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Rolling Stone

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 97%

Pride (2014)

"Pride [is] a Brit dramedy that is a crowd-pleaser in the best sense of the word. Even when it's tugging hard at your heartstrings, you believe the damn thing."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Peter Travers

2 89%

The Drop (2014)

"The Drop, a potent, propulsive crime drama, gives us one more chance to salute the formidable talent of a remarkable actor [James Gandolfini] who died in June 2013 at age 51."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Peter Travers

3 61%

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014)

"Jessica Chastain is a shining star with acting skills that resonate beyond her beauty. She is at her fierce, unerring best, which is saying something, in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. "

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Peter Travers

4 88%

The Skeleton Twins (2014)

"Hader and Wiig dig deepest and strike the truest chords when the twins' defenses are down, when their jokes don't work, when they're faced with the truth of their own blasted lives."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Peter Travers

5 89%

Light Sleeper (1992)

"Crowd pleasing? No. Challenging? You bet."

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Peter Travers

6 87%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 5 (TV, 2014)

" No other show on television says so much about its world through sight and sound alone. "

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Sean T. Collins

7 91%

Wetlands (2014)

"Wetlands is here to freak out the prudes and make "dirty" fun again. That it does. You won't find a better movie anywhere that features a teen girl using her crotch to wipe a public toilet seat."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Peter Travers

8 37%

If I Stay (2014)

"Documentarian R.J. Cutler, in his feature debut, joins Moretz in delivering this pap as if it meant something. Cue eye rolling."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Peter Travers

9 19%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"In one way, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a triumph for producer Michael Bay in that it is equally as godawful as his Transformers: Age of Extinction and a hit nonetheless."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Peter Travers

10 99%

Starred Up (2014)

"Starred Up is a small indie film in danger of slipping through the cracks at the Hollywood-driven multiplex. Finding it - in theaters or on VOD - is well worth the effort."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Peter Travers

11 69%

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

"There's a word for a movie that dresses up the usual cheap tricks with real human suffering and a bogus patina of truth: offensive."

Posted Aug 23, 2014

Peter Travers

12 80%

The One I Love (2014)

"If you survive that wrenching plot curve (some won't), you're in for an emotional workout. Knowing you've never seen anything like this, Moss and Duplass let it rip."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Peter Travers

13 97%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"Acting doesn't get better than this. Want to know what love is? Watch Lithgow and Molina and learn."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Peter Travers

14 46%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"Sin City: A Dame To Kill For doesn't explode onscreen the way the first one did. Miller's monochrome palette, splashed with color that shines like a whore's lip gloss, doesn't startle as it once did."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Peter Travers

15 94%

The Truman Show (1998)

"The Truman Show finds a near-miraculous balance of humor and feeling in the keen intelligence of the script by Andrew Niccol and the prodigal inventiveness of Dead Poets Society director Peter Weir at his very best."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Peter Travers

16 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"The Expendables 3, trading on our affection for action stars of the past, has officially worn out its already shaky welcome."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Peter Travers

17 33%

The Giver (2014)

"Lois Lowry took chances with her novel. The movie of The Giver takes none. It's safe, sorry and a crashing bore."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Peter Travers

18 92%

Frank (2014)

"You're in for something funny, touching and vital. Director Lenny Abrahamson knows his way around eccentrics."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Peter Travers

19 67%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"Linus Sandgren's camera caresses the cuisine like an ecstatic lover. It brought out the foodie in me."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Peter Travers

20 69%

What If (2014)

"What If doesn't break new ground. But it has charm to spare, and Radcliffe and Kazan are irresistible. No ifs about it."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Peter Travers

21 37%

Child Of God (2014)

"This is ambitious, challenging filmmaking, elevated by John Franco's compassion and Scott Haze's revelatory acting."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Peter Travers

22 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"To play James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, in Get On Up, cautious just won't cut it. No worries. Boseman tears into the role like a man possessed. You can't take your eyes off him."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Peter Travers

23 60%

Hercules (2014)

"Everything Guardians of the Galaxy gets right with its mix of action and comedy, Hercules botches. "

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Peter Travers

24 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Guardians of the Galaxy does the impossible. Through dazzle and dumb luck, it turns the clichés of comic-book films on their idiot heads and hits you like an exhilarating blast of fun-fun-fun."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Peter Travers

25 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"The last full-scale Hoffman performance - and it's a master class in acting - comes in A Most Wanted Man, Anton Corbijn's tense, twisty and terrific spy thriller, based on John le Carré's 2008 novel."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Peter Travers

26 49%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Melancholy and doubt may seem like gloomy qualities to blend into an amorous romp. But that shot of gravity is what makes Magic in the Moonlight memorable and distinctively Woody Allen."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Peter Travers

27 66%

Lucy (2014)

"What starts as a bats--- female revenge fantasy ends as a bad LSD trip. Talk about a buzzkill."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Peter Travers

28 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"Though Life Itself is a warts-and-all portrait Ebert didn't live to review, my guess is his thumbs would be shooting upward. Mine sure are."

