Film School Rejects

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 92%

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Allison Loring

2 ——

About Face: Supermodels Then And Now ()

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Allison Loring

3 ——

Blind ()

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Rob Hunter

4 83%

Berberian Sound Studio (2013)

"Fantastic in the technical aspects of cinematography and especially sound-mixing. Toby Jones is as reliable as he always is and the movie never really bores you."

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Adam Charles

5 83%

Berberian Sound Studio (2013)

"Watching Gilderoy behind the soundboard is like watching a maestro with his baton."

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Allison Loring

6 8%

The Babymakers (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Cole Abaius

7 56%

American Mary (2013)

"American Mary is not a great film, but it's a great deal of fun."

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Rob Hunter

8 51%

This is 40 (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Kate Erbland

9 60%

The Last Stand (2013)

"Lacks an identity of its own outside of being the movie Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a feature-length comeback in."

Posted Jan 17, 2013

Christopher Campbell

10 98%

The Loved Ones (2012)

"The most severe violence in the film is tempered by moments of effective dark humor."

Posted Jan 8, 2013

Brian Salisbury

11 98%

56 Up (2013)

"For those of us already fans of the series and invested in the characters over the course of seven films and 42 years it's a necessary continuation and curiosity."

Posted Jan 5, 2013

Christopher Campbell

12 52%

Promised Land (2013)

"Promised Land is one of those rare "message movies" that first tells us a great story with great performances, then alerts us to its message."

Posted Dec 28, 2012

Neil Miller

13 38%

The Guilt Trip (2012)

"There are bad movies. There are BAD movies. And then there's The Guilt Trip. "

Posted Dec 27, 2012

Robert Levin

14 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"Jackson has come back to Middle Earth to compose his most masturbatory effort yet."

Posted Dec 14, 2012

Neil Miller

15 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"Viewers have come to expect visceral combat between characters who feel tangible in their appearance and reactions, but there's none of that here."

Posted Dec 10, 2012

Rob Hunter

16 100%

The Loving Story (2012)

"The verite footage from the time is a real blessing and the documentary's primary cinematic attraction. The rest, though, is occasionally its technical distraction."

Posted Dec 9, 2012

Christopher Campbell

17 64%

Silent Night (2012)

"Steven C. Miller's remake of the nasty 80s original keeps the violence and mayhem but adds both personality and humor with the result being a fun slasher that vastly improves on Silent Night, Deadly Night."

Posted Dec 3, 2012

Rob Hunter

18 50%

What A Man (2012)

"A smart, funny, sweet and well-acted romantic comedy."

Posted Nov 29, 2012

Rob Hunter

19 93%

The History Of Future Folk (2013)

"The film's charm, as you might imagine, is derived from the innocent joy that music brings to our main characters."

Posted Nov 28, 2012

Neil Miller

20 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"An astounding theatrical experience."

Posted Nov 20, 2012

Jack Giroux

21 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"Fans will find a lot to love with Breaking Dawn Part 2, both expected and unexpected, and critics will find a non-stop checklist of laughable dialogue, poor acting and sub-par special effects."

Posted Nov 16, 2012

Rob Hunter

22 77%

The Bay (2012)

"The Bay's new spin on the found footage film works very well. Let's hope it becomes the rule and not the exception."

Posted Nov 5, 2012

Luke Mullen

23 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"This small glimpse at the Lincoln presidency gives them many opportunities to build up a great American hero. All of this is possible only through Daniel Day-Lewis' unparalleled performance."

Posted Nov 2, 2012

Daniel Walber

24 37%

The Collection (2012)

"Slick, wickedly funny, and brazenly over-the-top."

Posted Oct 22, 2012

Brian Salisbury

25 100%

First Cousin, Once Removed ()

"Is capturing a portrait of an artist in mental and emotional decline fair? ... We will probably now remember Honig more for his Alzheimer's than for his healthy life's work."

Posted Oct 12, 2012

Christopher Campbell

26 83%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"A smart script makes the film good, but near perfect delivery by some of our favorite unhinged actors make it great."

Posted Oct 12, 2012

Rob Hunter

27 86%

The House of the Devil (2009)

"The problem with it, and with House of the Devil, is that it's mostly pedestrian stuff leading to a pay off that's just not enough."

