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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 73%

Before Night Falls (2001)

"There are many sequences in the film that are pure art in the way sight and sound have been united on the screen."

Posted Feb 7, 2001

Anthony Leong

2 53%

The Family Man (2000)

"It manages to spread a little holiday cheer while serving as a springboard for self-reflection."

Posted Dec 18, 2000

Anthony Leong

3 93%

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999)

"Like all of Miyazaki's work, the animation is pristine and often breathtaking, particularly the sharply realized action sequences."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Anthony Leong

4 98%

Jaws (1975)

"It was certainly the shocking opening that audiences expected from a film with such a catch-all title, and the rest of the movie wasn't half bad either."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

5 92%

Blue Velvet (1986)

"One of the few masterpieces of the Eighties, a gut-wrenching exposŤ of the seamier side of homespun Americana."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

6 39%

Armageddon (1998)

"If you're looking for brainless, manipulative fun -- look no further. And it has some pretty spiffy special effects."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Michael T. Grace

7 39%

Armageddon (1998)

"Yep, every angle covered... almost. They forgot something; plausibility."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

8 92%

Carrie (1976)

"De Palma's visual bravura elevates the film beyond mere plagiarism, and the deeply-felt emotions of the characters was something fresh in the genre in the mid-Seventies."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

9 83%

There's Something About Mary (1998)

"There a lot of uncomfortable, albeit hilarious scenes."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Michael T. Grace

10 91%

Blade Runner (1982)

"Philip K. Dick's seminal SF novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is here transformed into a superior genre film, thanks to Ridley Scott's direction and visual futurist Syd Mead's amazing architectural prophecies."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

11 100%

Frankenstein (1931)

"To look into Karloff's limpid eyes, is to look into the essence of horror itself."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

12 86%

Heat (1995)

"Mann packs more into the nearly three-hour running time than most directors have achieved in their entire careers, and the film remains the director's best work to date."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

13 97%

Alien (1979)

"You could hear a pin drop during the more tense moments of Alien in theatres back in 1979."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

14 98%

Vertigo (1958)

"It's certainly the deepest, most thought-provoking film in Hitchcock's canon."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

15 94%

The Truman Show (1998)

"There were some moving scenes, hilarious comedy, and a dramatic finale."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

J. Holloway

16 88%

The Abyss (1989)

"The Abyss: Special Edition stands as a testament to suspense/sci-fi/fantasy film and is more than worth checking out."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

J. Saxon

17 88%

The Abyss (1989)

"The most cringe-worthy dialogue this side of a Sly Stallone flick."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

18 85%

The Sixth Sense (1999)

"Some modern-day moviegoers weaned on thrill-a-minute filmmaking may grow tiresome of the films deliberate pace, but it is appropriate to the material. Subtlety in this genre is hard to find."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bill Bischoff

19 40%

Pay It Forward (2000)

"What could have been a stirring, touching drama, like The Sixth Sense or Magnolia, unfortunately becomes soap opera mush."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Mike Jasik

20 54%

Basic Instinct (1992)

"An implausible, wildly over-the-top thriller, with incredibly inept dialogue and supremely fuzzy characterisations, but -- and here's the irony -- it all adds up to wonderfully compelling entertainment."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

21 92%

The Shining (1980)

"No other horror film looks quite like this one, and John Alcott's superb cinematography is the reason for this."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

22 92%

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

"It is rare to see a film in which the performances, writing, narrative structure, direction, humor, and production design combine to create an outstanding and enchanting piece of work that is in essence, pure poetry."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Anthony Leong

23 92%

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

"Patient filmgoers who can take pleasure in the inspired moments of it's secondary cast may find it worth the outlay."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bill Bischoff

24 98%

King Kong (1933)

"This masterpiece has been the inspiration for many an inferior film ... but there never was a film to catch the imagination in quite the same way as the unbeatable original."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

25 98%

Aliens (1986)

"A non-stop actioner that will leave you breathless." EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

26 79%

Shanghai Noon (2000)

"A suprisingly sturdy piece of fluff with some real razzle-dazzle in the fighting department, and pretty funny too."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Adam Prosser

27 95%

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

"Highly recommended, this film is one for every film lovers library."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

J. Saxon

28 95%

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

"Full of the most awe-inspiring images in all cinema, 2001: A Space Odyssey marries drifting spacecraft with classical music, and it works beautifully."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

29 95%

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

"Close Encounters is a wondrous mixture of modern filmmaking techniques and the sensibilities of Walt Disney."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

30 92%

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

"A powerful piece of work."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Anthony Leong

31 92%

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

"An intense, emotional ride through the hideous bowels of a war torn Europe."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

M. Rodela

32 92%

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

"One of the finest, and the most thought-provoking film released in quite awhile."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

33 70%

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

"Any movie which has a woman named Alotta Fagina in it is worth seeing!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Michael T. Grace

34 96%

Unforgiven (1992)

"If this is indeed Eastwood's last Western, then it's a helluva way to bow out."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

35 97%

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

"Big, baroque, brilliant."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

36 97%

The Iron Giant (1999)

"Incredible! Amazing! Terrific!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

B. DeMoss

37 97%

The Iron Giant (1999)

". It transcends it's medium to become not only an excellent animated movie, but an excellent movie."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Michael T. Grace

38 100%

North by Northwest (1959)

"Served up in Hitchcock's inimitable style, and with a liberal helping of thrilling suspense sequences that act like musical notes in a symphony, this film is one of the very best films made in the Fifties."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

39 88%

Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (2000)

"The Exorcist gets right to the heart of what scares us, and mounts an assault on our primal fears."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

40 73%

Snatch (2001)

"Deserves better, because it is."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Mike Jasik

41 83%

American History X (1998)

"Stylish, emotionally resonant, and unflinchingly gritty, American History X is clearly one of the year's best films."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Anthony Leong

42 92%

The Deer Hunter (1978)

"As a Vietnam War film, The Deer Hunter is as compelling as most others in the genre; as drama The Deer Hunter is superb."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

43 88%

Titanic (1997)

"Titanic is a very well-balanced film, with something to offer everyone."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Anthony Leong

44 90%

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

"A splendid surprise."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Michael T. Grace

45 90%

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

"What is most endearing of Ever After are the well-fleshed out characters that populate it."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Anthony Leong

46 40%

The Replacements (2000)

"A mildly entertaining waste of time."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Josh Costello

47 100%

Citizen Kane (1941)

"It showed its audience, and more significantly, Welles' fellow filmmakers, what cinema could do. Every American film made since owes it a sincere debt of gratitude."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

48 96%

Psycho (1960)

"It remains the scariest film ever made."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Noel O'Shea

49 87%

The Matrix (1999)

"A slam-bang sci-fi spectacular that shouldn't work, but somehow does."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Anthony Leong

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