Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
The Ringer (2005)
"With Knoxville in the lead, it's condescending, unoriginal, and boorish."
"Omits the emotionally-charged aspect of the historical events portrayed."
Rumor Has It (2005)
"Ask yourself: is it worth it to sit through a long, horribly told story to get to a nice, simple moral? "
The Producers (2005)
"Static camera work alienates the audience."
The Family Stone (2005)
"...hits upon a couple of sad truths."
Fun With Dick and Jane (2005)
"A tepid and uninventive remake"
Just Friends (2005)
"Reynolds and kooky sidekick Faris carry a weak script."
King Kong (2005)
"Spectacle filmmaking at it's peak."
"Authentic, unclouded magic for youthful minds."
Walk the Line (2005)
"A mighty fine piece of work."
"A quiet and poignant story."
The Ice Harvest (2005)
"When the comedy wears off, you're stuck with some heavily dark, strong material. "
"A film with such fiercely written source material, the best effects money can buy, and the support of J.K. Rowling, can't be bad."
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
"Wright illustrates this timeless story with grand, stirring flourishes of spirit."
"Thin on plot, skimpy on emotion, big on special effects."
Chicken Little (2005)
"Apparently, it has significant entertainment value for the intended demographic."
"Abrahams and Streep simply steal a movie dominated by two less interesting characters."
States of Grace (2005)
"By far, the best of it's kind; and still rivaling the quality of any film in any genre. "
"Scales back on the fictional characters and focuses on the more interesting historical figures. "
"Is one aspect of this film really worse than the others? No. They're all equally bad."
"A snarling, schizophrenic catastrophe of a film"
"A full-hearted celebration of both film and music and a skillful homage to the melancholy beauty of life."
A History of Violence (2005)
"Strangely absorbing but extreme and implausible."
Two for the Money (2005)
"A hatefully cynical and unsympathetic look at gambling addiction."
"If there is such a thing as award-winning cuteness, this is it."
Oliver Twist (2005)
"Polanski does what he can with source material that is larger than life."
"Highly recommendable, especially for fans of Firefly."
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)
"Burton makes the combination of death and love feel natural and sweet."
Just Like Heaven (2005)
"The kind of date movie I'm always hoping to see."
Mobsters and Mormons (2005)
"In an admirable show of versatility, Moyer delves into cultural self-examination."
March of the Penguins (2005)
"Reflects Jacquet's equal love for nature and film."
"Unoriginal, boring, and not all that cute."
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
"Rises slightly above a mere effects parade."
The Cave (2005)
"This should never see the light of day."
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
"You just can't help but adore it."
Red Eye (2005)
"Has a belittling effect on the entire sport of Motocross."
Four Brothers (2005)
"A dynamic blast of disorderly entertainment."
"The most worthless piece of pointless filth on the modern movie screen."
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
"This isn't the Hazzard County I remember."
"Completely oblivious to it's own inherent stupidity."
Sky High (2005)
"Exaggeration works for Sky High."
Bad News Bears (2005)
"Nobody can pull off quite the same combination of apathy and rage as Billy Bob Thornton."
Wedding Crashers (2005)
"If one were to actually crash a wedding, it would probably be more entertaining than watching a movie about wedding crashers."
The Island (2005)
"Michael Bay is his own worst enemy."
"Burton was born to bring this story to life."
Dark Water (2005)
"Pervasively chilling but never frightening."
Fantastic Four (2005)
"I guess "Commonplace Four" or "Tedious Four" didn't have the same ring to it."
The Perfect Man (2005)
"A completely awful movie, from start to finish."