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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 80%

I Am Love (2010)

"I am bored."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Robbie Collin

2 27%

Remember Me (2010)

"A teen-pleasing, low-key indie romance with one of the most demented final twists ever."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Robbie Collin

3 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"A fun piece of disposable nonsense."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Robbie Collin

4 20%

Legion (2010)

"Ah well. At least we know Paul Bettany's mortgage is covered."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Robbie Collin

5 94%

Samson and Delilah (2010)

"Tough, uncompromising and truthful, yet funny and heartwarming when it needs to be -- this is highly recommended."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Robbie Collin

6 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Some movies are great art. Plenty more are trash. But every so often, the stars align, the skies rain fish and you get a heaven-sent mix of the two."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Robbie Collin

7 76%

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

"This is smart, witty and beautifully crafted -- exactly what you want from a family film."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Robbie Collin

8 0%

Shank (2010)

"There are a fair few good ideas in Shank -- a nicely-staged market scene featuring Colin Salmon and an animated fight scene being two -- but they don't come together into anything that even looks halfway like a movie."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Robbie Collin

9 13%

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

"There's so little chemistry between the two, they might as well have cast Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox and had done with it."

Posted Mar 24, 2010

Robbie Collin

10 66%

The Blind Side (2009)

"The movie's obsessed with the Tuohy clan's constant kindness towards Mike, and the social knock-on effects for them. But it barely gives a second thought to the poor sod's own struggle with suddenly finding himself a charity case."

Posted Mar 22, 2010

Robbie Collin

11 57%

Perrier's Bounty (2010)

"It's about as exciting as a two-part, coconut-flavoured snack chased down with a mouthful of mineral water."

Posted Mar 22, 2010

Robbie Collin

12 72%

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

"This is one of those rare romantic comedies that's both romantic and comic."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

13 61%

The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)

"Like a British beach sunset, it starts all romantic and retro but quickly gets dark and starts smelling a bit fishy."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

14 12%

The Spy Next Door (2010)

"Just normal, common- or-garden, ready-salted bad."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

15 32%

My Last Five Girlfriends (2009)

"It's well worth a look."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

16 53%

The Kreutzer Sonata (2009)

"It's actually pretty watchable thanks to a demented turn from Huston, a terrifyingly tense final act and, shall we say, a 'committed' performance from Liz."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

17 62%

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

"This is the film equivalent of Nice biscuits, or snow globes, or N-Dubz. You're vaguely aware that they exist but you don't know anyone who actually likes them."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

18 96%

Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

"It's a great insight into how Banksy and his ilk operate."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

19 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

"It's hypnotically watchable and tense as a drum."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

20 69%

Shutter Island (2010)

"So jump on that ferry and prepare for a stomach-churning crossing. Just don't blame me if you end up marooned."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

21 22%

Case 39 (2010)

"Case 39 is basically a poor man's Orphan - which wasn't that good anyway."

Posted Mar 5, 2010

Robbie Collin

22 70%

Ondine (2010)

"Great-looking-but-actually-a-bit-rubbish Irish drama."

Posted Mar 5, 2010

Robbie Collin

23 51%

Chloe (2010)

"It's one of those films that keeps sinking lower than you ever thought possible."

Posted Mar 5, 2010

Robbie Collin

24 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"A bona fide, bums-in-the-air fiasco that needs to be burned and the ashes hurtled off in the direction of the nearest black hole as soon as you can, NASA."

Posted Mar 2, 2010

Robbie Collin

25 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs tire-larigot) (2010)

"The film is visually impressive and I'd be lying if I said I didn't laugh a few times. But too often, the gags aren't so much quirky as just plain jarring."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Robbie Collin

26 37%

From Paris with Love (2010)

"An uproarious late-night action blast, and it's going to get trashed by virtually every other reviewer on the planet. Ignore them. It's brilliant."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Robbie Collin

27 21%

Leap Year (2010)

"If you've only seen one dumb city girl fish-out-of-water romcom, you've seen them all. And you will have definitely seen everything that this miserable 100-minute trudge of a film has to offer."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Robbie Collin

28 46%

Everybody's Fine (2009)

"Mushier than a half-chewed rusk. And while that doesn't necessarily make it a bad movie, it DOES make it a syrupy one - with enough hugging and learning to triple your cholesterol during the 100-minute run-time."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Robbie Collin

29 71%

The Crazies (2010)

"This remake of a 1973 chiller is unlike almost every horror remake on the planet in one key way -- it's really good."

