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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 10%

Season of the Witch (2011)

"Cage's old pal Dominic Sena is a decade removed from their "Gone in 60 Seconds" directing glory, and he gets nothing out of this script that isn't pure hokum."

Posted Jan 7, 2011

Roger Moore

2 86%

Rabbit Hole (2010)

"The film sets us up to judge and then upends those judgments."

Posted Dec 31, 2010

Roger Moore

3 87%

Blue Valentine (2010)

"Blue Valentine feels off-the-cuff and improvised, which adds to the charm of that first date and the danger of that "big fight.""

Posted Dec 29, 2010

Roger Moore

4 21%

Gulliver's Travels (2010)

"Even at 83 minutes (plus a three minute cartoon) it's a drag, another 3D movie for kids in which the 3D adds nothing, merely subtracting from parents' wallets."

Posted Dec 23, 2010

Roger Moore

5 96%

True Grit (2010)

"Kind of a victory lap for Jeff Bridges. Dark. And not as much fun as the original. "

Posted Dec 21, 2010

Roger Moore

6 90%

True Grit (1969)

Posted Dec 21, 2010

Roger Moore

7 13%

Yogi Bear (2010)

"Weak as they've been, the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movies are operating on a higher plane than this."

Posted Dec 15, 2010

Roger Moore

8 29%

The Warrior's Way (2010)

"Yeah, it's nuts. No, it's not that much fun. Action comedy, Asian sword slasher pic or martial arts mystical mumbo jumbo, this warrior never quite finds his way."

Posted Dec 3, 2010

Roger Moore

9 32%

All Good Things (2010)

"All Good Things is thoroughly engrossing, a roman a clef that chillingly ponders a puzzle and suggests solutions outlandish enough to be stranger than anything Hollywood, on its own, could make up."

Posted Nov 30, 2010

Roger Moore

10 43%

Faster (2010)

"Whatever brownie points Tillman scored with "Notorious", "Faster" is that wake-up call that he's no John Woo."

Posted Nov 23, 2010

Roger Moore

11 79%

Fair Game (2010)

"For every spycraft scene, every illustration of the deadly blowback from the leak that Liman dramatizes, the movie has half a dozen scenes of a delicately balanced home life turned on its head by a government bent on destroying one of its critics."

Posted Nov 17, 2010

Roger Moore

12 15%

Skyline (2010)

""Skyline" plays like an effects guru's resume reel, not a movie."

Posted Nov 12, 2010

Roger Moore

13 86%

Unstoppable (2010)

"The director of the limp "Pelham 123″ remake takes a second shot at his railway movie, and this time gets it right."

Posted Nov 10, 2010

Roger Moore

14 51%

Cool It (2010)

"Fresh evidence of widening desertification and other calamities linked to climate change is ignored for a lengthy take-down of Gore's admittedly specious use of Katrina as the future face of hurricanes."

Posted Nov 10, 2010

Roger Moore

15 54%

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010)

"It's only our investment in these fascinating characters and in wholly unraveling the mystery of Lisbeth Salander's awful past that keep it compelling."

Posted Nov 10, 2010

Roger Moore

16 98%

Inside Job (2010)

"This scathing expose should be enough to alarm people all over the political spectrum."

Posted Nov 9, 2010

Roger Moore

17 55%

Morning Glory (2010)

"Even the fluff feels recycled here."

Posted Nov 9, 2010

Roger Moore

18 71%

Monsters (2010)

"The immigration and drug war parable and photojournalism ethics are never front and center, but draw attention because Edwards doesn't deliver well-earned frights or even cheap jolts. It's a good-looking movie with zero sense of urgency."

Posted Nov 3, 2010

Roger Moore

19 72%

Megamind (2010)

"Cute and funny at times, but with a lot of dead spots. "

Posted Nov 3, 2010

Roger Moore

20 9%

Saw 3D (2010)

"It's all bunk and has been for years."

Posted Oct 29, 2010

Roger Moore

21 58%

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

"The movie's shortcomings are the Hollywood literalism in the third act, the need to show us things and connect dots that we don't need to connect."

Posted Oct 22, 2010

Roger Moore

22 10%

Knucklehead (2010)

"Those multi-media moguls at World Wrestling Entertainment haven't quite got the hang of this "family friendly" turn they've taken with their motion picture division."

Posted Oct 20, 2010

Roger Moore

23 90%

Lebanon (Levanon) (2010)

"We can smell the sweat, urine and diesel fuel in Lebanon. We can taste the exhaust, the metallic tang of explosive fumes from a shell ejected from the cannon."

Posted Oct 20, 2010

Roger Moore

24 51%

Stone (2010)

"It's a tour de force for Norton, who fills the air with an intense and yet thoughtful patter about why Stone is in the joint, what he did, what he doesn't want to think about/talk about any more and what he thinks Jack Mabry wants to hear."

