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Ratatouille 1.

Ratatouille

Release Date: June 29, 2007
Despite his sensational sniffer and sophisticated palate, Remy's dreams of becoming a chef seem hopeless due to one small detail--he's a rat! Through a twist of fate, he ends up in the world-famous restaurant of his late hero, Auguste Gusteau. With a dash of culinary courage and the help of garbage boy Linguini, Remy whips up exquisite meals that impress even the nasty chef Skinner and food critic Anton Ego. Together they conquer the kitchen and prove that big dreams can come true no matter how small you are. [Disney]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.6
Killer of Sheep 2.

Killer of Sheep

Release Date: March 30, 2007
Not Rated
Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. The film offers no solutions; it merely presents life -- sometimes hauntingly bleak, sometimes filled with transcendent joy and gentle humor. (Milestone Film & Video)
Metascore:
95
User Score:
6.9
There Will Be Blood 3.

There Will Be Blood

Release Date: December 26, 2007
When Daniel Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there's a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads there with his son, H.W., to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the Holy Roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday, Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value—love, hope, community, belief, ambition, and even the bond between father and son—is imperiled by corruption, deception, and the flow of oil. [Paramount Vantage]
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.1
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 4.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Release Date: November 30, 2007
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is the remarkable true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, a successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle, who believes he is living his life to its absolute fullest when a sudden stroke leaves him in a life-altered state. While the physical challenges of Bauby's fate leave him with little hope for the future, he begins to discover how his life's passions, his rich memories and his newfound imagination can help him achieve a life without boundaries. (Miramax Film)
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.3
No Country for Old Men 5.

No Country for Old Men

Release Date: November 9, 2007
The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. The story begins when Llewelyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and 2 million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law, in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell, can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers--in particular, a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives--the film simultaneously strips down the American crime drama and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning's headline. (Miramax)
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.8
Persepolis 6.

Persepolis

Release Date: December 25, 2007
Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of the precocious and outspoken 9-year-old Marjane that we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power--forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, Marjane outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA, and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is senselessly executed and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran/Iraq war, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable. [Sony Classics]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.7
No End in Sight 7.

No End in Sight

Release Date: July 27, 2007
Not Rated
The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq’s descent into guerrilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy, No End in Sight is a jaw-dropping, insider’s tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness and venality. Based on over 200 hours of footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003 by high ranking officials such as former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara Bodine (in charge of Baghdad during the Spring of 2003), Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, and General Jay Garner (in charge of the occupation of Iraq through May 2003), as well as Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. No End in Sight examines the manner in which the principal errors of U.S. policy – the use of insufficient troop levels, allowing the looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government and the disbanding of the Iraqi military – largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today. (Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.2
Once 8.

Once

Release Date: May 16, 2007
A modern day musical set on the streets of Dublin. Featuring Glen Hansard from the Irish band "The Frames," the film tells the story of a street musician and a Czech immigrant during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal their unique love story. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
Away from Her 9.

Away from Her

Release Date: May 4, 2007
This beautiful yet unconventional story of a couple coming to grips with the onset of memory loss is adapted from celebrated author Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain." (Lionsgate)
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.0
This Is England 10.

This Is England

Release Date: July 27, 2007
Unrated
It's 1983, 12-year-old Shaun is an isolated lad growing up in a grim coastal town, whose father has died fighting in the Falklands war. He finds fresh males role models when those in the local skinhead scene take him in. Here he meets Combo, an older, racist skinhead who has recently got out of prison. As Combo's gang harass the local ethnic minorities, the course is set for a rite of passage that will hurl Shaun from innocence to experience. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
The Bourne Ultimatum 11.

The Bourne Ultimatum

Release Date: August 3, 2007
All he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was. (Universal)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
The Savages 12.

The Savages

Release Date: November 28, 2007
The Savages is an irreverent look at family, love and mortality as seen through the lens of one of modern life’s most bewildering and challenging experiences: when adult siblings find themselves plucked from their everyday, self-centered lives to care for an estranged elderly parent. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
Offside 13.

Offside

Release Date: March 23, 2007
Offside is a smart comedy illustrating the fight for women's rights in Iran. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Knocked Up 14.

Knocked Up

Release Date: June 1, 2007
In this film about a one-night stand with unexpected consequences. Judd Apatow takes comic look at the best thing that will ever ruin your best-laid plans: parenthood. (Universal)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.7
Atonement 15.

Atonement

Release Date: December 7, 2007
Atonement spans several decades. In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister, Cecilia. Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony--who has a crush on Robbie--is compelled to interfere, going so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but Robbie is arrested--and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement and to an understanding of the power of enduring love. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
The Host 16.

The Host

Release Date: March 9, 2007
Utilizing state-of-the-art special effects, The Host is both a creature-feature thrill ride and a poignant human drama. (Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.8
In the Shadow of the Moon 17.

