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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
The movie is all surface and trades on fortune-cookie wisdom and sitcom scenarios.
Posted Dec 16, 2010
2
3/4
Undertow (2010)
Right from the start of Undertow, writer-director Javier Fuentes-Leon refuses to reduce any of his characters to clichés, which gives the film its fresh, captivating power.
Posted Dec 16, 2010
3
2/4
Tron Legacy (2010)
Curiously, TRON: Legacy makes the same mistake the original did: All the best stuff comes in the first act.
Posted Dec 16, 2010
4
2/4
5
1/4
The Tourist (2010)
The Tourist gets sillier as the plot crawls along, its pace so slow that the movie could well put Ambien out of business once it starts showing up on late-night cable TV.
Posted Dec 9, 2010
6
3/4
The Food Network is awash with cooking- and baking-competition shows, but The Kings of Pastry operates on a much higher level.
Posted Dec 9, 2010
7
2/4
8
3/4
"I hated that" will be a common refrain among people leaving showings of Enter the Void. Don't be surprised, though, if you find yourself still thinking about the movie the next day.
Posted Dec 8, 2010
9
3/4
Tangled (2010)
The delightfully witty Tangled is the first animated cartoon released by Walt Disney Pictures that can stand alongside Pixar toons without apology.
Posted Nov 24, 2010
10
2.5/4
Love and Other Drugs doesn't quite avoid the pitfalls of its genre, but at least the movie has the decency to make you laugh on its way to a foregone conclusion. Also, did I mention the sex?
Posted Nov 24, 2010
11
3/4
127 Hours (2010)
Boyle has always been an exceptionally stylish director, and, despite its limited setting, 127 Hours is a marvel of visual eye candy.
Posted Nov 24, 2010
12
3/4
Burlesque (2010)
You don't even have to know the title of one of Aguilera's pop hits to appreciate her performance: In case there was ever any doubt, Burlesque proves the girl's got talent.
Posted Nov 24, 2010
13
2.5/4
This remake of the 2008 French thriller Pour Elle is a half-hour longer, less suspenseful and hobbled by a slacker pace.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
14
2.5/4
I'd be lying if I said I'm not eager to see how everything turns out.
Posted Nov 17, 2010
15
2/4
Unstoppable (2010)
An action thriller seriously devoid of action or thrills, the curiously sluggish Unstoppable is the slowest, talkiest movie you'll ever see about a runaway freight train loaded with toxic chemicals.
Posted Nov 10, 2010
16
2/4
Ford was funnier in Extraordinary Measures than he is here, and that was a movie about terminally ill children.
Posted Nov 10, 2010
17
3/4
A Film Unfinished reminds you that the nightmare of the Holocaust knows no limits.
Posted Nov 4, 2010
18
3/4
The unusually subtle yet eloquent debut of Israeli director Haim Tabakman...
Posted Nov 4, 2010
19
2/4
Due Date (2010)
The actors are fine: It's their long, arduous trek that lets the movie down.
Posted Nov 4, 2010
20
1/4
Perry has built a lucrative and beloved niche from films aimed specifically at black women, but none of those pictures bore the painfully theatrical artifice of For Colored Girls...
Posted Nov 4, 2010
21
3/4
Inside Job (2010)
Inside Job is densely packed with information, charts and graphics, but the film is propelled by an angry, fiery pulse...
Posted Nov 4, 2010
22
2/4
Howl (2010)
Howl is a disappointingly mundane movie about a vibrant, iconoclastic subject.
Posted Oct 22, 2010
23
1.5/4
Skirt Day, which has the feel of a mediocre stage play transplanted to the screen, grows duller and more preposterous as it unfolds, with Adjani's illogical antics becoming shriller and less sympathetic as the standoff stretches on.
Posted Oct 22, 2010
24
3/4
His violent, pathetic end makes you sad not for the man but for a world in which such a creature could exist -- and thrive.
Posted Oct 20, 2010
25
3/4
Freakonomics (2010)
Freakonomics is, much like the book that spawned it, a breezy entertainment that leaves you with a lot to think about.
