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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 71%

The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

Posted Aug 9, 2006

Cole Smithey

2 19%

Step Up (2006)

"The dubious concept of blending ballet with hip-hop dancing is explored only as far as line dance choreography will allow in this cliché-riddled romance that coasts on the strength of its charismatic leads..."

Posted Aug 9, 2006

Cole Smithey

3 85%

The Descent (2006)

""The Descent" succeeds thoroughly as a horror film, based on the filmmakers' diligent attention to fundamental genre elements."

Posted Jul 29, 2006

Cole Smithey

4 29%

The Incubus (1982)

Posted Jul 24, 2006

Cole Smithey

5 40%

Scoop (2006)

"As writer, director and actor Allen borrows so liberally from himself that anyone familiar with his movies will experience twinges of déjà vu in nearly every other scene."

Posted Jul 24, 2006

Cole Smithey

6 24%

Lady in the Water (2006)

"Apologists for the categorically inadequate M. Night Shyamalan have their work cut out defending yet another cinematic killjoy from the 'auteur' whose high box office receipts do not reflect the ineptitude of his filmmaking skills."

Posted Jul 19, 2006

Cole Smithey

7 21%

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

"You, Me and Dupree is a situation comedy that subsists purely on vibe, namely Owen Wilson's ever-boyish vibe of an innocence that has overstayed its welcome long into adulthood."

Posted Jul 12, 2006

Cole Smithey

8 69%

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

"Richard Linklater sticks to the narrative flow of Philip K. Dick's novel without embellishing it with current sociopolitical realities that the book foreshadowed."

Posted Jun 29, 2006

Cole Smithey

9 76%

Superman Returns (2006)

""Superman Returns" is a sumptuous cinematic experience where its necessary spectacle never takes a front seat to the drama's emotional core..."

Posted Jun 27, 2006

Cole Smithey

10 60%

Venus Beauty Institute (2000)

Posted Jun 27, 2006

Cole Smithey

11 35%

The Lake House (2006)

"While the movie isn't as bad as its dubious trailer portends, it suffers terribly from a truncated narrative puzzle device that connects two lovers from different eras via an old-fashioned mailbox at a lake house."

Posted Jun 27, 2006

Cole Smithey

12 94%

Last Seduction (1994)

"Post Tarantino noir with simmering wit."

Posted Jun 16, 2006

Cole Smithey

13 36%

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

"Padded with relatively unknown actors, "Tokyo Drift" is more of an actors' showcase than fully fleshed-out movie."

Posted Jun 16, 2006

Cole Smithey

14 89%

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

"Pure cinematic bliss."

Posted Jun 4, 2006

Cole Smithey

15 81%

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

""A Prairie Home Companion" is a cringe-worthy Robert Altman movie because it lacks all traces of the director's former glory. You could blame Garrison Keillor but that would be giving him too much credit."

Posted Jun 4, 2006

Cole Smithey

16 65%

Nil by Mouth (1998)

Posted Jun 1, 2006

Cole Smithey

17 93%

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

"Director Davis Guggenheim expands Gore's highly polished multimedia lecture into dramatic form with personal footage of Gore that exemplifies his 40-year commitment to a subject that is consuming our Earth."

Posted Jun 1, 2006

Cole Smithey

18 58%

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

""X-Men: The Last Stand" is a comic book movie that crams in a stunning number of characters while still managing to map out significant emotional underpinnings."

Posted May 24, 2006

Cole Smithey

19 92%

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

"Goofy, silly, and just plain funny."

Posted May 21, 2006

Cole Smithey

20 75%

Over the Hedge (2006)

"The metaphoric subtext is as clear as the apocalyptic destruction that befalls Gladys' treasured suburban home. All of the humans have gone nuts."

Posted May 21, 2006

Cole Smithey

21 33%

Poseidon (2006)

"From Wolfgang Petersen's majestic 360-degree pan of the enormous modern-day luxury cruise ship that will be capsized by a 150-foot tidal wave to his deliberately caliginous closing shot, "Poseidon" is a nerve-wracking thrill ride."

Posted May 9, 2006

Cole Smithey

22 85%

JFK (1991)

Posted May 5, 2006

Cole Smithey

23 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

""Mission Impossible: III" is a perfect summer blockbuster movie."

Posted May 5, 2006

Cole Smithey

24 62%

Pretty Woman (1990)

Posted Apr 25, 2006

Cole Smithey

25 91%

United 93 (2006)

"Ultimately, United 93 is a regurgitation of suspicious media-fueled speculation about events on an airplane that we know very little about."

Posted Apr 25, 2006

Cole Smithey

26 81%

Bedazzled (1967)

"Painfully funny."

Posted Apr 21, 2006

Cole Smithey

27 96%

Umberto D. (1952)

"Brilliant!"

Posted Apr 21, 2006

Cole Smithey

28 84%

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

""Akeelah And The Bee" is a movie that parents should be happy to let their kids go see on their own; they just might start reading the dictionary."

Posted Apr 21, 2006

Cole Smithey

29 91%

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

"Darkly funny, suspenseful and unforgettable."

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Cole Smithey

30 45%

The Wasp Woman (Insect Woman) (The Bee Girl) (1959)

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Cole Smithey

31 68%

The Bad Seed (1956)

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Cole Smithey

32 91%

Network (1976)

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Cole Smithey

33 89%

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Cole Smithey

34 76%

Caddyshack (1980)

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Cole Smithey

35 20%

The Wild (2006)

"Obvious plot similarities to Dreamworks animated kid's movie "Madagascar" haunts this superior Disney produced CG animated story about a group of New York Zoo animals that go for an unexpected boat trip to an African jungle."

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Cole Smithey

36 71%

Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1967)

Posted Apr 9, 2006

Cole Smithey

37 35%

Ask the Dust (2006)

"No one gets away unscathed in Robert Towne's overblown attempt at transfiguring John Fante's novel to film."

Posted Apr 9, 2006

Cole Smithey

38 89%

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

39 89%

Polyester (1981)

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

40 100%

Heat (1972)

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

41 81%

Watership Down (1978)

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

42 97%

Insomnia (1998)

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

43 80%

Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant (Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship) (1998)

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

44 100%

Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

45 95%

In the Line of Fire (1993)

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

46 91%

Mon Oncle (1958)

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

47 78%

Why We Fight (2006)

"Entertaining, informative and thought provoking "Why We Fight" clearly exposes the enemy within. Don't miss it."

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

48 86%

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

49 44%

Take the Lead (2006)

"As a dance movie "Take The Lead" is downright incompetent, and as a feel-good teen drama/comedy it has no pathos or humor. It's a throwaway movie."

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Cole Smithey

50 79%

Carlito's Way (1993)

Posted Mar 27, 2006

Cole Smithey

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