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RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 58%

Pandaemonium (2001)

"It's probably somewhat ironic that 'Pandaemonium' would have been far more appealing if its central characters were hoi-polloi poetic wannabes."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

2 81%

One Hour Photo (2002)

"This is really all about Williams. Whatever he does next, 'One Hour Photo' will almost certainly go down as one of his finest hours."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

3 93%

No Man's Land (2001)

"An intelligent and expertly-judged microcosm of the inanity of war."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

4 71%

Made (2001)

"As with 'Swingers' before it, the sparkling chemistry between Favreau and Vaughn is undoubtedly the highlight of 'Made'."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

5 ——

Love And Rage (1998)

"A plodding narrative and anodyne script don't help, but the main problem seems to be in the characterisation of the most important character in the whole piece."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

6 79%

Last Orders (2002)

"'Last Orders' has class stamped all over it."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

7 41%

K-PAX (2001)

"Bridges completely steals the show from the more lauded Spacey, who's simply on autopilot throughout."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

8 84%

Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)

"This charming, thought-provoking New York fest of life and love has its rewards."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

9 51%

Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

"In almost all martial arts action movies, plot is subordinate to action, and 'Kiss Of The Dragon' is no different."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

10 45%

Jeepers Creepers (2001)

"As the plot hemorrhages from one dire encounter to another, the clichéd old psychic routine is used to explain the plot to anyone who might still care."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

11 54%

Invincible (2002)

"Blessed with immense physical prowess he may well be, but Ahola is simply not an actor. And in truth, cruel as it may sound, he makes Arnold Schwarzenegger look like Spencer Tracy."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

12 53%

Heartbreakers (2001)

"Perhaps the biggest surprise is Liotta, who turns in a hilarious turn as Dean, in a blatant send-up of his mobster screen persona."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

13 60%

Hart's War (2002)

"'Hart's War' is a perfect example of a film that remains anchored in mediocrity from beginning to end. It plods along like a chronic asthmatic, meandering to a conclusion that's both irritating and implausible."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

14 75%

Gangs of New York (2002)

"Welcome as it is to see Scorsese (somewhat) back in the groove, it's even more welcome to see Day-Lewis burning up the screen once again after a five-year absence."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

15 48%

Final Destination 2 (2003)

"History has shown us - quite brutally at times - that sequels are often little more than shameless cash-ins. 'Final Destination 2' conforms ruthlessly to this trend."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

16 7%

Dragonfly (2002)

"'Dragonfly' tries to gather momentum by dipping into the box of tricks marked 'Shyamalan'."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

17 42%

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

"Often tedious, occasionally cheap looking and always unimaginative, this should certainly put paid to any plans for a third installment. But, this being Hollywood, I wouldn't bank on it."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

18 91%

Dinner Rush (2001)

"This is an unusually patient and composed feature - it's solidly scripted, it knows where it's going and arrives there with a minimum of fuss."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

19 83%

Cool & Crazy (2001)

"Although Jenson's film is of that peculiarly insular, homespun variety, it nevertheless manages to fend off the blight of boredom with its sheer exuberance and authentic appreciation of its subject."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

20 32%

Charlotte Gray (2002)

"An adaptation that is often confused as to whether it's a love story set in wartime, or a war story with a love angle."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

21 54%

Cats & Dogs (2001)

"On paper, it may have looked like 'Cats and Dogs' would prove a winner with both children and adults. Maybe even another 'Babe'. Something, however, obviously went seriously wrong between the drawing board and the transformation to celluloid."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

22 54%

Bully (2001)

"'Bully' demands attention for the way in which it forces us to watch and digest a dark slice of American society. American beauty this ain't."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

23 47%

Brother (2001)

"If the yardstick for mob flicks is 'Goodfellas' (and it should be), then 'Brother' doesn't stand a chance. On its own, however, it is a stylish, colourful film."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

24 85%

Bend It Like Beckham (2003)

"It never tries too hard to please, never deigns for obvious laughs and it always manages to keep sight of what it wants to do and how it wants to do it."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

