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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 56%

Groove (2000)

"Harrison is too serious about this milieu; he seems to be making the suggestion that kids really have found party nirvana this time."

Posted Feb 14, 2001

Scott Renshaw

2 97%

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)

"It's pure Indiana Jones fun with an unexpected sense of consequence."

Posted Feb 7, 2001

Scott Renshaw

3 67%

One (2000)

"Even with such a mega-subdued story, One is still strangely watchable."

Posted Feb 7, 2001

Scott Renshaw

4 84%

Erin Brockovich (2000)

"Erin Brockovich always seems to find an unexpected angle just when it's most necessary."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

5 75%

Nixon (1995)

"A brilliantly complex character study with a dynamic lead performance by Anthony Hopkins."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

6 51%

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

"When a satirical comedy loses its sense of discovery, there's not much reason for it to exist."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

7 70%

Dick (1999)

"The stuff of fairly average entertainment."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

8 78%

Beloved (1998)

"Full of cathartic emotion and earnest dignity!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

9 98%

Croupier (2000)

"It's a testimony to how well Croupier works for 90% of its running time that the train wreck of a conclusion can't derail the whole film."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

10 93%

That Thing You Do! (1996)

"The strange thing is that even though Hanks bungles the big moments, he does so many things right with the small moments that it is easy to walk away with a smile."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

11 96%

The Fugitive (1993)

"In a genre where one is almost always asked to allow leaps of logic, the script repeatedly astonished me with its intelligence, its attention to detail and its respect for the audience."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

12 64%

Music of the Heart (1999)

"The disappointment in Music of the Heart comes from a strangely fragmented narrative that never quite commits to a central story."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

13 71%

Enemy of the State (1998)

"A solid thriller!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

14 57%

Pitch Black (2000)

"A filmmaker just can't have it both ways when he decides he wants to make Aliens meets Les Miserables."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

15 97%

The Iron Giant (1999)

"Entertaining!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

16 44%

Multiplicity (1996)

"Simply a laugh-out-loud comedy about clones running around, and the mayhem which ensues."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

17 95%

Apollo 13 (1995)

"There is no denying that on many levels it is an extremely taut piece of filmmaking, but frequently it is too much about a situation and too little about the people in the situation."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

18 87%

The Matrix (1999)

"The action sequences in The Matrix are some of the best in a long time."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

19 88%

American Beauty (1999)

"Simultaneously gripping and frustrating, American Beauty is the best film of the year that irritated the hell out of me."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

20 11%

Chill Factor (1999)

"It's hard to believe that a film this weightless would waste so much time on setting up the premise, then never exploit the premise."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

21 59%

Outbreak (1995)

"A satisfying popcorn thriller."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

22 45%

Committed (2000)

"Actually, Committed only teases with subtext, since it's not much of a commentary on anything."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

23 91%

High Fidelity (2000)

"Thoroughly entertaining."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

24 90%

The American President (1995)

"An extremely savvy observation on politics in the media age."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

25 67%

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

"A fanciful comedy deserving enough of the author's name."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

26 80%

The Green Mile (1999)

"The Green Mile is a well-crafted film."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

27 20%

Jack Frost (1998)

"What makes it hard to swallow is that it's utterly inconsequential while pretending to be both hipper and more emotional than it really is."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

28 96%

Supercop (1992)

"Capable female action stars are a non-entity in Hollywood, but Khan packs a wallop both literally and in her screen presence."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

29 67%

Dogma (1999)

"Dogma should be offensive to anyone who expects more from a movie than two hours of a filmmaker's musings on every religious notion that ever came into his head."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

30 90%

The Lion King (2011)

"Witty and beautifully drawn."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

31 79%

Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

"A true original at work, a man who can take a ski, a pinball machine or a football helmet and make them part of his own graceful brand of art."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

32 29%

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

"This is genre film-making at its most superficially plot-driven, compounding its shallow characterizations with a ridiculous degree of self-importance."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

33 9%

The Bachelor (1999)

"The problem are a beginning and middle that are equally warm-n-fuzzy -- there's no spark, no energy, no humanity."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

34 84%

Magnolia (1999)

"Delivers thrilling scene after thrilling scene."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

35 38%

Mystery, Alaska (1999)

"Plain inexcusable!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

36 89%

Topsy-Turvy (1999)

"It's an extraordinarily entertaining piece of work."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

37 85%

Jerry Maguire (1996)

"There is an absolute poetry to the casting of Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

38 39%

Armageddon (1998)

"For all the uneven visceral enjoyment that it's worth, Touchstone Pictures proudly presents Armageddon: a blockbuster a la carte."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

39 100%

Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) (1993)

"A complex and fascinating character study of grief, directed with a mesmerizing grace."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

40 71%

Forrest Gump (2014)

"Good but flawed."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

41 85%

Wag the Dog (1997)

"A dazzling, thought-provoking entertainment which alternately tickles you and slaps you in the face."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

42 69%

Analyze This (1999)

"A series of botched opportunities."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

43 40%

Varsity Blues (1999)

"Uninspired!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

44 90%

Three Colors: White (Trzy kolory: Bialy) (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) (1994)

"White is full of interesting ideas, more than ten average films put together, but they're just not executed all that smoothly."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

45 62%

Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

"It's a nice change of pace to find a sequel that doesn't merely try to remake the original, but Babe: Pig in the City lacks any of the original's endearing gentle spirit."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

46 65%

Cradle Will Rock (1999)

"A reach exceeding Robbins' grasp."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

47 72%

Shallow Grave (1995)

"Eccleston's intense performance and a few nasty little twists make it a thriller that keeps you watching, guessing and squirming."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

48 71%

The Cider House Rules (1999)

"The Cider House Rules walks an awkward tightrope between edgy humanism and dangerous sentimentality."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

49 82%

Love and Basketball (2000)

"Monica is such a dynamic individual presence that she overwhelms almost everything else in Love and Basketball."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Scott Renshaw

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