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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 97%

The Kid with a Bike (2012)

"Emotionally restrained yet compassionate, coming-of-age morality tale"

Posted Mar 27, 2012

Susan Granger

2 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"This tension-filled action-adventure delivers a pulse-pounding, pop culture message of female empowerment."

Posted Mar 26, 2012

Susan Granger

3 43%

Casa de mi padre (2012)

"Racist, repetitive and ridiculous - unless you're a devoted fan of Spanish telenovas."

Posted Mar 16, 2012

Susan Granger

4 0%

A Thousand Words (2012)

"This lame, wannabe comedy is an unmitigated disaster."

Posted Mar 15, 2012

Susan Granger

5 85%

21 Jump Street (2012)

"Silly slapstick, spoofing the series by playing it for laughs."

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Susan Granger

6 67%

Friends With Kids (2012)

"Edgy and amusing, distinguished primarily for its timely, perceptive observations about the nature of friendship and the definition of family in the 21st century."

Posted Mar 12, 2012

Susan Granger

7 33%

The Lady (2012)

"Elegant biopic about Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's iconic freedom fighter, known as South Asia's 'steel orchid.'"

Posted Mar 10, 2012

Susan Granger

8 41%

Silent House (2012)

"Frightfully forced, since the cinematography gimmick dilutes, rather than enhances the premise."

Posted Mar 9, 2012

Susan Granger

9 51%

John Carter (2012)

"Surprisingly humorless, unevenly jumbled fantasy - Blame it on solar flares!"

Posted Mar 9, 2012

Susan Granger

10 28%

Project X (2012)

"Crude, repetitive and offensive, propelling the R-rated teen sex comedy cycle."

Posted Mar 6, 2012

Susan Granger

11 54%

Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012)

"Commercially viable but not up to Dr. Seuss' standards, resulting in a Lorax-approved laundry detergent appearing in a grocery store near you."

Posted Mar 5, 2012

Susan Granger

12 18%

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

"Memorable mainly for its cheesy CGI fakery."

Posted Feb 26, 2012

Susan Granger

13 25%

Act of Valor (2012)

"Seriously authentic yet fragmented, it's never clear whether it's recruitment propaganda or a ponderous, vaguely comprehensible documentary."

Posted Feb 25, 2012

Susan Granger

14 59%

Wanderlust (2012)

"Silly fare with the bizarre humor evoking more giggles than guffaws."

Posted Feb 25, 2012

Susan Granger

15 94%

The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)

"Gently enchanting, an extraordinary adventure"

Posted Feb 22, 2012

Susan Granger

16 42%

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

"With only occasionally awesome CGI, it's destined to thrive when it comes out on DVD."

Posted Feb 21, 2012

Susan Granger

17 29%

The Vow (2012)

"Sweetly syrupy, filled with slick, heart-tugging, tear-jerking sentiment."

Posted Feb 21, 2012

Susan Granger

18 45%

All In: The Poker Movie (2012)

"Celebrating the worldwide poker renaissance, it's intriguing in the way it delineates another way to chase the American Dream."

Posted Feb 16, 2012

Susan Granger

19 88%

In Darkness (2012)

"Harrowing and intense, it's Schindler in the sewers."

Posted Feb 11, 2012

Susan Granger

20 76%

Kill List (2012)

"Eerie, sinister and floundering, it careens to a brutally bizarre, preposterous conclusion that's definitely not for the squeamish."

Posted Feb 10, 2012

Susan Granger

21 53%

Safe House (2012)

"Smashing, crashing and nonsensical, it reveals CIA corruption at its very core."

Posted Feb 9, 2012

Susan Granger

22 95%

Pina (2011)

"Exciting if elusive - appealing to dance enthusiasts"

Posted Feb 8, 2012

Susan Granger

23 85%

Chronicle (2012)

"Slick sci-fi, appealing to its adolescent audience with the question: 'What would you do if you had super powers?'"

Posted Feb 5, 2012

Susan Granger

24 66%

The Woman in Black (2012)

"Sinister and somewhat spooky, bearing the stylish Hammer Films imprint."

Posted Feb 4, 2012

Susan Granger

25 73%

Big Miracle (2012)

"Family-friendly, fee-good, inspirational story - and watch the closing credits for a glimpse of young Sarah Palin as an Anchorage sportscaster."

