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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 72%

Runaway Jury (2003)

" Long after the more critically acclaimed dramas of 2003 are stuffed in a drawer and forgotten, it will still be delighting viewers in search of decent entertainment. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

2 79%

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

" Wow, a Disney movie with zombies killing people! "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

3 79%

Open Range (2003)

" It is only because the climax delivers what it has promised that you can forgive how long it took to get there. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

4 48%

One From the Heart (1982)

" Its head-over-heels excitement for the imagination, heritage and emotion that the movies can share with a viewer is the ultimate aphrodisia. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

5 98%

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

" The moralities and passions of each character are elaborate, and yet these attributes can be expressed with a spareness that evokes and reinforces the Old West setting. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

6 68%

Once upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

" Regardless of the film's shortcomings, the DVD is essential because of what Rodriguez brings to the special features. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

7 89%

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

" There are so many wonderful, memorable moments in the movie that it conveys a lifetime of experience as it unfolds. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

8 73%

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

" What gives? Do people want smart movies, or don't they? "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

9 36%

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

" Tt fails to create the links to the first or even the second film that would bind a viewer in its mysteries. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

10 62%

Hulk (2003)

" There are aggressive action scenes, but they contain blatant flaws that become more irritating on multiple viewings, a real no-no if that's all it's got going for it. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

11 93%

Hearts & Minds (2009)

" By the end you do have an understanding of the stakes in the conflict and the physical and spiritual scars it left on those involved "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

12 12%

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

" It follows the basic formula with just enough of a fresh variation to make the inevitable mayhem worth waiting for. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

13 97%

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

" How one envies viewers in the future, who will be watching this version the first time they see the film! "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

14 8%

Gods and Generals (2003)

" The film does not compromise the integrity of its structure and format to satisfying a restless test audience. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

15 95%

Giant (1956)

" The film is bursting with delightful entertainments and arresting beauty, living up to the promise of its title in every way. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

16 99%

Finding Nemo (2003)

" Wildly funny with a marvelous array of characters, inventively designed with photo-realistic artistry, and rich in filial sentiment, the movie attracted every age group. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

17 91%

Eraserhead (1977)

" It is constructed so you can look inside yourself and explore your imagination and emotions, taking cues or inspirations from its images to massage your own subconscious. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

18 76%

8 Mile (2002)

" It is just a bit too clean around the edges to hit you the way it pretends that it wants to. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

19 71%

Dirty Dancing (1987)

" It leaves you in a dream state, contemplating the beauty not only of the film’s artistry, but of the human talent and desire that enabled it. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

20 57%

Die Another Day (2002)

" Lee Tamahori upholds an ideal balance between fantasy machinations and the pretense of maturity and seriousness that guide the characters through the narrative. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

21 86%

Chicago (2002)

" The film is as dazzling and amusing as it is refreshing, a celebration of cynicism that is as deadly accurate as its format is artificial. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

22 90%

The Lion King (2011)

" The amazing duplication of live action camera angles gives the movie a thrilling sense of immediacy and vitality. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

23 61%

Blue Crush (2002)

" There are minor convolutions and illogical story points, but it is the movie's sound mix that puts you in the pipe and keeps you there. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

24 No Score Yet

Alien Quadrilogy (2003)

" The quartet of Alien films, each made by a different director and all starring Sigourney Weaver, have been gathered in a groundbreaking nine-platter boxed set "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

25 76%

Black Hawk Down (2001)

" n some ways it is an ultimate expression of where violence in movies has been headed, to a constant, relentless cavalcade of slaughter and destruction. "

Posted Nov 6, 2004

Douglas Pratt

26 76%

Panic Room (2002)

" The film has some nice psychological development and stimulating moral conflicts, but it is basically a bite-your-nails suspense film and makes no bones about it. "

Posted Oct 14, 2004

Douglas Pratt

27 48%

S.W.A.T. (2003)

" It has a totally loony narrative, but it is supported by some first class production values and performances, so its silliness never seems tiresome. "

Posted Oct 11, 2004

Douglas Pratt

28 80%

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D (2005)

" News, features, photos and links. "

Posted Sep 24, 2003

MCN Staff

29 79%

Open Range (2003)

" I started a thinkin how cum Kevin Costner couldn't a made a better movie. I shor nuff liked his Dances with Wolves but he jes moseyed round a lot more in this piture. Why there twern't a lot o action. "

Posted Aug 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

30 24%

Masked and Anonymous (2003)

" rather than a polished manuscript Masked and Anonymous is a sketch book and that should come as no surprise considering the talent involved "

Posted Jul 25, 2003

Leonard Klady

31 73%

Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

" even though the yarn turns on the blackest of ironies, it rarely strays from an event or circumstance that strains credulity. And Buffalo Soldiers truly needs the outrageous "

Posted Jul 25, 2003

Leonard Klady

32 77%

Seabiscuit (2003)

" (Seabiscuit) is a mixed feedbag of hackneyed cliche and inspired drama. In a curious way it has a pace and momentum not unlike a racehorse. It is a slow starter with a pecular gait that rapidly builds up speed and finishes a winner by a nose at the wire. "

Posted Jul 25, 2003

Leonard Klady

33 94%

Dirty Pretty Things (2003)

" the amazing thing about Dirty Pretty Things is that the heart beating within this social commentary/thriller is that of a love story. The myriad reasons that prevent Odwe and Senay from even considering a romantic relationship are considerable, even daunt "

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

34 80%

Othello (1965)

" 2.5 "

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

35 96%

From Russia With Love (1964)

" 3.5 "

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

36 75%

Benny & Joon (1993)

" 3.5 "

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

37 71%

This Island Earth (1955)

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

38 14%

Armed and Dangerous (1986)

" 1.5 "

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

39 71%

Das Versprechen (The Promise) (1995)

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

40 82%

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

41 56%

Quigley Down Under (1990)

" 1.5 "

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

42 75%

Le Château de Ma Mère (My Mother's Castle) (1990)

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

43 89%

Matador (1986)

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

44 50%

The Dark Past (1949)

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

45 81%

Three Seasons (1999)

" 3.5 "

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

46 14%

Another Stakeout (1993)

" 2.5 "

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

47 97%

Point Blank (1967)

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

48 83%

Will Penny (1968)

" 3.5 "

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

49 47%

Billy Bathgate (1991)

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

50 0%

Staying Alive (1983)

" 1.5 "

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Leonard Klady

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