Movies I Watched In 2011 - Reviewed

A list of all films I watched in 2011 till now and their short reviews. It will be constantly updated.
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1.
Little Fockers (2010)
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Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the male nurse Greg Focker, have what it takes? (98 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
“ Nowhere as funny as the original, lame and tired recycled material ends up being a huge disappointment. 4/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
2.
Easy A (2010)
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A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
“ Emma Stone carries this freshly told teen comedy all the way through. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
3.
Fermat's Room (2007)
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Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma... (89 mins.)
“ Smart one-room thriller with a clever script and a lot of twists and turns, but with a slightly disappointing reveal. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
4.
Hereafter (2010)
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A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways. (129 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Plodding at parts, but a very good and dramatic exploration of the afterlife with a shining performance by Matt Damon and brilliant direction by Clint Eastwood. 8.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
5.
The Green Hornet (2011)
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Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team. (119 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Funny and filled with action, but still not as good as 'Kick-Ass' and having script issues. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
6.
In the Loop (2009)
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A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries. (106 mins.)
“ Witty and hilarious political comedy but too detailed to really connect to. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
7.
Elf (2003)
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After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ Finally watched this Will Ferrell classic and the charming humor and Christmas spirit makes me understand why this is heralded as a Christmas classic. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
8.
One Point O (2004)
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After receiving mysterious empty packages inside his apartment, a young computer-programmer begins a personal investigation into their origins. (92 mins.)
“ Filled with suspense and a heavy feeling of paranoia, but disappointing backstory and gets tired midway. 6/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
9.
Casino Jack (2010)
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A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder. (108 mins.)
“ Great performances and a fascinating story but told blandly and in an unmemorable fashion. 6/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
10.
The Truman Show (1998)
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Touching and a brilliant concept done justice with a beautiful performance by Jim Carrey. 9/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
11.
Pulse (2001)
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Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet. (118 mins.)
“ Some extremely creepy scares here, but the movie majorly falls apart as it tries to be philosophical in plot. 6.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
12.
Die (2010)
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Lisa, a gambler who lives for the cards. Robert, a millionaire philanthropist, Mark (Elias Koteas), a cop reaching the end of a gruesome career... (91 mins.)
“ Had some potential, but it's boring and a complete rip off of 'Saw' with an extra element of pretentiousness added. 3/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
13.
Antichrist (2009)
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A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. (108 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Some striking visuals offset by pointless shock value and an incoherent pretentious plot that ends up as a truly dire and sometimes unwatchable movie. 4/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
14.
The Mechanic (2011)
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Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims. (93 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ A typical Jason Statham hitman movie, but the addition of Ben Forster and some good action makes it a worthwhile one. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
15.
Calvaire (2004)
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A singer's car breaks down deep in the woods. (88 mins.)
Director: Fabrice Du Welz
“ Beautifully shot and unexpected horror/thriller that packs a punch yet suffers from an incomplete ending. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
16.
Life in a Day (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010. (95 mins.)
“ Beautiful and ambitious look into the randomness of life that's touching and inspiring. 9/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
17.
Knight and Day (2010)
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A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name. (109 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Action packed summer blockbuster that's light on plot but charming thanks to Tom Cruise and good humor. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
18.
Morning Glory (2010)
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An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts. (107 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
“ Takes too long to get going and drags in the end, but the hilarious banter and behind the scene network antics are very funny to make it worthwhile. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
19.
Never Let Me Go (2010)
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The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Romanek
“ Emotional, beautiful and touching romantic drama with a touch of sci-fi that features an amazing performance by Andrew Garfield. 9/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
20.
The Tourist (2010)
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Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. (103 mins.)
“ Better than what reviews have suggested, but rushed and topped with a lazy and predictable 'twist' ending. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
21.
Sanctum (2011)
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An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world. (108 mins.)
“ 'Sanctum' is trapped with B-movie level dialog, acting and melodrama but the visuals and 3-D is spectacular enough to make it worth a watch. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
22.
Dhobi Ghat (mumbai diaries) (2010)
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The lives of four people intersect in Mumbai: a washer-man who wants to become an actor, a banker-turned-photographer, a painter looking for inspiration, and a newly-married immigrant who journals her experiences on home video. (100 mins.)
Director: Kiran Rao
“ Arthouse Indian cinema that captures the essence of Mumbai city through four diverse characters, yet suffers from aimless narrative and unfocused pacing. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
23.
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (2011)
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Three man staying under same roof are in search of true love. They meet their ladies but will these man be able to convince them to be their soul mates? (143 mins.)
“ Average romantic comedy with stereotyped characters with amusing moments and a refreshingly unconventional ending. 5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
24.
