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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"If you think you know where this movie is going, then you have no idea what you're in for -- and that's the beauty of it."

Posted Apr 11, 2012

Scott A. Mantz

2 43%

American Reunion (2012)

"Tries too hard and fails miserably in its efforts to replicate the recipe that made 1999's teen comedy hit so fresh and funny."

Posted Apr 6, 2012

Scott A. Mantz

3 88%

Titanic (1997)

"Still a spectacular cinematic experience that, if nothing else, will remind moviegoers why they fell in love with it in the first place."

Posted Apr 2, 2012

Scott A. Mantz

4 93%

Drive (2011)

"A brilliant work of art that's bold, daring and unpredictable."

Posted Sep 20, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

5 72%

Fright Night (2011)

"Fright Night proves that when it comes to entertaining movies about vampires, there's still plenty of room left in the cinematic coffin."

Posted Aug 19, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

6 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"Reinvents the franchise with a bold, exciting, intense and fun new chapter that does right by the brilliant 1968 original film while working spectacularly on its own terms."

Posted Aug 3, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

7 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"How the West was Lost in Space."

Posted Jul 28, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

8 70%

Friends With Benefits (2011)

"A charming, funny, smart, vibrant, irresistible and very sexy cinematic experience."

Posted Jul 25, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

9 96%

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

"Will bring both chills to the skin and tears to the eyes."

Posted Jul 14, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

10 35%

Larry Crowne (2011)

"Larry Crowne is a glass-is-half-full kind of movie if there ever was one."

Posted Jun 29, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

11 39%

Cars 2 (2011)

"With the love story jettisoned in favor of explosions, a confusing plot and poorly defined characters, Cars 2 goes nowhere fast."

Posted Jun 25, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

12 26%

Green Lantern (2011)

"Green Lantern is no Iron Man -- and, for that matter, it's no Green Hornet either."

Posted Jun 16, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

13 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"Super 8 is filled with great moments that don't always work great together."

Posted Jun 9, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

14 87%

X-Men: First Class (2011)

"An exceptionally strong, smart, stylish, vibrant and fresh reboot of the X-Men franchise."

Posted Jun 2, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

15 34%

The Hangover Part II (2011)

"The spirit is meaner, and the tone is much darker -- both of which zap the vibe of what made the original film so much fun in the first place."

Posted May 25, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

16 33%

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"If you've seen one swordfight, you've seen them all, and the convoluted screenplay makes the whole overlong affair feel like more of the same."

Posted May 18, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

17 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"An instant R-rated classic that could give the upcoming Hangover Part II a run for its money."

Posted May 13, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

18 77%

Thor (2011)

"Lightning strikes again for Marvel - though not as strongly as in previous years - with yet another big screen version of an iconic superhero culled from its vast library."

Posted May 4, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

19 77%

Fast Five (2011)

"The biggest, best and most furious Fast of them all."

Posted Apr 28, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

20 60%

Water for Elephants (2011)

"Not only does Pattinson give an impressive performance, but he also holds his own alongside his Oscar-winning co-stars, Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz."

Posted Apr 22, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

21 71%

Paul (2011)

"What really pushes Paul into the stratosphere is the level of charm and chemistry between its cast members."

Posted Mar 18, 2011

Scott A. Mantz

22 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"It's a turning point for Natalie Portman, whose career-defining performance absolutely deserves an Academy Award for Best Actress."

Posted Dec 1, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

23 52%

The Next Three Days (2010)

"It's fun while it lasts, and when it's over, you'll move on to the next three movies."

Posted Nov 19, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

24 86%

Unstoppable (2010)

"As long as you check your brain at the door before boarding Unstoppable, then you will enjoy the ride."

Posted Nov 11, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

25 93%

127 Hours (2010)

"James Franco gives a physically and emotionally devastating performance that's one for the books."

Posted Nov 2, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

26 46%

Hereafter (2010)

"Hereafter is quintessential Eastwood, marked by the classic style, level of intimacy and general flair for storytelling that has defined the best of his career."

Posted Oct 19, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

27 96%

The Social Network (2010)

"A riveting cinematic triumph that can be fairly described as the Citizen Kane of the 21st Century."

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

28 55%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"A very good movie, even if its impact falls short of its predecessor. "

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

29 87%

Buried (2010)

"A brilliantly twisted suspense thriller that would have made Alfred Hitchcock proud."

Posted Sep 20, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

30 42%

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

"If this bland comedy is the best that the filmmakers could come up with, then I'll pass on dessert."

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

31 62%

Salt (2010)

"A Jolie Good Time"

Posted Jul 21, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

32 86%

Inception (2010)

"Consider this as a form of inception from a film review: see it again, and while you're at it, see it a third time."

Posted Jul 14, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

33 49%

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

"Eclipse is still bogged down by the poor plotting, slow pacing and sub-par acting that has, sadly, marred the film series all along."

Posted Jun 30, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

34 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"The novelty may have worn off, but Shrek Forever After gets better as it goes along, and it has its moments."

Posted May 20, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

35 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"Saving Private Robin!"

Posted May 13, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

36 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"With a name like Kick-Ass, you know what you're in for. Or maybe you don't, and that's the beauty of this gloriously entertaining superhero satire."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

37 69%

Shutter Island (2010)

"It's only a matter of time before Daniels cracks under the pressure of Shutter Island, a dark and uninviting rock that makes Alcatraz look like Disneyland by comparison."

Posted Feb 18, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

38 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"Just in time for Valentine's Day. Apparently, nothing says "I love you" more than a big hairy werewolf biting somebody's head off."

Posted Feb 12, 2010

Scott A. Mantz

39 28%

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

"The narrative is choppy, the pace is slow, it's way too long and, well, not a lot really happens."

Posted Nov 20, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

40 39%

2012 (2009)

"A preposterous, overlong mess that's filled with cheesy dialogue and cliche-ridden characters."

Posted Nov 12, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

41 94%

An Education (2009)

"It's Carey Mulligan's ivy-league performance that really puts the film in a class all by itself."

Posted Oct 20, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

42 72%

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

"An odd cinematic experience that's visually stunning, but emotionally lacking."

Posted Oct 16, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

43 39%

Surrogates (2009)

"The robotic surrogates go about their business in the most monotone way possible. That low energy hurts the movie."

Posted Sep 25, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

44 7%

All About Steve (2009)

"There's Something Pathetic About Mary"

Posted Sep 4, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

45 84%

The September Issue (2009)

"An excellent documentary that's fast-paced, funny and deeply engaging."

Posted Aug 31, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

46 19%

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

"Honestly, it gave me a headache."

Posted Aug 20, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

47 95%

Star Trek (2009)

"The 11th feature in the long-running series is not just a great Star Trek movie -- it's a great movie period."

Posted Aug 20, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

48 68%

Funny People (2009)

"It could have been a great movie, but instead it's only a good one, mostly because it forgot the first rule of comedy: leave them wanting more, not wanting to leave."

Posted Aug 20, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

49 86%

500 Days of Summer (2009)

"Oh, (500) Days of Summer, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways -- out of order, and from a list of, well, 500 (you'll know why when you see it)..."

Posted Aug 20, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

50 90%

District 9 (2009)

"The most gripping, intriguing and compelling sci-fi allegory to grace the big screen since 1968's 'Planet of the Apes' -- and that makes it an instant sci-fi classic in its own right."

Posted Aug 20, 2009

Scott A. Mantz

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