Associated Press

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 76%

The Congress (2014)

"Busting with ideas, from ageism in Hollywood to the soullessness of digital life."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Jake Coyle

2 ——

State of Affairs: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It's a losing proposition. Count State of Affairs among the fall's funniest new comedies, however unintentionally and short-lived. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

3 ——

Cristela: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Zingers fly and stereotypes rule. You've seen it all before. Why begin again? "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

4 ——

Mulaney: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Problems block the way: Seinfeld was done, for all times, a quarter-century ago; Mulaney is no Jerry Seinfeld; there's no Larry David mojo. Plus Mulaney isn't funny. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

5 ——

A to Z: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Together, [the stars] spell "lack of chemistry." Alphabet this show won't last long. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

6 ——

Stalker: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The cases that this pair of detectives investigates include voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation, which, of course, only fetishizes such depravity-of-the-week as each episode goes through the motions of condemning it. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

7 ——

Marry Me: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" On this slender premise hang the ample comic gifts of co-stars Ken Marino and Casey Wilson, not to mention those of series creator David Caspe. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

8 ——

Jane the Virgin: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The wonder of this series is that it feels fully plausible, authentic and delightful, unfolding in a multicultural world with the irresistible Gina Rodriguez in the title role. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

9 ——

The Flash: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" What really matters is: This version of a familiar comic-book stud feels refreshingly re-thought, and should satisfy fans as well as those who have never found their way into the Flash ethos. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

10 ——

Bad Judge: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Walsh presides with little judicial restraint on a show you'll find guilty of selective raciness and plenty of laughs. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

11 ——

Manhattan Love Story: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" This Love Story, starring winsome Analeigh Tipton and wisecracking Jake McDorman, touches the heart and, more important, the funny bone. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

12 ——

How to Get Away With Murder: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Murder promises to be twisty, wicked, dark and fun. And it stars Viola Davis, who brings life to a character of endless calculations and mystery. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

13 ——

Black-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It's a lot of Deep Thoughts packed into a fluffy sitcom, but black-ish seems up to the challenge. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

14 ——

The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Mysteries has its cops-and-robbers element, but it's mostly helter-skelter fun. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

15 ——

Gotham: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Gotham turns out to be not only an "origin series" about Batman but also a humdinger of a noir crime thriller. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

16 ——

Red Band Society: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" What could have been an overglossed rendering of life's gravest moments instead comes with heart and a dose of authenticity that ground the good times. "

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Frazier Moore

17 39%

If I Stay (2014)

"There's no question that you'll cry at some point during this film. Beautiful young people on the brink of death will do that."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

18 91%

The Sopranos: Season 6 (TV, 2006-2007)

" [Creator David] Chase was true to himself, and that's what made The Sopranos brilliant on Sunday night, and the 85 episodes that went before. "

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Frazier Moore

19 34%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"The film's sporadic set pieces simply aren't captivating enough to forgive all the movie's other faults."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Derrik J. Lang

20 87%

The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Beautifully filmed in New York City, The Knick captures a distant era with remarkable fidelity, as if the filmmakers had transported themselves back in time and then let the cameras roll. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Frazier Moore

21 65%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"Given all these lovely ingredients ... why is the final product so bland - and, not to lay on too many cooking metaphors, reductive?"

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

22 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"Just as Brown, in life, upstaged pretty much everyone - including his bandmates, the Famous Flames - Boseman does that here."

Posted Jul 30, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

23 56%

Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

"Fasten your seatbelt for a wicked homage. This Sharknado is the very definition of scared silly. "

Posted Jul 28, 2014

Frazier Moore

24 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"The film is terribly overstuffed and many of the jokes get drowned out by the special effects."

