The year's best movies, categorically

  • Article by: COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 28, 2012 - 12:33 PM

The finest films of 2012, from romance and drama to animation and documentary.

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ollie3Dec. 27, 1210:22 PM

"But for sticking closely to the facts of its story"....except for that little part where US Senators felt compelled to take a break from fiscal cliff negotiations and criticize the movie for not sticking to the facts.

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BIGBALLS1Dec. 28, 1212:17 PM

One thing remains the same year in and year out is Mr. Covert continues to be precious.

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misterwittDec. 28, 1212:44 PM

"I never would have predicted the excellence of Liam Neeson's work in Joe Carnahan's men-in-the-wilderness thriller "The Grey." He does bravura acting as a man with little to live for, but determined to survive his Alaskan air crash. The story is told with remarkable conviction and the spare elegance of a fable." Are you kidding me? This movie was terribly acted, the plot was non-existant and the special effects were laughable. This may have been the worst movie of the year...

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jphaunDec. 28, 12 1:32 PM

The Grey has to be placed on the list of Worst Movies Ever. The only thing it accomplished was to make me wish I had done something (anything) else for two hours. The same killer wolf was used in The Never Ending Story almost 30 years ago and it looked more realistic back then.

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GloinDec. 28, 12 1:44 PM

"But for sticking closely to the facts of its story..." The 'facts' being that waterboarding gave us the intel on Bin Laden? This has been proven false - torture did not work - both Sen. John McCain and Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein complained that the film is ‘factually inaccurate.’

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amiesonDec. 28, 12 1:49 PM

Colin, sorry, but I can't take you seriously when you describe The Hobbit in a list of "a bad story." Granted, The Hobbit movie was a bit too long, deviated too much from the book, and was full of itself in the action sequences (they could have been cut in half). But to say that the base story is bad is laughable. The Hobbit along with LOTR trilogy is continually ranked near the very top of the best stories of the 20th century. Can't really put much weight in your advice when you throw around comments like this.

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threed61Dec. 28, 12 4:31 PM

Skyfall is a great movie, but not a Bond movie. James Bond has turned into James Bourne.

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badger1997Dec. 28, 12 4:35 PM

Sorry, amieson, "The Hobbit" is a bad story. Period. Too many Tolkien fans gushing over it, when in reality it was a horrible book and I'm sure the movie is pretty unbearable too.

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percyroy12Dec. 29, 12 4:53 PM

I have friends in LA where Zero Dark Thirty has already been released and they have seen the film. They both say that the film doesn't glorify torture at all. They also both say that the film doesn't imply that we found Bin Laden based on information gained from torture. The film just shows torture as a reality of the process in finding Bin Laden, which isn't the same thing as glorifying it or saying we found him because of torture. The film is just being historicaly accurate that torture was used on detainees in the search for Bin Laden that's all. It stays neutral on whether it was a good idea or not. Most critics have echoed this as well as the film is getting rave reviews. A lot of these critics are I'm sure anti torture and know that we didn't catch Bin Laden based off of torture so if the film implied torture was a good idea and misrepresented how we caught him, I'm sure the reviews wouldn't be as glowing as they are. No serious film abut the capture of Bin Laden can not have torture in it, as even though it didn't lead to us catching him, it happened, and a serious film about catching Bin Laden needs to show that or go there.

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percyroy12Dec. 29, 12 4:54 PM

My favorite film of the year was "The Master". Very thought provoking film and very well directed and acted. Lincoln would be 2, with Moonrise Kingdom as 3. Just my 2 cents.

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