Associated Press

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 53%

Knight & Day (2010)

"Cruise's presence also helps keep things light, breezy and watchable when the action -- and the story itself -- spin ridiculously out of control."

Posted Jun 21, 2010

Christy Lemire

2 63%

8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)

"Cowan and Greenstreet are preaching to the choir."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Christy Lemire

3 80%

Cyrus (2010)

"Despite their weird interrelations, these mismatched folks do seem like people you might know for real, the players in another of life's random acts of kinkiness that help to keep our curious species fresh and interesting."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

David Germain

4 12%

Jonah Hex (2010)

"So short, and so bad, you cringe at the thought of how awful whatever ended up on the cutting-room floor must be."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

David Germain

5 54%

The Killer Inside Me (2010)

"While the individual moments of brutality are powerful, the pacing of the film as a whole tends to lag. The suspense should be suffocating."

Posted Jun 16, 2010

Christy Lemire

6 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Adults in the audience will undoubtedly shed a tear or two. But that's how good the folks at Pixar are: They make you feel genuine emotions for hunks of plastic."

Posted Jun 14, 2010

Christy Lemire

7 47%

The A-Team (2010)

"The pyrotechnics should please the guys in the audience looking for mindless summer fun. And for the women... Cooper has his shirt off early and often. And he's clearly been to the gym."

Posted Jun 9, 2010

Christy Lemire

8 94%

Winter's Bone (2010)

"Winter's Bone is raw, real, understated, fiercely intense and surprisingly gentle and decent amid bursts of ferocity in the rural crime culture where the story's set."

Posted Jun 9, 2010

David Germain

9 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"It's just uncomfortable watching kids this age beat each other up to the point of serious injury; there's no one to root for in that."

Posted Jun 8, 2010

Christy Lemire

10 73%

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

"Get Him to the Greek is a complete blast, a much-needed breath of fresh air - well, as much fresh air as you can get in crowded clubs, packed rock shows and trashed hotel suites."

Posted Jun 1, 2010

Christy Lemire

11 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"There's nothing terribly memorable about Prince of Persia; recalling the plot a half-hour afterward might require some effort."

Posted May 26, 2010

Christy Lemire

12 15%

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"It's self-indulgent, way too long and never as clever or funny as it's intended to be."

Posted May 26, 2010

Christy Lemire

13 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"This fourth and allegedly final installment in the series is lifeless, joyless and woefully devoid of the upbeat energy that distinguished the earlier movies -- well, at least the first two."

Posted May 18, 2010

Christy Lemire

14 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"The world probably didn't need another version of this famous tale, even though it arrives with outstanding production values and an impeccable pedigree."

Posted May 12, 2010

Christy Lemire

15 40%

Letters to Juliet (2010)

"Every turn of Letters to Juliet is obvious and expected, even insufferable."

Posted May 12, 2010

David Germain

16 45%

Just Wright (2010)

"You know these two are meant to be together, and the de rigueur obstacles that stand in their way are visible from a mile off."

Posted May 11, 2010

Christy Lemire

17 68%

Babies (2010)

"The filmmaker shot nearly all this footage himself, all on a tripod. The stillness of the lengthy moments that result can be mesmerizing."

Posted May 6, 2010

Christy Lemire

18 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"The substance of the original Iron Man, the brain and the soul that set it apart from the typical seasonal fare and made it one of the best films of 2008, also have been blown to bits."

Posted May 6, 2010

Christy Lemire

19 64%

Harry Brown (2010)

"[Caine's] vigilante hell-raising might have seemed more thrilling if only it weren't so overly familiar and predictable."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Christy Lemire

20 15%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

"The novelty has long since worn off, and cheap, generic scares are all that are left."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Christy Lemire

21 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"No animals may have been hurt in this production, but Brendan Fraser was."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Jake Coyle

22 91%

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (2010)

"The performances are what frequently hold the film together when it seems at loose ends, namely from stars Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil and Guillermo Francella."

Posted Apr 23, 2010

Christy Lemire

23 81%

Oceans (Disneynature's Oceans) (2010)

"It is highly unlikely that you ever would have the opportunity to witness such spectacles in person; Perrin and Cluzaud scoured all five oceans to bring them to you."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Christy Lemire

24 18%

The Back-up Plan (2010)

"Since they get together pretty early, the rest of the movie consists of contrived flare-ups that threaten to keep them apart."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Christy Lemire

25 96%

Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

"The film is a curiosity. It's both an attempted documentary of an artistic movement and a bemused examination about why the movie failed in that mission."

Posted Apr 16, 2010

David Germain

26 62%

The Joneses (2010)

"It makes for good, although not great, satire of the consumer culture that helped wreck the economy."

