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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 20%

That's My Boy (2012)

"Tasteless, witless and mean-spirited. A painfully unfunny debacle."

Posted Jun 16, 2012

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2 95%

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

"A wildly entertaining and provocative about a bold, honest and charismatic artist."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

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3 21%

My Way (2012)

"Spectacular, thrilling and heartfelt. The best war film since Saving Private Ryan. "

Posted Jun 12, 2012

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4 70%

Dark Horse (2012)

"Sad, poignant, funny and, above all, painfully honest. "

Posted Jun 9, 2012

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5 92%

A Simple Life (2012)

"Well-acted, deeply human and emotionally resonating."

Posted Jun 4, 2012

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6 88%

Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2012)

"An illuminating, provocative documentary that will leave you enraged, and rightfully so."

Posted Jun 3, 2012

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7 42%

Hide Away (A Year in Mooring) (2012)

"Beautifully-shot, but undercooked and too heavy on metaphors. Josh Lucas elevates the film with a strong, well-nuanced performance. "

Posted Jun 2, 2012

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8 47%

Cellmates (2012)

"Bold, witty and hilarious. A slice of comedy heaven. You'll laugh until it hurts. "

Posted Jun 1, 2012

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9 57%

Arjun the Warrior Prince (2012)

"An epic, dazzling and thrilling adventure for all ages. "

Posted May 30, 2012

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10 70%

Men in Black III (2012)

"Surprisingly funny, smart and, dare I say, tender. The first great blockbuster of the summer."

Posted May 25, 2012

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11 ——

Helpless (2012)

"Equally poignant and riveting. One of the best mystery thrillers since Tell No One ."

Posted May 25, 2012

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12 92%

Headhunters (2012)

"Suspenseful, wickedly funny and clever, Headhunters offers more bang for your buck than most modern crime thrillers. "

Posted May 25, 2012

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13 75%

The Intouchables (2012)

"The funniest comedy in years, and the most touching story of genuine friendship since The Shawshank Redemption. Only a cynic would be able to resist its charms, humor, and humanity."

Posted May 22, 2012

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14 34%

Battleship (2012)

"A long, vapid and tedious orgasm of CGI effects that will leave you exacerbated."

Posted May 19, 2012

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15 93%

Elena (2012)

"A somber, heart-wrenching drama as well as a very timely critique of modern society."

Posted May 16, 2012

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16 94%

I Wish (2012)

"Often feels like life itself: indescribable, complex, wondrous and beautiful. "

Posted May 12, 2012

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17 57%

The Dictator (2012)

"Bold, shameless and outrageously funny. You'll laugh your head off. "

Posted May 10, 2012

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18 83%

Changing the Game (2012)

"Suspenseful, intriguing, wise and genuinely heartfelt. "

Posted May 10, 2012

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19 67%

Chronicling a Crisis (2012)

"Unflinchingly honest and emotionally devastating."

Posted May 5, 2012

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20 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Yet another brainless, overbloated and mostly underwhelming blockbuster despite marvelous visual effects. "

Posted May 3, 2012

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21 47%

96 Minutes (2012)

"Gritty, riveting and well-acted. "

Posted Apr 27, 2012

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22 ——

Nameless Gangster (2012)

"A well-acted, intelligent and riveting thrill ride that will take your breath away. It's one of the most powerful gangster films in years. "

Posted Apr 7, 2012

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23 43%

American Reunion (2012)

"Overlong and occasionally limp, but it will make you laugh more often than not."

Posted Apr 5, 2012

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24 100%

Scenes of a Crime (2012)

"A riveting docu-thriller that will wake you up and shake you up to the inexcusable failures of the American justice system. You will never look at an interrogation the same way again. "

Posted Mar 30, 2012

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25 38%

The Beat Hotel (2012)

"Well-edited and mildly engaging, but it barely scratches the surface of its subject matter. "

Posted Mar 29, 2012

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26 40%

Love (2012)

"Sweet, funny and uplifting. Shu Qi sizzles."

