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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Fargo
Fargo(1996)

8.0/10

It's hard to think of what to call a movie like this. Is it a comedy, a drama, a thriller? Whatever weird genre combination you decide to describe it as, "Fargo" is one of the best movies ever spawned from the minds of Joel and Ethan Coen. It was, for many years, the pinnicle of their work until "No Country for Old Men" recently wowed us.

Gran Torino
Gran Torino(2009)
½

9.7/10

Gran Torino is a simple, non-complicated tale of a racist Korean War veteran named Walt Kowaltski whose neighborhood has been figuratively stolen out from underneath him. All he has left is esstianly his dog, his home, and his prized possesion; a 1972 Ford Gran Torino. When one of the local gangbangers talks his reluctant cousin into stealing the car, Walt doesn't take to kindly to it and threatens to kill the gang before they leave. He is then recognized as a hero amoung the now poor Asian filled community, much to his dismay. A good film.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
½

9.3/10

This film will hit you with enticing, beautiful visuals and a plot that will yank your heart strings to the point where you fell emotions you never had before. Its hard to believe a film told mostly literally through the eyes of a man imprisoned in his body could be so captivating, but somehow it works. The cinematography is simply stunning and the acting is brilliant.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
½

7.4/10

Sure its fun and compelling, but I don't get whats so special about it. Its nothing we hadn't seen before. Not a bad movie at all, but I don't think its the classic, 4 out of 4 stars film everyone thinks it is.

Pan's Labyrinth

8.6/10

One of most brilliatly creative movie ever made. Guillermo Del Toro deserves a lot of credit for thinking this all up by himself. Not taking it from any previous films or books, its all him. That said, this is a magical fantasy of a movie that you do not take anyone under the age of 12 to. Its not Harry Potter folks, if you aren't prepared for it this movie could grab you by surprise and leave you very disturbed by what you've seen. An udderly brilliant movie.

Cidade de Deus (City of God)

8.9/10

City of God is a gritty drama about the war of drug dealing between two men, Lil Ze and Knockout Ned. The film is no less than perfect in bringing us the violence and the drama, caused by this struggle in Brazil. Captured perfectly by Cinematographer Caesar Charlone, and told in a span of 20 years. Lil Ze is a brutal, and at times terrifying, antagonist for one of the best movies of 2003.

Batman Begins

8.8/10

This film sent a message to Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher. THIS is how you do it. THIS is how Batman was meant to be portrayed on the big screen. Not in that kiddy, overblown unrealistic kind of way. As a real man, one we can actually relate to. The first series of films really screwed it all up, but with this first film and its sequel The Dark Knight, one of the greatest films of all time, have shown that Batman can be put on screen in a respectable manner. Hats off to Chris Nolan, the savior of the Caped Crusader.

Titanic
Titanic(1997)
½

3.6/10

Possibly the worst thing about Titanic is the pure cheesiness of it. I just couldn't bring myself to believe anything about the love story because it was far too unrealistic. Love isn't like that in real life. How this became the highest grossing film of all time and won the Academy Award for best picture is absolutely beyond my comprehension.

The Last of the Mohicans

8.6/10

A moving, inspirational film with one of the greatest scores ever put together. The movie makes you feel like your on the run just like the characters themselves. The score captures that emotional sense of two lovers trying to hold on to each other as a horrible war breaks out all around them.

King Kong
King Kong(2005)

8.8/10

While there's no doubt the film runs long, 3 hours and 15 minutes, its an enjoyable 3 hours and 15 minutes. Finally the 1933 film is remade in a respectable manner. Who better to do that than Peter Jackson, the master of big American cinema (VERY big in this case). While it can't be a classic due to that its a remake, it does the real classic justice. The special affects are outstanding. Not only that, but this film packs a lot of emotion in it. When watching it you feel horrified at one point and then saddened the next. It can keep you on the edge of your seat even though you essentially know what happens. Great film from Jackson.

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)

8.3/10

The Hangover is without a doubt the funniest movie of 2009, and it likely will stay that way. Good comedy films today seem to take you on a shocking and hilarious ride full of gross humor and old-fashioned comedy about very stupid people.

Public Enemies

6.7/10

Other than the cabin shootout, this movie had almost none of the action or suspense I was expecting. Still, the acting made up for the lack of thrills. Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard are all brilliant as usual, just I could not help but be a little dissappointed. Not a bad film, but nowhere near the Academy Award winner it was predicted to be.

