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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 71%

Cold Mountain (2003)

"Remains compelling even at over two-and-a-half hours thanks to great performances from Law, Zellweger and the collection of cameo appearances from the likes of Giovanni Ribisi and Hoffman."

Posted Dec 24, 2003

Erich Scholz

2 27%

Paycheck (2003)

"At times, the whole thing feels like a parody of the genre. Still, director John Woo makes all this nonsense thoroughly entertaining, full of the slow-motion explosions, Mexican standoffs and the doves you've come to expect."

Posted Dec 23, 2003

Bill Pearis

3 35%

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

"Serviceable performances from the principals underscore the film's functionality, giving modern star power to its paint-by-numbers plot."

Posted Dec 18, 2003

Erich Scholz

4 94%

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

"A staggering work."

Posted Dec 16, 2003

Dan Fazio

5 60%

Stuck On You (2003)

"A one joke film (and not much of a joke at that) that tries hard but mostly falls flat."

Posted Dec 11, 2003

Bill Pearis

6 13%

Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)

"This breezy remake of the 1987 film Can't Buy Me Love is so lightweight it threatens to float off the screen, but likable performances from leads Cannon and Milian go far in helping anchor some of writer/director Troy Beyer's flimsy script."

Posted Dec 11, 2003

Erich Scholz

7 71%

Something's Gotta Give (2003)

"With a surprisingly resonant emotional undercurrent, this adult relationship comedy comes off as extremely likable, if not lovable."

Posted Dec 11, 2003

Erich Scholz

8 65%

The Last Samurai (2003)

"Delivers thrilling action, gorgeous cinematography, beautiful locations and Oscar-worthy performances."

Posted Dec 4, 2003

Bill Pearis

9 21%

Honey (2003)

"One of 2003's worst, Honey lazily steals its story from a host of '80s musical-themed flicks."

Posted Dec 4, 2003

Bill Pearis

10 80%

21 Grams (2003)

"A melancholy meditation on guilt and grief, powered by deeply empathetic performances from the three leads."

Posted Nov 26, 2003

Justin Hartung

11 13%

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

"Swirling apparitions, a wonderful Southern gothic atmosphere and a thwarted love story make this a fine companion piece to the Walt Disney theme-park attraction."

Posted Nov 25, 2003

J. C. Farrow

12 58%

The Missing (2003)

"A tough, old-fashioned Western that is a direct and worthy descendent of John Ford's classic, The Searchers." EDIT

Posted Nov 25, 2003

13 77%

Bad Santa (2003)

"In the end, it's hard not to be impressed by the way Bad Santa rips into sanctimonious holiday traditions with the demented glee of an 8-year-old unwrapping an X-Box."

Posted Nov 25, 2003

Justin Hartung

14 14%

Gothika (2003)

"Dwells in its own abysmal dreariness without creating real suspense, relying instead on a stream of easy shocks to convince us that we're watching a scary movie."

Posted Nov 20, 2003

Erich Scholz

15 10%

Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat (2003)

"Almost entirely unrecognizeable as something from the Seuss world."

Posted Nov 20, 2003

Dan Fazio

16 65%

My Life Without Me (2003)

"A strangely grim affair that will stretch the patience of more than a few viewers."

Posted Nov 14, 2003

Erich Scholz

17 84%

Pieces of April (2003)

"April's attempts at cooking provide most of the laughs, and watching her trying to mash raw potatoes is worth the price of admission alone."

Posted Nov 14, 2003

Bill Pearis

18 78%

Tupac - Resurrection (2003)

"Even if rap isn't your thing, Tupac's is an intriguing life story -- and nobody tells it better than him."

Posted Nov 13, 2003

Dan Fazio

19 57%

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

"Loaded with clever set pieces."

Posted Nov 13, 2003

J. C. Farrow

20 85%

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

"You get a week in the Galapagos here, a week of storms there, and precious few battles in between. Diehard action buffs won't know what to do, but if you're the type who appreciates the scenery on a long drive, this is your film."

Posted Nov 13, 2003

Dan Fazio

21 63%

Love Actually (2003)

"Writer-director Richard Curtis has jam-packed the story with too many characters and the whole thing borders on sickeningly sweet. But a fitfully funny screenplay and irreproachable cast keep you from suffering cinematic toothache."

Posted Nov 6, 2003

Bill Pearis

22 84%

Elf (2003)

"Not aspiring to be much more than a simple fish-out-of-water comedy, Elf is sweet and a little hokey -- and has the makings of a holiday classic."

Posted Nov 6, 2003

Erich Scholz

23 36%

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

"For all the ponderous philosophizing found in Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions is surprisingly straightforward and more than a little cheesy."

