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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"Depressingly inert. A sad waste of talent."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

2 58%

Fading Gigolo (2014)

"Not without its charms, this modern day Don Juan tale and his complicated relations fails to live up to promise of what could have been."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

JimmyO

3 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"A very solid MONEYBALL-esque sports drama, with the emphasis on the business side. Costner's best role in years. A major comeback part. "

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Chris Bumbray

4 82%

Afflicted (2014)

"The best found-footage movie since CHRONICLE. Ambitious, and beautifully shot. "

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Chris Bumbray

5 45%

In the Blood (2014)

"Fairly low rent, but the location photography is good, and Carano is fun to watch when she does her thing. "

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Chris Bumbray

6 86%

Alan Partridge (2014)

"Even audiences who've never heard of Alan Partridge (although they should have) will get a lot of laughs out of this. "

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Chris Bumbray

7 77%

Noah (2014)

"Challenging, thought-provoking, and always entertaining. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Chris Bumbray

8 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"Be prepared for a game changer!"

Posted Mar 24, 2014

JimmyO

9 76%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

"While not quite as disturbing as ANTICHRIST nor as captivating as MELANCHOLIA, this sexually charged feature is a strange and yes, pretentious film that is ultimately worth investing in for fans of the director."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

JimmyO

10 40%

Divergent (2014)

"While the tween and teen target audience will probably love it and make it a hit, it fails to measure up to THE HUNGER GAMES. That said, it's far better than any of the TWILIGHT's."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Chris Bumbray

11 77%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"Perfectly captures the magic of the show. A great follow-up. "

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

12 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"A very dull sequel that cries our for the same kind of larger-than-life hero played by Butler in the original. Worth watching only for Eva Green. "

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Chris Bumbray

13 78%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"...the humor here is forced and the story fails to create much more than a forgettable time waster."

Posted Mar 4, 2014

JimmyO

14 48%

Stalingrad (2014)

"Melodramatic but often visually striking, One of the best uses of 3D in film since AVATAR. "

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Chris Bumbray

15 59%

Non-Stop (2014)

"Very silly, but overall a fun B-level actioner. In the pantheon of Liam Neeson action-flicks, it's a notch below TAKEN, better than UNKNOWN, and way better than TAKEN 2."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Chris Bumbray

16 10%

The Bag Man (2014)

"Like a bad Tarantino clone from the mid-nineties. Just awful. "

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Chris Bumbray

17 25%

Pompeii (2014)

"Silly but fun. No more, no less. "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Chris Bumbray

18 88%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"THE WIND RISES is a visually powerful feature with a less-than-stellar romance."

Posted Feb 19, 2014

JimmyO

19 13%

Winter's Tale (2014)

"Hilariously ill-conceived. Works on a "so bad it's good" level. "

Posted Feb 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

20 52%

Adult World (2014)

"Cusack is pretty much the only reason to see this. "

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Chris Bumbray

21 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"Good direction isn't able to overcome a really bad script that feels like it was written by committee. "

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

22 10%

Vampire Academy (2014)

"Hard to believe the same Daniel Waters who wrote HEATHERS wrote this. The mythology here is hilariously convoluted. Also- the subtext about the Dhampirs being content servants (slaves even) is more than a little odd. "

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Chris Bumbray

23 33%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"A deliberately old-fashioned WW2 adventure that shines a light on a little known chapter of the war and never ceases to entertain. "

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Chris Bumbray

24 96%

The Lego Movie (2014)

"Delightfully witty and energetic, this engaging flick manages to create a sense of wonder for everybody."

Posted Feb 4, 2014

JimmyO

25 63%

Nurse 3-D (2014)

"...a visually enticing hour and a half that is willing to do just about anything to excite. High art it is not, but if you are looking for a good time you might want to give this NURSE a call."

