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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 16%

Love Happens (2009)

"For a sparkly star vehicle with aspirations no greater than highlighting the perfect bone structure of its featured players, Love Happens makes a good case for the three-act formula of a skillfully crafted Hollywood romance." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Sep 17, 2009
3/4 80%

It Might Get Loud (2009)

"It's as enchanting to watch them listening to each other as it is for us to listen to all three." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Aug 27, 2009
2/4 44%

Ex Drummer (2011)

"A thoroughly offensive and often hilarious punk requiem about rape, murder, violence, kinky sex, drugs, destruction, bad manners and rock 'n' roll -- not necessarily in that order." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Aug 6, 2009
3/4 78%

Throw Down Your Heart (2008)

"This is an honest journey into discovery that reveals the connection music brings between cultures where commonality is not always easy to find." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Aug 6, 2009
2/4 68%

Funny People (2009)

"Considering all the funny people who contributed to the creative mix of Funny People, it's a crying shame this good-hearted comedy doesn't deliver more genuine laughs." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jul 30, 2009
1.5/4 22%

Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

"This live-action update of a popular Japanese anime film from 2000 has a heart full of mythology, but its fangs are dulled by an anemic script and clumsy action sequences that are notable mostly for an excess of cheese, not blood." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jul 10, 2009
3/4 68%

Bruno (2009)

"Intolerance and outrage has never been funnier, and nobody incites it better than Brüno, Borat or Baron Cohen." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jul 9, 2009
3.5/5 77%

Un Baiser s'il vous plaît (Shall We Kiss?) (2009)

"[A] delightful and deeply satisfying French confection." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3/4 88%

The Black Balloon (2008)

"There are wrenching scenes that are brutally stark, yet there remains a steady sense of calm that is touching and sensitive without ever turning sentimental." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Apr 2, 2009
3/4 28%

Fast & Furious (2009)

"Even the most mundane lives occasionally sparkle with moments of exhilaration, and so does Moscow, Belgium." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Apr 2, 2009
2/4 16%

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

"Despite well-designed scare shots, the laborious telling of this elaborate ghost story ultimately fizzles under the weight of too much effort." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 26, 2009
2.5/4 52%

Shuttle (2009)

"Shuttle is a grim and twisted exercise in high-stress terror that falls just short of the torture-porn subgenre." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 12, 2009
2.5/4 42%

The Last House on the Left (2009)

"First-time director Dennis Iliadis spices up the visual style with unusual camera and cutting choices that liven the tempo beyond typical horror-movie cliché. Time will tell whether or not this Last House launches his career." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 12, 2009
3.5/4 92%

Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008)

"If The Godfather is the operatic pinnacle of gangster movies, let Gomorrah be its biblical counterpart." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Feb 26, 2009
3/4 83%

Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

"A hazy, nuanced and remarkably assured debut from filmmaker Barry Jenkins." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Feb 19, 2009
2.5/4 24%

Fired Up (2009)

"This is a silly little movie that can." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Feb 19, 2009
2.5/4 50%

Donkey Punch (2008)

"Packs a magnetic jolt of fearsome intensity." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Feb 12, 2009
1.5/4 32%

Fanboys (2008)

"While it may score some points as an extended in-joke, the mix of juvenile comedy and insider asides is arcane, snobby and just not very funny." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Feb 5, 2009
2.5/4 14%

The Spirit (2008)

"The script often plods through sequences of clunky dramatic structure. Comic art may be inherently cinematic, but there's still some ink separating panels on a page from flickers on a screen." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Dec 29, 2008
3/4 77%

Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008)

"The controversial process of counterfactual history gets a captivating workout in Virtual JFK." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Dec 11, 2008
3/4 92%

Obscene (2008)

"The focus of Obscene remains steadfastly on the man, thanks to a rich variety of archival and interview clips that span his entire career and a slew of colleagues, fiends and enemies." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Nov 21, 2008
3/4 81%

Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

"Problems are addressed in a narrative progression that gets more horrendous and builds into utter despair, except for the final few words of activism and optimism." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Nov 7, 2008
2.5/4 59%

RocknRolla (2008)

"RocknRolla is a recovery from the knockout blows of his past two films but Ritchie is certainly retreading familiar thematic territory." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Oct 31, 2008
2.5/4 16%

Max Payne (2008)

"A movie that cares much more for poetic choreography in explosive gunfights than gaping lapses of logic in a flimsy crime narrative." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Oct 17, 2008
2/4 52%

Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert (2008)

"The package is a friendly, if lackluster, affair..." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Oct 3, 2008
1.5/4 37%

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

"When a movie features two spit takes in the first 15 minutes, it's a pretty clear indicator of which way the rest of the farce will go." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Oct 3, 2008
2/4 74%

