African Cats (2011)
The Conspirator (2011)
The Double Hour (2011)
Scream 4 (2011)
"The perfect Scream film for the Charlie Sheen age, a bloated, overhyped folly trading the intelligence of its origins for empty calories and dull platitudes - or, as they call it in Hollywood, what the kidz want. #Winning, etc."
Soul Surfer (2011)
Blank City (2011)
"There's a great story in there -- hundreds of them, no doubt. The only thing lacking in the raw materials of a movement that resisted definition by definition, is room for a documentary caught up in spelling things out."
Meek's Cutoff (2011)
"Meek's Cutoff is an ambitious feat of visual storytelling that's alive to both its landscape and the actors who people it. This is a big movie masquerading as a small one, fully awake in even its quietest, slowest moments."
Henry's Crime (2011)
Your Highness (2011)
In A Better World (2011)
"Bier has a sense of how everyday people get by in the real world, but maybe she's too forgiving of their faults and foibles. Sometimes a little harsh light is just what you need to see things clearly."
"The psychology of trauma and the trauma of familial psychology are densely interlaced and vividly portrayed in Trust. It's a feat of unexpected difficulty from David Schwimmer, and it earns the elusive commodity invoked by the title."
Source Code (2011)
"Saddled with CG effects that will only be passable on your smart phone, or from the back seat of a minivan, it's as if the looniness of the Code plot is out to undermine the highly wound, tightly cut beginning -- the camera shakes from too much adrenaline."
"Dupieux's idea, apparently, is that movie audiences are so stupid they'll consume anything, and the more tickets he sells for this arch little piece of junk, the more he'll be proved right. If I were you, I'd refuse to give him that satisfaction."
Sucker Punch (2011)
"When it comes to structure, pacing and even comic timing, Rodrick Rules doesn't let its audience down. I felt a lot less shafted by it than I do by some movies made for allegedly discriminating adults."
White Irish Drinkers (2011)
"[The] film teems with characters who are in fact white, Irish and drinkers. And, as you might have guessed from its title, Drinkers is as full of cheap sentimentality and predictable behavior as a Hell's Kitchen bar would have been in the 1970s."
Peep World (2011)
Win Win (2011)
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
"Matthew McConaughey should always play lawyers. There's something smirky, cocky and untrustworthy about his demeanor -- he slides through every movie like a greased weasel, but in The Lincoln Lawyer, it works."
Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
"Cunningham has spent some 60 years out on the street, listening, he says, for what it has to say to him. Press' movie shows Cunningham leading by example, urging us not just to look, but to really see."
Red Riding Hood (2011)
Jane Eyre (2011)
"Watching Jane Eyre, I envied those who have never read the book: What would it be like to watch this movie without already knowing all of the story's secrets? Miraculously, Fukunaga preserves much of the book's spooky mysteriousnes."
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Elektra Luxx (2011)
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
"One tries to make sense of it this way and that and then leaves half admiring its outré visions of maternal care and coldness, half wishing its metaphorical swagger had either busted the story open or gotten out of its way."
"Beastly manages to show you all the ways it might have worked by missing every available mark, sometimes by the gaping expanse between Alex Pettyfer's ears, sometimes only by the feline curl of Vanessa Hudgens' smile."
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Drive Angry (2011)