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Rolling Stone

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 68%

Ted (2012)

"Seth MacFarlane's debut as a feature director hits all the sweet spots that irritate prudes. Ted is hysterically, gut-bustingly funny."

Posted Jun 28, 2012

Peter Travers

2 86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"Beasts of the Southern Wild is a game-changer that gets you excited about movies again. Star Quvenzhané Wallis is a flat-out amazement."

Posted Jun 28, 2012

Peter Travers

3 43%

To Rome with Love (2012)

"To Rome With Love lacks the overarching theme of time and regret that distinguished Allen's last romantic comedy, but it has pleasures galore."

Posted Jun 21, 2012

Peter Travers

4 56%

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

"Carell and Knightley give it their bittersweet best. But I never rooted for them as a couple. And in a romance, even one with tragic notes, that really is the end of the world. "

Posted Jun 21, 2012

Peter Travers

5 78%

Brave (2012)

"Brave is a rousing, gorgeously animated good time. "

Posted Jun 21, 2012

Peter Travers

6 35%

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

"The acrobatic repetition bores you breathless. Spare Benjamin Walker, who deserves to go on to better things. But the movie deserves a stake through the heart."

Posted Jun 21, 2012

Peter Travers

7 83%

Your Sister's Sister (2012)

"A trio of superb performances guide a plot that pivots on secrets and lies before they fester. Your Sister's Sister works its way into your head until you can't stop thinking about it. "

Posted Jun 14, 2012

Peter Travers

8 41%

Rock of Ages (2012)

"There's no denying the party-time pow of Rock of Ages, or of Tom Cruise's performance. "

Posted Jun 14, 2012

Peter Travers

9 28%

Bel Ami (2012)

"With that cast, we rightfully expect fireworks. What we get is the film equivalent of a wet blanket."

Posted Jun 8, 2012

Peter Travers

10 91%

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

"Sometimes a movie comes out of nowhere and wins you over. Safety Not Guaranteed is that kind of unexpected gift. "

Posted Jun 7, 2012

Peter Travers

11 73%

Prometheus (2012)

"The ending isn't squishy scary or deeply satisfying. Bummer. Otherwise, Prometheus kicks ass so hard and often that it's impossible not to be thrilled by it. "

Posted Jun 7, 2012

Peter Travers

12 48%

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

"Snow White and the Huntsman has a darkness that seeps into the soul - but it's also definitely a missed opportunity. Director Rupert Sanders loses his nerve just when the story starts cooking."

Posted May 31, 2012

Peter Travers

13 75%

The Intouchables (2012)

"What I see in The Intouchables is a tasty bonbon spiked with mirth but light on malice. Omar Sy and François Cluzet are superb actors."

Posted May 24, 2012

Peter Travers

14 94%

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

"The hilarious and heartfelt Moonrise Kingdom is a consistent pleasure. By evoking the joys and terrors of childhood, it reminds us how to be alive. "

Posted May 24, 2012

Peter Travers

15 70%

Men in Black III (2012)

"The unexpected spark between Smith and Brolin makes MiB3 primo summer fun. "

Posted May 24, 2012

Peter Travers

16 22%

What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

"The still-born What To Expect... is an all-star dud that could be easily confused with Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve, except for the absence of Ashton Kutcher. "

Posted May 17, 2012

Peter Travers

17 34%

Battleship (2012)

"Battleship is all noise and crashing metal, sinking to the shallows of Michael Bay's Armageddon and then digging to the brain-extinction level of the Transformers trilogy."

Posted May 17, 2012

Peter Travers

18 57%

The Dictator (2012)

"The Dictator starts at outrageous and rockets on from there. Screw the occasional sputter. "

Posted May 16, 2012

Peter Travers

19 100%

Under African Skies (2012)

"Powered by Paul Simon's brilliance, Under African Skies is a cultural lightning bolt that soars on its music and an unshakable belief in the transcendence of art. "

Posted May 10, 2012

Peter Travers

20 37%

Dark Shadows (2012)

"Burton's visuals are a sumptuous treat, as is Depp's unerring sense of mischief - but, after a fierce and funny start, Dark Shadows simply spins its wheels."

Posted May 10, 2012

Peter Travers

21 4%

A Little Bit Of Heaven (2012)

Posted May 5, 2012

Peter Travers

22 78%

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

"With a lesser cast, the movie would be a lineup of TV-movie clichés. But this is a cast that never makes a false move even when the script settles for formula. "

Posted May 3, 2012

Peter Travers

23 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"All hail Joss Whedon, the warrior king of this dizzying, dazzling 3D action epic. The Avengers is Transformers with a brain, a heart and a working sense of humor."

Posted Apr 30, 2012

Peter Travers

24 22%

Raven (2012)

Posted Apr 27, 2012

Peter Travers

25 57%

Safe (2012)

"The trouble with Safe is that you know where it's going every step of the way."