Posted Apr 16, 2010

David Germain

27 41%

Death at a Funeral (2010)

"Neil LaBute and an all-star cast surprisingly breathe new life into the material."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Christy Lemire

28 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Director Matthew Vaughn has made an action comedy so bloody funny -- double emphasis on bloody -- fans might need to see it again just to catch the gags they missed from laughing so hard the first time."

Posted Apr 14, 2010

David Germain

29 26%

After.Life (2010)

"Wojtowicz-Vosloo just piles on the nonsense back and forth in a laughably incomprehensible muddle."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

David Germain

30 86%

The Square (2010)

"The brothers Edgerton may not be able to summon the dangerous lust or romance of a Cain story, but they can ably supply the wry sense of fate."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Jake Coyle

31 62%

When You're Strange (2010)

"A formal exercise in redundancy, offering no new insights into the much mythologized rock band."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Glenn Whipp

32 67%

Date Night (2010)

"These are two of the funniest people ever on television, yet their big-screen Date Night is a dreary, uninspired waste of their talents -- and those of the top-name cast inexplicably appearing in small throwaway roles."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

David Germain

33 81%

City Island (2010)

"The outer-borough oddities of City Island are hard to resist."

Posted Apr 2, 2010

Jake Coyle

34 97%

A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010)

"Audiard has talked about the prospects of a sequel to A Prophet. With the foundation he has built here, it would be a welcome one."

Posted Apr 2, 2010

David Germain

35 92%

Vincere (2010)

"Bellocchio tells the film's historical story in an electrifying fashion, mixing in newsreel footage, on-screen slogans and Futurist art, a bit of thunder and lightning and Carlo Crivelli's boom-boom score."

Posted Apr 2, 2010

Glenn Whipp

36 65%

Warlords (Tau ming chong) (2010)

"While Li, Lau and Kaneshiro bring warmth, humor and pathos to their roles as blood brothers bound for tragedy, they're better to watch in action or when quietly brooding than when pontificating on what they owe to one another and the warriors they lead."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

David Germain

37 52%

The Greatest (2010)

"The movie might have resonated more if it threw out some of the grief-counseling cliches and let the idiosyncrasies of the characters dictate more of the drama."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

David Germain

38 40%

Don McKay (2010)

"An admirable attempt even if the film only works spottily."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

David Germain

39 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"The whole thing feels like a joyless slog."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Jake Coyle

40 20%

The Last Song (2010)

"Kinnear lends the movie a dignity it doesn't deserve and stands as the only cast member whose dramatic moments aren't propped up by soaring musical cues."

Posted Mar 30, 2010

Glenn Whipp

41 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"The story rests too often on easy '80s potshots -- Look, a Jheri curl! Check out those leg-warmers! Can you hear me on my brick cell phone? -- and today's parlance falling on deaf '80s ears -- E-mail? What's that?"

Posted Mar 24, 2010

David Germain

42 51%

Chloe (2010)

"Atom Egoyan's sex thriller Chloe is a pure guilty pleasure, if you take away that part about pleasure."

Posted Mar 23, 2010

David Germain

43 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"With How to Train Your Dragon, the filmmakers tone down the glib factor and tell a pretty good action yarn, a boy-and-his-dragon story filled with fiery Viking battles, swordplay and dazzling aerial imagery aboard the flying reptiles."

Posted Mar 23, 2010

David Germain

44 53%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

"In transferring the clean, precise humor of Kinney's illustrations and prose to the big-screen, the material loses just a bit of its charm."

Posted Mar 18, 2010

Glenn Whipp

45 13%

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

"The Bounty Hunter has little to offer besides some face-time with handsome stars."

Posted Mar 17, 2010

Jake Coyle

46 75%

Greenberg (2010)

"Greenberg is a perceptive look at coming to terms with, if not entirely embracing, the life you weren't expecting and by no means wanted."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

David Germain

47 69%

The Runaways (2010)

"Stewart and Fanning handle the vocals admirably, their live performances blending seamlessly with actual Runaways recordings on the soundtrack."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

David Germain

48 53%

Green Zone (2010)

"Chandrasekaran's book is a work of sharp, informative journalism. That "inspired by" credit sounds a little insulting when the result is tired, standard action fare such as Green Zone."

Posted Mar 10, 2010

David Germain

49 13%

Our Family Wedding (2010)

"Famuyiwa has made a mostly charming movie despite its cliche milieu."

Posted Mar 9, 2010

Jake Coyle

50 90%

Fish Tank (2010)

"Writer-director Andrea Arnold has created something so real and raw, you may come away with a twinge of guilty voyeurism, a sense of peering too closely and impolitely into other people's lives."

Posted Mar 5, 2010

David Germain

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