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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 93%

Drive (2011)

"Every individual element of Drive is familiar, but the combination is uniquely intoxicating"

Posted Sep 16, 2011

Eric D. Snider

2 0%

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

"This is the Tom Brady who made The Hot Chick and The Comebacks, not the Tom Brady who plays football, although who's to say which of them is better at making movies?"

Posted Sep 14, 2011

Eric D. Snider

3 83%

Warrior (2011)

"O'Connor doesn't just provide rah-rah fighting -- he makes it mean something. It's a pretty sneaky trick, giving us a testosterone-driven fight movie that also makes us cry."

Posted Sep 9, 2011

Eric D. Snider

4 90%

Attack the Block (2011)

"Few movies this year have been as all-out fun to watch as this one."

Posted Sep 9, 2011

Eric D. Snider

5 84%

Contagion (2011)

"Contagion is effective because it plays not on our fears of fictional boogeymen and monsters, but on actual threats."

Posted Sep 9, 2011

Eric D. Snider

6 33%

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)

"It's the movie equivalent of a one-night stand, that's all: fun, but nothing special."

Posted Sep 3, 2011

Eric D. Snider

7 77%

The Debt (2011)

"An intelligent, well-crafted, and grown-up espionage thriller."

Posted Aug 31, 2011

Eric D. Snider

8 58%

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)

"Does an admirable job maintaining an ominous tone, and young Bailee Madison gives a natural, unaffected central performance."

Posted Aug 29, 2011

Eric D. Snider

9 24%

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

"Not to be a pessimist here, but if your military is so understaffed that women who are nine months pregnant are considered fit for active duty, I don't think you're going to win the war."

Posted Aug 24, 2011

Eric D. Snider

10 80%

Higher Ground (2011)

"It's a refreshingly honest and uncynical examination of Christian faith, viewed through the eyes of a believer who's as sincere about her faith as she is about her doubts."

Posted Aug 24, 2011

Eric D. Snider

11 45%

You yi tian (One Day) (2010)

Posted Aug 19, 2011

Eric D. Snider

12 72%

Fright Night (2011)

"It might be a response to a craze, but it gnaws out its own niche within the catacombs of B-moviedom."

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Eric D. Snider

13 45%

30 Minutes or Less (2011)

"As R-rated comedies go, this one is modestly enjoyable but unremarkable, liable to be forgotten in, oh, say, a half hour or so."

Posted Aug 13, 2011

Eric D. Snider

14 76%

The Help (2011)

"The film presents the thorny, emotionally charged material with respect and abundant good humor."

Posted Aug 12, 2011

Eric D. Snider

15 25%

The Change-Up (2011)

"The perverse humor and outrageous scenarios made me laugh often enough to recommend the movie, but I'm disappointed that it didn't explore the potential in an R-rated body-swap comedy more carefully."

Posted Aug 8, 2011

Eric D. Snider

16 63%

Another Earth (2011)

"Some movies hold up to repeat viewings; Another Earth barely survives one."

Posted Aug 5, 2011

Eric D. Snider

17 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"The cowboys and aliens are here, sure enough. They just didn't bring enough fun with them."

Posted Jul 29, 2011

Eric D. Snider

18 79%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"I liked the film. I like almost any film where someone warns the villain, "You cannot control the power you hold! You will burn!""

Posted Jul 23, 2011

Eric D. Snider

19 96%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

"My hunch is that your reaction to this haunting, magical final installment will mirror your reaction to the book."

Posted Jul 15, 2011

Eric D. Snider

20 14%

Zookeeper (2011)

"I don't know who it's for, other than people who enjoy making fun of bad movies. "

Posted Jul 7, 2011

Eric D. Snider

21 35%

Larry Crowne (2011)

"How could a man so adept at comedy, and so savvy in general, be responsible for such a flavorless pile of glop?"

Posted Jul 1, 2011

Eric D. Snider

22 36%

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

"This would be a solid 60-minute action movie, if only there weren't 97 crass additional minutes diluting it."

Posted Jun 30, 2011

Eric D. Snider

23 80%

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011)

"Like Conan himself, the movie is almost unceasingly funny, often pointedly so."

Posted Jun 23, 2011

Eric D. Snider

24 39%

Cars 2 (2011)

"A tedious action caper that has only a handful of laughs and suffers from a dearth of storytelling magic. It's shockingly un-Pixar-like."

