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THE BEST FILMS OF 2008--
A CRITICS ROUNDUP

 

SAM ADAMS
Philadelphia City Paper

1 SAVAGE GRACE
2 TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE
3 WENDY AND LUCY
4 WALL-E
5 BLINDNESS
6 THE CLASS
7 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
8 ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
9 BURN AFTER READING
10 SPEED RACER

THELMA ADAMS
Us Magazine

1 MILK
2 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
3 TROPIC THUNDER
4 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
5 FROZEN RIVER
6 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
7 BURN AFTER READING
8 A CHRISTMAS TALE
9 THE DUCHESS
10 REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

JOHN ANDERSON
Variety, Newsday, Washington Post

1 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
2 WALL-E
3 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
4 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
5 UP THE YANGTZE
6 FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
7 TELL NO ONE
8 WALTZ WITH BASHIR
9 OPERATION FILMMAKER
10 MY WINNIPEG

MELISSA ANDERSON
Time Out New York
1 SILENT LIGHT
2 LA FRANCE
3 BEFORE I FORGET
4 WALTZ WITH BASHIR
5 WENDY AND LUCY
6 MOMMA’S MAN
7 CHE
8 THE DUCHESS OF LANGEAIS
9 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
10 THE HOUSE BUNNY

MELISSA ANDERSON’S WORST FILM
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

DAVID ANSEN
Newsweek

1 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
2 ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
3 WENDY AND LUCY
4 FROST/NIXON
5 MAN ON WIRE
6 SILENT LIGHT
7 THE WRESTLER
8 TROPIC THUNDER
9 WALL-E
10 WALTZ WITH BASHIR

MICHAEL ATKINSON
IFC.com

1 MY WINNIPEG
2 BALLAST
3 WENDY AND LUCY
4 SILENT LIGHT
5 STILL LIFE
6 WALTZ WITH BASHIR
7 FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
8 THE WRESTLER
9 SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
10 MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS

SAUL AUSTERLITZ
Boston Globe

1 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
2 NICK & NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST
3 THE BAND’S VISIT
4 STATE LEGISLATURE
5 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
6 PINEAPPLE EXPRESS
7 FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
8 BE KIND REWIND
9 CHOP SHOP
10 GOMORRAH

MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN
Austin Chronicle

1 SYNECDOCHE, NY
2 TELL NO ONE
3 MILK
4 THE POOL
5 ELEGY
6 MY WINNIPEG
7 GOMORRAH
8 GRAN TORINO
9 U2 3D
10 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

TY BURR
Boston Globe

1 WALL-E
2 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
3 MAN ON WIRE
4 MILK
5 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
6 THE WRESTLER
7 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
8 SON OF RAMBOW
9 FLIGHT OF HE RED BALLOON
10 The second hour of SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK

TY BURR’S WORST FILMS
(In no particular order)
TOWELHEAD
THE HAPPENING
BABY MAMA
SPEED RACER
THE HOTTIE AND THE NOTTIE

TOM CHARITY
CNN.Com

1 ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
2 IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA
3 STILL LIFE
4 OPERA JAWA
5 WALL-E
6 APPALOOSA
7 A CHRISTMAS TALE
8 PARANOID PARK
9 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
10 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

RICHARD CORLISS
Time

1 WALL-E
2 SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
3 MY WINNIPEG
4 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
5 MILK
6 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
7 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
8 IRON MAN
9 SPEED RACER
10 ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

MIKE D’ANGELO
Las Vegas Weekly

1 SILENT LIGHT
2 PARANOID PARK
3 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
4 BURN AFTER READING
5 WALL-E
6 THE BROTHERS BLOOM
7 FUNNY GAMES
8 THE DUCHESS OF LANGEAIS
9 IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA
10 THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN

MANOHLA DARGIS
New York Times

1 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
2 SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
3 ALEXANDRA
4 FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
5 SILENT LIGHT
6 PARANOID PARK
7 THE DARK KNIGHT
8 ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
9 STILL LIFE
10 WENDY AND LUCY

DAVID DENBY
The New Yorker

1 DEFIANCE
2 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
3 THE CLASS
4 THE WRESTLER
5 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
6 WALL-E
7 MILK
8 TROUBLE THE WATER
9 REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
10 I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG

ROGER EBERT
Chicago Sun-Times

(In alphabetical order)
BALLAST
CHE
CHOP SHOP
THE DARK KNIGHT
DOUBT
THE FALL
FROST/NIXON
FROZEN RIVER
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
IRON MAN
MILK
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
THE READER
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
SHOTGUN STORIES
SLUMDOG MILLIOINAIRE
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
W.
WALL-E

