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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 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

2 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

3 58%

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

4 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

5 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

6 65%

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

7 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

8 93%

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

9 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

10 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

11 100%

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

12 100%

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

13 77%

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

14 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"An epic spectacle filled with fantastic visuals that ultimately works as a worthy follow-up."

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Edward Douglas

15 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

""Non-Stop" is director Jaume Collet-Serra's latest complete failure at creating believable suspense."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Joshua Starnes

16 96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"A very special film that transcends its origins; despite its simple premise, it's a story that could really only take place in Mumbai."

Posted Feb 25, 2014

Edward Douglas

17 63%

Bad Words (2014)

"Jason Bateman's delivery and his direction turn the movie into something more thoughtful and entertaining than it might have been going by the initial set-up."

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Edward Douglas

18 33%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"George Clooney seems to want to find a new perspective on something big--World War II--by looking at it from a small, specific point of view. Instead, all he's managed is to make World War II seem small."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Joshua Starnes

19 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"Truly one of [Wes Anderson's] most inspired films, as much influenced by classic cinemas as it maintains his own sense of style and pace. "

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Edward Douglas

20 45%

The Pretty One (2014)

"Plenty of moviegoers out there enjoy these sorts of films--usually at festivals--but I honestly have no idea what anyone else might get out of watching this. "

Posted Feb 4, 2014

Edward Douglas

21 8%

Cavemen (2014)

"If I read this screenplay, I'd probably immediately ban Dean and Herschel from Hollywood."

Posted Feb 4, 2014

Edward Douglas

22 96%

The Lego Movie (2014)

"The results are thoroughly entertaining and anyone who has ever played with the blocks or the recent video games will find something to enjoy."

Posted Feb 3, 2014

Edward Douglas

23 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"Labor Day could have been a beautiful love story. It also could have been a tense thriller. Trying to be both makes it tonally tricky and not an easy movie to love."

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Edward Douglas

24 22%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"Sometimes comes off as uneven due to a semi-convoluted plot, but the cast brings their all to the material and eventually, it does win you over."

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Edward Douglas

25 0%

Best Night Ever (2014)

"These quote-unquote filmmakers have nothing to offer the world of comedy or film and I've given up trying to figure out why people keep giving them money. "

Posted Jan 29, 2014

Edward Douglas

26 4%

I, Frankenstein (2014)

"I, Frankenstein isn't just a bad movie--it is an abysmally awful one. Someone in production should have realized it didn't work in the script phase and put a stop to it before it went this far. "

Posted Jan 23, 2014

Edward Douglas

27 78%

Big Bad Wolves (2014)

"Two talented genre filmmakers to keep an eye on, especially if they're able to break away from far too familiar genre territory and try something even more different with their third movie."

Posted Jan 19, 2014

Edward Douglas

28 18%

Devil's Due (2014)

"We have to assume, even hope, that a movie this bad will finally wring the death knell for found footage horror... but sadly we'd probably be wrong."

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Edward Douglas

29 33%

Freezer (2014)

"No one involved with the making of this movie should be allowed to work again. "

Posted Jan 16, 2014

Edward Douglas

30 80%

Maidentrip (2014)

"To create something so epic while also maintaining itself as a small and intimate film is something that's difficult to accomplish. Somehow Schlesinger is able to pull off that feat."

Posted Jan 16, 2014

Edward Douglas

31 3%

The Legend of Hercules (2014)

"Not a terrible movie as much as a redundant one since we've already seen much of the source material and most of that does it better than this mostly ripped-off cliché fest."

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Edward Douglas

32 94%

Her (2014)

"An exquisitely conceived and executed fable about the need for, and difficulty of, human connection."

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Joshua Starnes

33 47%

Raze (2014)

"A genre film that literally pulls no punches that will thrill fans of Tarantino and Rodriguez's recent revenge movies-- true "grindhouse" through and through."

Posted Jan 7, 2014

Edward Douglas

34 55%

The Best Offer (2014)

"A beautiful film marred by a weak script that tries to dive headlong down the Hitchcock rabbit hole without offering any of the tension or suspense that might have made it a worthwhile journey."

Posted Dec 31, 2013

Edward Douglas

35 50%

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"An absolute joy of a film and a masterpiece in terms of storytelling, Ben Stiller has become a serious director who seems like he's capable of doing anything."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Edward Douglas

36 30%

Grudge Match (2013)

"Isn't a terrible movie, it's just a lot of fluff that serves very little purpose beyond 100 minutes of forgettable entertainment."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Edward Douglas

37 94%

Her (2014)

"Like all relationships, it's a complicated film that's hard to love but impossible to hate, and though it gets better once it overcomes its painfully dull first hour, it still feels uneven at best."

Posted Dec 22, 2013

Edward Douglas

38 76%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"A solid effort from director Peter Berg in turning Marcus Luttrell's story into a edge-of-your-seat military thriller that never feels over-the-top or sensationalistic."

Posted Dec 20, 2013

Edward Douglas

39 50%

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty wants to be a modern fable, trying to manage the difficult feat of tugging on heartstrings without yanking on them, but the innate silliness of the fantasy elements threatens to cover up how good it is."

Posted Dec 18, 2013

Joshua Starnes

40 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"A brilliantly witty take on the world of the stock market that's on par with Scorsese classics like Goodfellas and Casino."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Edward Douglas

41 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"Enough quotable quips and laughs to enjoy the movie as a whole ... but when it goes off the rails and starts getting silly, it has a hard time recovering."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Edward Douglas

42 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"Despite a first-rate cast and the original playwright adapting his own Pulitzer winning drama August: Osage County's overwrought melodrama centers around a woman so boorish you wouldn't want to spend two minutes, let alone two hours, with her."

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Joshua Starnes

43 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"A dark comedy with a dash of crime drama and a crime drama with a healthy sense of humor, American Hustle defies easy categorization as it offers up a twisty plot and some of the year's best performances."

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Joshua Starnes

44 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"A definite must-see for long-time Disney fans."

Posted Dec 10, 2013

Edward Douglas

45 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

"A welcome return to form for Peter Jackson that should help remind everyone why they loved 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy so much."

Posted Dec 7, 2013

Edward Douglas

46 52%

Out of the Furnace (2013)

"Other than some decent performances from Bale and Harrelson, this feels like it could have been executed better. "

Posted Dec 4, 2013

Edward Douglas

47 61%

Hours (2013)

"A solidly-directed thriller that could easily appeal to a wider audience than the arthouse crowd."

Posted Dec 2, 2013

Edward Douglas

48 95%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"One of the Coen Brothers' more enigmatic offerings ... gets major points for the authentic folk music and an unforgettable committed performance by Oscar Isaac."

Posted Dec 2, 2013

Edward Douglas

49 42%

Oldboy (2013)

"A few minor changes and another strong, rounded performance by Josh Brolin helps Spike Lee's remake overcome some of the problems inherent in revisiting known source material."

Posted Nov 27, 2013

Edward Douglas

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