Knight & Day (2010)
"Cruise, for his part, can still dependably produce unlimited quantities of Tom Cruise-ness, a natural resource undiminished and virtually unchanged since its discovery in 1983. The question for the 2010 audience is whether we have any use for it anymore."
Toy Story 3 (2010)
The A-Team (2010)
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
"The stakes are so low that, during the girls' final madcap sprint through an outdoor market disguised in burqas, the unspeakable outcome they're trying to forestall is the possibility of having to fly home in coach."
Robin Hood (2010)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
The Back-up Plan (2010)
Date Night (2010)
"It gets one crucial element of comic filmmaking right in a way that few recent comedies have. It's cast, down to the smallest role, with genuinely funny performers, people who understand how to time a joke, deliver a setup, underplay a deadpan glance."
Clash of the Titans (2010)
"Avatar has taken a lot of heat for being weak on story and overly reliant on visual effects, but compared with this witless, chaotic mess of a movie, James Cameron's epic looks worthy of the ancient Greek authors..."
"The only Verhoeven element that's missing is deliberate camp, a healthy ladling of which might have made Chloe worth watching for some reason other than the prospect of glimpsing Seyfried's and Moore's admirably formed torsos."
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
The Runaways (2010)
"The beats the movie hits are predictable enough that, after a rousing, raunchy opening act, the story of the group's fast rise and spectacular flameout begins to feel like an exceptionally dirty-mouthed after-school special."
Office Space (1999)
Mother (Madeo) (2010)
"Bong's ability to sustain three or four different tones in one movie without betraying the emotional truth of the story is nothing short of amazing: He can pat his head, rub his stomach, and break our hearts all at the same time."
Green Zone (2010)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
The Crazies (2010)
"The filmmakers seem less clear on what really made those early Romero films great, which is something that, by definition, can't be re-created by any level of loving craftsmanship: They were timely."
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Shutter Island (2010)
"The movie is inert, despite the fact that it bombards us with lurid imagery and high-intensity stimuli: frozen Dachau victims, dying Nazis, beautiful child murderesses, abandoned graveyards besieged by hurricanes."
Valentine's Day (2010)
"Contemplating the romantic prospects of Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Garner, it's hard to summon up a sentiment beyond the one muttered by my viewing companion: "Fine, mush your boring faces together already.""
Red Riding Trilogy (2010)
"The music ties together all the pretty pictures, gives the narrative some momentum, and helps to induce a kind of alert detachment, so that you're neither especially interested nor especially bored."
44 Inch Chest (2010)
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Fish Tank (2010)
It's Complicated (2009)
"We don't need to see Daniel Day-Lewis and Nicole Kidman sing a duet next to a Roman fountain any more than we need to see an elephant pirouette in a tutu, but wouldn't you be crazy to pass up the opportunity to see either?"
Crazy Heart (2009)
"You, dear reader, want to know: Is it or is it not stupendously friggin' rad? And the answer is yes. For most of the first hour, a good portion of the second, and even many of the 40 minutes left after that, Avatar is stupendously friggin' rad."
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Up in the Air (2009)
The Road (2009)
"Unless you're far better at walling yourself off from identification than I am, you walk out in a state of untreated shock. Rather than thinking about the movie afterward, you wait for it to wear off."
The Blind Side (2009)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)