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***** A must watch
**** Worth seeing
*** If you must watch a movie and there is nothing else out there
** Don’t bother
* It’s so bad its almost good... not... These are films I walked out on, or just fell asleep
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Gravity (2013) ****

Gravity (2013) ****

Gravity is a Sci-Fi thriller, co-written, co-produced, co-edited and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, and staring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The film depicts the fictional fallout of a space mission gone bad, as the surviving astronauts from a damaged Space Shuttle try to hang on for dear life and make it back home.
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Elysium (2013) **

Elysium (2013) **

Elysium is a sci-fi action-thriller written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. I am tempted to say that ultimately Elysium is all about saving a little girl with Leukemia, but even that would be an overstatement... This is one film you can skip.
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Pacific Rim (***) 2013

Pacific Rim (***) 2013

There is something very likable about Pacific Rim, the new sci-fi, monsters fantasy film, directed by Guillermo del Toro to a script by del Toro and Travis Beacham. The film could have been a better film if its makers didn't aim at imparting universal wisdom and, instead, spent more energy on writing a less trivial plot. Maybe the sequel, which is likely to follow, will do better.
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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) ***

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) ***

In its twelfth installment for the big screen franchise, and a sequel to the excellent 2009 J. J. Abrams' Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness fails in originality and inspiration. Its plot suffers from illogical black holes and clichés. But what Star Trek Into Darkness lacks in the above, it makes up in fun comic dialogues and good character chemistry.
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Looper (2012) ****

With Bruce Willis as one of its main characters, I am tempted to call it Die Hard with a Future, especially since one particular scene will no doubt resonate with Die Hard Willis fans, but that is not what this film is about.
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Robot & Frank (2012) ***

Enjoying a strong performance by Frank Langella, Robot & Frank has plenty of endearing moments. It also suffers from some issues of story credibility and pacing. Not for everyone, it is a little film that rewards patience.
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