Miami Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 89%

The Trip (2011)

"The Trip is not about food; it's about friendship, one that will give you plenty to laugh - and think - about."

Posted Jul 14, 2011

Connie Ogle

2 96%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

"We'll miss you, Harry. But oh, what a way to go out."

Posted Jul 12, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

3 69%

Horrible Bosses (2011)

"Slow-witted, clumsy and almost pathologically reliant on crude name-calling for laughs ... Horrible Bosses represents the lowest end of the comedy spectrum."

Posted Jul 7, 2011

Connie Ogle

4 69%

Bride Flight (2011)

"Aside from its period New Zealand setting, there is little to distinguish Bride Flight from something you might watch briefly on Lifetime, then change the channel."

Posted Jul 6, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

5 78%

Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)

"Even if the movie fails to truly capture the inner workings of a newspaper and the amount of work required to print an issue every day, it's still a highly entertaining snapshot of a culture in the midst of a rapid transformation..."

Posted Jul 6, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

6 84%

Beginners (2011)

"The film is not about a straight man's struggle to understand how his father is gay; it's about learning that happiness is always possible if you're brave enough to keep your heart open."

Posted Jul 1, 2011

Connie Ogle

7 35%

Larry Crowne (2011)

"The real reason to watch this modestly charming, featherweight bauble is the chemistry between Hanks and Roberts, beloved superstars who make a beautiful pair."

Posted Jul 1, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

8 66%

Hobo With a Shotgun (2011)

"Gore hounds will appreciate Hobo with a Shotgun, but it is so wan that even squeamish viewers will shrug it off with a yawn."

Posted Jun 29, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

9 36%

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

"Bay is so afraid of boring his audience, he pitches every scene at the same high volume right from the first shot, and the effect is exhausting."

Posted Jun 28, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

10 26%

The Best and the Brightest (2011)

"The Best and the Brightest is amusing at times but never more than a modest diversion, lacking the cleverness and imagination required to turn it into more than a one-joke movie."

Posted Jun 23, 2011

Connie Ogle

11 45%

Bad Teacher (2011)

"Diaz is funny, all right, but she is no miracle worker, so she can't erase the movie's slow spots or make it feel shorter than its 92-minute running time (it feels much, much longer, never a good sign for a comedy)."

Posted Jun 23, 2011

Connie Ogle

12 48%

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

"Fortunately, the movie throws adults a few bones along the way; this is by no means an unpleasant film to watch, and the Ice Age short that runs with it is funny, too."

Posted Jun 17, 2011

Connie Ogle

13 84%

The Tree of Life (2011)

"In this flawed yet masterful, unforgettable movie, Malick argues that even the tiniest mote can have value. He sees miracles everywhere. You just have to make an effort to see them, too."

Posted Jun 15, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

14 60%

Yves Saint Laurent - L'amour fou (2011)

"Fashionistas and the Art Basel crowd may be enthralled, but for everyone else the documentary L'Amour Fou (Crazy Love) is a slog."

Posted Jun 15, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

15 86%

Submarine (2011)

"The main problem with Submarine is that Oliver is not a likable protagonist."

Posted Jun 15, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

16 26%

Green Lantern (2011)

"The lantern kind of resembles a funky bong, and if you were to make use of one before seeing Green Lantern, the film would be a lot more fun."

Posted Jun 15, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

17 43%

Cracks (2011)

"Although Green is the sort of actress you can't take your eyes off , her presence is not enough to keep this movie from becoming mired in a slow and predictable rut."

Posted Jun 8, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

18 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"Super 8 is a loving, heartfelt but hollow pastiche."

Posted Jun 8, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

19 93%

Midnight in Paris (2011)

"Midnight in Paris is a terrific picture -- an appealing, bubbly, intelligent fantasy made by a director in an unusually playful mood."

Posted Jun 2, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

20 87%

X-Men: First Class (2011)

"X-Men: First Class is an uncommonly polished and sophisticated superhero movie in which the characters are so strong you sometimes forget you're watching a story about telepaths and men who can bend steel with their minds."

Posted Jun 2, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

21 85%

Meek's Cutoff (2011)

"There are stretches that are, frankly, boring. But the vivid details and intimacy you develop with these travelers sticks with you, leaving you in awe of the insane feats people had to accomplish in order for us to enjoy the world we know today."

Posted May 25, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

22 34%

The Hangover Part II (2011)

"A severe bout of sequelitis afflicts this eagerly awaited but only sporadically amusing follow-up, which changes the locale from Las Vegas to Bangkok, but keeps the formula intact."

Posted May 25, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

23 75%

Everything Must Go (2011)

"The unlikely combination of Will Ferrell and author Raymond Carver pays off beautifully."

Posted May 20, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

24 33%

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"A nonsensical contraption designed simply to take your money. Don't give it up so easily."

