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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/5
It may be too long and repetitious, but this directing debut from South Korean actor Yang Ik-June has some remarkable moments.
Posted Feb 2, 2010
2
3/5
3
2/5
The film, while it doesn't lack tension, never catches fire. Compared with the mini-series, it seems flattened out and improbable. It's as if the change in setting has changed the mood too. And not for the better.
Posted Feb 2, 2010
4
4/5
5
2/5
Armored (2009)
6
1/5
7
1/5
8
3/5
9
2/5
10
3/5
Brothers (2009)
11
5/5
12
1/5
The film is such a misjudged farrago that it makes Miss Congeniality seem like a masterpiece.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
13
3/5
The chief glory is the way its director, Michel Hazanavicius, manages to copy the thrillers of the time while taking the mickey out of them - this is funny, mischievous and sly.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
14
4/5
Full of the small revelations that make up everyone's memories and regrets. It is beautifully acted too.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
15
3/5
16
2/5
Though they provide us with a fair number of fight scenes, explosions and suchlike, the Hughes brothers clearly think they are also Saying Something Important. The result is like The Road rewritten by Sarah Palin for the greater good of Alaska and mankind
Posted Jan 15, 2010
17
2/5
Distinctive as it is, there's not much in the end that remains in the memory except the performances. And there ought to be more.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
18
2/5
The few women in the cast look aghast at what is going on.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
19
3/5
So Yong eschews drama for a quiet sensitivity which suggests the young can get over almost anything adults put upon them simply with native wit and resource.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
20
3/5

21
4/5
A riveting film which, were it fiction, might be disbelieved as melodrama.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
22
2/5
A slice of pure Hollywood hokum overstaying its welcome by at least 15 long minutes.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
23
2/5
The Road (2009)
24
4/5
25
2/5
Humpday (2009)
One could only feel sorry for Alycia Delmore as the pliant wife of the silly husband, who goes along with his irritatingly neurotic friend's idea.
Posted Jan 5, 2010
26
1/5
They call this the "squeakquel" and that's about all you'll want to know about a film that remorselessly pulls all the levers of the first highly successful box-office attraction.
Posted Jan 5, 2010
27
5/5

28
3/5

29
2/5
Writer-director Marc Lawrence's film delivers some halfway decent lines for Grant to gobble up gratefully enough up until this point, but from here on in it gets worse and worse.
Posted Jan 5, 2010
30
4/5
Nowhere Boy (2010)
31
2/5
Judging by the first of the new St Trinian's films, we shouldn't have expected more than rudimentary farce from the second.
Posted Dec 18, 2009
32
4/5
Nine (2009)
A smart and classy film which comfortably trumps the stage show.
Posted Dec 18, 2009
33
3/5
34
2/5
There's mayhem all over the place and not a policeman, or much logic, in sight. Watchable nonsense, with performances better than the story deserves.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
35
5/5
What a cast, and what superbly florid but controlled direction. Unequalled Technicolor photography from Jack Cardiff. too.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
36
3/5
A whimsically charming comedy.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
37
2/5
Unmade Beds (2009)
You could call the film either fresh and charming or hopelessly second-hand. There is, indeed, something there. But not much.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
38
1/5
Carriers (2009)
The movie has as much depth as the single piece of paper on which the script was obviously written.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
39
2/5
The Limits of Control gives off the scent of a thriller but the general odour of an art movie purposefully going nowhere.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
40
4/5
41
4/5
Avatar (2009)
42
2/5
Competent film-making renders the film watchable but it's silly in essence and there's nothing the cast can do about that, however hard they scream.
Posted Dec 4, 2009
43
3/5
We are never quite sure whether this is a thriller or a dark romance, but Keaton conjures up some excellent scenes and allows Macdonald the chance to shine.
Posted Dec 4, 2009
44
Disgrace (2008)
45
2/5
Director Steven Soderbergh is still as likely to serve up a stinker as a sweet-smelling success. The Girlfriend Experience? It gives off a fragrant pong.
Posted Dec 4, 2009
46
1/5
The Box (2009)
Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko made him famous, but to judge by this unhappy mess he's having trouble confirming his talent.
Posted Dec 4, 2009
47
4/5
48
4/5
Comedy is never any good when it simply goes for laughs - and Linklater and his company have managed something of serious intent very well.
Posted Dec 4, 2009
49
3/5
Séraphine (2009)

50
1/5
Mr. Right (2006)