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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

2007’s films ranked – final

This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed during the awards year of 2007. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date; year is 2007 unless otherwise noted.

03.11.08: This list is now finalized. I’ll continue to add links to reviews, but I won’t add any more films, and the ranking won’t change.

green for go worth paying multiplex prices for

The top 10 [why]:

1. Atonement (11.15/12.07)
2. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (12.13/12.21)
3. Sicko (06.16/06.29)
4. No Country for Old Men (11.06/11.09)
5. There Will Be Blood (11.28/12.26)
6. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (12.23/11.30)
7. The Kite Runner (11.07/12.14)
8. American Gangster (10.04/11.02)
9. 300 (02.20/03.09)
10. Michael Clayton (09.20/10.05)

and the rest:

Zodiac (02.22/03.02)
Eastern Promises (08.30/09.14)
The Mist (11.07/11.21)
Ratatouille (06.19/06.29)
I’m Not There (11.15/11.21)
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (12.26/08.17)
The Hunting Party (08.28/09.07))
The Darjeeling Limited (10.17/09.29)
Lust, Caution (09.10/09.28)
The Kingdom (09.18/09.28)
Across the Universe (09.20/09.14)
Honeydripper (11.06/12.28)
Lars and the Real Girl (10.09/10.12)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (09.12/10.12)
Evening (05.31/06.29)
The Host (03.05/03.09)
Hot Fuzz (03.12/04.20)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (06.28/07.11)
3:10 to Yuma (08.20/09.07)
28 Weeks Later (05.08/05.11)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (12.05/12.21)
Grindhouse (04.04/04.06)
Meeting Resistance (01.01.08/10.19)
I Am Legend (12.05/12.14)
The Orphanage (11.29/12.28)
Hairspray (07.10/07.20)
The Lives of Others (03.07/02.09)
Death at a Funeral (06.12/08.17)
War Dance (10.24/11.09)
The Bourne Ultimatum (07.30/08.03)
Zoo (05.15/04.25)
Black Book (03.29/04.04)
No End in Sight (02.21.08/07.27)
Air Guitar Nation (12.26/03.23)
Seraphim Falls (01.16/01.26)
Great World of Sound (07.12/09.28)
Year of the Dog (03.22/04.13)
How to Cook Your Life (11.01/11.16)
Persepolis (11.15/12.25)
We Own the Night (10.05/10.12)
This Is England (07.12/07.27)
Waitress (04.19/05.02)
My Kid Could Paint That (09.28/10.05)
Juno (11.29/12.05)
The Savages (11.12/11.28)
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (10.23/10.26)
P.S. I Love You (12.11/12.21)
A Mighty Heart (05.24/06.22)
Meet the Robinsons (03.26/03.30)
Lake of Fire (09.27/10.05)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (05.21/05.24)
Right at Your Door (06.12/08.24)
Dan in Real Life (10.23/10.26)
Redacted (10.02/12.14)
Away From Her (05.29/05.04)
The Astronaut Farmer (02.13/02.23)
Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman (01.15.08/07.06)
Paris, je t’aime (04.25/05.04)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (09.19/09.21)
Charlie Wilson’s War (12.11/12.21)
Enchanted (11.14/11.21)
Once (12.19/05.16)
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (02.22.08/02.09)
Sunshine (07.10/07.20)
The Golden Compass (11.27/12.07)
Becoming Jane (06.14/08.03)
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (12.05/12.25)
Shoot ’Em Up (08.07/09.07)
An Unreasonable Man (03.20/01.31)
Fido (05.21/06.15)
Gone Baby Gone (10.15/10.19)
Nanking (12.05/12.12)
Lions for Lambs (10.30/11.09)
The Namesake (03.12/03.09)
Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (10.11/10.26)
Antonia (12.21/09.21)
Sleuth (09.27/10.12)
In the Valley of Elah (09.04/09.14)
Ocean’s Thirteen (06.05/06.08)
Diggers (05.02/04.27)
Joshua (06.13/07.06)
Severance (03.12/04.06)
Memories of Tomorrow (05.31/05.18)
Lucky You (05.02/05.04)
August Rush (11.15/11.21)
Snow Cake (04.24/04.27)
Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (06.01/02.16)
Mulberry Street (04.29/11.09)
Arctic Tale (06.13/07.25)
Darfur Now (10.15/11.02)
The Devil Came on Horseback (12.31/07.27)
Bridge to Terabithia (02.08/02.16)
Breach (02.08/02.16)
The Great Debaters (12.07/12.25)
Manufactured Landscapes (11.28/06.20)
Red Road (04.05/04.13)
The Hoax (03.15/04.06)
Black Sheep (04.26/06.22)
Holly (10.17/11.09)
You Kill Me (06.04/06.22)
Talk to Me (07.09/07.13)
The Bucket List (12.06/12.25)
Terror’s Advocate (11.19/10.12)
Hula Girls (12.21/07.13)
Resurrecting the Champ (08.13/08.24)
Martian Child (10.29/11.02)
Stardust (08.02/08.10)
The Last Mimzy (03.14/03.23)
Pathfinder (04.13/04.13)
1408 (06.06/06.22)
Mr. Bean’s Holiday (08.16/08.24)
The 11th Hour (08.01/08.17)
Margot at the Wedding (10.29/11.16)
Introducing the Dwights (06.07/07.04)
Rendition (10.10/10.19)
Transformers (06.28/07.03)
Spider-Man 3 (05.01/05.04)
Slipstream (10.23/10.26)

yellow for maybe worth seeing, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it

