Miami Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 84%

Jane Eyre (2011)

"An atmospheric, absorbing version of the classic romance between an abandoned, plucky orphan and a wealthy, mysterious older man with a seriously Gothic secret."

Posted Mar 24, 2011

Connie Ogle

2 23%

Sucker Punch (2011)

"The movie is a head trip of the most awesome kind -- one I can't wait to take again."

Posted Mar 24, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

3 83%

Potiche (2011)

"The film's main draw, though, is old-fashioned star power -- particularly that of the luminescent Deneuve, whose screen aura only burns brighter with every passing year."

Posted Mar 22, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

4 71%

Paul (2011)

"How could so many talented people collaborate on something so dull?"

Posted Mar 18, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

5 73%

The Housemaid (2011)

"The graphic sex scenes radiate an uncommon heat, and Im can pull off a hugely effective shock when he wants to."

Posted Mar 18, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

6 83%

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

"Most fans of the novel would probably tell you McConaughey isn't someone they had pictured in the lead role, but he works out just fine, his laid-back, breezy charisma exactly what Mickey requires to do his job."

Posted Mar 17, 2011

Connie Ogle

7 70%

Limitless (2011)

"For all its peripatetic energy, Limitless still winds up with the same-old blazing guns and wanton destruction of property. No matter how smart you may be, Hollywood will figure out a way to dumb you down."

Posted Mar 17, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

8 ——

Black Heaven (L'Autre Monde) (2011)

"Marchand just has no idea how to resolve the elaborate puzzle he's built, and once Black Heaven has to start providing some answers, it collapses into a pile of hackneyed contrivances and ridiculous revelations."

Posted Mar 17, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

9 10%

Red Riding Hood (2011)

"According to legend, a silver bullet can kill a werewolf. Too bad it can't slay bad writing, without which the ill-conceived Red Riding Hood would not exist."

Posted Mar 10, 2011

Connie Ogle

10 35%

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

"A solid popcorn movie, with plenty of action, explosions and low-key mayhem unlikely to scar even the most fragile of psyches."

Posted Mar 10, 2011

Connie Ogle

11 81%

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (2010)

Posted Mar 3, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

12 21%

Beastly (2011)

"Beastly, for all its potential pitfalls, works better than it has any right to."

Posted Mar 2, 2011

Howard Cohen

13 72%

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

"I can't imagine anyone's ever speaking about this movie with fondness other than the people who made it, and maybe their close relatives."

Posted Mar 2, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

14 86%

Orgasm, Inc. (2011)

"Many documentaries lose focus or become unwieldy as their directors uncover unexpected facts about their subjects, but Canner is able to keep Orgasm Inc. trained on its eponymous theme ..."

Posted Feb 16, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

15 7%

Immigration Tango (2011)

"The movie never comes close to making you believe such an arrangement between these people could ever exist."

Posted Feb 16, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

16 55%

Unknown (2011)

"Unknown has its moments, but ultimately it's as forgettable as Martin's identity."

Posted Feb 16, 2011

Connie Ogle

17 90%

The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010)

"The film ends on a note of graceful, heartbreaking beauty that Tati would have admired for its lack of sentimentality. A lot of what precedes that ending, though, is precious and slight and a little too fanciful."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

18 39%

The Eagle (2011)

"Tatum has the strong-jawed good looks and stoic demeanor of a natural-born movie star. What he lacks is a sense of inner life, a spark of internal fire: When the camera trains on him, you can practically hear the wind whistling through his head."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

19 0%

Rage (2011)

"This may be the first film ever made about the seething rage of the disenfranchised that succeeds in lulling you to sleep."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

20 91%

My Dog Tulip (2010)

"A beautifully illustrated love letter to dogs and the people who own them..."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

21 30%

Sanctum (2011)

"The action scenes are sometimes horrifying enough to make you gasp aloud. If only the rest of the film were similarly breathtaking."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Connie Ogle

22 45%

Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

23 84%

Get Low (2010)

"Sweet and gentle and occasionally makes you crave a catnap."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

24 75%

The Way Back (2011)

"This is an impressive production and technical feat, but through most of it, I kept thinking about how difficult the filming conditions must have been, and not about the lives of the men in front of me."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

25 76%

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

26 53%

Agora (2010)

"All brain, no heart."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

27 16%

Alpha and Omega (2010)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

28 72%

Somewhere (2010)

"The best movie directors aren't just masters of technical craft: They also are artists capable of showing you the world through their eyes -- of making you see and feel exactly what they do."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

29 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World becomes a fatal case of flash over substance. Pretty great flash, though."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

30 41%

The Expendables (2010)

"The movie had been billed as a throwback to the action flicks of the 1980s, but that pitch turns out to be false advertising."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

31 27%

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

"It's more of a demo reel for Efron than a movie. His predominant fan base, though, won't mind a bit."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

32 90%

The Oath (2010)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

33 44%

La Soga (The Butcher's Son) (2010)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

34 87%

Buried (2010)

"Buried, despite its seemingly impossible premise, is by turns funny, suspenseful, moving and -- in one heart-stopping sequence worthy of Indiana Jones -- incredibly exciting."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

35 79%

The Other Guys (2010)

"The Other Guys is the sort of movie that generates some of its best jokes quietly in the background or as quick-hit throwaway lines, while other terrific gags are defiantly over the top."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Connie Ogle

36 81%

Cairo Time (2010)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

37 58%

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

"It's Kind of a Funny Story lacks substance, but after you've spent a short time in this ward, you have to agree with Craig: These crazies aren't so bad."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Connie Ogle

38 96%

Restrepo (2010)

"Restrepo avoids political discussion. It just revels in the heroism of these impossibly young, brave soldiers who follow orders that at times seem pointless because following them is what their country has asked them to do."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

39 38%

Paraiso Travel (2007)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

40 55%

Mao's Last Dancer (2010)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

41 29%

New In Town (2009)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

42 68%

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

43 9%

Marmaduke (2010)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

44 80%

Made in Dagenham (2010)

"Made in Dagenham gamely depicts an interesting bit of history, but its real message is a matter of principle."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Connie Ogle

45 18%

Princess Ka'iulani (2010)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

46 36%

Eat Pray Love (2010)

"The film version is pure wish-fulfillment fantasy."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Connie Ogle

47 81%

Countdown to Zero (2010)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

48 94%

Winter's Bone (2010)

"Debra Granik's bleak little film is as tough, unflinching and fascinating as the characters who eke out a life amid its cold, gray hills."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Connie Ogle

49 46%

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

"The talented cast fails to gel into a dynamic ensemble: You just see actors going through familiar paces."

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

50 43%

The Extra Man (2010)

Posted Jan 31, 2011

Rene Rodriguez

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