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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 38%

Swing Vote (2008)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Desson Thomson

2 74%

La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

3 ——

Country ()

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

4 35%

The Lake House (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

5 89%

Zodiac (2007)

"There are no tidy, last-minute plot twists to make you feel good in Fincher's Zodiac, just focus -- to keep an audience focused -- and the most disciplined filmmaking you've seen in forever."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

6 69%

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

"The coolest thing about the movie version of A Scanner Darkly is how very literally it takes the scanner part of that title."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

7 87%

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

8 40%

The Wendell Baker Story (2005)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

9 27%

Lions for Lambs (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

10 50%

The White Countess (2005)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

11 74%

Avenue Montaigne (Fauteuils d'orchestre) (Orchestra Seats) (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

12 90%

Half Nelson (2006)

"Ryan Gosling's self-destructive teacher is easily the year's most mesmerizing character study. And he's hardly the only reason to see this film. Shareeka Epps anchors her scenes as Drey with a self-possession way beyond her years."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

13 40%

Shrek the Third (2007)

"Apart from some modestly amusing princess shtick and a pleasantly slapsticky opening, there's no real reason for anyone over the age of 11 to see this one."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

14 63%

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

"At 141 minutes, this supe-opera is seriously overextended, with four distinct subplots and way too much hand-wringing over things like the heroine's singing career."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

15 59%

Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

16 95%

No End in Sight (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

17 74%

La Fille Coupée en Deux (The Girl Cut in Two) (A Girl Cut in Two) (2008)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Mark Jenkins

18 51%

The Producers (2005)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

19 85%

Old Joy (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

John Powers

20 90%

Michael Clayton (2007)

"[A] smoldering corporate thriller."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

21 84%

King Kong (2005)

"It takes a while to get everybody to Skull Island, about 70 minutes, but it's time extremely well-spent."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

22 98%

Murderball (2005)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

23 40%

The Night Listener (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

24 94%

Christmas in July (1940)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

John Powers

25 24%

Filth and Wisdom (2008)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Mark Jenkins

26 41%

December Boys (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

27 35%

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

28 94%

Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Mark Jenkins

29 81%

Chicago 10 (2008)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

30 90%

A Fistful of Dynamite (Duck, You Sucker) (Giù la testa) (1972)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

John Powers

31 21%

Semi-Pro (2008)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

32 55%

Romulus, My Father (2008)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

33 91%

Transsiberian (2008)

"Smart, unnerving, and sharp as an icicle to the eye, Transsiberian is the chilliest of midsummer thrillers."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Nathan Lee

34 27%

Evening (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

35 86%

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

"The movie may substitute Grand Guignol for laughs at times, but it's spectacularly stylized -- each throat-slashing exceptional -- persuasively sung, and imaginatively adapted for the screen."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

36 10%

Hell Ride (2008)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Nathan Lee

37 90%

Rescue Dawn (2007)

"Rescue Dawn may not feel much like a Herzog movie, but it's a gripping real-life thriller."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

38 36%

21 (2008)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

39 80%

American Gangster (2007)

"Ridley Scott's gangster flick aims high and mostly measures up."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

40 80%

Brick (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

41 57%

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

42 72%

Crónicas (2005)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

43 28%

Elizabethtown (2005)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

44 77%

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2005)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

45 92%

Volver (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

46 13%

September Dawn (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

47 75%

Happy Feet (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

48 92%

Darwin's Nightmare (2005)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

John Powers

49 60%

Lonesome Jim (2006)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

50 97%

The Queen (2006)

"A lesser director might make all of this deadly earnest, but Frears treats it as what you might call a tragi-comedy of manners, perfectly serious but human foibles everywhere."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Bob Mondello

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