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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 74%

Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

Posted May 1, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

2 7%

Jawbreaker (1999)

Posted May 1, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

3 33%

Blood Sucking Freaks (Bloodsucking Freaks) (1978)

Posted May 1, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

4 87%

Gandhi (1982)

Posted May 1, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

5 90%

Blissfully Yours (Sud sanaeha) (2003)

"Besides the flaking skin, the veggie lotion and the puppetry of the penis, not a whole lot happens in this movie."

Posted May 1, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

6 77%

The Good Thief (2003)

"[Nolte] could not be cast more perfectly."

Posted Apr 22, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

7 91%

The Girl Next Door (2005)

"The conclusions that cannot be drawn from The Girl Next Door are as thought-provoking as the ones that can--and perhaps more so."

Posted Apr 21, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

8 47%

City of Ghosts (2003)

"In the end the images of Cambodia are what you'll hold onto as you walk out of the theater. They're almost as memorable as the sight of the shockingly enlarged Depardieu."

Posted Apr 20, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

9 89%

Short Eyes (1977)

"Davison's performance aside, Short Eyes is barely more than a period curio."

Posted Mar 30, 2003

Dominic Varle

10 73%

The Guys (2003)

"At times THE GUYS taps into some powerful emotions, but this kind of material is more effective on stage. It's not a motion picture; it's an utterly static picture."

Posted Mar 27, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

11 48%

Assassination Tango (2003)

"Francis Ford Coppola suggested to his friend that he combine his love of tango with his love of filmmaking. The story doesn't seem to be thought out much beyond that."

Posted Mar 27, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

12 85%

Bend It Like Beckham (2003)

"Chadha's slight comedy-drama might have found itself in the same league as Billy Elliot, Brassed Off, or The Full Monty, but instead is strictly second division fare."

Posted Mar 16, 2003

Dominic Varle

13 81%

Road to Perdition (2002)

"The village of Perdition very well may be the closest the Irish population of Gangster Land has ever approached the neighborhood of the Godfather trilogy."

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Frances Nicole Rogers

14 45%

Daredevil (2003)

"If [Affleck] has ambitions to continue his career as a third-rate comic book hero he first should take lessons in How to Angst Properly."

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Frances Nicole Rogers

15 57%

Irreversible (2002)

"No is here to remind us the world is ugly. That'll be ten bucks, please, and would you like some popcorn with your nausea?"

Posted Mar 7, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

16 52%

Down and Out With the Dolls (2003)

"Ambitious egomaniacs and drug-addled losers, jealousy and infidelity, exploitative *******s everywhere you turn, and stoner drummers who just want to rock--the underground music scene is the same anywhere in the USA."

Posted Feb 23, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

17 25%

Till Human Voices Wake Us (2003)

"You can always settle down for a nap, until the final credits wake you."

Posted Feb 20, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

18 49%

The Safety of Objects (2001)

"The characters are unusual enough, the dialogue sharp enough, and the acting good enough that it is relatively pleasant watching these lives for a couple hours."

Posted Feb 8, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

19 58%

Dark Blue (2003)

"Sandwiched between the crude exposition and overcooked ending, some interesting things occur."

Posted Feb 8, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

20 76%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

"Now, Nia Vardalos will jump out of your movie screen or television set...and club you over the head with a bottle of Windex until you give in to her aggressively overbearing humor!"

Posted Feb 8, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

21 96%

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

"What Two Towers lacks in its predecessor's charm and narrative ease it makes up for in sheer power."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Frances Nicole Rogers

22 96%

Unforgiven (1992)

"Clint Eastwood has managed to not only break Western genre bounds, but also the bounds of the anti-Western, a genre he helped create with Italian director Sergio Leone."

Posted Jan 7, 2003

Jen Walker

23 95%

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

Posted Dec 27, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

24 80%

The Hole (Dong) (The Last Dance) (1998)

Posted Dec 27, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

25 82%

What About Bob? (1991)

Posted Dec 27, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

26 76%

8 Mile (2002)

"It's telling that the title of the film is a geographic location, for Curtis Hanson and Scott Silver invest great care in placing this story in a specific environment."

