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  1. G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 That's not to say that this G.I. Joe is good, aside from a couple of dazzling action set pieces, but at least it's efficient in its muscular mindlessness. full review
  2. The Central Park Five 2012 Even as "The Central Park Five" seeks satisfactory answers, it stirs outrage and discouragement all over again. full review
  3. The Details 2012 It's a frustrating movie in its inconsistency. full review
  4. Dredd 2012 A wickedly dark comic streak breaks up the vivid violence and relentless bleakness of "Dredd 3D." full review
  5. The FP 2012 Rather than crafting a movie that's so bad it's good, writer-director brothers Jason and Brandon Trost have come up with something that's just plain bad -- and boring, and repetitive. full review
  6. Girl In Progress 2012 This is being marketed as an ideal film for moms and daughters to see together on Mother's Day weekend. A long, awkward brunch sounds more fun -- and more truthful. full review
  7. God Bless America 2012 "God Bless America" has a whole lotta "Taxi Driver" in it, and some "Network," and some "Heathers" (with Barr functioning as Christian Slater in the equation), and even some "Kick-Ass." full review
  8. The Imposter 2012 Director Bart Layton takes a story that was already fascinatingly weird to begin with and makes it even more compelling by structuring it as a shadowy film noir. full review
  9. The Innkeepers 2012 The trappings may look familiar, but "The Innkeepers" is a new twist on the good, old-fashioned ghost story: It's the bored-slacker horror movie. full review
  10. Kill List 2012 You may look back at the end and wonder, how did we get here? Pay attention: There are small clues along the way. full review
  11. Nobody Walks 2012 Artfully constructed but hollow at its core, "Nobody Walks" makes it impossible to stop watching while simultaneously making it impossible to care about what's happening. full review
  12. Red Lights 2012 Red Lights culminates with a twist ending that doesn't just change everything that came previously, it actually negates the entirety of the film. full review
  13. Take This Waltz 2012 Polley (who's been an actress herself) never judges these people she's created. Instead, she depicts the giddy, fleeting and illusory nature of new love, and lets us get caught up in it, too. full review
  14. Buck 2011 This is going to sound corny, but here goes: "Buck" will make you want to be a better person. full review
  15. The Other Woman 2011 Roos does find elements of truth here and there; frustratingly, there are too few of them. full review
  16. Polisse 2011 Sure, you've seen this sort of material before -- comparisons to HBO's "The Wire" are frequent and obvious -- but when it's done right, as it is here, it's gripping. full review
  17. Sarah Palin: You Betcha! 2011 It's juicy stuff but not very informative. full review
  18. The Ward 2011 The kills aren't terribly suspenseful or dramatically staged and they quickly grow repetitive. Worst of all, they're not particularly scary. full review
  19. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 2010 You want tears? You want convulsive sobs, weepy remorse, pleadings for forgiveness? Well, look elsewhere, because Eliot Spitzer isn't going to give them to you. full review
  20. I Am Love 2010 Words like "lush" and "gorgeous" don't even begin to scratch the surface in describing I Am Love, Italian director Luca Guadagnino's retro-styled melodrama. full review
  21. Monsters 2010 Even if the visually similar Cloverfield and the thematically similar District 9 didn't already exist, this would still seem painfully hackneyed and obvious.
  22. The Limits of Control 2009 Paint drying. Photosynthesis. Rush-hour traffic. All these activities would be more entertaining to watch -- and probably speedier -- than Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control.
  23. World's Greatest Dad 2009 The movie essentially relies on the same joke being told over and over. But Goldthwait finds enough clever ways into that joke to make it seem fresh, and he makes you curious to see how far he's willing to push it. full review
  24. Food, Inc. 2008 Kenner presents an even-tempered but nonetheless horrifying dissection of the U.S. food industry. full review
  25. Man on Wire 2008 The word 'documentary' doesn't begin to do justice to [director] Marsh's achievement. full review
  26. New York, I Love You 2008 The result is a curiously bland hodgepodge -- not terribly evocative of such a famous place, and not all that inspiring in the connections it depicts. full review
  27. The Tale of Despereaux 2008 Whereas the gorgeous, sophisticated Ratatouille was both a crowd-pleaser and a critical favorite, duly winning the Academy Award for best animated feature, Despereaux feels obvious, preachy and heavy-handed. full review
  28. Eagle vs. Shark 2007 Eagle vs. Shark might have seemed amusingly original, albeit in a self-consciously quirky, indie-movie kind of way, if Napoleon Dynamite didn't already exist. full review
  29. The Hunting Party 2007 [Director] Shepard strikes just the right absurd, satirical tone until near the end, when he allows the film to wrap up a bit too conveniently.
  30. Phoebe in Wonderland 2007 Writer-director Daniel Barnz manages to achieve a true and delicate balance for much of Phoebe in Wonderland, his first feature, but ultimately undermines himself with heavy-handed and rather hackneyed whimsy. full review
  31. Curious George 2006 George is just so darn cute with his big eyes and bright smile and perpetually sunny disposition, he's pretty much impossible to resist. full review
  32. Golden Door 2006 A STRIKINGLY shot tale of Sicilian villagers seeking a better life in America, Golden Door is so minimalist, it's practically a silent film. full review
  33. The Fog 2005 Like most remakes, The Fog is pretty unnecessary. full review
  34. Kill Bill: Volume 2 2004 If Kill Bill - Vol. 1 was like a roundhouse kick to the head, Vol. 2 is practically a warm hug. full review
  35. Wicker Park 2004 Wicker Park is one of those maddening movies in which the characters do incredibly stupid things simply for the sake of plot contrivance, and everyone's problems would be solved if they simply picked up their cell phones. full review
  36. Bad Santa 2003 Even when the film threatens to turn feel-good, it thankfully resists the urge. full review
  37. My Boss's Daughter 2003 The spectacularly unfunny supporting cast -- including Dave Foley, Jeffrey Tambor and David Koechner -- doesn't help either. But luckily Kutcher is there to try to clean up the mess. full review
  38. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 2002 Rodriguez seems to be trying too hard to cram in too much - more gadgets, more characters, more noise, more color. But bigger, brighter and faster isn't necessarily better. full review
  39. Not Another Teen Movie 2001 Crass, misogynistic, homophobic and racist, it lacks finesse, originality and humor. full review
  40. The Wash 2001 Snoop, Dre and their buddies take it all in stride -- if they were any more laid-back, they'd be napping in their trailers. full review
  41. Gossip 2000 The movie feels longer than its 90 minutes.
  42. Center Stage 2000 Unfortunately, in between the dance sequences, the actors are allowed to talk. This is a problem.
  43. Urban Legends: Final Cut 2000 Makes the original Urban Legend look like an Alfred Hitchcock movie by comparison.
  44. The Blair Witch Project 1999 The thought that Blair Witch Project just might be real makes it much scarier than any of the teen horror flicks that have stumbled along in recent years.
  45. In Too Deep 1999 An extremely raw, disturbing film! full review
  46. The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) 1994 Not one of Jackie Chan's better movies. full review
  47. /titles/197346 The Way Back represents an exquisite example of style over substance, of vast visuals dwarfing the characters and nearly swallowing the story whole. full review

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