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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 11%

No Good Deed (2014)

"One suspenseful, entertaining ride whose tense turns and thrills are further amplified when shared with an audience."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Michael Dequina

2 82%

Begin Again (2014)

"Bonds born out of art, and specifically music, are nothing new in the movies, but Carney conveys the uniquely exhilarating romance of the creative process behind art like no other filmmaker."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Michael Dequina

3 27%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Delivers the genuinely disturbing, if not exactly groundbreaking, head-spinning horror goods."

Posted Aug 5, 2014

Michael Dequina

4 ——

On the Other Side of the Tracks (2014)

"Neither Omar Sy's bona fide movie star presence and charisma nor his rapport with co-star Laurent Lafitte can quite elevate the film beyond harmless formula fluff."

Posted Aug 3, 2014

Michael Dequina

5 87%

The Immigrant (2014)

"As terrific as Cotillard is, Gray's coldly cerebral style keeps Ewa's plight at too far a remove."

Posted Aug 3, 2014

Michael Dequina

6 49%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Doing what can best be described as a more extreme take on his characteristic screen persona of a colder, deadpan, oh-so-British type, Firth further amps up the condescension and arrogance to comically caustic levels."

Posted Aug 3, 2014

Michael Dequina

7 18%

And So It Goes (2014)

"These legendary stars don't disappoint in their first screen teaming, and Reiner should have trusted them more to completely take over the film a lot more quickly than he does."

Posted Aug 3, 2014

Michael Dequina

8 43%

Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

"Yves Saint Laurent as portrayed in the film comes off as no deeper than a symbol, much like that familiar brand logo that dominates the key poster art."

Posted Aug 3, 2014

Michael Dequina

9 66%

Lucy (2014)

"The weirdness Besson really has in mind is decidedly uncommercial at best, inscrutably indulgent at worst."

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Michael Dequina

10 58%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"The proper Purge film that should have been made in the first place."

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Michael Dequina

11 24%

Tammy (2014)

"With the laughs being fairly sporadic, Falcone's generally slack pacing is laid bare and the movie as a whole feels all the more meandering, try though McCarthy might to enliven the proceedings."

Posted Jul 19, 2014

Michael Dequina

12 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"It is frankly pointless to knock its quintessentially Bay aesthetic of massive mayhem and the equally shameless broad corniness of its humor, for all of that is clearly what the film was meant to be and dutifully delivers."

Posted Jul 19, 2014

Michael Dequina

13 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"Theron's endearing rapport with MacFarlane the actor helps smooth over whenever MacFarlane the writer/director goes a little overboard with his penchant for toilet humor."

Posted Jun 7, 2014

Michael Dequina

14 48%

Rio 2 (2014)

"So much is going on here, yet nothing of consequence feels like it's *happening*."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Michael Dequina

15 48%

Maleficent (2014)

"How ironic--and disappointing--it is, then, that a film focused on one of the big bads for the ages is just about completely drained of menace or palpable danger."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Michael Dequina

16 12%

Walk Of Shame (2014)

"Banks is one fierce talent more than able to carry a film all on her own, and here's hoping the next starring vehicle makes for a much smoother and consistent ride."

Posted May 28, 2014

Michael Dequina

17 24%

The Other Woman (2014)

"Mann is the one who practically makes the picture, winning most of the laughs with her expert timing, quirky delivery, and general go-for-broke abandon."

Posted May 27, 2014

Michael Dequina

18 10%

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

"The cast is directed to often scream at each other at the top of their lungs, making the would-be comic material all bark with little-to-no bite."

Posted May 27, 2014

Michael Dequina

19 42%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"The remarkably unconvincing framework makes the expected rom-com bickering feel all the more artificial and forced, which is a shame when Binoche and Owen's chemistry is anything but."

Posted May 26, 2014

Michael Dequina

20 14%

Blended (2014)

"Doesn't feel so much blended than most crudely and sloppily thrown together with minimal exertion and even less thought."

Posted May 26, 2014

Michael Dequina

21 ——

Kochadaiiyaan 3D (2014)

"The virtues and achievement of Ashwin's sincere, go-for-broke ambition manifests in not easily discounted ways--not least of which is the ever-commanding presence and conviction of South Indian cinema's singular Superstar."

Posted May 26, 2014

Michael Dequina

22 ——

Kochadaiyaan ()

"The virtues and achievement of Ashwin's sincere, go-for-broke ambition manifests in not easily discounted ways--not least of which is the ever-commanding presence and conviction of South Indian cinema's singular Superstar."

Posted May 26, 2014

Michael Dequina

23 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"Captures the true essence of what has made and will make the X-Men's uncanny popularity survive and thrive in days of future and past."

Posted May 23, 2014

Michael Dequina

24 52%

Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)

"The audience's attachment to and investment in these people lend powerful intimacy to the large scale epic trappings."

