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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
45%

Redacted (2007)

2
93%
3
27%

"An arresting political expose punctuated by stellar acting and resonant messages about leadership, sacrifice and responsibility."

Posted Nov 9, 2007
4
64%

"Steve Carell is the new Tom Hanks."

Posted Nov 3, 2007
5
33%

Martian Child (2007)

"John Cusack is the only bright spot in an otherwise sentimentally sloppy drama that telegraphs its plot points with a blinding laser beam."

Posted Nov 1, 2007
6
79%

Sharkwater (2007)

"Sharkwater has a message or two or three; its intentions are nothing if not noble."

Posted Oct 30, 2007
7
80%
8
81%

"Tender, thoughtful and distinctive."

Posted Oct 22, 2007
9
57%

"Everything old doesn't necessarily feel new again."

Posted Oct 20, 2007
10
35%

"Breasts heave and the sea storms as historical music swells in Shekhar Kapur's overwrought follow-up to Elizabeth."

Posted Oct 20, 2007
11
36%

"A semi-absorbing but ultimately tiresome waiting game."

Posted Oct 19, 2007
12
65%

"Overwrought indies aren't typically my thing and this achingly angsty melodrama does little to alter my thinking."

Posted Oct 19, 2007
13
36%

Sleuth (2007)

"A semi-satisfying game, set and match."

Posted Oct 15, 2007
14
94%
15
76%

Outsourced (2007)

"An indie charmer that may become the sleeper of Seattle."

Posted Oct 13, 2007
16
69%
17
94%

"Maddening and more than a little thought-provoking."

Posted Oct 8, 2007
18
72%

Lust, Caution (2007)

"Ang Lee has gone back to his roots and the results are undeniably intriguing."

Posted Oct 8, 2007
19
90%

"A resonant throwback with deep roots to the political thrillers of the 1970s; slick, smart and saturated in dramatic paranoia."

Posted Oct 8, 2007
20
51%

The Kingdom (2007)

"A tense, thinking person's thriller."

Posted Oct 6, 2007
21
29%

"Although the edgy humor provides plenty of side-splitting moments, Heartbreak ultimately cracks beneath a lackluster storyline."

Posted Oct 5, 2007
22
76%

"Capricious, meditative and absorbing."

Posted Oct 5, 2007
23
73%

"Walking a razor-wire fence, [Writer/Director Paul] Haggis honors Americans serving their country while lacerating the military mindset that got them there."

Posted Sep 29, 2007
24
39%

Feast of Love (2007)

"Although Feast is sometimes depressing, a natural side effect when touching on issues such as infidelity and death, it is also uplifting and tender."

Posted Sep 28, 2007
25
65%

"I shudder at the term chick flick but Jane Austen Book Club is a shining example of the genre, resplendent with feminine energy yet gently tweaking its masculine side."

Posted Sep 26, 2007
26
95%

"To say these guys still have the Right Stuff is an overwhelming understatement."

Posted Sep 26, 2007
27
53%

"Julie Taymor's wildly ambitious ode to the Fab Four is a flawed but occasionally fabulous change of pace."

Posted Sep 26, 2007
28
82%

Into the Wild (2007)

"Sean Penn steps behind the camera to craft one of the most powerful films of the year."

Posted Sep 26, 2007
29
25%

El Cantante (2007)

"LLittle more than a string of music videos in search of a script."

Posted Sep 22, 2007
30
28%

Next (2007)

"Despite a distracting hairdo, Nicolas Cage delivers a solid performance in this fast-paced actioner."

Posted Sep 22, 2007
31
43%

The Brave One (2007)

"Masterwork of craft, manipulating viewer emotions to elicit unthinking responses and unabashed bloodlust."

Posted Sep 22, 2007
32
89%

"Viggo Mortensen chews it up and spits it out as the corrupt centerpiece of maverick director David Cronenberg's searing mob thriller."

Posted Sep 17, 2007
33
67%

Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

"The term 'suspending disbelief' hasn't been this apropos since Democrats watched President Bush take the oath of office."

Posted Sep 15, 2007
34
96%

Deep Water (2006)

35
7%

Silk (2007)

36
66%

"Ladron leans far too heavily on a lifeless script and sluggish pacing to get its well-worn point across. The film's been-theres and done-thats are widespread."

Posted Sep 8, 2007
37
89%

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

"The atmosphere pointedly caters to the male ego and the dark deliciousness inherent in its complexities."

Posted Sep 4, 2007
38
51%

"Taking aim at self-absorbed filmmakers, amateur and professional, emerges as another strong thematic target. If only the comedy produced as many laughs as things to say."

Posted Sep 1, 2007
39
67%

The 11th Hour (2007)

"The 11th Hour presents its argument clearly: Disregarding the planetary repercussions of human behavior, or rather misbehavior, holds tragic consequences."

Posted Aug 31, 2007
40
61%

"The comedy doesn't have much to say, but its humor is killer."

Posted Aug 25, 2007
41
34%

"A bevy of respectable talent is uselessly squandered in clumsy efforts at cunning, humor and pathos."

Posted Aug 20, 2007
42
19%

The Invasion (2007)

"The latest cinematic space invaders tale is more of a commentary on modern America than a sci-fi screamer."

Posted Aug 17, 2007
43
96%
44
76%

Stardust (2007)

"A mixed bag of triumphs and failures."

Posted Aug 7, 2007
45
70%

Moličre (2007)

"A blithe but satisfying French confection."

Posted Aug 7, 2007
46
91%

Rescue Dawn (2007)

"Without a semblance of Herzog's signature mysticism or an ounce of insightfulness, the film becomes an unremarkable retelling of a remarkable true-life story."

Posted Aug 4, 2007
47
42%

"Although all the performances are good, Kate's character often rings false."

Posted Aug 4, 2007
48
57%

Becoming Jane (2007)

"Unless you have something new to say don't say it all. Lesson learned from yet another Jane Austen re-tread that trots out its tired themes with 18th century goodness."

Posted Jul 31, 2007
49
93%
50
91%

Hairspray (2007)

"Campy and sweet-natured, Hairspray will shake away any summertime blues."

Posted Jul 28, 2007