Best and Worst Films of 2011

My best and worst films of the year. These are only films that I have watched this year and they have of been viewed at the cinema from Janurary 2011 till December 2011. Enjoy.
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1.
The King's Speech (2010)
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The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ Moving, funny and imaculately acted. A truly incredible film and this is coming from a British person who hates the royals. I literally can not fault it. 10/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
2.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
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Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. (130 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ Best in the series. It ends on a soaring high note. 9/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
3.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ Stunning, entertaining and original. Though at times a liitle messy, there is no denying this is masterpiece. 9/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
4.
True Grit (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)
“ Beautifully directed and acted. The young girl plays a role so suberbly thats well beyond her years. A truly beautiful film. 9/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
5.
Bridesmaids (2011)
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Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
“ Makes the hang over look foolish. This is one of the funniest films I've seen in ages. I literally cried with laughter. 9/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
6.
Tangled (2010)
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The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. (100 mins.)
“ A mix of old Disney and new Disney makes Rupunzels story so very fun and charming. It feels like disney have truly found their feet again and its so good to see. 8/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
7.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ Very sweet, emotional and heart warming. Its a rare thing in films these days to be so simple and yet so poignant. Truly great. 8/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
8.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
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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
“ Cool as a cucumber and smarter than your average comic book movie. A great return to form for the series, I literally cannot recommend this film more highly. 8/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
9.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past. (90 mins.)
“ A great little bit of comedy and action keep the sequel light hearted and in some ways better than the first. 8/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
10.
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
“ With its feet firmly in the ground this film could have been awful, but clever direction and great action ensure this slightly overlong ride isn't a dull one. 8/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
11.
Scream 4 (2011)
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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
“ I am surprised by the mixed response from critics. The film manages to be engaging and clever and retain its usual flair for comedy. I loved it! 7/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
12.
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor. (107 mins.)
“ A fun albeit childish film, with a real Steven Speilberg feel to it. It runs out of steam a little because of its stupidly long running time, but its still a grand adventure. 7/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
13.
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
“ It has its moments but generally the pacing of the film is a bit off. The excitement doesn't quite reach the points it should and the more dramatic moments aren't great. But its nice to see a film of this kind out at the moment. 7/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
14.
Limitless (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ Not as clever as it thinks it is, however for thriller this is up there with some other great movies. And it manages to keep its originality, all in all I give it a round of applause. 7/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
15.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ A surprising and sweet film. Not at all what I was expecting and iin a way it did not meet my expectations, but well made and a very interesting plot. 7/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
16.
Fair Game (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration. (108 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ A beautifully shot film and well performed, but slight coherency problems and pacing hold it back from true greatness. A shame, because Naomi Watts is great. 7/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
17.
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
“ Brilliantly done. Very funny and great action even if the storyline is really very stupid. 7/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
18.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization. (124 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ Its ok. The I love America motif gets old fast, but generally not a completely unlikeable film. 6/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
19.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. (98 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ Great premise is marred by slightly obvious execution. A real dissappointment, but there is still lots to like here. 6/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
20.
Bad Teacher (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her. (92 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
“ An amusing film. Though I can't help think they could have gone further, and yet held back a bit. A bit of a mess, but still very much enjoyable. 6/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
21.
Mother's Day (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests. (112 mins.)
“ Had the plot been better thought through this could have been a much bigger success. 6/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
22.
Sucker Punch (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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
“ I actually really enjoyed this. Its fun and action packed, with a fairly decent idea in its head. Execution could have done with a bit more flair and story should have been slightly reworked, but generally enjoyable. 6/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
23.
Attack the Block (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Cornish
“ Creative writing and funny jokes save this from mediocrity. 6/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
24.
Green Lantern (2011)
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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
“ Misses the mark massively. Just go see Thor or Xmen again if I were you. 5/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
25.
New Year's Eve (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve. (113 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ Horribly misguided film, lacking in laughs and hap hazzardly put together. Not worth the cost of a cinema ticket and not a film you'd want to watch whilst drinking copius amounts of alcohol like most people do on NYE, though alcohol may have made it better. 4/10 ” - mad_mandonna
 
26.
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
“ Funny. But it was far too similar to the first one and smoking monkeys are never funny. At least the expectations for part 3 will be lower. 4/10 ” - mad_mandonna