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The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 91%

Fear and Trembling (2004)

"Whether grunting like a sumo, dueling with a copy machine, or cartwheeling naked across the office at midnight, Telstud keeps the film firmly on the endearing side of quirky."

Posted Jan 20, 2005

Andrew Wright

2 74%

Dolls (2002)

"If occasional pretentious doodling like this is what it takes to keep Kitano's copious creative juices flowing, so be it. The Great Ones are allowed the occasional snoozer."

Posted Jan 20, 2005

Andrew Wright

3 88%

The Woodsman (2004)

"If kudos were awarded solely on intent, The Woodsman would be deserving of every critical hosanna in existence."

Posted Jan 13, 2005

Andrew Wright

4 65%

Coach Carter (2005)

"Treats its subject in such a neutered, worshipful fashion that it ultimately does the actual accomplishment a disservice."

Posted Jan 13, 2005

Andrew Wright

5 88%

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

"Should set jaws steadily rebounding off of the theater floor. [Following] an honest-to-gosh masterpiece, it comes off as just the slightest example of diminishing returns."

Posted Dec 16, 2004

Andrew Wright

6 44%

Love Me If You Dare (Jeux d'enfants) (2004)

"It twinkles itself right into a rubber room."

Posted Dec 7, 2004

Andrew Wright

7 72%

Primer (2004)

"May very well be one of the best American movies of the year, and I'll be damned if I understood more than 40 percent of it."

Posted Dec 5, 2004

Andrew Wright

8 90%

Last Life in the Universe (2004)

"This trip-hoppy tone poem left me feeling like I'd never seen a movie before."

Posted Dec 5, 2004

Andrew Wright

9 56%

The Polar Express (2013)

"On Donner, on Blitzen, on Tron."

Posted Dec 5, 2004

Andrew Wright

10 86%

Garden State (2004)

"This is all relatively standard stuff at first glance, but much of the zing of the movie comes from the wobbly curveballs that Braff throws at the formula."

Posted Dec 5, 2004

Andrew Wright

11 95%

Hero (2004)

"Shot for shot, frame for frame, beat for beat, this could very well be one of the most gorgeous films ever made."

Posted Dec 5, 2004

Andrew Wright

12 39%

Birth (2004)

"[Bears] all the hallmarks of a too-long-in-gestation pet project: over-planned, over-thought, and meticulously fussed-with to the point of stasis."

Posted Dec 5, 2004

Andrew Wright

13 72%

Open Water (2004)

"[Creates] the steadily mounting feeling that something could go terribly wrong at any moment, both in front of and behind the camera."

Posted Dec 4, 2004

Andrew Wright

14 55%

P.S. (2004)

"When the film dispenses with its Harlequinish plot foolishness and flies on the director's considerable instinct, it's a gas."

Posted Dec 4, 2004

Andrew Wright

15 68%

Closer (2004)

"The unrelenting seediness and, most crucially, the lack of a character which the audience is willing to side with takes a toll."

Posted Dec 3, 2004

Andrew Wright

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