Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 77%

War Horse (2011)

"War Horse isn't in the top tier of the grandmaster's filmography, but as a work of pure sentimentality and spectacle, the film delivers rousing entertainment."

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Matt Patches

2 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

"A passable - and forgettable - franchise entry."

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Daniel Hubschman

3 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

"One of the most brutal and engrossing films of 2011"

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Daniel Hubschman

4 66%

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

"We Bought a Zoo drops the cynicism, wears its heart on its sleeve and doesn't mind laying it on thick in an effort to move you. Which it does-whether you like it or not. "

Posted Dec 19, 2011

Matt Patches

5 60%

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

"The novelty of Ritchie's direction has diminished, but Downey's charm hasn't."

Posted Dec 16, 2011

Thomas Leupp

6 12%

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

"Harmless -- and charmless."

Posted Dec 16, 2011

Thomas Leupp

7 21%

The Sitter (2011)

"Rarely have I laughed out loud and rolled my eyes so often in the same film."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Thomas Leupp

8 80%

Young Adult (2011)

"Director Jason Reitman unleashes an unfiltered Charlize Theron and the results are gut-wrenching, hilarious and powerful."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Matt Patches

9 7%

New Year's Eve (2011)

"Same crap, different day."

Posted Dec 8, 2011

Thomas Leupp

10 95%

Knuckle (2011)

"Ambiguity makes Knuckle a fascinating portrait, but a middling cinematic experience."

Posted Dec 8, 2011

Matt Patches

11 83%

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

"A dense spy mystery without any clues for the audience."

Posted Dec 7, 2011

Matt Patches

12 79%

Shame (2011)

"Shame received an NC-17 rating because of its racy imagery, but the real maturity on display in the film is the bare bones depiction of human behavior."

Posted Dec 5, 2011

Matt Patches

13 93%

Coriolanus (2011)

"Fiennes injects the material with unfiltered energy, and even when the story is lost in its own intricacies, it's visceral and commanding."

Posted Dec 2, 2011

Matt Patches

14 98%

The Artist (2011)

"The Artist is a technical exercise first, movie second-but the result is undeniably pleasant. Few will be safe from the movie's bombardment of silent but deadly charm."

Posted Nov 29, 2011

Matt Patches

15 94%

Hugo (2011)

"Filled with more passion, emotion and drama than most "Oscar contenders" of 2011, Hugo transcends its fantastical predecessors."

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Matt Patches

16 91%

Arthur Christmas (2011)

"Crafted with authentic joy, performed by lively actors and subtly imbued with jokes for all ages, those who catch Arthur Christmas may find themselves returning every season."

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Matt Patches

17 89%

The Descendants (2011)

"An introspective and heartwarming film, unafraid to convey its story with pleasing simplicity."

Posted Nov 22, 2011

Matt Patches

18 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"Sexy, silly, scary and stupid, the movie's tonal balancing act amounts to an Evil Dead for tween romantics."

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Matt Patches

19 35%

Immortals (2011)

"On pause, I imagine Immortals would mesmerize and intrigue, but in motion, accompanied by a thunderous score, muddy 3D and bland theatrics, it fizzles out."

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Matt Patches

20 3%

Jack and Jill (2011)

"Jack and Jill is mental destruction-a collision of half-baked comedy sketches, violent potty humor, shrouded racism, shotgun cameos and unapologetic product placement."

Posted Nov 10, 2011

Matt Patches

21 39%

Cars 2 (2011)

"A two-disc Blu-ray set intended for those head over heels in love with the movie or Pixar purists unwilling to leave a void in their collection."

Posted Nov 7, 2011

Matt Patches

22 68%

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

"A foul, hilarious and surprisingly heartwarming holiday experience that utilizes its eye-popping technology to take gross out humor to a new level."

Posted Nov 7, 2011

Matt Patches

23 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"The movie's an Ocean's 11 for the 99%, with a sense of timeliness that makes the simple plotting and wisecracking that much more effective."

Posted Nov 3, 2011

Matt Patches

24 46%

Anonymous (2011)

"Anonymous strives to be boring, Emmerich attempting to deliver performance-first directing, but ending up with string of flat, sloth-paced back-and-forths."

