Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"Fleischer's film goes rogue..."

Posted Jan 11, 2013

Matt Patches

2 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"The careful orchestration of details turns 'Zero Dark Thirty' into a thriller by way of a New Yorker essay."

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Matt Patches

3 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"'This Is 40' takes a risk on free form storytelling, falling short with parts that are greater than the whole."

Posted Dec 17, 2012

Matt Patches

4 36%

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

"Hyde Park on Hudson always goes back to ... a vapid core idea that only offers the filmmakers an opportunity to shoot dynamic driving scenes through scenic upstate New York."

Posted Dec 4, 2012

Matt Patches

5 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"A fresh, free-spirited form of fantasy, Jackson's latest provides a younger generation with a stepping stone to his later films while serving the adult's who want more. "

Posted Dec 3, 2012

Matt Patches

6 74%

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

"It's easy to be cynical about holiday movies or even the holidays themselves. Rise of the Guardians simply won't let you, though, even if you don't partake in Christmas or Easter."

Posted Nov 20, 2012

Jennifer Miller

7 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"Silver Linings Playbook is Cooper and Lawrence's show."

Posted Nov 16, 2012

Matt Patches

8 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will elicit laughs aplenty - but thankfully, they're all on purpose."

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Matt Patches

9 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"We have expectations of what to expect from period romances. Anna Karenina defies them. Masterpiece Theater it is not."

Posted Nov 13, 2012

Matt Patches

10 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"A mix of old and new thrills, 'Skyfall' delves into the mind of James Bond while delivering all the action you want from a 007 adventure."

Posted Nov 8, 2012

Matt Patches

11 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"Lincoln looks amazing, sounds amazing, and has enough talent to make it an exhilarating learning experience."

Posted Nov 2, 2012

Matt Patches

12 49%

The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)

"RZA unleashes his passion into the film, so even when the story or action isn't working, something else on screen is."

Posted Nov 2, 2012

Matt Patches

13 78%

Flight (2012)

"For Zemeckis, Flight is still a spectacle, with Washington's ability to emote as the magical special effect. Instead of using it sparingly, he once again goes big. Too big."

Posted Oct 31, 2012

Matt Patches

14 25%

Fun Size (2012)

"Not quite suitable for the young ones, nor is it funny or wild enough for the Gossip Girl crowd."

Posted Oct 26, 2012

Matt Patches

15 96%

Argo (2012)

"One part caper comedy and two parts edge-of-your-seat political thriller ... an exhilarating theatrical experience."

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Matt Patches

16 83%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"McDonagh's latest is the craziest thing to come out of Hollywood this year -- in the best way possible."

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Aly Semigran

17 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"'Taken 2' is ridiculous, but at least Liam Neeson knows it."

Posted Oct 5, 2012

Matt Patches

18 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"A horror primer for kids that playfully dabbles in the past of creature features without overcomplicating itself."

Posted Oct 5, 2012

Matt Patches

19 34%

The Oranges (2012)

"A great cast can be a powerful weapon. In the case of the new family dramedy 'The Oranges', it's the saving grace."

Posted Oct 3, 2012

Matt Patches

20 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"Depicts the book's grand ideas with unexpected tenderness."

Posted Sep 28, 2012

Matt Patches

21 93%

Looper (2012)

"For sci-fi nuts, Looper corrects the past."

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Matt Patches

22 85%

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

"High school is a messy, shocking, and occasionally beautiful experience. So is 'Perks.'"

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Matt Patches

23 85%

The Master (2012)

"The Master may not be filled with scenic vistas or sweeping action, but it's nothing less than jaw-dropping."

Posted Sep 14, 2012

Matt Patches

24 31%

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

"We don't go to video game movies for plot, of course, but there has to be something to hold onto; otherwise, why would we care if our protagonist were in danger?"

Posted Sep 14, 2012

Jennifer Miller

25 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"Every story, character, and scene in Cloud Atlas commits to a style. That diversity keeps the swirling maelstrom of a movie in check."

Posted Sep 8, 2012

Matt Patches

26 65%

Spring Breakers (2013)

"Harmony Korine toys with Girls Gone Wild iconography to skewer party culture, twisted priorities of modern young people, and the "American Dream.""

