Film School Rejects

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 94%

The More the Merrier (1943)

"Black and white, vaudevillian-style hilarity ensues."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

2 69%

Religulous (2008)

"This film is primed to inspire mobs of people to herd out of the theater, smiling and nodding in unison about how great it is to be free-thinking."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

3 100%

Frankenstein (1931)

"The genius of all this beauty is that it truly is chillingly scary."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

4 59%

W. (2008)

"The bulk of the story comes straight from things widely known about the man, and the blanks are filled in by surreal familial moments that make Barbara Bush look like Mommy Dearest and George Sr. look like a mannequin with a Quaalude addiction."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

5 97%

Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922)

"His body is twisted and perverted, gnarling in on itself and constantly invading the personal space of the people around him."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

6 68%

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

"Another love letter to existence from one of, if not the best, screenwriter of the day."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

7 12%

Saw V (2008)

"This is definitely the worst film of the series, and probably the worst horror film I've seen all year."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

8 57%

Special (2006)

"The quiet-yet-hip tone of the film reminded me a lot of Roger Dodger, another indie film that let's its script and acting do the talking."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

9 49%

Twilight (2008)

"This movie will end up being the first kiss for countless twelve-year old boys, but most of them won't look back on the film itself as anything special, which is sad."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

10 100%

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

"Even though it diverts from the original novel, the film is still ultimately a tragic, triumphant story."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

11 98%

The Wrestler (2008)

"Aronofsky leaves it all on the mat with The Wrestler."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

12 33%

The Objective (2008)

"The film lags in four of five places, sometimes adding to the desolate mood and sometimes simply dragging."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

13 83%

Operation Petticoat (1959)

"Without a true plot to speak of, you really watch the film for the comic set ups that all have fairly quick payoffs."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

14 97%

L'Avventura (The Adventure) (1960)

"If you've ever hoped for the fusion between classic visual art and film, the last scene of L'Avventura is one of the most beautiful things you'll ever get the pleasure to lay on your eyes."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

15 82%

Two Lovers (2008)

"As much as I could say about Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw bringing strong performances to the table, it all goes double and triple for Joaquin Phoenix."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

16 40%

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

"The women are catty, whiny depressives with zero personality. The men are shallow, flippant and lack the emotional depth of a grapefruit spoon."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

17 12%

Pink Panther 2 (2009)

"More of the gags work than don't work, but there are decent stretches of the movie where not much funny is going on despite the desperate efforts to make something happen."

Posted Feb 11, 2009

Cole Abaius

18 49%

Twilight (2008)

"There are certain things we've come to expect from vampire movies. They are either violent or sexy, or both. Twilight is neither."

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Brian Gibson

19 35%

Pride and Glory (2008)

"with all this talent, these folks managed to make a movie that is about as appealing as two-week-old mayonnaise slathered on a cow patty"

Posted Oct 26, 2008

Kevin Carr

20 65%

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

"This film has the exact same tone and flavor of its predecessors."

Posted Oct 24, 2008

Kevin Carr

21 73%

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

22 51%

Bee Movie (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

23 58%

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

"Exciting and filled with edge of your seat action that gripped me until the very ending."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

24 3%

The Covenant (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

25 72%

Flushed Away (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

26 87%

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

27 46%

Bobby (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

28 ——

The Night of the White Pants (2008)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Cole Abaius

29 51%

30 Days of Night (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

30 81%

The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

31 76%

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

32 54%

The Good Shepherd (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

33 41%

Beerfest (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

34 69%

Babel (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

35 27%

Waist Deep (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

36 45%

American Military Intelligence and You! (2008)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Cole Abaius

37 15%

Hannibal Rising (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

38 57%

We Own the Night (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

39 71%

Fido (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

40 63%

Jackass: Number Two (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

41 76%

Factotum (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

42 42%

Gridiron Gang (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

43 ——

Scrubs - The Complete First Season (2005)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Cole Abaius

44 28%

The Wizard (1989)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

45 74%

Ghost (1990)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

46 100%

Run Robot Run! (2009)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Cole Abaius

47 92%

The Departed (2006)

"Great acting aside, this film's greatest accomplishment comes from its director, whose style is remarkable and whose vision is always innovative."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

48 36%

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

49 36%

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

50 70%

I Am Legend (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Brian Gibson

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