25 86%

Battle Royale 3D (2000)

"'Battle Royale' is another deeply flawed addition to the deeply offensive phenomenon of 'reality TV'."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

26 65%

Bandits (2001)

"As the eponymous bandits, tough-guy Willis, with his usual array of slanted smirks and horrendous hairpieces, is easily outshone by the versatile Thornton."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

27 79%

Audition (Ôdishon) (1999)

"The grisly finale will undoubtedly linger in the memory but in the end, it just comes off as a case of too much, too late."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

28 45%

Daredevil (2003)

"Has more laugh loud moments than some of what pass as Hollywood comedies right now."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Harry Guerin

29 18%

Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

"Don't bring a date - they'll dump you straight afterwards."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Harry Guerin

30 15%

D-Tox (Eye See You) (2002)

"Best described as I Know What You Did Last Winter."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Harry Guerin

31 17%

Dracula 2000 (2000)

"There's enough holes in the plot to drive a 40-foot hearse through."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Harry Guerin

32 24%

Don't Say a Word (2001)

"Rarely rises above the status of conventional thriller."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Harry Guerin

33 85%

Donnie Darko (2001)

"You're either going to pay to see it twice or wonder what all the fuss is about."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Harry Guerin

34 23%

Domestic Disturbance (2001)

"As much excitement as an episode of Family Ties."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Harry Guerin

35 90%

Divided We Fall (2001)

"Manages to be funny and touching without ever resorting to schmaltz."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Harry Guerin

36 20%

Disco Pigs (2003)

"Deserves to be remembered long after the house lights have gone up."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Harry Guerin

37 94%

Dark Days (2000)

"A superb film that, unlike so many others, will make you realise the value of what you have."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Harry Guerin

38 31%

America's Sweethearts (2001)

"Slight, but at least fitfully funny."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

39 88%

Amélie (2001)

"Tautou's inherent charm, garnished with a gaze of innocent sexuality, lends the character of Amélie the perfect recipe for audiences to take her to their collective hearts."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

40 32%

Along Came a Spider (2001)

"Enjoyment, or even tolerance, of 'Along Came A Spider' hangs upon a couple of plot twists, which even by Hollywood standards are pretty far-fetched."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

41 32%

All the Pretty Horses (2000)

"Despite a script which remains faithful to the sparse language of the novel, and some breathtaking cinematography, the whole production feels too lethargic."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

42 85%

About Schmidt (2002)

"Ultimately, it's in scenes where Schmidt's grief and emotional shock are evinced that Jack shows he's worthy of the plaudits which so freely come his way."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

43 73%

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

"Spielberg's insistence on labouring the Pinocchio resonance becomes extremely jarring, and nostalgia for the wide-eyed charm of his 1982 masterpiece 'E.T.' strengthens as the film staggers to its over-wrought climax."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Tom Grealis

44 57%

Irreversible (2002)

"A powerful film of lasting emotional resonance."

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Tom Grealis

45 83%

Narc (2002)

"From its harrowing opening, right through to the shocking finale, Narc is bleak and relentless but fans of police dramas from both TV and the 70s shouldn't miss it."

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Harry Guerin

46 47%

The Banger Sisters (2002)

"Three Oscar winners and roughly the same amount of decent lines between them."

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Harry Guerin

47 36%

Crush (2002)

"While it would be easy to give Crush the new title of Two Weddings and a Funeral, it's a far more thoughtful film than any slice of Hugh Grant whimsy."

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Harry Guerin

48 98%

Croupier (2000)

"For refusing to lie down and let his film die and for returning some much needed cred to British cinema, Hodges deserves another roll of the dice."

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Harry Guerin

49 97%

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)

"Within five minutes of the opening you'll wonder when was the last time you felt so alive, so excited in a cinema."

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Harry Guerin

50 11%

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)

"There's the odd decent gag but you're too busy chanting the mantra 'Straight To Video, Straight To Video' to laugh."

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Harry Guerin

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