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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 84%

Breach (2007)

"A member of the Religious Right involved in something duplicitous sexually and politically, while shrouding themselves in a holy water-soaked American flag? I know, it seems impossible."

Posted Feb 15, 2007

Jon Popick

2 62%

Music and Lyrics (2007)

"It's a little like watching Gandalf and Frodo share scenes."

Posted Feb 13, 2007

Jon Popick

3 9%

Norbit (2007)

"Usually, it takes six or so months for an actor to parlay a Best Supporting Actor nomination into a cringe-worthy career-derailing performance in an unbelievably awful picture."

Posted Feb 8, 2007

Jon Popick

4 15%

Hannibal Rising (2007)

"Viewers deserve more, as does the legacy of the now laughably ridiculous Lecter."

Posted Feb 8, 2007

Jon Popick

5 5%

Because I Said So (2007)

"I spent the bulk of the running time thinking of creative ways for the characters to be murdered."

Posted Feb 1, 2007

Jon Popick

6 21%

Catch and Release (2007)

"Cockamamie."

Posted Jan 25, 2007

Jon Popick

7 71%

The Big Empty (2003)

Posted Dec 30, 2006

Jon Popick

8 75%

The Dead Girl (2006)

"A very unconventional way to tell a story we've seen about a million times, and for that (along with the lean 94-minute running time), I am thankful. Keep an eye on Moncrieff -- she's the real deal."

Posted Dec 21, 2006

Jon Popick

9 87%

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

"A pair of crack performances."

Posted Dec 21, 2006

Jon Popick

10 93%

Children of Men (2006)

"Alfonso Cuarón's incredibly bleak peek into the very near future is a huge success on both an emotional and technical level."

Posted Dec 21, 2006

Jon Popick

11 89%

Venus (2006)

"In terms of showing viewers that the elderly still have something to offer the youth of today, Venus pummels Rocky Balboa into a bloody pulp."

Posted Dec 19, 2006

Jon Popick

12 91%

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

"It's totally refreshing and, honestly, almost a little unnerving to see (a film) where the protagonists don't get to high-five each other before walking off into the sunset."

Posted Dec 19, 2006

Jon Popick

13 49%

We Are Marshall (2006)

"Much like the 1971 Marshall team, this picture is long on heart and short on talent."

Posted Dec 19, 2006

Jon Popick

14 54%

The Good Shepherd (2006)

"A cinematic still-birth."

Posted Dec 19, 2006

Jon Popick

15 76%

Rocky Balboa (2006)

"Sly Stallone writes, directs, produces, and stars -- a real quadruple threat, assuming you're talking about unintelligible, monotonous, pandering, and (presumably) incontinent."

Posted Dec 19, 2006

Jon Popick

16 33%

The Good German (2007)

"Soderbergh shoots the picture using only equipment and standards available in the mid-40s. If that's not the kind of thing that puts wind in your sail, then move along."

Posted Dec 14, 2006

Jon Popick

17 78%

Dreamgirls (2006)

"Blandoncé Knowles."

Posted Dec 14, 2006

Jon Popick

18 67%

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

"[Smith's] brash, over-the-top persona practically dissolves."

Posted Dec 14, 2006

Jon Popick

19 78%

Charlotte's Web (2006)

"This is Some Picture."

Posted Dec 14, 2006

Jon Popick

20 62%

Blood Diamond (2006)

"Cinemaniacs with a palate sophisticated enough to tell a carat from a carrot will recognize the picture as over-produced, overly long, and potentially racist to boot."

Posted Dec 7, 2006

Jon Popick

21 47%

The Holiday (2006)

"It's the equivalent of eating a Spam and ketchup sandwich while watching a Food Network special about the greatest chefs who ever donned an apron."

Posted Dec 7, 2006

Jon Popick

22 65%

Apocalypto (2006)

"Beautiful and, at the same time, completely savage, and that's something you don't get too often at the holidays unless there's a new Rugrats movie in theatres."

Posted Dec 7, 2006

Jon Popick

23 38%

The Nativity Story (2006)

"Inexorably tedious, and full of performances that are either absurdly malevolent in an over-the-top way (like Ciarán Hinds' King Herod) or completely wooden (like everybody else)."

Posted Nov 30, 2006

Jon Popick

24 72%

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

"There are a handful of really nice moments in Fiction, and almost none of them have to do with Helm's outrageous setup."

