HitFix

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 ——

Transcendence (2014)

"'Transcendence' is a stiff, but one that is produced with enough polish that it almost successfully disguises its true nature."

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Drew McWeeny

2 100%

Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The TV Fargo establishes itself as its own wonderful thing that is connected to the movie without being a recreation of it, and that doesn't seem unworthy of the name. "

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

3 83%

Mad Men: Season 7 (TV, 2014-2015)

" It's an excellent starting point for an episode that, even more than the average Mad Men premiere, has to spend an awful lot of time (especially given that it's our first one-hour premiere in a few years) filling us in on what happened during the hiatus. "

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

4 63%

Draft Day (2014)

"... does a wonderful job of laying out not only the stakes but the process in a way that even someone who has never paid attention to football can understand..."

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Drew McWeeny

5 98%

Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014)

" We close on another sort of potential threat to the Lannisters with an extended suspense sequence featuring everyone's favorite buddy team of Arya and the Hound. It's a fascinating closing scene. "

Posted Apr 7, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

6 96%

Silicon Valley: Season 1

" Silicon Valley is the right show in the right medium, on the right channel, at the right time. "

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

7 48%

Turn: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Turn isn't bad, but it's also too forgettable to deserve a long look, cool credits or no. "

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

8 100%

Veep: Season 3 (TV, 2014)

" The improvements made to Veep feel sustainable. "

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

9 100%

Ilo Ilo (2014)

"There's a guarded optimism to this hushed, thoughtful miniature, even with our knowledge of the yo-yo economy to come."

Posted Mar 31, 2014

Guy Lodge

10 77%

Noah (2014)

"For anyone who is willing to challenge their own ideas of what this story means and how Biblical stories can be told, 'Noah' is one harrowing ride."

Posted Mar 24, 2014

Drew McWeeny

11 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"... the best action film out of the entire Marvel movie universe so far, bar none."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Drew McWeeny

12 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"The onslaught is deliciously relentless, like being beaten over the head with a marshmallow pillow, and taking a bite with each blow."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Guy Lodge

13 72%

The 100: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" I'm still struggling to find a single character whose fate I'm even vaguely invested in, but my outright antipathy towards some of the characters ha[s] begun to fade. "

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Dan Fienberg

14 40%

Divergent (2014)

"Overall, Divergent is familiar fare, but served up by a cast that is fiercely dedicated to the material."

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Drew McWeeny

15 38%

Believe: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" I liked the Believe pilot a lot more, if only for the direction of it. "

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

16 77%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"The film doesn't just feel like a double-length episode of the series. The scope feels bigger, the look is richer, and the focus on who Veronica is and why she's so good at this job goes much deeper than the show usually did."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

17 100%

Chef (2014)

"... simple truth shines through loud and clear in 'Chef,' a movie with a heart the size of Texas..."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Drew McWeeny

18 100%

Neighbors (2014)

"Not only is it uproariously funny and almost breathtakingly dirty, it is better written than it needs to be on a character level, delivering completely on its premise."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Drew McWeeny

19 63%

Bad Words (2014)

"Working from a wicked script by Andrew Dodge, [Jason Bateman has] made a film that gives him one of the best starring roles he's ever had..."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Drew McWeeny

20 77%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"There is a definite feeling that these are old friends that we are being reunited with, and I hope new viewers don't feel left out."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Drew McWeeny

21 52%

Resurrection: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It is non-terrible, but when there is a vastly better take on the exact same idea, the only excuses for watching this one are a lack of a Netflix subscription or a violent medical allergy to reading subtitles. "

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

22 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"... if you're up for sea serpents, exploding fat men, and an impressively insane performance from Eva Green, then "300: Rise Of An Empire" should entertain you tremendously."

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Drew McWeeny

23 78%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"If only someone had a time machine they could use to go back and show the finished film to the creative team two years ago so they could fix all the things that don't work. Ah, if only."

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Drew McWeeny

24 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"In Anderson's hands, the revolution is ridiculous, and that buys him room to grapple with some big ideas at the same time in what I am sure is one of the best films he's made to date."

