Times [UK]

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 8%

Are We Done Yet? (2007)

"The only thing in Steve Carr's fatuous movie that earns a few giggles is John C McGinley's silliness as a new-age builder."

Posted Jun 9, 2007

Edward Porter

2 31%

Klimt (2005)

"The whole dream-like effect the film strives for is undermined by the poor acting."

Posted Jun 9, 2007

Cosmo Landesman

3 35%

The Chumscrubber (2005)

"It's a surreal, offbeat comedy where the kidnappers are hopelessly inept while Bell feels hopelessly at sea."

Posted Jun 8, 2007

James Christopher

4 84%

Black Gold (2006)

"While the film is quick to posit fair trade as a solution, it fails to answer why, even with Meskela's admirable initiatives, his coffee farmers still struggle to buy shoes."

Posted Jun 8, 2007

Wendy Ide

5 86%

Control (2007)

"Corbijn has done his research during 30 years as a photographer, striking a realistic balance between farce and tragedy."

Posted Jun 2, 2007

Stephen Dalton

6 21%

The Hitcher (2007)

"The first few minutes of Dave Meyers's remake of The Hitcher are desperately tense."

Posted Jun 2, 2007

James Christopher

7 98%

Ten Canoes (2007)

"It's rather wonderful."

Posted Jun 2, 2007

Wendy Ide

8 ——

Cheeni Kum (Less Sugar) (2007)

Posted Jun 2, 2007

Anil Sinanan

9 57%

We Own the Night (2007)

"It's a solid, if unremarkable piece of storytelling."

Posted Jun 2, 2007

Wendy Ide

10 65%

Jindabyne (2006)

"This kind of maturity and intelligence is all too infrequent in mainstream cinema -- let's hope it's not another six years until [director] Lawrence's next film."

Posted Jun 2, 2007

Wendy Ide

11 89%

Zodiac (2007)

"Fincher's most mature work to date will earn respect over time."

Posted Jun 2, 2007

Wendy Ide

12 73%

The Bothersome Man (Den Brysomme mannen) (2007)

"This Ikea-furnished existential crisis marks Lien out as a talent to watch for the future."

Posted Jun 2, 2007

Wendy Ide

13 70%

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

"This is Soderbergh's point: that fiendishly clever new gadgets can work with old-fashioned morals to brilliant effect. We forget that at our peril. This point alone is reason enough why Ocean's Thirteen is the best of Soderbergh's heists."

Posted May 25, 2007

James Christopher

14 94%

No Country for Old Men (2007)

"In a sense, the film is a lament for old certainties which are cruelly swept aside, perhaps purged would be more accurate, by Bardem's extraordinary monster."

Posted May 24, 2007

James Christopher

15 77%

Paranoid Park (2007)

"Bears some similarities with Elephant. A similarly photogenic teen milieu is shot with fluid, graceful camerawork; a non-linear structure slots together like a puzzle to reveal the panicked mindset of a boy under agreat deal of stress."

Posted May 24, 2007

Wendy Ide

16 79%

A Mighty Heart (2007)

"The director's rapid-fire and choppy editing gives you a genuine feel for the many different sides of Karachi, and the urgency of the investigation."

Posted May 24, 2007

James Christopher

17 92%

Sicko (2007)

"Moore can't resist over-egging the ironies, or revelling in the absurd. [There's] a strong whiff of sanctimony about Moore's mighty indignation. It draws the sting from his satire."

Posted May 24, 2007

James Christopher

18 29%

Magicians (2007)

"It's a cruel, mean-spirited kind of humour that highlights the lack of anything resembling real wit in the screenplay."

Posted May 19, 2007

Wendy Ide

19 74%

Conversations With Other Women (2006)

EDIT

Posted May 19, 2007

20 66%

Black Snake Moan (2007)

"It's so profoundly, mind-blowingly offensive that you almost have to admire the writer/director Craig Brewer's nerve."

Posted May 19, 2007

Wendy Ide

21 71%

28 Weeks Later... (2007)

"The film rapidly degenerates into an Escape From Canary Wharf video game."

