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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

Titanic (2012)

"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

2 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

3 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

4 85%

The Sixth Sense (1999)

"Willis turns in a measured and understated performance."

Posted Aug 27, 2013

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 93%

Out of Sight (1998)

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

Posted Aug 4, 2013

Paul Tatara

10 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

11 92%

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

12 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

13 7%

Gone Fishin' (1997)

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

Posted Jun 14, 2013

Paul Tatara

14 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

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

Posted May 24, 2013

Tom Charity

15 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

16 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

17 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)

18 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

19 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

20 49%

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

21 54%

Oblivion (2013)

"Glossy, derivative, ambitious and fatally underpowered."

Posted Apr 19, 2013

Tom Charity

22 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

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

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

Posted Apr 12, 2013

Tom Charity

28 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

29 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Posted Apr 10, 2013

Tom Charity

30 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

31 65%

Spring Breakers (2013)

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

Posted Mar 22, 2013

Tom Charity

32 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

33 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

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

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Tom Charity

34 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

35 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

36 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

37 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

38 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

39 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

40 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

41 76%

Premium Rush (2012)

"An unpretentious throwback to the kind of action movie that had no need of superheroes, Premium Rush is hardly a classic but fun up to a point."

Posted Jan 8, 2013

Tom Charity

42 79%

The Grey (2012)

"The Grey remains a genuinely gripping survival story and a refreshing change from stale urban action flicks."

Posted Jan 8, 2013

Tom Charity

43 74%

Hope Springs (2012)

"Streep fans, I think you're going to enjoy this one. I know I did."

Posted Jan 8, 2013

Tom Charity

44 85%

The Master (2012)

"In the end it may not have the emotional uplift the Academy or a popular mainstream audience craves, but make no mistake, this is an enthralling drama about a peculiarly American restlessness, and the striving for insight and grace."

Posted Jan 8, 2013

Tom Charity

45 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"Tim Burton's most enjoyable movie in a long time."

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Tom Charity

46 97%

The Kid with a Bike (2012)

"There is not a wasted shot in this stripped down, pared back fable. Yet, it accrues a deep and lasting power. You won't see many better this year."

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Tom Charity

47 98%

This Is Not a Film (2012)

"Not a conventional film, certainly, but a powerful and important statement."

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Tom Charity

48 94%

The Sessions (2012)

"A very different kind of love story, breaking taboos lightly, with sensitivity and humor."

Posted Jan 4, 2013

Tom Charity

49 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"One of the best movies of 2012 so far, in any genre."

Posted Jan 4, 2013

Tom Charity

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