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Added by johanlefourbe on 23 Nov 2011 03:53
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2011 movies - Personal review and Awards

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Best Picture of the year

People who added this item 1733 Average listal rating (932 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Notes: There is some obvious love-hate relationship towards this movie. Honestly, I'm not sure I really loved it but when it touched me, it was pretty awesome and no other movie this year managed to reach this level of intensity.


(this boy gave a totally amazing performance)
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Grand Jury prize

People who added this item 1879 Average listal rating (1199 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Source Code (2011)
For those who don't know, in a festival, the Grand Jury prize honors a great movie which just missed the biggest prize.

Notes: Honestly, I do think it is a little bit overrated but for a mainstream SF flick, it is definitely well made and entertaining and the whole thing was really compelling to watch.

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Best Male Perfomance

People who added this item 1129 Average listal rating (745 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Moneyball (2011)
Notes: This year, I was really blown away by Brad Pitt. I preferred his performance in 'Moneyball' which was, in my opinion, more nuanced and complex but he was also pretty impressive in 'The Tree of Life'. To complete this, Brad Pitt also voiced one of the krills in 'Happy Feet 2', providing the most hilarious scenes in this disappointing sequel. To conclude, he displayed a very wide range this year providing 3 completely different performances and that's why he get this reward.





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Best Female Perfomance

People who added this item 1768 Average listal rating (1162 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Super 8 (2011)
Notes: Surprisingly, the best female performance was provided by a child . Elle Fanning was one of the best thing in ´Super 8´ and she definitely gave the best performance of the movie. Even though the movie is a blockbuster special-effects extravaganza, she manages to give it some emotional ground.

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Best Ensemble Performance

People who added this item 1294 Average listal rating (804 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Contagion (2011)


Matt Damon



Gwyneth Paltrow



Kate Winslet



Marion Cotillard



Jude Law



Laurence Fishburne



Elliott Gould



Jennifer Ehle



John Hawkes



Sanaa Lathan



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... and they all rocked!!!
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Best Animated Picture

Notes: I had a hard time choosing between this flick and ´Rango´. Eventually, I think the story was a little more entertaining here than ´Rango´ which had a rather pedestrian plot. Furthermore, the animation was at the same time realistic and cartoony and just plain gorgeous to look at.

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Most Fun Picture of the year

People who added this item 1980 Average listal rating (1223 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Notes: It may not be the best animated picture but it was a very fun flick. I mean, check this pic underneath! Rango was just a really weird and fun lead character, absolutely.

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Best Sequel

People who added this item 1613 Average listal rating (978 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Notes: I wasn´t expecting much from this sequel and, to my surprise, I really enjoyed it. The animation was awesome and the story worked better so it was an improvement on the previous installment which is something quite unique when you deal with sequels.

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Biggest disappointment

Notes: Since I wasn´t expecting much from this flick, I can´t say it disappointed me. No, I´m actually disappointed by Johnny Depp. I still love the guy and I still think he is a great actor but I do believe that he slowly starts to become a caricature of himself... When is he going to drop those boring blockbusters and go back to those amazing indie productions that nobody would watch except the real movie lovers (Dead Man, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Arizona Dream,...) ?

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Worst Picture of the Year

People who added this item 1570 Average listal rating (967 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Notes: Honestly, I was positively surprised by the first Transformers flick. It was a fun, well made and entertaining blockbuster. However, with the sequels, the whole thing went down the drain (the pyramids! The moon! What next? Atlantis?!?). This 3rd movie was loud, dumb and not much fun whatsoever.

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Other movies I have seen (from best to worst)




This list is NOT a prediction of the following award season.

It is my review of the 2011 movies I have seen and, for fun, I give some awards to the best (and worst movies) of the year.

If you are intested to see last year's results, check this list :
2010 movies - Personal review and Awards -

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