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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Premium Rush (2012)
It's a tight little thriller, briskly told. And I'm already having a hard time remembering anything else about It.
Posted May 3, 2015
2
I still cannot fathom whatever point Lee's trying to make here, or why he would derail his not-bad summer idyll with such a nuclear bomb.
Posted May 3, 2015
3
Of course it's garbage. But this is my favorite kind of garbage.
Posted May 3, 2015
4
Nobody will mistake this for a great comedy, but I enjoyed the madcap looseness and consistently high spirits.
Posted May 3, 2015
5
The Campaign (2012)
It's the most infuriating kind of comedy, one that keeps flirting with sharp ideas, only to retreat into barn-door-broad buffoonery.
Posted May 3, 2015
6
So lightweight and underdeveloped, you leave the theatre feeling like they still haven't found him yet.
Posted May 3, 2015
7
Ruby Sparks (2012)
There's no shortage of interesting ideas submerged here. Too bad it's such a slog to sit through.
Posted May 3, 2015
8
The ubiquitous product placements tend to undercut the anti-corporate speechifying.
Posted May 3, 2015
9
Count me in the camp that wouldn't mind another Young/Demme movie every two or three years from here on out.
Posted May 3, 2015
10
An ultimately haunting worst-case-scenario for Americans living beyond their means after the bottom dropped out.
Posted May 3, 2015
11
A sprawling mess that basically reboots itself and starts all over again roughly halfway through its ludicrous 164-minute running time.
Posted May 3, 2015
12
It plays like Days of Heaven by way of The Road Warrior.
Posted May 3, 2015
13
Savages (2012)
Visually dazzling, if a bit bluntly simplistic and over-written. In other words, it's an Oliver Stone movie.
Posted May 3, 2015
14
There's only so much formula the filmmakers can shellac over their subject's increasingly obvious heartbreak.
Posted May 3, 2015
15
Could we please try telling a decent story for a change instead of worrying so much about setting up a damn franchise?
Posted May 3, 2015
16
Ted (2012)
Very funny until all of the sudden it's not anymore.
Posted May 3, 2015
17
This all could have been resolved with a single conversation.
Posted May 3, 2015
18
Rock of Ages (2012)
I know that in the history of cinema there have probably been worse movies. I'm just having a hard time thinking of one right now.
Posted May 3, 2015
19
What garbage cinematography! I'd gladly donate $10 to buy them an [expletive] tripod.
Posted May 3, 2015
20
Prometheus (2012)
The best-looking stupid movie I've seen all year. It's sumptuously photographed, and often inane.
Posted May 3, 2015
21
It's Anderson's most carefully constrained, painstakingly overdesigned movie, yet also his most gushing and emotionally accessible.
Posted May 3, 2015
22
Hysteria (2012)
A lame love triangle, suffragist speechifying and a wee bit of coy tittering regarding ladies' private parts.
Posted May 3, 2015
23
A ramshackle curiosity of a film, poorly made and more admirable in intent than execution.
Posted May 3, 2015
24
A decade-late three-quel anticipated by nobody.
Posted May 3, 2015
25
Battleship (2012)
Ladies and gentlemen, the reductio ad absurdum of dumb summer blockbusters.
Posted May 3, 2015
26
The Dictator (2012)
Feels more like one of those lousy SNL movies from the early nineties than the work of our sharpest contemporary satirist.
Posted May 3, 2015
27
Bernie (2012)
Actual scenes with Black, MacLaine and McConaughey start to feel like over-acted interruptions to the documentary we'd rather be watching.
Posted May 3, 2015
28
Possibly the least consequential movie ever made.
Posted May 3, 2015
29
Goldthwait's bile may be cathartic, but it also feels a bit cheap.
Posted May 3, 2015
30
A big, splashy movie in which stuff blows up a lot, yet you go home talking about the actors.
Posted May 3, 2015
31
With uncommon sensitivity, Jacobsen digs into that heady, woozy mix of angst and ardor that characterizes puberty.
Posted May 3, 2015
32
The Raven (2012)
CSI: Nevermore.
Posted May 3, 2015
33
No great shakes, but it's well-made and often very funny.
Posted May 3, 2015
34
Bully (2012)
Doesn't dig any deeper than surface-level pathos and cheap shots at school administrators.
Posted May 3, 2015
35
Goon (2012)
I laughed so hard I almost injured myself. My distinguished colleague fell out of his chair.
Posted May 3, 2015
36
A triumph of fight choreography, spatial relations and precious little else.
Posted May 3, 2015
37
A film about the pursuit of perfection. And the cost.
Posted May 3, 2015
38
Intruders (2012)
Clive Owen's daddy issues are getting out of hand.
Posted May 3, 2015
39
Being Flynn (2012)
I'm still not sure what this is all supposed to be about, save for a bunch of scenes that happened to somebody, sometime.
Posted May 3, 2015
40
Even if you're making a bad movie on purpose, it's still a bad movie.
Posted May 3, 2015
41
We're not supposed to talk about a lot of the ugly feelings Kevin stirs up, but maybe we need to.
Posted May 3, 2015
42
Project X (2012)
Superbad for bullies.
Posted May 3, 2015
43
The most dire romantic comedy in years.
Posted May 3, 2015
44
W.E. (2012)
A marvelous 10-car pileup of ostentatious art direction and dated fashion shows in search of reason for being.
Posted May 3, 2015
45
The Grey (2012)
This movie is awesome.
Posted May 3, 2015
46
As befitting the blunt dullness of the title, it manages the neat trick of being curiously watchable without ever crossing the line into remotely interesting.
Posted May 3, 2015
47
A florid, melodramatic tear-jerker of questionable taste but undeniable emotional impact.
Posted May 3, 2015
48
Pariah (2011)
Such a shame the rest of the picture hews so closely to the stereotypical indie playbook.
Posted May 3, 2015
49
Carnage (2011)
The funniest movie I saw last year. A short, tart, altogether delectable slice of misanthropy.
Posted May 3, 2015
50
Joyful Noise (2012)
I did, however, enjoy when Kris Kristofferson comes back from the dead to sing a duet with Dolly.
Posted May 3, 2015