The World Is Not Enough (1999)
"Whatever its flaws -- and it has some lulus -- it's a textbook model for how to structure action of this kind. The writers and directors of every Bond film should be forced to watch it before their first story conference. "
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
American Beauty (1999)
The English Patient (1996)
"Except for a few missteps, the movie is so beautifully and sensitively rendered in its particulars, in its characterizations of soldiers and officers, and in its dramatization of a nearly miraculous event, that the result is an affecting piece of cinema. "
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
"Watching it, it's hard to believe that these guys were actually meandering across heaths and trudging across rope bridges, with electricians and caterers not far away. It seems more as if this souvenir of the Absurd Ages has... existed for a millennium. "
The Exorcist (1973)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
"Easily the scariest horror picture of the '90s, a movie that can take a place among the most potent and inexorable of modern shockers, like Night of the Living Dead or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. "
Lost in Space (1998)
Chicken Run (2000)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
"Spielberg puts us through the hair-trigger terrors of combat in a way no other filmmaker has ever dared, and yet there's a gentleness to his enterprise. He's interested in the humaneness that comes through the horror. "
The Iron Giant (1999)
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
From Justin To Kelly (2003)
Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Wild Wild West (1999)
"Those expecting the quick wit and inventiveness of the television series will certainly be disappointed, as will those who expect the hip suavity that one usually gets from any performance by Will Smith. "
"[Bay's] movies are trailers for themselves. Every scene is all climax and no foreplay. When it's all over you can't remember if you've been watching a movie or just a jumbo-sized coming attraction. "
Up for Grabs (2005)
"Michael Wranovics' well-meant documentary about the absurd legal battle over the ownership of the baseball Barry Bonds hit for his season-record 73rd home run, back in 2001, is instantly overshadowed by subsequent events. "
"The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is precisely what a documentary ought to be: engaging and revelatory, turning forgotten footnotes and discarded minutiae into the stuff of riveting drama and poignant laughs. "
Toy Story 2 (1999)
"Elf may be no more than a pleasant, amusing trifle, a grin that fades well before Thanksgiving, but it also will endure in the way that all decent Hollywood-made Christmas fairy tales last, if they're rendered with good cheer and goodwill. "
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
10,000 B.C. (2008)
Witless Protection (2008)
"Carner directs so poorly that even set-pieces which ought to be interesting -- a Keystone Kops bit staged on a pig farm here, an oh-so-careful fight in an antique room there -- are rendered amateurishly. "
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
The Eye (2008)
Meet the Spartans (2008)
"Perhaps the most oft-quoted line from 300 is "Tonight, we dine in hell!" Chowing down on a box of Butterfinger Minis during a screening of Meet the Spartans, you will truly understand what that line means. "
Mad Money (2008)
I Am Legend (2007)
The Golden Compass (2007)
The Savages (2007)