On A Year’s Worth of Starred Reviews

Roger Ebert always hated that the Sun Times insisted on him having a star system for his reviews. Ebert felt strongly and correctly that many readers just looked at those stupid stars and failed to read the reviews. That said, I can see a function for starred reviews. In this case, in looking back on what I have seen in 2014, I thought of a 5 star system that at least will help in putting the year in perspective.

The list below is in no particular order, only by star assignment. There are more than 150 movies that I have reviewed this year and these are the star ratings for each.

## No points for guessing the two blacked out titles I’m not yet allowed to talk about because of embargo.

5 Stars Best of the Best

4 Stars The Next of the Best

3 Stars Good Not Great

2 Stars Generally Bad

1 Terrible Awful

0 Stars Worst of the Worst

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  • Boyhood 5 stars
  • Gone Girl 5 Stars
  • ######## ###### 5 Stars
  • Under the Skin 5 Stars
  • Enemy 5 Stars
  • Whitey: USA vs. James Bulger 5 Stars
  • Foxcatcher 4 and 1/2 Stars
  • Birdman 4 and 1/2 Stars
  • Inherent Vice 4 and 1/2 Stars
  • # #### ####### #### 4 and 1/2 Stars
  • Begin Again 4 and 1/2 Stars
  • Life Itself 4 and 1/2 Stars
  • Whiplash 4 and 1/2 Stars
  • Citizenfour 4 and 1/2 Stars
  • Unbroken 4 and 1/2 Stars
  • Wish I Was Here 4 Stars
  • Lego Movie 4 Stars
  • About Last Night 4 Stars
  • Chef 4 Stars
  • Neighbors 4 Stars
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 4 Stars
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 4 Stars
  • Maleficent 4 Stars
  • 22 Jump Street 4 Stars
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 4 Stars
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 4 Stars
  • Magic in the Moonlight 4 Stars
  • The One I Love 4 Stars
  • Locke 4 Stars
  • Snowpiercer 4 Stars
  • What If? 4 Stars
  • The Babadook 4 Stars
  • The Book of Life 4 Stars
  • The Internet’s Own Boy 4 Stars
  • Merchants of Doubt 4 Stars
  • Mr. Turner 4 Stars
  • Wild 4 Stars
  • Particle Fever 4 Stars
  • That Awkward Moment 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • Mr. Peabody and Sherman 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • Veronica Mars 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • Edge of Tomorrow 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • Tammy 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • Get on Up 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • Nightcrawler 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • Tusk 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • Beyond the Lights 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • Blue Ruin 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • A Most Wanted Man 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • Life Partners 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • John Wick 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • St. Vincent 3 and 1/2 Stars
  • The Imitation Game 3 Stars
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 3 Stars
  • Ride Along 3 Stars
  • Winter’s Tale 3 Stars
  • Draft Day 3 Stars
  • Bears 3 Stars
  • Godzilla 3 Stars
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 3 Stars
  • Earth to Echo 3 Stars
  • A Brony Tale 3 Stars
  • The Purge: Anarchy 3 Stars
  • Lucy 3 Stars
  • The Giver 3 Stars
  • Let’s Be Cops 3 Stars
  • If I Stay 3 Stars
  • The Two Faces of January 3 Stars
  • The Equalizer 3 Stars
  • Addicted 3 Stars
  • Fury 3 Stars
  • Interstellar 3 Stars
  • Bad Words 3 Stars
  • Box Trolls 3 Stars
  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • The Monuments Men 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • Non Stop 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • 3 Days to Kill 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • Jersey Boys 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • Think Like a Man 2 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • Step Up: All In 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • Dolphin Tale 2 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • This is Where I Leave You 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • The Theory of Everything 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • The Judge 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • Big Hero 6 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • Horrible Bosses 2 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • About Alex 2 and 1/2 Stars
  • The Nut Job 2 Stars
  • Love is Strange 2 Stars
  • RoboCop 2 Stars
  • Noah 2 Stars
  • Better Living Through Chemistry 2 Stars
  • The Single Mom’s Club 2 Stars
  • Sabotage 2 Stars
  • The Quiet Ones 2 Stars
  • The Fault in Our Stars 2 Stars
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West 2 Stars
  • Planes: Fire and Rescue 2 Stars
  • The Drop 2 Stars
  • No Good Deed 2 Stars
  • Annabelle 2 Stars
  • Alexander and the Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day 2 Stars
  • Oculus 2 Stars
  • The Double 2 Stars
  • The Penguins of Madagascar
  • I, Frankenstein 1 and 1/2 Stars
  • Divergent 1 and 1/2 Stars
  • Transcendence 1 Star and 1/2 Star s
  • Million Dollar Arm 1 and 1/2 Stars
  • The 100 Foot Journey 1 and 1/2 Stars
  • When the Game Stands Tall 1 and 1/2 Stars
  • November Man 1 and 1/2 Stars
  • The Maze Runner 1 1/2 Stars
  • The Raid 2 1 Star
  • Vampire Academy 1 Star
  • Endless Love 1 Star
  • Son of God 1 Star
  • 300: Rise of an Empire 1 Star
  • Need for Speed 1 Star
  • Rio 2 1 Star
  • God’s Not Dead 1 Star
  • Heaven is for Real 1 Star
  • A Haunted House 2 1 Star
  • Brick Mansions 1 Star
  • Mom’s Night Out 1 Star
  • Blended 1 Star
  • Deliver us From Evil 1 Star
  • Persecuted 1 Star
  • And So It Goes 1 Star
  • Into the Storm 1 Star
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 1 Star
  • As Above, So Below 1 Star
  • Before I Go to Sleep 1 Star
  • Dracula Untold 1 Star
  • The Best of Me 1 Star
  • Ouija 1 Star
  • Happy Christmas 1 Star
  • The Legend of Hercules 1/2 Star
  • Pompeii 1/2 Star
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction 1/2 Star
  • Dumb and Dumber To 1/2 Star
  • Devil’s Due 0 Stars
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 0 Stars
  • The Identical 0 Stars
  • Left Behind 0 Stars
  • Saving Christmas 0 Stars
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