L.A. Confidential (1997)
"It doesn't let up for a second, cramming James Ellroy's sprawling novel into a mere 98 minutes. That's both good and bad. The good? It's an exhilarating, breakneck ride. The bad? It's over far too soon."
Bad News Bears (2005)
"Even if you never saw the original Bad News Bears, you've probably seen this movie. You know, the one where the reluctant coach pulls together the ragtag bunch of misfits and teaches them important lessons about teamwork."
Fever Pitch (2005)
Blast From the Past (1999)
"In Blast From the Past, Brendan Fraser certainly fits in the title role. He's a blast -- goofy, wide-eyed and romantic, continuing his impeccable streak of making OK movies (including this one) far more watchable than they should be."
The Perfect Man (2005)
The Boxer (1997)
"We never figure out, though, what drives Day-Lewis' Danny. We just take it on faith that he's stubborn and sick of violence. The filmmakers don't help much, offering just a twist on the star-crossed lovers story, mixed with standard boxing melodrama."
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Rock of Ages (2012)
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
"It's quickly going to become the new favorite movie of flocks of moviegoers whose hearts don't necessarily race at the sight of superheroes in spandex, killer space aliens, randy teenagers or serial killers."
Dark Shadows (2012)
Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
American Reunion (2012)
John Carter (2012)
Project X (2012)
"Can't really think of more to do than have a big party, so there are lots of grinding dances, DJs, boozing, drugs, making out and topless women in the swimming pool. Every once in a while someone throws up."
Safe House (2012)
Man on a Ledge (2012)
The Artist (2011)
"If you care to join him on that adventure, you'll likely find it incredibly affecting, a multi-hankie story, expertly made. If you don't? You'll resist the film's manipulations (and don't all films manipulate?), perhaps quite vocally."
The Iron Lady (2012)
"Wastes an extraordinary Meryl Streep performance as the filmmakers muck about in maudlin meanderings that probably would have earned them a severe tongue-lashing from the film's formidable subject. "
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
War Horse (2011)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
"It's exhausting and at least 10 minutes too long ... But Spielberg is able to keep you hooked with his intricately constructed chase scenes, which mesh well with the boyish aplomb of its eager young hero. "
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
"A huge improvement over the first one, and not just because it has things the 2009 hit didn't bother with - such as a memorable villain, a decent plot and an ending that doesn't seem made up as it goes along. "
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
"Moments of wild inspiration and dry wit help to compensate for the forgettable title character. All the fun is happening around him, resulting in a story that goes from antic to blah and back again."
J. Edgar (2011)
Tower Heist (2011)
The Debt (2011)
The Help (2011)
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Friends With Benefits (2011)
Larry Crowne (2011)