Posted Feb 3, 2014

JimmyO

26 83%

What We Do In The Shadows ()

"Like a lost Hammer horror film from the seventies, only intentionally funny. "

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Chris Bumbray

27 ——

Nick Offerman: American Ham ()

"Funny and surprisingly wise. "

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Chris Bumbray

28 22%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"Too many awkward moments make for a bad film. All three leads deserve better. "

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Chris Bumbray

29 40%

Low Down (2014)

"John Hawkes and Elle Fanning are outstanding. Possibly the most harrowing tale of drug addiction since REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. "

Posted Jan 29, 2014

Chris Bumbray

30 60%

Young Ones ()

"Tries to squeeze a little too much into a relatively scant running time, but overall YOUNG ONES is a pretty intriguing sci-fi effort. Michael Shannon is outstanding. "

Posted Jan 29, 2014

Chris Bumbray

31 80%

Frank (2014)

"A likely future cult-favorite. Fassbender gives the best performance ever given by an actor in a papier-mâché head mask."

Posted Jan 28, 2014

Chris Bumbray

32 63%

They Came Together (2014)

"Wain's best film since WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER. Let's put it this way, if you get the double-entendre of the title and you think it's funny, this is for you."

Posted Jan 28, 2014

Chris Bumbray

33 100%

The Skeleton Twins (2014)

"One of the best films to emerge from this year's Sundance, with an unexpectedly great performance by Bill Hader. "

Posted Jan 27, 2014

Chris Bumbray

34 36%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"Uneven and self-indulgent."

Posted Jan 27, 2014

Chris Bumbray

35 100%

Killers ()

"The best serial killer thriller since I SAW THE DEVIL. "

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Chris Bumbray

36 80%

The Voices ()

"The cast (including Reynolds) is terrific, and the direction is occasionally inspired, but in the end THE VOICES is far too morbid to work as a comedy. "

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Chris Bumbray

37 77%

Infinitely Polar Bear ()

"Could be subtitled "the lighter side of manic depression". Ruffalo is terrific, and the film is ultimately great family entertainment."

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Chris Bumbray

38 50%

Life After Beth (2014)

"Worth seeing for Aubrey Plaza alone."

Posted Jan 23, 2014

Chris Bumbray

39 100%

The Trip To Italy (2014)

"Coogan and Brydon are endlessly entertaining. Watching these two have a go at each other is a pleasure."

Posted Jan 23, 2014

Chris Bumbray

40 92%

Calvary (2014)

"Brendan Gleeson is magnificent."

Posted Jan 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

41 100%

Life Itself (2014)

"A fitting tribute to one of the giants of film criticism. "

Posted Jan 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

42 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

" The best action sequel since Terminator 2. Contains some of the most gripping action sequences ever shot. "

Posted Jan 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

43 78%

Big Bad Wolves (2014)

"There is something deeply disturbing at the heart of Big Bad Wolves and I mean that in the best possible way."

Posted Jan 21, 2014

JimmyO

44 90%

Blue Ruin (2014)

"A truly original revenge thriller."

Posted Jan 21, 2014

Chris Bumbray

45 56%

Camp X-Ray ()

"Compelling and often thought-provoking."

Posted Jan 21, 2014

Chris Bumbray

46 100%

The Guest ()

"So much fun. Wingard shows serious action chops, and DOWNTON ABBEY star Dan Stevens completely reinvents himself as a sort of Jason Bourne by way of THE TERMINATOR & Michael Myers. "

Posted Jan 20, 2014

Chris Bumbray

47 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"Strangely uneven but Philip Seymour Hoffman is a le Carre natural. "

Posted Jan 19, 2014

Chris Bumbray

48 100%

Cold in July (2014)

"Feels like a lost eighties John Carpenter movie- and I mean that in the best way. Don Johnson is stunningly good. "

Posted Jan 19, 2014

Chris Bumbray

49 17%

God's Pocket (2014)

"Pretty dull, although the performances are excellent. "

Posted Jan 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

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