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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Bruno (2009)
2
Even the antics of little Scrat fall flat this time. The rodent whose pursuit of an elusive nut was the highlight of the first movies are tired and strained here.
Posted Jun 30, 2009
3
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
4
Chéri (2009)
The film itself, though, is all dressed up with nowhere to go.
Posted Jun 26, 2009
5
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
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Year One (2009)
Somehow, despite the presence of those reliable actors and the highly advanced skills of comic veterans Harold Ramis and Judd Apatow behind the scenes, Year One manages to be a dud.
Posted Jun 19, 2009
9
Food, Inc. (2009)
Kenner presents an even-tempered but nonetheless horrifying dissection of the U.S. food industry.
Posted Jun 17, 2009
10
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
11
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
12
Tetro (2009)
The heavy symbolism of binding family ties becomes too much to bear.
Posted Jun 10, 2009
13
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
14
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
15
Imagine That (2009)
It's based on a clever premise and it makes good use of Murphy's comic strengths.
Posted Jun 9, 2009
16
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
17
18
It feels like an uncomfortable parade of Borscht belt gags and lame stereotypes.
Posted Jun 2, 2009
19
The Hangover (2009)
20
Up (2009)
21
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
22
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
23
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
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Rudo y Cursi (2009)
26
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
27
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
28
The Garden (2008)
Scott Hamilton Kennedy's plucky, powerful storytelling makes this a worthwhile experience.
Posted May 7, 2009
29
Star Trek (2009)
30
You can count the jokes that work on one hand; the rest is pratfalls and predictability.
Posted Apr 29, 2009
31
Sadly, Wolverine's journey is one long run-the-gauntlet scenario, with people pounding on him from all sides until he emerges at the other end as the lone-wolf amnesiac bound for membership in the X-Men gang.
Posted Apr 29, 2009
32
The Soloist (2009)
33
Sin Nombre (2009)
Sin Nombre is at once subtle and intense, familiar but refreshing, intimate even as it tells a story untold numbers have endured.
Posted Apr 16, 2009
34
Despite the quaint depiction of a packed newsroom bustling with activity, the debates about quick online hits vs. hard-hitting investigations, between selling papers with fluff vs. offering actual substance, feel relevant and real.
Posted Apr 14, 2009
35
17 Again (2009)
The idea of going back to high school is so overdone, there was even an entire episode of Family Guy that parodied it.
Posted Apr 14, 2009
36
Resistance is futile.
Posted Apr 8, 2009
37
A series of hit-and-miss non sequiturs in which his characters mostly humiliate and injure themselves and others.
Posted Apr 7, 2009
38
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40
Creaking floorboards, slamming doors, flickering lights -- you've seen it all before, and it's all here again.
Posted Mar 27, 2009
41
Classic creatures from the 1950s get a high-tech makeover, with a healthy amount of attitude, in the 3-D animated Monsters vs. Aliens.
Posted Mar 24, 2009
42
Duplicity (2009)
Roberts looks great in her return to leading-lady status after a few years off -- strong, curvy, formidable -- and Owen drops the steamy glower he's adopted of late and almost seems to have a twinkle in his eye this time around.
Posted Mar 18, 2009
43
The beauty of it lies both in the details of the relationship and the larger chemistry Rudd and Segel share.
Posted Mar 17, 2009
44
All noise and action, overedited shootouts with blaring music.
Posted Mar 11, 2009
45
The overall lack of sentimentality in first-timer Megan Holley's script and straightforward direction from Christine Jeffs keep the film from becoming too predictably feel-good; at the same time, the strong performances help elevate among similar fare.
Posted Mar 11, 2009
46
Writer-director Daniel Barnz manages to achieve a true and delicate balance for much of Phoebe in Wonderland, his first feature, but ultimately undermines himself with heavy-handed and rather hackneyed whimsy.
Posted Mar 6, 2009
47
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Watchmen (2009)
49
We learn nothing about who they are or where they come from -- they may not even have parents, for all we know, since the adult accompanying them is usually their bodyguard.
Posted Feb 25, 2009
50
Bats (1999)
A movie that's too unintentionally funny to be scary.
Posted Feb 24, 2009