Posted Jul 28, 2014

Jake Coyle

25 72%

The Ring (2002)

"The Ring, about a videotape that kills people, is so full of inconsistencies and plot holes that I stumbled from a recent screening with few answers, and a ton of questions."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Christy Lemire

26 65%

Lucy (2014)

"The director knows his way around a camera, and you can argue about the merits of the storyline. But the dialogue often sounds like it was produced by a primitive computer: Hammy and clunky."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

27 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Hail Caesar."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Jake Coyle

28 83%

Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Extant turns out to be smart and engrossing, with a meditative, gently futuristic touch (check that high-tech garbage can) that draws the viewer in. "

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Frazier Moore

29 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"The final confrontation alone lasts close to an hour, and at some point, you may find yourself simply in a daze, unable to absorb any further action into your brain."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

30 68%

They Came Together (2014)

"Without a baseline for the comedy, the layers of spoof in "They Came Together" don't have the foundation to carry even a short movie."

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Jake Coyle

31 91%

Venus in Fur (2014)

"Roman Polanski. Sadomasochism. What could possibly go wrong?"

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Jake Coyle

32 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Sure. We'll stay, just a little bit longer."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

33 17%

Wild Wild West (1999)

"Too many elements remain unexplained, and it can't really take four screenwriters to come up with this for Smith, while he's battling five assassins: "That's it! No more Mr. Nice Guy.''"

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Bob Thomas

34 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Hill and Tatum ... have a Laurel-and-Hardy-like implausible chemistry that keeps you laughing pretty much no matter what they're doing."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

35 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

""How to Train Your Dragon 2" doesn't play it safe, and that's why it's the rare sequel that doesn't feel somewhat stale."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

36 23%

Bad Boys II (2003)

"Producer Bruckheimer and director Bay have sunk to a new low for irresponsible, inhuman violence, dragging Will Smith and Martin Lawrence along for a ghastly, deafening display of bloodshed."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

David Germain

37 39%

Armageddon (1998)

"It's schlock, sure, but it's fun schlock with good performances and good special effects and a reasonably brisk script. It pushes all the right buttons in two formulas -- action-comedy and adventure."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Ted Anthony

38 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"About three-quarters of the way through, if not sooner, you'll start hearing sniffles, then sobs, all around you. And it's hard to imagine you too won't succumb, even a little."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

39 99%

L.A. Confidential (1997)

"Hanson's achievement as director cannot be overrated. He moves swiftly from scene to scene, yet he allows the actors space to define their characters. Producers will be adding his name to their most-wanted list."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Bob Thomas

40 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Among countless sequels and remakes, the high-concept Edge of Tomorrow is the right kind of a rerun."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Jake Coyle

41 93%

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

"At its core, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind could have been just another love story. Refracted through Kaufman's wonderfully weird prism, it's something truly memorable."

Posted May 30, 2014

Christy Lemire

42 85%

Night Moves (2014)

""Night Moves" has a sure-handedness that shows Reichardt is still growing as a filmmaker."

Posted May 29, 2014

Jake Coyle

43 48%

Maleficent (2014)

"In the end, "Maleficent" is fun for its appealing visuals - especially in the forest - and for watching Jolie. But that's not enough to make the whole film interesting."

Posted May 28, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

44 25%

Pearl Harbor (2001)

"For all the 118 actors listed, the movie offers almost no sense of authentic humanity. The faces the filmmakers plaster on their characters are as flat and stereotyped as those on war-recruitment posters."

Posted May 27, 2014

David Germain

45 14%

Blended (2014)

"There's a fairly decent movie trying to breathe here, underneath the infantile humor. Maybe one day, Sandler will liberate that movie."

Posted May 22, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

46 62%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"Let's not nitpick. It's a baseball movie! It's heart-warming, and hey, it has Jon Hamm. Enough said."

Posted May 13, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

47 48%

Bad News Bears (2005)

"Billy Bob Thornton has proven he can do pretty much anything, but he simply does not look haggard, washed-up or miserable enough to be a believable Morris Buttermaker, the role Walter Matthau immortalized."

Posted May 13, 2014

Christy Lemire

48 86%

The Immigrant (2014)

"Gray has said he was inspired by Puccini, and with a staggering last shot, "The Immigrant" reaches a crescendo of operatic beauty."

Posted May 13, 2014

Jake Coyle

49 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"Edwards' version of "Godzilla" remains the ultimate monster movie. The legacy has been upheld."

Posted May 13, 2014

Jessica Herndon

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