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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Quick Reviews: 2013 Movies [PART 03]

The Last Days on Mars (2013) - Proving there's a curse about all the films set on Mars yet again, "The Last Days on Mars" not only fails to take advantage of its great lead actor, but also fails to generate any thrills and suspense, let alone scares. (4.50/10)

I Give it a Year (2013) - It tries hard to be funny and confident in its script, but despite there are some truly fine actors involved, "I Give it a Year" ends up being a rather joyless affair, that is neither very romantic, nor particularly hilarious to watch. (5.00/10)

The Big Wedding (2013) - It's unbelievable how much talents has been wasted in this pretty to look at, but also pretty mediocre comedy. The experienced A-list cast struggles big time with the underwritten script, and the jokes are few and far between. (5.00/10)

Bad Milo! (2013) - The lack of budget is obvious, the acting is sub-par to say the least, but "Bad Milo" instantly wins point for originality, no matter how ridiculous and absurd the story is. Yes, tt's sick, it's gross, it's downright nasty, but it's also kind of fun. (5.50/10)

Contracted (2013) - Far too many things remain unexplained in the end, which will confuse the viewers for sure, but for what it is, "Contracted" is a decent indie horror flick with some impressive practical effects, offering enough gore and gruesomeness. (5.50/10)

Dark Touch (2013) - It leaves far too many questions unanswered, and it's far from terrifying, but "Dark Touch" is nevertheless a reasonably effective little horror movie with a gloomy tone, and chilling atmosphere, that really suits its truly dark nature. (5.75/10)

Identity Thief (2013) - It's silly, and it knows it, but it doesn't afraid to admit it. Moreover, "Identity Thief" embraces its stupidity, prompting its audience to have fun with it, with Melissa McCarthy carrying the entire movie on her shoulders with such ease. (6.00/10)

We're the Millers (2013) - Sure, you won't be able to remember anything as soon as the credits roll, but "We're the Millers" is very fun to watch in a raunchy sort of way, and the chemistry between the well-cast lead actors is just as apparent as it's genuine. (6.00/10)

The Best Man Holiday (2013) - At times funny, at times serious, at times sad and depressing, but always honest and sincere, "The Best Man Holiday" is one of the better Christmas movies, balancing comedy and drama well, while caring for its characters. (6.25/10)

The Kings of Summer (2013)  - Rebellious, yet uplifting, and just as free spirited as its teen characters, "The Kings of Summer" is a finely-crafted coming-of-age drama that exudes purity in the most innocent sort of way, bringing back all our childhood memories. (6.50/10)

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