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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 61%

Mission: Impossible (1996)

"An incredibly boring and confusing espionage thriller...So inept on so many levels that it could easily be called The Bonfire of the Secret Agents."

Posted Jan 23, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

2 77%

American Buffalo (1996)

"A colossal letdown that ends up running in place."

Posted Jan 23, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

3 32%

Tristan & Isolde (2006)

"Tristan & Isolde is the first pleasant surprise of 2006...Kevin Reynolds is a pretty good director when he's not associated with Kevin Costner."

Posted Jan 12, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

4 74%

The Matador (2006)

"A slight, but amusing character-driven buddy comedy."

Posted Jan 11, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

5 18%

Grandma's Boy (2006)

"The nicest thing that can be said about this stoner comedy is that it's not the worst of its lowbrow kind."

Posted Jan 6, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

6 4%

Bloodrayne (2006)

"It's bad, but not painfully bad like Boll's previous two...BloodRayne is just an ordinary, formulaic sword-and-sorcery B movie with one hot sex scene."

Posted Jan 6, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

7 82%

Cloud 9 (2006)

"A lame, formula sports comedy so tame and lazily executed that it doesn't even succeed on an exploitation level. Burt Reynolds deserves better, much better."

Posted Jan 3, 2006

Chuck O'Leary

8 77%

The Machinist (2004)

"An absorbing and eerie study of paranoia and psychological torment."

Posted Dec 29, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

9 81%

Dear Frankie (2005)

"A touching little gem."

Posted Dec 28, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

10 88%

Broken Flowers (2005)

"A quirky delight with Bill Murray at his droll best."

Posted Dec 28, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

11 60%

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

"An idiotic remake of John Carpenter's crackerjack B thriller from 1976. Panders to the lowest common denominator by changing the original's street-gang villains to white cops."

Posted Dec 28, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

12 60%

Oliver Twist (2005)

"A severely overlooked, exceedingly well-done version of an oft-told tale...One of the best films of 2005."

Posted Dec 28, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

13 59%

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

"An infuratingly glib star vehicle that plays like Prizzi's Honor for morons."

Posted Dec 28, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

14 53%

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

"A sickening, socially-irresponsible glorification of depraved and sadistic behavior...The worst film of 2005."

Posted Dec 28, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

15 82%

Monster (2004)

"Theron gives a powerful, chameleon-like performance in this disturbing but very sad film that shows how harsh the world can seem to people living on the fringe of society."

Posted Dec 22, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

16 78%

Munich (2005)

"Too long, too muddled, too inconsistently paced. A documentary on the History Channel could provide all of this information in less than half the time with a lot more clarity."

Posted Dec 22, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

17 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"An ultimately moving, universally human story about the pain caused when certain stigmas within society prevent people from expressing who they really are."

Posted Dec 22, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

18 51%

The Producers (2005)

"Probably played better on stage, but it still makes a good night's entertainment...Silly fun."

Posted Dec 22, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

19 29%

Fun With Dick and Jane (2005)

"A sharp and funny 1977 comedy has been dumbed-down by turning it into a lame, overly broad Jim Carrey vehicle."

Posted Dec 22, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

20 20%

Rumor Has It (2005)

"A bland, lackluster piece of instantly forgettable comic fluff."

Posted Dec 22, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

21 80%

Miracle (2004)

"Kurt Russell is perfect as hockey coach Herb Brooks in a true story that still manages to be rousing and inspirational despite its inherent predictability."

Posted Dec 20, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

22 55%

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

"Infuratingly lazy and insultingly smug. My choice for the worst film of 2004."

Posted Dec 20, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

23 49%

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

"Incredibly intense, unflichingly realistic and powerfully moving...One of the all-time great cinematic achievements...God bless Mel Gibson."

Posted Dec 20, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

24 32%

Pretty Persuasion (2005)

Posted Dec 18, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

25 32%

Pretty Persuasion (2005)

"If you enjoy dark comedies like Election, Heathers, Jawbreaker or Mean Girls, then Pretty Persuasion should fit nicely into your DVD collection."

Posted Dec 17, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

26 63%

Ladies in Lavender (2005)

Posted Dec 17, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

27 84%

King Kong (2005)

"Jackson's competent remake is certainly worth a look, but it's ultimately a Kong too long and too much."

Posted Dec 13, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

28 63%

Saint Ralph (2005)

"A likable little underdog-triumphs drama from Canada... This is a case where my idealistic side won out over my cynical side."

Posted Dec 12, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

29 72%

Syriana (2005)

"Convoluted, disjointed and extremely dull...amounts to a bunch of ciphers having esoteric conversations about who knows what."

Posted Dec 7, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

30 50%

Jumanji (1995)

Posted Dec 6, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

31 64%

Heights (2005)

Posted Dec 6, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

32 52%

Yes (2005)

Posted Dec 6, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

33 94%

March of the Penguins (2005)

Posted Dec 6, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

34 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"Though deeply flawed, Brokeback Mountain does break new ground in some respects and is worth seeing in some form (probably DVD for most) at least once."

Posted Nov 26, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

35 73%

Sky High (2005)

"Sky High is feather-light fun and well worth 100 minutes of your time."

Posted Nov 26, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

36 ——

Tru Calling - Season 2 (2005)

"Click to read the review."

Posted Nov 24, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

37 41%

Just Friends (2005)

"An innocuous, but overly broad comedy made somewhat palatable by the likable performances of its leads."

Posted Nov 22, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

38 46%

The Ice Harvest (2005)

"A comic noir that feels like a direct-to-DVD movie that could have easily starred Matthew Modine, Dennis Hopper and Gina Gershon."

Posted Nov 22, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

39 82%

Walk the Line (2005)

"One of the best biopics of recent years."

Posted Nov 17, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

40 75%

Zathura (2005)

"An uneven mixed bag, Zathura is more likely to appeal to screaming kids and the parents who love them, than it will to the average moviegoer."

Posted Nov 13, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

41 20%

Derailed (2005)

"If you liked the book you'll be pleased that Stuart Beattie's high velocity screenplay follows it quite closely."

Posted Nov 13, 2005

Staci Layne Wilson

42 56%

Uncle Sam (1997)

Posted Nov 12, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

43 26%

Threesome (1994)

Posted Nov 12, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

44 52%

Sudden Death (1995)

"The best of the many Die Hard rip-offs made during the 1990s. Sudden Death is a thrilling rollercoaster ride of hard-edged action."

Posted Nov 12, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

45 93%

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

"A classic that's never been one of my favorite Westerns."

Posted Nov 12, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

46 58%

Psycho III (1986)

Posted Nov 12, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

47 100%

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

"Exciting and very funny with a knowingly cynical sense of humor."

Posted Nov 12, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

48 21%

Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster (1997)

Posted Nov 12, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

49 31%

Home Fries (1998)

Posted Nov 12, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

50 29%

Legionnaire (1998)

"A fun, great-looking, old-fashoned adventure film in the tradition of Beau Geste. One of Van Damme's best."

Posted Nov 12, 2005

Chuck O'Leary

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