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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 61%

Tuck Everlasting (2002)

"Elegant, moving and gorgeously shot film adaptation of a classic children's tale is resonant, engaging entertainment for all ages."

Posted Oct 11, 2002

James Rocchi

2 96%

Bowling for Columbine (2002)

"Michael Moore's documentary on America, guns and bowling is infuriating, uneven and unfair -- and a riveting, don't-miss social critique."

Posted Oct 11, 2002

James Rocchi

3 70%

White Oleander (2002)

"Michelle Pfeiffer book adaptation is a better, Oscar-level showcase for newcomer Alison Lohman."

Posted Oct 11, 2002

James Rocchi

4 66%

Brown Sugar (2002)

"Hip-hop romantic comedy is predictable -- and remarkably charming."

Posted Oct 11, 2002

James Rocchi

5 43%

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

"Pulp Fiction co-writer Roger Avary makes a cruel, cutting dissection of the "problems" of the privileged in a tale of higher education and lower behavior."

Posted Oct 11, 2002

James Rocchi

6 74%

Heaven (2002)

"Run Lola Run's Tom Tykwer shoots Krzysztof Kieslowski's last script for a gorgeous, occasionally confused tale of love and sin in Italy."

Posted Oct 4, 2002

James Rocchi

7 69%

Red Dragon (2002)

"Revamped remake of the prelude to The Silence of the Lambs is a demonstration of why bigger isn't necessarily better."

Posted Oct 4, 2002

James Rocchi

8 22%

The Tuxedo (2002)

"Idiotic plotting to annoy grown-ups; smutty comedy that'll confuse kids. Who, exactly, is this movie for?"

Posted Sep 27, 2002

James Rocchi

9 63%

Moonlight Mile (2002)

"Sensitive, human drama about grief and moving on gives two great actors a chance to soar -- and shows a fresh side to a newer talent."

Posted Sep 27, 2002

James Rocchi

10 38%

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

"Reese Witherspoon stars in a startlingly well-written and enjoyable romantic comedy full of laughs and finely crafted characters."

Posted Sep 27, 2002

James Rocchi

11 0%

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

"Spy-vs.-spy action flick with Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu never comes together."

Posted Sep 20, 2002

James Rocchi

12 3%

fear dot com (FeardotCom) (2002)

"Nonsensical, dull "cyber-horror" flick is a grim, hollow exercise in flat scares and bad acting."

Posted Aug 30, 2002

James Rocchi

13 48%

XXX (2002)

"Vin Diesel vehicle about a bad boy turned secret agent is a perfect piece of popcorn cinema with style and a sly sense of humor."

Posted Aug 9, 2002

James Rocchi

14 53%

Blood Work (2002)

"Clint Eastwood directs and stars in a heart transplant psycho-thriller that sports a few scars itself."

Posted Aug 9, 2002

James Rocchi

15 1%

The Master of Disguise (2002)

"Dana Carvey's kid-friendly comedy about a "man of a thousand faces" has perhaps five laughs."

Posted Aug 2, 2002

James Rocchi

16 38%

Full Frontal (2002)

"Steven Soderbergh's digital video experiment is a clever and cutting, quick and dirty look at modern living and movie life."

Posted Aug 2, 2002

James Rocchi

17 74%

Signs (2002)

"Tale of strangeness in the heartland is scary, funny and superbly shot -- and proves another winner for Shyamalan."

Posted Aug 2, 2002

James Rocchi

18 54%

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

"Third installment of Mike Myers's spy-spoof franchise is a self-referential, self-satisfied mix of lazy "comedy" and low expectations."

Posted Jul 26, 2002

James Rocchi

19 78%

Tadpole (2002)

"Celebrated at Sundance, this slight comedy of manners has winning performances and a glossy, glib charm that's hard to beat."

Posted Jul 19, 2002

James Rocchi

20 81%

Stuart Little 2 (2002)

"Thanks to a small star with big heart, this family film sequel is plenty of fun for all."

Posted Jul 19, 2002

James Rocchi

21 86%

Lovely & Amazing (2001)

"Family portrait of need, neurosis and nervy negativity is a rare treat that shows the promise of digital filmmaking."

Posted Jul 12, 2002

James Rocchi

22 81%

Road to Perdition (2002)

"The Road to Perdition is paved with good intentions -- and some mistakes in execution -- in this Tom Hanks gangster film."

Posted Jul 12, 2002

James Rocchi

23 40%

Reign of Fire (2002)

"Humans-vs.-Dragons apocalyptic action film is a blast of pulpy, pop-mythic fun."

Posted Jul 12, 2002

James Rocchi

24 39%

Men in Black II (2002)

"Big-budget sci-fi comedy sequel is very much more of the same -- which isn't necessarily a bad thing."

Posted Jul 3, 2002

James Rocchi

25 22%

Mr. Deeds (2002)

"Adam Sandler comedy is more of -- and less than -- his previous "little guy makes good" films."

Posted Jun 28, 2002

James Rocchi

26 73%

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

"Spielberg's sci-fi fable is haunting, disturbing, flawed -- and unforgettable."

Posted Jun 12, 2002

James Rocchi

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