Newsweek

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 69%

Hitch (2005)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

2 47%

Hollywood Ending (2002)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

3 47%

The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

4 72%

The Ring (2002)

"Elegantly shot by Bojan Bazelli and designed by Tom Duffield, with a chilling Hans Zimmer score, this visually stunning movie serves up generous dollops of designer creepiness."

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

5 75%

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

"The vivid clarity of the images, the compressed fury of the tale, are impossible to get out of your head."

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

6 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

"...this snappy installment is a marked improvement over John Woo's surprisingly dull sequel, though the set pieces lack the elegance and visual coherence of the Brian de Palma original."

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

7 85%

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

8 33%

The Phantom of the Opera (2005)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

9 80%

Cinderella Man (2005)

"Howard's movie skillfully delivers that primal, heart-pounding satisfaction that is the promise of all boxing tales."

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

10 49%

Unfaithful (2002)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

11 No Score Yet

Best ()

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

12 90%

My Summer of Love (2004)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

13 91%

United 93 (2006)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

14 92%

Talk to Her (2002)

"It's Almodovar's most mature and mysterious movie."

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

15 75%

Secretary (2002)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

16 30%

The Alamo (2004)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

17 37%

Sylvia (2003)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

18 81%

Ray (2004)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

19 82%

Stone Reader (2003)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

20 90%

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

21 67%

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

22 43%

The Human Stain (2003)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

23 92%

Standing In The Shadows of Motown (2002)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

24 26%

Swordfish (2001)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

25 39%

Birth (2004)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

26 30%

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

27 95%

The Station Agent (2003)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

28 60%

Stuck On You (2003)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

29 76%

Being Julia (2004)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

30 93%

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

31 86%

Zatôichi (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi) (2003)

"Zatoichi is a mix-and-match crowd-pleaser that shouldn't add up, but delightfully does."

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

32 91%

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

"The backlash just proves how deep a nerve the faux Kazakh journalist has hit."

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

33 92%

Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

"You want to know more about their private lives than you get. But most viewers may be too stoked by the sheer adrenaline rush of the subject to care."

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

34 86%

Inside Man (2006)

"As unexpected as some of its plot twists is the fact that this unapologetic genre movie was directed by Spike Lee, who has never sold himself as Mr. Entertainment. But here it is, a Spike Lee joint that's downright fun."

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

35 99%

Finding Nemo (2003)

"A visual marvel, every frame packed to the gills with clever details, Finding Nemo is the best big-studio release so far this year."

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

36 96%

Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001)

Posted Nov 1, 2007

David Ansen

37 47%

Rendition (2007)

"Rendition manages to take an urgent, important topic and turn it into standard Hollywood melodrama. What a waste."

Posted Oct 16, 2007

David Ansen

38 81%

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

"Directed with patient, low-key sensitivity, it never goes for a cheap laugh at its protagonist's expense."

Posted Oct 12, 2007

David Ansen

39 72%

Lust, Caution (2007)

"For all its hothouse passions and sometimes brutally explicit sex scenes, the storytelling seems curiously stolid, the style too movie-ish for its own good."

Posted Oct 2, 2007

David Ansen

40 51%

The Kingdom (2007)

"Both discordant and disingenuous, this faux-profound final note suggests that Berg and screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan don't know what kind of movie they've actually made -- or would like to pretend they've made another kind."

Posted Sep 26, 2007

David Ansen

41 87%

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

"Heather's shaky video work can induce motion sickness -- it looks like combat footage as she bolts through the woods -- but just try turning away."

Posted Sep 24, 2007

Jeff Giles

42 83%

The Rape of Europa (2007)

"Much of the documentary shows in gripping detail the efforts to save Europe's treasures from Hitler's clutches and the ravages of war."

Posted Sep 17, 2007

Cathleen McGuigan

43 73%

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

"The considerable power of the film is contained in Jones's hard-bitten, movingly understated performance."

Posted Sep 13, 2007

David Ansen

44 81%

Fong juk (Exiled) (2006)

"This flamboyant, Peckinpah-ish ode to male bonding has a melancholy, fin de siècle splendor."

Posted Sep 6, 2007

David Ansen

45 88%

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

"Decent-enough entertainment, though it's hardly going to breathe new life to a genre whose demise has been reported for at least 30 years."

Posted Sep 4, 2007

David Ansen

46 84%

Rocket Science (2007)

"One of the pleasures of Blitz's film is that it immerses us in the fraught, competitive pressures of the high-school debate world-like Spellbound, it gets the details right."

Posted Aug 24, 2007

David Ansen

47 88%

Superbad (2007)

"As a Revenge of the Nerds redux, Superbad isn't perfect. But it's super close."

Posted Aug 14, 2007

David Ansen

48 57%

Becoming Jane (2007)

"The movie goes down easy, but there's a thin line here: is this an homage or a parasite?"

Posted Aug 7, 2007

David Ansen

49 76%

Stardust (2007)

"Vaughn, who made the enjoyably tricky gangster movie Layer Cake, gets points for ambition, but this antic fantasy eludes his grasp."

Posted Aug 7, 2007

David Ansen

50 81%

Clueless (1995)

"The summer's most compelling movie about teenagers."

Posted Aug 7, 2007

John Leland