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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 25%

Rated X (2001)

"It took extraordinary caution to make a film this boring from the Mitchell Brothers' story."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Gary Mairs

2 96%

The Insider (1999)

"The movie takes its time with these scenes, and necessarily so."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Von Doviak

3 9%

The Bachelor (1999)

"It's a rare comedy that is so painfully unfunny that it earns not a single laugh."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Gary Mairs

4 41%

The Ninth Gate (1999)

"Painful to watch The Ninth Gate's meticulous tone and rhythms go for naught in its final half-hour."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tom Block

5 78%

Get Real (1999)

"Funny, well made, and thought provoking on many levels."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Douglas Konecky

6 30%

Big Momma's House (2000)

"This is a film that appears to have been made without benefit of a script -- it's a seemingly random collection of shots and scenes strung together with no concern for continuity, common sense, or an audience's intelligence."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bob Aulert

7 97%

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)

"Kempner has taken twelve years to complete her loving biography of a baseball legend. Hank Greenberg would have enjoyed the music and loved his terrific movie."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Dak

8 85%

Chuck & Buck (2000)

"...neither of the principals is a likable character and Buck's inappropriate behaviors quickly become genuinely annoying..."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Arthur Lazere

9 50%

Any Given Sunday (1999)

"As it lumbers past the two-and-a-half hour mark, you may well find yourself praying for sudden death."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Von Doviak

10 96%

Baisers Volés (Stolen Kisses) (1968)

"The gentle tone of Stolen Kisses seems keyed to Jean-Pierre Léaud's unassuming poignancy in the role of Antoine Doinel. His relaxed improvisatory manner in front of the camera remains as fresh today as it was in 1968."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bob Wake

11 34%

Woman on Top (2000)

"Woman on Top is a film that quite literally cooks -- but only when Penélope Cruz is in the kitchen."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bob Aulert

12 54%

The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano) (1999)

EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

13 73%

My Dog Skip (2000)

"Anyone who's ever owned and loved a cherished pet will no doubt be charmed by My Dog Skip."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bob Aulert

14 11%

The Ladies Man (2000)

"Calling The Ladies Man one of the least grating Saturday Night Live movies may be the most tepid praise imaginable, but that's the best it's going to get."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Von Doviak

15 67%

Small Time Crooks (2000)

"While Small Time Crooks is certainly enjoyable enough to merit a recommendation, any notions of a full-blown return to the zaniness of Sleeper or Take the Money and Run can be dismissed as wishful thinking."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Von Doviak

16 64%

Cradle Will Rock (1999)

"A rollicking, joyous excursion."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Arthur Lazere

17 14%

Red Planet (2000)

"Shot and edited so clumsily that pivotal moments of action are obscured."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Von Doviak

18 97%

Human Resources (Ressources humaines) (1999)

"A quiet masterpiece."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tom Block

19 85%

Wandâfuru raifu (After Life) (1998)

EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

20 64%

Anywhere But Here (2000)

"A lot of talented people get torpedoed by a dreary, sudsy script."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Arthur Lazere

21 82%

Late August, Early September (1999)

"Although we cannot take our eyes off Ms. Balibar, whose performance is remarkable in its understated range of emotion, she is the only character with whom we can connect."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Dak

22 58%

Splendor (1999)

EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

23 75%

Genghis Blues (2000)

EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

24 93%

The Limey (1999)

"The Limey is no treasure. At best this one would have to be called Nineties Noir, or Noir Lite."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Dak

25 11%

Boys and Girls (2000)

"The incredibly perceptive and unique message this film delivers: men and women sometimes have problems communicating. Stop the presses."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bob Aulert

26 67%

Boiler Room (2000)

"Boiler Room deserves credit for taking a very fresh look at some well-worn themes, showing a world where money rules and the good guys not only finish last, they get eaten alive."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bob Aulert

27 36%

Cotton Mary (2000)

"Cotton Mary...is an obsequious, scheming, condescending, ambitious, callous, insincere, officious snob and thief. Two hours in her company is too much to ask."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Arthur Lazere

28 38%

Better Than Chocolate (1999)

"Enjoyable to watch and worth going to see "

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Dak

29 15%

Random Hearts (1999)

"Sydney Pollack has made an interesting and engrossing film in Random Hearts."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Arthur Lazere

30 49%

Bedazzled (2000)

"Appears to have had a lot of the life homogenized out of it by one too many focus group sessions, and more than a few scenes appear to be reined in a notch to stay within a PG-13 rating."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bob Aulert

31 28%

The Story of Us (1999)

"The Story of Us is a full length sitcom that's missing both the sit and the com."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Arthur Lazere

32 76%

Mansfield Park (1999)

"One of the best movies of the year."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Arthur Lazere

33 25%

Isn't She Great (2000)

"There are plenty of funny lines to keep the audience laughing ("I don't trust psychiatrists. They nap.") and lots of outrageous outfits for Midler to wear."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Arthur Lazere

34 63%

Ride with the Devil (1999)

"Ang Lee's Ride With the Devil is a film of monumental ambition."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Gary Mairs

35 90%

The Man Who Knew Too Much (2001)

"The product of a master in his prime."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bob Aulert

36 62%

The Patriot (2000)

"The fireworks amount to little more than a fizzle."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Von Doviak

37 80%

BookWars (2000)

EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

38 67%

The End of the Affair (1999)

"The End of the Affair is a treasure trove of fine acting."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tom Block

39 9%

The Skulls (2000)

"The Skulls turns out to be such a mediocre, listless effort."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Von Doviak

40 91%

High Fidelity (2000)

"Damn good fun."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Arthur Lazere

41 83%

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

"The best Alfred Hitchcock movie made since Alfred Hitchcock died."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tom Block

42 10%

The Watcher (2000)

"A conventional slasher movie that's larded its bloodletting with pretension."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Gary Mairs

43 40%

The Replacements (2000)

"A shabby patchwork of a film, one that lip-synchs it's way through an old and timeworn situation without any attempt to add something new or interesting."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bob Aulert

44 88%

The Castle (1999)

EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

45 80%

The Green Mile (1999)

"It's hard to be affected by The Green Mile, for it rarely offers much background on any of its characters beyond their Central Casting pigeonholes."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bob Aulert

46 31%

28 Days (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Von Doviak

47 50%

Outside Providence (1999)

"Alec Baldwin is the least convincing blue - collar - poker - playing - whisky - swilling yahoo to hit the screen in many a year."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Douglas Konecky

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