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Film Snobs

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 8%

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

"I'm afraid that Ringmaster Jerry has lost the grip on his whip."

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Stephen Himes

2 83%

Six Feet Under - The Complete First Season (2003)

Posted Feb 11, 2003

Jimmy O

3 87%

The Quiet American (2003)

"Noyce, along with a deft cast, make The Quiet American an absorbing character study and fascinating history lesson."

Posted Feb 10, 2003

Jimmy O

4 43%

The Recruit (2003)

"Roger Donaldson's The Recruit represents the cool, jaded spy flick our dissatisfied generation needs today. And that's a good thing."

Posted Feb 2, 2003

Jimmy O

5 79%

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003)

"As director, Clooney uses his visuals to create a great story. However, the script is more of a teether for Charlie Kaufman and is overwhelmed by taking the material way too literally."

Posted Jan 27, 2003

Jimmy O

6 81%

The Hours (2002)

" The Hours shows that film can surpass the sort of psedo-lyrical prose that tends to win Pulitzers and Pen-Faulkners."

Posted Jan 22, 2003

Stephen Himes

7 85%

About Schmidt (2002)

"Warren Schmidt's existential Winnebago could easily have been navigated by George Babbitt."

Posted Jan 22, 2003

Stephen Himes

8 96%

Bowling for Columbine (2002)

"Moore's statement on American paranoia extends back to the colonists. Would there have been a revolution if King George III had imposed a waiting period and trigger locks on muskets?"

Posted Jan 22, 2003

Stephen Himes

9 96%

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

"Spielberg's movie is fine entertainment, but John Williams has lost the sense of adventure in his scores."

Posted Jan 22, 2003

Stephen Himes

10 91%

Adaptation (2002)

"I hate my review of Adaptation ."

Posted Jan 22, 2003

Stephen Himes

11 92%

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

"What more do you want?"

Posted Jan 21, 2003

Stephen Himes

12 73%

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

"A.I. stands as a work that allows us to see ourselves in the things that we have created. For good or for bad, it is eye opening experience."

Posted Jan 21, 2003

Jimmy O

13 81%

The Hours (2002)

"More of an exercise in literary theory than emotion-driven filmmaking, The Hours remains watchable by the sheer force of acting talent possessed by Streep, Kidman, and Moore"

Posted Jan 20, 2003

Jimmy O

14 78%

25th Hour (2003)

"With all the great actors and social commentary going for it, 25th Day fails due to Spike's inability to trust the audience."

Posted Jan 14, 2003

Jimmy O

15 87%

Chicago (2002)

"Musicals attempting to emulate the razzle and dazzle of cinema now come full circle to to multiplexes in Chicago"

Posted Jan 12, 2003

Jimmy O

16 91%

Adaptation (2002)

"Donald Kaufman is right! Writing is easy!"

Posted Jan 12, 2003

Jimmy O

17 85%

About Schmidt (2002)

"More touching and thoughtful than Kathy Bates' fat hoo-hoo, full frontal shot would suggest. But don't worry, ladies: You get to see Jack's naked backside, too."

Posted Jan 7, 2003

Jimmy O

18 96%

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

"Catch Me if You Can would have been the best example of entertainment as an art form in the past decade if not for Spielberg's daddy issues hijacking the plot."

Posted Dec 31, 2002

Jimmy O

19 87%

Far From Heaven (2003)

"Todd Haynes thinks that he pays homage to Sirk when he's really just making the subtle more obvious. Far From Heaven really needs a shot of modern deconstruction to be worth anything."

Posted Dec 26, 2002

Jimmy O

20 75%

Gangs of New York (2002)

"A brilliant film that allows Scorcese to explore the roots of the conflict in his other films."

Posted Dec 26, 2002

Jimmy O

21 96%

The Pianist (2002)

"A film not so much about horror than about surviving horror, The Pianist is an amazingly brilliant addition to the film documentation of the Holocaust."

Posted Dec 26, 2002

Jimmy O

22 79%

Antwone Fisher (2002)

"While reeking of a Good Will Ordinary People , Denzel still creates a compelling story."

Posted Dec 20, 2002

Jimmy O

23 96%

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

"Okay, let's face it. Peter Jackson wins. George Lucas loses."

Posted Dec 20, 2002

Jimmy O

24 76%

Frida (2002)

"Almost ruined by the fact that Julie Taymor is more fascinated by Julie Taymor than by Frida Kahlo."

