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Orlando Weekly

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 83%

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

"The Talented Mr. Ripley succeeds on nearly every level: Faithful to the spirit of the novel but glamorous and fun on its own terms, it's a film noir with an unexpected splash of color."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Robert Hunt

2 11%

Chill Factor (1999)

"Ineptly written, ideologically muddled and unintentionally hilarious!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

3 82%

Beyond the Mat (1999)

"Beyond the Mat studies the forces that drive men to continually climb in the ring to hurt each other -- the action may be choreographed, Blaustein emphasizes, but the blood is real."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Serena Donadoni

4 57%

Road Trip (2000)

"Aims for the edgy humor of There's Something About Mary, but as directed and co-written by Todd Phillips, has neither the smarts nor the sass of the latter film."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

5 14%

Red Planet (2000)

"The lack of narrative drive or genuine surprises may make viewers wish that the Mars invaders had instead tried their luck on another planet."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

6 89%

Galaxy Quest (1999)

"A Christmas present filled with impressive special effects and silly gags, which is far more entertaining than its packaging might have led anyone to believe."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

7 9%

Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

"Resoundingly awful."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

8 16%

The Art of War (2000)

"It's extremely difficult to decide which element of The Art of War ... is its most annoying. There are just so many to choose from."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

9 22%

Little Nicky (2000)

"Quick laughs aren't always bad laughs."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

10 67%

American Psycho (2000)

"The idea of cramming one's mind with these unavoidably ugly images is about as appealing as spending even one minute with the guys at Bateman's office."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

11 16%

Whatever It Takes (2000)

"The predictable scenarios don't allow the actors many opportunities to distinguish themselves."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

12 88%

American Beauty (1999)

"This cinematic rose is truly the one to pick."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

13 22%

Coyote Ugly (2000)

"Coyote Ugly 's main flaw is that it just isn't bad enough."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

14 30%

Crazy in Alabama (1999)

"Melanie Griffith's presence causing the upbeat portion of Mark Childress' story to drag its feet, the movie tips out of kilter."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

15 94%

Three Kings (1999)

"The most politically astute studio release since Bulworth."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

16 78%

Space Cowboys (2000)

"It's a pleasure watching these macho-talking old pals -- screen veterans all -- engage in games of one-upmanship, flirtatiousness and, in the end, heroism."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

17 96%

The Straight Story (1999)

"A triumph."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Dayana Stetco

18 27%

Hollow Man (2000)

"Verhoeven balances that sadly predictable last act with a pair of early sequences that are as remarkable as anything seen on the big screen."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

19 41%

Men of Honor (2000)

"High-caliber performances [by] Gooding Jr. and De Niro."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

20 45%

The Cell (2000)

"For all of Singh's facility with visual renderings, he's chosen to hang them on a story that seldom amounts to more than The Silence of the Lambs for dummies."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

21 39%

Black and White (2002)

"I kept wanting to shuck writer-director Toback's fictional conceits and proceed instead with a real documentary on the theme."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

22 54%

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

"Nothing to go crazy over."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

23 45%

Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

"Uneven!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

24 67%

Boiler Room (2000)

"Younger dresses his film with more quick cutting, high-volume dialogue and ethnic slurs than it needs, but his hard-edged view of humans caught in conflict has grit and verve."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

25 77%

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

"A lightweight, familiar comic adventure that ought to thrill the very young."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

26 56%

Godzilla 2000 (2000)

"So many howlers are uttered (in badly dubbed English) in Godzilla 2000 -- the 23rd movie starring that durable beast from the East -- that it's easy to lose count."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

27 56%

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

"Strangely monotonous, with distressingly few chuckles."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

28 69%

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

"Lot of fun!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

29 25%

Isn't She Great (2000)

"The movie's supporting characters are barely worth notice."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

30 88%

Almost Famous (2000)

"The best pop-culture picture since last year's High Fidelity and one of the best rock & roll movies ever."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

31 46%

Where the Money Is (2000)

"The film feels much more like a made-for-TV movie than a vehicle for one of Hollywood's formerly bankable stars."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Brad Haynes

32 38%

Light It Up (1999)

"Overblown story."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

33 19%

The Beach (2000)

"Less -than- gripping."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

34 84%

Magnolia (1999)

"Absolutely mesmerizing piece of filmmaking."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

35 48%

The Way of the Gun (2000)

"Packed with gory confrontations and racking up a body count that's high enough for all but the most demanding crime-film connoisseur, The Way of the Gun benefits from a palpable sense of dread and impending doom."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

36 61%

Return to Me (2000)

"Were this a student film, you'd expect to see it returned with a middling grade, covered with red-inked criticisms."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

37 64%

Bring It On (2000)

"Bring It On is otherwise as skimpy as some of the clothes worn by Dunst."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

38 40%

Pay It Forward (2000)

"Inspired."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

39 22%

Stigmata (1999)

"Liberally ladled piles of mumbo jumbo!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

40 50%

Outside Providence (1999)

"Outside Providence paints Dunphy's transformation in broadly comic strokes, but Corrente mines a rich emotional undercurrent through the performances."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Serena Donadoni

41 67%

Small Time Crooks (2000)

"Very funny."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

42 29%

Jakob the Liar (1999)

"A well-made film with first-rate performances!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

43 70%

Frequency (2000)

"Good escapist fun."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

44 48%

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

"There's plenty to like about Irene, which offers serious comic relief."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

45 46%

What Lies Beneath (2000)

"What lies beneath? Too much that adds up to too little."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

46 28%

The Story of Us (1999)

"Reasonably well-acted but executed without much grace or style."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

47 83%

The Hurricane (1999)

"Sure to soften the heart of even the most jaded moviegoer."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

48 24%

Loser (2000)

"The conflicts ... are undeveloped"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

49 30%

Big Momma's House (2000)

"Everything about Big Momma's House looks like a twice-told joke."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

50 29%

Drowning Mona (2000)

"Big budget or not, Drowning Mona was clearly meant to sink rather than swim."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Brad Haynes

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