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Jacksonville Film Journal

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 73%

Inside Hana's Suitcase (2012)

"Weinstein displays considerable flair, both with image and sound, producing a document to the Brady family that has true universality."

Posted Feb 19, 2009

Dan Jardine

2 24%

Don't Say a Word (2001)

"Starts off simple, gets unnecessarily complicated, ties itself into further knots."

Posted Oct 15, 2001

Shay Casey

3 ——

The King's Guard (2000)

"I could swear I was watching the mythical lost Eric Roberts episode of 'Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre'."

Posted Oct 14, 2001

Chuck Dowling

4 54%

Midway (1976)

"Midway is a solid WWII film, not amongst the best but certainly better than most."

Posted Oct 14, 2001

Chuck Dowling

5 85%

Fly Away Home (1996)

"Beautiful looking and well acted, but lacking in the kind of tension that marks a well-told tale."

Posted Oct 11, 2001

Dan Jardine

6 31%

Vatel (2000)

"It lacks an understanding of the harmonies and contrasts in the very society he is trying to expose to ridicule."

Posted Oct 1, 2001

Dan Jardine

7 79%

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

"Everything is bigger in the Muppets' second outing: bigger locales, larger musical numbers, and more impressive puppetry."

Posted Sep 27, 2001

Chuck Dowling

8 29%

Halloween II (1981)

"Fits into that category of movie sequels that have a huge reputation to live up to, and while they aren't nearly as good as the original, they are still fine efforts."

Posted Sep 27, 2001

Chuck Dowling

9 ——

WWF - Lita: It Just Feels Right (2001)

"Somehow this mix of truth and fiction remains compelling despite some silliness."

Posted Sep 27, 2001

Chuck Dowling

10 23%

See Spot Run (2001)

"If you put a gun to my head and forced me to choose my favorite scene in a movie where some idiot steps in poo, it would be the one from this film."

Posted Sep 27, 2001

Chuck Dowling

11 11%

Cut (2000)

"There's a decent idea in this mess somewhere, but its the specifics that ruin the overall concept."

Posted Sep 27, 2001

Chuck Dowling

12 83%

Thirteen Days (2000)

"...an intense historical drama and political thriller rolled into one."

Posted Sep 21, 2001

Norman Short

13 14%

Company Man (2001)

"...a madcap romp that ends up only qualifying as disgruntled at best."

Posted Sep 21, 2001

Norman Short

14 ——

Death Before Dishonor (1987)

"...manages to hold its own within its niche ridden with low expectations"

Posted Sep 21, 2001

Norman Short

15 72%

Forrest Gump (1994)

"Forrest Gump is a film that appeals on many levels..."

Posted Sep 21, 2001

Norman Short

16 52%

Rock Star (2001)

"Most of the opening scenes are a lot of fun."

Posted Sep 18, 2001

Shay Casey

17 93%

Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)

"The real reason to rejoice the arrival of Redux is the opportunity to see Apocalypse Now in all its glory, as movies were meant to be seen."

Posted Sep 11, 2001

Shay Casey

18 93%

Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)

"I find this vaguely Stalinist notion of "correcting" [the film] to be frightening and kind of sickening."

Posted Sep 10, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

19 92%

Ghost World (2001)

"A gentle, nuanced film about an oft-ignored section of the population."

Posted Sep 6, 2001

Shay Casey

20 81%

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

"The Muppets Take Manhattan isn't that great, but its certainly watchable..."

Posted Aug 21, 2001

Chuck Dowling

21 ——

Hairshirt (Too Smooth) (2001)

"Harmless and light... and therefore slightly entertaining."

Posted Aug 21, 2001

Chuck Dowling

22 15%

Tomcats (2001)

"Speaking of raunchy fun, Tomcats manages to forget one half of that simple equation: fun."

Posted Aug 21, 2001

Chuck Dowling

23 12%

Original Sin (2001)

"A load of pretentious crap."

Posted Aug 12, 2001

Shay Casey

24 49%

Jurassic Park III (2001)

"The direction is ever more pedestrian, and the characters increasingly resemble so much warm tapioca."

