Boston Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 67%

Lawless (2012)

"Tom Hardy is as incomprehensible as he is in 'The Dark Knight Rises'"

Posted Aug 29, 2012

James Verniere

2 4%

The Apparition (2012)

"Scary bad."

Posted Aug 25, 2012

James Verniere

3 64%

Cosmopolis (2012)

"GQ-ready, super-rich Internet entrepreneur/financier Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) sails around New York inside a sleek, white, ovoid sarcophagus-limo from which he emerges like a modern-day, couture-clad Count Dracula"

Posted Aug 24, 2012

James Verniere

4 86%

Robot & Frank (2012)

"Blessed with artistry bordering on magic, Langella carries the film."

Posted Aug 24, 2012

James Verniere

5 76%

Premium Rush (2012)

"Feel this 'Rush.'"

Posted Aug 24, 2012

James Verniere

6 49%

Hit & Run (2012)

"A quirky, modern romance wrapped around a motor-mouthed Tarantino-esque crime movie."

Posted Aug 22, 2012

James Verniere

7 66%

Copper: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

" Copper spins somber stories of gold. "

Posted Aug 19, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

8 88%

Boss: Season 2 (TV, 2012)

" The simple truth is that no amount of twitching is going to make Boss compelling. "

Posted Aug 17, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

9 95%

The Imposter (2012)

"The real imposter here is the director."

Posted Aug 17, 2012

James Verniere

10 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

"The best movie couple of the summer is getting a divorce. "

Posted Aug 17, 2012

James Verniere

11 87%

ParaNorman (2012)

"Stop-motion 'ParaNorman' As Ghoul As It Gets."

Posted Aug 17, 2012

James Verniere

12 33%

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

"So it's just a coincidence that the couple's name is Green, and their son is some sort of triffid?"

Posted Aug 15, 2012

James Verniere

13 74%

Hope Springs (2012)

"OK, you snobs who turned up your noses at 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' try this piece of hackwork. Ugh."

Posted Aug 11, 2012

James Verniere

14 78%

Killer Joe (2012)

"A Southern Gothic pulp-noir freak show, yee-haw."

Posted Aug 10, 2012

James Verniere

15 64%

The Campaign (2012)

"Eat your hearts out, Aaron Sorkin and Michael Moore."

Posted Aug 10, 2012

James Verniere

16 55%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"'Bourne' again? I don't think so."

Posted Aug 10, 2012

James Verniere

17 97%

La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) (2012)

" Like Universal's Oscar winner 'All Quiet on the Western Front' (1930), 'La Grande Illusion' was banned in Germany by Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels. See it and sing 'La Marseillaise.'"

Posted Aug 10, 2012

James Verniere

18 8%

The Babymakers (2012)

" 'The Babymakers' is so uninspired it's depressing."

Posted Aug 3, 2012

James Verniere

19 79%

Ruby Sparks (2012)

" Half relentless cutsie-wootsies, half sentimental slop, 'Ruby Sparks' has no sparks, not even between real-life couple Dano and Kazan, and little originality."

Posted Aug 3, 2012

James Verniere

20 72%

Klown (2012)

"Great Danes 'Klown' Around"

Posted Aug 3, 2012

James Verniere

21 85%

Easy Money (2012)

"Yes, that is Joel Kinnaman of the Danish-based AMC series 'The Killing,' in which he plays a rain-soaked Seattle homicide detective, speaking fluent Swedish in the lead role in 'Easy Money.' "

Posted Aug 3, 2012

James Verniere

22 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"Formerly a fun, dumb, R-rated, Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, this is now a PG-13, CGI Cheese Whiz exercise in remaking a famous-title with a second-tier cast. "

Posted Aug 3, 2012

James Verniere

23 79%

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2012)

"In turn, cruel, savage, humane, joyful and finally devastating and visually transcendent. Originally in 3-D."

Posted Jul 27, 2012

James Verniere

24 90%

The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012)

"Strong pedigree pushes 'Well Digger's Daughter' to the top. "

Posted Jul 27, 2012

James Verniere

25 92%

Farewell, My Queen (2012)

"The film boasts Vermeer-like interiors lit by candle or firelight glowingly reflected in gilt-adorned paneling and screens, and in one memorable shot, the gleaming skin of a nude sleeping Gabrielle."

Posted Jul 27, 2012

James Verniere

26 17%

The Watch (2012)

"A disease-carrying mosquito of film comedy."

