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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 16%

And So It Goes (2014)

"And So It Goes hits the right notes to satiate an audience keen for sight gags and the un-PC rants of the over-60s, in a light 90 minutes that never strays too far from the established rules of the romantic comedy. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Gem Seddon

2 13%

Very Good Girls (2014)

"Limp and insincere from bottom to top, Very Good Girls is especially frustrating in that its innate lousiness is more than even Fanning and Olsen can overcome."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

3 62%

Hercules (2014)

"Herculesis a creaky bit of cheap-looking, inconsequentialfluff thatsquanders any potential and contains not a jot of passion, imagination or creativity. So, in summary, it's a Brett Ratner film."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

David James

4 96%

Blue Ruin (2014)

"Uncommonly smart, quietly indelible and impressively assured, Blue Ruin brings the revenge thriller into the modern era even as it subverts its very premise, using evocative direction and a haunted leading man to reveal violence's horrific true face."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

5 58%

Lucy (2014)

"A dumb venture made even dumber by its delusions of intelligence, Lucy starts off as harmless fun but eventually disappears up its own backside, taking every ounce of entertainment value with it. "

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

6 ——

The Damned (2014)

"The Damned does all it can to make witches scary once again, but flashes of inept acting and tonal fumbles spoil what could have been a horrifying feast of riches."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Matt Donato

7 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"The Blu-Ray for Transcendence elicits a shrug, while the film is a disaster on almost every level, with only Pfister's visually pleasing direction managing to survive the drama-draining, doltish script."

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

8 81%

Happy Christmas (2014)

"When a filmmaker is able to successfully translate reality to screen, something special happens. Happy Christmas is that uniquely special "something," as Swanberg's grounded style of filmmaking has never been sharper."

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Matt Donato

9 65%

Alive Inside (2014)

"Alive Inside is a charming and emotional documentary that dares us to think outside the box concerning the care and treatment of America's growing population of seniors."

Posted Jul 19, 2014

Adam A. Donaldson

10 0%

Among Ravens (2014)

"Painfully overwrought yet thinly scripted, Among Ravens strains for a profundity it never grasps."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

11 43%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"Less actively insensitive and insulting than its predecessor, Planes: Fire & Rescue is a slight improvement for this opportunistic, thoughtless franchise."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Sam Woolf

12 70%

Life Of Crime (2014)

"A promising cast, a zany concept and a lead eager to cast off her type-cast shackles don't add up to much in Life of Crime, as it ultimately turns out to be a caper-farce that's chronically short of panache."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Dominic Mill

13 57%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"While The Purge: Anarchy feels like an introduction to something greater, Grillo's old-school action lead kicks ass and takes names - just how we like it."

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Matt Donato

14 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"On a scale of "Kim Kardashian" to "Fred Durst," Sex Tape clocks in at a "Tila Tequila" - meaning, despite being a trashy mess, we still can't peel our eyes away for some reason."

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Matt Donato

15 56%

Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" After a weak start, Married shows promise in subsequent episodes, taking shape as a dour but congenially familiar comedy. Still, given its cast, it could and should be much better. "

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

16 77%

You're the Worst: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" At one point in the premiere, Jimmy compliments Gretchen on one of the many damning but clever speeches she throws his way, calling her words, "Funny, true and mean - my favorite kind." Personally, I'd say the same of You're the Worst as a whole. "

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

17 100%

Masters of Sex: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Masters of Sex begins its sophomore season with some outstanding performances and big plot turns, although its dramatic subtlety has started to wane. "

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Jordan Adler

18 40%

Aftermath (2014)

"Aftermath cleverly finds horror in the most obvious of places, hidden plainly on the faces of every American with an existing paranoia of nuclear warfare."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Matt Donato

19 86%

Under the Skin (2014)

"Under The Skin is about as emotionless a sci-fi film as I've seen in recent memory, but I completely understand the mounting praise - it just unfortunately won't be coming from me."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Matt Donato

20 40%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"Wish I Was Here is an honest second feature from the mind of Zach Braff, and while some may deem it crudely self-indulgent, I believe there's enough beauty in Aidan's journey to rattle an older culture of dreamers."

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Matt Donato

21 87%

The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Strain is gruesome, oddly enthralling and punchy enough to make viewers immediately buy into the series' melding of gleeful goriness and ruthless, go-for-the-jugular-style pragmatism. "

Posted Jul 13, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

22 82%

The Congress (2014)

"A beautifully drawn curio, The Congress often stacks its industry and tech fears too densely to provide a satisfying film experience or social commentary."

Posted Jul 13, 2014

Sam Woolf

23 23%

Affluenza (2014)

"Though it prefers F. Scott Fitzgerald's voice to any whisper of its own, Affluenza is well-acted and often cutting and canny in its condemnation of entitled, apathetic youth."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

24 74%

Enemy (2014)

"Atmospheric and absorbing on Blu-Ray, this thrilling and unforgettable mind-bender plays like the brainchild of Franz Kafka and David Lynch - which, to be clear, is a wonderful thing."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

25 64%

Road to Paloma (2014)

"Gritty, grim and uncompromising, Road to Paloma is an uncommonly thoughtful and thrilling ride, made all the better by Jason Momoa's magnetic screen presence."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

26 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"A humane triumph amid the usual summer cacophony, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the most intellectually and emotionally satisfying blockbuster in years."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Sam Woolf

27 33%

Stage Fright (2014)

"Stage Fright is a cult classic horror musical made for a certain audience, and while others may hate on this strange hybrid, I'm just sitting here screaming "ENCORE!""