Posted Jun 23, 2011

Eric D. Snider

25 56%

A Bag of Hammers (2012)

"Happy, uncynical, and heartfelt, so gosh-darned likable that any flaws in its methods are easily overlooked."

Posted Jun 23, 2011

Eric D. Snider

26 26%

Green Lantern (2011)

"The film wears its nerdy heart on its sleeve, which is endearing, and often falls just short of hitting the mark, which isn't. But a sufficient number of elements work well enough that I came away smiling. "

Posted Jun 17, 2011

Eric D. Snider

27 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"I look forward to watching it again sometime, preferably projected on a large screen in a park some summer night."

Posted Jun 11, 2011

Eric D. Snider

28 93%

Midnight in Paris (2011)

"With everyone having fun, both in front of and behind the camera, it's hard for a viewer not to find the whimsy contagious."

Posted Jun 3, 2011

Eric D. Snider

29 68%

Rubber (2011)

"The 82-minute film feels a bit stretched, but not as much as you'd expect with a premise this odd."

Posted May 27, 2011

Eric D. Snider

30 81%

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

"The humor isn't as sharp as before, but the action is exciting and exceptionally well-animated."

Posted May 26, 2011

Eric D. Snider

31 33%

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"This is the fourth movie; it feels like the twentieth."

Posted May 20, 2011

Eric D. Snider

32 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"It's stunning that an R-rated female-driven comedy has been made at all, let alone that it's often uproariously funny and centers on believable characters."

Posted May 13, 2011

Eric D. Snider

33 54%

Hesher (2011)

"A dark, weird, and wholly unique comedy that uses a bucketful of obscenity to help the sweetness go down. "

Posted May 12, 2011

Eric D. Snider

34 15%

Something Borrowed (2011)

"That is quite a pickle. Or at least it would be if real people were involved, or if it were addressed with any degree of intelligence."

Posted May 7, 2011

Eric D. Snider

35 77%

Thor (2011)

"The film has a lot of solid laughs, actually, without becoming a cartoon."

Posted May 7, 2011

Eric D. Snider

36 77%

Fast Five (2011)

"One of the better entries in the series. That's not to say it isn't big and dumb, only that its big dumbness is executed with some degree of competence."

Posted Apr 30, 2011

Eric D. Snider

37 38%

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

"The problem with the last couple movies to feature Madea, in fact, has been that they haven't featured Madea enough."

Posted Apr 27, 2011

Eric D. Snider

38 58%

Scream 4 (2011)

"In many ways, Scream 4 is exactly the kind of dumb, mechanical slasher movie that Scream was talking about. "

Posted Apr 15, 2011

Eric D. Snider

39 72%

Rio (2011)

"The film has been made with such sunny enthusiasm that it's easy to disregard its over-familiar story and just enjoy the samba."

Posted Apr 15, 2011

Eric D. Snider

40 55%

The Conspirator (2011)

"Happy 146th anniversary, Abraham Lincoln's assassination! In your honor we have prepared a didactic but not entirely unenjoyable historical drama!"

Posted Apr 14, 2011

Eric D. Snider

41 72%

Hanna (2011)

"A sure-footed action thriller."

Posted Apr 8, 2011

Eric D. Snider

42 27%

Your Highness (2011)

"Though clearly very expensive to make, it has the feel of something conceived and shot over the course of a weekend."

Posted Apr 8, 2011

Eric D. Snider

43 94%

Winter's Bone (2010)

"Not having been to this part of the country, I can't say for sure whether Granik has captured it accurately. The point is that it feels genuine."

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Eric D. Snider

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Zonad (2011)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Eric D. Snider

45 ——

My Brother's War (2005)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Eric D. Snider

46 ——

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Eric D. Snider

47 96%

True Grit (2010)

"This isn't the deepest Western or the most thoughtful Coen brothers film, but dang if it isn't a good time."

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Eric D. Snider

48 84%

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

"Somehow, the result is both magically old-fashioned and wonderfully modern, the natural evolution of the heartwarming, rib-tickling, toe-tapping Disney treasures of yesteryear."

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Eric D. Snider

49 ——

The Next Step (1997)

"You hate to mock something as earnest as this, but what can you do?"

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Eric D. Snider

50 ——

Off The Grid - Life on the Mesa (2008)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Eric D. Snider

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