Extremely Positive:

The Secret of Kells


Very Positive:

Inglourious Basterds*

Star Trek



District 9

Fish Tank*

The Hurt Locker

In the Loop*


The Road*

The Secret in Their Eyes*

A Serious Man*

Sherlock Holmes

Largely Positive:


A Christmas Carol

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


Drag Me to Hell*

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The House of the Devil*


Mary and Max*


The Princess and the Frog

A Single Man*

Up in the Air*

Where the Wild Things Are

Somewhat Positive:

Battle for Terra

The Blind Side

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Average/Somewhat Negative/Negative:

Astro Boy


Aliens in the Attic

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Dragonball: Evolution

An Education*


G.I. Joe: Rose of Cobra

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale*

Imagine That



The Lovely Bones

Monsters vs. Aliens

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Old Dogs

Paranormal Activity*

Paul Blart: Mall Cop*

The Pink Panther 2*

Planet 51

Race to Witch Mountain



Terminator Salvation

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

The Twilight Saga: New Moon*


X-Men Origins: Wolverine

  1. Edit: March 13, 2014 — Geez, I hate revisiting this page. I really should not have been reviewing movies when I was 18. I have no idea why I thought I was qualified. (NOTE: I will say this about myself at 22 when I am 26.)

    Anyway, I just saw “The Road” for the first time a few days ago and thus added it to the list. It’s pretty good — atmospheric, emotional, well-acted. It drags a bit in places, though, and I kind of think the ending is a massive cheat.

  2. Edit: March 19, 2014 — Added “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.” Hands down the most confusing thing I’ve ever found on the IMDB Top 250.

  3. Edit: March 19, 2014 — Added “Mary and Max.” You know, it’s strange and off-putting and kind of unsettling in its simultaneous ugliness and cuteness. But all of that belies and eventually abets a core that actually understands depression, anxiety, and loneliness very acutely. A strange watch, but a worthwhile one.

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