Playing for Keeps (2012)
"Playing For Keeps unfolds like a metaphorical deconstruction of his charms: a meandering, formulaic look at a former sports star confronted by an uncertain future as he continues to exploit the superficial things the world still seems to want from him."
Les Misérables (2012)
"A briskly engaging adventure shrouded in superfluous detail, though also, yes, admittedly, technical virtuosity, it's an accomplished if unexciting first chapter in the preamble to his Oscar-winning film series."
Alex Cross (2012)
Red Dawn (2012)
"at best the cinematic equivalent of a voting-day robocall to people who are susceptible to nailbiting, apocalyptic paranoia - even as a fantasy-actioner, it's too cartoonish to embrace and too dangerous to indulge."
The Master (2012)
"a perfect circle of visceral and philosophical energies which makes The Master a remarkable, ferocious experience, not just one of the best films of the year, but a singular achievement that doesn't just earn its divisiveness but outright demands it."
Cloud Atlas (2012)