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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 35%

Bootmen (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

2 63%

The Broken Hearts Club (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

3 33%

Loving Jezebel (1999)

"Harper certainly garners audience sympathy because he really is a sensitive guy, but he's unconvincing as a romeo who 'loves all the things about women their men don't love.' What is this, a Luther Vandross song?"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

4 71%

Angels and Insects (1995)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

5 38%

Out to Sea (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

6 96%

La Lengua de las Mariposas (Butterfly) (Butterfly Tongues) (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

7 82%

Washington Square (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

8 77%

The Birdcage (1996)

"The result is a nearly flavorless 118 minutes punctuated with a few hilarious scenes -- mostly owed to the physical comedy of stage actor Nathan Lane."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

9 63%

The Arrival (1996)

" "The Arrival" is a good 20 minutes too long and heavy with useless scenes in which we learn far too much about Sheen's relationship with his girlfriend."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

10 34%

But I'm A Cheerleader (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

11 48%

The Way of the Gun (2000)

"In The Usual Suspects, McQuarrie's manifold plot of collective collusion all came together in the shocker finale. But in here the complexities never congeal. They just serve as a backdrop for an exercise in vacant movie cool."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

12 75%

The Mighty (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

13 67%

The Empty Mirror (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

14 79%

Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

"Giddy, surprising and raucous fun."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

15 48%

Pushing Tin (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

16 43%

Moll Flanders (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

17 32%

The Closer You Get (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

18 45%

Committed (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

19 80%

Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

"Lyonne's splendid efforts are undermined by the scattered focus on other characters, who are well-acted but too much of a distraction."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

20 94%

Secrets & Lies (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

21 98%

All About My Mother (1999)

"By the time I'd left the theater, I was in love and wanted to see it again."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

22 55%

G.I. Jane (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

23 86%

Jackie Brown (1997)

"Jackie Brown isn't a great film, but it has the air of its director's wicked brilliance."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

24 63%

Man on the Moon (1999)

"An amazing portrait of comedy's most innovative wacko."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

25 95%

The Filth and the Fury (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

26 76%

Amistad (1997)

"Amistad tells a compelling story and it tells it well."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

27 8%

Turn It Up (2000)

"The film is little more than an unambitious, well-packaged passel of urban black clichés."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

28 43%

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

"A Hallmark card kind of beauty and poetry, printed on flimsy paperboard and worth $2.50 at most."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

29 25%

Double Jeopardy (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

30 94%

Three Kings (1999)

"a Desert Storm action flick with conscience"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

31 90%

Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont) (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

32 25%

Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) (2000)

"60 Seconds is a nothing but a set of new tires and an Earl Scheib paint job on a rusty old jalopy."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

33 71%

The Last Days of Disco (1998)

"To his fans (color me guilty), Stillman is like a sardonic Anton Checkov, a man to whom dialogue and repressed emotion are everything."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

34 72%

A Walk on the Moon (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

35 91%

The Girl Next Door (2005)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

36 73%

In & Out (1997)

"In & Out doesn't take itself seriously for a moment, which is why the halcyon-happy schmaltz that floats through the movie and floods the last reel is forgivable."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

37 45%

The Cell (2000)

"The movie is so relentlessly unpleasant ... and so utterly full of itself that it doesn't succeed in doing anything more than invoking a Pavlovian retch reflex."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

38 82%

The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) (1994)

"Features what are arguably the fastest, most furious and elaborate -- and the most entertaining -- fight sequences ever filmed."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

39 56%

Groove (2000)

"What Groove lacks in personality it makes up for in breathless, cafeinated, fervid presentation."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

40 55%

Hamlet (2000)

"Lacks scope and consistency, but even at its worst it's always interesting to watch."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

41 81%

Jesus' Son (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

42 79%

Shanghai Noon (2000)

"Shanghai Noon is a Jackie Chan flick set in the Old West. If that inventive screwball setup isn't enough by itself to get you itching to see the movie, please feel free to read on."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

43 55%

A Perfect Murder (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

44 93%

Le Mépris (Contempt) (2008)

"Another great argument in favor of the current restoration-and-rerelease trend, Contempt is a cinematic masterwork that superbly satires the filmmaking community with subtle yet biting aplomb."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

45 28%

Just One Time (2000)

"A story like Just One Time is inevitable -- and welcome -- in an age of advanced sexual freedom and experimentation. But someone with more respect for women should take another whack at it."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

46 81%

Wonder Boys (2000)

"Wonder Boys is an effortlessly off-kilter comedy with an impeccable cinema pedigree that serves its quirky story well."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

47 45%

Just Looking (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

48 42%

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

"McAnuff and screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan seem unable to get the story and the satire to co-exist."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

49 75%

The Negotiator (1998)

"One of cinema's smoothest, toughest and most charismatic actors, Jackson has the audience rapt from the opening scene..."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

50 21%

The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

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