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Associated Press

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

Furious 7 (2015)

" Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make Furious 7 a campy, crowd-pleasing escape. "

Posted Apr 1, 2015

Sandy Cohen

2 90%

Lambert & Stamp (2015)

" Riotously entertaining. "

Posted Mar 31, 2015

Jake Coyle

3 51%

Woman in Gold (2015)

" Woman in Gold reaches for glossy, based-on-a-true-story cinematic heights with the depth of one of its made-for-television counterparts. "

Posted Mar 30, 2015

Lindsey Bahr

4 30%

Get Hard (2015)

" It's tricky territory to tread, and Get Hard doesn't always get it right, but in a nation where racial and economic divides are growing issues, it deserves credit for trying. "

Posted Mar 26, 2015

Sandy Cohen

5 48%

Home (2015)

" An earnest exercise that falls flat, despite the best of intentions. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Lindsey Bahr

6 31%

Insurgent (2015)

" The final Divergent book will be split into two movies, a future that is indeed a little dystopian. Much brighter, though, are the blossoming careers of Woodley and Teller. "

Posted Mar 20, 2015

Jake Coyle

7 73%

Danny Collins (2015)

" A redemption story doesn't always need to show the blood. Danny Collins gets the point across without pretention. Its closing scene, alone, is worth the price of admission. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Lindsey Bahr

8 13%

The Gunman (2015)

" OK, we've seen the biceps and the abs. Very nice. Now, back to the brain. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Jocelyn Noveck

9 85%

Cinderella (2015)

" Branagh, working with a high-wattage cast led by the winsome and genuine Lily James, sticks to tried-and-true narrative formula, and infuses it with wit and style. If the glass slipper ain't broke, he seems to be saying, why fix it? "

Posted Mar 9, 2015

Jocelyn Noveck

10 63%

Maps to the Stars (2015)

" Ultimately, "Maps" doesn't take us anywhere we haven't been before, but it's an occasionally fascinating, if messy, ride. "

Posted Feb 25, 2015

Lindsey Bahr

11 65%

The DUFF (2015)

" While it's neither as biting as Mean Girls nor as sweetly referential as Easy A, the earnest and sometimes amusing The DUFF is a fine addition to the canon. "

Posted Feb 18, 2015

Lindsey Bahr

12 59%

The Last 5 Years (2015)

" Don't be surprised if, settling into "The Last Five Years" with your popcorn, you hear a large number of people around you singing rather than crunching. "

Posted Feb 12, 2015

Jocelyn Noveck

13 68%

The Slap: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" By the end of the first episode, the child's pain is already subsiding. The grownups' pain is just starting in fascinating ways that could make The Slap a hit. "

Posted Feb 11, 2015

Frazier Moore

14 25%

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

" We may have all been curious going in, but by the time the credits roll, there's another question that springs to mind: Is that all there is? "

Posted Feb 10, 2015

Lindsey Bahr

15 13%

Seventh Son (2015)

" There's a fine line between charm and cheese in fantasy epics, and movies as silly and overwrought as Seventh Son only help to illustrate just how hard it is to hit the right tone. "

Posted Feb 5, 2015

Lindsey Bahr

16 25%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

" Jupiter Ascending unfolds as a mostly entertaining mess, a cosmic soup of baroque grandeur that the Wachowskis swim happily through, even if few others will. "

Posted Feb 5, 2015

Jake Coyle

17 90%

Fresh Off the Boat: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Yes, the show comes with a message, expressed by narrator Huang: "You don't have to pretend to be someone else in order to belong." In the process, it also happens to be funny. "

Posted Feb 4, 2015

Frazier Moore

18 78%

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

" If you like the yellow guy on TV, you should have a good, squishy time here, too. "

Posted Feb 4, 2015

Jocelyn Noveck

19 92%

Fortitude: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" The setting (a character itself) takes the series to another dimension with a unique look and feel. "

Posted Jan 29, 2015

Frazier Moore

20 36%

Project Almanac (2015)

" What have we done to deserve another found-footage movie? "

Posted Jan 29, 2015

Lindsey Bahr

21 99%

Timbuktu (2015)

" Avoiding stereotypes, the movie shrinks larger political and religious battles down to the people of a desert town - city dwellers and nomadic Tuareg people out in the dunes - being forced to change by a handful of halfhearted oppressors. "

Posted Jan 28, 2015

Jake Coyle

22 90%

The Hunting Ground (2015)

" The filmmaking may not be noteworthy, but it is the stories that are both illuminating and essential and will likely not leave a dry eye in the audience. "

Posted Jan 24, 2015

Lindsey Bahr

23 51%

The Humbling (2015)

" "The Humbling" is not quite a renaissance, but the scrappy effort sizzles with wit and energy more often than it falters. "

Posted Jan 22, 2015

Lindsey Bahr

24 98%

Paddington (2015)

" For parents looking for a film that'll please them and their kids in equal measure, Paddington is -- as Goldilocks would say in that other bear story -- just right. "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Jocelyn Noveck

25 34%

Blackhat (2015)

" In terms of both its global locales and cast, few movies have been as riveting in their exploration of the friend/enemy relationship between China and the U.S. "

