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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 85%

The Raid: Redemption (2012)

"It's hard to imagine any action fan walking out of The Raid feeling in any way unsatisfied."

Posted Mar 22, 2012

Tom Clift

2 18%

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

"An unwanted sequel to one of the worst comic book films ever made blasts onto the screen with such assaultive energy that memories of its predecessor are incinerated from your brain."

Posted Mar 17, 2012

Tom Clift

3 85%

21 Jump Street (2012)

"For a film rehashing a long-forgotten TV series and starring the sentient muscle Channing Tatum, 21 Jump Street is surprisingly good."

Posted Mar 13, 2012

Anders Wotzke

4 84%

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

"A few good performances here and there do nothing to prevent this sappy, doe-eyed production from falling head-first into tedious territory."

Posted Mar 12, 2012

Tom Clift

5 51%

John Carter (2012)

"With a narrative as flat and barren as the red martian landscape, John Carter is a big-budget sci-fi spectacle that fails to excite or entertain."

Posted Mar 12, 2012

Tom Clift

6 93%

Coriolanus (2011)

"[Coriolanus] makes some questionably antiquated statements about class, but nevertheless captivates."

Posted Mar 8, 2012

Tom Clift

7 36%

Iron Sky (2012)

"The production design and visual effects are so standout, it threatens to betray the film's delightfully kitschy B-movie premise. "

Posted Feb 23, 2012

Anders Wotzke

8 53%

Safe House (2012)

"Even the combined charisma of Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds can't make Safe House seem like anything other than the derivative and unengaging nonsense that it is."

Posted Feb 23, 2012

Tom Clift

9 32%

Man on a Ledge (2012)

"Given that it stars action drone Sam Worthington, you'll be wishing they called it 'Man off a Ledge' before long."

Posted Feb 7, 2012

Anders Wotzke

10 94%

Hugo (2011)

"On some very basic levels, Hugo just isn't very good."

Posted Feb 3, 2012

Tom Clift

11 85%

Chronicle (2012)

"Almost as if the project was subject to a hostile takeover by Michael Bay, Chronicle goes so garishly gangbusters in its final third, you'd be forgiven for reaching for a pair of 3D glasses."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Anders Wotzke

12 76%

Kill List (2012)

"You'll have questions regarding the ending - I certainly do. But "was it worth it?" won't be one of them."

Posted Jan 29, 2012

Tom Clift

13 77%

War Horse (2011)

"A little bit of sentiment is one thing, Steven. But this is simply labourious."

Posted Jan 24, 2012

Tom Clift

14 98%

The Artist (2011)

"The Artist, as calculated as you know it is, is simply impossible to resist."

Posted Jan 24, 2012

Tom Clift

15 26%

Underworld Awakening (2012)

"Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is coming out later this year, right? So at least this will only be the 2nd worst vampire vs. werewolf movie of 2012."

Posted Jan 24, 2012

Anders Wotzke

16 83%

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

"This is the kind of movie you'd want to watch with a rewind button handy. Actually, at 127 painfully paced minutes, a fast-forward button might help too."

Posted Jan 18, 2012

Anders Wotzke

17 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

"After watching both the laborious 2009 Swedish version, and now Fincher's [serviceable] English language remake, I am beginning to suspect that Larsson's book just isn't very good."

Posted Jan 18, 2012

Tom Clift

18 51%

The Iron Lady (2012)

"Streep's got my vote."

Posted Jan 18, 2012

Tom Clift

19 60%

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

"It gives a cursory nod to intellect, a quality most other Hollywood blockbusters are all too willing to ignore."

Posted Jan 8, 2012

Tom Clift

20 30%

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

"Uses its status as a meta film to comment on the contentious argument that violence in cinema can somehow can be blamed for violence in real life."

Posted Dec 27, 2011

Tom Clift

21 46%

Happy Feet Two (2011)

"It's a film that only deals in excess, so unless you're a deliriously happy person with a serious foot fetish, you'd best give Happy Feet Two a miss."

Posted Dec 26, 2011

Anders Wotzke

22 66%

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

"Matt Damon, a master of the ordinary, can create a rounded, convincing and utterly engaging character out of just about anyone, Benjamin Mee included."

Posted Dec 23, 2011

Anders Wotzke

23 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

"A signature Spielbergian adventure that almost makes me wish the directing great would have another crack at reviving Indiana Jones again. Almost..."

Posted Dec 22, 2011

Anders Wotzke

24 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

"Spielberg's first animated film is hampered by a fan-pandering script, and is dragged down by a boring hero who would have been better served remaining on the page."

