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It's just repetitive, adolescent and lame.
Posted Aug 13, 2009
2
Ponyo (2009)
A children's film that's at once overly simplistic and needlessly nonsensical.
Posted Aug 12, 2009
3
We're left wondering afterward, how do these people feel about this extraordinary situation in which they've found themselves?
Posted Aug 12, 2009
4
District 9 (2009)
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Paper Heart (2009)
Paper Heart is way more innovative than the formulaic romantic comedie s that all too often trek through the multiplex, and a much-needed refreshing change.
Posted Aug 5, 2009
7
The Julia parts in Julie & Julia are a delight. The ones about Julie? More like an annoying distraction.
Posted Aug 5, 2009
8
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
9
The Cove (2009)
A documentary that mixes advocacy journalism with the suspenseful thrill of a caper.
Posted Jul 29, 2009
10
G-Force (2009)
11
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
12
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
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
14
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
15
In the Loop (2009)
A comedy that finally manages to satirize the war successfully.
Posted Jul 20, 2009
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Humpday (2009)
Shelton shows great insight into the contradictory mind of the modern man.
Posted Jul 16, 2009
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Bruno (2009)
20
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
21
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
22
Chéri (2009)
The film itself, though, is all dressed up with nowhere to go.
Posted Jun 26, 2009
23
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
27
Food, Inc. (2009)
Kenner presents an even-tempered but nonetheless horrifying dissection of the U.S. food industry.
Posted Jun 17, 2009
28
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
29
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
30
Tetro (2009)
The heavy symbolism of binding family ties becomes too much to bear.
Posted Jun 10, 2009
31
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
32
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
33
Imagine That (2009)
It's based on a clever premise and it makes good use of Murphy's comic strengths.
Posted Jun 9, 2009
34
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
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It feels like an uncomfortable parade of Borscht belt gags and lame stereotypes.
Posted Jun 2, 2009
37
The Hangover (2009)
38
Up (2009)
39
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
40
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
41
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)
44
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
45
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
46
The Garden (2008)
Scott Hamilton Kennedy's plucky, powerful storytelling makes this a worthwhile experience.
Posted May 7, 2009
47
Star Trek (2009)
48
You can count the jokes that work on one hand; the rest is pratfalls and predictability.
Posted Apr 29, 2009
49
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
50
The Soloist (2009)