The Badger Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 78%

Munich (2005)

"Despite being nearly three hours long, the movie is among the finest to grace the silver screen in some time and should be able to work over any intelligent audience not bothered by a level of blood, gore and even nudity traditionally reserved for either"

Posted Dec 19, 2005

Mac Verstandig

2 74%

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

"Nearly every gut-wrenching turn is somehow derived from an ethnic slur, juvenile sight gag, or the glorification of an illegal substance and its side effects."

Posted Sep 2, 2004

Mac Verstandig

3 83%

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

"...the sort of vitriolic exercise in paranoia that would ordinarily land its creator in therapy."

Posted Jun 29, 2004

Mac Verstandig

4 49%

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

"Unrelentingly anti-Semitic, excessively grotesque and overly narrow in its scope"

Posted Feb 27, 2004

Mac Verstandig

5 36%

Radio (2003)

"...a stellar work of poignant cinema."

Posted Oct 27, 2003

Mac Verstandig

6 72%

Runaway Jury (2003)

"...Far-fetched, poorly crafted, but very entertaining."

Posted Oct 21, 2003

Mac Verstandig

7 75%

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

" uproariously quirky story about romance in the very unromantic field of matrimonial law."

Posted Oct 12, 2003

Mac Verstandig

8 92%

School of Rock (2003)

"Jack Black... deftly guides the family film away from the genre's usual mawkishness and into a sort of Bad-Company-meets-Peter-Pan Rock 'n' Roll Never Never Land."

Posted Oct 6, 2003

Mac Verstandig

9 35%

Duplex (Our House) (2003)

"...other than a few shining moments, 'Duplex' relies entirely upon juvenile sight gags to generate jokes that really aren't all that amusing."

Posted Oct 4, 2003

Mac Verstandig

10 40%

Anything Else (2003)

"Allen creates one of his finer films, with a delicately intricate plot, phenomenal acting and delightfully cynical humor."

Posted Sep 22, 2003

Mac Verstandig

11 82%

Matchstick Men (2003)

"...has so much sheer style and class that it more closely resembles an old Rat Pack project than a modern-day popcorn dud."

Posted Sep 15, 2003

Mac Verstandig

12 23%

Dickie Roberts - Former Child Star (2003)

"...the sort of B-actor-driven comedic train wreck that David Spade used to dryly mock while doing his 'Hollywood Minute' on Saturday Night Live"

Posted Sep 12, 2003

Mac Verstandig

13 55%

American Wedding (2003)

"...hopefully there will be more to come; it would be a shame if this really is 'Bye bye, Miss American Pie.'"

Posted Sep 4, 2003

Mac Verstandig

14 35%

The Real Cancun (2003)

"More closely resembling a "Girls Gone Wild" video than a work of traditional cinema, "The Real Cancun" delivers a unique brand of glossy sex appeal, thanks to a fairly developed array of variously sordid characters."

Posted May 1, 2003

Mac Verstandig

15 23%

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

"Bulletproof Monk has a snide confidence that its petty jokes of culture shock will actually elicit laughs while altogether failing to realize that the punch lines weren't that funny the first time, let alone this time."

Posted Apr 21, 2003

Mac Verstandig

16 43%

Anger Management (2003)

"[Nicholson and Sandler] put forth fine efforts in this entirely performance-driven film, but save for a few memorable scenes, the oil and vinegar simply don't mix."

Posted Apr 14, 2003

Mac Verstandig

17 71%

Phone Booth (2003)

"A riveting tale of morality in a city noted for its sinful characters, "Phone Booth" is that rare edge-of-your-seat movie that is as cerebral as it is thrilling."

Posted Apr 6, 2003

Mac Verstandig

18 31%

Head of State (2003)

"Delightfully hilarious yet awkwardly toothless"

Posted Mar 31, 2003

Mac Verstandig

19 42%

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

"It is exceedingly difficult to classify How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days as a romantic comedy given that the film is about as romantic as a punch to the face -- literally."

Posted Mar 5, 2003

Mac Verstandig

20 8%

Gods and Generals (2003)

"A repulsive combination of dry textbook history and pandering melodrama."

Posted Mar 5, 2003

Mac Verstandig

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