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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 84%

The Tree of Life (2011)

"Like an elephant parading on bubble wrap, The Tree of Life breaks new ground with every step. It's just a shame that some of those strides are more ponderous than they are profound."

Posted May 24, 2011

Anders Wotzke

2 78%

Melancholia (2011)

"Unlike von Trier himself, Melancholia is surprisingly uncontroversial in content, but remains an interesting take on the psychology of the apocalypse."

Posted May 24, 2011

Katina Vangopoulos

3 33%

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"Sure, it corrects many of the mistakes that made the last film god-awful, but a step up from god-awful is just awful without as much blasphemy."

Posted May 17, 2011

Anders Wotzke

4 60%

Water for Elephants (2011)

"There isn't really enough here to propel the story and hold your attention for two hours."

Posted May 12, 2011

Dan Gear

5 66%

Insidious (2011)

"This is a good ol' fashioned haunting, one with a tangible atmosphere, strong performances and plenty of skin-crawling scares. "

Posted May 11, 2011

Anders Wotzke

6 100%

Mrs. Carey's Concert ()

"The tireless Carey makes for a deserving subject in this witty, warming and rousing documentary about a school's duty to inspire students to achieve greatness."

Posted May 10, 2011

Anders Wotzke

7 27%

Your Highness (2011)

"For once, the trailer for a new comedy didn't spoil the best bits. Unfortunately, that's because there aren't any."

Posted May 10, 2011

Anders Wotzke

8 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"The first hour is one outrageously hilarious catfight. It comes at a price, though, because the second is where the girls all kiss and make-up."

Posted May 9, 2011

Anders Wotzke

9 83%

The Snowtown Murders (2012)

"A mildly intriguing, yet ultimately detached and pitiless portrait of psychopathy."

Posted May 9, 2011

Anders Wotzke

10 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"If Seth Rogen is Judd Apatow's joker, Wiig is undoubtedly his droll and charming queen."

Posted May 9, 2011

Dan Gear

11 88%

Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011)

"If the term "arthouse" usually makes you cringe, [...] you'd better stop reading this and see what else is playing."

Posted May 5, 2011

Dan Gear

12 67%

The Company Men (2011)

"As an actor's showcase, you're definitely in good company."

Posted May 5, 2011

Dan Gear

13 34%

Hall Pass (2011)

"There were some scenes early in the film where I couldn't catch every second joke because the audience was laughing so hard."

Posted May 5, 2011

Dan Gear

14 89%

Waiting for Superman (2010)

"Like all topical documentaries with a worthy approach, it encourages awareness and debate about yet another inconvenient truth."

Posted May 5, 2011

Dan Gear

15 88%

Rango (2011)

"Rango is as gloriously cinematic as it is witty and ironic."

Posted May 5, 2011

Dan Gear

16 83%

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

"Emerges as a cool, slick and entertaining courtroom drama with enough punch to hold its own in an overcrowded genre."

Posted May 5, 2011

Dan Gear

17 37%

Mars Needs Moms (2011)

"Infused with a half-baked psychedelic ethos, incorporating some rather incongruous imagery that is supposed to tie in with its simple-minded politics regarding ideas of child rearing and gender roles."

Posted May 5, 2011

Dan Gear

18 26%

Arthur (2011)

"Although it's about a quarter of an hour longer, Arthur is surprisingly faithful to the original and brings little of its own to the table. "

Posted May 5, 2011

Dan Gear

19 92%

Source Code (2011)

"A tremendously enjoyable trip to the movies, one that gets your blood pumping fast enough to keep your brain ticking."

Posted May 4, 2011

Anders Wotzke

20 77%

Fast Five (2011)

"Don't leave your brain at the door like other critics are suggesting, just hide it behind a beer helmet and gleefully guzzle Teh Stoopid away."

Posted May 1, 2011

Anders Wotzke

21 77%

Thor (2011)

"With the occasional laugh bolstering the simple story, Thor remains wholly intriguing largely because of its cast. "

Posted Apr 17, 2011

Katina Vangopoulos

22 83%

Potiche (2011)

"The cast is playful amid the 70's backdrop, with Deneuve possessing an effortless presence."

Posted Mar 30, 2011

Katina Vangopoulos

23 84%

My Afternoons with Margueritte (2011)

"Leaves the sugar at home but still provides a sweetly simple experience."

Posted Mar 30, 2011

Katina Vangopoulos

24 72%

Rio (2011)

"Much like the titular Brazilian city, Rio is a festive film, heavily favouring frivolity over anything more deep and meaningful."

Posted Mar 29, 2011

Anders Wotzke

25 19%

Just Go with It (2011)

"'Happy' is a lovely, jovial word that becomes something quite vile and abhorrent when followed by the word 'Madison'."