Posted Oct 28, 2011

Matt Patches

25 84%

Puss in Boots (2011)

"Bears little resemblance to the franchise that spawned it -- and that's a good thing."

Posted Oct 26, 2011

Thomas Leupp

26 24%

The Three Musketeers (2011)

"Director Paul W.S. Anderson orchestrates his Musketeers with the rhyme and reason of a confetti popper."

Posted Oct 21, 2011

Matt Patches

27 35%

The Thing (2011)

"The Thing's nondescript title once represented the fear of the unknown, but for the contemporary rehash, it's an indication of a generic, lifeless 100 minutes."

Posted Oct 21, 2011

Matt Patches

28 71%

Margaret (2011)

"There might be a five-hour version of the movie that plays like Citizen Kane, but in its theatrical form, it's a Jackson Pollock painting minus the soul."

Posted Oct 21, 2011

Matt Patches

29 95%

Weekend (2011)

"Weekend might be a small film recounting an intimate relationship, but it speaks to the grandest of ideas."

Posted Oct 21, 2011

Matt Patches

30 78%

Melancholia (2011)

"As a fluid drama, Melancholia never quite clicks, but as a study of depression and a display of Kirsten Dunst's capabilities as an actress, it's an engrossing success."

Posted Oct 21, 2011

Matt Patches

31 68%

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

"Exceedingly familiar and yet maddeningly effective."

Posted Oct 20, 2011

Thomas Leupp

32 71%

Footloose (2011)

"Sure, it sings a familiar tune. But it's got a good beat, and you can dance to it."

Posted Oct 14, 2011

Thomas Leupp

33 75%

Blackthorn (2011)

"What really transforms Blackthorn into a fresh take on an archetypical story is Shepard's Cassidy, a man burdened by his outlaw past."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

Matt Patches

34 85%

The Ides of March (2011)

"A splendid cast carries this absorbing political thriller."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

Thomas Leupp

35 60%

Real Steel (2011)

"Patently ludicrous but undeniably rousing."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Thomas Leupp

36 6%

Dream House (2011)

"A suspense thriller that's neither thrilling nor suspenseful."

Posted Oct 1, 2011

Thomas Leupp

37 23%

What's Your Number? (2011)

"Stupefyingly formulaic."

Posted Sep 30, 2011

Thomas Leupp

38 41%

Straw Dogs (2011)

"A terminal bore."

Posted Sep 16, 2011

Thomas Leupp

39 93%

Drive (2011)

"The film can afford such narrative economy in part because Gosling is so effective, needing little in the way of words to convey the complexity of his character."

Posted Sep 14, 2011

Thomas Leupp

40 83%

Warrior (2011)

"Exceedingly far-fetched but undeniably rousing."

Posted Sep 9, 2011

Thomas Leupp

41 17%

Shark Night 3D (2011)

"There's nothing to fear in these waters."

Posted Sep 2, 2011

Thomas Leupp

42 24%

Apollo 18 (2011)

"More than just a lunar 'Paranormal Activity.'"

Posted Sep 2, 2011

Thomas Leupp

43 58%

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)

"Heavy on atmosphere but light on scares."

Posted Aug 26, 2011

Thomas Leupp

44 27%

Colombiana (2011)

"Deprived of details, Megaton expects us to subsist on action alone, but it's not enough to fill the void left by the absence of story."

Posted Aug 26, 2011

Thomas Leupp

45 24%

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

"Treats story and character as so many enemies to be vanquished."

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Thomas Leupp

46 61%

Final Destination 5 (2011)

"It's still schlock, mind you -- but artful schlock, and a marked improvement over the preceding entry."

Posted Aug 11, 2011

Thomas Leupp

47 76%

The Help (2011)

"We are all invited to revel in the shadenfreude, but in between the snickering, it's worth pondering whether the film has perhaps lost its way. Was 'The Help' really intended as a revenge fantasy?"

Posted Aug 9, 2011

Thomas Leupp

48 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"Bold, gripping, and a little loony - a summer blockbuster even PETA can love."

Posted Aug 4, 2011

Thomas Leupp

49 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"Takes itself more seriously than any film called 'Cowboys & Aliens' ever should."

Posted Jul 27, 2011

Thomas Leupp

50 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"Often inspired, occasionally insipid, altogether uneven."

Posted Jul 26, 2011

Thomas Leupp

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