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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 97%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"Sachs goes for subdued subtlety and winds up with a beautiful and unforgettable film."

Posted Aug 19, 2014

Edward Douglas

2 86%

The Trip To Italy (2014)

"As enjoyable as the first movie was, its follow-up successfully evolves that formula into an equally enjoyable film."

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Edward Douglas

3 31%

The Giver (2014)

"It's hard to get excited about a movie based around such a bland premise that never ventures too far beyond the most obvious and expected places."

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Edward Douglas

4 66%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"Despite how predictable and obvious this movie made itself, it still managed to win me over and resonate by the end."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Edward Douglas

5 72%

What If (2014)

"For everyone still trying to make the perfect modern romantic comedy, What If comes the closest thanks to brilliant writing and a terrific cast at the top of their game."

Posted Aug 5, 2014

Edward Douglas

6 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"For all that doesn't work, a lot does and hopefully with time and distance, Gunn and his collaborators can chuck all of the non-silly stuff they just don't need for Guardians 2. They've got a firm foundation to build off of."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Joshua Starnes

7 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"A thoroughly entertaining film."

Posted Jul 30, 2014

Edward Douglas

8 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Possibly one of the funniest (and strangest) Marvel movies yet, James Gunn and his cast deliver an infinitely entertaining space opera that's really something quite special."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Edward Douglas

9 64%

Lucy (2014)

"Luc Besson makes an entertaining but often inane sci-fi action movie that mainly works due to Scarlet Johansson's presence on screen. "

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Edward Douglas

10 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"Having one of the world's finest actors in a near-perfect role for him goes a long way to create a character and plot-driven film that pays the greatest homage to the author's work."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Edward Douglas

11 49%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Magic in the Moonlight has Woody Allen's usual irrepressible charm that will appeal to those who have stuck with him through thick and thin."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Edward Douglas

12 19%

Sex Tape (2014)

"A fantastic but far-too-short appearance by Rob Lowe and some well-timed quips by Rob Corddry are not enough for this high concept comedy to deliver on the promised laughs."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Edward Douglas

13 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"With a brilliant filmmaking experiment that works beyond belief, Linklater continues to prove himself as one of the strongest character-driven filmmakers out there."

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Edward Douglas

14 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"A brilliantly-realized successor to a solid franchise reboot."

Posted Jul 5, 2014

Edward Douglas

15 29%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"The combination of demonic possession and the police procedural makes the film far more satisfying than it might have been otherwise."

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Edward Douglas

16 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"If you ever wanted to find out what drives someone like Roger Ebert's passion for film, essentially what makes a great film critic like him tick, then this is one of the year's must-see docs."

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Edward Douglas

17 83%

Begin Again (2014)

"Enough satisfying chemistry between its two leads as well as another terrific soundtrack, which makes it easier to overlook some of its less credible moments."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Edward Douglas

18 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"With his fourth bite at the Transformers apple, director Michael Bay escapes from the dungeon of the actively insulting and scales the giddy heights of the mildly obnoxious."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Joshua Starnes

19 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"Bong brings enough straight action to the mix that even those put off by the more bizarre characters should ultimately dig what he's done with the material."

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Edward Douglas

20 24%

Third Person (2014)

"Those looking for something closer to a European film than the dramas we normally get from American filmmakers, should appreciate the cinematic experience Haggis has created."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Edward Douglas

21 87%

Obvious Child (2014)

"It's hard to warm up to a movie when you hate its central character and it's also frustrating when a comedy about stand-up goes out of its way to be so unfunny."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Edward Douglas

22 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"An effective tearjerker that benefits from its strong script and the presence of Woodley, who really shines in a more dramatic role. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Edward Douglas

23 76%

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014)

"A wonderfully-made doc that's full of pleasant surprises and a terrific portrait of someone who has deliberately remained fairly hidden from the world at large while his clients have become huge stars. "

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Edward Douglas

24 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"A worthy successor to the first movie with exactly the right combination of jokes and action that it's not likely to disappoint too many people."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Edward Douglas

25 48%

Maleficent (2014)

"It's probably not proof that retelling a classic story through the villain's eyes is unworkable, but it does prove you need more than just a good concept to get across the finish line."

