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What Would Toto Watch?

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 57%

The Dictator (2012)

"Sacha Baron Cohen is too famous now to trick unsuspecting strangers a la "Borat." But The Dictator reveals his inability to disappear behind a character without an outrageous disguise."

Posted May 15, 2012

Christian Toto

2 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

"Ghost Protocol packs more white-knuckle tension than any action film this year."

Posted Dec 16, 2011

Christian Toto

3 60%

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

"Sherlock Holmes adds intellectual firepower with the villainous Moriarty while keeping the bromance with Watson intact."

Posted Dec 16, 2011

Christian Toto

4 75%

The Names of Love (2011)

"The far-left lead character in The Names of Love is so enchanting even Rush Limbaugh would give her the time of day."

Posted Nov 2, 2011

Christian Toto

5 36%

In Time (2011)

"In Time needs a few more rewrites before it can knock on the door of great sci-fi films like 'Blade Runner.'"

Posted Oct 31, 2011

Christian Toto

6 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"The hangover from The Rum Diary doesn't hit until the uninspired third act."

Posted Oct 31, 2011

Christian Toto

7 71%

The People vs. George Lucas (2011)

"The visionary behind 'Star Wars' could learn a thing or two from the smart, and richly comic, documentary The People vs. George Lucas"

Posted Oct 28, 2011

Christian Toto

8 68%

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

"The new 'Activity' is dumb, strained and obvious. But you'll be scared all the same, and nothing else matters."

Posted Oct 21, 2011

Christian Toto

9 60%

Real Steel (2011)

"Hugh Jackman refuses to let audiences leave Real Steel without being entertained, no matter how silly matters get."

Posted Oct 19, 2011

Christian Toto

10 84%

Contagion (2011)

"Why did Contagion have to be such an antiseptic thriller?"

Posted Sep 14, 2011

Christian Toto

11 24%

Apollo 18 (2011)

"In space, no one can hear you scream ... but you'll hear plenty of giggling in the final moments of Apollo 18"

Posted Sep 5, 2011

Christian Toto

12 77%

The Debt (2011)

"Smart, thrilling and morally complex ... not much more you can ask of The Debt"

Posted Sep 1, 2011

Christian Toto

13 40%

The Bleeding House (2011)

"Beware of nattily dressed strangers knocking at your door ..."

Posted Aug 27, 2011

Christian Toto

14 58%

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)

"Horror fans can look past a whole lot of stupidity in their favorite genre. But Don't Be Afraid of the Dark simply asks too much of us."

Posted Aug 27, 2011

Christian Toto

15 24%

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

"If you're gonna make an unnecessary remake like Conan the Barbarian at least keep it breezy, an approach director Marcus Nispel wisely heeds here."

Posted Aug 20, 2011

Christian Toto

16 72%

Fright Night (2011)

"A few cool 3D effects are the only improvement Fright Night offers over the campy original."

Posted Aug 19, 2011

Christian Toto

17 45%

30 Minutes or Less (2011)

"Slacker comedies don't get much lazier than 30 Minutes or Less"

Posted Aug 13, 2011

Christian Toto

18 25%

The Change-Up (2011)

"The Change-Up thinks any ol' R-rated gag will make us howl."

Posted Aug 6, 2011

Christian Toto

19 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"Consider Rise of the Planet of the Apes a belated apology for Tim Burton's misbegotten 2001 remake."

Posted Aug 6, 2011

Christian Toto

20 14%

When Harry Tries to Marry (2011)

"When Harry Tries to Marry shakes up the stale rom-com formula."

Posted Aug 4, 2011

Christian Toto

21 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"Crazy, Stupid, Love. is as chock full of great laugh lines as it is unnecessary punctuation."

Posted Jul 31, 2011

Christian Toto

22 70%

Friends With Benefits (2011)

"A more accurate title for Friends with Benefits would be Pretty People Trying Way Too Hard For Our Amusement."

Posted Jul 27, 2011

Christian Toto

23 79%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"Captain America's rousing first half proves Chris Evans was the right choice to play the Star Spangled hero."

Posted Jul 23, 2011

Christian Toto

24 96%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

"Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is everything a Potter fanatic could want in a franchise capper."

Posted Jul 15, 2011

Christian Toto

25 14%

Zookeeper (2011)

"Cher and Sly Stallone as a lion couple? Quirky voice casting helps Zookeeper rise above its kiddie film trappings - barely."

