Best to Worst Films of 2014

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1.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
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Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown. (119 mins.)
“ Michael Keaton leads a group of phenomenal performances in Birdman, an impeccably-filmed miracle brought to life by its true star: Alejandro González Iñárritu ” - KleePongPictures
 
2.
Boyhood (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. (165 mins.)
“ Honest, carefully paced, and exceptionally written, Boyhood is Richard Linklater's directing talent reaching to epic heights ” - KleePongPictures
 
3.
Locke (2013)
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Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence. (85 mins.)
Director: Steven Knight
“ Gripping, spell-binding, realistic, in-the-moment, and intensely involving, Locke is one of the greatest minimalist films ever, with a powerhouse performance by Tom Hardy ” - KleePongPictures
 
4.
Whiplash (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
“ Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons give explosive performances in the briskly paced and downright intense Whiplash, a thought-provoking exhilarating experience from start to finish ” - KleePongPictures
 
5.
Selma (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. (128 mins.)
Director: Ava DuVernay
“ This film's release cannot be better timed than now. With a powerful lead performance and a narrative that is more inspiring than it is depressing, Selma avoids conventional biopic traits, reminding us that the battle of racism still exists today and that there is much more work to be done ” - KleePongPictures
 
6.
A Most Violent Year (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history. (125 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
“ Slow and carefully paced but constantly riveting, thanks to a fantastic script and great performances, A Most Violent Year gives extreme commitment to its time period and triumphs as a unique piece of American cinema ” - KleePongPictures
 
7.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. (130 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ Miraculously put together with the most intelligent and passionate skill, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is both a technical and a thematic achievement that blends exhilarating action and special effects with sci-fi allegories and moral themes — it is one of the greatest sci-fi films in years ” - KleePongPictures
 
8.
Under the Skin (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery. (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
“ Creepy yet fascinating, slow yet electrifying, Under The Skin is an amazing feat by Jonathan Glazer and Scarlett Johansson -- one of the most hauntingly hypnotic films since the time of Stanley Kubrick ” - KleePongPictures
 
9.
Nightcrawler (2014)
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When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran. (117 mins.)
Director: Dan Gilroy
“ Featuring an uncomfortably heart-pounding narrative and a relentless performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler gets under and stays under our skin ” - KleePongPictures
 
10.
Snowpiercer (2013)
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Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. (126 mins.)
Director: Bong Joon Ho
“ Led by the amazing Chris Evans, Snowpiercer starts off sleekly and sharply with a unique dystopian narrative and arresting political themes, and then soon evolves into a disturbingly fascinating study of philosophy, society, and humanity ” - KleePongPictures
 
11.
The Imitation Game (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. (114 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
“ Benedict Cumberbatch gives a heartbreaking performance in The Imitation Game, a conventional but handsomely scored and edited film with a great emotional core ” - KleePongPictures
 
12.
Two Days, One Night (2014)
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Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job. (95 mins.)
“ Deceptively well shot and profoundly acted by Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night is a slow-paced simplistic piece with a raw un-dramatic narrative ” - KleePongPictures
 
13.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Decorated with a charismatic cast, led by the phenomenal Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel swims in Wes Anderson's signature style of visual filmmaking, while telling a story that's suspenseful and thoughtful at the right moments ” - KleePongPictures
 
14.
Foxcatcher (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Mark and Dave Schultz, U.S. Olympic Wrestling champions, join Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - but John's emotional self-destruction threatens to consume them all. (134 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ Foxcatcher is a tad slow, but it is paced with incredible tension and disturbing psychological content, fueled by not one but three incredible performances ” - KleePongPictures
 
15.
Enemy (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. (91 mins.)
“ Brilliantly acted by Jake Gyllenhaal and carefully crafted together by Denis Villeneuve, Enemy constantly messes with your head, gives more questions than answers, and comes off as an ambiguous film that deserves to be rewatched and analyzed again and again ” - KleePongPictures
 
16.
Song of the Sea (2014)
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Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world. (93 mins.)
Director: Tomm Moore
“ Adorable and overly beautiful in its animation, Song of the Sea brings both a visual experience and an emotional story, improving on Moore's previous entry "Secret of Kells" in every way ” - KleePongPictures
 
17.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
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Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. (137 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
“ The story may be familiar, but The Tale of the Princess Kaguya offers an honest window at lifestyles, happiness, folktales, and Eastern culture ” - KleePongPictures
 
18.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are... (101 mins.)
“ Featuring a gorgeously bleak atmosphere and a phenomenal lead performance, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is the slowest, most boring and artistic masterpiece you will ever see ” - KleePongPictures
 
19.
Gone Girl (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. (149 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike might just snatch actor nominations in Gone Girl, a dark twisted tale filmed beautifully but possibly over-glossed by David Fincher ” - KleePongPictures
 
