Boston Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 85%

The Trip To Italy (2014)

"In Pompeii they confront their own mortality and Brydon does his man in a box bit, never more appropriately."

Posted Aug 29, 2014

James Verniere

2 62%

Life Of Crime (2014)

"Elmore Leonard and Jennifer Aniston don't sound like they were made for each other, but this very well cast, kooky crime caper is a nice late summer surprise."

Posted Aug 29, 2014

James Verniere

3 88%

Siddharth (2014)

"A modern-day neo-realistic fable and genuine spiritual journey. Beautifully shot and acted. See this."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

James Verniere

4 46%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"Frank Miller's brand of knuckle-dragging machismo is not exactly my cup of testosterone, but this "Dame" is a wonder to behold. "

Posted Aug 22, 2014

James Verniere

5 32%

The Giver (2014)

"All this dystopia has given me dyspepsia. Get me "Children of God," stat."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

James Verniere

6 95%

The Dog (2014)

"As a fascinating pop culture artifact, this film is hard to beat."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

James Verniere

7 78%

Land Ho! (2014)

"Ho, no."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

James Verniere

8 84%

Rich Hill (2014)

"A deft and compassionate portrait of grinding poverty through the yes of three young Missouri men. "Boyhood," indeed."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

James Verniere

9 65%

Finding Fela! (2014)

"Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones says it best when he describes Fela as a "sacred monster.""

Posted Aug 15, 2014

James Verniere

10 34%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"RAMBO meets THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. More entertaining than expected. A guilty pleasure. "

Posted Aug 15, 2014

James Verniere

11 58%

Legends: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It's as if somebody dumped out a puzzle box and a cake mix and tried to make a three-layer dessert. "

Posted Aug 13, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

12 87%

The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Cinemax electrifies the summer airwaves with The Knick, a medical drama from Oscar-winner Stephen Soderbergh, set in New York City in 1900. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

13 89%

Outlander: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Heughan swaggers in his kilt about as well as The Simpsons' Groundskeeper Willie (that is not a dis), but he and Balfe generate about as much heat as two piles of wet peat. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

14 66%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"The great Om Puri steals the film. A fun foodie movie, even if it is 20 minutes too long."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

James Verniere

15 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"May the Farce be with you, dude. "Star Wars" meets "Spaceballs.""

Posted Aug 8, 2014

James Verniere

16 89%

Calvary (2014)

"Gleeson delivers towering performance as Christ-like priest who must pay for someone else's sins."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

James Verniere

17 69%

What If (2014)

"It's a piffle, but the actors sell it. Adam Driver and Mackenzie Davis are scene-stealers, as well."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

James Verniere

18 20%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"Was this punishment for Fox comparing Michael Bay to Hitler? Cheesy 3D, moronic banter, some fun action though."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

James Verniere

19 25%

Partners: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Partners doesn't make much of a case. "

Posted Aug 5, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

20 56%

Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

"Sharknado 2 doesn't need any jokes about jumping the shark."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

21 53%

The Lottery: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" If The Lottery can keep up the promise of its premiere, it will punch a winning ticket. "

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

22 41%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"More soap opera than cinema, but the cast is very good."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

James Verniere

23 85%

Borgman (2014)

"Funny Games, indeed. Creepy, spooky and nightmarish."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

James Verniere

24 44%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"An 83-minute ad aimed at kiddies for Disney merchandise made overseas. What's in your wallet?"

Posted Jul 18, 2014

James Verniere

25 57%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"THE PURGE meets THE WALKING DEAD. Release this beast."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

James Verniere

26 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"No sex, a few laughs, a one-joke movie and the joke is in the trailers."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

James Verniere

27 75%

The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The spoof gives some of Hollywood's best comedic actresses room to play. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

28 39%

Rush: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" That's the difference between even basic cable and premium cable shows: Protagonists still must be likable. In that, Rush brakes and trips over itself. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

29 82%

Satisfaction: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Satisfaction has the most provocative premise - until about halfway through when it doesn't just go off the rails, it careens into the ocean, swims for England, sits for afternoon tea and then flings itself into the moon. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

30 83%

Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Extant plays with genres, mixing sci-fi, conspiracy thriller and scenes from a struggling marriage. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

31 82%

Welcome to Sweden: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Poehlers' sense of comedic timing is eerie and wonderful. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

32 41%

Working the Engels: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Working the Engels... treats both viewers and its characters like braying morons. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

33 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Great CGI apes and performance by Serkis. But murky, dull, lethargic, overlong and overblown. Plot full of holes."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

James Verniere

34 88%

Finding Carter: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The cast is appealing. Prescott might remind you of a younger Eliza Dushku or Tatiana Maslany. Watros' and Denisof's participation is a coup for MTV scripted shows. "

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

35 97%

Life Itself (2014)

""Life Itself" is a fitting tribute to the most popular, if also controversial film critic of his time"

Posted Jul 7, 2014

James Verniere

36 28%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"It's THE EXORCIST with the Doors instead of the Allman Brothers. Bana and Ramirez are appealing as mismatched demon busters. "

Posted Jul 3, 2014

James Verniere

37 48%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"Hey, E.T. It's us, the Gooonies. Can you come out to play?"

Posted Jul 3, 2014

James Verniere

38 24%

Tammy (2014)

"Mediocre, unoriginal and makes 96 minutes feel like forever."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

James Verniere

39 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Can I make a citizen's arrest for assault with intent to bore to death?"

Posted Jun 30, 2014

James Verniere

40 69%

The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" HBO's The Leftovers had me pleading to a higher power for a rapture event so I could be saved from this pompous, pretentious tripe. "

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

41 60%

Tyrant: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Tyrant is the most engrossing new show of the summer. "

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

42 50%

The Musketeers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Musketeers ride again. But this swash buckles in all the wrong places. "

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

43 64%

The Last Ship: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Last Ship is a naval recruitment ad for the apocalypse, and these waters look shallow. Careful before sticking your toe in. "

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

44 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"The actors, most of whom have appeared in the stage versions, are superb: GOODFELLAS meets DREAMGIRLS."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

James Verniere

45 85%

Korengal (2014)

"You go to war with the Hemingway you have. Ours is Sebastian Junger. KORENGAL is riveting, you-are-there filmmaking."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

James Verniere

46 66%

The Rover (2014)

"Yet another post-apocalyptic, dystopian vision, this one from ANIMAL KINGDOM auteur David Michod, nasty, minor and dazzling."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

James Verniere

47 82%

Almost Royal: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Almost Royal, BBC America's first original comedy that takes this nation's fascination with royals and Downton Abbey and anything with even a remote British accent and sends it up, well, smashingly. "

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

48 25%

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

"Dark and darkly funny celebration of music's power to transform us. GOODFELLAS meets DREAMGIRLS."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

James Verniere

49 46%

True Blood: Season 7 (TV, 2014)

" Blood is moving in a different direction. "

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

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