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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

"A surefire Oscar contender that should secure multiple nominations (especially for its performances), Foxcatcher is, at its core, about the risks, rewards and consequences of wanting to be great."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Erik Davis

2 85%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"The Imitation Game is a surprisingly brainy war picture about some of the more unexpected heroes behind the scenes."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Erik Davis

3 64%

St. Vincent (2014)

"What starts out as a dirty, foul-mouthed dark comedy with a bit of Uncle Buck-ishness to it slowly softens into a really sweet story about finding your second wind in life."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Erik Davis

4 88%

The Drop (2014)

"With The Drop it's more about atmosphere than story -- more crime and character than mystery and suspense"

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Erik Davis

5 56%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"Men, Women & Children may not be as strong as Up in the Air, or as memorable as Juno, but it'll start a conversation and may even convince you to unplug for awhile."

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Erik Davis

6 20%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

"You should probably go to movie jail now, "Let's Be Cops," but it seems like you might not know any better, and there are laws protecting the incapacitated."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Dave White

7 35%

The Giver (2014)

"Everybody should just calm down and let Hologram Streep do her job. Dang."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Dave White

8 67%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"This is gentle Hallström's salvageable France, one where understanding, decency, love, and the cooking of really kickass omelettes drives crabby naysayers to tears of joy. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Dave White

9 20%

Into The Storm (2014)

"As the lone well-developed character, audience sympathy rightly rests with [the tornado's] disaster-based agenda. Inconsequential humans are vacuumed into its maw like bland little meat snacks. They deserve it. They got in the way."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Dave White

10 19%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"A non-essential children's film about anthropomorphic animals, where there is no other agenda than to jumpstart a dormant franchise and reestablish a global brand. No second meaning for adults. No complications. It meets the minimum requirements."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Dave White

11 19%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"These Ninja Turtles are the ones you love, but trapped in a film that's hard to like."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

John Gholson

12 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"100% sugar rush Saturday matinee sci-fi junk food."

Posted Aug 3, 2014

John Gholson

13 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"It's difficult to dislike a film that begins with late-model, track-suited James Brown... delivering a monologue on matters of self-determination and the pleasure of bowel movements in the privacy of one's own toilet."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Dave White

14 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"It taps into what the first three Star Wars films knew and the next three forgot: big heart and a sense of humor are what keep heavy machinery running smoothly."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Dave White

15 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"...it has everything you want in a movie: thrills, chills, humor, heartbreak, romance, betrayal and really cool action sequences"

Posted Jul 30, 2014

Erik Davis

16 5%

Paranoia (2013)

"[A] garbage movie."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Dave White

17 58%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"At this point in Purge Mythology, it seems a fairly unwinnable situation for most people who aren't already seasoned law enforcement, hardened criminals or Lena Headey."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Dave White

18 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"Your itty bitty blip on the XTube radar means about as much to the rest of the population as if you got up at karaoke on a Thursday night in your mid-size city's third most popular venue and sang all the lyrics to "The Humpty Dance" from memory."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Dave White

19 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Though it climaxes about a half hour too early, it's a superior sequel."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

John Gholson

20 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"So yes, ape shall not kill ape. But that doesn't mean ape shall not ride on a horse holding a machine gun in each hand and instigating an inter-species world war. We can all be seriously grateful for that kind of serious fun."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Dave White

21 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"...by the end you'll feel like this massive time capsule was just injected into your soul."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Erik Davis

22 24%

Tammy (2014)

"But journeys of redemption involve contrition: a change of clothes, a shower, ironed hair. And... the moment Tammy renews her commitment to living among other human beings, she becomes quiet and unsure, easily pushed to tears."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Dave White

23 27%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Something is freaky with house paint, a guy who talks to lions, toys that operate by themselves, cannibal fish and the music of The Doors. I know I just made it sound kind of weird and cool. It's the opposite of that."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Dave White

24 48%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"It gives its lasting power to its young cast and trusts them to do the right thing. Aliens come and go, promises the movie, but the kids will be all right."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Dave White

25 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

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Posted Jun 27, 2014

Dave White

26 23%

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

"The raucous highlight: a lip-sync video for Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison" performed by the women. It drops down into the middle of the film like a grenade that explodes too soon, and it makes everything that comes after... seem like rote tidying up. "

Posted Jun 21, 2014

Dave White

27 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"They don't just repeat themselves, they become the idiotic Platonic ideal of repetition."

