Authors

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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 83%

Warrior (2011)

""Soul of a lion." I jotted that down. For with "Warrior," it seems to apply."

Posted Sep 8, 2011

Sean O'Connell

2 93%

Midnight in Paris (2011)

"Minor ... a one-sided infatuation that always looks fancy, thanks to Darius Khondji's exquisite Parisian cinematography, but isn't as fanciful as its dreamy foundation suggests."

Posted Jun 1, 2011

Sean O'Connell

3 26%

Arthur (2011)

""Arthur" is paced too slowly for a comedy. It's too flat to serve as a romantic diversion. And it's too light on relevant lessons for a redemption fable. "

Posted Apr 7, 2011

Sean O'Connell

4 92%

Source Code (2011)

"The irony of the situation is that it's the last eight minutes of "Code" - a movie that hinges on eight-minute intervals - that falter."

Posted Mar 31, 2011

Sean O'Connell

5 25%

Hop (2011)

"Leap to another theater, and wait for something that's worth your family's time."

Posted Mar 31, 2011

Sean O'Connell

6 66%

Insidious (2011)

"Save for "Two Girls and One Cup," I'm able to sit through anything. Very little bothers me the way "Insidious" bothered me. Disturbed me. Ran its ice-cold finger down the length of my spine, chilling me to the core."

Posted Mar 31, 2011

Sean O'Connell

7 10%

Red Riding Hood (2011)

"Gary Oldman, bless his heart, chews scenery faster than a wolf chomping on a villager, but even his fangs aren't sharp enough to puncture the layer of cheese Hardwicke coats atop her dreadful film."

Posted Mar 10, 2011

Sean O'Connell

8 35%

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

"Should have been titled "Call of Duty: Martian Warfare 2.""

Posted Mar 10, 2011

Sean O'Connell

9 72%

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

"The actors convincingly sell that passion, and their union smoothes any wrinkles an otherwise critical eye might spy as "The Adjustment Bureau" ... races along."

Posted Mar 3, 2011

Sean O'Connell

10 85%

Cedar Rapids (2011)

"Doesn't ask its cast to detour too far from personalities they've played in past projects. "

Posted Feb 25, 2011

Sean O'Connell

11 39%

The Eagle (2011)

"It's good, but medium-scale when it had a slim chance of being epic."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Sean O'Connell

12 20%

The Tourist (2010)

"A frothy bit of cloak-and-dagger intrigue where the cloak isn't billowy enough to cover the script's multiple plot inconsistencies, and the dagger's about as dull as a butter knife."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Sean O'Connell

13 89%

Tangled (2010)

"I actually believe in Walt Disney Animation once again."

Posted Nov 22, 2010

Sean O'Connell

14 78%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

"There's nothing inherently wrong with his initial adaptation of J.K. Rowling's seventh and final novel except for the fact that it ends with the best parts of the story yet to be told."

Posted Nov 18, 2010

Sean O'Connell

15 32%

For Colored Girls (2010)

"Any time [an actress] excels in a scene, its in spite of Perry's uninspired contributions behind the camera and not because of them."

Posted Nov 5, 2010

Sean O'Connell

16 72%

Megamind (2010)

"Not exactly ingenious, but certainly an entertaining way to spend an afternoon at the theater with the family."

Posted Nov 4, 2010

Sean O'Connell

17 46%

Hereafter (2010)

"Feels like the beginning of a discussion, one Eastwood likely has with his peers as they age. "

Posted Oct 21, 2010

Sean O'Connell

18 67%

The Yellow Handkerchief (2010)

"Taking time off from vampire infatuation but still into Native male magnets, Kristen Stewart does a snobby sexpot, while the bayou weepie conjures a relentless alien place where crocodiles, snakes and eccentric when not unhinged redneck humans roam free"

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Prairie Miller

19 61%

The Dry Land (2010)

"This typical covert censorship in war movies is so conventional and prevalent by now, that there's an actual office in existence called the US Army Entertainment Industry Liaison. Indeed, authenticity when it comes to locations and props, has its price."

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Prairie Miller

20 64%

Secretariat (2010)

"Too often bludgeons us over the head with its inspirational quotables, burying the story?s organic goodwill under a pile of Hollywood horse manure. "

Posted Oct 7, 2010

Sean O'Connell

21 58%

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

"It?s kind of a phony story, as well."

Posted Oct 7, 2010

Sean O'Connell

22 96%

The Social Network (2010)

"Has a rhythm, or a pulse. ... You almost interact with the production as you would a stage play, as if the players can feed off your energy (and vice versa)."

Posted Sep 30, 2010

Sean O'Connell

23 66%

The American (2010)

"Much like the town that hides Jack, "The American" is a beautiful relic, an honorable homage to films of the past."

Posted Sep 1, 2010

Sean O'Connell

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