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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 57%

Defiance (2009)

"The way Zwick force-feeds his audience emotion becomes laborious."

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Ben Lyons

2 57%

Defiance (2009)

"I felt like these characters were prototypes and not people."

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Ben Mankiewicz

3 71%

Last Chance Harvey (2009)

"These two actors are so strong that in the end we are left with a sweet and a tender movie."

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Ben Mankiewicz

4 71%

Last Chance Harvey (2009)

"Sure, it's predictable at times, and maybe even a little sappy, but overall it's a sweet movie about genuine human emotion."

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Ben Lyons

5 51%

Notorious (2009)

"If Milk set the standard for biopics in 2008, then 2009 is off to a strong start with Notorious."

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Ben Mankiewicz

6 51%

Notorious (2009)

"For a hardcore fan of his music and his life, it rings true."

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Ben Lyons

7 33%

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

"Once you've seen about the first 20 minutes of the movie, you've got a sense of what all of the jokes were going to be."

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Ben Mankiewicz

8 33%

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

"James gives it everything he's got, totally committing to the character and delivering clean comedy which often times is often more difficult than creating just a raunch-fest."

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Ben Lyons

9 25%

Bedtime Stories (2008)

"I didn't like one part of this movie."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

10 25%

Bedtime Stories (2008)

"It's a sweet kids movie and I commend Sandler for trying something different in his career."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Ben Lyons

11 64%

Marley & Me (2008)

"The dog -- or the many dogs who play Marley through the years -- also delivers some of the funniest scenes."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

12 64%

Marley & Me (2008)

"I think this movie works because of the relationship on screen between Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Ben Lyons

13 68%

Revolutionary Road (2008)

"A very powerful drama."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Ben Lyons

14 68%

Revolutionary Road (2008)

"Give me something to care about."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

15 14%

The Spirit (2008)

"I thought it was sort of cool and corny simultaneously."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

16 14%

The Spirit (2008)

"Is it campy? Or is it cool? Is it stylized? Or is it corny and cheesy? It doesn't really know."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Ben Lyons

17 62%

Valkyrie (2008)

"There are some powerful moments and [it's] an interesting true story."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Ben Lyons

18 62%

Valkyrie (2008)

"Everybody is I think is good in the film, except Tom Cruise."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

19 72%

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

"A terrific film."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

20 72%

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

"The characters that come in and out of Benjamin's life are distinct, memorable, and wonderfully conceived."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Lyons

21 45%

Yes Man (2008)

"I think this movie needs to be skipped."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

22 45%

Yes Man (2008)

"Contrived and silly to say the least."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Lyons

23 56%

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

"It just tries to take a little bit from some of the things we've seen over the past few years that have worked to make this work and it's just desperate and it doesn't work."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Lyons

24 56%

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

"It's like Ratatouille meets Upstairs Downstairs to go sort of cross-generational but it didn't work really on any level."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

25 79%

Gran Torino (2009)

"We also see the development of Eastwood into the nuanced, textured actor he's become."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

26 79%

Gran Torino (2009)

"Eastwood is really fantastic in the twilight of his career."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Lyons

27 27%

Seven Pounds (2008)

"I think it's just kind of average but Rosario Dawson is great and worthy of some type of recognition throughout this award show season."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Lyons

28 27%

Seven Pounds (2008)

"That big twist at the end... if you go back and analyze it -- I'm not sure it holds up, but I don't think it really matters all that much."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

29 80%

Nothing But the Truth (2008)

"It's Kate Beckinsale who is fantastic and she is able to hold the strong premise long enough to keep my interest in a politically-charged thriller."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Lyons

30 80%

Nothing But the Truth (2008)

"I thought the performances were great, particularly Vera Farmiga."

Posted Dec 22, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

31 78%

Doubt (2008)

"Worth seeing."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

32 78%

Doubt (2008)

"It is one of those plays that I think should have stay on the stage."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Lyons

33 98%

The Wrestler (2008)

"To put it simply, this is the best film I've seen this year."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

34 98%

The Wrestler (2008)

"This is a film that you have got to see. You won't be disappointed."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Lyons

35 52%

Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

"There are some standout performances from some young stars on the rise."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Lyons

36 52%

Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

"Harmless, predictable, contrived -- if those are the best things you can say about a movie I think you should definitely skip it."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

37 21%

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

"The special effects in 1951 were hokey fun. Here, in the first half of the movie anyway, they are hokey but they aren't fun."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

38 21%

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

"What a ridiculous movie."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Lyons

39 85%

Wendy and Lucy (2008)

"This indie film is slow and downright boring at its core."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Lyons

40 85%

Wendy and Lucy (2008)

"[With] very basic storytelling, we've got to be given a reason to care and it never happens."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

41 66%

What Doesn't Kill You (2008)

"I thought that Brian Goodman managed to put us in this hardscrabble South Boston neighborhood."

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

42 66%

What Doesn't Kill You (2008)

"Nothing really going on here"

Posted Dec 15, 2008

Ben Lyons

43 67%

Cadillac Records (2008)

"I think music fans will enjoy this."

Posted Dec 8, 2008

Ben Lyons

44 67%

Cadillac Records (2008)

"There is not one authentic moment of human discourse in the whole movie."

Posted Dec 8, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

45 26%

Nobel Son (2008)

"Is it a thriller? Is it a heist movie? Is it a comedy?"

Posted Dec 8, 2008

Ben Lyons

46 26%

Nobel Son (2008)

"I had high hopes for Nobel Son at the halfway point, but it ultimately really completely collapses under the weight of its clever twists."

Posted Dec 8, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

47 27%

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

"This was a terrible movie."

Posted Dec 8, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

48 27%

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

"Hopefully it's three strikes and you're out for The Punisher, as this latest attempt at creating another comic book franchise will prove once and for all that maybe this character just doesn't deserve the big screen treatment."

Posted Dec 8, 2008

Ben Lyons

49 61%

The Reader (2008)

"I found Kate Winslet to be absolutely mesmerizing."

Posted Dec 8, 2008

Ben Lyons

50 61%

The Reader (2008)

"I think this is a great film."

Posted Dec 8, 2008

Ben Mankiewicz

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