Grace Is Gone (11.27/12.07)
Reservation Road (10.05/10.19)
The Wendell Baker Story (05.07/05.18)
Music Within (10.15/10.26)
The Jane Austen Book Club (09.05/09.21)
Rescue Dawn (06.21/07.04)
Protagonist (11.15/11.30)
What Would Jesus Buy? (11.27/11.16)
Feast of Love (09.05/09.28)
The Nines (08.13/08.31)
In the Shadow of the Moon (09.18/09.14)
Casting About (01.14/05.11)
December Boys (09.10/09.14)
Crazy Love (12.31/06.01)
No Reservations (07.23/07.27)
The Simpsons Movie (07.26/07.27)
Nancy Drew (06.07/06.15)
Man in the Chair (11.01/12.07)
Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (05.15/06.01)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (04.10/04.13)
Eagle vs. Shark (12.31/06.15)
La Vie en Rose (12.30/06.08)
Love in the Time of Cholera (11.05/11.16)
Rocket Science (08.06/08.10)
Steep (10.17/12.21)
Bug (05.09/05.25)
Starting Out in the Evening (10.29/11.23)
Everything’s Cool (11.05/11.23)
Into the Wild (09.06/09.21)
Jindabyne (04.23/04.27)
The Lookout (03.21/03.30)
Amazing Grace (02.20/02.23)
Maxed Out (03.05/03.09)
Lonely Hearts (03.14/04.13)
The TV Set (03.07/04.06)
American Cannibal (03.08/03.16)
Eye of the Dolphin (04.16/08.24)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (12.08/12.14)
Interview (05.24/07.13)
Fred Claus (11.05/11.09)
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (11.14/11.16)
Shrek the Third (05.12/05.18)
Primeval (06.05/01.12)
Catch and Release (01.22/01.26)
Surf’s Up (06.04/06.08)
Vacancy (04.18/04.20)
Pride (03.15/03.23)
Shooter (03.20/03.23)
Dedication (08.14/08.24)
September Dawn (04.05/08.24)
Black Snake Moan (02.08/03.02)
Gracie (05.23/06.01)
Delirious (08.02/08.15)
Provoked: A True Story (05.10/05.11)
Reign Over Me (03.19/03.23)
Silk (09.10/09.14)
Breaking and Entering (11.21.06/02.09)
Live Free or Die Hard (06.25/06.27)
Factory Girl (02.07/02.02)
The Nanny Diaries (08.13/08.24)
Self-Medicated (08.09/08.31)

red for stop give it a miss

Trade (09.10/09.21)
The Walker (12.04/12.07)
Fracture (04.17/04.20)
Day Watch (Dnevnoy dozor) (05.23/06.01)
First Snow (03.07/03.23)
Freedom Writers (04.13/01.05)
Private Fears in Public Places (05.16/04.13)
Finishing the Game (10.24/10.05)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (12.19/12.21)
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (10.02/10.05)
Illegal Tender (08.20/08.24)
30 Days of Night (10.11/10.19)
The Invasion (08.14/08.17)
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (12.27/12.25)
The Last Legion (08.19/08.17)
Bee Movie (10.30/11.02)
War (08.24/08.24)
This Christmas (10.24/11.21)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (07.16/07.20)
License to Wed (06.26/07.03)
In the Land of Women (04.16/04.20)
The Ultimate Gift (03.08/03.09)
Firehouse Dog (04.02/04.04)
Disturbia (04.10/04.13)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (06.14/06.15)
I Think I Love My Wife (03.13/03.16)
The Messengers (02.02/02.02)
The Number 23 (02.13/02.23)
Wild Tigers I Have Known (07.22/02.28)
Memory (03.13/03.23)
Premonition (03.08/03.16)
TMNT (03.19/03.23)
Resident Evil: Extinction (09.21/09.21)
Balls of Fury (08.23/08.29)
Blades of Glory (03.26/03.30)
Wild Hogs (02.26/03.02)
The Reaping (03.29/04.05)
Hannibal Rising (02.07/02.09)
Alpha Dog (01.09/01.12)
Arthur and the Invisibles (01.10/01.12)
Smiley Face (12.26/12.26)
Hot Rod (07.31/08.03)
Midnight Eagle (12.09/11.23)
Cashback (07.19/07.20)
Ghost Rider (09.03/02.16)
Happily N’Ever After (01.03/01.05)
Because I Said So (01.30/02.02)
Slow Burn (04.13/04.13)
Perfect Stranger (04.09/04.13)
Death Sentence (08.30/08.31)
The Perfect Holiday (12.06/12.12)
Are We Done Yet? (03.28/04.04)
Next (04.25/04.27)
The Hitcher (01.18/01.19)
Rush Hour 3 (08.06/08.10)
The Heartbreak Kid (09.26/10.05)
Awake (12.03/11.30)
The Brave One (09.06/09.14)
Good Luck Chuck (09.21/09.21)
The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (06.19/04.13)

The bottom 10 [why]:

10. Knocked Up (05.29/06.01)
9. Mr. Brooks (05.22/06.01)
8. Evan Almighty (06.18/06.22)
7. Superbad (08.09/08.17)
6. Daddy Day Camp (08.06/08.08)
5. Southland Tales (11.07/11.14)
4. Georgia Rule (05.07/05.11)
3. I Know Who Killed Me (07.27/07.27)
2. Smokin’ Aces (01.23/01.26)
1. Beowulf (11.13/11.16)


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