Miami Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 0%

Dads: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" Dads is rigorously gender-neutral in its anti-Asian slanders. "

Posted Sep 17, 2013

Glenn Garvin

2 88%

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" Staleness is only one of the show's many problems. "

Posted Sep 17, 2013

Glenn Garvin

3 77%

Sleepy Hollow: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" By the end, Sleepy Hollow seems less like a show than a garage sale of used story pitches. "

Posted Sep 16, 2013

Glenn Garvin

4 93%

Top of the Lake: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Creepy and cockeyed, unholy and unnerving, Top Of The Lake is riveting stuff. "

Posted Sep 13, 2013

Glenn Garvin

5 29%

The Family (2013)

"The movie is a cartoon, but the stakes are surprisingly real."

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

6 58%

Riddick (2013)

"A modestly budgeted bone Universal Pictures threw at Diesel so he would keep starring in "Fast and Furious" pictures. Those movies are bank; "Riddick" is rank."

Posted Sep 6, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

7 83%

Drinking Buddies (2013)

"The movie has a keen eye for the ways in which we sometimes resign ourselves to less-than-satisfying lives."

Posted Sep 4, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

8 34%

Passion (2013)

"A throwaway by a gifted filmmaker who has run out of ideas."

Posted Sep 4, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

9 76%

The White Queen: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" You could do worse than The White Queen. "

Posted Sep 3, 2013

Glenn Garvin

10 45%

Low Winter Sun: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Low Winter Sun's cast is top-notch all the way around, especially the actors playing the detective partners-in-crimes. Lennie James. "

Posted Sep 3, 2013

Glenn Garvin

11 75%

The Grandmaster (2013)

"The Grandmaster blends right in with Wong's body of work, a gorgeous meditation on the importance of sorrow and lament. This one just happens to have kung fu, too."

Posted Aug 31, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

12 30%

Austenland (2013)

"There are a few flashes of wit in the romantic comedy Austenland, but for the most part, the humor lands not with Dear Jane's grace and style but with all the subtlety of a cholera outbreak."

Posted Aug 29, 2013

Connie Ogle

13 79%

Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)

"Lowery has a lyrical style of storytelling that is delicate and subtle yet suffused with emotion and atmosphere. It's gentle and pointed at the same time. "

Posted Aug 29, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

14 68%

El artista y la modelo (The Artist and the Model) (2013)

""The Artist and the Model" is a contemplative ode to creativity and imagination."

Posted Aug 29, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

15 2%

Getaway (2013)

"The Shelby Mustang driven by Hawke isn't just the fastest car in all of Bulgaria: It also has the ability to heal itself, like Wolverine."

Posted Aug 28, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

16 42%

Closed Circuit (2013)

"Closed Circuit is the sort of movie that makes you wonder: Why was this made?"

Posted Aug 27, 2013

Connie Ogle

17 71%

Paradise: Faith (2013)

"Much like his fellow Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, Seidl knows how to keep his audience captivated while rattling us with a discomfiting precision."

Posted Aug 27, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

18 92%

In a World... (2013)

"Lake Bell's In A World... desperately wants to be clever, and sometimes it is. But not as often as you hope it will be. "

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Connie Ogle

19 93%

The Spectacular Now (2013)

"This adaptation of Tim Tharp's novel, directed with delicate restraint by James Ponsoldt, sneaks up on you. It makes you laugh, then it breaks your heart."

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

20 81%

Una noche (One Night) (2013)

"Una noche thrums with the vibrant energy of restless youth taking their fates into their own hands."

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

21 89%

The World's End (2013)

"Although its humor is not for all tastes, no one can say this crazy picture doesn't have the guts to live up to its title."

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

22 74%

You're Next (2013)

"Wingard does pull off a few stylish setpieces: He is clearly talented. But the movie, which was shot two years ago and has been kicking around the film festival circuit since then, feels dated and trite."

Posted Aug 22, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

23 12%

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

""The Mortal Instruments" franchise is strictly for the initiated. They will no doubt love it. Everyone else will be flummoxed."

Posted Aug 20, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

24 73%

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

"When compared to something as patronizing and manipulative as "Forrest Gump," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" comes off as an earnest crowd-pleaser with history on its side."