Posted Nov 4, 2003

Bill Pearis

24 43%

The Human Stain (2003)

"The filmmakers should've left this story on the bookshelf."

Posted Oct 30, 2003

Erich Scholz

25 52%

Suspended Animation (2003)

"Anyone who's seen a horror movie in the last 20 years will frequently know what's going to happen next."

Posted Oct 30, 2003

Michael Phillips

26 64%

Die Mommie Die! (2003)

"Busch is actually pretty great as Arden, but with nothing to hang his wig on, it all gets tiresome rather quickly, inviting unflattering comparisons to John Waters' superior 1980 effort, Polyester."

Posted Oct 30, 2003

Erich Scholz

27 91%

Shattered Glass (2003)

"The story is ... fascinating."

Posted Oct 30, 2003

Bill Pearis

28 94%

Girlhood (2003)

"It's one thing to watch the stylized Hollywood versions of troubled teens in films like Bully and Thirteen; it's another to witness the gritty reality."

Posted Oct 30, 2003

Michael Phillips

29 38%

Brother Bear (2003)

"Solid family entertainment, but won't give Pixar a run for its money."

Posted Oct 30, 2003

Bill Pearis

30 94%

The Alien Saga (2003)

"Even if you've seen it a hundred times, Alien can still make you jump out of your seat."

Posted Oct 29, 2003

Bill Pearis

31 34%

In the Cut (2003)

"There's a good character study here somewhere, but Campion should have slashed the serial-killer plot right out of the picture."

Posted Oct 24, 2003

Bill Pearis

32 72%

Elephant (2003)

"Ultimately pointless, this lethargic picture seems to be trying to make a statement but succumbs to its own artiness -- including a cast made up mostly of non-actors."

Posted Oct 23, 2003

Erich Scholz

33 36%

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

"David Zucker hasn't exactly breathed new life into the series, but he knows what old jokes still work."

Posted Oct 23, 2003

Bill Pearis

34 36%

Radio (2003)

"This sappy, overlong, three-hankie melodrama featuring Gooding Jr. in full-on Rain Man mode is about as corny as they come."

Posted Oct 23, 2003

Erich Scholz

35 14%

Beyond Borders (2003)

"A self-indulgent, unintentionally farcical romance."

Posted Oct 23, 2003

Michael Phillips

36 72%

Runaway Jury (2003)

"Runaway Jury is guilty of perjury, but just barely gets away with it."

Posted Oct 16, 2003

Bill Pearis

37 53%

Veronica Guerin (2003)

"Ignore the Irish fiddle and tin-whistle score and settle in for a compelling and intense story."

Posted Oct 16, 2003

Erich Scholz

38 36%

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

"There are so many jump-out- of-your-seat surprises that it's bound to be embarrassing for a number of moviegoers."

Posted Oct 16, 2003

Allison Austin

39 45%

Good Boy! (2003)

"This flick's poo jokes are of a superior breed than you'd find in a Rob Schneider comedy."

Posted Oct 9, 2003

Bill Pearis

40 51%

Dopamine (2003)

"There are just enough insightful and funny moments to expect big things from writer/director Marc Decena next time around."

Posted Oct 9, 2003

Michael Phillips

41 75%

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

"The Coens have taken their trademark wit, style and rapid-fire dialogue and refined it into a lean mean laugh machine."

Posted Oct 9, 2003

Bill Pearis

42 87%

Mystic River (2003)

"A truly powerful portrait of community and lost innocence."

Posted Oct 9, 2003

Bill Pearis

43 85%

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

"One of this year's most entertaining flicks."

Posted Oct 9, 2003

Bill Pearis

44 42%

The Event (2003)

"A touching tribute to a community celebrating life in the face of tragedy and death."

Posted Oct 3, 2003

Erich Scholz

45 65%

Out of Time (2003)

"Despite being entirely unrealistic, this is a mildly entertaining movie thanks to its breezy tone and a cast that seems to be having a good time."

Posted Oct 2, 2003

Bill Pearis

46 92%

School of Rock (2003)

"Jack Black has played the in-your-face slacker many times before, but with a script written specifically to showcase his particular genius, he completely aces this exam."

Posted Oct 2, 2003

Bill Pearis

47 35%

Duplex (Our House) (2003)

"Surprisingly low on laughs considering the talent involved."

Posted Sep 25, 2003

Erich Scholz

48 62%

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

"The lesson? No matter what you think, you will never be happy without a hunk."

Posted Sep 25, 2003

Dan Fazio

49 71%

The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle) (2003)

"With humor that runs the gamut from pee jokes to Heart of Darkness references, The Rundown is unrealistic, goofy, juvenile, absurdly violent and completely recommended."

Posted Sep 25, 2003

Dan Fazio

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