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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
66%

Brick Lane (2008)

"A sense of isolation and struggle for identity in an oppressive culture wash away superfluous formula, leaving a lovely tranquility in their wake."

Posted Jun 24, 2008
2
67%

"Fans furious with Ang Lee's artsy 2003 flick about Marvel's green behemoth can finally breathe a sigh of relief."

Posted Jun 13, 2008
3
73%

"There's an air of unfinished business about it all and I'm a sucker for loose ends in the name of family dysfunction."

Posted Jun 9, 2008
4
30%

"An ill-conceived weeper that just won't say die."

Posted Jun 6, 2008
5
59%

The Fall (2006)

"There's a decent little movie lurking somewhere deep inside this visual panoply that positively chokes on its own symbolism."

Posted May 30, 2008
6
49%
7
77%
8
96%

Posted May 15, 2008
9
39%

Speed Racer (2008)

"The Wachowski Brothers' big-screen, big-budget adaptation of the popular Speed Racer anime series is like the Willy Wonka of racing movies."

Posted May 9, 2008
10
94%

Iron Man (2008)

"Doubters with their tales of suspense about whether or not Iron Man will fly as a franchise can finally calm down -- and Batman and Spider-Man fans can start to get edgy about sharing the cinematic spotlight."

Posted May 2, 2008
11
64%

Baby Mama (2008)

"SNL alumni Tina Fey, Steve Martin, and current mainstay Amy Poehler, all shine in this infectious chuckler."

Posted Apr 28, 2008
12
65%
13
36%

Street Kings (2008)

"Fans of Keanue Reeves and Forest Whitaker will appreciate Reeves' heavy screen time and Whitaker's performance, but both actors deserve material that doesn't leave the viewer queasy and in need of a long shower."

Posted Apr 11, 2008
14
48%
15
55%

Flawless (2008)

"Revealing when it needs to be and unpredictable when you least expect it."

Posted Mar 26, 2008
16
36%

21 (2008)

"Jim Sturgess turns up the heat as an untapped genius who takes a walk on the wild side."

Posted Mar 26, 2008
17
79%

The Bank Job (2008)

18
52%

Funny Games (2008)

19
55%

Married Life (2008)

"Director Ira Sachs plays it wistful not wayward, sticking to essential melodrama and tidy infidelities while dropping narrative cherry bombs for calculated effect."

Posted Mar 12, 2008
20
94%
21
77%
22
27%

"The screenwriters capably update the 49-year-old critters for socially relevant times, give or take a little suspension of disbelief."

Posted Feb 29, 2008
23
53%

Penelope (2006)

"Penelope wiggles its way past a quirky premise with the help of a terrific supporting cast and underlying messages about self-esteem, independence and inner beauty."

Posted Feb 29, 2008
24
76%

"Paulo Morelli mines old territory in yet another ode to Rio's vivid favelas."

Posted Feb 27, 2008
25
98%
26
66%
27
35%

Vantage Point (2008)

28
56%

"A lightweight outing heavy on convention."

Posted Feb 19, 2008
29
80%

"Spiderwick is The Neverending Story of the new millennium -- a family-friendly fable that kids will applaud but adults may nap through."

Posted Feb 15, 2008
30
94%

Posted Feb 7, 2008
31
15%

"Ghost gets a romantic-comedy redo with this strained love-triangle tale."

Posted Feb 5, 2008
32
96%
33
16%

Untraceable (2008)

" Life is too short for long-term exposure to relentless agony and distress, even in the guise of entertainment."

Posted Jan 24, 2008
34
51%

Posted Jan 19, 2008
35
41%

27 Dresses (2008)

"Frilly testament to the romantic secondary and homage to the nice girls who don't always finish last."

Posted Jan 14, 2008
36
40%

"Even the one-two punch of A-list heavyweights Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman can't save this terminal tearjerker from itself."

Posted Jan 8, 2008
37
87%

The Orphanage (2007)

38
91%

"Visceral, volatile and epic."

Posted Dec 30, 2007
39
79%

"Turns out Denzel Washington makes magic on both sides of the camera."

Posted Dec 23, 2007
40
89%

The Savages (2007)

"Affecting and dangerously close to home."

Posted Dec 22, 2007
41
86%

"Revenge is a dish best served cold, exactly how I was left after watching Helena Bonham Carter butcher a cheeky star turn in Tim Burton's cutthroat musical."

Posted Dec 18, 2007
42
94%

Juno (2007)

"Sweet, sassy, and satisfying."

Posted Dec 18, 2007
43
83%

Atonement (2007)

"Magnifies its inescapable destiny with dazzling bravura."

Posted Dec 12, 2007
44
43%
45
66%

"Genuine if not exactly inspiring."

Posted Dec 10, 2007
46
76%

I'm Not There (2007)

47
56%

" a cornucopia of cine-cheer and familydysfunction."

Posted Nov 20, 2007
48
52%

"Noah Baumbach knows his way around an honest exploration of family and friendship and Margot serves to reinforce the point."

Posted Nov 19, 2007
49
51%

Bee Movie (2007)

"The weak storyline hovers over a scene while foraging for material and then flits off to a new situation. Without a strong narrative, the movie tends to drone on."

Posted Nov 17, 2007
50
71%

Beowulf (2007)

"The 3-D film isn't just a movie, it's a movie experience that makes you a part of its noble, frightening and fantasy-infused world."

Posted Nov 16, 2007