At the Movies

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Rating Title/Year Author
Step Up 3 (2010) A.O. Scott I think it actually honors the art form of dance, but not in a solemn, highbrow way. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2010
Middle Men (2009) Michael Phillips I never got the feeling Gallo and company figured out how to compress and focus their stories. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2010
Lebanon (2009) Michael Phillips Very strong, one of the best I have seen this year. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2010
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) Michael Phillips It's just a cheap thriller. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2010
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) A.O. Scott Worthless. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2010
The Extra Man (2010) Michael Phillips I liked it enough to say rent it. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2010
The Extra Man (2010) A.O. Scott I felt the whole movie was kind of mannered and labored. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2010
Get Low (2009) Michael Phillips It's a pleasure to see what kind of career Bill Murray craving out for himself with this sort of this choice. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2010
Life During Wartime (2009) Michael Phillips I can't stand the moral universe that we're dealing with here. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2010
Ramona and Beezus (2010) A.O. Scott It's something that you would not be unhappy seeing on television, [but] there's nothing that calls it for you to go see it on the big-screen. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2010
Winnebago Man (2009) Michael Phillips I know this film sort of deals on a fine line of humiliation and admiration, but I thought it pulled it off. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2010
Winnebago Man (2009) A.O. Scott I think this is a disingenuous and shallow movie about a fairly interesting guy. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2010
Predators (2010) A.O. Scott Antal is a good enough action director that some of the combat is pretty exciting. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2010
Predators (2010) Michael Phillips At the midpoint... it got more and more confined, claustrophobic and flatter. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2010
Dogtooth (2009) Michael Phillips You cannot recommend it lightly because it's disturbing, but it's good. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2010
The Kids Are All Right (2010) A.O. Scott Whatever the facts of your own family life, you're likely to see some of it reflected in this wonderful movie, which you should see as soon as you can. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2010
The Kids Are All Right (2010) Michael Phillips No film has left me with a fuller sense of satisfaction this year so far. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2010
Love Ranch (2010) A.O. Scott It starts flat and gets so tired. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2010
Grown Ups (2010) A.O. Scott Lazy is the word. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2010
I Am Love (2009) Michael Phillips You have an actress that plays just every moment for keeps without milking it. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2010
I Am Love (2009) A.O. Scott Luca Guadagnino did just a wonderful job of conveying this woman's emotional gathering storm. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2010
Wild Grass (2009) Michael Phillips I found its high comedy very potent. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2010
Wild Grass (2009) A.O. Scott Too oblique, too arch. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2010
South of the Border (2009) Michael Phillips I think it's a galling. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2010
South of the Border (2009) A.O. Scott Too much of the movie is about Stone's fawning regard for these powerful men. He's an annoying presence, both on screen and in voiceover, who nearly sabotages his own movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2010
Restrepo (2010) Michael Phillips It's the best thing I've seen in a long time. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2010
Metropolis (1927) Michael Phillips This movie is certifiably nuts and naive in many ways, but it is so exciting. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2010
Breathless (1959) Michael Phillips Breathless feels like it was [made] tomorrow. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2010
Breathless (1959) A.O. Scott It's like a bullet from the future of movies. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2010
Cyrus (2010) A.O. Scott I think all these performances are struggling to fill in the margins here. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2010
Cyrus (2010) Michael Phillips This one's a disappointment, though, even with a valiant A-list cast. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2010
Winter's Bone (2010) Michael Phillips This lead performance [from Jennifer Lawrence] is excellent. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2010
The Karate Kid (2010) A.O. Scott It's not as good as the 1984 version. I say that not just out of nostalgia, but because I think that that was a more satisfying drama. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2010
Killers (2010) A.O. Scott This should be and could be a really fun and entertaining, silly movie and it isn't. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2010
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) Michael Phillips You really do get the sense that she is tuning out the camera half the time and you're getting honest glimpses of everything. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2010
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) A.O. Scott The portrait that emerges is of a woman who is vain, anxious, profane, reckless, honest and frequently brilliant. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2010
Agora (2009) Michael Phillips I wish the movie kind of caught fire for me. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2010
The A-Team (2010) A.O. Scott I was not charmed by it. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2010
Ondine (2009) Michael Phillips It sort of falls flat. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2010
Ondine (2009) A.O. Scott There are some interesting secondary characters, but you didn't get I thought a full enough sense of this world and it's dramatic stakes. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2010
Marmaduke (2010) Michael Phillips I had a Scooby-Doo nightmare flashback. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2010
Marmaduke (2010) A.O. Scott This movie is one big dog. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2010
Holy Rollers (2010) Michael Phillips I think [Eisenberg is] a much more astute and detailed actor then some people give him credit for. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2010
Holy Rollers (2010) A.O. Scott Eisenberg showed this character's dilemma in, I thought, a really smart way. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2010
Splice (2009) A.O. Scott [It's] witty, aware of its own craziness, and disarmingly insightful about the psychology of its characters. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2010
The Special Relationship (2010) Michael Phillips Very astute. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2010
The Special Relationship (2010) A.O. Scott It's smart and believable and very well-acted. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2010
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) A.O. Scott This is a movie that knows exactly how dumb it is. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2010
MacGruber (2010) Michael Phillips Some of these two minute sketches look a little thin at 87 to 92 minutes. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2010
Shrek Forever After (2010) Michael Phillips This one had the same paucity in wit and script issues as the whole Shrek series. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2010