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Rolling Stone

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 98%

Mud (2013)

"What you do need to know is that the acting is top-tier all the way. McConaughey, on a career roll, is magnificent."

Posted Apr 25, 2013

Peter Travers

2 54%

Oblivion (2013)

"For all the bells and whistles - an electronic score by M83, a screen-busting Imax presentation and Cruise going full throttle - Oblivion feels arid and antiseptic, untouched by human hands."

Posted Apr 18, 2013

Peter Travers

3 96%

Persepolis (2007)

"It's a mind-blower."

Posted Apr 12, 2013

Peter Travers

4 45%

To The Wonder (2013)

"Film genius to miss the mark. Case in point: Terrence Malick's To the Wonder, a beautifully empty exercise that - so glacial is the pace - makes Malick's Tree of Life look like G.I. Joe: Retaliation."

Posted Apr 10, 2013

Peter Travers

5 68%

Disconnect (2013)

"How a new director works with actors is telling, and the performances in Disconnect are first-rate all the way. "

Posted Apr 10, 2013

Peter Travers

6 78%

42 (2013)

"At the top of a new baseball season, it's hard not to root for a movie that's in it for the love of the game."

Posted Apr 10, 2013

Peter Travers

7 55%

The Company You Keep (2013)

"Drawing skillfully on a first-rate cast, Redford builds a riveting, resonant political thriller that values the complexity of its characters and the intelligence of its audience."

Posted Apr 5, 2013

Peter Travers

8 68%

Trance (2013)

"Danny Boyle's trippy, Inception-like thriller is a hypnotic head trip that demands you trust no one. "

Posted Apr 5, 2013

Peter Travers

9 93%

Room 237 (2013)

"Ascher's unique and unforgettable film is a tribute to movie love. I couldn't have liked it more."

Posted Mar 28, 2013

Peter Travers

10 8%

The Host (2013)

"The Host is born from the mother of all things Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, which is the next best - or worst - thing, depending on your point of view."

Posted Mar 28, 2013

Peter Travers

11 81%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"[The Place Beyond The Pines] a beast of a movie, an emotional roller coaster that threatens to go off the rails, and does. "

Posted Mar 28, 2013

Peter Travers

12 92%

Gimme The Loot (2013)

"Want a bracing alternative to the usual Hollywood swill? Try Gimme the Loot, a fresh, funky jolt of filmmaking joy. "

Posted Mar 21, 2013

Peter Travers

13 91%

The Sapphires (2013)

"You could call it an Aussie Dreamgirls. I'd call it a blast of joy and music that struts right into your heart."

Posted Mar 21, 2013

Peter Travers

14 38%

Admission (2013)

"I'd see Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in anything, but this is pushing it. Admission is so slight that a breeze could flatten it."

Posted Mar 21, 2013

Peter Travers

15 65%

Spring Breakers (2013)

"Spring Breakers, beach-party fluff done as an art film by the reliably bizarre Harmony Korine, is a return to form for Franco."

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Peter Travers

16 36%

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

"Magicians have been pulling rabbits out of hats for ages. And yet, with all this talent, no one can make a decent script materialize. "

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Peter Travers

17 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"... as limitless technology teaches the wizard about his own human limitations, Franco hits grace notes that let us see glimmers of how great and powerful this uneven Oz might have been."

Posted Mar 7, 2013

Peter Travers

18 31%

Emperor (2013)

"The effort to put a personal face on the major issue of occupation is as timely as Iraq and Afghanistan, but the execution is clumsy and cliché-ridden."

Posted Mar 7, 2013

Peter Travers

19 91%

Beyond The Hills (2013)

"What seems like the makings of a tawdry horror show becomes a subtle and moving exploration into the sacred and profane. "

Posted Mar 7, 2013

Peter Travers

20 68%

Stoker (2013)

"Park has built a hothouse of erotic tension that's primed to explode. Some will find it too much. Screw them. Park's goal is to bust form, not conform to it. Take Stoker for what it is: a thriller of savage beauty."

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Peter Travers

21 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"Jack the Giant Slayer proves the axiom "If you can't make it good, make it 3D.""

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Peter Travers

22 81%

Dances With Wolves (1990)

"Costner tells a personal story that never loses touch with the vast Western spaces encompassing and defining it. Dances With Wolves is an epic that breathes. And it's a beauty."

Posted Feb 22, 2013

Peter Travers

23 93%

No (2013)

"Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted."

Posted Feb 21, 2013

Peter Travers

24 12%

Safe Haven (2013)

"I hate Safe Haven. It's a terrible thing to do to your Valentine."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Peter Travers

25 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

"As supernatural types, Oscar winners Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson overact so strenuously and with such outrageously awful Southern accents that you fear the damage this crock may do to their reputations."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Peter Travers

26 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"This series needs to die here. That would be something to "Yippee Ki-Yay" about."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Peter Travers

27 83%

Side Effects (2013)

"Side Effects is a hell of a thriller, twisty, terrific and packed with surprises you don't see coming. "

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Peter Travers

28 93%

The Gatekeepers (2013)

"The Gatekeepers cuts deeper than any political thriller. It's a powerhouse. "

Posted Feb 2, 2013

Peter Travers

29 37%

Stand Up Guys (2013)

"Some actors don't need top-shelf material. Just the pleasure of their company is enough. And so Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin turn the insubstantial Stand Up Guys into solid entertainment."