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Drew McWeeny

25 22%

Son Of God (2014)

"... a genuinely bland and forgettable picture... about as middle-of-the-road as a movie can be. "

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Drew McWeeny

26 65%

The Red Road: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Mental illness is a tricky thing to portray on screen without seeming cheesey; The Red Road approach is very cheddar. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

27 97%

The Americans: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Absolutely dynamite. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

28 92%

Vikings: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Vikings remains a genuine pleasure rather than a guilty one. It ain't deep much of the time, but it does the job, and I'm glad it's back. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

29 100%

Hannibal: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" The last thing television needs is more serial killer dramas. But when they're this well made, this smart and creative and unexpectedly funny? Then, yes, more Hannibal, please. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

30 36%

Mixology: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The "Just another night at the bar" conceit of Mixology induces a prolonged shrug, because whatever happens in this night would probably happen tomorrow and plausibly with a more interesting group of patrons. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Dan Fienberg

31 78%

Vikings: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" There are more ambitious dramas on television right now, but few that deliver as consistently on what is promised than Vikings. "

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

32 25%

Mind Games: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The pilot episode is peppered with comments about why the brother's idea - and, thus, the premise of the show - shouldn't work, as well as references to things that have brought down past Killen series like Lone Star and Awake. "

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

33 36%

Growing Up Fisher: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" This faux-Wonder Years approach doesn't really work, though, in that the kids are forgettable and Jenna Elfman's character is actively grating. "

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

34 77%

About a Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It's not a terrible show, but it's a fairly literal, toothless translation of the source material that doesn't give much indication of working as an ongoing series. "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

35 50%

Happily Divorced : Season 1 (TV, 2011)

" When the characters on Happily Divorced deliver their dumb punchlines, they seem like members of some alien species who learned everything they know about humanity by watching reruns of Growing Pains. "

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

36 40%

Cupid: Season 1 (TV, 2009)

" If you didn't like Cupid in its first incarnation and you weren't predisposed to like it now for a litany of behind-the-scenes reasons, ABC's new Cupid is instantly forgettable and disposable "

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Dan Fienberg

37 ——

Private Violence ()

"It has a tremendous lead character in domestic violence advocate Kit Gruelle, a heartbreaking main case study and genuinely difficulties telling its actual story."

Posted Feb 17, 2014

Dan Fienberg

38 ——

Watchers of the Sky ()

"Social justice is a hard and often nebulous concept to depict in a documentary Belzberg actually revels in the elevated aspects of the discussion."

Posted Feb 17, 2014

Dan Fienberg

39 ——

The Return To Homs ()

"There are shades of Kubrick to the long, uninterrupted shots that take us through bombed out buildings, a labyrinth of ruins that still have poignant ties to our heroes."

Posted Feb 17, 2014

Dan Fienberg

40 13%

Winter's Tale (2014)

"'Winter's Tale' is the 'Batman and Robin' of magical realism."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Drew McWeeny

41 67%

Harper's Island: Season 1 (TV, 2009)

" I didn't think the Harper's Island pilot was good, but I thought it was fun. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Dan Fienberg

42 88%

House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" I'm going to take my time with the rest of the season, admiring the shiny packaging and the performances while wishing they were in service to the great show House of Cards thinks it is rather than the decent show it actually is. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

43 48%

RoboCop (2014)

"'Robocop' is not a bad movie, but it's a half-baked one, and more than anything, I was left asking the same question afterwards that I had before, one that I still can't really answer for myself: why?"

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Drew McWeeny

44 70%

About Last Night (2014)

"... by refusing to play to the typical roadblocks of the genre, the film manages to offer people something honest, and... couples will recognize themselves in the film."

Posted Feb 10, 2014

Drew McWeeny

45 77%

Infinitely Polar Bear ()

"Seemingly in perfect sync with Forbes' direction and screenplay, Ruffalo turns Cameron into a well-rounded, three-dimensional character."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Gregory Ellwood

46 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"Anderson has hit on the ideal narrative context for his restless romanticism and production design fetish."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Guy Lodge

47 55%

Laggies (2014)

"It is charming and often seems to have some real insight to this arrested adolescence that seems to be more and more common, if not acceptable these days."

Posted Feb 5, 2014

Drew McWeeny

48 100%

Friday Night Lights: Season 4 (TV, 2009-2010)

" The major story is among the most compelling season-long arcs this great, great drama has had, and all the other elements are all still in place, no matter what side of town Eric Taylor works. "

Posted Feb 3, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

49 22%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"Writer/director Tom Gormican has certainly established a voice for his debut feature, but unfortunately, it is a grotesque, immature, and cheerfully misogynistic voice, one that I would not want to hear a second time."

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Drew McWeeny

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