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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 55%

Blade (1998)

"Short of being terribly bloody and packed with special effects, all the showdowns are strictly stock stuff."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

2 11%

Body Shots (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

3 78%

Get Real (1999)

"With a little refurbishment, Get Real could realize potential that gets buried in this movie by its banality."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

4 50%

The Craft (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

5 51%

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

"An assembly-line production, just a step or two above the series' Roger Moore nadir."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

6 30%

Big Momma's House (2000)

"The saddest thing about Big Momma's House is that it wastes a talented cast in roles that force them to act like idiots in order for the plot to advance."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

7 2%

The In Crowd (2000)

"Porno theater patrons who stumble into this pic purely for its endless landscape of girlie grillwork will get their money's worth."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

8 79%

Seven (Se7en) (1995)

"Shaky camera shots, dark sets and a disturbing script that takes its characters to the extremes of emotion all contribute to the film creating a unsettled feeling that stays with you for a couple hours after the credits roll."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

9 53%

Stealing Beauty (1996)

"An intriguing, good-looking movie, and character-driven in the best sense. But truly, it's fanciful."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

10 16%

Wild America (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

11 28%

The Bone Collector (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

12 84%

Erin Brockovich (2000)

"Soderbergh artfully navigates a minefield of inherent clichés ... with such clever cadence and novelty that even these familiar scenes are recast in a refreshingly idiosyncratic mold."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

13 100%

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

"The naked emotion of tragedy weighs on every frame..."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

14 85%

Chuck & Buck (2000)

"Chuck and Buck has been winning accolades at film festivals, and I'm at a loss to explain why."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

15 76%

Freeway (1996)

"Hilariously cheap but oddly reflective at times."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

16 63%

Contact (1997)

"An intellectually and theologically challenging, $100 million summer blockbuster? Who'd have imagined?"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

17 80%

Bowfinger (1999)

"A junk food comedy, packed with instant gratification laughs that fade away almost immediately after the credits roll."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

18 61%

The Land Girls (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

19 83%

Tumbleweeds (1999)

"Nuanced performances that ring so true you can't help but become emotionally involved in their lives."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

20 71%

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

"Nicolas Cage inhabits this lonely, broken, everyday hero in a way no other actor ever could (save, perhaps, De Niro) in Martin Scorsese's ironically vital masterpiece of mortality."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

21 88%

Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (2000)

"This is one unforgettable horror movie."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

22 68%

School Ties (1992)

"It's not often that a predictable script is turned into a worthwhile movie, but in the case of School Ties it has happened."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

23 4%

The Mod Squad (1999)

"If it looks like a bad '70s cop show, sounds like a bad '70s cop show and has a plot like a bad '70s cop show, what's the point of making a feature film? Just watch a bad '70s cop show, if you can find one."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

24 31%

Brokedown Palace (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

25 11%

Chill Factor (1999)

"A brain-dead action flick if there ever was one."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

26 32%

Excess Baggage (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

27 38%

Better Than Chocolate (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

28 68%

Othello (1995)

"The film Lawrence Fishburne will be remembered for."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

29 87%

Swingers (1996)

"Not particularly insightful regarding male pattern loneliness...but it is damn funny to a guy whose been there."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

30 85%

Jerry Maguire (1996)

"Here is a remarkable exception to the proven principle that all movies with any scene taking place at a football game are stinkers."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

31 86%

Cookie's Fortune (1999)

"A simple and subtle, yet outrageous and intricate, comedy with the kind of inconsequential embellishments that make all Altman's best films ring so true."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

32 80%

Scream (1996)

"Scream is funny, scary and self-mocking -- director Wes Craven's facetious send-up of his own resume."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

33 52%

Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

34 56%

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

35 37%

Desert Blue (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

36 12%

My Favorite Martian (1999)

"Almost entirely predicated on low-brow misfires and the thinnest of story precepts."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

37 93%

Lone Star (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

38 38%

The Van (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

39 47%

Detroit Rock City (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

40 69%

You've Got Mail (1998)

"The entire movie is glazed with syrupy sweet generic moments...that clash with the potentially enjoyable, devious grown-up comedy that nearly surfaces as Joe and Kathleen develop a flirty animosity as they continue to run into each other."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

41 87%

To Die For (1995)

"From the opening credits, a montage of mass media images from the story we're about to see, the film is saturated with Suzanne's shallow tunnel vision."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

42 79%

Office Space (1999)

"A sharp satire of the stale, numbing existence of the American office drone."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

43 87%

Donnie Brasco (1997)

"A standard-issue mobster movie that rises above the mire of its shopworn genre by showing the cracks in its characters' armor."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

44 23%

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

45 74%

The Big Kahuna (2000)

"Spacey and DeVito deliver such layered, perceptive and detailed performances that their mere presence raises the picture to a recommendable level."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

46 31%

Mulholland Falls (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

47 80%

Breakdown (1997)

"Breakdown manages a constant, paranoid suspense by never revealing more about what's really happened to the wife on than the hero himself knows."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

48 73%

The Dinner Game (Le Dîner de cons) (1999)

"Maybe it's a cultural thing, but I just don't find Francis Veber's brand of French farce all that funny."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

49 57%

Shooting Fish (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

50 53%

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

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