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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 82%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"This is a terrific performance by Gyllenhaal, completely inhabiting a spook of a man, a ghoul to remember."

Posted Sep 16, 2014

David Sexton

2 ——

Second Coming ()

"The main body of the movie is a slow, repetitious study of the family's daily life ..."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

David Sexton

3 76%

Rosewater (2014)

"If Rosewater has a moral, it is a liberal one."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

David Sexton

4 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"As a mood-piece it has lovely spells."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

5 97%

Pride (2014)

"The miners saw their livelihoods destroyed. Wouldn't it be lovely if they wound up getting the last laugh?"

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

6 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"Does it matter that the film itself ain't that funny? Annie and Jay are mostly anodyne; Diaz and Segel really don't click."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

7 92%

The Guest (2014)

"There are several moments in the film when I had absolutely no idea whose side I was on."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

8 58%

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

"Joffé needed to find a visual language to make Christine's point of view loom large. He fluffs it."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

9 37%

If I Stay (2014)

"It's interesting to make a driven young female the focus of the narrative, but the cloying narcissism on display will soon have sane people - of all ages - wanting to give up the ghost."

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

10 86%

Night Moves (2014)

"All three leads are perfect."

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

11 88%

Obvious Child (2014)

"Just reading about this film will make some people feel sick. I adored it."

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

12 69%

What If (2014)

"We're used to rom-coms that show off hot bodies (see Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in Friends With Benefits). With these two, it's their melancholy average-ness that make us go wow."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

13 66%

Lucy (2014)

"Besson is a keen pilferer of anything that's looked good in other people's movies."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

David Sexton

14 95%

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

"Open the door to this woman and you won't be sorry that you did."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

15 46%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"A character growls: "I'm going to that place where there's no pain or thought." No pain or thought? That's Sin City in a nutshell."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

16 76%

The Congress (2014)

"Nearly 30 years into her film career, Robin Wright is finally coming into her own, and it's something to see."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Guy Lodge

17 66%

The Rover (2014)

"[A] dour, inert vision of the future - a disappointing follow-up to Michod's cracking 2010 debut, Animal Kingdom."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Guy Lodge

18 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"It could - it should - be appalling. Actually, as pure entertainment it's a joy, and will be adored amid Heineken bottles and Papa John's boxes for years to come."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Richard Godwin

19 34%

God's Pocket (2014)

"God's Pocket is the best Pete Dexter film, true to his louche, combative vision, tonally surprising, violent and alarming at one moment, then rudely funny and grotesque."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

David Sexton

20 96%

Lilting (2014)

"This is a compassionate treatment of a subject that could lend itself to purple melodrama."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Guy Lodge

21 71%

The Inbetweeners Movie 2 ()

"Nobody leaves The Inbetweeners 2 a hero, and we love them for it."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Guy Lodge

22 62%

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

23 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Finally, some jokey superheroes."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

David Sexton

24 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

25 60%

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

26 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

27 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

28 90%

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

29 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

30 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

31 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

32 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Woohoo! Discombobulation is fun."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

33 97%

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

34 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

35 36%

Goddess ()

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

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

36 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

37 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

38 91%

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

"A beautiful movie about fame and family."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

39 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

40 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

41 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

42 53%

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

43 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

44 23%

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

45 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

46 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

47 85%

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

48 89%

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

49 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

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