Miami Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 64%

Unfinished Song (2013)

"Unfinished Song is full of predictably poignant moments; you'd be lucky to survive the film dry-eyed."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

Connie Ogle

2 30%

The Lone Ranger (2013)

"Director Gore Verbinski has adopted the more-is-better approach he used in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, crowding the movie with so many extraneous characters and subplots that the film becomes an endurance test."

Posted Jul 3, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

3 81%

Under the Dome: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Based on the pilot episode -- with its taut script, strong performances and special effects that are impressive without being overwhelming -- there's hope that Under The Dome might measure up to its unsettling print progenitor. "

Posted Jun 25, 2013

Glenn Garvin

4 67%

World War Z (2013)

"World War Z opens with an undeniable bang. But if this is the way the world ends, we're going out with a whimper."

Posted Jun 21, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

5 84%

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

"Much Ado About Nothing couldn't look more different than Branagh's traditional version, and yet its big-hearted spirit is equal to the task of celebrating a classic while highlighting the reasons to remake it. "

Posted Jun 20, 2013

Connie Ogle

6 60%

The Bling Ring (2013)

"Why did Coppola make this movie? "

Posted Jun 20, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

7 74%

The East (2013)

"The latest collaboration between director Zal Batmanglij and screenwriter Brit Marling suffers from the same problem as their previous picture, Sound of My Voice: It's taut, compelling, unpredictable and completely wipes out in the final few minutes."

Posted Jun 20, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

8 75%

The Kings of Summer (2013)

"A warm and affectionate comedy about that last great summer when you're 13 or 14 and you don't realize just how much your life is about to change and things will never be the same. "

Posted Jun 20, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

9 55%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Man of Steel starts feeling like just another generic superhero movie - the exact opposite to the radical and unique stamp Nolan placed on the Dark Knight trilogy"

Posted Jun 13, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

10 83%

This Is the End (2013)

"Most of the celebrities playing things straight (Michael Cera is a notable exception, portrayed as a cokehead sex addict who likes blowing cocaine into people's faces without warning)."

Posted Jun 12, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

11 69%

Graceland: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" The answers unfold with a delicious tension that makes Graceland an unexpected pleasure. "

Posted Jun 7, 2013

Glenn Garvin

12 93%

In The Flesh: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" The show quickly veers into something sweeter, sadder and more thoughtful -- a meditation on forgiveness, redemption and second chances. "

Posted Jun 7, 2013

Glenn Garvin

13 98%

Before Midnight (2013)

"Hawke and Delpy, who co-wrote the screenplay with Linklater, have the sort of rapport that makes you believe they've loved each other for years. This makes it all the more painful when they start to drift apart."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

14 38%

The Purge (2013)

"The film has some vague things to say about class and racial differences, but they are drowned out by the sounds of blasting shotguns and huge knives being plunged into chests."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

15 11%

After Earth (2013)

"Too bad, too, that the CGI creatures in the film look as fake as the monkeys in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

Posted May 31, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

16 42%

The English Teacher (2013)

"Apropos of its title, The English Teacher feels like a movie written as a homework assignment."

Posted May 30, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

17 74%

Love Is All You Need (2013)

"We've seen enough romantic comedy to know these two are destined to fall for each other, but Bier is that rare filmmaker who can make you wonder if there will actually be a happy ending."

Posted May 30, 2013

Connie Ogle

18 3%

Battlefield Earth (2000)

"The summer movie season has barely begun and already it has its first 10-ton turkey."

Posted May 28, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

19 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

"This odious, mean-spirited movie appropriates the title and the characters from the previous pictures and sends them on a would-be adventure involving gangsters, gold bars and that pinnacle of hilarity, decapitated giraffes."

Posted May 24, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

20 93%

Frances Ha (2013)

"A modern fairy tale about a girl whose golden heart refuses to tarnish."

Posted May 23, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

21 75%

Pieta (2013)

"Like many South Korean films, revenge is a major theme here, although the way Kim handles it is particularly subtle and surprising: It sneaks up on you. "

Posted May 23, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

22 73%

Paradise: Love (2013)

"That churning in your stomach may be unpleasant, but it's necessary for the film to deliver its knockout punch."

Posted May 23, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

23 47%

Phil Spector (2013)

"It's an insidious whitewash of a convicted killer and an infamous smear of his victim. It's a shame on all involved."

Posted May 22, 2013

Glenn Garvin

24 77%

Venus And Serena (2013)

"The film works better as a thrilling but superficial celebration of two incredible athletes instead of a personal portrait of two world-famous women who continue to make sports history."

Posted May 15, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

25 84%

Kon Tiki (2013)

"A thrilling introduction to one of the more remarkable adventures of the post-World War II world."

