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Rolling Stone Film Critic Peter Travers Unveils Top 10 Films of 2014

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December 30, 2014
Source: Rolling Stone

Peter Travers' Top 10 Films of 2014

One of the most hyperbolic film critics working today is Peter Travers of the long-running Rolling Stone magazine. You're almost guaranteed to see a pull quote from him for every blockbuster that hits theaters, but he likes powerful dramas and awards contenders too. Therefore, we're surprised that when Travers unveiled his Top 10 Films of 2014 that there was very little to argue with. He doesn't go for much beyond the major awards contenders likely to be in play at the Oscars, except with one surprising pick, but it's certainly not what we would have expected from Travers. So what movie made the top of his list? Read on!

Here's Peter Travers' picks for the Top 10 Films of 2014 from Rolling Stone:

1. Boyhood
2. Birdman
3. Foxcatcher
4. Selma
5. Gone Girl
6. Whiplash
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. Unbroken
9. Under The Skin
10. Interstellar

Boyhood has been topping a lot of lists this year, and it's certainly hard to beat. We don't know if The Academy will feel the same way next year, but Boyhood seems like a shoe-in for a Best Picture nomination. Under the Skin is the surprising entry since that doesn't seem like a film that Travers would love, but he says that he just couldn't get the film out of his head, beating out other low profile gems like Snowpiercer, Locke, Love Is Strange, Nightcrawler, Force Majeure, Dear White People, Mr. Turner, A Most Violent Year, Leviathan and Citizenfour. I don't think Unbroken deserves a spot, but that's just me. Thoughts?

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  • TheOct8pus
    So far, here are my top 10 "Best Films of 2014" lists: 1. Final Cut 2. Nikita Malko 3. Jeremy Kirk 4. Peter Travers 5. Jakub Ignarksi 6. Marco Cerritos 7. Alex Billington 8. Moviejerk 9. Ethan Anderton 10. Miguel Branco
    • bumboclot
      This comment is making my top 10 list of comments about top ten lists of top 10 Best Films of 2014!
  • avconsumer2
    I keep seeing these lists, and keep thinking that I didn't see the same movies. Is there some "special awesome critic edition" that's screened specifically for them? Also, the amount of critics that seem to have somehow not seen Guardians is pretty disturbing.
  • John Doe
    Hmm, pretty solid list. Not much for me to really argue with here.
  • DAVIDPD
    Very solid list here. This was pretty easy to just pull out all the major director's films and put together something that impresses most.

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