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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
93%

"Todd Field has constructed a remarkable first feature, directing with patient, effective pacing and a good eye for detail."

Posted Dec 19, 2001
2
75%
3
80%
4
28%

"Nothing like a vulgar teen comedy to whet a dry holiday whistle, but I'll take mine with splash of humor."

Posted Dec 13, 2001
5
80%

"Smart, subtle, and deliciously vindictive, this is taut theater with a current of nerve-wracking tension."

Posted Dec 10, 2001
6
82%

"A simple plan with a straightforward execution."

Posted Dec 7, 2001
7
65%

Intimacy (2001)

"Snippets of intrigue reveal themselves too late to salvage the listless storyline."

Posted Dec 3, 2001
8
37%

"A stylistic ping-pong match that nonetheless gives off great energy."

Posted Nov 28, 2001
9
57%

"Burns needs to break into something new that doesn't revolve around love and lust."

Posted Nov 20, 2001
10
80%
11
78%

Tape (2001)

12
89%

Amélie (2001)

13
38%

Novocaine (2001)

"A sharp, unsettling black comedy about dentistry is long overdue."

Posted Nov 12, 2001
14
66%

Heist (2001)

"Great verbiage aside, the red herrings and manipulations boil down to too much of a good thing."

Posted Nov 7, 2001
15
51%

Shallow Hal (2001)

"This is a wildly uneven farce."

Posted Nov 6, 2001
16
56%

Focus (2001)

"A dark morality tale about fear, about acceptance, and about non-conformity."

Posted Nov 5, 2001
17
14%

The One (2001)

"Eighty minutes of dreck for seven snappy minutes of Jet Li going mano-a-mano with himself? I want more."

Posted Oct 31, 2001
18
96%

"Every bit as constructively clever as it is technologically brilliant."

Posted Oct 30, 2001
19
82%

Innocence (2001)

"It's high time for a reminder - love and lust are NOT sole ownership of the young."

Posted Oct 24, 2001
20
14%

"A stylish, mean-spirited, and surprisingly scary horror film."

Posted Oct 24, 2001
21
47%

"One half-step shy of schmaltzy, but relentlessly heartbreaking."

Posted Oct 23, 2001
22
80%

Waking Life (2001)

"Not fond of abstract observation in its rawest form, I found myself on the verge of discourse-induced slumber."

Posted Oct 21, 2001
23
49%

"A cautionary tale of heartwarming, and irritating, proportions."

Posted Oct 18, 2001
24
70%

Grateful Dawg (2000)

"A warm, insightful documentary, directed with palpable affection by Grisman's eldest daughter Gillian"

Posted Oct 16, 2001
25
57%

From Hell (2001)

"An artsy slasher film that makes good use of its large budget for costumes, production design, and surgically graphic corpses"

Posted Oct 16, 2001
26
53%

"Tilts too steeply into movie-disease-of-the-week territory."

Posted Oct 10, 2001
27
90%

Iron Monkey (2001)

"An engaging action film that sports some of the most impressive onscreen martial arts of the last decade."

Posted Oct 9, 2001
28
70%

Liam (2001)

"I confess to the blahs when it comes to Irish/English on-the-dole stories."

Posted Oct 3, 2001
29
73%

Joy Ride (2001)

"Film is infused with John Dahl's terrific sense of the macabre."

Posted Oct 2, 2001
30
59%

Serendipity (2001)

"...sheer romantic entertainment."

Posted Oct 1, 2001
31
72%

Training Day (2001)

"Denzel Washington tears up the screen as the personification of corrupt evil..."

Posted Oct 1, 2001
32
64%

Zoolander (2001)

"Humor occasionally dips low, but let's face it - dumb is fun."

Posted Sep 26, 2001
33
50%

"In the battle of style versus substance, it's style by a head."

Posted Sep 24, 2001
34
24%

"It's the Douglas formula and it works."

Posted Sep 24, 2001
35
52%

Rock Star (2001)

"A predictable but engaging romp through the planet of crotch-tight leather pants, big hair, and roadie bus orgies."

Posted Sep 5, 2001
36
64%

O (2001)

"Supremely stylish and uncomfortably threatening."

Posted Aug 31, 2001
37
74%

Tortilla Soup (2001)

"A delicious testament to love, living, and the art of eating well."

Posted Aug 22, 2001
38
53%

"Smith's filthy dialogue is guaranteed to offend, while inspiring surreptitious giggles."

Posted Aug 22, 2001
39
14%

"From A to Z, this is a poor man's imitation of that legendary classic, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

Posted Aug 15, 2001
40
82%

The Deep End (2001)

"An unremitting nightmare of comfortable domesticity gone frighteningly awry."

Posted Aug 11, 2001
41
52%

"A wickedly humorous pastiche emphasizing the angst of teenage maleness."

Posted Aug 8, 2001
42
83%

The Others (2001)

"What it lacks in slick computer graphics is more than made up for in creepy dramatic cliches."

Posted Aug 8, 2001
43
92%

"A bit of Zeus' myth, a tad of Freud, everything but the kitchen sink."

Posted Aug 1, 2001
44
47%

"It's easy to suspend, or at least relax, critical capacties in the name of good, wholesome fun."

Posted Aug 1, 2001
45
52%

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

"Chan and Tucker's relationship is an unfortunate chemistry based on racial insults."

Posted Jul 31, 2001
46
45%

"Perhaps most disappointing is the lack of psychological subtleties..."

Posted Jul 25, 2001
47
50%

"A smart script by Alexander Payne (of "Election" fame) is the saving grace of this been-there, done-that monster mash."

Posted Jul 17, 2001
48
90%

"Unbearable tension is coupled with wit and the consistent element of surprise."

Posted Jun 17, 2001
49
94%

"Evocative and resonating with pain and hope"

Posted Jun 17, 2001
50
60%

"Clever concept, made uniquely personal..."

Posted Jun 16, 2001