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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
32%

"Gutsy, ambitious, and unspeakably bizarre."

Posted Nov 15, 2006
2
95%

Casino Royale (2006)

"Pure testosterone pleasure. "

Posted Nov 14, 2006
3
26%

A Good Year (2006)

"To quote a classic cinematic oenophile -- quaffable but far from transcendent."

Posted Nov 8, 2006
4
72%

"A striking implosion of incongruent themes."

Posted Nov 6, 2006
5
72%

Flushed Away (2006)

"One of the most outright enjoyable films of the year -- an imaginative and entertaining ride from the very first flush."

Posted Nov 3, 2006
6
91%

"Plucky, uproarious and totally uncompromising."

Posted Oct 31, 2006
7
31%

"I've often wondered how Burroughs' scathing ruminations would translate to the big screen and now I know: not that well."

Posted Oct 29, 2006
8
76%

The Prestige (2006)

"There's no real magic here."

Posted Oct 28, 2006
9
55%

"Coppola's third feature is all surface and no substance, leaving you as undernourished as the French in the bread-shortage months preceding the revolution."

Posted Oct 28, 2006
10
37%

"This futuristic faux documentary about the assassination of George W. Bush paints the president as a noble hero along the lines of Abraham Lincoln."

Posted Oct 27, 2006
11
73%

"Flags offers an interesting history lesson into the Battle of Iwo Jima and the origin of wartime America's most inspirational photograph, but the massive film lacks emotional resonance."

Posted Oct 24, 2006
12
87%

"Whitaker's acting resurrects the dictator and his deeds with stunning immediacy."

Posted Oct 15, 2006
13
21%

"Robin Williams and Barry Levinson evoke memories of their 1987 collaboration Good Morning, Vietnam with this insightful political dramedy. But those expecting a light-hearted farce will be sorely disappointed."

Posted Oct 13, 2006
14
76%

Catch a Fire (2006)

"Preachy to a fault and culminating in a treacly message."

Posted Oct 11, 2006
15
67%

The Bridge (2006)

16
48%

"Sweet, light and satisfying. "

Posted Oct 11, 2006
17
80%

"Relentlessly picks at scabs of domestic bliss that conceal sorrow, betrayal and futile fulfillment."

Posted Oct 11, 2006
18
97%

The Queen (2006)

"Darkly observed and deeply affecting."

Posted Oct 10, 2006
19
66%

Shortbus (2006)

20
73%

Infamous (2006)

"Cunningly emphasizes the vast distinction between the idle rich and the drama's plainspoken wounded."

Posted Oct 9, 2006
21
20%

"Cook serves up some tasty laughs but Employee of the Month feels processed."

Posted Oct 6, 2006
22
91%

The Departed (2006)

23
54%

"Four screenwriters get credit for the bottom-feeder script."

Posted Sep 30, 2006
24
25%

"It feels like the filmmakers put Old School and Napoleon Dynamite into a cinematic blender and hit frappe in hopes of making a delicious shake. They ended up with a tasteless one."

Posted Sep 29, 2006
25
87%

Jesus Camp (2006)

"The ominous tolling bell of documentaries."

Posted Sep 27, 2006
26
77%

"Contentious, engaging and very timely."

Posted Sep 26, 2006
27
37%

The Guardian (2006)

"Director Andrew Davis aims straight and true with his rescue scenes, churning ocean and emotion with a flair for good theater."

Posted Sep 26, 2006
28
73%

"Li fans will appreciate the excellent choreography and Li's calm confidence, but Fearless lacks the imagination necessary for a must-see experience."

Posted Sep 22, 2006
29
33%

Flyboys (2006)

"Had Top Gun been directed by a curator at the Smithsonian Museum, Flyboys would have been the outcome."

Posted Sep 22, 2006
30
57%

Confetti (2006)

"A three-ring circus of throttled emotion."

Posted Sep 19, 2006
31
11%

"Flailing arms and empty sentiments lay waste to a shaky narrative."

Posted Sep 18, 2006
32
21%

The Quiet (2006)

"Pretentious and pointless -- take a pass."

Posted Sep 16, 2006
33
42%

Gridiron Gang (2006)

"The Rock no longer exists. Dwayne Johnson has finally shed the identity that turned him into a wrestling legend and earned the right to go by his real name."

Posted Sep 15, 2006
34
45%

The Last Kiss (2006)

"Imperturbable Americans who read as juvenile clowns for their inability or unwillingness to put their emotional houses in order."

Posted Sep 13, 2006
35
32%

"There's something irresistible about this convoluted puzzler, a bracing who-dunnit-ness that has its female leads to thank for its sleazy fancy."

Posted Sep 13, 2006
36
80%

"Shaded intimacy and old-fashioned wisdom suffers from a ponderous pace and hackneyed undertone."

Posted Sep 6, 2006
37
68%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"Transcends its clumsy title and proves itself a respectable period piece."

Posted Sep 5, 2006
38
71%

Invincible (2006)

"For the umpteenth time, Walt Disney Pictures repackages the American dream. Go ahead and groan over all the predictable elements, but you'll root for Papale, Vermeil and the Eagles."

Posted Sep 2, 2006
39
87%

The Namesake (2006)

Posted Sep 2, 2006
40
2%

Crossover (2006)

41
90%

Half Nelson (2006)

" Kudos to writer director Ryan Fleck for keeping it real, no fairy-tale endings and no quick cinematic fixes."

Posted Aug 30, 2006
42
48%

Idlewild (2006)

"Animated musical notes jump from their staffs with frenzied glee and stop motion dancers fly high in a kaleidoscope of color, rhythm and joy. What's not to love?"

Posted Aug 23, 2006
43
27%

Trust the Man (2006)

"The kind of cloying indie that's too precocious for its own good."

Posted Aug 23, 2006
44
76%

Factotum (2006)

"With Dillon at the helm Bukowski's muse comes alive; chaotic and maddening but eminently watchable."

Posted Aug 21, 2006
45
68%

"Strictly B-movie but rocking with energy."

Posted Aug 20, 2006
46
74%

"A stylishly crafted illusion. "

Posted Aug 15, 2006
47
60%

"Puts the va-va in sixties voom. "

Posted Aug 15, 2006
48
69%

"Stone paints a grim and claustrophobic picture of the men's nightmarish confines, but beautifully captures their bond and passion to survive."

Posted Aug 11, 2006
49
86%

Quinceañera (2006)

"Pleasing yet amateurish drama."

Posted Aug 9, 2006
50
26%

"Tucker is strictly for the teen crowd, but the intermittent waves of witty fun are to die for."

Posted Aug 5, 2006