Posted Sep 8, 2012

Matt Patches

27 67%

Lawless (2012)

"Lawless is a beautiful film that's violent as hell, striking in a way only unfiltered Americana could be."

Posted Aug 28, 2012

Matt Patches

28 76%

Premium Rush (2012)

"Premium Rush quickly kicks off its extended action set piece and never lets up."

Posted Aug 23, 2012

Matt Patches

29 87%

ParaNorman (2012)

"For a movie grounded in fear, ParaNorman stands out as a movie for audiences young and old that's truly fearless."

Posted Aug 17, 2012

Matt Patches

30 55%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"'Legacy' has to dig deeper to find new ground to cover, introducing elements of sci-fi into the equation. The result is surprisingly limp and even more incomprehensible."

Posted Aug 9, 2012

Matt Patches

31 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"The weight of Recall's mystery is suffocated in a series of fist fights, hovercar pile-ups, and foot chases pulled straight out of the latest platformer video game."

Posted Aug 3, 2012

Matt Patches

32 17%

The Watch (2012)

"There's nothing revelatory to be found in The Watch, but the cast's knack for improv, a poetry of the profane, makes the adventure worth...viewing."

Posted Jul 27, 2012

Matt Patches

33 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"Sizzling performances and large-scale action are outweighed by a clunky script. Dark Knight Rises unleashes tons of ideas, but rarely are any worth caring about."

Posted Jul 18, 2012

Matt Patches

34 37%

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

"Ice Age: Continental Drift is crafted especially for the wee ones - and it works."

Posted Jul 13, 2012

Matt Patches

35 78%

Dredd (2012)

"Dredd is a grimy, smoldering, relentless 90 minutes that manages to inject its in-your-face fight scenes with an unexpected bit of humanity."

Posted Jul 12, 2012

Matt Patches

36 21%

Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

"Perry's writing shows a disturbing amount of cynicism, if not downright meanness, for a family movie."

Posted Jul 2, 2012

Jennifer Miller

37 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

"Watching two actors play against their established personas gives Celeste and Jesse extra (and exciting) punch."

Posted Jun 29, 2012

Matt Patches

38 73%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"The film has a great sense of cinematic power, but little responsibility in making it interesting."

Posted Jun 27, 2012

Matt Patches

39 80%

Magic Mike (2012)

"Come for the stripping, stay for the high-caliber filmmaking."

Posted Jun 27, 2012

Matt Patches

40 68%

Ted (2012)

"Ted takes the classic mold of a '50s comedy and stuffs it full of MacFarlane's signature foul-mouthed humor. The result is sweet, sick and satisfyingly simple."

Posted Jun 25, 2012

Matt Patches

41 35%

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

"The execution is neither serious or jokey enough to make the movie palatable - a near impossible result for a movie with that title."

Posted Jun 22, 2012

Matt Patches

42 78%

Brave (2012)

"The film wanted to change the animated female's fate, but it didn't take any risks to do so."

Posted Jun 21, 2012

Matt Patches

43 56%

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

"The road trip loses steam as it chugs along, with the film's insistence to avoid Hollywood disaster tropes taking a toll on the entertainment value."

Posted Jun 20, 2012

Matt Patches

44 20%

That's My Boy (2012)

"Laughs aren't guaranteed, but the movie provokes (which is a big step up)."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Matt Patches

45 41%

Rock of Ages (2012)

"Simply put: it doesn't rock. At all."

Posted Jun 14, 2012

Matt Patches

46 73%

Prometheus (2012)

""Epic" comes in many forms. Prometheus sports all of them."

Posted Jun 7, 2012

Matt Patches

47 48%

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

"If Snow White's tale is a shiny red apple, then modern tropes of fantasy are the poison."

Posted Jun 1, 2012

Matt Patches

48 70%

Men in Black III (2012)

"Smith continues to make the goofy plot, wild spectacle, and crazed alien antics look good."

Posted May 25, 2012

Matt Patches

49 94%

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

"A living storybook with the emotional depth to boot."

Posted May 23, 2012

Matt Patches

50 22%

What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

"Hollywood rarely gives birth to a comedy that's both hilarious and honest. 'What to Expect' hits both chords, defying expectations."

Posted May 17, 2012

Matt Patches

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