Posted Feb 3, 2012

Susan Granger

26 41%

The Flowers of War (2011)

"Visually stunning, it's an epic saga of survival and redemption."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Susan Granger

27 40%

Red Tails (2012)

"Inspiring, if insipid, skimming the surface as a trail-blazing tale about the courageous Tuskegee airmen."

Posted Jan 31, 2012

Susan Granger

28 99%

A Separation (2011)

"Ambiguous and enigmatic, it revolves around the termination of a marriage in contemporary Tehran."

Posted Jan 31, 2012

Susan Granger

29 32%

Man on a Ledge (2012)

"Contrived, cliche-riddled and far-fetched, twisting the fugitive-on-the-run forumula."

Posted Jan 30, 2012

Susan Granger

30 79%

The Grey (2012)

"An intense, survivalist gore-fest."

Posted Jan 28, 2012

Susan Granger

31 80%

Haywire (2012)

"Fierce and ferocious, filled with relentless, kinetic, if senseless, violent mayhem."

Posted Jan 24, 2012

Susan Granger

32 94%

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

"Adoring, feel-good, sweet documentary about Kevin Clash, best known as Elmo's hand, voice and soul."

Posted Jan 21, 2012

Susan Granger

33 51%

Contraband (2012)

"Contrived, predictable and formulaic, the most compelling scenes are nautical, incolving freighter ships with claustrophobic interiors, dock workers and maritime law."

Posted Jan 17, 2012

Susan Granger

34 93%

Coriolanus (2011)

"Like its warrior anti-hero, it's sharp and stubborn and should appeal to admiring art-house audiences."

Posted Jan 16, 2012

Susan Granger

35 33%

Joyful Noise (2012)

"Familiar hallelujah gospels glued together by caricaturist Southernfried performances and an overwrought, formulaic story."

Posted Jan 15, 2012

Susan Granger

36 55%

In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

"A grim, grisly, graphic, cross-cultural love story from a humanitarian activist."

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Susan Granger

37 74%

Rampart (2012)

"This sleazy L.A. noir crime thriller is distinguished primarily by Woody Harrelson's 'rotten from the inside out' rogue character study."

Posted Jan 11, 2012

Susan Granger

38 6%

The Devil Inside (2012)

"It's a supernatural, satanic stunt - and, judging by its astonishing grosses, it won't be the last of its kind."

Posted Jan 10, 2012

Susan Granger

39 26%

The Divide (2012)

"This incoherent, redundant, sci-fi thriller is a depraved, repugnant dirge with a disappointing conclusion."

Posted Jan 10, 2012

Susan Granger

40 94%

Pariah (2011)

"Street-wise and sincere, it's destined to reassure troubled teens searching for their identity - and their parents."

Posted Jan 8, 2012

Susan Granger

41 22%

Angels Crest (2011)

"Hopelessly bleak tragedy, as trumatic guilt gnaws on everyone's sensibilities."

Posted Jan 7, 2012

Susan Granger

42 79%

The Innkeepers (2012)

"With slow, deliberate pacing, seemingly endless amounts of paranormal prattle and few spooky scenes, it's quite tedious."

Posted Jan 6, 2012

Susan Granger

43 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

"Ponderously sinister and savage, it's difficult to endure and primarily notable for Tilda Swinton's agonized performance."

Posted Jan 6, 2012

Susan Granger

44 13%

W.E. (2012)

"Flimsy if fashionable - a folly for Anglophiles."

Posted Jan 5, 2012

Susan Granger

45 12%

The Darkest Hour (2011)

"Dim-witted apocalyptic disaster"

Posted Dec 31, 2011

Susan Granger

46 46%

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

"Extraordinary and life-affirming, it packs a wrenching emotional wallop."

Posted Dec 31, 2011

Susan Granger

47 66%

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

"Affectionate and amusing, it's uplifting, feel-good family entertainment."

Posted Dec 26, 2011

Susan Granger

48 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

"Entertaining if blatantly sexual and sado-masochistic, inducing thrills and chills."

Posted Dec 24, 2011

Susan Granger

49 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

"Exhilarating, nerve-wracking, vertigo-inducing, action-packed popcorn picture, filled with spectacular feats of derring-do."

Posted Dec 24, 2011

Susan Granger

50 77%

War Horse (2011)

"Striking, stirring and sentimental, joining Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List" in a universal plea for peace."

Posted Dec 19, 2011

Susan Granger

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