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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
92%
2
65%
3
63%

Posted Nov 7, 2008
4
88%

"A haunting and redemptive film experience."

Posted Nov 5, 2008
5
93%

"Sally Hawkins' enchanting performance is yet another example that Leigh's trademark technique is working."

Posted Nov 5, 2008
6
73%

"Patricia Riggen's feature debut proves that the terms crowd-pleaser and social-issue movie can apply to the same film."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
7
71%

"Modern romance may be more realistic in Definitely, Maybe, but it's also less satisfying than the illusions that classic romantic movies create about amore."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
8
82%

"The movie never addresses the pressing questions raised in Crile's nonfiction page-turner. It also never encourages the viewer to consider that a solitary congressman appropriated more than $40 million of taxpayer money for his cause."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
9
70%

I Am Legend (2007)

"I Am Legend is far from a feel-good film; it's a familiar (for fans of Stephen King's The Stand or Heston's Omega Man) post-apocalyptic adventure rife with chills and hopelessness."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
10
78%

"Haunting photographs and video seemingly point a finger at the low-ranking indicted soldiers. Equally haunting is the notion that journalists and the public assumed they had seen everything."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
11
50%

"Trying to establish a serio-comic tone is a task best suited for seasoned directors. Given that a boom microphone drops into the film frame at least twice, Hunt has more basic production elements to master."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
12
79%

"Stylistically, the film takes risks before veering into an odd sort of studied artiness."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
13
96%

Persepolis (2007)

Posted Oct 18, 2008
14
38%

Swing Vote (2008)

"Depictions of the spineless presidential hopefuls (Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hopper) and their campaign managers (Stanley Tucci and Nathan Lane, respectively) offer standard-issue political satire."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
15
58%

"Vaughn's mischievous imprint hangs over all: slick, irreverent and begging for more -- of what, I'm not sure."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
16
61%

The Express (2008)

"Quaid delivers one of the most stirring half-time speeches in movie history."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
17
95%

Belle de Jour (1968)

Posted Oct 18, 2008
18
51%

Get Smart (2008)

"You'll have a better time if you don't expect this re-imagined work to resemble the original. The phone shoe does fit Carell, and he wears it well."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
19
46%

"Although all the performances are remarkable, the actors can't break free from the too neat-and-tidy script."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
20
49%

Smart People (2008)

"Award-winning commercial director Noam Murro helms a fine cast playing all-too-familiar roles."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
21
18%
22
64%

Traitor (2008)

"As an espionage thriller, Traitor delivers. But the movie does so in a realistic way."

Posted Oct 18, 2008
23
58%
24
59%

W. (2008)

25
54%

Body of Lies (2008)

"Both complicated and compelling, Body of Lies offers an audacious glimpse at the hypocrisy and religious furor fueling a struggle most Americans recognize only as a political catch phrase -- a 'war on terror.'"

Posted Oct 10, 2008
26
84%

"As a recovering addict on the verge of imploding Hathaway is the stuff that Oscar dreams of."

Posted Oct 9, 2008
27
43%

Blindness (2008)

"Fernando Meirelles tackles JosÚ Saramago's searing stream of consciousness novel with intriguing but mixed results."

Posted Oct 2, 2008
28
61%

The Duchess (2008)

"Relies on energetic chemistry between Knightley and Fiennes but its much ado about nothing."

Posted Oct 2, 2008
29
59%
30
34%
31
74%
32
54%

Choke (2008)

"Sam Rockwell proves again (and again and again) that he's a talent to be reckoned with."

Posted Sep 23, 2008
33
86%

Ghost Town (2008)

34
45%

"Simmering acceleration from the grey area of implication to the black and white reality of acute humiliation."

Posted Sep 15, 2008
35
13%

The Women (2008)

36
78%

"Those crazy Coen Brothers veer a hard left with a humorous and cautionary tale of lust and revenge."

Posted Sep 10, 2008
37
81%

"Czech director JirÝ Menzel casts a wide net in this fanciful tale of life, love and the relentless march of time."

Posted Sep 10, 2008
38
42%
39
62%

Hamlet 2 (2008)

Posted Aug 22, 2008
40
83%

"The laughs fly as fast and furious as enemy fire."

Posted Aug 13, 2008
41
68%
42
48%

Bottle Shock (2008)

"A sweet and easy supplement to summer."

Posted Aug 6, 2008
43
100%

Man on Wire (2008)

"Outrageously entertaining and perfectly profound."

Posted Aug 5, 2008
44
94%
45
54%

Mamma Mia! (2008)

"Campy theatrics and Busby Berkeley choreography set on a ridiculously breathtaking island paradise -- what's not to love?"

Posted Jul 17, 2008
46
61%
47
94%
48
41%

Hancock (2008)

49
72%

Wanted (2008)

"Simultaneously groundbreaking and breathtaking, Wanted is more than just one of the best films of 2008 -- it's one of the best action movies ever made."

Posted Jun 27, 2008
50
96%

WALL-E (2008)