HitFix

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 98%

Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The TV Fargo establishes itself as its own wonderful thing that is connected to the movie without being a recreation of it, and that doesn't seem unworthy of the name. "

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

2 86%

Mad Men: Season 7 (TV, 2014-2015)

" It's an excellent starting point for an episode that, even more than the average Mad Men premiere, has to spend an awful lot of time (especially given that it's our first one-hour premiere in a few years) filling us in on what happened during the hiatus. "

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

3 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"... does a wonderful job of laying out not only the stakes but the process in a way that even someone who has never paid attention to football can understand..."

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Drew McWeeny

4 98%

Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014)

" We close on another sort of potential threat to the Lannisters with an extended suspense sequence featuring everyone's favorite buddy team of Arya and the Hound. It's a fascinating closing scene. "

Posted Apr 7, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

5 96%

Silicon Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Silicon Valley is the right show in the right medium, on the right channel, at the right time. "

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

6 50%

Turn: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Turn isn't bad, but it's also too forgettable to deserve a long look, cool credits or no. "

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

7 100%

Veep: Season 3 (TV, 2014)

" The improvements made to Veep feel sustainable. "

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

8 100%

Ilo Ilo (2014)

"There's a guarded optimism to this hushed, thoughtful miniature, even with our knowledge of the yo-yo economy to come."

Posted Mar 31, 2014

Guy Lodge

9 77%

Noah (2014)

"For anyone who is willing to challenge their own ideas of what this story means and how Biblical stories can be told, 'Noah' is one harrowing ride."

Posted Mar 24, 2014

Drew McWeeny

10 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"... the best action film out of the entire Marvel movie universe so far, bar none."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Drew McWeeny

11 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"The onslaught is deliciously relentless, like being beaten over the head with a marshmallow pillow, and taking a bite with each blow."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Guy Lodge

12 72%

The 100: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" I'm still struggling to find a single character whose fate I'm even vaguely invested in, but my outright antipathy towards some of the characters ha[s] begun to fade. "

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Dan Fienberg

13 41%

Divergent (2014)

"Overall, Divergent is familiar fare, but served up by a cast that is fiercely dedicated to the material."

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Drew McWeeny

14 36%

Believe: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" I liked the Believe pilot a lot more, if only for the direction of it. "

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

15 78%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"The film doesn't just feel like a double-length episode of the series. The scope feels bigger, the look is richer, and the focus on who Veronica is and why she's so good at this job goes much deeper than the show usually did."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

16 88%

Chef (2014)

"... simple truth shines through loud and clear in 'Chef,' a movie with a heart the size of Texas..."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Drew McWeeny

17 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"Not only is it uproariously funny and almost breathtakingly dirty, it is better written than it needs to be on a character level, delivering completely on its premise."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Drew McWeeny

18 64%

Bad Words (2014)

"Working from a wicked script by Andrew Dodge, [Jason Bateman has] made a film that gives him one of the best starring roles he's ever had..."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Drew McWeeny

19 78%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"There is a definite feeling that these are old friends that we are being reunited with, and I hope new viewers don't feel left out."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Drew McWeeny

20 52%

Resurrection: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It is non-terrible, but when there is a vastly better take on the exact same idea, the only excuses for watching this one are a lack of a Netflix subscription or a violent medical allergy to reading subtitles. "

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

21 41%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"... if you're up for sea serpents, exploding fat men, and an impressively insane performance from Eva Green, then "300: Rise Of An Empire" should entertain you tremendously."

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Drew McWeeny

22 79%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"If only someone had a time machine they could use to go back and show the finished film to the creative team two years ago so they could fix all the things that don't work. Ah, if only."

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Drew McWeeny

23 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"In Anderson's hands, the revolution is ridiculous, and that buys him room to grapple with some big ideas at the same time in what I am sure is one of the best films he's made to date."

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Drew McWeeny

24 21%

Son Of God (2014)

"... a genuinely bland and forgettable picture... about as middle-of-the-road as a movie can be. "

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Drew McWeeny

25 65%

The Red Road: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Mental illness is a tricky thing to portray on screen without seeming cheesey; The Red Road approach is very cheddar. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

26 97%

The Americans: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Absolutely dynamite. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

27 92%

Vikings: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Vikings remains a genuine pleasure rather than a guilty one. It ain't deep much of the time, but it does the job, and I'm glad it's back. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

28 100%

Hannibal: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" The last thing television needs is more serial killer dramas. But when they're this well made, this smart and creative and unexpectedly funny? Then, yes, more Hannibal, please. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

