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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 84%

Puss in Boots (2011)

" "Puss in Boots" shows that there's certainly enough in him to create a new hero beloved by both children and merchandise executives."

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Laurence Boyce

2 41%

The Expendables (2010)

"This has been clearly aimed at - pardon the pun - diehard action film fans. Anyone else, who might expect a vague sense of irony, will be sorely disappointed."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

3 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"At two hours plus the film is much too long (do we really need that many montages of seeing Smith train?), but it just manages to provide enough watchable entertainment to keep less demanding members of the audience happy."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

4 51%

The Switch (2010)

"Bateman and Aniston are fine but don't have any real chemistry together, whilst the direction is flat and rather uninteresting. It has the occasional good moment, but "The Switch" fails to push any buttons. Or, indeed, pull any switches."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

5 55%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"As a comment on the recession it's a spineless failure, but as a piece of entertaining fluff it does its job well."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

6 96%

The Social Network (2010)

"Even if you've never touched a computer in your life, you'll find plenty to be fascinated by in this movie, as it shows that, whilst technology may be moving fast, the human capacity for hubris will always remain the same."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

7 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"The entire film works on just how much you are willing to accept its premise: if you're fine with people developing amazing powers, characters talking directly to the camera and almost every other trick in the cinematic book, then you'll do fine"

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

8 71%

Red (2010)

"All the stars seem to be having great fun playing goodies and baddies and running around shooting things. But they could do the same thing paintballing, sparing us from having to watch them and avoiding having to spend 60 million dollars in the process. "

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

9 49%

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

"This is designed to keep the children happy over the Christmas period and fans of CS Lewis will enjoy the fact that it's a pretty faithful adaptation. But those wanting something different from the usual CGI extravaganza would do well to look elsewher"

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

10 51%

Tron Legacy (2010)

"If you examine it closely then the entire film falls apart. But if you go along to enjoy the thrills (especially when it's showing in 3D) and cool action sequences, then you should be thoroughly entertained. "

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

11 43%

The Green Hornet (2011)

"There are some good ideas here but they're buried under masses of conventional superhero dross and half hearted execution. This is one vigilante who should really just leave all the hard work to the police."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

12 94%

The King's Speech (2010)

"The story is consistently fascinating (though it certainly plays rather fast and loose with historical facts) whilst Hooper manages to wring dramatic tension out of some of the most seemingly mundane incidents.y."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

13 98%

Inside Job (2010)

"This is a powerful and coherent work that will explain where the money has gone. It just can't help get restitution against those who did it."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

14 72%

Rio (2011)

"There is nothing wrong with this film - the voice cast are all good, the animation is colorful and the script peppered with one-liners. But it all seems so formulaic. "

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

15 39%

The Eagle (2011)

"Fighting isn't big and it isn't clever. But, in the case of "The Eagle," it's the most interesting part of the movie."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

16 77%

Fast Five (2011)

"It's about cars, girls and fighting and doesn't pretend to be anything else. For sheer gall alone, "Fast Five" provides much entertainment. Just not much intellect."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

17 77%

Thor (2011)

"It does nothing to stand out from the other comic book adaptations of the past few years, but it's an adequate and enjoyable slice of hokum. "

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

18 60%

Water for Elephants (2011)

"The film is certainly striking to look at but the story is hackneyed with too much exposition "

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

19 33%

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"If it had been cut to about 90 minutes, this could have been a bright and breezy adventure that zipped along at a cracking pace. As it is, it's a rather bloated actioner that has one or two great moments. "

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

20 34%

The Hangover Part II (2011)

"There are one or two good jokes and the cast is mainly likeable but the rest of the material is so predictable and tawdry that the entire film becomes something of a chore"

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

21 96%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

"This is exactly what you would expect - a perfect and exciting ending for those who have been following the franchise. Those who couldn't care less probably stopped reading ages ago. "

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

22 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"There are things to like here and the idea is a noble one. But in execution, "Bridesmaids" is a typical chick flick just with some extra rude words and vomit."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

23 45%

Bad Teacher (2011)

"Kadan's direction is adequate with everything competently done, but there's nothing here that manages to make you laugh out loud. Could someone tell the current crop of Hollywood filmmakers to find some new jokes?"

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

24 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"Whilst it sometimes suffers from feeling like the first chapter in a much longer story, this is a fun and intelligent re-imagining of a classic movie."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

25 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"Not the Boys Own Adventure it could have been, but a fun - if often flawed - romp."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

26 38%

Casino Jack (2010)

"Rather flat, but for Spacey's performance alone this is a fine examination of the U.S. political system and its inherent problems."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

27 70%

Friends With Benefits (2011)

"If it displayed more courage, this could have been a fascinating modern American movie. Instead it's a smart but still rather ordinary comedy that is entertaining but not ground-breaking."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

28 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

"Fans of the original may find a few of their memories spoiled but most should find this a great interpretation and a riotously entertaining film in its own righ"

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

29 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"There are some good things including a great soundtrack and strong performances from the likes of Giovanni Ribisi and Michael Rispoli, but it is a disappointing and overlong affair."

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Laurence Boyce

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