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)
½

7.7/10

A weird, twisted and yet somehow fun kind of movie. There's no real violence or danger but it keeps you frozen in your seat with your eyes wide as if some apocalyptic showdown is just around the corner. If you aren't into movies that you have to think about a lot in order to fully understand what is happening, I would not recommend this movie to you. Jake Gyllenhaal gives a great performance in what is without a doubt his best role, for the moment anyway. Oh, and one more thing...the title "Donnie Darko" does not lie. This is an incredibly dark and depressing film that may leave you in tears even when no real tearjeaker moments are occuring.

GoodFellas
GoodFellas(1990)

8.1/10

There is no gangster film that is as good as the first two Godfathers. But...if any film comes close, its this one. Robert De Niro and Martin Scorses are a recipe for Oscar quality films. Add an Academy Award winning performance from Joe Pesci, a Academy Award nominated performance from Lorraine Bracco, and other great ones from the likes of Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino and Samuel L. Jackson and there, ladies and gentlemen, you have Goodfellas.

Boyz n the Hood

8.8/10

You know it's the 90's when Cuba Gooding Jr. is in great movies like this one instead of stuff like...uh, nevermind. Anyways, this film is possibly the only one that both offers you a real hint into what the Hood is like and has deep emotion in doing it. Gooding and Ice Cube are deep in their efforts to reveal the horrors of teenage gang violence to the silver screen. Lawrence Fishbourne also steals a few scenes as the devoted father trying to protect his son from all this. So many knockoffs have come from this film, and they all have that same message (increase the peace, as this movie put it), but very few have been able to capture that charisma and class that sets Boyz in The Hood a full head above the rest.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)
½

7.6/10

The role seems less than perfect for Downey Jr., and it is. That is what makes it so great though. You wouldn't expect him. All the action scenes and funny lines are great, but what really makes this film one of the best comic book movies of all time is the acting. All great comic book movies have superior acting. Spiderman, X Men, Nolan's Batman films, and this movie is no different.

The Departed
The Departed(2006)
½

9.2/10

With a director like Scorsese and a cast this full of A-list stars, it was hard to see how this movie could've been bad. Not to mention it finally won Scorsese that Oscar. Is it his best movie? No. But its far, far away from his worst. I personally want to thank Scorsese for getting Leo DiCaprio out of films like Titanic and Romeo + Juliet and into films like this one. Unlike the afore-mentioned two films, this movie lets Leo play the hero as a tough guy, while still getting him his sex scene and swooning ladies and all that sort of stuff. And as for the supporting cast? Well, lets see there's Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen...there's enough talent there to make Keanu Reeves, Steven Seagal and Gary Busey Academy Award winning actors. Well, maybe. It'd be a photo finish. Anyways, there's great acting in this movie. Maybe the best I've seen in any film in the 21st century.

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver(1976)

10/10

Incredible movie. Robert De Niro nails his role as Travis Bickle, a man who feels he must get his hands dirty in order to clean his city. A man whose sanity is slowly slipping away as his town becomes more and more immersed in sin and filth. A lonely man who tries to create a romantic relationship out of an incredibly strange and confusing one with Cybil Shepard. Jodie Foster is also great, even though she's like 13 years old at this point, as a child prostitute who feels that what she is doing is cooler and will get her further than going to school. When these two cross paths, De Niro develops a strange compassion and care for Foster, the kind a father feels over a daughter. And a climax ensues that continues to shock people to this date.

Tropic Thunder

8.7/10

What can be said about it? Its vulgar, violent, shocking and occasionally downright gross. And you know what? I loved it. Abosolutely loved it. Loved it like no other comedy film I've ever seen. None of the characters were annoyning or insufferable to watch, something I've seen in too many comedies to count. I was even able to stand Matthew McConaughey, who is without a doubt my least favorite actor to say the least. This film left me a gasping, dry heaving mess from all the laughter it gave me.

Stranger Than Fiction
½

4.1/10

I couldn't stand this movie. I just found it completely uninteresting. I don't know why I just couldn't get into it. It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be, it was downright boring. Nothing was funny about it. Will Ferrell disappointed me wit this. I probably didn't like it because I went in the theater expecting something completely different than what it was. But I've rewatched it over and over trying to find something likeable about it, and now I'm through. I will never watch this movie again, and I still don't know why.

