Sean the Movie Guy
"never really amazing enough to separate it from the rest of the herd of great animation that we've seen this summer."
Miami Vice (2006)
"a watchable, but otherwise unremarkable flick."
"Ferrell commits to each and every one of his characters, no matter how silly they may be, and the result is pure comedy gold."
Clerks II (2006)
"some very funny stuff, but also a lot of crass, juvenile humor, profanity, bad acting and a desire to shock rather than to entertain."
Monster House (2006)
"A fun trick, and a real treat."
Lady in the Water (2006)
"entertaining enough for those of us who appreciate magical realism, but I suspect that mainstream audiences will be disappointed by this convoluted and pretentious film."
Little Man (2006)
"violent, silly and just about as raunchy as it can be while still maintaining its PG-13 rating."
You, Me and Dupree (2006)
"We've seen this all before, and quite frankly; it's starting to get a bit boring."
"a bladder-buster, but it's exciting enough that most audiences won't mind the over-stuffed running time."
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
"a wickedly funny film with a slew of top-drawer supporting performances"
Waist Deep (2006)
"so superficial and poorly directed that I've got to think that even those inclined to appreciate a gangsta-flavored action flick will be shaking their heads in disappointment."
Superman Returns (2006)
"a lot to admire, but not much to get excited about."
"The two halves don't mesh into one fully-satisfying movie"
The Lake House (2006)
"It's to the film's great credit that silly elements never get in the way of the film's grand passion"
"Kiddies may laugh at the barnyard antics, but mom and dad will roll their eyes at the mindless mayhem. Bottom line-Bad Kitty!"
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
"Fans of Keillor's radio show may love it, but it's just not engaging enough to satisfy the rest of us."
Nacho Libre (2006)
"very funny despite the fact that the film is dumbed-down and awkward."
"Pixar has yet another winner on the track"
The Break-Up (2006)
"amusing at times, but neither the story nor the lead actors give us enough to care or laugh about."
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
"something of a letdown considering the quality of the first two films"
Over the Hedge (2006)
"Forget about "The DaVinci Code," the real first hit of the summer is "Over the Hedge.""
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
"about as good a movie as can be expected from a novel that is decidedly un-cinematic."
"While the movie is a thoroughly generic sports movie, there's no denying that it works as a rousing example of the genre."
"It's generally exciting stuff, but there's nothing truly satisfying about the film."
" I can't image any kid getting excited by this eco-friendly kiddie-empowerment flick"
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
"Starts out with a bang and rarely lets up."
United 93 (2006)
"God bless director Paul Greengrass, who finds the perfect tone for this gut-wrenching reenactment."
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
"you'll still be cheering for Akeelah right up until the end of the film."
American Dreamz (2006)
"doesn't seem to have anything poignant to say, opting instead to recycle broad generalities that have already been run into the ground on late night talk shows."
Friends With Money (2006)
"The relationships and characters are great, but a plot, or at least a point to the story would have made the film so much more worthwhile."
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
"there are just barely enough of these hits to make this 4th installment in the spoof trilogy into a mild winner. "
Thank You for Smoking (2006)
"a film that knows that when it comes to the American culture wars, there's enough blame, and humor, to spread around."
The Benchwarmers (2006)
"an unapologetically dumb comedy, and I won't criticize the filmmakers for delivering this mindless but crowd-pleasing comedy."
Take the Lead (2006)
"a completely predictable genre film, but satisfying nonetheless"
"a winner because it embraces the fact that this is just silly, B-movie fun."
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)
"Scrat once again steals the show"
"I'd pay to see "Ron White: Health Inspector and his stupid sidekick Larry," but Larry alone just cain't "Get-er-done.""
Inside Man (2006)
"Spike's distinctive filmmaking style meshes wonderfully with this whip-smart story and his cast of talented actors. The result is one of the best crime thrillers in years."
V for Vendetta (2006)
"Fans hoping for another kick-butt action movie are bound to be disappointed by this very talky yet thoroughly thought-provoking piece of sci fi cinema."
Failure to Launch (2006)
"You know that you're in trouble when audiences leave the theater talking about the supporting cast with nary a mention of the movie stars"
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)
"the party of the year thanks to some amazing music and a very funny, very likeable host"
"an utterly disposable, yet thoroughly charming piece of bubblegum pop aimed squarely at pre-teen girls"
"a confusing and uninspiring movie that leaves you cold despite the best efforts of two otherwise talented actors"
The Pink Panther (2006)
"it's sad to see [Martin] in a film that offers little other than stupid accents and broad pratfalls"
Something New (2006)
"I suspect than a lot of audiences will find the serious nature of the subplot to be distracting."
Curious George (2006)
"Five year olds should enjoy the film, but grownups will be bored out of their skulls"
Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)
"one of the most thoughtful, impassioned and best films of the year."
Nanny McPhee (2006)
"a thoroughly charming story that has enough magic and slapstick to please the youngsters, and enough heart to make mom and dad happy"
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
"I never became emotionally involved in their story"
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
"works as a mindless exercise in popcorn filmmaking, but fails in every attempt to be something more than just a quickie sequel."