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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 27%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Evil falters as a police saga and a horror show, finding Derrickson once again flailing with surefire genre elements, laboring to build just one true moment of suspense."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

2 82%

Begin Again (2014)

"Sincerity is missing, replaced by routine and miscasting, and while the songs are pulled off with polish, the rest of the screenplay flounders, hunting for emotional harmony that's never truly believable. "

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

3 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"Rich in theme and artistry, Snowpiercer is spellbinding, offering those hungry for big screen anarchy a story that actually provides stakes, causalities, and a paralyzing sting of remorse."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

4 24%

Tammy (2014)

"It's a mess, but a periodically amusing mess thanks to a sturdy line-up of co-stars. I'll give McCarthy this much: she knows how to surround herself with talent. "

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

5 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"A layered look at experience and acceptance from a most eloquent man, and while it indulges an inevitable sense of sadness, it manages to capture the essence of the subject in surprising ways. "

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

6 48%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"Nicely performed by its young cast and features motivations that tease a compelling mystery to come. It eventually falls apart under scrutiny, but its target demographic should get a kick out of it. "

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

7 41%

Premature (2014)

"Even with all its shortcomings, that there's a film out there that uses masturbation as a time travel device is something to celebrate."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

8 11%

Heatstroke (2014)

"Strangely unadventurous, dependent on cliché to connect the dots, refusing the invitation to create a genuine nail-biter in an exotic location. The feature isn't directed, it's merely survived. "

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

9 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Much like the other installments, if you leave the theater without a headache, you've disappointed the producers. "

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Brian Orndorf

10 68%

They Came Together (2014)

"The production has a clear goal for the humor here, and they execute everything with a freewheeling attitude. And there's Poehler in a suit of armor. That's always welcome too."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Brian Orndorf

11 29%

Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014)

"That I'm actually interested in where the story is headed now is a testament to the picture's ability to engage and periodically disgust. Just keep those expectations down. Way down."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Brian Orndorf

12 76%

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014)

"A breezy, riveting sit, sold with humor and passable candor as this nobody who was actually somebody becomes known by everybody."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Brian Orndorf

13 70%

Nothing Bad Can Happen (2014)

"The Passion of the German Runaway."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Brian Orndorf

14 80%

Violette (2014)

"While pacing is sometimes an issue, the emotional textures of the effort are stunning, with Devos digging into the abyssal feeling of dissatisfaction that forced the writer to gut herself to ultimately find peace."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Brian Orndorf

15 22%

Radio Free Albemuth (2014)

"Perhaps for Dick purists, this movie will settle in without disruption, but it certainly doesn't welcome outsiders, preferring tattered credibility to needed accessibility."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Brian Orndorf

16 71%

A Coffee in Berlin (2014)

"Despite Schilling's dutiful effort to embody a man who's trying to slip out of view, A Coffee in Berlin runs out of inspiration, and even the Woody Allen adoration isn't enough to bring it back to life."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Brian Orndorf

17 55%

The Signal (2014)

"Eubank makes up for occasional cinematic stasis with a convincingly mysterious viewing experience that successfully sustains interest all the way to the final frame. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Brian Orndorf

18 23%

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

"If the first movie was an irritating, poorly managed tale of people in love, Think Like a Man Too is straight-up obnoxious. "

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Brian Orndorf

19 97%

We Are the Best! (2014)

"Although the movie often goes cross-eyed trying to figure out how to slip out of scenes, it retains joy and a rich sense of curiosity, brought to life through three terrific lead performances."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Brian Orndorf

20 92%

Venus in Fur (2014)

"Thankfully, there's real depth of feeling and playful perversion shared between Seigner and Amalric, who give already unusual material a wicked spin."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Brian Orndorf

21 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Eastwood has created a cartoon to preserve the Broadway contact high, missing the vitality of the creative process and the combustible personalities involved with some of the biggest hits in rock and roll history."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Brian Orndorf

22 14%

Rage (2014)

"Absurdity, with Cage going through the motions, mentally working through his grocery list."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Brian Orndorf

23 42%

The Human Race (2014)

"Instead of a grandly ghoulish dash for survival, the movie revels in ghastly behavior with a mouthbreathing concentration that's as irritating as it is worthless."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Brian Orndorf

24 84%

Coherence (2014)

"The results aren't exactly compelling, but writer/director James Ward Byrkit does have a superb way of ratcheting up the suspense and mystery of the story, making it the rare movie that actually improves as it unfolds."

