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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 29%

Lost in Space (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

2 11%

A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

"If only the movie's writers (there were half a dozen) and directors (there were two -- one bailed after two weeks) had created a movie one-fourth as funny as this sketch was."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

3 63%

Home for the Holidays (1995)

"Holly Hunter is amazing. When watching her you get a sense of her character's whole life, not just the time she spends on the screen."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

4 69%

Tin Cup (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

5 57%

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

"Still, you have to see it, don't you? I know I did, and I'm glad I did. But I can honestly say I was never really entertained."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

6 22%

Stigmata (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

7 70%

Frequency (2000)

"Frequency's downward spiral is such a tremendous slap in the face that it all but negates the sound, intelligent and engrossing first hour of the movie."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

8 12%

Striptease (1996)

"Let me be blunt: In three days of thinking, I cannot remember a movie worse than Striptease."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

9 67%

Stir of Echoes (1999)

"There is a definitive moment at which the movie self-destructs, and its sad to see that happen when Echoes was shaping up to be an intensely powerful film."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

10 86%

The Graduate (1967)

"Buck Henry's ironic script is at once biting and thoughtful."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

11 91%

High Fidelity (2000)

"Will stand the test of time because it captures this generation's most common relationship foibles so amusingly."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

12 66%

Stuart Little (1999)

"Nearly everything delightful about the book is erased or painted over here with near-plotless kiddie fare."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

13 7%

Jawbreaker (1999)

"Too dark to be funny and plagued by abyss-sized holes in the plot, slavish dialogue and sketch-quality acting, Jawbreaker is a 15 minute idea stretched into a feature film."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

14 61%

Mimic (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

15 32%

Superstar (1999)

"I might just watch it again when it comes on cable in eight months or so. But is it worth even the price a matinee admission? No way."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

16 9%

The Skulls (2000)

"Laced with horribly clichéd secret society mumbo jumbo and unintentionally funny homoerotic undertones."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

17 92%

Star Trek - First Contact (1996)

"For non-Trekkers, this is a great, free-standing special-effects adventure with much more fleshy characters than your average sci-fi yarn. Definitely a good ride. But there are also plenty of nods to Star Trek aficionados."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

18 19%

Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

19 63%

Clay Pigeons (1998)

"If Vince Vaughn ever becomes the kind of legendary actor to whom repertory movie houses dedicate retrospectives, Clay Pigeons will be the movie everyone claims as their favorite from his early career."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

20 64%

Train de Vie (Train of Life) (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

21 47%

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

22 61%

Interview with the Vampire (1994)

"Cruise will surprise Anne Rice fans as he did the author herself."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

23 96%

Big Night (1996)

"Insecurity, passion, love, lust, life lessons and the American Dream all play a part in Big Night, and each touches a nerve under the fastidious direction of Tucci and Scott."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

24 55%

Con Air (1997)

"Passably entertaining for the first 90 minutes, but...the movie becomes, in quick succession, silly then generic."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

25 78%

Twin Falls Idaho (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

26 80%

The Green Mile (1999)

"But even when it falls back on the contrived, The Green Mile still holds on to the audience on a emotional level that continues to resonate long after the credits roll, which by itself is reason enough to recommend the movie."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

27 84%

The War Zone (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

28 85%

Wag the Dog (1997)

"The most ingenious and wicked political satire since Dr. Strangelove."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

29 40%

The Replacements (2000)

"Entirely predictable but utterly entertaining."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

30 22%

Lucky Numbers (2000)

"Leave it to director Nora Ephron to declaw a black comedy like Lucky Numbers, turning it into something docile and almost sweet."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

31 22%

Money Train (1995)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

32 17%

Wild Wild West (1999)

"I figured the screenwriters would rape the show for its best elements, then stoke it with paint-by-numbers action and effect sequences, and I was right."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

33 64%

Wild Things (1998)

"Moderately entertaining trash that turns crafty in the last reel when it is finally called on to explain itself."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

34 33%

Girl 6 (1996)

"Lee sculpts every scene precisely in his story of a woman growing out of her 20-something aimlessness."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

35 97%

The Winslow Boy (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

36 93%

Out of Sight (1998)

"Soderbergh plays it a little too cool, not allowing the story's ironic and comedic rim shots to resonate."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

37 90%

Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

38 60%

Mystery Men (1999)

"First-time director Kinka Usher (the man behind the Taco Bell Chihuahua spots) drops the ball, allowing his riff on the Hollywood's most shameless commodity to become precisely what it set out to ridicule."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

39 87%

The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

"Wow. Courtney Love can act."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

40 61%

The Wood (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

41 95%

Touch of Evil (1958)

""Touch of Evil" is arguably the best B-grade movie ever made."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

42 36%

Dog Park (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

43 96%

Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

44 49%

Cruel Intentions (1999)

"I fully expected it to be dumbed down beyond all recognition. I expected Dangerous Liaisons 90210. But I can admit when I'm wrong."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

45 54%

Payback (1999)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

46 69%

Restoration (1996)

"Somewhere in this potentially fascinating story of a man's life, the director caught epic fever and his characters got buried in breadth and depth of his ambition."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

47 12%

The Chamber (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

48 92%

The Big One (1998)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

49 86%

Get Shorty (1995)

"It's Hollywood happily mocking itself, with stock characters breaking their molds and digs at everything that is the movie business."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

50 40%

The Monster (Il Mostro) (1996)

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rob Blackwelder

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