Patheos

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 13%

God's Not Dead (2014)

"A sloppily written, badly argued, unevenly acted film about a first-year college student who tries to prove the existence of God within weeks of setting foot on campus."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Peter T. Chattaway

2 24%

Pompeii (2014)

"In a nutshell, for all its digitally-enhanced, disaster-movie bombast, Pompeii is a fairly boring, predictable and uninspired little film."

Posted Mar 31, 2014

Peter T. Chattaway

3 13%

The Bible: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Instead of coming away changed, the viewer comes away feeling good about a story of "change." And that is not quite the same thing. "

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Peter T. Chattaway

4 50%

Samson and Delilah (1949)

"The film cannot avoid the broad contours of Samson's story, of course, but it does tweak things in ways that make Samson look a little more heroic."

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Peter T. Chattaway

5 69%

About Time (2013)

"The film matures from a mere romcom into something older and wiser, as Tim and his dad have some heart-to-hearts that end up becoming lessons for all of us in how to live."

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Peter T. Chattaway

6 97%

Gravity (2013)

"The fact that the film touches on spiritual themes at all is worth noting, and makes this film just a little bit more than the thrill ride that all the ads have promised."

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Peter T. Chattaway

7 77%

Noah (2014)

"But the fascinating thing about this film is how utterly different it is from the Bible movies that came before it. Aronofsky has not revived the genre so much as he has utterly transformed it."

Posted Mar 25, 2014

Peter T. Chattaway

8 63%

Bad Words (2014)

"Perhaps Jason Bateman serves his edgy audience by bringing them a redemption story in their own language. Perhaps he crosses lines that shouldn't be crossed. Perhaps both."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Rebecca Cusey

9 40%

Divergent (2014)

"She's nothing like Bella, that vampire-girlfriend, and this romance is nothing like Twilight."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Rebecca Cusey

10 77%

Noah (2014)

"It's the kind of movie that Christians, indeed everyone, should want Hollywood to make."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Rebecca Cusey

11 96%

The Lego Movie (2014)

"It works on all levels: as a fun, funny movie to enjoy with family, as a commentary on the conformity of society and its lack of creativity, as an ode to human connections, and even, if you squint just right, an exploration of the nature of God."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Rebecca Cusey

12 76%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"A powerful telling of a true story that reminds us there is a qualitative difference between America and the evils we fight at such great cost. This devastating movie will make you proud."

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Rebecca Cusey

13 49%

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"Enough quirky, charming moments, as Walter travels the odd corners of the world, to elevate the film to something enjoyable. It has its own sense of delight."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

14 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"It's not ok to make three hours of graphic sex, epic drug binges, and general debauchery as boring as it is in The Wolf of Wall Street."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

15 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"On paper, American Hustle should be the movie of the year and sweep the Oscars, but its supreme promise fades once the lights go down in the theater. It's good, not great."

Posted Dec 20, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

16 75%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

"Memo to schoolchildren planning on watching Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy in lieu of reading the novel for your book report: Don't. You could read the book in less time than watching the movies."

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

17 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"Created by Disney, lauding Walt Disney, about the creation of a Disney classic, it has much the same effect as a trip to Disneyland: It's a heartwarming, sweet, kind, and fantastical ride that works best if you never wonder what's behind the curtain."

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

18 92%

Nebraska (2013)

"Like the road trip that fills the bulk of the story, it's a ride that feels awkward and even pointless at first, but one you're sure glad you took by the end."

Posted Nov 22, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

19 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"This movie makes you believe in revolution."

Posted Nov 20, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

20 89%

Rush (2013)

"It's nice to see a film for the guys that doesn't feature anorexic chicks in leather hoisting huge guns or fighting robots destroying metropolises. Good on you, Ron Howard. "

Posted Sep 27, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

21 72%

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

"I was moved by this film. I laughed, I teared up. I - dare I say? - related. And that is more powerful than any message movie could ever be. You should see it even if (like me) you're white and conservative. Especially if you're white and conservative."

Posted Aug 16, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

22 26%

Planes (2013)

"Planes would be a fine DVD to have in your arsenal to keep your toddler boy occupied while you take a shower, if they'd grown tired of Thomas the Tank Engine or Cars itself. It's that level. Nothing more."

