Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
The Last Mountain (2011)
"Not so much even-handed as open-minded, this forceful and impacting documentary is as much an indictment of how energy is produced in the Unite States as Inside Job was in how it eviscerated Wall Street."
"[It] must be admitted that writer/director André Øvredal fantastical real world fairy tale opus gets the job done, delivering a 90-minute entertainment that's as silly and nonsensical as it is a heck of a lot of fun."
Super 8 (2011)
We Are The Night (2011)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
The First Grader (2011)
The Silent House (2011)
The Tree of Life (2011)
The Hangover Part II (2011)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
The Beaver (2011)
Hobo With a Shotgun (2011)
Something Borrowed (2011)
X: Night of Vengeance (2011)
"Certain scenes cackle with an erotically unsettling electricity that got under my skin, and thanks to Bianca's galvanizing and fearless performance there are plenty of reasons for potential viewers open to the seedy subject matter to give this one a shot."
"Meticulously paced, methodical in the way it delivers its information, this film isn't so much scary as it is deeply disconcerting, everything moving towards a somewhat inevitable conclusion that had me nonetheless squirming."
African Cats (2011)
"While it doesn't go very far beyond what you can find on Cable or Public Television that doesn't make it any less enthralling, and for my part I enjoyed from start to finish with virtually no effort whatsoever."
Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
Stake Land (2011)
Water for Elephants (2011)
"But as things trudge along the movie becomes sadly less and less interesting, Lawrence more apt to be engrossed in creating beautiful picture postcard images then he is in trying to ground the core dramatics into anything real."
"But the last third is a disaster, everything that happens both asinine and illogical, and by the time it was over I could have cared less about any of the characters, their plight or if the killer was going to be stopped one smidgen of a single bit."
Scream 4 (2011)
"[They've] taken the ideas of the first film and twisted them in on themselves, using the technological advances of the last decade and society's celebrity-obsessed culture to give the series an invigorating kick."
Winter in Wartime (2011)
"While far from terrible, I can't really say this one is all that good, either, and like spending a night out having one to many the only thing lasting about this new journey with Arthur Bach is the unhappy hangover one is left with the very next morning."
Your Highness (2011)
"At the same time, Green is far too talented a filmmaker for this picture to be quite this unrelentingly terrible, and for everyone involved I can't help but think this is a collective low none of them will soon live down."
Fast Five (2011)
"As debuts go, the one director Michael Greenspan and screenwriter Christopher Dodd make here is pretty darn impressive. All the pieces of this puzzle are in place, the filmmakers connecting them one to the other with cocksure confidence."
"We root for Frank even though his antics as the Crimson Bolt become more and more extreme as the film goes along, especially after Boltie joins the team, keeping things in an insane moralistic grey area that's thought-provoking and invigorating."
"But at a certain point the bottom falls out of this production, the filmmakers letting things get increasingly silly and ludicrous unleashing a final climactic flourish of lunacy and tedium that had me scratching my head as to what exactly just happened."
"Other than some truly obnoxious and out of place sexual innuendos that serve no purpose and have no reason to be in the film other than to help it achieve a PG rating, this is a picture unashamedly geared towards little kids under the age of ten."
Source Code (2011)
Black Death (2011)
Jane Eyre (2011)
"It is a movie that has delved into the nooks and crannies of the author's brain unlike any other before it that I have seen, and for that reason alone I do call it a triumph and a motion picture most definitely worth the time to experience for one's self."
Win Win (2011)
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
"This is a full-bore legal thriller of maneuvering and slight-of-hand, of parlor games and verbal ingenuity, and when all is said and done the tension ratcheted up is of a higher pedigree than I would have believed was possible before entering the theatre."
"Better, part of me kind of thinks the film is maybe extolling the virtues of addiction, saying the pluses outweigh the minuses as long as you have enough self control to understand your limits and not overdue it."
Sucker Punch (2011)