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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

John Wick (2014)

"This is the most entertaining Keanu Reeves action vehicle since THE MATRIX. JOHN WICK is a wild and bloody ride that hardly let's up until the final frame."

Posted Sep 19, 2014

JimmyO

2 63%

The Maze Runner (2014)

"If you are looking for the next HUNGER GAMES, this isn't near to that level, but you could do worse."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

JimmyO

3 0%

The Forger ()

"Good performances can't save a bland, instantly forgettable film. "

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

4 88%

'71 ()

"A perfect historical thriller. Jack O'Connell is a future mega star."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

5 56%

The Last 5 Years (2015)

"Let's be nice and call this an acquired taste. "

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

6 71%

Time Out Of Mind ()

"Demands a lot of the viewer, but it's one of the most sobering American films ever made about homelessness. Richard Gere is incredible. "

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

7 56%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"Flawed but timely."

Posted Sep 16, 2014

Chris Bumbray

8 79%

The Riot Club (Posh) ()

"Could be called THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: THE OXFORD YEARS."

Posted Sep 16, 2014

Chris Bumbray

9 93%

The Guest (2014)

"For those looking for shrewd satire to mix in with rousing action, this is a guest you won't want to turn away."

Posted Sep 15, 2014

JimmyO

10 100%

Top Five (2014)

"Could go toe-to-toe with the very best of Rock's standup. The movie he's been working towards his entire career."

Posted Sep 15, 2014

Chris Bumbray

11 89%

Big Game ()

"A total blast with the potential to become a favorite of pre-teen boys the world over. "

Posted Sep 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

12 ——

La French ()

"A very compelling true crime tale. Like the flipside of THE FRENCH CONNECTION. "

Posted Sep 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

13 43%

This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

"Too many goofy lapses into broad comedy ruin an already too-familiar tale. "

Posted Sep 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

14 ——

Before We Go ()

"Too evocative of other, much better movies like the BEFORE series or LOST IN TRANSLATION. "

Posted Sep 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

15 11%

No Good Deed (2014)

"If there is any distinction that this may have, it might simply be that it is one of the worst theatrically released films of the year."

Posted Sep 13, 2014

JimmyO

16 87%

While We're Young ()

"A strong mainstream effort by director Noah Baumbach. Ben Stiller hasn't been this funny in years. "

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Chris Bumbray

17 67%

The Good Lie (2014)

"So well-intentioned that it's hard to entirely dislike. "

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Chris Bumbray

18 82%

Wild (2014)

"Warm and uplifting, but with an edge. Reese Witherspoon has never been better."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

19 63%

Good Kill ()

"Considering the premise, this could and SHOULD have been great."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

20 70%

Love & Mercy ()

"Catnip for fans of The Beach Boys. Three great performances by Paul Dano, John Cusack and Elizabeth Banks."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

21 ——

Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)

"Like a bad episode of 21 Jump Street."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

22 89%

99 Homes ()

"Grabs you from the first frame and doesn't let go until the credits roll. Shanoon and Garfield are electric. "

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Chris Bumbray

23 ——

Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

"While not a true Escobar biopic, it's still a solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro. "

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Chris Bumbray

24 78%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

"A sweet film. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are remarkable. "

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Chris Bumbray

25 60%

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014)

"It may not be a perfect look at romance gone wrong, yet it is a somber and memorable one."

Posted Sep 10, 2014

JimmyO

26 88%

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films ()

"An incredibly entertaining, affectionate look at Cannon Films. Very rewarding for anyone who grew up watching the Chuck Norris-fueled studio output."

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

27 33%

Black and White ()

"Flawed but engaging, with an excellent performance by Kevin Costner. "

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

28 85%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"Utterly absorbing true-life spy thriller. Cumberbatch is wonderful. "

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

29 ——

The Reach ()

"A decent premise is ruined by poor execution and a ridiculous ending. "

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

30 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

"Career best performances by Steve Carell and Channing Tatum. "

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Chris Bumbray

31 88%

Pawn Sacrifice ()

"While not as compelling as BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD, still a very worthwhile film. "

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Chris Bumbray

32 70%

The Equalizer (2014)

"One of the best american actions films in years. Rock-solid action with a heart. Washington is cast to perfection."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Chris Bumbray

33 39%

Tusk (2014)

"Batsh*t crazy, but in the best way possible. An exciting new chapter for Smith, who seems reinvigorated and at the top of his game. "

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Chris Bumbray

34 88%

The Drop (2014)

"A little slow-going but overall a solid character-driven underworld tale. Tom Hardy is terrific. "

Posted Sep 6, 2014

Chris Bumbray

35 82%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"A full-on masterpiece. Darkly funny, frightening, and action-packed. An intriguing neo-noir take on a world most of us are happily oblivious to. "

Posted Sep 6, 2014

Chris Bumbray

36 64%

St. Vincent (2014)

"Bill Murray is award-worthy in a tailor-made part. "

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

37 29%

Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014)

"A pleasant adventure-comedy with a winning performance from Simon Pegg."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

38 100%

It Follows ()

"Truly unsettling. One of the best horror movies to come along in a while. "

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

39 50%

Maps to the Stars (2014)

"Better than COSMOPOLIS but goes off the rails in the second half. Has some brilliant moments. "

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Chris Bumbray

40 50%

The Judge (2014)

"Formulaic and too long, but still very entertaining. Tailor-made for Downey Jr. "

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Chris Bumbray

41 11%

The Longest Week (2014)

"Good performances can't save a very derivative film."

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Chris Bumbray

42 27%

As Above/So Below (2014)

"Not the worst example of found footage by a long shot, and it moves a decent pace with a couple of good scares. However, this could have been a far more frightening feature if only it had expanded on its scary premise. "

Posted Aug 29, 2014

JimmyO

43 97%

Ghostbusters (1984)

"If you've never experienced GHOSTBUSTERS on the big screen, you really need to go see this. If not I'm afraid you'll have to turn in your geek card. "

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Chris Bumbray

44 62%

Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)

"A nifty little sleeper in the vein of DONNIE DARKO. "

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Chris Bumbray

45 45%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"As a whole and complete anthology, A DAME TO KILL FOR falls short of the first. "

Posted Aug 22, 2014

JimmyO

46 37%

If I Stay (2014)

"A pretty run of the mill teen melodrama. Suffers in comparison to THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. "

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

47 7%

Are You Here (2014)

"Not really all that funny, and not all that touching, but if you are a fan of the cast it might be worth a rental."

Posted Aug 19, 2014

JimmyO

48 36%

The November Man (2014)

"Brosnan is still a dynamic hero, but he can't save this low-rent spy thriller."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

49 35%

The Giver (2014)

"Despite the short running time, The Giver feels dull, with a bland hero that's tough to invest in. "

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

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