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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
C
2
D
The Losers (2010)
There's nothing wrong with style for its own sake, but The Losers works so strenuously to be cool at every moment that it can only be anything but.
Posted Apr 22, 2010
3
C+
Kick-Ass (2010)
A film about wannabes who use attitude and bluster to emulate their inspirations, this ersatz blockbuster ends up seeming a little too much like its heroes.
Posted Apr 15, 2010
4
A-
5
D+
6
B-
Though unimpeachably intelligent and sophisticated, the film nonetheless has no grit under its fingernails: Here's a story about a crime of passion, unrequited love, and political upheaval, yet Campanella keeps it all at arm's length.
Posted Apr 15, 2010
7
B-
8
C+
The Joneses (2010)
Writer-director Derrick Borte has a dark vision of maxed-out 21st-century suburbia where advertising is not only inescapable, but the essential fabric that bonds friends and family. What he lacks is follow-through.
Posted Apr 15, 2010
9
D+
10
C
11
B-
The Cartel (2010)
12
B-
Date Night (2010)
13
B+
The Square (2010)
The occasional missteps (some overly precious symbolism, the grimy DV look) rarely get in the way of the film's many winces, gasps, and breathless, cringing anticipation.
Posted Apr 8, 2010
14
C-
After.Life (2010)
15
A-
Everyone Else unloads a fusillade of truth bombs about those painfully specific moments when communication breaks down and couples start talking past each other. It isn't pretty to witness, but the pain of it smarts.
Posted Apr 8, 2010
16
C-
Director Tom DiCillo does his damnedest to make his documentary about The Doors unwatchable, but the subject matter is too compelling -- and the vintage footage too electrifying -- to be completely worthless.
Posted Apr 8, 2010
17
C+
18
C-
Perry's films are shapeless, but they're crammed to bursting with melodramatic twists, the kind that make the audience gasp as they chuckle. The movie's like an old sofa, overstuffed and misshapen, but so familiar that it gives comfort all the same.
Posted Apr 2, 2010
19
C
The Greatest (2010)
20
C
21
B
The battle sequences [are] suitably intense, especially in the early going, when Li, Lau, and Kaneshiro, low on manpower, rely on wicked-looking traps and ambushes to get the job done.
Posted Apr 1, 2010
22
B-
The Thorn In The Heart's home-movie-style images are frequently lovely and the film has flashes of poignancy, but Gondry never fully gets across why the specifics of this family history should interest anyone outside his circle.
Posted Apr 1, 2010
23
B
It's a trifle, but a trifle that sticks.
Posted Apr 1, 2010
24
C+
City Island (2010)
The movie too often equates drama with volume, and agita with authenticity.
Posted Mar 31, 2010
25
D
Huffing through the early scenes of The Last Song with black leather boots and a frozen pout, Miley Cyrus plays author Nicholas Sparks' idea of a rebel, which is to say Ned Flanders' idea of a rebel.
Posted Mar 31, 2010
26
C+
27
B+
How To Train Your Dragon retains a dash of the modern, winking attitude that's served as the not-always-welcome trademark of DreamWorks Animation, but its emphasis falls squarely on heartfelt storytelling and sumptuous images.
Posted Mar 25, 2010
28
C+
Chloe (2010)
29
B+
Bluebeard (2010)
30
B-
The Eclipse (2010)
31
A-
It could have been comfortably twice as long. But what's there is an unusual peek inside the Mouse House, one delivered by a director who seems to love the studio without letting that cloud his judgement.
Posted Mar 25, 2010
32
A-
Greenberg (2010)
33
D
Based on the onscreen evidence, not a single person in front of or behind the camera cared a whit about how The Bounty Hunter turned out.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
34
C+
Repo Men (2010)
It's a time-waster with brains, but ultimately not enough brains, and one that wastes too much time.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
35
C
The Runaways (2010)
36
B-
For all its ridiculousness, its enthusiastic comic excess, and its fart/booger/gross-out jokes, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid's heart is firmly in the right place.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
37
B
38
A-
A poisonous gem, in large part thanks to fearless performances and an unwaveringly graphic sensibility that doesn't flinch at the most horrific parts of Larsson's story.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
39
B+
Vincere (2010)
40
B+
Malloy mixes gorgeously grainy black-and-white and color footage of Jack and Meg White onstage and off; practically every shot in the movie could be blown up into a wall-sized poster.
Posted Mar 17, 2010
41
B-
Green Zone (2010)
42
C-
Remember Me (2010)
When the film finally goes for broke with that ambitious, colossally misconceived finale, a tremendous emotional investment in these characters is necessary to pull it off -- and even then, its prospects would be questionable.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
43
D
44
A-
45
C
Stolen (2010)
The low-boil mystery-thriller Stolen was once known as The Boy In The Box and then Stolen Lives, but now has a title as nondescript as its contents.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
46
B
Like any good B-side, The Exploding Girl is engaging but rough, lacking the kind of polish that would make it a hit.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
47
D-
48
C+
49
C+
Gone: the liquid reality of dreams and a sense that anything can happen. In its place: another story of quests, destinies, and chosen ones.
Posted Mar 4, 2010
50
B+