Posted May 29, 2014

Joshua Starnes

26 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"Might as well just be an extended episode of 'Family Guy' set in the West."

Posted May 28, 2014

Edward Douglas

27 97%

We Are the Best! (2014)

"A charming delight that's going to leave you wanting to form your own punk band on leaving the theater. "

Posted May 27, 2014

Edward Douglas

28 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"The best action movie of the summer ... combining its innovative sci-fi premise with the type of high-gauged action James Cameron delivers so effortlessly."

Posted May 22, 2014

Edward Douglas

29 14%

Blended (2014)

"Blended isn't truly awful or unwatchable, but it's also not particularly groundbreaking, even by Sandler's standards. "

Posted May 22, 2014

Edward Douglas

30 10%

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

"Anyone paying to see it in Brooklyn or anywhere else for that matter will probably leave the theater angrier than the film's title character. "

Posted May 20, 2014

Edward Douglas

31 26%

The Love Punch (2014)

"Neither the Brosnan charm nor the Thompson pedigree can save a movie that's embarrassing to all involved."

Posted May 20, 2014

Edward Douglas

32 42%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"Owen and Binoche bring so much to the story as a whole that it's hard not to be won over once it gets past the rom-com cliches we've seen so many times before. "

Posted May 20, 2014

Edward Douglas

33 75%

Chinese Puzzle (2014)

"A joyful conclusion to the underrated series and a true coup for Klepisch that he was able to end the series on such a high."

Posted May 13, 2014

Edward Douglas

34 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"A perfectly fine follow-up to X-Men: First Class and a nice way to offer some closure for Bryan Singer's earlier X-men movies."

Posted May 13, 2014

Edward Douglas

35 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"There's a lot to enjoy in this latest attempt to bring everyone's favorite giant lizard back to the screen."

Posted May 10, 2014

Edward Douglas

36 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"It's disappointing that it never feels like anyone involved with this sequel has learned anything about what didn't work in previous Spider-Man movies."

Posted Apr 29, 2014

Edward Douglas

37 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"Transcendence wants to leave itself open to interpretation but it does so in the laziest way possible; by leaving every option on the table and forgetting that without choice there are no consequences and without consequence there is no meaning."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Joshua Starnes

38 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"Any momentum is swallowed up by its failed attempts at being smarter than everyone in the room, which isn't exactly a good way to keep an audience invested."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Edward Douglas

39 54%

Fading Gigolo (2014)

"A movie as entertaining as some of Woody Allen's classics but also one with its own personality."

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Edward Douglas

40 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"As long as you don't expect too much out of it (or put too much into it), Draft Day will give you exactly what you expect out of it, but not much more."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Joshua Starnes

41 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"Mostly uninspired and rarely even remotely entertaining, you'd be better off sticking with the original Rio... and by that, we mean the one in Brazil."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Edward Douglas

42 66%

The Railway Man (2014)

"Shows off real filmmaking and storytelling skill on the part of Teplitzky and a different view of WWII than we've seen before."

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Edward Douglas

43 77%

Noah (2014)

"Noah plays, visually, like an art house Lord of the Rings. On beyond its massive scale, however, the true charm of Aronofsky's biggest film to date lies in its humanity."

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Silas Lesnick

44 91%

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

"You have to admit that Tom Berninger has captured something truly unique and unlike any other music documentary so far."

Posted Mar 25, 2014

Edward Douglas

45 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"Gains huge points by working as a standalone movie set in the world of espionage and world politics, different enough from previous Marvel movies to be more accessible for non-comic fans than anything Marvel's done thus far. "

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Edward Douglas

46 41%

Divergent (2014)

"Divergent sits squarely on the shoulders of Shailene Woodley as Tris and she carries the film well."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Scott Chitwood

47 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"Neighbors succeeds at being more than your typical frat house movie, even if it's a strange mix of humor that might lose some along the way."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Edward Douglas

48 88%

Chef (2014)

"Never relies solely on its tasty-looking food to win over the audience ... and yet, it's probably the best 'foodie' movie since Ratatouille."

Posted Mar 9, 2014

Edward Douglas

49 78%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"The movie is clearly more for the diehard fans and they likely will get more out of this experience than the mildly curious."

Posted Mar 9, 2014

Edward Douglas

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