Posted Jun 15, 2014

Dave White

28 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"Waging peace can be every bit as heroic and satisfying as waging war."

Posted Jun 15, 2014

Dave White

29 ——

Beyond Clueless ()

"It's a little like Room 237 for Freddie Prinze Jr. flicks. There's not much upside in presenting the surface qualities of She's All That as deeper profound truths about adolescence, but [director] Lyne goes there anyway."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

John Gholson

30 86%

Doc Of The Dead ()

"There's some real food for thought in the film from a topic we'd assume had been bled dry."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

John Gholson

31 77%

Honeymoon (2014)

"[Honeymoon] delivers real unease despite a well-tread plot."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

John Gholson

32 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Edge of Tomorrow will get the easy comparisons to Groundhog Day but it's also exactly the kind of punchy sci-fi adventure that goes best with salty popcorn and a willing audience."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

John Gholson

33 62%

The Sacrament (2014)

"Ti Wet takes the retro anxiety of 1978's Jonestown Massacre and slaps on a fresh coat of creepiness. Not that it needed much."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Dave White

34 48%

Maleficent (2014)

"Passes all the tests Bechdel could invent short of sending adult Aurora off in the arms of a lesbian wood nymph."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Dave White

35 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"A delirious descent into blackly funny futility."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Dave White

36 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Pets and flatters its target audience's mopiest impulses. This is not necessarily a bad thing."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Dave White

37 83%

Intramural (2014)

"Everyone is clearly having a ball here."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Erik Davis

38 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Edge of Tomorrow leaps onto the summer-movie playing field with ferocious tenacity, expertly balancing large-scale action with humor, tension, courage and the kind of flawed heroes you really grow to invest in."

Posted May 28, 2014

Erik Davis

39 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"It's a solid installment. But it would've been a killer curtain call."

Posted May 23, 2014

John Gholson

40 13%

Blended (2014)

"Where's the diarrhea? I was led to believe there'd be diarrhea."

Posted May 23, 2014

Dave White

41 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"At its heart the X-Men story is a parable about difference, subjugation and redemption, an alternate history of humanity where justice evolves as the oppressed model the decency and responsible use of power they've been denied."

Posted May 23, 2014

Dave White

42 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"It's the rare brand name cash-in that manages to feel like artists actually cared."

Posted May 19, 2014

John Gholson

43 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"When 2014 Godzilla finally fully emerges from the deep like a gloriously meaty centerfold straight out of Bulk Reptile magazine -- a creation that's part performance capture, part computer stuff, thankfully looking nothing like a CG cartoon -- we cheer."

Posted May 15, 2014

Dave White

44 16%

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)

"Delivered with all the vivid, impeccably detailed digital animation one usually sees in non-Pixar offerings of the late 1990s or daytime TV ads for The General auto insurance."

Posted May 8, 2014

Dave White

45 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"The calcification and laziness of the all-dude comedy, as well as the need on the part of studios to reproduce The Hangover franchise at any cost, gets a sneaky kick to the balls here."

Posted May 8, 2014

Dave White

46 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"...behind its filth is this refreshing comedy that plays like gangbusters to both the bro crowd and the married crowd "

Posted May 6, 2014

Erik Davis

47 88%

Chef (2014)

"Favreau's Chef is a personal, feel-good palate cleanser from a writer-director who's pretty obviously searching for the fresh start his main character so desperately needs."

Posted May 6, 2014

Erik Davis

48 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"Sally Field as Aunt May remains this franchise's secret weapon of crying."

Posted May 2, 2014

Dave White

49 ——

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin ()

"Thanks to Mross's film, which will prove to be a really valuable historical artifact one day, we'll never need the bitcoin version of The Social Network. "

Posted May 1, 2014

Christopher Campbell

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