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Cole Abaius

28 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"The picture isn't perfect, but its flaws come not only at the attempt to grandly succeed, but by breaking ground in rarely visited territories."

Posted Oct 3, 2012

Adam Charles

29 12%

Red Dawn (2012)

"Ultimately, Red Dawn is a fun film that knows enough not to try to be anything it's not. Most of the cast is solid, the action is good, and there's a nice sprinkling of legitimately funny moments throughout."

Posted Oct 1, 2012

Luke Mullen

30 33%

Won't Back Down (2012)

"Gyllenhaal and Davis are more than serviceable in their lead performances and appropriately never seem to be there just for the paycheck."

Posted Sep 28, 2012

Christopher Campbell

31 85%

End of Watch (2012)

"Writer-director David Ayer drives home the existential displacement that must come with being a cop on a dangerous patrol."

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Robert Levin

32 60%

10 Years (2012)

"It's about as much fun as spending 100 minutes in a room full of annoying strangers."

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Robert Levin

33 50%

Vulgaria (2012)

"Vulgaria is being marketed as a "dirty" movie, but that's underselling the film's real strengths."

Posted Sep 24, 2012

Rob Hunter

34 84%

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

"So many comedies are unable to have more than a handful of memorable moments, but Much Ado About Nothing has dozens."

Posted Sep 24, 2012

Andrew Robinson

35 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"The grand spectacle that is Cloud Atlas is one of the most entertaining blockbusters that actually has meaning behind it."

Posted Sep 24, 2012

Andrew Robinson

36 68%

Wrong (2013)

"Movies need more than non sequiturs, gags and nonsense, and it's there where Dupieux fails his film and the audience."

Posted Sep 24, 2012

Rob Hunter

37 93%

Looper (2012)

"Gritty action sequences, striking visuals, and a superbly clever script. One of the better sci-fi films of the last decade without breaking a sweat."

Posted Sep 24, 2012

Brian Salisbury

38 40%

Black Out (2014)

"An Energetic, Twisted, Colorful and Wickedly Violent Ride."

Posted Sep 24, 2012

Neil Miller

39 78%

Dredd (2012)

"A killer take on the character, full of great 3D and slow-motion effects that enhance a stellar performance from Karl Urban."

Posted Sep 21, 2012

Neil Miller

40 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"Gorgeously animated and playful in its love of classic monsters, Burton's very personal little dog movie has plenty of charm to overcome its faults."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Neil Miller

41 87%

ParaNorman (2012)

"An exceptional Amblin film made for that slightly weird kid with the Nightmare Before Christmas lunch-box and the disconnected snark."

Posted Sep 15, 2012

Simon Gallagher

42 83%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"There are some jokes in this movie that are so deeply embedded in character reveals that it's made for multiple viewings."

Posted Sep 11, 2012

Andrew Robinson

43 10%

Branded (2012)

"This movie makes absolutely no sense. "

Posted Sep 7, 2012

Robert Levin

44 100%

The Man From Nowhere (2010)

"South Korea may just be the most exciting place on the planet these days when it comes to stylish and violent thrillers."

Posted Sep 6, 2012

Rob Hunter

45 55%

For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

"A rarity amongst recent releases, a film that really is both hilarious and heartfelt."

Posted Sep 1, 2012

Kate Erbland

46 40%

The Possession (2012)

"In the end, The Possession is simply just another movie about a possessed demon child who does the things that demon children do."

Posted Sep 1, 2012

Robert Levin

47 57%

Sparkle (2012)

"The clichés are expected and could be forgiven if the movie ever departed from the standard template, even for a minute."

Posted Aug 22, 2012

Robert Levin

48 75%

The Eclipse (2010)

"When the ghost story moments are in the forefront, the film does manage a strong and creepy sense of foreboding. "

Posted Jul 31, 2012

Kevin Carr

49 72%

Klown (2012)

"I wouldn't say you need a strong stomach to handle some of the bits, but you certainly need to be able to have a sense of humor about some things that are legitimately awful."

Posted Jul 23, 2012

Adam Charles

50 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"It is much bigger. But it's also much colder, much more dour and emptier as it plods its way through a flurry of chaos and silliness."

Posted Jul 19, 2012

Neil Miller

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