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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 68%

Elysium (2013)

"It all looks so darned real, you'd swear it was filmed on location of a 15-year-old's hyperactive, sci-fi-addled brain. "

Posted Aug 9, 2013

Phil Villarreal

2 12%

Safe Haven (2013)

"Expect to gag early and often, and consider breaking up with anyone who forces you to sit through this. "

Posted May 7, 2013

Phil Villarreal

3 61%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"Cruise does his best to keep a straight face and make himself halfway believable as a brainy roughhouser - think of a less intense Jason Bourne - but ridiculous plotting undermines his efforts."

Posted May 7, 2013

Phil Villarreal

4 98%

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

"The Looney Tunes-Disney crossover still stands as the best blending of live action and animation. "

Posted Mar 12, 2013

Phil Villarreal

5 12%

Red Dawn (2012)

"Chris Hemsworth continues his quest to try to become this generation's Patrick Swayze with this bizarre and unnecessary remake of the 1984 slice of Cold War paranoia."

Posted Mar 5, 2013

Phil Villarreal

6 4%

Playing for Keeps (2012)

"Gerard Butler once again submits his man card to a brutal ritual sacrifice in pandering, mediocre romantic comedie. "

Posted Mar 5, 2013

Phil Villarreal

7 96%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

"The first seven movies of the dreamy 1980s slasher series squeeze on to five discs, looking far better in HD than they did when you first saw them, peeking through a crack in your parents' bedroom door as they watched it on VHS."

Posted Mar 5, 2013

Phil Villarreal

8 19%

Lay the Favorite (2012)

"Part invigorating gambling flick, part dull romantic comedy, the movie has trouble establishing a tone, but usually manages to entertain."

Posted Mar 5, 2013

Phil Villarreal

9 28%

21 And Over (2013)

"The so-called comedy 21 & Over is offensive. Not because it's racist, sexist, homophobic and cruel, but because it's racist, sexist, homophobic and cruel in a dull, monotonous way. "

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Phil Villarreal

10 91%

Holy Motors (2012)

"Beware of this one. It's one of those strange-for-the-sake-of-quirk slices of experimental nonsense that snooty critics fall all over themselves praising."

Posted Feb 26, 2013

Phil Villarreal

11 85%

The Master (2012)

"Phoenix and Hoffman both put on clinics, and Anderson's story, though meandering, never stalls."

Posted Feb 26, 2013

Phil Villarreal

12 56%

Snitch (2013)

"The incredibly moronic premise has no heft or momentum. Not a moment is believable and the whole thing just hurts. "

Posted Feb 22, 2013

Phil Villarreal

13 55%

Top Gun (1986)

"The unashamedly goofy 1986 dogfighting classic flips on the afterburners to make yet another pass on Blu-ray, this time soaring into the third dimension. "

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Phil Villarreal

14 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"The previous Terminator Blu-ray looked pretty good, and it takes an eye trained better than mine to notice any relevant upgrade in this remastered cut of the 1984 sci-fi stalwart. "

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Phil Villarreal

15 63%

Sinister (2012)

"Director Scott Derrickson's film never fails to impress."

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Phil Villarreal

16 100%

On the Waterfront (1954)

"Criterion deliver a long-overdue tribute to Elia Kazan's astounding 1954 drama, which boasts one of moviedom's game-changing performances."

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Phil Villarreal

17 25%

Fun Size (2012)

"Victoria Justice makes a rickety transition from Nickelodeon star to movie lead in this droll, Halloween-themed comedy."

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Phil Villarreal

18 ——

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (Unrated) ()

"Impressive effects and an intriguing roundup of surely doomed characters lend color and heft to the production."

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Phil Villarreal

19 5%

Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)

"The determined, if questionably talented, cast and crew of Ayn Rand devotees continue to hack their way through the lionized author's obtuse prose"

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Phil Villarreal

20 96%

Argo (2012)

"Ben Affleck continues to thrust himself into the top echelon of directors."

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Phil Villarreal

21 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"The meandering Russian tale of forbidden aristocratic love - Knightley's character spurns her stiff, high-ranking husband, played by Jude Law for military man Aaron Taylor-Johnson - fails to ignite. "

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Phil Villarreal

22 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"Willis is squint-eyed and angry throughout the movie, and not just because he's as old as he is, yet still feels the financial need to keep making these movies."

Posted Feb 15, 2013

Phil Villarreal

23 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"I lump this head-scratchingly beloved Bond flick along with The Dark Knight Rises as the most inexplicably overrated movies of 2012."

Posted Feb 10, 2013

Phil Villarreal

24 5%

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

"This wretched sequel embarrasses the franchise by dispensing with the tenuous hold on logic by the previous movie and increasingly nonsensical game series."