Posted Nov 9, 2006

Jon Popick

25 33%

A Little Trip to Heaven (2007)

"This is a very dark, very pretty picture (photographed by Óttar Guðnason) that has little else to offer, and its ending, at least for my taste, was a little corny."

Posted Nov 4, 2006

Jon Popick

26 ——

The Shore (2005)

Posted Nov 4, 2006

Jon Popick

27 31%

Running With Scissors (2006)

"It's more like Walking with Safety Scissors."

Posted Oct 26, 2006

Jon Popick

28 76%

The Prestige (2006)

"A story about a third act that begins to come undone in its own third act."

Posted Oct 19, 2006

Jon Popick

29 55%

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"A very ambitious remake of a film that really needed an update with a big dose of style and accuracy."

Posted Oct 19, 2006

Jon Popick

30 73%

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

"In terms of recent Pacific Theatre flicks, it ain't much better than John Woo's instantly forgettable Windtalkers, which is more than a little ironic since both pictures share the same vapid lead (Adam Beach)."

Posted Oct 13, 2006

Jon Popick

31 87%

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

"Forest Whitaker checks in with his most powerful performance since tackling Charlie Parker in Bird."

Posted Oct 13, 2006

Jon Popick

32 21%

Man of the Year (2006)

"Would make a terrific half-baked double bill with American Dreamz."

Posted Oct 13, 2006

Jon Popick

33 92%

The Departed (2006)

"Martin Scorsese's triumphant return to modern day storytelling."

Posted Oct 13, 2006

Jon Popick

34 97%

The Queen (2006)

"Mirren is spectacular, throwing down a whopper of a gauntlet for anyone who thinks they might have a chance at competing for an Oscar this year."

Posted Oct 13, 2006

Jon Popick

35 78%

Catching Out (2003)

Posted Sep 30, 2006

Jon Popick

36 91%

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

"There are a lot of blue state folks who are offended by Cohen's portrayal of Kazakhstan as a backwards country of idiots. Hopefully, Cohen will find a way to make fun of these fun-hating cretins in his next picture"

Posted Sep 28, 2006

Jon Popick

37 71%

The Science of Sleep (2006)

"Gondry's effort here is much more reminiscent of his earlier music video work."

Posted Sep 28, 2006

Jon Popick

38 20%

Employee of the Month (2006)

"Relentlessly unfunny; Cook and Simpson have a chemistry similar to the combination of bleach and ammonia."

Posted Sep 28, 2006

Jon Popick

39 63%

Jackass: Number Two (2006)

"Flat-out the funniest film ever made."

Posted Sep 28, 2006

Jon Popick

40 48%

Open Season (2006)

"I think this is the seventh animated film in a row that's about a bunch of animals on a death-defying journey from Point A to Point B."

Posted Sep 28, 2006

Jon Popick

41 93%

Antonia (Antônia - O Filme) (2007)

"File this one under: Middling."

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Jon Popick

42 11%

All The King's Men (2006)

"Penn's over-the-top take on the character made me think of Jim Belushi impersonating Joe Cocker on Saturday Night Live."

Posted Sep 21, 2006

Jon Popick

43 73%

Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006)

"In terms of a farewell, statement, Li would have been better off calling it quits with last year's Unleashed."

Posted Sep 21, 2006

Jon Popick

44 81%

Fong juk (Exiled) (2006)

"I keep waiting for the bottom to fall out of the Johnnie To Express, but his films just keep getting tauter, more economic, and flat-out better."

Posted Sep 16, 2006

Jon Popick

45 87%

Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) (2006)

"Incredibly heart-wrenching, and full of some very, very strong performances"

Posted Sep 16, 2006

Jon Popick

46 65%

Jindabyne (2006)

"A 24-page short story stretched into a 123-minute film."

Posted Sep 16, 2006

Jon Popick

47 46%

Bobby (2006)

"Cloying, but at other times, quite emotional, especially when Estevez draws less-than-subtle parallels between 1968 and 2006."

Posted Sep 16, 2006

Jon Popick

48 94%

Away from Her (2007)

"Sarah Polley does well just to not let Her devolve into a Canadian version of The Notebook."

Posted Sep 16, 2006

Jon Popick

49 93%

Lake of Fire (2007)

"Here's a fun game you can play: Try to guess the political stance of the interviewee before Kaye slams their name and affiliation. You'll be right way more often than you'll be wrong."

Posted Sep 14, 2006

Jon Popick

50 ——

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (46-okunen no koi) (2006)

"I cared less and less with every passing minute."

Posted Sep 14, 2006

Jon Popick

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