DAVID EDELSTEIN
New York Magazine

1 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
2 WALL-E
3 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
4 CADILLAC RECORDS
5 THE CLASS
6 KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL
7 WALTZ WITH BASHIR
8 SHOTGUN STORIES
9 DOUBT
10 TROUBLE THE WATER

STEPHEN FARBER
www.stephenfarber.com

1 WALTZ WITH BASHIR
2 BOY A
3 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
4 THE READER
5 MILK
6 FROZEN RIVER
7 THE VISITOR
8 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
9 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
10 IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS

STEPHEN FARBER’S WORST FILMS
(In no particular order)
WANTED
MAMMA MIA!
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
SEVEN POUNDS

DAVID FEAR
Time Out New York

1 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
2 BALLAST
3 THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN
4 MAN ON WIRE
5 WALTZ WITH BASHIR
6 WALL-E
7 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
8 REPRISE
9 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
10 ALEXANDRA

DAVID FEAR’S WORST FILM
ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO

SCOTT FOUNDAS
LA Weekly

1 STILL LIFE
FENGMING: A CHINESE MEMOIR (Tie)
2 GRAN TORINO
3 CHE
HUNGER (Tie)
4 SILENT LIGHT
5 THE DARK KNIGHT
6 HEARTBEAT DETECTOR
7 A CHRISTMAS TALE
THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN (Tie)
8 GEORGE A. ROMERO’S DIARY OF THE DEAD
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (Tie)
9 SHINE A LIGHT
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (Tie)
10 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
WALL-E (Tie)

DAVID GERMAIN
Associated Press

1 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
2 WALL-E
3 ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
4 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
5 FROZEN RIVER
6 THE VISITOR
7 THE WRESTLER
8 FROST/NIXON
9 THE DARK KNIGHT
10 WENDYAND LUCY

OWEN GLEIBERMAN
Entertainment Weekly

1 THE WRESTLER
2 THE DARK KNIGHT
3 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
4 WALL-E
5 MOMMA’S MAN
6 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
7 BURN AFTER READING
8 THE CLASS
9 MILK
10 TELL NO ONE

ED GONZALEZ
Slant Magazine

1 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
2 IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA
3 THE WITNESSES
4 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
5 SUMMER PALACE
6 ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
7 MUKHSIN
8 MY FATHER MY LORD
9 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
10 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY

RAFER GUZMÁN
Newsday

1 WALL-E
2 A CHRISTMAS TALE
3 THE LAST MISTRESS
4 THE DARK KNIGHT
5 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
6 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
7 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
8 MILK
9 I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
10 THE WRESTLER

STEPHEN HOLDEN
New York Times

1 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
2 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
3 WALL-E
4 MILK
5 THE LAST MISTRESS
6 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
7 A CHRISTMAS TALE
8 TELL NO ONE
9 FROZEN RIVER
10 THE RIVER

ANN HORNADAY
Washington Post

1 THE VISITOR
2 WALL-E
3 MILK
4 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
5 MAN ON WIRE
6 CHICAGO 10
7 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
8 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
9 I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
10 TELL NO ONE

PETE HOWELL
Toronto Star

1 THE DARK KNIGHT
2 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
3 MY WINNIPEG
4 MAN ON WIRE
5 WALL-E
6 DOUBT
7 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
8 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
9 THE WRESTLER
10 GRAN TORINO

BEN KENIGSBERG
Time Out Chicago

1 CHE
2 PARANOID PARK
3 HUNGER
4 WALL-E
5 THE WRESTLER
6 FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
7 CHANGELING
8 BURN AFTER READING
9 A CHRISMAS TALE
10 SILENT LIGHT

STEPHEN KING
Entertainment Weekly

1 THE DARK KNIGHT
2 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
3 WALL-E
4 TROPIC THUNDER
5 FUNNY GAMES
6 THE BANK JOB
7 LAKEVIEW TERRACE
8 THE RUINS
9 REDBELT
10 DEATH RACE

JOANNA LANGFIELD
The Movie Minute

1 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
2 THE READER
3 DOUBT
4 THE WRESTLER
5 MILK
6 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
7 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
8 WALL-E
9 FROST/NIXON
10 I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG

MICK LaSALLE
San Francisco Chronicle

1 REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
2 MILK
3 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
4 I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
5 THE WRESTLER
6 FROST/NIXON
7 ROMAN DE GARE
8 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
9 THE LIFE BEFORE HER EYES
10 BAGHEAD

CHRISTY LEMIRE
Associated Press

1 THE WRESTLER
2 FROST/NIXON
3 MAN ON WIRE
4 WALTZ WITH BASHIR
5 WALL-E
6 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
7 FROZEN RIVER
8 MILK
9 PARANOID PARK
10 IRON MAN

