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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 86%

The Parent Trap (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carrie Gorringe

2 72%

The Best Man (1999)

"This is a serious examination of what it means to commit, to trust, and to make yourself vulnerable."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Cynthia Fuchs

3 83%

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Gregory Avery

4 29%

American Virgin (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

5 94%

Three Kings (1999)

"A war movie that's both exhilarating and hard to watch, a movie that might make you reconsider what you think you know."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Cynthia Fuchs

6 40%

Snake Eyes (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

7 86%

Heat (1995)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carrie Gorringe

8 ——

Winstanley (1979)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

9 73%

Edge of Seventeen (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

10 35%

Where the Heart Is (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Gregory Avery

11 38%

No Looking Back (1998)

"After such an exciting debut film and a lesser second effort, Edward Burns' third outing strikes out. That's it. Dudsville."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Elias Savada

12 ——

Night Tide (1963)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

13 97%

101 Dalmatians (1961)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

14 20%

Wild Wild West (1999)

"An elaborately overpriced, over-hyped, and overproduced shell of a movie that will make history only as one of the screen's more self-indulgent box-office bombs."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

KJ Doughton

15 45%

The Siege (1998)

"In his misguided literalness, Zwick has shown us the face of a police state without exposing its core."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Sean Axmaker

16 43%

Trial and Error (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carrie Gorringe

17 ——

Coming Apart (1969)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

18 51%

Halloween H2O (1998)

"H20 returns to an almost slasher film purity: innocent horror movie fun , a lean, sharp thrill ride that delivers scares rather than gore."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Sean Axmaker

19 87%

Affliction (1997)

"If you want a personal, compelling tale with a touch of intrigue, let Affliction haunt you for a couple of hours."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Elias Savada

20 75%

Bulworth (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carrie Gorringe

21 83%

The Mask of Zorro (1998)

"A rollicking good time filled with zesty swordplay, swashbuckling set pieces, spicy romance, and, heck, even a reasonably plausible storyline."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Elias Savada

22 28%

200 Cigarettes (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Joe Barlow

23 50%

Life (1999)

"If you're looking for comedy nutrition here, you'll find yourself in stand-up anorexic hell."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Elias Savada

24 66%

She's So Lovely (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

25 68%

U-571 (2000)

"Demonstrates that a submarine movie needs some type of inventive subtext to keep it afloat and engaging."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

KJ Doughton

26 68%

Unbreakable (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Gregory Avery

27 46%

Twin Town (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

28 79%

Air Force One (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carrie Gorringe

29 ——

Lilian's Story (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carrie Gorringe

30 50%

Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

"Both a paean to lyric poetry and Hollywood's fondly remembered theatrically-set musical burlesques, LLL is quite audacious for its bubbly lightheadedness."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Elias Savada

31 50%

Dance with Me (1998)

"This is a adequately enjoyable date flick, a lesser semi-precious gem."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Elias Savada

32 59%

Permanent Midnight (1998)

"It's horrifying (and R-rated) if not utterly relentless; it sucks your breath away, perhaps too much."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Elias Savada

33 90%

The Last Days (1999)

"A handful of mesmerizing stories; a film full of hellish, irrational memories; a future filled with hope, of faith in life renewed."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Elias Savada

34 19%

The Next Best Thing (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Gregory Avery

35 ——

Man Who Drove With Mandela (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carrie Gorringe

36 ——

Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

37 38%

She's All That (1999)

"In the parlance of American Bandstand it's got a good beat and you can dance to it, but that hardly separates it from the rest of the pack."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Sean Axmaker

38 88%

Tarzan (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

David Luty

39 13%

Whipped (1999)

"It's not only the structural and visual repetition that's annoying (they always meet in the same booth and the camera set-ups are all the same), it's also the characters' lack of ... development."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Cynthia Fuchs

40 68%

Shaft (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Gregory Avery

41 60%

Six-String Samurai (1998)

"Lance Mungia's high energy genre soup is a hoot, a low budget indie action film that embraces its limitations with a spare grunge-chic look..."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Sean Axmaker

42 52%

Conspiracy Theory (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

43 95%

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

"Perhaps the reason for the film's acceptance in rock 'n roll 'insider' circles is its ultimately affectionate vibe. Reiner obviously loves his leather-jacketed bunch, even as they walk into one land mine after another."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

KJ Doughton

44 51%

Meet Joe Black (1998)

"Brestian (adj.) Bloated, boring, and long-winded, as in "Meet Joe Black is Brestian in scope and to be avoided if you have a weak bladder.""

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Elias Savada

45 16%

Beautiful (2000)

"Beautiful ain't. Sally Field may be proclaiming "You like me! You really like me!" behind the camera, but don't be egged on."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Elias Savada

46 28%

Just One Time (2000)

"This isn't a groundbreaking film, or even a particularly memorable one."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Loey Lockerby

47 67%

It Happened Here (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Eddie Cockrell

48 83%

Waking Ned Devine (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Gregory Avery

49 55%

The Mummy (1999)

"The Mummy is much less a mum-walks-among-us story than a blatant rip-off of the Indiana Jones films with a sarcophagus full of dazzling computer graphics."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Elias Savada

50 ——

Honey and Ashes (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Lyall Bush

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