LAMBScores: A Fake Sci-Fi Film with a Pagan Deity Leaves the Whole World Blind (Except One Guy)

by Nick Powell · November 5, 2012 · Featured, LAMBscores · 9 Comments

Well isn’t this exciting. The first LAMBScores post on the new layout and it’s about three films that were all eagerly anticipated in their own ways. With Argo, we continue to see Ben Affleck’s high caliber talent as both an actor and director. With Sinister, we see Ethan Hawke elevating a somewhat generic horror film to a level that’s much better than most of the scary flicks that come out these days. And, with Seven Psychopaths, we’re treated to a glorious comedy-drama hybrid that packs an incredible cast and a very smart script. We also now have a new top rated film of the year to add to the excitement. And as always, feel free to join the discussion and post your own scores in the LAMBScores Forum, but please, read the rules beforehand.

Rotten Tomatoes: 4.75 (95%)

IMDB: 4.20 (8.4/10)

LAMB: 4.33 (26)

Average: 4.48

Kirkham a Movie a Day

Cinema Nerdz

Defiant Success

Two Tickets For…

Angry Vader’s Movie Blah

An Online Universe

The Movie Review Warehouse

Rambling Film

Citizen Charlie

Sobriety Test Movie Reviews

Reel Talk

Film Actually

Flix Chatter

The Cinematic Spectacle

Go, See, Talk!

Wide Screen World

The Warning Sign

The Film Emporium

Fr. Dennis at the Movies

Love and Squalor Film

Grind My Reels

Time for a Film

Film Forager

Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews

Commentary Track

Cinema Sights

LAMB Bites:

Citizen Charlie: “Ben Affleck effectively recreates 1980 with intense suspense in his best film yet”

Two Tickets For…: “Affleck’s third directorial effort proves he’s no fluke and is, in fact, one of the best director’s working in Hollywood today.”

Reel Talk: “It’s so ludicrous that it’s extraordinary. Simply mind-blowing.”

An Online Universe: “A smart cinematic anomaly that respects its audience yet reminds ewe of the emotion and excitement cinema can evoke from just about anyone.”

Commentary Track: “A superficial but serious-minded history lesson wrapped in a highly entertaining thriller blended with a sharp Hollywood-on-Hollywood satire”

Rotten Tomatoes: 3.10 (62%)

IMDB: 3.55 (7.1/10)

LAMB: 3.09 (14)

Average3.25

 LAMB Bites:

Benend’s Basement: “The final act does have an air of predictability about it that undermines and betrays the rest of the film.”

Kirkham a Movie a Day: “Some good first act set up, unbelievable behavior in the second, and a less scary than mildly disturbing third act. A disappointment.”

Sketchy Details: “A strong horror screenplay tarnished by a refusal to put light on the screen. You can’t fear what you can’t see.”

Rotten Tomatoes: 4.25 (85%)

IMDB: 4.00 (8.0/10)

LAMB: 3.88 (21)

Average: 4.04

Angry Vader’s Movie Blah (5)

Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob (5)

Sean Kelly on Movies (5)

The Cinematic Katzenjammer (5)

Reviews by Tom (4.5)

Sobriety Test Movie Reviews (4.5)

Defiant Success (4.5)

Sketchy Details (4.5)

Curious Intentions Media (4.5)

Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews (4)

Surrender to the Void (4)

Fear of a Ghost Planet (4)

Kirkham a Movie a Day (4)

Fr. Dennis at the Movies (4)

Life Between Films (3.5)

The Movie Review Warehouse (3.5)

Citizen Charlie (3.5)

The Stop Button (3.5)

Rorschach Reviews (3.5)

And So It Begins (3)

An Online Review (2)

LAMB Bites:

Reviews by Tom: ”An uproariously funny, gleefully violent, delightfully meta and spectacularly original black comedy”

Angry Vader’s Movie Blah:
Dark, violent, insane, hilarious, and some of the best performances I’ve enjoyed this year.”

Citizen Charlie“Hannibal Lector would take one look at Christopher Walken and say, ‘Wow, this guys is nuts’.”

Rorschach Reviews: “An ambitiously complex film that occasionally hits the marks it is aiming for, but it is too crowded and inconsistent to measure up to other movies in the genre.”

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9 Responses to LAMBScores: A Fake Sci-Fi Film with a Pagan Deity Leaves the Whole World Blind (Except One Guy)

  1. Joel says:

    Damn do I want to see Argo. Unfortunately it doesn’t open here until 23rd of november.

  2. Squasher88 says:

    Haha, did you discard the 0.5 star Argo review from Cinema Sights?

  3. r361n4 says:

    Love this feature and appreciate the mention :)

    – Rorschach Reviews

  4. Nostra says:

    Argo’s still not out over here, but can’t wait to check it out myself with all the praise it has been getting.

  5. Evan says:

    I rated it 4 stars. Check out my review on my LAMB blog!

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