Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

  1. Girl On A Bicycle 2014 It's all light as a feather, with Jeremy Leven, the writer and director, landing some good multinational jokes along the way. full review
  2. Ass Backwards 2013 The road adventures they have along the way aren't funny, and once they reach the pageant, the comic payoff you're hoping for never materializes. full review
  3. The Croods 2013 [It] might even give the little ones something more challenging to think about than its tired main plot. full review
  4. Escape From Planet Earth 2013 A children's movie about space-traveling blue beings that has lots of high-flying escapades but fairly low aspirations. full review
  5. Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story 2013 The film can't resist trying to turn Mr. Guccione into a tragic figure, an image that will have fewer buyers than his flagship magazine does today. full review
  6. G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 There should be a "Fans Only" sign at the door of every theater. full review
  7. Geography Club 2013 The film feels like a throwback, but it's at least a useful introduction to the subject. full review
  8. A Haunted House 2013 If the opening gag in your R-rated movie is an extended flatulence joke you should reconsider whether you're qualified to make such a movie. full review
  9. The History Of Future Folk 2013 It may not make much sense in a brief plot summary, but it makes perfect, daffy sense on the screen. full review
  10. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain 2013 His fans will love it; their main complaint may be that it ends too soon. full review
  11. The Last Stand 2013 Sorry, big guy, but making small talk with the locals at the diner just isn't you. full review
  12. Lunarcy! 2013 Mr. Ennis uses cheeky editing to invite viewers to choose their own level of skepticism, and he lets his subjects ramble just long enough to leave you wondering whether they're winking at you, Mr. Ennis is winking at them, or what. full review
  13. My Amityville Horror 2013 Mr. Lutz prattles on endlessly about the paranormal activity he says he witnessed, the unpleasant family dynamics he grew up with and more. full review
  14. Petunia 2013 It's possible to make a great movie out of family dysfunction, but this one is too short on insight to rank with the best of the genre. full review
  15. Rapture-Palooza 2013 It never does live up to its potential, instead becoming bogged down in a repellent character who is supposed to be savagely satirical but is really just tediously crass. full review
  16. Rushlights 2013 There are too many twists in Antoni Stutz's uninvolving "Rushlights." full review
  17. Savannah 2013 The film's tale ends up being less rich than its lovely Georgia settings. full review
  18. Somebody Up There Likes Me 2013 It's all kind of cute. Maybe a little too cute, but it does have a nice circle-of-life ending. full review
  19. Stranded 2013 It may be time for everyone to agree that if you've seen one trapped-in-space-with-an-alien-presence movie, you've seen them all. full review
  20. The Summit 2013 A pulse-pounding success. full review
  21. 16 Acres 2012 A documentary that features forthright interviews with major players and gives a good sense of the infighting and pettiness without getting bogged down in it. full review
  22. After Fall, Winter 2012 The lovebirds' dialogue has the sophistication of a junior high school romance, and Mr. Schaeffer appears to have pasted his story together from the button-pushing plotlines of other films. full review
  23. The Babymakers 2012 Delivered with sloppy, gleeful confidence, the movie is smarter than most gross-out comedies but isn't afraid to inspire an "Ewww." full review
  24. Ballplayer: Pelotero 2012 We're so used to hearing innocuous cliches come out of the mouths of major leaguers in postgame interviews that the accusations and innuendo in this film are startling. full review
  25. Beneath The Darkness 2012 Someone involved with "Beneath the Darkness" has either watched too many horror movies or not enough. full review
  26. Chasing Ice 2012 As watchable as it is important. full review
  27. Death by China 2012 It is ... unabashedly one-sided and is short on solutions, other than the usual "Call your Congressional representatives." full review
  28. Delhi Safari 2012 It shamelessly rips off much better animated movies. What kind of lesson is that for our young people? full review
  29. The Expendables 2 2012 Pleasantly dumb fun if you watch it with the right mind-set. full review
  30. Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story 2012 [It] serves up its material with an excess of treacly music and an overabundance of glowing reminiscences. This has the odd effect of making his story less powerful than it actually is. full review
  31. General Education 2012 The lead character's sister is more interesting than he is, and she spends much of her screen time as a mute mime. full review
  32. Hellbound? 2012 [It gives] the little-served Christian market a thought-provoking alternative to smarmy features like "Fireproof." full review
  33. Knuckleball! 2012 A first-rate sports documentary in any season. full review
  34. Madea's Witness Protection 2012 A comedy that's too late to the Ponzi-scheme party to be topical, and not outrageous enough to take advantage of its own setups. full review
  35. Nature Calls 2012 Its jokes won't appeal to anyone older than 8, but a parent who takes a child to this crass mess would be subject to prosecution. full review
  36. Patriocracy 2012 An assortment of reasoned voices - Bob Schieffer, Alan Simpson and others - delineate problems that are already well known. full review
  37. Silent House 2012 It's not hard to guess the source of her horror, and so the film's most interesting aspects are its gimmicks rather than its frights. full review
  38. The Skinny 2012 Is it a good movie? Not really. full review
  39. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You 2012 Several kinds of excruciating. full review
  40. The Viral Factor 2012 "The Viral Factor" wants to be both an action movie and a soap opera. But the merging of the two genres by Dante Lam, a director based in Hong Kong, is clumsy, and so is the film. full review
  41. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey 2011 A winning tale of the persistence and creativity behind one of the most famous and fuzziest faces in the world. full review
  42. Burke and Hare 2011 A droll take on one of the most notorious mass-murder cases of the 19th century. full review
  43. The Chaperone 2011 A lightweight comedy aimed, presumably, at tweeners and fans of World Wrestling Entertainment full review
  44. The City Dark 2011 A documentary about light pollution that is entertaining and thought-provoking? It hardly seems possible, but that's what Ian Cheney has made in "The City Dark." full review
  45. General Orders No. 9 2011 "General Orders No. 9" is a tone poem laid over 72 minutes' worth of images, many of them lovely, and is, as its press material says, "unlike any film you have ever seen." full review
  46. Hell and Back Again 2011 You can feel just how jarring and stressful it must be for a soldier to go from the life-and-death adrenaline rush of war to the maddeningly slow world of rehabilitation and forced inactivity. full review
  47. Kevin Hart: Laugh At My Pain 2011 A couple of adornments - one before the concert footage, one after - flesh out this funny, profanity-heavy movie nicely. full review
  48. Make Believe 2011 The young people seen here never seem artificial; you feel their passion for doing magic, as well as their nagging loneliness, devoted as they are to practicing card tricks and such for hours on end, while their peers are off doing what most teenagers do. full review
  49. Nesting 2011 "Nesting" takes an old idea and tosses in a few today-sounding phrases in hopes of coming up with a fresh-feeling movie. But that isn't enough. full review
  50. One Fall 2011 Starts out with an intriguing premise but grows muddier as it grows more mystical. full review
  51. The Perfect Game 2009 So overwhelmed by its own based-on-actual-events tale that it can't find the tone to tell it effectively. full review
  52. TiMER 2009 Some of Ms. Schaeffer's plot twists are easy to guess, but everyone's enjoyable to watch.
  53. Fireproof 2008 This is a decent attempt to combine faith and storytelling that will certainly register with its target audience. full review
  54. Right at Your Door 2005 The acting's pretty good, and the cinematography keeps things lively.

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