Posted Oct 20, 2010

Roger Moore

25 64%

Jackass 3 (2010)

"They're still here, suffering for their art. Now it's our turn."

Posted Oct 15, 2010

Roger Moore

26 80%

Like Dandelion Dust (2010)

"This "family" film fails to deliver much more than good intentions and predictable conflict."

Posted Oct 12, 2010

Roger Moore

27 9%

My Soul to Take (2010)

"A puzzle with no solutions, a tale with a twist that isn't a twist at all."

Posted Oct 9, 2010

Roger Moore

28 67%

Endhiran (2010)

"A melodramatic kitschy Indian musical about a robot built for national defense but who discovers his human side."

Posted Oct 8, 2010

Roger Moore

29 58%

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

"It's Kind of a Funny Story really isn't so funny. Cute, bordering on cutesy, yes. Light and shallow and inconsequential in a lot of ways. But funny? Rarely."

Posted Oct 6, 2010

Roger Moore

30 36%

Hatchet II (2010)

"We don't care about any of the characters. They're just video game obstacles to be dispatched as graphically as possible."

Posted Sep 29, 2010

Roger Moore

31 ——

Young Again (1986)

Posted Sep 24, 2010

Roger Moore

32 55%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"Money Never Sleeps is never boring, even as its plot descends into cheap melodrama and the script runs out of banter about the "the NINJA generation -- no income, no job, no assets.""

Posted Sep 22, 2010

Roger Moore

33 85%

Easy A (2010)

"The ghost of John Hughes smiles upon Easy A, a film that freely and giddily borrows from and pays tribute to Hughes' famous Holy Trinity of '80s teen angst comedies."

Posted Sep 15, 2010

Roger Moore

34 16%

Alpha and Omega (2010)

"As with any movie, this kids' film is only as good as its writing -- the jokes, the cute bits, the heart. And that's where Alpha and Omega comes up short."

Posted Sep 15, 2010

Roger Moore

35 29%

The Virginity Hit (2010)

"A transgressive blend of stoner comedy, horny teenager movie and Blair Witch reality riff, this no-budget romp through teen New Orleans crosses the line and erases that line in a hell-bent pursuit of hell-bound laughs."

Posted Sep 15, 2010

Roger Moore

36 23%

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

"It's a humorless movie of morphing zombies (they take on beastly attributes), phoned-in performances and trite dialogue."

Posted Sep 10, 2010

Roger Moore

37 17%

Legendary (2010)

"The script, by actor turned writer John Posey, has structural problems and motivational issues in between the cliches. And Cena, a few movies into his career, is still all presence and no acting."

Posted Sep 8, 2010

Roger Moore

38 55%

Flipped (2010)

"It's a bit too Wonder Years at times, but the odd two-narrators gimmick plays right into the film's "flip" in structure."

Posted Sep 8, 2010

Roger Moore

39 100%

The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 (TV, 2010-2011)

" The Vampire Diaries offered the most memorable cliffhanger of any series last season. The [second] season premiere builds thrillingly on that shocker. "

Posted Sep 5, 2010

Hal Boedeker

40 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs tire-larigot) (2010)

"Minor, almost trite, but still worth treasuring if you're not put off by "precious.""

Posted Sep 1, 2010

Roger Moore

41 53%

Going the Distance (2010)

"[It does] that one thing that a romance absolutely has to do -- touch us."

Posted Sep 1, 2010

Roger Moore

42 72%

Machete (2010)

"It's a Hispanic American version of a blaxploitation film of the Super Fly school, with bloody action, titillating nudity and a catch-phrase riddled script."

Posted Sep 1, 2010

Roger Moore

43 66%

The American (2010)

"Crisp, compact and cryptic, The American is a standard-issue hit-man thriller tailor made for George Clooney."

Posted Sep 1, 2010

Roger Moore

44 28%

Takers (2010)

"The performers are given stock types to play, and Elba and Dillon, at least, can do a little with that."

Posted Aug 26, 2010

Roger Moore

45 72%

The Last Exorcism (2010)

"A modestly chilling, drawn out affair in which the characters and possible "scientific explanations" are more interesting than its predictable final destination."

Posted Aug 25, 2010

Roger Moore

46 91%

The Secret of Kells (2010)

"A gorgeous blend of the magical and the gloriously trippy."

Posted Aug 25, 2010

Roger Moore

47 33%

To Save a Life (2010)

"One of the biggest problems in most Christian genre movies is their lack of edge, a reluctance on the part of the filmmakers to show ugly reality."

Posted Aug 23, 2010

Roger Moore

48 21%

Planet 51 (2009)

Posted Aug 23, 2010

Roger Moore

49 16%

Crossing Over (2009)

Posted Aug 23, 2010

Roger Moore

50 96%

Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)

Posted Aug 23, 2010

Roger Moore

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