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Orlando Weekly

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 41%

The Ninth Gate (1999)

"Unwilling to settle on one climax to his lumbering narrative, Polanski seems to have included them all."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

2 51%

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

"If you're expecting this pre-millennial outing to taste any different than the adventures we've swallowed in the past, you're simply in the wrong restaurant."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

3 80%

Fight Club (1999)

"The first half of Fight Club is wicked, venomous satire."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

4 15%

Random Hearts (1999)

"Subdued, laborious."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

5 23%

Ready to Rumble (2000)

"Rassling enthusiasts will soon see this exploitation for what it is: a cheap rip-off."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

6 63%

Man on the Moon (1999)

"A mesmerizing tale sure to thrill devotees of Kaufman's brand of off-kilter stunt humor."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

7 9%

The Bachelor (1999)

"The Bachelor makes for a fine date movie."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

8 9%

Eye of the Beholder (2000)

"Bereft of a genuinely satisfying ending."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

9 51%

Anna and the King (2000)

"You can spot the plot contours from a mile away."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

10 83%

The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) (1994)

"A film with too little to offer."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

11 31%

28 Days (2000)

"28 Days starts out on the wrong foot by attempting to milk far too many laughs from Gwen's sloppy-drunk behavior."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Brad Haynes

12 33%

Price of Glory (2000)

"First-time screenwriter Phil Berger, who has covered the sport for The New York Times, relies heavily on clichés but somehow manages to make this melodramatic story take off."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Brad Haynes

13 33%

Final Destination (2000)

"Final Destination showed promise of attaining high altitude, but it sticks too closely to an over-worked flight path of terror to soar on its own."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Brad Haynes

14 97%

The Iron Giant (1999)

"Sweetly told, deeply humanistic."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

15 25%

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

"A convoluted mess that will likely appeal to neither the young nor the old."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Brad Haynes

16 50%

Any Given Sunday (1999)

"Any Given Sunday outstays its welcome."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

17 28%

Three to Tango (1999)

"The lack of film stars doesn't signify that Three To Tango lacks virtues; it's just that it doesn't stretch toward anything excellent."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

18 62%

The Patriot (2000)

"A riveting, slick, graphically violent piece of entertainment."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

19 100%

Toy Story 2 (1999)

"This time out, director John Lasseter and his team of writers and technicians have found even greater emotional depth in their Hasbro Hamlets."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

20 38%

Mystery, Alaska (1999)

"Sappy, half-baked."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

21 7%

Lost Souls (2000)

"A rather convoluted tale."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

22 57%

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

"Cruise has hit his stride as an action hero with such confidence that he can completely take over any scene the script requires him to."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

23 36%

Scream 3 (2000)

"An entertaining, comic slasher movie that offers solid answers to the questions that have been nagging fans since the original installment."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

24 42%

What Planet Are You From? (2000)

"[Nichols] gives Shandling his best-ever framework to deliver material that, though not out of this world, is at least down to Earth."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

25 85%

Billy Elliot (2000)

"Short on sentimentality and imbued with an appealing grittiness."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

26 67%

Stir of Echoes (1999)

"An ungainly ghostly potboiler that digs furiously away in the same thematic graveyard as this summer's most revelatory sleeper hit, but doesn't unearth anything that's worthy of attention."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

27 57%

Dr. T & The Women (2000)

"A pleasant diversion, a seriocomic lark in the mold of last year's Cookie's Fortune."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

28 54%

Scary Movie (2000)

"Wayans make 'em scream like old times."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

29 60%

Mystery Men (1999)

"Mystery Men's greatest resource -- its terrific actors -- have goofy charm to spare and really know how to put the punch in punchlines."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Serena Donadoni

30 66%

Stuart Little (1999)

"M. Night Shyamalan assembled the year's most memorable cinematic portrayal of a single-parent household."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

31 72%

The Best Man (1999)

"Lee's story, which rambles on for a good half-hour longer than is necessary, contains little we haven't already seen dozens of times at the movies."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

32 68%

Unbreakable (2000)

"Appealing but less accomplished."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

33 49%

The Kid (2000)

"A sugary-sweet, diversionary summer treat."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

34 25%

Double Jeopardy (1999)

"Too much of Double Jeopardy is illogical."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

35 76%

The Contender (2000)

"Neither its script nor its direction enable The Contender to become as entertaining as Primary Colors or Wag the Dog, nor as compelling as All the President's Men or The Candidate."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

36 3%

Battlefield Earth (2000)

"Wooden acting, sappy melodrama and illogical plot lines."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

37 37%

Bicentennial Man (1999)

"If anyone's going to animate a machine, it might as well be Robin Williams."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

38 26%

Bait (2000)

"If nothing else, Bait reasserts Foxx's possibilities as an actor who can carry a movie on his own."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

39 31%

102 Dalmatians (2000)

"A reasonably compelling extension of the familiar story."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

40 63%

Muppets From Space (1999)

"Be pleasantly surprised by a silly romp that may be just as fun for the younger set as it is for anyone with a nostalgic craving for the antics of the sophisticated puppets."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

41 95%

Best in Show (2000)

"A laugh-out-loud mock documentary."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

42 79%

Shanghai Noon (2000)

"Light but satisfying."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

43 20%

Duets (2000)

"A lack of adequate character development makes much of the film hard to swallow. So does its hokey central plot device."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Brad Haynes

44 81%

Wonder Boys (2000)

"Enjoyable."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Brad Haynes

45 45%

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

"Lynn does deliver an efficient and professional job that's likely to strike senses of humor right on cue."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

46 26%

Nutty Professor II - The Klumps (2000)

"Builds on the potential of its predecessor yet simultaneously leaves us wanting more"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

47 63%

Saving Grace (2000)

"Inoffensive but irrelevant."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

48 43%

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

"It's the kind of dialogue that doesn't really work on paper. Miraculously enough, it makes perfect sense on the big screen. Even if you DON'T buy it."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Philip Booth

49 57%

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

"The Star Wars series is back with all of its virtues intact."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Steve Schneider

50 30%

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

"An entertaining, grand-scale historical drama."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

George Meyer

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