Posted Jul 27, 2012

James Verniere

27 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"The worst offender here is composer Hans Zimmer, who might as well show up at every showing of this film and bang everyone in the audience over the head with his drum set."

Posted Jul 17, 2012

James Verniere

28 88%

Ballplayer: Pelotero (2012)

"Can you say 'Moneyball' en espanol?"

Posted Jul 13, 2012

James Verniere

29 88%

Neil Young Journeys (2012)

""Look at Mother Nature on the run...""

Posted Jul 13, 2012

James Verniere

30 37%

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

"Milking those woolly mammoths for the fourth time..."

Posted Jul 13, 2012

James Verniere

31 100%

Damages: Season 5 (TV, 2012)

" If Glenn Close does not get an Emmy nomination for the series finale of Damages, the folks at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences need to relinquish their clickers. "

Posted Jul 11, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

32 86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"At best a bit of indie-film eye candy, at worst an art-house minstrel show..."

Posted Jul 6, 2012

James Verniere

33 51%

Savages (2012)

"'I have orgasms; he has war-gasms,' is my choice for nuttiest movie line of the summer of 2012."

Posted Jul 6, 2012

James Verniere

34 43%

To Rome with Love (2012)

"Not as captivating as last summer's sleeper hit 'Midnight in Paris' (few films are), Woody Allen's follow-up, similarly Euro-centric comedy 'To Rome with Love' offers many of the same pleasures."

Posted Jul 6, 2012

James Verniere

35 73%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"Does the world need a 'Spider-Man' reboot five years after Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man 3'? No. Does Sony Corporation need to lift its stock price? Yes. Swing, Spidey swing!"

Posted Jul 3, 2012

James Verniere

36 82%

A Cat in Paris (2012)

"If you're an animation buff or a lover of Paris, you won't be disappointed."

Posted Jun 29, 2012

James Verniere

37 55%

People Like Us (2012)

"Would I be out of line assuming this soap opera is going to end with a lot of big hugs?"

Posted Jun 29, 2012

James Verniere

38 80%

Magic Mike (2012)

"Eventually, 'Magic Mike' just peters out."

Posted Jun 29, 2012

James Verniere

39 68%

Ted (2012)

"Very funny and almost entirely inconsequential,"

Posted Jun 29, 2012

James Verniere

40 87%

The Matchmaker (2012)

"A fascinating Euro-Israeli rite of passage story...See this."

Posted Jun 22, 2012

James Verniere

41 83%

Your Sister's Sister (2012)

"Your Sister's Sister gets it just right, aided by Vince Smith's string--accented musical score and Benjamin Kasulke's luscious cinematography."

Posted Jun 22, 2012

Stephen Schaefer

42 56%

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

"A mopey, indie effort featuring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as the mismatched Romeo and Juliet of the Apocalypse..."

Posted Jun 22, 2012

James Verniere

43 78%

Brave (2012)

"To the list of great computer-generated characters we have enjoyed from Pixar, we can now add the free-spirited Princess Merida of Brave. "

Posted Jun 22, 2012

James Verniere

44 35%

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

"'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' is exactly what it sounds like: a CGI-heavy, eye-watering slice of B-movie cheese for the least discerning, most credulous appetites."

Posted Jun 21, 2012

James Verniere

45 91%

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

"Have you ever wondered what mumblecore sci-fi would look like? Wonder no more."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

James Verniere

46 35%

Lola Versus (2012)

"In case you don't find TV's 'Whitney' annoying enough, meet Lola. "

Posted Jun 15, 2012

James Verniere

47 20%

That's My Boy (2012)

"Not good, but better than 'Jack and Jill.'"

Posted Jun 15, 2012

James Verniere

48 82%

Nobody Else But You (2012)

"Give the summer blockbusters a rest, and pay a visit to cool, picturesque "Little Siberia." You won't regret it."

Posted Jun 14, 2012

James Verniere

49 41%

Rock of Ages (2012)

"If you love rock 'n' roll, you're probably going to hate Adam Shankman's 'Rock of Ages,' a film version of the Broadway smash, featuring actors, some vocally gifted, others not so much, singing covers of 1980s hair band rock anthems and love songs."

Posted Jun 14, 2012

James Verniere

50 28%

Bel Ami (2012)

"Elaborately costumed with Belgrade a posh substitute for Parisian grandeur, Bel Ami evokes a world rich in double--dealing, power plays and corrupt politics."

Posted Jun 8, 2012

Stephen Schaefer

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