"Each inconsequential moment and each surreal, "out there" bong hit captures the heart and soul of the characters."
"The action, the adventure, the excitement, the awe, and especially the sense of humor and fun are direct responses from the characters themselves. "Up" is a masterpiece."
"Fortunately this entry in the series is less SparkNotes and more like an actual movie (unlike the previous film)."
Year One (2009)
"The few jokes that actually elicit audible chuckles lack the punch or insight a really smart comedy might possess."
""Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" exists. That's neither a good nor bad thing. It just exists."
The International (2009)
"It's better on silent with Japanese subtitles. But I also must add that the shootout is glorious and completely took me by surprise (and giddy delight)."
The Hangover (2009)
"While I like a good drunken adventure comedy as much as the next person, "The Hangover" felt as calculated as you can get."
Public Enemies (2009)
"It's boring as Hell and none of the characters have any%u2026 character, or are at all that easy to differentiate from all the others."
17 Again (2009)
"I'd never seen Zac Efron in anything before but now I know this guy's got charisma. 17 Again was a purely unoriginal ripoff, but it sure was a lot of (once again) fun."
"Fun, cute, and not as good as the first. It has a creepy ending, but overall the film does not deserve the scorn heaped upon it and its predecessor."
State of Play (2009)
"Not much to say. It got the job done and will be forgotten right about now."
Observe and Report (2009)
"Not so much funny as it is ballsy."
The Brothers Bloom (2009)
"Rian Johnson seems to knows exactly what he wants in his film, but it was only cute and nowhere near the classic many critics have made it out to be."
I Love You, Man (2009)
"I thought it would be so incredibly stupid. Instead I got a fine, fun comedy with genuine heart that didn't go too overboard with genre cliche."
"A wonderful movie. I would love to see Laika become the Pixar of stop-motion animation, a style which actually looks great in the wholly unneeded 3D. They even got me to obsessively reread the book a few times."
Bubba Ho-Tep (2003)
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Love Actually (2003)
The Missing (2003)
The Italian Job (2003)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
Phone Booth (2003)
Falling Down (1993)