Posted Mar 28, 2011

Anders Wotzke

26 10%

Red Riding Hood (2011)

"Red Riding Hood clearly aims to scare, yet Hardwicke's direction is about as tense as a broken rubber band."

Posted Mar 25, 2011

Anders Wotzke

27 53%

The Mechanic (2011)

"Statham has my respect for two reasons: 1) he's one of the few remaining action stars who isn't claiming his pension, and 2) he has yet to star in a Disney movie in which he must babysit projectile-vomiting children."

Posted Mar 22, 2011

Anders Wotzke

28 35%

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

"I'm sure there's an epic battle going on here, but it's hard to tell when the cameraman is too busy shaking off a swarm of angry bees to capture any of it."

Posted Mar 17, 2011

Anders Wotzke

29 70%

Limitless (2011)

"A clean-cut piece of entertainment that delivers an invigorating and engaging high with no nasty side effects."

Posted Mar 15, 2011

Anders Wotzke

30 21%

The Rite (2011)

"An exorcism movie in which all the scary bits have been exorcised."

Posted Mar 10, 2011

Anders Wotzke

31 62%

Griff the Invisible (2011)

"Pulls more emotional punches than physical ones."

Posted Mar 9, 2011

Anders Wotzke

32 92%

Armadillo (2011)

"A fascinating, exhilarating and remarkably profound movie-going experience."

Posted Mar 7, 2011

Anders Wotzke

33 90%

The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010)

"Silence has rarely been so telling."

Posted Mar 7, 2011

Anders Wotzke

34 ——

Ond tro (Bad Faith) (2010)

"Petri loses out to the cinema's air conditioner when it comes to delivering chills during the film's ineffective climax."

Posted Mar 2, 2011

Anders Wotzke

35 72%

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

"The film degenerates into a repetitive game of cat and mouse in which Roger Sterling chases Jason Bourne through a bunch of magical doors."

Posted Feb 25, 2011

Anders Wotzke

36 60%

Wasted on the Young (2010)

"A very ambitious film, but not always a coherent one."

Posted Feb 22, 2011

Glynn Morgan

37 75%

The Way Back (2011)

"As dreary as the film is, it draws you in with its captivating, yet sober, cinematography and the solid performances of the cast."

Posted Feb 22, 2011

Glynn Morgan

38 33%

I Am Number Four (2011)

"And I am incredibly bored."

Posted Feb 20, 2011

Anders Wotzke

39 55%

Unknown (2011)

"It's the questions that ultimately keep Unknown afloat, regardless of how silly the answers might be."

Posted Feb 18, 2011

Anders Wotzke

40 86%

Rabbit Hole (2010)

"There's a light at the end of Rabbit Hole that makes this tearful trek worthwhile. "

Posted Feb 14, 2011

Anders Wotzke

41 93%

127 Hours (2010)

"It doesn't matter how disarming Franco's single-handed performance is; there is simply not enough dramatic meat on the bones of Ralston's true story to distract us from where it is heading."

Posted Feb 8, 2011

Anders Wotzke

42 49%

No Strings Attached (2011)

"If I had to dig for praise, it's impressive that Reitman manages to get the 5'2" Portman and 6'3" Kutcher in the same frame. "

Posted Feb 6, 2011

Anders Wotzke

43 55%

Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

"[It's] tragic alright, but not in the same way as the Bard intended."

Posted Feb 6, 2011

Anders Wotzke

44 52%

The Next Three Days (2010)

"A taut yet hopeful film that brings some credibility into the newest of film debates."

Posted Feb 2, 2011

Katina Vangopoulos

45 30%

Sanctum (2011)

"Sanctum is an accomplished survival thriller with a genuine emotional core that takes both character drama and visual spectacle seriously. "

Posted Feb 2, 2011

Paj Sandhu

46 43%

Faster (2010)

"There's a primal intensity, both adrenal and emotional, flowing through Tillman Jr's frenetic direction and Johnson's gritty performance that suggests there's more going on under the hood than the stock fittings let on."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Anders Wotzke

47 46%

Hereafter (2010)

"Eastwood's weepy depiction of the 'here' is just as dull and tedious as his superficial exploration of the 'after'."

Posted Jan 29, 2011

Anders Wotzke

48 96%

True Grit (2010)

"Although it mightn't be Coen in quirk, it certainly is Coen in quality. "

Posted Jan 27, 2011

Anders Wotzke

49 66%

Tamara Drewe (2010)

"Tamara Drewe's general lack of cheesiness manages to make it a fun summer film that doesn't take itself too seriously."

Posted Jan 26, 2011

Katina Vangopoulos

50 43%

The Green Hornet (2011)

"There's just enough novelty, action and comedy in the tank to see this film teeter across the finish line, even if it does cough and splutter for much of the journey."

Posted Jan 18, 2011

Anders Wotzke

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