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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 ——

It Runs in the Family (My Summer Story) (1994)

"Pleasant and often amusing without ever recapturing the charm of A Christmas Story."

Posted Aug 16, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

2 ——

The Hard Corps (2006)

"The Hard Corps is more grounded than most in its genre, and has a ring of truth to it."

Posted Aug 15, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

3 68%

World Trade Center (2006)

"When asked my opinion after a screening of World Trade Center, I was momentarily at a loss for words, a testament to the film's potent impact...Ranks second only to the devastating United 93 as the most powerful film of 2006 to date."

Posted Aug 6, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

4 85%

The Descent (2006)

"The Descent only works marginally better than last August's similar creature feature, The Cave."

Posted Aug 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

5 72%

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

"Talladega Nights is so sub-moronic and witless it makes Stroker Ace look like a sublime exercise in sophisticated comedy."

Posted Aug 2, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

6 91%

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

"A liberating little ode to dysfunctional family unity and nonconformity that may occasionally make you cringe, but will ultimately touch your heart."

Posted Jul 27, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

7 47%

Miami Vice (2006)

"Miami Vice isn't just a terrible movie. It's a terrible movie that looks like absolute crap."

Posted Jul 26, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

8 0%

Folks! (1992)

"A comedy only Dr. Kevorkian could have loved."

Posted Jul 18, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

9 ——

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)

"This stupid spoof of organized crime is about as appealing as week-old spaghetti."

Posted Jul 2, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

10 53%

The Loved One (1965)

"As tame as it is lame...The only thing that offended me about this movie is how it wasted two hours of my life."

Posted Jul 2, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

11 ——

A Fine Madness (1966)

"The off-beat A Fine Madness succeeds on the level of breezy lightweight entertainment."

Posted Jul 2, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

12 76%

Superman Returns (2006)

"Drab looking, underwhelming and inferior to all four of the Superman films that starred Christopher Reeve...But at least it's better than Supergirl."

Posted Jun 24, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

13 27%

The Omen (2006)

"In this era of unnecessary and pointless remakes, The Omen is unequivocally the most unnecessary and totally pointless remake since Gus Van Sant's Psycho."

Posted Jun 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

14 33%

The Break-Up (2006)

"Not a typical, formulaic, feel-good romantic-comedy...Plays a bit like Best Friends for a younger generation."

Posted May 31, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

15 87%

Crimson Tide (1995)

"A riveting, high-testosterone nail-biter."

Posted May 30, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

16 25%

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

"Bad enough to offend even an atheist."

Posted May 18, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

17 11%

Bad Dreams (1988)

"A solid, underrated horror film."

Posted May 18, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

18 33%

Poseidon (2006)

"Petersen's Poseidon has more fireballs and rushing water, but nothing even approaches the entertainment value of Gene Hackman and Ernest Borgnine constantly yelling at one another in the original."

Posted May 10, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

19 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

"It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superscientologist!"

Posted May 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

20 91%

United 93 (2006)

"One of the most gripping and deeply upsetting films I've ever seen. I honestly left the theater shaking with a combination of anxiety, anger and sadness I haven't felt since the days immediately following 9/11."

Posted Apr 26, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

21 26%

Rocky V (1990)

"Rocky loses his fortune, moves back to the old neighborhood and neglects his son while training an ultimately ungrateful young boxer. A manufactured attempt to capture the spirit of the original. What's intended as high drama is cloying and silly."

Posted Apr 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

22 33%

The Sentinel (2006)

"The Sentinel could easily pass for a generic straight-to-DVD release if it wasn't for the presence of Michael Douglas."

Posted Apr 19, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

23 48%

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

"This painfully unfunny spoof rivals Dracula: Dead and Loving It as Brooks' worst film."

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

24 62%

History of the World -- Part I (1981)

"Brooks proved that increasing the vulgarity level doesn't necessarily translate into more laughs. Gag after gag falls flat in this potty-mouthed dud."

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

25 75%

High Anxiety (1977)

"Mel Brooks reached his comedy peak with this riotous spoof of Alfred Hitchcock thrillers."

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

26 94%

Young Frankenstein (1974)

"Bug-eyed Marty Feldman steals the show as Igor, pronounced 'Eye-gor'."

