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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 65%

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

2 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

3 63%

Small Time (2014)

"Filled with humor and heart, it's an insightful, endearing father/son coming-of-age comedic drama, destined for well-deserved popularity on the DVD shelf. "

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Susan Granger

4 89%

Bears (2014)

"Engrossing and engaging - and the closing credits reveal behind-the-scenes glimpses of filming in the wild."

Posted Apr 20, 2014

Susan Granger

5 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"Muddled, simplistic, highly derivative thriller that's filled with techno-babble and turns out to be terminally boring."

Posted Apr 19, 2014

Susan Granger

6 50%

Heaven Is for Real (2014)

"Sensitive, spiritual adaptation from Todd Burpo's best-selling non-fiction book, elevated by Greg Kinnear's affable Everyman performance. "

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Susan Granger

7 90%

Le Week-End (2014)

"Unsentimental and bittersweet..."

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Susan Granger

8 13%

God's Not Dead (2014)

"The prostelytizing concept immediately loses credibility because no teacher at a legitimate academic institution would make that demand, augmenting it with threat of failure."

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Susan Granger

9 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Sadistic uber-violent mayhem - and the fact that it's subtitled doesn't much matter since the bloody, brutal brawling transcends the language barrier."

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Susan Granger

10 73%

Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)

"Enchanting and educational, delivering its ecological message about conservation in a most delightful way."

Posted Apr 13, 2014

Susan Granger

11 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"A frantic, family-friendly, musical adventure that's filled with familiar feathered friends."

Posted Apr 13, 2014

Susan Granger

12 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"Shrewdly suspensful...not as good as 'Moneyball' or "Jerry Maguire,' but football fanatics will undoubtedly enjoy it."

Posted Apr 12, 2014

Susan Granger

13 58%

Dom Hemingway (2014)

"Self-consciously written and directed redemption saga that's certainy not as compelling as other dramas in this British gangland genre."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Susan Granger

14 22%

Sabotage (2014)

"Flimsy, testosterone-fueled stop on Arnold Schwarzenegger's mucho-macho comeback tour."

Posted Apr 6, 2014

Susan Granger

15 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"A spy-centric, timely, intriguing thriller."

Posted Apr 6, 2014

Susan Granger

16 77%

Noah (2014)

"Incredibly unconventional, yet totally accessible spectacle."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Susan Granger

17 96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"Subtly savory romance, providing nourishment for the soul."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Susan Granger

18 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"Wes Anderson's delightfully original, bittersweet, slyly campy saga of murder, theft and conspiracy that becomes a whimsical, madcap romp. "

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Susan Granger

19 40%

Divergent (2014)

"Disappointing young adult sci-fi, seeming a bit stale after other dystopian escapades."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Susan Granger

20 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"Swift-paced, smartly spoofy, family-friendly comedy, filled with mistaken identity fun."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Susan Granger

21 16%

The Single Moms' Club (2014)

"A contrived, formulaic, heavy-handed melodrama about camaraderie and the value of female solidarity."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Susan Granger

22 63%

Bad Words (2014)

"Jason Bateman's crude, rude dark comedy is surprisingly, subtly subversive."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Susan Granger

23 77%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"Sassy, snappy two-hour spin-off from the original cult favorite."

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Susan Granger

24 21%

Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

"Featherweight, subtly idiosyncratic black comedy, most memorable for its clever, slightly raunchy one-liners."

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Susan Granger

25 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"The exhilarating, high-octane speed is authentic, but the script is incoherent and the stilted acting is abysmal."

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Susan Granger

26 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Filled with excessive amounts of blood splattering in slow motion, it's a stylized action fantasy, revolving around naval battles, and brimming with grisly gore."

Posted Mar 9, 2014

Susan Granger

27 22%

Son Of God (2014)

"Bland, banal, faith-based biopic, aimed at a church-driven audience of true believers."

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Susan Granger

28 59%

Non-Stop (2014)

"A dandy, edge-of-your-seat whodunit."

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Susan Granger

29 78%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"Delightfully zany and surprisingly educational - for kids and their parents."

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Susan Granger

30 25%

Pompeii (2014)

"With fireballs falling from the sky, it's catastrophic - in more ways than one."

Posted Feb 22, 2014

Susan Granger

31 33%

3 Days To Kill (2014)

"While Kevin Costner makes a believably bewildered hero, using his deadpan demeanor to farcical advantage, the result is contrived and forced, a two-hour diversion - at best."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Susan Granger

32 88%

Tim's Vermeer (2014)

"Fine art and technology combine in this fascinating documentary about how an obsessive amateur was able to recreate an astonishingly precise replica of a Dutch masterpiece."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Susan Granger

33 15%

Endless Love (2014)

"Tepid, maudlin melodrama not worth revisiting..."

Posted Feb 17, 2014

Susan Granger

34 13%

Winter's Tale (2014)

"A spiritual, surreal, stardust-sprinkled journey..."

Posted Feb 17, 2014

Susan Granger

35 69%

About Last Night (2014)

"A broader, more servicable remake, transitioning from risque to raunchy."

Posted Feb 16, 2014

Susan Granger

36 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"Its frenzied robo-action undermines an intriguing, ethically-challenging existential concept with mechanized mayhem."

Posted Feb 15, 2014

Susan Granger

37 ——

Down And Dangerous (2014)

"Miraculously Kickstarter-subsidized for $38,000, it's illogical, incoherent and tedious."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Susan Granger

38 93%

The Hunt (2013)

"Engrossing, profoundly disturbing psychological drama - with a devastating conclusion."

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Susan Granger

39 10%

Vampire Academy (2014)

"A fast-paced yet foolishly fanged fable..."

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Susan Granger

40 96%

The Lego Movie (2014)

"The audacious, awesome concept cleverly snaps together, proving ordinary can be extraordinary."

Posted Feb 8, 2014

Susan Granger

41 33%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"Too sketchily scripted, tonally shifting and sermonizing - it's, nevertheless, given unexpected timeliness by the recent discovery in Germany of yet another hidden art collection."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Susan Granger

42 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"Soggy, often silly romantic melodrama"

Posted Feb 4, 2014

Susan Granger

43 22%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"Bawdy, crude, immature male version of the dating experience, often substituting frenetic pace for intelligent insight on the issue of commitment. "

Posted Feb 1, 2014

Susan Granger

44 4%

I, Frankenstein (2014)

"Such mind-numbing drivel - Mary Shelley must be spinning in her grave!"

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Susan Granger

45 91%

The Great Beauty (2013)

"An elegant, existentially enigmatic meditation on opulence and decadence."

Posted Jan 22, 2014

Susan Granger

46 94%

The Past (2013)

"An intense, engrossing melodrama that compassionately unravels the conplex tapestry of contemporary family life."

Posted Jan 21, 2014

Susan Granger

47 99%

Gloria (2014)

"Dominated by the sexual complexity of the indomitable title character, it's intriguing and should be particularly appealing to a middle-aged, female audience."

Posted Jan 20, 2014

Susan Granger

48 18%

Ride Along (2014)

"With a weak, cobbled-together script, credited to a quartet of writers, it's just another a flimsy buddy-cop comedy."

Posted Jan 20, 2014

Susan Granger

49 11%

The Nut Job (2014)

"Riffing on the movie's slogan, 'No nuts, no glory,' it could have been a lot nuttier."

Posted Jan 19, 2014

Susan Granger

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