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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 75%

Quills (2000)

"While it may not have delivered a knock out, Quills certainly does pack a solid punch."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

2 82%

X-Men (2000)

"This is what a summer blockbuster should look like -- smart, sexy, tight in all the right places."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ron Harner

3 57%

Road Trip (2000)

"The actors manage to lift Road Trip's humor over the top."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

4 76%

The Contender (2000)

"Rod Lurie, with the help of some great performances, has pieced together a smart political thriller that can hold its head high among the rest of its beltway brethren."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

5 87%

Girlfight (2000)

"Kusama and her cast make the stale fresh with solid, gutwrenching performances and a firm commitment to instilling an edgy, perhaps feminine, spirit and energy to the classic sports story."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

6 27%

Hollow Man (2000)

"A sub-par script."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ron Harner

7 24%

Loser (2000)

"I felt completely threatened, my sensibilities thoroughly offended."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

8 84%

Meet the Parents (2000)

"They say that the best comedy stems from truth, and this is the most painfully hilarious film in years."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Shane Bitterling

9 35%

Where the Heart Is (2000)

"[Portman] shows just how comfortable she can be carrying a major motion picture."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

10 13%

Whipped (1999)

"This isn't clever. This isn't smart. It's just bad."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

11 68%

Unbreakable (2000)

"Sets a new standard for genre pictures."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

12 41%

Men of Honor (2000)

"The story is inspiring. But Men of Honor just isn't inspired."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

13 57%

Dr. T & The Women (2000)

"The thing to keep in mind is that when Altman isn't great, he still doesn't suck."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

14 48%

The Way of the Gun (2000)

"What makes for another intriguing plot is blown apart by unnecessarily long gun battles and a roster of distant, unsavory characters."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

15 79%

Shanghai Noon (2000)

"The story is compelling enough on its own to make a good (albeit overdone) action flick."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

16 45%

The Cell (2000)

"A fascinating dreamscape of mythic imagery and Biblical undertones."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

17 43%

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

"Lays up a little short in the character development department."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ron Harner

18 85%

Billy Elliot (2000)

"Manages to thoroughly entertain, evoking laughter and tears."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

19 95%

Best in Show (2000)

"There's trendy funny and there's enduring funny. Christopher Guest has always steered away from the easy laughs and obvious parodies and delivered comedies that last."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ron Harner

20 40%

Pay It Forward (2000)

"The only thing this film pays forward is the trend of celebrating the bland, ballyhooing empty sentiments and honoring filmmaking by-the-numbers."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

21 52%

Cecil B. Demented (2000)

"Cecil B. Demented is John Waters' best film and certainly the funniest movie this year."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

22 41%

The 6th Day (2000)

"It's tough not to think that, despite the cutting edge subject matter, it's Arnold himself that's a little out of date."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

23 88%

Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (2000)

"With the new director's cut ... William Friedkin has found a way to make even more of your hair stand on end with some seriously creepy new scenes, improved special effects and a restored score."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ron Harner

24 81%

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

"Rarely are biopics funny and rarer still are they scary. Shadow of the Vampire manages to be both."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

25 76%

Gladiator (2000)

"Gladiator has all the fixin's for wonderful drama."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

26 9%

Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

"Hey, 'ja ever hear the one about the guy who was forced to watch yet another teen ensemble slasher flick? You know, the one where the guy can't take it any more, so he runs from the theater screaming?"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

27 14%

Red Planet (2000)

"There are only so many life or death deadlines we can be expected to stomach in one trip to Mars as the impossible repeatedly becomes the inevitable in these all or nothing scenarios."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

28 25%

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

"It never ever made you laugh."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

David Nadelberg

29 53%

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

"A testament to the love and respect and diligence of director Ron Howard and his crew, screenwriters Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman and committed, wonderful performances by the cast."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

30 57%

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

"Instead of being the next great John Woo masterpiece, it is yet another in the growing roster of action flicks that merely seem to reek of his influence."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

31 70%

Frequency (2000)

"Sure it's a little hokey and it may get a little tidy there near the end, but overall, it's a well-done movie."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

32 62%

The Patriot (2000)

"The storyline remains engaging to the very last shot."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ron Harner

33 99%

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

"The rock and roll movie against which all others are measured."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ron Harner

34 88%

Almost Famous (2000)

"[Crowe] has crafted a cast of fresh characters in a realm where cliches often fester, and he is blessed with actors who fulfill their promise."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

35 52%

Titan A.E. (2000)

"The film's pride and joy action sequences don't spark as much as they should."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

David Nadelberg

36 68%

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

"No matter how bizarre or off-putting the film may be at times, it is infinitely more engrossing."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ed Scharf

37 26%

Bait (2000)

"Bait is a relentless assault on the senses, heart-pounding and manifest."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Tim Bennett

38 22%

Little Nicky (2000)

"Nobody expects any character development or a real story from anything in the Sandler catalogue, but at least make the stupid jokes original."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Ron Harner

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