Miami Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 58%

Dom Hemingway (2014)

"Dom Hemingway is often viciously funny, and every time you think the movie has run out of steam, Shepard spins things in a new direction, keeping the energy from flagging (including one of the most startling car crashes I've ever seen in a film)."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

2 20%

Transcendence (2014)

"Aside from a few scenes where he's walking around in a suit, Depp could have shot in his living room while instant-messaging his agent about the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. "

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

3 84%

Joe (2014)

"Cage surprises you with his portrayal of a man who doesn't care whether the world likes him but discovers he's capable of taking an interest in someone who desperately needs help but can't bring himself to ask."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

4 71%

Oculus (2014)

"As Oculus builds toward its gruesome (but not unexpected) finale, the characters get lost in a series of hallucinations and flashbacks that don't amount to much other than eat up screen time."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

5 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Every time you think The Raid 2 can't possibly top itself, writer-director Gareth Evans goes "Oh, yeah? Watch THIS." "

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

6 59%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

"A last-minute twist (and an intentionally limp finale) implies von Trier intended the whole 4 1/2-hour series as a kind of high-minded goof, and so should you - provided you can keep from looking away during the tougher scenes."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

7 83%

Rob the Mob (2014)

"One of the pleasures of Rob the Mob, director Raymond De Felitta's serio-comic crime drama, is watching Pitt and Arianda as the rambunctious, lovestruck pair who can't believe the scam they've stumbled upon."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

8 77%

Noah (2014)

"The point to take home is the message the movie leaves you with, which works regardless of your faith (or lack thereof). Humans are inherently flawed. How we deal with those defects is what truly matters."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

9 76%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

"Think of Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 as the first half of a longer tale which, if von Trier has taught us anything, will grow infinitely darker and more harrowing."

Posted Mar 22, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

10 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

" The movie is a flume ride through the imagination of one of the most creative minds making movies today, and the pleasure curls your toes. Also, be ready to crave some macaroons."

Posted Mar 22, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

11 89%

Omar (2014)

"Like most movies about the Middle East conflict, Omar is ultimately about the futility of violence and how it feeds on itself."

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

12 24%

Pompeii (2014)

"Pompeii is half sword-and-sandal epic, half disaster movie and all guilty pleasure."

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

13 100%

7 Boxes (2014)

"A fun, relentless thriller set in the mean streets of Paraguay."

Posted Feb 14, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

14 95%

Stranger by the Lake (2014)

"This lake is a sexual refuge, about to be stained by sin and blood."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

15 33%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"In The Monuments Men, director George Clooney takes a wild, stranger-than-fiction true story and turns it into a dull, prestigious slog."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

16 96%

The Lego Movie (2014)

"A manic and surprising comedy inspired by toys that has more imagination and creativity than all the Transformers pictures combined."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

17 19%

In the Motherhood: Season 1 (TV, 2009)

" The tedium and unoriginality of this new ABC sitcom, the latest entry in the vastly overworked motherhood-as-martyrdom genre, has to be seen to be believed, though my strong and sincere suggestion is that you just take my word for it "

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Glenn Garvin

18 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"Labor Day is the sort of movie where the characters are all extremely watchful: They shoot worried glances at each other but don't demonstrate much good sense. "

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Connie Ogle

19 99%

Gloria (2014)

"The movie lets you make up your own mind about this vivacious woman, who is doing her best not to surrender to her inner loneliness. "

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

20 23%

Gimme Shelter (2014)

"A predictable story of redemption that happens awfully fast, to a girl who only seems to be in peril briefly - and has a rich dad to bail her out."

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Connie Ogle

21 78%

Big Bad Wolves (2014)

"There's little to the movie other than shocks and gross-outs."

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

22 94%

The Past (2013)

"The Past is about people who wish they could erase what came before and just live in the now, but life doesn't let anyone off the hook that easily."

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

23 ——

The Last Match (2014)

"A superficial take on a fascinating cultural hypocrisy, doused in sudsy melodrama and wobbly acting."

Posted Jan 23, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

24 76%

The Invisible Woman (2013)

"Fiennes, who's getting awfully good at directing himself and everybody around him, envisions Dickens as something of a rock star in 19th century London, a popular, glad-handing figure who can't step out in public without an adoring audience swarming. "

Posted Jan 20, 2014

Connie Ogle

25 18%

Ride Along (2014)

"Kevin Hart's mouth is the sole reason for the existence of the by-the-numbers buddy comedy Ride Along, which rises and falls on the strength of his chattery comic delivery."

