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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 ——

Anna: Ot shesti do vosemnadtsati (Anna: From Six Till Eighteen) (1999)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Rob Blackwelder

2 42%

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

"If this were a movie about characters rather than overcooked situations and desperate slapstick -- and a lot shorter -- we might have had something. "

Posted Jul 31, 2010

Jeffrey M. Anderson

3 ——

Ghost Rock (2004)

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Rob Blackwelder

4 10%

House of D (2004)

Posted May 27, 2006

Rob Blackwelder

5 46%

Don't Move (Non ti muovere) (2004)

Posted May 27, 2006

Rob Blackwelder

6 79%

Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)

"One of the most delightful, family-friendly animated films in some time."

Posted Jan 7, 2006

Jeffrey M. Anderson

7 87%

A History of Violence (2005)

"David Cronenberg is out of his element in A History of Violence, and it shows."

Posted Sep 23, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

8 36%

Dear Wendy (2005)

"The film's last act almost completely self-destructs, falling into blind, metaphor-baiting machinations."

Posted Sep 22, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

9 64%

Roll Bounce (2005)

"Director Malcolm D. Lee has a gift for finding gold nuggets of personality and comedy in the tailings of over-mined plots."

Posted Sep 21, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

10 38%

Flightplan (2005)

"The third act begins with another twist - but this one is so arduous, absurd and out of character for the film that the entire plot, stretching back to Scene One, is sabotaged"

Posted Sep 21, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

11 83%

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)

"Blessed with memorably iconic characters and a creative, if fairly predictable plot, Corpse Bride is quick, droll, and destined to be a perennial Halloween favorite."

Posted Sep 21, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

12 56%

Just Like Heaven (2005)

"When it comes to romantic chemistry, they never quite mesh, no matter what twinkle effect Waters puts on the screen when Ruffalo's hand touches Witherspoon's ethereal plane."

Posted Sep 15, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

13 81%

Clueless (1995)

"The movie's simple yet spot-on characters and performances make the laughs timeless, no matter how firmly the film is set in 1995."

Posted Sep 9, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

14 45%

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

"Part spine-tingling horror movie, part unorthodox courtroom drama, Emily Rose runs into trouble because it's ironically more credible as the former than the latter."

Posted Sep 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

15 80%

The Thing (1982)

Posted Sep 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

16 11%

The Man (2005)

"A boring, all-you-can-regurgitate buffet of buddy-movie/cop-movie banality, it would collapse under the weight of its own generic stupidity (without) Jackson and Levy."

Posted Sep 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

17 92%

The Sting (1973)

Posted Sep 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

18 95%

The Candidate (1972)

Posted Sep 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

19 53%

An Unfinished Life (2005)

"Another sleepy, sweeping soft-serve melodrama from director Lasse Hallstrom...the story arc seems to have been drawn on graph paper rather than written in a script."

Posted Sep 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

20 77%

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Posted Sep 2, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

21 84%

De Zaak Alzheimer (The Memory of a Killer) (The Alzheimer Case) (2005)

"The only thing that prevents The Memory of a Killer from seeming 100-percent Hollywood is the characters' speaking in subtitled Dutch."

Posted Sep 2, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

22 6%

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

"A catastrophe of bad acting, ludicrous science and conspicuously cheap special effects that can't even follow its own internal logic from one scene to the next."

Posted Sep 1, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

23 51%

Transporter 2 (2005)

"Few bad movies are more aggravating than a sequel that betrays everything which made its predecessor entertaining."

Posted Aug 31, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

24 84%

The Constant Gardener (2005)

"A preachy but gripping socio-political thriller...directed by Fernando Meirelles with the same unblinking, sweaty, ground-level grittiness he brought to City of God."

Posted Aug 30, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

25 32%

Pretty Persuasion (2005)

"Puerile social satire, stinging only insomuch as its unsophisticated wit and overwhelming smugness are painful to sit through."

Posted Aug 26, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

26 8%

Undiscovered (2005)

"Can somebody tell me why we're supposed to care about these one-dimensional MTV-spawned caricatures? Writer John Galt and director Meiert Avis sure haven't offered any clues."

Posted Aug 26, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

27 20%

Congo (1995)

Posted Aug 25, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

28 38%

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

"A movie with a Terry Gilliam look and feel but without a Terry Gilliam soul. (The director) seems to have had his spirit broken by studio mandates and commercial constraints."

Posted Aug 24, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

29 92%

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) (Lift to the Scaffold) (Frantic) (1958)

"In backwards-thinking terms, Malle was the Tarantino of his day, giving French cinema a creative, influential shot in the arm that opened new horizons in directorial thinking."

Posted Aug 18, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

30 100%

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Posted Aug 17, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

31 85%

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

"Since the clever, off-kilter, off-color, surprisingly character-driven guffaws just keep coming and coming, the movie is side-splitting in spite of its fundamental flaws."

Posted Aug 17, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

32 36%

Asylum (2005)

"A mid-20th-century bodice-ripper about sexual obsession and questionable sanity, Asylum doesn't live up to its admirable pedigree."

Posted Aug 16, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

33 79%

Red Eye (2005)

"Wes Craven tries his hand at Hitchcockian suspense in Red-Eye, and turns in a modest B-movie thriller that's just as invigorating as it is easy to pick apart."

Posted Aug 15, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

34 9%

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

"I did get through it without being overwhelmed by the urge strangle myself, so the movie has that going for it."

Posted Aug 12, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

35 52%

Four Brothers (2005)

"Singleton fills the screen with moody darkness (but) Four Brothers falls apart completely in the last act."

Posted Aug 12, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

36 100%

The Gold Rush (1925)

"Curiously melancholy yet packed with laughs, the picture's funniest moments aren't even the famous ones."

Posted Aug 11, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

37 86%

Junebug (2005)

"A dreary, stagnant story about people who make no effort to think or grow."

Posted Aug 11, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

38 38%

The Skeleton Key (2005)

"A first-rate concept for a spine-tingling tale...rendered impotent by bland, generic execution."

Posted Aug 10, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

39 85%

2046 (2005)

"Another achingly evocative and melancholy near-masterpiece from Wong Kar-Wai...blessed with vivid, visceral performances that burst at the seams with reserved passion."

Posted Aug 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

40 88%

Broken Flowers (2005)

"...has a bottomless poignancy that Jarmusch cements in quiet character moments, symbolic imagery and out-of-reach temptations that wiggle effectively into the subconscious."

Posted Aug 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

41 13%

The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

"Too much blah-blah, not enough 'Yeeehawww!'"

Posted Aug 2, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

42 32%

November (2005)

"Those who give themselves over to Harrison's compelling machinations will be rewarded with a superbly unnerving mystery."

Posted Jul 31, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

43 100%

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Posted Jul 29, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

44 35%

Must Love Dogs (2005)

"The film's curdled aftertaste is so frustrating that it may be hard to remember why Must Love Dogs ever seemed so endearing and entertaining in the first place."

Posted Jul 28, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

45 73%

Sky High (2005)

"A cliché-dependent Disney cheapy that aims no higher than the unsophisticated standards of its pre-adolescent target audience -- and somehow succeeds in spite of itself."

Posted Jul 28, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

46 100%

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)

Posted Jul 26, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

47 100%

Star Wars Trilogy ()

Posted Jul 26, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

48 46%

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Posted Jul 26, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

49 13%

Stealth (2005)

"Daisy, Daisy I'll blow you out of the sky / I'm half crazy, seen Top Gun too many times...a plumb guilty pleasure."

Posted Jul 26, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

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