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
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A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with. (98 mins.)
“ A heartfelt performance by Jim Carrey elevates this unconventional comedy to a deeper level. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
25.
The Resident (2011)
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When a young doctor suspects she may not be alone in her new Brooklyn loft, she learns that her landlord has formed a frightening obsession with her. (91 mins.)
“ Lots of suspense and a brilliantly creepy performance by Jeffrey Dean Morgan save this forgettable thriller with a weak script. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
26.
Battle Royale (2000)
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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ Violent and brimming with social satire (albeit some melodrama here and there), this is an excellent film about Japanese Youth as well as an effective action movie. 8.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
27.
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
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When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest. (114 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ The cast makes this otherwise sporadically amusing remake funnier. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
28.
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
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A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead. (108 mins.)
“ Brutal and more sadistic as it goes on, but effective in what it tries to achieve. Wouldn't watch it a second time though. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
29.
Noroi: The Curse (2005)
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A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba." (115 mins.)
Director: Kôji Shiraishi
“ Finally a genuinely creepy and unsettling horror movie that lives up to its hype. Absolute treat to watch for any patient horror fan. 9/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
30.
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
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A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. (101 mins.)
“ Sweet and charming coming of age dramedy with a good cast and enough likeable moments to make it an endearing watch. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
31.
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
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A West Texas deputy sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer. (109 mins.)
“ Casey Affleck gives a fine performance and it has moments of greatness, but the detached pacing and needless brutality ends up hurting the film. 6.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
32.
Just Go with It (2011)
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On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend. (117 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ Ironically, the juvenile Adam Sandler humor saves this predictable romantic comedy from utter mediocrity. 5.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
33.
Unknown (2011)
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A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is. (113 mins.)
“ Liam Neeson shines again in this sometimes slow paced but intriguing thriller filled with a lot of unexpected twists at the end. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
34.
Takers (2010)
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A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective. (107 mins.)
Director: John Luessenhop
“ Derivative and padded, it's still watchable mindless popcorn thanks to a brisk pace and some great action set-pieces. 6/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
35.
Elephant (2003)
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Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Might bore you at the start with the meandering long shots of mundane activity, but comes together so brilliantly in the end that all of it makes perfect sense. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
36.
The Warrior's Way (2010)
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A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission. (100 mins.)
Director: Sngmoo Lee
“ A haphazard mix of genres and disaparate elements that has a few shining moments, but is plain dull and nonsensical for the most part. 4/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
37.
Tanu Weds Manu (2011)
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Manu comes to India to find a bride for himself and falls for Tanu at first sight but Tanu, a free spirited girl has no plans of marrying him. (113 mins.)
Director: Anand Rai
“ Starts with promise with an offbeat premise, but then devolves into romantic cliches made entertaining only by Madhvan's presence. 5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
38.
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
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A squadron of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion. (116 mins.)
“ Chaotic, but very well made gritty war film with intensity and emotion throughout. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
39.
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
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The neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love. (84 mins.)
Director: Kelly Asbury
“ Amusing and cute but never really reaches the heights it could have, but still disposable family entertainment. 6/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
40.
Conviction (2010)
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A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders. (107 mins.)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
“ Elevated because of the performances, it's a somewhat forgettable feel good film with a strong inspirational story at its core. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
41.
The Rite (2011)
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An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course. (114 mins.)
“ Actually creepy and atmospheric despite what the reviews say and features an immensely scary performance by Anthony Hopkins. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
42.
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
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When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight. (103 mins.)
Director: Stuart Beattie
“ A strong first half devolves into an uneventfully long and padded second act with an ending that doesn't satisfy. 6/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
43.
Blue Valentine (2010)
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The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. (112 mins.)
“ Sweet as much as it's a devastating study of a relationship breakdown that not everyone may like, with top-notch performances by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
44.
Next Door (2005)
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John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies (75 mins.)
Director: Pål Sletaune
“ Visual and trippy psychological thriller that's short but and effective look into guilt and darkness. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
45.
Yogi Bear (2010)
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A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo, and Ranger Smith. (80 mins.)
Director: Eric Brevig
“ Some funny moments offset by an extremely predicable and lazy script that relies on the same old gags for comedic effect. 4/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
46.
Rango (2011)
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Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. (107 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ A unique animation experience that doesn't pander to the lowest common denominator, and that makes it a very compelling watch. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
47.
The Experiment (2001)
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For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence. (120 mins.)
“ Harrowing and disturbing account of the deadly human condition that's only marred by an extraneous subplot that could have easily been trimmed. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
48.
Little Children (2006)
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The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts. (136 mins.)
