Film Racket

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 99%

Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)

"a true triumph"

Posted Jul 5, 2014

Bill Gibron

2 31%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"With its limited suspense, reliance on jump scares, and overall desire to fuse the profane to the pragmatic, Deliver Us from Evil fails on many levels."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Bill Gibron

3 48%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"a genuine attempt to bring fun and wonder back to the kid flick"

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Bill Gibron

4 24%

Tammy (2014)

"a snide, senseless non-laugher which dares the viewer to giggle at mere shrillness and stupidity"

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Bill Gibron

5 69%

They Came Together (2014)

"You'll laugh yourself silly"

Posted Jun 29, 2014

Mike McGranaghan

6 57%

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)

"May be enough for horror buffs looking for a quick, disposable fix of Fangoria-style mayhem, but lacks the substance to match its unrepentantly bloody style."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Mike McGranaghan

7 70%

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

"By the end of the film, it can't help but read as another of Bulger's self-mythologizing claims that once made him a false Robin Hood for Southie."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Chris Barsanti

8 94%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"combines the social satire of Bong Joon-ho's creature feature The Host with the grim realism of his Memories of Murder in ways that are as bold as they are entertaining"

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Blake Crane

9 17%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"a mind-numbing experience, disorienting in its randomness and ridiculous in its brute force bombast"

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Bill Gibron

10 22%

Third Person (2014)

"Watchably stupid"

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Jesse Hassenger

11 24%

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

"Genuinely hilarious"

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Bill Gibron

12 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"the same old showbiz story we've heard time and time again, told in a tired, uninspired manner"

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Bill Gibron

13 94%

Ida (2014)

"Pawlikowski takes advantage of her dark eyes with the monochromatic photography, giving Ida a strange, otherworldly presence - she's as hypnotic as the movie is."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Norm Schrager

14 ——

The World Famous Kid Detective (2014)

"It's odd that a movie intending to celebrate the great screen detectives would be devoid of a real mystery"

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Mike McGranaghan

15 55%

The Signal (2014)

"winds up with all of the resonance and feeling of a demo reel. "

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Jesse Hassenger

16 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"In a summer filled with engaging entertainments, this is one of the best."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Bill Gibron

17 85%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Hill may still be the experienced rib tickler, but Tatum may soon take his crown and together they make 22 Jump Street a real treat."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Bill Gibron

18 66%

The Rover (2014)

"...continually seems to evoke other sources, from Cormac McCarthy's literate savagery to any number of Westerns, particularly John Hillcoat's phenomenally bloody The Proposition."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Chris Barsanti

19 84%

Night Moves (2014)

"Clean and crackling, "Night Moves" works as a quiet thriller, shot through with teeth-grinding tension. "

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Chris Barsanti

20 87%

The Immigrant (2014)

"...a stubbornly old-fashioned lovesick tale in which the bonds of passion and family are stretched to their snapping point."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Chris Barsanti

21 63%

The Sacrament (2014)

"an exploitative packaging of a real-life horror. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Blake Crane

22 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"well made, but empty inside"

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Bill Gibron

23 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"One of the best blockbuster rides of summer 2014"

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Bill Gibron

24 87%

Obvious Child (2014)

"A fresh-faced, faux-messy romantic comedy with a refreshingly economic take on the usual meet-cute / separation crisis / resolution arc."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Chris Barsanti

25 88%

Chef (2014)

"Subtle and sweet when it's working, mawkishly obvious when it isn't..."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Chris Barsanti

26 97%

We Are the Best! (2014)

"We Are the Best! scrapes, if sometimes a little lazily, for its spiky heroines to be appreciated on their own terms, half-understood though they might be."

Posted May 29, 2014

Chris Barsanti

27 63%

Filth (2014)

"wallows in itself for its entire runtime and tries to come out clean on the other end"

Posted May 29, 2014

Blake Crane

28 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"A solid slice of gross-out gratuity and saddle sore scatology"

Posted May 29, 2014

Bill Gibron

29 49%

Maleficent (2014)

"Disney's desire to drain as much profit out of their properties as possible arrives in the form of Maleficent, and boy does the struggle show."

Posted May 29, 2014

Bill Gibron

30 14%

Blended (2014)

"Blended had a chance to be something more than just the standard Sandler silliness. Unfortunately, it never really figures out what it wants to be."

Posted May 22, 2014

Bill Gibron

31 92%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"X-Men: Days of Future Past does have its merits. Keeping its mouth shut is not one of them."

Posted May 22, 2014

Bill Gibron

32 74%

Godzilla (2014)

"Some in the short attention span demographic might disagree with (Edwards)solid, slow-burn ideals, but the end result is truly spectacular."

Posted May 16, 2014

Bill Gibron

33 48%

Wolf Creek 2 (2014)

"a tonally confusing, half-baked idea of a slasher film that is just as forgettable as its slasher"

Posted May 15, 2014

Blake Crane

34 61%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"a hard movie to dislike"

Posted May 15, 2014

Bill Gibron

35 74%

Godzilla (2014)

"Truly spectacular"

Posted May 15, 2014

Keith Breese

36 18%

Moms' Night Out (2014)

"A beautiful, touching, truthful idea that deserves so much better than this generally obnoxious, unfunny movie."

Posted May 9, 2014

Mike McGranaghan

37 21%

Devil's Knot (2014)

"Why was Devil's Knot made? Yes, the documentaries are more difficult to watch, but they're also infinitely more fascinating. "

Posted May 9, 2014

Norm Schrager

38 33%

Stage Fright (2014)

"A film with this title and this plot description should be frivolous, but it should also be fun."

Posted May 8, 2014

Blake Crane

39 71%

Palo Alto (2014)

"floats through an eerie netherworld of familiarity somewhere between recognizing real life and remembering other movies that recognized it better"

Posted May 8, 2014

Jesse Hassenger

40 16%

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)

"Joyless, witless, and even a tad heartless"

Posted May 8, 2014

Bill Gibron

41 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"crazy and often quite clever"

Posted May 8, 2014

Bill Gibron

42 83%

The Double (2014)

"If there were ever such a thing as the nightmare comedy, this is it."

Posted May 8, 2014

Chris Barsanti

43 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"By the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, you will be thoroughly entertained. You will also be thoroughly exhausted. "

Posted May 1, 2014

Bill Gibron

44 21%

The Protector 2 (2014)

"At times Jaa looks like a videogame avatar moving across a phony landscape."

Posted May 1, 2014

Blake Crane

45 91%

Bears (2014)

"A visual experience through and through, one that offers eye-popping delights at every turn."

Posted May 1, 2014

Mike McGranaghan

46 95%

Blue Ruin (2014)

"plays into our primal urge for justice and isn't afraid to show us the spiraling consequences, physical and emotional, that come with acting on those impulses"

Posted Apr 30, 2014

Blake Crane

47 89%

Locke (2014)

"a deftly paced, expertly performed character study in which a man's life is completely changed as he barrels toward a new adventure while sitting in one place"

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Blake Crane

48 26%

Brick Mansions (2014)

"Not a great time, but a good one. "

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Bill Gibron

49 23%

The Other Woman (2014)

"what could have been memorable ends up being mindless. "

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Bill Gibron

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