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Rolling Stone

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"The sexless, bloodless, padded and plodding Breaking Dawn, Part 1 is the worst Twilight movie to date."

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Peter Travers

2 89%

The Descendants (2011)

"The Descendants is damn near perfect. Director Alexander Payne is a master of the human comedy and George Clooney has never exposed himself to the camera this openly."

Posted Nov 15, 2011

Peter Travers

3 78%

Melancholia (2011)

"Melancholia is a potent beauty of a film, and Kirsten Dunst gives an incomparable performance."

Posted Nov 10, 2011

Peter Travers

4 3%

Jack and Jill (2011)

"Jack and Jill is total bust, a stupefyingly unfunny and shamelessly lazy farce packed with cringe-worthy jokes and overt product placement. "

Posted Nov 10, 2011

Peter Travers

5 43%

J. Edgar (2011)

"Despite being buried in layers of prosthetic latex, DiCaprio is a roaring wonder as J. Edgar Hoover. Even when the film trips on its tall ambitions, you can't shake it off."

Posted Nov 9, 2011

Peter Travers

6 69%

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

"H&K are past their sell-by date. Way past."

Posted Nov 3, 2011

Peter Travers

7 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"You won't remember Tower Heist an hour later, but the top cast makes the jokes (even the lousy ones) go down easy."

Posted Nov 3, 2011

Peter Travers

8 47%

Anonymous (2011)

"As the Bard probably would not say, Anonymous is some crazy shit. "

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Peter Travers

9 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"At best diverting, at worst drearily conventional, The Rum Diary is pre-gonzo Thompson. But the seeds are there, ready to yield a harvest of fear and loathing. "

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Peter Travers

10 73%

Like Crazy (2011)

"Drake Doremus has crafted a crazily inventive and totally irresistible tale of first love that makes the familiar seem bittersweet and heart-stoppingly new. "

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Peter Travers

11 36%

In Time (2011)

"Pretty cast. Potent premise. Piss-poor execution."

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Peter Travers

12 90%

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

"Elizabeth Olsen gives a sensational performance in a gripping psychological thriller, from gifted first-time writer-director Sean Durkin. "

Posted Oct 20, 2011

Peter Travers

13 88%

Margin Call (2011)

"Margin Call is an explosive drama that speaks lucidly and scarily to the times we live in."

Posted Oct 20, 2011

Peter Travers

14 81%

The Skin I Live In (2011)

"Anything for Halloween? I'd vouch for The Skin I Live In, a scary, sexy and terrifically twisted horror film from the artist known as Pedro Almodóvar."

Posted Oct 13, 2011

Peter Travers

15 35%

The Thing (2011)

"One gut-busting death after another, terror giving way to tedium."

Posted Oct 13, 2011

Peter Travers

16 71%

Footloose (2011)

"Footloose 2011 is harmless as far as it goes, but on the dance floor and off it never goes nearly far enough."

Posted Oct 13, 2011

Peter Travers

17 30%

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

"The film is in black-and-white so the gore doesn't spray quite as colorfully. But you'll still puke up a storm. "

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Peter Travers

18 82%

The Way (2011)

"Open yourself up to this thoughtful, moving personal adventure and you're in for a uniquely memorable experience."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Peter Travers

19 60%

Real Steel (2011)

"The tear-jerking in Real Steel is as shameless as its product placement. We're being hustled."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Peter Travers

20 85%

The Ides of March (2011)

"The Ides of March is a pulse-racing thriller that hits where it hurts. Clooney's performance is exceptional and Gosling is terrific in an all-stops-out role."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Peter Travers

21 92%

Take Shelter (2011)

"Michael Shannon gives himself over completely to a complex role and leaves you shattered. Director Jeff Nichols throws curveballs, but his film is unique and unforgettable."

Posted Sep 29, 2011

Peter Travers

22 93%

50/50 (2011)

"Refusing to hide from pain or bow to it, 50/50 makes its own rules. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen are a dream team."

Posted Sep 29, 2011

Peter Travers

23 25%

Killer Elite (2011)

"The fun of Killer Elite, such as it is, is all in the hardass action. But there's nothing elite about this disposable time-killer."

Posted Sep 22, 2011

Peter Travers

24 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"Moneyball is one of the best and most viscerally exciting films of the year. "

Posted Sep 22, 2011

Peter Travers

25 17%

Restless (2009)

Posted Sep 16, 2011

Peter Travers

26 36%

Restless (2011)

"Van Sant and his longtime cinematographer, Harris Savides, can caress the faces of youth with a poet's eye for beauty and pain. "

Posted Sep 15, 2011

Peter Travers

27 41%

Straw Dogs (2011)

"Lurie wants us to see the moral wounds that come from losing control, a solid reason for a remake. Both takes on Straw Dogs hold up a dark mirror to humanity. Choose your own bad medicine."

