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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 64%

Jackass 3 (2010)

"It's a disgusting, repellent, sadomasochistic extension of the kind of slapstick that made 'The 3 Stooges' so popular and filled with gross, gruesome pranks that men seem to find hilarious."

Posted Oct 19, 2010

Susan Granger

2 89%

Waiting for Superman (2010)

"Everyone interested in the welfare of children and the future of our country should see it."

Posted Oct 18, 2010

Susan Granger

3 46%

Hereafter (2010)

"A curiously tantalizing, melancholy meditation on mortality and the afterlife."

Posted Oct 16, 2010

Susan Granger

4 46%

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

"Superficially supernatural, the wish-fulfillment comedy of manners and morals is not one of Woody Allen's best but an amusing diversion."

Posted Oct 16, 2010

Susan Granger

5 71%

Never Let Me Go (2010)

"Subtle, solemn and strangely ponderous, it's exquisitely mounted but filled with chilling despair."

Posted Oct 13, 2010

Susan Granger

6 28%

Life as We Know It (2010)

"Shallow yet sweetly sentimental, it's a mildly amusing date movie...not exactly fresh yet not completely rotten."

Posted Oct 9, 2010

Susan Granger

7 71%

Red (2010)

"This is an amusing crowd-pleaser, pitting wisdom and experience against youthful arrogance and gullibility."

Posted Oct 7, 2010

Susan Granger

8 79%

Nowhere Boy (2010)

"Poignant and perceptive, it delves into the pop psychology behind Lennon's lyrics, 'Mother, you had me, but I never had you.'"

Posted Oct 4, 2010

Susan Granger

9 64%

Secretariat (2010)

"As satisfying as it is stimulating, 'Secretariat' will make you stand up and cheer."

Posted Oct 4, 2010

Susan Granger

10 88%

Let Me In (2010)

"Somber, supernatural spooky - it's an admirable adaptation of the Swedish vampire thriller."

Posted Oct 4, 2010

Susan Granger

11 81%

Catfish (2010)

"Now that 'The Social Network' has explored the origins of Facebook, this 'reality' documentary of online intrigue examines one of its more bizarre encounters."

Posted Sep 29, 2010

Susan Granger

12 68%

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

"A sensitive, slice-of-life, subtle drama depicting lonely people yearning to make an emotional connection."

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Susan Granger

13 17%

You Again (2010)

"A hackneyed, fluffy, formulaic chick flick with fangs."

Posted Sep 25, 2010

Susan Granger

14 96%

The Social Network (2010)

"This fascinating, astute 'Rashomon'-like tale is tantalizing, provocative and enthralling, never quite delineating the truth."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Susan Granger

15 55%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"The essential ingredient in movies is timing, so the return of Gordon Gekko in this compelling, if cynical sequel couldn't be more welcome."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Susan Granger

16 50%

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

"Savage and scary with excessive violence, it's nevertheless got awesome animation and the 3-D adds more than just another dimension, immersing the audience in the fantasy world. "

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Susan Granger

17 16%

Alpha and Omega (2010)

"Because of the lacklustre rom-com script and flaccid direction - not to mention the terror on kids' faces with the snarling wolves slaughtering stampeding caribou - wait to howl with the DVD."

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Susan Granger

18 85%

Easy A (2010)

"Sassy and sharp, it's a cleverly edgy twist on Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic morality fable."

Posted Sep 16, 2010

Susan Granger

19 94%

The Town (2010)

"No one knows Boston better than Ben Affleck, and there's lots of robbin' in the hood in this solid, suspense-filled thriller."

Posted Sep 16, 2010

Susan Granger

20 15%

The Romantics (2010)

"Flimsy melodrama, filled with clumsy, hand-held camerawork and turgid, pretentious literary prattle, signifying very little."

Posted Sep 11, 2010

Susan Granger

21 23%

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

"Gory, pointless, pretentious and tedious, ending in a splattering cliffhanger, so you can expect this survival horror series to continue if it resonates at the box-office."

Posted Sep 11, 2010

Susan Granger

22 72%

Machete (2010)

"Campy, slice-and-dice, testosterone-fueled homage to violent '70s exploitation pictures - and I don't have to be a betting woman to suggest that men will like this R-rated guilty pleasure much more than women."

Posted Sep 5, 2010

Susan Granger

23 80%

Max Manus: Man of War (2010)

"Enthalling and action-packed, it's understandably Norway's most successful film so far."

Posted Sep 3, 2010

Susan Granger

24 66%

The American (2010)

"It's a spare, somber, visually captivating study in stillness but not emotionally involving."

