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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
86%

Cold in July (2014)

2
94%

"We shouldn't forget this is McConaughey's world. He remains a magnetic presence, his soft-spoken Southern drawl and slithery charm keeping you from fully despising this guy Woodroof."

Posted Dec 14, 2015
3
58%

Capital (2013)

"Costa-Gavras certainly found an intriguing leading man in Elmaleh, with his ice-cold stare that may remind audiences of Steve McQueen at his most penetrating."

Posted Dec 14, 2015
4
60%

Dare (2009)

"I've rarely seen a more rabidly inconsistent film -- astute one moment, stupid the next."

Posted Nov 10, 2015
5
86%

Steve Jobs (2015)

6
27%

Pan (2015)

7
92%

The Martian (2015)

8
73%

Everest (2015)

9
64%

The Visit (2015)

10
67%
11
9%
12
88%

"Why do I still feel a bit jilted? Because the premise is actually kind of promising."

Posted Aug 2, 2015
13
93%
14
82%
15
66%
16
98%

Iris (2015)

17
51%

Promised Land (2013)

"The road to movie hell is paved with good intentions."

Posted May 3, 2015
18
62%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"Plain, cleanly directed meat-and-potatoes action filmmaking that aspires to competence and simplicity. A nice change of pace."

Posted May 3, 2015
19
51%

This is 40 (2012)

"There's a shrillness that is admirable in theory but rather off-putting in practice. It's just not very funny."

Posted May 3, 2015
20
38%

"It just cruises along in second gear, being genial."

Posted May 3, 2015
21
64%

"A bloated, entirely unnecessary cash-grab prequel suffering from a fatal case of elephantitis."

Posted May 3, 2015
22
3%

"Someone maybe should've told this guy if you want to rekindle a romance with a woman, you probably shouldn't start by sleeping with all her friends."

Posted May 3, 2015
23
62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"Wallows in fat jokes and wink-wink nudge-nudge references that anybody with even a passing knowledge of cinema history will find eye-rollingly obvious. "

Posted May 3, 2015
24
73%

"The film has a square-jawed elegance that occasionally hits a note of grandeur when it's not just being silly."

Posted May 3, 2015
25
91%

Holy Motors (2012)

"Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend for the digital era. Both exuberant and melancholy, it's a film about an allegedly dying art form that is thrillingly alive. Cinema is dead. Long live cinema."

Posted May 3, 2015
26
49%

" Winking, self-aware camp that eventually explodes into a craptacular of the highest order."

Posted May 3, 2015
27
100%

"This movie gets under your skin."

Posted May 3, 2015
28
92%

"Wouldn't it be great if mental illness really was as adorable as it is in the movies?"

Posted May 3, 2015
29
93%

Skyfall (2012)

"Director Sam Mendes can't decide if he's shooting a chilly noir or a Roger Moore camp classic."

Posted May 3, 2015
30
49%

"All that matters here are cockamamie anachronistic music cues, low-rent filmmaking and one spectacularly hammy turn from Russell Crowe."

Posted May 3, 2015
31
93%

The Sessions (2012)

"It's all so plodding and beige, yet giving this movie a bad review is like kicking a kitten."

Posted May 3, 2015
32
46%

The Details (2012)

"Everything here is intentionally grotesque to service the filmmaker's cheap shots. Women and black people are just plain crazy."

Posted May 3, 2015
33
66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"Even at its most risible, this oddball picture has a groovy, inclusive spirit that feels downright revolutionary in our sterile, blockbuster age."

Posted May 3, 2015
34
11%

Alex Cross (2012)

" The usual over-familiar mélange of forensic evidence and titillating torture porn that reminds me why I don't watch network television procedurals. "

Posted May 3, 2015
35
4%

"A greedy billionaire's most feverish nightmare realized with all the amateurish panache of a daytime soap opera."

Posted May 3, 2015
36
63%

Sinister (2012)

"Even the daytime scenes are shrouded in such deep shadows, you're mainly left wondering why nobody ever just turns on the damn lights."

Posted May 3, 2015
37
82%

"I'm not sure it all hangs together in the end, but McDonagh's grasping at something interesting."

Posted May 3, 2015
38
87%

"I should love this movie, but something about it kept me at arm's length."

Posted May 3, 2015
39
87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"Very much the work of an older man revisiting the obsessions of his youth, struggling at times to reconnect with them."

Posted May 3, 2015
40
80%

Pitch Perfect (2012)

"A slovenly lark, but a spirited one."

Posted May 3, 2015
41
33%

"Funded by conservative Christian billionaire Phil Anschutz and released by rightwing overlord Rupert Murdoch, it attempts to fashion a feel-good family-friendly triumph of union busting and privatization. "

Posted May 3, 2015
42
93%

Looper (2012)

"Rian Johnson is a very clever man, if sometimes a bit too clever for his own good."

Posted May 3, 2015
43
45%

"It's isn't awful. Just terribly pleasant, that's all."

Posted May 3, 2015
44
51%

"Doesn't just remind you what a great screen presence Clint Eastwood is; it makes you appreciate him even more as a director because Lorenz does such a terrible job. "

Posted May 3, 2015
45
78%

Dredd (2012)

"It's a good deal wittier than expected from a movie that consists mostly of people getting shot in the face."

Posted May 3, 2015
46
85%

End of Watch (2012)

"I'm still wondering who we're supposed to assume was holding the camera during Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick's sex scene."

Posted May 3, 2015
47
84%

"This is a great radio bit. Problem is that somebody decided this was a movie, and it is certainly not."

Posted May 3, 2015
48
5%

"One of those lousy multinational productions usually cobbled together from some Israeli dry-cleaner's fun-money hoping for a quick buck on the direct-to-video circuit."

Posted May 3, 2015
49
56%

"Constantly ducks away from any semblance of adult sexuality, indulging in garish colors and giggle fits. "

Posted May 3, 2015