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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 42%

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

"Seems bland and slipshod next to Betty Thomas's spiky 1998 original."

Posted Jun 21, 2001

Dave Kehr

2 53%

The Fast and the Furious (2001)

"Summer schlock of unusual purity and consistency."

Posted Jun 21, 2001

Dave Kehr

3 90%

Divided We Fall (2001)

"Comedic touches mix with drama to make this 2001 Academy Award nominee a particularly poignant story."

Posted Jun 15, 2001

Michele McCole Moss

4 11%

Bride of the Wind (2001)

"This almost laughably shallow film is ultimately more interested in Alma's outfits than anything else."

Posted Jun 15, 2001

Chris Barsanti

5 69%

The Adventures of Felix (Drôle de Félix) (2001)

"Sweet, sexy and deceptively frivolous."

Posted Jun 14, 2001

Steven Jenkins

6 74%

Songcatcher (2001)

"Predictable, well-intentioned indie riddled with every cliché in the Sundance handbook."

Posted Jun 14, 2001

Dave Kehr

7 19%

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001)

"Not much here, apart from Lara's snugly tailored costumes and some entertainingly old-fashioned production design by Kirk Petruccelli."

Posted Jun 14, 2001

Dave Kehr

8 86%

Sexy Beast (2000)

"Glazer provides hope that filmmakers eventually will step out from Tarantino's shadow, but they have to bring something new to the table."

Posted Jun 13, 2001

Sean O'Connell

9 49%

Atlantis - The Lost Empire (2001)

"Feels low-budget and unfinished."

Posted Jun 8, 2001

Dave Kehr

10 60%

The Anniversary Party (2001)

"Comes out looking a lot like the standard, self-indulgent actor's film."

Posted Jun 7, 2001

Dave Kehr

11 26%

Swordfish (2001)

"Like an issue of Maxim come to life."

Posted Jun 7, 2001

Dave Kehr

12 43%

Evolution (2001)

"A pleasant comedy-adventure."

Posted Jun 7, 2001

Dave Kehr

13 30%

The Animal (2001)

"Lacking Sandler's barely hidden arrogance, Schneider is appealing in the lead."

Posted Jun 4, 2001

Dave Kehr

14 65%

Bread and Roses (2001)

"Loach's politics are almost as insultingly simplistic as his melodramatic plotting and one-dimensional characters."

Posted May 31, 2001

Dave Kehr

15 76%

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

"It's all frosting and no cake."

Posted May 31, 2001

Dave Kehr

16 10%

What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

"The film is fun enough to pass the time, but with a cast like this, you want more than competence."

Posted May 31, 2001

Chris Barsanti

17 90%

Our Song (2001)

"The film is an unpretentious slice of life that allows its characters to maintain their dignity."

Posted May 25, 2001

Bilge Ebiri

18 89%

The Road Home (Wo de fu qin mu qin) (2001)

"Even the director's most ardent admirers won't be ready for the soapy goo he delivers here."

Posted May 24, 2001

Bilge Ebiri

19 35%

The Man Who Cried (2000)

"An empty and irritating piece of work."

Posted May 24, 2001

Dave Kehr

20 25%

Pearl Harbor (2001)

"When Bay eventually delivers his precision-choreographed action, he elevates the strike above the schmaltz and nearly achieves epic status."

Posted May 24, 2001

Dan Fazio

21 47%

Fast Food Fast Women (2001)

"Thomson continues to amaze with her naked authenticity."

Posted May 21, 2001

Dave Kehr

22 33%

Angel Eyes (2001)

"It's hard to believe that these two would ever hook up."

Posted May 17, 2001

Dan Fazio

23 88%

Shrek (2001)

"The film's real qualities are its warmth and wit, developed without any digital assistance."

Posted May 17, 2001

Dave Kehr

24 68%

About Adam (2000)

"A lesser film might have taken a darker and more obvious route with Adam's uncanny ability to be whoever people want him to be, but About Adam plays it with a warm and knowing wink of the eye."

Posted May 10, 2001

Chris Barsanti

25 61%

The King Is Alive (2001)

"All of the performances are painfully human."

Posted May 10, 2001

Chris Barsanti

26 92%

Startup.com (2001)

"A hilarious and discomforting gem."

