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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
90%

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
2
81%

"Entertaining enough with visuals to die for, but definitely not as emotionally rewarding as some of this director's other recent pictures."

Posted Aug 29, 2009
3
98%

"A stunningly realistic, thrillingly intense depiction of extraordinary men carrying out one of the toughest jobs imaginable, graced with a knockout performance by relative unknown Renner."

Posted Aug 29, 2009
4
68%

Funny People (2009)

"There's loads to enjoy in this defiantly maturing comedy drama from one of the few directors powerful enough to get such a film made."

Posted Aug 29, 2009
5
18%

Dance Flick (2009)

"A musical spoof with two left feet and no rhythm."

Posted Aug 24, 2009
6
14%

"We've seen it a million times before, and better. The situations are forced, the script is weak, the pace drags and, frankly, it just isn't funny enough."

Posted Aug 24, 2009
7
89%

"Tarantino likes action, but more than anything he likes seeing actors delivering the dialogue he wrote for them. In the case of the surprising, original Inglourious Basterds, we are happy to indulge him."

Posted Aug 24, 2009
8
55%

Orphan (2009)

"Preposterous in all the right ways, Orphan is this week's true guilty pleasure."

Posted Aug 7, 2009
9
35%

"Puppet satire Team America got there first, on a fraction of the budget and with more animated performances."

Posted Aug 7, 2009
10
13%

"This is a romcom made very much in the ribald spirit of lad-centric comedies such as The Hangover, and it makes a refreshing change. Sappy, it ain't."

Posted Aug 7, 2009
11
26%

"Too rude for kids and too dumb for grown-ups, this laboured romp is a dino-snore."

Posted Jul 31, 2009
12
22%

G-Force (2009)

"A slick slice of efficient family entertainment, but lacking the inspiration to turn in into something special."

Posted Jul 31, 2009
13
51%

"Now that all the summer's blockbusters have shot their load, there could be room in the market for this solidly entertaining thriller remake. But your life would hardly be impoverished if you skipped it."

Posted Jul 31, 2009
14
13%

The Informers (2009)

"For diehard Ellis completists only."

EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2009
15
89%

Moon (2009)

"An impressive directorial debut with a smart, absorbing and well-acted film that's not just for geeks."

EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2009
16
84%

"After the clumsy storytelling and hollow action of some of this summer's Hollywood blockbusters, Yates' latest Potter is a shining beacon of quality."

Posted Jul 17, 2009
17
24%

Fired Up (2009)

"Clichéd execution, paper-thin characters."

Posted Jul 10, 2009
18
68%

"A quirky look at women, family and Keanu's bod (still hot). Satisfyingly meatier than your standard chick flick."

Posted Jul 10, 2009
19
68%

Brüno (2009)

"With as many gasps as laughs, and arguably less pleasurable than Borat, Brüno succeeds by sheer dint of Cohen's unrivalled ability to conceive, and then bravely enact, the most jawdropping stunts imaginable."

Posted Jul 10, 2009
20
45%

"Fantastic animation, lively dialogue and some terrific new characters spice up this franchise. It'll delight existing fans and probably win over some new ones too."

EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2009
21
68%

"A film more to admire than to love."

Posted Jul 3, 2009
22
48%

Doghouse (2009)

"A sexist, unoriginal but entertaining bit of fun. And isnt that exactly what you want some Saturday nights?"

Posted Jun 12, 2009
23
85%

"Call it Looking For Box Office: king of gritty social realism Loach has made a wonderful feel-good hit."

Posted Jun 12, 2009
24
79%

The Hangover (2009)

"Debauched, depraved and very, very funny."

Posted Jun 12, 2009
25
79%

"A taut, sexy, French thriller as long as youre happy to accept the ludicrous premise."

Posted Jun 5, 2009
26
70%

"They don't often make romances like this, so tell your mum - or granny!"

