Cedar Rapids doesn't manage to evoke the laughs many will seek going in -- in quantity or size. Luckily, its solid beginning and end manage to mostly distract from a middle portion that drags on for far too long. At the end of the day, Cedar Rapids is a decidedly unconventional dramedy that definitely won't appeal to all, but has enough unique wit to form its own memorable identity.
Star Trek Into Darkness is visually stunning, dark and ambitious. Its cast is fantastic, its narrative enthralling, its action exhilarating, its mysteries intriguing, and it sets a dark, brooding tone while still maintaining the series' trademark sense of adventure and fun.
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The Class is an honest, heartfelt and consistently entertaining portrayal that maintains a level of realism that will keep its viewers constantly reminding themselves that they're not watching a documentary -- it's difficult to think of much higher praise to heap on the film than that.
With a spectacular lead performance from Gyllenhaal, a mind-bending narrative and a shocking, utterly breathtaking conclusion, Donnie Darko is the kind of film that deserves to be commended for both its ingenuity and near-flawless execution.
Surreal, haunting and beautiful, Pan's Labyrinth is that rare, truly one-of-a-kind cinematic experience that absolutely demands a watch, both for its bizarre yet wonderful fantasy and emotionally wrenching war tale.