Posted May 12, 2007

James Christopher

22 99%

La Battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers) (1967)

"Brilliantly directed set-pieces and remarkable thronging crowd scenes make the film a masterpiece; the ominous familiarity of its subject makes it a must-see."

Posted May 11, 2007

James Christopher

23 44%

The Color of Freedom (2007)

"A rose-tinted homage. But affecting too."

Posted May 11, 2007

James Christopher

24 93%

This Is England (2007)

"Few directors tap their damaged past as brilliantly as Meadows. This is England is by far his most personal and powerful testimony."

Posted May 5, 2007

James Christopher

25 62%

Dans Paris (Inside Paris) (2007)

"It's rather irksome."

Posted May 4, 2007

Wendy Ide

26 74%

The Upside of Anger (2005)

"A superior suburban chick flick."

Posted May 4, 2007

James Christopher

27 90%

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

"A poetic, slow-burning tale of America's pioneering past, it's an off-beat western and one of Altman's finest films."

Posted May 4, 2007

Wendy Ide

28 30%

Goya's Ghosts (2007)

"It's never entirely clear who or what the film is about."

Posted May 4, 2007

Wendy Ide

29 84%

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

"It's shamelessly manipulative, but also deeply moving."

Posted May 4, 2007

James Christopher

30 88%

Mutual Appreciation (2006)

"The painful honesty and geeky cool draws you in, but the film's sweet-natured humour seals the deal." EDIT

Posted May 4, 2007

31 50%

Fast Food Nation (2006)

"Ultimately, Fast Food Nation is preaching to the converted."

Posted May 4, 2007

Wendy Ide

32 63%

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

"It's a towering disappointment."

Posted May 4, 2007

James Christopher

33 ——

Kya Love Story Hai (2008)

EDIT

Posted Apr 28, 2007

34 15%

The Breed (2006)

"The Breed is all bite."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

James Christopher

35 40%

Straightheads (Closure) (2007)

"Straightheads has the pornographic ingredients of a first-rate cult thriller."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

James Christopher

36 22%

Typhoon (2006)

"Bad acting butts heads with bad-ass action." EDIT

Posted Apr 27, 2007

37 28%

Next (2007)

"The best thing you can say about this blend of hard-boiled action and paranormal prescience is that it is inadvertently funny." EDIT

Posted Apr 27, 2007

38 35%

Reno 911!: Miami (2007)

"A morass of mediocrity." EDIT

Posted Apr 27, 2007

39 76%

The Puffy Chair (2005)

"There is very little of real substance in there." EDIT

Posted Apr 27, 2007

40 74%

The Painted Veil (2006)

"If the cholera doesnâ(TM)t get you, the dialogue will."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

James Christopher

41 94%

Away from Her (2007)

"This is a difficult watch."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

James Christopher

42 93%

The Lives of Others (2006)

"Few films have dared paint East Germany and its legions of demons in such honest and unsparing detail. Von Donnersmarck puts a pickaxe into the past." EDIT

Posted Apr 21, 2007

43 64%

Reign Over Me (2007)

"It's as if 9/11 was simply coopted to bring an extra weight to a script that couldn't be trusted to deliver on its own."

Posted Apr 20, 2007

Ian Johns

44 72%

Fracture (2007)

"It's enjoyable enough hokum"

Posted Apr 20, 2007

Ian Johns

45 79%

Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

"If there's such a thing as anthropological poetry, this is it."

Posted Apr 20, 2007

Ian Johns

46 90%

Half Nelson (2006)

"It's the gritty script and sheer quality of the performances that distinguish this parable."

Posted Apr 20, 2007

James Christopher

47 55%

Alpha Dog (2007)

"True, Alpha Dog is a film with no manners. But it has great nerve. What's truly impressive is how the splintered story is buried by individual performances." EDIT

Posted Apr 20, 2007

48 38%

Unknown (2006)

EDIT

Posted Apr 14, 2007

49 48%

Shooter (2007)

"Ultimately, it's just a vigilante picture with ideas above its station."

Posted Apr 14, 2007

Wendy Ide

50 66%

Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

EDIT

Posted Apr 14, 2007

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