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

25 88%

Obvious Child (2014)

"A briskly feminine, staunchly independent, deliciously coarse effort, Obvious Child plays like a lost track from Exile in Guyville."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Brian Orndorf

26 83%

Witching and Bitching (2014)

"When de la Igesia is firing on all cylinders, he brings wonderful verve to the screen, always securing the entertainment value of the work while tinkering with its gruesome particulars. It's a wickedly funny movie."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

27 55%

Ping Pong Summer (2014)

"While there are substantial shortcomings to the picture, it knows how to have a good time, playing with teen cinema conventions as it checks off its laundry list of references and sense memories. "

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

28 33%

Lullaby (2014)

"The effort eventually goes for the throat with its hysterical ending, and while the production aims to offer catharsis, it's best to use such overbearing manipulation as time to remember what Levitas gets right."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

29 60%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"After all, there are not many movies that feature scenes of phone sex that you could bring your grandmother to, making the endeavor's startling approachability something to savor. "

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

30 85%

Ivory Tower (2014)

"What director Andrew Rossi has here are 45 powerful, incisive minutes of information. The rest of Ivory Tower is lost to repetition and substantial padding to reaching a 90 minute run time. "

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

31 86%

Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia (2014)

"It's not a filling cinematic meal, but juicy morsels of candor and a chance to acquire a deeper appreciation for Vidal's epic ego are worth the price of admission. "

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

32 30%

I Am I (2014)

"Isn't bold work, but it's interesting when it finds true intimacy, masterminding a few suspenseful moments of poor judgment and bruised hearts that hold attention. "

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

33 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"It takes a little more than a new address and a Vietnamese Jesus to present the film with its own identity, and it's a shame the sequel barely makes an effort to expand the series beyond a few cosmetic changes."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

34 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"It's good enough to have these wonderful characters back on the screen, but the production has managed to renew purpose and construct fresh objectives without tarnishing the blinding spirit of the original movie."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

35 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"The adaptation has its problems, but it also retains refreshing dignity, never dipping into hysterics to extract feelings it hasn't earned. "

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Brian Orndorf

36 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Despite some quibbles, Edge of Tomorrow delivers the goods with ferocity and a funny bone, capturing intensity through the colorful details of involuntary rehearsal."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Brian Orndorf

37 76%

Lucky Them (2014)

"Collette is stuck in neutral, forced to make funny faces when the screenplay is unable to provide dramatic guidance, which is a frequent event in this ineffective picture. "

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Brian Orndorf

38 25%

I'll Follow You Down (2014)

"Mehta doesn't summon the most riveting tale with I'll Follow You Down, but his intentions are pure, striving to rework the subgenre from a more human standpoint. "

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Brian Orndorf

39 88%

Willow Creek (2014)

"It's smaller in scope and horror ambition, which automatically makes it more enjoyable than most of its brethren, creating a mix of local color and camping disaster that's basic but frightfully effective."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Brian Orndorf

40 86%

Borgman (2014)

"It's a disturbing feature, flirting with incomprehensibility at times, but its way with mounting unpleasantness is frequently masterful, tilted with moments of dark comedy. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Brian Orndorf

41 52%

Trust Me (2014)

"Dramatically, Trust Me goes from stability to seppuku. It's the kind of picture that could be shut off at the hour mark and nothing would be missed. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Brian Orndorf

42 93%

The Dance of Reality (2014)

"A wonderfully surreal journey into memory and misery, jam-packed with all the oddity and incongruity Jodorowsky is known for, still kicking with mischief after all this time away from moviemaking. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Brian Orndorf

43 32%

Anna (2014)

"Going for the abyssal revelations of the mind, the picture stumbles to an ending, unable to focus on what passes for pure conflict in this woozy story. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Brian Orndorf

44 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"Plays directly to MacFarlane's fascination with poo-poo, pee-pee humor, without ever moving beyond the basics of sophomoric gags to transform into the raging farce it sporadically hints at becoming. "

Posted May 29, 2014

Brian Orndorf

45 48%

Maleficent (2014)

"Doesn't retain scale, coming off more animated than its inspiration. Despite a phantasmagoria of colors and creatures, this is not a feature that inspires awe, only impatience. "

Posted May 29, 2014

Brian Orndorf

46 86%

Cold in July (2014)

"Mickle awakens as a formidable moviemaker with Cold in July, in full command of his storytelling talents with this meaty endeavor."

Posted May 29, 2014

Brian Orndorf

47 95%

Ida (2014)

"Beautifully crafted all around, keeping Ida engrossing as it explores screen stillness, putting its faith in the power of subtle revelations as a means of suspense. "

Posted May 29, 2014

Brian Orndorf

48 56%

The Big Ask (2014)

"Beatty and Fishman botch their third act payoff, but The Big Ask remains a compellingly exploratory odyssey into desperate acts of communication, with a side of sexual awkwardness. "

Posted May 29, 2014

Brian Orndorf

49 63%

Filth (2014)

"While the feature isn't as cohesively anarchic as it imagines itself to be, it works in fits, boosted by a triumphantly face-rubbing lead performance from James McAvoy. "

Posted May 29, 2014

Brian Orndorf

50 50%

Age of the Uprising (2014)

"Come to it with a certain moviegoing flexibility, and the effort will expose a wealth of technical triumphs and emotional substance."

Posted May 29, 2014

Brian Orndorf

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