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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/5
Please Give (2010)
Nicole Holofcener, who writes the most interesting female characters in the movies, delivers another dazzling role to her muse, Catherine Keener, in Please Give, a delightfully dry dramedy about guilt.
Posted Jul 6, 2010
2
2/5
3
2/4
Paper Man (2010)
The manipulations characters act out with each other are realistic, even if the overlong and not-nearly-twee-enough comedy built around them isn't, making for a movie whose script may have had more merit than its execution. Or not.
Posted Jun 30, 2010
4
1/4
This colossal folly, the fiasco of the summer of 2010 - gives us all a ringside seat at the sight of Mr. "I See Dead People's" career gurgling down the drain.
Posted Jun 30, 2010
5
2.5/4
The Twilight Saga comes close to that sweet spot between swooning silliness and special effects slaughter with Eclipse, the third film in the series.
Posted Jun 29, 2010
6
3/4
Solitary Man (2010)
Wicked, blunt writing, a great supporting cast and Douglas doing variations of other sleazy womanizers he's played make this a tart, terse treat.
Posted Jun 23, 2010
7
1.5/4
Grown Ups (2010)
These guys set out to make a movie where they could crack each other up. At this late date, they can't even manage that.
Posted Jun 23, 2010
8
2.5/4
Knight & Day (2010)
Actor turned screenwriter Patrick O'Neill should thank his lucky stars -- both of them -- that Cruise and Diaz signed on for this. They have two of the most infectious grins in the business and their good humor puts this over.
Posted Jun 22, 2010
9
2/4
Jonah Hex (2010)
Jonah Hex is a good performance and a few good lines buried in a script whose authors should do a little time in writer's hell for scribbling it.
Posted Jun 17, 2010
10
3.5/4
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Dazzling, scary and sentimental, Toy Story 3 is a daringly dark and emotional conclusion to the film series that made Pixar famous.
Posted Jun 16, 2010
11
2.5/4
The A-Team (2010)
No, the plan doesn't completely "come together." But this A-Team is close enough for government work.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
12
2/4
One thing Pat Morita brought to the original Karate Kid that the great martial arts clown Jackie Chan could never match -- surprise.
Posted Jun 9, 2010
13
1.5/4
Writer-director Richard Squires sets us up for a feisty farce with a touch of the florid, with "crazy" Nat and the locals finding clever ways to foil the folks with the bulldozers. But Squires doesn't deliver.
Posted Jun 9, 2010
14
1.5/4
Killers (2010)
There's nobody delivering the laughs in this arid action comedy.
Posted Jun 4, 2010
15
1.5/4
Marmaduke (2010)
Even by talking-critter comedy standards, Marmaduke lacks mirth and imagination.
Posted Jun 3, 2010
16
3.5/4
Romantic obsession at its two extremes is explored with sympathy and intelligence in the thriller The Secret in Their Eyes...
Posted Jun 2, 2010
17
3/4
Greek might be this year's The Hangover.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
18
2/4
Splice (2010)
It begins with such promise, a kinky modernist twist on a classical sci-fi morality tale. That it degenerates into conventional, genre horror is all the more disappointing.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
19
1/4
The hurtful truth is that others -- many others -- have co-opted Romero's whole living dead thing and have been doing it with more style than the Pittsburgh zombie auteur is capable of these days.
Posted May 26, 2010
20
2.5/4
A ditzy film that offers more evidence that good actors, good action and one-liners don't solve the one thing missing in every movie video game adaptation -- a story that makes sense.
Posted May 26, 2010
21
2/4
It's slower and more of an eye-roller than the first film, but also a lot more about the women.
Posted May 26, 2010
22
2/4
MacGruber (2010)
It's really funny for about 15 minutes, mildly amusing for 30 more and a bit of a bore for its other half.
Posted May 21, 2010
23
3/4
For casual race fans, Racing Dreams is a real eye-opener. And it's a darned entertaining way to get a handle on a sport that can seem like a bunch of cars doing circles for a crowd that seems most interested in seeing that next epic wreck.
Posted May 19, 2010
24
2/4
Dreamworks seems bored with the ogre who laid the golden egg.
Posted May 19, 2010
25
2.5/4
A serene, quietly chilling piece, it uses lonely images, sparse dialog and a deep-seated feeling of dread to pair up an innocent with a psychopath.
Posted May 18, 2010
26
3/4
Robin Hood (2010)
A dark and brawny version of the Robin Hood legend that anchors itself in English history and loses some of the merriment in the process.
Posted May 12, 2010
27
2/4
It's a movie of blandly pretty "establishing shots," Seyfried walking her lovely self across this piazza or that vineyard.