Posted Oct 20, 2010
26
2/4
Hereafter (2010)
Eventually, you realize the movie isn't comprised of much more than premise, greeting-card wisdom and coincidences, and its two hours start to grow long.
Posted Oct 20, 2010
27
2/4
Stone (2010)
Stone isn't the straightforward thriller it appears to be, but the alternative turns out to be dull and lifeless. At least the title is apt: Like a rock, Stone has no pulse.
Posted Oct 20, 2010
28
3/4
Nowhere Boy (2010)
As the story of a young man struggling to find his own identity, Nowhere Boy would work even if its protagonist hadn't grown up to change the world.
Posted Oct 13, 2010
29
2.5/4
Red (2010)
Compared to such generic, flashy duds as Knight and Day or The Expendables, Red goes down like a flute of fine champagne. Here's how it's done, youngsters.
Posted Oct 13, 2010
30
3/4
By focusing on these five kids and their hopeful families, Waiting for Superman puts a human face on a crisis worthy of a superhero.
Posted Oct 7, 2010
31
3/4
It captures the rush of crime as a way of life for a man who did and took whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted, simply because he could take it.
Posted Oct 7, 2010
32
3/4
Never Let Me Go, director Mark Romanek's introspective adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel, is a work of subtle beauty -- a melancholy meditation on the finality of life and the choices we make as our time shortens.
Posted Oct 7, 2010
33
1.5/4
34
2/4
A whimsical but fizzled experiment.
Posted Sep 30, 2010
35
4/4
Despite the ceaseless yammering, The Social Network delivers the heady, rib-tickling rush of an action picture, and it gradually builds to an emotional wallop that blindsides you.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
36
3/4
Let Me In (2010)
If I hadn't seen the original, I might have gone ga-ga over Reeves' version. But even with the shock of novelty gone, the film still draws you into its chilly, demonic heart.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
37
Hatchet II (2010)
The movie is just inept and dull and stupid -- crap being passed off as a guilty, bloody pleasure.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
38
2/4
You Again (2010)
This is the sort of story that relies from its outset on the fact that people have decided not to tell the truth that would have saved everyone a lot of grief and distress.
Posted Sep 23, 2010
39
3/4
Catfish (2010)
Whatever your reaction to the moral and ethical decisions made by the filmmakers, you'll find Catfish fascinating on a broader level as a snapshot of a rapidly changing era...
Posted Sep 22, 2010
40
2/4
Bran Nue Dae (2010)
Soon, whenever someone launches into a song, you roll your eyes and hope the tune is a short one.
Posted Sep 22, 2010
41
2.5/4
The undeniably polished and professional work of a once-iconoclastic filmmaker who appears to be mellowing with age. I liked him better when he was ruthless.
Posted Sep 22, 2010
42
3/4
The Town (2010)
Affleck's smooth, elegant directorial style is strong reminiscent of Clint Eastwood's: He takes his time establishing characters who are far more complex than they initially appear, then thrusts them into moral dilemmas with no easy outs.
Posted Sep 17, 2010
43
3/4
Far funnier and much less annoying than you might expect.
Posted Sep 16, 2010
44
3/4
The Tillman Story clearly lays out exactly what happened that caused Tillman to be blown to bits by fellow U.S.forces -- and the government's efforts to whitewash the story to avoid mounting criticism of the war.
Posted Sep 16, 2010
45
2.5/4
Easy A (2010)
46
3.5/4
The film establishes a menacing, unsparing mood that never wavers.
Posted Sep 10, 2010
47
2/4
Mademoiselle Chambon is moving in spots, but it doesn't stir you the way the best films about heartache do. You feel for these two star-crossed lovers, then forget about them the moment the movie is over.
Posted Sep 10, 2010
48
1.5/4
Legendary (2010)
49
3/4
The movie earns its tension and suspense the old-fashioned way: By making you care about its characters, who live in a recognizably real world...
Posted Sep 10, 2010
50
1/4
The problem is that this slick piece of schlock is dull, risible and, ultimately, boring.
Posted Sep 8, 2010