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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 56%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"Flawed but timely."

Posted Sep 16, 2014

Chris Bumbray

2 73%

The Riot Club (Posh) ()

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

Posted Sep 16, 2014

Chris Bumbray

3 91%

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

4 100%

Top Five ()

"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

5 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

6 ——

La French ()

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

Posted Sep 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

7 56%

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

8 ——

Before We Go ()

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

Posted Sep 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

9 13%

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

10 92%

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

11 67%

The Good Lie (2014)

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

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Chris Bumbray

12 80%

Wild (2014)

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

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

13 57%

Good Kill ()

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

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

14 78%

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

15 ——

Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)

"Like a bad episode of 21 Jump Street."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

16 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

17 ——

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

18 78%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

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

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Chris Bumbray

19 62%

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

20 ——

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

21 33%

Black and White ()

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

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

22 85%

The Imitation Game (2014)

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

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

23 ——

The Reach ()

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

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

24 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

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

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Chris Bumbray

25 88%

Pawn Sacrifice ()

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

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Chris Bumbray

26 68%

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

27 52%

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

28 89%

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

29 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

30 62%

St. Vincent (2014)

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

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

31 28%

Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014)

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

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

32 100%

It Follows ()

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

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

33 52%

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

34 50%

The Judge (2014)

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

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Chris Bumbray

35 11%

The Longest Week (2014)

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

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Chris Bumbray

36 28%

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

37 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

38 62%

Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)

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

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Chris Bumbray

39 46%

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

40 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

41 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

42 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

43 33%

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

44 20%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

"Johnson and Wayans have great chemistry but they deserve a better vehicle for their talents. "

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Chris Bumbray

45 ——

The White Storm ()

"An epic throwback to the "heroic bloodshed" classics of the 80's and 90's Hong Kong scene. Beats any Hollywood blockbuster out there."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

46 40%

No Tears For The Dead (2014)

"The first hour is uneven, but some of the action scenes in the second half rival THE RAID 2. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

47 87%

The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Along with TRUE DETECTIVE and FARGO, yet another amazing show that raises the bar. Within the first five minutes it's clear we're watching something great. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Chris Bumbray

48 83%

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

"A bloody blast from beginning to end. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Chris Bumbray

49 20%

Into The Storm (2014)

"Feels pretty low-rent despite the amazing CGI."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Chris Bumbray

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