Director: Todd Field
“ Unusual and deep character study of multiple individuals with brilliant acting all around, making it one of the best movies that I have ever seen and the best I've seen this year. 9.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
49.
How Do You Know (2010)
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After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau. (121 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ Likable cast especially Paul Rudd doing his best, but the overlong and bland story is neither funny nor romantic and ends up being a misfire. 5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
50.
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
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A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away. (88 mins.)
Director: Simon Wells
“ Mildly entertaining, but pedestrian and lacking any sort of compelling drive to make it anything more than a run of the mill animation churned out. 6/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
51.
Intacto (2001)
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An enigmatic tale of four incredibly lucky people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate... (108 mins.)
“ Had an engrossing plot behind it but got less gripping as it went on and eventually fizzled. 6/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
52.
Sucker Punch (2011)
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A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility. (110 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Visually fantastic action fantasy sequences that don't always gel together, but the plot is smart enough at the end to make this a must-watch for Snyder fans. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
53.
Unthinkable (2010)
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A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S. (97 mins.)
Director: Gregor Jordan
“ Tense and daring, perhaps a little too realistic and hard hitting in its message with a standout performance by Michael Sheen. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
54.
S. Darko (2009)
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Donnie Darko's little sister, Samantha Darko, and her best friend Corey are on a country-cross road trip. They find themselves entangled in a dangerous glitch in the time-space continuum. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Fisher
“ Senseless, awfully plotted and acted, amateurishly directed and produced piece of crap that only serves as a sad cash-in to a classic. 2/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
55.
Tales from the Script (2009 Documentary)
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Hanson
“ Great insightful documentary featuring word of advice and information about the business from some of the most prominent filmmakers in Hollywood. 9/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
56.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. (106 mins.)
Director: George Nolfi
“ Entertaining sci-fi throughout with a surprisingly effective romance, but a weak sugar-coated ending brings it down a notch. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
57.
Game (2011)
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A wealthy man invites four people to his private island to blame three of them for his daughter's sudden death. The next morning, the wealthy man is found murdered. (135 mins.)
Director: Abhinay Deo
“ Starts off with a great setup and promise, but completely abandons that and becomes a ridiculously contrived murder mystery that only has style to offer. 5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
58.
Red Hill (2010)
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A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town. (95 mins.)
Director: Patrick Hughes
“ Simple in its setup yet excellent in its execution, this western is an example of a well-made yet modestly budgeted movie. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
59.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
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After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Finally got around to seeing it, and it's almost as good as the original with a great continuing plot and surprisingly connected to the original film. 8.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
60.
Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
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Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. (100 mins.)
Director: Josh Radnor
“ Not the most original film, but charming and inspiring slice of life drama that marks a great debut for Josh Radnor. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
61.
Thank You (2011)
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Three wives engage the services of a private investigator after they suspect their respective husbands of infidelity. (125 mins.)
Director: Anees Bazmee
“ Actually funny for the most part due to a focused script and comic moments, but nothing memorable. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
62.
Paul (2011)
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Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. (104 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
“ Simon Pegg and Nick Frost own American humor as well and the supporting cast including amazing Seth Rogen make this a hilarious ride. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
63.
Rio (2011)
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When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams. (96 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saldanha
“ Amazing voice cast, beautiful animation and locales with an actually charming and funny screenplay make this an all-around entertaining animation that could spin a franchise. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
64.
Limitless (2011)
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With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
“ Fast-paced and well-shot with a tight script but a mixed ending. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
65.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
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Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well. (151 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Too much padding and pandering around before getting to the main plot, but great special effects and charming Jack Sparrow makes for a fun ride. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
66.
Source Code (2011)
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A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ Not as good as the screenplay was, but a very engaging action/scifi that takes risks and asks interesting questions. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
67.
Water for Elephants (2011)
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Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife. (120 mins.)
“ Beautifully shot and emotional drama similar to 'Titanic' with excellent acting especially by Christoph Waltz. 8.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
68.
Dum Maaro Dum (2011)
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A corrupt police officer is entrusted the task of apprehending drug-dealers. (128 mins.)
Director: Rohan Sippy
“ Well-told and fast-paced tale of crime and drug ring in Goa with great performances and hard tone. 8.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
69.
Isolation (2005)
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On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong. (95 mins.)
Director: Billy O'Brien
“ Slow paced and predictable but creepy and dealing with a very real kind of threat. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
70.
Scream 4 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ Well-made, funny, and filled with crazy twists in the third act making it a great return to form for the series. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
71.
No Strings Attached (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more. (108 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ Better than most romantic comedies of its kind thanks to a mature yet funny script, but still highly predictable. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
72.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Gets cheesy in the second half, but yet another effective horror film by the makers of 'Saw'. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
73.
