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Rolling Stone

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 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

2 34%

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

3 31%

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

4 91%

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

5 66%

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

6 72%

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

7 36%

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

8 77%

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

9 62%

Hercules (2014)

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

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Peter Travers

10 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

11 90%

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

12 50%

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

13 64%

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

14 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

15 91%

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

16 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

17 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

18 83%

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

19 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

20 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

21 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

22 25%

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

23 65%

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

24 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

25 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

26 90%

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

27 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

28 87%

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

29 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

30 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

31 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

32 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

33 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

34 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

35 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

36 90%

Chungking Express (1996)

"[Wong's] hypnotic images of love and loss finally wear down your resistance as seemingly discordant sights and sounds coalesce into a radiant, crazy quilt."

Posted May 28, 2014

Peter Travers

37 86%

Cold in July (2014)

"Get ready to squirm. Be sure to seek out this twisty and terrific sleeper in theaters or on VOD. It's a real find."

Posted May 22, 2014

Peter Travers

38 93%

The Normal Heart (2014)

"Written, directed and acted with a passion that radiates off the screen, The Normal Heart is drama at its most incendiary, a blunt instrument that is also poetic and profound."

Posted May 22, 2014

Peter Travers

39 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"Step up, cynics, and see the summer 2014 blockbuster that gets damn near everything right. "

Posted May 22, 2014

Peter Travers

40 86%

The Immigrant (2014)

"It's Cotillard, recalling icons of the silent screen, whose face reflects the bruised heart of The Immigrant, a timeless film from a director whose work rewards the closest attention."

Posted May 15, 2014

Peter Travers

41 61%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"Go ahead. Dismiss this fact-based sports story as inspirational hooey. But you're missing the point and the fun. "

Posted May 15, 2014

Peter Travers

42 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"In the last third of this lumbering reboot, the latest Godzilla springs to life and wakes up the wide-eyed kid in all of us."

Posted May 15, 2014

Peter Travers

43 46%

The Babe (1992)

"What could have been the Raging Bull of baseball movies becomes the nibble of a mouse on the legend of a giant."

Posted May 9, 2014

Peter Travers

44 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"You expect hardcore hilarity from Neighbors, and you get it. It's the nuance that sneaks up on you."

Posted May 8, 2014

Peter Travers

45 88%

Chef (2014)

"Buoyed by a Latin-flavored score and Favreau's knack for improv inspiration, Chef is the perfect antidote to Hollywood junk food. Like the best meals and movies, this irresistible concoction feels good for the soul."

Posted May 8, 2014

Peter Travers

46 82%

Fed Up (2014)

"Fed Up, unbothered by its often crude mode of attack, is definitely mad as hell. And its muckraking spirit, an anomaly in the age of giving in, is inspiring."

Posted May 8, 2014

Peter Travers

47 72%

Palo Alto (2014)

"Palo Alto doesn't hit you over the head with hipness. It sidles up to you, gets whispery close, then sidles away again, leaving behind an enveloping vapor that lingers for a sweet long time."

Posted May 8, 2014

Peter Travers

48 46%

For Love of the Game (1999)

"Not a frame reflects the distinctively edgy touch that director Sam Raimi brought to films as diverse as The Evil Dead and A Simple Plan."

Posted May 8, 2014

Peter Travers

49 5%

'Til There Was You (1997)

"When will someone realize that sexy Sarah Jessica Parker is pure comic gold and start writing movies that give her a chance to glisten? She's the only spice in this too-sweet romantic comedy."

Posted May 5, 2014

Peter Travers

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