20.
The Babadook (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. (93 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Kent
“ With a narrative that is more disturbing than it is scary, The Babadook is a bold horror film with incredibly layered themes, guided by a phenomenal lead performance, a brilliant script, and confident directing ” - KleePongPictures
 
21.
Begin Again (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. (104 mins.)
Director: John Carney
“ Begin Again may have a familiar story, but it tackles such a crucial point in the music industry today and is filled with naturalistic acting, dialogue, and charm ” - KleePongPictures
 
22.
Wild (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy. (115 mins.)
“ Reese Witherspoon gives a tremendous performance in Wild, a skillfully edited tale with an emotional payoff that I wish was a bit longer and stronger ” - KleePongPictures
 
23.
Camp X-Ray (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A soldier assigned to Guantanamo Bay befriends a man who has been imprisoned there. (117 mins.)
Director: Peter Sattler
“ Camp X-Ray is a flawed but heartfelt tale gifted by many things: two really good performances, a promising director, a strong story, and subtle political undertones ” - KleePongPictures
 
24.
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating. (117 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Extremely graphic for sure, and yet Nymphomaniac Volume I manages to blend a tale of sexuality with social themes, music, history, and literature all together in an exquisitely crafted journey. Here is a work from Lars von Trier that is worth admiring despite its explicit nature ” - KleePongPictures
 
25.
The Lego Movie (2014)
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An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. (100 mins.)
“ Spectacularly funny and endlessly creative, The Lego Movie offers a fast-paced, energetic, and surprisingly touching story with thematic messages that fit its content perfectly like a Lego piece ” - KleePongPictures
 
26.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. (136 mins.)
“ Taking advantage of the contemporary era, and turning its story into a realistically gritty conspiracy plot line that expands the superhero genre, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the best of the Phase Two movies, a pleasant surprise that even non-superhero fans will adore ” - KleePongPictures
 
27.
Mr. Turner (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. (150 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
“ Mr. Turner is an impeccably crafted, emotionally acted, beautifully filmed, yet overlong and arguably aimless work of art ” - KleePongPictures
 
28.
Fury (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
1945, in the World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives... (134 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ Treading in familiar territory but executed in a great refreshing way, Fury is a brutal and intense portrayal of tank warfare in WWII ” - KleePongPictures
 
29.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. (132 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ Honoring a franchise that has been around longer than all the famous Marvel names today, Days of Future Past combines terrific action sequences with emotional character development, and stands tall as one of the greatest superhero films ” - KleePongPictures
 
30.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. (113 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ Smartly executed by a knowledgeable director, Edge of Tomorrow provides exhilarating action sequences, engaging performances, and a well-edited narrative that is both funny and gripping in delivery ” - KleePongPictures
 
31.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (121 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
“ Just when The Avengers broke new ground for superhero films, Marvel gives us Guardians of the Galaxy, a hilarious witty blast of ultimate satisfaction, proof that Marvel is still at the top of their game ” - KleePongPictures
 
32.
Interstellar (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. (169 mins.)
“ It's slow, bloated, and could have definitely been skimmed down, but Interstellar is also filled with countless factors like acting, story, and directing that prove it is the best work from Chris Nolan to date ” - KleePongPictures
 
33.
Godzilla (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity. (123 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
“ Rewarding both die-hard fans and monster cinema fans, this 2014 entry of Godzilla is blessed with gorgeous cinematography, breathtaking effects, and a true sense of atmospheric delivery ” - KleePongPictures
 
34.
Oculus (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Flanagan
“ Occasionally well-acted, atmospheric, and artistically haunting, Oculus does take a while to get going, but once it starts, it is the most beautifully disturbing film in years ” - KleePongPictures
 
35.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
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When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
“ Though not quite as fresh as it's predecessor, How To Train Your Dragon 2 is a fantastic sequel that breathes emotional depth and world-expansion to its universe ” - KleePongPictures
 
36.
Noah (2014)
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A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. (138 mins.)
“ Noah is an un-preachy visionary tale told by the talented Darren Aronofsky, who provides us fantastic visual effects and surprisingly powerful performances -- a film that both believers and non-believers can take something out of ” - KleePongPictures
 
37.
American Sniper (2014)
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Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. (133 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Gripping, well-directed, but a bit familiar for its genre, American Sniper tries to make the best out of the war conventions, and all-in-all offers a tense experience ” - KleePongPictures
 
38.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
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A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. (123 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
“ Despite being a predictable and rather safe drama, The Theory of Everything delivers with two amazing performances, great production design, and wonderful music ” - KleePongPictures
 
39.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (126 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
“ Thanks to an agenda of respecting its subject and maintaining a tone of charm and just enough of heartbreak, The Fault in Our Stars works very well for a story about two cancer-suffering teenagers ” - KleePongPictures
 
