LAMBScores: Cults, Zombies, Phone Calls, and Imposters

by Nick Powell · October 7, 2012 · LAMBscores · No Comments

I have to apologize for the late post this week, been very busy. I would also like to quickly note that I changed the schedule a bit for the LAMBScores, with the a feature being posted on Saturdays now instead of the usual Friday. This week, we wrap up our scores for The Master, Resident Evil: Retribution, For a Good Time Call, The Imposter, and Compliance. So a handful of larger releases with a couple smaller ones through in for good measure. And there’s an even bigger surprise, as one of the films takes the #1 spot on the Best of 2012 Scores ListAs always, feel free to post your own scores in the LAMBScores Forum, but please, read the rules beforehand.

Rotten Tomatoes: 4.20 (84%)
IMDB: 4.00 (8.0/10)
LAMB: 4.07 (22)
Average: 4.09 

LAMB Bites:
Go, See, Talk!: “Daunting, haunting, and so grand in theme that it’s difficult to adequately examine with one viewing”
The Cinematic Spectacle: “It is not lacking in food for thought, but the compelling ideas…cannot hide the frustrating, wandering plot.”
Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob: “Great acting. Some great scenes. Poor and lacking story.”
Two Tickets For…: “Technically proficient and masterfully acted, but it’s not enough to declare this a modern American classic.”
Reel Talk: “Completely over-hyped, bland film but with excellent lead performances.”

Resident Evil: Retribution
Rotten Tomatoes: 1.35 (27%)
IMDB: 2.95 (5.9/10)
LAMB: 2.50 (9)
Average: 2.27
Guardians of the Genre (4)
Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob (3.5)
Two Dollar Cinema (3)
Fear of a Ghost Planet (3)
Sketchy Details (2.5)
Fr. Dennis at the Movies (2.5)
Terror Titans (2)
Angry Vader’s Movie Blah (1)
Sobriety Test Movie Reviews (1)

Rotten Tomatoes: 4.45 (89%)
IMDB: 3.30 (6.6/10)
LAMB: 4.44 (9)
Average: 4.06
Sean Kelly on Movies (5)
Sobriety Test Movie Reviews (5)
Film Crazy (5)
Surrender to the Void (4.5)
And So It Begins… (4.5)
JDB Records (4.5)
The Voracious Filmgoer (4)
Fr. Dennis at the Movies (4)
The Movie Waffler (3.5)

The Imposter
Rotten Tomatoes: 4.80 (96%)
IMDB: 3.80 (7.6/10)
LAMB: 4.65 (10)
Average: 4.42
An Online Universe (5)
The Film Emporium (5)
Sean Kelly on Movies (5)
Midnight Review (5)
Big Thoughts from a Small Mind (5)
Cinema Enthusiast (4.5)
And So It Begins… (4.5)
The Warning Sign (4.5)
At the Back (4)
Film Phage (4)

For a Good Time Call
Rotten Tomatoes: 2.85 (57%)
IMDB: 2.80 (5.6/10)
LAMB: 3.88 (4)
Average: 3.18
Film Forager (4.5)
Awesome Barnhart’s Reviews (4)
Sobriety Test Movie Reviews (3.5)
Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews (3.5)

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