Posted Aug 15, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

25 5%

Paranoia (2013)

"There's too much here that doesn't ring true or make any sense beyond script convenience."

Posted Aug 15, 2013

Connie Ogle

26 55%

I Give It a Year (2013)

"Can a comedy be too funny for its own good? "

Posted Aug 15, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

27 27%

Jobs (2013)

""Jobs" works much better as a history of Apple than it does as a portrait of the genius who dreamed it up."

Posted Aug 15, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

28 29%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"What seemed edgy and brash in the original film is now routine and old-hat."

Posted Aug 15, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

29 95%

The Act Of Killing (2013)

"In The Act of Killing, director Joshua Oppenheimer pulls off the impossible: He confronts great, incomprehensible evil and puts a human face on it."

Posted Aug 15, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

30 91%

Blue Jasmine (2013)

"Just when it seemed like Allen was going to settle for cranking out a comic bauble every year for the rest of his career, he comes up with a vital and vibrant knockout of a movie."

Posted Aug 9, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

31 54%

Lovelace (2013)

"A timid gloss on a hardcore subject."

Posted Aug 8, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

32 41%

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

"In Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, choosing the dumbest character is a colossal task. "

Posted Aug 7, 2013

Connie Ogle

33 68%

Elysium (2013)

"Furiously exciting sci-fi, carefully considered and loaded with allegories and social commentary. "

Posted Aug 7, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

34 92%

Our Nixon (2013)

"It evokes a such crazy quilt of emotions and memories that children all over America are going to be wondering why their grandparents are crying or throwing shoes at the TV or both."

Posted Aug 2, 2013

Glenn Garvin

35 64%

2 Guns (2013)

"An unremarkable, standard-issue shoot-em-up that rests entirely on the charisma of its two stars."

Posted Aug 2, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

36 98%

Blackfish (2013)

"Blackfish is intended to rattle and provoke in the hopes of bringing about change."

Posted Aug 2, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

37 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"Just as comic-book movie fatigue was starting to set in, along comes The Wolverine to revive a moribund summer of superheroes."

Posted Jul 26, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

38 51%

The To Do List (2013)

"The To Do List is cheerfully unconcerned with realism; the cast is so obviously over high school age it almost becomes part of the joke."

Posted Jul 25, 2013

Connie Ogle

39 48%

Maniac (2013)

"A creepy experiment that stays with you."

Posted Jul 25, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

40 93%

Fruitvale Station (2013)

"Whatever role prejudice have played a part in the shooting - Oscar and his friends were black, and the officers were white - Fruitvale Station refuses to turn the incident into a statement on race and divisiveness."

Posted Jul 25, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

41 85%

The Way Way Back (2013)

"The coming-of-age tale The Way, Way Back is sweet, heartfelt and utterly trite and predictable from beginning to end."

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

42 63%

Broken (2013)

"Although there are some light moments and traces of dark humor, Broken's overall aura is one of dread."

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

43 70%

V/H/S/2 (2013)

" V/H/S/ 2 is raw and rough-edged and rude. It is also, for the hardcore horror fan, a total blast."

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

44 21%

Girl Most Likely (2013)

"Girl Most Likely is a case of good actors in serious need of worthwhile material."

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Connie Ogle

45 86%

The Conjuring (2013)

"An uncommonly intense and frightening experience."

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

46 40%

Only God Forgives (2013)

"Mocking the improbable characters and bizarre juxtapositions is too literal and superficial a reading of this dreamy, entrancing movie."

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

47 72%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"There are long sequences in this movie that merit that most overused of terms: "Awesome.""

Posted Jul 12, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

48 7%

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

"Nobody escapes untainted by the foul stench of Grown Ups 2."

Posted Jul 11, 2013

Connie Ogle

49 90%

The Bridge (FX): Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Neither literary nor political pretensions are necessary to enjoy The Bridge. At its bedrock, it's a fine crime drama, full of arresting and gruesome turns, sometimes downright scary, sometimes blackly funny. "

Posted Jul 10, 2013

Glenn Garvin

50 50%

White House Down (2013)

"It's Independence Day without the aliens and a president partial to Air Jordans."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

Connie Ogle

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