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Title/Year
Author
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2/4
Monte Carlo (2011)
2
Terri (2011)
All three young performers are strong here, but Wysocki especially never seems like he's "acting" during these scenes of adolescent drama. He just is.
Posted Jun 29, 2011
3
Larry Crowne (2011)
"Larry Crowne" serves as a reminder that you can have two of the most likable, bankable stars on the planet together, but strong writing is crucial to making them shine.
Posted Jun 29, 2011
4
5
Bad Teacher (2011)
"Bad Teacher" is exactly the one-joke movie that you probably expect it to be, but there are enough variations and shadings of that one joke to sustain its brief running time -- just barely.
Posted Jun 22, 2011
6
A fairly satisfying though by-the-numbers drama about an illegal Mexican immigrant struggling to build a decent future for his teenage son.
Posted Jun 22, 2011
7
Cars 2 (2011)
Cars 2 is such a mess, it makes the original look like it ought to rank among Pixar's masterpieces by comparison.
Posted Jun 21, 2011
8
Simply an engaging, breathless road-trip portrait.
Posted Jun 21, 2011
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10
11
12
Buck (2011)
This is going to sound corny, but here goes: "Buck" will make you want to be a better person.
Posted Jun 14, 2011
13
A shrill, shallow cacophony of individual wacky moments without much narrative momentum.
Posted Jun 8, 2011
14
The Trip (2011)
15
Super 8 (2011)
All you're left with is ... story. And strong performances. And well-developed characters. And a believable emotional arc. And genuine thrills.
Posted Jun 7, 2011
16
Beginners (2011)
On paper, it all could have been too cloying or self-conscious, but writer-director Mike Mills finds just the right tone every time. He also draws lovely, natural performances from Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor.
Posted Jun 2, 2011
17
Submarine (2011)
With Submarine, it's what lies beneath that counts, and it's a grand voyage tagging along with Oliver as he finds them out.
Posted Jun 2, 2011
18
19
The result is one of the best Marvel adaptations, packed with action, humor, retro 1960s style that's both campy and sexy and a revisionist history lesson that puts the X-Men at the center of the Cuban missile crisis.
Posted Jun 1, 2011
20
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi begins life as a straight-up samurai movie, evolves into a slapstick comedy and ends as a rousing, tap-dancing musical.
Posted May 27, 2011
21
The freshness and novelty that made the original film such a kick back in 2008 has been, well, kicked to bits.
Posted May 26, 2011
22
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The Beaver (2011)
25
2.5/4
Strong performances and a stripped-down visual aesthetic help mitigate some of the movie's potential mawkishness.
Posted May 18, 2011
26
[It] is the shortest in the series. But it still feels overlong and overstuffed: needlessly convoluted yet, at the same time, phoned-in.
Posted May 16, 2011
27
Woody Allen has found the right time and the right place with "Midnight in Paris," his lightest, funniest and most-satisfying movie in a long time.
Posted May 16, 2011
28
Hesher (2011)
29
No film has asked [Ferrell] to delve into the kinds of deep, dark places required of him in "Everything Must Go." And he more than rises to the challenge.
Posted May 11, 2011
30
Bridesmaids (2011)
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33
Thor (2011)
The Norse gods are off to a decent, though not divine, start in Thor, the latest movie in Marvel Comics' big-screen expansion of its superhero pantheon.
Posted May 3, 2011
34
Prom (2011)
Prom means well -- and it grows on you. And it's much less of a hassle than schlepping to the real thing.
Posted Apr 27, 2011
35
Fast Five (2011)
Pretty cars, prettier women, insanely absurd action that truly thrills even as it shatters all physical laws, and enough testosterone-fueled violence to satisfy the most-rabid WWE SmackDown crowd.
Posted Apr 27, 2011
36
Werner Herzog has such obvious enthusiasm for the discoveries he depicts in Cave of Forgotten Dreams, it's as if you're listening to a giddy little kid who learned the coolest thing at school today and can't wait to tell you all about it.
Posted Apr 27, 2011
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38
Witherspoon and Pattinson are a three-ring snooze-fest together, bringing little passion to a love story supposedly so fiery, it blows the roof off the big top.
Posted Apr 20, 2011
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40
Spurlock's folksy affability creates the sensation that he's truly going on a journey, that he doesn't necessarily know all the answers to the questions he's posing, and he'd like nothing more for us than to go along for the ride.
Posted Apr 20, 2011
41
Reichardt trusts her audience, encourages her viewers to feel comfortable in the stillness and the quiet, and to draw their own conclusions from an ending that's as profound as it is enigmatic.
Posted Apr 20, 2011
42
Scream 4 (2011)
43
Rio (2011)
44
It should be tense and thrilling, full of rich, powerful performances; instead, it'll make you feel like you should be taking notes in preparation for a high-school exam.
Posted Apr 13, 2011
45
Soul Surfer (2011)
Soul Surfer takes that story of complex emotions, determination and faith and turns it into overly simplistic mush.
Posted Apr 6, 2011
46
Hanna (2011)
47
Arthur (2011)
48
Co-writer McBride and his collaborators apparently set out on a quest to ram as much coarse language and as many adolescent sexual gags into a movie as possible, maybe to cover the fact that the movie doesn't contain much else.
Posted Apr 6, 2011
49
Super (2011)
It may sound like Super is trying too hard to shock, trying too hard to be edgy or weird. But it has such a low-budget charm, it's pretty hard to resist. Besides, if you don't, you risk incurring the wrath of The Crimson Bolt. And you don't want that.
Posted Mar 30, 2011
50
In a Better World demonstrates Danish director Susanne Biers' supreme gift at telling the gloomiest of stories that, while not exactly winding up in feel-good territory, at least finish with a strong affirmation of the decent things in life.
Posted Mar 30, 2011