Posted Jul 8, 2011

Christian Toto

26 69%

Horrible Bosses (2011)

"Horrible Bosses won't make you forget "Office Space," but you'll be laughing too much to mind. "

Posted Jul 8, 2011

Christian Toto

27 35%

Larry Crowne (2011)

"Larry Crowne makes losing your job, your car and your house look like the greatest thing to happen to a middle aged man."

Posted Jul 1, 2011

Christian Toto

28 36%

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

"Dark of the Moon is just as loud, dumb and illogical as you expect. But when those neat 3D action sequences kick in, none of that matters."

Posted Jul 1, 2011

Christian Toto

29 45%

Bad Teacher (2011)

"Bad Teacher gets a shiny new apple thanks to a raunchy turn by Diaz"

Posted Jun 26, 2011

Christian Toto

30 39%

Cars 2 (2011)

"Cars 2 feels like a rival animation studio trying to copy the Pixar formula - and failing."

Posted Jun 24, 2011

Christian Toto

31 48%

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

"Jim Carrey shrewdly lets his tiny co-stars have most, but not all, the fun in Mr. Popper's Penguins"

Posted Jun 19, 2011

Christian Toto

32 26%

Green Lantern (2011)

"Green Lantern uses so much CGI it's a wonder anyone bothered bringing a camera to the set."

Posted Jun 18, 2011

Christian Toto

33 46%

Monogamy (2011)

"Monogamy asks us to root for lovers who seem disinterested in their own future."

Posted Jun 12, 2011

Christian Toto

34 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"J.J. Abrams' Super 8 can't live up to its advanced billing, but it's still a crisp combination of 'Goonies,' 'Stand By Me' and ... I can't spoil the rest."

Posted Jun 10, 2011

Christian Toto

35 34%

The Hangover Part II (2011)

"The Hangover Part II feels like the fifth or sixth installment in the franchise. It's that out of fresh ideas."

Posted May 27, 2011

Christian Toto

36 60%

The Beaver (2011)

"The Beaver puts the focus back on Mel Gibson the actor, not the tabloid nightmare."

Posted May 20, 2011

Christian Toto

37 33%

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"On Stranger Tides is arrgh-uably the best franchise sequel yet. Faint praise, to be sure."

Posted May 20, 2011

Christian Toto

38 66%

Hobo With a Shotgun (2011)

"Never mind 'Machete,' Hobo with a Shotgun is the real heir to the Grindhouse glory daze."

Posted May 14, 2011

Christian Toto

39 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"Bridemaids may make Kristen Wiig the first female'SNL' alum to ascend to the A-list."

Posted May 13, 2011

Christian Toto

40 77%

Thor (2011)

"Thor isn't 'The Dark Knight,' but it's a mighty fine kickoff to the summer movie season."

Posted May 6, 2011

Christian Toto

41 77%

Fast Five (2011)

"All together now ... if you loved the first four Furious films there's no reason on Earth why you won't dig Fast Five"

Posted Apr 29, 2011

Christian Toto

42 60%

Water for Elephants (2011)

"No passion, no problem. Water for Elephants creates a wonderfully dark circus atmosphere to keep our interest when the film's love triangle falters."

Posted Apr 22, 2011

Christian Toto

43 11%

Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

"Kudos to Atlas Shrugged for bringing Ayn Rand's iconic novel to the big screen at long last. Now, about that script ..."

Posted Apr 15, 2011

Christian Toto

44 58%

Scream 4 (2011)

"Scream 4 isn't the embarrassment one fears from such a belated return to a sleeping franchise. But it's neither scary nor inventive enough to warrant its existence."

Posted Apr 15, 2011

Christian Toto

45 26%

Arthur (2011)

"The new, not so improved Arthur drinks less but still brings the funny."

Posted Apr 8, 2011

Christian Toto

46 92%

Source Code (2011)

"With Source Code Duncan Jones proves he's sci-fi's most promising young director."

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Christian Toto

47 66%

Insidious (2011)

"James Wan's Insidious is both an apology for the numbing 'Saw' sequels and proof old-school horror still rocks."

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Christian Toto

48 23%

Sucker Punch (2011)

"Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch should send shivers down the spines of Superman fans."

Posted Mar 25, 2011

Christian Toto

49 67%

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2011)

"Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead makes it safe to eat your vegetables again."

Posted Mar 23, 2011

Christian Toto

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