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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 21%

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

"Despite a great build-up and a solid performance from Connelly, this is another tired attempt to update a classic. Do yourself a favor and rent the original instead."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Austin Kennedy

2 80%

Ashes of Time Redux (2008)

"I know Kar Wai's got a fanbase, but to me he's equivalent to a recent film school graduate using all of the post-production tricks that he's learned, either to show off what he's learned or to cover up his lack of talent."

Posted Dec 12, 2008

Austin Kennedy

3 86%

Un Conte de NoŽl (A Christmas Tale) (2008)

"A CHRISTMAS TALE is your typical Holiday drama that's elevated by stylish direction and an infectious energy"

Posted Dec 12, 2008

Austin Kennedy

4 83%

JCVD (Van Dammage) (2008)

"I was very satisfied seeing Van Damme prove that he can do something besides action, and what better way to do that then playing yourself? Even non-fans will be surprised by this!"

Posted Dec 12, 2008

Austin Kennedy

5 92%

Frost/Nixon (2008)

"Ron Howard is back! He's made a terrific, old-fashioned battle-of-the-wits flick. Easily his best since his Oscar winner."

Posted Dec 12, 2008

Austin Kennedy

6 67%

Cadillac Records (2008)

"It's fast, slick and well acted. Lots of energy and a soulful performance by Wright make this well worth the trip."

Posted Dec 9, 2008

Austin Kennedy

7 39%

My Name Is Bruce (2007)

"Just know going in that this isn't some hip satire. It's a straight-up B-flick. If that sounds cool, then "groovy"!"

Posted Dec 5, 2008

Austin Kennedy

8 26%

Nobel Son (2008)

"With all of the potential Oscar bait this month, NOBEL SON is well out of it's league. A few quirky bits of humor can't save this lazy attempt at making a hip kidnapping movie."

Posted Dec 5, 2008

Austin Kennedy

9 27%

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

"For a guilty pleasure I can recommend it. As a Punisher movie, it doesn't quite work. Good effort, but sorry...."

Posted Dec 5, 2008

Austin Kennedy

10 91%

Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (2008)

"It's more disturbing than a fiction film could get. If you love true-life survival stories... this is the ultimate one! Unbelievable!"

Posted Dec 1, 2008

Austin Kennedy

11 55%

Australia (2008)

"With three storylines, a ludicrous performance by Kidman, and Baz's self-indulgence getting the best of him, AUSTRALIA is one of this year's biggest blunders."

Posted Dec 1, 2008

Austin Kennedy

12 88%

I've Loved You So Long (2008)

"Kristen Scott Thomas' performance is the backbone to an emotionally moving story about a woman searching for redemption within herself. Seek this out!"

Posted Nov 28, 2008

Austin Kennedy

13 94%

Milk (2008)

"Even if you have no interest in the subject matter, this is a wonderfully inspiring and important motion picture that should be seen by everyone."

Posted Nov 28, 2008

Austin Kennedy

14 37%

Transporter 3 (2008)

"We get close-ups, awkward camera movements, speed-up/slow-down nonsense, and shots with missing frames. I had to look away a few times because I thought I was going to have a seizure. This was NOT a fun movie to watch."

Posted Nov 28, 2008

Austin Kennedy

15 25%

Four Christmases (2008)

"Vince Vaughn tries his best at ab-libbing his way through the film, but Witherspoon seems to have no clue what she's doing. If you're desperate for a Christmas comedy, rent SURVIVING CHRISTMAS instead."

Posted Nov 28, 2008

Austin Kennedy

16 98%

Let the Right One In (2008)

"LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is a welcome addition to the horror genre. One that I think will get better with age, like a fine wine."

Posted Nov 23, 2008

Austin Kennedy

17 94%

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

"I think it's a good movie, but I think the real reason it's getting all this acclaim is that it's just the right time for a movie like this. Everyone loves an underdog and with all the crap going on in the world right now, people are going to embrace it."

Posted Nov 23, 2008

Austin Kennedy

18 88%

Bolt (2008)

"BOLT is an insignificant cartoon, but undeniably enjoyable. I was smiling through most of it and I imagine kids will too."

Posted Nov 23, 2008

Austin Kennedy

19 49%

Twilight (2008)

"The biggest problem with the movie is the way Edward looks. It's hard to take him seriously when he resembles like an emo-Eddie Munster."

Posted Nov 23, 2008

Austin Kennedy

20 79%

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2008)

"This is a nice, quietly heartwarming film. The tone really got through to me. I never laughed out loud, but always had a steady grin. Charming."

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Austin Kennedy

21 0%

House (2008)

"I walked into the movie expecting to give it one star, or lower. Instead, it was just mediocre."

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Austin Kennedy

22 68%

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

"Kaufman does all he can to throw in enough details to confuse the viewer, to the point of headache-inducing irritation."

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Austin Kennedy

23 63%

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008)

"This is a heartbreaking, disturbing look at the Holocaust through the innocent eyes of a young boy."

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Austin Kennedy

24 3%

The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)

"I can't believe that Freestyle actually got this movie to be released in the theaters. It's dull, boring, and at best, laughably bad."

