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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 80%

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D (2005)

"It may well be the best of all six Star Wars movies."

Posted May 10, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

2 42%

Palindromes (2004)

"It's a film that demands you get deep inside its troubled heroine's psyche by continually yanking the rug out from under you with her inconsistent outward appearance."

Posted May 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

3 87%

3-Iron (2004)

Posted May 8, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

4 80%

Talk Radio (1988)

Posted May 4, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

5 75%

Crash (2004)

"...has the kind of broad appeal that can draw large audiences and the kind of lingering emotional potency that can lead to serious soul-searching."

Posted May 4, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

6 39%

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

"The only variations between (recent battle epics) seem to be whether the hero was of noble birth, and whether the battlefields are green and forested or brown and sandy."

Posted May 3, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

7 97%

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

"Alex Gibney's film, based on the book by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, feels rushed, slight and ultimately inconclusive."

Posted May 1, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

8 90%

Kung Fu Hustle (2005)

"The hugely enjoyable Kung Fu Hustle races across the screen in a colorful collage of various styles, from classic kung fu films to silent comedies to Tex Avery and Chuck Jones cartoons."

Posted Apr 30, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

9 77%

It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)

"A charismatically raucous and appropriately rhythmic fictional biopic...both darkly hilarious and surprisingly emotive."

Posted Apr 29, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

10 5%

Harry + Max (Harry and Max) (2005)

"...incest...pedophilia...the film seems to be nothing more than an attempt to affirm a sense of I'm-OK-you're-OK normality for any viewers with such issues in their own lives."

Posted Apr 29, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

11 ——

Non-Stop (2000)

Posted Apr 29, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

12 73%

The Bridge (Un Pont entre deux rives) (2000)

Posted Apr 29, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

13 ——

Butterfly (Hu die) (2004)

Posted Apr 29, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

14 69%

Iris ()

Posted Apr 29, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

15 85%

The Sound of Music (1965)

Posted Apr 27, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

16 16%

xXx: State of the Union (2005)

"XXXcrement. If it weren't for Ice Cube's charismatic bad attitude, State of the Union would be downright unwatchable."

Posted Apr 27, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

17 96%

The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) (1993)

Posted Apr 27, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

18 60%

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

"The filmmakers, while offering a completely original take on the material, are clearly disciples of the author's daffy spirit....Douglas Adams would be proud."

Posted Apr 27, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

19 93%

Duma (2005)

"While it would hold up well against other routine kiddie-animal matinees, all through "Duma" I kept thinking of last summer's (similiar but superior) "Two Brothers.""

Posted Apr 21, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

20 56%

The Interpreter (2005)

"Layers of riveting intrigue build toward a finale weighed down with logistical loopholes..."

Posted Apr 21, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

21 41%

A Lot Like Love (2005)

"Deliciously fresh, ingenuous and beguiling...until its out-of-character finale of contrived misunderstandings that stink of a studio-mandated rewrite."

Posted Apr 20, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

22 80%

Oldboy (2005)

"Fills the screen with enough show-stopping images to put an entire circus out of work."

Posted Apr 17, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

23 88%

Tootsie (1982)

Posted Apr 15, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

24 88%

Turtles Can Fly (Lakposhtha hâm parvaz mikonand) (2005)

"A tragic yet bittersweet, simple yet spellbinding slice of life's uncertainty...an unpretentious, understated tour de force of Middle Eastern cinema."

Posted Apr 15, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

25 34%

Eros (2004)

"After all, it was Antonioni who inspired Wong and Soderbergh to make this film in the first place."

Posted Apr 9, 2005

Jeffrey M. Anderson

26 16%

Eating Out (2004)

Posted Apr 9, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

27 39%

Sahara (2005)

"If Sahara weren't quite so dumb, it might have been a lot of fun."

Posted Apr 6, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

28 65%

Fever Pitch (The Perfect Catch) (2005)

"...gets by on the same kind of lovable-loser charm that has kept its main character obsessed with the Boston Red Sox since age 7."

Posted Apr 5, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

29 47%

The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

Posted Apr 2, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

30 92%

Masculin Feminin (1966)

"Certainly, this was one of Godard's masterworks made during a period of incredible productivity and quality."

Posted Apr 2, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

31 33%

You I Love (Ya lyublyu tebya) (2004)

"...like an implausible, superficial knock-off of a Pedro Amolodovar flick."

Posted Mar 31, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

32 78%

Sin City (2005)

"Innovative and dazzling in its absolute loyalty to the visual style of its inspiration... brings comic book pages alive to a degree that is unprecedented in movie history."

Posted Mar 31, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

33 37%

Beauty Shop (2005)

"The laughs come fast and easy in Beauty Shop, but the minimal-effort plot keeps getting underfoot."

Posted Mar 28, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

34 53%

Melinda and Melinda (2005)

"This performance will likely be forgotten by the time Oscar season rolls around, but Mitchell is going on my Best Actress list right now."

Posted Mar 25, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

35 43%

Guess Who (2005)

"After setting the stage with insultingly shopworn plot contrivances, Guess Who finds its comedy footing by playfully dancing along the edge of political incorrectness."

Posted Mar 23, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

36 25%

Dot the I (2003)

"While Parkhill's filmmaking remains almost hypnotic throughout, the increasingly nonsensical manipulations doom Dot the I to being a deftly made blunder."

Posted Mar 23, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

37 15%

Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous (2005)

"Bullock's delivery of a few choice one-liners is the sole source of laughs (but) her character has turned into a vapid, shallow, egocentric Barbie doll nitwit."

Posted Mar 22, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

38 64%

Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2005)

Posted Mar 20, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

39 74%

The Upside of Anger (2005)

"Binder creates a familiar, complex, realistic, deeply human dynamic between his characters, and provides each actor rich layers of feeling and humor with which to create them."

Posted Mar 18, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

40 87%

Millions (2005)

"What's (Danny Boyle) doing making a sweet, sentimental kids' movie? Virtually reinventing another genre, of course."

Posted Mar 17, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

41 52%

Ice Princess (2005)

"The delight of Ice Princess is that there's more to every character than meets the eye."

Posted Mar 17, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

42 20%

The Ring Two (2005)

"...meanders so slowly through its paces that even the scares seem lethargic."

Posted Mar 16, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

43 91%

Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)

"Very effectively takes you deep inside Nazi Germany's crumbling heart and brings many infamous moments acutely to life, (but) doesn't offer much in the way of new insight."

Posted Mar 10, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

44 22%

In My Country (2005)

"In My Country accomplishes its goal -- but does so largely through obvious plot devices."

Posted Mar 10, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

45 35%

Hostage (2005)

"Siri has a good grip on the tingly tension, but he lets logical and logistical details slip through his fingers on his way toward a climax that goes into cliché overdrive."

Posted Mar 9, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

46 89%

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

Posted Mar 7, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

47 64%

Robots (2005)

"With its expensive but largely characterless voice cast and an off-the-shelf follow-your-dreams plot...Robots is lucky to have spectacular production design..."

Posted Mar 7, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

48 72%

Walk on Water (2005)

Posted Mar 7, 2005

Jeffrey M. Anderson

49 81%

Dear Frankie (2005)

"Sometimes no amount of good acting can make a film hold your interest."

Posted Mar 3, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

50 83%

Up and Down (Horem Pádem) (Loop the Loop) (2004)

"(Hrebejk) understands (his characters) on an intrinsic level, & sees their lives as the story of his country in the infancy of the 21st Century & the infancy of its democracy."

Posted Mar 3, 2005

Rob Blackwelder

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