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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 61%

My Old Lady (2014)

"A cross-cultural, comedic drama that should appeal to art house and older audiences."

Posted Sep 20, 2014

Susan Granger

2 63%

The Maze Runner (2014)

"Frantic yet utterly familiar sci-fi fantasy, filled with twists and turns."

Posted Sep 19, 2014

Susan Granger

3 98%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"Gentle and bittersweet, it's about love in its many permutations."

Posted Sep 17, 2014

Susan Granger

4 56%

Space Station 76 (2014)

"This retro-futuristic 'lust in space' melodrama is a 'Saturday Night Live' sketch that goes on far too long."

Posted Sep 17, 2014

Susan Granger

5 14%

Innocence (2014)

"Tiresome and incoherent - don't bother..."

Posted Sep 15, 2014

Susan Granger

6 88%

The Drop (2014)

"Suspensefully gritty, neo-noir character study, revealing the sleazy underbelly of an urban crime drama."

Posted Sep 13, 2014

Susan Granger

7 70%

Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

"This sensitive, splashing sequel is family-friendly fun."

Posted Sep 13, 2014

Susan Granger

8 27%

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

9 63%

Life Of Crime (2014)

"Slackly paced, modestly amusing noir..."

Posted Aug 31, 2014

Susan Granger

10 87%

The Trip To Italy (2014)

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

Posted Aug 30, 2014

Susan Granger

11 50%

The Calling (2014)

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

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Susan Granger

12 35%

The November Man (2014)

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

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Susan Granger

13 18%

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

14 46%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"Visually stunning but emotionally lifeless..."

Posted Aug 23, 2014

Susan Granger

15 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

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

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Susan Granger

16 37%

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

17 20%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

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

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Susan Granger

18 89%

Calvary (2014)

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

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Susan Granger

19 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

20 44%

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

21 20%

Into The Storm (2014)

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Susan Granger

22 78%

Get On Up (2014)

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

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Susan Granger

23 67%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

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

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Susan Granger

24 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Goofy, energetic, space-faring fun."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Susan Granger

25 60%

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

26 66%

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

27 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

28 99%

Boyhood (2014)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Susan Granger

29 51%

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

30 58%

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

31 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

32 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

33 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

34 24%

Third Person (2014)

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

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Susan Granger

35 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

36 14%

Rage (2014)

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

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Susan Granger

37 27%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Foul thriller, filled with depravity."

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Susan Granger

38 79%

Land Ho! (2014)

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

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Susan Granger

39 60%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"Charming comedy, filled with breezy Irish blarney."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Susan Granger

40 82%

Begin Again (2014)

""Once" again - buy the soundtrack."

Posted Jul 5, 2014

Susan Granger

41 24%

Tammy (2014)

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

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Susan Granger

42 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

43 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

44 48%

Le Chef (2014)

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

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Susan Granger

45 100%

Journey to the South Pacific (2013)

"Spectacular underwater photography!"

Posted Jun 28, 2014

Susan Granger

46 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

47 55%

The Signal (2014)

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

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Susan Granger

48 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Subversively satisfying, if senselessly silly sequel."

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Susan Granger

49 88%

Obvious Child (2014)

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

Posted Jun 22, 2014

Susan Granger

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