In the Shadow of the Moon

Release Date: September 7, 2007
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecrafts voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. In the Shadow of the Moon brings together for the first--and possibly the last--time the surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission that flew to the Moon, and allows them to tell their story in their own words. This riveting first-hand testimony is interwoven with visually stunning archival material that has been remastered from the original NASA film footage--much of it never used before. The result is an intimate epic that vividly communicates the daring, the danger, the pride, and the promise of this extraordinary era in history, when the whole world literally looked up at America. (THINKFilm)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 18.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Release Date: October 26, 2007
Andy, an overextended broker, lures his younger brother--Hank--into a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a suburban mom-and-pop jewelry store that appears to be the quintessential easy target. The problem is, the store owners are Andy and Hank's actual mom and pop--and--when the seemingly perfect crime goes awry, the damage lands right at their doorstep. (THINKFilm)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
My Name Is Albert Ayler 19.

My Name Is Albert Ayler

Release Date: November 8, 2007
Not Rated
The prophetic free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, who today is seen as one of the most important innovators in jazz, was obsessed with his radical music and by the thought that people one day would understand it. In 1962 he recorded his first album in Sweden. Eight years later he was found dead in New York’s East River, aged 34. My Name Is Albert Ayler follows the trail of Albert from his native Cleveland by way of Sweden to New York, meeting family, friends, and close colleagues.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 20.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Release Date: August 17, 2007
A middle-school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul vie for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic, Donkey Kong. (Picturehouse Entertainment)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Triad Election 21.

Triad Election

Release Date: April 25, 2007
Unrated
Power-hungry members of the Hong Kong Triads vie for leadership during an election campaign.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.8
Lake of Fire 22.

Lake of Fire

Release Date: October 3, 2007
Unrated
Filmmaker Tony Kaye, best known for “American History X,” has been working on Lake of Fire for the past fifteen years and has made a film that is unquestionably the definitive work on the subject of abortion. Shot in luminous black and white, which is in fact an endless palette of grays, the film has the perfect aesthetic for a subject where there can be no absolutes, no ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ He gives equal time to both sides, covering arguments from either extremes of the spectrum, as well as those at the center, who acknowledge that, in the end, everyone is ‘right’ – or ‘wrong.’ (THINKFilm)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 23.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Release Date: December 21, 2007
From the dark, gothic imagination of director Tim Burton comes Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a bloody tale of music, murder, melodrama, meat pies, and one man's desperate desire for revenge. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
The Wind That Shakes the Barley 24.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Release Date: March 16, 2007
Not Rated
In this historical drama, two brothers find themselves on opposing sides in Ireland's struggle for freedom from Britain.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
The Namesake 25.

The Namesake

Release Date: March 9, 2007
Spanning two generations, two clashing cultures and two very different ways of life that crash into each other only to become lovingly intertwined, The Namesake is ultimately about the imminently relevant question: what does it mean to be an American family? [Fox Searchlight Pictures]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Michael Clayton 26.

Michael Clayton

Release Date: October 5, 2007
Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. At the behest of the firm’s co-founder Marty Bach, Clayton, a former prosecutor from a family of cops, takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen’s dirtiest work. Clayton cleans up clients’ messes, handling anything from hit-and-runs and damaging stories in the press to shoplifting wives and crooked politicians. Burned out and discontented in his job, Clayton is inextricably tied to the firm. At the agrochemical company U/North, the career of in-house chief counsel Karen Crowder rests on the settlement of the suit that Kenner, Bach & Ledeen is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. When the firms top litigator, the brilliant Arthur Edens, has an apparent breakdown and tries to sabotage the entire case, Marty Back sends Michael Clayton to tackle this unprecedented disaster and in doing so, Clayton comes face to face with the reality of what he has become. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
Ten Canoes 27.

Ten Canoes

Release Date: June 1, 2007
Unrated
The first feature film to be shot entirely in Aboriginal language (predominantly Ganalbingu), Ten Canoes is set both in the past (centuries ago, before the coming of white people to Australia) and in the Ganalbingu mythical past.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.4
Eastern Promises 28.

Eastern Promises

Release Date: September 14, 2007
The mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin is a driver for one of London's most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. The family is part of the Vory V Zakone criminal brotherhood. Headed by Semyon--whose courtly charm as the welcoming proprietor of the plush Trans-Siberian restaurant impeccably masks a cold, brutal core--the family is tested by Semyon's volatile son and enforcer, Kirill, who is more tightly bound to Nikolai than to his own father. But Nikolai's carefully maintained existence is jarred once he crosses paths at Christmastime with Anna Khitrova, a midwife at a North London hospital. Anna is deeply affected by the desperate situation of a young teenager who dies while giving birth to a baby. Anna resolves to try to trace the baby's lineage and relatives. The girl's personal diary also survives her, which is written in Russian; thus, Anna seeks answers in it. Anna's mother, Helen, does not discourage her, but Anna's irascible Russian-born uncle Stepan urges caution. He is right to do so: By delving into the diary, Anna has accidentally unleashed the full fury of the Vory. [Focus Features]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.0
Juno 29.

