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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
6/10
The problem, maybe, is that English is a character modeled on a concept rather than one built from the inside out, like Mr. Bean.
Posted Oct 20, 2011
2
6.5/10
Good for a few old-school jumps and giggles, Paranormal Activity 3 evaporates once it's over like morning mist.
Posted Oct 19, 2011
3
8.5/10
Even if you think your brain is soap-proof, Durkin succeeds in washing it just a little bit.
Posted Oct 18, 2011
4
Le Havre (2011)
Lovely, unassuming, [and] buoyantly sad-sacky.
Posted Oct 18, 2011
5
5.5/10
Mostly, we see characters glancing significantly toward one another or arguing about things that don't matter all that much in the outcome, and there is one oh-so-clever red herring.
Posted Oct 14, 2011
6
5/10
Trespass (2011)
As things fall apart, the bellowing starts and Trespass turns into a repetitive cycle of characters being dragged around at gunpoint and occasionally beaten, it grows numbing and difficult to invest in the fate of anyone on-screen.
Posted Oct 14, 2011
7
6/10
Bombay Beach (2011)
Gorgeous and disquieting, the documentary Bombay Beach wobbles between the two like a beginner gymnast on her first attempt on the balance beam.
Posted Oct 13, 2011
8
4.5/10
The Thing (2011)
Comes from a world where everything needs to be explained in meticulous, knowing detail.
Posted Oct 13, 2011
9
9/10
Footloose (2011)
It's as if Brewer is taking a stand for movies that look like movies instead of audience hipness barometers.
Posted Oct 13, 2011
10
7.5/10
Miss Bala (2012)
Naranjo keeps the action tense but understated; instead of allowing explosions and shootouts to pile up, he rations them in taut doses.
Posted Oct 13, 2011
11
7/10
The Big Year (2011)
One of the most commendable things about The Big Year is its willingness to allow that your passions are your passions, and while the world may not comprehend them, that doesn't mean they have to be a source of unfair mockery.
Posted Oct 13, 2011
12
7.5/10
Once (2007)
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Posted Oct 10, 2011
13
8/10
Neatly constructed, made with a respectful bow in the direction of classic Hollywood filmmaking.
Posted Oct 6, 2011
14
7.5/10
The connection between Hansard and Irglová is the heart of The Swell Season, and it's one that could use more backstory.
Posted Oct 6, 2011
15
4/10
1911 (2011)
It's overlong, disjointed, a greatest hits of important moments with inadequate connective tissue, impossible to comprehend without prior detailed knowledge of everything it recounts.
Posted Oct 6, 2011
16
7/10
Real Steel (2011)
[It's] a big, expensive-looking entertainment masquerading as a modest, straightforward one, and sometimes the illusion works.
Posted Oct 6, 2011
17
6.5/10
Dirty Girl (2011)
Hits every note so squarely on the beat that in the end, it's nothing but square.
Posted Oct 6, 2011
18
7.5/10
Dream House (2011)
Director Jim Sheridan and his actors make you believe in it.
Posted Sep 30, 2011
19
5/10
Paranormal Activity 3 undercuts the unsettling groundwork laid by the first two films and takes the series in a disappointing, less-satisfying direction.
Posted Sep 30, 2011
20
4.5/10
It doesn't matter that Faris is in on the joke - it still steamrolls over her.
Posted Sep 29, 2011
21
6/10
If you're seeing this as the midnight movie it's destined to best be experienced as, you could safely drift off after the 45-minute mark...
Posted Sep 29, 2011
22
7.5/10
50/50 (2011)
The picture could be so much better than it is, and yet it's also the kind of movie that makes you want to grade on the curve, adding extra points for good intentions.
Posted Sep 29, 2011
23
8/10
Margaret (2011)
It feels like a film that's been years in the making, and something this rich is worth the wait.
Posted Sep 29, 2011
24
7.5/10
Take Shelter (2011)
Even the more peaceful sequences - like the one in which Samantha and her young daughter gaze out the window while a rainstorm rages outside - are draped with ominous portent.
