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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 73%

My Dog Skip (2000)

"A charming, old fashioned kids' flick that embraces its clichés and serves them up with a contagious, indomitable spirit..."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

2 67%

Dogma (1999)

"Smart, seditious and fantastically complex."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

3 82%

Love and Basketball (2000)

"An impressive first effort."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

4 57%

Addicted to Love (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

5 80%

Dry Cleaning (Nettoyage à sec) (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

6 67%

The End of the Affair (1999)

"An ambitious misfire."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

7 16%

Dudley Do-Right (1999)

"What a let-down."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

8 9%

Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

"It's not just amateurish, it's completely inept from premise to execution."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

9 83%

American History X (1998)

"[Kaye] employs some audacious and creative storytelling."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

10 50%

Endurance (1999)

"While it is a little inspiring, the movie doesn't have enough punch to keep an audience interested in something as monotonous as marathon running."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

11 11%

The Ladies Man (2000)

"This slight and uneven flick isn't the kind of thing you want to drop $8 on at the multiplex, but more an inspiration rental for six months from now when it's on the new releases shelf at your local video store."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

12 71%

eXistenZ (1999)

"Cronenberg slides between reality and virtual reality with such seamless morphing that it is sometimes intentionally unclear what world the characters are in."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

13 61%

Mission: Impossible (1996)

"Overblown in every sense. At times this is a plus."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

14 50%

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

"The Ghost and the Darkness isn't bad as a matinee distraction, but goodness knows it isn't good, either."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

15 77%

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

"Stanley Kubrick's infamously obsessive-compulsive direction pays off with Cruise and Kidman, inspiring fully-fleshed and manifold performances from his stars."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

16 89%

Topsy-Turvy (1999)

"Almost every scene is a pleasure."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

17 21%

A Dog of Flanders (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

18 30%

Kiss The Girls (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

19 85%

Happiness (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

20 44%

Flawless (1999)

""Flawless" could have been a quality character piece if only writer-director Schumacher had written deeper characters or exercised even a modicum of self-restraint."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

21 76%

Gladiator (2000)

"While Gladiator is nothing if not stimulating and richly visual, director Ridley Scott's sense of grandeur is inconsistent, and he often over-reaches in his attempts to modernize the storytelling for MTV audiences."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

22 67%

Small Time Crooks (2000)

"It's ripe with zingers."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

23 25%

Hard Rain (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

24 85%

An Ideal Husband (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

25 3%

Down to You (2000)

"The inexperienced Isacsson's muddled stew of styles and story asides often leaves the movie flailing around like a dying fish."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

26 29%

Drowning Mona (2000)

"It just doesn't add up to the kind of laughs you want to pay to see."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

27 46%

For Love of the Game (1999)

"It's hard not to admire Kevin Costner for his stanch dedication to making old-fashioned movies that defy our acidic modern world."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

28 92%

Boogie Nights (1997)

"It simply tells a compelling story about shallow, damaged people trying in earnest to gain any kind of respect they can find, even through salacious means."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

29 35%

The Waterboy (1998)

"This picture is almost entirely unintelligible three- or four-minute set pieces loosely held together by the football theme."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

30 65%

Perfect Blue (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

31 44%

Stepmom (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

32 92%

Election (1999)

"A deliriously sardonic and underhanded satire of politics and high school culture."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

33 21%

Inspector Gadget (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

34 15%

Pokemon - The Movie 2000 (2000)

"If these shoddily animated, dialogue deficient, trite and mind-melting Pokemon movies are going to become an annual ritual, I may be forced to look for a new line of work."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

35 94%

Dark Days (2000)

"[Singer] is granted such candid interviews and such complete access to these people's lives that even if it were not an adroit piece of filmmaking with an attention-grabbing style, Dark Days would still be engrossing to watch."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

36 53%

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

"In reviewing this movie it all comes down to one thing: When the credits rolled, I had a big smile on my face."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

37 62%

Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

38 29%

Jakob the Liar (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

39 22%

The General's Daughter (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

40 63%

Me Myself I (2000)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

41 14%

Red Planet (2000)

"Takes itself pretty seriously for a movie that ask the viewer, in the laborious voice-over prologue, to stow all notions of science and logic."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

42 52%

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

43 8%

Dangerous Ground (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

44 71%

Get Bruce (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

45 14%

Playing God (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

46 62%

The Impostors (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

47 74%

Primal Fear (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

48 45%

Twin Dragons (Shuang long hui) (Brother vs. Brother) (1992)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

49 16%

Heaven's Prisoners (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

50 77%

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

"This one is definitely a kiddie keeper."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

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