Posted Nov 7, 2008

Austin Kennedy

25 34%

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

"While I don't think it's a masterpiece, the music made it more than worthwhile for me. A sick, fun, and demented musical!"

Posted Nov 7, 2008

Austin Kennedy

26 44%

Soul Men (2008)

"This is a perfect example of what happens when you try to combine 2 dramatically different tones into one movie."

Posted Nov 7, 2008

Austin Kennedy

27 77%

Role Models (2008)

"As far as raunchy comedies go, I would rank this under "eh..""

Posted Nov 7, 2008

Austin Kennedy

28 64%

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

"The movie is not painful to sit through, but it lacks standout moments like the first one had."

Posted Nov 7, 2008

Austin Kennedy

29 50%

Breakfast with Scot (2007)

"One of the worst concepts for a movie in the history of cinema. I can't really think of anyone who would like this pathetic comedy since the target audience would be put off by the homosexual angle. Avoid."

Posted Nov 3, 2008

Austin Kennedy

30 51%

What Just Happened? (2008)

"The movie slumbers along as it ends up nowhere. Considering everyone involved, this is a disaster of epic proportions. What just happened?... indeed"

Posted Nov 3, 2008

Austin Kennedy

31 59%

RocknRolla (2008)

"The dialogue is crisp and the performances pop with energy."

Posted Nov 3, 2008

Austin Kennedy

32 63%

Changeling (2008)

"Despite great performances and a boastful production design, the film is bloated with enough story for two movies. Because of this, the movie alienates itself from being fully involving."

Posted Nov 3, 2008

Austin Kennedy

33 65%

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

"The movie has all of the ingredients to be a great comedy, but Smith seems to be stuck and can't break free of his amateurish style."

Posted Nov 3, 2008

Austin Kennedy

34 24%

Filth and Wisdom (2008)

"At 83 minutes, it's tedious, pretentious, and just plain boring. I kept waiting for something to happen, but nothing does."

Posted Oct 27, 2008

Austin Kennedy

35 12%

Saw V (2008)

"Now I can officially say that the SAW franchise has run out of gas. Everything and everyone is just going through the motions here."

Posted Oct 27, 2008

Austin Kennedy

36 53%

The Foot Fist Way (2006)

"Being a filmmaker myself, I have an affection for directors who gather all the money they can and just go for it. But the humor is not consistent enough for me to fully recommend this."

Posted Oct 24, 2008

Austin Kennedy

37 35%

Pride and Glory (2008)

"The plot itself isn't all that new. Family, corrupt cops... you know the drill. But it's done well, and for me, that's all that matters."

Posted Oct 24, 2008

Austin Kennedy

38 65%

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

"The characters aren't all that great, the comedy is flat, but the numbers are so darn fun. Probably the best thing to do is wait for the DVD and just skip to all the songs, leaving all the sitcom material behind."

Posted Oct 24, 2008

Austin Kennedy

39 85%

Rachel Getting Married (2008)

"At first I wasn't buying it, but the actors, especially Hathaway, turn what could have been a contrived story into an intriguing character study."

Posted Oct 21, 2008

Austin Kennedy

40 58%

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

"This does have strong work from Fanning and Hudson, but it's just a TV movie with spruced up production values for the big screen."

Posted Oct 21, 2008

Austin Kennedy

41 16%

Max Payne (2008)

"Every shot, every edit is well thought out. But in the end, I didn't care about anyone."

Posted Oct 21, 2008

Austin Kennedy

42 98%

Surfwise (2007)

"Doug Pray, has made a fascinating look at a man who not only was a great revolutionary, but a pure human being."

Posted Oct 17, 2008

Austin Kennedy

43 86%

Mongol (2008)

"This would have been one of the greatest all time epics, but there were some major gaps in the story."

Posted Oct 17, 2008

Austin Kennedy

44 59%

W. (2008)

"Josh Brolin is phenomenal. He does more than just impersonate W, he embodies him, totally getting lost in the character."

Posted Oct 17, 2008

Austin Kennedy

45 100%

Rogue (2008)

"This is by no means original or groundbreaking. But, it's made with a sure hand, filled with tension throughout."

Posted Oct 12, 2008

Austin Kennedy

46 40%

Fireproof (2008)

"It's one of the funniest films I've seen all year and that was obviously not the intention. This was made for elderly folk who watch Oprah and Dr. Phil and only see 2 movies a year. Embarrassing."

Posted Oct 12, 2008

Austin Kennedy

47 53%

City of Ember (2008)

"I like the ideas this movie presents, and it's certainly interesting to watch. But the characters are too shallow to care about anyone."

Posted Oct 12, 2008

Austin Kennedy

48 58%

Quarantine (2008)

"This isn't as good as CLOVERFIELD, but it does a pretty decent job at generating some thrills. Unfortunately, the movie is ruined by Carpenter's distractingly awful performance."

Posted Oct 12, 2008

Austin Kennedy

49 94%

Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

"The whole movie felt like one of those films that I had to watch in Science class, and fell asleep to."

Posted Oct 8, 2008

Austin Kennedy

50 13%

The Women (2008)

"Meg Ryan is really good in this, but besides that THE WOMEN is a chick flick that's the very reason why guys hate them."

Posted Oct 8, 2008

Austin Kennedy

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