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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 34%

The Counselor (2013)

"A stack of "scene work" that will keep acting classes thrumming for years."

Posted Oct 24, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

2 49%

Carrie (2013)

"There's definitely something in the pig's blood of Stephen King's tale of bullying, religious fanaticism, telekinesis and menstruation."

Posted Oct 18, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

3 9%

Runner Runner (2013)

"By the time the turn is flipped, 'Runner Runner' is left crossing its fingers, praying for coherency."

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Matt Patches

4 93%

Captain Phillips (2013)

"[Hanks'] performance in the third act might be a career best."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

5 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"It's impossible to watch this film without thinking "aw, man, give me a break.""

Posted Sep 13, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

6 29%

The Family (2013)

"It is no easier for me to report this than it is for you to hear it, but we're all adults and let's get real: Robert De Niro's name on a film project is now more a red flag of warning than a sign of quality."

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

7 83%

The Double (2014)

"Whoever said nightmares couldn't also be funny?"

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

8 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"If disses were marble, Tracy Letts would be Michelangelo and 'August: Osage County' would be his David. "

Posted Sep 11, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

9 86%

Under the Skin (2014)

"We don't get totally in her head, but it is still rewarding to stay in your own and watch."

Posted Sep 10, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

10 97%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"...refuses to take the easy road."

Posted Sep 10, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

11 97%

Gravity (2013)

"Gravity is important, relentless and, let's not undersell this, completely entertaining."

Posted Sep 7, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

12 89%

Rush (2013)

"Despite the numerous eye-rolls ... one can't deny [the races] are marvelously shot"

Posted Sep 7, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

13 82%

Prisoners (2013)

"'Prisoners' is too nuanced to dismiss, but too silly to take seriously."

Posted Sep 5, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

14 59%

Riddick (2013)

"'Riddick,' the overdue, and largely unwanted, third installment in Diesel's first big film series, is so full of tough-guy overcompensation that it makes the 'Fast and Furious' movies seem like understated character studies by comparison. "

Posted Sep 4, 2013

Todd Gilchrist

15 2%

Getaway (2013)

"'Getaway' has accomplished one significant thing. It makes plain that Selena Gomez has no business passing herself off as an actress. "

Posted Aug 28, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

16 75%

The Grandmaster (2013)

"How could something that is so gorgeous also be so damn dull?"

Posted Aug 21, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

17 5%

Paranoia (2013)

"The twists are inevitable, the turns come from a mile away, but a surprisingly charming and humble Hemsworth becomes a reliable interface for the old mechanics."

Posted Aug 16, 2013

Matt Patches

18 29%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"'Kick-Ass 2′ is founded on "why not?""

Posted Aug 14, 2013

Matt Patches

19 73%

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

"Forces the square legacy of Cecil into the round 'Forrest Gump' hole."

Posted Aug 9, 2013

Matt Patches

20 41%

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

"'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' is exactly the kind of film that was made for me to take my teen and tween nieces to, not for me to enjoy. There's some bloodless peril, not even a whiff of romance and plenty of spirited action."

Posted Aug 6, 2013

James Rocchi

21 47%

We're The Millers (2013)

"For every laugh there's something that will make you want to hurl an object at the screen."

Posted Aug 6, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

22 68%

Elysium (2013)

"Ultimately, the real star is the look of the film."

Posted Aug 2, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

23 14%

The Smurfs 2 (2013)

"'Smurfs 2′ isn't worth yelling about until you're blue in the face, because it merely fails to do more than satisfy the young children who occupy its target market -- who will probably respond with resounding enjoyment."

Posted Jul 31, 2013

Todd Gilchrist

24 64%

2 Guns (2013)

"When you are done, return your seatbacks and tray tables to their original, upright position."

Posted Jul 31, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

25 80%

Europa Report (2013)

"A welcome addition to the collection, but hardly anything that will send you over the moon."

Posted Jul 30, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

26 52%

The To Do List (2013)

"There is not another performer like [Aubrey Plaza] on the scene. "

Posted Jul 25, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

27 91%

Blue Jasmine (2013)

"Equal parts sympathy and schadenfreude."

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

28 40%

Only God Forgives (2013)

"Refn's latest may very well exasperate you, and yet remain a great film - not in spite of, but because of that reaction."

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Todd Gilchrist

29 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"['The Wolverine'] is a neat trick. But don't get too excited. "

Posted Jul 18, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

30 42%

Red 2 (2013)

"'RED 2' is faithful to 2010′s 'RED' in that it makes very little sense and maximizes the talent on display."

Posted Jul 18, 2013

Matt Patches

31 72%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"Monsters versus robots .. with no room for characters or story or anything other than shiny metal and roaring bulk. "

Posted Jul 10, 2013

James Rocchi

32 31%

The Lone Ranger (2013)

"I strongly suggest tuning in to the last chunk of 'The Lone Ranger' when it appears on basic cable."

Posted Jul 2, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

33 74%

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

"alarmingly dull"

Posted Jul 1, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

34 65%

The Heat (2013)

"'The Heat' is a decent movie. McCarthy and Bullock are outstanding. "

Posted Jun 27, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

35 86%

The Conjuring (2013)

"You've seen it before, you'll see it again."

Posted Jun 26, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

36 50%

White House Down (2013)

" Superior to Olympus Has Fallen in every conceivable way."

Posted Jun 26, 2013

Matt Singer

37 68%

World War Z (2013)

"When you are comparing a sequence to the Timothy Olyphant vehicle 'The Crazies' and it is coming up equal. . ."

Posted Jun 21, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

38 48%

Maniac (2013)

"I would never argue that a movie should be banned or censored, but I firmly believe we should take directors like Khalfoun aside and tell him he's a hack, a phony and should be ashamed of himself."

Posted Jun 20, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

39 78%

Monsters University (2013)

"A frivolous but enjoyable prequel. "

Posted Jun 18, 2013

Matt Singer

40 99%

20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

"A must see for anyone interested in the crossroads between performing talent and business."

Posted Jun 14, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

41 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"If comic book heroes are our modern Greek gods, 'Man of Steel' is solid enough to stand proudly atop Mount Olympus."

Posted Jun 10, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

42 34%

The Internship (2013)

"Not so much product placement in a movie as movie placement in a product."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

Matt Singer

43 83%

This Is the End (2013)

"The Miami Heat of stoner comedies. There are so many talented people involved it almost seems unfair to other comedies."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

Matt Singer

44 60%

The Bling Ring (2013)

"While the film is repetitive, it isn't boring; while the world it represents is morally ugly, the picture is striking to look at."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

45 93%

Fruitvale Station (2013)

"If you aren't choked up at the end, you may have some kind of problem. "

Posted May 31, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

46 50%

Now You See Me (2013)

"Silly but not entirely unpleasurable."

Posted May 30, 2013

Matt Singer

47 11%

After Earth (2013)

"I can't lie and say I didn't enjoy this asinine movie. "

Posted May 30, 2013

Jordan Hoffman

48 93%

Frances Ha (2013)

"This movie has an endless supply of small but brilliant comic observations."

Posted May 22, 2013

Matt Singer

49 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

"The Hangover giveth and The Hangover taketh away."

Posted May 22, 2013

Matt Singer

50 35%

Peeples (2013)

"The material is beyond stale, but it's made significantly fresher by Robinson and a very enthusiastic cast. "

Posted May 9, 2013

Matt Singer

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