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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 72%

Machete (2010)

"Machete runs out of steam pretty early."

Posted Sep 2, 2010

Nick Starkey

2 80%

Cyrus (2010)

"It wants to be a serious movie about relationships, but it also has a responsibility to the boxoffice, so at times it reaches for an outrageousness that betrays its attempts at humanity."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

John DeVore

3 12%

Jonah Hex (2010)

"It's just too bad the movie didn't indulge its spookier, supernatural elements more, instead of relying on action movie cliches."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

John DeVore

4 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Toy Story 3 lives up to its predecessors in terms of cute yet clever humor and action-packed journeys, grabbing you immediately with an incredible opening."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Kristin Hunt

5 47%

MacGruber (2010)

"MacGruber is crude. It's obscene. The dialogue is puerile and the jokes adolescent. And for the most part, it's hilarious: a bawdy riot drunk on impropriety, which is why the movie works."

Posted May 21, 2010

John DeVore

6 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Like the original, Iron Man 2 is a good time from start to finish."

Posted May 6, 2010

Nick Starkey

7 53%

Green Zone (2010)

"The movie puts viewers on a war footing from minute one, authentically depicting the tracer fire, scattershot explosions and hostage smash-n-grabs that won us the Iraq war in a weekend."

Posted Mar 11, 2010

Jordan Burchette

8 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"There is very little to praise in what amounts to Burton's most mercenary movie."

Posted Mar 5, 2010

John DeVore

9 19%

Cop Out (2010)

"When your movie is nothing more than a cheap and uninteresting homage, best not to call attention to that fact with a ten minute opening scene to that effect."

Posted Feb 25, 2010

Nick Starkey

10 49%

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

"Whew boy."

Posted Feb 12, 2010

Nick Starkey

11 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"Unfortunately, there is too much "man," and not enough "wolf.""

Posted Feb 12, 2010

John DeVore

12 67%

Daybreakers (2010)

"A slick, bloody, fast-paced, and ultimately enjoyable B-movie."

Posted Jan 8, 2010

Nick Starkey

13 83%

Avatar (2009)

"The movie is gorgeous, funny, fun, and engrossing in a way that a lot of movies aim for but few achieve."

Posted Dec 16, 2009

Nick Starkey

14 75%

The Road (2009)

"A heartbreaking and powerful adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel."

Posted Nov 23, 2009

Mark Salisbury

15 51%

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

"This lively satire looks destined for future cult status."

Posted Nov 3, 2009

Mark Salisbury

16 75%

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

"With the global economic meltdown affecting just about everybody, the film is pertinent, hugely entertaining, and, above all, timely."

Posted Sep 22, 2009

Mark Salisbury

17 79%

The Informant! (2009)

"Bright, breezy, and downright goofy, this superbly captures the workings of Whitacre's highly imaginative mind and the outlandish nature of the crime."

Posted Sep 15, 2009

Mark Salisbury

18 68%

Funny People (2009)

"I can't help but think what might have been if there had been a bit more editing." EDIT

Posted Jul 30, 2009

19 68%

Public Enemies (2009)

"Michael Mann shows some restraint and comes up big with this one."

Posted Jul 1, 2009

Robert Calvert

20 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"Despite some laughably silly plot elements, McG has created an overall entertaining movie experience."

Posted May 20, 2009

Patrick Parker

21 37%

Angels & Demons (2009)

"If you're not up on history, religion and crazy conspiracy theories, it's easy to feel a little lost."

Posted May 15, 2009

Patrick Parker

22 63%

Crank 2: High Voltage (2009)

"This movie is Tarantino on speed, and without focus and style. It is in-your-face and proud of it with no apologies."

Posted Apr 17, 2009

Rob Calvert

23 27%

Fast & Furious (2009)

"Wild car chases and ridiculous humor don't make a film good, but they sure can make it fun to watch."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Patrick Parker

24 89%

Adventureland (2009)

"The relationships and exchanges feel like real life rather than gimmicky, over-the-top scenes from other R-rated comedies."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Krista Soriano

25 72%

Sunshine Cleaning (2009)

"This is a good film to see once, but we aren't sure you are going to want to watch it again and again."

Posted Mar 13, 2009

Olivia Putnal and Krista Soriano

26 41%

The Last House on the Left (2009)

"The cast, although aren't A-listers, were perfect for their parts."