Posted May 23, 2014

Michael Dequina

25 89%

Locke (2014)

"Tom Hardy makes a very compelling case that he could indeed make a spoken word interpretation of the white pages absolutely riveting viewing."

Posted May 20, 2014

Michael Dequina

26 62%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"Achieves a certain emotional authenticity even as the viewer anticipates exactly which heart string will be plucked and how."

Posted May 19, 2014

Michael Dequina

27 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"Even if this Godzilla doesn't work on every level, it at least suggests that these filmmakers and this new series are well on their way to getting it completely right."

Posted May 18, 2014

Michael Dequina

28 16%

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)

"Being an effective virtual babysitter isn't the same as being a satisfying entertainment."

Posted May 14, 2014

Michael Dequina

29 18%

Moms' Night Out (2014)

"Less outrageously hilarious than it is predictably silly, if harmlessly so."

Posted May 14, 2014

Michael Dequina

30 67%

Flex Is Kings (2014)

"Cuts deeper than the dance flick norm."

Posted May 12, 2014

Michael Dequina

31 ——

2 States (2014)

"The next evolution of earnestly old-fashioned family-oriented melodramas, respecting the classic traditions and ideals while infusing them with more contemporary and therefore real world-relevant and relatable sensibilities."

Posted May 10, 2014

Michael Dequina

32 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"With the studio seemingly more interested in mini-Marvel-esque universe building than basic storytelling, I'll be bracing myself for another underwhelming, rather than amazing, Spider-Man."

Posted May 10, 2014

Michael Dequina

33 88%

Chef (2014)

"It's all about the all-around personality--and a distinct and appealing one indeed manifests in Favreau's writing and direction as well as, more importantly, the performances and chemistry."

Posted May 9, 2014

Michael Dequina

34 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"The fearlessly energetic Byrne is ready to have a breakout comic starring vehicle to call her own."

Posted May 9, 2014

Michael Dequina

35 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"Costner reminds just why he was, at one point in time, one of the most popular movie stars in the world, for his natural, flawed everyman relatability has never more effectively used in recent memory."

Posted May 2, 2014

Michael Dequina

36 26%

Brick Mansions (2014)

"Belle's balletic badassery and RZA's amusingly eccentric criminal cooking connoisseur only go so far to enliven an underwhelming whole."

Posted May 1, 2014

Michael Dequina

37 ——

From The Rough (2014)

"Henson's performance goes a long way toward selling the uniqueness and importance of Starks and her story--which Bagley almost appears determined to flatten out in the most cookie-cutter-familiar way possible. "

Posted May 1, 2014

Michael Dequina

38 68%

About Last Night (2014)

"Hart and Hall are downright lovable, their individual live wire comic energies even further elevated in the face of a formidable foil--and that resulting charge also translates into an appropriately volatile and exciting erotic electricity."

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Michael Dequina

39 100%

Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen Of Pointe A La Hache (2014)

"Powerfully shines a much-needed and -deserved spotlight on a generations-old culture on the verge of extinction."

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Michael Dequina

40 78%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"Such an appealing heroine makes it easy for anyone, existing fan or not, to be entertained by this yarn."

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Michael Dequina

41 ——

Gulaab Gang (2014)

"Any celebration of women's brains gets lost in the glorification of their brawn."

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Michael Dequina

42 16%

The Single Moms Club (2014)

"The title not only succinctly sums up the basic premise, but the totality of Perry's development of it."

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Michael Dequina

43 ——

Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014)

"What initially begins as an appealing and rootable pair of characters, both individually and together, devolves into two rather selfish people who perhaps deserve each other for the wrong reasons."

Posted Apr 19, 2014

Michael Dequina

44 41%

Divergent (2014)

"All the flashy digital bells and whistles one would equate with such a scenario are kept at a startling minimum--but such a back-to-basics approach thus forces one to pay attention to the actual substance of the story and characters."

Posted Apr 19, 2014

Michael Dequina

45 19%

Sabotage (2014)

"Ayer ramps up the four-letter-word-laden trash talking to a degree of obnoxious self-parody, with what should merely be comic enhancement keeping the main mystery hook from gaining traction and building tension."

Posted Apr 19, 2014

Michael Dequina

46 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"A solid example of meat-and-potatoes popcorn filmmaking--befitting that most meat-and-potatoes of comic book heroes."

Posted Apr 19, 2014

Michael Dequina

47 100%

Gunday (2014)

"Seemingly disparate elements go on to organically weave together into a coherent whole as a buddy/action/crime dramedy, with some exuberant production numbers as infectious icing on the proverbial cake."

Posted Apr 5, 2014

Michael Dequina

48 79%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"That Hammer Girl uses *both* ends of her hammer equally when going about her bloody business shows how Evans consistently goes that extra mile."

Posted Apr 5, 2014

Michael Dequina

49 24%

Goodbye World (2014)

"Its foremost concerns of personality and ideas ring true."

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Michael Dequina

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