Posted May 15, 2013

Connie Ogle

26 73%

Simon Killer (2013)

"Simon Killer is a sensory, experiential film - more of a state of mind than a straightforward story."

Posted May 15, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

27 87%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"The movie delivers the goods on both narrative and razzle-dazzle action levels."

Posted May 14, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

28 83%

From Up On Poppy Hill (2013)

"A departure for Studio Ghibli - an emotionally nuanced, nostalgic look at the past that is grounded in everyday reality but retains the humor and delight that are part of the studio's trademark."

Posted May 10, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

29 89%

In the House (2013)

"Savor In the House for its meta-exploration of adolescence, class resentment and suppressed desire, but don't expect much more."

Posted May 10, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

30 35%

Peeples (2013)

"A meet-the-parents-and-their-rigid-disapproval comedy, with a bit of fish-out-of-water humor tossed in."

Posted May 10, 2013

Connie Ogle

31 49%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"A failure that should have at least been a magnificent mistake."

Posted May 10, 2013

Connie Ogle

32 45%

To The Wonder (2013)

"The movie plays like an undercooked pie that hasn't had enough time to cool and settle."

Posted May 3, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

33 78%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"Just like he does with those crummy Sherlock Holmes movies, Downey elevates this rather flimsy material with his sheer presence."

Posted May 3, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

34 7%

The Big Wedding (2013)

"The Big Wedding is a would-be screwball comedy that forgets to throw in the screws."

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

35 98%

Mud (2013)

"You come away from Mud fondly remembering those two boys, especially Ellis, who has taken his first steps toward adulthood and discovers it suits him just fine. "

Posted Apr 25, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

36 50%

Pain & Gain (2013)

"This is easily Bay's best movie, the work of a filmmaker with a cracked sense of humor that he is able to share with the audience."

Posted Apr 24, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

37 68%

Disconnect (2013)

"In the sobering drama Disconnect, technology is one of the culprits that separate people from each other - but not the only one."

Posted Apr 18, 2013

Connie Ogle

38 54%

Oblivion (2013)

"The filmmakers don't even have the courage to see the story to its proper end, opting for a ridiculous finale that feels vaguely insulting."

Posted Apr 18, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

39 68%

Trance (2013)

"The plot of Trance is purposely convoluted - you're supposed to get more and more confused as the story unfolds, not always sure if what you're watching is a dream."

Posted Apr 11, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

40 81%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"The Place Beyond the Pines is hackneyed and dull: Not a single moment rings true."

Posted Apr 11, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

41 94%

Blancanieves (2013)

"Blancanieves, which won 10 Goyas (Spain's equivalent of the Oscars) and was a smash hit in its native Spain, has traces of a kinky undertone and an uncommon willingness to embrace the darkness inherent in this fairy tale."

Posted Apr 11, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

42 93%

Room 237 (2013)

"You don't have to buy any of the nutty theories in Room 237 to appreciate what director Rodney Ascher has accomplished."

Posted Apr 11, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

43 79%

42 (2013)

"The beauty of the Jackie Robinson story is that it's so naturally inspiring that not even lethal amounts of bombast, sentimental writing, soaring strings, hammy acting or desperate hyperbole can tarnish it beyond repair. "

Posted Apr 11, 2013

Connie Ogle

44 62%

Evil Dead (2013)

"The Evil Dead was an absolute blast. Evil Dead is just a well-made gross-out, and it's kind of a bummer."

Posted Apr 4, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

45 68%

Hannibal: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" It's not Mikkelsen's fault that he, very distractingly, doesn't even faintly resemble Hopkins, whose film portrayals so indelibly stamped this character. But it is his fault that most of his lines are mumbled through a nearly incomprehensible accent. "

Posted Apr 3, 2013

Glenn Garvin

46 60%

Spies Of Warsaw: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Spies of Warsaw is a classic tale of espionage, chockablock with secret agents peering up one another's skirts (often quite literally). "

Posted Apr 3, 2013

Glenn Garvin

47 38%

Rogue: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" What distinguishes Rogue from a zillion or so other shows about undercover cops is Grace's alienation from her fellow officers and even her own family, all of whom think she's nuts. "

Posted Apr 2, 2013

Glenn Garvin

48 8%

The Host (2013)

"An invasion of the body snatchers is preferable to realizing that the true horror perpetrated here is not on the characters but on the audience."

Posted Mar 28, 2013

Connie Ogle

49 64%

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2013)

"Pulls off the seemingly impossible feat of making this horrific crime seem dull."

Posted Mar 22, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

50 69%

Stoker (2013)

"Stoker is a movie about tension and inaction, about people trying to figure out what's going on in someone else's head."

Posted Mar 22, 2013

Connie Ogle

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