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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
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
2
2.5/4
Margaret (2011)
3
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
4
2/4
5
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
6
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
7
1.5/4
Abduction (2011)
8
2/4
The real-life Sam Childers, who's still working in Sudan, is probably more complicated than this.
Posted Sep 21, 2011
9
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
10
3/4
11
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
12
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
13
2/4
Restless (2011)
14
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
15
Warrior (2011)
16
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
17
2/4
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
1.5/4
There's a gap of logic and emotion that's hard to overcome.
Posted Aug 22, 2011
23
2/4
The tension del Toro and Nixey create promises much more than it delivers.
Posted Aug 22, 2011
24
2.5/4
Fright Night (2011)
At least this new version stays true to its origins by having a bit of cheeky fun, and the way it contemporizes the story is really rather clever.
Posted Aug 18, 2011
25
1.5/4
One Day (2011)
Hathaway and Sturgess lack the chemistry to make us yearn to see them together. They're all wrong for each other physically, tonally, logically, which only makes "One Day" feel a whole lot longer.
Posted Aug 17, 2011
26
1/4
It didn't seem possible for there to be even less characterization than there was in the original "Conan," but voila.
Posted Aug 17, 2011
27
2.5/4
Is it calculated? For sure. But it does what it needs to do to please its target audience. Everyone else may as well surrender to the juggernaut.
Posted Aug 11, 2011
28
29
3/4
Senna (2011)
You don't have to know a thing about Formula 1 racing to become engrossed by "Senna."
Posted Aug 10, 2011
30
3.5/4
The Help (2011)
Stone, Davis and Spencer forge something quite beautiful, a sense of sisterhood and equality that unfolds with ease and grace, never feeling forced or untrue to their era and circumstances.
Posted Aug 8, 2011
31
This seventh film in the Planet of the Apes series rises to such ridiculous heights, it's impossible not to laugh out loud -- in a good way, in appreciation.
Posted Aug 3, 2011
32
2/4
[It's] all over the place in tone, veering awkwardly from some daring comic moments to feel-good sappiness and back again in hopes of redeeming some semblance of edginess.
Posted Aug 3, 2011
33
2/4
"The Whistleblower" is a one-note affair that offers glimpses of the rich, broad life Bolkovac clearly lives but deifies her into someone inaccessible and unbelievable.
Posted Aug 3, 2011
34
2.5/4
The Future (2011)
35
3.5/4
Bellflower (2011)
It offers hope that original storytelling is still out there, lurking in the darkness, just waiting for a massive flamethrower to light it up.
Posted Aug 2, 2011
36
3/4
"Life in a Day" is so intimate and ultimately optimistic, it'll leave you with the inescapable feeling that you've just made hundreds of new friends you've never actually met.
Posted Jul 27, 2011
37
3/4
The Guard (2011)
38
3/4
A low-budget adventure with propulsive energy and plenty of laughs.
Posted Jul 27, 2011
39
2/4
Favreau slipped from fresh and flamboyant on "Iron Man" to lame and listless on its sequel, and there's more of the latter on "Cowboys & Aliens."
Posted Jul 26, 2011
40
2/4
It never gets crazy or stupid enough to make you truly fall in love with it.
Posted Jul 26, 2011
41
2/4
Cooper has done such a good job bringing Uday to life, it's a bit of a trial simply sitting in the audience and watching.
Posted Jul 25, 2011
42
2.5/4
43
You are not in for a giddy, winking, high-flying summer fling. And that's OK -- there's something appealing about such an old-fashioned approach.
Posted Jul 20, 2011
44
4/4
Mitchell finds a balance that's just right in juggling all these emotions and presenting them believably in screen. His little movie is pretty much perfect in depicting youthful imperfection.
Posted Jul 19, 2011
45
3.5/4
Project Nim (2011)
Like the experiment itself, "Project Nim" morphs from something inspiring and often humorous to a pointed and disturbing portrait of arrogance run amok. Greed and glory end up overriding decency and altruism, and it's heartbreaking to watch.
Posted Jul 19, 2011
46
3/4
A pervasive feeling of the unknown is what provides the film with its gripping suspense.
Posted Jul 18, 2011
47
3/4
Tabloid (2011)
Morris' spirited pacing and the jaunty score from John Kusiak help maintain a tone that's part mocking, part suspenseful.
Posted Jul 14, 2011
48
2/4
49
3.5/4
This is just 68 minutes of pure, hunny-covered satisfaction.
Posted Jul 13, 2011
50
2/4
The trouble is that the modern story whipped up for "Snow Flower" isn't very compelling. Yet it dominates the movie, continually oozing back in just as the period drama is getting interesting.
Posted Jul 13, 2011