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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 79%

Vendredi soir (Friday Night) (2003)

Posted Mar 10, 2003

Nick Schager

2 49%

The Safety of Objects (2001)

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

3 ——

Two Towns of Jasper ()

Posted Mar 5, 2003

KJ Doughton

4 60%

Old School (2003)

"A raunchy and raucous, if decidedly inane, fantasy of college glory days revisited."

Posted Feb 28, 2003

Nick Schager

5 67%

The Ballad of Bering Strait (2003)

"There's an infectious hope that permeates Ballad's short breath."

Posted Feb 28, 2003

Elias Savada

6 19%

The Life of David Gale (2003)

Posted Feb 28, 2003

Gregory Avery

7 26%

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

"Deemed "The Next Tom Cruise" by GQ magazine, the prolific, asthmatic, and charismatic Dark Man X continues to power his way into the movies."

Posted Feb 28, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

8 19%

The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

Posted Feb 24, 2003

Gregory Avery

9 91%

Adaptation (2002)

"By focusing on fewer ideas, and resisting the urge to bit off more than he can chew, perhaps Kaufman can shape his next vision into a more focused work. In the meantime, let's rejoice that he's here."

Posted Feb 24, 2003

KJ Doughton

10 53%

Fierce Creatures (1997)

"It has little of the wit and none of the bite of "A Fish Called Wanda.""

Posted Feb 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

11 88%

The Color Purple (1985)

"Spielberg's first big drama is often hokey in places but ultimately succeeds."

Posted Feb 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

12 88%

Full Contact (1992)

"Lots of mayhem, and that's what's great about it. Chow is at his most charismatic."

Posted Feb 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

13 14%

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

"Michelle Pfeiffer is appropriately cast as a ghost, but this meditation on death and remembrance is curiously spiritless."

Posted Feb 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

14 8%

Gods and Generals (2003)

"The packed audience of hundreds at the screening I attended all groaned loudly when the closing titles informed them that Gods and Generals was actually part of a trilogy."

Posted Feb 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

15 73%

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002)

"Very little fun, and, even at ninety minutes, is easily thirty minutes too long."

Posted Feb 21, 2003

Nick Schager

16 45%

Daredevil (2003)

"One gets the sneaking suspicion that Batman never would have embarrassed himself like this."

Posted Feb 21, 2003

Nick Schager

17 58%

Dark Blue (2003)

"By the time the inevitable comes to pass, the movie has devolved into conventional action-melodrama, complete with bad white cops' sacrifice, redemption, and just punishment."

Posted Feb 21, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

18 42%

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Posted Feb 14, 2003

Gregory Avery

19 48%

Final Destination 2 (2003)

Posted Feb 14, 2003

Gregory Avery

20 58%

Lockdown (2002)

"Melodramatic and sincere, Lockdown shows the penal system's corruptions sensationally, in ways that distinguish it from sensational prison flicks like Seagal's trippy Half Past Dead (2002) or Stallone's histrionic Lock Up (1989)."

Posted Feb 14, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

21 57%

The Guru (2002)

"Sex, song, and Sally Jesse Raphael. The Guru celebrates -- and turns inside out -- cultural cross-pollinations."

Posted Feb 14, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

22 44%

Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

"Luckily, Gabrielle Union's jazz is matched by LL Cool J's torso. And, he can act too, always helpful."

Posted Feb 14, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

23 43%

L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin (2003)

"Like the swamps on which the Siberian town Birobidzhan was built, Yale Strom's latest documentary L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin! is mired in mediocrity."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Elias Savada

24 43%

The Recruit (2003)

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Gregory Avery

25 19%

Just Married (2003)

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Gregory Avery

26 91%

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

"Tim Burton's finest achievement. It has an emotional wallop to go with his visual wizardry."

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Dan Lybarger

27 15%

Steal Big Steal Little (1995)

"An inpspired Alan Arkin and a great Cuban soundtrack can't make up for fuzzy politics and a limp script."

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Dan Lybarger

28 85%

Tender Mercies (1983)

"Duvall won an Oscar for this one, and it's still a moving and fascinating flick."

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Dan Lybarger

29 92%

Talk to Her (2002)

"Almodovar's latest warms the cockles of your heart while putting knots in your stomach, no small feat."

Posted Feb 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

30 87%

Avanti! (1972)

"It's not vintage Billy Wilder, but even lesser Wilder has wit to spare."

Posted Feb 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

31 80%

Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

"Terrific performances from Alan Arkin and Natasha Lyonne dominate this engrossing look at a financially strapped Jewish family trying to survive despite their penury."

Posted Feb 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

32 97%

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

"May lose some of its jolt on the small screen, but this flick features some of Clint Eastwood's and Sergio Leone's finest moments."

Posted Feb 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

33 29%

Super Sucker (2003)

"Writer-Director Jeff Daniels comes up with about forty-five minutes of inspired silliness, but, eventually, Super Sucker winds up being a one-joke film, though, admittedly, that joke is often funnier than it should be."

Posted Feb 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

34 23%

Biker Boyz (2003)

Posted Feb 2, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

35 90%

Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003)

"Meirelles explores life's darkest corners with a surprisingly chest-pounding zest for life."

Posted Feb 1, 2003

KJ Doughton

36 48%

Final Destination 2 (2003)

Posted Jan 31, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

37 24%

A Guy Thing (2003)

Posted Jan 24, 2003

Gregory Avery

38 9%

Darkness Falls (2003)

"Granted, logic is hardly a high priority element in slasher films, but Darkness Falls sets a new bar for lack of it."

Posted Jan 24, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

39 11%

National Security (2003)

Posted Jan 24, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

40 75%

The Mighty (1998)

"Decently acted but only moderately inspiring."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

41 63%

Kurt & Courtney (1998)

"A sloppy but fascinating documentary. Broomfield finds some intriguing characters but doesn't know what "ACLU" stands for."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

42 82%

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2003)

"There is a contagious visual energy that runs throughout Amandla! that fits the music and the themes beautifully."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

43 4%

Wired (1989)

"Chiklis has atoned for his sins here with later roles. This Belushi biopic is monotonous and even racist (Belushi's inept guardian angel is Puerto Rican cab driver)."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

44 67%

Let's Make Love (1960)

"Monroe is typically captivating even if this isn't vintage Cukor."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

45 89%

Le Procès (The Trial) (1962)

"Welles' interpreation of the Kafka classic takes a few liberties, but is suitably thoughtful and creepy."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

46 8%

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

"My four-year-old nephew can write his own name. This puts him several steps above the folks who wrote the screenplay for Kangaroo Jack."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Dan Lybarger

47 94%

Regret to Inform (1999)

Posted Jan 21, 2003

Eddie Cockrell

48 13%

Il Fantasma dell'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera) (1998)

Posted Jan 20, 2003

Sean Axmaker

49 ——

Cowboy Up (2001)

Posted Jan 20, 2003

Gregory Avery

50 90%

Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003)

Posted Jan 20, 2003

Laura Bushell

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