Posted Aug 9, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

23 68%

Elysium (2013)

"Calm down. This movie fits fine with conservatism. It's pretty much a warning about what will happen to Earth if socialism wins. Future Socialist Earth is in bad shape. It's dusty. It's dirty. It's unkept. Basically, it's Detroit. "

Posted Aug 9, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

24 67%

World War Z (2013)

"Zombies bad. Brad Pitt good."

Posted Jun 21, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

25 60%

The Bling Ring (2013)

"Is it a sin to covet the life of someone who exists purely for the purpose of being coveted?"

Posted Jun 21, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

26 78%

Monsters University (2013)

"If it were released from any other studio, it would be their best film. From Pixar, it's not even in the top bunch. Not everything can be "Up" or "Toy Story 3," I suppose. Oh well."

Posted Jun 21, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

27 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Engaging, entertaining, and refreshingly sincere."

Posted Jun 14, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

28 34%

The Internship (2013)

"Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson deliver a pep talk to Millennials with nice, easy chemistry, but the sweetness of the message deserves a better overall vehicle. "

Posted Jun 7, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

29 68%

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

"If you see it, I highly recommend that you do what I did and sit in front of your local chapter of The Rock Fan Club. It, um, enhances the experience. One might even say it pumps it up. Puts the fun on steroids. (Too far?)"

Posted May 24, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

30 64%

Epic (2013)

"Good despite the poster-blurb title. I hear the sequels are "Best Family Movie Yet" and "Amazing Thrill Ride!""

Posted May 24, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

31 49%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"I'm not sure I understood the book until I saw this movie. Yeah. I said that."

Posted May 10, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

32 78%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"It has the flash and quips to be a good time, if not the heart to be great. "

Posted May 10, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

33 45%

To The Wonder (2013)

"A profound and mystical exploration of love that juxtaposes marriage between humans with a priest's marriage to God but gives few answers. "

Posted Apr 15, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

34 78%

42 (2013)

"Perhaps not a great movie, but definitely a good adaptation of a great American story."

Posted Apr 15, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

35 70%

The Croods (2013)

"What's happening in America? Are there really scores of concerned but overprotective parents locking their daughters in padded rooms and not letting them experience any adventures? Actually, maybe Hollywood has a point."

Posted Mar 21, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

36 48%

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

"If I had a pickle for every time a person went to meet his Maker in this film, I'd have a bulging full barrel."

Posted Mar 21, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

37 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"After years of Shrek-like cynicism and fart jokes dominating children's media, a refreshing tornado of sincerity blows into theaters with the new spectacular Oz the Great and Powerful. "

Posted Mar 8, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

38 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"Don't be dismayed, Die Hard fans. The problem is with the movie, not yourselves."

Posted Feb 15, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

39 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"There's nothing particularly wrong with Gangster Squad, except perhaps its timing, but there's nothing particularly right either."

Posted Jan 11, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

40 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"The controversy comes from insistence by Bigalow that audiences think for themselves. She neither condones nor condemns, but rather asks questions without giving easy answers. Plus, she does it while thoroughly entertaining the audience."

Posted Jan 11, 2013

Rebecca Cusey

41 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"Once again, the insightful Judd Apatow has put his finger on Generation X. Sadly, the result is not encouraging."

Posted Dec 21, 2012

Rebecca Cusey

42 70%

Les MisÚrables (2012)

"Beneath the moving acting, soaring music, and powerful images is a story. And what a story. "

Posted Dec 21, 2012

Rebecca Cusey

43 4%

Playing for Keeps (2012)

"A star-studded cast and a good concept add up to less than nothing in Playing for Keeps, an attempt at a warm, family romantic comedy that, like the main character, succumbs to its vices."

Posted Dec 10, 2012

Rebecca Cusey

44 75%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"What with personal problems and a bad economy, mob hitmen are just like us. Only more violent. "

Posted Nov 30, 2012

Rebecca Cusey

45 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"This is how the political sausage is made and it will make you feel better about American Democracy. Not many movies can say that."

Posted Nov 16, 2012

Rebecca Cusey

46 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"Daring staging and a great story make this adaptation the movie to beat this Oscar season."

Posted Nov 16, 2012

Rebecca Cusey

47 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"If there were any justice in the world, this would be the movie inspiring mass riots. It's that bad."

Posted Nov 8, 2012

Rebecca Cusey

48 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"The creators, more than most, understand that a good setting and fun sight gags are secondary to a story with heart. "

Posted Nov 8, 2012

Rebecca Cusey

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