Juno

Release Date: December 5, 2007
Juno stars Ellen Page as the title character, a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker. With the help of her hot best friend, Leah, Juno finds her unborn child a "perfect" set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa, longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood, and ultimately figures out where she belongs. [Fox Searchlight Pictures]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song 30.

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

Release Date: September 14, 2007
Pete Seeger was the architect of the folk revival, writing some of its best known songs including "Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” "Turn, Turn, Turn” and "If I Had A Hammer." Largely misunderstood by his critics, including the US government, for his views on peace, unionism, civil rights and ecology, Seeger was targeted by the communist witch hunt of the Fifties. He was picketed, protested, blacklisted, and, in spite of his enormous popularity, banned from American television for more than 17 years. With a combination of never-before-seen archival footage and personal films made by Seeger and his wife, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song chronicles the life of this legendary artist and political activist. (Jim Brown Productions)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Bamako 31.

Bamako

Release Date: February 14, 2007
Not Rated
Set in the courtyard of house in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, this film features a mock trial between representatives of African society and international financial institutions. Alongside these very public political proceedings, the film offers an intimate glimpse of everyday life in contemporary Africa.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
Hot Fuzz 32.

Hot Fuzz

Release Date: April 20, 2007
In this action-packed comedy from the makers of "Shaun of the Dead," Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is the finest police officer London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so embarrassing -- the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. A small village is about to get some big city justice. (Rogue Pictures)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Hairspray 33.

Hairspray

Release Date: July 20, 2007
Based on the 1988 John Waters’ cult classic, Hairspray is the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, who has only one passion—dancing. When her dream of becoming a regular personality on “The Corny Collins Show” comes true, she wins many fans and becomes an advocate for integration. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Paprika 34.

Paprika

Release Date: May 25, 2007
Dr. Atsuko Chiba is a genius scientist by day, and a kick-ass dream warrior named Paprika by night. In this psychedelic sci-fi adventure anime, it will take the skills of both women to save the world. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
The Simpsons Movie 35.

The Simpsons Movie

Release Date: July 27, 2007
It takes a wide screen to fully capture Homer Simpson's stupidity, and The Simpsons Movie does it. In the eagerly-awaited animated feature film based on the hit TV series, Homer must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Lady Chatterley 36.

Lady Chatterley

Release Date: June 22, 2007
Based on D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover," this film tells the story of a passion that is both innocent and subversive - one that transcends, without ever ignoring, class and social conventions. (Kino International)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.3
Deep Water 37.

Deep Water

Release Date: August 24, 2007
Deep Water is the stunning true story of the fateful voyage of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur yachtsman who entered the most daring nautical challenge ever: the very first solo, nonstop, round-the-world boat race. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten 38.

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

Release Date: November 2, 2007
Unrated
As the lead singer of The Clash from 1977 onward, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before. In The Future Is Unwritten, from British film director Julien Temple, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times. Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship that developed over the last years of Joe's life, Julien Temple's film is a celebration of Joe Strummer--before, during, and after The Clash. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Manufactured Landscapes 39.

Manufactured Landscapes

Release Date: June 20, 2007
Unrated
Manufactured Landscapes begins as a portrait of acclaimed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, who specializes in large-scale images of vast industrial landscapes. It quickly develops into a meditation on the human and environmental costs of the permanent and profound changes our planet is experiencing. Focusing on Burtynsky's images of China as it undergoes an unprecedented transformation into a 21st century powerhouse, the film’s surface is beautiful, its implications frightening. Largely shot by Peter Mettler, it captures a brave new world that manages to be both luscious and unutterably repellent, often simultaneously. (Film Forum)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.0
Brand Upon the Brain! 40.

Brand Upon the Brain!

Release Date: May 9, 2007
Not Rated
Brand Upon the Brain! In which the shocking truth is finally revealed about young Guy Maddin and his hellish childhood on a remote island, under the hyper-watchful eye of a crazed mother hellbent on restoring her youth and a diabolically distant scientist-father, proprietors of a mom-and-pop orphanage they surreptitiously operate within the dank confines of the family lighthouse. Watch! as the sex instinct grabs hold of young Maddin and his sister! Thrill! as the Mysteries of the Light House are divined by teen detectives! Reel! at the headstrong invention and heart-stopping rhythms of the elder Maddin's heroic silent moviemaking!! (The Film Company)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.4
28 Weeks Later 41.

28 Weeks Later

Release Date: May 11, 2007
28 Weeks Later, the follow up to 28 Days Later, picks up six months after the rage virus has annihilated the Mainland Britain. The U.S. Army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin. As the first wave of refugees return, a family is reunited, but one of them unwittingly carries a terrible secret. The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever. (Fox Atomic)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.0
Control 42.

Control

Release Date: October 10, 2007
Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small-town life in 1970s England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon, though, the everyday fears and emotions that fuel his music slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression, desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him. (The Weinstein Company)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
Private Property 43.

Private Property

Release Date: May 18, 2007
Not Rated
An old, but beautiful farm in Belgium is home to Pascale (Huppert) and her twin sons Thierry and Francois (Jérémie and Yannick Renier). Although loving and ostensibly supportive of one another, each is still reeling from the divorce that divided the family some years earlier. (New Yorker Films)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.2
Starting Out in the Evening 44.