Posted Dec 22, 2011

Tom Clift

25 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"While its compatriots focus on strength, Moneyball celebrates strategy, recounting the unlikely true story of how brains triumphed over brawn"

Posted Dec 20, 2011

Tom Clift

26 90%

Attack the Block (2011)

"One of the year's smartest and most giddily enjoyable films."

Posted Dec 20, 2011

Tom Clift

27 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

"Spectacular. Bird knows how to film an action scene, and Cruise knows how to star in one. It's a winning combination."

Posted Dec 20, 2011

Anders Wotzke

28 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"A casual heist movie that's played for laughs, not smarts."

Posted Dec 16, 2011

Anders Wotzke

29 ——

Birthday (1980)

"An introverted film about an extroverted subject, which is what makes it such a delicate, unique experience."

Posted Dec 7, 2011

Anders Wotzke

30 91%

Arthur Christmas (2011)

"Although it's somewhat disheartening to see one of the biggest advocates for stop motion trade in their clay for computers, there's no denying that Aardman's distinctive fingerprints are all over this one."

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Anders Wotzke

31 85%

The Ides of March (2011)

"A terrific political drama that growls with low tension and the cynicism of the disillusioned."

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Tom Clift

32 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

"One of the year's most difficult to watch films is also one of its finest."

Posted Nov 21, 2011

Tom Clift

33 74%

Burning Man (2012)

"As a complete package, Burning Man is very good, but a little too pristine to be great."

Posted Nov 18, 2011

Tom Clift

34 58%

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)

"It's not a question of whether the dark is something worth being afraid of, but whether or not it will actually put you to sleep."

Posted Nov 4, 2011

Tom Clift

35 93%

Drive (2011)

"A deliberately paced hybrid of high and low art, one that burns ice-cold with meticulous steadicam shots and hypnotic slow-motion, effortless coolness and stylish intelligence."

Posted Nov 1, 2011

Tom Clift

36 83%

Warrior (2011)

"Formulaic yes, but the best iteration of this formula in a very long time."

Posted Oct 31, 2011

Tom Clift

37 24%

The Three Musketeers (2011)

"Alexandre Dumas isn't merely turning in his grave, he's half way through re-enacting 'Thriller'."

Posted Oct 26, 2011

Anders Wotzke

38 93%

Midnight in Paris (2011)

"Filled with light-hearted fancy and a dazzling cast, Woody Allen's latest film is a magical stroll through a magnificent city"

Posted Oct 24, 2011

Tom Clift

39 68%

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

"When the most innovative thing about the film is that the camera now oscillates, one can't help but scoff at the miniscule amount of creativity that has been drizzled into this Halloween cash grab."

Posted Oct 24, 2011

Anders Wotzke

40 92%

Take Shelter (2011)

"While Take Shelter is a marvellously composed film, it is also one that holds you at a distance"

Posted Oct 22, 2011

Tom Clift

41 84%

Contagion (2011)

"Compelling and terrifyingly real, Contagion balances its multitude of characters, scenarios and fascinating ideas with steadiness and lethal efficiency."

Posted Oct 19, 2011

Tom Clift

42 35%

The Thing (2011)

"Sure, this Thing still has its moments, but they're nothing compared to that Thing."

Posted Oct 13, 2011

Anders Wotzke

43 72%

Fright Night (2011)

"Be it in two dimensions or three, Fright Night is a bloody bucket-load of fun."

Posted Oct 11, 2011

Tom Clift

44 60%

Real Steel (2011)

"It would appear that there was more consideration given to keeping the Dr. Pepper cans in frame than was given to plot, character or meaning."

Posted Oct 9, 2011

Tom Clift

45 71%

Footloose (2011)

"Brewer's camera clings to the bodies of the dancers who emit more heat than the burning Southern sun."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Tom Clift

46 91%

Tabloid (2011)

"Tabloid is such a mirthful, fascinating and fantastically entertaining documentary that you can't help but get caught up in all the sordid fun"

Posted Oct 4, 2011

Tom Clift

47 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"While far from a landmark effort in the careers of anyone involved, there is more than enough heart and humour in Crazy, Stupid, Love to make it worthwhile. "

Posted Oct 4, 2011

Tom Clift

48 4%

Abduction (2011)

"A made-by-committee exercise in soulless money-grubbing."

Posted Sep 21, 2011

Tom Clift

49 39%

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

"With all the gross-out comedies of late, it's nice to be able to laugh aloud at a film that doesn't require a swear jar."

Posted Sep 20, 2011

Anders Wotzke

50 58%

Red State (2011)

"Often messy and frequently distracted, but possessing a violent, verbose, angry intensity that seizes your guts and doesn't let go."

Posted Sep 12, 2011

Tom Clift

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