Godzilla 2000 (2000)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
"A fat, irresistible Twinkie of a summer thriller!"
Apt Pupil (Un Élève Doué) (1998)
"Flat, undistinguished workmanship!"
Rear Window (1954)
"Rear Window is the epitome of Hollywood class."
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
"Disappointingly, the furor over Requiem for a Dream's rating is considerably more compelling than the film itself."
Black and White (2002)
"Black and White plays more like a half-finished film essay than a provocative entertainment."
Isn't She Great (2000)
"A disappointingly small effort."
Boiler Room (2000)
"What cooks about Boiler Room are the details, the ways these guys talk to each other and customers."
"Director Darren Stein is so busy throwing in pop icons and arch, self-conscious references to the high-school-is-hell subgenre that he forgets to craft an original black comedy."
Pay It Forward (2000)
"Despite being full of Oscar-winning talent, this is still just a better-dressed, drawn-out episode of Touched by an Angel."
"Tumbleweeds is a breath of fresh air that busts the cliches of dysfunctional mother-daughter sagas."
Up at the Villa (2000)
"Up at the Villa is just lots of silly intrigue."
The Straight Story (1999)
"Lynch and legendary cinematographer Freddie Francis have crafted a hauntingly lovely mise-en-scène."
Lost and Found (1999)
"Spade's wise-ass persona grows tiresome fast."
The Yards (2000)
"The Yards may not have enough story to sustain its narrative momentum, but Gray just might be our best shot at a new Coppola."
Love & Sex (2000)
"Love & Sex is nothing but pain and suffering."
Jakob the Liar (1999)
"Jakob the Liar is a trial of cliche, strained optimism, and dire quasi-comedy."
Down to You (2000)
The General's Daughter (1999)
"This pumped-up contrived, misogynistic military murder mystery is just about the tackiest excuse for summer entertainment I've ever seen!"
The Way of the Gun (2000)
"McQuarrie, who won an Oscar for scripting The Usual Suspects, has a few visual ideas but no idea how to keep even a gunfight from being dull."
Bring It On (2000)
"Some of the wittiest dialogue to trip an adolescent tongue since Clueless."
Outside Providence (1999)
"Despite a good cast and the requisite selection of classic rock, this is a dead-end teen stoner flick."
Where the Money Is (2000)
"Paul Newman's co-star never really interacts with him -- and their marriage is seriously underwritten, a fatal weakness toward the end."
"The potency of [Jackson's] performance is almost enough to save this Y2K update of the black private dick from erectile dysfunction, but not quite."
"Actually more fitfully silly fun than the original!"
Goodbye Lover (1998)
"A high-quality bad movie!"EDIT
Big Momma's House (2000)
"[Big Momma] is about as old as her pantyhose."
The Story of Us (1999)
"This is a second-rate Woody Allen midlife crisis comedy without the laughs."
Chicken Run (2000)
"It could do for the plight of poultry what Babe did for bacon."
The Matrix (1999)
"The Matrix is too much of an outer-limits head-trip to resist!"
"During a conversation between an astonished doctor and a miraculously unscathed Dunne ... it's a measure of Shyamalan's restraint and his uncanny knack for storytelling."
Titan A.E. (2000)
"The film is an industrial design marvel full of impressionistic, painterly backdrops and cool CGI effects."
102 Dalmatians (2000)
"A film without mirth or magic."
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
"Marvelous, provocative entertainment."
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
"A flawed but powerful Shine-esque tale of love, music, and madness!"
"Roos combines a sharp script with excellent performances and comfortably lived-in sets to produce a cornucopia of poignantly human interludes."
Return to Me (2000)
"An exceedingly pleasant, wistful romantic romp."
Blue Streak (1999)
"A lifeless farce!"
"Standout performances include those given by Waters, Reilly, and especially Tom Cruise, ferociously alive after sleepwalking through that Kubrick movie."
Remember the Titans (2000)
"Titans may prove that Bruckheimer has a social conscience, but it can't hide his penchant for pandering."
Drowning Mona (2000)
"Fierce appeal and beautifully wrought wit."
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
"Whereas Mary was thoroughly inhabited by all manner of absurd types, Irene has only a tagalong albino waiter."
The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
"Tepid and unconvincing!"
"A conceptual tug-of-war between pathos, cynicism, and satire that is perfunctorily resolved by a thoroughly undeserved (if unsurprising) change of heart."
The Mummy (1999)
"A well-crafted, great looking adventure, with some spirited performances!"
Small Time Crooks (2000)
"A half-baked affair that's a pastiche of better, more inventive comedies."
A Map of the World (1999)
"Worth navigating for its refusal to play to the crowd. There's certainly nothing safe or sweet about Weaver's performance."
"There are story concepts so far-fetched that no movie can recover, no matter how finely acted or sincerely made, and Frequency is a prime example."