EMANUEL LEVY
emanuellevy.com

1 HUNGER
2 THE DARK KNIGHT
3 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
4 ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
5 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
6 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
7 WALL-E
8 GOMORRAH
9 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
10 MAN ON WIRE
WALTZ WITH BASHIR (Tie)

SHAWN LEVY
Portland Oregonian

1 A CHRISTMAS TALE
2 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
3 SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
4 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
5 STRANDED
6 FROST/NIXON
7 TELL NO ONE
8 WENDY AND LUCY
9 WALL-E
10 DOUBT

LOU LUMENICK
New York Post

1 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
2 WALL-E
3 MILK
4 A CHRISTMAS TALE
5 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
6 IRON MAN
7 REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
8 THE VISITOR
9 SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
10 WALTZ WITH BASHIR

MAITLAND McDONAGH
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

1 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
2 JAR CITY
3 THE FALL
4 BEAUTY IN TROUBLE
5 THE WRESTLER
6 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
7 SURFWISE
8 MILK
9 DIARY OF THE DEAD
10 AMERICAN ZOMBIE

JOE MORGENSTERN
Wall Street Journal

1 WALL-E
2 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
(The rest are in alphabetical order)
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
IRON MAN
MAN ON WIRE
STILL LIFE
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
THE VISITOR
WALTZ WITH BASHIR
THE WRESTLER

ANDREW O’HEHIR
Salon

1 A CHRISTMAS TALE
2 WALTZ WITH BASHIR
3 CHOP SHOP
4 ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
5 FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
6 MOMMA’S MAN
7 MAN ON WIRE
8 THE ORDER OF MYTHS
9 HEARTBEAT DETECTOR
10 ROMANCE OF ASTREA & CELADON

MICHAEL PHILLIPS
Chicago Tribune

1 WALL-E
2 THE CLASS
3 A CHRISTMAS TALE
4 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
5 THE FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
6 ALEXANDRA
7 MAN ON WIRE
8 SNOW ANGELS
9 STILL LIFE
10 THE DARK KNIGHT

PETER RAINER
The Christian Science Monitor

(In alphabetical order)
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS
THE CLASS
THE DARK KNIGHT
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND
MAN ON WIRE
STILL LIFE
WALTZ WITH BASHIR
WENDY AND LUCY

STEVEN REA
Philadelphia Inquirer

1 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
2 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
3 THE VISITOR
4 WENDY AND LUCY
5 I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
6 FROZEN RIVER
7 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
8 HANCOCK
IRON MAN (Tie)
9 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
10 IN BRUGES

STEPHEN REBELLO
Playboy
(In alphabetical order)
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DARK KNIGHT
DOUBT
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
FROST/NIXON
MAN ON WIRE
MILK
MY WINNEPEG
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
WALL-E
WALTZ WITH BASHIR


REX REED
The New York Observer

1 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
2 REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
3 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
4 THE READER
5 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
6 FROST/NIXON
7 MILK
8 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
9 THE VISITOR
10 GOOD

JOSHUA ROTHKOPF
Time Out New York

1 THE WRESTLER
2 MAN ON WIRE
3 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
4 THE FALL
5 FROST/NIXON
6 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
7 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
8 PARANOID PARK
9 THE DUCHESS OF LANGEAIS
10 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA

JOSHUA ROTHKOPF’S WORST FILM
THE LOVE GURU

HANK SARTIN
Time Out Chicago

1 MILK
2 HUNGER
3 CHE
4 DEAR ZACHARY
5 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
6 WALL-E
7 THE ORDER OF MYTHS
8 THE DARK KNIGHT
9 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
10 THE WITNESSES

NICK SCHAGER
Slant Magazine

1 SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
2 FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
3 BOARDING GATE
4 REPRISE
5 THE DARK KNIGHT
6 DEAR ZACHARY
7 CHRIS & DON
8 ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
9 THE STRANGERS
10 AUGUST EVENING

LISA SCHWARZBAUM
Entertainment Weekly

1 WALL-E
2 MILK
3 THE DARK KNIGHT
4 WALTZ WITH BASHIR
5 GOMORRAH
6 WENDY AND LUCY
7 TROUBLE THE WATER
8 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
9 MAN ON WIRE
10 TROPIC THUNDER

A.O. SCOTT
New York Times

1 WALL-E
2 SILENT LIGHT
3 THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN
4 MAN ON WIRE
5 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
6 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
7 WENDY AND LUCY
8 MILK
9 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
10 CADILLAC RECORDS

MIKE SCOTT
New Orleans Times-Picayune

1 WALL-E
2 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
3 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
4 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
5 THE DARK KNIGHT
6 TROUBLE THE WATER
7 MILK
8 ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
9 THE BAND’S VISIT
10 BLINDNESS