29 36%

Mixology: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The "Just another night at the bar" conceit of Mixology induces a prolonged shrug, because whatever happens in this night would probably happen tomorrow and plausibly with a more interesting group of patrons. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Dan Fienberg

30 81%

Vikings: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" There are more ambitious dramas on television right now, but few that deliver as consistently on what is promised than Vikings. "

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

31 25%

Mind Games: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The pilot episode is peppered with comments about why the brother's idea - and, thus, the premise of the show - shouldn't work, as well as references to things that have brought down past Killen series like Lone Star and Awake. "

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

32 36%

Growing Up Fisher: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" This faux-Wonder Years approach doesn't really work, though, in that the kids are forgettable and Jenna Elfman's character is actively grating. "

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

33 76%

About a Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It's not a terrible show, but it's a fairly literal, toothless translation of the source material that doesn't give much indication of working as an ongoing series. "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

34 50%

Happily Divorced : Season 1 (TV, 2011)

" When the characters on Happily Divorced deliver their dumb punchlines, they seem like members of some alien species who learned everything they know about humanity by watching reruns of Growing Pains. "

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

35 40%

Cupid: Season 1 (TV, 2009)

" If you didn't like Cupid in its first incarnation and you weren't predisposed to like it now for a litany of behind-the-scenes reasons, ABC's new Cupid is instantly forgettable and disposable "

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Dan Fienberg

36 83%

Private Violence ()

"It has a tremendous lead character in domestic violence advocate Kit Gruelle, a heartbreaking main case study and genuinely difficulties telling its actual story."

Posted Feb 17, 2014

Dan Fienberg

37 ——

Watchers of the Sky ()

"Social justice is a hard and often nebulous concept to depict in a documentary Belzberg actually revels in the elevated aspects of the discussion."

Posted Feb 17, 2014

Dan Fienberg

38 92%

The Return To Homs (2014)

"There are shades of Kubrick to the long, uninterrupted shots that take us through bombed out buildings, a labyrinth of ruins that still have poignant ties to our heroes."

Posted Feb 17, 2014

Dan Fienberg

39 13%

Winter's Tale (2014)

"'Winter's Tale' is the 'Batman and Robin' of magical realism."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Drew McWeeny

40 67%

Harper's Island: Season 1 (TV, 2009)

" I didn't think the Harper's Island pilot was good, but I thought it was fun. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Dan Fienberg

41 85%

House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" By the time I finished watching the second season, most of it within the space of a few days, I had come to the conclusion that it's simply a bad show with the pretensions of a good one - a USA show that's bad because it thinks it's an HBO show. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

42 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"'Robocop' is not a bad movie, but it's a half-baked one, and more than anything, I was left asking the same question afterwards that I had before, one that I still can't really answer for myself: why?"

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Drew McWeeny

43 68%

About Last Night (2014)

"... by refusing to play to the typical roadblocks of the genre, the film manages to offer people something honest, and... couples will recognize themselves in the film."

Posted Feb 10, 2014

Drew McWeeny

44 77%

Infinitely Polar Bear ()

"Seemingly in perfect sync with Forbes' direction and screenplay, Ruffalo turns Cameron into a well-rounded, three-dimensional character."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Gregory Ellwood

45 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"Anderson has hit on the ideal narrative context for his restless romanticism and production design fetish."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Guy Lodge

46 55%

Laggies (2014)

"It is charming and often seems to have some real insight to this arrested adolescence that seems to be more and more common, if not acceptable these days."

Posted Feb 5, 2014

Drew McWeeny

47 100%

Friday Night Lights: Season 4 (TV, 2009-2010)

" The major story is among the most compelling season-long arcs this great, great drama has had, and all the other elements are all still in place, no matter what side of town Eric Taylor works. "

Posted Feb 3, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

48 22%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"Writer/director Tom Gormican has certainly established a voice for his debut feature, but unfortunately, it is a grotesque, immature, and cheerfully misogynistic voice, one that I would not want to hear a second time."

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Drew McWeeny

49 57%

Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" If nothing else, warring factions supporting all the different Bonds will probably be able to agree on this -- the "real" thing, which this likely isn't, doesn't measure up to any Bond that ever was -- or will be. "

Posted Jan 29, 2014

Liane Bonin Starr

50 ——

Hot in Cleveland: Season 2 (TV, 2011)

" It's not genuinely good on its own, but it sure seems that way when it's joined at the hip Happily Divorced. "

Posted Jan 28, 2014

Alan Sepinwall

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