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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 78%

The One I Love (2014)

"While it may not seem like it, in a way this is one of the most original sci-fi/drama hybrids of recent memory. "

Posted Jul 30, 2014

Chris Bumbray

2 80%

Creep ()

"Occasionally inspired, but predictable and all-too familiar. "

Posted Jul 29, 2014

Chris Bumbray

3 100%

Predestination ()

"One of the few truly thought-provoking science-fiction thrillers to emerge in the last few years. Snook and Hawke are excellent. "

Posted Jul 28, 2014

Chris Bumbray

4 83%

Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) ()

"Works simultaneously as both a straight-forward revenge tale and a deconstruction of the genre - thanks to heavy doses of typically Scandinavian gallows humor. "

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Chris Bumbray

5 62%

Hercules (2014)

"Refreshing in that it never takes itself too seriously. Just a fun, ninety-minute action ride. Beautifully shot. "

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Chris Bumbray

6 ——

The Harvest ()

"Excellent performances can't save The Harvest, which is riddled with too many plot holes. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Chris Bumbray

7 58%

Lucy (2014)

"Truly eccentric. Imagine TREE OF LIFE (right down to the dinosaurs) re-imagined as an eighty-minute action movie and you've got an idea of what Besson is going for. It works better than you'd think. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Chris Bumbray

8 ——

Kite (2014)

"Worse than any Uwe Boll movie. Just terrible. "

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

9 53%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

"Not one of Terry Gilliam's better films, but his misfires are still nothing if not interesting. Waltz is excellent. "

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

10 ——

Faults ()

"A terrific debut for director Riley Stearns. Amazing performances from Leland Orser and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. "

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Chris Bumbray

11 50%

I Origins (2014)

"Smart, cerebral sci-fi. The perfect antidote to a mediocre summer of tentpoles. "

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Chris Bumbray

12 57%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"Probably the closest they could have made to a Punisher movie without getting sued. Much better than the first film. Frank Grillo makes for a cool hero. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Chris Bumbray

13 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"The rare summer blockbuster with both brains and brawn. The best APES movie since Charlton Heston first slapped on a loincloth. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Chris Bumbray

14 30%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Elevated by strong production values and an excellent cast. "

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Chris Bumbray

15 49%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"This is a sweet little movie. It may not be mind-blowing or even thought-provoking, but it is near impossible to not be taken in by little Echo and his group of human friends."

Posted Jul 1, 2014


16 ——

Drive Hard ()

"Despite the name, there's very little hard driving in DRIVE HARD. A dull, amateurish wannabe buddy-comedy."

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Chris Bumbray

17 65%

The Rover (2014)

"Bleak but beautiful. An arty, ultra-realistic take on the post-apocalyptic genre. "

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Chris Bumbray

18 54%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Not perfect, but still a fun ride through the Four Seasons' ups and downs. More of a straight biopic than a musical. "

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Chris Bumbray

19 76%

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014)

"Like a nice-guy version of The Kid Stays in the Picture. Proves that you don't have to be a jerk to get ahead in showbiz. "

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Chris Bumbray

20 85%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"22 Jump Street is a hilarious continuation that successfully builds on what the first started."

Posted Jun 10, 2014


21 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"Heartfelt, funny, and captivating, this is a satisfying continuation of the first film."

Posted Jun 9, 2014


22 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"The perfect summer blockbuster. Funnier than you'd think. Cruise's image is both satirized and celebrated. Blunt is terrific."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

23 50%

Trust Me (2014)

"A surprisingly tough little movie about the reality of child actors in Hollywood. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

24 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"The date movie of the summer. Should do for a generation of kids what GHOST did for their parents. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

25 80%

Delivery: The Beast Within (2014)

"...both Vail and Barclay give compelling performances. They are very convincing and sympathetic which made for an effective emotional anchor to the film. Basically I gave a crap about what happened to them. "

Posted May 30, 2014


26 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"Feels antiquated - like a Bob Hope comedy from the forties."

Posted May 30, 2014

Chris Bumbray

27 63%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"Charming, but not up to the Quebec original."

Posted May 27, 2014

Chris Bumbray

28 50%

Age of the Uprising (2014)

"A little dull, but beautifully shot and acted. "

Posted May 27, 2014

Chris Bumbray

29 63%

Filth (2014)

"Darkly funny. The best Irvine Welsh has been done on-screen since Trainspotting. James McAvoy is terrific."

Posted May 26, 2014

Chris Bumbray

30 14%

Blended (2014)

"Once upon a time I was a fan of his (Sandler), but alas you can't be sixteen forever."

Posted May 23, 2014

Chris Bumbray

31 92%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"The film X-Men fans have been waiting for. It lives up to their expectations and then some. A truly epic installment."

Posted May 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

32 87%

The Immigrant (2014)

"Often brilliant, with tremendous performances by Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix. "

Posted May 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

33 74%

Godzilla (2014)

"Worth seeing for the last half hour, but too much of the film is dull. Waiting to reveal Godzilla would have been fine if the characters had heart or if the film had tension. "

Posted May 15, 2014

Chris Bumbray

34 88%

Chef (2014)

"Chef is a wonderful film. It is one that, much like great food, should be savored and enjoyed."

Posted May 8, 2014


35 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"...a delightfully dirty frat flick which manages to inject a ton of sweetness perfectly into the mix."

Posted May 6, 2014


36 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"The good outweighs the bad, but this is a frustratingly inconsistent sequel. The white-hot chemistry between Stone and Garfield saves the day, and the visuals are often striking."

Posted May 1, 2014

Chris Bumbray

37 21%

The Protector 2 (2014)

"Suffers badly from comparison to THE RAID. The inept JAWS 3D style FX don't help. A back-to-basics approach would have been much better. "

Posted Apr 29, 2014

Chris Bumbray

38 23%

The Other Woman (2014)

"An intriguing first half gives way to a really generic, dumb second half that all but eliminates any of the good will the film had going for it. "

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Chris Bumbray

39 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"Depressingly inert. A sad waste of talent."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

40 54%

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


41 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

42 79%

Afflicted (2014)

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

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Chris Bumbray

43 44%

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

44 88%

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

45 77%

Noah (2014)

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

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Chris Bumbray

46 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"Be prepared for a game changer!"

Posted Mar 24, 2014


47 75%

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


48 41%

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

49 78%

Veronica Mars (2014)

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

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

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