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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 18%

For Greater Glory (2012)

"A stirring, even epic dramatization of an actual war in Mexico pitting a brutally anticlerical government against forces fighting for religious freedom."

Posted May 20, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

2 34%

Battleship (2012)

"Missiles have the only sensible dialogue in this otherwise technically awesome picture."

Posted May 14, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

3 81%

Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2012)

"A documentary-style drama portraying the training of a seeing-eye dog is sentimental and convincingly acted by both human beings and Labs"

Posted May 10, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

4 54%

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story (2012)

"Stirring doc about one of Israel's great heroes, known particularly for rescuing hostages at Entebbe airport in Uganda."

Posted May 10, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

5 20%

Mighty Fine (2012)

"A semi-autobiographical story of a man's over-reaching, which leads him to consider violent options in dealing with himself and his family."

Posted May 9, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

6 56%

A Bag of Hammers (2012)

"Well-meaning but innocuous."

Posted Apr 25, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

7 92%

Headhunters (2012)

"A sensational thriller that is both a satiric examination of the principal character's feeling of inadequacy and a scary look at a man's frantic attempts to escape a killer."

Posted Apr 22, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

8 57%

Safe (2012)

"The theme seems to be 'a man's redemption,' but this is merely an excuse for little more than a filmed shooting gallery."

Posted Apr 22, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

9 90%

Bernie (2012)

"Jack Black out of character in a semi-serious role. He's good!"

Posted Apr 22, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

10 78%

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

"Schmaltzy, sure, but this witty comedy-drama is a riot of colors and blessed by performances from A-list British actors."

Posted Apr 20, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

11 22%

Darling Companion (2012)

"Diane Keaton's frequent bouts of hysteria are numbing in this otherwise amiable shaggy dog story."

Posted Apr 14, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

12 52%

Where Do We Go Now? (2012)

"A somber but humorous look at how women in one Lebanese town helped to end fighting there."

Posted Apr 14, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

13 89%

Whores' Glory (2012)

"A boundary-breaking documentary about the world's oldest profession as seen in three cities."

Posted Apr 12, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

14 80%

Goodbye First Love (2012)

"As a French romantic drama about the effect of long absence on love, this displays neither the wit nor the acting chops of (for example) 'Before Sunrise.'"

Posted Apr 11, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

15 97%

Monsieur Lazhar (2012)

"Marvelous story of a crackerjack sub teacher with problems greater than those of his class."

Posted Apr 11, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

16 87%

Polisse (2012)

"A fast-paced, original police drama with snappy dialogue is marred only by subtitles often difficult to read."

Posted Apr 10, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

17 26%

L!fe Happens (2012)

"A screwball comedy with some wonderful originality."

Posted Apr 8, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

18 38%

Lockout (Unrated) (2012)

"Guy Pearce's one-liners cannot save this videogame."

Posted Apr 7, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

19 38%

Blue Like Jazz (2012)

"Deeply religious lad attends party-loving secular college with intriguing, mixed results"

Posted Apr 7, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

20 43%

American Reunion (2012)

"Seann William Scott is the funniest movie comic of his generation, enlivening an otherwise copycat sequel."

Posted Apr 4, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

21 82%

Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment (2012)

"An evenly balanced doc about Israel's noble, socialist experiment: the kibbutz"

Posted Apr 4, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

22 77%

Take This Waltz (2012)

"Terminally quirkly well beyond its expiration minutes."

Posted Mar 29, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

23 20%

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)

"An attractive cast act out a story of kidnapping and adultery under TV-style directing."

Posted Mar 28, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

24 75%

Damsels in Distress (2012)

"Features the kind of whimsy that would appeal largely to a hip young audience."

Posted Mar 27, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

25 21%

Elles (2012)

"Gratuitous scenes of student prostitution do little to embellish a bourgeois Paris wife's identity crisis."

Posted Mar 22, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

26 75%

Surviving Progress (2012)

"We've heard it before: 'Consume less,' but we need to have our memories refreshed often by docs like this."

Posted Mar 21, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

27 44%

Brake (2012)

"Stephen Dorff's energetic performance cannot compensate for the minimalism of the plot."

Posted Mar 19, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

28 ——

Gamera 2: Assault of the Legion (Gamera 2: Region shurai) (1996)

Posted Mar 17, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

29 57%

The Assault (2012)

"A tension-filled dramatization of the actual hijacking of a French airbus in December 1994."

Posted Mar 15, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

30 68%

God Bless America (2012)

"An energetic fantasy that favors capital punishment for all of our society's vulgarities."

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

31 37%

Musical Chairs (2012)

"A delightful romance between an upper-middle-class WASP and a working-class Latino."

Posted Mar 13, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

32 85%

21 Jump Street (2012)

"An often hilarious comedy filled with vulgar dialogue, slapstick antics, and great chemistry between the principals."

Posted Mar 12, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

33 57%

Detachment (2012)

"A sedate but riveting look at neurosis on both sides of teacher's desk."

Posted Mar 11, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

34 43%

Casa de mi padre (2012)

"Will Ferrell speaks fluent Spanish, but with dialogue like this, what's the point?"

Posted Mar 11, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

35 27%

Seeking Justice (2012)

"Guy Pearce in a great Charles Bronson imitation in this revenge fantasy."

Posted Mar 11, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

36 97%

The Kid with a Bike (2012)

"A heartbreaking story of an 11-year-old deserted by his dad."

Posted Mar 8, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

37 67%

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)

"Though toothless as satire the movie is a light,elegant, even credible romantic comedy"

Posted Mar 7, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

38 29%

The Trouble with Bliss (2012)

"Michael Knowles directs with all the complexity of a TV sitcom."

Posted Mar 6, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

39 62%

We Have a Pope (2012)

"Not even the great Michel Piccoli can save a film with little bite but too much forced humor"

Posted Mar 1, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

40 28%

Project X (2012)

"If this party were to take place in Damascus, Assad would run for his life."

Posted Feb 29, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

41 86%

Boy (2012)

"The title character's charm cannot make up for the film's lack of a narrative center"

Posted Feb 28, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

42 79%

The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

"Rachel Weisz's stirring performance allows us in the audience to feel her character's heartbreak"

Posted Feb 22, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

43 83%

The Salt of Life (2012)

"A wistful, charming, naturalistic tale evoking the fantasies of a 60-year-old citizen of Rome."

Posted Feb 21, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

44 89%

Footnote (2012)

"Director Cedar finds universal truths about father-son rivalries in his satiric look at professorial infighting."

Posted Feb 16, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

45 63%

Delicacy (2012)

"A French comedy-drama with the light, Gallic touch that is rarely found in American rom-coms."

Posted Feb 15, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

46 85%

Bullhead (2012)

"One of the finer character studies of a man who has dedicated his life for twenty years to getting revenge"

Posted Feb 15, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

47 84%

Last Days Here (2012)

"The documentarians make a good case that anyone can be redeemed, even a zonked out, washed up heavy metal singer."

Posted Feb 13, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

48 94%

The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)

"A delightful tale wonderfully animated"

Posted Feb 12, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

49 69%

Thin Ice (2012)

"A solid noir tale with heavy comic touches"

Posted Feb 12, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

50 80%

Return (2012)

Posted Feb 10, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

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