Miami Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 61%

John Dies at the End (2013)

"Despite its astronomical body count, John Dies at the End never takes itself too seriously, and neither should you."

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

2 80%

The World According to Dick Cheney ()

"The World has plenty of dissenting interviews with journalists and lefty policy wonks who say that the measures Cheney employed were neither necessary nor productive. Cheney shrugs off their arguments."

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Glenn Garvin

3 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"An oppressive, bloated bore, the latest argument that CGI kills the imaginations of talented filmmakers."

Posted Mar 7, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

4 ——

After Lucia ()

"After Lucia builds to an almost unbearable level of tension, and although you may think you know how the story turns out, Franco has a different idea"

Posted Mar 5, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

5 13%

The Bible: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" This production makes Cecil B. DeMille look like a sober theologian. "

Posted Mar 4, 2013

Glenn Garvin

6 20%

Red Widow: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Entertaining and engrossing. "

Posted Mar 4, 2013

Glenn Garvin

7 56%

Golden Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Sticking around for the answers seems well worth the time. "

Posted Feb 26, 2013

Glenn Garvin

8 95%

West of Memphis (2012)

"And justice for all? Hardly."

Posted Feb 21, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

9 38%

Cult: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Watching Cult is like trying to read a Kafka novel in Sanskrit. When you're blind. And drunk. Thanks anyway, but I don't need the hangover. "

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Glenn Garvin

10 86%

Yossi (2013)

"It's a slight but uplifting charmer that serves as a feel-good bookend to the sadder first film."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

11 12%

Safe Haven (2013)

"Lasse Hallstrom's new film does exactly what an adaptation should: It turns the original material's greatest flaws into assets."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Connie Ogle

12 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

"A clear bid to ignite a franchise capable of filling the hole left in teenage hearts by the end of the Twilight saga."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Connie Ogle

13 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"This is the first Die Hard movie to run well under two hours (the incomprehensible final 30 minutes have been so furiously chopped, they deserve their own show on the Food Network)."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

14 42%

Zero Hour: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Lucidity is not a strong point of Zero Hour. Neither are acting or plot. "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Glenn Garvin

15 19%

Identity Thief (2013)

"Identity Thief apparently forgets it was supposed to be a comedy."

Posted Feb 8, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

16 83%

Side Effects (2013)

"The main thing to keep in mind while watching Steven Soderbergh's playful new thriller is not to take the movie too seriously or else you'll feel betrayed by the end. "

Posted Feb 8, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

17 18%

Do No Harm: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Do No Harm isn't so bad. It isn't so good, either, but let's keep the glass half-full here. "

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Glenn Garvin

18 100%

Sound City (2013)

"Dave Grohl remains unflappable as a first-time director in his entertaining and informative documentary Sound City, a loving tribute to a defunct Van Nuys recording studio. "

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Howard Cohen

19 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"The likable if not remarkable Warm Bodies is the world's first romantic zombie comedy, told from the point of view of a dead guy."

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Connie Ogle

20 37%

Stand Up Guys (2013)

"An excruciating and melodramatic comedy."

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

21 46%

Bullet to the Head (2013)

"If it doesn't exactly break new ground, Bullet to the Head reminds you of the pleasures of a genre that today is exploited primarily for comedy or satire. "

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

22 90%

The Americans: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Rhys and Russell are shockingly good as the multifaceted Philip and Elizabeth, who shed identities like snakes shed skins. "

Posted Jan 30, 2013

Glenn Garvin

23 41%

Parker (2013)

"It's made with such skill and smarts that it stands above such eye-rolling blow-'em-up fare as Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand."

Posted Jan 25, 2013

Connie Ogle

24 79%

Quartet (2013)

"In his first attempt at directing since Straight Time, Hoffman makes this bauble shine by buffing out some of its sentimentality."

Posted Jan 24, 2013

Connie Ogle

25 93%

Amour (2012)

"Shot in long, static takes, Amour stares directly into the indignities of old age and the curse of a slow death."