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

"There's not much reality or intellect to be found." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Oct 3, 2008
3.5/4 92%

Still Life (Sanxia Haoren) (2006)

"An extraordinary glimpse into the psychology, subtext and austere reality of modern Chinese culture." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Sep 26, 2008
3/4 68%

The Universe of Keith Haring (2008)

"An affectionate and absorbing look at the premiere artist of the '80s downtown New York art scene, whose images quickly penetrated popular culture around the world." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Sep 19, 2008
3/4 66%

Ping Pong Playa (2007)

"Ping Pong Playa falters on formula only occasionally, but otherwise remains a consistently agreeable romp that strikes just the right chord of ironic sentimentally." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3/4 86%

In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2008)

"Writer/director Alex Holdridge maintains the intrigue of Wilson and Vivian's dance through a combination of naturalistic dialogue and a magical-realist style." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Sep 12, 2008
1/4 42%

The House Bunny (2008)

"If another dumb-blonde joke is something you've hoped never to suffer again, make every effort to avoid the protracted punch line that constitutes the bulk of The House Bunny." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Aug 21, 2008
1.5/4 40%

The Rocker (2008)

"An innocuous late-summer entry that barely rises above the level of sitcom alternative to Olympic-coverage overload." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Aug 20, 2008
3/4 81%

The Silence Before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach) (2007)

"The engaging enigma of The Silence Before Bach demonstrates an artistic wisdom that is as satisfying as it is challenging." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Aug 1, 2008
2.5/4 68%

CSNY Déjà Vu (2008)

"Might have packed a stronger punch with more commitment to both the music and the message." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jul 25, 2008
2.5/4 55%

Step Brothers (2008)

"It doesn't rank high in the lowbrow-comedy genre that has produced legitimately smart entries such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin or Knocked Up, but it does succeed as a token contender by delivering real laughs at the expense of intelligence and decency." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jul 25, 2008
2/4 20%

Meet Dave (2008)

"[An] unremarkable sci-fi gagfest." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jul 11, 2008
87%

Bomb It (2008)

"The kinetic editing that keeps bopping from continent to continent never lets up, and it's often impossible to absorb the impressive array of images." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Apr 4, 2008
2.5/4 81%

Quantum Hoops (2007)

"While it may not be the most absorbing subject for a feature documentary, the hoop dreams of a brainiac team that wants to win just once does make for an amusing diversion, especially with another season of college-bracket fever upon us." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 28, 2008
3.5/4 77%

Paranoid Park (2007)

"Gus Van Sant's capper to a trilogy of experiments in elliptical narrative and lyrical structure is a masterful triumph of art, craft and empathy for the complicatedness of being a real teenager." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 21, 2008
3/4 56%

Bab'Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Own Soul (2008)

"Using a mostly seamless series of narrative techniques, the film spins a string of interconnected stories based on Sufi mysticism." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 14, 2008
2/4 13%

College Road Trip (2008)

"Even Donny Osmond's sparkling teeth seem a little dim compared with the unsullied gleam the movie presents as real life." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 7, 2008
3.5/4 93%

U2 3D (2007)

"It's an incredible performance captured in a medium that attains a unique aesthetic of immediacy and humanity from the powerful rock quartet." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jan 23, 2008
3/4 53%

Steep (2007)

"Even though the pull of the mountain remains a mystery, we do gain some understanding of the humanity that fuels the hair-raising risks captured so eloquently on film." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jan 18, 2008
1.5/4 40%

The Bucket List (2007)

"The Bucket List's craft is as impeccable as moviemaking technique and computer tricks can be. But boiled into a formula that is sometimes cloying and sweet, the movie is nonetheless a lazy low-grade product." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jan 11, 2008
1.5/4 13%

First Sunday (2008)

"Who wants reality and a hollow inspirational message after a setup promising madcap laughs?" ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jan 11, 2008
2.5/4 57%

What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)

"What Would Jesus Buy? is paved with good intentions..." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Nov 30, 2007
2.5/4 100%

Bound to Lose (2006)

"A truly mad tale of a band that began as a loose amalgamation out of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early '60s and managed to keep getting back together for reunions and revivals until 2005." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Nov 16, 2007
2.5/4 69%

Khadak (2007)

"There's an eerie, magical quality to the political and symbolist fable embedded in Khadak, a visually beautiful film about disappearing nomadic culture on the harsh steppes of Mongolia." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Nov 2, 2007
3/4 64%

Dan in Real Life (2007)

"Carell plays it fairly straight in a movie that hits high on the scales of comedy and romance, with just a dollop of dramatic reality. It's almost as if he were playing, well, real life." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Oct 26, 2007
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