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Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 69%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"With its memorable performances and haunted film noir tone, Hollywoodland is among the early contenders for a place at next year's Oscar table."

Posted Sep 15, 2006

John Wirt

2 86%

Quinceañera (Echo Park, L.A.) (2006)

"Principals Emily Rios, Jesse Garcia and Chalo Gonzalez bring affecting authenticity to this tale of finding's one place."

Posted Sep 15, 2006

John Wirt

3 85%

Hurricane on the Bayou (2006)

"The film's originally speculative scenario became reality on Aug. 29, 2005."

Posted Sep 8, 2006

John Wirt

4 15%

The Wicker Man (2006)

"The Wicker Man occupies some silly, nebulous middle ground between mystery and horror."

Posted Sep 8, 2006

John Wirt

5 61%

Crank (2006)

"Like so much contemporary entertainment, Crank is a frenzied distraction that means nothing."

Posted Sep 8, 2006

John Wirt

6 41%

Beerfest (2006)

"Beerfest is what it is, silliness that entertains at its own lowbrow level."

Posted Sep 1, 2006

John Wirt

7 2%

Crossover (2006)

"Clunky, cliché-filled and embarrassingly melodramatic."

Posted Sep 1, 2006

John Wirt

8 88%

Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

"The film provides a journalistic service, telling a story that most people in the United States have not heard. It's a fascinating tale."

Posted Aug 25, 2006

John Wirt

9 68%

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

"Snakes plus a plane plus a year of Internet hype do not a blockbuster make."

Posted Aug 25, 2006

John Wirt

10 68%

World Trade Center (2006)

"By personalizing the tragedy of 9/11 and checking politics at the door, Stone mounts a first-class tale of strength and courage."

Posted Aug 18, 2006

John Wirt

11 52%

Strangers with Candy (2005)

"A raunchy, subversive little satire about unlikely redemption."

Posted Aug 7, 2006

John Wirt

12 40%

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

"Soulless and dimwitted."

Posted Jul 28, 2006

John Wirt

13 ——

Smiths - Under Review (2006)

"Under Review series examines works of Smiths, Kate Bush"

Posted Jul 27, 2006

John Wirt

14 74%

Monster House (2006)

"A grim, dark ride."

Posted Jul 21, 2006

John Wirt

15 24%

Lady in the Water (2006)

"If moviegoers are willing to go with the movie's questionable, sometimes painfully self-conscious flow, Shyamalan's new tale may once again sweep them into his idiosyncratic world."

Posted Jul 21, 2006

John Wirt

16 21%

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

"Owen Wilson crashes a marriage."

Posted Jul 14, 2006

John Wirt

17 89%

The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006)

"A fascinating look at this epically tortured artist."

Posted Jul 7, 2006

John Wirt

18 54%

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

"Dead Man's Chest suffers from the sequel curse."

Posted Jul 7, 2006

John Wirt

19 93%

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

"As lectures on film go, An Inconvenient Truth sends its message in clear and engaging fashion."

Posted Jun 30, 2006

John Wirt

20 76%

Superman Returns (2006)

"Despite its Messiah complex, Superman Returns successfully revives the series for the big screen."

Posted Jun 30, 2006

John Wirt

21 40%

Nacho Libre (2006)

"Jack Black finds the perfect role."

Posted Jun 23, 2006

John Wirt

22 87%

The Proposition (2005)

"Initially capricious though the film is, this murder ballad transposed to film reveals a devastating hand."

Posted Jun 9, 2006

John Wirt

23 86%

L'Enfant (The Child) (2006)

"A genuine tale of redemption."

Posted Jun 9, 2006

John Wirt

24 27%

The Omen (2006)

"The gimmick of releasing The Omen on the sixth day of the sixth month in the year 2006 doesn't distract from its mediocrity."

Posted Jun 9, 2006

John Wirt

25 81%

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

"Using the classic radio show for his template, Altman helms his most fluid and fun work in years."

Posted Jun 9, 2006

John Wirt

26 42%

Don't Come Knocking (2006)

"Aspires to be a story of redemption and discovery, but it's too undercooked to be either."

Posted May 26, 2006

John Wirt

27 31%

The Promise (Master of Crimson Armor) (Wu ji) (2005)

"Beautiful but slight."

Posted May 26, 2006

John Wirt

28 58%

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

"X-Men marks the real start of the summer-movie season."

Posted May 26, 2006

John Wirt

29 33%

Poseidon (2006)

"This Poseidon Adventure remake capsizes. "

Posted May 19, 2006

John Wirt

30 25%

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

"The secret is out. The Da Vinci Code is dull."

Posted May 19, 2006

John Wirt

31 75%

Over the Hedge (2006)

"Way smarter than the average bear."

Posted May 19, 2006

John Wirt

32 36%

Art School Confidential (2006)

"This sharply drawn satire gets so much about art school right."

Posted May 12, 2006

John Wirt

33 91%

United 93 (2006)

"A powerful and moving drama."

Posted May 6, 2006

John Wirt

34 76%

Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2006)

"Writer-director Christian Carion doesn't achieve the depth of poignancy he may have aspired to, but his elegantly simple storytelling does illustrate the futility of the war that was supposed to end all wars."

Posted Apr 29, 2006

John Wirt

35 84%

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

"Keke Palmer's performance delivers on the script's promise."

Posted Apr 29, 2006

John Wirt

36 86%

Thank You For Smoking (2006)

"As refreshing as a mid-morning cancer-stick break."

Posted Apr 13, 2006

John Wirt

37 44%

Take the Lead (2006)

"Instead of the authentic excitement of last year's documentary, Mad Hot Ballroom, Take the Lead presents contrived teen melodrama."

Posted Apr 6, 2006

John Wirt

38 51%

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

"A movie recycled from too many previous movies."

Posted Apr 6, 2006

John Wirt

39 62%

ATL (2006)

"Before its predictable third-act resolutions, ATL presents a rich urban tableau. "

Posted Mar 30, 2006

John Wirt

40 57%

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)

"Scrat, the pre-historic squirrel-rat, easily upstages the pedestrian storytelling."

Posted Mar 30, 2006

John Wirt

41 43%

She's the Man (2006)

"Earns higher grades than the average high-school comedy."

Posted Mar 24, 2006

John Wirt

42 78%

Why We Fight (2006)

"An unflattering look at America's military-industrial complex."

Posted Mar 17, 2006

John Wirt

43 82%

The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

"Like old Burt Munro from down under, the movie's a charmer."

Posted Mar 17, 2006

John Wirt

44 73%

V for Vendetta (2006)

"A sharp mix of substance and entertainment."

Posted Mar 17, 2006

John Wirt

45 92%

Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)

"Chappelle's payback to the people is a great and funny documentary-concert film."

Posted Mar 10, 2006

John Wirt

46 76%

Transamerica (2006)

"Huffman makes Transamerica worth seeing. "

Posted Mar 3, 2006

John Wirt

47 85%

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006)

"The sweep and classic themes of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada make it a rare modern western, and a good one, too. "

Posted Mar 3, 2006

John Wirt

48 89%

Cache (Hidden) (2005)

"Intriguing, shocking, frustrating and meticulously crafted. "

Posted Mar 3, 2006

John Wirt

49 7%

Date Movie (2006)

"Better break this date."

Posted Feb 24, 2006

John Wirt

50 72%

Eight Below (2006)

"Disney throws family audiences a bone with this chilly dog story."

Posted Feb 24, 2006

John Wirt

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