Associated Press

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 0%

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

"For many viewers, the big question may be not whether Ecks and Sever will get together, or why they are fighting in the first place, but why am I sitting here, anyway?"

Posted Sep 15, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

2 61%

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014)

""Eleanor" is about messiness, and risk - in life and in love. But it's not all sad."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

3 93%

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)

""Last Days of Vietnam" is eerily foreboding for its implicit warnings to the fallout of political abandonment. But it's also, on a more micro level, inspiring. Even in failed wars, lives can be saved."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Jake Coyle

4 76%

The Congress (2014)

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

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Jake Coyle

5 17%

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

6 ——

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

7 17%

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

8 56%

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

9 17%

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

10 100%

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

11 100%

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

12 100%

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

13 ——

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

14 40%

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

15 86%

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

16 88%

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

17 24%

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

18 79%

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

19 59%

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

20 37%

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

21 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

22 33%

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

23 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

24 67%

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

25 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

26 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

27 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

28 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

29 66%

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

30 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Hail Caesar."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Jake Coyle

31 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

32 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

33 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

34 92%

Venus in Fur (2014)

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

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Jake Coyle

35 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

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

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Jocelyn Noveck

36 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

37 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

38 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

39 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

40 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

41 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

42 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

43 90%

Live Die Repeat: 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

44 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

45 86%

Night Moves (2014)

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

Posted May 29, 2014

Jake Coyle

46 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

47 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

48 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

49 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

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