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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
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Harvie Krumpet (2004)

"...a wonderfully irreverent animated film that follows an odd immigrant from birth to the final chapter in his life."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

2 5%

Yu-Gi-Oh! - The Movie (Yűgi˘: Gekij˘-ban) (2004)

"Yu-Gi-Oh translates from the Japanese into 'Intense migraine in elders.'"

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

3 60%

Wimbledon (2004)

"Do we really need to see another film where a gorgeous, talented and desired American woman is whisked away by a stammering insecure British man with an inner monologue?"

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

4 23%

Van Helsing (2004)

"Writer and director Stephen Sommers is less interested in developing the characters and more interested in smashing them into things."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

5 54%

Troy (2004)

"Troy condenses Homer's ten-year war into a couple of months."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

6 19%

Thunderbirds (2004)

"The acting is (pardon the pun) wooden."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

7 61%

The Terminal (2004)

"The Terminal's conclusion was as awkward and aloof as O'Hare Airport in December."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

8 77%

Team America - World Police (2004)

"So what if the political satire is as thin as wax paper?...In the end, the gleeful action, absurd silliness and crude pleasures outweigh the film's weaknesses."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

9 68%

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004)

"...asks the audience to endure three times as much frenetic potty humor, repetitive jokes and screechy voice acting as they are used to. The result is exhausting. "

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

10 15%

Sleepover (2004)

"How many 14-year-old girls do you know who would set up a blind date with a grown-up over the Internet? (Yeah, I found this creepy too.)"

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

11 72%

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

"...takes the audience to the Shangra La of Lost Horizons, the undersea world of... 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and straight to King Kong's Skull Island."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

12 96%

Sideways (2004)

"...a leisurely paced film about introspection, neurosis and finding tranquility."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

13 91%

Shaolin Soccer (2004)

"...as logical and giddy as a second grade classroom."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

14 72%

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

"...recognizes that it's okay to present scariness, gloominess and sadness, as long as you present strong, pure hearted children whose inherent cleverness cuts through it all."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

15 48%

Saw (2014)

" If the film had contained more scenes of intensity and less action, gore, twists and shocks, maybe it could have been a classic of the genre."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

16 56%

The Polar Express (2013)

"How many kids do you know who would find comfort in a homeless ghost who drinks his own sock juice?"

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

17 55%

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

"...the only way [Bernie Mac and Eddie Izzard's] talent could have been less showcased is if they had been assigned to carpentry duty."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

18 52%

The Notebook (2004)

"... one gets the sense that director Nick Cassevetes and writer Jan Sardi would spray the audience with teargas if they could."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

19 96%

Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

"...targets...religious zealots who take Jesus' simple messages of peace and love and use them...as cries for war and persecution."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

20 40%

Ladder 49 (2004)

"...has about the same amount of depth as an article from 'Boy's Life.'"

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

21 58%

I, Robot (2004)

"If you are looking for proof that Hollywood has completely run out of ideas, check out I, Robot."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

22 97%

The Incredibles (2004)

"...the real secret to Pixar's greatness lies not in the animation, but in their wonderful choice of stories that appeal to both children and parents."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

23 74%

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

"...this film is dreadful! Horrible! Terrible! Aaaarrggghhh!"

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

24 15%

Garfield - The Movie (2004)

"The strongest messages for adults are that we should purchase and consume...Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and dash off to Petco for all of our kitty's litter and chow needs."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

25 86%

Garden State (2004)

"The film manages to be delightfully offbeat while simultaneously providing weight and depth."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

26 81%

Friday Night Lights (2004)

"Friday Night Lights is a film about football, but it shares more in common with films from the horror genre than with its predecessors."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

27 31%

The Forgotten (2004)

"Not since Star Trek V: The Final Frontier has there been such a stupid omnipotent force."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

28 11%

Exorcist - The Beginning (2004)

"One would think studios would shy away from this dead horse; I guess the power of crap compels them."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

29 67%

The Door in the Floor (2004)

"[Jeff Bridges] struts around like a peacock trapped in a burning house..."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

30 69%

Criminal (2004)

" Like Richard Widmark, [John C. Reilly] is an excellent character actor who can convey both likeability and pathetical desperation simultaneously."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

31 86%

Collateral (2004)

"How does director Michael Mann capture urban twilight so well?"

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

32 64%

Coffee and Cigarettes (2004)

"...a brilliant examination of the nature of the modern encounter."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

33 68%

Closer (2004)

"...directors like Peter Greenaway and Mike Leigh have examined sexual politics and cruelty with results that are significantly more profound."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

34 55%

Cellular (2004)

"...a great way to release some urban angst."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

35 81%

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

"At times, it's a bit too much like watching the Zapruder film, but... it keeps the audience sharp by forcing them to search for clues and stay focused on the action."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

36 31%

Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

"...may be fluff, but it is patient, character-driven fluff."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

37 95%

The Big Animal (2006)

"Kieslowski has written a film about how people, when confronting something new, often react with anger and even vengeance."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

38 95%

Before Sunset (2004)

"The dialogue captivates without ever feeling forced or cinematic..."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

39 31%

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

"It's ironic that this film is less about traveling and more about beating the crap out of people all over the world."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

40 28%

Around the Bend (2004)

"...in many ways the softer scenes have more punch to them than any of the emotional confrontations or dramatic revelations"

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

41 66%

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

"...somehow Will Farrell manages to hold the whole mess together."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

42 26%

Anacondas - The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

"The character development is as thin as shed snakeskin."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

43 49%

Alfie (2004)

"...what we have here is a good old-fashioned exploitation flick disguised as high art."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Uri Lessing

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