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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