South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 90%

Fa Yeung Nin Wa (In the Mood for Love) (2001)

"It bleeds color and passion like a Monet in an impressionistic, visually ravishing tale of unrequited love between two repressed souls."

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Todd Anthony

2 63%

Kurt & Courtney (1998)

"Simply put, the guerrilla filmmaker gives great dish."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Todd Anthony

3 88%

Amélie (2001)

"Jeunet hasn't lost his touch with fabulist imagery, but he employs it more selectively and effectively than ever before."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Todd Anthony

4 56%

Legends of the Fall (1994)

"Bloated as a TV miniseries two nights too long, Legends of the Fall is stiff and uninteresting."

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Candice Russell

5 57%

Short Circuit (1986)

"Number Five is the real star of this energetic film. Sheedy, Guttenberg and company are just supporting players."

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

6 76%

White Men Can't Jump (1992)

"[Shelton] contributes a uniquely eccentric point of view that is simultaneously obsessed with and ambivalent about sports, athletes and competition."

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Bill Kelley

7 81%

Flight of the Navigator (1986)

"Flight of the Navigator, in spite of a rough beginning, soars as it should, taking a child on the journey of his life."

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Candice Russell

8 38%

The Lawnmower Man (1992)

"The Lawnmower Man is a visually stunning and innovative sojourn into a world of computer science gone haywire."

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

9 79%

Seven (Se7en) (1995)

"The two actors misfire here: Freeman is so low-key he's almost drowsy, and Pitt jumps around like a chihuahua to no effect. It doesn't help that the sound mix is so murky that much of their dialogue sinks into the murk."

Posted Mar 25, 2014

Rod Dreher

10 96%

GoodFellas (1990)

"From its opening scene of shocking brutality through its remaining 150 minutes of electrifying, relentless drama, violence, humor and horror, Martin Scorsese`s spellbinding Mafia saga GoodFellas is a film audiences will long remember."

Posted Mar 25, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

11 40%

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

"It's mostly broad comedy. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just that it's all been done before."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Enrique Fernandez

12 89%

Rushmore (1998)

"The droll, anarchic prep school comedy Rushmore finds director Wes Anderson and screenwriter Owen Wilson affectionately chronicling the efforts of a precocious misfit to carve out a niche in a harsh, illogical world."

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Todd Anthony

13 94%

Dark Days (2000)

"Marc Singer's documentary Dark Days absolutely blew me away. It takes the viewer on a thoroughly engrossing journey to the heart of darkness."

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Todd Anthony

14 94%

In the Name of the Father (1993)

"In the Name of the Father is a deeply stirring film that lessens the moral authority of the I.R.A., English soldiers in Ireland, the British police and the British government."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Candice Russell

15 88%

Titanic (2012)

"Titanic is an awesome achievement, a traditional Hollywood epic that dazzles your eyes, breaks your heart and shivers your soul."

Posted Feb 25, 2014

Rod Dreher

16 88%

Platoon (1986)

"The utter chaos of war in Vietnam is brilliantly portrayed. No one can deny this film the power of its images and the weight of all-pervasive terror it creates."

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Candice Russell

17 78%

Braveheart (1995)

"Well-made but uneven, Braveheart has some grand moments -- but few pertain to Gibson's less than charismatic performance as the resourceful hero."

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

18 61%

About Last Night... (1986)

"About Last Night... is occasionally wonderful, but inevitably disappointing."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Candice Russell

19 92%

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

"The film is literate without being pretentious, bawdy without being gross and grounded in historical fact without being constricted by it."

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Todd Anthony

20 88%

RoboCop (1987)

"Robocop may sound like another bubble-gum science fiction techno-blaster, but it`s more than that. Don`t let the title fool you."

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Juan Carlos Coto

21 93%

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

"Allen`s ear for the strained marital conversation, the fury of a breakup and the tentativeness of starting a romance is impeccable."

Posted Feb 10, 2014

Candice Russell

22 93%

Eat Drink Man Woman (Yin shi nan nu) (1994)

"Lee and his fine ensemble of actors will soon enfold you in a journey of delightful twists and turns. And in the end, a family you'll long remember."

Posted Feb 10, 2014

John Dolen

23 88%

Chasing Amy (1997)

"Chasing Amy often is convulsively funny."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

24 92%

Moonstruck (1987)

"Cher is simply wonderful, and the teaming with Cage an inspiration. The rest of the cast couldn't be better."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

25 95%

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

"As directed with a light touch by Mike Newell, there's little doubt as to where it is going or how it will be resolved. That's all right, since getting there is so much fun."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Candice Russell

26 32%

Necessary Roughness (1991)

"Too bad the lowbrow laughs were shortchanged by a tired script about misfits and loners banding together to gain a little self-respect."