Schindler's List
½

9.8/100

Everyone needs to see this film at least once in their lifetime. It is more touching that any love story, more terrifying that any horror movie and without a doubt one of the most important films of all time. Ralph Fiennes performance as Amon Goeth is incredibly chilling. He acted Goeth for what he was, the worst a man could be. Basically a serial killer who was walking free and with power he didn't deserve. Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler was the complete opposite. He was the best one could be. A hero. A real life hero who had more affect on the world than any fake hero ever could.

The Shawshank Redemption
½

9.6/100

It is considered one of the greatest of all time for a reason people. The feel good film of its year, its decade, its century, and quite possibly all of eternity.

The Green Mile

8.8/10

Simply put, a beautiful film that can make grown men cry. Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Hanks both give great performances as men (or in Duncan's case an angel) who are under the power of the emotional power of the death row prison. Both the executions of Edward Delacroix and John Coffey brought tears to my eye. No film's ever done that since.

WALL-E
WALL-E(2008)
½

9.9/10

Never have I be so entranced by an animated film. Pixar outdid themselves.

L.A. Confidential
½

7.4/10

I liked the movie, and also feel that it was better than Titanic but feel it was a bit overrated. I still think the performances from Spacey, Crowe and Cromwell were outstanding. Maybe I wasn't able to get into it because I was too annoyed by Guy Pearce and Danny DeVito's characters. The story focused to much on Pearce who really just wasn't that interesting of a character. If it would've put the picture more on Crowe and Spacey I think it would've been a much better film. With that said, I loved much more parts of it than I hated. Mainly the surprise towards the end about Cromwell's character. A good movie.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

4.9/10

As much as I wanted to, I just couldn't bring myself to like this movie. Probably was how everything was so overacted, there was way too much emotion. They tried to fit all these new characters, plotlines and it just didn't work.

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)
½

9.1/10

A far superior movie than that of the first film. What I think makes it particularly better is the villain. Alfred Molina gives a more charismatic, realistic performance than that of Dafoe. Not only that but the action was incredible. Particularly the train battle between Spiderman and Doc Ock. I just felt that this movie was more believable than the previous one.

Spider-Man
Spider-Man(2002)
½

7.6/10

A good starter into the Spiderman series. It had great acting from Maguire and Willem Dafoe, and the action scenes were enjoyable to watch.

Transformers
Transformers(2007)

6.4/10

For a film that semms to rely so much on special effects, you'd think the acting and plot would be awful, but you'd be wrong. This was not only a fun movie, but it had a point to it as well. I was very surprised at the acting from Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox and that the entire plot was relevent.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
½

3.2/10

I was so...disappointed. The first movie was awesome, but this sequel is less than impressive. Not even Megan Fox can save it. Sure all the visual and sound effects are pretty, but if the plot itself is just stupid and the acting poor that doesn't mean much. Sure it can be fun at times but after awhile I wondered what I was still doing in the theater watching it.

The Usual Suspects

8.7/10

Twisted, unpredictable and superbly acted by the whole cast, this movie will leave you in a state of enjoyable shock after the first time you watch it. Then after that first time, the acting is good enough to make you want to watch it again and again. Kevin Spacey won an Oscar for a reason.

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)

8.6/10

This is one of the darkest films I've ever seen. David Fincher seems to be a master of capturing that dark atmosphere here. Or maybe its that miserable yet confident personality of Ed Norton's character, or maybe Brad Pitt's uncanny Tyler Durden. Who, by the way, is all the proof I need the Brad Pitt is a good actor. Whoever doubts that probably hasn't seen this movie. It's one of those unexplainable movies that is just plain enjoyable somehow.

Saving Private Ryan
½

9.0/10

Without a doubt the greatest war movie of all time. Every last grueling battle scene, masterful performance and emotional death scene gives you the feeling of war really is like. Most Hollywood movies seem to glorify it to be all about killing and nothing emotional about it. Not this one. The opening battle on Omaha Beach, the final battle in the French Village and all the drama seen in and away from the war...there's just no other film like it.

