Miami Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 85%

21 Jump Street (2012)

"What makes 21 Jump Street so funny and exciting and lovable is all the stuff you don't see coming. "

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

2 97%

The Kid with a Bike (2012)

"Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne return to devastating form with this compelling riff on the Italian neo-realist classic "Bicycle Thieves." "

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

3 27%

Seeking Justice (2012)

"Seeking Justice is memorable only because it contains what may be my favorite new Cage line reading of all time. "

Posted Mar 14, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

4 67%

Friends With Kids (2012)

"It's funny without being ridiculous, sweet without turning sentimental, even though it involves parenthood."

Posted Mar 9, 2012

Connie Ogle

5 9%

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2012)

"The film is a pleasant watch, filled with nice little moments of comedy and tenderness, and optimistic about the fate of dreamers who happen to be a little slow out of the starting gate. "

Posted Mar 8, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

6 79%

Juan of the Dead (2012)

"As a zombie picture, Juan of the Dead is merely OK. But as a satirical comedy of life in Cuba under Castro, it totally kills - and keeps coming back for more. "

Posted Mar 8, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

7 88%

In Darkness (2012)

"More than half of In Darkness takes place underground, shrouded in rank, oppressive shadows. But the movie also glows bright with life and hope."

Posted Mar 8, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

8 41%

Silent House (2012)

""The silence will kill you!" warn the posters for "Silent House." That's only if the boredom doesn't get you first, though. "

Posted Mar 8, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

9 0%

A Thousand Words (2012)

"The high point of the movie, for me, was when I got up from my seat and walked over to a guy who was texting in the theater and asked him to shut his phone off. "

Posted Mar 7, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

10 51%

John Carter (2012)

"John Carter manages to be a ridiculous amount of fun, even if you are immune to the charms of Taylor Kitsch running around in what amounts to a stylish loincloth."

Posted Mar 7, 2012

Connie Ogle

11 74%

Rampart (2012)

EDIT

Posted Mar 2, 2012

12 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

"Tilda Swinton is the star of We Need to Talk About Kevin, and her performance is so complex and volcanic and transfixing that all of the film's flaws melt away."

Posted Mar 1, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

13 13%

W.E. (2012)

"A movie more concerned with how things look than how they feel."

Posted Mar 1, 2012

Connie Ogle

14 28%

Project X (2012)

"Beneath its raunchy veneer, the movie is so noble and good-hearted that even the dog gets laid before the night is out. Twice. "

Posted Feb 29, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

15 50%

Wanderlust (2001)

EDIT

Posted Feb 24, 2012

16 59%

Wanderlust (2012)

"Wanderlust is not the worst movie you will see all year. But it is not good."

Posted Feb 23, 2012

Connie Ogle

17 69%

Thin Ice (2012)

"The movie is familiar and generic, a pastiche that often reminds you of other, better films."

Posted Feb 17, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

18 26%

This Means War (2012)

"It's a date movie for suckers."

Posted Feb 17, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

19 95%

Pina (2011)

"Watching Pina is like being inside one of Bausch's surreal pieces."

Posted Feb 16, 2012

Jordan Levin

20 86%

Chico & Rita (2012)

"The film melds dazzling visuals and a wildly infectious score into a simple yet affecting love story. "

Posted Feb 10, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

21 42%

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island makes a nice case to your kids that reading books is a good idea."

Posted Feb 9, 2012

Connie Ogle

22 29%

The Vow (2012)

"If I get in a car accident, suffer a traumatic head injury, and emerge from a coma to find Channing Tatum telling me that he's my husband, I'm just going to go with it. Even if I don't recognize him."

Posted Feb 9, 2012

Connie Ogle

23 80%

Smash: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

" Smash doesn't dabble in sociology: It's pure greasepaint melodrama. Sneer all you want, but if you sneak in a secret smile now and then, that's OK, too. "

Posted Feb 6, 2012

Glenn Garvin

24 40%

Granito (2011)

"The movie is erratically paced, often static and dry, and occasionally dull. But the subject matter keeps you intrigued - barely."

Posted Feb 4, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

25 ——

La última cima (2010)

"The movie may be pure hagiography, but it still moves you regardless of your faith - or lack thereof."

