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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
85/100
Gran Torino (2009)
An ideal platform for writer/ director Clint Eastwood to show the world that, at 78 years of age, he's at the top of his game.
Posted Jan 11, 2009
2
80/100
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Posted Jan 9, 2009
3
49/100
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Posted Jan 9, 2009
4
83/100
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Posted Jan 9, 2009
5
71/100
Certainly passable, but less than spectacular, Brideshead Revisited is an authentic and decent adaptation of a well-known novel, but nothing more.
Posted Jan 7, 2009
6
84/100
Valkyrie (2008)
Tom Cruise's ego-driven "Look at me; aren't I heroic?" performance detracts, but it's just too compelling and the other performances too pitch-perfect for this to ruin things.
Posted Jan 7, 2009
7
66/100
Swing Vote (2008)
Goes for cheap laughs with its politics, but wins back at least some respect when it presents its central characters as real people and their issues as immune to instant cure.
Posted Jan 6, 2009
8
87/100
A fascinating tall tale until the incredible Tilda Swinton appears, vulnerable, full of regrets and compelling us to start thinking, but from then on, this is a tour de force.
Posted Jan 6, 2009
9
72/100
MirrorMask (2005)
The story is interesting, in a twisted fairytale sort of way, but the novelty of this dream world does eventually wear off, and we're left checking our watches.
Posted Jan 5, 2009
10
75/100
The Express (2008)
While there's nothing remarkable about the way director Gary Fleder has brought The Express to the screen, this is a solid film that does justice to Davis' legacy.
Posted Jan 3, 2009
11
57/100
The story is predictably pedestrian, the conflict laughable and the dialogue too lifeless to be laughable, but closer to that than convincing or compelling.
Posted Jan 3, 2009
12
83/100
It's like getting two movies for the price of one %u2013 light romantic comedy and a relatively effective human drama at the same time.
Posted Jan 1, 2009
13
71/100
This is not just another hodgepodge of a movie that's all noise and excess; writer/ director Richard Kelly has a point here; he has plenty to say.
Posted Dec 30, 2008
14
74/100
Ghost Town (2008)
While it's true that romantic comedy is to fine film what a burger and fries is to gourmet dining, David Koepp has shown here that his directorial skills are considerable.
Posted Dec 30, 2008
15
75/100
The Duchess (2008)
Deserves credit for playing things straight %u2013 complete with its moral quagmire and inherent sadness. The performances of Knightley, Fiennes and Atwell really make it work.
Posted Dec 29, 2008
16
64/100
Eagle Eye (2008)
Lowest-common-denominator filmmaking at its most discouraging, with makers who believe moviegoers too stupid to think, so instead opt for constant adrenal gland stimulation.
Posted Dec 21, 2008
17
67/100
Doesn't take full advantage of the opportunity offered by a year-long glimpse into young lives. One is left to wonder what Errol Morris would have done with the challenge.
Posted Dec 20, 2008
18
72/100
More an inconsistent collection of gags and skits than a cohesive feature, but the highs are funny and the lows hard to get worked up about, so we still walk away smiling.
Posted Dec 19, 2008
19
85/100
Dustin Hoffman is subtly brilliant, Emma Thompson is tremendous, and writer/ director Joel Hopkins deserves our thanks for creating such a gentle, wonderful film.
Posted Dec 15, 2008
20
38/100
Not funny, not sexy, not even obnoxious enough to get anyone worked up, The House Bunny truly establishes a new low water mark for 2008 cinema.
Posted Dec 14, 2008
21
63/100
How anyone ever thought there was more than one movie in the Mummy concept, I don't know.
Posted Dec 12, 2008
22
75/100
Taking on Seuss has proven a challenge for Hollywood, but a nice balance has been struck here between authenticity and new ideas. This one's a winner.
Posted Dec 12, 2008
23
74/100
Coach Carter (2005)
By making the choices the filmmakers did here, we get a movie that may not be profound, but it's both highly entertaining for its sports and fascinating for its social issues.
Posted Dec 11, 2008
24
79/100
Fascinating and horrifying, especially if you take a step back and view it thinking about what it tells us about the society in which these abuses took place.
Posted Dec 5, 2008
25
81/100
Some of Will Ferrell's biggest fans might find it overly tame and subtle, but it's interesting, enjoyable and a revelation to see he can keep his pants on and still entertain.
Posted Dec 3, 2008
26
65/100
Only occasionally funny and about three times as long as the material justifies, it's boring and just a little bit embarrassing to sit through.
Posted Dec 2, 2008
27
69/100
It's unfair to characterize it as Lord of the Rings-Light, but it's difficult to avoid that conclusion after watching this earnest but seriously under-inspired effort.
Posted Dec 1, 2008
28
75/100
Even with its excess and undeniably heavy hand, this is a whole lot of fun as a satire of Hollywood, a take off on war/ action flicks and as a straight-ahead action movie.
Posted Nov 17, 2008
29
68/100
Impressive to look at, but in the end, it just doesn't ring true.
Posted Nov 13, 2008
30
82/100
WALL-E (2008)
Not about high profile characters or big action, it delights by entertaining and inspiring more subtly. Who expected that from any movie these days, let alone an animated one?
Posted Nov 13, 2008
31
76/100
A witty, visually interesting and sweet comedy that works in pretty much all departments.
Posted Nov 10, 2008
32
66/100
Rather than enhancing the franchise, Shrek the Halls is a dispiriting holiday cash cow.
Posted Nov 9, 2008
33
79/100
Get Smart (2008)
Without Anne Hathaway, Get Smart might have been a one-note comedy; with her, it's super spirited and super fun.
Posted Nov 9, 2008
34
73/100
Often funny, sometimes perceptive, and always offbeat, Kevin Smith has made a film that's not for everyone but worthwhile for those tired of the same old romantic comedies.
Posted Oct 31, 2008
35
65/100
Hamlet (2000)
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Posted Oct 18, 2008
36
77/100
CQ (2002)
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Posted Oct 18, 2008
37
78/100
A great-looking, colourful old-style classic.
Posted Oct 18, 2008
38
73/100
Tinker Bell (2008)
Sweet and fun, mostly free from overbearing celebrity voices and, while the computer animation is unremarkable, it looks good enough to make the overall impression solid.
Posted Oct 17, 2008
39
87/100
40
68/100
41
88/100
42
74/100
43
47/100
44
70/100
Paris Blues (1961)
45
71/100
46
70/100
47
75/100
48
85/100
A real kick in the gut
Posted Jul 5, 2008
49
64/100
Untraceable (2008)
Neither terrible nor memorable, Untraceable is the sort of movie that lives up to its name %u2013 within an hour of seeing it, memories of it will vanish without a trace.
Posted May 23, 2008
50
88/100
Featuring one of the most complex and interesting lead characters you will ever find in the movies, Paul Thomas Anderson's film marks a big step forward for the director.
Posted Apr 24, 2008