IGN Movies AU

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 65%

The Expendables 2 (2012)

"Perhaps we're pawns in an elaborate homage to excess and macho stupidity. It's purposefully - even wilfully - bad. Given that I can't prove that Simon West isn't actually that kind of wheels-within-wheels genius, he earns benefit of my doubt."

Posted Sep 26, 2012

Patrick Kolan

2 51%

John Carter (2012)

"John Carter is a fantastic fusion of old-fashioned adventure excitement and modern blockbuster spectacle. In short, it's wonderful. "

Posted Mar 2, 2012

Stephen Lambrechts

3 85%

The Raid: Redemption (2012)

"The combination of a great premise, brilliantly-inventive direction, incredible fight sequences and spirited performances makes it easy for us to already proclaim that The Raid is the action movie of the year."

Posted Feb 14, 2012

Stephen Lambrechts

4 94%

The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)

"While this is a deeply rewarding film, people with short attention spans might not get as much out of it. Those willing to let these wonderful little characters into their hearts however, will find a film they won't soon forget."

Posted Jan 8, 2012

Stephen Lambrechts

5 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes really is a great film that proves that today's blockbusters can be so much more than just empty spectacle."

Posted Dec 6, 2011

Stephen Lambrechts

6 35%

Immortals (2011)

"With Immortals, Tarsem has created a beautiful and sumptuous mythological epic with visual strengths that far outweigh the weaknesses of its fairly standard script."

Posted Nov 15, 2011

Stephen Lambrechts

7 55%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"Maybe Stone's growth as a filmmaker mirrors that of Gordon's as a person; having had time to calm down a bit over the years, he seems to have settled into a more relaxed state."

Posted Nov 15, 2011

Stephen Lambrechts

8 93%

Drive (2011)

"It's a film that has its finger on the pulse of what's current and in style, and one that has solidified its place as the coolest film of the year."

Posted Nov 15, 2011

Stephen Lambrechts

9 96%

The Social Network (2010)

"Fincher has constructed a wonderfully balanced tale of a young narcissistic genius in want of status and recognition."

Posted Oct 23, 2010

Patrick Kolan

10 87%

Buried (2010)

"Buried does do a hell of a lot with very little. Through clever camerawork, it's surprising how much action and tension can be built."

Posted Sep 29, 2010

Patrick Kolan

11 42%

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

"Dinner for Schmucks, while not as instantly iconic and defined as [Jay Roach's] previous work, still delivers a lot of entertainment. "

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Patrick Kolan

12 85%

Easy A (2010)

"The writing definitely reserves the wittiest lines for Stone, who comes off as a winner above all other cast members. Her delivery and physical comedy really underline her skills in ways that other comediennes just can't touch."

Posted Sep 15, 2010

Patrick Kolan

13 79%

The Other Guys (2010)

"While Anchorman still stands as Adam McKay's high watermark, The Other Guys manages to take a worn concept and make it feel fresh and lively in a stale mainstream comedy market."

Posted Sep 7, 2010

Patrick Kolan

14 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"It's audacious and youthful -- and a film that squarely targets geek culture and revels in it playfully."

Posted Aug 10, 2010

Patrick Kolan

15 41%

The Expendables (2010)

"It's a bitter pill to swallow, but it's a dark day indeed when a film can bring together so many promising elements and, when the curtains close, leave you wondering exactly what the heck you just sat through -- and if you even enjoyed it at all."

Posted Aug 6, 2010

Patrick Kolan

16 74%

Splice (2010)

"It's a shame -- there's a lot of enjoyment to be extracted from Splice, but it remains a Frankenstein's monster of piecemeal storytelling."

Posted Jul 28, 2010

Patrick Kolan

17 86%

Inception (2010)

"Indeed, Hollywood's obsession with 3D has extended to the storytelling process, and with Inception, it also reminds us that story and characterization still rule in the land of a thousand digital vistas."

Posted Jul 20, 2010

Patrick Kolan

18 69%

The Runaways (2010)

"The Runaways succeeds in being as brash and trashy as the source material, and just as fun. "

Posted Jul 7, 2010

Patrick Kolan

19 73%

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

"An overdose of pop-culture and some memorable set-ups make this a very amusing commentary on the foibles of rock stardom."

Posted Jun 2, 2010

Patrick Kolan

20 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"With the plot so under-nurtured, the action sequences needed to be spectacular, but many audiences will probably leave the cinema unsatisfied."

Posted May 27, 2010

Beth Wilson

21 49%

The Losers (2010)

"It builds slowly and rhythmically, and leaves audiences with a lot of fuss-free fun that holds its own, and then some, in the face of the blockbuster season. "

Posted May 24, 2010

Patrick Kolan

22 30%

The Kings of Mykonos ()

"A messy comedy, Wog Boy 2 pitches itself at a demographic that, incredibly, it also alienates with cultural insensitivities and stupidity."

Posted May 20, 2010

Patrick Kolan

23 15%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

"It's not a good film, but if you're feeling jaded and just want to watch a demonic killer pound his fist through the chest of some hapless, cardboard teenager, then this might just scratch that itch."

Posted May 20, 2010

Patrick Kolan

24 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"Robin Hood merely dots the lines in a tale that, despite wanting to add new dimensions to a worn character, and perhaps kick-start a franchise, still feels like a retread."