Posted Jan 14, 2015

Jake Coyle

26 73%

American Sniper (2015)

" American Sniper, based on Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle's best-selling memoir, is both a tribute to the warrior and a lament for war. "

Posted Jan 10, 2015

Jake Coyle

27 90%

A Most Violent Year (2015)

" The performance by Isaac is commanding. His restrained businessman and aspiring immigrant clearly evokes Pacino's Michael Corleone, and it's a testament to Isaac that he can get even within a mile of that comparison. "

Posted Jan 8, 2015

Jake Coyle

28 72%

Inherent Vice (2015)

" Despite the film's frustrations, it must be acknowledged that Anderson -- a master of the multi-strand, multi-character, multi-meaning plot -- is the perfect director to adapt Pynchon, in terms of both craft and spirit. "

Posted Jan 7, 2015

Jocelyn Noveck

29 77%

Fury (2014)

" It's an "unflinching" account of war -- "unflinching," in quotes, because every moment of the film is composed to grind your face into the muck and be proud of itself for doing so. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Jake Coyle

30 79%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

" What shines through loud and clear, though, is the humanity in Hawking's incredible story. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Jocelyn Noveck

31 97%

Life Itself (2014)

" What comes through most in Life Itself, a film named after Ebert's 2011 memoir, is his great, open-minded vigor. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Jake Coyle

32 93%

Birdman (2014)

" Birdman, more than most, seems a film that deserves a second viewing, not only to admire the work of Keaton and his co-stars, but to delve into its many layers. "

Posted Jan 2, 2015

Jocelyn Noveck

33 98%

Boyhood (2014)

" While everything about Boyhood is done with extraordinary care, the master stroke was clearly the casting, 13 years ago, of a little Texas boy named Ellar Coltrane. "

Posted Jan 2, 2015

Jocelyn Noveck

34 99%

Selma (2015)

" There's a stirring freshness to the cinema of "Selma," and it's not just because of Bradford Young's rich, moody photography. "

Posted Dec 24, 2014

Jake Coyle

35 51%

Unbroken (2014)

" Jolie hasn't done a disservice to Zamperini's life, but it's hard to know what she was trying to tell. It's Zamperini's story in fact and circumstance, but somehow, he feels like an enigma. "

Posted Dec 24, 2014

Lindsey Bahr

36 71%

Into the Woods (2014)

" It's hard not to get swept up in the grand production of it all. "

Posted Dec 22, 2014

Lindsey Bahr

37 46%

The Gambler (2014)

" We didn't really care enough about Jim to be invested in his ultimate fate. "

Posted Dec 22, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

38 52%

The Interview (2014)

" "The Interview" struggles to really illuminate anything about the stranger-than-fiction Orwellian nightmare that is North Korea, but its attempt is admirable. It deserves to be seen. "

Posted Dec 18, 2014

Jake Coyle

39 60%

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

" The magic, fleeting to start with, is mostly gone. "

Posted Dec 17, 2014

Jake Coyle

40 50%

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

" In the end, "Secret of the Tomb" certainly wasn't necessary, but its earnest goofiness is hard to resist. "

Posted Dec 17, 2014

Lindsey Bahr

41 28%

Annie (2014)

" This "Annie" was supposed to be for a new generation. In the harsh light of 2014, it's never looked so dated. "

Posted Dec 16, 2014

Lindsey Bahr

42 84%

In Bruges (2008)

" In Bruges is a wildly imperfect feature debut, but it does make you curious to see what else McDonagh has to offer. "

Posted Dec 14, 2014

Christy Lemire

43 28%

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

" For an epic, there are, at best, only two clearly seen characters in Exodus. "

Posted Dec 11, 2014

Jake Coyle

44 88%

Top Five (2014)

" Rock has said that he wanted to make a movie that captures the energy of his stand-up. Top Five fits the bill. "

Posted Dec 10, 2014

Lindsey Bahr

45 59%

Peter Pan Live! ()

" The character of Peter Pan will clearly survive this live event, but it remains to be seen if NBC's lacklustre Peter Pan Live! killed off the network's brave experiment in live theatre. "

Posted Dec 5, 2014

Mark Kennedy

46 89%

The Imitation Game (2014)

" There's truth to it. Turing's story is indeed hard to imagine. Thanks to Cumberbatch's committed performance, a lot more people will know it. "

Posted Dec 4, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

47 90%

Wild (2014)

" "Wild" is ultimately unique for its twist, even if it comes by an unfortunately intrusive narration. "

Posted Dec 3, 2014

Jake Coyle

48 71%

Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)

" "Penguins of Madagascar" is a passible, inoffensive addition to DreamWorks Animation's canon, even if there's a faint whiff of a North Wind spin-off sullying the contained story. "

Posted Nov 26, 2014

Lindsey Bahr

49 35%

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

" Horrible Bosses 2 goes for whatever cheap, vulgar gags it can collide into. Most unfortunate is the sex-crazed debasement of Aniston, who lights up the movie but suffers some of its lowest jokes. "

Posted Nov 25, 2014

Jake Coyle