Zero Dark Thirty(2012)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 94

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.



Argo(2012)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 90

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.



Skyfall(2012)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 88

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.



The Dark Knight Rises(2012)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.



Django Unchained(2012)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 86

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.



Looper(2012)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.



Lincoln(2012)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 89

As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.



Amour(2012)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 90

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.



Silver Linings Playbook(2012)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 85

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.



Moonrise Kingdom(2012)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 87

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.



Life of Pi(2012)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

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Ang Lee,

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.



The Avengers(2012)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 82

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.



Beasts of the Southern Wild(2012)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 86

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.



Flight(2012)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 82

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.



The Hunger Games(2012)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 80

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.



The Amazing Spider-Man(2012)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 80

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.



Prometheus(2012)

Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 79

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.



Brave(2012)

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Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 79

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.



The Place Beyond the Pines(2012)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 77

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.



Magic Mike(2012)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 79

A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.




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