Posted Dec 27, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

27 83%

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Posted Dec 27, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

28 79%

Antwone Fisher (2002)

"Good intentions, mediocre movie."

Posted Dec 27, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

29 23%

Sonny (2002)

"Franco is an excellent choice for the walled-off but combustible hustler, but he does not give the transcendent performance SONNY needs to overcome gaps in character development and story logic."

Posted Dec 26, 2002

Carlo Cavagna

30 96%

The Pianist (2002)

"THE PIANIST is Polanski's most personal work to date, and perhaps because of that, Polanski seems to have rediscovered the cinematic voice he had as a young man."

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Carlo Cavagna

31 96%

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

"The most memorable element of this not-that-memorable film, however, is not Hanks or Walken, or any of the other irreproachable component parts. It is the roguish lead actor, Leonardo DiCaprio."

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Carlo Cavagna

32 87%

28 Days Later (2003)

"Yes, the rage-afflicted zombie substitutes are scary. But 28 DAYS LATER is even more frightening for what human beings end up doing to one another."

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Carlo Cavagna

33 66%

Solaris (2002)

"Prolonged shots of Clooney's naked rear may interest some, but his limitations as an actor are equally exposed."

Posted Dec 17, 2002

Dominic Varle

34 57%

Die Another Day (2002)

"[The digital effects] reminded me of Terry Gilliam's rudimentary old Monty Python cartoons, in which he would cut out figures from drawings and photographs and paste them together."

Posted Dec 16, 2002

Carlo Cavagna

35 82%

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

"Things may not be exactly as they're described in the books, but they never ring false."

Posted Dec 8, 2002

Frances Nicole Rogers

36 55%

The Santa Clause 2 - The Mrs. Clause (2002)

"You have to hand it--whatever it is--to Tim Allen. When it comes to family entertainment, this man shines."

Posted Nov 26, 2002

Frances Nicole Rogers

37 87%

Dodsworth (1936)

"William Wyler's best film."

Posted Nov 21, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

38 76%

Sea of Love (1989)

Posted Nov 21, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

39 98%

The Hustler (1961)

Posted Nov 21, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

40 77%

Dark Water (2002)

"Little incidents pile up, and eventually what was strange becomes terrifying."

Posted Nov 21, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

41 88%

Roger Dodger (2002)

"Though Roger is hateful, he is consistently mesmeric. Scott's layered performance eventually allows glimpses through Roger's smoke and mirrors without being obvious."

Posted Oct 25, 2002

Carlo Cavagna

42 72%

Intacto (2002)

"...a detour into weirdsville."

Posted Oct 20, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

43 72%

Auto Focus (2002)

"Instead of hitting the audience over the head with a moral, Schrader relies on subtle ironies and visual devices to convey point of view."

Posted Oct 18, 2002

Carlo Cavagna

44 38%

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

"In the grand canon of romantic comedies, Sweet Home Alabama will probably be remembered as the film whose big box office opening helped raise Witherspoon's asking."

Posted Oct 13, 2002

Claudia Smurthwaite

45 41%

The Four Feathers (2002)

"Without a meatier subtext, all we are left with is the bones of the story, the cheekbones of the actors, and the finery of the costumes."

Posted Oct 13, 2002

Dominic Varle

46 11%

The Ice Pirates (1984)

Posted Oct 12, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

47 100%

Destry Rides Again (1939)

"The story is formulaic as hell, but the stars do their thing, and it's all so well-lit, and directed with a light hand that you can't help but like it."

Posted Oct 12, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

48 92%

Rocky (1976)

Posted Oct 12, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

49 56%

Footloose (1984)

"When rebellion means listening to Kenny Loggins, maybe it isn't worth it."

Posted Oct 12, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

50 86%

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Posted Oct 12, 2002

Jeff Vorndam

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