St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 80%

I Am Love (2010)

"The overripe ending, heated by the percolating music of John Adams, is heavy seasoning on a delicate dish."

Posted Jul 8, 2010

Joe Williams

2 80%

Cyrus (2010)

"Cyrus is not the jokey, polished production you would expect from its Hollywood cast and LA setting, but audiences who are comfortable with discomfort should find it "funny.""

Posted Jul 8, 2010

Joe Williams

3 84%

Stonewall Uprising (2010)

"Pplaces the incident within the context of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s with PBS-caliber tact and compassion."

Posted Jul 8, 2010

Joe Williams

4 6%

The Last Airbender (2010)

"The movie has been criticized for racially inappropriate casting, but that's the least of its problems. The acting is laughable, the effects are phony, the editing is addled and the dialogue is disastrous."

Posted Jun 30, 2010

Joe Williams

5 49%

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

"Why the bloodsucker and the wolf boy treat Bella as if she's the cat's meow is still a mystery."

Posted Jun 29, 2010

Kevin C. Johnson

6 91%

Huge: Season 1 (TV, 2010)

" The campers look and act like real kids, exchanging awkward teenage banter, sharing poignant stories and - of course - looking for first love. "

Posted Jun 26, 2010

Gail Pennington

7 91%

Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010)

"Acting is about honesty, and there's something evasive about both this film and its subject."

Posted Jun 25, 2010

Joe Williams

8 38%

The City of Your Final Destination (2010)

"With a wimpy protagonist and a reticent director driving the story, The City of Your Final Destination doesn't go far enough."

Posted Jun 25, 2010

Joe Williams

9 87%

Reel Injun (2010)

"Reel Injun is not a peace pipe but a convincing case for a place at the table."

Posted Jun 25, 2010

Joe Williams

10 70%

Ondine (2010)

"Ondine is dipped in whimsy and might have drifted out to sea, but it's bounded on four sides by love stories - between a father and a daughter, a man and a mermaid, an actor and his co-star, and a director and his country."

Posted Jun 25, 2010

Joe Williams

11 10%

Grown Ups (2010)

"Chris Rock, call your agent."

Posted Jun 25, 2010

Joe Williams

12 53%

Knight & Day (2010)

"Knight and Day is an action comedy that works. But it's also a surprisingly poignant romance. This is the summer flick you've been waiting for."

Posted Jun 22, 2010

Calvin Wilson

13 94%

Winter's Bone (2010)

"Winter's Bone is the best film of the year."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Joe Williams

14 81%

Solitary Man (2010)

"It's a smart, funny film that flirts with the edge."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Calvin Wilson

15 51%

Holy Rollers (2010)

"As a thriller, it's bubkes."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Joe Williams

16 96%

Sweetgrass (2009)

"Instead of rounding up information, this documentary about an arduous sheep drive across Montana is driven by the beauty of the landscape."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Joe Williams

17 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"It's a well-earned curtain call for some of the most beloved characters in one of the best-sustained feats of recent cinema."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Joe Williams

18 93%

Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders (2010)

"The film confirms it's hard to do brain surgery on a battlefield. But it doesn't take a brain surgeon to think it could go deeper. "

Posted Jun 10, 2010

Joe Williams

19 78%

OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus (Lost in Rio) (2010)

"The story is lame and the action is flaccid, but as Hubert would be the first to tell you, the French have a word for those who can't take a joke: c'est la vie."

Posted Jun 10, 2010

Joe Williams

20 47%

The A-Team (2010)

"The diabolical sadist of the team was director Joe Carnahan."

Posted Jun 10, 2010

Joe Williams

21 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"The honorable reasons to remake a beloved movie include crowning a new star, spotlighting a new location or telling the story a new way. In the case of The Karate Kid, two out of three ain't bad."

Posted Jun 10, 2010

Joe Williams

22 86%

Please Give (2010)

"In a Holofcener film, the usual rules of screenwriting do not apply, which lends her work a lifelike quality that's particularly refreshing in this era of formulaic remakes and sequels."

Posted Jun 10, 2010

Calvin Wilson

23 90%

October Country (2009)

"The beauty of October Country, beside its artful images, is how it compresses the windblown fortunes of working-class America into the fallen leaves of one forlorn family."

Posted Jun 3, 2010

Joe Williams

24 74%

Splice (2010)

"The climax is a pileup of sorts as the movie suddenly becomes an audience-pandering monster-in-the-woods creature feature."

Posted Jun 3, 2010

Kevin C. Johnson

25 59%

Dancing Across Borders (2010)

"Less than an hour and a half long, it seems to take forever to end."

