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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 89%

OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie (2012)

"A work of advocacy, no doubt. But it transcends those parameters, and the condescension such a description connotes, connecting Clayman's struggles to the outside world in smart fashion."

Posted Jul 30, 2012

Brent Simon

2 63%

The Woman in the Fifth (2012)

"A dark testimonial to the notion of artistic bloom and creative salvation through misery -- an intellectually engaging puzzle box, a movie that happily dances about on both literal and metaphorical planes."

Posted Jul 30, 2012

Brent Simon

3 40%

The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)

"A pulpy, low-budget slice of film noir cross-pollinated with a martial arts flick, this Girl wins no awards for great originality but nonetheless serves as a stylish and engaging vehicle for the surly charms of Jason Yee."

Posted Jul 29, 2012

Brent Simon

4 28%

Bel Ami (2012)

"A gassy, self-satisfied adaptation of the 1885 novel of the same name, threadbare Parisian period piece Bel Ami belies the erroneous notion that costume dramas automatically have a higher IQ than their contemporary dramatic brethren."

Posted Jul 29, 2012

Brent Simon

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 26%

L!fe Happens (2012)

Posted Jul 6, 2012

Brent Simon

12 ——

Double Trouble (1967)

Posted Jun 18, 2012

Brent Simon

13 54%

Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012)

Posted Jun 14, 2012

Brent Simon

14 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

15 66%

The Women on the 6th Floor (2011)

Posted May 22, 2012

Brent Simon

16 ——

Renee ()

Posted May 16, 2012

Brent Simon

17 94%

I Wish (2012)

Posted May 16, 2012

Brent Simon

18 33%

Bloodline (2008)

Posted May 16, 2012

Brent Simon

19 82%

Nobody Else But You (2012)

Posted May 16, 2012

Brent Simon

20 31%

The Good Heart (2010)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

21 37%

Scary Movie 4 (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

22 88%

I've Loved You So Long (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

23 26%

Ninja Assassin (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

24 29%

Gamer (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

25 73%

The Great New Wonderful (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

26 12%

Jonah Hex (2010)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

27 67%

Ali (2001)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

28 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

29 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

30 40%

Scoop (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

31 66%

What Doesn't Kill You (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

32 55%

Orphan (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

33 50%

Last Night (2011)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

34 14%

Mirrors (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

35 65%

Is Anybody There? (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

36 76%

Recount (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

37 92%

Ballast (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

38 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

39 94%

Passenger Side (2010)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

40 30%

War, Inc. (2008)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

41 ——

Fragments (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

42 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

43 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

44 32%

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

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

45 79%

The Hangover (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

46 32%

All Good Things (2010)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

47 33%

I Am Number Four (2011)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

48 73%

Cavite (2006)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

49 4%

Abduction (2011)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

50 30%

The Answer Man (Arlen Faber) (2009)

Posted May 15, 2012

Brent Simon

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