Posted Jan 24, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

26 92%

Farewell, My Queen (2012)

EDIT

Posted Jan 22, 2013

27 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

EDIT

Posted Jan 22, 2013

28 79%

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

EDIT

Posted Jan 22, 2013

29 71%

The Future (2011)

EDIT

Posted Jan 22, 2013

30 64%

2 Days in New York (2012)

EDIT

Posted Jan 22, 2013

31 65%

The Following: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Though dazzlingly plotted and acted, the show is not easily watched. "

Posted Jan 21, 2013

Glenn Garvin

32 89%

A Royal Affair (2012)

"The film ends not on a happy note, naturally, but on a moment of hope. Love may not conquer all, but it has a power all its own."

Posted Jan 18, 2013

Connie Ogle

33 28%

Broken City (2013)

"Broken City is one of those movies in which characters keep reminding you that nothing is what it seems, and sure enough, there's more going on here than mere infidelity. But the audience is hard-pressed to follow exactly what it is."

Posted Jan 18, 2013

Connie Ogle

34 60%

The Last Stand (2013)

"Director Jee-woon Kim (I Saw the Devil) handles the action sequences effectively if not spectacularly, though The Last Stand could have dispensed with the occasional attempts at sobriety and cut straight to the chase (or chases)."

Posted Jan 18, 2013

Connie Ogle

35 92%

Legit: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Legit - and I say this with a certain amount of admiration, coupled with trepidation that some new program on the spring schedule will soon prove me wrong - is the most degraded, debauched and degenerate show on TV. "

Posted Jan 17, 2013

Glenn Garvin

36 63%

The Carrie Diaries: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" The CW's The Carrie Diaries is like a real-life video version of that old story The Monkey's Paw, in which a mother's wish for the return of her dead son results in a shambling, mutilated corpse knocking at her door. "

Posted Jan 14, 2013

Glenn Garvin

37 82%

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

"The movie wanders off course in the final act, as if none of its three screenwriters could quite figure out how to end it. "

Posted Jan 11, 2013

Connie Ogle

38 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"Gangster Squad is The Untouchables moved west and cheesed up."

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Connie Ogle

39 61%

Banshee: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Banshee can be preposterously entertaining, or perhaps entertainingly preposterous. "

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Glenn Garvin

40 78%

Downton Abbey: Season 3 (TV, 2012)

" Since Downton has just been renewed for a fourth season, perhaps Fellowes can begin taking more time with the writing to let events play out more realistically and treat his characters with the respect they've earned.. "

Posted Jan 6, 2013

Glenn Garvin

41 36%

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

"A languid, tedious effort that never bothers to get to the heart of its characters, the film is a shallow reading of a significant time told mostly from the viewpoint of a lifeless character. "

Posted Jan 4, 2013

Connie Ogle

42 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"While it may have been changed for the screen, this story of a family's ordeal is one from which any parent - any person, really - can't turn away. "

Posted Jan 4, 2013

Connie Ogle

43 52%

Promised Land (2013)

"Damon and McDormand are terrific as co-workers seeking the same goal, though they see their work from different points of view."

Posted Jan 4, 2013

Connie Ogle

44 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"Even more than The Hurt Locker, which sometimes relied on traditional film techniques to build suspense, Zero Dark Thirty resists manipulating the viewer or building movie-movie excitement."

Posted Jan 4, 2013

Rene Rodriguez

45 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Django Unchained is the most brutal film Quentin Tarantino has ever made.But the movie is also exciting and ironic and, at times, explosively funny: Even at his most serious, Tarantino can't help but entertain and show you a good time. "

Posted Dec 25, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

46 70%

Les MisÚrables (2012)

"An engaging version of a sweeping epic, an enduring tale of romance, sacrifice and heroism."

Posted Dec 24, 2012

Christine Dolen

47 47%

Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)

"The technically well-made movie simply can't replicate the live experience of a Cirque show, and at just over 90 minutes, Worlds Away still feels long. "

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Howard Cohen

48 61%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"What the movie sorely needs is a more intriguing detective - a hero human enough to sometimes make mistakes."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Rene Rodriguez

49 38%

The Guilt Trip (2012)

"The Guilt Trip is clearly targeted at older audiences less than receptive to the crude jokes that made Seth Rogen famous."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Connie Ogle

50 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"This is 40 is crude and dull, with a supporting cast that reminds you how utterly uninteresting the main characters are."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Connie Ogle

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