Posted Feb 4, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

26 85%

Chronicle (2012)

"Though Chronicle won't necessarily stick with you, it's a pleasant surprise in the doldrums of the winter film season."

Posted Feb 3, 2012

Connie Ogle

27 40%

Granito (2011)

EDIT

Posted Feb 3, 2012

28 73%

Big Miracle (2012)

"The movie balances its sentimental side with a healthy dose of cynicism."

Posted Feb 2, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

29 66%

The Woman in Black (2012)

"Just about the only trick the movie doesn't resort to is The Screaming Cat That Jumps Out of Nowhere, although there is a pesky crow fond of cawing suddenly in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound."

Posted Feb 2, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

30 ——

Una hora más en Canarias (2010)

EDIT

Posted Jan 31, 2012

31 99%

A Separation (2011)

"Sometimes, in an attempt to do the best we can for the people we love, we end up wreaking irreparable damage."

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

32 56%

Albert Nobbs (2012)

"[A] strange, sad, mesmerizing little movie."

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Connie Ogle

33 32%

Man on a Ledge (2012)

"Man on a Ledge made me think of an old Van Halen song: Jump."

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

34 79%

The Grey (2012)

"The wolves seem to have watched a lot of "Friday the 13th" movies, because they have a knack for pouncing out of the shadows that rivals the mad skills of Jason Voorhees. "

Posted Jan 25, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

35 65%

Cherry Tree Lane (2013)

EDIT

Posted Jan 24, 2012

36 25%

Napoleon Dynamite: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

" If you were reduced to hysterical laughter by the concept of herbal breast-enlargement cream in the film, you will likely be so again by the superpower-conveying acne medicine in the TV show. "

Posted Jan 23, 2012

Glenn Garvin

37 57%

The Finder: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

" About the only thing The Finder is really successful at is finding new and hilarious ways to smear the reputation of South Florida. "

Posted Jan 20, 2012

Glenn Garvin

38 85%

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2012)

"Like a lot of anime, the movie remains entertaining even when you have no idea what's going on. "

Posted Jan 19, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

39 80%

Haywire (2012)

"Once you get over the novelty of watching mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano beat up her male co-stars, the film has practically nothing else to offer."

Posted Jan 18, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

40 46%

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

"You need lots of gifted people chasing after the same bad idea to make a movie as colossally misguided as this one. "

Posted Jan 18, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

41 58%

Alcatraz: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

" Alcatraz is a sinister bag of sinister pleasures. "

Posted Jan 16, 2012

Glenn Garvin

42 11%

Rob: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

" The truth is that Rob is a rather funny sitcom about the cultural collisions that occur every day in an increasingly blended America. "

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Glenn Garvin

43 51%

The Iron Lady (2012)

"Streep is Oscar-worthy here, as she almost always is, which is hardly a surprise, and the historic subject matter is fascinating whichever way your politics may lean."

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Connie Ogle

44 33%

Joyful Noise (2012)

"Joyful Noise is too tone-deaf to put its few blessings to good use."

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Connie Ogle

45 71%

Carnage (2011)

"The entire point of Carnage is to poke fun at the fragile civility of the upper-middle class - they're all animals inside! - but how much more fun would this material have been if the story hadn't been about polite white people?"

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

46 51%

Contraband (2012)

"There's a frothy, almost whimsical undercurrent quietly bubbling beneath the dead-serious story."

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

47 83%

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

"A deliberate, cerebral, grim and utterly absorbing film that makes covert operations appear as unsexy as the Bourne films made them seem fast-paced and thrilling."

Posted Jan 6, 2012

Connie Ogle

48 66%

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

"The picture annoys you, but it also wrings happy tears, because Crowe pulls at your heartstrings in crafty ways."

Posted Dec 28, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

49 77%

War Horse (2011)

"There isn't a moment in the movie where you don't feel Spielberg's passion, and this time, the film is worthy of his enthusiasm. It's a knockout."

Posted Dec 28, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

50 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

"The relentless pace is a big part of the fun. Who ever heard of a slow rollercoaster, anyway?"

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

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