Posted Jun 5, 2009
27
33%

"This latest Terminator may well please the committed obsessive, but the rest of us are left feeling simultaneously beaten about the head and yet slightly underwhelmed."

Posted Jun 5, 2009
28
36%

Awaydays (2009)

"Call us old-fashioned, but we wouldn't have minded some characters to relate to, root for and care about."

Posted May 22, 2009
29
70%

Tormented (2009)

"Skins plus multiple slayings equals fun times, best enjoyed while mildly inebriated."

Posted May 22, 2009
30
69%

"Like the play within the film, Synecdoche is bravely ambitious, with glimpses of Kaufman's genius. But it's also an indulgent slog that only the most diehard Kaufmanites will happily endure."

Posted May 15, 2009
31
39%

Fighting (2009)

"If you want to see a shirtless hunk knocking the shit out of fierce fighters, who better to do it than gorgeous hottie Channing Tatum."

Posted May 15, 2009
32
37%

"Avoiding the pitfalls of The Da Vinci Code, the eventful follow-up makes plenty of its own mis-steps. We now have renewed respect for the corny, endearingly unpretentious National Treasure movies."

Posted May 15, 2009
33
87%

"The world could do with some feelgood fun at the moment, and this is utterly infectious - a total joy."

Posted May 8, 2009
34
90%

Coraline (2009)

"Endlessly inventive and impeccably realised, it's tough to find fault with this freaky, feisty fable."

Posted May 8, 2009
35
95%

Star Trek (2009)

"Star Trek is fresh, funny, exciting and - biggest surprise of all - emotionally engaging."

Posted May 8, 2009
36
43%

"Fans will love this bright if bland romp, but it lacks that crossover appeal to make it a guilty adult pleasure."

Posted May 1, 2009
37
65%

"Whether by accident or design, Is Anybody There? shares its youthful lead and '80s setting with funny, inventive Son Of Rambow. It hasn't emerged from its shadow."

Posted May 1, 2009
38
38%

"Entertaining enough to keep Fox and Marvel's planned series of X-Men spinoff movies on track, but not quite the socko start to the summer season we'd anticipated."

Posted May 1, 2009
39
96%

Shifty (2008)

"Moving, gripping and funny, this is a homegrown gem you can't help taking to your heart."

Posted Apr 25, 2009
40
37%

Outlander (2009)

"Outlandish would have been a better title for a film that's great fun and quite exciting before eventually outstaying its welcome."

Posted Apr 25, 2009
41
50%

"Often more funny peculiar than funny ha-ha, this cult flick will offend and baffle plenty an audience member."

Posted Apr 25, 2009
42
84%

State of Play (2009)

"Enjoyable even to audiences with fond memories of the TV series, State Of Play could give brainy big-screen drama a good name."

Posted Apr 25, 2009
43
70%

Religulous (2008)

"Smart, hilarious and thoroughly entertaining."

Posted Apr 3, 2009
44
72%

"DreamWorks Animation tries something new, but we prefer its talking-animal comedies Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda."

Posted Apr 3, 2009
45
61%

"At its best, this is as engaging, funny and warmly moving as Richard Curtis's finest work."

Posted Apr 3, 2009
46
82%

Two Lovers (2008)

"moving, candid study of love and choices. But, if you want escapism, you're probably better off with Marley & Me."

Posted Mar 28, 2009
47
93%

"Chameleon Sheen gives another terrific performance in a compelling, funny drama you don't have to like soccer to enjoy."

EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2009
48
34%

Knowing (2009)

"It probably helps that the trailer flatlined our expectations, but the engaging, unconventional Knowing certainly qualifies as a pleasant surprise."

Posted Mar 28, 2009
49
69%

American Teen (2008)

"Anyone who doesn't like it can stay behind after class."

Posted Mar 7, 2009
50
65%

Watchmen (2009)

"If you're a fan, you'll already have booked your tickets, and we doubt Snyder's reverential approach to the bleak material will disappoint."

Posted Mar 7, 2009