Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 66%

The Railway Man (2014)

"The film adaptation of Eric Lomax's autobiographical The Railway Man delivers a superbly acted and impactful true story."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Grant McAvaney

2 92%

Philomena (2013)

"Lovingly crafted and beautifully told, Philomena is one of this year's highlights. "

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Yury Gilkin

3 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"If you love the un-dead humour of Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead, but want an Edward Scissorhands-meets-Romeo and Juliet style romance on the side - then this is the film for you. "

Posted Apr 11, 2013

Yasmin Vought

4 50%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"A frustrating yet heart-warming film that misses the mark due to a predictable and dated script, not to mention the poor performances from the supporting cast. "

Posted Dec 7, 2012

Yasmin Vought

5 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"Skyfall succeeds in providing epic escapism with just the right balance of action, art-house aesthetics and melodrama. "

Posted Nov 14, 2012

Yasmin Vought

6 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"Despite the gothic elements and macabre adult themes, Frankenweenie is more light than dark and more humorous than droll, with Burton cleverly tempering cold colouring with a warm soundtrack."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Grant McAvaney

7 96%

Argo (2012)

"The only real criticism, surprisingly, is Affleck. Perhaps the time has come to think about spending more time behind the camera rather than in front of it."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Yury Gilkin

8 43%

To Rome with Love (2012)

"Woody Allen's sudsy ode to Rome, while joyful and amusing, rings hollow. "

Posted Oct 18, 2012

Dale Rolfe

9 51%

Savages (2012)

"Savages is a hot mess - beautiful actors and locations mixed with a plot that starts strong but ultimately turns into a snooze-fest. With a lead villain seemingly ripped from the cover of Cosmo magazine, Stone's latest flick savagely disappoints. " EDIT

Posted Oct 18, 2012

10 75%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"While partially empty and mostly cynical, Killing Them Softly is still a solidly produced and visually enjoyable film. "

Posted Oct 12, 2012

Grant McAvaney

11 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"The issue here is still the threat of a child being raped and murdered just sits uneasily in contrast to jokey situations about that daughter starting to date. " EDIT

Posted Oct 4, 2012

12 43%

On the Road (2012)

"For the most part, On The Road is on the right track. All it needs is slightly more direction. "

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Adam Bub

13 93%

Looper (2012)

"Looper is a dark, violent and surprisingly intelligent edge-of-your-seat thriller with a similar feel to sci-fi trips like Inception and In Time. "

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Adam Bub

14 79%

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

"Dreamworks have outdone themselves with the glorious 3D rendering in Madagascar 3, especially with the circus scenes, accompanied by the modern dance-pop soundtrack."

Posted Sep 13, 2012

Dom Phillips

15 26%

Kath & Kimderella ()

"There's nothing to lure newcomers, but fans, for the most part, are in for a toot-sweet treat. " EDIT

Posted Sep 6, 2012

16 65%

The Expendables 2 (2012)

"The Expendables 2 may not win any awards and will probably never be used in any university movie courses, but if you are in the mood for some good old-fashioned American action - then strap yourself in."

Posted Aug 30, 2012

Yury Gilkin

17 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"With the closing credits, memory erasure is guaranteed. "

Posted Aug 23, 2012

Dom Phillips

18 74%

Hope Springs (2012)

"Hope Springs ultimately showcases two masters at the top of their game - Streep and Jones. "

Posted Aug 23, 2012

Brad Gray

19 55%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"The Bourne Legacy is a solid, if slightly underwhelming, return for the franchise. " EDIT

Posted Aug 16, 2012

20 91%

The Sapphires (2013)

"The Sapphires is often laugh-out-loud funny, constantly entertaining, and close to being a great Australian classic. "

Posted Aug 10, 2012

Adam Bub

21 64%

The Campaign (2012)

"The Campaign won't change the world, but it gets my vote as a solid commercial comedy that will give you a few laughs. "

Posted Aug 10, 2012

Grant McAvaney

22 64%

Cosmopolis (2012)

"Don't listen to the haters -- this linguistically complex and eloquently dark film is much more clever than pretentious."

Posted Aug 2, 2012

Grant McAvaney

23 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"A keen knowledge of the events of the past films is required, but Nolan skilfully weaves the strands together in spectacular fashion so that the final result leaves you gripped to the seat long after the film has finished. "

Posted Jul 18, 2012

Adam Bub

24 88%

Not Suitable for Children (2013)

"Despite some contrived plot points (the convenient pay-to-get-in house parties, for one), Not Suitable for Children is more than suitable because it doesn't treat viewers like children. "

Posted Jul 11, 2012

Adam Bub

25 73%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"The Amazing Spider-Man proves that modern-day mythology is alive and well, and will be enjoyed by comic-book nerds - I mean, aficionados - and other punters alike. "

