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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 38%

Out to Sea (1997)

"A delightful comedy."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

2 17%

Grumpier Old Men (1995)

"Not as good as the first, but it's seldom less than amusing."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

3 100%

The Odd Couple (1968)

"It's just one hilarious situation after another in this classic comedy about two polar opposites (one compulsively neat, the other a slob) forced to live together."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

4 22%

The Odd Couple II (1998)

"A big letdown. They waited 30 years to follow-up a classic comedy with this? Sadly, the final film Lemmon and Matthau did together is also the pair's weakest."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

5 9%

Species II (1998)

"A totally unnecessary sequel that will likely only please 12-year-old boys."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

6 35%

Species (1995)

"An enjoyable creature feature where the creature just happens to mask itself as a beautiful, often-naked blonde. Nothing more than a big-budget exploitation flick, but it has some good shock moments."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

7 75%

Unlawful Entry (1992)

"This well-done suspense-thriller is a variation of the Fatal Attraction theme with Ray Liotta as the cop from hell."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

8 5%

The Avengers (1998)

"Running a scant 90 minutes, it often feels as if a couple reels ended up on the cutting-room floor. Connery is absolutely delightful, though."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

9 93%

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

"The opening 30 minutes are so devastating that much of what follows ends up feeling anticlimactic. Good, but overrated."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

10 52%

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

"A moderately entertaining entry in an overrated series that sorely lacks the hard-edged toughness director Walter Hill brought to his two superior 48 HRS films."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

11 44%

Bride of Chucky (1998)

"A hilariously campy and surprisingly diverting horror sequel that's always smartly aware of its own ridiculousness."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

12 69%

Child's Play (1988)

"An inadvertently silly but effective shocker. Director Tom Holland definitely knows how to spin a scary yarn."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

13 36%

Vampires (1998)

"Woods is entertaining as badass vampire hunter Jack Crow, but the meanness he exhibits toward his young priest assistant is offensive and completely unnecessary. Still, this is Carpenter's best film since the 1980s ended."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

14 44%

Very Bad Things (1998)

"A vicious, disturbing black comedy that delivers a wickedly entertaining ride if you don't take it too seriously."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

15 67%

Flesh And Bone (1993)

"A downbeat, elegiac mood piece and character study about angry, damaged people whose lives are as desolate as the dusty West Texas landscape they inhabit."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

16 40%

Guilty As Sin (1993)

"One of the good "yuppies-in-jeopardy" thrillers that were so prevalent in the early 1990s."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

17 96%

What's Love Got To Do With It? (1993)

"This biography of rock diva Tina Turner's turbulent life is filled with energetic musical numbers and emotionally charged moments, all anchored by two outstanding lead performances."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

18 75%

The Firm (1993)

"What starts out as interesting becomes increasingly hokey and silly -- Wilford Brimley is ludicrously cast as the firm's senior hit man -- where it should be intense and suspenseful."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

19 93%

Jurassic Park (1993)

"An innovative, ingenious and spectacular sci-fi adventure. The special effects are truly dazzling."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

20 75%

The Hard Way (1991)

"An underrated buddy flick with an original twist and some outstanding stunt work."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

21 100%

Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit) (1988)

"A gripping manhunt thriller that's also part buddy movie and part outdoor, man-against-the-elements adventure. Might have been taken for granted in 1988, but Shoot to Kill is a corker by today's standards."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

22 72%

True Lies (1994)

"One of the best mega-budgeted summer blockbusters of the modern era. A deft blend of thrilling action and edgy comedy."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

23 95%

Midnight Run (1988)

"While other films may have won awards that year, Midnight Run is really the best film of 1988."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

24 9%

The Postman (1997)

"The first half of Costner's The Postman is actually quite interesting, but it falters badly in the second half with a few unintentional howlers."

Posted Mar 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

25 10%

Soldier (1998)

"Despite being hampered by second-rate special effects and too many action film cliches, Soldier does have its fun parts."