Starting Out in the Evening

Release Date: November 23, 2007
All that remains for Leonard Schiller is his work. His one enduring goal in life is to finish the novel whose completion has eluded him for ten years. With his earlier books out of print, he has learned to starve himself of the desire for the success he was once so close to, though beneath this practice lies a pull for his work to be rediscovered. Schiller’s main contact to the world is through his daughter, Ariel, with whom he has settled into an amiable relationship, though he must hide his disappointment that at 39 she remains befuddled by life, still looking for love and a father for a longed-for child. Schiller’s world is shaken when Heather Wolfe, a smart, ambitious graduate student, convinces him that she can use her thesis on his work to bring him back into the literary world spotlight. (Roadside Attractions)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
Into Great Silence 45.

Into Great Silence

Release Date: February 28, 2007
Not Rated
This documentary about an ascetic monastery is one of the most mesmerizing and poetic chronicles of spirituality ever created. More meditation than documentary, it's a rare, transformative theatrical experience for all. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
After the Wedding 46.

After the Wedding

Release Date: March 30, 2007
Sweeping, yet entirely intimate, After the Wedding is a shattering portrait of a family struggling with the fragility of life and the search for connection, healing, and forgiveness. [IFC Films]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Live-In Maid 47.

Live-In Maid

Release Date: July 18, 2007
Unrated
Dora (51) is the maid of Mrs. Beba (59) and has worked and lived with her for 35 years. Beba used to be a well-to-do socialite but successive economic and personal crises have worn her out, reducing her to a purveyor of decadence. Nowadays she finds herself forced to sell door-to-door beauty products. And she owes Dora six months of salary. Dora, tired of listening to Beba’s promises of payment, is now determined to resign. Beba asks her for more time to get the money together. Dora accepts. During this period Beba tries to mine the confidence of Dora, discouraging her not to venture into a new phase of her life. Though doomed by class prejudices and abusive power codes there is also a bond cemented by mutual love from three decades of living together. Finally, Beba gets the money to cancel the debt and offers some cash in advance to make her maid stay. But Dora has already made up her mind. (Aqua Films)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
Zodiac 48.

Zodiac

Release Date: March 2, 2007
Based on the actual case files of one of the most intriguing unsolved crimes in the nation's history, Zodiac is a thriller from David Fincher, director of "Seven" and "Fight Club." As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and letters, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. The case will become an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
The Devil Came on Horseback 49.

The Devil Came on Horseback

Release Date: July 25, 2007
Not Rated
The Devil Came on Horseback exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness who has since returned to the US to take action to stop it. Using the exclusive photographs and first hand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Briahn Steidle, The Devil Come on Horseback takes the viewer on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of it's black African citizens. As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. He was unprepared for what he would witness and experience, including being fired upon, taken hostage, and being unable to intervene to save the lives of young children. Ultimately frustrated by the inaction of the international community, Steidle resigned and returned to the US to expose the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed. (Break Thru Films)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Rescue Dawn 50.

Rescue Dawn

Release Date: July 4, 2007
Based on the true story of an American pilot, Dieter Dengler is shot down during a top-secret mission. Taken hostage, he endures unimaginable conditions at the hands of cruel captors in a makeshift POW camp. Dengler's iron will to survive guides him and fellow prisoners in a meticulously planned, death-defying escape, only to discover the harsh realities of an unforgiving jungle beyond the camps walls. (MGM)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
12:08 East of Bucharest 51.

12:08 East of Bucharest

Release Date: June 6, 2007
Unrated
Sixteen years after the Revolution and just days before Christmas, a local television station in Bucharest has invited several guests to share their moments of glory, as they allegedly stormed city hall, chanting “down with Ceasescu!,” before Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, and his wife fled the presidential palace by helicopter so many years ago. (Tartan USA)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Private Fears in Public Places 52.

Private Fears in Public Places

Release Date: April 13, 2007
Not Rated
Six people collide and influence each other's lives in significant ways as they navigate the cold winter months in Paris. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.5
Grindhouse 53.

Grindhouse

Release Date: April 6, 2007
An homage to exploitation B-movie thrillers that combines two feature-length segments into one double-bill designed to replicate the grind house theatergoing experience of the 70s and 80s.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Stephanie Daley 54.

Stephanie Daley

Release Date: April 20, 2007
This film weaves two parallel journeys into a sublime masterpiece about the absolute nature of truth. (Regent Releasing)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.9
The Rape of Europa 55.

The Rape of Europa

Release Date: September 14, 2007
Unrated
The Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries that follows the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare, which threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For 12 long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on an unprecedented scale in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America, as well as across Europe, fought back. They did so in a miraculous campaign to rescue then return the millions of lost, hidden, and stolen treasures. (Menemsha)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
3:10 to Yuma 56.

3:10 to Yuma

Release Date: September 7, 2007
In Arizona in the late 1800's, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the 3:10 to Yuma, a train that will take the killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other’s respect. But with Wade’s outfit on their trail – and dangers at every turn – the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny. (Lions Gate)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Regular Lovers 57.

