Holiday Movie Scorecard 2015

#13

The Danish Girl (2015)
67%

#13
Adjusted Score: 75.812%
Critics Consensus: The Danish Girl serves as another showcase for Eddie Redmayne's talent -- and poignantly explores thought-provoking themes with a beautifully filmed biopic drama.
Synopsis: The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and... [More]
Directed By: Tom Hooper

#12

Youth (2015)
72%

#12
Adjusted Score: 79.648%
Critics Consensus: Gorgeously filmed and beautifully acted, Youth offers an enticing -- albeit flawed -- opportunity to witness an impressive array of seasoned veterans combining their cinematic might.
Synopsis: YOUTH is about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Oscar winning actor Michael Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed... [More]
Directed By: Paolo Sorrentino

#11
#11
Adjusted Score: 86.179%
Critics Consensus: The Hateful Eight offers another well-aimed round from Quentin Tarantino's signature blend of action, humor, and over-the-top violence -- all while demonstrating an even stronger grip on his filmmaking craft.
Synopsis: Set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The... [More]
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 83.772%
Critics Consensus: The Good Dinosaur delivers thrillingly beautiful animation in service of a worthy story that, even if it doesn't quite live up to the lofty standards set by Pixar, still adds up to charming, family-friendly entertainment.
Synopsis: "The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely... [More]
Directed By: Peter Sohn

#9

Macbeth (2015)
80%

#9
Adjusted Score: 86.982%
Critics Consensus: Faithful to the source material without sacrificing its own cinematic flair, Justin Kurzel's Macbeth rises on the strength of a mesmerizing Michael Fassbender performance to join the upper echelon of big-screen Shakespeare adaptations.
Synopsis: Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation... [More]
Directed By: Justin Kurzel

#8

The Revenant (2015)
78%

#8
Adjusted Score: 92.715%
Critics Consensus: As starkly beautiful as it is harshly uncompromising, The Revenant uses Leonardo DiCaprio's committed performance as fuel for an absorbing drama that offers punishing challenges -- and rich rewards.
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man's epic adventure of survival... [More]

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 93.982%
Critics Consensus: The Peanuts Movie offers a colorful gateway into the world of its classic characters and a sweetly nostalgic -- if relatively unambitious -- treat for the adults who grew up with them.
Synopsis: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved "Peanuts" gang make their big-screen debut, like they've never... [More]
Directed By: Steve Martino

#6

The Big Short (2015)
88%

#6
Adjusted Score: 100.096%
Critics Consensus: The Big Short approaches a serious, complicated subject with an impressive attention to detail -- and manages to deliver a well-acted, scathingly funny indictment of its real-life villains in the bargain.
Synopsis: Writer/director Adam McKay joins forces with Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment to adapt Michael Lewis' best-seller The Big Short:... [More]
Directed By: Adam McKay

#5

Creed (2015)
95%

#5
Adjusted Score: 106.181%
Critics Consensus: Creed brings the Rocky franchise off the mat for a surprisingly effective seventh round that extends the boxer's saga in interesting new directions while staying true to its classic predecessors' roots.
Synopsis: Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's... [More]
Directed By: Ryan Coogler

#4
Adjusted Score: 109.295%
Critics Consensus: Packed with action and populated by both familiar faces and fresh blood, The Force Awakens successfully recalls the series' former glory while injecting it with renewed energy.
Synopsis: The Star Wars saga continues with this seventh entry -- the first under the Walt Disney Co. umbrella. The film... [More]
Directed By: J.J. Abrams

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  • Mark

    Brooklyn is mediocre PBS at best. The third act? Walk out of the theater when those ground-markers, who grease the Tomato meter to increase hype, flag you as a non-believer in secular conversion ratio$.

    • Jayden Leonard

      Well, whatever floats your boat, I guess. I didn’t think it was better than Spotlight, but I still liked it. I’m just gonna say that if Saoirse Ronan doesn’t at least get a mention somewhere (it doesn’t have to be the Academy), well, I’m gonna be disappointed, but I’m not gonna go apes**t about it either.

      Stallone should be nommed for Best Supporting Actor, though; same with Michael B. Jordan for Best Actor. Wouldn’t hurt to give Charlize Theron & Daisy Ridley credit, either, though I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t. But that’s for another comment.

    • Mark

      Academy meme. SOIL, OPEN THE DOOR, I’M A LOSER BABY, SO WHY DON’T YOU KILL ME!

  • Pierre

    No love for ”Room”?

    • slachs

      best film of the year.

    • Clark

      Room technically came out September, even though it started to really expand during the last two months.

  • Karen DeVoss Taylor

    Where is ‘The Martian’ which received 93%???????

    • Jared

      This is for November and December releases, the martian came out in october

      • Karen DeVoss Taylor

        Oh, well that makes sense. 🙂

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