Posted May 18, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

25 96%

13 Assassins (2011)

"13 Assassins is a savage, insane movie - in the best way possible."

Posted May 18, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

26 92%

Incendies (2011)

"The movie, engrossing as it is intentionally horrifying, is capped by a last-minute revelation that brings the story to a haunting, powerful close."

Posted May 18, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

27 60%

The Beaver (2011)

"I respected The Beaver for having the conviction to treat mental illness seriously and without compromise. But did it have to be so maudlin, too?"

Posted May 12, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

28 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"Bridesmaids is the sort of movie in which you know exactly how everything is going to turn out by the end, but the characterizations are strong enough to overcome the formulaic template."

Posted May 11, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

29 41%

Ceremony (2011)

"The contradictory elements stack up at the same time your interest in the characters dwindles."

Posted May 11, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

30 77%

Thor (2011)

"The summer movie season officially kicks off with a thunderstorm of the best kind."

Posted May 4, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

31 77%

Fast Five (2011)

"Embarrassingly fun, the sort of speedy, senseless, violence-crammed action flick that virtually defines the summer season, with superheroes who aren't gods or crusaders in tights but guys in T-shirts and jeans who can drive cars really fast."

Posted Apr 29, 2011

Connie Ogle

32 73%

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

"Leaves you wishing there had been more journalistic exploration of the subject and less self-promotion."

Posted Apr 27, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

33 77%

In A Better World (2011)

"Asks worthwhile questions about how fathers can best lead their sons, about the expectations placed on men by society and about their struggles with their inner violent impulses, which can lay so dormant and unnoticed, then, in a frightening rush, explode."

Posted Apr 27, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

34 60%

Water for Elephants (2011)

"Water for Elephants deftly captures the romantic idea of running away to join the circus and the uglier details of what that life entailed in 1931."

Posted Apr 21, 2011

Connie Ogle

35 99%

Bill Cunningham New York (2011)

"Bill Cunningham New York shows us a man who not only derives great pleasure from devoting himself to his job but also, in the process, has helped shaped the greatest city in the world."

Posted Apr 20, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

36 86%

Carancho (2011)

"Carancho begins to accelerate with alarming speed - and doesn't stop until the startling, bitterly ironic final frame."

Posted Apr 20, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

37 73%

Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja (2011)

"Corben has done an impressive amount of journalistic research that will be of particular interest to South Florida audiences."

Posted Apr 15, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

38 80%

I Saw the Devil (2011)

"We lucky westerners get to see it in all its hair-raising, stomach-churning glory, and that's a wonderful thing."

Posted Apr 13, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

39 55%

The Conspirator (2011)

"Sitting through this stage-bound, talky, stiffly-acted movie reminded me of having to endure the Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World."

Posted Apr 13, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

40 58%

Scream 4 (2011)

"Against all odds, Scream 4 proves that sometimes you can go home again."

Posted Apr 13, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

41 72%

Hanna (2011)

"The film is never more than an amalgamation of other movies."

Posted Apr 8, 2011

Connie Ogle

42 94%

Win Win (2011)

"In the end the film stacks up just this side of twee, as the sort of quirky fare that's passably entertaining without ever offering anything real or remarkable."

Posted Apr 7, 2011

Connie Ogle

43 74%

Heartbeats (2011)

"There are moments of heartbreaking beauty in it - although Dolan is still a work in progress. He'll get better - he's immensely talented - but he's not quite there yet."

Posted Apr 7, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

44 27%

Your Highness (2011)

"The film will probably play a lot better in dorm rooms with plenty of beer kegs and bongs on hand, but in the confines of a movie theater, it's deadly - the sort of bad comedy Mel Brooks made late in his career, until he finally smartened up and quit."

Posted Apr 7, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

45 100%

The Killing: Season 1 (TV, 2011)

" The Killing is emotionally spare and atmospherically dank. "

Posted Apr 3, 2011

Glenn Garvin

46 47%

CHAOS: Season 1 (TV, 2011)

" More often, though, the laughs range from tepid to nonexistent. "

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Glenn Garvin

47 76%

Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (2010)

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

48 92%

Source Code (2011)

"The script by Ben Ripley doesn't come up with enough obstacles to throw in the hero's path, and his budding romance with the doomed Christina feels more like a studio mandate than an organic development."

Posted Mar 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

49 66%

Insidious (2011)

"The film is stylish and quietly unsettling even in its derivativeness, and it delivers the sort of slow-building chills that ruffle the hair at the back of your neck, at least until the frights get a little too literal, in the movie's third act."

Posted Mar 31, 2011

Connie Ogle

50 59%

Kaboom (2011)

"With Kaboom, Araki takes a huge step backward from the maturity and restraint he demonstrated in 2004's Mysterious Skin, his best and most-assured film to date (and, tellingly, his only adaptation of someone else's material)."

Posted Mar 24, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

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