Posted Jul 25, 2001

Shay Casey

25 25%

Pearl Harbor (2001)

"Pearl Harbor is product, not film."

Posted Jul 9, 2001

Shay Casey

26 19%

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001)

"This plot has two major strikes against it: It's mindless and convoluted."

Posted Jun 17, 2001

Shay Casey

27 ——

The Inspectors 2: A Shred Of Evidence (2000)

"Why can't the Post Office get some good PR once in a while?"

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Chuck Dowling

28 90%

Postcards from the Edge (1990)

"I've said it before and I'll say it again: I do not care about the problems of the rich."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Chuck Dowling

29 ——

Hangman (2001)

"The two leads deserve much better than this."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Chuck Dowling

30 ——

The Queens of Comedy (2000)

"Bargain basement material here that any high school kid could make up on their own..."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Chuck Dowling

31 73%

Finding Forrester (2000)

"...performances ultimately make this movie work."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Chuck Dowling

32 22%

Lucky Numbers (2000)

"...what makes Lucky Numbers ultimately work is the character of Russ Richards, both because of the way it was written and because of the performance by John Travolta."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Chuck Dowling

33 100%

Rio Bravo (1998)

"Rio Bravo is a rock-solid American western and is easily one of John Wayne's best."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Chuck Dowling

34 43%

Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams (1981)

"Comedy duo Cheech and Chong's third motion picture is essentially the same as their first film Up in Smoke, with only some minimal role reversal thrown into the mix."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Chuck Dowling

35 40%

Pay It Forward (2000)

"...for 110 straight minutes, I could find little fault with the film."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Chuck Dowling

36 88%

Platoon (1986)

"I think now, looking back at Platoon, its easy to see how influential the film was..."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Chuck Dowling

37 89%

The Muppet Movie (1979)

"It's a testament to the magic of Jim Henson and the Muppets that this film is still fantastic on all levels."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Chuck Dowling

38 58%

A Knight's Tale (2001)

"A confused bore of a picture, intermittently entertaining, but bogged down by so many dull patches that it barely seems to be moving at all."

Posted May 31, 2001

Shay Casey

39 53%

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

"Josie and the Pussycats carries a sort of lively playfulness that winds up fairly addictive in its own right."

Posted May 17, 2001

Shay Casey

40 60%

Princess Caraboo (1994)

"What a sweet, charming, fairy tale of a movie this is..."

Posted Apr 21, 2001

Chuck Dowling

41 22%

The Crow - Salvation (2000)

"Please, God, make the hurting stop. "

Posted Apr 19, 2001

Norman Short

42 87%

Girlfight (2000)

"I knew long before the film was over that I'd seen the beginning of something special. "

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Norman Short

43 93%

Spy Kids (2001)

"It's a blast of energy that one really can refer to (without the slightest hint of reservation) as 'good for the whole family.'"

Posted Apr 14, 2001

Shay Casey

44 14%

Red Planet (2000)

"While not as insipid as some of Hollywood's most recent Mars efforts, Red Planet is just about as unsuccessful at providing simple entertainment..."

Posted Apr 8, 2001

Chuck Dowling

45 14%

Red Planet (2000)

"While not as insipid as some of Hollywood's most recent Mars efforts, Red Planet is just about as unsuccessful at providing simple entertainment..."

Posted Apr 8, 2001

Chuck Dowling

46 75%

The Tic Code (1998)

"The Tic Code is better as a moving educational experience than a story."

Posted Mar 31, 2001

Norman Short

47 47%

Immortality (The Wisdom of Crocodiles) (2000)

"The film is unsettling, but rich in story and character, bordering on but not quite crossing the line into pretentiousness."

Posted Mar 31, 2001

Norman Short

48 64%

Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)

"This is one of the few movies I still laugh out loud at no matter how many times I've seen it..."

Posted Mar 31, 2001

Norman Short

49 54%

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

"It eventually falls flat on its face."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Shay Casey

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