Posted Feb 2, 2013

Peter Travers

30 46%

Bullet to the Head (2013)

"Sylvester Stallone shoots people in the face. That's it for subtext in this formula action swill. Why do I sound like I should expect more. Because the credits list the director as Walter Hill."

Posted Feb 2, 2013

Peter Travers

31 100%

Sound City (2013)

"In his directing debut, Dave Grohl shows the instincts of a real filmmaker. Sound City hits you like a shot in the heart. "

Posted Feb 2, 2013

Peter Travers

32 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"Warm Bodies even suggests that true love can help the right zombie grow a new heart. That's a con job that makes Bodies lukewarm at best. "

Posted Feb 2, 2013

Peter Travers

33 15%

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

"This may be the longest 90 minutes you ever spend in a theater. You've been warned."

Posted Jan 25, 2013

Peter Travers

34 61%

John Dies at the End (2013)

"It's the ultimate in spoiler titles. And this stoner Ghostbusters, an altered state disguised as a movie, may also add up to a hot cult item if silliness doesn't sabotage the scares"

Posted Jan 25, 2013

Peter Travers

35 41%

Parker (2013)

"A formula action movie that hits its formula marks as if no one expected more. I do expect more. So do Westlake fans. This Parker spits in our collective eye."

Posted Jan 25, 2013

Peter Travers

36 65%

Mama (2013)

"You know something is up when what looks like a cheapie fright flick is produced by Guillermo Del Toro and boasts an Oscar-nominated actress in Jessica Chastain. Mama doesn't live up to their potential, but the film knows how to creep you out."

Posted Jan 17, 2013

Peter Travers

37 28%

Broken City (2013)

"Another January dud. Broken City drops hot-shot actors in a quicksand of clichés and watches them sink."

Posted Jan 17, 2013

Peter Travers

38 79%

Quartet (2013)

"Hoffman uses all he's learned as a virtuoso actor to shape a film of flesh-and-blood characters, flushed with humor and tenderness. "

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Peter Travers

39 29%

Struck by Lightning (2013)

"In his screenwriting debut, Glee's gifted Chris Colfer, 22, proves he can lace a line with sass and soul. "

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Peter Travers

40 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"Gangster Squad [is] a mob epic that flushes a classy cast (Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone) down the sinkhole of creative bankruptcy."

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Peter Travers

41 52%

Promised Land (2013)

"Promised Land is a potent and powerful look at how the stressed economy is stressing farm communities across America. Director Gus Van Sant finds the human side of a knotty issue."

Posted Dec 27, 2012

Peter Travers

42 70%

Les Misérables (2012)

"No one expects gutsy filmmaking in a musical. But that's just what King's Speech Oscar winner Tom Hooper delivers in Les Misérables. Damn the imperfections, it's perfectly marvelous."

Posted Dec 21, 2012

Peter Travers

43 70%

Not Fade Away (2012)

"Chase offers a gritty, graceful salute to rock & roll in his ardent, acutely observed debut that makes him, at 67, a filmmaker to watch."

Posted Dec 18, 2012

Peter Travers

44 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"Judd Apatow makes comedies that count. This Is 40 doesn't build to a catharsis. Yet Pete and Debbie's sparring yields some of Apatow's most personal observations yet."

Posted Dec 18, 2012

Peter Travers

45 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"The film is a remarkable visual achievement, made more affecting by the depth the actors bring to their characters. "

Posted Dec 18, 2012

Peter Travers

46 44%

On the Road (2012)

"A dash of Tarantino might have juiced up Walter Salles' wrongheadedly well-mannered take on Jack Kerouac's 1957 Beat Generation landmark. On the Road feels tight and constricted."

Posted Dec 18, 2012

Peter Travers

47 61%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"This is Cruise's show. And he nails it. The patented smile is gone, replaced by a glower that makes Jack Reacher a dark and dazzling ride into a new kind of hell."

Posted Dec 18, 2012

Peter Travers

48 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"The knockout punch of the movie season is being delivered by Zero Dark Thirty. Chastain is a marvel, and Bigelow and Boal top their Oscar-winning work in The Hurt Locker."

Posted Dec 18, 2012

Peter Travers

49 93%

Amour (2012)

"The title is french for love. The movie itself, indisputably the year's best foreign-language film and an Oscar front-runner, defines what love is. And it does it the hard way."

Posted Dec 13, 2012

Peter Travers

50 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Tarantino lives to cross the line. Is Django Unchained too much? ... It wouldn't be Tarantino otherwise."

Posted Dec 13, 2012

Peter Travers

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