Posted May 12, 2010
28
1.5/4
Just Wright (2010)
Since the frisson of conflict is what makes movies work, Just Wright flounders, slick as an NBA commercial, pretty as a Jersey-in-spring postcard.
Posted May 12, 2010
29
3/4
Harry Brown (2010)
Harry Brown lets Michael Caine show us his action-hero side one more time in a film that Charles Bronson would have been proud to call his own.
Posted May 12, 2010
30
2.5/4
Babies (2010)
With no narration, no subtitles and little language at all, this makes for a charming visual contrast in the ways of getting a child through that first year of life.
Posted May 5, 2010
31
3.5/4
A chilling detective tale, a horrific sexual abuse drama and an overlong, emotional, tie-up-every-loose-end melodrama that is sure to be half an hour shorter when Hollywood remakes it without Swedish dialogue and probably without the cool Swedish edge.
Posted May 5, 2010
32
3/4
Iron Man 2 (2010)
If the morality, the pathos of death, the tenderness of the would-be romance between Tony Stark/Iron Man and his assistant, Pepper Potts, are missing, Iron Man 2 is still a fun ride.
Posted May 5, 2010
33
2/4
It's a movie that starts slowly, and only starts moving us to the edge of our seat in the third act, adequate for a horror picture, but no more.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
34
2.5/4
City Island (2010)
Writer-director Raymond De Felitta has cut together a frustrating comedy, with the misunderstandings piling up like kindling for a bonfire that his movie never lights.
Posted Apr 28, 2010
35
1.5/4
Director Roger Kumble began his big-screen career with a clever Dangerous Liaisons set in high school, Cruel Intentions, and worked his way down to College Road Trip and now this.
Posted Apr 28, 2010
36
3/4
It is Hye-ja Kim that carries Mother, making her mother of a Mother an all-suffering, all-enduring victim who acquires more spine and subtler shadings as the story deliberately, patiently reveals its secrets.
Posted Apr 21, 2010
37
2/4
For all the profanity (quite a bit) and sexual sass, this CBS Films product plays even more like a TV movie than its debut project, Extraordinary Measures.
Posted Apr 21, 2010
38
3.5/4
A movie that stands with the best prison thrillers from any country; a film that vividly illustrates the connection between prison and the violent, radical form of Islam that keeps much of Europe on edge.
Posted Apr 21, 2010
39
2.5/4
The Losers (2010)
If The A-Team is half this much fun, they'll be lucky.
Posted Apr 21, 2010
40
3/4
The wow factor alone makes Oceans a great Earth Day/Earth Week at the movies.
Posted Apr 21, 2010
41
2.5/4
In filling the cast with funny people, none of whom has to carry the picture, LaBute allows Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Loretta Devine, Danny Glover and Marsden to score without trying too hard.
Posted Apr 15, 2010
42
3/4
The Joneses (2010)
As cautionary tales about consumerism go, The Joneses manages a deft blend of the sexy, the sad and the silly. And Borte doles out his secrets and surprises in ways that make it easy to keep up with these Joneses.
Posted Apr 14, 2010
43
1.5/4
The odd engaging moment is always followed by a cloying eye-roller, such as when a nearly-new ball appears on their dusty Monterey sandlot. "Father, what does it mean?" "It means God wants us to play baseball!"
Posted Apr 14, 2010
44
2/4
Kick-Ass (2010)
Crude, bloody and moody, Kick-Ass embraces, at arm's length, its fanboy origins. But maybe they should have decided if they loved these stereotypes, or wanted to ridicule them to death before rolling the camera.
Posted Apr 14, 2010
45
1.5/4
While Letters to God is certainly family-friendly, the blandness robs it of whatever emotion or redemption the filmmakers were shooting for.
Posted Apr 7, 2010
46
3/4
The Runaways (2010)
A well-acted and vivid re-creation of a dark, downbeat era when "girls don't play electric guitar," and you had to be someone pretty tough and pretty special to try it.
Posted Apr 7, 2010
47
2.5/4
There's not much here that will stick with you after the popcorn's gone. But as any ancient Greek could tell you, that's sort of the point.
Posted Mar 31, 2010
48
2/4
It's not a great film, with some edge Sparks put in the novel left out of the script. But there's real chemistry between the young lovers.
Posted Mar 30, 2010
49
2.5/4
A sloppy, raucous, time travel farce in the grown-men-gone-wild Hangover style, it's a surprisingly satisfying, if not exactly LMAO, riot.
Posted Mar 24, 2010
50
1.5/4
Repo Men (2010)
This is not a bad cast, but whatever wit the script aims for is lost in the queasy details director Miguel Sapochnik found more fascinating.
Posted Mar 17, 2010