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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 67%

A Sidewalk Astronomer (2005)

"If [i]A Sidewalk Astronomer[/i] can't turn you on to astronomy, I feel sorry for you."

Posted Jul 21, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

2 40%

The Island (2005)

"The third act (is) so full of holes it's a wonder the film doesn't get tangled up in the projector."

Posted Jul 21, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

3 46%

Bad News Bears (2005)

"...feels less like The Bad News Bears and more like the cliché-riddled sports-underdog comedies that have been ripping off The Bad News Bears for 30 years."

Posted Jul 20, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

4 81%

Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

Posted Jul 15, 2005

Jeffrey M. Anderson

5 75%

Wedding Crashers (2005)

"The Vaughn-Wilson chemistry makes Wedding Crashers sing with consistant laughter, but it crosses the finish line with a pronounced limp."

Posted Jul 15, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

6 54%

Happy Endings (2005)

"Roos has a gift weaving good laughs out of human failings and frailties."

Posted Jul 14, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

7 76%

Top Secret! (1984)

Posted Jul 13, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

8 82%

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

"Tim Burton is ideally suited to bringing Roald Dahl's twisted-as-taffy children's tale to the big screen, and the sourball confection created as a result is pure movie magic."

Posted Jul 13, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

9 46%

Dark Water (2005)

"Torpid, trite and not the least bit scary - just unrelentingly unpleasant - (and) the most contemptible kind of cinema horror: putting little kids in peril for cheap thrills."

Posted Jul 7, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

10 32%

UNDEAD (2005)

"What the movie lacks in clarity it makes up for in gallons of campy gore. Undead sure ain't art, but it sure is fun."

Posted Jul 6, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

11 27%

Fantastic Four (2005)

"Who are these half-wit Hollywood clowns that keep hiring cleavage-candy actresses with no measurable talent to play laughably bespectacled scientists in action movies?"

Posted Jul 6, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

12 65%

5x2 (5 x 2: Five Times Two) (2004)

Posted Jul 5, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

13 64%

Heights (2005)

Posted Jul 5, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

14 52%

Yes (2005)

Posted Jul 5, 2005

Jeffrey M. Anderson

15 67%

Notre Musique (2004)

"Jean-Luc Godard returns with another of his extraordinary, heated, agitated essay films."

Posted Jul 5, 2005

Jeffrey M. Anderson

16 13%

Rebound (2005)

"Director Steve Carr doesn't even bother with scenes of the basketball team misfits discovering their skills and a love of the game. He just assumes you know the formula."

Posted Jun 29, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

17 74%

War of the Worlds (2005)

"A problematic blockbuster with one essential saving grace: It's profoundly frightening in a way that few directors have the talent to capture."

Posted Jun 28, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

18 89%

Caterina in the Big City (Caterina va in citta) (2003)

"Teghil, with her soft, plain features and sad eyes, gives a sweet, honest, unaffected performance that brings Virzi's themes to full bloom in the bosom of teenage anxiety..."

Posted Jun 25, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

19 36%

Happily Ever After (1993)

Posted Jun 25, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

20 74%

Land of the Dead (2005)

"There's little to distinguish this movie from the countless imitators (Romero's) work has spawned."

Posted Jun 22, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

21 42%

Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

"Thanks to a clever, subtly subversive script and spirited, tongue-in-cheek direction, Fully Loaded enthusiastically embraces its absurdity and emerges victoriously fun."

Posted Jun 21, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

22 25%

Bewitched (2005)

"Campy-revamp remakes and Nicole Kidman just don't mix."

Posted Jun 20, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

23 57%

Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants (...And They Lived Happily Ever After) (2005)

"Attal is creative in crafting cinematic mood, using focus and camera movements to subtly but deftly enhance and even anticipate emotions."

Posted Jun 17, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

24 90%

My Summer of Love (2004)

"The inexperienced young actresses give such unaffected performances that the film develops a voyeuristic quality as the relationship takes on the momentum of a runaway train."

Posted Jun 16, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

25 20%

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005)

Posted Jun 16, 2005

Jeffrey M. Anderson

26 6%

The Perfect Man (2005)

"A cutesy-poo, happy-go-lucky little movie about horrible, irresponsible, selfish people."

Posted Jun 15, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

27 85%

Batman Begins (2005)

"The pragmatic reinvention...is countered by several equally pedestrian blunders that hold the film back as if Nolan and Goyer were standing on the back of Batman's cape."

Posted Jun 14, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

28 41%

High Tension (Switchblade Romance) (2005)

Posted Jun 12, 2005

Jeffrey M. Anderson

29 96%

Limelight (1952)

Posted Jun 10, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

30 66%

Pride and Prejudice (2003)

"Creatively updated and terrifically colorful..."

Posted Jun 10, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

31 14%

The Honeymooners (2005)

"...just another fat sitcom loser who never changes and his young, gorgeous, savvy wife who apparently doesn't have the self-respect to dump the schmuck."

Posted Jun 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

32 48%

She's Having a Baby (1988)

Posted Jun 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

33 59%

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

"Palpable sexual electricity between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie provides Mr. and Mrs. Smith with all the power it needs to overcome a very silly plot."

Posted Jun 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

34 90%

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

"The fact-based story it tells of instinctual heroism in the face of unspeakable horror is powerful enough to overcome its flaws."

Posted Jun 7, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

35 87%

Saving Face (2005)

"(Writer-wirector) Wu...seems less interested in choices and consequences than she is in sending audiences away with a smile."

Posted Jun 3, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

36 55%

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

"...doesn't have half the spontaneity and maverick spirit of the vivid, kinetic, crowd-pleasing documentary that inspired it."

Posted Jun 2, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

37 80%

Cinderella Man (2005)

"...won't ever be considered among the great boxing movies. But it does captivatingly encapsulate the guts and gumption that made Braddock such an inspiration..."

Posted Jun 1, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

38 77%

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

"Exponentially more earnest, affecting and credible than 90 percent of movies aimed at teenage girls."

Posted May 31, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

39 31%

The Longest Yard (2005)

"When Adam Sandler isn't interesting enough to hold your attention in an Adam Sandler movie, something is certainly amiss."

Posted May 25, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

40 55%

Madagascar (2005)

"Unlike the vocal talents used in Pixar cartoons, the celebrities cast in this DreamWorks production bring nothing distinctive to their roles."

Posted May 25, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

41 81%

Layer Cake (2005)

"A stylish, dynamic thicket of thorny underworld twists and deceptions."

Posted May 20, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

42 25%

Mindhunters (2005)

"These clowns couldn't get jobs as dogcatchers, let alone FBI agents."

Posted May 12, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

43 95%

Chelovek s kino-apparatom (Man with a Movie Camera) (1929)

Posted May 12, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

44 65%

Unleashed (Danny the Dog) (2005)

"The few unfortunate nods to convention are certainly forgivable when the rest of the picture stands uncommonly above the genre norm."

Posted May 12, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

45 86%

Road to Zanzibar (2001)

Posted May 11, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

46 83%

Escape from New York (1981)

Posted May 11, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

47 41%

Kicking & Screaming (2005)

"Most agonizing is the sting of watching Ferrell, after (his) witty performances in Elf and Melinda & Melinda, revert to the same old one-note, dim-bulb clowning."

Posted May 11, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

48 83%

Tom Jones (1963)

Posted May 11, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

49 98%

Broadcast News (1987)

Posted May 11, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

50 16%

Monster-in-Law (2005)

"Is it worth 10 bucks to watch Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda retread the same sitcom territory trampled twice by Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro? The short answer is 'No.'"

Posted May 11, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

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