Posted Apr 26, 2012

Peter Travers

26 63%

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

"The dream partnership of Jason Segel and Nick Stoller gets dinged a bit in the frustratingly uneven The Five-Year Engagement. Luckily, the movie never runs on sitcom empty. "

Posted Apr 26, 2012

Peter Travers

27 90%

Bernie (2012)

"As played by Jack Black, in an award-caliber performance, Bernie is everything you'd want in a friend. The movie is a one-of-a-kind inspiration. "

Posted Apr 26, 2012

Peter Travers

28 20%

The Lucky One (2012)

"The Lucky One doesn't have a genuine emotion in it or a plausible reason to endure it. It's strictly for the sisters of the cult of Sparks and the men who love them."

Posted Apr 19, 2012

Peter Travers

29 51%

The Three Stooges (2012)

"For the Farrellys, The Three Stooges is a labor of love. For non-believers, it's merely a labor."

Posted Apr 13, 2012

Peter Travers

30 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"If it's true that you always kill the thing you love, then horror honchos Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard have taken an ax to slasher cinema in The Cabin in the Woods and chopped it up for kindling."

Posted Apr 13, 2012

Peter Travers

31 43%

American Reunion (2012)

"American Reunion reminds us what we liked about the original: the way the movie sweetened its raunch to build a rooting interest in these characters."

Posted Apr 5, 2012

Peter Travers

32 75%

Damsels in Distress (2012)

"Damsels in Distress is an exhilarating gift of a comedy."

Posted Apr 5, 2012

Peter Travers

33 88%

Titanic (1997)

"How is Titanic in 3D? The answer is pretty damn dazzling."

Posted Apr 5, 2012

Peter Travers

34 54%

Bully (2001)

Posted Mar 31, 2012

Peter Travers

35 85%

Bully (2012)

"The best social documents on film do more than show you what's wrong in the world - they make it personal. Bully does that with a passion. "

Posted Mar 30, 2012

Peter Travers

36 49%

Mirror Mirror (2012)

"Who wants to see a fairy tale that weighs a ton? Mirror Mirror reflects badly on everyone involved."

Posted Mar 30, 2012

Peter Travers

37 25%

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

"This feeble followup to 2010's godawful Clash of the Titans sucketh the mighty big one. "

Posted Mar 30, 2012

Peter Travers

38 79%

The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

"In the face of Weisz's magnificence, it's impossible to dismiss The Deep Blue Sea as dated and creaky. Weisz makes it timeless."

Posted Mar 22, 2012

Peter Travers

39 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"The Hunger Games has epic spectacle, yearning romance, suspense that won't quit and a shining star in Jennifer Lawrence. "

Posted Mar 21, 2012

Peter Travers

40 71%

Natural Selection (2012)

"Credit Pickering's deft script for avoiding the usual clichéd speed bumps, though sex and lies are on the menu."

Posted Mar 16, 2012

Peter Travers

41 85%

21 Jump Street (2012)

"This bracing new take on 21 Jump Street has a playful spark all its own. It's a blast."

Posted Mar 16, 2012

Peter Travers

42 78%

Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012)

"The funny, touching and vital Jeff, Who Lives at Home reaffirms your faith in Jay and Mark Duplass. Their films hit you where you live."

Posted Mar 16, 2012

Peter Travers

43 57%

Detachment (2012)

"Detachment gets to you. It hits hard."

Posted Mar 16, 2012

Peter Travers

44 43%

Casa de mi padre (2012)

"Ferrell is an hombre loco. Mi gusta."

Posted Mar 16, 2012

Peter Travers

45 41%

Silent House (2012)

"Paranormal Activity has been here before, of course, but Silent House springs tangy new tricks, and Olsen is a primo scream queen."

Posted Mar 9, 2012

Peter Travers

46 67%

Friends With Kids (2012)

"Westfeldt is the pulse of Friends With Kids, presenting us with life in all of its vibrant, messy sprawl."

Posted Mar 8, 2012

Peter Travers

47 67%

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)

"McGregor and Blunt have charm to spare and the no-bull instinct to cut to the heart of a scene. In the Dead Sea of Hollywood formula, their film is a distinct delight, brimming over with spirit and surprise."

Posted Mar 8, 2012

Peter Travers

48 28%

Project X (2012)

"The movie has all the heft of a tweet, but Philips has made it look pimp and, until the police end the party, Project X really is a riot."

Posted Mar 3, 2012

Peter Travers

49 11%

Gone (2012)

"It lies there flapping like a dying fish. Skip it."

Posted Feb 25, 2012

Peter Travers

50 25%

Act of Valor (2012)

"I don't know what to make of Act of Valor. It's like reviewing a recruiting poster."

Posted Feb 25, 2012

Peter Travers

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