Dallas Morning News

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 20%

Autumn in New York (2000)

"The movie's biggest fatality is the lack of chemistry between the two stars. Even in their most amorous moments, they seem like a randy uncle and his sad-eyed niece."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

2 63%

Muppets From Space (1999)

"Appealing!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Nancy Churnin

3 54%

Payback (1999)

"Morally bankrupt, but it's rich entertainment!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

4 95%

Best in Show (2000)

"The jokes in Best in Show are somewhat one-dimensional, but they hit their target."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

5 45%

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

"The Whole Nine Yards does not go the distance."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

6 37%

Bicentennial Man (1999)

"Mr. Williams latches onto every cheap laugh he can find."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Al Brumley

7 57%

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

"Pure adventure!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

8 81%

Wonder Boys (2000)

"One of the most accessible of joy rides."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

9 35%

The Waterboy (1998)

"Long on crude, cheap humor and short on, well, anything else."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tom Maurstad

10 43%

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

"The film is visually stunning. Its images will stay with you long after their meaning has vanished."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

11 11%

End of Days (1999)

"You'll walk out of End of Days wanting to pick a fight with Arnold Schwarzenegger. That's how bad this flick is."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

12 69%

You've Got Mail (1998)

"You've Got Mail provides a perfectly cuddly night at the movies!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

13 30%

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

"The English are uniformly and broadly portrayed as villainous louts, and today's four-letter oaths sound laughably anachronistic."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jane Sumner

14 81%

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999)

"A few good jokes for every dozen groaners!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Chris Vognar

15 19%

Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

"Dismal." EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

16 40%

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

"Snow Falling on Cedars is very rarely dull, very often poetic."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Chris Vognar

17 20%

Practical Magic (1998)

"A crafty chick flick about likable witches!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

18 23%

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

"Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo makes There's Something About Mary look like Masterpiece Theatre."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Kendall Morgan

19 26%

Nutty Professor II - The Klumps (2000)

"It throws together a jumble of plot points, and hopes and prays that they somehow stick together."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Chris Vognar

20 36%

In Too Deep (1999)

"Some solid acting; a great-looking film."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Chris Vognar

21 52%

The Muse (1999)

"Quietly, consistently amusing."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

22 84%

Erin Brockovich (2000)

"It's a victory for Julia Roberts, co-star Albert Finney and director Steven Soderbergh. It's also a victory for the audience."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

23 67%

Charlie's Angels (2000)

"A no-brainer, it definitely is. But you'll leave the theater with a smile."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

24 95%

You Can Count On Me (2000)

"Kenneth Lonergan ... has created a set of characters who slowly come to life before our eyes, imperfections, conflicts and all."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Chris Vognar

25 8%

Turn It Up (2000)

"In his first acting job, Ja Rule reveals a magnetic presence, smoldering with rage and eroticism."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tom Sime

26 32%

Superstar (1999)

"Simply stated, there's not a movie's worth of story here."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tom Maurstad

27 47%

The Perfect Storm (2000)

"The movie is a technical marvel, with scenes of rampaging nature that approximate ominous visual poetry. But dramatically, the ambitious film is hollow."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

28 61%

American Pie (1999)

"Manages to be both gross and sweet."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Chris Vognar

29 23%

Patch Adams (1998)

"A sure-fire crowd-pleaser!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

30 42%

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

"There's enough subversive intelligence poking through the surface of Rocky and Bullwinkle to make fans smile through the rest of the dross."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Chris Vognar

31 68%

Timecode (Time Code) (2000)

"Worth seeing for the way Mr. Figgis ... skewers the pretentiousness of conventional production and makes it (at least for a time) mesmerizing if not very human."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jane Sumner

32 52%

Bounce (2000)

"The time has come for unsparing truths: Has there ever been a duller Hollywood duo than Ben & Gwyn?"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

33 74%

The Big Kahuna (2000)

"A well-acted if very stagy adaptation of Roger Rueff's play Hospitality Suite, The Big Kahuna offers lessons that might apply quite nicely to Arthur Miller's pathetic pavement pounder."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Chris Vognar

34 12%

Play It to the Bone (1999)

"Its resemblance to Mr. Shelton's other work makes us feel as if we've already seen the film's trailer 20 times."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Chris Vognar

35 36%

Rules of Engagement (2000)

"Reconfirms the talent of onetime wunderkind director William Friedkin."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

36 76%

Gladiator (2000)

"Gladiator is what championship is all about. Thrilling and exciting, it embraces technical standards of filmmaking rarely anticipated in earlier epics."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

37 69%

Keeping the Faith (2000)

"A smart directorial debut by Mr. Norton."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jay Webb

38 33%

The 13th Warrior (1999)

"The 13th Warrior is a kick in the 10th century." EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

39 41%

The 6th Day (2000)

"Despite Arnold's shortcomings in the warmth category, The 6th Day is a solid adventure yarn, a good futuristic flick and a strong visual experience."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

40 29%

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

"Works on a more human level, although more through philosophical pondering than well-defined characters."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Chris Vognar

41 48%

The Road to El Dorado (2000)

"One wonders who was this animated film made for, anyway? Certainly not for kids. And not for this adult."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Nancy Churnin

42 62%

Arlington Road (1999)

"From its horrific start, it's involving."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jane Sumner

43 86%

The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

"They form a hilarious and even poignant conscience for a brand of black humor much deeper and wiser than what we've seen on screen this year."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Chris Vognar

44 63%

Music of the Heart (1999)

"Music of the Heart doesn't take you anywhere you haven't been before, but it's still an enjoyable ride."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

45 52%

What's Cooking? (2000)

"The louder and more melodramatic the arguments get, the more overwrought the acting becomes."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Gary Dowell

46 46%

Runaway Bride (1999)

"A cheerful, cheeky, agreeable comedy made doubly palatable by two stars in perfectly balanced chemistry."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

47 84%

Nurse Betty (2000)

"At its best, Nurse Betty is so much fun, you hate to dissect it."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Wuntch

48 68%

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

"It's a carefully crafted provocation that both undermines and expands the notion of what makes a movie musical."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Charles Ealy

49 82%

Fantasia 2000 (2000)

"An exhilarating animation concert."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Nancy Churnin

50 75%

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (2000)

"Rugrats again blends poignancy with fun in a way that touches parents, even as it goes for kids with a run of bodily function and booger jokes."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Nancy Churnin

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