Posted Sep 3, 2010

Susan Granger

25 53%

Going the Distance (2010)

"Self-conscious and filled with coarse vulgarity, as a romantic comedy, it's a disappointment."

Posted Sep 3, 2010

Susan Granger

26 28%

Takers (2010)

"Jimmy Buffett wrote a song called "Overkill" and that's the word which best describes this high-powered yet formulaic heist caper."

Posted Aug 30, 2010

Susan Granger

27 73%

Piranha 3-D (2010)

"Not for the squeamish or faint-hearted, it's sicko scary, spewing gallons-upon-gallons of R-rated graphic bloody gore. Not surprisingly, a succulent sequel is in the works. "

Posted Aug 26, 2010

Susan Granger

28 84%

Get Low (2010)

"A slyly intriguing, powerful, upredictable fable, a uniquely American folktale."

Posted Aug 22, 2010

Susan Granger

29 55%

Mao's Last Dancer (2010)

"Think "Billy Elliot" combined with "The Last Emperor" and a touch of "Rocky." Great movies transport the audience - and this left me enriched and exhilarated."

Posted Aug 21, 2010

Susan Granger

30 51%

The Switch (2010)

"Quirky and implausible, it's a formulaic and utterly predictable romance."

Posted Aug 21, 2010

Susan Granger

31 76%

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

"Rarely do sequels equal or exceed expectations, but this comedy does. Irreverent yet sweetly sentimental, it's a delightful late summer diversion."

Posted Aug 20, 2010

Susan Granger

32 81%

Cairo Time (2010)

"This subtle, performance-propelled romance is geared to adult art-house audiences."

Posted Aug 15, 2010

Susan Granger

33 41%

The Expendables (2010)

"Too bad this blast-from-the-past mucho macho male reunion movie is so absurdly incoherent."

Posted Aug 14, 2010

Susan Granger

34 36%

Eat Pray Love (2010)

"Exotic, escapist and superficially spiritual, it's shallow, indulgent female wish-fulfillment, sailing off into the sunset."

Posted Aug 13, 2010

Susan Granger

35 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Splashy and stylish, it's specifically geared for youthful, hyperactive viewers who are familiar with contemporary video game/comic book culture."

Posted Aug 12, 2010

Susan Granger

36 55%

Flipped (2010)

"Funny, fresh and totally engaging, it's a nostalgic gem."

Posted Aug 7, 2010

Susan Granger

37 46%

Step Up 3 (2010)

"This is NOT the first 3-D movie musical, as advertised, and the blandness of Malambri and Vinson can't compare with the charisma of Fred & Ginger or Gene Kelly with a broomstick."

Posted Aug 7, 2010

Susan Granger

38 80%

I Am Love (2010)

"Exaggerated yet elegant, opulent and sensual, it's a leisurely-paced European art-house melodrama that's made its way into the cineplex."

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Susan Granger

39 14%

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)

"Fur flies in this frothy, innocuous, critter-filled romp - but it's certainly not worth the 3-D price bump."

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Susan Granger

40 42%

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

"This remake of a far-nastier French farce is a silly, screwball concept with a definitive 'Odd Couple' emphasis."

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Susan Granger

41 27%

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

"It's a supernatural, spiritual, sentimental sob-story that doesn't quite work."

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Susan Granger

42 64%

Cobb (1994)

Posted Feb 22, 2008

Susan Granger

43 79%

Sharkwater (2007)

"Cautionary environmental documentary that asserts there's more to sharks than "Jaws.""

Posted Jan 23, 2008

Susan Granger

44 67%

Honeydripper (2007)

"Filled with observant, atmosphere-drenched, folkloric vignettes that delineate racism in that time in that place."

Posted Jan 22, 2008

Susan Granger

45 96%

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

"What's most remarkable in this grim, harrowing drama is the ensemble. The actors explore their characters softly, yet with chilling authenticity."

Posted Jan 22, 2008

Susan Granger

46 83%

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias) (2006)

"This droll coming-of-age story, set in the turbulent year of 1970, astutely captures the resilience of the human spirit."

Posted Jan 21, 2008

Susan Granger

47 96%

Persepolis (2007)

"Sensitive and stylized, it's an often comic, yet heartbreaking, outspoken portrait of a young girl and a nation in turmoil."

Posted Jan 13, 2008

Susan Granger

48 86%

El Orfanato (The Orphanage) (2007)

"Suspenseful and eerie, prepare to shudder - and weep."

Posted Jan 12, 2008

Susan Granger

49 63%

Sommersby (1993)

Posted Dec 27, 2007

Susan Granger

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