Regular Lovers

Release Date: January 19, 2007
Not Rated
A group of young Parisians turn to a bohemian existence after the events of May 1968. (Film Distribution)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.2
Nanking 58.

Nanking

Release Date: December 12, 2007
Nanking is a powerful reminder of the heartbreaking toll that war takes on the innocent, and a testament to the courage and conviction of a few individuals determined to act in the face of evil. The film tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China in the early days of World War II and focuses on the efforts of a small group of unarmed Westerners who established a safety zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. The events of the film are told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, archival footage, and the chilling testimonies of Japanese soldiers, interwoven with staged readings of the Westerners' letters and diaries as performed by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow, and Stephen Dorff, among others. (THINKFilm)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.1
American Gangster 59.

American Gangster

Release Date: November 2, 2007
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver for one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade and floods the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city's mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of legit civic superstars. Richie Roberts is an outcast cop close enough to the streets to feel a shift of control in the drug underworld. Roberts believes someone is climbing the rungs above the known Mafia families and starts to suspect that a black power player has come from nowhere to dominate the scene. Both Lucas and Roberts share a rigorous ethical code that sets them apart from their own colleagues, which makes them lone figures on opposite sides of the law. The destinies of these two men will become intertwined as they approach a confrontation in which only one of them can come out on top. (Universal)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Superbad 60.

Superbad

Release Date: August 17, 2007
Superbad is a coming-of-age cautionary tale about two socially inept teenage boys about to graduate high school. Theirs is a ridiculously dependent friendship--but now they've gotten into different colleges and are forced to contemplate life apart. Evan is sweet, smart, and generally terrified. Seth is foul-mouthed, volatile, and all-consumed with the topic of human sexuality. This is the story of their misguided attempts to reverse a lifelong losing streak with the ladies in one panic-driven night...that awful, humiliating night you cherish for the rest of your life. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Terror's Advocate 61.

Terror's Advocate

Release Date: October 12, 2007
Unrated
Communist, anticolonialist, right-wing extremist? What convictions guide the moral mind of Jacques Vergès? Barbet Schroeder takes us down history's darkest paths in his attempt to illuminate the mystery behind this enigmatic figure. As a young lawyer during the Algerian war, Vergès espoused the anticolonialist cause and defended Djamila Bouhired, "la Pasionaria," who bore her country's hopes for freedom on her shoulders and was sentenced to death for planting bombs in cafes. He obtained her release, married her, and had two children with her. Then, suddenly, at the height of an illustrious career, Vergès disappeared without trace for eight years. He reemerged from his mysterious absence and took on the defense of terrorists of all kinds, from Magdalena Kopp and Anis Naccache to Carlos the Jackal. He represented historical monsters such as Nazi lieutenant Klaus Barbie. From the lawyer's inflammatory and provocative cases to his controversial terrorist links, Barbet Schroeder follows the winding trail left by this "devil's advocate" as he forged his unique path in law and politics. Schroeder explores and questions the history of "blind terrorism" through his penetrating investigation of this compelling man, and leads us toward shocking revelations that expose long-hidden links in history. (Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.3
In Between Days 62.

In Between Days

Release Date: June 27, 2007
Not Rated
A newly arrived Korean immigrant teenager, has fallen in love with her best and only friend. She tries to express her feelings for him, but realizes she's losing him to an Americanized Korean girl. [Kino International]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Enchanted 63.

Enchanted

Release Date: November 21, 2007
A classic Disney fairy tale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess from the land of Andalasia who is thrust into the heart of New York City by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world? (Walt Disney)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
An Unreasonable Man 64.

An Unreasonable Man

Release Date: January 31, 2007
Not Rated
With the help of exciting graphics, rare archival footage and over forty on-camera interviews conducted over the past two years, An Unreasonable Man traces the life and career of Ralph Nader, one of the most unique, important, and controversial political figures of the past half century. (Two Left Legs, LLC)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.1
Les amitiés maléfiques 65.

Les amitiés maléfiques

Release Date: April 27, 2007
Not Rated
At the start of the new college semester, Eloi and Alexandre encounter André, the most brilliant student in the lecture hall. Fascinated by his ease and charisma, they quickly fall under his spell. André then offers them his friendship in exchange for complete loyalty to him. Lost in admiration, Eloi and Alexandre devotedly submit to this rigorous discipline – up until the day that André abandons them. Eloi and Alexandre now have no other choice than to stand on their own. (Strand Releasing)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Billy the Kid 66.

