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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 55%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"When audience members cheer for the ferocious killers-on-the-rampage, it really makes you wonder about our cultural values today - and society in general."

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Susan Granger

2 45%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"Another anthropomorphized comedic adventure - this time, aimed at boys from four-to-eight years old."

Posted Jul 19, 2014

Susan Granger

3 20%

Sex Tape (2014)

"Trying to combine flaccid, family-friendly fun with a shallow sexcapade results in a total turn-off."

Posted Jul 19, 2014

Susan Granger

4 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"Unflinching and engrossing, it's an inspirational tribute to America's most influential film critic."

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Susan Granger

5 22%

Third Person (2014)

"Puzzling and implausibly fractious, it requires interminable patience and forgiveness."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Susan Granger

6 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Tension-filled and visually dazzling, it stars Andy Serkis, who redefines acting in the digital age."

Posted Jul 12, 2014

Susan Granger

7 16%

Rage (2014)

"Tedious, dim-witted action thriller - a total waste of time."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Susan Granger

8 29%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Foul thriller, filled with depravity."

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Susan Granger

9 77%

Land Ho! (2014)

"A charming comical confection and an enticing Islandic travelogue..."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Susan Granger

10 63%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"Charming comedy, filled with breezy Irish blarney."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Susan Granger

11 81%

Begin Again (2014)

""Once" again - buy the soundtrack."

Posted Jul 5, 2014

Susan Granger

12 23%

Tammy (2014)

"Tiresome and tedious, Melissa McCarthy takes an unfortunate pratfall."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Susan Granger

13 94%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"Exciting, edge-of-your-seat action thriller - a wild ride that's one of the best of the year, so far."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Susan Granger

14 48%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"Sweet, if shameless update of Steven Spielberg's 'E.T.,' filled with wonder and adventure."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Susan Granger

15 52%

Le Chef (2014)

"A frothy, only mildly amusing aperitif..."

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Susan Granger

16 100%

Journey to the South Pacific (2013)

"Spectacular underwater photography!"

Posted Jun 28, 2014

Susan Granger

17 17%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Abysmal! Unless you're really into techie toys, it's excruciating to watch - a tortuous endurance test."

Posted Jun 28, 2014

Susan Granger

18 55%

The Signal (2014)

"Slyly stylish sci-fi - and strangely surreal."

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Susan Granger

19 85%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Subversively satisfying, if senselessly silly sequel."

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Susan Granger

20 87%

Obvious Child (2014)

"Edgy, female-centric romantic dramedy. For a sophisticated audience, it's refreshingly revealing."

Posted Jun 22, 2014

Susan Granger

21 ——

The Nance ()

"Classy and timely, combining comedy and pathos, starring the incomparable Nathan Lane."

Posted Jun 22, 2014

Susan Granger

22 65%

The Rover (2014)

"Somber, sinister, grimly sparse Australian Western, filled with pointless bloodshed and explicit violence."

Posted Jun 21, 2014

Susan Granger

23 85%

Coherence (2014)

"Strangely subtle, supernatural mindbender...."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Susan Granger

24 54%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Subdued, nostalgic behind-the-music story of this iconic jukebox quartet and Frankie Valli's parade of hits: 'Sherry,''Walk Like a Man,' 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You'... "

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Susan Granger

25 31%

Lullaby (2014)

"Grim and grief-filled with little that's uplifting to redeem the prevailing mood of despair."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Susan Granger

26 94%

Ida (2014)

"Exquisite and intellectually affecting in its brief, precise 80-minutes."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Susan Granger

27 71%

Palo Alto (2014)

"Angst-riddled yet assured debut by third-generational filmmaker Gia Coppola."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Susan Granger

28 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"Flying high among this summer's blockbusters - it's enchanting!"

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Susan Granger

29 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Heartbreaking and bittersweet, it's a genuine tearjerker."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Susan Granger

30 43%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"It's erudite, if uninspiring...Binoche and Owen deserve better."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Susan Granger

31 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Intriguingly effective and exhilarating, delving into an eternal recurrence."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Susan Granger

32 49%

Maleficent (2014)

"Darkly dazzling but, because of intense, sometimes terrifying imagery, it should be PG-13, not PG."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Susan Granger

33 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"Hogging the screen in this moronic vanity project, Seth MacFarlane's vulgar but just not funny."

Posted May 31, 2014

Susan Granger

34 87%

The Immigrant (2014)

"Slow-paced and sinister, it's a strangely unpredictable period piece that penetrates the soft underbelly illusion of the American experience."

Posted May 28, 2014

Susan Granger

35 14%

Blended (2014)

"Tracing its inception back to TV's "The Brady Bunch," it's a formulaic, forgettable family farce."

Posted May 22, 2014

Susan Granger

36 92%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"Suspenseful and satisfying sequel/prequel."

Posted May 22, 2014

Susan Granger

37 88%

Chef (2014)

"A succulent, sweetly simmering amusement..."

Posted May 21, 2014

Susan Granger

38 26%

The Love Punch (2014)

"Adventurously sweet 'n' silly, it's light-hearted, feel-good fun that's geared to amuse middle-aged audiences."

Posted May 19, 2014

Susan Granger

39 83%

Belle (2014)

"Sumptuous historical melodrama - too bad it's a bit stultifying."

Posted May 19, 2014

Susan Granger

40 74%

Godzilla (2014)

"Slick and spectacular, it's memorable for its mythic monster visual effects."

Posted May 16, 2014

Susan Granger

41 61%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"Based on true events, this is a heartwarming, uplifting, feel-good family film - in the popular Disney underdog sports genre."

Posted May 16, 2014

Susan Granger

42 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"Energetic and engagingly stupid, exemplifing outrageous, intergenerational warfare."

Posted May 10, 2014

Susan Granger

43 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"An adrenaline-pumping popcorn picture aimed at a youthful audience..."

Posted May 7, 2014

Susan Granger

44 44%

Walking With The Enemy (2014)

"Stirring but heavy-handed depiction of W.W. II heroism in Hungary."

Posted Apr 26, 2014

Susan Granger

45 36%

The Quiet Ones (2014)

"Campy and creepy - it's sinister but not scary enough."

Posted Apr 26, 2014

Susan Granger

46 26%

Brick Mansions (2014)

"Think of it as Cirque du Detroit, a showcase for stuntmen."

Posted Apr 26, 2014

Susan Granger

47 23%

The Other Woman (2014)

"To paraphrase William Congreve: "Hell hath no fury like three women scorned.""

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Susan Granger

48 66%

The Railway Man (2014)

"Colin Firth stars in this anguished British drama that's hampered by starchy reticence and lack of suspenseful structure."

Posted Apr 22, 2014

Susan Granger

49 86%

Under the Skin (2014)

"Subtly strange and surreal, appealing to avant-garde art-house audiences searching for something different."

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Susan Granger

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