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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 31%

As Above/So Below (2014)

"Claustrophobic and frightening,it depends far too much on shaky, hand-held camerawork and jump-cut editing to sustain suspense in an all-too-familiar, found-footage concept."

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Susan Granger

2 64%

Life Of Crime (2014)

"Slackly paced, modestly amusing noir..."

Posted Aug 31, 2014

Susan Granger

3 85%

The Trip To Italy (2014)

"Leisurely and sublimely sybaritic, filled with irrepressibly clever repartee"

Posted Aug 30, 2014

Susan Granger

4 44%

The Calling (2014)

"A somber, supernatural meditation on ritualistic murder..."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Susan Granger

5 37%

The November Man (2014)

"Slick 'n' sturdy, stumbling only occasionally...."

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Susan Granger

6 17%

When The Game Stands Tall (2014)

"This insipid, formulaic sports drama fumbles, even though it's filled with earnest intentions."

Posted Aug 23, 2014

Susan Granger

7 45%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"Visually stunning but emotionally lifeless..."

Posted Aug 23, 2014

Susan Granger

8 34%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"Tired franchise - filled with punishing car chases and repetitive gunfire."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Susan Granger

9 39%

If I Stay (2014)

"Poignant and sensitive - it's a tension-filled tearjerker which should satisfy its intended audience."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Susan Granger

10 21%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

"So rotten that you have the right to refrain."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Susan Granger

11 89%

Calvary (2014)

"Intense and compassionate, it revolves around the complicated concept of forgiveness."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Susan Granger

12 69%

What If (2014)

"Trifling and tedious, totally predictable rom-com - not even worth placing on your Netflix queue."

Posted Aug 16, 2014

Susan Granger

13 39%

Step Up: All In (2014)

"Without Channing Tatum, the appeal of this faltering franchise fades, except for the dance sequences."

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Susan Granger

14 21%

Into The Storm (2014)

"A suspenseful, truly terrifying thrill ride..."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Susan Granger

15 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"Swingin' but scrambled biopic that never quite finds its rhythm."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Susan Granger

16 65%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"Deliciously poignant, if highly improbable, spicy fairy tale for foodies."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Susan Granger

17 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Goofy, energetic, space-faring fun."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Susan Granger

18 61%

Hercules (2014)

"Frenetic, fitfully fun sword-and-sandals epic, a popcorn picture that becomes a tongue-in-cheek tussle."

Posted Jul 28, 2014

Susan Granger

19 65%

Lucy (2014)

"Weird yet strangely intriguing, posing fascinating philosophical questions, like: Does time truly exist? Why are we here? And is our essence immortal?"

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Susan Granger

20 18%

And So It Goes (2014)

"Engaging, yet forgettable....it's aimed at a senior-citizen audience and should enjoy a long life as a DVD."

Posted Jul 26, 2014

Susan Granger

21 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"Richard Linklater's naturalistic, bittersweet, coming-of-age alternative to studio productions."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Susan Granger

22 48%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Whimsical, entrancing and ephemeral, it should airily appeal to those who loved 'Midnight in Paris' (2011)."

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Susan Granger

23 57%

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

24 44%

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

25 18%

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

26 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

27 24%

Third Person (2014)

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

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Susan Granger

28 90%

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

29 14%

Rage (2014)

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

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Susan Granger

30 28%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Foul thriller, filled with depravity."

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Susan Granger

31 78%

Land Ho! (2014)

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

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Susan Granger

32 60%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"Charming comedy, filled with breezy Irish blarney."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Susan Granger

33 83%

Begin Again (2014)

""Once" again - buy the soundtrack."

Posted Jul 5, 2014

Susan Granger

34 24%

Tammy (2014)

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

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Susan Granger

35 95%

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

36 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

37 48%

Le Chef (2014)

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

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Susan Granger

38 100%

Journey to the South Pacific (2013)

"Spectacular underwater photography!"

Posted Jun 28, 2014

Susan Granger

39 18%

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

40 55%

The Signal (2014)

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

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Susan Granger

41 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Subversively satisfying, if senselessly silly sequel."

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Susan Granger

42 89%

Obvious Child (2014)

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

Posted Jun 22, 2014

Susan Granger

43 ——

The Nance ()

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

Posted Jun 22, 2014

Susan Granger

44 66%

The Rover (2014)

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

Posted Jun 21, 2014

Susan Granger

45 84%

Coherence (2014)

"Strangely subtle, supernatural mindbender...."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Susan Granger

46 53%

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

47 33%

Lullaby (2014)

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

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Susan Granger

48 95%

Ida (2014)

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

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Susan Granger

49 72%

Palo Alto (2014)

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

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Susan Granger

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