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2011 Best Reviewed Movies

Based on third-party critic ratings, the best reviewed 2011 movie releases.


  1. The Interrupters
    100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 84 reviews
    "Impeccably crafted and edited, The Interrupters is a tough and honest documentary about street violence that truly has the power to inspire change."
  2. A Separation
    99% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 147 reviews
    "Morally complex, suspenseful, and consistently involving, A Separation captures the messiness of a dissolving relationship with keen insight and searing intensity."
  3. Bill Cunningham New York
    99% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 67 reviews
    "Suffused with happiness and modest charm, Bill Cunningham New York offers a touching, gently humorous portrait of its subject without invading his jealously guarded privacy."
  4. The Artist
    98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 227 reviews
    "A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual style to spare."
  5. Project Nim
    98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 131 reviews
    "Equal parts hilarious, poignant, and heartbreaking, Project Nim not only tells a compelling story masterfully, but also raises the flag on the darker side of human nature."
  6. Born to be Wild
    98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 49 reviews
    "The human story of Born To Be Wild is captivating and the accompanying nature footage is utterly cute and charming."
  7. Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
    97% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 33 reviews
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
    96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 283 reviews
    "Thrilling, powerfully acted, and visually dazzling, Deathly Hallows Part II brings the Harry Potter franchise to a satisfying -- and suitably magical -- conclusion."
  9. The Muppets
    96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 207 reviews
    "Clever, charming, and heartfelt, The Muppets is a welcome big screen return for Jim Henson's lovable creations that will both win new fans and delight longtime devotees."
  10. 13 Assassins
    96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 117 reviews
    "Takashi Miike's electric remake of Eiichi Kudo's 1963 period action film is a wild spectacle executed with killer, dizzying panache."
  11. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
    95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 127 reviews
    "Hauntingly filmed and brimming with Herzog's infectious enthusiasm, Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a fascinating triumph."
  12. The Guard
    95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 121 reviews
    "A violent, crackerjack comedy with a strong Irish flavor and an emminently likable Brendan Gleeson in the main role."
  13. Pina
    95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 93 reviews
    "Pina is an immersive, gorgeously shot tribute to the people who express life through movement."
  14. The Arbor
    95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 44 reviews
    "Smart and inventive, The Arbor offers some intensely memorable twists on tired documentary tropes."
  15. Moneyball
    94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 228 reviews
    "Director Bennett Miller, along with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, take a niche subject and turn it into a sharp, funny, and touching portrait worthy of baseball lore."
  16. Hugo
    94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 204 reviews
    "Hugo is an extravagant, elegant fantasy with an innocence lacking in many modern kids' movies, and one that emanates an unabashed love for the magic of cinema."
  17. Win Win
    94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 166 reviews
    "Rich, wonderful characters and strong performances populate Win Win, with writer/director Thomas McCarthy continuing to emerge as a great American humanist."
  18. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
    94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 72 reviews
  19. Drive
    93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 235 reviews
    "With its hyper-stylized blend of violence, music, and striking imagery, Drive represents a fully realized vision of arthouse action."
  20. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
    93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 227 reviews
    "Stylish, fast-paced, and loaded with gripping set pieces, the fourth Mission: Impossible is big-budget popcorn entertainment that really works."
  21. Midnight in Paris
    93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 204 reviews
    "It may not boast the depth of his classic films, but the sweetly sentimental Midnight in Paris is funny and charming enough to satisfy Woody Allen fans."
  22. 50/50
    93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 184 reviews
    "A good-hearted film about a difficult topic, 50/50 maneuvers between jokes and drama with surprising finesse."
  23. Of Gods and Men
    93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 111 reviews
    "Patient and restrained, Of Gods and Men asks deep, profound questions that will linger in the audience's mind long after the movie."
  24. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
    93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 42 reviews
    "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within is a bleak, violent descent into the Brazilian underbelly, ripping into the favelas with unstoppable and kinetic force."
  25. Source Code
    92% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 243 reviews
    "Finding the human story amidst the action, director Duncan Jones and charming Jake Gyllenhaal craft a smart, satisfying sci-fi thriller."

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