Posted Sep 15, 2011

Peter Travers

28 83%

Warrior (2011)

"Director Gavin O'Connor comes out swinging in this flawed but fiercely moving family drama...Strong stuff."

Posted Sep 9, 2011

Peter Travers

29 93%

Drive (2011)

"Buckle up for the existential bloodbath of Drive, a brilliant piece of business that races on a B-movie track until it switches to the dizzying fuel of undiluted creativity. "

Posted Sep 8, 2011

Peter Travers

30 84%

Contagion (2011)

"All this germ procedural offers is the sight of people behaving badly, willing to do their worst to get first dibs on a vaccine. Sadly, that's no surprise."

Posted Sep 8, 2011

Peter Travers

31 77%

The Debt (2011)

"A Nazi-hunting thriller deepens into a meditation on conscience in The Debt, a movie that holds you in its grip."

Posted Aug 31, 2011

Peter Travers

32 58%

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)

"The film never takes hold emotionally, despite strong work from Holmes and young Madison. With Del Toro's name in the credits, standard chills aren't enough. "

Posted Aug 25, 2011

Peter Travers

33 81%

Higher Ground (2011)

"High praise for Vera Farmiga, a stunner of an actress, who makes her directing debut with the same bold instincts for sharp humor and harsh truths that mark her performances. "

Posted Aug 25, 2011

Peter Travers

34 67%

Our Idiot Brother (2011)

"Our Idiot Brother comes off as a blueprint for a smart script no one really made. "

Posted Aug 25, 2011

Peter Travers

35 72%

Fright Night (2011)

"Voilà! Black magic."

Posted Aug 19, 2011

Peter Travers

36 45%

You yi tian (One Day) (2010)

Posted Aug 19, 2011

Peter Travers

37 62%

Amigo (2011)

"John Sayles, a filmmaker by trade, a provocateur by nature, means to stir things up with Amigo. That he does, and more power to him. "

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Peter Travers

38 36%

One Day (2011)

"This tear-jerking twaddle, adapted by David Nicholls from his 2009 bestseller, is nearly as bad as Anne Hathaway's British accent, which is heading for infamy. "

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Peter Travers

39 60%

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011)

"I'm calling bullsh** on this 3D concert movie. The movie plays like an evangelical prayer meeting, though I'd hold the hallelujahs. "

Posted Aug 11, 2011

Peter Travers

40 45%

30 Minutes or Less (2011)

"30 Minutes or Less is all about the zigzagging rush of the ride. "

Posted Aug 11, 2011

Peter Travers

41 61%

Final Destination 5 (2011)

"Final Destination 5 starts with an R-rated 3D bang, but the cheap thrills wear off way fast, and we're left with atrocious acting, feeble writing and clueless directing."

Posted Aug 11, 2011

Peter Travers

42 76%

The Help (2011)

"The Help is an exhilarating gift, a deeply touching human story filled with humor and heartbreak, and sublime performances from Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone and Co."

Posted Aug 9, 2011

Peter Travers

43 74%

The Whistleblower (2011)

"The film swings from melodrama to sermonizing, both blunting the human drama that needs to come to the fore. Weisz holds the ground in a performance of ferocity and feeling."

Posted Aug 5, 2011

Peter Travers

44 25%

The Change-Up (2011)

"Another body-switching comedy? Seriously?"

Posted Aug 5, 2011

Peter Travers

45 74%

Bellflower (2011)

"Evan Glodell's explosive debut feature is a thing of toxic beauty."

Posted Aug 4, 2011

Peter Travers

46 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes rises and, at times, even soars - all thanks to what human actors in league with computer technology can now achieve to bring the apes to life. "

Posted Aug 4, 2011

Peter Travers

47 52%

The Devil's Double (2011)

"This is a breakthrough star performance from a terrific actor, Dominic Cooper, getting a chance to let it rip. Just don't expect a docudrama. "

Posted Jul 28, 2011

Peter Travers

48 90%

Attack the Block (2011)

"This movie wants and needs to come at you like a beast in the dark. Allow it."

Posted Jul 28, 2011

Peter Travers

49 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"The mash-up of cowboys and aliens doesn't do either camp any favors. How are we supposed to work up a rooting interest when both sides are shooting blanks?"

Posted Jul 28, 2011

Peter Travers

50 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"It's a pleasure to come across the sharply funny and touching Crazy Stupid Love. It's a live one with a dream cast that keeps springing playful surprises."

Posted Jul 28, 2011

Peter Travers

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