Billy the Kid

Release Date: December 5, 2007
Not Rated
Billy the Kid is a sensitive and humorous vérité portrait of Billy, a 15-year-old outsider growing up in small-town Maine. Billy appears, in many ways, like other teenage boys. He's into heavy metal and martial arts, is desperate to find a girlfriend, and aspires to a career as an actor and rock star. Yet in other ways Billy is unique. A troubled past and ongoing behavioral issues have left him marked. But he is unapologetic about his personality and refuses to be victimized, creating his own techniques to help him survive in an environment of pain, conformity, and prejudice. Billy is funny, sharp, strangely wise for his age, and remarkably candid. We witness life from his perspective--from intimate conversations with his mother, to being bullied at school, to his fantasies of becoming a superhero. We also experience the exhilarating pangs of first love as Billy pursues Heather, a shy 16-year-old waitress. Will Billy get the girl? Will his community accept him on his own terms? Billy the Kid challenges viewers to imagine themselves beyond labels. (Elephant Eye Films)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Waitress 67.

Waitress

Release Date: May 2, 2007
This sweet, sassy and delicious slice of life tale reveals the power of friendship, motherhood and the willingness to take a chance. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.1
Sicko 68.

Sicko

Release Date: June 29, 2007
Sicko, filmmaker Michael Moore's new documentary, sets out to investigate the American healthcare system. Sticking to his tried-and true one-man approach, Moore sheds lights on the complicated medical affairs of individuals and local communities. (The Weinstein Company)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
The Orphanage 69.

The Orphanage

Release Date: December 28, 2007
Laura returns to the stately manor house that holds such a special place in her heart. The orphanage was abandoned years ago; Laura and her husband, Carlos, plan to reopen it as a center for sick and disabled children. It will be a place where boys and girls--including the couple's beloved 7-year-old Simón--can play freely in the open air, enjoying the sunshine and the nearby beach. In its years of solitude, however, the orphanage has acquired a haunted, unhappy air. To get used to his creepy surroundings, Simón starts to have relationships with imaginary friends. Simón's circle of unseen friends quickly expands to include five more boys and girls, who tell cryptic stories and engage him in elaborate games that carry a suggestion of the sinister. Troubled, Laura allows herself to get sucked into her son's eerie world, which seems to resonate with a far-away and disturbing echo of her own childhood experiences. (Picturehouse)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Golden Door 70.

Golden Door

Release Date: May 25, 2007
Golden Door is a classic tale of coming to America. It is a romantic fable that takes audiences into the very heart of this quintessential American experience -- as on man, driven by fantastic dreams and confronted with shocking realities, makes an epic odyssey in search of a brand new world. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.7
Bridge to Terabithia 71.

Bridge to Terabithia

Release Date: February 16, 2007
Based on the popular Newberry Award-winning novel, Bridge to Terabithia is a fantasy/adventure story of friendship, family and the power of imagination. (Walt Disney Pictures)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
A Mighty Heart 72.

A Mighty Heart

Release Date: June 22, 2007
Angelina Jolie stars as Mariane Pearl, wife of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, in director Michael Winterbottom's adaptation of Mariane's memoir "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl," recounting the abduction and murder of her husband by Pakistani militants.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
The Italian 73.

The Italian

Release Date: January 19, 2007
In his feature directorial debut, director Andrei Kravchuk addresses with intelligence and poignancy the urgent issue of illegal adoption in Russia, which has become a well-documented international crisis. The Italian is based on the true story of a small Russian boy abandoned in an orphanage who goes in search of his birth mother. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
My Kid Could Paint That 74.

My Kid Could Paint That

Release Date: October 5, 2007
In the span of only a few months, 4-year-old Marla Olmstead rocketed from total obscurity into international renown – and sold over $300,000 dollars worth of paintings. She was compared to Kandinsky and Pollock, and called “a budding Picasso.” But not all of the attention was positive. From the beginning, many faulted her parents for exposing Marla to the glare of the media and accused the couple of exploiting their daughter for financial gain. Others felt her work was, in fact, comparable to the great Abstract Expressionists – but saw this as emblematic of the meaninglessness of Modern Art. And then, five months into Marla’s new life as a celebrity and just short of her fifth birthday, a bombshell dropped. CBS’ 60 Minutes aired an exposé suggesting strongly that the paintings were painted by her father, himself an amateur painter. As quickly as the public built Marla up, they tore her down. The Olmsteads were barraged with hate mail, ostracized around town, sales of the paintings dried up, and Marla’s art dealer considered moving out of Binghamton. Embattled, the Olmsteads turned to the filmmaker to clear their name. Torn between his own responsibility as a journalist and the family’s desire to see their integrity restored, the director finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a situation that can’t possibly end well for him and them, and could easily end badly for both. (Sony Classics)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.3
La faute à Fidel! 75.

La faute à Fidel!

Release Date: August 3, 2007
Unrated
Blame it on Fidel is the story of a 9 year-old girl growing up during the early 70's who's quiet, middle-class life is thrown into chaos when her parents become political activists. (Gaumont)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.4
U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha 76.

U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha

Release Date: March 28, 2007
Not Rated
Based on Bizet's opera "Carmen," this film is sung and spoken in Xhosa, one of South Africa's eleven official languages.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
Breach 77.

