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Top 20 Most Popular Movie Reviews of 2011

  • Crosswalk.com Staff
  • 2012 1 Jan
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Top 20 Most Popular Movie Reviews of 2011

What movie reviews were the most read at Crosswalk.com in 2011? Find out which films made the top 20 list.



1. The Help Serves a Story of Hope
Based on Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller, The Help is by turns hilarious and horrifying, but ultimately it’s a story of hope.
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2. Good and Evil Collide in Deathly Hallows 2
What goes down in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 won’t likely sway anyone who’s been on the fence.
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3. Super 8 Captures the Summer Movie Experience
Super 8 is the kind of summer movie that made an entire generation fall in love with movies. The kind that didn’t just “wow” us but moved us.
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4. Two Steps Forward and Back in Courageous
A script celebrating family is to be applauded. But the delivery of this message in Courageous is a bit heavy-handed.
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5. What’s Old Is Blue Again in The Smurfs
With The Smurfs, Sony Animation has resurrected what began as a Saturday morning cartoon turned ‘80s cultural phenomenon.
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6. Storytelling Stays Light in Transformers 3
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is yet another instance where storytelling has been kicked to the curb by action scenes.
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7. Twilight Dims with Breaking Dawn – Part 1
The first of the last of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is a violent, sexually-charged, blood-spattered film.
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8. Soul Surfer Rides Waves of Faith
Soul Surfer inspires in its depiction of overcoming setbacks and the role faith plays for surfer Bethany Hamilton.
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9. Pirates 4 Could’ve Used Even Stranger Tides
Pirates 4 should’ve leaned a little more heavily on the “strange.” After all, it’s sad seeing Jack basically having nothing to do after the opening scene.
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10. Cars 2 Kicks the Action into Overdrive
With a second installment that outshines the original, perhaps Pixar is hoping to prove that Cars wasn’t a bad idea.
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11. New X-Men Is First Class Entertainment
Beyond the inspired direction, X-Men: First Class’ genius lies in the casting, particularly of James McAvoy as Professor X.
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12. The Debt Has Plenty of Payoff
Starring Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain, The Debt is a thought-provoking thriller that’s actually worthy of its stellar cast.
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13. Here Come the Brash Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids has already been labeled everything from the female answer to The Hangover to Judd Apatow’s debut of the wo-mance.
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14. Captain America Is Red, White and Blasé
With a milquetoast action hero and a relatively generic bad guy, Captain America: The First Avenger is a pretty dull movie.
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15. Intense Cowboys & Aliens Shoots ‘Em Up
Western/sci-fi Cowboys & Aliens is intense with “gotcha” moments looming anytime the action even thinks about slowing down.
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16. Colorful Hop Exceeds Low Expectations
What Hop lacks in originality it makes up for in high energy, bright and colorful imagery and a lively and talented cast led by James Marsden.
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17. Thor’s Origin Story Is More of the Same
Thor has a few moments of excitement, but does nothing to ease concerns that these stories are getting a bit long in the tooth.
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18.Apes Reboot Desperately Seeks Charisma
He looked bored at this year’s Oscars. And apparently Rise of the Planet of the Apes doesn’t excite James Franco either.
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19. Real Steel Packs a Surprisingly Good Punch
Not to be confused with those Transformers robots in disguise, Real Steel has an actual human pulse.
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20. Legalism, Dancing Clash in Footloose Remake
The remake of Footloose is still a born crowd-pleaser nearly 30 years later, especially when everybody’s dancing.
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