Posted Feb 24, 2010

Robbie Collin

30 32%

The Lovely Bones (2009)

"You wanna know what purgatory feels like? Sit through all two-plus hours of this lurid mush and you'll have a fair idea."

Posted Feb 19, 2010

Robbie Collin

31 48%

Battle For Terra (2009)

"With its suspiciously similar plot and cheapo production values, a name change to Chav-atar is all but a formality."

Posted Feb 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

32 49%

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

"It's fantastic fun, it knows its Greek mythology, and it's a very promising start to a franchise. More of the same, please."

Posted Feb 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

33 92%

Ponyo (2009)

"If you want to see something suitable for all ages that will dazzle you sideways and remind you of the awesome power of animation done right, you should see this."

Posted Feb 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

34 85%

A Single Man (2009)

"It's fantastic - stunning to look at, with a career best performance from Firth, and a genuinely affecting story."

Posted Feb 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

35 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"Like Wuthering Heights meets Chewbacca with a migraine."

Posted Feb 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

36 18%

Valentine's Day (2010)

"Where's Al Capone and the North Side Gang when you need them? Cos if the time was right for another Valentine's Day Massacre, it has to be now."

Posted Feb 16, 2010

Robbie Collin

37 76%

Invictus (2009)

"It's still a great film though - expertly mixing a political biopic and an underdog sports movie together, which under a less sure hand could have turned out like The Mighty Ducks coached by George W."

Posted Feb 5, 2010

Robbie Collin

38 7%

Holy Water ()

"One of the most cack-handedly amateur films I've ever ground my teeth through."

Posted Feb 5, 2010

Robbie Collin

39 49%

Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009)

"Astro Boy is no awards contender."

Posted Feb 5, 2010

Robbie Collin

40 66%

Youth in Revolt (2010)

"Peaches Geldof would probably love it. And film reviews don't get any more depressing than that."

Posted Feb 5, 2010

Robbie Collin

41 56%

Edge of Darkness (2010)

"What's left still holds up nicely, thanks to firm plotting, Campbell's neat direction and a brace of decent performances."

Posted Feb 2, 2010

Robbie Collin

42 84%

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

"The Princess And The Frog is old-school Disney - the first animation of theirs for a good 12 years to recapture the magic of their early 90s output."

Posted Feb 2, 2010

Robbie Collin

43 91%

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

"The most intense, intimate and inspirational film since Slumdog Millionaire."

Posted Feb 2, 2010

Robbie Collin

44 48%

The Book of Eli (2010)

"The Book Of Eli is directed by the Hughes Brothers. On this evidence, they've got about as much movie-making talent as the Chuckle Brothers. Their last film was From Hell. Guess what? So is this one."

Posted Jan 22, 2010

Robbie Collin

45 63%

Brothers (2009)

"A mish-mash of great performances that don't quite add up to a great movie."

Posted Jan 22, 2010

Robbie Collin

46 97%

A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010)

"This blistering French crime epic isn't just the natural successor to City Of God, with its sweeping plot, jawbone-shattering violence and trouser-troubling tension. It's within spitting distance of the classics. The Untouchables. Scarface. Goodfellas."

Posted Jan 22, 2010

Robbie Collin

47 71%

The Boys Are Back (2009)

"What follows is a string of reasonably interesting ups and downs, with no clear overall plot to thread them together. It's kind of pretty good, ish."

Posted Jan 22, 2010

Robbie Collin

48 40%

44 Inch Chest (2010)

"Despite a set-up dripping with more menace than Shere Khan in the shower, this is not the ultra-violent gangster romp it looks like. What unfolds is a riveting character piece."

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Robbie Collin

49 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"Writer-director Jason Reitman again shows he can mix comedy with the deeper emotional stuff. The soundtrack's peppered with great choices. Small but perfectly formed scenes abound. And the ending is totally unexpected - but totally apt."

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Robbie Collin

50 7%

All About Steve (2009)

"If terrible movies were car crashes, this 101-minute horror-show is a coachload of orphans slamming headlong into the Hoover Dam - and 2010 is unlikely to serve up anything worse."

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Robbie Collin

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