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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 38%

Career Opportunities (1991)

Posted Feb 25, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

2 98%

8 1/2 (1963)

Posted Feb 25, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

3 61%

A Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

Posted Feb 25, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

4 91%

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Posted Feb 25, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

5 62%

Clue (1985)

Posted Feb 25, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

6 26%

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

"...when the asinine plutonium subplot hijacks the last act, the flick goes into an unrecoverable tailspin."

Posted Feb 25, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

7 71%

All the Real Girls (2003)

"...now that I sit down to review the picture a couple weeks later, I barely remember it. Whatever positive impression it left sure didn't last."

Posted Feb 25, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

8 68%

Jeffrey (1995)

Posted Feb 21, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

9 61%

Gerry (2003)

"An inexplicably compelling, far-outside-the-box excursion from director Gus Van Sant...and a welcome return to his roots as one of American cinema's more daring filmmakers."

Posted Feb 21, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

10 19%

The Life of David Gale (2003)

"The Life of David Gale acts as its own executioner, injecting the very first scene with a lethal cliché from which the film never recovers."

Posted Feb 20, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

11 83%

They Live (1988)

Posted Feb 19, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

12 72%

Forrest Gump (1994)

Posted Feb 19, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

13 90%

Seconds (1966)

Posted Feb 19, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

14 58%

Dark Blue (2003)

"Its imagined grittiness is polished to a Hollywood high gloss. Its hard-edged dialogue...has had all its shock value re-written and over-rehearsed right out of it."

Posted Feb 19, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

15 60%

Old School (2003)

"...goes so far beyond hackneyed, laughless, tiresome incompetence that it may be one of the most unwatchable movies I've seen in 11 years as a film critic."

Posted Feb 19, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

16 8%

Gods and Generals (2003)

"If the 3 hour and 49 minute Civil War epic Gods and Generals is any indication, the Union and the Confederate armies must have talked each other to death."

Posted Feb 18, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

17 97%

Babe (1995)

Posted Feb 15, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

18 89%

Russian Ark (2002)

"There is a genius to (this) experimental and utterly surreal historical epic that has nothing to do with the fact that it was shot in one uninterrupted, mind-boggling take..."

Posted Feb 14, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

19 73%

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002)

"The director keeps secrets from the audience so she can spring them later as "surprises." (But) it isn't long before any savvy filmgoer will (be) 10 steps ahead..."

Posted Feb 14, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

20 91%

The Last Emperor (1987)

Posted Feb 11, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

21 45%

Daredevil (2003)

"...unremarkably routine...plays like a C-grade grad project for a night school course called Superhero Filmmaking 101."

Posted Feb 11, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

22 87%

The Quiet American (2003)

"Emotionally and politically complex beyond what most filmmakers would dare attempt."

Posted Feb 7, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

23 44%

Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

"(Features) the same tiresome, misogynistic so-called happy-ending in which women forgive...men for acting unforgivably stupid and take them back. Awww, ain't that romantic?"

Posted Feb 6, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

24 42%

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

"If you want to lose a guy in one day, drag him to see this movie."

Posted Feb 5, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

25 66%

Shanghai Knights (2003)

"Hilariously tongue-in-cheek and packed with comical homages to everything from the Keystone Kops and Harry Houdini to The Beatles and Taxi Driver."

Posted Feb 5, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

26 48%

Final Destination 2 (2003)

"How the movie-going public hasn't become bored senseless with such tediously low-standard, so-called scary movies is beyond me."

Posted Feb 4, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

27 43%

The Recruit (2003)

"...long before any real intrigue begins, the film's litany of elementary plot twist are stretched out on the screen like a road map."

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

28 77%

Father Goose (1964)

Posted Jan 30, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

29 23%

Biker Boyz (2003)

"For what it is, Biker Boyz is a satisfying ride. But that satisfaction is empty calorie entertainment."

Posted Jan 30, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

30 57%

The Guru (2002)

"Making fun of its own light comedy clichés could have added an extra layer of laughs...if it wasn't entirely dependent on those same clichés to drive its plot."

Posted Jan 29, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

31 69%

Max (2002)

Posted Jan 25, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

32 79%

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003)

Posted Jan 24, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

33 9%

Darkness Falls (2003)

"...so unoriginal in its execution that it serves to prove two things: 1) this genre is played out, and 2) as long as crap makes money, studios will continue to make crap."

Posted Jan 22, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

34 84%

Morvern Callar (2002)

"Morton's penetrating but minute expressions of deflected grief are the picture's potent touchstones of emotional veracity..."

Posted Jan 17, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

35 8%

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

"Even though there are laughs to be had in this movie, it was a clearly minimal effort outting."

Posted Jan 16, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

36 11%

National Security (2003)

"Rent-a-cop bullplop."

Posted Jan 15, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

37 24%

A Guy Thing (2003)

"(Jason Lee and Julia Stiles) couldn't be more mismatched as romantic leads."

Posted Jan 15, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

38 20%

Da wan (Big Shot's Funeral) (2003)

"Problematic but passably enjoyable, the appeal of Big Shot's Funeral may be more a matter of taste than quality."

Posted Jan 15, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

39 40%

Breast Men (1997)

Posted Jan 10, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

40 19%

Just Married (2003)

"None of (the) problems impede the movie's funny concept and fun performances -- and that's what counts."

Posted Jan 10, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

41 83%

Narc (2002)

"A rogue-cop drama with such robust performances and realistic grit that its flirtation with clichés hardly matters."

Posted Jan 8, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

42 100%

Before Sunrise (1995)

"Seemingly improvised and entirely natural but still structured and splendidly directed by writer Richard Linklater."

Posted Jan 3, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

43 96%

The Pianist (2002)

"It's a film whose every moment bristles with the weight of these events on Szpilman's psyche, thanks to a devastating performance by Adrien Brody."

Posted Jan 3, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

44 77%

Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

"The characters are largely one-dimensional -- implausibly sweet & naive or absurdly ruthless & cruel without reason -- and they invite second-guessing to a distracting degree."

Posted Jan 2, 2003

Rob Blackwelder

45 81%

The Hours (2002)

"...a triumph of emotionally and narratively complex filmmaking."

Posted Dec 25, 2002

Rob Blackwelder

46 87%

Chicago (2002)

"Chicago is, quite simply, one of the two or three best movie musicals I've ever seen."

Posted Dec 24, 2002

Rob Blackwelder

47 96%

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

"Steven Spielberg's best movie in at least a decade."

Posted Dec 23, 2002

Rob Blackwelder

48 78%

25th Hour (2003)

"Lee's personal touches...bring heft and import to the movie, but also turn (it) into a momentous metaphor for the strength, fortitude and resiliency of post-Sept. 11 New York."

Posted Dec 20, 2002

Rob Blackwelder

49 79%

Antwone Fisher (2002)

"Fisher has bared his soul and confronted his own shortcomings here in a way...that feels very human and very true to life."

Posted Dec 20, 2002

Rob Blackwelder

50 80%

The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

"Far more imaginative and ambitious than the trivial, cash-in features Nickelodeon has made from its other animated TV series."

Posted Dec 20, 2002

Rob Blackwelder

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