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Peter Travers

29 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Within the fertile area between promise and execution, Dawn is dynamite entertainment, especially in the rousing first hour."

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Peter Travers

30 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"Richard Linklater's coming-of-age tale is the best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule. "

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Peter Travers

31 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"Snowpiercer is everything Transformers: Age of Extinction wishes it could be: a slambam sci-fi thriller with a brain, a heart and an artful sense of purpose."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Peter Travers

32 82%

Begin Again (2014)

"It's rare to find a movie that uses music to define love without sentimentalizing it. But Begin Again, with songs by Glen Hansard and New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander, is a wonderfully appealing exception. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Peter Travers

33 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Michael Bay has done the impossible. With Transformers: Age of Extinction, the start of a - everyone duck! - second trilogy in his metalhead franchise, the Bay-man has made the worst and most worthless Transformers movie yet."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Peter Travers

34 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Eastwood animates the clichés by playing them for real, but he's still steering the movie to a foregone conclusion."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Peter Travers

35 24%

Third Person (2014)

"Haggis' ambition is admirable, especially without the cushion of ironic detachment. But what's on screen is a meandering mess, more satisfying to dissect in retrospect than to live with in the moment."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Peter Travers

36 24%

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

"The only reason I'd Think again is the return of Kevin Hart, who mines comic gold out of sloppy seconds."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Peter Travers

37 66%

The Rover (2014)

"In revealing two men trying to get in touch with the shreds of their shared humanity, [director] Michôd offers a startling vision. You'll be hooked."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Peter Travers

38 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"Dragon 2, like The Empire Strikes Back, takes sequels to a new level of imagination and innovation. It truly is a high-flying, depth-charging wonder to behold."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Peter Travers

39 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"22 Jump Street is damn funny, sometimes outrageously so. It laughs at its own dumb logic and invites us in on the fun."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Peter Travers

40 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"It shouldn't work. A human-versus-aliens epic that keeps repeating the same scene over and over again as if the comic tilt of Groundhog Day had turned suddenly dangerous. But Edge of Tomorrow will keep you on edge. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Peter Travers

41 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"It's a fresh, lively love story, brimming with humor and heartbreak, and lifted to the heights by Shailene Woodley, a sublime actress with a résumé that pretty much proves she's incapable of making a false move on camera."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Peter Travers

42 88%

Obvious Child (2014)

"Obvious Child is a romcom with a sting in its tail. And Slate is a dynamo, nailing every laugh while showing a true actor's gift for nuance."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Peter Travers

43 71%

Léon: The Professional (1994)

"Leave it to french writer-director Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita) to put a kinky twist on Orphan Annie and Daddy Warbucks."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Peter Travers

44 78%

Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

"When a forty-four-year-old man makes a movie about his family and friends sitting around singing old tunes, you certainly don't expect an unforgettable amalgam of humor and heartbreak. But that is precisely what Terence Davies delivers."

Posted Jun 2, 2014

Peter Travers

45 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"But for all its hit-and-miss jokes, there are lots of ways to die laughing at this Western raunchfest."

Posted May 30, 2014

Peter Travers

46 63%

Filth (2014)

"Filth, directed by Jon S. Baird from a 1998 bestseller by Trainspotting wild man Irvine Welsh, is wired to explode. Even when the film falls to pieces, McAvoy's bonkers brilliance will blow you away."

Posted May 29, 2014

Peter Travers

47 97%

We Are the Best! (2014)

"What we have here is an exhilarating blast of a movie, full of heart but still punk rock... We Are the Best! is loud, crude, socially irresponsible and totally irresistible."

Posted May 29, 2014

Peter Travers

48 76%

Lucky Them (2014)

"For all its comic and sexual energy, Lucky Them is elevated most by its touching gravity. "

Posted May 29, 2014

Peter Travers

49 48%

Maleficent (2014)

"Jolie comes to this party ready to bite, but the movie muzzles her. Even at 97 minutes, Maleficent is still one long, laborious slog."

Posted May 29, 2014

Peter Travers

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