Posted May 11, 2010

Patrick Kolan

25 97%

Animal Kingdom (2010)

"This is restrained, powerful filmmaking on all fronts."

Posted May 3, 2010

Patrick Kolan

26 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Like Tony Stark himself, Iron Man 2 is a sleek and cheeky number that almost certainly trumps the fun-factor of Jon Favreau's 2008's surprise hit."

Posted Apr 27, 2010

Patrick Kolan

27 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"A constant stream of computer animation that flies at you so quickly and heavy-handedly that you'll eventually tune it out, intentionally or otherwise."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Patrick Kolan

28 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"It's not high brow stuff, but Hot Tub Time Machine is a comedy with genuine laughs and surprising personality."

Posted Mar 18, 2010

Patrick Kolan

29 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"Alice in Wonderland is a lovingly filmed and meticulously crafted interpretation of Lewis Carroll's treasured tale, rife with fantasy, coated in gothic iconography and presented by a superb cast who nail their characters' portraits."

Posted Feb 25, 2010

Patrick Kolan

30 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Can this genre make fresh inroads? 'Kick-Ass' proposes an answer of sorts through a marriage of Disney Channel wholesomeness and the kind of foul-mouth dialogue and bloodletting that would make Tarantino proud."

Posted Feb 23, 2010

Patrick Kolan

31 69%

Shutter Island (2010)

"You'll enjoy it casually -- as a career curio, maybe -- but as it stands, it's a far cry from his best. Put simply, Scorsese missed the mark on this one."

Posted Feb 15, 2010

Patrick Kolan

32 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"Up in the Air is mostly honest and sometimes raw. There is power in that kind of storytelling."

Posted Jan 11, 2010

Patrick Kolan

33 90%

Zombieland (2009)

"The one-liners and rapid-fire jokes pull Zombieland back in line when the love hearts begin to fill the screen."

Posted Nov 30, 2009

Patrick Kolan

34 75%

The Road (2009)

"One of the most important and moving films to come along in a long time."

Posted Nov 19, 2009

James O'Connor

35 58%

The Invention of Lying (2009)

"It's a shame that the air gets let out of this one so suddenly, as if The Invention of Lying's backbone gets ripped out of the film as the final act kicks into gear."

Posted Nov 17, 2009

Patrick Kolan

36 89%

A Serious Man (2009)

"It's also a dark, sometimes profound film that almost certainly sits amongst the best of this year and it's yet another badge on the decorated jackets of Hollywood's most accomplished filmmaking duo."

Posted Nov 15, 2009

Patrick Kolan

37 39%

2012 (2009)

"Terrible; wonderfully terrible."

Posted Nov 2, 2009

Patrick Kolan

38 83%

Paranormal Activity (2009)

"The suspense that's missing from so many horror films is there. It's a genuinely scary film -- and that's a rare thing to accomplish in front of today's blase, switched-off audiences."

Posted Oct 27, 2009

Patrick Kolan

39 45%

The Box (2009)

"It may fall short of Donnie Darko's clever storytelling, but for his third feature film, Kelly plays confidently with suspense and lays down the right hooks at the right time to keep you drawn into his creepy world."

Posted Oct 21, 2009

Patrick Kolan

40 64%

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

"Doctor Parnassus parallels Terry Gilliam and his most recent work: many complex ideas, grand intentions and miserable luck leading him down a path to nowhere, forcing him to start over with nothing one more time."

Posted Sep 28, 2009

Patrick Kolan

41 68%

Funny People (2009)

"While not Judd Apatow's finest hour, Funny People still strikes the same rich vein of well-produced drama-comedy as previous efforts."

Posted Sep 8, 2009

Patrick Kolan

42 89%

Moon (2009)

"In an era when grey-shaded Hollywood drudge can cost hundreds of millions and deliver nothing, Moon stands out -- and it does so with dignity."

Posted Sep 2, 2009

Patrick Kolan

43 90%

District 9 (2009)

"Completely absorbing and intense. As audiences are compelled early in the film to "learn from what has happened", Blomkamp uses District 9 to quietly remind us that it's too late for some."

Posted Aug 10, 2009

Patrick Kolan

44 68%

Public Enemies (2009)

"A decent look at Dillinger, then, but by no means the masterpiece it could have been."

Posted Jul 6, 2009

James O'Connor

45 51%

Observe and Report (2009)

"It's not consistently on-the-money, but Observe and Report's subversive humour should be applauded - even if it isn't as witty as it thinks it is."

Posted May 11, 2009

Patrick Kolan

46 38%

X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)

"Hugh Jackman is this film's biggest redeemer - a truly likeable lead actor with screen presence and menace."

Posted Apr 27, 2009

Patrick Kolan

47 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"It's the Watchmen movie you always wanted to see but never expected to get."

Posted Feb 23, 2009

Patrick Kolan

48 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"Heath Ledger's Joker is, in many ways, symbolic of Nolan's overall success with The Dark Knight; subtle and restrained, but always two shakes shy of bloody holocaust and a masterpiece of cinema that time will verify."

Posted Jul 17, 2008

Patrick Kolan

49 67%

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

"It's a step in the right direction with some top-notch moments, and hardcore fans will still walk away with a giddy smile - but it's not in the same sort of league as Spider-Man 2, Iron Man or Batman Begins."

Posted Jun 13, 2008

Patrick Kolan

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