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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 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

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 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)

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 85%

The Sixth Sense (1999)

"Willis turns in a measured and understated performance."

Posted Aug 27, 2013

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 89%

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

18 93%

Out of Sight (1998)

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

Posted Aug 4, 2013

Paul Tatara

19 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

20 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

21 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

22 4%

Gone Fishin' (1997)

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

Posted Jun 14, 2013

Paul Tatara

23 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

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

Posted May 24, 2013

Tom Charity

24 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

25 49%

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

26 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)

27 78%

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

28 54%

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

29 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

30 54%

Oblivion (2013)

"Glossy, derivative, ambitious and fatally underpowered."

Posted Apr 19, 2013

Tom Charity

31 87%

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

32 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

33 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

34 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

35 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

36 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

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

Posted Apr 12, 2013

Tom Charity

37 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

38 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Posted Apr 10, 2013

Tom Charity

39 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

40 65%

Spring Breakers (2013)

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

Posted Mar 22, 2013

Tom Charity

41 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"The new Oz falls short of the 1939 Oz in charm and innocence, and certainly in songs. But as family entertainment, it's hard to fault such a rapturous spectacle and astute, suspenseful piece of storytelling."

Posted Mar 8, 2013

Tom Charity

42 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"Jack the Giant Slayer is slight, but consistently amusing."

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Tom Charity

43 98%

The Artist (2011)

"There is literally nothing wrong with it. I don't have a single nit to pick, minor flaw to point out or little bit that annoyed me. It is pure magic from the first frame to the last."

Posted Feb 15, 2013

Mark Rabinowitz

44 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"If there's something crassly opportunistic about exploiting a real life disaster on the scale of Chernobyl for cheap thrills, that's part and parcel of the film's cynicism."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Tom Charity

45 19%

Identity Thief (2013)

"Even with all its shortcomings and sentimental fudges, there is something about McCarthy's refusal to lie down and play the victim that gives it a comic edge. A blunt edge, to be sure, but an edge all the same."

Posted Feb 8, 2013

Tom Charity

46 60%

The Last Stand (2013)

"The movie's tongue in cheek humor will buy off most of the target audience. And Arnie? He's indestructible."

Posted Feb 5, 2013

Tom Charity

47 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"What's striking is the absence of triumphalism -- Bigelow doesn't shy away from showing the victims shot down in cold blood in the compound -- and we come away with the overwhelming sense that this has been a grim, dark episode in our history."

Posted Feb 5, 2013

Tom Charity

48 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"Gangster Squad looks the part, but it's so superficial it practically evaporates before our eyes."

Posted Feb 5, 2013

Tom Charity

49 15%

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

"If this long-delayed and blatantly pandering CGI malarkey is anything to go by, Hollywood's current craze for fairy tales isn't going to have a happy ending."

Posted Feb 5, 2013

Tom Charity

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