Film Racket

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 31%

As Above/So Below (2014)

"As Above, So Below should have stayed buried along with the rest of the lifeless masses."

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Bill Gibron

2 66%

One Chance (2014)

"there's too little of a story here for it to cohere"

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Chris Barsanti

3 76%

The Congress (2014)

"a fascinating study in self, and what we think of when we contemplate who we are."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Bill Gibron

4 44%

The Calling (2014)

"all suspense-less smoke and minor-key mirrors"

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Bill Gibron

5 37%

The November Man (2014)

"While the story may struggle to make sense, it's the star that everyone understands."

Posted Aug 26, 2014

Bill Gibron

6 79%

The One I Love (2014)

"There's enough good material here to produce a tight and focused half-hour short. But once the conclusion's twist on a twist is made clear, the film doesn't seem able to sustain interest in following through on its premise."

Posted Aug 26, 2014

Chris Barsanti

7 94%

The Normal Heart (2014)

"proves that, sometimes, art does a better job of understanding history than the actual record"

Posted Aug 25, 2014

Bill Gibron

8 100%

Love Streams (1984)

"a soul rattler."

Posted Aug 24, 2014

Christopher Null

9 39%

If I Stay (2014)

"For a movie with music at its core, If I Stay sure is tone deaf."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Bill Gibron

10 17%

When The Game Stands Tall (2014)

"The game stands way too tall - head and shoulders above the real people that made the sacrifices and put in the work to make this story worth telling."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Blake Crane

11 8%

Are You Here (2014)

"Are You Here ambles on pleasantly, then pokily, then frustratingly. Maybe next time. "

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Jesse Hassenger

12 45%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"not everything works in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and the novelty of the original film is long, long gone, but we still get the kind of classical guys and dolls dramatics that delivers on both the crime and the always-potent punishment"

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Bill Gibron

13 17%

Jersey Shore Massacre (2014)

"This irredeemably awful film should only be viewed under threat of grievous bodily harm. And even then, you should give your choice some careful consideration."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Mike McGranaghan

14 40%

Life After Beth (2014)

"We just can't let the undead lie, and while the zombie genre is ripe with potential, Life After Beth doesn't tap into any of it effectively."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Blake Crane

15 32%

The Giver (2014)

"By staying true to what Ms. Lowry envisioned, this film ends up as washed-out as the world she created. "

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Bill Gibron

16 34%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"aggressively mediocre"

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Blake Crane

17 85%

The Trip To Italy (2014)

"The Trip to Italy's total lack of necessity has little bearing on its enjoyability."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Chris Barsanti

18 21%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

"a joyless, jug-headed chore."

Posted Aug 13, 2014

Bill Gibron

19 21%

Into The Storm (2014)

"all splash and no substance"

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Bill Gibron

20 65%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"Like a serving of lukewarm creamed corn, The Hundred-Foot Journey is easy to consume, but very unsatisfying afterwards. "

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Bill Gibron

21 20%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"Subjecting kids to these characters today is like transplanting an organ with the wrong blood type: It's going to be rejected."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Matthew O'Connell

22 89%

Calvary (2014)

"Gleeson's studied, magnetic performance anchors McDonagh's blending of tone and Larry Smith's ethereal cinematography"

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Blake Crane

23 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"a danceable delight"

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Bill Gibron

24 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"a rip-roaring good time"

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Bill Gibron

25 61%

Hercules (2014)

"this banal reincarnation of the Hercules legend spreads the pandemic of pandering to simple audiences with safe and unoriginal stories"

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Matthew O'Connell

26 18%

And So It Goes (2014)

"as stiff and unpleasant as an elder's sciatica. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Bill Gibron

27 65%

Lucy (2014)

"just goes through the motions, mangling what could have been a hyperactive sci-fi thriller"

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Bill Gibron

28 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"elegant, sparse, and scrupulously acted but dramatically stunted "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Chris Barsanti

29 78%

Happy Christmas (2014)

"Happy Christmas is a pleasant-enough quick watch that's easy to digest. And that's also what makes it somewhat disappointing. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Blake Crane

30 17%

Very Good Girls (2014)

"A superlative-laden title suggests something that's on-the-nose sentimental, satire, or subversive irony. Very Good Girls is none of those things, and isn't much of anything."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Blake Crane

31 41%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"those who find Braff to be sincere will enjoy the journey, and maybe shed a few tears along the way. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Matthew O'Connell

32 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"a haphazard, humiliating experience"

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Bill Gibron

33 57%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"takes a preposterous idea and makes it even more so"

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Bill Gibron

34 44%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"a far cry better than Planes, dumping the multicultural crudeness of the original to offer a simplistic but age-appropriate take on duty and heroism."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Bill Gibron

35 83%

Begin Again (2014)

" a light and dancing comedy about fresh starts"

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Chris Barsanti

36 78%

Land Ho! (2014)

"sweet, even life-affirming"

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Jesse Hassenger

37 22%

A Long Way Down (2014)

"Has no interest in understanding of any kind and completely misses the mark in both elements of seriocomedy. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Blake Crane

38 14%

Rage (2014)

"With an arbitrary title and a lazy everything else, Rage is as bland as a "gritty" thriller can be"

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Blake Crane

39 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Filmmaking this good is why movies became the popular entertainment they are today."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Bill Gibron

40 56%

Made in America (2014)

"While it doesn't make great use of its Opie-meets-Hova potential, the line-up is impressively diverse enough to satisfy music fans."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Mike McGranaghan

41 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"Wobbly at times but still magical in an everyday way..."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Chris Barsanti

42 98%

Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)

"a true triumph"

Posted Jul 5, 2014

Bill Gibron

43 28%

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

44 48%

Earth to Echo (2014)

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

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Bill Gibron

45 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

46 68%

They Came Together (2014)

"You'll laugh yourself silly"

Posted Jun 29, 2014

Mike McGranaghan

47 29%

Cabin Fever 3: 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

48 77%

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

49 95%

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

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