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This all sounds like uptight, grown-up nitpicking, probably. But it's also a reflection of a weakness in storytelling, which is sad given the strength of the source material.
Posted Jul 22, 2010
Salt (2010)
It's easy to figure out what Salt is. But who is she? That's a question the film never really seemed interested in answering.
Posted Jul 20, 2010
Inception (2010)
One of the year's best films, one that will surely get even better upon repeated viewings.
Posted Jul 13, 2010
Predators (2010)
Cholodenko and her cast turn what could have been an utterly artificial story into a warm, funny, sharp-tongued and broiling examination of the volatility underlying even the happiest of families.
Posted Jul 7, 2010
Love Ranch (2010)
A movie with prostitutes, guns, boxing and Reno is crying out for the film noir treatment. Along with neon signs in the desert, give us some terse dialogue and some fatalism.
Posted Jun 30, 2010
Grown Ups (2010)
Shockingly inept even by the standards we've come to expect from a Happy Madison production.
Posted Jun 24, 2010
I Am Love (2010)
Words like "lush" and "gorgeous" don't even begin to scratch the surface in describing I Am Love, Italian director Luca Guadagnino's retro-styled melodrama.
Posted Jun 23, 2010
Knight & Day (2010)
Cruise's presence also helps keep things light, breezy and watchable when the action -- and the story itself -- spin ridiculously out of control.
Posted Jun 21, 2010
Cowan and Greenstreet are preaching to the choir.
Posted Jun 17, 2010
Cyrus (2010)
Despite their weird interrelations, these mismatched folks do seem like people you might know for real, the players in another of life's random acts of kinkiness that help to keep our curious species fresh and interesting.
Posted Jun 17, 2010
Jonah Hex (2010)
So short, and so bad, you cringe at the thought of how awful whatever ended up on the cutting-room floor must be.
Posted Jun 17, 2010
While the individual moments of brutality are powerful, the pacing of the film as a whole tends to lag. The suspense should be suffocating.
Posted Jun 16, 2010
Toy Story 3 (2010)
The A-Team (2010)
The pyrotechnics should please the guys in the audience looking for mindless summer fun. And for the women... Cooper has his shirt off early and often. And he's clearly been to the gym.
Posted Jun 9, 2010
Winter's Bone is raw, real, understated, fiercely intense and surprisingly gentle and decent amid bursts of ferocity in the rural crime culture where the story's set.
Posted Jun 9, 2010
It's just uncomfortable watching kids this age beat each other up to the point of serious injury; there's no one to root for in that.
Posted Jun 8, 2010
Get Him to the Greek is a complete blast, a much-needed breath of fresh air - well, as much fresh air as you can get in crowded clubs, packed rock shows and trashed hotel suites.
Posted Jun 1, 2010
There's nothing terribly memorable about Prince of Persia; recalling the plot a half-hour afterward might require some effort.
Posted May 26, 2010
It's self-indulgent, way too long and never as clever or funny as it's intended to be.
Posted May 26, 2010
This fourth and allegedly final installment in the series is lifeless, joyless and woefully devoid of the upbeat energy that distinguished the earlier movies -- well, at least the first two.
Posted May 18, 2010
Robin Hood (2010)
The world probably didn't need another version of this famous tale, even though it arrives with outstanding production values and an impeccable pedigree.
Posted May 12, 2010
Every turn of Letters to Juliet is obvious and expected, even insufferable.
Posted May 12, 2010
Just Wright (2010)
You know these two are meant to be together, and the de rigueur obstacles that stand in their way are visible from a mile off.
Posted May 11, 2010
Babies (2010)
The filmmaker shot nearly all this footage himself, all on a tripod. The stillness of the lengthy moments that result can be mesmerizing.
Posted May 6, 2010
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Harry Brown (2010)
[Caine's] vigilante hell-raising might have seemed more thrilling if only it weren't so overly familiar and predictable.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
The performances are what frequently hold the film together when it seems at loose ends, namely from stars Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil and Guillermo Francella.
Posted Apr 23, 2010
It is highly unlikely that you ever would have the opportunity to witness such spectacles in person; Perrin and Cluzaud scoured all five oceans to bring them to you.
Posted Apr 22, 2010
The film is a curiosity. It's both an attempted documentary of an artistic movement and a bemused examination about why the movie failed in that mission.
Posted Apr 16, 2010
The Joneses (2010)
It makes for good, although not great, satire of the consumer culture that helped wreck the economy.
Posted Apr 16, 2010
Kick-Ass (2010)
Director Matthew Vaughn has made an action comedy so bloody funny -- double emphasis on bloody -- fans might need to see it again just to catch the gags they missed from laughing so hard the first time.
Posted Apr 14, 2010
After.Life (2010)
Wojtowicz-Vosloo just piles on the nonsense back and forth in a laughably incomprehensible muddle.
Posted Apr 8, 2010
The Square (2010)
The brothers Edgerton may not be able to summon the dangerous lust or romance of a Cain story, but they can ably supply the wry sense of fate.
Posted Apr 8, 2010
A formal exercise in redundancy, offering no new insights into the much mythologized rock band.
Posted Apr 8, 2010
Date Night (2010)
These are two of the funniest people ever on television, yet their big-screen Date Night is a dreary, uninspired waste of their talents -- and those of the top-name cast inexplicably appearing in small throwaway roles.
Posted Apr 8, 2010
City Island (2010)
Vincere (2010)
While Li, Lau and Kaneshiro bring warmth, humor and pathos to their roles as blood brothers bound for tragedy, they're better to watch in action or when quietly brooding than when pontificating on what they owe to one another and the warriors they lead.
Posted Apr 1, 2010
The Greatest (2010)
The movie might have resonated more if it threw out some of the grief-counseling cliches and let the idiosyncrasies of the characters dictate more of the drama.
Posted Apr 1, 2010