"By crafting an intricate and engaging story out of this country's most despicable 'weapon' in the war on terror, it's possible that its message may be more well-received than the dozens of damning documentaries that have preceded it."
"Eschewing John Fordâ(TM)s advice to 'print the legend,' The Assassination of Jesse James instead chooses historical accuracy, a move that could make this epic unpalatable to a mass audience. But this contemplative movie is worth your patience."
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Ira and Abby (2006)
King of California (2007)
We Own the Night (2007)
The Final Season (2007)
"Director David M. Evans generates nerve-racking suspense, but the idyllic shots of farm-fueled small towns as the utopia of the American heartland are just a John Mellencamp song away from being a political ad."
Michael Clayton (2007)
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
"Everything the recent faux-biopic Becoming Jane got wrong, The Jane Austen Book Club gets right by successfully marrying frothy romantic comedy, painful drama and a smart knowledge of the writer's literary classics."
Into the Wild (2007)
"The high point of this entertaining documentary is [Rob] Stewart's stop-at-nothing passion to save the sharks, especially when he hooks up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson to track down poachers off the coast of Costa Rica."
"While Kaur expends entirely too much of Divided We Fall's energy in expounding upon her feelings and her journey and her questions, when she does manage to make it about someone besides herself or her cousin, she emerges with riveting film."
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
The Game Plan (2007)
The Kingdom (2007)
"The Kingdom doesn't think much of its audience; it's one of those movies that shows flashbacks of things that happened 30 minutes earlier, in case we forgot. It retains its patronizing tone for the drama as well as the comedy."
Sydney White (2007)
The Hunting Party (2007)
"The movie, based on an Esquire article about a group of reporters who sneaked into Bosnia to catch the nation's most notorious war criminal, goes so overboard with printing the legend that barely a note of it is feasible."
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Across the Universe (2007)
"Here's an interesting failure: a collection of strung-together music videos -- scored with Beatles tunes -- that have plenty of Broadway pizzazz but no emotional resonance, a lot of visual distractions but nothing original to say."
Eastern Promises (2007)
"Eastern Promises proves two things: First, director David Cronenberg knows how to end a movie better than just about anybody else in the business and, second, Viggo Mortensen is the greatest American actor that nobody in America cares about."
The 11th Hour (2007)
Mr. Woodcock (2007)
"Mr. Woodcock is patently offensive trash, celebrating the humiliation and abuse -- mental and physical -- of children as an introduction into manhood, after exploiting that abuse for cheap comic effect."
No End in Sight (2007)
2 Days in Paris (2007)
Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón (2007)
Goya's Ghosts (2007)
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
September Dawn (2007)
"The jarring MTV-style filmmaking is so distracting and the 'messaging' so unsubtle that after two long hours you find yourself leaving the theater with a massive headache, wondering when you started to hate Mormons."
The Ten (2007)
Snow Cake (2006)
"Snow Cake never entertains too much pathos nor does it become overly concerned with making Weaver's character even slightly sympathetic; her uncensored forthrightness is as refreshingly humane as it is hilarious."
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Arctic Tale (2007)
The Last Legion (2007)
The Invasion (2007)
Death at a Funeral (2007)
"Screenwriter Dean Craig and director Frank Oz are not at all shy about possibly offending midgets, the elderly or the dead. From a hilariously insipid rambling eulogy to a naked man on the roof, this funeral turns into a demented upper-class riot."
Broken English (2007)
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Becoming Jane (2007)
El Cantante (2007)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Hot Rod (2007)
Bratz: The Movie (2007)
"Our heroines set out to prove to the school that it's just as important to pick your BFFs on the basis of shared shopping practices. Calling that a positive spin takes some serious ballz -- as does trapping Jon Voight in his most embarrassing role..."
Talk to Me (2007)