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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 0%

For the Love of Money (2012)

"Viewers have traveled this road of criminal menace before, only this time it's peppered with more exclamations of 'L'chaim!'"

Posted Jul 29, 2012

Brent Simon

2 20%

Mighty Fine (2012)

"A somewhat drab and unimaginative telling further dents this dull melodrama of already rather limited psychological insights, and pat conclusions and catharses."

Posted Jul 29, 2012

Brent Simon

3 75%

The Intouchables (2012)

"A rich, buoyant tale about the simple act of human connection and how it makes the heart sing. A witty and unabashedly crowd-pleasing dramedy that spans languages and cultures."

Posted Jul 29, 2012

Brent Simon

4 58%

Hysteria (2012)

"A sly yet seriously mounted comedy that plays like a post-war Ealing Studios pin-prick satire of British character and society."

Posted Jul 29, 2012

Brent Simon

5 87%

Polisse (2012)

"Polisse connects fitfully through its sheer urgency -- it's a work of deep feeling. But the movie, which opts for a baseline emotional setting of overheated, eventually starts to come across as pummeling, and one-note."

Posted Jul 29, 2012

Brent Simon

6 27%

High School (2012)

"A hot mess whose sub-par direction mostly neutralizes its fantastic comedic premise. High School is a willfully 'stupid' stoner comedy, yes, but it also illustrates the gap between stupid done right and merely indulged too far."

Posted Jul 6, 2012

Brent Simon

7 26%

L!fe Happens (2012)

Posted Jul 6, 2012

Brent Simon

8 ——

Double Trouble (1967)

Posted Jun 18, 2012

Brent Simon

9 54%

Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012)

Posted Jun 14, 2012

Brent Simon

10 88%

Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2012)

"An interesting documentary that rather criminally buries its lede, Lea Pool's film never tames her unwieldy collection of thought-provoking opinions into a cohesive entity grander than the sum of its disparate parts."

Posted Jun 4, 2012

Brent Simon

11 66%

The Women on the 6th Floor (2011)

Posted May 22, 2012

Brent Simon

12 ——

Renee ()

Posted May 16, 2012

Brent Simon

13 94%

I Wish (2012)

Posted May 16, 2012

Brent Simon

14 33%

Bloodline (2008)

Posted May 16, 2012

Brent Simon

15 82%

Nobody Else But You (2012)

Posted May 16, 2012

Brent Simon

16 31%

The Good Heart (2010)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

17 37%

Scary Movie 4 (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

18 88%

I've Loved You So Long (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

19 26%

Ninja Assassin (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

20 29%

Gamer (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

21 73%

The Great New Wonderful (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

22 12%

Jonah Hex (2010)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

23 67%

Ali (2001)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

24 43%

Surviving Crooked Lake (Portage) (2009)

"There are thematic grace notes of cusp-of-pubescence grief, loneliness and misplaced attraction here, but the nitty-gritty of dramatic conflict and the acting are not up to snuff, quite simply."

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

25 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

26 40%

Scoop (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

27 66%

What Doesn't Kill You (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

28 55%

Orphan (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

29 50%

Last Night (2011)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

30 14%

Mirrors (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

31 65%

Is Anybody There? (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

32 76%

Recount (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

33 92%

Ballast (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

34 51%

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

"A professionally mounted genre exercise which tries to please both thriller and social drama crowds, and suffers mightily as a result."

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

35 94%

Passenger Side (2010)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

36 30%

War, Inc. (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

37 ——

Fragments (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

38 94%

Secrecy (2008)

"A messily structured look into the hidden world of national security policy and the 'classification universe,' Secrecy comes off as not much more than an aperitif."

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

39 27%

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

"A blithely depraved shoot-'em-up in which its glum protagonist cuts a retributive swath across a vast criminal underworld, Punisher: War Zone echoes back to the unthinking low-budget action movies of the 1980s."

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

40 32%

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

41 79%

The Hangover (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

42 32%

All Good Things (2010)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

43 33%

I Am Number Four (2011)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

44 73%

Cavite (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

45 4%

Abduction (2011)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

46 30%

The Answer Man (Arlen Faber) (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

47 73%

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

48 74%

Cars (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

49 74%

Monster House (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

50 87%

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

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