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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 33%

Texas Killing Fields (2011)

"A competent film but only marginally better than typical TV fare."

Posted Oct 13, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

2 40%

The Big Year (2011)

"Stunning photography compensates for silly plot."

Posted Oct 13, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

3 71%

Footloose (2011)

"Predictable plot, solid music and dancing."

Posted Oct 10, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

4 33%

America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments (2011)

"Director Darryl Roberts evokes heartfelt responses about America's obsession with dieting."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

5 82%

The Way (2011)

"There's no better film this year that illustrates the idea that what's important is the journey, not the destination."

Posted Oct 5, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

6 88%

Margin Call (2011)

"Though stagey, the film incisively explores a crisis in a financial house."

Posted Oct 5, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

7 85%

The Ides of March (2011)

"An engrossing, zinger-full dramatization of backroom Presidential politics."

Posted Oct 3, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

8 92%

Il etait une fois le Havre, son port, ses navires ()

Posted Oct 1, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

9 99%

Le Havre (2011)

"The Finnish director uses deadpan humor to evoke both the silliness and the good will of people."

Posted Sep 28, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

10 99%

A Separation (2011)

"A solid Iranian Oscar-entry that puts women in the forefront in a battle of wills that happily posits more questions than answers."

Posted Sep 27, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

11 82%

Dolphin Tale (2011)

"Kids will love it and their parents might shed a tear or two of joy."

Posted Sep 21, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

12 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"A baseball movie whose intelligence takes us backstage to hear sometimes electric conversations among the business people involved in America's great pastime."

Posted Sep 20, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

13 20%

The Double (2011)

"An intellectual exercise lacking in tension."

Posted Sep 19, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

14 66%

The Women on the 6th Floor (2011)

"Le Guay's film is a frothy entertainment, nothing much that smacks of "art," but is rather one which can appeal to a variety of audiences that can relate to French movies that are not endless talk-fests."

Posted Sep 17, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

15 ——

The Women On The 6th Floor (Les Femmes Du Sixième Étage) ()

"Suspend disbelief and you'll enjoy this fluffy comedy of manners."

Posted Sep 15, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

16 61%

Toast (2011)

"A warm, amusing British memoir."

Posted Sep 13, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

17 36%

Restless (2011)

"Gus Van Sant sells out to Hallmark"

Posted Sep 9, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

18 67%

American Teacher (2011)

"A staid documentary about teaching below the college level marred by incessant, unnecessary music in the soundtrack and by conventional direction."

Posted Sep 8, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

19 84%

Contagion (2011)

"A disaster movie without tension or humor."

Posted Sep 7, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

20 12%

Tanner Hall (2011)

"The story is involving but the character are types rather than authentic individuals."

Posted Sep 4, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

21 92%

Take Shelter (2011)

"This indie is all about ambiguity and is anchored by Michael Shannon's awards-worthy performance."

Posted Aug 31, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

22 81%

The Skin I Live In (2011)

"A moving, suspenseful, exquisitely photographed look at an insane surgeon's activities."

Posted Aug 30, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

23 43%

Berlin 36 (2011)

"Strong performances keep the film involving despite its pedestrian, workmanlike production."

Posted Aug 27, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

24 75%

Blackthorn (2011)

"Bolivia never looked better, but doesn't a film about outlaws deserve a faster pace?"

Posted Aug 24, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

25 33%

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)

"Fast, fun, raunchy."

Posted Aug 23, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

26 67%

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Nightmare) (1973)

Posted Aug 20, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

27 ——

Warren Miller's Higher Ground (2006)

Posted Aug 20, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

28 84%

Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2011)

"If this isn't one of the funniest horror pics ever made, I've got to get out more often."

Posted Aug 17, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

29 86%

Circumstance (2011)

"Iranian fundamentalist vs. freedom-seeking sister in this ferocious battle of religious wills."

Posted Aug 17, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

30 58%

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)

"It's always good to watch Katie Holmes, but she can't scare me."

Posted Aug 17, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

31 80%

Higher Ground (2011)

"Vera Farmiga is as great a director as she is an actress in this tale of a fundamental Christian who has doubts."

Posted Aug 17, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

32 64%

Love Crime (2011)

"The backstabbing endemic in office politics becomes exquisitely literal."

Posted Aug 16, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

33 33%

5 Days Of War (2011)

"A pro-Georgian, anti-Russian war movie with lots of action."

Posted Aug 13, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

34 61%

Final Destination 5 (2011)

"A stunning, surprisingly credible marriage of acting, story, and effects."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

35 76%

The Help (2011)

"The #1 best-seller is brought lovingly to screen."

Posted Aug 8, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

36 62%

Amigo (2011)

"Not many battles but good character exploration surrounding the war between the Philippines and the U.S. 1899-1902."

Posted Aug 8, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

37 75%

Mozart's Sister (2011)

"A humorless fictionalized look at Mozart's sister, played adagio almost throughout where some allegro vivace would have been in order."

Posted Aug 2, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

38 25%

The Change-Up (2011)

"Some good one-line zingers but relies too heavily on visual and vocal vulgarity."

Posted Aug 1, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

39 74%

Bellflower (2011)

"Involving tale of people on the cust of adulthood who get their kicks from firebombing targets while awaiting Armageddon."

Posted Jul 29, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

40 62%

Gun Hill Road (2011)

"Rigorously dramatizes the tension between a father and his transgendered son."

Posted Jul 29, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

41 74%

The Whistleblower (2011)

"Stunning expose of a scandal indicating that UN personnel assigned to stop the Bosnian sex trade indulged in the corruption themselves."

Posted Jul 29, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

42 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"Cut the wise-beyond-his-years small fry and you've got a decent adult comedy."

Posted Jul 27, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

43 63%

Protektor (2011)

"A reasonably involving, noirish look at a Czech couple during the German occupation of their country."

Posted Jul 27, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

44 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"The picture tries to fuse western and sci-fi genres but the sci-fi aspect is generic and weaker than the former."

Posted Jul 25, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

45 95%

The Guard (2011)

"Don Cheadle is Brendan Gleeson's ideal fish-out-of-water foil."

Posted Jul 23, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

46 79%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"Yet another superhero pic but one nicely rooted in history."

Posted Jul 19, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

47 63%

Another Earth (2011)

"A low-budget sci-fi that lucidly explores the emotions of a man and a woman who grow from suffering loss to expressing forgiveness."

Posted Jul 18, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

48 79%

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Posted Jul 16, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

49 91%

Point Blank (2011)

"Frantic action compensates for a lack of character development."

Posted Jul 13, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

50 100%

The Interrupters (2011)

"An enlightening look at a method used in Chicago to head off violence before it starts."

Posted Jul 12, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

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