Nitrate Online

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 87%

River's Edge (1987)

"One of the most chilling portraits of misguided youth put to film."

Posted Jul 27, 2003

Dan Lybarger

2 33%

Johnny English (2003)

"While Atkinson thankfully gets to repeat the physical humor of Bean, Johnny English wallows in the gross-out antics of the Austin Powers flicks but has none of their energy or inventiveness."

Posted Jul 27, 2003

Dan Lybarger

3 24%

Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003)

"Lara, at least, appears to know who she is. Now, if only her movies did her justice."

Posted Jul 25, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

4 57%

PTU (PTU - Police Tactical Unit) (2003)

Posted Jul 22, 2003

Carrie Gorringe

5 60%

Madame Satã (2002)

Posted Jul 19, 2003

Nick Schager

6 46%

Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

Posted Jul 7, 2003

Gregory Avery

7 84%

Swimming Pool (2003)

Posted Jul 4, 2003

Nick Schager

8 76%

Respiro (2003)

Posted Jul 4, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

9 57%

The Best Man (Il Testimone dello sposo) (1998)

Posted Jul 4, 2003

Eddie Cockrell

10 44%

Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle (2003)

Posted Jul 4, 2003

Gregory Avery

11 38%

Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde (2003)

"The current sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, & Blonde, is like its predecessor, engagingly light and amusing, but it almost collapses because it occasionally fails to be true to its roots."

Posted Jul 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

12 80%

Winchell (1998)

"A biopic that's as lively and vivid as its subject."

Posted Jul 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

13 38%

Used People (1992)

"Mastroianni and MacLaine are both fine, but the film is a little too cutesy for its own good."

Posted Jul 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

14 92%

Salaam Bombay! (1988)

"Mira Nair's feature debut is a moving and powerful look at people for whom survival itself is a major achievement."

Posted Jul 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

15 95%

Raiders of the Lost Ark (2012)

"Imaginitive set pieces and a quick pace make this a wonderful debut for the series."

Posted Jul 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

16 89%

Breaking In (1989)

"A low-key and intriguing teaming of John Sayles and Billy Forsyth that features a terrific performance by Reynolds."

Posted Jul 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

17 87%

The Blues Brothers (1980)

"The story is thin, but there's a consistently wonderful over-the-top mentality."

Posted Jul 2, 2003

Dan Lybarger

18 38%

On_Line (2003)

Posted Jul 1, 2003

Gregory Avery

19 7%

From Justin To Kelly (2003)

Posted Jul 1, 2003

Gregory Avery

20 95%

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Posted Jul 1, 2003

Carrie Gorringe

21 64%

Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002)

Posted Jul 1, 2003

Carrie Gorringe

22 89%

Der Unhold (The Ogre) (1998)

Posted Jul 1, 2003

Eddie Cockrell

23 97%

Sweet Sixteen (2003)

Posted Jul 1, 2003

Carrie Gorringe

24 40%

The Hard Word (2003)

Posted Jul 1, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

25 75%

The Good Old Naughty Days (2003)

Posted Jul 1, 2003

Carrie Gorringe

26 62%

Hulk (2003)

"The effects again look intermittently successful."

Posted Jul 1, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

27 87%

28 Days Later (2003)

"While the virus metaphor is obviously timely, the characters' seeming capacity to forget these nasty changes in themselves by film's end may be the film's most unsettling point."

Posted Jul 1, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

28 30%

Flashdance (1983)

Posted Jun 25, 2003

Elias Savada

29 10%

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

"It's the dumberest movie I've ever seen!"

Posted Jun 25, 2003

Elias Savada

30 11%

Alex & Emma (2003)

"Alex & Emma drowns any iota of movie-magic romance and uncovers a drought of comic talent."

Posted Jun 25, 2003

Elias Savada

31 96%

Mona Lisa (1986)

"Hoskin's is engrossing in one of Neil Jordan's best movies."

Posted Jun 24, 2003

Dan Lybarger

32 72%

Bonhoeffer (2003)

"It's easy to view Dietrich Bonhoeffer as both a hero and a martyr, and Martin Doblmeier's new documentary does nothing to dispel that image. Thankfully, the director examines his subject in a thorough and clear-headed manner that's worthy of the subject."

Posted Jun 24, 2003

Dan Lybarger

33 50%

The Heart of Me (2003)

Posted Jun 20, 2003

Nick Schager

34 97%

Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

"Much like the promotional website, the film is all about pictures that seem simultaneously candid and posed, nostalgic and harsh."

Posted Jun 20, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

35 90%

Whale Rider (2003)

"Think of all the images of girls in U.S. pop movies -- so halter-topped, so perfectly coiffed and appointed, so self-consciously cute, so Mary-Kate-and-Ashleyed. Pai is none of that but much more."

Posted Jun 20, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

36 41%

Wrong Turn (2003)

Posted Jun 20, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

37 84%

Chariots of Fire (1981)

"A bit stiff, but a genuinely engaging look at athletes with more than medals on their minds."

Posted Jun 16, 2003

Dan Lybarger

38 100%

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

"A solid and moving adaptation of the Steinbeck novel."

Posted Jun 16, 2003

Dan Lybarger

39 73%

The Prince of Tides (1991)

"Nolte's terrific performance isn't enough to save this sappy, painfully phony piece of psychobabble."

Posted Jun 16, 2003

Dan Lybarger

40 30%

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

"There's a clever, quirky movie eagerly, if vainly, trying to emerge from Hollywood Homicide."

Posted Jun 16, 2003

Dan Lybarger

41 57%

The Princess Blade (2002)

Posted Jun 12, 2003

Carrie Gorringe

42 36%

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Posted Jun 9, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs

43 98%

Brazil (1985)

"An imaginitive and haunting post-Orwellian reimagining of 1984."

Posted Jun 8, 2003

Dan Lybarger

44 77%

L'Auberge Espagnole (Pot Luck)(Euro Pudding)(The Spanish Apartment) (2003)

"French writer-director Cédric Klapisch's movies are fun to watch because he's got a gift for achieving a seemingly impossible balance. He can vividly capture the uniqueness of his locales (like Paris or Barcelona) but make his stories appealingly universa"

Posted Jun 8, 2003

Dan Lybarger

45 26%

Diamonds (1999)

"Douglas struggles honorably with his stoke-impaired speech and a shoddy story."

Posted Jun 7, 2003

Dan Lybarger

46 96%

GoodFellas (1990)

"A highly disturbing but mesmerising look at the joys and dangers of life in the mob. One of Scorsese's best."

Posted Jun 7, 2003

Dan Lybarger

47 75%

Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) (1994)

"Lavish and disturbing, if somewhat cold. Adjani is typically solid."

Posted Jun 7, 2003

Dan Lybarger

48 ——

Picture This (1991)

"This look at the making of "The Last Picture Show" and "Texasville" has some eye popping revalations. It's too bad the clips from the first film are reproduced in such a blurry manner."

Posted Jun 7, 2003

Dan Lybarger

49 47%

Star Trek Generations (1994)

"So so attempt to combine two generations of Star Trek crews."

Posted Jun 7, 2003

Dan Lybarger

50 100%

Force of Evil (1948)

"A gripping thriller with a terrific performance by Garfield. It seems only the good peformers and directors got blacklisted (in this case Garfield and Polonsky)."

Posted Jun 7, 2003

Dan Lybarger

Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile