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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

American Beauty (1999)

" American Beauty is deeply disturbing, acerbically funny, brilliantly acted, breathtakingly original and highly sophisticated. "

Posted Feb 22, 2015

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

2 93%

No Country for Old Men (2007)

" Played by Spanish actor Javier Bardem, Chigurh is the most original bogeyman to bloody up the screen in a while. "

Posted Feb 22, 2015

Tom Charity

3 74%

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

" At least Fellini pulled out the stops from the first minute when he wanted to get surreal. Here, realism fades into surrealism, then into outright foolishness. Morbidly paced foolishness. "

Posted Dec 14, 2014

Paul Tatara

4 90%

Tangled (2010)

" This snappy role reversal may or may not appeal to young men, but it inspires some classic knockabout screwball comedy and an exciting, vertiginous escape sequence. "

Posted Dec 8, 2014

Tom Charity

5 90%

Coraline (2009)

" Coraline never stops taking artistic risks. I hope there's a brave enough audience out there willing to take the plunge. "

Posted Nov 17, 2014

Tom Charity

6 92%

Frost/Nixon (2008)

" In its glib and reductionist way, it works like a charm. Or better yet, like television. Which, finally, is a compliment. "

Posted Oct 28, 2014

Tom Charity

7 87%

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

" Whenever night falls, the movie takes off, but in a slow creep, with all your childhood fears of the dark suddenly revealing themselves as absolutely reasonable. "

Posted Sep 29, 2014

Paul Tatara

8 27%

Lost in Space (1998)

" Once again an idea for a big budgeted feature film has been pulled from old issues of TV Guide. "

Posted Sep 17, 2014

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

9 90%

District 9 (2009)

" It's a brashly confident debut, full of sharp, inventive detail (the prawns are crazy for cat food) and rooted in a couple of Big Ideas. Well worth the time, if not all of it. "

Posted Aug 25, 2014

Tom Charity

10 94%

The Truman Show (1998)

" The Truman Show will probably be the most thought-provoking "big" movie to come out this summer, and that says a whole lot more about other movies than it does about this one. You should, however, see it for Carrey's newly unveiled charms. "

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Paul Tatara

11 92%

Men in Black (1997)

" Men in Black is the wryest, sharpest, most entertaining special effects film in recent memory, a simultaneous participant and mocking parody of the more-bang-for-your-buck behemoth genre. "

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Paul Tatara

12 10%

Woo (1998)

" The whole thing is rude and pathetic, more like a lengthy episode of a bad sitcom than a movie, chock full of the kind of sexual innuendoes that are guaranteed to please horny eighth-graders or people who laugh at those Playboy party jokes. "

Posted Jul 26, 2014

Paul Tatara

13 6%

A Smile like Yours (1997)

" After a while, I could smell the jokes coming like Grandma's two-day-old stuffed cabbage. "

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Paul Tatara

14 8%

Almost Heroes (1998)

" All of the guys on the expedition are dumb, and they say and do dumb things in dumb ways, dumbly. "

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Paul Tatara

15 25%

Fathers' Day (1997)

" Father's Day has a few laugh-out-loud sequences, but it's nothing to celebrate. "

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Carol Buckland

16 17%

Wild Wild West (1999)

" The result? A cautionary tale about boys and their toys and what happens when a star, Will Smith, and a director, Barry Sonnenfeld, are given way too much money to play with. "

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

17 99%

L.A. Confidential (1997)

" The multi-layered plot keeps you riveted for the best possible reason -- you can't start to imagine where the story is leading you, and the fiercely intense payoffs are repeatedly worth the extra concentration. "

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Paul Tatara

18 50%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

" For all its occasional tin ear, Dr Phil dialogue, its contrivances and shortcuts, this remains a fundamentally sound and solid entertainment with a deep-rooted conviction that how we treat each other matters. "

Posted May 12, 2014

Tom Charity

19 88%

Titanic (1997)

" Cameron has devised a tender love story between Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio that serves as the main focus of Titanic's storyline, and it works beautifully. "

Posted Feb 25, 2014

Paul Tatara

20 92%

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

" I just wish that the script wasn't so insistent on showing off. Shakespeare, even when he kowtowed to the peasants, knew when to quit. "

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Paul Tatara

21 88%

Chasing Amy (1997)

" There is a lot of frank conversation about the technical aspects of sex between women, but Holden and Banky are written more like sniggering eighth graders than inquisitive adults. "

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Paul Tatara

22 85%

The Sixth Sense (1999)

" Willis turns in a measured and understated performance. "

Posted Aug 27, 2013

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

23 97%

The Iron Giant (1999)