40.
Still Alice (2014)
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A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. (101 mins.)
“ Even when the narrative at a conceptual level is flawed and limited, Still Alice serves an engrossing experience thanks to Moore's, Stewart's, and Baldwin's performance ” - KleePongPictures
 
41.
Cheap Thrills (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar. (88 mins.)
Director: E.L. Katz
“ It’s dark, twisted, sexy, and subtle in its commentary. Unlike its title, Cheap Thrills provides intense thrills throughout that are anything but cheap ” - KleePongPictures
 
42.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
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The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. (102 mins.)
“ Even when its story is more one-dimensional this time around, Big Hero 6 is great family entertainment that comes with pleasant animation and an irresistible robot ” - KleePongPictures
 
43.
22 Jump Street (2014)
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After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. (112 mins.)
“ Using the same clever self-aware style of humor, along with hilarious performances, 22 Jump Street is a big success that is a bit short of its predecessor, if not equivalent ” - KleePongPictures
 
44.
John Wick (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. (101 mins.)
Director: Chad Stahelski
“ The well-filmed action sequences and the entertaining world it creates are enough to satisfy the audience, despite its mediocre plot and lack of substance ” - KleePongPictures
 
45.
Big Eyes (2014)
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A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Big Eyes still exposes Tim Burton's weakness as a director, but the performances and time period are enough to keep you invested from beginning to end ” - KleePongPictures
 
46.
Into the Woods (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. (125 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ Into the Woods does a very interesting spin on famous fairy tales, with good performances and a narrative that is unique to a fault ” - KleePongPictures
 
47.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
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Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness. (144 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ It is shorter and much better paced, but still has flaws and is simply a 2.5 hour long finale. The Battle of the Five Armies is entertaining and a suitable conclusion to the Hobbit trilogy ” - KleePongPictures
 
48.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones. (142 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ If you can put the extremely tangled web of a story and the terrible marketing strategy aside, you'll find that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a more dazzling, emotional, and electrifying (no pun intended) ride for our favorite web-slinger ” - KleePongPictures
 
49.
Grand Piano (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under enemy eyes, who will shoot if a wrong note is played. (90 mins.)
Director: Eugenio Mira
“ Elijah Wood holds the film's suspense quite efficiently, and even when the execution is mediocre at a few places, Grand Piano is wonderfully directed and shot, and offers a simplistic minimalist thriller ” - KleePongPictures
 
50.
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
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The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adulthood, obsessions and what led to her being in Seligman's care. (123 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Though Nymphomaniac: Volume II comes off rather short with a disappointing resolution and it pales in comparison to Volume I, this secondary entry is still artistically put together and boldly acted by the cast ” - KleePongPictures
 
51.
Non-Stop (2014)
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An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account. (106 mins.)
“ Though its plot gets progressively ridiculous, Non-Stop features Liam Neeson in a gripping performance, along with terrifically intense direction ” - KleePongPictures
 
52.
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
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The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. (122 mins.)
“ It's consisted of two extremely conventional narratives, and it is stuffed and seasoned with a lot of feel-good substance. The Hundred-Foot Journey should have tasted a lot better, but this does suffice ” - KleePongPictures
 
53.
Hercules (2014)
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Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ Surprisingly entertaining, Hercules embraces its material with great corniness and cheese. It knows what kind of movie it wants to be, and is great at being it ” - KleePongPictures
 
54.
Lucy (2014)
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A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. (89 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ Vibrantly filmed and well performed by Scarlett Johansson, Lucy is an attractively stylish film with an extremely good first act, then it sadly drowns itself in a complex universal theme without taking a stance. Those who love the subject that the film talks about will love it, while others will ponder over what kind of message Lucy wants to convey ” - KleePongPictures
 
55.
RoboCop (2014)
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In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. (117 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
“ It has enough style and visual candy to hold off as sci-fi entertainment, but this new RoboCop, with less themes, subtext, and characterization, will find trouble standing against the test of time, compared to its original counterpart ” - KleePongPictures
 
56.
Maleficent (2014)
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A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. (97 mins.)
“ Though everyone besides the magnificent Angelina Jolie is uninteresting, Maleficent gives an interesting spin to the original tale, told in mediocre fashion but decorated with exquisite taste ” - KleePongPictures
 
57.
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
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Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it. (92 mins.)
“ With the exception of some outrageous moments and a few gut-bustingly hilarious celebrity references, Penguins of Madagascar is paced and executed by victims of ADHD, moving so fast and making little coherent sense ” - KleePongPictures
 
58.
Ju-on: The Beginning of the End (2014)
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In this seventh installment of the Ju-on franchise, a school teacher visits the home of a boy who's been absent from school for a long period of time, unaware of the horrific tragedy which occurred in the boy's household many years ago. (91 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Ochiai
“ Despite not having enough original scares, Ju-On: The Beginning of the End provides the most professional and modern look to the series, along with a good lead performance and an interesting change in story ” - KleePongPictures
 