Scarface
Scarface(1983)
½

9.2/10

It's violent, vulgar, over the top, shocking and at times suspenseful. And we love it. Brilliantly overacted by Al Pacino. And to be honest, I wouldn't have Tony Montana portrayed any other way than how Pacino did it. He is a man who will not be pushed, agitated, disobeyed, or changed by anyone. They wanted us to believe that that's who Montana was, and we all did. There's no negotiating that Pacino did a good job. This movie I feel brought a new twist in the gangster movie genre by its sheer violence. Not a lot of films can be this violent and still work, but this one did. Funny thing is, all that violence was needed. Every last shooting, stabbing or chainsaw carving had a point to it. There was always some affect afterwards that pulled the movie in a new direction. That is what is best about "Scarface".

There Will Be Blood
½

9.8/10

To be summed up in two words, it's beautifully bleak. Its a great film thats hard to explain. As best I can, it's essentially about a corrupt oil man and a false prophet who seem to be the only people that can see each other for what they really are. The oil man has other people he considers to be inconveniences or enemies to him over the story, and he deals with them in a slow pace until the end when he and the false prophet finally confront each other. This is definately and intellectual movie, if you don't understand it, you probably will hate it, find it boring and pointless. But if you do understand it, you will more than likely enjoy it. I certainly did. I loved the movie. Its pace was slow, but it almost had to be to make sense of everything. And most importantly, hats off the Daniel Day-Lewis for yet another brilliant performance. A great film...but hard to explain.

Seven (Se7en)

10/10

What can I say about this movie. For starters it has Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey in some of their best roles of their careers. Pitt is great in his role as the hot-blooded, cocky cop. That is the type of character he is best at. Same story with Freeman, as the old, wise and patient cop with a sense of sarcastic humor, and Spacey, as the creepy, brilliant and most importantly CALM bad guy who is much smarter than the heroes trying to stop him. Not only that, but all the suspense and horror created from the murder scenes creates a sense of this being an incredibly violent film, when we don't actually see the flick of a blade or the pull of a trigger. This film could've easily been just another mediocre crime drama, but instead it has become a classic. Superbly acted, brilliantly suspenseful and sometimes udderly terrifying; Se7en is a must see for any hardcore movie fan.

No Country for Old Men
½

9.7/10

Never have to Coen Brothers created a film this gritty and exciting. This film takes The Terminator, gives it better acting, more meaning and point and places it in the wild plains of Southwest Texas. And it works beautifully. Disregarding the last scene, which didn't have to stay so loyal to the book and could've just as easily ended it the climactic battle everyone hoped for and made the film even better. But still, even with the ending, this is the best film Joel and Ethan have ever directed. And with other movies like Fargo and The Big Lebowski that is truly saying something. Anton Chigurh is a mad dog who pursues Josh Brolin with that kind of terrifying relentlessness that is usually seen in horror movies. A true 21st century classic.

The Silence of the Lambs

10/10

The film that set the standard for serial killer dramas. A charismatic hero and villain. An incredible amount of suspense with enough horror to make one scream, but not so much as to disgust. This is THE film that Hollywood producers look back at when they attempt to make a murder movie. The symbolism is unbelievable. Its not too in your face, but its not so quiet that it passes unnoticed. Demme found a perfect blend of subtlety with it. That is what makes it far and away the best crime drama film of all time. Then, add in the performaces from Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Ted Levine and you have one of the best overall films ever.

Kangaroo Jack
½

5.9/10

Its not as bad as people claim it to be. There are quite a few scenes (namely any with Anthony Anderson) that I found hilarious.

The Dark Knight

10/10

Finally, a Batman Movie more like Silence of the Lambs than the original 60's Adam West Series. I have seen this film enough times to gather every last detail of the film, enough to memorize every last bit of dialogue and know exactly what happens when and how;and I still love it. Its simply flawless in my own opinion.

Stephen King's It
½

7.3/10

Clowns create a deep fear in a lot of people. Almost as many as spiders. This film has both in it. The clown? Funny sometimes, scary all the time. The spider? Don't bother watching that part. This movie is creepy, just as it is intended to be. I can't consider it to be insanely scary because Pennywise just makes me laugh a few too many times and there isn't a whole lot of violence. Still...the film is one of the best Stephen King book-to-film adaptions. Its right there with Shawshank, Green Mile, Misery and Stand By Me. Sure its very strange, but then again so is the book. I felt this film perfectly captured the creepy dreamlike feeling that the book gave you. And lets face it...Tim Curry was the perfect actor for the role of the clown.