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Matt Donato

28 41%

Premature (2014)

"The rare teen comedy with serious raunch and heart, Premature is much, much better than any movie about ejaculation-triggered time travel has any right to be."

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

29 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"Every young film critic needs to see Life Itself to become a better professional. I know this because I am one of those young critics, and my eyes are now open wider than they've ever been."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Matt Donato

30 74%

Land Ho! (2014)

"Land Ho! works wonders as a pro-tourism ad for Iceland's gorgeous landscape, but in terms of story, feels forced and unnatural during raunchier moments."

Posted Jul 6, 2014

Matt Donato

31 68%

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared ()

"Like its title, The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is shaggy and ramshackle, but there's enough playful imagination on display to easily make this a worthwhile recommendation."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

David James

32 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"With its flawless transition to Blu-Ray, 300: Rise of an Empire is an almost-overwhelming feast for the senses, boosted to the next level by the incomparable Eva Green as a batty, bloodthirsty dominatrix to whom swordplay is a sensual dance."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

33 13%

Heatstroke (2014)

"Making the most of its shooting location, but little else, Heatstroke generates middling thrills with its underwritten, overfamiliar tale of survival. "

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Sam Woolf

34 49%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"Sure, Echo is no Wall-E or Number 5, but Green's latest childhood sci-fi piece holds a much more heartfelt story than it lets on - found footage and all."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Matt Donato

35 30%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"The sins of Deliver Us From Evil are somewhat forgiven once Derrickson hits full stride and finds a proper demonic story waiting to break free."

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Matt Donato

36 23%

Tammy (2014)

"Tammy delivers on its promise: it's a very, very funny female-driven comedy that might not break the mould, but will ensure McCarthy's continued reign as Hollywood's most-consistent comedian."

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Gem Seddon

37 69%

The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Its overwhelming sense of suffering and misery may deter some viewers, but the many mysteries introduced early on in The Leftovers, combined with some terrific performances, may have already turned this show into my summer TV addiction. "

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

38 ——

Mutual Friends ()

"Mutual Friends isn't awful by any means, but that doesn't make it any good."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Dominic Mill

39 17%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"The worst part is, with a semi-capable script and a more focused delivery, Michael Bay could have had a pretty stellar Transformers movie, instead of yet another Bay-splosion filled bit of clunky chaos."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Matt Donato

40 67%

Me and You (2014)

"With solid performances and decent drama, Me and You isn't Bernardo Bertolucci's best, but it's an engaging and enjoyable enough film from a master of the craft. What it lacks in punch, it makes up for in effort."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Adam A. Donaldson

41 57%

Tyrant: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Out of the gate, Tyrant grabs your attention with a solid pilot episode. It's entertaining, thought provoking, and fans of FX will be easily drawn to the family drama at the core of a much larger story of political unrest in the Middle East. "

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Lindsay Sperling

42 96%

CODE BLACK (2014)

"While officials sit around discussing the state of modern medicine, Code Black boils these debates down to nothing but raw, human emotion - with lives hanging in the balance."

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Matt Donato

43 64%

The Last Ship: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Last Ship made its premiere on TNT last night, laying the groundwork for a World War Z-esque story (minus the zombies), but it may not have been the epic television event that viewers were expecting. "

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Lindsay Sperling

44 89%

Exhibition (2014)

"With Exhibition, Joanna Hogg advances her impressive directing style with a visually striking - if decidedly chilly - look at a couple reaching stalemate in their stifling London home."

Posted Jun 22, 2014

Brogan Morris

45 59%

13 Sins (2014)

"Overly brutal and gory without purpose, 13 Sins is a much more punishing watch than it was ever intended to be."

Posted Jun 22, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

46 80%

Finding Fela! (2014)

"Frustratingly over-egged, Alex Gibney's Finding Fela! attempts to take on too much, then adds more. Thankfully, though, the music and the man make it worth a glance."

Posted Jun 22, 2014

Brogan Morris

47 26%

Walking on Sunshine ()

"If you threw a camera, boom mic and clapper board into the monkey enclosure at the zoo they'd have produced something more worthwhile than Walking On Sunshine."

Posted Jun 22, 2014

David James

48 85%

Coherence (2014)

"Coherence is a smart, spooky and supremely satisfying mind-bender that proves lo-fi doesn't have to mean low ambition."

Posted Jun 21, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

49 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"On Blu-Ray, The Grand Budapest Hotel is just as visually spectacular and immediately disarming as it was in theaters. This madcap, tragicomic romp is a bona fide masterpiece."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Isaac Feldberg

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