KYLE SMITH
New York Post

1 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
2 MAN ON WIRE
3 SEVEN POUNDS
4 THE DARK KNIGHT
5 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
6 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
7 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
8 DOUBT
9 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
10 FUNNY GAMES

MICHAEL SRAGOW
Baltimore Sun

1 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
2 WALL-E
3 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
4 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
5 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
6 WHAT JUST HAPPENED
7 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
8 AMERICAN TEEN
9 FLASH OF GENIUS
10 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA

DAVID STERRITT
DavidSterritt.com

1 MILK
2 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
3 MARRIED LIFE
4 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
5 TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE
6 STILL LIFE
7 THE WRESTLER
8 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
9 REDBELT
10 THE DUCHESS OF LANGEAIS

AMY TAUBIN
Film Comment

1 CHE
2 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTN
3 ASHES OF TIME REDUX
4 MILK
5 PARANOID PARK
6 BALLAST
7 WALL-E
8 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
9 THE FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
10 WENDY AND LUCY

ELLA TAYLOR
LA Weekly

1 WALTZ WITH BASHIR
2 MILK
3 STILL LIFE
UP THE YANGTZE (Tie)
4 WENDY AND LUCY
5 THE CLASS
A CHRISTMAS TALE (Tie)
6 WALL-E
7 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
8 THE COUNTERFEITERS
9 MOVING MIDWAY
THE ORDER OF MYTHS (Tie)
10 $9.99

ANNE THOMPSON
Variety

1 WALL-E
2 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
3 MILK
4 EVERLASTING MOMENTS
5 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
6 A CHRISTMAS TALE
7 MAN ON WIRE
8 WALTZ WITH BASHIR
9 WENDY AND LUCY
10 APPALOOSA

PETER TRAVERS
Rolling Stone

1 MILK
2 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
3 THE DARK KNIGHT
4 FROST/NIXON
5 WALL-E
6 REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
7 THE VISITOR
8 DOUBT
9 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
10 MAN ON WIRE

KENNETH TURAN
Los Angeles Times

1 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
(The rest in no particular order)
A CHRISTMAS TALE
THE CLASS
I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
A GIRL CUT IN TWO
FROST/NIXON
FROZEN RIVER
BALLAST
GOMORRAH
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
MAN ON WIRE
ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED
STRANDED
TROUBLE THE WATER
BLINDSIGHT
PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL
TELL NO ONE
WALL-E
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

JOHN WATERS
Artforum

1 VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
LOVE SONGS (Tie)
2 MISTER LONELY
3 SAVAGE GRACE
4 MAN ON WIRE
5 THE LAST MISTRESS
6 MY WINNIPEG
7 THE WRESTLER
8 TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE
9 MILK
10 CASSANDRA’S DREAM

ELIZABETH WEITZMAN
New York Daily News

1 THE DARK KNIGHT
2 THE GO-GETTER
3 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
4 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
5 REPRISE
6 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
7 TROPIC THUNDER
8 WALL-E
9 THE WRESTLER
10 YOUNG AT HEART

ELIZABETH WEITZMAN’S WORST FILMS

1 DECEPTION
2 FOOL'S GOLD
3 FUNNY GAMES
4 THE HAPPENING
5 HELL RIDE
6 HOUNDDOG
7 MAD MONEY
8 SAVAGE GRACE
9 THE SPIRIT
10 THE WOMEN

ARMOND WHITE
New York Press

(In no particular order)
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
THE WITNESSES
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

STEPHEN WHITTY
Star-Ledger/Newhouse News Service

(In alphabetical order)
THE DARK KNIGHT
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
ELEGY
MILK
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE
TELL NO ONE
WALL-E
THE WRESTLER

JOE WILLIAMS
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

(In alphabetical order)
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
FROST/NIXON
MAN ON WIRE
MILK
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
TROUBLE THE WATER
UP THE YANGTZE
WALL-E
WENDY AND LUCY

CALVIN WILSON
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

(In alphabetical order)
BOY A
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
FROST/NIXON
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
MILK
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA
USA Today

1 THE VISITOR
2 THE WRESTLER
3 FROZEN RIVER
4 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
5 I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
6 TELL NO ONE
7 A CHRISTMAS TALE
8 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
9 DOUBT
10 MAN ON WIRE

WILLIAM WOLFE
nyc&wolfentertainmentguide.com

1 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
2 MILK
3 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS
4 I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
5 THE CLASS
6 NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
7 ELSA AND FRED
8 GOOD
9 FROZEN RIVER
10 THE VISITOR

STEPHANIE ZACHAREK
Salon

1 HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
2 A CHRISTMAS TALE
3 GHOST TOWN
4 CADILLAC RECORDS
5 THE CLASS
6 THE VISITOR
7 BEFORE I FORGET
8 TROUBLE THE WATER
9 THE FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
10 IRON MAN


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