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Into the Wild (2007)
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
"True to its video game origins, the movie is basically one set-piece after another, all going something like this. Alice (sometimes another character) enters a new environment. It is quiet. Too quiet. Then something scary and gross happens. "
Across the Universe (2007)
Mr. Woodcock (2007)
"Instead of ending, it all just gives up with a sort of "never mind" ending that even Mr. Woodcock would have to call a foul on. Indeed, that is the best possible assessment of the movie as a whole. "
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
The Nanny Diaries (2007)
"Director/screenwriters Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini of the brilliantly innovative American Splendor seem to believe that a studio movie has to play it safe and the result is predictable and dull. "
Illegal Tender (2007)
"It is fun to see Wanda de Jesus get all Pam Grier and shoot off two big guns at once after making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for her son. But the big dumb story and the big dumb dialogue keep getting in the way. "
Eye of the Dolphin (2007)
"Their almost Tourette-ish stream of endless obscenities, vivid and imaginative as they are, are less an expression of their actual interests and intentions than they are a sort of terrified incantation to ward off their greatest fear: humiliation. "
"Modern without being post-modern, ironic without air-quotes, romantic without apology, this is a fairy tale for our time because it takes us beyond time and reminds us that happily ever after is still a dream worth having. "
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Hot Rod (2007)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Bratz: The Movie (2007)
"There is a lot for both kids and their parents to like about this film. Its heroines deal with some real-life issues with dignity and resourcefulness. Its portrayal of the pull of cliques and conformity is sweet and smart. "
Arctic Tale (2007)
"This is a meticulously constructed story that presents its characters with a series of exponentially more complex moral and practical dilemmas as gripping as the perilous situations that threaten the mission. "
License to Wed (2007)
"The surprising transformation here is not from machines into enormous robots but from a modest Saturday morning cartoon based on a line of toys into 2007's most exhilarating summer movie, able to transform audiences of all ages into 12-year-old fanboys. "
"Pixar's latest release is brilliantly animated, and a lot of fun. But it does not have a clear sense of who its audience is, and families with children who are looking for the next Finding Nemo may find themselves puzzled. "
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Evan Almighty (2007)
"The warm likeability and atomic-clock comic timing of Carell, Lauren Graham (television's "Gilmore Girls") as his wife, and Wanda Sykes as his Congressional aide -- and the quick running time of just over 90 minutes -- keep it mildly entertaining. "
"If not exactly meriting the term "fantastic" yet, this second installment is a slight improvement over the first film. Things take off more quickly, Reed Richards is less dour and the villain is the Silver Surfer, cooler and more intruiging. The premise "
Nancy Drew (2007)
Surf's Up (2007)
"Every so often an unpretentious little charmer darts ahead of the pack of big, over-hyped, over-long, resistance-is-futile summer blockbusters lumbering into multiplexes. This one is as refreshing as an ice cream cone after a hot day. "
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Mr. Brooks (2007)
"But for a movie about a guy who plans everything so meticulously, the script is a mess, with impossible coincidences and one big fake-out that is nothing but a giant bloody speed-bump on the way to the who-cares-at-this-point conclusion. "
Knocked Up (2007)
"The "oh, no, they didn't!" element and the gross-out factor work best when they are in the context of characters we root for and yes, even some tenderness or the raunch is just juvenile, and a little boring for anyone past middle school. "
"So many plots, so many battles, so many tonal shifts, so many characters, and ultimately so many Captain Jack Sparrows that it is clear they are hoping we won't notice that it really is something of a mess. It's a very entertaining mess, though. "
Shrek the Third (2007)
"By the time Shrek and Arthur are learning that it is okay for them to be themselves, it is starting have that "very special episode" feeling that even a kickin' rendition of "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" can't make work. "
The Ex (2007)
"A clunky, lead-footed disaster, the stunning incompetence of its script and direction only exceeded by the shocking array of talented and successful performers who struggle in it as though they are going down for the third time. In quicksand. "
Georgia Rule (2007)
"Minow rule: If Hector Elizondo barely makes an appearance in a Garry Marshall film, watch out. If the only place Marshall can find for him is a few seconds on screen as a character with a funny name, the movie is in trouble. "
Lucky You (2007)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Night at the Museum (2006)
""What about intel?" someone asks. "We don't need it--we have HIM." You don't need to be Cage to forsee we're in for a lot of bang bang and the obligatory shooting of the black secondary character is moments away. "
The Hoax (2007)
"Crisp performances, a creepy bad guy, absorbing plot twists, capable direction, and a script that has some telling points to make about the way we saturate ourselves with media make this thriller, like Kale's neighbors, very watchable. "
Perfect Stranger (2007)
"In the Ashley Judd role we have Halle Berry, whose post-Oscar choices have included the notorious duds Catwoman and Gothika. Whoever told you to make this movie should be...sentenced to have to watch it. "
Opal Dream (2006)