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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
Kick-Ass (2010)
2
2/5
Undemanding and unoriginal, this is all swagger and no substance.
Posted Feb 26, 2010
3
3/5
Despite the title, nobody in this film is fine. But, if youâ(TM)re in the mood for a well-acted drama that will strum obstinately at those heartstrings, youâ(TM)ve got it.
Posted Feb 26, 2010
4
3/5
Leap Year (2010)
Call us old-fashioned, but we expect some actual funny moments in our romantic comedies; you canâ(TM)t get by on charming lead actors and pretty scenery alone. Especially when the storyline is so massively predictable.
Posted Feb 26, 2010
5
3/5
Helen Mirren has earned nominations galore for her OTT performance as Mrs Tolstoy, but she doesn't get heat's vote.
Posted Feb 19, 2010
6
4/5
Crazy Heart (2009)

is terrific in his richest role since The Big Lebowski. But the surprise is Farrell, unexpectedly winning as the successful protégé keen to give his mentor a break.
Posted Feb 19, 2010
7
3/5
Jackson's candy-coloured fantasias - reminiscent of 1970s concept-album artwork - are no substitute for actual drama. There's nothing at stake.
Posted Feb 19, 2010
8
3/5
Not bad, but JK Rowling can rest easy.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
9
4/5
A Single Man (2009)

A beautiful, heartbreaking, life-affirming film that's as warm and funny as it is devastating.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
10
3/5
Valentine's Day is an enjoyably empty, tempting snack of a movie, thoughtfully served in candy-coated bite-size chunks.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
11
3/5

A little charmless and not particularly funny. The recycling message is also woefully heavy-handed.
Posted Feb 5, 2010
12
4/5
A fresh, funny take on the classic coming-of-age tale, and a chance for Cera to show us what he's made of.
Posted Feb 5, 2010
13
3/5
Invictus (2009)
As you'd expect from Eastwood and this cast, it's got quality written all over it.
Posted Feb 5, 2010
14
2/5

It looks and feels like a contrived stage play, and a fundamental lack of credibility in the premise makes it difficult to care about anything that happens.
Posted Jan 22, 2010
15
1/5
It's baffling that some of our favourite actors would sign up for this slightly creepy, desperately unfunny twaddle. Don't encourage them by watching it.
Posted Jan 22, 2010
16
4/5
It's very enjoyable, if ultimately a little insubstantial for Best Picture glory.
Posted Jan 22, 2010
17
4/5
Heartwrenchingly sad, yet ultimately uplifting, Shine director Hicks more than matches the film that made him famous with this deeply moving tale.
Posted Jan 22, 2010
18
5/5
A riveting rise-of-the-underdog drama anchored by newcomer Tahar Rahim's sensational lead performance.
Posted Jan 22, 2010
19
4/5
Brothers (2009)
Don't be put off by the "Afghan war" tag - Brothers isn't half as harrowing as some of the other awards-bait offerings coming our way. This touching family drama deserves to find an audience.
Posted Jan 22, 2010
20
2/5
Post Grad (2009)

The level of humour is summed up by the scene where a dead cat is buried in a pizza box.
Posted Jan 5, 2010
21
3/5
Spread (2009)
The promising beginning deteriorates into a baffling shambles, with each character changing their entire personality at least once.
Posted Jan 5, 2010
22
3/5
Considering how rarely Grant works, you'd expect genuine excellence in the scripts he picks. We'd expected more than this merely serviceable, not very believable Hollywood romcom.
Posted Jan 5, 2010
23
2/5
Lazy, predictable and seriously lacking in shocks.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
24
3/5
Carriers (2009)
The anti-Zombieland - a darker, more intense look at humanity.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
25
3/5
Jonze's inspired evocation of childhood may strike a chord with adults; for younger audience members still living it, the appeal is far from certain.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
26
3/5

