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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/5
The Dry Land (2010)
Well-intentioned, if unevenly executed.
Posted Jul 30, 2010
2
1/5
It's lurching, desperate and borderline incomprehensible -- a movie whose characters act according to no known precept of recognizable human behavior.
Posted Jul 30, 2010
3
4.5/5
It's always a challenge for actors to meet the expectations readers have in their heads. These performances offer pleasure throughout.
Posted Jul 23, 2010
4
4/5
Freewheeling and funny.
Posted Jul 23, 2010
5
4/5
This is a meat-and-potatoes espionage yarn that passes by quickly enough and meets the requirement of making us try to guess: Who is Salt?
Posted Jul 23, 2010
6
3.5/5
There is much that's appealing, from the performances to the scene where Turteltaub re-creates a live-action version of the classic scene from Disney's Fantasia.
Posted Jul 16, 2010
7
4.5/5
A comedy of modern manners with the texture of a great short story.
Posted Jul 16, 2010
8
4/5
Restrepo (2010)
9
4.5/5
Inception (2010)
I found myself admiring the movie's stubborn adherence to its own universe and logic.
Posted Jul 16, 2010
10
3.5/5
11
3/5
Its elegiac mood and chiaroscuro beauty are hard to shake.
Posted Jul 9, 2010
12
4.5/5
There's a fine line between gleeful anarchy and wasted energy, and Despicable Me has a wonderful knack for staking out its spot and staying on the right side.
Posted Jul 9, 2010
13
2/5
Predators (2010)
Predators mostly just suggests a bunch of grown-up men playing with toys and not bothering to invite the rest of us into their circle.
Posted Jul 9, 2010
14
4.5/5
Cyrus (2010)
15
4.5/5
16
4.5/5
A masterpiece of sparseness.
Posted Jun 25, 2010
17
3/5
Micmacs, finally, is a romp through comic cinema history in which everything zips by so fast that you're too distracted to notice that it's all completely meaningless.
Posted Jun 25, 2010
18
3/5
An effectively epic and sometimes moving rendering of a momentous event that easily could have remained a historical footnote.
Posted Jun 25, 2010
19
2/5
Grown Ups (2010)
Ever been around a group of friends who crack each other up while you stand to the side and scratch your head?
Posted Jun 25, 2010
20
3.5/5
Knight & Day (2010)
Cruise and Diaz are both easy to look at and they work well together.
Posted Jun 22, 2010
21
3.5/5
A compelling look at how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates in the political arena, even if audiences come away knowing that writer-producer-director Reed Cowan has told the story from his biased point of view.
Posted Jun 18, 2010
22
4/5
Directors Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar (who also provide voices) display a pleasantly warped sensibility without going for adult humor.
Posted Jun 18, 2010
23
5/5
It's one of the best movies ever made about the brutal and unforgiving world of show business, and what it takes to survive in it for decades.
Posted Jun 18, 2010
24
2/5
Jonah Hex (2010)
25
5/5
Toy Story 3 (2010)
The technical wizardry only enhances Toy Story 3's emotional resonance.
Posted Jun 17, 2010
26
3.5/5
Chan and Smith could not be more likable, along with their cast of young Chinese actors, particularly Wenwen Han.
Posted Jun 11, 2010
27
3/5
Holy Rollers (2010)
The tense dynamic between these two fine actors, not to mention Asch's confident feel for New York City circa the late-1990s, keeps this slightly undercooked but wholly engrossing melodrama on course.
Posted Jun 11, 2010
28
3/5
Some movies are just bad. Some are so bad they're good. And others are so intensely bad that they rise to a level of perverse greatness.
Posted Jun 11, 2010
29
2/5
The A-Team (2010)
30
3/5
Marmaduke (2010)
It's a lot of twists and turns for very little reward. But bottom line, will the kids like it? Quite possibly.
Posted Jun 4, 2010
31
4.5/5
A little bit of Russell Brand can go a long way, but Greek is a fine vehicle for his mock rock-god persona.
Posted Jun 4, 2010
32
4.5/5
Please Give (2010)
Nicole Holofcener is frequently lauded for writing vivid female characters, but such praise doesn't really do justice to her full game.
Posted Jun 4, 2010
33
2.5/5
Splice (2010)
An engrossing, if flawed, techno thriller that never quite goes where expected, and that's what makes it such a pleasant surprise.
Posted Jun 4, 2010
34
4/5
Don't think too much about its main prop and plot device -- a magic sword that can turn back the clock and change history -- and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a fun ride.
Posted May 28, 2010
35
3.5/5
36
4.5/5
Director Mike Mitchell and screenwriters Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke, all relatively new to the franchise, manage to lead the winning returning cast in a fresh direction.
Posted May 21, 2010
37
3/5
MacGruber (2010)
MacGruber manages to move beyond sketch comedy dimensions, but at 99 minutes, it's still a reach.
Posted May 21, 2010
38
2.5/5
Kites (2010)
Kites morphs into an action picture, complete with unfathomable chase scenes and a Thelma & Louise ending that is laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Posted May 21, 2010
39
4.5/5
40
4.5/5
41
2.5/5
Robin Hood (2010)
42
4/5
The Square (2010)
The Square announces the arrival of a new talent worth watching.
Posted May 7, 2010
43
4.5/5
The entire film is stocked with images that reflect a character and story in flux.
Posted May 7, 2010
44
4/5
A winning and celebratory look at Tehran's distressed rock musicians.
Posted May 7, 2010
45
4.5/5
Like Banksy's best street work, it pushes and prods our gullibility buttons and sends the mind swirling with questions of artistic authenticity and intent.
Posted May 7, 2010
46
4.5/5
Babies (2010)
Watch a baby for a while and chances are you'll be entertained. Multiply that times four and you have BabiesM/em>, a documentary as funny, charming and un-self-conscious as its subjects.
Posted May 7, 2010
47
4/5
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Not better but pretty good nonetheless.
Posted May 6, 2010
48
3/5
The jump scares, given a little extra oomph by the ever-looming possibility of a double wake-up, do what they're supposed to do. They make you jump.
Posted Apr 30, 2010
49
3.5/5
It's no big surprise that Lopez can still get laughs; she has a relaxed way with the camera that has mellowed and ripened over the years.
Posted Apr 23, 2010
50
4.5/5
Oceans is more of a random collection of images from the deep. But, boy, what images.
Posted Apr 23, 2010