Posted Sep 29, 2011
25
4/10
By the time my seatmate was filling up her second Human Centipede II barf bag, we had to call an ambulance to the theater. Thank goodness for practical swag?
Posted Sep 24, 2011
26
4/10
Red State (2011)
Smith isn't up to doing anything other than setting up caricatures and then knocking them down.
Posted Sep 22, 2011
27
5.5/10
Abduction (2011)
This may be the first film I've even seen where when an actor goes to put his hand thoughtfully on his chin, it's so awkward I became afraid he'd somehow miss and poke himself in the eye.
Posted Sep 22, 2011
28
7.5/10
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Even if Dolphin Tale hits every note square on the nose - or maybe because it does - watching it is surprisingly pleasurable.
Posted Sep 22, 2011
29
9/10
Moneyball (2011)
Even if you think you don't care about baseball, I'd urge you to give it a try.
Posted Sep 22, 2011
30
5.5/10
A wearying middlebrow movie that doesn't make its days of self-improvement and altruism seem any brighter than its days of smack addiction and violence.
Posted Sep 22, 2011
31
5.5/10
Killer Elite (2011)
Rote and joyless, an exercise in disposability.
Posted Sep 22, 2011
32
4/10
Straw Dogs (2011)
[It] has been contemporized, sanitized and stripped of all complexity, and what's left is as empty as a used piñata.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
33
8/10
For the most part, being in 3-D provides a minor refresh for a style of animation that was the big-screen norm 17 years ago, and that doesn't seem dated these days so much as simply different.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
34
7/10
3 (2011)
It's the smaller bits of whimsy that stick ... touches of warmth in what's ultimately more a forward-looking fable than a love story.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
35
4/10
For a supposedly strong character, Kate infuriatingly allows herself to be victimized by everyone around her, even her kids, who withhold affection when they feel she's gone too often because of work.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
36
Anonymous (2011)
37
Killer Elite (2011)
38
3/10
Wanders around in the general vicinity of a joke idea without ever approaching anything like a punchline.
Posted Sep 9, 2011
39
8.5/10
Contagion (2011)
While it's fleet on its feet and steady in its tension, Contagion is an exceptionally dry-eyed movie about mass death, interested more in how the structures we've built to keep order deal with the disaster than how people handle it emotionally.
Posted Sep 8, 2011
40
9/10
Warrior (2011)
Yes, this is a mixed martial arts movie. It's also one of the most heart-wrenching and deeply felt films of the year.
Posted Sep 8, 2011
41
4/10
Main Street (2011)
Main Street is an ensemble drama that functions as a display case for a range of regional drawls, from the authentic to absurd.
Posted Sep 8, 2011
42
3/10
Apollo 18 (2011)
Meticulous in its "found" visual details, minorly smart in concept, painfully slow to actually watch and so ridiculous in its big reveal that it almost has to be seen to be believed.
Posted Sep 5, 2011
43
6.5/10
Shark Night is painless, dumb fun, without the smirking self-awareness that made Ellis's 2006 Snakes on a Plane so much better to giggle over than to actually sit through.
Posted Sep 2, 2011
44
7/10
Love Crime (2011)
A twisty French drama about office competition and revenge that's the final film from director Alain Corneau, who passed away last year.
Posted Sep 2, 2011
45
8.5/10
It's the kind of ambitious, loopy spectacle that begs to be seen on the big screen if at all possible.
Posted Sep 1, 2011
46
6.5/10
A few shots of full frontal and an actual devil to point to are poor substitutes for exposure and depth of character.
Posted Sep 1, 2011
47
The Debt (2011)
In the end, the truth we learn simply looks like a manufactured and cynical plot twist.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
48
6.5/10
49
7.5/10
Colombiana (2011)
Along with a spectacularly physical performance by Zaldana, Colombiana features some of the best frame-for-frame shots you will see this year.
Posted Aug 25, 2011
50
7/10
Our Idiot Brother is a feel-good movie for people who resist feel-good movies, a flawed vessel that nonetheless stays afloat by clinging to its buoyant star, Paul Rudd.
Posted Aug 25, 2011