Breach

Release Date: February 16, 2007
Inspired by true events, Breach is a dramatic thriller set inside the halls of the FBI -- the gatekeeper of the nation's most sensitive and potentially volatile secrets. Following his success with the electrifying and acclaimed "Shattered Glass," co-writer/director Billy Ray explores more deeply the disillusionment and questionable moral mentorship of a young idealist. [Universal Pictures]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
2 or 3 Things I Know About Him 78.

2 or 3 Things I Know About Him

Release Date: January 24, 2007
Not Rated
What would your family reminiscences about dad sound like if he had been an early supporter of Hitler’s, a leader of the notorious SA and the Third Reich’s minister in charge of Slovakia, including its Final Solution? Executed as a war criminal in 1947, Hanns Ludin left behind a grieving widow and six young children, the youngest of whom became a filmmaker. It's a fascinating, maddening, sometimes even humorous look at what the director calls "a typical German story." (Film Forum)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Red Road 79.

Red Road

Release Date: April 13, 2007
Unrated
Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him. (Tartan Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
Into the Wild 80.

Into the Wild

Release Date: September 21, 2007
Freshly graduated from college and with a promising future ahead, 22-year-old Christopher McCandless chose instead to walk out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people. Was Christopher McCandless a heroic adventurer or a naïve idealist, a rebellious 1990s Thoreau or another lost American son, a fearless risk-taker or a tragic figure who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature? (Paramount Vantage)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.1
Time 81.

Time

Release Date: July 13, 2007
Not Rated
Attractive Seh-hee is having problems with her boyfriend, Ji-woo. After two years, their love has entered a period of weariness. Though faithful to his fiancée, Ji-woo eyes other women and, in bed, seems to get excited only at the thought of making love to other partners. Seh-hee can't cope with the mounting jealousy tainting her life and decides to dramatically change her look - to become a new woman, with whom her boyfriend can again fall in love. She enters a plastic-surgery clinic and then vanishes for six months - long enough for the scars to heal - leaving Ji-woo hurt and confused by her disappearance. Resurfacing as the new waitress at the coffee shop Ji-woo frequents, Seh-hee - now calling herself See-hee - tries to seduce him. But between them stands the spectre of Ji-woo's lost girlfriend, with whom he is still very much in love. Jealousy once again creeps into the shaky existence Seh-hee has artificially crafted. Director Kim's unpredictable genius takes a fashionable issue to extremes in order to probe the dark, jealous core of a relationship gone wrong. (LifeSize Entertainment)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.6
I'm Not There. 82.

I'm Not There.

Release Date: November 21, 2007
I'm Not There is a film that dramatizes the life and music of Bob Dylan as a series of shifting personae, each performed by a different actor—poet, prophet, outlaw, fake, star of electricity, rock and roll, martyr born-again Christian—seven identities braided together, seven organs pumping through one life story, as dense and vibrant as the era it inspired. (The Weinstein Company)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.7
Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? 83.

Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?

Release Date: February 2, 2007
Unrated
This documentary follows the 2004 Missouri Democratic primary to replace retiring 28-year veteran and former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt. It is told from inside the campaign of Jeff Smith, a 29-year old part-time political science instructor at Washington University. The film offers an unvarnished look at the inside of what national pundits called one of 2004's surprising campaigns. And the film asks if it is still possible in America for voters excited by a person's ideas and ability to get involved in the political process and elect a candidate who has not sold out, or bought into the existing political establishment. (At Risk Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan 84.

When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan

Release Date: June 15, 2007
Unrated
Shot by legendary cinematographer Albert Maysles, this dynamic musical documentary follows five Gypsy bands from four countries who unite for the Gypsy Caravan as they take their show around North America for a six-week tour, astounding every audience they meet. Their musical styles range from flamenco to brass band, Romanian violin to Indian folk. And with humor and soul in their voices, they celebrate the best in Gypsy culture and the diversity of the Romani people in an explosion of song and dance. (Little Dust Prod.)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris 85.

'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris

Release Date: December 7, 2007
Not Rated
‘Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris is a documentary film that comprehensively examines the groundbreaking jazz vocalist’s life and art—his meteoric rise, enigmatic career, and mysterious life, asking the question: How much do you we need to know of an artist’s life to approach his art? (Outsider Pictures)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Exiled 86.

Exiled

Release Date: August 31, 2007
The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers in a new era under the Chinese rule. For the jaded hit men, they wonder where this journey will end. Against this background of fin-de-siècle malaise come two hit men from Hong Kong sent to take out a renegade member trying to turn over a new leaf with his wife and newborn baby. They soon find themselves in the throes of a dilemma when two of their former associates also show up, intent on thwarting them at every cost. (Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
5.9
For the Bible Tells Me So 87.

For the Bible Tells Me So

Release Date: October 5, 2007
Unrated
Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families -- including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson -- we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, For the Bible Tells Me So offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the cross-hairs of scripture and sexual identity. (First Run Pictures)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.4
Rocket Science 88.