Posted Jul 5, 2012

Grant McAvaney

26 37%

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

"Not much of a drift away from what has been done before, Ice Age 4 remains on its initial solid ground. "

Posted Jun 29, 2012

Dom Phillips

27 78%

Brave (2012)

"Although Pixar purists may not approve, Brave is a wonderful family movie and still a great example of what Pixar does best - smart dialogue and amazing animation with lots of heart. "

Posted Jun 21, 2012

Clarissa Meffan

28 73%

Prometheus (2012)

"After an encouraging start the film too hastily descends into a contrived jumble of fiction, burdened by undertows of faith, mankind's origins and what it means to be human. "

Posted Jun 6, 2012

Brad Gray

29 70%

Men in Black III (2012)

"The franchise is no doubt a little dated, yet Will Smith's first film since 2008's Seven Pounds is a likable dose of brain-neuralising entertainment. "

Posted May 23, 2012

Brad Gray

30 57%

The Dictator (2012)

"The Dictator is a genuinely funny and entertaining film. "

Posted May 17, 2012

Grant McAvaney

31 66%

The Woman in Black (2012)

"Radcliffe holds it together with a virtually wordless, but still expressive performance."

Posted May 15, 2012

Adam Bub

32 37%

Dark Shadows (2012)

"Visually stunning and delightfully bawdy, Dark Shadows is worth its return from the grave. "

Posted May 8, 2012

Adam Bub

33 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Something remarkable: a superhero movie that entertains, excites, explodes, and even takes time to examine itself, and the world in which we live in."

Posted Apr 20, 2012

Adam Bub

34 34%

Battleship (2012)

"Think 'Kaboom!' (or any generic explosion descriptor) and you'll accurately epitomise the latest Hollywood end-of-the-world big-screen blockbuster, the two hours of noise known as Battleship. "

Posted Apr 11, 2012

Grant McAvaney

35 25%

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

"It's a rollicking ride with some of the best use of 3D that I've seen since Avatar."

Posted Mar 30, 2012

Richelle Jackson

36 49%

Mirror Mirror (2012)

"Snow White and the Huntsman is due to be released in June and although the expectations are greater, Mirror Mirror has thrown down the gauntlet. "

Posted Mar 28, 2012

Brad Gray

37 54%

Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012)

"The Lorax is perfectly pitched for children. But for adults, and especially fans of the book, the glossiness and clunky songs are a bit too much to take, and ironically give a synthetic feel to a story that preaches the opposite."

Posted Mar 28, 2012

Clarissa Meffan

38 77%

A Dangerous Method (2011)

"All in all, this film is impressive: the attention to detail in the costuming is wonderful, the lighting is brilliant, and the cinematography is gorgeous. "

Posted Mar 28, 2012

Richelle Jackson

39 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"It's rightly one of the big-ticket cinematic events of the year - don't miss it. "

Posted Mar 21, 2012

Adam Bub

40 85%

21 Jump Street (2012)

"21 Jump Street proves that you can reinvent the wheel and pay homage to its past in one very funny package. "

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Adam Bub

41 51%

John Carter (2012)

"Wall-E and Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton must shoulder the blame for this over-bloated disaster. It's impossible to care about the protagonists, played by the helplessly wooden Kitsch and Collins. "

Posted Mar 9, 2012

Adam Bub

42 17%

A Few Best Men ()

"Australia needs more envelope-pushing comedies, but A Few Best Men doesn't deliver. "

Posted Feb 7, 2012

Adam Bub

43 90%

Attack the Block (2011)

"Writer/director Joe Cornish has young wannabe gangstas battling aliens in a hilarious, action-packed combination of monster movie and underclass teenage story. Trust! "

Posted Dec 1, 2011

Dom Phillips

44 3%

Jack and Jill (2011)

"If you're a lover of slapstick and find men dressing (very badly) as women amusing, this may hold your attention. "

Posted Dec 1, 2011

Claire Gould

45 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"Shamelessly cheesy, drawn-out and over-the-top as it is, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is big, bombastic popcorn entertainment that knows exactly what the fans want, and delivers it in epic style."

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Adam Bub

46 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

"A remarkable film because it talks about taboos - that we might not love our own children, that there are more victims in murder than just those who died - and it does it in a powerful, incisive and mesmerising way. "

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Rima Sabina Aouf

47 67%

Our Idiot Brother (2011)

"Light and funny, Our Idiot Brother is an easy watch thanks to well-shaped, realistic characters and an entertaining story with moral fibre. "

Posted Nov 3, 2011

Dannielle Elms

48 17%

I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)

"There is enough depth of drama to warrant a (short) TV series, but not a film."

Posted Nov 3, 2011

Dom Phillips

49 58%

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)

"A remake of a film del Toro says frightened him as a child, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark suffers from a very grown-up need to answer all the questions and the result is more Gremlins than Grimm. "

Posted Nov 3, 2011

Dale Rolfe

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