A claustrophobic, creepy popcorn flick that compensates for predictable scares with deliciously disgusting moments involving a whole spectrum of bodily fluids.
Posted Dec 8, 2009
27
2/5
The Box (2009)

A potentially clever idea becomes a pretentious trip into the director's own obsessions.
Posted Dec 8, 2009
28
4/5
Zac confidently takes another few steps away from the Wildcats of East High in an amiable showcase for his talents.
Posted Dec 8, 2009
29
4/5
Nativity! (2009)
Sweet, funny, bags of charm: Outnumbered meets Britain's Got Talent, with added Christmas.
Posted Nov 27, 2009
30
2/5
Wildly implausible tosh.
Posted Nov 27, 2009
31
4/5
Peli makes our identification with the 20something couple so complete, we're utterly caught up in the escalating terror.
Posted Nov 27, 2009
32
5/5
A bold, unique, exquisite gem.
Posted Nov 20, 2009
33
3/5
You go in expecting a jaunty caper. What you get, disconcertingly, is a bleak, rather sad study of an unraveling mind.
Posted Nov 20, 2009
34
4/5
New Moon flirts with various treatment methods - rehab, alternative medication - before giving us the fix we crave. Fans will not be disappointed.
Posted Nov 20, 2009
35
4/5
Easily the funniest movie ever to feature a goat-slaying psychic.
Posted Nov 6, 2009
36
4/5
Funny, sexy, cool and destined to become a cult classic.
Posted Nov 6, 2009
37
3/5
A Christmas Carol is certainly set to win the nation's attention. With all this hype, we'd hoped for something a bit more special.
Posted Nov 6, 2009
38
3/5
9 (2009)
An interesting experiment that doesn't quite survive the conversion from short to long format.
Posted Oct 30, 2009
39
4/5
An Education (2009)
Much more than a simple cautionary tale, An Education captures the giddy hopes and fears of adolescence, and the dawn of the most transforming decade in recent memory.
Posted Oct 30, 2009
40
3/5
Jokes only get you so far, and The Goods gets increasingly bogged down in its uninspired plotlines. Ferrell's cameo is a particular lowpoint.
Posted Oct 23, 2009
41
3/5
Entertaining enough but, despite a sequel-set-up ending, this franchise will have to sharpen its fangs if it really wants to take on Twilight.
Posted Oct 23, 2009
42
4/5
Anderson's recent films The Life Aquatic and The Darjeeling Limited suffered in terms of story. The switch to animation, and the benefit of a plotline borrowed from a master storyteller, have recharged his creative batteries.
Posted Oct 23, 2009
43
3/5
Triangle (2009)
A decent supernatural thriller undone by an unfortunate structural flaw.
Posted Oct 16, 2009
44
2/5
Gilliam struggles to create a coherent frame for his visual ambition.
Posted Oct 16, 2009
45
3/5
Universal's latest is merely adequate, and will likely be best enjoyed by the happily indulgent and mildly inebriated.
Posted Oct 16, 2009
46
4/5
An Indie romcom which doesn't pile on the contrived quirkiness and instead concentrates on being believable, smart and sweet.
Posted Sep 11, 2009
47
2/5
Dorian Gray (2009)
Just like Dorian, it's all style and no substance. And valiant turns from Firth and co can't save this from being a melodramatic, overwrought mess.
Posted Sep 11, 2009
48
4/5
Hollywood, famously, makes few movies aimed at older females because young men are much easier to satisfy. Julie & Julia is that rare film targeted at your mum, but we think you'll enjoy it too.
Posted Sep 11, 2009
49
4/5
A clever, refreshing, non-formulaic antidote to your average, bog-standard Hollywood romcom.
Posted Sep 4, 2009
50
4/5
District 9 (2009)
Who knew that a movie that begins like an Apartheid spin on Brazilian ghetto drama City Of God, then mutates into The Fly, would wind up pushing some emotional buttons in a way reminiscent of ET?
Posted Sep 4, 2009