59.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. (105 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Better than other January releases, but it plays its titular character like a superhero. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is fast-paced and occasionally entertaining, but contains a sadly monotone script that offers nothing refreshing to its genre ” - KleePongPictures
 
60.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
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The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (150 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ There are epic sequences and good performances here for sure, but they are scattered throughout a narrative that is too long and offers nothing that previous adaptations haven't done before ” - KleePongPictures
 
61.
Dracula Untold (2014)
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As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom. (92 mins.)
Director: Gary Shore
“ Thankfully not the most lifeless entry in the monster fantasy canon, Dracula Untold begins in extremely mediocre territory, then finishes off in an acceptably satisfying climax ” - KleePongPictures
 
62.
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. (102 mins.)
Director: Noam Murro
“ Even with an impressively devoted performance by Eva Green, this mildly entertaining entry of 300 plays off more like an elongated video game cutscene ” - KleePongPictures
 
63.
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival. (116 mins.)
Director: Seth MacFarlane
“ The jokes are repulsive yet hilarious, in Seth McFarlane's signature style of humor, and as long as you find them funny, you'll get past the long aimless cliche story and sporadically paced script. A Million Ways to Die in the West rocks back and forth on a tightrope ” - KleePongPictures
 
64.
Pompeii (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him. (105 mins.)
“ A big majority of the film is stupid, with cliche generic storytelling and bad performances that are scenery-chewing, and you really fail to find something worth caring. That being said, Pompeii gives a pretty satisfying climax with a reasonably big budget ” - KleePongPictures
 
65.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter, and her back street racing boyfriend for help. (165 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Loud, stupid, ridiculous, and still too goddamn long, Age of Extinction is the guiltiest of all nonsensical pleasures, offering a few sporadic improvements on the rusty franchise of Bay-hem ” - KleePongPictures
 
66.
Open Windows (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A jilted fan soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favorite actress via his laptop. (100 mins.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
“ Open Windows starts off with an interesting premise and solid tension, then begins to overreach on its gimmick as it gets more ridiculous and illogical ” - KleePongPictures
 
67.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home. (101 mins.)
“ Dull, badly edited, uninteresting, and unintentionally creepy, this reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bears little to no turtle power ” - KleePongPictures
 
68.
Exists (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A group of friends who venture into the remote Texas woods for a party weekend find themselves stalked by Bigfoot. (81 mins.)
“ Exists does include a few good thrills, a bit of entertainment, and a touch of thought near the end, but you won't care about a single character, and the nighttime scenes are too murky ” - KleePongPictures
 
69.
As Above, So Below (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. (93 mins.)
“ As Above So Below demonstrates all the pros and cons of a found footage movie; claustrophobic setting, a couple scares, a boring narrative, dumb characters, and irritating camerawork ” - KleePongPictures
 
70.
I, Frankenstein (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. (92 mins.)
Director: Stuart Beattie
“ I, Frankenstein is everything you would expect: Loud fights, bad CGI, an illogical story, and every actor being way too serious ” - KleePongPictures
 
71.
Flight 7500 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin. (97 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ Takashi Shimizu gives up interesting characters, good dialogue, a logical story, and atmospheric dread in exchange for a twist at the end that’s interesting but not enough to save the turbulent film that is 7500 ” - KleePongPictures
 
72.
Gimme Shelter (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her stepmother and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative. (101 mins.)
Director: Ron Krauss
“ Watching Vanessa Hudgens and Brendan Fraser try so hard to be real actors is not enough. When you have manipulative music/emotion sitting on top of an awkward script that only cares about its depressing subject and not other components like pacing or realism, you know that Gimme Shelter is a heavy-handed misfire ” - KleePongPictures
 
73.
Annabelle (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists. (99 mins.)
“ With only a couple creative scenes in an otherwise dull and predictable narrative, Annabelle is not only terribly short of The Conjuring, but also terribly short of standard horror filmmaking ” - KleePongPictures
 
74.
The Legend of Hercules (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
The origin story of the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. (99 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ Cheap, laughably bad, and way too self-serious on top of its horrible craft, The Legend of Hercules is not only one of the worst films of 2014 -- it's one of the worst films in the Greek cinematic universe ” - KleePongPictures
 
75.
Left Behind (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction. (110 mins.)
Director: Vic Armstrong
“ The acting is really forced, the music is hilariously distracting, the filmmaking is horribly lazy, the story goes nowhere, and it is filled with countless illogical scenes that will stir anger. Left Behind is one of the most lifeless god-awful movies that somehow was shown in theaters ” - KleePongPictures