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

27 ——

Blackout (New York Blackout) (1978)

"A servicable little B movie made to exploit New York City's famous 1977 blackout."

Posted Mar 31, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

28 7%

Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

"Basic Instinct 2 is something the original never was -- boring...An obvious front-runner for the 2006 Razzies and Stinkers."

Posted Mar 28, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

29 86%

Inside Man (2006)

"Although it never quite reaches the level of Dog Day Afternoon or The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, it exhibits a lot more personality and wit than most commercial movies these days."

Posted Mar 22, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

30 ——

Vice Squad (1982)

"A lurid, but never less than watchable thriller dominated by Wings Hauser's intense performance as a vicious pimp."

Posted Mar 15, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

31 83%

Magic (1978)

"A very well-crafted suspense-thriller that unfolds with one dramatically tense scene after another. Hopkins is superb."

Posted Mar 15, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

32 24%

Failure to Launch (2006)

"Relentlessly predictable and painfully unfunny...A total failure."

Posted Mar 8, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

33 50%

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

"A bloody good time...Increases the gore level substantially, but thankfully director Aja stays close to the original's blueprint and keeps the suspense quotient high."

Posted Mar 8, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

34 ——

The Don Is Dead (1973)

"A fun gangster potboiler made to cash in on the success of The Godfather. Full of shootings, double crosses, polyester and big '70s gas-guzzling cars."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

35 ——

Kiss the Sky (1999)

"A fascinating, sensual drama about two stressed-out American businessmen who drop out of society and attempt to create their own hedonistic utopia. A thoughtful, little-known film worth seeking out."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

36 ——

Lepke (1975)

"Tony Curtis gives one of his best performances in this violent, overlooked underworld drama about the famed Jewish gangster. A really good movie that suffered from poor distribution."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

37 30%

187 (1997)

"A compelling, sobering drama about a well-intentioned high-school teacher driven over the edge by criminal student predators. Jackson gives a commanding, very empathetic performance."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

38 41%

The Peacemaker (1997)

"Another formulaic action movie devoid of any suspense, feeling or realistic sense of danger."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

39 11%

Fire Down Below (1997)

"A real pleasant surprise with a less brash, more likable Seagal. Manages to show a genuine affection for the kind of rural folks elitist Hollywood usually ridicules."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

40 29%

The Hunted (2003)

"Just like Walter Hill's Undisputed, William Friedkin's The Hunted plays a like a clinic for lean, mean, no-nonsense filmmaking."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

41 48%

Undisputed (2002)

"A solid, efficient B movie that holds the screen masterfully for an all-too-brief 90 minutes."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

42 61%

Wolf (1994)

"On the surface a literate werewolf thriller, the subtext of Mike Nichols' Wolf is a sharp critique about what it takes to succeed in the cutthroat corporate world."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

43 30%

Dead Bang (1989)

"John Frankenheimer was unhappy with the way the studio cut this one, but it remains a competent, watchable action-thriller. Most memorable for a scene where Don Johnson's hungover cop pukes on a suspect."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

44 22%

Marked for Death (1990)

"Routine violence with one neat twist at the end."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

45 19%

Out for Justice (1991)

"One of Seagal's few decent bonecrunchers thanks to good direction by the underrated John Flynn (The Outfit, Rolling Thunder, Best Seller)."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

46 77%

The Hidden (1987)

"A fast and furious blast of sci-fi action that was obviously inspired by The Terminator."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

47 100%

The Terminator (1984)

"A sci-fi actioner as relentless as its cyborg title character. The megabudget sequels are very good, but the low-budget original is still the best."

Posted Mar 5, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

48 92%

Die Hard (1988)

"A seminal action film that created an entire subgenre. Super action, but the key to its success is how it effectively pits Willis' common-man hero against Rickman's haughty arch-villain."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

49 62%

Buddy Buddy (1981)

"Another amusing pairing of Lemmon and Matthau as mismatched personalities."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

50 17%

Sunset (1988)

"One of the biggest flops of 1988, Blake Edwards' Sunset is highly uneven, but gorgeous period production values and the easy-going charm of Garner and Willis save it."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

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