Posted Jan 20, 2014

Connie Ogle

26 56%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"Director Kenneth Branagh knows how to invest the ridiculous with a sort of grandeur - Exhibit A: the surprisingly fun Thor - but Shadow Recruit is more straightforward in nature, so he can't get too fancy. "

Posted Jan 20, 2014

Connie Ogle

27 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"August: Osage County is easier to watch on screen, and maybe for that we should be grateful. But there's also something to be said for sitting shell-shocked afterward, shaken and relieved to be free from witnessing more of this family's downfall."

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Connie Ogle

28 94%

Her (2014)

" Her shares a lot of themes with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, another story about the difficulty of moving on from relationships that once seemed destined to last forever."

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

29 93%

No (2013)

"Gripping and suspenseful even though the ending is already known."

Posted Jan 1, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

30 58%

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

"There's so much crammed into this 139-minute movie that it often leaps from one event to the next too swiftly to make much of an emotional impact."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

31 50%

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is filled with small, memorable moments that coalesce into a sweet, if predictable, parable about embracing life. "

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

32 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

" The Wolf of Wall Street isn't a celebration of bad behavior: It's a condemnation."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

33 95%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"Inside Llewyn Davis is one of the Coens' smallest movies - this one doesn't have the broad appeal of True Grit or No Country For Old Men - but like Llewyn's music, it comes from the heart and is deeply felt. It is also one of their best."

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

34 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"Fans have been clamoring for a sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy for so long, Will Ferrell (and financier Paramount Pictures) finally decided to give the people what they wanted. The moral of the story? Be careful what you wish for. "

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

35 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"Most people will come away from Saving Mr. Banks feeling like they just sat through a feature-length ad for the magic of Walt Disney, with P.L. Travers' life tacked on as an afterthought."

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

36 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"To borrow a phrase the film's con artists are prone to saying, American Hustle works from the feet up, and the fun is intoxicating."

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

37 43%

1600 Penn: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" As funny as 1600 Penn can be, after a while the laughs grow fewer and further between. "

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Glenn Garvin

38 71%

Go For Sisters (2013)

"For a good while, writer-director John Sayles tricks you into thinking Go for Sisters is a crime thriller. But the movie turns out to be something different."

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

39 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

"A bloated, dawdling and distended adventure that throws in so many extraneous characters and subplots, the eponymous hero - Bilbo Baggins - is edged off the screen for large chunks of time."

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

40 61%

Bonnie & Clyde: Season 1

" This Bonnie & Clyde, taken on its own terms, is a perfectly entertaining gangster picture, not to mention an interesting experiment in its simultaneous propagation and subversion of feminist doctrine. "

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Glenn Garvin

41 52%

Out of the Furnace (2013)

"Out of the Furnace is a boozy, searing portrait of disenfranchised people trying - and not always succeeding - to eke out an existence. But the movie celebrates their struggle and makes you share their scalding pain, like molten steel on bare flesh."

Posted Dec 5, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

42 80%

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013)

" The Broken Circle Breakdown manages to pull off a small miracle, using joyous music and tenderness to tell a tragic story that moves you but doesn't depress you"

Posted Dec 5, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

43 ——

An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story (2014)

"There are many words that can be used in connection with An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story - infuriating, sickening, dismally depressing - but "pleasurable" is hard to apply to a documentary that recounts such a grotesque miscarriage of justice."

Posted Dec 5, 2013

Glenn Garvin

44 65%

Mob City: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" TNT's Mob City, set in the underutilized 1940s heyday of Los Angeles gangsterism - when organized crime and political corruption were at high tide - is a lovably cynical crime noir. "

Posted Dec 5, 2013

Glenn Garvin

45 92%

Philomena (2013)

"Much of the beauty of Philomena, which was directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen), lies in its odd-couple characters and the superb actors portraying them."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Connie Ogle

46 92%

Nebraska (2013)

"Payne remains a deeply humanist filmmaker: He loves people no matter their flaws, and he once again conveys that sympathy through a beautiful, haunting film that initially feels slight but grows large in your memory."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

47 42%

Homefront (2013)

"Franco, who brought so much dynamic weirdness to the role of Alien in Spring Breakers, looks as engaged here as he did while hosting the Oscars."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

48 89%

Frozen (2013)

"Has the ring of classic Disney seamlessly combined with a modern-day sensibility. "

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

49 42%

Oldboy (2013)

"So much of Oldboy works so well that it's a huge disappointment when the movie loses its nerve in the climax, opting for a radically different and less subversive ending than the original."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

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