Posted Dec 11, 2002

Jimmy O

25 66%

Solaris (2002)

"Soderbergh fashions an ambitious conceit into a sub-Shyamalan movie."

Posted Dec 11, 2002

Stephen Himes

26 12%

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

"Unlike Trey Parker, Sandler doesn't understand that the idea of exploiting molestation for laughs is funny, not actually exploiting it yourself."

Posted Dec 6, 2002

Stephen Himes

27 82%

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

"How desperate is Columbus if his creepy spiders look, act, and sound just like the Eight Legged Freaks"

Posted Dec 6, 2002

Stephen Himes

28 50%

The Emperor's Club (2002)

"The Emperor's Club is the best pro-vouchers argument I've seen yet."

Posted Dec 6, 2002

Stephen Himes

29 76%

Igby Goes Down (2002)

"The handiest thing about casting a Culkin in your movie is that if he doesn't exactly fit, you can just exchange him for another, like a rented tuxedo or Baldwin."

Posted Dec 6, 2002

Stephen Himes

30 79%

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

"Barry Egan's tire iron is the shadow of Billy Madison's golf club."

Posted Dec 6, 2002

Stephen Himes

31 27%

Analyze That (2002)

"Ah, man! I thought this was going to be a screening of Meet the Fockers. "

Posted Dec 6, 2002

Jimmy O

32 66%

Solaris (2002)

"In space, No one can hear you praising Steven Soderbergh"

Posted Dec 1, 2002

Jimmy O

33 88%

Roger Dodger (2002)

"While sounding like Nick Hornby and looking a little like Whit Stillman, Roger Dodger paints its own sublime and wonderful impression of singles."

Posted Nov 24, 2002

Jimmy O

34 57%

Die Another Day (2002)

"Thankfully, Bond returns classed up and decked out from his dismal last outing. This time, the Fleming crew wisely take on the Axis of Evil for an action flick of the New World Order."

Posted Nov 23, 2002

Jimmy O

35 75%

Secretary (2002)

"Ughhh! Can we please give the 50's a rest?"

Posted Nov 20, 2002

Jimmy O

36 76%

8 Mile (2002)

"Can Eminem act? Yes, I am happy to report."

Posted Nov 10, 2002

Jimmy O

37 72%

Auto Focus (2002)

"A brilliant look at the seduction of celebrity and the compulsion of sexual mores. Schraeder has found the perfect foil in Bob Crane."

Posted Nov 4, 2002

Jimmy O

38 97%

Spirited Away (2001)

"Sorry, y'all -- I give up."

Posted Nov 3, 2002

Stephen Himes

39 48%

Jackass - The Movie (2002)

"The opening shopping cart scene announces that The Roman Circus Has Arrived. "Jackass" is the sort of spectacle of exquisite sadism that would do Nero proud."

Posted Oct 31, 2002

Stephen Himes

40 72%

The Ring (2002)

"The "Death Tape" of The Ring is nearly as incomprehensible as Mulholland Drive. At least Naomi Watts eventually makes sense of this one."

Posted Oct 31, 2002

Stephen Himes

41 96%

Bowling for Columbine (2002)

"As funny as it is sad. As brilliant as it is terrifying. Moore gives us the first necessary documentary since Roger and Me . And yes, I know he made that, too."

Posted Oct 30, 2002

Jimmy O

42 33%

The Truth About Charlie (2002)

"Demme not only makes a sexy, fresh and exciting sky thriller, but he also smartly pays tribute to the legends of the French New Wave."

Posted Oct 28, 2002

Jimmy O

43 79%

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

"PT Anderson successfuly uses his unlikely star to make the romantic comedy archtype into a horror film."

Posted Oct 28, 2002

Jimmy O

44 63%

Moonlight Mile (2002)

"The movie was worth a suck as far as I was concerned."

Posted Oct 27, 2002

Jimmy O

45 65%

Bandits (2001)

Posted Oct 17, 2002

Jimmy O

46 39%

Hardball (2001)

Posted Oct 17, 2002

Stephen Himes

47 77%

Changing Lanes (2002)

Posted Oct 17, 2002

Jimmy O

48 38%

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

Posted Oct 17, 2002

Jimmy O

49 41%

The Scorpion King (2002)

Posted Oct 17, 2002

Stephen Himes

50 11%

Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002)

"If you like this sort of thing or this kind of genre, Kung-Pow has its brief yet fun moments."

Posted Oct 17, 2002

Jimmy O

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