Rocket Science

Release Date: August 10, 2007
A teenager tackles the mysteries of life, love and public speaking in Rocket Science, a wry comedy of adolescent angst. Life is not easy for teenager Hal Hefner. His parents have split, his older brother is an obsessive-compulsive and he has an unpredictable stutter. Given that his active mind and quick wit tend to be obscured by his problematic voice, Hal is not an obvious candidate for his school's high-powered debate team. So when the star of debate team, Ginny Ryerson, asks him to be her partner, Hal rises to the occasion, and in doing so he scores a victory that has nothing to do with winning a debate, but everything to do with finding his voice. (Picturehouse Entertainment)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.9
The Price of Sugar 89.

The Price of Sugar

Release Date: September 28, 2007
Unrated
The Price of Sugar follows a charismatic Spanish priest, Father Christopher Hartley, as he organizes some of this hemisphere's poorest people to challenge powerful interests profiting from their work. When he arrives in the Dominican Republic, he's warned against entering the sugar plantations where most of his parishioners live. Breaking a centuries-old taboo, he discovers shocking examples of modern-day slavery intrinsic to the global sugar trade. (Uncommon Productions)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
China Blue 90.

China Blue

Release Date: January 26, 2007
Not Rated
This documentary is a powerful and poignant journey into the harsh world of sweatshop workers. (Bullfrog Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
The Lookout 91.

The Lookout

Release Date: March 30, 2007
This intelligent crime drama is centered around Chris (Gordon-Levitt), a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank when he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.7
The Camden 28 92.

The Camden 28

Release Date: July 27, 2007
Not Rated
In the early-morning hours of Sunday, August 22, 1971, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and Attorney General John Mitchell announced that FBI agents had arrested 20 antiwar activists in and near a draft board office in Camden, New Jersey. Five days later, Mitchell made public the indictment of these individuals and included eight others who were linked to the break-in. The major charges against the group were conspiracy to remove and destroy files from the draft board, FBI office, and the Army Intelligence office; destruction of government property and interfering with the Selective Service system. If convicted, some of the indicted faced up to 47 years in federal prison. The men and women arrested that summer of ’71 in Camden called themselves “America’s conscience.” The government called them the Camden 28. The surprise arrest and unorthodox trial of the Camden 28 is a story of friendship and betrayal played out against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent periods in recent American history. (ECC Media)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
The Cats of Mirikitani 93.

The Cats of Mirikitani

Release Date: March 2, 2007
Not Rated
This documentary is an intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing power of art. The film is a heart-warming affirmation of humanity that will appeal to all lovers of peace, art, and cats. (Corporation for Public Broadcasting)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.7
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 94.

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway

Release Date: May 11, 2007
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway is a feature-length documentary that examines the annual influx of ambitious, star-crossed hopefuls, scrambling for the high-board to make their big leap into everlasting limelight. (Regent Releasing)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
Gone Baby Gone 95.

Gone Baby Gone

Release Date: October 19, 2007
Gone Baby Gone follows the explosive case of just one missing little girl. But inside this investigation lie secrets and a labyrinthine maze of class and corruption, evil and innocence...all leading up to one man's extraordinary choice in a world where right and wrong have become blurred. (Miramax)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
Half Moon 96.

Half Moon

Release Date: December 14, 2007
Not Rated
Mamo, the old renowned Kurdish musician, has begun a journey to Iraq to perform a music concert after the fall of Saddam Hussein. The Old of the village has predicted that Mamo should not go on the trip because as the full moon comes, something awful will happen to him. Mamo persists on continuing his journey because it's the first time he's been allowed to work in many years. (Miji Film)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
God Grew Tired of Us 97.

God Grew Tired of Us

Release Date: January 12, 2007
This documentary explores the indomitable spirit of three "Lost Boys" from the Sudan who leave their homeland, triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities and move to America, where they build active and fulfilling new lives but remain deeply committed to helping the friends and family they have left behind. (Newmarket Films)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.9
Strike 98.

Strike

Release Date: June 15, 2007
Not Rated
Strike is based on the true story of a remarkable and little known figure who was integral in beginning the Solidarity movement and setting Poland on the course to democracy. It is a touching tribute to a true overlooked hero, a woman who undergoes an important awakening – the realization of an ordinary person who simply looks around her and distinguishes right from wrong. (Laemmle/Zeller Films)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Czech Dream 99.

Czech Dream

Release Date: June 15, 2007
Not Rated
A mockmentary about a Czech mega-store.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
The Life of Reilly 100.

The Life of Reilly

Release Date: November 9, 2007
Unrated
If, in 1940, you had a lobotomized aunt, an institutionalized father, and a racist mother, and were the only gay kid on the block, what do you think the odds would be that you'd end up a Tony winner, a staple of television, and a generational icon? Enter The Life of Reilly. The cliché goes that truth is stranger than fiction. In this case, it is also funnier and more heartbreaking. Charles Nelson Reilly, famous for his game show innuendos and X-Files guest appearances, takes us through his bizarre, star-studded, tragic, hilarious, and ultimately amazing life with a potent blend of tenderness and quick one-liners. The Life of Reilly is an adaptation of Mr. Reilly's acclaimed one-man show and was photographed for the screen during Mr. Reilly's final two performances of his play in North Hollywood, California. (Vagrant Films)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.4