Posted Feb 10, 2013

Phil Villarreal

25 94%

The Sessions (2012)

"Sure, it may be Cinemax-style soft-core porn lightly disguised as inspirational drama, but there's plenty of film-snob value here"

Posted Feb 10, 2013

Phil Villarreal

26 85%

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

"The lauded teen coming-of-age drama lost me in the third act, which takes an unneccessary twist that muddies up what was previously a moving and relatable tale."

Posted Feb 10, 2013

Phil Villarreal

27 85%

Bully (2012)

"The raw and devastating footage serves as a sorely needed wake-up call to tear the lid off one of society's closeted cancers. "

Posted Feb 10, 2013

Phil Villarreal

28 31%

A Star is Born (1976)

"The slow-burn melodramatic love story takes a while to get where it's going, but Streisand's star power is in full effect and Kristofferson is deliciously bitter enough to keep things watchable."

Posted Feb 3, 2013

Phil Villarreal

29 75%

Peter Pan (1953)

"Much like Dumbo, the film still suffers from a slew of embarrassingly racist moments in the midsection. "

Posted Feb 3, 2013

Phil Villarreal

30 38%

Here Comes the Boom (2012)

"It's a wonder that the insultingly awful story is somehow watchable."

Posted Feb 3, 2013

Phil Villarreal

31 78%

Flight (2012)

"Denzel Washington tosses another remarkable performance onto the pile, playing an alcoholic pilot who improbably navigates his rickety aircraft to safety amid a terrible storm. "

Posted Feb 3, 2013

Phil Villarreal

32 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

"Jones seens a bit too old for Samberg, and the role, but the chemistry they conjure is convincing."

Posted Feb 3, 2013

Phil Villarreal

33 12%

Alex Cross (2012)

"Director Rob Cohen does what he can to liven up the humorless take on a Lethal Weapon-like concept."

Posted Feb 3, 2013

Phil Villarreal

34 46%

Bullet to the Head (2013)

"He's taken out restraining orders against gray hairs, wrinkles and flab. His muscles are probably the great-grandchildren of his 1970s muscles, who have all decided to stick around."

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Phil Villarreal

35 ——

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part Two (2013)

"The second volume is even more fascinating and fast-paced than the first, released in September. "

Posted Jan 26, 2013

Phil Villarreal

36 45%

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

"I was disappointed that this one didn't snag a best animated film Oscar nomination, because it was my second favorite movie in the category last year, after Wreck it Ralph. "

Posted Jan 26, 2013

Phil Villarreal

37 100%

That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

"Luis Bunuel's final film is also one of his finest efforts."

Posted Jan 19, 2013

Phil Villarreal

38 55%

For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

"Taking the same concept as Two Broke Girls and taking it on all sorts of joyfully dirty tangents, the movie rarely fails to deliver the good time promised in the title. "

Posted Jan 19, 2013

Phil Villarreal

39 85%

End of Watch (2012)

"The performances and chemistry of the lead and believable, improvised dialogue keep the drama grounded."

Posted Jan 19, 2013

Phil Villarreal

40 93%

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

"Allen's talent for witty screenwriting and note-perfect observational touch are in full force, and his stunning cast never fails to mesmerize."

Posted Jan 14, 2013

Phil Villarreal

41 92%

Farewell, My Queen (2012)

"Diane Kruger shows the youthful monarch quickly evolve from a sheltered, near-oblivious untouchable to a marked woman whose life and institution are crumbling at her feet."

Posted Jan 13, 2013

Phil Villarreal

42 43%

To Rome with Love (2012)

"The jokes are hit and miss, but overall the movie is a marginally enjoyable romp."

Posted Jan 13, 2013

Phil Villarreal

43 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"The proceedings don't flow with the raw urgency of the first film, taking on the forced tone of a Die Hard sequel. "

Posted Jan 13, 2013

Phil Villarreal

44 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"Count me among those who bail. Gangster Squad may be a poor movie, but it's a top-a-the-heap gangsta pitcha."

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Phil Villarreal

45 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"The heedlessly macabre tone treats its audience with respect without slavishly condescending to kiddos for easy chuckles, and the visual style is elegant and haunting."

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Phil Villarreal

46 49%

Hit & Run (2012)

"A pointless and humor-free affair."

Posted Jan 6, 2013

Phil Villarreal

47 65%

Game Change (2013)

"Moore captures Palin's magnetic appeal, as well as her eager overconfidence and cut-throat backroom demeanor. "

Posted Jan 6, 2013

Phil Villarreal

48 78%

Dredd (2012)

"The action is crisp and entrancing, while the dialogue is as good as you could hope for in something like this, stopping short of embarrassing the actors."

Posted Jan 6, 2013

Phil Villarreal

49 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"It's nearly impossible to do better than buying a ticket to The Impossible."

Posted Jan 2, 2013

Phil Villarreal

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