The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, 2010 edition

It was fun last year, so I’m doing it again. Here are the best, the worst, and the ugliest movies of 2010, as selected based on average critics’ rating, careful reviews of a scientifically selected sample of viewer comments, box office receipts, and the alignment of the stars at the time each movie premiered.

Okay, so I just sat down, looked through the index, and picked some out. It’s still fun.


It was fun last year, so I’m doing it again. Here are the best, the worst, and the ugliest movies of 2010, as selected based on average critics’ rating, careful reviews of a scientifically selected sample of viewer comments, box office receipts, and the alignment of the stars at the time each movie premiered.

Okay, so I just sat down, looked through the index, and picked some out. It’s still fun.

Inception turned movies on their heads, literally and figuratively, and generated more online discussion than even Lindsay Lohan.

Let Me In: Making it okay to cheer for the character you’d probably want staked in any other vampire flick.

Shutter Island finally got me to forgive Leo for The Aviator. That took some doing.


The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell. Enough said.

Repo Men will tear your heart out and stomp on it. Literally.

Skyline wins the award for Best Fake-Out — awesome trailer, serious let-down of a movie.


Between Jonah Hex, the dead people, and the script, it was all pretty ugly.

Machete made ugly work beautifully.

Piranha: The face I’m not sure even a mother piranha could love.


Happy New Year, everyone, and may 2011 treat you well. See you at the movies!