Posted Mar 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

26 35%

Rising Sun (1993)

"An intriguing, sensual whodunit that would have been even better had it not succumb to political correctness and changed the identity of the killer from Crichton's novel."

Posted Mar 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

27 9%

Clifford (1994)

"One can't help but laugh at Short's nutty rendition of an unctous little 10-year-old devil, and Grodin's angry reactions are equally funny as his increasingly exasperated uncle."

Posted Mar 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

28 80%

Breakdown (1997)

"A first-rate nail-biter that packs more genuine white-knuckle moments into 100 minutes than a dozen overpriced volcano movies could ever dream of having."

Posted Mar 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

29 81%

A Perfect World (1993)

"A tender, poignant, ultimately heartbreaking film filled with haunting, lasting images and nicely eccentric touches. Arguably Costner's best performance, and one of Eastwood's most underrated efforts behind the camera."

Posted Mar 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

30 96%

The Fugitive (1993)

"A hair-raising, adrenaline-charged chase movie."

Posted Mar 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

31 16%

Assassins (1995)

"Suspenseless, plastic and contrived. Rent Best Seller, The Professional or The Mechanic instead, all far superior films about professional hit men."

Posted Mar 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

32 95%

Unforgiven (1992)

"A complex and haunting Old-West morality tale...Thanks Clint, for once again making my day."

Posted Mar 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

33 95%

In the Line of Fire (1993)

"Commercial entertainment at its finest. A first-class, exceptionally well-made thriller."

Posted Mar 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

34 57%

Retroactive (1997)

"A high-energy road thriller with a time-travel twist. A fast, fun 90 minutes."

Posted Mar 2, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

35 55%

16 Blocks (2006)

"Contrived to an excruciating degree and mawkishly emotional, 16 Blocks is a manufactured and predictable action-thriller that conveniently forgets all logic."

Posted Mar 1, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

36 74%

Julia (1987)

"An understatedly suspenseful drama with both Fonda and Redgrave giving impassioned performances."

Posted Feb 27, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

37 40%

Running Scared (2006)

"Could have been a good exploitation flick if it didn't get carried away with piling on the plot twists."

Posted Feb 23, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

38 73%

Johnstown Flood (2003)

"Mark Bussler's Johnstown Flood is an excellent documentary about one of the worst tragedies to occur in America during the 1800s."

Posted Feb 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

39 98%

Airplane! (1980)

"Some of the humor has become very politically incorrect 25-plus years later. And God love it for that."

Posted Feb 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

40 ——

The Adventurers (1970)

"Overlong, staged without energy and acted without passion."

Posted Feb 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

41 66%

Scrooged (1988)

"I found much of this irreverent modernization of A Christmas Carol to be hilarious, and I commend Murray and director Donner for giving their film a sardonic edge."

Posted Feb 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

42 94%

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

"There's plenty of big laughs in this odd-couple comedy, but the main characters are also given a number of human moments, which leads to an ending that's downright poignant."

Posted Feb 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

43 88%

A Christmas Story (1983)

"Funny, touching and unabashedly nostalgic. A true classic."

Posted Feb 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

44 6%

Bolero (1984) (1984)

"Even showing lots of Bo Derek's beautiful nude body isn't enough to save Bolero from terminal boredom."

Posted Feb 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

45 85%

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

"An often very funny sex comedy."

Posted Feb 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

46 80%

The Big Lebowski (1998)

"It's pretty much impossible not to love The Dude."

Posted Feb 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

47 91%

Save the Tiger (1973)

"A great film of uncommon truth."

Posted Feb 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

48 79%

Scanners (1981)

"A mind-blowing telekinesis thriller that immediately put Michael Ironside on the map as one of the most intense actors around."

Posted Feb 20, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

49 ——

Hot Stuff (1979)

"A funny little crime comedy that's worth seeing alone for a hysterical scene where Dom DeLuise has a laughing fit while smoking a joint."

Posted Feb 19, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

50 ——

Fatso (1980)

"An underrated, hilarious comedy with a lot of heart."

Posted Feb 19, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

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