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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
56%

The Mexican (2001)

"J.H. Wyman's clever script takes chances and includes some truly satisfying payoffs."

Posted Mar 1, 2001
2
46%

"Pretentious neo-Gothic hokum with yawning gaps in logic and credibility."

Posted Mar 1, 2001
3
23%

See Spot Run (2001)

"There's nothing about it quite so hilarious as the writing credits, which list no fewer than five writers and which, it is rumored, disguise the participation of up to five more."

Posted Mar 1, 2001
4
14%

"Nonsense from its first frame to its last, stupid beyond even the conventions of its genre, it begs the question of responsibility."

Posted Feb 22, 2001
5
94%

Last Resort (2001)

"When will American filmmakers, mainstream and independent alike, tire of being shown up by international movies that capture authenticity as a matter of course?"

Posted Feb 22, 2001
6
49%

"The Price of Milk is one of the oddest offerings of the season - albeit in a welcome way - but its creamy serendipity is a bit too thick to swallow."

Posted Feb 16, 2001
7
20%

Down to Earth (2001)

"Rock can't really be expected to pull off the love scenes, but for a man trying to reach the largest possible audience, his comedy is surprisingly uninspired."

Posted Feb 16, 2001
8
87%

"Gay deftly explores the casual experimentation between the two boys."

Posted Feb 15, 2001
9
16%

"What keeps it (barely) from being completely intolerable is Keanu Reeves' hilariously awful lead performance."

Posted Feb 15, 2001
10
61%

"The deadly combo of leaden animation, sorry scriptwriting, and limp pacing throttle every attempt at humor."

Posted Feb 15, 2001
11
100%

"Masters the cinema's toughest special effect -- naturalism -- and hits every nail on the head."

Posted Feb 9, 2001
12
26%

"An exercise in whimsy."

Posted Feb 9, 2001
13
39%

Hannibal (2001)

"Hannibal is Godfather III-level slumming."

Posted Feb 8, 2001
14
18%

"Not even a giddy wrap-up featuring Diamond himself can atone for the dreck that's come before it."

Posted Feb 8, 2001
15
55%

Malena (2000)

"Transparently misogynist at its core."

Posted Feb 2, 2001
16
8%

Valentine (2001)

"Even by the thoroughly undemanding standards of its burned-out genre, Valentine is vacuous, tedious, and perfunctory."

Posted Feb 2, 2001
17
16%

"Solid, unexceptional mix of thrills and human drama."

Posted Feb 1, 2001
18
10%

"The screwball comedy in general misses as often as it hits."

Posted Feb 1, 2001
19
90%

"The movie needs to be seen twice, so that highly developed expectations can be washed away into irrelevance. Then one can see what Wong has done."

Posted Feb 1, 2001
20
81%
21
21%

"Ends up having all the heft of a Nancy Drew mystery decked out in a tie-dyed T-shirt and peasant skirt."

Posted Jan 25, 2001
22
28%

Sugar & Spice (2001)

"A surprising amount of the humor stems from well-drawn caricatures and cleverly seeded payoffs."

Posted Jan 25, 2001
23
86%

Faithless (2001)

"Lena Endre, with her throaty laugh and natural warmth, gives a heartbreaking performance as a woman slowly sapped of her joie de vivre."

Posted Jan 25, 2001
24
70%

"As with its sleazy, real-life predecessors, you actually come to care about its characters."

Posted Jan 25, 2001
25
16%

"The film's greatest flaw is its miscast leads, who conjure up zero dewy-eyed, wish-fulfillment magic."

Posted Jan 25, 2001
26
57%

The Gift (2000)

"An acceptably suspenseful, watchable Southern Gothic whodunit."

Posted Jan 18, 2001
27
78%

The Pledge (2001)

"Jack Nicholson passes on the ham, delivering a subtle, weighted performance that neatly complements Sean Penn's growing confidence as a director."

Posted Jan 18, 2001
28
73%

Snatch (2001)

"In fondly revisiting (carbon copying, it often seems) his first film, he's proved merely what we already knew: that he can unleash comic mayhem par excellence. Enough of the little boys with big guns. It's time for Guy to grow up."

Posted Jan 18, 2001
29
53%

"Stiles and Thomas are engaging young performers."

Posted Jan 11, 2001
30
13%

Double Take (2001)

"Slick, self-assured, and thoroughly awful, Double Take is a primo contender for worst movie of 2001."

Posted Jan 11, 2001
31
24%

Antitrust (2001)

"Scripted with a subtlety befitting Tinkertoys, directed in a manner that would shame the small-screen union hacks who rap out Xena: Warrior Princess, and acted with the sleepy glumness of a therapy session."

Posted Jan 11, 2001
32
17%

Dracula 2000 (2000)

"Even true believers will have a hard time sinking their fangs into this thoroughly perfunctory affair."

Posted Dec 28, 2000
33
62%

The Claim (2000)

"Not likely to please anyone."

Posted Dec 28, 2000
34
92%

Traffic (2000)

"A riveting, semi-documentary drama, and yet calling it that is a disservice to just how suspenseful and stylish an entertainment it is."

Posted Dec 28, 2000
35
32%

"It's as if Thornton and scripter Ted Tally are so concerned with big themes and Old West mythology that they forget they've got to present a real live cowboy in order for any of it to work."

Posted Dec 24, 2000
36
48%

"An Everlasting Piece is just like getting a shoddy haircut from a timid barber."

Posted Dec 22, 2000
37
83%

Thirteen Days (2000)

"If the Cuban Missile Crisis was America's premier postwar nail-biter, then Thirteen Days undersells it -- somehow, the filmmakers made it kinda dull."

Posted Dec 22, 2000
38
77%

"For all its originality, O Brother doesn't seem to have a point, or enough spark to distract us from the lack thereof."

Posted Dec 21, 2000
39
86%

"For all its wit and sharp casting, State and Main is way too pleased with itself to be funny or endearing."

Posted Dec 21, 2000
40
81%

"The miscast leads make this stately, BBC-ish adaptation ponderous instead of pointed."

Posted Dec 21, 2000
41
53%

"A warm, glossy holiday fable that hits some surprisingly sweet notes."

Posted Dec 21, 2000
42
42%

"A barrage of dangling plot strands, inconsistent characterizations, and suspense-free shootouts."

Posted Dec 21, 2000
43
73%

"Such a sensory experience; in its best moments, the film washes over you like a fever dream."

Posted Dec 21, 2000
44
90%

Cast Away (2000)

"Hanks turns in an Oscar-worthy performance yet again."

Posted Dec 21, 2000
45
74%

"Like its protagonist, Finding Forrester got game."

Posted Dec 19, 2000
46
18%

"None, repeat, none of this is funny."

Posted Dec 15, 2000
47
54%

"Meyers' women have precious little on their minds."

Posted Dec 14, 2000
48
63%

Chocolat (2000)

"It's so easy to be mesmerized by Chocolat's brilliant indulgences that one abandons reason altogether."

Posted Dec 14, 2000
49
81%

Pollock (2000)

"A passionate, shrewd, and well-cast biopic of 20th-century America's favorite tortured painter."

Posted Dec 14, 2000
50
85%

"The humor will appeal equally to the Mouseketeer generation, the Disney's Blast crowd, and everyone in between."

Posted Dec 14, 2000