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work. (86 mins.)
“ Had its moments, but is largely a sadistic exercise that has nothing to say. 5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
74.
Thor (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Action-packed and overall an entertaining superhero film to kick off the summer season. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
75.
The Loved Ones (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge. (84 mins.)
Director: Sean Byrne
“ For what it is, it's entertaining and unique even if it isn't entirely original horror. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
76.
Hanna (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. (111 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Amazing action scenes and soundtrack coupled with some great indie touches elevate this action thriller. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
77.
Rear Window (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
“ A masterclass in building suspense and shooting in a contained location, albeit a 'tad' overrated. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
78.
Fragile (2005)
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At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks. (101 mins.)
“ Has some interesting ideas and sequences in the second half where it gets better, but it's a highly slow paced and predictably made horror film for the most part. 5.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
79.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids. (89 mins.)
Director: Eli Craig
“ Clever and laugh out loud hilarious horror comedy with a lot of heart and great acting. 9/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
80.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Dark sci-fi with some great ideas and a thoughtful approach to time-travel. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
81.
Fast Five (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent. (131 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
“ Never thought so, but Fast Five is the best action film of the year so far and hands-down the best in the series with its amazing action and fun factor. 9/10, ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
82.
Alone (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Deceased Siamese twin returns to haunt surviving sister (105 mins.)
“ Has some unique jumpscares and an emotionally impacting backstory, but tries to be 'Shutter' and isn't as good or shocking. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
83.
Priest (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece. (87 mins.)
Director: Scott Stewart
“ Some good visuals but a highly predictable and cliched story with no character development and substance leads to a very short and disappointing excuse for an action movie. 4/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
84.
The Dilemma (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A man discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair. (111 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Balances between comedy and drama pretty awkwardly, but it's a fun time thanks to the cast. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
85.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. (136 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ Fun adventure with Jack Sparrow for everyone, but a predictable and scattershot screenplay takes it down a notch. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
86.
The Hangover Part II (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry. (102 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
“ Very derivative and almost scene to scene copy of the first film, but packs enough humor to still make it a fun ride despite flaws. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
87.
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends. (97 mins.)
Director: David Wain
“ Meanders around with way too many storylines but a lighthearted and fun romp with some characters to like. 6.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
88.
The Tunnel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them. (90 mins.)
Director: Carlo Ledesma
“ Some scary sequences, but the interviews are pure padding and it largely fails to grip the viewers till the end. 5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
89.
Spread (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A sex comedy centered on a serial womanizer and his jilted lover. (97 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
“ The first half is bolder and well made, but the second half devolves to another Ashton rom-com and suffers for that. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
90.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ Absolutely brilliant screenplay, directing and acting ensures this is the best movie of the year so far and one of the greatest superhero films ever. 9/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
91.
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ Imaginative, quirky and very sweet movie that is bound to bring a smile on your face. 8.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
92.
Hall Pass (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want. (105 mins.)
“ Not always funny and gets sappy towards the end, but there's a lot of hilarious moments in here. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
93.
Green Lantern (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps. (114 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Just like any other superhero movie so it lacks in freshness, but Ryan Reynolds and some great scenes make it a worthwhile summer watch. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
94.
The Illusionist (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. (80 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
“ A little too light on the plot and content, but beautiful visuals and soundtrack along with a serene tone make this worth a watch. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
95.
Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster. (94 mins.)
Director: Zak Penn
“ Not always very interesting, but Werner Herzog himself and the clever and sometimes intense mockumentary style makes this a worthy film. 7.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
96.
Talhotblond: (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
This is the true story of a love triangle that takes place entirely online. Lies lead to murder in real life... (83 mins.)
“ Very compelling topic, well paced and stylized documentary that works as a great companion piece to Catfish. 8.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
97.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ The end becomes a little too much of a homage, but it's a well-shot and emotional ride of nostalgia that's a refreshing summer entertainer. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
98.
Cars (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. (117 mins.)
“ Maybe not as classic as other Pixar movies, but still a lot of fun with memorable characters and a dose of emotion. 8/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
99.
Cars 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. (106 mins.)
“ A little too flashy and action packed than the first one which kind of takes away some fun, but an increased focus on Mater still makes it worthwhile. 7/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi
 
100.
Re-Cut (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Following the discovery of the murder of two twin girls in their family's barn, a former reality TV-star is dispatched by a TV-news station to uncover the mystery behind their gruesome deaths. (80 mins.)
Director: Fritz Manger
“ Not too original and has its flaws, but it's way better than some reviews make it out to be. A better than average mystery chiller. 6.5/10. ” - Faisal-Hashmi