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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 60%

Mood Indigo (2014)

"There's beauty by the sackful in Mood Indigo, but it takes a good while to figure out exactly what it's meant to make us feel."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Guy Lodge

2 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Finally, some jokey superheroes."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

David Sexton

3 81%

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014)

"To make a thrilling documentary about the past, you need dead people who were honest or creative in ways you can exploit. This extraordinary film, which deconstructs a murder mystery from the Thirties, has such people in spades."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

4 63%

Hercules (2014)

"Maybe you really need to be a 12-year-old boy to be absolutely thrilled by Hercules but then lots of us know one, inside or out."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

David Sexton

5 86%

Joe (2014)

"With a bolder script, Joe could have been a Texan masterpiece to rank alongside Badlands."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

6 3%

Bless the Child (2000)

"I don't know if I'm getting more squeamish, or simply less charitable at being exploitatively manipulated and taken for a moron: possibly both. But I think others will share my disgust at several scenes in Bless The Child."

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Alexander Walker

7 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Dawn is nothing like as dramatically satisfying as Rise. It is slow, portentous and peculiarly dimly lit - for all of Matt Reeves's ambition has gone into creating what he calls "the photo-reality of things"."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

David Sexton

8 0%

Pudsey the Dog: The Movie ()

"Don't be surprised, the next time you see Pudsey, if he's been given a muzzle."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

9 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"Boyhood is not just a genuine epic, not just beautiful and moving, it looks like a classic already."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

David Sexton

10 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"The characters in this movie are charmers. They've got me so well-trained, I'm even looking forward to HTTYD3."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

11 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Woohoo! Discombobulation is fun."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

12 100%

Pride (2014)

"Loud, proud and glad to be gay (and lesbian), Pride winningly records an improbable moment of recent history."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Nick Roddick

13 0%

The Anomaly ()

"Admittedly, in director/star Noel Clarke's low-budget sci-fi actioner, the acting and script do provoke surprise: both are so bad, you find yourself wondering if what's unfolding is some kind of parody."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

14 36%

Goddess ()

"Keating's film career has barely started. Alas, it may already have jumped the shark."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

15 58%

Keeping Rosy ()

"I was determined to loathe the immaculate Charlotte yet, thanks to Peake, I found myself willing her on."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

16 88%

Chef (2014)

"Here's Chef to show us all, for now and evermore, just what a vanity project really looks like. A public service, in its way."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

David Sexton

17 91%

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

"A beautiful movie about fame and family."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

18 26%

Walking on Sunshine ()

"Arterton, blonde sister of Gemma, is pallid from every angle, while Scholey feels like a backing singer who, for some reason, has been booted centre stage."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

19 82%

Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)

"Throughout it all, Binoche's face shivers with emotions that Claudel herself cannot pin down."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

20 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"For every nauseating moment in this cancer-related weepie, there's a lovely, thought-provoking exchange of ideas."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

21 54%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Clint can do no wrong for some of us. As we worship, so we believe. Jersey Boys, however, strains our faith."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

David Sexton

22 83%

Belle (2014)

"Asante's own work of art is lamentably cautious but does, ultimately, throw up things we haven't seen before. It's pretty, in other words, but not entirely vacant."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

23 22%

Devil's Knot (2014)

"Why has Egoyan made this unsatisfactory, ultimately dismaying film, when this awful story has been so thoroughly treated already elsewhere?"

Posted Jun 13, 2014

David Sexton

24 67%

The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet ()

"TS Spivet looks wacky but is, in fact, purely bland. Films like this work best if you ignore the dialogue. Bring ear buds and you'll be fine."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

25 93%

Fruitvale Station (2013)

"Jordan doesn't beg for our sympathy and is all the more magnetic as a result. The finale is devastating."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

26 83%

Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014)

"Never mind life, death and supermarkets, this is a film about a diva. If you're in the mood to pay homage, you're sorted."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

27 88%

Cheap Thrills (2014)

"It's a thought-provoking ride, particularly in a post-financial crisis world where a combination of desperation and temptation can make anyone consider doing the unthinkable."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Jeremy Aspinall

28 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Tatum and Hill are just a really great double act, as different and thus well matched as Laurel and Hardy, complementing each other perfectly."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

David Sexton

29 48%

Maleficent (2014)

"There's no denying this project's peculiar, landscape-changing power."

Posted May 30, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

30 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"This summer blockbuster is almost ready to conquer the world. But not quite."

Posted May 30, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

31 69%

The Homesman (2014)

"Jones has made a classic Western about a dangerous trek across country, updating it from the likes of True Grit only by making it a journey in reverse, not manly pioneers heading out West but defeated women settlers heading back East."

Posted May 23, 2014

David Sexton

32 100%

Queen and Country ()

"Boorman has not lost his skill for deploying actors well."

Posted May 23, 2014

Derek Malcolm

33 27%

The Search ()

"An immense (two hours and 29 minutes) and gravely serious film tackling the humanitarian disaster of the Second Chechen War of 1999-2000."

Posted May 23, 2014

David Sexton

34 88%

Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night) ()

"The emotional impact of Two Days, One Night is overwhelming, a tearful experience."

Posted May 23, 2014

David Sexton

35 25%

Lost River ()

"These days models turn designer, footballers become managers - and actors direct. Why not? Lost River, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, is why not."

Posted May 23, 2014

David Sexton

36 100%

Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language 3D) ()

"The master still knows what he is doing even if we often don't."

Posted May 23, 2014

Derek Malcolm

37 50%

Postman Pat: The Movie (2014)

"There are far worse ways to spend 88 minutes of your life."

Posted May 23, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

38 68%

Jimmy's Hall ()

"It all looks great, a dream of Ireland before the blissful bungalows."

Posted May 23, 2014

David Sexton

39 89%

Clouds of Sils Maria ()

"Assayas is a master of fluent, even sinuous, film-making."

Posted May 23, 2014

David Sexton

40 54%

Fading Gigolo (2014)

"The script rings false from the off."

Posted May 23, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

41 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"To ensure long-term survival, this franchise needs to evolve. In terms of the competition, however, it's still light years ahead."

Posted May 23, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

42 81%

Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist (2014)

"The sense you get of this man is that he was trying to heal his own wounds by winning."

Posted May 16, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

43 76%

Concussion (2013)

"It boasts a fantastic turn from TV veteran Robin Weigert and is visually reminiscent of Todd Haynes's Safe (it's beautiful to look at)."

Posted May 16, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

44 84%

The Two Faces of January (2014)

"The film at times resembles an Agatha Christie movie - the kind of classy product TV companies love to show on a snoozy Sunday afternoon."

Posted May 16, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

45 100%

Mr. Turner (2014)

"It's far and away Timothy Spall's finest work, and even more a triumph for Mike Leigh, to have brought such artistry of his own to such an artist."

Posted May 16, 2014

David Sexton

46 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"Godzilla is a thumpingly good monster movie."

Posted May 16, 2014

David Sexton

47 10%

Grace Of Monaco ()

"Kidman's flawless face is filmed in such extreme close-up during this climax that the camera appears to be attempting full penetration, first through a pearly nostril, then a glistening ear."

Posted May 14, 2014

David Sexton

48 20%

Sabotage (2014)

"Arnie does his best but, as so often, turns out to be limited in scope: when called upon to look upset, his inner cyborg punctures the mood; when he sighs, we snigger."

Posted May 9, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

49 89%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"It's being billed as Hayao Miyazaki's last film. He can't leave us this way."

Posted May 9, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

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