cole Abaius

42 100%

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

"It's the three-dimensional portrait of the band members that sets the film apart."

Posted Jun 9, 2010

Robert Levin

43 53%

Agora (2010)

"It's possible to admire the grand, sweeping ambitions poured into the production of Agora without having much use for the movie itself."

Posted Jun 9, 2010

Robert Levin

44 15%

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"Superficial, forgettable, meaningless. It's simply bad storytelling, and by the end quite offensive."

Posted May 28, 2010

Landon Palmer

45 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"the film's joyous embrace of the gaudy computerized action earns it the tag of fun, but not to be taken seriously."

Posted May 27, 2010

Neil Miller

46 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"The fourth Shrek runs out of steam from the start, cribbing from its predecessors in a last desperate attempt to evoke some of that old magic. "

Posted May 21, 2010

Robert Levin

47 83%

Daddy Longlegs (2010)

"The movie picks away at the standard, glamorized depictions of life in New York to arrive at a different, essential truth."

Posted May 19, 2010

Robert Levin

48 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"An extravagantly hollow experience that feels disconnected from the original character, and can't survive the ferocious scowl of Russell Crowe."

Posted May 14, 2010

Neil Miller

49 40%

Letters to Juliet (2010)

"Love is a commodity in the world of Letters to Juliet, to be processed and marketed as another studio might a G.I. Joe or a Transformer."

Posted May 14, 2010

Robert Levin

50 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Despite some imperfections, this film accelerates well into a spectacular final act, once again proving Iron Man invincible."

Posted May 7, 2010

Neil Miller

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