Posted May 10, 2001

Arne Johnson

27 87%

Calle 54 (2001)

"Lacking the narrative didacticism of a documentary, Calle 54 functions more as Trueba's celluloid top-ten list of favorite Afro-Cuban musicians, captured lovingly in warmly-lit studio performances."

Posted May 10, 2001

Amanda Morrison

28 58%

A Knight's Tale (2001)

"With Ledger and Sossomon sharing little screen time, the film boils down to a series of cathartic, win-or-lose situations, much like conventional sports movies do."

Posted May 10, 2001

Dave Kehr

29 71%

Brigham City (2001)

"The murder-mystery plot is compelling, though it only narrowly avoids being overshadowed by the religious overtones."

Posted May 4, 2001

Jason Esplin

30 94%

Sous le sable (Under the Sand) (2001)

"A full-bodied, gripping film about the nature of trauma, memory and moving on."

Posted May 4, 2001

Bilge Ebiri

31 47%

The Mummy Returns (2001)

"Doesn't stand up to the original's adventure."

Posted May 4, 2001

Dan Fazio

32 90%

Eureka (Yûreka) (2001)

"While director Shinji Aoyama's style is understated, meditative and deliberate, he manages to grab the viewer from the very beginning, and rarely lets go."

Posted May 4, 2001

Bilge Ebiri

33 7%

The Forsaken (2001)

"Even if you're nostalgic for, say, Galaxy of Terror or Death Race 2000, you're better off waiting for this one on video."

Posted Apr 27, 2001

Bill Pearis

34 88%

Once Upon a Time in China (2001)

"Aided immeasurably by the acrobatic skills of its brilliant star, Once Upon A Time in China delivers the kinetic goods."

Posted Apr 26, 2001

Bilge Ebiri

35 13%

Town & Country (2000)

"Characters and subplots fly in and out of the mix for no discernable reason as the story stumbles from one improbable situation to the next."

Posted Apr 26, 2001

Bill Pearis

36 54%

The Golden Bowl (2000)

"A distracted, emotionless affair."

Posted Apr 26, 2001

Bilge Ebiri

37 14%

Driven (2001)

"With all the style of a decade-old beer commercial, Driven careens from one confrontation to another."

Posted Apr 26, 2001

Chris Barsanti

38 33%

One Night at McCool's (2001)

"A well-constructed farce with more than its share of belly laughs."

Posted Apr 26, 2001

Bill Pearis

39 59%

The Low Down (2001)

"One gets the sense that Thraves has seen one too many Mike Leigh movies."

Posted Apr 20, 2001

Bill Pearis

40 58%

The Luzhin Defence (2001)

"Diluted by numerous clichéd ingredients, which reduce it to a conventional romance."

Posted Apr 20, 2001

Sean O'Connell

41 11%

Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

"Shocking doesn't necessarily mean amusing."

Posted Apr 20, 2001

Sean O'Connell

42 96%

With A Friend Like Harry (2001)

"Strange, exhilarating."

Posted Apr 19, 2001

Bilge Ebiri

43 11%

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)

"The latest Dundee is equal parts tame sequel and 95-minute commercial for the Subaru Outback."

Posted Apr 19, 2001

Sean O'Connell

44 62%

The Claim (2000)

"With this wide, beautiful canvas, Winterbottom may well have produced his masterpiece."

Posted Apr 19, 2001

Bilge Ebiri

45 34%

The Center of the World (2001)

"Center of the World shows much but leaves many things unsaid. Somehow, that seems perfect."

Posted Apr 18, 2001

Bilge Ebiri

46 71%

Chopper (2001)

"Thanks to the director's exceptional visual style, Chopper evokes a life of emotional baggage before a single word is spoken."

Posted Apr 12, 2001

Sean O'Connell

47 81%

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

"Maguire's brisk pacing and Zellweger's spunk, especially, give Bridget endearing appeal."

Posted Apr 12, 2001

Dave Kehr

48 28%

Kingdom Come (2001)

"Uses broad humor and over-the-top characters to hammer its feel-good message home."

Posted Apr 11, 2001

Jackie Potts

49 53%

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

"Has no more substance than a top-40 pop song."

Posted Apr 10, 2001

Andrea Burtness

50 11%

Joe Dirt (2001)

"Too obviously a tormentor himself, Spade can't pull off the sentimental formula that Adam Sandler frequently works."

Posted Apr 10, 2001

Dave Kehr

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