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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
47%

"It ends up being forgettable, when it could have taken a little piece of your heart."

Posted Aug 25, 2009
2
100%
3
45%

"Somewhere around the time a giant booger runs riot through the town, one wishes for a bit more adult supervision."

Posted Aug 19, 2009
4
8%

Post Grad (2009)

5
89%
6
27%

"It's just repetitive, adolescent and lame."

Posted Aug 13, 2009
7
92%

Ponyo (2009)

"A children's film that's at once overly simplistic and needlessly nonsensical."

Posted Aug 12, 2009
8
38%

"We're left wondering afterward, how do these people feel about this extraordinary situation in which they've found themselves?"

Posted Aug 12, 2009
9
90%

District 9 (2009)

10
61%
11
58%

Paper Heart (2009)

12
75%

Julie & Julia (2009)

"The Julia parts in Julie & Julia are a delight. The ones about Julie? More like an annoying distraction."

Posted Aug 5, 2009
13
68%

Funny People (2009)

"The last hour or so meanders interminably, its tone wavering all over the place, leading to a quickie conclusion that feels pat. And that is such a letdown when you consider the strength and ambition of the material that preceded it."

Posted Jul 30, 2009
14
94%

The Cove (2009)

"A documentary that mixes advocacy journalism with the suspenseful thrill of a caper."

Posted Jul 29, 2009
15
22%

G-Force (2009)

16
30%

"The debut from writer-director John Hindman features a premise that sounds an awful lot like As Good As It Gets, except the script isn't as sharp."

Posted Jul 22, 2009
17
55%

Orphan (2009)

"Director Jaume Collet-Serra, working from a devilishly clever script by David Leslie Johnson, maintains steady suspense while mercifully mixing in some moments of dark humor."

Posted Jul 22, 2009
18
13%

"Butler's regular-guyness makes the character more likable than he should be; but Heigl, for all her screen presence, looks great but seems stiff, as if she's uncomfortable with the wilder physical comedy of the character."

Posted Jul 21, 2009
19
29%

Shrink (2009)

"The characters in Thomas Moffett's script are intriguing enough, and director Jonas Pate gets sufficiently lively work from his eclectic cast, that you end up caring about them anyway."

Posted Jul 21, 2009
20
94%

In the Loop (2009)

"A comedy that finally manages to satirize the war successfully."

Posted Jul 20, 2009
21
86%
22
80%

Humpday (2009)

"Shelton shows great insight into the contradictory mind of the modern man."

Posted Jul 16, 2009
23
84%
24
68%

Brüno (2009)

25
45%
26
68%

"The director shoots Depp in close-ups that accentuate the actor's handsome features -- those warm, brown eyes, sharp cheekbones and soft lips -- and verge on idolatry."

Posted Jun 29, 2009
27
50%

Chéri (2009)

"The film itself, though, is all dressed up with nowhere to go."

Posted Jun 26, 2009
28
49%

"My Sister's Keeper is a shameless weepy, one of the most manipulative and fundamental of genres, but it also raises some surprisingly difficult and thought-provoking ethical questions."

Posted Jun 23, 2009
29
98%
30
19%
31
15%

Year One (2009)

32
96%

Food, Inc. (2009)

"Kenner presents an even-tempered but nonetheless horrifying dissection of the U.S. food industry."

Posted Jun 17, 2009
33
49%

"The movie was emblematic of his output of late -- slight plots, slighter characters, lackadaisical storytelling that recycles enough of the neuroses-fueled charm of his earlier films to keep the Woody Allen machine in business."

Posted Jun 17, 2009
34
44%

The Proposal (2009)

"All the romantic comedy conventions are shamelessly on parade in The Proposal, trampling on our brains and turning them into mush."

Posted Jun 17, 2009
35
70%

Tetro (2009)

"The heavy symbolism of binding family ties becomes too much to bear."

Posted Jun 10, 2009
36
89%

Moon (2009)

"Moon does something extraordinary: It seems familiar and derivative, yet upends your expectations about science fiction and surprises you over and over."

Posted Jun 9, 2009
37
51%

"The prevalence of technology also makes the crime itself seem rather archaic. This is the way a criminal mastermind steals millions of dollars today, by hijacking a subway train?"

Posted Jun 9, 2009
38
40%

Imagine That (2009)

"It's based on a clever premise and it makes good use of Murphy's comic strengths."

Posted Jun 9, 2009
39
67%

Away We Go (2009)

"Away We Go rejects those cliches and instead takes an honest, humorous and ultimately moving look at the prospect of a family growing from two members to three."

Posted Jun 3, 2009
40
26%
41
9%

"It feels like an uncomfortable parade of Borscht belt gags and lame stereotypes."

Posted Jun 2, 2009
42
79%

The Hangover (2009)

43
98%

Up (2009)

44
42%

"Paint drying. Photosynthesis. Rush-hour traffic. All these activities would be more entertaining to watch -- and probably speedier -- than Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control."

Posted May 22, 2009
45
93%

"Berling, Binoche and Renier all play off each other effortlessly, and Summer Hours makes you feel comfortable spending time with their family, too."

Posted May 21, 2009
46
44%

"So many new characters have been added to the ones who appeared in the original film, and director Shawn Levy flits between them at such a zippy pace, no one gets much of a chance to register. And that's a huge waste of the comic talents amassed [here]."

Posted May 20, 2009
47
33%
48
73%

Rudo y Cursi (2009)

49
66%

"Ruffalo and Brody bring weight and a tinge of melancholy to the otherwise frivolous proceedings, though, by wisely underplaying their roles."

Posted May 14, 2009
50
37%

"Its twists, turns and revelations are just as ridiculous as those in the first film -- perhaps even more so -- and it breezes through arcane details with just as much dizzying speed."

Posted May 12, 2009