Posted Jun 3, 2010

Calvin Wilson

26 73%

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

"It's not quite infectious, but some of the high notes manage to drown out some of the guttural lows."

Posted Jun 3, 2010

Joe Williams

27 9%

Marmaduke (2010)

"The flea-bitten screenplay seems to have been plucked from the wastebasket of recycled ideas and rewritten by someone whose third language was English -- after Danish and Dog."

Posted Jun 3, 2010

Joe Williams

28 79%

Mother and Child (2010)

"A thoughtful and provocative film about the way we live now."

Posted Jun 3, 2010

Calvin Wilson

29 30%

Survival of the Dead (2010)

"Survival of the Dead never comes alive. It feels constrained by a low budget, short running time and the outdated conceit of slow zombies trudging toward fresh victims."

Posted May 28, 2010

Joe Williams

30 83%

Daddy Longlegs (2010)

"The Safdies deserve respect for surviving their childhood, if not for making a film about it that refuses to amuse or indict."

Posted May 28, 2010

Joe Williams

31 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"Prince of Persia is woven of recycled fibers, but by the slipping standards of summertime entertainment, it's a magic carpet ride."

Posted May 28, 2010

Joe Williams

32 15%

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"If you're already sick of the hype and wondering whether a second Sex and the City movie was really necessary, here's a surprising answer: Yes, in fact, it was."

Posted May 26, 2010

Gail Pennington

33 91%

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (2010)

"Although it has some memorably disquieting scenes, this story of long-delayed justice is sustained by its melancholy more than its thrills."

Posted May 21, 2010

Joe Williams

34 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"It's no classic, but Shrek Forever After is a pleasant reminder that every time a cash register rings, this ogre turns angelic."

Posted May 21, 2010

Joe Williams

35 64%

Harry Brown (2010)

"When it comes to combining vulnerability and menace, nobody does it quite like Caine."

Posted May 13, 2010

Calvin Wilson

36 86%

The Square (2010)

"The Square is a solidly constructed thriller with some missing pieces at the center but vivid splashes of color outside the lines."

Posted May 13, 2010

Joe Williams

37 40%

Letters to Juliet (2010)

"What light through yonder window breaks? 'Tis the fiery wrath of William Shakespeare, dragged back to this mortal coil to lend his cred to a dreadful chick flick."

Posted May 13, 2010

Joe Williams

38 45%

Just Wright (2010)

"The been-there, done-that nature of the plot doesn't take away from the undeniable sweetness found in Just Wright."

Posted May 13, 2010

Kevin C. Johnson

39 96%

Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

"As the documentary morphs into a riddle about art in the marketplace, the eyes of the beholder get crossed, and the dizziness is part of the fun."

Posted May 13, 2010

Joe Williams

40 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"A lot of care went into crafting the handsome production but not enough into making the handsome hero come alive."

Posted May 13, 2010

Joe Williams

41 87%

Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch) (2009)

"Charming but insignificant."

Posted May 6, 2010

Calvin Wilson

42 68%

Babies (2010)

"As a diversion, Babies is like a wind-up toy that will tickle anyone with a pulse. As a documentary, it's like a cache of home videos that will frustrate anyone with an inquiring mind."

Posted May 6, 2010

Joe Williams

43 62%

When You're Strange (2010)

"The vitality of crazed angel Jim Morrison is its driving force."

Posted May 6, 2010

Joe Williams

44 91%

The Secret of Kells (2010)

"The Secret of Kells has elements of a quest adventure and a coming-of-age story, but it's more beautifully stylized and astutely abstracted than the average kiddie cartoon."

Posted May 6, 2010

Joe Williams

45 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Although it's stuffed with subplots, gadgets and bad guys, this tinny contraption is half-hearted."

Posted May 6, 2010

Joe Williams

46 79%

The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER) (2010)

"Although this stylish and ominously paced vehicle starts with a full itinerary, it never makes a vital connection."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Joe Williams

47 47%

Cartel (2010)

"Watching this film, you'd think that most public schools were Mafia-run slaughterhouses and most charter schools were urban academies with high success rates. Bowdon barely mentions the religiosity and profit motive behind some charter schools."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Joe Williams

48 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"Even professional judgment as faulty as Fraser's can't explain his presence in this fleabitten fiasco."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Joe Williams

49 81%

Oceans (Disneynature's Oceans) (2010)

"Exposing humans to the rich ecosystem that produced and sustains all life makes Oceans inherently valuable."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Joe Williams

50 49%

The Losers (2010)

"Whether you're betting on action or laughs, this is a lose-lose scenario."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Joe Williams

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