Posted Mar 26, 2012

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27 90%

The Fairy (2012)

"A delightfully refreshing comedy that eventually runs out of steam."

Posted Mar 24, 2012

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28 80%

Putin's Kiss (2012)

"Often fascinating and provocative."

Posted Mar 24, 2012

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29 79%

The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

"An underwhelming experience despite stylish cinematography and a brave performance by Rachel Weisz. "

Posted Mar 24, 2012

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30 97%

The Kid with a Bike (2012)

"A richly textured and human drama brimming with warmth, tenderness and pure, unadulterated poignancy."

Posted Mar 16, 2012

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31 71%

Free Men (2012)

"Underwhelming, bland and pedestrian with a weak screenplay that squanders its many opportunities to be thrilling, provocative and poignant. "

Posted Mar 15, 2012

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32 67%

Friends With Kids (2012)

"The first smart, sexy and sophisticated romantic comedy since 500 Days of Summer. Finally, a romcom for adults!"

Posted Mar 10, 2012

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33 50%

Good for Nothing (2012)

"An amusing, well-shot deadpan comedy that pokes subversive fun at the American Western genre, but it eventually loses comedic steam. "

Posted Mar 10, 2012

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34 ——

Monday Morning (2012)

"Unpredictable, intriguing and unflinching, but somewhat uneven, heavy-handed and fails to pack a strong sociopolitical punch. "

Posted Mar 4, 2012

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35 83%

The Salt of Life (2012)

"The experience of watching this delightful film is like sipping a refreshing glass of lemonade (spiked with a hint of booze) on a hot summer day. "

Posted Mar 1, 2012

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36 98%

This Is Not a Film (2012)

"A brave, provocative, thoroughly compelling feat. You won't forget it anytime soon."

Posted Feb 28, 2012

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37 ——

An Inconsistent Truth (2012)

"Captivating, provocative and stylishly-edited. While An Inconvenient Truth invoked a lot of fear about global warming, here comes An Inconsistent Truth to calm you down and to open your eyes. "

Posted Feb 20, 2012

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38 55%

Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus (2012)

"Inspirational and uplifting. It will make you stand up and cheer."

Posted Feb 13, 2012

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39 89%

The Pruitt-igoe Myth: An Urban History (2012)

"Captivating, engrossing and enraging."

Posted Feb 12, 2012

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40 55%

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (2012)

"A mildly engaging introduction to the architectural work of Norman Foster, but it barely scratches the surface."

Posted Feb 12, 2012

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41 56%

The Viral Factor (2012)

"Stylish, exhilarating action sequences compensate for the corny drama and occasional tedium."

Posted Feb 11, 2012

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42 84%

Return (2012)

"A quietly devastating, powerful and poignant drama boasting an unflinchingly honest and well-nuanced performance by Linda Cardellini."

Posted Feb 9, 2012

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43 85%

Chronicle (2012)

"A thoroughly exhilarating, imaginative and character driven sci-fi thriller that's invigoratingly smart and surprisingly poignant. It's destined to become a sci-fi classic. "

Posted Feb 3, 2012

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44 33%

Lula, the Son of Brazil (2012)

"Well-acted and mildly engaging, but too much melodrama and not enough compelling insight."

Posted Jan 28, 2012

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45 85%

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2012)

"Exhilarating, intelligent and compelling with plenty of surprises and dazzling animation."

Posted Jan 20, 2012

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46 83%

Crazy Horse (2012)

"Titillating and captivating, but low on insight and occasionally tedious."

Posted Jan 18, 2012

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47 33%

Joyful Noise (2012)

"Painfully awkward, melodramatic and contrived. Skip the movie and just buy its uplifting soundtrack. "

Posted Jan 13, 2012

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48 82%

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie (2011)

"Powerful, illuminating and inspirational."

Posted Jan 3, 2012

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49 53%

Crazy Wisdom (2011)

"Well-shot and edited, but low on provocative insight. "

Posted Jan 3, 2012

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50 78%

The Hunter (2012)

"Atmospheric, but underwhelming, underwritten and emotionally hollow."

Posted Jan 3, 2012

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