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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 ——

Maori Boy Genius ()

"Every politician, redneck talkback caller and everyday New Zealander should watch this film."

Posted May 2, 2013

Frances Morton

2 68%

Haute Cuisine (2013)

"Feels slightly over-egged is with the script's repeated mantra of the importance of farm fresh ingredients."

Posted May 2, 2013

James Croot

3 55%

The Company You Keep (2013)

"Dreadfully near-catatonic pace that never makes you feel like there's much at stake."

Posted May 2, 2013

Aaron Yap

4 93%

Jurassic Park (1993)

"Still proves as thrilling as ever."

Posted May 2, 2013

Steve Newall

5 93%

First Position (2012)

"The joy of watching lies in the purity of the dancer's passion."

Posted Apr 25, 2013

Rebecca Barry

6 78%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"Superhero movies just don't get better than this."

Posted Apr 23, 2013

Dominic Corry

7 33%

Escape From Planet Earth (2013)

"Content to pitch most of its plot twists and gags squarely at kids."

Posted Apr 18, 2013

Steve Newall

8 48%

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

"Has more bloody on-screen deaths than any action film in recent memory."

Posted Apr 18, 2013

Dominic Corry

9 65%

Antiviral (2013)

"Undoubtedly a challenging watch, but it's helped greatly by beautiful cinematography and music."

Posted Apr 18, 2013

Matt Glasby

10 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"With more romantic mushiness than the brain-chomping kind."

Posted Apr 11, 2013

Steve Newall

11 54%

Oblivion (2013)

"There's plenty to enjoy if you can look past the unconvincing emotional connections."

Posted Apr 10, 2013

Steve Newall

12 93%

Barbara (2012)

"A low-key, tenuous romance characterised by its sparse, deliberately paced storytelling."

Posted Apr 9, 2013

Aaron Yap

13 78%

A Late Quartet (2012)

"Impressive, superior drama."

Posted Apr 7, 2013

Steve Newall

14 8%

The Host (2013)

"Come back Bella and Edward - all is forgiven."

Posted Apr 4, 2013

James Croot

15 70%

The Croods (2013)

"This is pure DreamWorks magic."

Posted Mar 25, 2013

Liam Maguren

16 28%

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

"The Transformers films should be looking to this for inspiration in how to make such a movie so rad."

Posted Mar 24, 2013

Dominic Corry

17 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"Slightly more watchable than the chore I anticipated."

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Dominic Corry

18 28%

Broken City (2013)

"Alarm bells started ringing when every terse exchange proved chuckle worthy."

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Tony Stamp

19 ——

The Red House ()

"'The Red House' pulls the viewer into a world where love and landscape collide in a constant state of flux, negotiation, and mystery."

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Aaron Yap

20 70%

Liberal Arts (2012)

"Liberal laughs are guaranteed but memorable it ain't."

Posted Mar 14, 2013

James Croot

21 ——

Mt. Zion ()

"With an ear for music and an eye for the landscape, Mt Zion starts New Zealand's filmmaking year on a good note."

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Liam Maguren

22 28%

21 And Over (2013)

"Lacks the laughs to hold up the appeal of a dumb comedy."

Posted Mar 6, 2013

Steve Newall

23 65%

Great Expectations (2013)

"Hits all the themes, twists and turns without ever really providing anything memorable."

Posted Mar 6, 2013

James Croot

24 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"Great and powerful? More like merely good and enjoyable."

Posted Mar 6, 2013

James Croot

25 55%

I Give It a Year (2013)

"Earns laughs with some well-executed set-pieces."

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Liam Maguren

26 77%

Samsara (2012)

"Once the meditative flow of phenomenal photography takes hold, the virtuosity of the film emerges."

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Frances Morton

27 93%

Amour (2012)

"Movingly acted and extremely harrowing."

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Matt Glasby

28 46%

The Sweeney (2013)

"An intermittently exciting watch, thanks to some screeching car chases and a brilliant Central London shootout."

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Matt Glasby

29 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

"It's a damn shame Beautiful Creatures fumbles with its own fantasy lore, for it presents a young romantic couple worth caring about."

Posted Feb 21, 2013

Liam Maguren

30 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"Give Courtney the lead role in a spin-off and call it a good day to wrap up."

Posted Feb 13, 2013

Steve Newall

31 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"This Is 40 sees Apatow mistaking his personal life as the perfect fodder for another dramedy that stretches beyond a comfortable running time."

Posted Feb 12, 2013

Steve Newall

32 12%

Safe Haven (2013)

"Will satisfy those with a fluffy romantic sweet tooth while the rest will likely suffer from indigestion."

Posted Feb 12, 2013

Liam Maguren

33 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"Another excellent, less-than-flattering biopic of a Hollywood icon."

Posted Feb 6, 2013

James Croot

34 4%

Movie 43 (2013)

"Be afraid. Be very afraid."

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Dominic Corry

35 78%

Flight (2012)

"An extremely entertaining watch, if not a wholly empathetic experience."

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Dominic Corry

36 15%

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

"It's never boring, but it also never gets beyond averagely good."

Posted Jan 29, 2013

Dominic Corry

37 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"A reminder that 'sanity' doesn't make your flaws any more orderly."

Posted Jan 29, 2013

Liam Maguren

38 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"A shamelessly hagiographic chronicling of the final months of the Great Emancipator's life."

Posted Jan 29, 2013

Dominic Corry

39 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Densely crammed, unmistakeably excessive Quentin Tarantino dialogue, Django Unchained is his most exciting, accessible and satisfying film for ages."

Posted Jan 17, 2013

Steve Newall

40 70%

Les MisÚrables (2012)

"The lavish, formidable production will delight fans but I doubt the uninitiated will be won over the barricade."

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Frances Morton

41 95%

The Imposter (2012)

"Few films in the past year have matched the narrative cunning of Bart Layton's captivating true-crime documentary..."

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Aaron Yap

42 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

"Rashida Jones' first lead feature role is a likeable enough effort to step out from the tube..."

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Aaron Yap

43 43%

To Rome with Love (2012)

"I liked it - but I can see why some won't."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Steve Newall

44 74%

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

"Delivers an entertaining twist on the fabricated mascots that kids will enjoy."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Liam Maguren

45 79%

Quartet (2013)

"This breezy, whimsical dramedy is a well-executed exploration of a simple idea - that even stars aren't immune to deteriorating memories, failing co-ordination and irritability."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Rebecca Barry

46 61%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"There's nothing groundbreaking going on here, and that's part of the charm. It's just a well-told story of a man doing what's right."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Dominic Corry

47 18%

Parental Guidance (2012)

"Family fluff at its fluffiest"

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Liam Maguren

48 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"An even more enriching experience than I had anticipated."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Liam Maguren

49 85%

Sightseers (2013)

"A one of a kind movie from one of the most exciting new directors around, equal parts hilarious; disturbing and wonderful."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Dominic Corry

50 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"This film stands ably on its own, offering up generous piles of large scale fantasy underscored by genuine emotional heft and boundary-pushing visuals."

Posted Dec 3, 2012

Dominic Corry

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