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Title/Year
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1.5/4
The dialogue is, of course, ridiculous and the acting ranges from stiff to mopey. But moments that should be pulsating with tension are usually hilarious because the special effects are still just so distractingly cheesy.
Posted Nov 17, 2011
2
3/4
3
3/4
Sticks to the formula of the original while adding enough variety to give it a life of its own.
Posted Nov 14, 2011
4
1.5/4
5
3.5/4
Melancholia (2011)
Depression finally seems to have brought out the best in Lars von Trier: "Melancholia" is his strongest work in a while, a devastatingly beautiful, operatic mixture of all his signature themes and visual schemes.
Posted Nov 9, 2011
6
3.5/4
7
A
Garden State (2004)
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Posted Nov 7, 2011
8
3/4
J. Edgar (2011)
9
This third film in the Harold & Kumar franchise is inordinately jacked up with visual effects and peppy holiday music, but nothing can disguise the fact that this series has run out of steam.
Posted Nov 3, 2011
10
3/4
Tower Heist (2011)
11
2.5/4
In Time (2011)
if you can get past the plot holes and the copious time puns, In Time is actually rather brisk, enjoyable entertainment.
Posted Oct 27, 2011
12
2.5/4
Anonymous (2011)
As the initial whiff of scandal eventually gives way to great, repetitive blubbering about the brilliance and significance of Shakespeare's works, "Anonymous" ultimately feels like much ado about nothing.
Posted Oct 26, 2011
13
1.5/4
Like Crazy (2011)
14
2.5/4
15
3/4
16
17
3/4
18
1.5/4
19
3/4
Margin Call (2011)
Spacey does some of the best work we've seen from him in a while as a once-confident man who's now questioning everything upon which he built his cushy life.
Posted Oct 18, 2011
20
Bombay Beach (2011)
21
2/4
The Big Year (2011)
22
2/4
This feels almost like a parody of Almodovar, with its melodramatic tone and themes of gender, identity, sex and revenge.
Posted Oct 12, 2011
23
2/4
Footloose (2011)
24
2/4
Dirty Girl (2011)
The heavy eye shadow, cheesy clothes and stiffly flipped-out hair feel almost too mocking ... rather than serving as stylistic choices that make the characters feel like real people.
Posted Oct 6, 2011
25
The Hammer (2007)
Yes, this comedy about a sad-sack, has-been boxer is painfully predictable and manages to include every cliche of the genre, but executive producer and star Adam Carolla keeps it rolling along with his trademark, deadpan rants.
Posted Oct 5, 2011
26
2.5/4
27
1.5/4
28
1.5/4
Real Steel (2011)
It's hard to buy into the notion that fans could ever be as rabid to watch a couple of machines tear each other apart as they are to see two men sweating and straining and bleeding on the canvas. Without human consequence, where's the drama?
Posted Oct 4, 2011
29
2.5/4
Margaret (2011)
30
1.5/4
"What's Your Number?" sticks to the low common denominators of most Hollywood romances, and it ends up a commonplace one for doing so.
Posted Sep 28, 2011
31
2/4
32
3.5/4
Take Shelter (2011)
Daring thematically and striking aesthetically, even as it pierces at the heart of the most relatable, everyday anxieties we all experience.
Posted Sep 28, 2011
33
4/4
50/50 (2011)
Levine has accomplished a tricky bit of juggling here: He's made a film about cancer that's effortlessly affecting.
Posted Sep 27, 2011
34
1.5/4
Abduction (2011)
35
2/4
The real-life Sam Childers, who's still working in Sudan, is probably more complicated than this.
Posted Sep 21, 2011
36
2/4
Killer Elite (2011)
When Statham and Owen finally meet in the showdown you've been waiting for, it's rendered in such dizzying, adrenalized style that it's hard to tell who's doing what to whom.
Posted Sep 21, 2011
37
3/4
38
3/4
Moneyball (2011)
Like the A's themselves at this time, "Moneyball" has enough unlikely pieces that do work -- and it generates enough underdog goodwill -- to make you want to stick around for the final out.
Posted Sep 20, 2011
39
2/4
"I Don't Know How She Does It" suggests what might have happened to Carrie if she had two kids with Mr. Big to worry about, and less time to obsess over her wardrobe.
Posted Sep 14, 2011
40
2/4
Restless (2011)
41
3/4
Drive (2011)
Gosling's masculine, minimalist approach makes him mysteriously compelling. Yes, there's the fact that he's gorgeous. But he also does so much with just a subtle glance, by just holding a moment a beat or two longer than you might expect.
Posted Sep 14, 2011
42
Warrior (2011)
43
3/4
Contagion (2011)
Soderbergh takes us from suburban living rooms to labs at the Centers for Disease Control to remote Asian villages with equally clear-eyed realism.
Posted Sep 7, 2011
44
2/4
45
3/4
The Debt (2011)
As it jumps back and forth in time, "The Debt" explores the conflict between expectations and reality, intellect and emotions, truth and regret.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
46
2.5/4
Colombiana (2011)
For the most part, it's all big and silly, but at least it's enjoyably staged and crafted.
Posted Aug 24, 2011
47
2.5/4
The film as a whole often feels like an exercise in style over substance, especially as it becomes clear just how many times we've seen these kinds of characters in this kind of story before.
Posted Aug 23, 2011
48
3.5/4
"Higher Ground" probably sounds rather somber, but Farmiga also deftly conveys the absurdity of Corinne's predicament. Every once in a while she'll let out a cackle that's just pure joy.
Posted Aug 23, 2011
49
1.5/4
There's a gap of logic and emotion that's hard to overcome.
Posted Aug 22, 2011
50
2/4
The tension del Toro and Nixey create promises much more than it delivers.
Posted Aug 22, 2011