Posted Mar 13, 2009

Olivia Putnal

27 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"The film really does the graphic novel justice."

Posted Mar 6, 2009

Patrick Parker

28 23%

Fired Up (2009)

"Nicholas D'Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen make a hilarious pair; If you're under the age of 25 you'll like it."

Posted Feb 20, 2009

Patrick Parker

29 25%

Friday the 13th (2009)

"The same dumb character decisions stick around to facilitate the murder."

Posted Feb 13, 2009

Rob Calvert

30 25%

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

"We're pleasantly surprised by how good this movie makes us feel."

Posted Feb 13, 2009

Krista Soriano

31 12%

Pink Panther 2 (2009)

"Clouseau's sleuthing practices are so unbelievably absurd it's hard not to laugh."

Posted Feb 6, 2009

Patrick Parker

32 90%

Coraline (2009)

"There really needs to be more films with smart, mischievous young girls."

Posted Feb 6, 2009

Jennifer Miller

33 29%

New In Town (2009)

"Although it wasn't quite the comedy we had hoped for, the idea behind it is pretty cute; we just wished the laughs weren't so awkward and forced."

Posted Jan 30, 2009

Olivia Putnal

34 57%

My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

"This is a fun midnight movie."

Posted Jan 16, 2009

Jennifer Miller

35 68%

Revolutionary Road (2008)

"Revolutionary Road isn't emotionally engaging or moving."

Posted Dec 30, 2008

Jennifer Miller

36 14%

The Spirit (2008)

"First, Robert Rodriguez tried to make a Frank Miller movie. Now, Frank Miller is trying to make a Frank Miller movie. (Advantage: Rodriguez.)"

Posted Dec 30, 2008

Jordan Burchette

37 62%

Valkyrie (2008)

"Sure, it's complicated to set up the assassination of a lunatic dictator, but does it have to be so boring?"

Posted Dec 30, 2008

Jennifer Miller

38 25%

Bedtime Stories (2008)

"Russell Brand is absurd, funny and wonderfully out of place in a family movie. And hello: crazy pop-eyed animated guinea pig alert!"

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Jennifer Miller

39 64%

Marley & Me (2008)

"Kids and adults will like it, but be forewarned -- it's not all laughs."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Olivia Putnal

40 27%

Seven Pounds (2008)

"The outcome will make you want to throw a shoe at the screen."

Posted Dec 19, 2008

Jennifer Miller

41 92%

Frost/Nixon (2008)

"A totally mesmerizing battle of the wills between the occasionally charming yet wily Nixon and the increasingly desperate Frost."

Posted Dec 12, 2008

Jennifer Miller

42 61%

The Reader (2008)

"Some are groaning about the plethora of WWII movies this Oscar season, but The Reader is about the complexity of German guilt because of the Holocaust and its aftermath."

Posted Dec 12, 2008

Jennifer Miller

43 94%

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

"The phrase labor of love is so often tossed about, but Kurt Kuenne's emotionally wrenching documentary is absolutely that."

Posted Nov 25, 2008

Jennifer Miller

44 58%

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

"What makes up for those missteps is the fact that the story isn't just Lily's; Prince-Bythewood gives the Boatwrights a point of view on her presence, and it's interestingly complicated."

Posted Oct 17, 2008

Priya Jain

45 15%

Hounddog (2008)

"Kampmeier takes everything from the Flannery O'Connor school of Southern Gothic, tosses in cringe-worthy dialogue, and throws in not one but two horrible archetypes for good measure."

Posted Sep 19, 2008

Jennifer Miller

46 13%

The Women (2008)

"Please Hollywood: write truthfully for us, and from the heart. It's what Carrie Bradshaw would do."

Posted Sep 12, 2008

Emily Rems

47 81%

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

"The subsequent plot offers little in the way of inspiration, but plenty in the way of amusement."

Posted Aug 14, 2008

Eric Kohn

48 83%

Tropic Thunder (2008)

"This one could have the subtitle How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blockbuster."

Posted Aug 11, 2008

Eric Kohn

49 64%

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

"Sisterhood furthers an honest dialogue among young women, for whom life roads are not always clearly paved. It's definitely not The Baby-Sitters Club -- and that's a good thing."

Posted Aug 4, 2008

Pauline Pechin

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