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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 75%

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

"Who would think a fight over real estate would be so fascinating, so gut wrenching to watch?"

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

2 96%

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

"Noirish Huston classic with great story, cast."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

3 80%

Magnum Force (1973)

"Dirty Harry feels like a lucky punk once again."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

4 71%

Cold Mountain (2003)

"Zellweger's performance is major reason to catch this movie."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

5 4%

Problem Child (1990)

"Grating, irritating, truly a problem movie calling itself a comedy."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

6 80%

Creeping Flesh (1973)

"This 'Flesh' has little a-peel."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

7 77%

Big Fish (2003)

"Burton has crafted a sweet yet bizarre film seeming at times like 'The Twilight Zone' in Oz."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

8 57%

For Pete's Sake (1974)

"Mediocre Streisand vehicle."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

9 83%

La Vie Devant Soi (Madame Rosa) (A Life Ahead) (1978)

"Signoret is absolutely wonderful."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

10 73%

Too Late the Hero (1970)

"Memorable conclusion, exciting war adventure."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

11 64%

Room Service (1938)

"Some classic Marx bits make this a must-see."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

12 56%

Sudden Impact (1983)

"Dirty Harry draws again. Vintage Clint."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

13 100%

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

"Vivid, exciting Hammer production."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

14 80%

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

"Even without a whit of singing, it is the 'Wizard of Oz' of our time. (Published 12-22-01)"

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

15 57%

Noises Off... (1992)

"Works much better as stage vehicle, but loaded with stars and laughs."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

16 55%

The Quick and the Dead (1995)

"Stylish Raimi western is violent, unpredictable."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

17 40%

The Great Outdoors (1988)

"Zany, over the top klutz comedy with Aykroyd and Candy."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

18 91%

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

"Director Peter Jackson's awesome three hour film, seeming like half the time, is the handsomest fantasy film ever made. (Published 12-22-01)"

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

19 41%

Vanilla Sky (2001)

"Expect top notch work by Cruise, Crowe and Co."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

20 50%

Enter Laughing (1967)

"Slow, stagey Carl Reiner bio-based comedy."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

21 31%

The Cannonball Run (1981)

"AAA calculates better road trips."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

22 17%

Santa Claus - The Movie (1985)

"Colorful super spectacle suffers from script, pacing."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

23 100%

Indiscreet (1958)

"Sophisticated Donen boasts star power of Grant and Bergman."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

24 38%

Last Action Hero (1993)

"Inflated action mars below par Aw-nold."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

25 71%

My Blue Heaven (1990)

"Unique comedy with Steve Martin in great form."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

26 82%

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

"A crowd pleaser of enormous star magnitude."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

27 100%

Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

"Wild plot has the ape man swinging on the Brooklyn Bridge. (Insert Tarzan yell here.)"

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

28 90%

Norma Rae (1979)

"Harrowing union vs corporation film has Oscar winning Field."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

29 82%

Nine to Five (9 to 5) (1980)

"A women's lib valentine."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

30 97%

Ninotchka (1939)

"Garbo does laugh! Delightful political musings."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

31 93%

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

"Transformations still amaze; best version to date."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

32 29%

Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

"The curse is the absence of Peter Sellers. Poor Niven is dubbed."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

33 24%

The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

"Eee-hah! But Granny madeover?"

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

34 50%

Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

"Tasteless one-joke premise actually evokes laughs."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

35 66%

Clash of the Titans (1981)

"A minor classic in fantasy film circles with marvelous Harryhausen effects."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

36 67%

Barbarians at the Gate (1993)

"Highly effective TV-movie with memorable Garner performance."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

37 100%

Murder at the Gallop (1963)

"As usual, Rutherford's Miss Marple is a plus."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

38 81%

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

"Thornton's ultra low key performance is a plus, as is the effectively moody, black and white cinematography."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

39 74%

Julia (1987)

"Fascinating, well structured drama with Fonda and Redgrave at their best."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

40 86%

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

"Taught spy yarn for its time; Redford as always watchable."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

41 93%

A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

"Star-loaded film with innovative plot."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

42 97%

A Night at the Opera (1935)

"Definitely the best MGM Marx film; an all time yocker."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

43 47%

Hello, Dolly! (1969)

"Splashy Kelly production with a too-young Streisand...but she's stunning."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

44 ——

A Chump at Oxford (1940)

"Near the top of the hilarity meter of Laurel and Hardy greats."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

45 42%

The Majestic (2001)

"Don't even look for Clarence the Angel in this slow paced, but effective story."

Posted Oct 30, 2004

Steve Crum

46 ——

Our Miss Brooks (1995)

"The late and droll Eve Arden stars in this mediocre film version of her long running sitcom from radio and early TV."

Posted Oct 26, 2004

Steve Crum

47 ——

Show People (1928)

"Interesting Hearst-backed production starring Davies and other big stars of the era."

Posted Oct 26, 2004

Steve Crum

48 67%

Battle of the Bulge (1998)

"Precise, compelling tale of one of WWII's biggest battles."

Posted Oct 26, 2004

Steve Crum

49 100%

Mary Poppins (1964)

"Disney classic musical even concludes with a strengthened family flying kites together. Uplifting!"

Posted Oct 26, 2004

Steve Crum

50 100%

Stagecoach (1939)

"Rustic classic John Ford film, Duke's first big one."

Posted Oct 26, 2004

Steve Crum

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