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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 62%

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

2 58%

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

3 16%

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

4 99%

Boyhood (2014)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Susan Granger

5 61%

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

6 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

7 43%

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

8 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

9 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

10 23%

Third Person (2014)

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

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Susan Granger

11 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

12 15%

Rage (2014)

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

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Susan Granger

13 30%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Foul thriller, filled with depravity."

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Susan Granger

14 75%

Land Ho! (2014)

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

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Susan Granger

15 63%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"Charming comedy, filled with breezy Irish blarney."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Susan Granger

16 82%

Begin Again (2014)

""Once" again - buy the soundtrack."

Posted Jul 5, 2014

Susan Granger

17 23%

Tammy (2014)

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

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Susan Granger

18 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

19 49%

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

20 50%

Le Chef (2014)

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

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Susan Granger

21 100%

Journey to the South Pacific (2013)

"Spectacular underwater photography!"

Posted Jun 28, 2014

Susan Granger

22 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

23 55%

The Signal (2014)

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

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Susan Granger

24 85%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Subversively satisfying, if senselessly silly sequel."

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Susan Granger

25 87%

Obvious Child (2014)

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

Posted Jun 22, 2014

Susan Granger

26 ——

The Nance ()

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

Posted Jun 22, 2014

Susan Granger

27 65%

The Rover (2014)

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

Posted Jun 21, 2014

Susan Granger

28 85%

Coherence (2014)

"Strangely subtle, supernatural mindbender...."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Susan Granger

29 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

30 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

31 94%

Ida (2014)

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

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Susan Granger

32 71%

Palo Alto (2014)

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

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Susan Granger

33 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

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

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Susan Granger

34 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

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

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Susan Granger

35 43%

Words And Pictures (2014)

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

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Susan Granger

36 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Susan Granger

37 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

38 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

39 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

40 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

41 92%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"Suspenseful and satisfying sequel/prequel."

Posted May 22, 2014

Susan Granger

42 88%

Chef (2014)

"A succulent, sweetly simmering amusement..."

Posted May 21, 2014

Susan Granger

43 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

44 83%

Belle (2014)

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

Posted May 19, 2014

Susan Granger

45 74%

Godzilla (2014)

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

Posted May 16, 2014

Susan Granger

46 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

47 73%

Neighbors (2014)

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

Posted May 10, 2014

Susan Granger

48 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

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

Posted May 7, 2014

Susan Granger

49 44%

Walking With The Enemy (2014)

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

Posted Apr 26, 2014

Susan Granger

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