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Jeff Rusnak

27 75%

Ransom (1996)

"Ransom benefits handsomely from a story that remains compellingly believable, even as the plot twists become more baroque. Be warned, though, that Ransom is a violent film, with bloody shootouts that will not be easy to watch."

Posted Jan 22, 2014

Rod Dreher

28 75%

The Lost Boys (1987)

"The Lost Boys is heady, cutting-edge vampire stuff. Mind you, it`s also very tongue-in-cheek. So watch out for those fangs, gang."

Posted Jan 21, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

29 81%

Dances With Wolves (1990)

"Once in a long time, a movie speaks to the truths of U.S. history and causes the filmgoer to see past events in a new light. Dances With Wolves is such a movie."

Posted Jan 13, 2014

Candice Russell

30 90%

Rain Man (1988)

"When the great screen performances of 1988 are considered for Oscar nomination, expect Hoffman`s name on the list."

Posted Jan 13, 2014

Candice Russell

31 72%

Forrest Gump (1994)

"As played to perfection by recent Oscar winner Tom Hanks, who is fast proving that he has no acting limits, this film is a social comedy that reaches heights of wit and cleverness."

Posted Jan 7, 2014

Candice Russell

32 91%

The Last Emperor (1987)

"The man, who only has been superficially shown, gets lost for a while in the sweep of events. Yet in spite of these reservations, this lush film merits attention."

Posted Jan 7, 2014

Candice Russell

33 83%

The English Patient (1996)

"The English Patient's considerable pleasures are chiefly aesthetic, not emotional."

Posted Jan 6, 2014

Rod Dreher

34 81%

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

"Embalmed in good intentions, Driving Miss Daisy is a creaky adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play."

Posted Jan 6, 2014

Candice Russell

35 52%

Out of Africa (1985)

"Out of Africa has the sheen of artsiness and the gloss of two big-name actors. Unfortunately, that`s not quite enough in the absence of a story with vigor and passion."

Posted Jan 6, 2014

Candice Russell

36 79%

8 Women (8 Femmes) (2002)

"The film weaves visual elegance, lesbian subtext, six hilariously inappropriate song-and-dance numbers and a flair for chiffon into a showcase for leading ladies of French cinema past and present."

Posted Dec 9, 2013

Todd Anthony

37 71%

The Ref (1994)

"The Ref is a powerfully funny adult comedy. It skewers marriage, suburban values and the trendy belief that everyone is a victim of something."

Posted Dec 6, 2013

Candice Russell

38 75%

The Santa Clause (1994)

"A funny, warm and inventive Christmas film that proves seeing is not believing -- believing is seeing."

Posted Dec 6, 2013

Roger Hurlburt

39 80%

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

"This setup is ludicrous, but actually it's the most credible thing in this whole sorry, dishonest film."

Posted Dec 4, 2013

Chauncey Mabe

40 94%

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

"Pure enchantment, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas creates a unique and wondrous world. This awesome movie is in a class by itself for its use of stop-action animation."

Posted Dec 3, 2013

Candice Russell

41 93%

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999)

"Miyazaki's world is stunning for its richness and imagination."

Posted Nov 27, 2013

Todd Anthony

42 100%

The Witches (1990)

"What a lot of fun is The Witches. A few days before Labor Day, it is safe to say that it`s the most enjoyable movie of the summer."

Posted Nov 25, 2013

Candice Russell

43 88%

Delicatessen (1991)

"A must see, Delicatessen is an absolute delight and a bizarrely madcap experience."

Posted Nov 21, 2013

Roger Hurlburt

44 93%

Beauty and the Beast (2012)

"It is a wondrous love story unsparing in its sentiment."

Posted Nov 20, 2013

Candice Russell

45 78%

The City of Lost Children (La Cité des Enfants Perdus) (1995)

"The City of Lost Children showcases dazzling art direction that takes cinematic expressionism to new heights."

Posted Nov 20, 2013

Roger Hurlburt

46 93%

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

"A truly sinister fairy story laced with bizarre characters -- both live-action and animated -- James and the Giant Peach from Walt Disney Pictures is a stunning, if not markedly macabre, adaptation of author Roald Dahl's best-selling 1961 book."

Posted Nov 18, 2013

Roger Hurlburt

47 94%

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1998)

"Superbly photographed and marvelously lighted, this remarkable set piece of art direction and stunning decor cures many of its own ills, including a screenplay that meanders grandly."

Posted Nov 15, 2013

Roger Hurlburt

48 92%

The Little Mermaid (1989)

"From the opening frames of the this underwater fantasy, you`ll agree that the magic is back at Disney. Perhaps it never left."

Posted Nov 15, 2013

Roger Hurlburt

49 79%

Office Space (1999)

"Isn't it a shame that people expect certain conventions from their movies -- niggling little things like interesting plots with beginnings, middles and ends, and maybe a little character development thrown in for good measure?"

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Todd Anthony

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