" The Iron Giant is not only the best animated feature to be released this summer, it's the single best film to hit our screens so far this year. "

Posted Aug 4, 2013

Paul Tatara

24 95%

Star Trek (2009)

" Did somebody just reach through the space-time continuum and pull out a white rabbit? "

Posted Aug 4, 2013

Tom Charity

25 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

" I seriously doubt there will be a more hilarious and heartfelt blockbuster all summer. "

Posted Aug 4, 2013

Tom Charity

26 88%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

" Waltz will be unknown to most American audiences -- he was certainly unknown to me -- but he's nothing less than sensational as the silky, polyglot SS officer charged by the Fuhrer to root out the remaining Jews in France. "

Posted Aug 4, 2013

Tom Charity

27 93%

Out of Sight (1998)

" Easily the best film I've seen in 1998. "

Posted Aug 4, 2013

Paul Tatara

28 94%

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

" Bourne -- or whatever his name really is -- is such a resourceful and reckless agent of chaos, we thrill to him despite the fact that he's officially a non-entity. "

Posted Aug 4, 2013

Tom Charity

29 93%

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

" Spielberg accomplishes these goals with a technical virtuosity that no other director, arguably in the history of the cinema, can even approach. "

Posted Aug 2, 2013

Paul Tatara

30 79%

Seven (Se7en) (1995)

" The movie is riveting in a gut-twisting way, but I, myself, would not call it "entertaining." "

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Carol Buckland

31 4%

Gone Fishin' (1997)

" I don't even know where to start. "

Posted Jun 14, 2013

Paul Tatara

32 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

" If only what happened in Vegas had stayed in Vegas. "

Posted May 24, 2013

Tom Charity

33 68%

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

" Ludicrous, but undeniably fun and surprisingly affectionate, this is really all you could ask of a car crash movie, and more. "

Posted May 24, 2013

Tom Charity

34 48%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

" There are no two ways about it: The Great Gatsby is misconceived and misjudged, a crude burlesque on what's probably American literature's most precious jewel. "

Posted May 15, 2013

Tom Charity

35 80%

The Boxer (1997)

" With Watson and Day-Lewis you can almost feel the heat, and their situation never feels contrived or artificial. "

Posted May 14, 2013

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

36 79%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

" It's a confidently tongue-in-cheek piece of blockbuster engineering, sweetly calibrated to Downey's cavalier appeal and to Kingsley's oddball interjections. "

Posted May 2, 2013

Tom Charity

37 53%

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)

" It's a dogged, thoughtful and well-acted movie that might have been more effective if it kept a narrower focus. "

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Tom Charity

38 50%

Pain & Gain (2013)

" This crude and ugly entertainment is as crass as everything this depressingly successful filmmaker has done. "

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Tom Charity

39 54%

Oblivion (2013)

" Glossy, derivative, ambitious and fatally underpowered. "

Posted Apr 19, 2013

Tom Charity

40 86%

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008)

" Let's hope Universal stays the course and gives us that opportunity. People as creative as del Toro and his gang need all the support we can give them. "

Posted Apr 15, 2013

Tom Charity

41 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

" The whiz-bang stuff here -- while never less than slick -- doesn't produce anything we haven't seen before. "

Posted Apr 15, 2013

Tom Charity

42 67%

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

" The climax is a bit of a yawn, but most of what precedes it is vigorous and sharp. "

Posted Apr 14, 2013

Tom Charity

43 65%

Watchmen (2009)

" Watchmen the movie provides ample evidence that more is more, but less might have been closer to Moore in spirit (that is, anarchic, witty and compelling). "

Posted Apr 14, 2013

Tom Charity

44 77%

Thor (2011)

" Thor is on much safer ground here on Earth. The tone is immediately different: more relaxed; comic, not cosmic. "

Posted Apr 12, 2013

Tom Charity

45 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

" It's delirious stuff, often laugh-out-loud funny. "

Posted Apr 12, 2013

Tom Charity

46 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

" Full of fresh, sharp touches and nonchalantly brash performances, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World consistently hits the sweet spot. "

Posted Apr 12, 2013

Tom Charity

47 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

" An exceptionally smart, brooding picture with some terrific performances. "

Posted Apr 10, 2013

Tom Charity

48 8%

The Host (2013)

" This is pretty silly stuff, Twi-lite if you will, but played with maximum solemnity, no discernible humor and minimal excitement. "

Posted Mar 29, 2013

Tom Charity

49 65%

Spring Breakers (2013)

" An authentically cracked expression of the crazy, conflicting signals bombarding today's teenagers. "

Posted Mar 22, 2013

Tom Charity